Columbia Heights is having a bit of a crime problem — specifically, dudes on bikes snatching people’s cell phones and other stuff. So, WRC-TV’s Jackie Bensen reports, the 3rd District police commander had an idea: Have his officers conduct bicycle stops. “If the rider cannot prove ownership, take the bike for safekeeping until they can prove ownership,” reads the order. “Prove ownership”? Huh?

In other news:

DCPS loses its last appeal on probationary teacher firings (Post, WAMU-FM)

DOES firings follow years of scrutiny from investigators (Post)

Could Green Building Act grind development to a halt? (WBJ)

Finally: Fill your SmarTrip online (Post)

Shame, D.C. Council, shame (Post editorial)

Uncrowding the Gallery Place Metro stop (Examiner)

Tommy Wells says he “will do everything in my power to get the $320,000” to keep MLK library open on Sundays (G’town Dish)

Harry Jaffe ponders the multimodal city (Examiner)

Fifty more Bikeshare stations coming soon (@DDOTDC)

Publicly owned United Medical Center not a model of transparency (@fischer_biz)

It’s not cheap to be sustainable (Housing Complex)

Everything you need to know about the history of the McMillan sand filtration site (GGW)

Eleanor Holmes Norton “steels,” as if that were necessary (Roll Call, WTTG-TV)

”[C]elebration of the District’s mental health-care achievements is premature” (Post letter)

Why Capital Bikeshare succeeded where SmartBike failed (TBD)

Cardozo High renovation kicks off in December (DCist)

Do you need an expensive lock to go with your expensive bike? (DCist)

Will headway scheduling fix Metrobus bunching? (All Opinions Are Local)

No “iGaming” hearing until after as-yet-unscheduled community meetings (WaTimes)

David Grosso is against the tax hike (Post letter)

Dunbar can get back on the gridiron sooner (Post)

Council members not the only elected officials calling each other names (New Columbia Heights)