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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Guilty plea for Md. man in bomb plot

Antonio Martinez, 22, was arrested in December 2010.

By Allison Klein  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Allison Klein, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Fund established for family of boy killed in Va. crash

Brian Hernandez-Chavez, 8, was killed Sunday.

By Allison Klein  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Donations for family of child killed in Va. crash

Many of you have contacted The Post asking how you can donate money to help the family of an 8-year-old who was killed by a drunk driver Sunday.

By Allison Klein  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Man charged in deadly Alexandria crash held without bail

Victor Aldana’s blood alcohol level was about twice the legal limit at the time of the accident, authorities said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Alexandria

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Cans of bug spray explode, injure Fairfax man

An explosion was accidentally set off when an electrical spark ignited about a dozen aerosol insect repellant containers, according to fire officials.

By Allison Klein  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Falls Church, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Police: Man wanted in December Arlington attack

Arlington County police are asking for the public’s help finding a man wanted in a Dec. 17 attack.

By Allison Klein  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Allison Klein

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Man, 24, shot dead in Montgomery

Police believe he was targeted

By Allison Klein  |  09:55 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Montgomery

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Man robs Clarendon bank

A man in a purple striped hoodie, baseball cap and sunglasses robbed a Clarendon bank Thursday morning, Arlington police said.

By Allison Klein  |  02:23 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Allison Klein, Crime

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Man shot Wednesday morning in Southeast D.C.

Police said homicide detectives were on the scene, though they would not immediately confirm whether he had died.

By Allison Klein  |  10:35 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Camp Springs man killed in Friday St. Mary’s crash

Lorenza Best was killed when his car veered into oncoming traffic.

By Allison Klein  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Traffic Accidents, St. Mary's

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Pentagon to test gunshot detection system Sunday

The system will be used to alert Pentagon officials if a gun is fired near the building.

By Allison Klein  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Retail crime, police activity jumps during holidays

An alert Tysons Corner mall clerk helped police catch a man wanted in Prince George’s County.

By Allison Klein  |  03:19 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Fairfax

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Woman wanted in carjackings and robberies arrested

Stephanie Schwab, 26, was taken into custody in Montgomery County.

By Allison Klein  |  02:50 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Fairfax

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011

D.C. region to get more license plate readers

The grants are part of the federal Urban Areas Security Initiative.

By Allison Klein  |  11:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington, The Region

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Man killed outside Glen Burnie restaurant

Officers found Andrew Michael Johnson at 10:34 p.m. in the parking lot of Mo’s Seafood Factory, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011

New headquarters for Alexandria police

The new headquarters is a 124,000 square foot four-story building that will house 441 police employees, among others.

By Allison Klein  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Secret Service: Agent mistakenly fires gun near Russian Consulate

Nobody was injured in the incident, authorities said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Police ID man killed in Tuesday night Md. shooting

He was identified as 27-year-old Anthony Ray Washington.

By Allison Klein  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Allison Klein

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Man killed in Southeast D.C.

A man who was shot in Southeast Washington Monday night has died, police said.

By Allison Klein and Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  10:38 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Allison Klein

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Burglars hit Falls Church, Arlington

A series of recent burglaries in Falls Church and Arlington has prompted police to urge homeowners to lock their doors.

By Allison Klein  |  11:29 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Falls Church, Arlington

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Police: Missing man’s credit card used in Prince George’s

Alexandria Police have released another piece of information in the mysterious disappearance of Lenwood “Lenny” Harris: Someone tried to use his credit card in Prince George’s County at midnight Sept. 22, three hours after Harris was last seen.

By Allison Klein  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Alexandria

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Police: Alexandria activist missing, in ‘danger’

Alexandria police are asking for help in locating a local activist they say has been missing since last week, and who they believe is in danger.

By Allison Klein  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Alexandria

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Barricade situation in Southwest D.C. ends

Police have arrested a woman who allegedly fired a gun Monday morning and barricaded herself in a building. Nobody was injured in the incident, authorities said.

By Allison Klein  |  08:38 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 09/22/2011

D.C. police find person in Anacostia River

D.C. police are on the scene of an unconscious person floating in the Anacostia River. Police would not say whether the person had died.

By Allison Klein  |  09:03 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Arlington police warn of phone scam

Arlington Police are warning residents of a phone scam in which they say a man with a thick Indian accent is posing as a bill collector and pressuring people into giving him their bank account information.

By Allison Klein  |  08:42 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Allison Klein

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Va. bank robbery suspect arrested, charged

The man police believe robbed six Arlington banks in recent months has been arrested.

By Allison Klein  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Arlington bank robber strikes again

The Arlington Bank robber has struck again, hitting a branch on Washington Boulevard, making it his sixth heist in three months, police say.

By Allison Klein  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Allison Klein, Crime

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Two teens arrested in Northwest D.C. shooting

D.C. police arrested two teens Wednesday morning in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old.

By Allison Klein  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Homicide, The District

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Residents return to Silver Spring highrise after fire

Residents in a Silver Spring highrise were allowed back in their apartments early Thursday morning after a fire erupted in the boiler room overnight.

By Allison Klein and Clarence Williams  |  10:03 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Allison Klein, Clarence Williams, Montgomery

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Police identify three killed in D.C. car crash

District detectives are investigating a car crash that killed three people early Saturday in Southeast Washington. It happened when the driver lost control of her car after speeding over a speed bump, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Road closings in Anne Arundel as police seek armed man

Police have closed down parts of Interstate 295 and Route 195 in Anne Arundel County as they search for a man armed with a shotgun or rifle.

By Allison Klein  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Motorcyclist hit by trash truck identified

Alexandria police have identified a man who was killed last week when his motorcycle was hit by a trash truck as Rakesh Bhatt.

By Allison Klein  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Youth escapee found in D.C., authorities say

Authorities have found an 18-year-old who escaped from custody at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport on Sunday.

By Allison Klein  |  10:58 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Updates

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Suspicious package at Rep. Weiner’s office declared not dangerous

U.S. Capitol Police responded to Rep. Anthony Weiner’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building Thursday afternoon for a report of a suspicious package.

By Allison Klein  |  02:08 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Man arrested in Arlington killing extradited from Md.

One of the men arrested in the Carl Diener homicide case has been extradited to Virginia.

By Allison Klein  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington, Homicide, Updates

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Arlington police make arrests in Diener killing

Arlington County police have made two arrests in the killing of Carl Diener, who was stabbed in 2009 as he walked to his job at a Clarendon gym.

By Allison Klein  |  02:43 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington, Updates

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Man fires gun at ‘party bus’ in Md., police say

Police are seeking information about an alleged road rage incident involving a “party bus” on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway Sunday that ended in a shooting.

By Allison Klein  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Traffic Accidents, Pr. George's

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 06/09/2011

FBI: D.C. teacher still wanted for camera images

It’s been three years, and the FBI is still searching for a former D.C. private school teacher who is on the agency’s most wanted list for allegedly producing and possessing child pornography.

By Allison Klein  |  05:04 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Around the Nation, The District

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Arlington police seek bank robber in red wig

Arlington County police are searching for a man they say wore a red wig and baseball cap as he robbed a BB&T Bank Monday morning.

By Allison Klein  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Video of Md. bar attack, purse theft released

Howard County police are trying to identify a woman who attacked a customer at a Columbia bar last week, throwing her to the ground, punching her and walking off with her purse.

By Allison Klein  |  11:19 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Crime, Howard

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Md. man dies in motorcycle crash

Montgomery County police have identified a Potomac man, Mohit K. Lal Bhatnagar, as the victim in a fatal crash Wednesday morning.

By Allison Klein  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, Allison Klein, Montgomery

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Arrest in 2007 D.C. killing

D.C. Police have made an arrest in the 2007 homicide of

By Allison Klein  |  03:08 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Allison Klein

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/26/2011

2 life sentences for man who killed woman and toddler

An Alexandria man who slit the throats of his 3-year-old daughter and her mother last year was sentenced Thursday to two life sentences plus 20 years.

By Allison Klein  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Package sent to D.C. school investigated, cleared: police

Police officers who investigated a suspicious package sent to Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest D.C. didn’t find anything dangerous, authorities said Tuesday morning.

By Allison Klein  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Schools

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Arlington dog walker hit by truck dies

A 28-year-old woman who was hit by a truck while walking her dog earlier this month died on Wednesday, Arlington County police said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Updates

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Man killed in Fort Washington

An man was killed early Monday morning in Fort Washington, Prince George’s County police said.

By Allison Klein and Matt Zapotosky  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Pr. George's

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Man killed in Adams Morgan

An unidentified man was found dead in Northwest Washington Sunday, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Homicide, The District

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Three of four D.C. escapees from S.C. youth facility found

Police have captured three of the four D.C. youths who escaped from a detention center in South Carolina Wednesday evening, said D.C. Councilman Jim Graham.

By Allison Klein and Justin Jouvenal  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Juvenile Justice, The District, Allison Klein

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Staffing increase at center where youth escaped

Overnight officer staffing will be increased at the New Beginnings Youth Development Center after an 18-year-old beat a guard and escaped from a D.C. youth detention facility, authorities said Wednesday.

By Allison Klein and Nikita Stewart  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Juvenile Justice, Updates

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Police ID man who died in crash

Fairfax County Police have identified a man who died when his speeding car struck a tree the afternoon of March 29.

By Allison Klein  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Fairfax, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Dog walker hit by truck in Arlington

A 29-year-old woman remained in critical condition Tuesday a day after she was struck by a truck as she walked her dog in Arlington.

By Allison Klein  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Bank robber sentenced to 11 years

A man who went on a weeklong robbery spree last year in the District was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution.

By Allison Klein  |  03:37 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Va. man charged with rape of teen girl

A 34-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 17-year-old acquaintance in Woodbridge, Prince William County Police said Monday.

By Allison Klein  |  04:36 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Pr. William

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Police investigate Suitland double shooting

Prince George’s County police are investigating a double shooting in Suitland early Thursday that left one person dead, and detectives are trying to determine whether another shooting victim located nearby at about the same time was part of the same altercation.

By Debbi Wilgoren and Allison Klein  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Pr. George's, Homicide, Updates

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Anne Arundel police seek suspect in break-ins, sex assault

A man who was breaking into unlocked homes in Pasadena made his way into the bedrooms of two different women Thursday morning and sexually assaulted one of them, Anne Arundel Police said.

By Allison Klein  |  10:32 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Several injured in D.C. Metrobus crash

An SUV hit a Metrobus in Anacostia this morning, injuring five people on the bus, including a child. None of the injuries were serious, officials said.

By Allison Klein  |  10:23 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Suspect hits officer with car in escape attempt

A Manassas man carrying a carload of illegal drugs struck a police officer with his car on Tuesday as he tried to escape arrest, Prince William County police said Wednesday.

By Allison Klein  |  08:24 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Pr. William

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Jurors may need special decoders in upcoming case

Baltimore jurors in an upcoming case may need special decoders to decipher classified testimony if prosecutors get their way.

By Allison Klein  |  07:03 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Man convicted in deadly 2009 D.C. stabbing

A District man with the nickname “Fool” was convicted in a fatal stabbing authorities said involved as many many as 20 blows fueled by anger over allegations of homosexuality.

By Allison Klein  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Va. dance teacher stole from students

A dance teacher pleaded guilty to theft and fraud for stealing credit cards from his students’ purses during class time at Born 2 Dance studio in Vienna, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Fairfax, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Woman, 26, killed in morning Md. crash

A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday morning by a vehicle in the 16600 block of Brandywine Road, Prince George's County Police said.

By Matt Zapotosky and Allison Klein  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents, Matt Zapotosky

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Olney killings may be linked: Police

Montgomery County detectives are investigating whether the death of an 81-year-old man last week in Olney is connected to the fatal shooting of another man there Monday.

By Allison Klein and Dan Morse  |  01:47 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Dan Morse, Homicide, Montgomery

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Explosive device blasts Potomac home; no injuries

An explosive device detonated in front of a house in Potomac Wednesday night, blowing out windows but not causing any injuries, Montgomery County officials said.

By Allison Klein  |  04:33 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Montgomery

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Construction worker dies after Georgetown U. accident

A construction worker operating a lift platform at a Georgetown University building died Wednesday morning after an accident, officials said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:47 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Emergencies & Rescues, The District

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Md. woman charged in fraud scheme

A woman arrested in connection with stealing a credit card from a woman’s purse at a popular Old Town Alexandria eatery is being investigated for possible connection to other cases, officials said Wednesday.

By Allison Klein  |  11:22 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/16/2011

2 arrested in Md. killing of deliveryman

Anne Arundel police have arrested two men in the December robbery and killing of a man who was delivering food in Severn.

By Allison Klein  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel, Homicide

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Missing man found in car trunk

A man who had been missing was discovered by his mother in the trunk of a car in an Oxon Hill impound lot, Prince George’s police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Woman killed in McLean crash

A Leesburg woman was killed Wednesday after her car ran a stop sign in McLean and was hit by an oncoming SUV, according to Fairfax County police. Sow-Hoong Hon was driving a 1999 Honda Accord north on Bellview Road around...

By Allison Klein  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Fairfax, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Puppies stolen in home break-in

A pair of pit bull puppies was stolen from a Manassas home Wednesday afternoon, police said. Someone broke into the house in the 9300 block of Goosebury Drive between 2 and 4:30 p.m. and took the eight-week-old puppies, a male...

By Allison Klein  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Animal Stories, Manassas

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Arrest in 2007 D.C. attack that killed man

The case of a man who was beaten more than three years ago but died in December has been ruled a homicide, according to D.C. police. Demetrius Ormon Dempsey, 34, had been living in hospitals and nursing homes since he...

By Allison Klein  |  08:44 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Homicide, The District

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 03/02/2011

D.C. man charged in 2010 murder

A District man was charged with killing a Maryland man who was found last year shot in a car. Aaron Benton, 18, was charged Monday with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Charles Logan, who was found fatally...

By Allison Klein  |  10:34 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Homicide, Pr. George's, The District, Updates

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Motorcyclist dies in Howard co. crash

A motorcyclist was killed in Howard County Tuesday afternoon when he struck the back of a pick-up truck in the parking lot of a seafood market, police said. It happened at about 2 p.m. in the 7900 block of Oceano...

By Allison Klein  |  08:28 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Howard, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Woman killed in D.C. tunnel crash

A woman was killed early Tuesday in a car crash with a Department of Public Works truck that had stopped so workers could do maintenance work in the 3rd Street Tunnel, D.C. police said. The crash occurred within a few...

By Allison Klein and Martin Weil  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Martin Weil, The District, Traffic Accidents, Updates

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Md. pedestrian hit by two cars, dies

An intoxicated Laurel man who was lying in a roadway was fatally hit by two cars, according to Anne Arundel County police. Robert Leo Gore, 50, was killed Sunday at about 6:30 p.m. while crossing Laurel Fort Meade Road west...

By Allison Klein  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/28/2011

3 pedestrians hit by cars in D.C.

Three pedestrians were hit Monday morning by cars in separate incidents in the District, including a man who was carrying a toddler in his arms. Shortly before 9:30 a.m. a woman was hit by a car in the 1200 block...

By Allison Klein  |  10:40 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Officer hurt after deadly hit-and-run

A man who was walking his broken scooter across the Key Bridge late Sunday night was fatally hit by an SUV that sped from the scene, D.C. police said. A police officer who responded to the crash was also struck...

By Allison Klein  |  10:25 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Traffic Accidents, Updates

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Fairfax police investigate burglaries

Fairfax County police are investigating whether 20 recent burglary cases are linked to the same thieves. The four most recent break-ins occurred in the Fairfax Station area Saturday when thieves forced open doors of unoccupied homes between 5 and 7...

By Allison Klein  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/03/2011

Man ordered fast food, robbed restaurants

Anne Arundel County police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed two fast food restaurants within a half hour in Odenton Wednesday. The first happened at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road, when a man...

By Allison Klein  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/03/2011

Elderly woman burned in MoCo fire

Montgomery County rescue workers pulled an elderly woman from her apartment when it caught fire Wednesday night, officials said. She was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The fire, ignited by a burning cigarette in her bed, started about...

By Allison Klein  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2011

Man taken off plane at Reagan National

A man wanted in Delaware was taken off of a Spirit Airlines plane that had just landed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Tuesday morning, officials said. The man, who authorities did not name, had an open warrant for failing...

By Allison Klein  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 02/01/2011

Md. woman charged in 2010 shooting

A 20-year-old Maryland woman has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in Northeast D.C. almost a year ago, police said. Latonya Hall, who lives in Oxon Hill, was charged with felony murder in the homicide...

By Allison Klein  |  10:10 AM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Man killed by tree was on way to work

Oswaldo Hernandez-Cruz was thrilled Wednesday afternoon when he got the call from a buddy that they'd scored a job clearing snow in D.C. Work as a roofer had been slow for Hernandez-Cruz, who has three children. So he and three...

By Allison Klein  |  03:59 PM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Police ID man killed during commute

D.C. Police have identified Oswaldo Hernandez-Cruz, 41, as the man killed by a falling tree while sitting in traffic in Northwest Wednesday night. Hernandez-Cruz, of the 2100 block of Guilford Road in Hyattsville, was the driver of a car in...

By Allison Klein  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Md. man killed by snow plow: Police

A man was killed by a snow plow in a hit-and-run accident in Pasadena as he walked in the roadway, Anne Arundel police said. He was walking along Mountain Road east of Edwin Raynor Boulevard because plowed snow was piled...

By Allison Klein  |  09:56 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/25/2011

Fishmongers mislabeled, sold illegal seafood

Two Arizona fishmongers pleaded guilty in federal court this week to illegally selling imported fish laced with banned antibiotics, improperly inflating the quality and size of fish and shrimp, and falsely claiming that foreign farm-raised shrimp was actually U.S. wild-caught...

By Allison Klein  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/25/2011

Fla. murder suspect arrested in Bowie

Prince George's sheriff's deputies and police arrested a man in Bowie who was wanted for killing a man in Pensacola, Fla. Cameron T. Cherry, who was the subject of a homicide warrant, was hiding out in the 16000 block of...

By Allison Klein  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Pedestrian struck in Fairfax hit-and-run

A man was struck by a car in a hit-and-run crash just after midnight Monday morning, Fairfax police said. It happened in the 6100 block of Leesburg Pike, where an unconscious man was discovered lying on the service road....

By Allison Klein  |  11:11 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Man shot dead in D.C. park

A Northwest D.C. man shot Wednesday night in a Northwest Washington park died from his injuries, D.C. Police said Thursday. Police responded to a small bricked park located at North Capitol St. and Florida Avenue just after 11 p.m., according...

By Clarence Williams and Allison Klein  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Man killed in Md. accident identified

The man who was killed when a Maryland State Police trooper hit him with an SUV Wednesday nigth has been identified as Buhrman K. Baird, 88, of the 24000 block of Old Hollywood Road. Baird was pushing a lawn mower...

By Allison Klein  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Fatal accident in Howard

A driver was killed in Howard County after a two-car accident on Route 32 at about 10:20 Tuesday night. Anna Artapova, 23, the driver of a 2008 Nissan Versa, was heading east of I-95 when her car left the roadway,...

By Allison Klein  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 01/13/2011

3 adults hurt in D.C. school bus accident

A school bus was involved in a crash in the 4700 block of South Dakota Avenue NE at 9 a.m., according to the D.C. Fire department. Three adults were hurt, one with serious injuries. No children were on the bus....

By Allison Klein  |  09:56 AM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 01/13/2011

Tax evasion sentence for cabbie Vincent Gray

A D.C. taxi driver named Vincent Gray was sentenced in federal court to 30 days in jail for failing to file tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Gray, 66, who has the same name as the District's new...

By Allison Klein  |  08:48 AM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Amber Alerts now on Facebook

Amber Alerts for missing children are now available as a news feed on Facebook, an effort to reach more people faster, announced the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Facebook users can sign up to get alerts by state,...

By Allison Klein  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Md. teen dies in car crash

A teenager was killed in a car crash Tuesday when she lost control of her Ford Mustang on an icy road in Mechanicsville, according to authorities. Marlene Martone, 17, died after the accident, which happened at 5:40 p.m. on Golden...

By Allison Klein  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 01/11/2011

BMW explodes in Arlington

The trunk of an unoccupied BMW exploded in Arlington Tuesday morning, officials said. The car was parked on the street in a residential neighborhood in the 2100 block of South 9th Street at about 8:30 a.m. when the back of...

By Allison Klein  |  03:41 PM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Montgomery teen dies after crash

A December car accident in Montgomery County involving three teens turned fatal last week when one of them died. Alexander Howard Popeck, 17, of the 18700 block of Rolling Acres Way in Olney, died Friday at an area hospital....

By Allison Klein  |  09:11 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/05/2011

Christmas Eve crash claims father, son

A man has died in an area hospital several days after he was in a Christmas Eve car crash that also killed his father, Loudoun officials said. Timothy D. Doane, 49, of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., died Tuesday. His father,...

By Allison Klein  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 01/04/2011

Third morning homicide in Pr. George's

Prince George's County police responded to a homicide at 7:50 Tuesday morning at Tucker and Palmer roads in Fort Washington, police said. A male was found with trauma to his upper body, according to police....

By Allison Klein  |  08:38 AM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/30/2010

Woman struck in hit-and-run

A 22-year-old woman in a crosswalk was struck by a car that immediately left the scene of the accident, Arlington police said. She was crossing Fairfax Drive at 12:20 a.m. Thursday when she was hit by a dark-colored sedan that...

By Allison Klein  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/30/2010

D.C. teen sexually assaulted

D.C. police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in a car near Walter Reed Medical Center in Northwest. The victim and a 17-year-old were sitting in a car in the 6600 block of 13th Street...

By Allison Klein  |  10:04 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/29/2010

2 charged in fatal Md. robberies

Anne Arundel police believe the same two teens were involved in two separate fatal robberies -- one at a pizza restaurant, one at a 7-Eleven store in Glen Burnie. They have charged Vincent Ethan Bunner, 17, and Shawn Anthony Johnson,...

By Allison Klein  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Man robbed Alexandria bank

Alexandria Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man they say robbed a PNC Bank Monday. It happened about 2:10 p.m. in the 1700 block of Diagonal Road, when he walked in, implied he had a weapon...

By Allison Klein  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Md. man arrested in D.C. slaying

D.C. police have arrested a Maryland man in the Nov. 12 killing of Keith Banks in Northeast Washington. Banks, 29, was found unconscious by police in the 1100 block of Galloway Street....

By Allison Klein  |  10:12 AM ET, 12/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Alleged D.C. burglars also wanted in Md.

Montgomery County police plan to charge four District men with a series of burglaries in Chevy Chase. The men are currently in the District jail after D.C. police arrested them breaking into a home in Northwest last week, officials said....

By Allison Klein  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Don't put gift boxes on curb: Police

D.C. Police e-mail listservs have been active recently with residents welcoming back Assistant Chief Diane Groomes, who came back to work last week after she was cleared in an alleged cheating scandal. Police officials also are telling residents how to...

By Allison Klein  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Fire, explosion displaces Capitol Hill family

A Sunday night fire on Capitol Hill that caused a bay window explosion displaced a neighboring family of four. The fire started in the 800 block of 10th Street NE when a plumbing renovation project caused piping to catch fire...

By Allison Klein  |  09:16 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Anne Arundel woman dies in crash

A 19-year-old woman was killed at 2 a.m. Friday in Pasadena when her car struck a tree, Anne Arundel County Police said. Investigators believe speed, alcohol and text messaging may have contributed to the crash....

By Allison Klein  |  09:14 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Woman dies in NW apartment fire

A District woman was killed by a fire in her apartment Sunday night shortly before 11 p.m., officials said. Firefighters had difficulty entering the second-floor apartment in the 1700 block of S Street NW because of an "extreme clutter hoarding...

By Allison Klein  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Shot firefighter is 6-year veteran

The off-duty D.C. firefighter who was shot early Wednesday morning is a 25-year-old man who has been with the department for six years, according to authorities. He has been on leave without pay since March 2010, said Pete Piringer, spokesman...

By Allison Klein  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Rockville man charged in D.C. shooting

D.C. police have arrested a Rockville man in a shooting case from Dec. 11. Dominic Copeland, 20, was charged Wednesday with assault with the intent to kill while armed in connection with a shooting at 1:20 p.m. in the 1300...

By Allison Klein  |  09:49 AM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 12/22/2010

D.C. elementary school catches fire

D.C. firefighters are on the scene of a heavy three-alarm fire at the Takoma Educational Center in the 7000 block of Piney Branch Road NWt. The school, which was not occupied when the fire started at about 10 a.m. Wednesday,...

By Allison Klein  |  11:03 AM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 12/22/2010

Store manager chases, rams robbers

The manager of a Prince William grocery jumped into his car and chased armed men who had just robbed his store, and continued after them even when they shot his car, police said. The masked men walked into Platanillos Grocery...

By Allison Klein  |  09:28 AM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 12/22/2010

D.C. police investigate homicide in SE

Update, 12 noon: Police identified the victim as 30-year-old James Pone of Southeast DC Original post: District detectives are investigating a homicide in Southeast D.C. Officers found the body of a male about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block...

By Allison Klein  |  08:37 AM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Alert neighbor helps stop break-in: Police

Awake at 2:30 a.m. Monday, a resident called 911 saying there were some suspicious-looking people at a home near American University in northwest Washington. Police responded quickly, and saw several people matching the caller's description sitting in a vehicle --...

By Allison Klein  |  08:52 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Less crime in 2010: FBI

Crime continues to decrease across the country, according to preliminary data released by the FBI Monday morning. For the first six months of the year, violent crime dropped by 6.2 percent and property crime dipped by 2.8 percent compared with...

By Allison Klein  |  10:02 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 12/16/2010

Chemical spill at downtown hotel

Emergency responders are on the scene of a basement chemical spill at the Capitol Hilton downtown, according to D.C. officials. A pipe broke in a nonpublic area of the hotel at 1001 16th Street NW about 8:30 a.m., and workers...

By Allison Klein  |  08:50 AM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Montgomery police search for burglar

Montgomery County detectives are asking for the public's help finding a masked man they believe has broken into four commercial establishments in the Cloverly Village Shopping Center recently. The most recent break-in was on Saturday between 4:30 and 9 a.m....

By Allison Klein  |  10:12 AM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Woman, 19, killed in Md. crash

A 19-year-old woman was killed Sunday night when the Nissan she was driving crossed into an oncoming traffic lane, went off the road and hit a stone pillar in front of a house in Edgewater, according to the Anne Arundel...

By Allison Klein  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/13/2010

D.C. police investigate homicide

D.C. police are investigating a homicide on the Prince George's County line in Southeast. It happened Sunday night in the 2900 block of Southern Avenue, authorities said....

By Allison Klein  |  10:04 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 12/08/2010

14 charged in auto shop drug ring

Fourteen people face federal charges this week in connection with an interstate cocaine and marijuana ring that operated out of a Clinton auto repair shop, authorities said. The arrests took place Sunday and Monday in Maryland, the District, Virginia, Texas...

By Allison Klein  |  10:08 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 12/08/2010

Body found in Southwest D.C.

D.C. police are on the scene of a homicide in Southwest in the 1300 block of Half St. Detectives responded to a call at 8:20 Wednesday morning, police said. This item has been updated since it was first published....

By Allison Klein  |  09:51 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 12/08/2010

Md. thieves loading TVs, driving off

Police believe a group of men has been targeting Wal-Mart and Sams Club stores in Laurel, making off with televisions from back storage areas. They have released pictures are from a heist on Nov. 17 at the Wal-Mart at 3549...

By Allison Klein  |  08:47 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 12/06/2010

Marshals burned as supect ignites self

Two deputy U.S. Marshals were burned Monday morning when a man they were arresting set himself on fire in Northwest Washington, authorities said. The Marshals were at 12th and N streets looking for a rape suspect around 8 a.m. when...

By Allison Klein  |  10:54 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 12/06/2010

Possible homicide investigated in D.C.

D.C. homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a man found dead in Southwest. He was found shortly before 9 a.m. at South Capitol and I streets, authorities said....

By Allison Klein  |  09:07 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 12/06/2010

Alex. jail to be named for slain deputy

The Alexandria jail will be re-named the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in honor of the sheriff's deputy who was shot in the line of duty in 1981 while escorting an inmate from court to the jail. Truesdale, who...

By Allison Klein  |  08:54 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 12/02/2010

Va. 'room salon' operators plead guilty

Three operators of a "room salon" in Falls Church pleaded guilty to harboring illegal aliens after allegedly flying in young Korean women to dress provocatively, serve drinks, flirt, sing, and dance with customers, according to Virginia U.S. Attorney Neil H....

By Allison Klein  |  10:43 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/02/2010

Homicide in Calvert County

Three hunters in Calvert County called police Tuesday when they discovered a woman inside a parked Ford Focus at a state park and thought something looked amiss. Police responded to Calvert Cliffs State Park, at the intersection of Camp Canoy...

By Allison Klein  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Arlington Commonwealth's Attorney to retire

Arlington County Commonwealth's Attorney Richard E. Trodden does not plan to seek a fifth term next year as the county's top prosecutor, he announced Wednesday. He has endorsed Chief Deputy Theo Stamos to succeed him. Trodden has been commonwealth's attorney...

By Allison Klein  |  11:56 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 12/01/2010

$30K reward in 7-Eleven clerk murder

7-Eleven Inc. is offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the men who killed a Glen Burnie store clerk in August, Anne Arundel police said. Youssef Attia, 48, was killed by three men who...

By Allison Klein  |  11:06 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Conviction in killing of unarmed man

Curtis Bunn, 24, was out looking to buy marijuana in January 2009 when he found a house in Southeast Washington where he thought he could score some. When he tried to push his way into the home in the 3500...

By Allison Klein  |  10:04 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Child pedestrian struck in Northwest

A child pedestrian was hit by a car at 14th and Upshur streets NW Wednesday morning, according to a tweet from the D.C. fire department. Emergency responders transported the girl, who is between 10 and 12 years old, to a...

By Allison Klein  |  08:57 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Shooting in Northeast D.C.

D.C. police are on the scene of a Tuesday morning shooting in Northeast in which a juvenile was hit in the leg. The victim, who was not identified by police, was taken to an area hospital. The shooting took place...

By Allison Klein  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Arrest in D.C. fatal shooting

D.C. police have arrested a Maryland man in connection with Monday's killing of Gregory Joyner, 28. Carl Purvis, 45, of Capitol Heights, is charged with first-degree murder while armed. Joyner was found with a gunshot wound at about 9:15 p.m....

By Allison Klein  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/22/2010

CVS store robbed in Frederick

A Frederick CVS was robbed at 1 a.m. Monday morning by a man who was recorded on store surveillance, police said. It happened at 402 S. Jefferson St. when a man walked into the store, told an employee he had...

By Allison Klein  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Man charged in D.C. homicide

D.C police detectives have made an arrest in the October shooting death of Angelo Jones. Rickey Pharr, 26, of Northeast Washington, was charged with first degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting, which happened Oct. 2 in...

By Allison Klein  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Man who tried to stop robbery is killed

Misael Abdias Flores was at his local wings and pizza restaurant in Glen Burnie Friday night grabbing a bite to eat when four men came in wearing masks, weilding guns and announced a robbery. Flores who was standing next...

By Allison Klein  |  11:10 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 11/17/2010

Woman wanted in credit card scheme

Anne Arundel police are looking for a woman they believe is part of a scheme to break into cars at schools, parks and other public places, steal credit cards and use them at local grocery stores. The cars have been...

By Allison Klein  |  09:32 AM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/25/2010

Man shot at Prince George's pharmacy

This post contains updated information: A 42-year-old man was shot at the Kay Cee pharmacy in District Heights at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Prince George's police. He was taken to a local hospital. We are checking into reports...

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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 02/24/2010

Crime in Vienna up in 2009, but still low

Crime in Vienna increased in 2009, though there were no homicides and overall crime remained low, according to statistics released Wednesday morning. Police recorded 91 violent crimes last year, compared with 79 in 2008. Last year's violent crimes included three...

By Washington Post editors  |  09:25 AM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 02/23/2010

Boy tells Fairfax police he was abducted, thrown in van

A 12-year-old boy was briefly abducted last week in the Oakton area by two men in a black van, Fairfax police said Tuesday. It happened at about 6 p.m. Thursday as the boy walked in the 2900 block of Palmer...

By Washington Post editors  |  10:29 AM ET, 02/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/23/2010

Fairfax fatal fire intentionally set

The 52-year-old Fairfax man who died in a house fire Saturday as seven of his relatives escaped uninjured had intentionally set the fire, officials said. Ching Ho Wang, 52, of the 3700 block of Paul Street in the Bailey's Crossroads...

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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/23/2010

Fairfax teenager cut on her way to school

A 17-year-old was cut across her face this morning during a confrontation as she walked to Annandale High, Fairfax police said. It happened at 6:50 a.m. in the 4400 block of Elan Place in Annandale. The victim told police she...

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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/22/2010

Man killed in single-car wreck in Montgomery County

Update, 1:30 p.m.: The passenger has been identified as Jose Guillermo Tista Lemus, 26, of the 1300 block of Dilston Road in Silver Spring. Original Post: A 26-year-old Silver Spring man was killed in a car accident Saturday night when...

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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/22/2010

Men charged in Vienna cabbie attack being sent back to Va.

Two Vienna men who allegedly assaulted a cab driver late last month were arrested in North Carolina and are now being brought back to Vienna for prosecution, police said. The incident happened on Jan. 31 at 5:10 a.m. in the...

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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 02/22/2010

Six men charged in Loudoun prostitution sting

Six men who thought they were setting up meetings with prostitutes were caught in a sting operation in Loudoun County after the sheriff's department ran bait ads on popular Web sites. The men, ranging in age from 21 to 39,...

By Washington Post editors  |  11:37 AM ET, 02/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/22/2010

Police investigate fatal shooting in the District

UPDATE, 11:20 a.m.: The victim has been identified as Joel Watkins, 15, of the 600 block of Jefferson St NW EARLIER UPDATE: Police say the juvenile shot and killed Sunday night in Northwest Washington was 15 years old. Investigators are...

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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/18/2010

A stunt or a really drunk man in Arlington?

Saturday night has to go down as one of the most bizarre at Arlington's Mexicali Blues restaurant in the 2900 block of Wilson Boulevard. Customers were enjoying margaritas and fish tacos at 8:20 p.m. when a man in a puffy...

By Allison Klein  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/11/2010

Reporter's query: Seeking identity theft victims

Have you been a victim of identity theft? If you have, and are between the ages of 18-24 -- or know somebody who fits the description -- Post reporter Allison Klein would like to talk to you. Please contact her...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 12/29/2009

Police rule Arlington street death a homicide

Arlington police have identified the man who was found dead Tuesday morning on a county street as Carl Diener, 57, and are investigating his death as a homicide. Rescue workers found Diener, who lives in north Arlington, at 2:50 a.m....

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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/22/2009

Police ID suspect in Alexandria shooting

Alexandria police have identified the suspect in Friday's homicide as Jose Russo, 50, of the city. Russo killed himself hours after he allegedly shot a man and a woman in a popuar Del Ray bakery, police said. The man, Kossi...

By Allison Klein  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/22/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/16/2009

Pile of loot on Ford's hood leads police to men who broke into cars

Anne Arundel officers on a routine patrol spotted something unusual on Tuesday morning: Three men standing in front of a green Ford Escort examining a spread of cell phones, GPS units and a wallet on the car's hood. The officers...

By Allison Klein  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/16/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 12/15/2009

Man touches teen girl on walk to school

A man in his 20s grabbed a 13-year-old girl as she walked to school Tuesday at 7:15 a.m., Fairfax police said. She was not injured. The girl was walking near Arcadia Road and Hawaii Court when a man approached from...

By Allison Klein  |  11:18 AM ET, 12/15/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 12/14/2009

Police identify man found dead in Montgomery prison

Montgomery County Police have identified Thomas Lee Miller, 32, of Rockville as the man found dead in his cell early Sunday morning in the county jail. He was found hanging from his bed with a bedsheet around his neck....

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Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 12/14/2009

Police impersonator strikes in Frederick

The woman wasn’t sure if she was speeding along Rt. 15 in Frederick on Saturday morning, but when she saw blue and red flashing lights behind her, she pulled over. She thought it was strange that the black Dodge Charger...

By Allison Klein  |  09:48 AM ET, 12/14/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 12/03/2009

Funeral today for Arlington worker killed on the job

Funeral services for James Bea, 59, the Arlington County employee who was electrocuted and died the day before Thanksgiving, are being held this morning at an Arlington church. Bea was a father, grandfather and Arlington resident who worked for the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:35 AM ET, 12/03/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/02/2009

Judge: Michaele Salahi ducked $4,000 hair salon bill

In May 2007, Tareq and Michaele Salahi -- who may or may not have been invited to the White House state dinner last week -- were just days away from hosting their inaugural America's Polo match. Michaele Salahi called...

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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 11/19/2009

Pantsless man, stolen car

Arlington Police found an intoxicated man alone in a stolen Honda Monday night. That's not all that unusual. But the guy was naked from the waist down. That's not as common....

By Washington Post editors  |  03:26 PM ET, 11/19/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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