Crime: Surprising End-of-Year Stats, Latest MPD Reports

November 28, 2022

It’s that time of year when the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) issues its year-end crime statistics. And some figures jump out at you.  Year-End Crime Statistics for the District In […]

Mapping Georgetown: Thanksgiving Tribute to the Fallen

November 21, 2022

How bittersweet a holiday is Thanksgiving? We love those around us while mourning those we’ve lost. The love in our hearts is a reflection of the appreciation we feel from […]

ANC 2E Notes, Nov. 1, 2022 

November 7, 2022

Falling on the day after Halloween, this month’s ANC2e meeting had lower public attendance than usual (only 14 at the outset). “Not a huge crowd, but not a huge agenda […]

Crime Report: 7 Teens Shot in Two Days, Crime Statistics

October 11, 2022

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer was exasperated.  “Too many guns. Too many bullets,” Commander James M. Boteler told gathered members of the press at 14th and Columbia Road NW […]

Crime Report: Homicide, Robbery and Sexual Assault Investigations

October 3, 2022

Despite efforts by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to address the city’s mounting gun-violence crisis, an alarming number of semi-automatic rifles, ghost guns and unlicensed handguns appear to be proliferating […]

Georgetown Community Day Delights at GU

September 19, 2022

In the brilliant sunshine of a late-summer Saturday, Georgetown University held its annual fall Georgetown Community Day – a fun and family-friendly festival bringing together students, faculty and staff, local […]

Downtowner News: Metrorail, Tourism Numbers, Porch Piracy

September 12, 2022

D.C.-Based Pastry Chef on “Selena + Chef”   Washingtonians may notice that Paola Velez, a D.C.-based pastry chef and co-founder of “Bakers Against Racism” made an appearance on actor and singer […]

M St. Murder Suspect Nabbed by U.S. Marshals in Jamaica

August 18, 2022

Murder on M Street On a busy rush-hour evening in Georgetown, a 27-year old aspiring chef who had worked in area restaurants and briefly at 1789 Restaurant – Tarek Boothe […]

Crime & Safety: MPD, D.C. Council Step Up Despite Violence, Fatalities

August 1, 2022

In the summer heat of 2022, the nation’s capital continues to grapple with issues of traffic safety and gun violence, though the D.C. Council and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) are […]

Exclusive Interview: Duncan Bedlion, Commander Second District, MPD   

July 13, 2022

What’s happening with crime in Georgetown? The Georgetowner interviewed Georgetown’s top cop, Duncan Bedlion, Commander of the Second District of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to find out whether progress […]