From MPD:

“On today’s date [Thursday], at approximately 16:00 hours, members of the 3rd District VICE Unit executed a District of Columbia Superior Court Search Warrant at a residence located within the 600 block of Harvard Street NW.

This enforcement stemmed from intelligence gathered and concerns from local citizens about suspected drug dealing.

As a result of the aforementioned Search Warrant, members of 3-D VICE recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol, approximately 1.5 pounds of high grade marijuana, proceeds of illicit drug sales and a substantial amount of drug packaging materials meant for resale and street level distribution.

Two adults were arrested and charged with “Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute while Armed.”

Once again, I take this opportunity to thank our community and its great citizens for your pro-active approach to helping us keep your neighborhoods safe. And as always “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING…SAY SOMETHING”.

3-D VICE Tip-Line: (202) 673-6925″

UPDATE: And another:

“On today’s date [Friday], at approximately 15:30 hours, members of 3-D VICE observed an adult male subject within the 1400 block of U Street, NW displaying characteristics consistent with someone illegally concealing a firearm.

Members contacted the subject and after a brief foot pursuit apprehended him in the 1400 block of V Street without further incident. Members subsequently recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol.

Anyone with information regarding this case or who would like to report suspicious VICE related activities please feel free to call the 3-D VICE Unit Tip-Line at (202) 673-6925.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue, Northwest.

On Saturday, July 13, 2013, at approximately 2:00 am, patrol officers from the Fourth District responded to a local hospital for a report of a gunshot victim. Upon their arrival, they located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim of this shooting, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia where an autopsy was performed. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia ruled the manner of death to be a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.

The decedent has been identified as 18-year-old Anthony Sanchez of Northwest, Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 26-year-old Nilson Maldonado of Northwest, Washington, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed in connection to the homicide of Anthony Sanchez.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 17 year-old Jair Edwards who was last seen in the 500 block of W Street, NW on Monday, May 26, 2014 at approximately 11:26 am.

Jair is described as a black male, 5’5” in height, weighing approximately 150 pounds, brown eyes, and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with tan pants and gray Nike shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jair Edwards is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”

UPDATE from MPD:

“The missing person identified as 17 year-old Jair Edwards has been located in good health and has been reunited with his family.

Mr. Edwards was reportedly last seen on Monday, May 26, 2014, in the 500 block of W Street, NW.

The Metropolitan Police Department would like to thank both our community and media partners for their assistance in publicizing this case.”

715 Euclid Street Northwest

This rental is located at 715 Euclid Street, Northwest. The listing says:

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,200/Mo.

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Photo via flickr user Sade Council Taylor Strategy

From the Columbia Heights Listserv:

“Our neighbor, Howard University, is having its commencement/graduation this Saturday, May 10. Sean Combs (a.k.a. P. Diddy/Puff Daddy) is the commencement speaker. Expect heavy traffic in the lower Georgia Avenue corridor and surrounding streets.”

From Howard University:

“Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Combs will deliver the 146th Commencement address at Howard University on Saturday, May 10, 2014, Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick announced today.

The University will award degrees to more than 1800 students. Combs was a student at Howard University in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate in humanities at the convocation.

“In selecting the individuals who will be awarded honorary degrees, Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world,” Frederick said. “We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker. He sat in classrooms where our students sit, walked ‘The Yard,’ and like many students, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. We know he will inspire our class to work hard and to always strive for excellence.”

Five individuals will receive honorary degrees during the ceremony. They represent an exemplary group of pioneers and trailblazers in the fields of journalism, the arts, business and medicine. This year’s honorees are: Wolf Blitzer, Clive Callender, Benny Golson and Indra K. Nooyi.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, at approximately 2:28 am, units from the Third District responded to the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male lying on the ground suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 44-year-old Tracy McFadden of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at approximately 11:40 am, 30-year-old Antonio Hester of Northwest, Washington, DC, was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, pursuant to a District of Columbia Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Murder While Armed in connection to the death of Tracy McFadden.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m looking at a rowhouse to rent at Sherman and Irving. It’s a crazy good deal so I don’t want to miss the opportunity. I don’t live in the neighborhood now but love it and go out with friends who are there regularly.

My question is this: the bedroom faces Sherman and I’m a super light sleeper. Do you think I’ll be kept up all night with noise from Sherman?

Any insights would be super helpful. Thank you so much!!”