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This rental is located at 2750 14th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful Luxurious condo FOR RENT with 2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths with open plans hight ceiling. Pecan Hardwood floors, European Style, Kitchen with Jenn-Air Stainless Steel appliances. Pet allowed , Vacant ready to move in.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,900/Mo.

A reader reports:

“Five rapid gun shots last night at 4am exactly at the corner of Euclid and 11th in Columbia Heights. Our house is right next to the corner, it was extremely loud. It woke up our entire house. Very scary!

I called 911 and 4 cop cars arrived within 2 minutes. They came up 11th and turned east on Euclid toward Sherman.

Anyone know if someone was caught or shot? There’s nothing on MPD Twitter or local news sites.”

another reader also reports:

“just wondering if you’ve heard from others about a shooting around Euclid and 12th at 4am this morning. We heard 3-4 loud shots, called 911 but could not tell whether police actually came or found something. There has not been anything about it on the MPD twitter feed so far.”

From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 12:30 AM on June 17, 2015, in the 1300 block of Orren St. N.E.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at approximately 12:13 am.

Members of the Fifth District responded to the report of the sounds of gunshots in the 1300 block of Orren Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 25 year-old Larry Michael Lockhart of Northeast, DC.”

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Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted the petition:

“Dear Councilmember Nadeau,

We are residents of Columbia Heights and the surrounding neighborhoods, including many parents of small children. Please help advocate for a crosswalk at the intersection of Holmead Place and Park Road. This is a major pedestrian thoroughfare connecting a dense residential area to the shopping, transportation, and recreation (including kids’ splash park) at the Columbia Heights plaza/metro area. The closest crosswalk to cross Park Road is a 3-minute walk in either direction (to 13th St. or 14th St.) As a result, it is common to count 10-20 people, including small children, jaywalking this intersection every minute! (So common, in fact, that Google maps’ image of that intersection, attached, actually shows a jaywalker in action!) This is very dangerous with all the turning cars, especially from the adjacent Giant parking lot entrance, and the Giant’s many delivery trucks — yet it’s not practical to expect people to walk so far out of their way to reach the nearest crosswalk. In sum, this is a very busy intersection in desperate need of a crosswalk. We hope you can help and thank you for your service!

Your neighbors and constituents”

You can sign it here.

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From MPD:

“On today’s date, at approximately 12:40 p.m., a male subject robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located in the 3300 block of 14th Street, N.W. The suspect fled with an unknown amount of currency. Third District members immediately canvassed the area and, based on a physical description lookout that was provided, apprehended the suspect in the vicinity of 12th & Kenyon Streets, N.W. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the MPD on 202/727-9099.”

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If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks. To those who have I sent – I promise I’m working through the queue!

A reader sends in from Chateau Du Sherm:

“While doing some work in the crawlspace of my 1911 rowhouse on Sherman Ave, I found a couple of interesting items (among many uninteresting ones) that I thought I’d share.

The first is a “Try-Me” soda bottle. The side of the bottle says “Drink Try-Me Beverages,” and the bottom says “Washington, DC Patented April 24, 1924.”

This website had some interesting history on the company. In particular, it notes the following about Try-Me: “A flavored beverage manufacturer, the company flourished from around 1924 to 1956, primarily in the southeast but also as far west as Oklahoma and as far north as New York State. Its headquarters ultimately were located at 1345 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC.”

I also found an old horseshoe, and not the kind used in the game. This one is quite small compared to the ones you throw, still has nails protruding from it, and is extremely worn on one side.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, June 02, 2015, at approximately 6:00 pm, the Third District Crime Suppression Unit received reliable information that an adult male suspect was armed with a semi automatic pistol in the 1400 block of Columbia Road, NW.

The Third District Crime Suppression Unit immediately responded to the area and stopped the adult male suspect.

After further investigation the suspect was found to be in possession of an unregistered firearm. The adult male suspect was subsequently arrested for carrying a pistol without a license.”