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“Dear PoPville,

Here’s an old mystery for a new year. I’ve lived in what is technically “university heights” for 7+ years, and walk down the hill to Petworth regularly. And frequently, but without discernible regularity, there is a smashed coconut on the intersection of Harewood and Rock Creek Church Road. Just in front of the cemetery gate but in the road. Just one coconut. And usually not a whole one. Read More

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My God this is crazy. Thanks to Lisa for sending from NBC Washington:

“The shots fired before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Hawaii Avenue and Varnum Street in Northeast D.C. did not hit the officers but did strike a police vehicle, police said.

The officers called for backup and police arrested a man in possession of a gun.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun) and Assault on a Police Officer Offense that occurred on Thursday, December 12, 2019, in the 300 block of Hawaii Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 3:47 pm, uniformed reserve officers of the Fourth District were entering a marked police cruiser at the listed location. The suspect brandished a firearm and discharged it in the direction of the officers, striking their vehicle. The suspect fled the scene, but was apprehended by responding officers. No officers were injured. A firearm was recovered and can be seen in the photo above.

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, 25 year-old Delvin Pollard, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill, Assault on a Police Officer, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Read More

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From MPD:

“On Monday November 26, 2018, at approximately 6:30pm, Officer responded to the 800 block of Taylor ST NE for a shooting victim. Upon their arrival they located an adult male, who had been shot multiple times. The victim was unconscious and not breathing. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The victim is currently in critical condition.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.”

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