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Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Alexandria testing digital 911 system

The Alexandria Police Department Communications Center is running an internal pilot project to test the ability of its 911 center to accept text messages, video and photos, said Deputy Chief Eddie Reyes.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  05:19 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Technology

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Authorities: Man arrested at Dulles ingested nearly 4 pounds of heroin

Forty-five-year-old who flew in from Italy was taken to Reston Hospital Center, where he eventually excreted 88 pellets, according to court records.

By Associated Press  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Md. teen accused of bringing loaded gun to school

A 15-year-old student from Frederick, Md., was arrested Tuesday after allegedly bringing a loaded handgun to Tuscarora High School, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. The student reportedly felt he was in danger after a recent altercation at the school.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:14 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 08:22 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Va. man seeks exoneration after 27 years in prison

Attorneys for a man who was freed after spending 27 years in prison for crimes he may not have committed will ask a Virginia court to exonerate him.

By The Associated Press  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Updates

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 03/30/2011

SUV wheels stolen from Md. dealership lot

The owner of a Chevrolet dealership in Eldersburg, Md., says 32 wheels have been stolen from vehicles on his lot.

By the Carroll County Times  |  08:17 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Help sought in fatal hit-and-run of man in wheelchair

The vehicle hit Gary Green, 55, of Southeast, at a high rate of speed as he was in a crosswalk in the 5000 block of Benning Road around 3:45 a.m. on March 12, according to D.C. police.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:28 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/29/2011

D.C. man shot dead Monday night

A man fatally shot Monday night at the edge of a busy shopping area in Northeast Washington has been identified as a 47-year-old District resident.

By Paul Duggan  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Paul Duggan, The District

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/29/2011

More unsupervised visits away from hospital sought for Hinckley

Lawyers and doctors for John W. Hinckley Jr. asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant the presidential assailant additional unsupervised visits to his mother’s home in Virginia.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Guilty plea in Md. girl’s kidnapping, death

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in the kidnapping death of an 11-year-old Salisbury girl whose body was found on Christmas Day 2009.

By The Associated Press  |  03:54 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Va. couple charged for allegedly keeping children in room blocked by drywall

The room where the children had been trapped was covered in feces and urine, and the children were naked, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:23 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/29/2011

D.C. man killed after night out was ‘good soul’: Cousin

Brian Vincent Cooper was a loving father to his two-year-old son, loved basketball and going to concerts with his family, and hoped to graduate from the District’s Luke C. Moore Academy later this year, a cousin said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Man extradited to Md. from Czech Republic in rape case

Prosecutors say a former Hagerstown man accused of raping a woman in Washington County, Md., in 2000 has been extradited to Maryland from the Czech Republic.

By The Herald-Mail  |  10:41 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Around the World, Maryland

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Md. town to declare mayor’s office vacant after felony conviction

Rising Sun town commissioners will hold a hearing on a resolution declaring the mayor’s office vacant.

By The Cecil Whig  |  10:23 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Man stabbed during Kentland robbery

A man was stabbed during an apparent robbery in the Kentland area of Prince George’s County Monday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Robbery

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Md. man faces life in wife’s murder

A Lexington Park man who was convicted Monday in connection with the murder of his wife concocted a story about a masked carjacker to try to cover up the crime, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland.

By Maria Glod  |  06:43 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Va. man charged with rape of teen girl

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

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

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Guilty plea in Va. campus shooting

A former college student has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for shooting at his math professor in a northern Virginia classroom.

By the Associated Press  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Va. officer’s widow waiting on benefits ruling

The widow of a Norfolk police officer found shot to death in Virginia Beach last October is waiting to find out if she will receive state and federal benefits available to the families of officers killed in the line of duty.

By The Virginian-Pilot  |  07:31 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Moonshine on rise in Va.: State authorities

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says it’s seeing a resurgence in illegal liquor making in parts of the state.

By The Roanoke Times  |  07:28 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Va. officers sue Chesterfield Co. over overtime

Dozens of Chesterfield County deputies and police officers are suing the county, claiming they were not properly compensated for overtime they worked.

By Richmond Times-Dispatch  |  07:25 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, From the Courthouse

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 03/27/2011

Man shot by Montgomery police in stable condition

A criminal suspect shot by a Montgomery County police officer Saturday was identified by authorities as a 32-year-old Silver Spring man. He was hospitalized in stable condition with three bullet wounds Sunday.

By Paul Duggan  |  05:02 PM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, Montgomery

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2011

Witnesses hold suspect after D.C. man slain

A 24-year-old homicide suspect was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly shot a man in Northwest Washington and was then detained by witnesses until police got there.

By Paul Duggan  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Man named Cokayne arrested for...drug dealing

By Tom Jackman  |  05:11 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Man charged with stealing from patients

A Woodbridge man who provides hospice services in Northern Virginia was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing credit cards and checks from his dying patients, Virginia State Police said Friday

By Jennifer Buske  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Step toward plea in Leslie Johnson case

Federal prosecutors in Maryland filed a criminal information Friday against Prince George’s County Council member Leslie Johnson (Mitchellville), a legal step which means Johnson is likely to plead guilty to evidence tampering.

By Maria Glod  |  04:05 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Fairfax day-care provider sentenced to 17 years

A Fairfax County day-care provider was sentenced to 17 years in prison Friday for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl at a day-care center in Centreville last year.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:57 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/25/2011

One suspect in three robberies

Arlington and Alexandria detectives are working together to solve a series of bank robberies

By Christy Goodman  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Texas man convicted in $100M fraud scheme

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

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

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Infant killed in freak driveway accident

An infant was killed and a woman and another child were injured after a car apparently backed into them in the Laurel area Friday morning, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Police identify human remains in Woodbridge

The human remains found after a Woodbridge area dumpster fire Wednesday are of an adult female, Prince William County police said Thursday

By Jennifer Buske  |  04:23 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Olney killings suspect held without bond

The man charged with the murder of two men in Olney was ordered held without bond Thursday afternoon.

By Dan Morse  |  02:25 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery, Updates, Homicide

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

Police investigate Suitland double shooting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Several injured in D.C. Metrobus crash

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

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

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

Suspect hits officer with car in escape attempt

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

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

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

No foul play found in search for Va. woman: Police

Authorities have conducted numerous searches and dozens of interviews in their investigation into the disappearance of a 21-year-old pregnant Ashburn woman, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday, but they say they have yet to find signs of foul play.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  08:08 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Missing Persons, Loudoun, Updates

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Help sought finding Md. woman’s killer

Frederick police are handing out fliers and putting up two electric signs asking the public for information that could lead to the killer of the manager of a fast-food restaurant last week.

By The Frederick News-Post  |  07:39 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Homicide

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Va. to fill 21 judicial vacancies

Relief is on the way for several short-handed courts in Virginia.

By The Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

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

Jurors may need special decoders in upcoming case

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

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

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Police announce arrest in Olney killings

Police in Montgomery County say they have arrested the man responsible for two recent homicides in Olney.

By Dan Morse and Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:01 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Montgomery, Homicide

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)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Maryland

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

Man convicted in deadly 2009 D.C. stabbing

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

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

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Human remains found in burned dumpster

Prince William County police discovered burned human remains after a dumpster fire outside of a Woodbridge area apartment complex Wednesday

By Jennifer Buske  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/23/2011

No.Va. immigration roundup nets 130 criminals

A three-day sweep by federal and local law enforcement agencies in Northern Virginia resulted in 130 immigrants with prior convictions being taken into federal custody.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Cuccinelli apologizes to freed inmate

In a meeting at his Richmond office, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli personally apologized to Thomas Haynesworth on Tuesday, telling the man who was released from prison Monday after serving 27 years for a string of rapes and assaults that prosecutors now believe he did not commit that Virginia’s justice system had failed him.

By Washington Post editors and Rosalind S. Helderman reports in the Virginia Politics blog that  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Va. dance teacher stole from students

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

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

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Plea hearing in Va. murder, shooting case

A Stuarts Draft, Va., man accused in a deadly shooting at a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook is due in federal court in Harrisonburg.

By The Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia, Homicide

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 03/23/2011

$10M lawsuit in cyclist’s injury

The family of a comatose cyclist is suing for $10 million the driver of the car that struck him.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:43 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

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)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Maria Glod, Sex Crimes

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/22/2011

D.C. police cracking down on ‘fake pot’

The operators of three shops in Adams Morgan and two gas station convenience stores in Anacostia have received written notice that they risk having business assets seized and forfeited under federal law if they sell fake pot, commonly marketed as K2 or Spice.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Narcotics, The District, Mary Pat Flaherty

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

Woman, 26, killed in morning Md. crash

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

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

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

Olney killings may be linked: Police

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

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

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Fairfax County bus caused fatal Rt. 1 crash: Police

A Fairfax County Fastran bus started a chain reaction crash that killed a Fort Belvoir man on Route 1 Monday afternoon, when the bus failed to stop for traffic that had slowed for a red light, Fairfax police said Tuesday.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tom Jackman, Traffic Accidents, Fairfax

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

Not guilty plea for ‘East Coast’ rape suspect

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

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

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 03/22/2011

30 years for Md. man in attack on wife

A Westover, Md., man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for stabbing and beating his wife with a baseball bat.

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  |  07:43 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Guilty plea for Md. man in 6-year-old’s rape

A 24-year-old who pleaded guilty last week to federal child pornography charges has pleaded guilty to raping a 6-year-old girl.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:42 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard, From the Courthouse, Updates

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Court date for D.C. officer charged in sting

D.C. police officer charged in an internal sting with trying to receive stolen property is due in court.

By The Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Updates

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Lululemon suspect held without bond

Workplace dispute discussed in killing

By Dan Morse  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Yoga shop victim’s parents back justice system

The parents of a 30-year-old woman killed at a Bethesda yoga clothing shop say the main message they have for the woman charged in their daughter’s death is that they will let the justice system prevail.

By The Associated Press  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery, Updates

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Man who claims innocence released from Va. prison

Thomas Haynesworth spent 27 years behind bars for rapes and other attacks.

By Maria Glod  |  11:39 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  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 10:36 AM ET, 03/21/2011

‘East Coast Rapist’ suspect due in court

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

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

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 03/21/2011

After nearly 30 years, Va. inmate expected to be released

A Virginia inmate who has served nearly three decades in prison for at least one rape he didn’t commit is expected to be released on parole this week.

By The Associated Press  |  10:24 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Updates

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Boy, 4, dies in Baltimore after shooting

Police in Baltimore say a 4-year-old boy has died after being found shot in the face in what appeared to be a self-inflicted shooting.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  08:16 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Man shot by Md. trooper after chase

Maryland State Police say a New Jersey man who led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle has been shot by a state trooper.

By The Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Suspect in Lululemon killing in court

Brittany Norwood will make her first appearance after being arrested for the slaying in downtown Bethesda.

By Associated Press  |  07:16 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Lululemon Bethesda slaying arrest announced: Brittany Norwood being charged with murder

Brittany Norwood, the 27-year-old co-worker of the woman killed at a Bethesda yoga store who originally was portrayed as a victim , has been charged in the killing of Jayna T. Murray, according to Montgomery County police chief Thomas Manger.

By Dan Morse  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Categories:  Virginia, Maria Glod, Updates

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/18/2011

2 years for woman in deadly crash that injured soccer star

A 23-year-old Clarksville woman accused of killing her friend and severely injuring D.C. United soccer player Charlie Davies in a drunk driving accident was sentenced to two years in prison by a federal judge in Alexandria.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse, Updates

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Tax evasion, fraud pleas for sports manager

A 40-year-old Silver Spring sports manager pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in the District to one count of tax evasion and one count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:54 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Howard, From the Courthouse

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Appeals could delay, alter big Md. civil award

Though a Prince George’s civil jury on Wednesday awarded a little more than $11.5 million for the wrongful death of a man fatally shot by a county police officer, the relatives of the victim and their attorneys may not see any large checks from the county any time soon.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ruben Castaneda, From the Courthouse, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/18/2011

18 years for D.C. man in drug dealing case

A federal judge in D.C. sentenced a man known as “Big Ant” to 18 years and nine months in prison for drug dealing when he was the leader of the Congress Park Crew, a gang in Southeast.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Third man charged in deadly Sterling robbery: Police

A third man has been been charged in what police have called a botched home invasion robbery on East Kennedy Road in Sterling.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, Updates, Loudoun

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/18/2011

3 Frederick fires believed arson

Frederick officials say three arsons believed to be related have left one person injured and another displaced.

By The Associated Press  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Frederick

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Sentencing scheduled in Georgetown drug case

Two college students arrested at Georgetown University for creating a drug lab in a dorm room are scheduled to be sentenced.

By The Associated Press  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, The District, Schools

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Guilty plea in 2 Baltimore attacks

A man suspected of a series of violent attacks in a wealthy north Baltimore neighborhood after receiving a suspended sentence from a previous armed robbery conviction there has entered a guilty plea for two attacks.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:39 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 05:25 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Woman, 26, killed in D.C.: Police

A 26-year-old Southeast D.C. woman has died after a Wednesday shooting police are calling a homicide.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:25 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, The District, Homicide

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Va. remains those of woman missing since 2004

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:04 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Police obtain warrant for man shot by officers

Police in Prince George’s County have obtained a warrant charging the man who got into a shootout with officers Saturday in the Mount Rainier/West Hyattsville area with attempted first-degree murder and other related counts, authorities said Thursday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Explosive device blasts Potomac home; no injuries

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

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

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Md. trooper jumps barrier on I-95

A new Maryland state trooper is recounting a close call with a car while on a call on Interstate 95.

By  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Officers ID’d in Saturday shooting

One was involved in University of Maryland-beating incident in March.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:01 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Police Shootings, Pr. George's | Tags:  Sean McAleavey

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Lawlor gets death penalty in Fairfax

A Falls Church area man is to be executed for the 2008 bludgeoning and rape of a 29-year-old woman.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:25 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Fourth guilty plea in bank fraud case

Another co-conspirator in the mortgage scheme case involving Taylor, Bean & Whitaker’s former chairman pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges to conspire to commit bank, wire and securities fraud.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse, Financial Crimes

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)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Maria Glod, Montgomery, From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Police confirm body was that of missing man

Police in Prince George’s County have officially confirmed that the body found in a trunk in an Oxon Hill impound lot Monday was that of a 22-year-old who went missing in November

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Missing Persons | Tags:  Maurice Bynum

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Jury awards $11.5 million to family of man shot by cop

A jury in Prince George’s County found that the officer wrongfully caused the husband’s death.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Construction worker dies after Georgetown U. accident

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

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

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

Md. woman charged in fraud scheme

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

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

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/16/2011

D.C. police open new evidence warehouse

There was not a heelmark on the warehouse’s front entry tile. Its cavernous storage areas were pristine.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

2 arrested in Md. killing of deliveryman

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

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

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 03/16/2011

60 yrs. for man in deadly Md. home invasion

A man who was 16 during a home invasion during which a woman was killed has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

By  |  07:51 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Md. man killed in I-70 accident

Maryland State Police say a Baltimore man was killed when the truck he was driving hit a guardrail on Interstate 70 and rolled, ejecting him from the vehicle.

By The Associated Press  |  07:41 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Va. Beach woman’s car ran off Bridge-Tunnel

Authorities have identified a woman who was killed when her car ran off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and plunged into the water.

By The Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

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 07:08 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Vigil for Va. deputies shot by sniper

Several hundred people lit candles and sang “Amazing Grace” during a vigil in memory of four sheriffs deputies in remote southwest Virginia who were shot by a sniper with a high-powered rifle, leaving two of them dead.

By the Associated Press  |  07:08 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Fairfax man killed in alleged drunk driving crash

Driver of other car is charged with manslaughter.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 03/15/2011

6 on trial in alleged robbery scheme

A jury trial of six defendants who allegedly agreed to participate in a made-up scheme to rob a drug stash house is underway this week in an Alexandria courtroom.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:06 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/15/2011

‘East Coast Rapist’ suspect indicted in Loudoun

A grand jury in a Virginia county has indicted the man police believe is the East Coast Rapist and is responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997.

By the Associated Press  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Updates

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

Missing man found in car trunk

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

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

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Cows missing from Va. stockyard

The Bedford County, Va., Sheriff’s Department says 16 cows turned up missing from a stockyard in Moneta.

By  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Court date for Michael Vick co-defendant

A co-defendant in the Michael Vick dogfighting case is due in court in Virginia for allegedly violating his probation.

By  |  07:46 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Celebrities

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Five Somalis get life for piracy

A federal judge on Monday sentenced five men to life in prison for engaging in piracy and related offenses when they attacked a U.S. warship, the USS Nicholas.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:00 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 03/14/2011

New charges in Pr. George’s probe

A Prince George’s County police officer who already faced charges in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy was accused Monday of participating in a scheme to distribute black market cigarettes and liquor.

By  |  06:40 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Mortgage official pleads guilty

The former president of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to commit bank, wire and securities fraud and lying to federal agents about his role in a scheme that led to the failure of both the mortgage company and Colonial Bank

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:32 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Police: Bethesda victim raped and beaten

Victim in Bethesda killing was beaten: Police

By Dan Morse  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Husband and wife charged in burglaries

A Howard County husband-and-wife team was arrested in a string of four burglaries, and police are investigating to see if they are responsible for others.

By Allison Klein  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Va man arrested in hit-skip accident

Arlington police have arrested a Fairfax man in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a woman in December.

By Allison Klein  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Guardian Angel injured in Metro brawl

Red-bereted man tried to intervene in fight

By Paul Duggan  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Fairfax rescue team lands in Japan

More than six dozen rescue workers and 31 tons of equipment will help with the relief efforts.

By Allison Klein  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Revealing tapes of ride after 1981 Reagan shooting

Newly released audio tapes recorded Secret Service agents grappling with the 1981 shooting and the split-second decisions that ultimately saved Reagan's life.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:13 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Sex assault charges for Centreville man

A Loudoun County man believed to have sexually abused a child over the last several months has been arrested by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, according to authorities.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  04:48 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/11/2011

First photos of alleged East Coast Rapist

Two law enforcement photographs of the suspect in the East Coast Rapist case were released on Thursday, and the images taken 10 years apart show how the man has aged and changed since some of the early attacks in the Washington area.

By Josh White and Maria Glod  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Va. man arrested in Dec. hit-and-run

Arlington police have arrested a Fairfax man in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a woman in December.

By Allison Klein  |  04:04 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Pedestrians hit in DC

Two pedestrians were struck by vehicles in separate incidents in the morning rush hour, including a woman who was struck by a car at 14th and Madison streets NW at the National Mall at about 9:30, according to D.C. officials.

By Allison Klein  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Police ID man hit by train in Va.

Fairfax County police have identified a man who was discovered dead on railroad tracks Saturday morning.

By Allison Klein  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Va. man's shooting justified: Fla. officials

Prosecutors say a former police officer was justified in fatally shooting a tourist from Woodbridge outside a South Beach club.

By  |  03:36 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Woman assaulted along busy Md. roadway

A man tried to drag a 20-year-old woman into a wooded area as she walked along Veirs Mill Road in the Rockville area during commuting hours Monday evening, police said.

By Dan Morse  |  03:29 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Toilet seat handprint leads police to Fla. suspect

A man charged with burglary in Florida was caught because he left a palm print on a toilet seat, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:26 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Dead man, officers ID'd after shooting

Authorities have identified the man shot and killed by Prince George's County police officers Monday after he was reportedly threatening residents with a handgun in a Landover neighborhood.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:24 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Three D.C. officers charged in sting

Three Metropolitan Police Department officers were arrested Tuesday and charged with attempting to receive stolen property, authorities said.

By Paul Duggan and Clarence Williams  |  03:09 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Pr. George’s County murderer sentenced to life in prison; was already serving 23 years for armed carjacking

A Landover man who was convicted in January of first-degree murder — after having been previously acquitted of two separate murders — has been sentenced to life in prison, State’s Attorney Angela A. Alsobrooks said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:20 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Man killed after Md. fire ID’d

Police have identified the man who set his own home on fire during a standoff with police

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:19 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Police: Man shot outside Md. club has died

A man shot after a fight outside an Edmonston nightclub has died

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:17 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Four to hospital after D.C. battery explosion

UPDATE 9:15 am: Four people have been taken to area hospitals for evaluation. The building is a former Washington Times warehouse, now being used by DC department of public works.

By Allison Klein  |  05:14 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Baltimore police commander suspended

The commander of the Baltimore police department's homicide unit has been suspended after his damaged cruiser was found in a ditch by an Interstate 95 exit ramp.

By the Associated Press  |  06:52 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Police ID Germantown collision victim

Montgomery County police released more details on an early morning fatal collision in the Germantown area.

By Dan Morse  |  05:12 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Pr. George’s officers shoot man in Landover

Prince George's County police officers shot a man who was "displaying his handgun" to residents in the Landover area Monday afternoon, authorities said.

By  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 03/07/2011

D.C. officer charged in burglary sting

A D.C. police officer was arrested Saturday for allegedly taking part in a burglary that, unbeknownst to her, was part of a sting operation, authorities said.

By Paul Duggan  |  05:05 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/07/2011

One killed in morning Md. crash

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a two-car accident in Gaithersburg at about 5 a.m. Monday, according to Montgomery County police.

By Allison Klein  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Man sets house on fire, dies in Md

A man died after allegedly setting his house on fire during a domestic incident, Prince George’s County police said.

By Allison Klein and Matt Zapotosky  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Man shot by poilce charged with assault

The man shot while allegedly trying to run over a Prince George’s police officer has been released from the hospital and jailed.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:57 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Zapotosky, Police Shootings, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Murder charges after Md. break-in

Baltimore police say a man has been charged with running over an employee who caught the man apparently breaking into a truck outside a warehouse.

By the Associated Press  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Summer trial in Va. officer's death

The estranged wife of a slain Orange County police officer will go on trial in his death this summer.

By the Associated Press  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Theft was present for incarcerated girlfriend: Report

A Florida man charged with theft from a Wal-Mart store told police he was taking a present for his girlfriend who was about to get out of jail, according to reports.

By  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

East Coast rapist caught in Connecticut

The East Coast Rapist has been captured, ending a 14-year hunt for a man who has terrorized women in four states, authorities said.

By Josh White and Maria Glod  |  05:04 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Guilty plea in $14M bank fraud case

A former Loudoun County bank manager pleaded guilty Friday to stealing $14.1 million from customers and using the money to buy houses, vehicles, a helicopter and a luxury motor home.

By  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Three hospitalized in Capitol Hill fire

Three people remain hospitalized after a fire late Thursday in an apartment building in Capitol Hill that displaced more than 40 residents

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/04/2011

New homeland security head for District police

D.C. Police Commander Lamar D. Greene has been promoted to assistant chief in charge of the Homeland Security Bureau for the Metropolitan Police, a police spokeswoman confirmed.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  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 12:10 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Woman killed in McLean Crash

A Leesburg woman was killed Wednesday after her car ran a stop sign in McLean and was hit by an oncoming SUV, according to Fairfax County police.

By Allison Klein  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Arrest in 2007 D.C. attack that killed man

The case of a man who was beaten more than three years ago but died in December has been ruled a homicide, according to D.C. police.

By Allison Klein  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Puppies stolen in home break-in

A pair of pit bull puppies was stolen from a Manassas home Wednesday afternoon, police said

By Allison Klein  |  10:43 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Former teacher Ricks admits to new charges

Kevin Ricks, a former Manassas high school teacher who last year was convicted in state court of molesting a teenaged boy, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to six counts of producing child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography....

By Josh White and Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, Josh White, Pr. William, Schools, Updates

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

Woman killed in McLean crash

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

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

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

Puppies stolen in home break-in

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

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

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

Arrest in 2007 D.C. attack that killed man

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

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

Posted at 08:36 AM 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  |  08:36 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Rastafarian inmates moved in Va.

Rastafarian and other inmates who refuse to cut their hair have been moved to a maximum security prison as corrections officials continue to try to get them to comply with the state's grooming policy.

By  |  08:34 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Former teacher Ricks to admit new charges

Kevin Ricks, a former Manassas high school teacher who last year was convicted in state court of molesting a teenaged boy, is scheduled for a plea hearing in federal court Thursday morning at which he is expected to plead guilty to child pornography charges, according to court documents and law enforcement sources.

By Josh White and Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/03/2011

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

A man in Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with trying to sabotage competing pizza shop owners with mice, according to reports.

By the Associated Press  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM 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. John Wesley Wheeler Jr. of Suitland, Md., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday....

By Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Rastafarian inmates moved in Va.

Rastafarian and other inmates who refuse to cut their hair have been moved to a maximum security prison as corrections officials continue to try to get them to comply with the state's grooming policy. In November the Department of Corrections...

By Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Updates, Virginia

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

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

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

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

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Park Police officer hurt in accident

A longtime U.S. Park Police officer on motorcycle patrol was seriously injured Wednesday in a multivehicle collision in Southwest Washington, authorities said. The officer, whose name was not immediately made public, suffered severe injuries to his arms and legs...

By Paul Duggan  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District, Traffic Accidents

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

Guilty plea in Colonial Bank fraud case

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

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

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/02/2011

D.C. man charged in June killing

An 18-year-old District man was arrested Monday in a homicide that occurred in June in Northeast Washington, police said. Aaron Benton of Northeast Washington was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Charles Logan, 46, of Hyattsville. Logan...

By Paul Duggan  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Paul Duggan, The District

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Traffic stop questions for shooting case officer

A police video of the incident

By Ruben Castaneda  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Ruben Castaneda, Updates | Tags:  Prince George's County police brutality, police misconduct

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

D.C. man charged in 2010 murder

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

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

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

Motorcyclist dies in Howard co. crash

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

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

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Charges for Michael Vick co-defendant

A co-defendant in Michael Vick's dogfighting conspiracy case has been charged in Virginia with violating the terms of his probation. Quanis Phillips has been ordered to appear before a federal judge in Richmond on March 15....

By Associated Press  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Celebrities, Virginia

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Accused Md. killer ruled incompetent

A man accused of killing a driver sitting at a traffic signal last summer has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. The ruling Monday by Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Philip Caroom means that 26-year-old James William King Jr. will be...

By The Capital of Annapolis  |  07:41 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Homicide, Updates

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Probation for woman's naked store dance

A Virginia woman has been sentenced to 18 months supervised probation for taking off her clothes in a Maryland convenience store and sexually harassing patrons and employees. Twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Riegler of Accomack County also agreed not to return to Maryland...

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  |  06:44 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Offbeat, Virginia

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)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Arrests in two College Park robberies

Police have arrested two men in connection with two of the four robberies of College Park businesses last month, authorities said Tuesday. Derek Sean Waddy, 29, and William Edward Patton Jr., 34, both of College Park, have been charged with...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 03/01/2011

U.S. Attorney's Office collects big money

U.S. Attorney for Eastern District collects debts

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:39 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse | Tags:  U.S. Attorney Eastern District of Virginia

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Blackwater contractors go on trial again

Blackwater contractors go on trial in alleged deaths

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:36 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse | Tags:  Blackwater contractors on trial

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/01/2011

D.C. police identify hit-and-run victim

D.C. police have identified a 23-year-old Arlington man as the pedestrian who was killed Sunday in a hit-and-run collision on the Key Bridge. The victim, Eliester Elizardo Pineda-Medrano, was found unconscious in the Virginia-bound travel lanes of the bridge...

By Paul Duggan  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Federal judge sworn in in D.C.

Two decades ago, a young lawyer wearing a blue pinstripe suit stepped before an appeals court to argue his first case in Washington, and he succeeded in having his client's conviction on first-degree murder charges overturned. Today, that same lawyer...

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Woman guilty of bilking fish company

A Norfolk woman plead guilty Tuesday to embezzling $2.2 million from a fish and oyster company she worked for as a bookkeeper and allegedly using the money to pay off her credit cards. Leslie M. Coffman, 60, pleaded guilty n...

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Alleged FARC supporter charged

A federal grand jury in Alexandria indicted a 32-year-old Salvadoran man for allegedly trying to support the FARC, a terrorist organization.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:50 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse

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

Woman killed in D.C. tunnel crash

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

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

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Son testifies in father's shooting

The trial is expected to last at least another week.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  08:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Updates | Tags:  Prince George's County police brutality, police misconduct

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Deadly bus crash in Md. on I-70

Maryland State Police say one person is dead and three others have been taken to a hospital after a pickup truck crossed the median and hit a disabled bus along Interstate 70 in Washington County. The westbound truck crossed the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic Accidents

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 07:38 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Prisoners' legal guide for Va. inmates

A legal guide to challenging prison mistreatment is being made available to Virginia prisoners. A lawsuit settlement agreement in federal court in Charlottesville calls for five copies of the previously banned "Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook" to be placed in each prison's...

By The Daily Progress  |  07:38 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia

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

August double murder trial for Va. man

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

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

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

Fork-wielding man charged with impersonating cop

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

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

 

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