Crime Scene: Crime


Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Vandals slash tires of at least 64 vehicles in Herndon

The vandalism occurred between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday at the Dulles Greene Apartment Complex, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Crofton man who referenced Joker, threatened mass murder released from hospital, turned over to parents

The Crofton man who police say referenced the Joker as he threatened mass violence against his employer was released from the hospital Tuesday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:56 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 07/13/2012

District man sentenced to 24 years in prison for fatal stabbing

A judge sentenced Marcus Mclean, 26, to prison after Mclean in April pled guilty to second-degree murder in the 2010 slaying of Delando King, 34.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:09 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Former Occupy DC protesters found guilty

Eleven protesters were found guilty of failure to obey an emergency order after they tried to build a wooden structure in McPherson Square in December.

By Annie Gowen  |  05:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Md. woman bitten by Rottweiler

An Olney woman was bitten by a neighbor’s Rottweiler while walking through their neighborhood May 7, according to police.

By Rachel Karas  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Rape suspect arrested at BWI

Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a rape suspect at the Baltimore Washington International Airport, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Suspected robber threatened victims with blood-filled syringe, Taser gun

A Columbia man allegedly robbed a CVS pharmacist by threatening her with a syringe he said contained AIDS-tainted blood.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  08:32 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Robbery

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Waldorf man arrested for allegedly assaulting victim with couch

Gregory Derrell Lea, 42, allegedly “punched the victim, kicked her, choked her and then threw a couch on top of her,” a release said.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Charles | Tags:  Crime, Charles County, Ms.

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Woodbridge man sentenced to 12 years for terrorist propaganda video

Jubair Ahmad provided material support to the foreign terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, according to federal authorities in Virginia.

By Rachel Karas  |  06:40 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Man posing as attorney pleads guilty in mortgage-rescue scam

A Virginia Beach man pleaded guilty to running a fake mortgage-rescue business in Vienna on April 10, federal authorities said.

By Rachel Karas  |  08:55 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Man, girlfriend charged in Gainesville bank robbery

A suspected serial bank robber, who was pulled over for a traffic violation, was arrested Monday after charged with robbing a Gainesville bank last week.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Pr. William, Robbery

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Police charge man with peeping Tom offenses in Glen Burnie

The man repeatedly spied on women in a Glen Burnie Panera Bread bathroom stall, police said.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  09:53 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Anne Arundel

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Decades-old case drives up Pr. George’s homicide count

When John Nucci, 50, died earlier this year, the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office determined complications from 1989 gunshot wounds were to blame.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide, Crime Statistics

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Riverdale man abducted, forced to withdraw cash from ATM: police

The two suspects approached the victim outside his home on 59th Avenue and forced him into his own vehicle.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:54 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Pr. George's

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Odenton man charged with striking officer and vehicle

A traffic stop for minor violations escalated into charges of first and second degree assault Tuesday night.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Anne Arundel | Tags:  Anne Arundel County, Crime

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Police: Weapon, drunk driving charges for Great Falls chef

Jacques Haeringer, owner of L'Auberge Chef François, was arrested Monday and charged with brandishing a weapon and driving while intoxicated.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  09:17 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Virginia

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Police arrest suspect in Northeast homicide

Northeast resident Raymond Faunteroy, 26, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  08:24 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Homicide

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Md. woman killed after running into roadway

Authorities are investigation a possible connection to a fire in the same area around the same time.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene | Tags:  pedestrian accident

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Prison for man who stabbed sleeping homeless man

Percy Carter pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in January.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Park Police seek Dupont Circle robbery suspects

Park Police said the two suspects are a black male and white female, both 30 to 40 years old.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Robbery, The District

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Sterling woman charged in toddler daughter’s killing

The Loudoun County sheriff’s office said they arrested Vanesa Patricio-Cruz on March 5 after a seven-year investigation following her daughter’s death of unknown causes.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Police searching for Md. purse snatching suspect

They say the suspect committed a robbery on Feb. 29 in Arnold.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene | Tags:  robbery

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Third suspect identified in eyewear store robberies

Fairfax County police have released the identity of a third suspect involved in last year’s string of eyewear store robberies in Fairfax County.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 02/17/2012

After arrest in 1992 homicide, victim’s family still searching

A South Carolina man was arrested this week in a decades-old District killing.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  05:06 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/16/2012

SUV driver dead after highway crash in Crofton

One man has died after his SUV struck the back of a tractor-trailer and caught fire Thursday morning in Crofton.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 02/15/2012

After 20 years, an arrest in Hains Point killing

The accounts of two people who said they watched an accused killer shoot a Washington man dead with a shotgun led to the suspect’s arrest.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  11:27 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Arlington, Homicide

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 02/10/2012

60 years for District man in teen’s 2010 killing

A jury found Kwan Kearney guilty of first-degree murder in December.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  11:42 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene | Tags:  shooting, D.C., Kwan Kearney, Joseph Sharps

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Decades in prison for men after check-cashing store killing

They killed a D.C. storeowner who tried to protect his customers.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  08:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Homicide

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Great Mills apartment fire leaves one man dead

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire and the man’s identity.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Fires & Fire Safety, Maryland

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Pr. George’s police: Hundreds arrested in January enforcement effort

Prince George’s police made 551 arrests and took 54 guns off the streets during a special effort to tamp down on January violence, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Crime Statistics

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Two who died in crash after police chase identified

Police continue to investigate the incident.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cathy L. Lanier, Crime, The Criminal Mind, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Traffic Accidents, Unsolved

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Frederick County family looking for two good samaritans

Frederick County family says a man and a woman saved their mother’s life by performing CPR on her.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Suspect in Prince George’s County officer’s assault arrested

Police arrested a man in Upper Marlboro after he allegedly attempted to disarm an officer.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 01/24/2012

D.C. police release video in search for suspect in deadly shooting

Mico Briscoe, 18, was killed in the November incident.

By by Paul Duggan  |  06:38 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Crime, Paul Duggan

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Dead? No. Arrested and charged with faking it for insurance claim

A southwest Virginia man tried to collect on his life insurance policy by faking his death, prosecutors charge.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Video: Package thief caught on video in Ellicott City

Police are asking residents to review their holiday purchases.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard, Crime

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 09:38 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Man wearing ‘Spider-Man’ design mask and sweater robs Fort Washington bank

The man entered the BB&T bank branch in the 9400 block of Livingston Road around 3:18 p.m., displayed a handgun and passed a note to a teller demanding money.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:38 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, David P. Marino-Nachison, Pr. George's

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Loudoun authorities seek help identifying suspected bank robber

Images of the suspect in an armed bank robbery that occurred Tuesday in Sterling have been released.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Loudoun

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Pink stun gun seized from DC-bound airline passenger

TSA agents in Los Angeles took masked stun gun, passenger then continued on flight to Reagan National

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:17 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Video: Suspects rob D.C. convenience stores

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  06:15 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District, Crime

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/22/2011

TSA employee accused of assault removed from security operations

An employee of the Transportation Security Administration accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Manassas while he was in uniform was immediately removed from security operations pending an investigation, the agency said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty, Pr. William

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2011

TSA employee charged with sexual assault

Worker was in uniform and showed badge, police say, in alleged attack near his Pr. William County home.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty, Pr. William, Pr. William, Sex Crimes

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Md. police seek man they say stole $7K necklace

The man stole the necklace from the Kay Jewelers in Marley Station Mall, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:13 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Crime, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 10/21/2011

District woman arrested in SE stabbing

A District woman from Southeast has been charged with assault with intent to kill in the Thursday night stabbing death of Jodie Ward, police said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:49 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty, Homicide

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Vienna police investigate infant death

An 11-month-old was unresponsive when returned by caregiver to mother

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty, Virginia

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Man flashes jogger near Glen Echo, then crashes car and is caught, police say

Police charged man for indecent exposure after he has car crash after allegedly approaching jogger near Glen Echo then fleeing.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:35 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty, Crime Scene, Crime Scene, Crime Scene, Montgomery, Crime Scene, Alexandria

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Teacher charged with aiding escape

A Prince William teacher is accused of helping four teenagers escape from a Manassas shelter for troubled juveniles where she has taught since 1996, according to county police and school officials.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  06:03 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty, Manassas, Crime Scene, Pr. William

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Police find scene in Springfield girl’s assault

Fairfax County police said they have found the scene where a 5-year-old girl was assaulted after being abducted from a bed in her Springfield home early Saturday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:38 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Fairfax

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 05:03 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Prince William police report rash of tire thefts at VRE lots

Prince William County police said a rash of tire thefts have occurred at Virginia Railway Express parking lots and garages.

By Jennifer Buske  |  05:03 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Judge orders Nixon grand jury testimony unsealed

A federal judge has ordered the government to unseal grand jury transcripts of testimony by former President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Crime History

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 07/25/2011

DNA may connect man suspected in series of East Coast rapes to new case in Md.

Initial testing showed a possible match between Aaron Thomas’s DNA and evidence from a 1999 rape in Greenbelt, Md.

By Associated Press  |  05:49 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Unabomber’s tools, passport photo on display

The National Museum of Crime and Punishment unveiled an exhibit Thursday morning featuring items from one of the country’s most elusive and notorious criminals: the Unabomber, Ted Kacyznski.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime History, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Man fatally shot in Bowie

Officers responding to a reported shooting in the Bowie area of Prince George's County find a man dead at the scene, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Copper thieves caught on video in Maryland

After their copper gutter downspouts were stolen about four years ago, a Silver Spring family installed surveillance cameras. Pointed at their driveway and front stairs, the cameras captured the mundane comings and goings of suburban Sligo Park Hills. That was, until May 20.

By Josh White  |  01:46 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Montgomery, Josh White

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 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 02:10 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Homeless man rescued from ventilation duct

Workers arriving at a Jerry’s Subs and Pizza in Laurel Thursday morning heard calls for help and discovered a man stuck in a ventilation duct. He told detectives he was trying to climb inside to sleep for the night.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Matt Zapotosky

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Richmond man sentenced to 16 years for tax credit scheme

Richmond man sentenced for stealing $11.2 million from federal and state tax programs for rehabing historic buildings.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:19 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/27/2011

More details of electrocuted snake at Pepco substation

Black snake electrocuted after getting into circuit breaker

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Crime Scene

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Counselor sold heroin from DC women’s shelter

Worker at D.C. General Hospital women’s shelter sold drugs

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Video: Armored car heist caught on tape

Police are seeking help identifying two suspects who allegedly carried out an armored car robbery in Clinton Monday that was captured by surveillance cameras.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:44 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Crime

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Two injured in Northwest shooting

A gunman riding in a car near the U Street corridor opened fire Thursday afternoon in what one council member said could be a dispute between rival gangs.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  03:23 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Video of Md. 7-Eleven robbery released

Montgomery County police on Wednesday released dramatic surveillance video as they appealed to the public’s help as they investigate an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven earlier this month in Laytonsville.

By Dan Morse  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Dan Morse, Montgomery

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 04/12/2011

John Hinckley Jr. visit request opposed by government

Government lawyers are opposing a request by would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. for more unsupervised visits to his mother’s Virginia home.

By The Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime History, The District, Updates

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Help sought identifying Manassas bank robbery suspect

Manassas Police are looking for help finding the man they say robbed the TD Bank at 9800 Liberia Ave on March 23.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Manassas, David P. Marino-Nachison, Crime

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Armed men rob Kensington bank: Police

Two armed bank robbers held up the M&T Bank at 3720 Farragut Avenue in Kensington Thursday at 1:16 p.m., Montgomery County police said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Montgomery, Mary Pat Flaherty

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/01/2011

3 sought in Columbia jewelry heist

Three men stole several hundred thousand dollars of jewelry Wednesday in a midday heist at the Mall in Columbia, Howard County police said

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard, Crime, Mary Pat Flaherty

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Suspect sought in Va. bank robberies

A man who robbed a Wachovia Bank in Sterling on Saturday may be responsible for a number of other robberies in Northern Virginia, police said Monday.

By David P. Marino-Nachison  |  03:29 PM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 11/05/2010

Help sought identifying Md. burglar

Montgomery County police have released surveillance photos of a man they say robbed two Gaithersburg businesses. Officers responded to the Dollar Tree Store in the Off Price Shopping Center at 18258 Contour Rd. at 8:22 a.m. on Oct. 31 after...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  |  02:21 PM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Video released in Ashburn burglary

Loudoun County police have released surveillance video of the suspect involved in the Sept. 9 burglary of an Ashburn restaurant. The burglary took place at about 3:15 a.m. at the Hunan Village restaurant in Piccadilly Plaza, police said in a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:31 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2010

Police release video in Ashburn robbery

A security video of the suspect who robbed a Subway restaurant in Ashburn on Friday was released Monday by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The suspect, described as a black male with a thin build and short-cropped hair, appeared to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/29/2010

Pr. George's crime continues dropping

Crime in Prince George’s County continued its steady decline in the first half of 2010, falling in every major category for an overall deccrease of 6.3 percent compared to the same period last year, authorities announced Wednesday. Propelled by double-digit percentage point drops in robberies, rapes and homicides, violent crime fell by 11.7 percent, authorities said. Property crime, which includes burglary, theft and stolen vehicles, fell by a smaller margin — only 5.3 percent — but authorities highlighted it as significant nonetheless.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/14/2010

3 sought in Columbia Exxon robbery

Police in Howard County are looking for three men they believe may have robbed an Exxon station in Columbia on Monday night. Police were called to the 10100 block of Little Patuxent Parkway at 10:26 p.m. for a report of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 07/09/2010

Police seek 2 in D.C. assault

D.C. police are looking for help identifying two men who committed an assault at a sandwich shop in Northwest in June. The men struck around 10:20 p.m. at a shop in the 1400 block of K St. NW, according to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:15 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/24/2010

Violent crime in District fell in 2009, FBI says

This post had been updated from the original. The FBI released preliminary figures Monday showing that violent crime is down across the nation and in the District, which saw a 7.2 percent overall decline. In the nation's capital, violent crime...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 05/20/2010

Police seek pair who stole from Manassas ABC store

Manassas police have released surveillance photos of a man and woman they say stole liquor from an ABC store on May 18. The pair entered the store at 9528 Liberia Ave. at approximately 8:20 p.m., police said, and browsed the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:47 PM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 05/07/2010

Va. violent crime down in 2009, report says

State police say Virginia saw declines in violent crimes and other offenses in 2009. The Virginia State Police's 2009 Crime in Virginia report says violent crimes fell by 9.7 percent compared to 2008. Motor vehicle and other property thefts and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:05 AM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/24/2010

10 questions: Test your bank robbery knowledge

Are you one of those folks who cannot get enough of those video surveillance snapshots from bank stickups? Well, let's see how well you know some of the common aspects of robberies. (The answers below come courtesy of the FBI...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/18/2010

D.C. police seek public's help in robberies in NE

D.C. police are appealing to the public for help identifying men who detectives say have committed three armed robberies in Northeast Washington during the last three weeks. In each robbery, two black men entered a restaurant or store, and one of the men brandished a handgun and demanded money, according to a police press release. The men obtained money and fled, police said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/08/2010

Va. police crackdown nets 7,000 tickets

Plans for police crackdowns often are announced with great fanfare. On Monday, Virginia State Police followed up by revealing the results: More than 7,000 tickets issued over the weekend on Interstates 95 and 81. Called “Operation Air, Land and Speed,”...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/04/2010

Unable to purchase it, three men steal beer from CVS

There are probably many people who can sympathize with this problem: You go into a Virginia convenience store after midnight looking to buy beer and you're told you're out of luck. Though the beer is sitting right there, they...

By Josh White  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 02/09/2010

D.C. police release photos of bank robbery suspect

D.C. police Tuesday released surveillance photos of man being sought in a bank robbery in the District last week. The robber entered the Bank of Georgetown in the 1300 block of I Street NW shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Feb....

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:56 PM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 02/01/2010

D.C., Md. may share sensitive crime data

The District is seeking a blanket court order to share information on juvenile suspects with neighboring Maryland, a move that has been hampered by federal privacy rules governing police and court records but that could also raise civil rights concerns....

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:39 PM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/28/2010

Police: Boy shoots dog he thought barked too much

Police say an 11-year-old Spotsylvania County boy shot a neighbor's dog because he thought it barked too much. The boy is being held at the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center on charges of animal cruelty and several weapons-related counts. He wasn't...

By Washington Post editors  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/21/2010

Manassas police concerned about rash of bank robberies

Whether it's the bad economy or just the age-old adage that banks are where the money is, robbers continue to target Manassas area bank branches at an alarming rate. Manassas City police on Thursday announced the fifth bank robbery in the area since Nov. 12, a rash of incidents that is drawing serious concern.

By Josh White  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 01/12/2010

Video: Man posting as inspector, stealing from businesses

Montgomery County police say a man is posing as a fire inspector and building inspector, and stealing from businesses. The suspect is seen in these excerpts from surveillance footage....

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:43 PM ET, 01/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 12/28/2009

Calif. cops test head-mounted video cameras

Police in San Jose, Calif., are testing head-mounted cameras to record interactions with the public....

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:28 PM ET, 12/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 12/21/2009

Violent crime down, FBI says

A survey of more than 11,700 law enforcement agencies shows that violent crime is continuing to drop across the country, according to the FBI. In the first six months of 2009, murders were down 10%, robberies dropped 6.5% and rapes...

By Maria Glod  |  10:11 AM ET, 12/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 12/08/2009

Snow puts early end to weekend traffic enforcement

The Virginia State Police planned two days of inceased traffic enforcement on Interstate 66 for Friday and Saturday, but the snow restricted the effort to the first day. On Friday, troopers cited 149 drivers for speeding, 40 for reckless driving...

By Martin Weil  |  08:01 AM ET, 12/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2009

E-mail enables debate between D.C. resident, police commander

A recent e-mail exchange on a public discussion forum between a D.C. resident and a police commander is an interesting example of something I've written on -- how citizens use technology to respond to public safety issues, and how law...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/25/2009

Bittersweet ending in the serial smoocher case

Remember the serial smoocher? Well the story has kind of a bittersweet ending....

By Washington Post editors  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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