On The Look Out

iPhone Snatched at Starbucks

February 26, 2012

Friday afternoon, two African American men in their 20s entered the coffee shop in the 1800 block (across from Safeway) of Wisconsin Avenue. The employees at Starbucks say they recognized the suspects from a purse snatching last year at the same location. When the manager asked them to leave, they did so, but grabbed a customer's iPhone on the way out. Then they ran down 34th Street, got into a black BMW, and took off.


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Robbery Along the C&O Canal

February 22, 2012

Early Wednesday morning, at approximately 12:10 am,  a woman was robbed along the C & O Canal in Georgetown. According to Lieutenant John M. Hedgecock of the Second District, Metropolitan Police Department, "The victim was crossing the footbridge over the canal located closest to the rear of the 3200 block of Grace Street.  A lone male approached the victim from the rear grabbing her by the arm while simultaneously shoving an unknown object into her back.  He then ordered her to put down her bag and remove all her jewelry, to which she complied.  The offender then gathered the items and fled the scene on foot.  There is no further descriptive information available for the offender at this time."

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Second District Detectives Office on 202.730.1903.  Additionally, anyone observing any suspicious person(s) in and around their business or home is strongly encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department by dialing 911.


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New Year, New Leaf for Third Edition?

February 1, 2012

"They've brought in a new management team and ran ads in local college publications to show they're serious about changing the long-standing perception that Third Edition was the place for underage students to go to drink." Third Edition's licensing representative, Andrew Kline was describing recent actions by the popular Georgetown establishment following closure for four days over New Year's by the D.C. Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABRA) for violations stemming from two occasions when minors were served alcohol.

"Hopefully the new ads will send a clear signal that underage students aren't welcome, and the new management will be effective," said ANC Commissioner, Bill Starrels.

The suspension was imposed after An Emergency Motion for Reconsideration from Andrew Kline was denied on December 21, 2011 with a vote of 4 to 0. Acknowledging that Third Edition was found to be in violation of D.C. Official Code, council member Jack Evans requested (through a letter sent to Nick Alberti, ABRA interim chairperson on December 20th) that they "reconsider the dates selected for suspension. This is a big day for any licensee in the District, and would be an extreme hardship."

The days of suspension were served from December 29, 2011 through January 2, 2012. A fine of $3,000 was paid in full on January 26, 2012.

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