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Two Video Pirates Charged with Illegally Recording Fate of the Furious

In News, Police by RUNINdc

LINTHICUM, Md. —  Two men were caught in the Hoyt’s Movie Theater in Linthicum, MD yesterday recording The Fate of the Furious. An investigator from the Motion Picture Association of America told police he had been watching two men who were known to be movie piracy suspects. He said he saw them go into the movie theater and illegally record …

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#NotmyPresidents Day Protest in DC

In Dupont Circle, Misc, News, Police by RUNINdc

#NotMyPresident’s Day Protest resident’s Day celebrates the great leaders of our nation and reminds Americans the presidency is not only a position, but a symbol of America and our values Today, a day after Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Florida to defend his first 30 tumultuous days in office, DC residents as well as many across America protested Trump’s …

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Kush God Arrested for Pot Trafficking

In Police by RUNINdc

Beginning this summer, a Lexus coupe painted and a Mercedes-Benz adorned in bright green colors drove around DC hotspots, handing out brownies, cookies and gummy bears to passerbys. But these weren’t your father’s brownies — they were laced with pot and they weren’t exactly free for the taking. Nicholas Cunningham, owner of Kushgods were asking for donations. After an undercover …

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North Face Founder Dies in Chilean Kayaking Accident

In Georgetown, News, Police by RUNINdc

Douglas Tompkins, the founder of North Face  died on Tuesday after a kayaking accident in the Patagonia region of Chile at the age of 72. Strong waves on the lake caused the group’s kayaks to capsize. . Mr. Tompkins had spent considerable amount of time in waters under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. A military patrol boat and helicopter rescued the kayakers and …

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Flash Mob Robbery in Georgetown

In Police by RUNINdc

Approximately 20 juveniles entered the Diesel Store located in the 300 block of M Street NW yesterday together and stole leather jackets and other clothing worth over $13,000. The group was seen running along M Street.  No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

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Vendetta Robbed on H Street

In Bar, Food, H Street, News, Police by RUNINdc

Three men robbed Vendetta Bocce Bar & Tavern on H Street and attacked one of its employees just as it was closing down this morning. The robbers demanded property when they entered the bar and  struck an employee before they fled through the back door. Police described one of the robbers as an 18-to-25-year-old man who was 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds. That …

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Dennis Hastert Blackmailed for Sex Acts

In College, News, Police by RUNINdc

Dennis Hastert was a popular Member who served the longest tour as Speaker of the House. He was well respected and stirred little drama in politics until now. In 2010, a few years after he retired as House Speaker, Hastert was approached by a former wrestling student with accusations of sexual misconduct. Hastert, who didn’t want this info to be …

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Fairfax Co Hotel Catches Fire – Condemned

In Hotel, Police by RUNINdc

A Quality Inn in Alexandria, VA caught fire overnight after a big explosion. Fire crews arrived at the scene around 2am Sunday morning and found the hotel engulfed in flames. Several floors collapsed and the entire building has been condemned. Displaced guests are at nearby hotels, and Red Cross is on the scene to assist. The cause of the fire …

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DC Streetcar Project is Dead on Arrival

In Charity, Downtown, Georgetown, News, Police by RUNINdc

Forget the empty promises that DC made to current and considering business owners along the 2.5 mile stretch on H Street. The $3 billion streetcar project would be an economic boost to hundreds of restaurants and stores shuttling happy-go-lucky customers who converge on the multi-modal Union Station exiting from metro, bus and train. Additionally a second phase would carry passengers …

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Arlington & Fairfax to Setup Sobriety Checkpoints Friday

In Arlington, News, Police by RUNINdc

A joint sobriety checkpoint by the Arlington County Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and the Fairfax County Police Department across two jurisdictions is planned for this Friday, March 6. Police don’t disclose a checkpoint location ahead of time. The stepped-up enforcement efforts are in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

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Grand Trunk Debuts House of Cards.

In Asian, Fun, News, Openings, Penn Quarter, Police, Sports, Tv Shows by RUNINdc

Congress may have just given DHS a last-minute lifeline, but back in the imaginary world of House of Cards, there would be no resolution. Perhaps there was no better venue to kick off Season 3 than at the sparkling new Grand Trunk on Indiana Ave NW.  The glitzy 24-hour eatery with its gold decor, alligator-embossed leather seats, replete with 70-something TVs displaying Spacey’s …

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Ram’s Head Tavern Owner Charged w/ Videotaping Naked Women

In News, Police by RUNINdc

The president of the Rams Head Group, which operates several taverns and live music venues in Baltimore, Howard Co and Annapolis has been arrested for secretly videotaping women as they used the restaurant’s bathroom in Savage MD Kyle Muehlhauser, 37,  turned himself into police on Feb. 19 and has been charged with six counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent. He …

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Will Kava be Legal in DC

In News, Police by RUNINdc

While in #MiamiBeach, I was in the mood to chill and get something to drink.  So I stumbled onto the Purple Lotus. “What kind of beer, do you have?” The bartender looked at me funny. “This is a kava bar,” he shrugged.  “Kava…what’s that.” “It’s a muscle relaxant,” he said nonchalantly. “It reduces anxiety and helps you sleep better.” Sleep better …

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Ming’s Rises over Chinatown Goliath

In Asian, Chef, Chinatown, Chinese, H Street, Lawsuit, News, Openings, Police by RUNINdc

Since opening in 2010, Michelle Tam’s Ming’s has co-existed under the shadows of  its landlord Tony Cheng’s the iconic Mongolian BBQ and Chinese Seafood restaurant which has been a huge fixture on H Street NW long before the Verizon Center opened its doors. But in recent years, Tony Cheng’s has come under a backlash after been found guilty of bribing the DC Taxicab …

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DC Police Cracking Down on Johns

In 14th Street, Misc, News, Police, Shaw by RUNINdc

Gone are the days when prostitutes plied the trade around Logan Circle and 14th Street.  They are not as prevalent as they used to be, but thanks to Backpage and Craigslist, the prostitution trade in DC is still alive and well. Since the beginning of the year, DC police have run a string of stings along the city’s main corridors by posting …