Crime Scene: Maria Glod


Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Missing Md. baby found unharmed in Suitland

Howard County police had been searching for a 16-month-old girl they said was abducted by her mother’s friend late Wednesday night.

By Maria Glod  |  01:13 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Pa. inmates may be pulled from Va. prisons

Pennsylvania has signaled that it intends to stop paying Virginia to house inmates, a move corrections officials said would financially strain Virginia’s prison system.

By Maria Glod  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Plea deal for former Pr. George’s officer

A former Prince George’s County police officer accused of participating in a scheme to distribute black-market alcohol and cigarettes has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to a Tuesday court filing.

By Maria Glod  |  07:38 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Teen assaulted in Odenton

Five or six men in their thirties assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Odenton, stealing cash and a cell phone, Anne Arundel County police said.

By Maria Glod  |  09:19 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Md. man admits lying about military credentials

A Maryland man who lied about his military experience to land jobs as a teacher and speaker pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court, agreeing to pay $171,415 in restitution and serve at least 500 hours of community service at the state’s veterans cemeteries.

By Maria Glod  |  07:27 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/29/2011

May plea hearing for Leslie Johnson

Prince George’s County Council member Leslie Johnson, who is accused of concealing evidence in a sweeping corruption probe, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Maryland on May 4 for a plea hearing, according to a Tuesday court filing.

By Maria Glod  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/23/2011

5 Md. men charged in bank fraud

Five Washington-area residents have been accused in federal court in Maryland in a bank fraud conspiracy prosecutors said netted them the cash to buy a 2004 Land Rover Range Rover, flat screen TVs and jewelry that included a Cartier watch.

By Maria Glod  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Md. couple admit to making child pornography

A Middle River, Md., couple worked together to make pornographic videos of children, including a baby girl, according to federal prosecutors in Maryland.

By Maria Glod  |  07:21 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Va. man who claims innocence paroled

A Virginia man who has spent 27 years in prison for rapes and other attacks he says he did not commit has been ordered released from the Greensville Correctional Center while a court considers his innocence claim, the office of Virginia Gov. Bob Mc­Don­nell (R) said Friday.

By Maria Glod  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Md. man admits abusing child

A 24-year-old Howard County man admitted in federal court that he sexually abused a young girl, broadcast live images of her over the Internet and sent sexually explicit photos of the child to at least three people online.

By Maria Glod  |  09:35 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Drug charges against Md. police officer

Federal authorities said a Montgomery County police officer helped her fiancé, a convicted drug dealer, deal drugs.

By Maria Glod and Dan Morse  |  03:51 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Court date set for Jack Johnson

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Bruce Johnson is set to appear in court March 15 for an arraignment on bribery charges. The hearing would mark the first time Johnson, 61, has appeared in court since he was indicted Feb....

By Maria Glod  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/22/2010

Ricks ordered held in jail

Former Manassas teacher Kevin Ricks was ordered held without bond by a federal judge Wednesday pending a trial on child pornography charges. Ricks, 50, is suspected of having a long history of abusing boys. Earlier this week he completed a...

By Maria Glod  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Terror plot suspect ordered held

A Baltimore man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station was "grinning from ear-to-ear" and said "Allah Akbar" as he prepared to detonate what he thought was a powerful bomb, federal prosecutors said in court Monday. Antonio...

By Maria Glod  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Thieves target Anne Arundel food bank

Thieves broke into the Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank Thursday night or early Friday, smashing windows and stealing computers and printers, workers said. Executive Director Bruce Michalec said he arrived at the bank, on Generals Highway in Crownsville,...

By Maria Glod  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Pentagon, Quantico shooting links?

Authorities investigating the discovery of bullet holes in windows at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle said they will search nearby Interstate 95 for clues Friday morning, an examination that will disrupt the morning commute. Prince William...

By Washington Post editors  |  11:41 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 09/24/2010

Watching Teresa Lewis die

Veteran Washington Post staff writer Maria Glod was a media witness to the execution of Teresa Lewis on Thursday night. Lewis was the first woman executed by Virginia in nearly 100 years. Here is her account of the event: Three...

By Washington Post editors  |  12:09 PM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/23/2010

Teresa Lewis to be executed tonight

Teresa Lewis, who plotted the killings of her husband and stepson, is scheduled to die by injection in Virginia’s death chamber Thursday night. She would be the first woman the state has executed in nearly 100 years. The U.S. Supreme Court and Virginia Gov. Robert F. Mc­Don­nell (R) both have declined to halt the execution, which is set to be carried out at 9 p.m. at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/14/2010

Md. gang member sentenced to life

A leader in the violent MS-13 gang in suburban Maryland was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for crimes including murder, assault and witness tampering, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland. Juan Carlos Moreira, 30, known as "Stokey"...

By Maria Glod  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 09/01/2010

Currie indicted on bribery charges

Longtime Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's) was indicted Wednesday on charges that he took bribes from a grocery chain in exchange for using his position to benefit the company. The indictment, handed down in federal court in Baltimore, comes...

By Maria Glod and John Wagner  |  02:51 PM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 06/16/2010

Life in the Outlaw motorcycle gang

Here's what it's like, federal authorities say, to be a member of the Outlaws: Only men are allowed. Each member of the gang, officially known as the American Outlaw Association, must own an American-made bike. Members are allowed in only...

By Maria Glod  |  08:37 AM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/01/2010

Not enough evidence for murder charge in Wone case, prosecutor says

District prosecutors have spent weeks building a case that three friends and housemates conspired to cover up evidence in the 2006 slaying of a young attorney. On Tuesday, they said the younger brother of one of those men “may have been” the killer. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner also said that the government doesn’t have enough evidence to charge the brother — or anyone else — with the fatal stabbing of Robert Wone.

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/07/2010

Appeals Court won't block prayer from inaugurations

Once again, a California atheist has tried to keep God out of the presidential inauguration. Once again, a court has ruled that prayer can stay. Michael Newdow had objected to President Obama’s decision to include the phrase "So help me...

By Maria Glod  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 04/23/2010

Life in prison for man who participated in fatal robbery

A 38-year-old Fort Washington man who federal authorities described as an "armed career criminal" has been sentenced to life in prison, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office. Opio Diarra Moore was convicted of possession of ammunition by a convicted...

By Maria Glod  |  04:34 PM ET, 04/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 04/01/2010

Years later, families of Colonial Park murder victims forge bonds

Six young people were murdered, and two more are missing and presumed dead, in a series of crimes in southeastern Virginia in the 1980s that authorities think may be the work of a serial killer. They have become known as...

By Maria Glod  |  05:40 PM ET, 04/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 03/08/2010

Manassas police search for bank robber

Manassas police are looking for a man who robbed a TD Bank on Friday evening. The man, dressed in dark pants, a navy blue jacket and a baseball cap, walked into the bank's Digges Road branch just before 6 p.m....

By Maria Glod  |  08:54 AM ET, 03/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/04/2010

Appellate court upholds verdict against Prince George's County

A federal appeals court this week upheld a $3.7 million verdict against Prince George's County that arose out of a discrimination claim filed by a church. The case involves Reaching Hearts International, a Seventh-day Adventist church that claimed the county...

By Maria Glod  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/02/2010

Sheriff: Residents shouldn't be alarmed by explosions

Those explosions you hear are nothing to worry about. Some residents of Loudoun's Dulles South area have been concerned after hearing loud bangs, prompting sheriff's officials to reassure them there is no cause for alarm. Sheriff's officials traced the noises...

By Maria Glod  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/26/2010

Man, child injured in Hyattsville apartment fire

A 35-year-old man was badly burned and a 5-year-old girl suffered smoke inhalation in a Friday morning fire at a Hyattsville apartment complex, officials said. Shortly before 9 a.m., firefighters were alerted to the blaze at a garden apartment unit...

By Maria Glod  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 02/26/2010

These thieves should smile for their mugshots

The toothbrush bandits are at it again. Loudoun Sheriff's investigators are searching for two men suspected of stealing about $2,000 worth of electric toothbrushes and other high-end dental products this month. The men have been walking into Harris Teeter stores,...

By Maria Glod  |  10:58 AM ET, 02/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 02/24/2010

Georgia man sentenced to prison for relationship with Maryland teen

A 67-year-old Georgia man was sentenced to about 10 years in prison in connection with a sexual relationship he had with a Maryland teenager, federal authorities said. Mack Gordon Harris, of Social Circle, Ga., was convicted in federal court in...

By Maria Glod  |  02:25 PM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/24/2010

Friday memorial for slain Prince William girl

Alfreedia L. Gregg-Glover, 45, recently came before a judge to learn her punishment for leaving her 13-year-old adopted daugher to die in a frigid stream. During the Prince William Circuit Court hearing, only prosecutors who had never met Alexis "Lexie"...

By Maria Glod  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 02/19/2010

Prince William teenager sentenced to life without parole in double killing

A teenager who killed a mother and son during a botched burglary in their Dale City home was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the chance of parole. Xavier Pinckney, now 18, fatally shot James M. Smith, 19, a...

By Maria Glod  |  04:20 PM ET, 02/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Police seek clues in slaying of Virginia Tech student

Virginia State Police on Thursday made a public appeal for help in their search for the killer of Morgan Harrington, 20, a Virginia Tech student whose body was found Jan. 26 on a farm in southern Albemarle County. Harrington was...

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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 01/29/2010

Federal authorities arrest 32 foreign nationals with criminal records

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers this week arrested 32 foreign nationals who had previously been convicted of crimes that include robbery and drug possession. The arrests took place during a four-day sweep in Virginia and the District. In addition, four...

By Maria Glod  |  05:35 PM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/29/2010

'Stop Snitching' producer facing prison time

The movie-making career of one Baltimore man who made DVDs threatening police informants will be on hold while he’s behind bars. Ronnie Thomas, also known as Rodney Thomas, Skinny Suge and Tall Vialz, was convicted on a racketeering charge in...

By Maria Glod  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/29/2010

Green v. green case settles

The bat lovers are happy. So is the company building a West Virginia wind farm. The two sides recently clashed in federal court over the construction of the project on an Appalachian ridge in Greenbriar County. The company, Chicago-based...

By Maria Glod  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/26/2010

Skeletal remains found in Albemarle County

Skeletal remains were found this morning in Albemarle County and police investigators are on the scene. Officials have not yet released details. But authorities and volunteers conducted multiple searches in the area after the Oct. 17 disappearance of Virginia Tech...

By Maria Glod  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 01/26/2010

Multiple car part thefts caused Md. man to quit carpool

Reporters often focus on the most serious and violent crimes. But the response I’ve gotten from readers to a recent article on a rash of thefts of catalytic converters is a good reminder of how less-publicized property crimes disrupt the...

By Maria Glod  |  10:58 AM ET, 01/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 01/22/2010

Loudoun Sheriff's Office plans community meeting

If you live in the Dulles South area of Loudoun County and you've got questions about crime trends or traffic problems, county authorities want to hear them. The Loudoun Sheriff's office is planning a community meeting on Monday for residents...

By Maria Glod  |  07:22 AM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/07/2010

Va. group calls for juvenile detention changes after abuse report

A Virginia group led by former Va. Attorney General Mark Earley urged U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to adopt recommendations issued by a Congressional panel in the wake of a new Justice Department report on sexual abuse at juvenile detention...

By Maria Glod  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 12/22/2009

Prince William County father charged with child abuse

Prince William police on Tuesday said a man was charged with child abuse after an investigation launched when his injured 4-month-old was brought to a local hospital. Sonny Mauricio Rivas-Loza also was charged with malicious wounding. Police released few details,...

By Maria Glod  |  03:35 PM ET, 12/22/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/21/2009

Man caught smuggling heroin in juice boxes, police say

You may recall a few weeks ago when a man was busted trying to carry a fully-cooked chicken stuffed with cocaine through customs at Dulles International Airport. Here's another example of the lengths criminals will go to to smuggle drugs...

By Maria Glod  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/14/2009

Maryland forensic sleuths to get stimulus dollars

Federal stimulus dollars will go to four crime labs where scientists are working to use DNA evidence to solve cases, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday. A total of $1.2 million in Department of Justice grants will be distributed between...

By Maria Glod  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/14/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 12/10/2009

An invitation to make cookies for cops

If you make mouthwatering chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal crisps, the Maryland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants your help. As part of its annual "Cookies for Cops" campaign, MADD delivers tins of homemade treats to police officers around...

By Maria Glod  |  08:05 AM ET, 12/10/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/08/2009

D.C. seafood wholesaler charged in rockfish scheme

The federal crackdown against the black market fish trade continues. Federal authorities announced Tuesday that Ocean Pro Ltd., a D.C. fish wholesaler, and two of its employees were charged with buying illegally harvested rockfish. The company, along with fish buyers...

By Maria Glod  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/20/2009

Social networking for criminals?

Turns out the bad guys are using social networking sites too. Francisco Ortiz, who Maryland authorities say is a member of the violent Latin Kings street gang, allegedly told his fellow gang members to clean up their MySpace pages in...

By Maria Glod  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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