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From a press release:

“The steering committee for the first-ever National Cannabis Festival today announced the launch of ticket sales for a festival at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds celebrating progress on ending cannabis prohibition. The inaugural event is scheduled for April 23, 2016, and invites thousands of cannabis enthusiasts to gather in Washington, D.C. for a day of music, advocacy and activities.

“The National Cannabis Festival is a one-of-a-kind event,” said Vanessa West, General Manager, Metropolitan Wellness Center and festival committee co-chair, “this is the only event of this size and scale for cannabis enthusiasts on the east coast. With beer and wine festivals every weekend, it’s about time the cannabis community had a national level festival.” (more…)

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division announced an arrest has been made in the First Degree Sexual Abuse and Burglary I offenses which occurred in the following locations:

· First Degree Sexual Abuse and Burglary I offense that occurred in the 1800 block of A Street, Southeast, on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The suspect entered a residence through an unlocked door and sexually assaulted an adult female.

· Burglary I offense that occurred in the 600 block of Michigan Avenue, Northeast, on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at approximately 6:15 am.

On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 21-year-old Antwon Pitt of Southeast, Washington was arrested and held as a fugitive in an outside jurisdiction, pending charges in the District of Columbia for First Degree Sexual Abuse and First Degree Burglary.

On Friday, December 18, 2015, Antwon Pitt waived extradition and was transported to the District of Columbia where he has additionally been charged with a second First Degree Burglary offense.”

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Update 11:15am:

“MPD reports East Capitol St NE between 17th and 19th St NE has been re-opened.”

A reader reports:

“Was evacuated due to a suspicious package. Police have blocked east Capitol from 17th to 19th. When I was walking by Police told a parent “no school today” [Eastern High School].”

From AlertDC:

“UPDATE: Road closures are on East Capitol Streets between 17th & 19th Street NE.

MPD reports that East Capitol Street NE between 17th & 18th Street NE is closed due to police activity.”

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From MPD:

“This evening [December 11th] at approximately 5:20 PM, a citizen was walking alone in the 500 block of 14th St SE when he was approached by about 6 male juveniles. One of the juveniles struck him in the head while another went into his pockets. Taken was his cellular phone, wallet and $31.00 in US Currency. The group of juvenile males fled on foot south on 14th. C-1 suffered a contusion to his head and he refused medical treatment on the scene. All reports prepared reflect CCN # 15-197-533.

This case is OPEN and we ask that anyone with information about this or others cases to call the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text message 50411.

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From MPD:

“Earlier this evening [Wednesday] several robberies and assaults occurred within minutes of each other in the area surrounding the 1400 block of South Carolina Avenue SE, 1400 block of C Street SE and the 300 block of 15th Street SE. First District marked units and city-wide plain clothes units converged on the area and were successful in stopping several subjects. First District Detectives then responded to multiple scenes and were able to identify five juvenile suspects as the culprits. Several of the cases have been closed by arrest while the remainder are being actively investigated by the First District Detective’s office.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text message 50411.”

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From DC Alerts:

“Shooting at 13th & Pennsylvania Ave SE LOF Dark colored Blue/Blk vehicle last seen towards downtown from the scene. 13th and E ST SE (southbound lanes), 500 b/o 13th Street and 13th and Pennsylvania Ave SE are closed due to police activity.”

On the Hill East listserve one resident reports:

“Ironically, I had just come from the [safety meeting with Councilman Allen] meeting at Curbside Cupcakes and was sweeping the sidewalk less than 500 ft. from where this shooting took place. From what I gather someone was shot in the leg coming out of Gourmet Express. He got into a car and they sped off.”

Update from MPD:

“This morning at approximately 9:00am, MPD responded to the 1400 block of First St. SW, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, a male victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. DCHA and detectives from the First District are actively investigating this offense.

Also this morning at approximately 10:20am, members responded to the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE for the report of a shooting. It was later learned the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg area and was being transported to the hospital by a private vehicle. Preliminary information indicates this offense may be the result of a traffic altercation between the victim and the suspect at the Sunoco Gas Station.

There is no correlation between these two events. However, the serious nature of both is of great concern and we have allocated additional resources to address the matter(s).

Anyone having information regarding either offense is asked to call MPD at (202) 727-9099 or Text Tip at 50411.”