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Painful package theft from the Hill East listserve:

“I guess it is probably my fault for thinking I could actually have a package sent to my house without it getting stolen but the joke is on me. A package was stolen from my front porch today. So if you see a well-read jerk/a**hole walking around with a 1957 first edition copy of William Faulkner’s “Intruder in the Dust” with slight dust jacket wear, please punch him. While he is down, I would appreciate the book back as well.”

1608 D Street Southeast

This rental is located at 1608 D Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“100 year old Cap Hill TH renovated to perfection! 2BR & rare 2.5BA–including ensuite BA in MBR, 2nd full bath next to 2nd BR & powder room on main level. Lives like 2 master suites. Kitchen includes all brand new SS appliances, granite counters with table space. Light-filled with beautiful hardwoods throughout.. Freshly painted LL w/full W/D, space for hobbies, gym or great storage. Lovely bk yd.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,500/Mo.

1736 Independence Avenue Southeast

This rental is located at 1736 Independence Avenue, Southeast. The listing says:

“LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! BEAUTIFUL WELL MAINTAINED EXTRA LARGE ONE BEDROOM BASEMENT UNIT, LARGE FAMILY ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE,LARGE DINNING ROOM,NICE BACKYARD AREA, 1,100 SQ TOTAL LIVING AREA, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, ALL CONVENIENCES OF THE CAPITOL HILL AREA, ONE BLOCK FROM THE STADIUM-ARMORY METRO STATION,RESTAURANTS,SHOPPING,NIGHTLIFE, CENTER/POOL, LINCOLN PARK, EASTERN MARKET.A MUST SEE!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,695/Mo.

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14th and A Street, SE

A reader reports:

“A house caught fire this morning on 14th and A SE. At least 3 fire engines and 2 ambulances were at the scene. Smoke was billowing out of both the front and back of the house. Several firefighters climbed on top of the house and smashed holes into the roof.

As far as I know, no one was injured, but that is not confirmed.”

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@dcfireems tweets:

“Report of House Fire – 1400blk of A St. NW – Units on the scene.

Update: Fire has been extinguished. Units are checking for extension.”

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“Dear PoPville,

There’s a train horn that’s been going on since at least 11:55, but that’s just when I looked at the clock. I’m sure that the horn doesn’t exist solely to annoy me, so I was wondering if you or your readers had any idea why it’s been going on for 20+ minutes. I live in Hill East and can hear it quite clearly, so I feel bad for anyone that lives closer to the tracks or Union Station.”

‏@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

Alert: Shooting in 1400 Block of L St SE @1845hrs, LOF 2 B/M, 17-20 years of age, in a Dark colored Dodge Challenger, fleeing the scene.

Update from MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 6:45 pm, there was a shooting that occurred in the 1400 block of L Street, SE. An adult male was shot, non-fatally, and taken to a local area hospital for his injuries. Look-out is for a black male around the age of 17, who was a passenger in a charcoal grey Dodge Challenger/Charger seen leaving the area.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”