Crime Scene: Around the Nation


Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Md. man charged in rape at Pa. off-campus party

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 26-year-old Harold Stanback of Capitol Heights.

By the Associated Press  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, Around the Nation

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Not guilty plea in D.C. woman’s Calif. death

Dionette Cherney, 68, was killed as she crossed a street on July 15.

By the Associated Press  |  09:27 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 10/25/2011

2 arrested in Fla., charged with killing man on Metrobus in District

Two District men were arrested in Orlando Tuesday in connection with the connection with the killing of a 22 year-old man last week on a Metrobus in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:51 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, Around the Nation, The District

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Police make arrest in airman’s Virginia killing

Police in Virginia have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of a 22-year-old Ellsworth Airman who was killed while on leave from the South Dakota base.

By the Associated Press  |  07:41 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Virginia

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Md. man accused of impersonating Vince Young extradited to Texas

Texas authorities late Tuesday extradited the Fort Washington man police say impersonated backup Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young and took $2,500 from a woman.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, Around the Nation, Celebrities, Pr. George's

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Not guilty plea for Gaithersburg man in deadly Vt. crash

A shackled Norwich University student from Gaithersburg wept as he entered the courtroom where he pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he was drunk when he crashed the car he was driving a day earlier, killing another student and injuring seven others, three of them critically.

By the Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Jail for Md. man in string of bank robberies

A Maryland man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for robberies of banks in Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina and Delaware.

By the Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 08/06/2011

Funeral for Lauren Giddings scheduled for Saturday

Funeral services are planned for a Maryland native and recent law school graduate who was found slain in Georgia.

By the Associated Press  |  09:35 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Maryland

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Trade group files suit to block new gun regulations

A gun industry trade association filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block a requirement that dealers report sales of semiautomatic rifles to the federal firearms bureau.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  07:35 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Around the Nation, Del Quentin Wilber

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011

At Senate hearing, public safety communications in wake of 9/11 attacks discussed

Police and fire departments across the country are better coordinated when disaster strikes across municipal lines but serious gaps remain in public safety communications, according to remarks at a Senate hearing Wednesday on the state of emergency communications 10 years after the 9/11 attacks.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Around the Nation

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Woman, 18, dead after missing pair located in Va.

Police say a woman found dead in the trunk of a North Carolina man’s car was an 18-year-old friend who was reported missing with him.

By the Roanoke Times  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Reward for info in Md. woman’s Georgia slaying

Authorities in Macon, Ga., are offering a reward of $12,000 for information leading to an arrest in the slaying of a recent law-school graduate from Maryland whose dismembered body was found outside her apartment building.

By the Associated Press  |  07:26 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Homicide, Homicide

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Drug use among men arrested in D.C. falls, survey says

A majority of men arrested in the District last year tested positive for recent drug use, although the percentage was down from previous years, according to a federal survey.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Paul Duggan, Around the Nation

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 08:40 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Jail, $1M restitution for woman in coin sale-and-steal scheme

An Arizona-based rare-coins broker is headed to prison for three to nine years for talking a New York City octogenarian into investing her life savings in gold and silver coins, then stealing them from the woman’s home to resell them.

By The Associated Press  |  08:40 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Cons & Scams

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/02/2011

One of teacher Kevin Ricks’s abuse victims describes methods, effects of sexual abuse from 1980s private school in Georgia

Robert Burzee was 15 years old when he met Kevin Ricks at an exclusive Atlanta-area private boarding school. A teenager who had just left his home in Florida for the first time, Burzee was looking for guidance, support, and a role model. Burzee, 41, is the latest victim in Ricks’s 30-year trail of abuse to come forward publicly. He has lived – and suffered — with his secret for more than two decades.

By Josh White  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Josh White, Updates, Around the Nation

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Holder: Reduce sentences for crack convicts

The U.S. Attorney General, testifying before the U.S. Sentencing Commission, says some incarcerated for crack cocaine offenses should benefit from a new law that lessens penalties.

By  |  01:41 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 05/11/2011

2 motorcycles stolen from Hyattsville found in N.J.

Police uncovered six stolen vehicles, including two from Hyattsville, at a northern New Jersey warehouse.

By The Star-Ledger  |  07:32 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Pr. George's

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Court systems use video to streamline pretrial hearings

There has been a surge in court appearances done by video in New York and around the country, as cash-strapped communities look for ways to boost efficiency and cut costs. The tools are used in courts large and small, and the savings for some are staggering: $30 million in Pennsylvania so far, $600,000 in Georgia, and $50,000 per year in transportation costs in Ohio.

By The Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Technology

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Texas man convicted in $100M fraud scheme

A federal jury convicted a 39-year-old Houston man for his role in a $100 million fraud scheme that had more than 800 victims across the U.S. and Canada.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse, Around the Nation, Financial Crimes

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Not guilty plea for ‘East Coast’ rape suspect

A man suspected in a series of rapes along the East Coast has pleaded not guilty in a Connecticut case.

By The Associated Press  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Pr. William, Pr. George's, Updates, Sex Crimes

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/21/2011

‘East Coast Rapist’ suspect due in court

A man suspected in a series of rapes along the East Coast is due back in a Connecticut court for his arraignment.

By The Associated Press  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Updates, Pr. William

Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 03/03/2011

In Pa., it's 'terrorism by mice'

A man in Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with trying to sabotage competing pizza shop owners with mice, according to this report: "It's terrorism by mice," said Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "I've never had to deal with...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:47 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Around the Nation, Offbeat

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Guilty plea in Colonial Bank fraud case

Catherine Kissick, the former senior vice president of Colonial Bank and head of its mortgage lending division, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to commit bank, wire and securities fraud in a scheme that led to the downfall of Colonial Bank...

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:54 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Dana Hedgpeth, Financial Crimes, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 03/01/2011

August double murder trial for Va. man

An August trial is set for a Virginia man charged with killing a West Virginia woman and her 3-year-old son. Media outlets report that 34-year-old Antonio Prophet of Lorton, Va., pleaded not guilty Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court....

By Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Updates

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Fork-wielding man charged with impersonating cop

A man in Florida was charged with impersonating a police officer after pointing a barbecue fork at some motorists, according to this report: The Broward County Sheriff's Office said deputies found Howard Schultz of Pompano Beach pointing his 10-inch cooking...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:46 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Charges for Md. man after N.Y. death

The death of a Staten Island man has been ruled a homicide, and a Maryland man has been charged in connection with the case. The New York City medical examiner's office says 68-year-old Robert Jenkins died of asphyxia due to...

By Staten Island Advance  |  07:32 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Maryland

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Authorities allege 18,000 fake 911 calls in Calif.

An East Los Angeles man has been charged with making more than 18,000 crank 911 calls, according to this report: Maurice Cruz, 43, was booked on suspicion of misusing 911 emergency lines to annoy or harass, a misdemeanor punishable by...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:37 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 02/01/2011

Fla. man charged with aiding girlfriend's robbery

A Florida man has been arrested and charged with helping his girlfriend rob her employer -- the Donut Hole, according to this report: Lucas Marsh, of Fort Walton Beach, went to see his girlfriend at her work at the Donut...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:53 AM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Two-restaurant run for intoxicated woman: Police

A woman in Florida was arrested after drunkenly wandering through two restaurants, insulting employees and taking customers' food, according to this report: A bartender at the restaurant said the woman ordered a drink and sat next to another man at...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Man arrested for 'stealing' own car: Report

A man is suing the New York Police Department after he was arrested getting into his own car, according to this report: Jamieson Prince, 43, says cops swarmed his 2007 GMC Yukon and cuffed him as he prepared to drive...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:51 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 01/25/2011

Burglary suspect found sleeping naked: Police

A Florida man was arrested after he was found naked and sleeping on the couch of a home he had broken into, according to this report: Witnesses identified him running naked down the street. Deputies say the 20-year-old then entered...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:54 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Fingertip leads Fla. police to suspect

A Florida man was arrested and charged in an arson-for-hire scheme after investigators found his fingertip at the alleged crime scene, according to this report: While they were investigating, police said, they discovered evidence of accelerants, leading them to determine...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 01/21/2011

Three speeding tickets in one hour for woman

An Ohio woman picked up three speeding tickets in one hour, according to reports: Amy Bobkovich, 38, was driving a tan Ford Escort and was first pulled over on East River Road, close to James Day Park, at 11:40 p.m....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:24 AM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Mass. cat gets jury duty summons

UPDATE: This story first ran about a year ago but was mistakenly reposted by various news organizations, including this one. Here's the Boston Globe's account, which notes that the cat's name was included on a city, not U.S., census. ORIGINAL...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:43 AM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Man demands food with shotgun: Police

A Missouri man was arrested after allegedly demanding food from a closed McDonald's drive-through window with the help of a shotgun, according to this report: "He told the employee he wanted food and pointed the shotgun at that time," Walter...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:43 AM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 01/13/2011

Memorial service for slain ex-Redskins cheerleader

The family of a Las Vegas Strip burlesque dancer and former Washington Redskins cheerleader whose body was found dismembered and encased in concrete plans a church memorial service. Celeste Flores Narvaez said a Catholic Mass will be held Thursday for...

By The Associated Press  |  07:53 AM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 01/13/2011

Clerk turns back on would-be robber

A drugstore clerk put a stop to a would-be robbery by simply walking away from the suspect, according to this report: The clerk turned toward a back hallway and walked away. When he realized the clerk was not getting the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:01 AM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 01/07/2011

iPhone app catches burglar in action

A Colorado woman who downloaded an iPhone application to help her watch her puppy tuned in to see a man ransacking her home, according to this report: But in Colorado it was a cell phone application normally used as a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:17 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 01/06/2011

Shoppers, pickle jar stop robbery attempt

A Milwaukee food market customer helped turn away an armed would-be robber by hitting him with a pickle jar, according to this report: Lugman Asad said he was in the back of the store eating his lunch about 2:50 p.m....

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:50 AM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 01/05/2011

Man charged with trading woman's car for drugs

A Pennsylvania man is charged with taking a woman's car and then trading it for drugs, according to this report: Branden G. Schwager, 33, allegedly borrowed the car Saturday from a woman who lives on Evelyn Lane in Milford Township...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:59 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 01/03/2011

Man pleads guilty in bundling case

A Connecticut wealth manager pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to making false statements to the Federal Election Commission about "bundling" $48,300 in contributions to the 2008 presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and $13,800 to the presidential and Senate campaigns of former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  04:48 PM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 12/30/2010

Texas pastor accused in burglary

A Dallas pastor has been accused of robbing a parishioner's home on Christmas Eve, according to reports: Police accuse Sandra McGriff of stealing more than $10,000 worth of clothing, purses and electronics from a home in the 2200 block of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:57 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Officer line of duty deaths up in 2010

A total of 160 officers from the federal and local levels died in the line of duty as of mid-day Dec. 27, an increase over the 117 killed in 2009 when those deaths reached a 50-year low, according to the...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  01:11 PM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/28/2010

No new sentence in Md. man's Alaska death

The Alaska Court of Appeals has rejected an Alaska man's request for a new sentence on a manslaughter conviction in the traffic death of a world-renowned physicist. Byron F. Geisinger was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison in...

By the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Cab passenger carried $450K in drugs: Report

An Illinois cabdriver's fare who was taken to a police station because he was passed out turned out to have nearly $450,000 in drugs on him, according to this report: The cabdriver said he tried to rouse the man for...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:46 AM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Oddball Chicago-area crimes in 2010

Tough times for newspapers? Here's one news organization's year's end wrap-up of off Chicago-area crimes, including this item: A resident of the 400 block of Thorndale Drive told police she had been stalked for the past two months by a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:32 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Tractor-trailer chase races through Md.

Washington County, Md., authorities say a tractor-trailer driver is in custody after leading police on a chase up Interstate 81 through parts of West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Washington County 911 Supervisor Wayne Bockstanz says the truck with Mississippi plates...

By The Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 12/21/2010

'Santa Claus' robs Rhode Island yacht club

Call it a ho-ho-holdup. Police say a man dressed as Santa Claus has robbed a Rhode Island yacht club....

By The Associated Press  |  06:50 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 12/17/2010

30 charged in 9-state fake ID scheme

Thirty people are charged in Virginia with running a fake identification ring that spanned nine states. Several of the defendants were arraigned Thursday before U.S. District Judge James Spencer in Richmond....

By The Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 12/16/2010

Man charged with two hammer stick-ups

A man in Missouri was arrested and charged for two convenience store holdups in which a hammer was his alleged weapon, according to this report: In both robberies, the bandit threatened clerks with a hammer. The first was just after...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:41 AM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Va. biker gang racketeering trial nears end

A federal prosecutor portrayed the national president of the Outlaws motorcycle gang as a crafty leader who manipulates members into committing crimes, but a defense attorney said Tuesday that her client never directed anybody to break the law. The statements...

By The Associated Press  |  07:19 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Man charged with delivering mail while naked

A letter carrier in Wisconsin was arrested and charged with delivering the mail naked, according to this report: A U.S. Postal Service carrier said he felt bad and stupid after being arrested for delivering mail to a law firm in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:50 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Md. escapee caught in Philadelphia

Authorities have captured a prisoner in Philadelphia a day after he escaped from a correctional facility in Maryland. Investigators say 22-year-old Kevin Talley was captured Sunday evening in the city's Germantown neighborhood....

By WPVI-TV  |  07:28 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Fight between brother, sister results in police call

Police were called to a Florida home after a woman's two adult children got in a fight that included a thrown candle, according to this report: When interviewed, the sister said she threw a candle, but that it didn't hit...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:25 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Sylvie Cachay dies; boyfriend charged

Update, 7:44 p.m. Police say the son of an Oscar-winning composer has been arrested on charges of choking his girlfriend, who was found dead in a tub at an upscale Manhattan hotel. Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Brooks was arrested on charges of...

By Associated Press  |  07:46 PM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Multistate search for Va. girl, 12

Authorities are ramping up their search for a missing 12-year-old Virginia girl by putting her picture on billboards in several states. Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder said Thursday that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is preparing...

By The Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 12/10/2010

6 trials for serial stabbing suspect

A Michigan judge ordered four attempted-murder trials Thursday stemming from a summer stabbing spree in Michigan, raising the number of trials to six for a man accused of being a serial killer. District Court Judge Nathaniel Perry found enough evidence...

By The Associated Press  |  07:34 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Toys for Tots trove recovered in Maine

Police in Maine recovered a trove of toys they say were meant for the Toys for Tots program, according to this report: Bangor Police say they received a tip a couple of days ago that a Patten Street resident had...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:47 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Four hearings for Elias Abuelazam

It will be a long day in court for the man accused of a series of stabbings in Michigan's Genesee County. There are four hearings scheduled Thursday for Elias Abuelazam, all involving charges of attempted murder in and around Flint...

By The Associated Press  |  07:37 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Stabbing over remote control: Police

A Florida woman stabbed her husband seven times after a disagreement about the remote control, according to this report: St. Pete Police say Deloris got so angry that her husband wouldn't give up the remote she ran to the kitchen,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:24 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 12/08/2010

Sex offender law challenge rejected

A law allowing the indefinite confinement of "sexually dangerous" federal inmates after their prison terms end does not violate their due process rights, an appeals court has ruled. The unanimous ruling Monday by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S....

By The Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 12/08/2010

Woman charged with biting off man's tongue

A Wisconsin woman has been accused of biting off her husband's tongue while kissing him, according to this report: Karen Lueders, 57, of 2833 Windepoint Court, severed half of Willard Lueders' tongue during a "manic episode" about 11 p.m. Monday,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:45 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Empanada toss ends would-be robbery: Report

A would-be New Mexico store robber was foiled by a clerk who threw a package of empanadas at him, according to this report: Arnold Orquiz of Amigo's says it was a package of empanadas that saved the day, along with...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:44 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Report: Stolen car runs out of gas in N.Y.

A New York man broke into a Nissan dealership and stole a car off the showroom floor -- but was caught when it ran out of gas, according to this report: Albany Police Department spokesperson Phyllis Banks said investigators believe...

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Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Report: Pizza mugging nets wrong 'dough'

A Staten Island, N.Y. mugger who demanded a bag from a pizza shop owner got one that was filled with pizza dough, according to this report: The assailants demanded one of the shopkeepers hand over a bag -- thinking it...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:32 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Safe reported stolen was loaded with pot: Police

A man who called in a stolen safe to police was charged with drug possession after police opened it, according to this report: The police were able to open the safe with Riley's assistance. "He gave us the code," Peters...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:32 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/19/2010

D.C. man, 20, killed in N.Y. crash

A 20-year-old District man was killed in a Thursday night crash in Central Islip, N.Y., police said. Benjamin Cecil, a New York Institute of Technology student, was hit by a car while crossing the street around 6:25 p.m., the Suffolk...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Guilty plea for Pa. 'mummy bandit'

A Philadelphia man dubbed "the mummy bandit" for using gauze bandages to conceal his face has pleaded guilty in five bank heists. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Hiram Joseph Adams is the man behind the mummy mask....

By the Associated Press  |  06:46 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/17/2010

Police link Prieto to Calif. double murder

Homicide detectives have a linked a man just sentenced to death for two Virginia murders to a 1990 double murder in Riverside County. Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Brown tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise detectives matched the DNA of Alfredo Rolando Prieto to...

By the Press-Enterprise  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 11/17/2010

Pair stole motorized Wal-Mart cart: Police

A man and woman stole a motorized shopping cart and used it to shuttle themselves to and from a West Virginia strip club, according to this report: The incident happened about 1:40 a.m. along U.S. 60 just east of Huntington....

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:36 AM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 11/15/2010

Vanity plate helps snare suspect

A vanity plate made it easy for police to track down a New Hampshire robbery suspect, according to this report: A person in a nearby parking lot noticed something strange was going on. "He watched her get in the vehicle...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:21 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 11/12/2010

Mich. trial for stabbings suspect

A man suspected in a three-state stabbing spree has been ordered to stand trial on an attempted murder charge in a late-night attack on a Michigan man who was walking home with a can of beer. Richard Booker says he...

By the Associated Press  |  10:16 AM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 11/12/2010

Pumpkin helps knock out robbery suspect

A man knocked out another man who had broken into his house by hurling a pumpkin at him, according to this report: "He pulled a knife on me, and he just started running off, and I could have everything back....

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:38 AM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 11/11/2010

Man celebrated baby with hospital toke: Police

A Pennsylvania man was expected to be charged with drug possession after he allegedly lit up a marijuana cigarette in a hospital smoking area to celebrate the birth of his child: "I'm having a baby and wanted to get a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:47 AM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 11/10/2010

JumboTron helps snare suspect

A man wanted for a killing in New York City was caught shortly after being spotted on the JumboTron at an NBA game, according to this report: If only all murder suspects were as stupid as Earle Barranco -- a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:34 AM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 11/09/2010

MySpace log-in snags burglary suspect

A Florida man was arrested and charged with burglary after investigators found a computer logged into his MySpace account at the alleged victim's home, according to this report: Deputies arriving at the house found no one inside, but they did...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:38 AM ET, 11/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 11/08/2010

Turkey-in-pants charges for N.Y. man

A man in Brooklyn was arrested after allegedly trying to steal a turkey from a grocer by stuffing the 12-pounder down his pants, according to this report: "He's got a big turkey in his pants!" Fine Fare Grocery cashier Michelle...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:28 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 11/05/2010

Arrest for man dressed as Breathalyzer

A Nebraska man was charged with drunk driving in his Halloween costume. He was dressed as a Breathalyzer, according to reports: The officer said [Matthew] Nieveen had watery eyes and slurred speech and smelled like alcohol. Police found a bottle...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:51 AM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 11/04/2010

3 'superheroes' arrested after Ct. fight

Police arrested two men and a woman dressed as superheroes after a fight in a Connecticut parking garage, according to this report: When police officers arrived at the Bell Street parking garage, they found Michael Sanchez, 25, of Stamford dressed...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:33 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 11/02/2010

Burglary suspects left thank-you note: Police

Two men are charged with burglary in North Carolina after allegedly breaking into a home, ransacking it and leaving thank-you notes for the owners, according to this report: But the coup de grace, she said, were the two thank-you messages...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:50 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Abuelazam attacked officer in jail: Report

A sheriff says jail officers used a stun gun to subdue a man accused of a series of fatal stabbings in Flint, Mich. Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell tells The Flint Journal that Elias Abuelazam tried to punch a sergeant...

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Candy trail helps nab suspects

Two men were charged with burglary in California after officers investigating a stolen candy machine followed a candy trail in one of their homes according to this report: On Tuesday around 8 p.m., Modesto Police officers were called to the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Mass. woman claims she stole wrong car

A Massachusetts woman who admitted to stealing a car said she intended to steal a different one, according to this report: Melissa Urban, 43, told police she thought she was stealing her boyfriend's car from the Chicken Bone on Waverly...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:04 AM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Twin scammers sentenced in N.Y.

A pair of identical twin thieves was sentenced Friday to prison for scamming more than $2 million from dozens of people by making phony promises of can’t-lose investments. Makara and Tsele Nkhereanye were sentenced to 3½ to 10½ years behind...

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Gumby kicking video leads to arrest

A YouTube video of a man in a Gumby costume getting kicked in the groin led to the attacker's arrest, according to this report: About 6:30 p.m. Friday, Scamlon was in his second or third hour as Gumby when the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Fake $10K bill raises eyebrows

Alert staffers at a Massachusetts bank weren't buying it when a woman came in claiming she had a $10,000 bill, according to this report: Michael Gallagher, the bank's risk-management director, said it was an easy call spotting the counterfeit bill,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Guilty plea for e-mail threat sender

A New Jersey man who went by "Devilfish" as he sent threatening e-mails to employees at the D.C.-based headquarters of the National Council of La Raza and other Latino civil rights groups pleaded guilty Wednesday to his years-long campaign, federal...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:23 PM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 10/19/2010

Woman tried robbing husband: Police

An Ohio woman is charged with trying to rob her husband at gunpoint, according to this report: According to court documents, Fall held a gun to her husband's neck and said, "Give me the money or I'll kill you." The...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:59 AM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 10/18/2010

Woman tracks down wedding dress, suspect

A Wisconsin woman who went looking for her stolen wedding dress ended up helping police catch an elusive burglary suspect, according to this report: "At first I was really upset when I saw that the dress was missing, and then...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:34 AM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 10/15/2010

Prostitution charges after police call

Two Ohio women were arrested after one called police to a hotel room under false pretenses, then asking them to investigate a customer's nonpayment for sex, according to this report: When the woman summoned officers to a Camp Washington motel...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:57 AM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 10/14/2010

Store clerk turns robber's gun on him

A store clerk in North Carolina scared off a robber after she grabbed his gun while he was cleaning out the cash register, according to this report: As the suspect was grabbing as much money as he could, Wilmer reached...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:39 AM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 10/13/2010

Costumed criminals take N.Y. boy's bike

Three costumed robbers, one in a chicken suit, stole a New York boy's bike, according to this report: The trio confronted the teenager while he was riding his bicycle on Route 25A at 1:15 p.m. One of the apes punched...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:48 AM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 10/12/2010

Handcuffed man gets free, caught

A Washington state man who was sitting handcuffed in a police car on the way to jail managed to escape, according to this report: "Lair was handcuffed behind his back at the time of escape," the report said. Officers from...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:49 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Robbery suspect flees after hose hit

A would-be Dunkin' Donuts robber fled empty-handed after he was shot with a water hose, according to this report: Kahn had been spraying trays with a sink hose, and turned it on the intruder, who apparently was afraid of water....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:12 AM ET, 10/08/2010

'Samaritan' made up attack: Police

A Minnesota man who claimed he was attacked while helping two people fix a flat tire faked it for reasons unknown, according to this report: Smith was found unconscious and lying in a ditch by people who were passing by....

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:12 AM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 10/07/2010

Man shoots at 2 with baggy pants: Report

A Memphis man is charged with shooting at two teenagers he argued with who refused to pull up their sagging pants, according to this report: From a yard in the 4400 block of Whiteside, Bonds began yelling at the pair...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:25 AM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 10/06/2010

Arrest in Pa. killing of Pr. George's man

Police in eastern Pennsylvania have arrested a man on murder charges in a speakeasy shooting that killed a Maryland man. Twenty-eight-year-old Jose Bonilla-Ortiz was arrested Monday in last year’s shooting at an underground club in Reading, about 50 miles...

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Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Strip search evidence disputed: Report

A man caught with drugs during a strip search claimed only some of them were his, according to this report: While searching Roberts’ person, deputies felt a soft object in his buttocks. The report said Roberts then said, "Let me...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:42 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 10/04/2010

Jeweler charged in big N.J. coin heist

Federal authorities say a Manhattan jeweler has been charged in connection to the theft last year of a multi-million-dollar coin collection stolen in New Jersey. The coins were taken Oct. 11, 2009, from a coin dealer’s van as he dined...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:38 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 10/04/2010

DUI driver offers grilled-cheese bribe: Police

A Florida woman hit with a DUI charge offered the deputy who arrested her a grilled cheese sandwich, according to this report: O'Conner told the deputy, “I almost made it home before you got me.” According to the report, she...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:34 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 10/01/2010

Man says he thought cop was zombie

A Colorado man pleaded not guilty to shooting at a police officer because of insanity -- he says he thought the cop was a zombie, according to this report: Brandon Duke, 22, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, first degree...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:57 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/30/2010

N.Y. cabbie helps nab suspects

A cab driver’s cell phone video of a brutal attack at a Long Island, N.Y., train station helped police nab the suspects. The video captured a man being beaten and robbed by a group of men he approached for change...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 09/30/2010

DUI arrest in Ill. police parking lot

A man was arrested and charged with drunk driving -- in a police parking lot, according to this report: Prosecutors said Antonio Trujillo, 44, was under the influence of alcohol when he arrived at the Montgomery Police Department at 6:30...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:54 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 09/28/2010

Fla. lawyer arrested after a dip

A federal prosecutor was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors after he was accused of lewd behavior while swimming in a Miami bar's pool in his boxers, according to this report: Sean Cronin, 35, was charged with two misdemeanors --...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:34 AM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2010

'Auto-only' car thieves caught: Report

Colorado police arrested two teens who tried to steal a car but couldn't handle a manual transmission, according to this report: Police quickly found a stolen purple Ford Explorer early Saturday when police noticed a similar-looking SUV lurching back and...

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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Ex-exec pleads guilty to bribery

A former executive of a company that sells body armor and other protective gear pleaded guilty Thursday to bribing officials from the United Nations and elsewhere overseas to win lucrative contracts.

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Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 09/16/2010

Pr. George's men to face trial in Pa.

Two Prince George's County men have been ordered to stand trial in Pennsylvania for a home-invasion that sparked a gun battle that left a homeowner wounded and an intruder dead. Magisterial District Judge John Murray ordered 23-year-old Niochie Lawson, of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:12 AM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 09/16/2010

Planned biker gang attack busted: ATF

Members of the Pagans motorcycle gang plotted to use grenades in a murderous assault on the rival Hells Angels, federal officials said Wednesday in announcing a litany of charges against 19 reputed Pagans members and associates in five states. Agents...

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Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 09/16/2010

Minn. case covers searches, pants

A warning to those concealing guns in sagging pants in the state of Minnesota: The Minnesota Court of Appeals apparently could not resist referring to the Internet hit rap song when it ruled Tuesday that a police officer did not...

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Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 09/15/2010

Woman cited after 'Lady Godiva' act

A North Dakota woman was cited and given a lift home after walking into a Walgreens store wearing whipped cream and little else, according to this report: The woman, identified by police as Katherine Margaret Watson, entered the store about...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:44 AM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 09/13/2010

Violent crime drops in '09: FBI

The FBI said Monday that violent crime reported to police in 2009 declined for the third straight year. The 5.3 percent drop in violent crime was accompanied by a 4.6 percent drop in property crime, marking the seventh consecutive year...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:27 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 09/13/2010

Seized pot stolen in Maine

Police in Maine say 1,000 marijuana plants that had been seized and placed in a storage facility were stolen last week, according to this report: An overhead garage door had been "pried open" and much of the marijuana, seized Tuesday...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:28 AM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 09/10/2010

Wanted in Baltimore, caught in Fla.

A man wanted by the FBI in Baltimore on charges of wire fraud and money-laundering is being held in a Florida jail for allegedly running a stop sign. Jail records show 37-year-old Jose Santana Gonzalez was being held Friday in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:29 PM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 09/10/2010

Man robs bank, calls cab: Report

Police say a man robbed an Arizona bank and then called a taxi, according to this report: The man placed a bag on the counter and demanded cash, and fled on foot. Officers arrived and canvassed the area. They spoke...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:41 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/08/2010

Wyo. evidence gnomes set for auction

These gnomes are looking for good homes. Office supplies, computers, tools, even vehicles -- people can buy all sorts of things at the annual Gillette, Wyo., city auction....

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 09/08/2010

Neighbors spot pot plant, call cops

Two Massachusetts residents were arrested and hit with drug charges after neighbors in their apartment building called police about a five-foot pot plant growing outside, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:29 AM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 09/01/2010

Trooper 'mooning' nets probation charge

An under-the-influence Oregon man who allegedly "mooned" a state trooper was charged with violating his probation, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:34 AM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 08/30/2010

Man kills 5 in Ariz., then self: Police

Police say a gunman entered a western Arizona home and fatally shot five people -- including the mother of his two children and her boyfriend -- before fleeing with the kids to Southern California where he killed himself. The shootings...

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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 08/27/2010

3 gunfights between N.Y. men: Police

Authorities say the third exchange of gunfire in four years between two Hudson Valley men has left one of them dead and the other in jail on a murder charge. Police say 27-year-old Derrick West Jr. shot 26-year-old Bashawn Edwards...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 08/27/2010

6 arrests in $1M N.Y. heroin raid

New York authorities say six people were arrested and more than $1 million worth of heroin were seized in a nighttime raid that briefly closed the George Washington Bridge. Authorities on Thursday say New York Drug Enforcement Task Force officers...

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Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 08/27/2010

Theft arrests during 'Shop With a Cop'

Two men were arrested after trying to steal from an Oregon shop while a police-organized community shopping event was taking place, according to reports.

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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/26/2010

1 in 5 sex abuses in inmates' first day

The government reported Thursday that 4.4 percent of inmates in prison and 3.1 percent of inmates in jail report being victimized sexually by another inmate or staff member in the past year. Those percentages translate to the sexual victimization of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Car thief's joyride crosses cops' paths: Police

A man who stole a car in Pennsylvania drove past police officers who were taking the report of the theft, according to this report: As Allentown police took a stolen car report Monday morning, a man casually drove it through...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:39 AM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/25/2010

Va. man acquitted in 1991 Pa. killing

Jurors in northeastern Pennsylvania have acquitted a Virginia man of killing a camp counselor almost two decades ago. The panel deliberated for about 3 1/2 hours Tuesday evening before finding 47-year-old Jeffrey Plishka of Onley, Va., not guilty in the...

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Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/25/2010

Attack alleged after arm-wrestling loss

A Florida man was arrested and charged with several counts of assault after allegedly trying to run down four people with a pickup truck after losing an arm-wrestling match, according to this report: According to the arrest report, Erick Lee...

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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 08/24/2010

Concern over extradition costs

Authorities in Michigan's Genesee County were jubilant when Atlanta police arrested a suspect in a spate of serial stabbings that left five people dead. They weren't so thrilled about picking up the tab to get him back. Extradition has long...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 08/24/2010

Dogs sniff out phones in prisons

They've been finding hidden bombs, drugs and corpses for years, using their sense of smell to locate what their human handlers would otherwise have to see in plain sight. Now dogs are being deployed in prisons to help curb one...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:43 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 08/23/2010

Would-be bank robber unmasks self

A Buffalo, N.Y.-area bank hold-up suspect brought a mask to his job -- but forgot to put it on, according to this report: While handing the teller a demand note, the suspect's cell phone rang. Surveillance video shows the suspect...

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Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 08/19/2010

3 charged in $830K bingo game theft

New York authorities are accusing three people of siphoning money intended for charity from church bingo games for years. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says they stole approximately $830,000 from daily bingo games at a hall in Queens between 2007...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:37 AM ET, 08/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Robbery suspect left debit card: Police

A woman suspected of robbing an Illinois bank was arrested after she left her debit card at the scene of the crime, according to reports.

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Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Trial for Va. man in hiker's 1991 killing

The trial has begun for a Virginia man accused of killing a camp counselor 19 years ago in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. The trial for 47-year-old Jeffrey Plishka started Monday in Honesdale, Wayne County. He is charged with murdering 24-year-old Laura...

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Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Gun under baby in stroller: Police

Two men were arrested in Milwaukee after police found a sawed-off shotgun in a bag under a baby in a stroller, according to reports.

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Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Arrest in woman's 1964 Va. murder

Authorities say a 77-year-old man has been arrested in Las Vegas on a fugitive warrant in the December 1964 slaying of his then-wife in Virginia. Records show that Donald James Long was being held Monday at the Clark County jail...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 08/16/2010

Calif. jail visitors get locked up

Two visitors to a California jail ended up behind bars themselves.

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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 08/15/2010

Accused 'Craigslist killer' found dead in cell

Authorities said Sunday that the former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist is dead from an apparent jailhouse suicide in Boston, according to the Associated Press.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:32 PM ET, 08/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/13/2010

St. Louis fugitive surrenders in Md.

A St. Louis man suspected by Illinois State Police of leading a local officer on a fatal chase has turned himself in to authorities in Maryland. Illinois State Police said Friday that the man walked into a Howard County Police...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 08/13/2010

Texas texter arrested on drug charges

A woman in Texas was hit with drug charges after the drug dealer she thought she was texting turned out to be the police, according to reports.

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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 08/12/2010

N.Y. woman robbed fellow juror: Police

A woman in New York has pleaded not guilty to charges she stole a credit card from a fellow juror, according to this report: Jennifer Mercado stole fellow juror John Postrk's plastic and bought more than $500 worth of shoes...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:45 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Man charged with 'marinating' cat

A traffic stop led to animal cruelty charges after police found a live cat “marinating” in oil and chili peppers in the trunk of a car. Buffalo police say officers heard the cat meowing when they stopped 51-year-old Gary Korkuc...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:11 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 08/09/2010

Gold prices, thefts a growing problem

Law enforcement and local governments are scrambling to shut down a shadow industry that has grown up around the booming cash-for-gold business nationwide: thieves are snatching jewelry, then converting it into a quick payday at the shops. Thousands of shops...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:51 PM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 08/09/2010

John Lennon's killer up for parole

John Lennon's killer will seek his freedom this week for a sixth time. Mark David Chapman is scheduled to appear before a parole board at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. It's Division of Parole policy to identify only...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:37 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 08/09/2010

Counterfeiting charges for Pa. trio

A Pennsylvania trio has been arrested and charged with counterfeiting because they printed fake $20 bills out using a computer and then swapped them for real ones at a nearby Subway restaurant, according to this report: On April 26, a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:31 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 08/06/2010

Accused burglar found naked on couch

Police responding to a report of a Florida break-in found the intruder sleeping naked on a couch, according to this report: Hai Thanh Khuu is accused of tearing a screen on the back porch of a home on Church Avenue...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:41 AM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 08/05/2010

Charges in Wisc. taco shop stickup

A pregnant woman was arrested in Wisconsin after she allegedly tried to rob a fast-food restaurant for money and a taco, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:40 AM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/04/2010

Varied list of items in Fla. theft charges

A woman charged with stealing at a Florida store had an interesting selection of loot in her bag, according to this report: When the loss prevention officer confronted the woman, she handed over a box of condoms, personal lubrication, a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 08/03/2010

Wendy's robber calls to complain

A man in Atlanta called the Wendy's restaurant he'd just robbed to complain about his haul -- twice.

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:23 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 08/02/2010

Charges for stroller-pushing Ohio dad

An Ohio man faces charges for pushing a baby stroller -- with his kids in it -- while intoxicated, according to this report: 24-year-old Steven Melendez says his sons,who are one and three years-old, mean the world to him. However,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:35 AM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/28/2010

Alcohol charge in Va. student's death

A 19-year-old Ames man has been charged with a simple misdemeanor in the death of an Iowa State University student from Woodbridge who was hit by a train. Michael Calderon-Cody, of Ames, was charged this week with providing alcohol to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 07/28/2010

N.Y. investigating phony nun

The state attorney general's office is investigating a phony nun who dons a habit to beg on the streets of New York. Mindy LeGrand is part of an unaccredited church based in Brooklyn called St. John's Pentecostal of Crown Heights....

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:54 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/27/2010

2 charged in Fairfax man's Calif. death

A man and woman have been arrested in Oakland, Calif., and charged with the slaying of a Fairfax County man who had flown to California for a job interview, Oakland police said Tuesday. Jinghong Kang, 45, a computer engineer and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 07/19/2010

Fairfax man killed before Google interview

Oakland, Calif. Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two men who killed a Fairfax man during a robbery while he was visiting the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview. Police say 45-year-old Jing Hong Kang was shot around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in downtown Oakland shortly after leaving a dentist's office.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:31 PM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 07/16/2010

Video: Cops shoot suspect in NY

Police have released video showing an Albany police officer fatally shooting a 37-year-old man who had rammed his car into another officer last winter....

By Washington Post editors  |  03:42 PM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/16/2010

Plea for N.Y. dating site faker

A New York man who lied about being rich and important has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $200,000 from women he met through online dating services. Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Solomon Jesus Nasser of Ardsley pleaded guilty...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/15/2010

Elderly thief sought in N.Y. robbery attempt

A thief who fired a handgun while trying to rob a New York store wasn't just carrying a gun, according to this report: A geezer carrying an oxygen tank and wielding a cane went on a shooting spree during a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 07/14/2010

Ind. boys charged with tip theft

Two Indiana boys were arrested after they applied for a job at an ice cream parlor and then grabbed the cash from the tip jar, according to this report: A clerk at Pat's Ice Cream Parlor in downtown Valparaiso told...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:55 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/09/2010

Okla. burglar only nabs M&Ms, not drugs

A pharmacy burglar in Oklahoma got away, but the loot they made off with amounted to pill bottles of M&Ms, according to this report: Police arrived on scene, cleared the building and looked for suspect vehicles leaving the area. The...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/08/2010

Arrest in Iowa lawn mower ride

A middle-of-the-night ride on a lawn mower landed one Iowa man in jail. The Boone County Sheriff's Office says deputies stopped the man on Highway 17 near Madrid around 1 a.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of someone driving a mower...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/07/2010

Arrest in Los Angeles serial killings

Police made an arrest Wednesday in the so-called "Grim Sleeper" serial killings in which a man is believed to have killed 11 people since 1985, a law enforcement official said. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:37 AM ET, 07/07/2010

Judge lost job over popcorn: Report

A New York City parking judge who lost his job in 2009 did so because he accepted gifts of popcorn from a person whose tickets he'd dismissed, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:37 AM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 07/06/2010

Theft by Craigslist in Florida?

A Florida woman faces theft charges after posting an advertisement for her neighbor's trailer on Craigslist, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:36 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 07/02/2010

Bomb threat charges for Va. woman

A Virginia woman is to appear in federal court on charges she told authorities at a North Carolina airport she was carrying a bomb. Authorities said Danielle Shanese Smith was to appear before a federal magistrate Friday afternoon on charges...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:41 AM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 AM ET, 07/02/2010

Man arrested for 154th time

A man who was recently charged with stealing beer from a store in Maine has been arrested for the 154th time, according to reports.

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Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 07/01/2010

'Cat woman' strikes in N.Y.

A female robber in a cat mask has hit shops in New York City, according to this report: The last two hits by the sleek, amber-eyed thief took place last week -- targeting the high-end Arche shoe store on Astor...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:36 AM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 06/30/2010

Pink jumpsuits for Okla. inmates

County jail inmates in an Oklahama prison are now sporting a new color, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:38 AM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/29/2010

Va. man's threat case back to court

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court should not have dismissed a charge that an avowed Virginia white supremacist used his website to urge others to harm a juror. The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Life sentence for shoplifter

A Mississippi man and repeat offender was given a life sentence after he was caught shoplifting, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:05 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 06/24/2010

Cell phone snares Ky. theft suspect

A Kentucky man who tried to sell a stolen trailer was easily tracked after he left his personal phone number on his for sale listing, according to this report: When an officer found [Gerald T.] Ray in the 7300 block...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:48 AM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Va. man charged in boy's murder

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Court records show a Virginia man already charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 22-year-old West Virginia woman is now charged with killing her 3-year-old son. Antonio Prophet, 34, of Lorton, Va., was arrested last...

By Maria Glod  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/23/2010

Pa. man clocks out, hits customer

A Pennsylvania man and Burger King man is wanted on assault charges after clocking out before punching a customer, according to this report: A 59 year-old customer pulled up to the drive thru intercom and placed an order. While making...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 06/21/2010

Mass. man arrested in ATM: Police

A Boston man was arrested after police found him inside a bank's automated teller machine, according to this report: "Somebody, a gentleman, tried to access the ATM through the roof as opposed to the regular way," building landlord Timothy Day...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:30 AM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 06/18/2010

Cops investigate zoo break-in

Police in Albuquerque are investigating what looks like a zoo break-in after photos of people posing with animals turned up on Facebook, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:42 AM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 06/17/2010

Iowa police probe Va. woman's death

Ames police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Iowa State University student from Virginia who was struck by a train in April. Raven Gileau, an architecture student from Woodbridge, was found around 5:30 a.m. on April 25 near railroad...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:44 PM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 06/17/2010

Utah execution inches closer

Utah is set to execute a condemned killer by firing squad shortly after midnight Thursday, reviving an old West style of justice that hasn't been used for at least 14 years and that many criticize as archaic. Barring the success...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:42 PM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 06/16/2010

Conn. man charged with 2004 Md. rape

A Connecticut man has been arrested after DNA linked him to a 2004 rape in Howard County. Police in Howard say 30-year-old Gary Sental Taylor of Norwalk, Conn., faces first- and second-degree rape charges in an attack on a woman...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:11 AM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/15/2010

Utah inmate fighting firing squad

A federal judge in Utah has decided to hear a petition for a stay of execution from a death row inmate set to die by firing squad this week. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Tena Campbell set a hearing for...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/15/2010

Idaho woman in mayo pouring bust

Police in Idaho think they might have solved a yearlong condiment crime spree, according to this report: Authorities said a 74-year-old Boise woman arrested after pouring mayonnaise in the Ada County library's book drop box is a person of interest...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 AM ET, 06/11/2010

Driver in ditch cites 'alligator'

A Texas man charged with drunk driving in Florida says he drove into a ditch because he was "distracted by an alligator in his headlights," according to this report: He also said he'd had "six beers or so." The first...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:11 AM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 06/10/2010

Ex-U-Md. student dies in plunge

Last Saturday, Stephen Clancy Hill, 34, held off Los Angeles police SWAT team members for eight hours, standing at the edge of a cliff and brandishing a samurai sword, threatening to turn the blade on himself. Then he jumped, plunging 50 feet to his death, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:07 PM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 06/09/2010

Utah prepares firing squad

Barring a last-minute reprieve, Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped into a chair, a hood will be placed over his head and a small white target will be pinned over his heart. The order will come: "Ready, aim..." The 49-year-old...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:29 AM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Fairfax man sought after W. Va. fire kills woman, 3-year-old

The bodies of a woman and her 3-year-old son have been found in a burned home in Berkeley County and authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Fairrfax County man. The badly burned bodies were found inside the home...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:34 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Man who tried sneaking pot into Okla. courthouse arrested

A man was arrested after he put marijuana in the security tray at an Oklahoma City courthouse security checkpoint, according to this report: Cleveland County Deputies Steve Lucas and Jacob Wheeler said when Vaughn Ray Jones Jr. first went through...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:39 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 06/03/2010

Iowa man charged with drunk driving caught while naked

An Iowa City man arrested and charged with drunk driving was found without a stitch of clothing on, according to areport.

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Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 06/02/2010

Woman caught with pot in kids' toy bag: Police

Delaware State Police say a 38-year-old Newark woman hid marijuana from authorities in her nieces' toy bag. Alice VanDyke was stopped early Saturday after police say her car swerved on Kirkwood Highway....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:57 AM ET, 06/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 05/28/2010

Ex-butcher inmate kills, butchers deer caught in Wash. prison netting

The Washington State Penitentiary says an inmate on a work crew killed and butchered a deer that was entangled in netting at the prison's pheasant farm near Walla Walla. Spokeswoman Shari Hall says the minimum-security prisoner killed the deer last...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:17 PM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 05/28/2010

Man called 911 because neighbors had his video game controllers: Police

A Florida man was charged with abusing the 911 system after calling to report that his neighbors had his video game controllers, according to a report.

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:18 AM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/27/2010

Natalee Holloway missing persons center set to open in D.C. in June

The 2005 disappearance of high school graduate Natalee Holloway in Aruba during a senior class trip set off a media frenzy that resulted in several books, a Lifetime network movie and hours and hours of coverage. But years have passed...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 05/27/2010

Concern over reported increase in attacks on rangers in national parks

An environmental group that advocates on behalf of government employees worries anti-government rhetoric fueled a surge in attacks and threats last year against law enforcement rangers in national parks. The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said it used the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:06 AM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 05/26/2010

Fla. man's cell phone photos lead to bank robbery arrest

A Florida man suspected of a bank robbery got into hot water when police found photographs on his mobile phone depicting him holding a large amount of cash and wearing a mask seen on security footage during the robbery, according...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:40 AM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 05/25/2010

Are U.S. museums safe from art thieves?

Last week's $123 million heist of cubist and post-impressionist works at the Paris Museum of Modern Art continues a rash of painting pilferage in Europe over the past decade, with sensational headlines vaulting across the Atlantic. Van Goghs vanish in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:07 AM ET, 05/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 05/25/2010

Texas fugitive caught in pile of teddy bears

Last week, we had a story about a burglary suspect police said they caught under a pile of clothes. An El Paso man has topped that. According to this report: Soon after, [suspect David] Caro ditched his car near a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:40 AM ET, 05/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 05/21/2010

Burglary suspect found under pile of clothes

Police who showed up at a New Jersey home looking for a burglary suspect found her -- in an unexpected place, according to this report: Police were summoned to the 600-block home at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday. The responding officers determined...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:49 AM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 05/19/2010

Police follow paint trail to find men charged with vandalizing cars

Two Colorado men were arrested for splashing paint on cars after police followed a paint trail and found them, according to this report: Arrested were Boulder residents Jarrad McKay, 21, and Matthew Baker, 20, according to the Boulder Police Department....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:01 AM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 05/18/2010

Fla. man heard saying 'I'm going to commit a crime' arrested

A Florida man was arrested shortly after a woman overheard him discussing his plans during a telephone conversation near her home, according to this report: When she heard Kevin Wayne Weathersby say, “I’m about to commit a crime,” she alerted...

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Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 05/17/2010

Men hunted squirrels with blow gun, bow and arrow in city, police say

Two men in Nebraska were charged with discharging weapons in a city after they were caught allegedly hunting squirrels with a blow gun and a bow and arrow, according to this report: They allegedly fired small plastic balls through a...

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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/13/2010

Holder, Napolitano to attend vigil for fallen law officers

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is leading a ceremony Thursday to honor fallen law enforcement officers from across the country. Holder and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are scheduled to attend the annual candlelight vigil at the National...

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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/12/2010

Pa. police wrongly charged people for swearing, lawsuit claims

Free-speech lawsuits filed Wednesday accuse Pennsylvania police of wrongly charging hundreds of people with disorderly conduct for swearing. American Civil Liberties Union lawyers say they reviewed 770 such citations issued by Pennsylvania State Police in a recent one-year span and...

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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 05/12/2010

Man tries to exchange warm stolen beers for frosty cold ones

A man who police say stole beer from a store in Tennessee returned it because it wasn't cold enough, according to this report: A clerk told police that she went into the back of the store while re-stocking the beer,...

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Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 05/11/2010

Nebraska police may have found 'toiler paper bandit'

Police in Nebraska believe they may have caught the man who has become known as the "toilet paper bandit" because of his unconventional mask, according to this report: Joshua Nelson, 29, of 121 E St. was arrested Saturday evening for...

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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 05/07/2010

Woman attempts bank robbery feet from police officer

An Ohio woman tried to rob a bank just feed away from a uniformed police officer who was there to make a personal transaction, according to this report: "He's standing in line, waiting for his turn," said FBI Special Agent...

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