Arrest Made in a Homicide: 4400 Block of 3rd Street, Southeast

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in a homicide that occurred on Thursday, January 21, 2021, in the 4400 block of 3rd Street, Southeast.

 

At approximately 2:48 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, in the hallway of a residential building, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

 

The decedent has been identified as 27 year-old Andrew Session, of Southeast, DC.

 

On Friday, May 7, 2021, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 35 year-old Joshua Franklin, of Morningside, MD, was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was transported to the Homicide Branch where he was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed. The detectives’ investigation revealed this offense was the result of a dispute amongst known parties.

 

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Arrest Made in a Burglary Two and Destruction of Property Offenses: 2100 Block of 2nd Street, Northwest

 

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District announce an arrest has been made in reference to Burglary Two and Destruction of Property offenses that occurred on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in the 2100 Block of 2nd Street, Northwest.

 

At approximately 8:58 pm, the suspect forcibly entered the listed location. Once inside, the suspect took and destroyed the victim’s property. As the suspect fled the scene they destroyed the window of the victim’s car. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.

 

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, 31 year-old Devon Greenfield, of Northeast, DC was arrested and charged with Burglary Two and Destruction of Property.


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Additional Photos Persons of Interest Sought in a Theft One (Stolen Auto) Offense: 800 Block of O Street, Northwest

 

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division seeks the public’s assistance in identifying persons of interest in reference to a Theft One (Stolen Auto) offense that occurred on Sunday, April 18, 2021 in the 800 block of O Street, Northwest.

 

At approximately 4:30 am, the suspects took the victim’s vehicle at the listed location and fled the scene. The vehicle has been recovered.

 

The persons of interest were captured by surveillance cameras and can be seen in the photos below:

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

 

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Senator Art Haywood, PA Horticultural Society

PHILADELPHIA – May 7, 2021 – On Thursday, State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) and State Representative Ben Sanchez (D-Montgomery) presented the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with a $1 million check to renovate Meadowbrook Farm in Montgomery County. Matt Rader, President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, accepted the state funded check at the PHS public garden in Jenkintown, Pa.

Meadowbrook Farm is 22-acre public garden and green space, which includes greenhouses, an education area, and a plant shop. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will use the $1 million to renovate the existing plant shop and visitor center and make Meadowbrook Farm more welcoming and accessible to the over 6,500 guests who visit the garden every year. At a time when public green spaces are more important than ever, the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant will enable PHS to elevate Meadowbrook’s role as a high-quality public space and asset for environmental and horticultural education in the region.

“We are thankful for our partners in the state legislature, Senator Art Haywood, Representative Ben Sanchez, and Governor Tom Wolf for their support of Meadowbrook Farm, the signature public garden in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s network of public gardens and landscapes. The RACP grant will allow the garden to improve its infrastructure to serve more visitors and act as a verdant space that helps advance health and well-being in the region” said Matt Rader, President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

“Thanks to the RACP grant, PHS Meadowbrook Farm will be able to enhance the visitor experience at this historic property, providing greater accessibility and upgrades to facilities throughout the garden. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Meadowbrook Farm to enjoy the developments to the gardens and property,” said Andrew Bunting, VP of Public Horticulture at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Representative Sanchez added, “Everyone knows the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for the Philadelphia Flower Show, but what a delight it is to have Meadowbrook Farm in our community here in Abington.”

The RACP grant will also facilitate PHS in using the entire Meadowbrook Farm campus to supplement the PHS workforce development and training programs. These programs will offer paid training for people with barriers to employment who are interested in careers in horticulture such as landscaping, arboriculture, food gardening, greenhouse operations, carpentry, and masonry. PHS also assists individuals with job readiness, conflict resolution, health education, and occupational therapy.

“Enhancing the environment also builds community and generate jobs,” Senator Haywood said. “I want to thank the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for their part in building opportunities that our families and children greatly need.”

PHS will break ground on the renovations to Meadowbrook Farm in 2022. The free public garden is now open to visitors at 1633 Washington Lane in Jenkintown, Pa. For more information, please visit www.PHSOnline.org.

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Courts in the Community Returns: Konawaena, Lahainaluna, and Waipahu High Schools Participate Remotely

 

The opening shot of Olelo Community Media's broadcast of the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Courts in the Community oral argument, May 7, 2021.

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Supreme Court convened today by Zoom, giving more than 110 students on three islands the opportunity to view oral argument in an actual case. Participating schools included Konawaena High School on Hawaii island, Lahainaluna High School on Maui, and Waipahu High School on Oahu.

This event marked the return of the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Courts in the Community outreach program, which was suspended in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2012, more than 5,000 students have participated in this educational initiative to enhance their understanding of the Judiciary’s role in government, and see first-hand how it resolves disputes in our democracy.

The court heard SCOT-20-0000309; In the Matter of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. The case involves a wind farm facility located on 706.7 acres of land in Kahuku, Oahu.

Oral argument was followed by two question-and-answer sessions for the students – one with the attorneys and another with the justices.

To prepare for the case, students studied a curriculum developed by the Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center. Attorneys from the West Hawaii Bar Association, Maui County Bar Association, and Hawaii State Bar Association volunteered their time and facilitated a moot court activity where students had an opportunity to argue the case themselves.

“Courts in the Community is an investment in future generations,” said Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald. “This experiential learning program helps students gain a deeper understanding of the judicial process, and how the courts work to provide justice for all. This understanding is vital to the future of our democracy.”

“I would like to express our deepest thanks to the teachers, the West Hawaii Bar Association, the Maui County Bar Association, the Hawaii State Bar Association, the Hawaii State Bar Foundation, and all the volunteer attorneys who helped make this happen. These invaluable partnerships are what make the program a success,” added Chief Justice Recktenwald.

“The Hawaii State Bar Association would like to thank and congratulate the many dedicated teachers, volunteer attorneys, school and court administrators, and especially the students, who together made this first virtual Courts in the Community event such a success,” said HSBA President Levi Hookano. “The attorneys arguing each side of the many unique, challenging issues presented in this case set the stage for a spirited question-and-answer session with the students following the court proceedings.

Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael D. Wilson participating remotely in oral argument, May 7, 2021.

Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael D. Wilson poses a question to one of the attorneys during oral argument.

The oral argument will be broadcast live on the television stations of Olelo Community Media (https://olelo.org), Akakū Maui Community Media (https://www.akaku.org), and Ho’ike – Kauai Community Television (https://hoike.org). Check the websites for online availability and rebroadcast dates and times.

If you have any questions or would like to request additional photos or video of the event, please contact the Judiciary’s Communications and Community Relations Office at (808) 539-4909

 

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.hawaii.gov.

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DOT NEWS RELEASE: OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 8 – MAY 14

Posted on May 7, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom

PLEASE NOTE:

Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.  All projects are weather permitting.

 

— H-1 FREEWAY —

1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK)

Three right lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between Middle Street and the Pearl Harbor Interchange on Friday, May 7, through Saturday, May 8, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., for testing of the concrete pavement.

2) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK)

Closure of the westbound H-1 Freeway onramp from Aolele Street on Friday, May 7, through Saturday, May 8, from 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., for testing of the concrete pavement.

3) HONOLULU (NIGHT WORK)

Two lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Vineyard Boulevard onramp and the Gulick Avenue overpass on Monday, May 10, and Friday, May 14, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for drainage improvements.

4) HONOLULU

Right turn lane closure on the Pali Highway offramp (Exit 21A) from the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for electrical work.

5) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK)

Lanes shifted on the Middle Street/Dillingham offramp (Exit 18B) from the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction on Sunday, May 9, through Friday, May 14, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., for The Rail project.

See HART website (https://www.honolulutransit.org/inform/traffic) for additional information or call the rail hotline (808) 566-2299.

6) HONOLULU (NIGHT WORK)

Intermittent stoppages on the eastbound H-1 Freeway Airport offramps to the terminal and parking structures on Wednesday, May 12, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., for The Rail project.

See HART website (https://www.honolulutransit.org/inform/traffic) for additional information or call the rail hotline (808) 566-2299.

7) KUNIA TO HALAWA (NIGHT WORK)

Roving lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in both directions between the Kunia Interchange and Halwa Interchange on Tuesday, May 4, through Wednesday, May 5, from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., for street sweeping.

8) MAKAKILO

Alternating lane closure on the Makakilo offramp (Exit 2) from the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction on Wednesday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for utility work.

9) MAKAKILO

Left turn lane closure on the Makakilo offramp (Exit 2) from the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction on Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for utility work.

10) PEARL CITY

Right lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction between the Pearl City Interchange and the Kaonohi Street overpass on Monday, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for utility work.

11) PEARL HARBOR TO PEARL CITY (NIGHT WORK)

Up to three lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pearl Harbor Interchange and H-1/H-2 Split on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., for pavement marking. Ramps will remain open.

12) WAIPAHU

Right lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction in the vicinity of the Waipahu offramp (Exit 8B) from on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for sign replacement work.

 

 

— H-2 FREEWAY —

1) WAHIAWA TO WAIPAHU

Roving lane closure on the H-2 Freeway in both directions between Wilikina Drive and the H-1 Freeway on Wednesday, May 12, through Thursday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., for street sweeping.

2) WAHIAWA TO WAIPAHU

Lane shifts and possible closures of the onramps and offramps from the H-2 Freeway in both directions between Wilikina Drive and the H-1 Freeway on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 6 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., for street marking. Ramps will remain open unless there is a safety concern, or the minimum lane width cannot be maintained. If a ramp closure is needed, signage and a detour will be in place.

For more information https://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2021/05/05/roadwork-scheduled-on-the-h-2-freeway-onramps-and-offramps-on-may-10-may-19-for-marking-installations/

 

— H-201 MOANALUA FREEWAY —

1) MOANALUA (NIGHT WORK)

Two right lane closures on the H-201 Moanalua Freeway in the westbound direction between the Middle Street overpass and Funston Road overpass on Thursday, May 13, through Friday, May 14, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for drainage improvements.

2) MOANALUA

Right lane closure on the H-201 Moanalua Freeway in the eastbound direction in the vicinity of the Halawa Heights Stadium (Exit 13B) onramp on Tuesday, May 11, through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for guardrail repairs.

3) MOANALUA

Right lane closure on the H-201 Moanalua Freeway in the westbound direction between Middle Street and the Ahua Road overpass on Tuesday, May 11, through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for guardrail repairs.

 

— FARRINGTON HIGHWAY (ROUTES 93/99/930) —

1) PEARL CITY

Lane closure on Farrington Highway (Route 99) in the eastbound direction between Kamehameha Highway and Waiawa Road on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for waterline work.

2) WAIALUA

Roving lane closure on Farrington Highway (Route 93) in both directions between Dillingham Airfield and Kaukonahua Road on Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for maintenance work.

3) WAIANAE (24/7 CLOSURE + CONTRAFLOW)

The eastbound shoulder and right lane of Farrington Highway (Route 93) between Maipalaoa Road and St. John’s Road will remain closed over a 24-hour period, seven days a week for the Maipalaoa Bridge Replacement project.

Contraflow of the middle lane to support the morning and afternoon commutes operates Monday through Friday. For the morning commute there are two lanes going eastbound and one lane going westbound. For the afternoon commute the middle lane is switched over to provide two lanes westbound and one eastbound lane. On weekends and holidays the middle lane is set in the westbound direction.

4) WAIANAE

Right lane closure on Farrington Highway (Route 93) in the eastbound direction in the vicinity of Maipalaoa Road on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for demolition work.

5) WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK)

Lanes will be closed as needed on Farrington Highway (Route 7101) in both directions between Fort Weaver Road and the H-1 Freeway Overpass (near Leeward Community College), on Sunday, May 9, through Friday, May 14, over a 24-hour period, for The Rail.

See HART website (https://www.honolulutransit.org/inform/traffic) for additional information or call the rail hotline (808) 566-2299.

 

— KAHEKILI HIGHWAY (ROUTES 83) —

1) KANEOHE (WEEKEND WORK)

Right lane closure on Kahekili Highway (Route 83) in the northbound direction between Haiku Road and Hui Iwa Street on Saturday, May 8, from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for pruning trees.

 

— KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY (ROUTES 61/72) —

1) AINA HAINA (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK)

Two center lane closures on Kalanianaole Highway (Route 72) in the eastbound direction between Waa Street and Kaimoku Street on Sunday, May 9, through Friday, May 14, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., for sewer repairs.

2) AINA HAINA

Alternating right lane closure on Kalanianaole Highway (Route 72) in both directions between Moomuku Place and Hawaii Loa Street on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for sewer repairs.

3) HAWAII KAI (NIGHT WORK)

Closure of Kalanianaole Highway in both directions between Hanauma Bay and the Halona Blow Hole Lookout from 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, May 11, through 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, May 12, for filming. Motorists will be detoured at Lunalilo Home Road and Kealahou Street. Intermittent traffic control will be in place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on May 11, to prepare for the full closure.

 

— KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY (ROUTES 80/83/99) —

1) HAUULA

Roving lane closure on Kamehameha Highway (Route 83) in both directions in the vicinity of Kaupau Place on Thursday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for tree trimming.

2) HAUULA

Roving lane closure on Kamehameha Highway (Route 83) in both directions in the vicinity of Kukuna Road on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for bridge repairs.

3) KAHALUU

Right lane closure on Kamehameha Highway (Route 83) in the northbound direction in the vicinity of Waihee Road on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for tree trimming.

4) KAHUKU

Right lane closure on Kamehameha Highway (Route 83) in the southbound direction between Kuilima Drive Pualalea Street on Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for utility work.

5) KALIHI (24/7 CLOSURE)

Kamehameha Highway between Middle Street and Laumaka Street will be reduced to one westbound and one eastbound lane 24-hours a day, seven days a week, for The Rail. Other adjustments to the area include:

  • No left turns from Kamehameha Highway will be allowed.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.
  • Driveway and Business access will be maintained.
  • The H-1 eastbound off-ramp to Dillingham Blvd. will be reduced to one lane. Middle Street southbound left turn reduced to single turn lane.
  • The sidewalk on the makai side of Dillingham Boulevard between Puuhale Road and Mokauea Street will be closed 24/7 with pedestrians rerouted to the mauka sidewalk.

See HART website (https://www.honolulutransit.org/inform/traffic) for additional information or call the rail hotline (808) 566-2299.

6) PEARL CITY

Right lane closure on Kamehameha Highway (Route 99) in the westbound direction in the vicinity of Waihona Street on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for waterline work.

7) PEARL CITY TO HALAWA (NIGHT WORK)

Lane closure on Kamehameha Highway (Route 99) in both directions between Kuala Street and Halawa Interchange on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, over a 24-hour period, for The Rail project.

See HART website (https://www.honolulutransit.org/inform/traffic) for additional information or call the rail hotline (808) 566-2299.

8) PUPUKEA

Roving lane closure on Kamehameha Highway (Route 83) in both directions in the vicinity of Kapuhi Street on Thursday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for tree trimming.

9) SALT LAKE (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK)

Lane closure on Kamehameha Highway (Route 99) in both directions between Center Drive and Salt Lake Boulevard on Sunday, May 9, through Friday, May 14, over a 24-hour period, for The Rail project.

See HART website (https://www.honolulutransit.org/inform/traffic) for additional information or call the rail hotline (808) 566-2299.

10) SALT LAKE (NIGHT WORK)

Full closure of Kamehameha Highway (Route 99) in both directions between Center Drive and Radford Drive on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for The Rail project. Motorists will be detoured.

See HART website (https://www.honolulutransit.org/inform/traffic) for additional information or call the rail hotline (808) 566-2299.

11) SALT LAKE

Right lane closure on Kamehameha Highway (Route 99) in the westbound direction between Ford Island Boulevard and Salt Lake Boulevard on Monday, May 10, through Friday, May