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Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Crime Scene changes coming

Crime Scene is moving to a new format and a new page.

By Washington Post staff  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Jackson pleads guilty in scheme

Former congressman Jesse L. Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra Stevens Jackson, will appear in federal court.

By Staff and wire reports  |  11:48 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Police charge man in Temple Hills area slaying

Brandon Anthony Battle, 26, is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the slaying of Salaam Adams.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:39 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/17/2013

iPhone, iPad stolen from Metro passengers at Capitol South station

Authorities said a person who tried to help on the Metro platform was assaulted.

By Peter Hermann  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 01/15/2013

D.C. police investigating possible hate crime

Two men say they were attacked, yelled at with anti-gay statements as they walked along street on Sunday.

By Peter Hermann  |  09:18 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Thousands listen as crime blogger negotiates surrender with Baltimore police

Police charged the blogger with gun offenses Tuesday.

By Peter Hermann  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Va. crime commission to vote on recommendations

Among the possible proposals are tougher penalties for illegal cigarette trafficking and texting while driving.

By the Associated Press  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Former teacher charged in 40-year-old sex assaults

A woman in her mid-50s came forward after running into the man at a school, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:53 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Police, communities team up for National Night Out against crime

By Peter Hermann  |  08:01 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Police release surveillance photo of suspect in Ripken abduction

Aberdeen, Md. police have released photos of a man they said abducted Cal Ripken Jr.’s mother.

By Peter Hermann  |  05:27 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Two beaten in possible hate crime

Attackers shout slurs, beat two victims

By Martin Weil  |  10:53 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Hate crime charge in Northwest Washington stabbing, D.C. police said

Homophobic slurs led to fight and attack, police said. The 16-year-old victim was treated at a local hospital and released.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:36 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Power restored after storm, Pepco says

Power has been restored to about 99 percent of those who lost it during Friday’s severe storm, Pepco said Sunday night.

By Martin Weil  |  12:31 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

On-line auction site is selling a vial of President Reagan’s blood taken after 1981 assassination attempt, drawing scorn from his doctors

An auction site claims it is selling a vial used to draw Reagan’s blood after his gunshot wound in ‘81.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Report: Crime in Pr. William drops in 2011

Annual report shows 20 percent drop in violent crime.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:52 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Overall crime down in Alexandria

Alexandria recorded its lowest crime levels in more than four decades last year.

By Allison Klein  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/16/2012

March planned after anti-gay crime at Columbia Heights IHOP

A shooting that left one man wounded at a Columbia Heights restaurant has been classified as a hate crime.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT crime

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 10:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012

D.C. police chief speaks to residents about spike in robberies

Cathy L. Lanier is telling residents she has plans to fight it.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Not guilty plea for alleged White House shooter Ortega-Hernandez

Officials say Ortega-Hernandez fired off rifle rounds late Nov. 11 in the hopes of killing Obama.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:34 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Paul Duggan

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Robbery in Upper NW before crime meeting

An armed robbery was reported Monday night on a street in upper Northwest Washington, in an area where at least 10 other robberies have occurred since late last year.

By Martin Weil  |  12:08 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Mental health evaluation sought for suspected East Coast Rapist

Aaron Thomas is faced with charges in connection with an attack on three teenage girls in Prince William County.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Secret Service agent: Hinckley was ‘fixated’ on bookstore shelf

The agent testified in hearings before a federal judge called to determine whether Hinckley should be granted more freedom from his psychiatric hospital.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Convictions in Pr. George’s nightclub crackdown

Two men involved in operating a nightclub where a 20-year-old woman was shot in August were convicted Wednesday of allowing dancing without the proper permit.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

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 01:53 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Alfredo Prieto death sentences in Fairfax upheld

A Fairfax jury and judge imposed two death sentences for the rape and murder of a young couple outside Reston in 1988.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Tom Jackman, Homicide | Tags:  Alfredo Prieto, Virginia

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Father gets probation for barricading children using drywall

One of the Bristow parents who used drywall to barricade their three young children into a room was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Marshall Banks is charged as part of Harry Thomas investigation

The founder and president of a non-profit group that played a key role in allowing former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas to embezzle just over $300,000 in District funds was charged Thursday with a felony that accuses him of failing to report the theft.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Keith L. Alexander  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Former D.C. officer sentenced in stolen property case

The former D.C. police officer pled guilty to attempting to receive stolen property in December.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Two more arrests in slaying of man killed by alleged rival gang members

Marcellus E. Jackson and Kier M. Johnson were arrested Monday in the 2010 killing of Jamal Coates.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Driver who fled fatal Olney crash gets 20-year sentence

Kevin Coffay, 20, had pleaded guilty in connection with the May 15, 2011, crash that killed three of his friends.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Trial to begin Monday in Maryland death-penalty case

Lee Edward Stephens is one of two prisoners charged in the 2006 stabbing of Cpl. David McGuinn, a corrections officer.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:40 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Man indicted in deaths of estranged wife and her son in Germantown

Curtis Lopez will be tried for the killings of his estranged wife and her 11-year-old son.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:14 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Police arrest suspects in two Northeast D.C. slayings

D.C. police have arrested men in connection with two recent Northeast Washington homicides.

By Jimm Phillips  |  09:28 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 12/21/2011

D.C. police officer convicted in stolen iPad case

Dioni Fernandez, 35, was one of three officers arrested on similar charges on March 8.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:51 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Man convicted in house party shooting

A 21-year-old Alexandria man has been convicted in the fatal shooting of a University of Maryland University College student, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:05 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Walter Reed resident arrested in Rockville cabbie carjacking

Andrew Gerald Roberts, 23, was arrested Friday in the incident.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:26 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Montgomery

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

Prison for former Navy commander who defrauded Sept. 11 victims’ fund

The sentencing capped a three-year legal journey for Charles E. Coughlin.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:12 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Del Quentin Wilber

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

Retail crime, police activity jumps during holidays

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

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

Posted at 02:17 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 11:07 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Doctor: John W. Hinckley was engaged, then called it off

The presidential assailant had given a woman a number of rings.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:07 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

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

Woman wanted in carjackings and robberies arrested

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

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

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 11/28/2011

More freedom for John Hinckley Jr. to be debated

Hinckley has spent most of his time confined at St. Elizabeths Hospital since shooting at President Reagan in 1981.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:55 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Thieves illegally towed old cars, sold them for scrap, police say

Prince George’s County police arrest five people they say were illegally towing old cars and selling them for scrap

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:08 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Virginia MS-13 member accused of sex-trafficking teen girls

The indictment Wednesday is the fifth in recent months charging MS-13 gang members with trafficking young girls

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  04:47 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Gangs

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Mount Rainier police officer pleads guilty to attempted murder, sex charges in July shooting

Mount Rainier officer Gene Gillette shot man who tried to flee after sexual encounter, prosecutors say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Police Shootings

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/21/2011

‘Serious misconduct’ in prosecution of Ted Stevens, report says

Stevens, an Alaska Republican, was found guilty by a jury in October 2008 of seven counts of making false statements on financial disclosure statements.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:17 AM ET, 11/13/2011

Person stabbed near Washington National Cathedral

By Martin Weil  |  12:17 AM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Maryland man pleads guilty in Key Bridge traffic death

An impaired driver pleaded guilty to negligent homicide after hitting a man who was pushing a stalled moped on the Key Bridge.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:53 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Teen arrested in theft of Girl Scout money

15-year-old snatched cash box from troop selling cookies outside Walmart, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:01 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Hate crime investigated in Montgomery County

Police are investigating repeated incidents of disorderly conduct, vandalism and the yelling of racial slurs outside a Gaithersburg home.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:46 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Prison for former church CFO who stole $850,000

Jason T. Reynolds was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for embezzling $850,000 over five years.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Man sentenced to 5-years for threatening Montgomery officials

Man who authorities said was upset about a child custody case in Montgomery County sent threatening letters to a prosecutor, judges and others.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Lululemon juror: Norwood’s guilt ‘was just not really a hard conclusion’

Deliberations in the Lululemon trial focused on the duration of the attack and Norwood’s defense.

By Victor Zapana and Dan Morse  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Police arrest two more in slaying of Howard U. student

Robbery was motive in slaying of music student headed to a friend’s house, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:21 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Brittany Norwood found guilty of first degree murder in Lululemon trial

It took the jury about an hour of deliberations to reach the verdict. Norwood now faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without a chance of parole.

By Dan Morse and Michael S. Rosenwald  |  07:10 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Pr. George’s officer acquitted in assault case

Judge acquits Prince George’s officer who had been charged with assaulting college student outside Beltsville party

By Ruben Castaneda  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Man admits transporting prostitutes in Maryland

Salvadoran man admits transporting prostitutes in Maryland

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:56 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Blood-spatter expert testifies in yoga store killing

Blood found on walls around Jayna Murray’s body was “typical of a severe beating situation,” he says

By Dan Morse  |  11:14 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Gang member sentenced to life in prison

A 24-year-old gang member was sentenced to life in prison Friday for prostituting a 12-year-old girl over several months in 2009.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  06:25 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Six men admit running meth ring

The ring had ties to the “La Familia” drug cartel in Mexico and was working “to create a distribution network and market for crystal methamphetamine in the Washington, D.C., area,” prosecutors said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:28 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Former Jack Abramoff associate sentenced to 20 months in prison

A former lobbyist who worked for Jack Abramoff was sentenced to just under two years in federal prison Wednesday. During an emotional hearing, the former Washington power broker cried and pleaded for mercy.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Man used real gun, fake bomb in attempted robbery

Md. man guilty of using a gun and fake bomb to rob Pr. George’s sub shop, federal officials said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  07:35 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Two men plead guilty to ID theft ring that targeted restaurant patrons

Two Maryland men have pleaded guilty to running an identity theft ring that targeted more than 250 people in the D.C. area.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Pr. George’s man who murdered teenage girlfriend sentenced to life

Pr. George’s man sentenced to life for murdering teenage girlfriend; Pr. George’s Sheriff’s Dept. failed to serve warrant on killer before the slaying

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:24 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Burglars hit Falls Church, Arlington

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

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

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Former FBI agent and wife are indicted in alleged investment scam

A former FBI agent and his wife have been charged in what authorities say is a $1.3 million investment fraud scheme.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Couple fatally shot in Chillum

Police received a call that a wounded man lay next to a vehicle with a gun beside him in the 600 block of Ray Road about 2:45 p.m., said Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a spokesman.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:08 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Men remain held in alleged Army Corps scheme

Three of the four men accused of participating in what federal prosecutors have called one of the most brazen contracting scams in U.S. government history will be held without bond ahead of a trial.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Mary Pat Flaherty  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Maryland sports manager gets three years for tax evasion, fraud

A Silver Spring sports manager admitted diverting $5.8 million from his business to personal and commercial bank accounts.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:41 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 10:51 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Guilty plea by D.C. woman in fraudulent tax return case

A D.C. tax preparer pleaded guilty to charges that she was part of a conspiracy that led to the filing of more than 3,000 fraudulent returns.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Leslie Johnson seeks to delay Oct. 13 sentencing

Former Prince George’s County Council member Leslie Johnson, who pleaded guilty in June in connection with a broad public corruption probe, is seeking a delay of her scheduled Oct. 13 sentencing hearing.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  03:56 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/29/2011

State task serves more than 800 Pr. George’s warrants

Prince George’s sheriff’s deputies working with a state task force served more than 800 warrants in August as part of a special initiative aimed at reducing a massive backlog.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Maryland

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Alleged Vince Young impersonator arrested in Md.

A Fort Washington man accused of impersonating backup Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young was arrested Friday afternoon on a charge of felony fraud, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:31 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Two Pr. George’s police officers charged in beating during 2010 College Park riot

The officers were indicted Tuesday on assault charges in connection with the March 2010 beating of an unarmed University of Maryland student, authorities said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Virginia crime panel to discuss registries for animal, domestic abusers

The Virginia State Crime Commission will hear reports on the feasibility of notifying people if animal abusers or domestic abusers move into their neighborhood.

By The Associated Press  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Toddler shot in Prince George’s

By Martin Weil  |  08:22 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Bowie State stabbing suspect held without bond

The 19-year-old Bowie State University student accused of killing her roommate is ordered held without bond. Prosecutors say she “got mad and reacted” after a week of conflict with the victim.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Aruba suspect’s family hires Casey Anthony’s attorney

Jose Baez has been retained to defend Gary Giordano, who has been jailed in Aruba in connection with the disappearance of a Maryland woman.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:41 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Sentencing in attack on transgender woman in Maryland

A Maryland woman pleaded guilty last month to first-degree assault and a hate crime.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Pr. William officer assaulted outside police station

Prince William County police arrested a Woodbridge man Tuesday after he assaulted an officer, police said.

By Jennifer Buske  |  02:50 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Trial postponed for driver in Va. bus crash that killed four

The trial of the man behind of the wheel of a discount interstate bus when it crashed on I-95, killing four passengers and injuring dozens more, has been postponed until January.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:41 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Pr. George’s prosecutors use DNA evidence to build case

A Prince George’s County jury Tuesday convicted a Largo man of first-degree murder in the 2007 stabbing death of a woman who was killed inside her apartment, prosecutors said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  07:16 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 09/04/2011

Bicyclists open fire near Capitol Hill

By Martin Weil  |  10:33 PM ET, 09/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 09/03/2011

U-Md. student beaten, robbed near campus

A University of Maryland student who had been at a bar near the College Park campus was beaten unconscious and robbed Friday morning, authorities said.

By Martin Weil  |  09:37 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Alexandria worker charged with theft

An Alexandria parks and recreation supervisor was charged with felony embezzlement for allegedly taking money from the cash register at the Chinquapin Recreation Center.

By Allison Klein  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 06:27 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Pr. George’s jury convicts man of murder during robbery

A Landover man on Friday was convicted of murder in connection with a 2009 attack in Seat Pleasant that left one man dead and another wounded.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Man killed in NE Washington

By Martin Weil  |  10:03 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Alleged ‘Quest’ pirate charged in second hijacking

A Somali man — who has already been charged with being a ransom negotiator in the hijacking of an American yacht that ended in the deaths of four U.S. citizens — has been indicted for his role in the pirating of a German vessel, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:19 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Around the World

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Md. crime lab to be honored with accreditation

An international crime lab organization is awarding the Maryland State Police’s forensic division its highest level of accreditation.

By the Associated Press  |  08:05 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Md. man pleads guilty to impersonating a federal officer

Alfred Edward Cannon, 45, admitted in U.S. District Court in Maryland that he pretended to be a deputy U.S. marshal, federal prosecutors said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  07:32 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/09/2011

District woman pleads guilty to check fraud

A 43-year-old District woman admitted Monday in Alexandria’s federal court that she used more than 1,000 counterfeit or fraudulent checks to purchase merchandise at Washington-area retailers, court records show.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Pr. George’s prosecutors will target parole violators

Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley announces $300,605 grant for Pr. George’s prosecutors; funds to be used to crack down on parole and probation violators

By Ruben Castaneda  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Would-be armored car robber sentenced to 5 years in prison

A 25-year-old District man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for attempting to rob an armored car in February — a hold-up that was foiled by FBI agents and D.C. police.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 08/03/2011

D.C. employee pleads guilty to attempted sex abuse of minor

By Clarence Williams  |  08:02 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Md. man pleads guilty to $188,000 check scam

A Rockville man admitted in federal court Wednesday that he helped defraud banks of more than $188,000 in a check-kiting scam, federal prosecutors said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Local law enforcement officers honored for work on gun cases

Thirty-three federal and local law enforcement officers were honored Tuesday for their efforts in putting together cases that helped put gun offenders, armed robbers, and other criminals behind bars at a ceremony led by Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Ruben Castaneda, The Region

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 06:34 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Md. man convicted of hate crime

A Montgomery County man accused of slashing the tires of his Hispanic neighbors was convicted of a hate crime and vandalism Thursday.

By Dan Morse  |  06:34 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 07/21/2011

DNA hit leads to charges in 2009 murder

A 44-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 slaying of a Laurel man who was found beaten to death inside his townhouse, Laurel police said. DNA evidence was key to the arrest, they said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:57 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Fauquier County assistant principal indicted for child pornography

An assistant principal at Greenville Elementary School in Nokesville was indicted Thursday on two federal counts of distributing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography, prosecutors said.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fauquier, Schools, Spencer S. Hsu

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Guilty plea for Hyattsville woman in 2009 murder

Takia Neeley, 21, of Hyattsville, Maryland, pled guilty Wednesdayin the shooting death of Jason Liser, 32, at an apartment complex on Minnesota Ave. NE on Sept. 13, 2009, prosecutors said.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Graffiti at Herbert Hoover Middle School investigated as hate crime

The vandalism, which occurred on walls, doors, windows and furniture at Herbert Hoover Middle School, depicts sexual images, genitalia and what police described at “hate language.”

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/14/2011

D.C. police officer charged with sexually abusing three women

The nine-count grand jury indictment charges Larry W. Seay with use of a gun during sex-abuse incidents in 2006 and 2010 .

By The Associated Press  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sex Crimes, The District

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 07/09/2011

Two stabbed in Northeast D.C.

Two men were stabbed in the District on Mount Olivet Road Saturday evening

By Clarence Williams  |  11:58 PM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Man dies in Montgomery County after being subdued with Taser

A man died while in the custody of Montgomery County police Tuesday after he was subdued with a Taser, according to the department.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  04:28 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Officer admits participating in smuggling of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol in Pr. George’s corruption case

Sinisa Simic becomes the latest defendant convicted in a sweeping federal investigation of corruption in Prince George’s County.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  01:24 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Death penalty for Va. man in woman’s killing

A Fairfax County man who bludgeoned a woman with a hammer and sexually assaulted her as she lay dying was sentenced to death Thursday.

By Victor Zapana  |  01:37 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Former Pr. William employee pleads guilty in bid-rigging scandal

A former Prince William County employee had been indicted for pulling off one of the largest bid-rigging and embezzlement scandals in county history.

By Jennifer Buske  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Man charged in Pr. George’s double-homicide committed 30 robberies, federal prosecutor alleged

Alleged Md. killer committed dozens of robberies, federal prosecutor alleges

By Ruben Castaneda  |  06:41 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Md. jury acquitted defendant in murder case

Pr. George’s murder defendant acquitted after three days of trial, one hour of jury deliberations

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:17 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 AM ET, 06/15/2011

D.C. police officer charged with stealing $43,000 from lottery scam victim

Police say Sgt. Aisha Hackley helped an elderly woman who fell for a lottery scam to open a new bank account, then forged the woman’s signature on checks.

By The Associated Press  |  06:52 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cons & Scams

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 09:22 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Prosecutors seek 14 months in prison for former D.C. Council aide

Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence a former D.C. Council staffer to 14 months in prison for his role in a “long-term scheme to corrupt an entire industry.”

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  09:22 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Pr. George’s police to focus on five areas for summer crime initiative

Prince George’s County police are assigning more patrol officers and investigators to five “focus areas” this summer in an effort to curb crime.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:47 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Prince William crime rate dropped in 2010

Prince William County’s overall crime rate fell to a 16-year low in 2010, despite a slight uptick in aggravated assault and larceny cases, according to the 2010 crime statistics report.

By Jennifer Buske  |  02:45 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Hate crime charge filed in McDonald’s transgender beating

A woman charged in an attack on a transgender woman at a Rosedale McDonald's, which was captured on video that went viral on the Internet, will face an additional hate crime charge..

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:07 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Man wanted for scamming elderly in Md.

Anne Arundel County police are looking for a man they say is scamming elderly people by performing unwanted paving work on their driveways and charging high fees.

By Allison Klein  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Va. man admits Metro bomb plot

A Northern Virginia man on Monday was sentenced to 23 years in prison for his role in a plot to carry out terrorist bombings at stations in the Washington Metro system.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/09/2011

Elvans Road shooting victim fifth person slain in Washington since Wednesday

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/09/2011

Two Va. State Troopers hurt in separate crashes

One Virginia State Police trooper was seriously injured in a car crash that happened as he was responding to the scene of a separate car crash involving another state trooper.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Traffic Accidents, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 04/06/2011

D.C. man guilty in 2004 killing after second trial

A District man was found guilty in the fatal 2004 shooting of a cab driver Tuesday, a year after his first conviction was overturned by an appeals court.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:35 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Suspended jail sentence for day-care worker who slapped child

An Alexandria day-care provider lost an appeal Tuesday to have her conviction for slapping a 4-year-old overturned, her attorney said

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:44 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Fairfax, Unsolved

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Police use robot, beanbags and taser in Md.stand-off

By An Edgewater man who charged at a sheriff’s deputy with a sword, an barricaded himself in his home was arrested after an eight-hour standoff during which police tried used a remote-controlled robot, a chemical agent, beanbag bullets, a taser. and Allison Klein  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Mc­Don­nell approves familial DNA for Va. crime-fighting

Virginia is introducing a new technique to broaden its use of DNA evidence to solve major violent crimes, Gov. Bob Mc­Don­nell announced Monday

By Washington Post editors  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 03/18/2011

6 convicted in ATF drug, robbery sting

A federal jury in Alexandria convicted six men Friday for agreeing to participate in a made-up scheme to rob a drug stash house

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:28 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Fairfax death penalty deliberations enter third day

The Fairfax County jury trying to decide whether convicted killer Mark E. Lawlor should receive the death penalty or life in prison will begin a third day of deliberations Wednesday in the Fairfax courthouse.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:12 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Guilty plea for man shot near U.S. Capitol

A man who was shot by U.S. Capitol Police officers after approaching them with a gun has pleaded guilty in the case.

By  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Deadly head-on crash near Port Deposit

Maryland State Police say a man was killed and three men were injured in a head-on collision near Port Deposit. Thirty-two-year-old Terry Williams Jr. of Port Deposit was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday afternoon's accident....

By Cecil Whig  |  07:40 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Maryland, Traffic Accidents

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

Officer hurt after deadly hit-and-run

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

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

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Brittany Norwood sentencing set for Friday

Prosecutors and defense say life in prison is appropriate but disagree on whether Norwood should have chance at parole.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:09 PM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 10:02 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Less crime in 2010: FBI

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

By Allison Klein  |  10:02 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Allison Klein, Allison Klein

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Va. expands violent crime program

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Decker announced Thursday that a successful state pilot program in Richmond will be expanded statewide to reduce violent crime. Operation Rolling Thunder led to a 35 percent decrease in violent crime in Richmond in...

By Anita Kumar  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 12/08/2010

Crime commission endorses new police pursuit rules inspired by Fairfax case

The Virginia Crime Commission has endorsed a proposed law designed to ensure that police pursuits don't endanger other drivers on the road, The Post's Roz Helderman reports on the Virginia Politics blog. The bill would require emergency vehicles passing through...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:31 PM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fairfax

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 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)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

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 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.

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

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 12:10 PM ET, 07/14/2010

Sex crime conviction for Md. teacher

A former kindergarten teacher has been convicted in Frederick of a third-degree sex offense with a 5-year-old boy. Thirty-two-year-old Matthew Berresford of East Berlin, Pa., was convicted Tuesday as part of Alford plea agreement. In an Alford plea, the defendant...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 07/13/2010

Big anti-crime sweep in Italy

Italian police on Tuesday carried out one of the biggest operations ever against the powerful 'ndrangheta crime organization, arresting 300 people including top bosses, and seizing million of dollars in property. The man believed to be the 'ndrangheta's top boss,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:48 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the World

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)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 07/08/2010

Copper theft attempts turn deadly

The Crime Scene has reported on several area copper thefts in recent weeks and months from downspouts and air conditioners. Another bust charged a man with plans to take copper cables from a company's lot. Now a power company says...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:32 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 07/01/2010

McGruff turns 30

McGruff the crime dog is celebrating his 30th birthday Thursday. The friendly canine, who wears a tan trench coat and offers tips to "take a bite out of crime," will celebrate this evening at the National Museum of Crime and...

By Maria Glod  |  07:49 AM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Personal Safety, Personal Safety

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/28/2010

Hit-and-run escalates in Va.

Leaving the scene of a car accident is a crime, but sometimes what the victims of a hit-and-run do in the aftermath can far overshadow the initial crash. Prince William County police said a late-night accident in Woodbridge on Friday...

By Josh White  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Josh White, Josh White, Josh White, Josh White

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 06/14/2010

Post to hold crime town hall

The Washington Post will hold a town hall meeting on June 15 to discuss crime coverage in the D.C. region. Reporters and editors will explain and discuss their decisions about coverage; Audience members can ask questions and give suggestions....

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:56 AM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Editors

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)
Categories:  Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics

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)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

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...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:53 AM ET, 05/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

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)
Categories:  Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/21/2010

Overall crime rate down in Prince William, police say

Prince William County officials reported a slight uptick in some violent crime in 2009, but said the overall crime rate was at a 15-year low. There were more robberies and aggravated assaults in 2009 than 2008, police said. The county...

By Maria Glod  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. William, Pr. William, Pr. William

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/15/2010

Crime falls in Montgomery County

Crime in Montgomery County fell nearly 7 percent in 2009, driven by a sharp drop in burglaries and car thefts, according county statistics released Thursday. The county recorded 13 homicides and 124 rapes, both of which were near 25-year-lows, and follow trends throughout the region.

By Dan Morse  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 04/08/2010

Violent crime in Arlington down in 2009

Arlington police say crime in the D.C. suburb dropped 3.7 percent, with violent crime down 8.3 percent. The department said Thursday that there were fewer homicides, forcible rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults last year than in 2008....

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:48 PM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Arlington

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 04/07/2010

Delaware robbery suspect left wallet at crime scene

New Castle County police say they are searching for a robbery suspect who dropped his wallet at the crime scene. Police say detectives have arrest warrants for 20-year-old Edwin Diaz-Davila of Wilmington who is wanted on robbery charges....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:47 AM ET, 04/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Delaware, Delaware

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 04/01/2010

Wizards' Arenas pays $5,000 into D.C. crime victims fund

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has paid $5,000 to the District's crime victims fund as part of his court-ordered sentence. Arenas pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession, a felony, in connection with an incident in which he carrried four unloaded...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:07 PM ET, 04/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Celebrities, Celebrities, Celebrities

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 04/01/2010

Lanier lauds dispatcher, officers in aftermath of D.C. shooting, chase

As D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's car sped toward the Southeast scene of Tuesday's mass shooting on South Capitol Street, she was listening closely to radio traffic describing the chase of a vehicle that sped from the scene. Lanier...

By Clarence Williams  |  02:30 PM ET, 04/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cathy L. Lanier, Cathy L. Lanier, Cathy L. Lanier, Cathy L. Lanier

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2010

Post reporter recounts Paul Powell's execution

I was on the scene in Manassas on Jan. 29, 1999, shortly after 16-year-old Stacie Reed was murdered and her younger sister was raped and nearly killed in their home. It was the first major crime I covered for The...

By Josh White  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Josh White, Josh White, Josh White, Josh White, Josh White

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)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/05/2010

Spring Crime Training Update: Men in Nats/White Sox hats rob bank

Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the Independence Federal Savings Bank, 7901 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring, Thursday morning, according to Montgomery County police. No one was injured during the heist....

By Dan Morse  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery, Montgomery, Montgomery

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)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

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

Crime in Vienna up in 2009, but still low

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

By Washington Post editors  |  09:25 AM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Allison Klein, Allison Klein

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/19/2010

Fairfax crime dropped 5 percent in 2009; violent crime down 14 percent

Serious crime in Fairfax County decreased nearly five percent in 2009 over the previous year, driven by significant drops in larceny and auto theft, according to statistics released Friday morning by Fairfax police. Even better, violent crime -- murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault -- decreased by 14.6 percent over 2008

By Tom Jackman  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tom Jackman, Tom Jackman, Tom Jackman

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 02/17/2010

Accused Silver Spring dog thief demanded money, victim says

The Crime Scene was able to speak with Gloria Chicas, owner of the dogs discussed in Wednesday's post about a dognapping in Montgomery County, earlier this afternoon. We also learned how Scooby, the dog county police said was recovered by...

By Dan Morse  |  03:01 PM ET, 02/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Dan Morse, Dan Morse

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)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

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)
Categories:  Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics

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)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/20/2010

Crime novelist, 'Spenser' creator Robert Parker dies

Fans of crime fiction may want to read The Post's obituary of author Robert B. Parker, creator of the Spenser series, who died earlier this month at 77.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Post, From the Post

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 01/13/2010

Editorial: Post on crime in D.C.

In an editorial today, The Post discusses falling crime rates in The District in 2009 -- and then tackles perhaps the most pressing question: How to handle crime in the city's most violent areas?...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:32 PM ET, 01/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Post, From the Post

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 01/12/2010

D.C. 'crew' members may live in Md.: FBI agent

The Crime Scene recently sat down with FBI Agent Dave LeValley and retired FBI Agent Daniel Reilly, who works as a contractor, to talk about gangs in the District. LeValley supervises the Safe Streets task force of 14 agents, eight...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:02 AM ET, 01/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, Del Quentin Wilber, Del Quentin Wilber

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 01/11/2010

Goodwill would have helped accused robber, spokesman says

If you'be been reading The Crime scene regularly, you've probably seen our recent coverage of the man charged with two armed robberies at a Montgomery County Goodwill store. Today, Dan Morse has more on the story.

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:07 AM ET, 01/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Dan Morse, Dan Morse

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 01/11/2010

MS-13 gang out to 'kill, rape and control': FBI agent

Special Agent Robert G. Saale, FBI agent in charge of a squad of agents who investigate gangs and violent crime in Northern Virginia, recently sat down with The Crime Scene to discuss the region's gang problems. His top focus, he...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:10 AM ET, 01/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Gangs, Gangs, Gangs

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 12/31/2009

Crime and justice in 2009: A look back

As we look ahead to 2010, we're looking back at some of 2009's most remarkable -- and, often, tragic -- local criminal justice stories. What will you remember? Read our archived coverage of 10 of our nominees for the year's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Editors

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)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 12/28/2009

Crime 'in its place'

From Texas, a story about a crime recreation room police use to investigate crimes: When Montgomery County sheriff's deputy Celestina Archer opens the door, she enters a kitchen with a noticeably missing dishwasher. Then she walks by a half-divider wall...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:36 AM ET, 12/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 12/28/2009

'Give me the money and your best table'

From the UK, the story of a robber who apparently didn't want to flee the scene of a crime on an empty stomach: The 38-year-old is accused of stealing several hundred pounds after waving an airgun at terrified staff. But...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:09 AM ET, 12/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the World, Around the World

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/24/2009

Smart anti-crime tips for the holidays

After seeing our story about the Fairfax County man who was wounded by an armed burglar last week, the fine folks at Broadview Security, formerly known as Brink's Home Security, sent us these tips for securing your home when you're not there. The tips go beyond "leave a light on," and provide some good ideas you probably haven't thought of before. So read, memorize and implement. What are you waiting for?

By Tom Jackman  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/24/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fairfax

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2009

Montgomery County crime totals continue to fall

Montgomery County police today announced that crime fell 4.1% in the third quarter compared with the same period a year ago. For the first nine months of 2009, crime is down 4.7%. One particularly large drop has been auto thefts,...

By Dan Morse  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Dan Morse

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)
Categories:  Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 12/17/2009

Bedsheets for inmates: A reader, official discuss

An interesting question-and-answer between a reader and an official turned up in the comments section of a recent Crime Scene post about the death of a Montgomery County inmate. I've posted the exchange below. And I encourage readers to weigh...

By Dan Morse  |  08:51 AM ET, 12/17/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Dan Morse, Dan Morse, Dan Morse

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/16/2009

If you have an iPhone, you have mobile crime data

In the Washington area, the popularity of crime text message alerts and police-neighborhood e-mail discussion groups hint at the public's demand for up-to-date crime information. Now, if you have an iPhone, you can get crime data on the go....

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/16/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 12/11/2009

Crime hits area Goodwill store, Habitat for Humanity office

Some bad things appear to have happened to some people doing good things in Maryland, where police have recently reported robberies at a Goodwill store in Gaithersburg and a burglary at the Habitat for Humanity in Lexington Park....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:10 AM ET, 12/11/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, David P. Marino-Nachison, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 12/08/2009

Does crime follow the weather report?

Maybe people steal what they need. Two days before Washington's first snowfall -- when the media were going nuts about the impending flakes -- the weekly crime report told of the theft of this item from a house on West...

By Martin Weil  |  10:35 AM ET, 12/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fairfax, Fairfax

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)
Categories:  Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/07/2009

Flashing hazard lights lead police to burglary suspects

Note to burglars: when fleeing the scene of the crime, turn off your getaway car's hazard lights. Calvert County police said someone entered two homes on Quarles Road in St. Leonard on Nov. 30 and stole prescription medication and about...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charles, Charles

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)
Categories:  Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics, Crime Statistics

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/30/2009

Rolling into the annals of crime

Your chance to buy a piece of crime "history" comes this week, according to the Associated Press: A motorized bar stool that got an Ohio man arrested for drunken driving goes up for auction this week on eBay. Twenty-nine-year-old Kile...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/30/2009

Hard times, less crime in New York

A New York Times article makes an interesting observation: Unemployment has reached 10.3 percent in New York City, higher than it is in the state and nationally. The Bloomberg administration is weighing cuts from every city agency to help close...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the Nation, Around the Nation

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 11/25/2009

The death of Sharon Moskowitz: Finally, charges in a 12-year mystery

Writing about crime can be grisly, sad and plenty of other adjectives that cause some people to steer clear of the topic. But for sure, crime is never dull. In fact, one of the most interesting moments for me as...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:50 PM ET, 11/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, From the Courthouse, From the Courthouse, From the Courthouse, From the Courthouse, From the Courthouse

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)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen, Crime, Seen

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/25/2009

When crime scene photos are too gory

Sometimes, it appears, crime scene photos can be too gory even for prosecutors who want to convince jurors that someone is a cold-blooded killer. An example arose recently when Montgomery County prosecutors explained a strategy employed during a murder trial....

By Dan Morse  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Dan Morse, Dan Morse, Dan Morse

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 11/24/2009

Rising crime rate leveling off in Fairfax County

After two straight years of increases, the crime rate in Fairfax County may be leveling off, according to statistics released today that show a 1.7 percent decrease through the first nine months of 2009.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:08 PM ET, 11/24/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fairfax, Fairfax

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/18/2009

Introducing The Crime Scene

Today, we're launching The Crime Scene, The Post's newest blog. Each day, we'll bring you news, views and perspective on public safety issues in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia and around the nation and world. It'll be written by our...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Editors

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/17/2009

Meet The Post's Crime & Justice Team

The reporters listed here often cover issues and jurisdictions outside the scope of their daily responsibilities. If you don't see what you're looking for below, e-mail us and we'll make sure it gets to the right person....

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/17/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Editors

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/17/2009

About this blog

The Post's Crime & Justice team covers your safety. Our reporters cover crime and the police departments in the Washington, D.C., area, the local and federal courthouses in The District, Maryland and Virginia, and national and international crime, courthouse and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/17/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Editors