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Crime Scene: August, 2011

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Child-porn charges against ex-AOL executive dropped

Fairfax County prosecutors have dropped possession of child pornography charges against a former America Online executive, who had previously been convicted of secretly taping a nude teenage girl at his home.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Male shot in SW Washington

By Ckarence Williams  |  12:09 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 08/30/2011

3 men shot in separate incidents in Prince George’s and D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:34 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Fairfax County officers cleared in fatal shooting

Two Fairfax County police officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of a Centreville-area man, who approached them holding a shotgun and refused to drop the weapon, police said Tuesday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:32 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Police Shootings

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Woman slain at Old Post Office identified

By Martin Weil  |  07:47 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  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 03:03 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Md. man profited from fake military resume

A Maryland man who falsely claimed that he had served with the U.S. Special Forces — and made money providing counter-terrorism training to federal and state authorities — was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Man arrested in fatal shooting in Northeast Washington

17-year-old Tyrell Fogle was chased and shot multiple times before collapsing.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:08 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Couple robs Vienna bank (with photo)

A man and woman robbed a Vienna bank Monday afternoon, fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, police reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:26 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robbery

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Father of Md. man held in Aruba: My son is ‘not a monster’

Gary Giordano is suspected of involvement in the disappearance and presumed death of a 35-year-old Maryland woman.

By Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Judge rejected request to delay Norwood trial

Defense attorneys for Brittany Norwood, who is accused of killing her coworker in a Bethesda yoga store, had asked that her October murder trial be postponed.

By Dan Morse  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Man killed in double shooting identified

Police say 21-year-old Dominic Dixon of the District died Sunday evening.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Ex-Wizards player Javaris Crittenton arrested

Javaris Crittenton was arrested Monday evening in California in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman in Atlanta, reports the Associated Press.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:05 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Teenager injured in D.C. rowhouse blaze

By Martin Weil  |  11:54 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Police officer shoots robbery suspect in Temple Hills

Pr. George’s officer’s weapon accidentally discharges during altercation, striking suspect in shoulder, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:07 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Police Shootings, Pr. George's

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 10:02 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Police: Body of Va. Army captain sought in 4 deaths found in Pa. woods after manhunt

Leonard John Egland is suspected of killing his former mother-in-law, his ex-wife’s boyfriend, and the boyfriend’s son before kidnapping his own daughter.

By Associated Press  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Homicide

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/29/2011

One dead, one injured in shooting in Northwest D.C.

D.C. police said the shooting occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, in the 200 block of N Street NW.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Confederate artifacts worth $68,000 stolen

Authorities in Annapolis say burglars stole $68,000 worth of Confederate memorabilia from a man’s home last week.

By Associated Press  |  07:37 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Burglary

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Va. man charged in Prince George’s slaying

A Warrenton, Va. man turned himself in to Prince George’s County police Saturday in connection with a homicide earlier that day, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:20 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's, Virginia, Maryland

Posted at 02:06 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Two slain near Capitol Hill in two days

Two people were killed Friday and Saturday in separate incidents on the edge of Capitol Hill. Arrests have been made in both cases.

By Martin Weil  |  02:06 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Man fatally shot in Laurel

Prince George’s County Police said a man was fatally shot at about 1 p.m. Saturday in the 10100 block of Bignonia Drive in Laurel.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  10:05 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Five-year-old girl abducted from her bed and assaulted

A 5-year-old girl was abducted from her Springfield house while she was sleeping early Saturday morning and assaulted outside the home before making her way back, police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Brittany Norwood willingly spoke to police, prosecutors say

Brittany Norwood, accused of killing a co-worker in a Bethesda yoga shop, willingly spoke to detectives as she tried weave an elaborate cover story, prosecutors said in court papers.

By Dan Morse  |  07:21 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 06:19 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Teen charged in child’s wounding turns himself in

The Fort Washington man held in the shooting in Glenarden is charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment police say.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:19 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Police: D.C. officer arrested in shooting

A D.C. police officer fired his service weapon, hitting at least one person, during a Friday morning incident according to police

By Keith L. Alexander and Dan Zak  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Police: Officer involved in shooting in D.C.

A D.C. police officer shot and wounded at least one person following a confrontation with three individuals in Northwest D.C. early Friday morning, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:29 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Charlie Sheen escort: D.C. police captain challenges reprimand

The former commander of a D.C. police division that provided an escort to actor Charlie Sheen says he’s challenging an official reprimand from the department.

By Associated Press  |  07:28 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Montgomery County sheriff’s car involved in Rockville crash

By Clarence Williams  |  06:48 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Man shot to death in Landover

Jerry Junior Neal, 58, of Palmer Park, who was found lying in the street early Wednesday morning, has died, Prince George’s County police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:46 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Arrest made in Northeast D.C. killing

A man has been arrested in the slaying of a 33-year-old resident of Northeast D.C., police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:26 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Aruban prosecutors release Gardner, Giordano photos

Prosecutors in Aruba on Wednesday released photographs of a pair of tourists from Maryland at the center of an international missing person’s mystery.

By Dan Morse  |  05:44 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Man stabbed during fight in Northwest Washington

By Clarence Williams  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Lululemon suspect denied having mental health issues

Prosecutors argue the murder trial of Brittany Norwood, accused of killing a coworker inside the Lululemon yoga shop, should not be delayed while lawyers prepare an insanity defense.

By Dan Morse  |  03:43 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Anne Arundel police search for hit-and-run driver

Anne Arundel police are looking for the driver of a red Nissan Pathfinder they believe is responsible for a fatal hit-and-run in Glen Burnie Wednesday morning.

By June Q. Wu  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Body found in Beltway lane in Va.

A Virginia state trooper found a man’s body on the Beltway overnight and officials say the victim may have died in a hit-and-run.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:26 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 08/23/2011

One dead in Fairfax County crash

Virginia State Police said they are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County Tuesday afternoon.

By Victor Zapana  |  08:21 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Two men shot in Northwest Washington

D.C. police said two men were shot and wounded Tuesday evening in Northwest Washington.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:37 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Prince William man pleads to guilty to federal drug charge

A Prince William County man has admitted that he used fraudulent prescriptions to obtain thousands of tablets of oxycodone.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Police recover, return Art Donovan’s stolen 1958 championship ring

A world championship ring given to former Baltimore Colts defensive lineman Art Donovan was returned to him more than 30 years after it was stolen while he was in Japan, police said Tuesday.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, David P. Marino-Nachison, Howard

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Relative charged in Fort Washington double homicide

Quindell Mercer, son to one of the victims and half-brother to the other, was arrested Monday night

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Police seek suspect in D.C. double slaying

D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in the July slayings of two men in Northwest.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:05 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Arrest made in D.C. double killing

A 24-year-old Silver Spring man has been arrested in the January fatal shooting of two men in Northeast D.C., police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:05 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Homicide

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Police: Man planned fireworks protest on Mall

A man found with a large amount of fireworks and a homemade turret for launching them from his SUV planned to set off the devices on the Mall, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:55 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 08/22/2011

D.C. judge to retire

By by Keith L. Alexander  |  07:21 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Chief of D.C. Court of Appeals named to national judge organization

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:57 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Brittany Norwood likely will plead insanity

Defense attorneys for the woman charged with killing a co-worker in a Bethesda yoga shop likely will assert that their client is not criminally responsible because of mental illness, court papers say.

By Dan Morse  |  06:31 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Virginia man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girls

A Fairfax County man pleaded guilty Monday to prostituting teen girls in a business that served clients across the region, authorities said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, David P. Marino-Nachison, The Region

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Monday morning sex assault in Bethesda

A 24-year-old woman was the victim of a sex offense in Montgomery County Monday morning, authorities said.

By Victor Zapana  |  04:44 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 08/22/2011

No contest plea for Albert Haynesworth in assault, staving off trial

Former Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth entered a no contest plea to one count of simple assault Monday, one day before he was scheduled to go on trial on charges of sex assault.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:22 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, Celebrities, The District

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Man killed in Bladensburg identified

Diante Clarence Moore was shot and killed Aug. 10 in the 4200 block of 58th Avenue.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Va. bank robbery suspect arrested, charged

The man police believe robbed six Arlington banks in recent months has been arrested.

By Allison Klein  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Police ID pedestrian killed in SE D.C.

Police have identified a pedestrian struck and killed while crossing a Southeast D.C. street Friday as 65-year-old Charles Fehlig, of Conway, S.C.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:05 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Body found in George Washington National Forest

A body has been found in the George Washington National Forest, the second such discovery in the forest in Virginia this month.

By The Associated Press  |  08:53 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Man, 18, sought in shooting of toddler

Authorities want to question an 18-year-old in the shooting of the boy, who was hit in the face by a stray bullet during a gunfight at an apartment complex.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  07:06 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  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 02:47 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Prince William police to canvass near Woodbridge apartment complex

Prince William County Police will canvass the community around the Summerland Heights Apartment complex Saturday to gather information on two cases.

By Jennifer Buske  |  02:47 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Secret Service officer hurt in I-295N motorcycle accident

An on-duty U.S. Secret Service officer riding a motorcycle was hurt in a Friday morning collision with another vehicle on I-295 North near Malcolm X Avenue SE, a Secret Service spokesman said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  10:46 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, The District, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Photo: SUV crashes into Camp Springs 7-Eleven

Nobody was hurt when a SUV drove through the front door of a Camp Springs 7-Eleven — but a photograph of the aftermath is worth a quick look.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:38 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Two killed in head-on Anne Arundel crash

Two drivers were killed in a head-on crash Thursday night in Lothian, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Arlington man killed when car falls on him

A 63-year-old Arlington man working on his car in a parking lot was killed after it fell on top of him Thursday morning, according to police.

By June Q. Wu  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Police search for bank robber

Montgomery County Police think the same man is responsible for 11 bank robberies in the Washington area, officials said Thursday.

By Dan Morse  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011

32 Fairfax chickens killed, 46 missing, police say

Thirty-two chickens were found dead and 46 reported missing at a chicken coop in the Fair Oaks area, authorities said Thursday. Only four survived.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  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 12:33 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Authorities probe insurance policy in Robyn Gardner case

Investigators in Aruba are examining a travel insurance policy and digital photographs linked to Gary V. Giordano, 50, and his missing companion.

By Dan Morse  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Arlington bank robber strikes again

The Arlington Bank robber has struck again, hitting a branch on Washington Boulevard, making it his sixth heist in three months, police say.

By Allison Klein  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Allison Klein, Crime

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Source: Aruba suspect Giordano tried to redeem Robyn Gardner’s insurance policy

A Maryland man detained in Aruba in the presumed death of his travel partner had a $1.5 million insurance policy on her that he sought to claim, AP reports.

By Associated Press  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Two teens arrested in Northwest D.C. shooting

D.C. police arrested two teens Wednesday morning in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old.

By Allison Klein  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Homicide, The District

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Residents return to Silver Spring highrise after fire

Residents in a Silver Spring highrise were allowed back in their apartments early Thursday morning after a fire erupted in the boiler room overnight.

By Allison Klein and Clarence Williams  |  10:03 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Allison Klein, Clarence Williams, Montgomery

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Md. fire may have been caused by birthday cake fireworks

Officials say a small explosion in a home in Maryland that injured three people may have been caused when fireworks were inadvertently mixed in with birthday candles.

By the Associated Press  |  07:54 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Maryland

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Murder conviction for man in Baltimore stabbing

A man has been convicted of fatally stabbing a Johns Hopkins researcher during a robbery last year.

By the Associated Press  |  07:51 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011

50-year-old woman slain in domestic dispute in Beltsville

Lan Mu Do was found dead inside her Beltsville home and a man who lived with her has been charged in the slaying, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

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

Montgomery police begin IDing flash-mob suspects

Montgomery County police have tentatively identified more than half the suspects of a highly publicized “flash mob” larceny at a 7-Eleven in Germantown four days ago.

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

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Teenager arrested in slaying of 92-year-old woman

Prince George’s police say they’ll charge a 15-year-old boy with the stabbing death of 92-year-old Thelma Steele.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:53 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Viola Drath’s husband asked her family about money owed upon her death, court papers say

Viola Drath’s husband gave her family a letter discussing details about money he claimed would be owed him upon her death on the day she was found dead in the bathroom of her Georgetown home, according to court papers.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Lululemon murder suspect could plead insanity

Defense lawyers for yoga store slaying suspect Brittany Norwood are exploring whether they will argue that she is not criminally responsible for the crime because of mental illness, according to a court hearing Wednesday morning in the case.

By Dan Morse  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Verizon 911 service hearing delayed amid strike

Maryland utility regulators agreed to delay a hearing on problems with Verizon’s 911 service in Maryland because of an ongoing strike by two of the company’s unions.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, Maryland

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

Va. suit pits fishermen against property owners

A court battle under way in Alleghany County, Va., centers on whether the state or residents of a riverside development own streambeds below the Jackson River.

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

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 08:01 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Baltimore police commissioner defends department

Baltimore’s police commissioner is defending his department amid a series of controversial incidents.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Guilty plea for Va. gang leader

A leader of a Portsmouth gang has pleaded guilty for his role in illegal activities in southeastern Virginia.

By The Associated Press  |  07:59 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Gangs, Virginia

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Court appearance for Lululemon killing suspect Brittany Norwood

The case of a former Bethesda yoga store worker accused of killing her colleague will be the subject of a court hearing Wednesday morning as attorneys in the case will update a judge on their trial preparations.

By Dan Morse  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Man killed in Northwest D.C., police say

D.C. police are investigating the killing of a man in the 2600 block of University Place near Meridian Hill Park in Northwest D.C., a spokesman said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:14 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District

Posted at 06:39 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Woman killed in Beltsville, police say

Officers found a woman suffering from trauma to the body in the 3500 block of Cherryvale Drive, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal and Matt Zapotosky  |  06:39 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Pr. George’s Sheriff’s Deputy arrested in Ocean City

An off-duty Pr. George’s sheriff’s deputy was arrested in Ocean City for allegedly pointing a gun at a woman during an argument, authorities said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Man, woman charged with trying to smuggle drugs in Bible

A man and woman are facing charges after police say they tried to smuggle drugs into a Virginia jail hidden in a Bible.

By the Associated Press  |  05:42 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Offbeat, Virginia

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Finance director convicted on charges of stealing more than $500,000 from church

The former chief financial officer of a historic downtown church was convicted of stealing more than $500,000 from the institution over five years.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:54 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Del Quentin Wilber, The District

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Attorney: Witness offered $50K to testify against Albert Haynesworth

A witness in the Albert Haynesworth sexual abuse case was offered $50,000 by the alleged victim in exchange for testimony against the former Washington Redskin, the player’s attorney alleged in a filing with D.C. Superior Court.

By Keith L. Alexander and Jason Reid  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Court security guards investigated for accepting baseballs autographed by Roger Clemens

Several security guards at the District’s federal courthouse have landed in foul territory for accepting free baseballs autographed by superstar pitcher Roger Clemens shortly after a judge last month declared a mistrial in his perjury prosecution.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, Roger Clemens

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 08/16/2011

92-year-old woman found dead in District Heights

A 92-year-old woman was found dead in District Heights Monday night, and Prince George’s County police detectives are probing the case as a homicide.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:15 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Oil spills in D.C. river; floats on Anacostia

An oily substance is covering part of the surface of the Anacostia River in the District, but an initial assessment shows little impact on birds and fish, authorities said.

By Martin Weil and Justin Jouvenal  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

More than 220 felons, others turn themselves in

More than 220 non-violent felons and others with misdemeanors flocked to a D.C. courthouse Saturday to turn themselves in, authorities said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:16 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Serious head trauma for dead Va. police trauma

A state investigation has found a Norfolk police trainee who died after academy training last year suffered repeated hits to the head.

By the Associated Press  |  07:37 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 11:07 PM ET, 08/15/2011

SUV taken in Loudoun, found in Kansas

An SUV taken Friday from a woman in Loudoun County was found Sunday in Kansas, and two men in the vehicle were taken into custody, authorities said.

By Martin Weil  |  11:07 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Aruban judge orders Md. man held in woman’s disappearance

The Gaithersburg man will be detained for 16 additional days while authorities investigate the disappearance of his female companion.

By Dan Morse  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Police probe Germantown flash-mob thefts

As many as three dozen young people entered a Germantown 7-Eleven and took candy, ice cream and other items in what may be a flash mob robbery, NBC 4 reported.

By Justin Jouvenal and Dan Morse  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Update: Man killed in SuperShuttle crash was Nepalese democracy activist

Suvash Darnal, a Nepalese activist working with the National Endowment for Democracy, was a “great human rights defender,” the leader of the group said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 08/15/2011

D.C. prostitution stings nets 74 arrests

Operation Off the Streets, which targeted men and women engaged in prostitution on the streets, in hotels and on the Internet, wrapped up at 6 a.m. Saturday.

By Associated Press  |  07:41 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Military court date for sailor convicted of murder

A sailor who’s already been convicted in a civilian court for the shooting death of an unarmed man outside of a sports bar is set to appear in military court.

By the Associated Press  |  07:29 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Man fatally stabbed in Southeast D.C. identified

A 25-year-old Southeast Washington man has been charged with murder in a man’s Saturday stabbing death, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  06:48 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District, The District

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Motorcyclist dies in Fairfax crash

A 53-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Sunday morning when he crashed into a sedan that had just turned onto Lee Highway in the Fairfax area, Fairfax County police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/13/2011

9 die in area road accidents

At least nine people died in accidents on area roadways Friday and Saturday, including four people whose cars caught fire during wrecks and a 3-month old who was inside an SUV that ran off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Prince George’s County and slammed into a tree.

By Dan Morse  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, The Region

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Baltimore officer charged with selling heroin detained

A Baltimore police officer charged with selling heroin must remain behind bars.

By the Associated Press  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Murder charge for second man in May 2010 death

A Southeast D.C. man has been charged with murder in a May 2010 killing. It is the second arrest in the case.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  02:28 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 08/13/2011

3 years for woman after Va. shopping spree

Federal prosecutors say an Illinois woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for access device and bank fraud because of her use of counterfeit credit cards in a multi-state shopping spree.

By the Associated Press  |  10:24 AM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/13/2011

McDonnell says he won’t stop planned Va. execution

Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday he will not stop next week’s execution of a man who was convicted of raping and killing an elderly Williamsburg woman.

By the Associated Press  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Death Penalty

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/13/2011

Charges after man led Va. deputies on two-county chase

A Stafford man faces multiple charges after he broke free from deputies trying to take him into custody and led officers on a high-speed, two-county chase while driving handcuffed, authorities say.

By the Associated Press  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 08/12/2011

FBI searches home of man held in Aruba

Gary V. Giordano, of Gaithersburg, is being held in Aruba for questioning in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, 35. The two were vacationing.

By Dan Morse  |  10:44 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 05:30 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Homicide investigated in Clinton

Prince George’s County police are on the scene of a homicide in the Clinton area, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Fairfax police create task force to catch mall slasher

Fairfax County police have created an internal task force to track down the man they say slashed at least nine young women in shopping malls across the county since February.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:24 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 08/12/2011

18 pounds of cocaine found on Dulles flight

Customs officers discovered more than 18 pounds of cocaine concealed in the cargo hold of a commercial flight at Dulles International Airport Wednesday, authorities said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:44 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Pr. William mother faces child neglect, drug charges

A Prince William County mother, whose child was found wandering the streets alone, was charged with child neglect Thursday after she returned home with a bottle of wine and marijuana, police said.

By Jennifer Buske  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Heroin ‘lamp shades’ lead to arrests

An overseas package bound for the District held “decorative lamp shades” that were used to conceal heroin, according to court papers.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Arrest made in Southeast D.C. slaying

James Fields, of no fixed address, was taken into custody Thursday and charged in connection with the Aug. 5 fatal shooting of

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 08/12/2011

2 killed in Southeast D.C. crash

A car slammed into a telephone pole and burst into flames killing two passengers, D.C fire officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:03 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Robyn Gardner case: Aruban authorities say Giordano no longer cooperating; FBI gets involved

The Montgomery County man held in Aruba as part of a high-profile missing-persons case is no longer cooperating, authorities said Thursday night as they appealed to the public for help.

By Dan Morse  |  10:19 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Manassas woman pleads guilty in staged kidnapping in Guatemala

Sheena Flores called a relative in Manassas and said she and a child had been kidnapped and were being held by three men. 

By Clarence Williams  |  09:38 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Body recovered from Anacostia River

D.C. police recovered a body from the Anacostia River near Hains Point Thursday afternoon, officials said.

By Clarence Williams  |  08:25 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Former waiter charged with stealing credit card numbers

A former waiter at a TGI Fridays restaurant in Laurel was indicted Thursday on charges he copied and sold the numbers of 73 credit cards, Prince George’s authorities said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  07:05 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Day-care provider charged with child neglect

A Prince William County day-care provider was charged with felony child neglect after two children were found wandering in the neighborhood of her business.

By Jennifer Buske  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Capitol Heights man killed in D.C. stabbing

A 26-year-old Prince George’s County man has died after being stabbed on a District street early Tuesday, police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/11/2011

D.C. chief Lanier e-mails residents about ‘All Hands’ battle

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier took to her keyboard Wednesday night and sent a message to every police-community e-mail list in the city about her “All Hands on Deck” initiative.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Sterling apartment explosion causes evacuation

A small explosion Thursday in a Sterling apartment building did not cause injuries but several units were evacuated.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Police searching for relative of slain mother, son

Lookout is on for Quindell Mercer, who has not been heard from since Patricia Harris, 56, and son, Frank L. Harris, 20, were found shot to death in Fort Washington.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:24 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Man shot, killed in Bladensburg

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:54 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Three die in Fairfax County crash

By Clarence Williams  |  07:17 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/10/2011

D.C. homicides, robberies down through August 1: Lanier

The District has seen crime in some categories, including homicides and robberies, fall in 2011, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced Wednesday.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Glen Burnie man killed in home

A 47-year-old Glen Burnie man was fatally stabbed by a woman he lived with on Tuesday night, police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  04:48 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Homicide

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Three more women may be victims in mall attacks

Three more women have told police they may be victims of a man who has attacked young women and teenage girls at Fairfax County shopping malls.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/10/2011

New Special Operations commander named in D.C.

Now that D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has demoted Hilton Burton from the top post in the Special Operations Division — members of which famously escorted Charlie Sheen to a D.C. concert appearance in April — the unit needs a new leader.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Family of man accused of killing classmate hires investigator

By Associated Press  |  09:19 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 08/10/2011

D.C. man charged in assault on lesbians outside club

D.C. police announced the arrest a 19-year-old man in connection with an assault on five lesbians, some of whom had reportedly complained that officers at the scene refused to take a report on the incident.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:52 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/10/2011

12 arrested in prostitution sting in Laurel

Twelve men were arrested in a prostitution sting on Route 1 in Laurel, part of an ongoing effort to crackdown on the sex trade on the busy strip, Howard County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 08/10/2011

17 charged in major drug sting

The defendants from the District and suburban Maryland were charged last week with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, authorities said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:41 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Maryland, Narcotics

Posted at 10:19 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Washington flight hits turbulence, diverted

By Martin Weil  |  10:19 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Woman injured in drive-by shooting outside Capitol Heights nightclub dies, police say

Jasmine Jerona Banks, 20, was shot in the head as she stood outside the MSG night club just before 3 a.m. Monday. She died Tuesday afternoon, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:47 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

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 01:33 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Southeast D.C. man arrested for fatal stabbing in June

A 31-year-old Southeast D.C. man was arrested Monday and charged with stabbing another man to death, authorities said.

By Victor Zapana  |  01:33 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

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 12:48 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Chief strips top D.C. police official of command

A high-ranking D.C. police official has been relieved of his command responsiblities, Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Tuesday.

By Washington Post Staff  |  12:48 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Man injured during party dies; case probed as homicide

Elijah Muhammad Turner, 21, of Southeast D.C., was pronounced dead Monday, two days after he suffered head trauma during a fight at a party in the 13000 block of Pendleton Street, authorities said. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Frederick woman missing in Aruba

A Frederick County woman is missing in Aruba, and police there have detained an American for questioning in the case, according to Aruba authorities and a missing persons organization.

By Dan Morse  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Cat found with arrow through neck in Va.

A Manassas Park woman found her pet cat with an arrow through its neck and the projectile may have been shot from a crossbow, Manassas Park police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:34 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/09/2011

‘Wire’ actress, ‘Snoop,’ pleads guilty to drug charges

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who overcame a troubled childhood and a murder conviction to launch an acting career pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin.

By Baltimore Sun  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Md. Mom who killed son, self left note about debt

“Debt is bleeding me. Strangled by debt,” the letter read, according to an account by the woman’s sister.

By Associated Press  |  09:16 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Montgomery

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Man fatally shot in Prince George’s

A man was shot to death in the Capitol Heights area of Prince George’s County Monday afternoon.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:13 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Child seriously hurt at Lincoln Memorial

A child was struck by a car and seriously injured Monday night at the Lincoln Memorial.

By Martin Weil  |  09:49 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Fatal shooting in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s County police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male in the Capitol Heights area.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Va. to appeal after death row conviction overturned

The Virginia Attorney General’s office plans to appeal after a judge threw out the conviction of a Virginia death row inmate and chastised the prosecution for using a witness who lied on the stand.

By the Associated Press  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Death Penalty, Virginia

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 07:57 AM ET, 08/08/2011

2 shot near Pr. George’s nightclub

Woman is taken to the hospital in serious condition; man reportedly has non-life-threatening wounds.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:57 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's

Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Four people die in apparent homicide-suicide in Anne Arundel County

Police are investigating an apparent homicide-suicide in Anne Arundel County.

By Jacques Kelly | The Baltimore Sun  |  11:19 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/07/2011

4 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Brooklyn Park, where a man, a woman and two children were found dead.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Manassas man dies after being subdued with Taser

Prince William police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old Manassas man who died after officers Tasered him.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/07/2011

D.C. police make arrest in fatal N.E. shooting

A 21-year-old D.C. man was arrested and charged in connection with a slaying in Northeast D.C. on Saturday.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/06/2011

D.C. man found guilty of running drug business from rented home

A 53-year-old District man was found guilty Thursday of operating a large-scale crack cocaine and marijuana business from a house he rented in Northeast, authorities said. 

By June Q. Wu  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/06/2011

Man dead after Saturday morning shooting in Northeast

A man was shot dead in Northeast Saturday morning, police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 08/06/2011

Two hit, one killed, in Southeast shooting

A 28-year-old District man was shot and killed in Southeast early Friday morning, police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  11:28 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Homicide

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 08/06/2011

Appeal for Va. inmate facing execution

Lawyers for a Virginia inmate facing execution later this month filed an appeal Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court.

By the Associated Press  |  09:48 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Death Penalty, Virginia

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/06/2011

German serving 2 life sentences in Va. again denied parole

A former German diplomat’s son serving two life sentences for killing his ex-girlfriend’s parents has been denied parole for a seventh time.

By the Associated Press  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 08/06/2011

Murder convictions for 2 men in 2008 D.C. killing

Two men have been convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a District of Columbia gang leader.

By the Associated Press  |  09:41 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Homicide

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

Funeral for Lauren Giddings scheduled for Saturday

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

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

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Man sexually assaulted 7-year-old in thrift store, police say

By June Q. Wu  |  05:09 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Manassas woman arrested for child abuse

A Manassas resident was arrested for allegedly taping a child’s mouth shut to prevent her from crying, police said.

By Jennifer Buske  |  04:35 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Woman raped in Olney

A 22-year-old returning to her Olney townhouse from work was raped early Friday morning by a man who attacked her as she was getting out of her vehicle, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:10 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Montgomery

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Police seek man who may have information on abduction

Fairfax police are looking for a man who was captured on video surveillance walking in a gated Herndon community where a family was abducted last week.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Man shot in Northeast D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:33 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Two charged in shooting, wounding of Pr. George’s officer

A Prince George’s County police officer was shot in the arm while investigating a report of armed man Wednesday night in the Chapel Oaks area. Police have arrested and charged two men in connection with the incident.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:21 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Guilty plea in Baltimore attack caught on video

A woman whose beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald’s near Baltimore was captured on video has pleaded guilty to the attack.

By the Associated Press  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Prison for accountant who stole $220,000 from credit union

A 42-year-old accountant was sentenced to more than five years in prison for stealing nearly $220,000 from his employer, the Hoya Federal Credit Union.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Jack Johnson’s sentencing for corruption offenses moved to Dec. 6

The federal sentencing for former Prince George’s county executive Jack Johnson, who admitted he accepted bribes, has been rescheduled from Sept. 15 to Dec. 6

By Ruben Castaneda  |  03:06 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/04/2011

‘Safe surrender’ offered for those with D.C. warrants

Individuals in the District with outstanding bench warrants will be allowed to surrender at D.C. Superior Court during three Saturdays in August, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Judge Lee Satterfield, chief of the court, announced Thursday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/04/2011

1 child killed in Charles County house fire

The 5-year-old child was pronounced dead following a fire at a home in Bryans Road, a county spokeswoman said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charles, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Live coverage: Va. Tech press conference

Live coverage of the Va. Tech press conference on report that gunman was sighted on campus.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:08 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Police investigate Ft. Washington double homicide

Officers found a mother and son dead in a residence in Fort Washington early this morning, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky and Justin Jouvenal  |  08:08 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 08/04/2011

2 Va. women charged after toddler died in car

Two Danville women are facing charges after a toddler died from being left in a hot car.

By the Associated Press  |  07:54 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Md. man among 72 charged in international child porn network

A rural Baltimore County man is among the 72 people accused of participating in an international child pornography network.

By the Associated Press  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Long sentence for Va. man in robbery, sex assault

A Virginia Beach teenager has been sentenced to up to 110 years in prison for the robbery and sexual assault of two sisters who had been walking home after school.

By the Associated Press  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Judge to decide on release of historian charged with theft

Landau and an assistant are charged with taking documents from the Maryland Historical Society and other archives.

By Associated Press  |  07:17 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Va. Tech lifts alert after police do not find a gunman

A person with a gun was reported on Virgina Tech’s campus Thursday morning, according to the university’s web site.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:55 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, David P. Marino-Nachison, Virginia

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Prince George’s officer is shot

A Prince George’s County police officer was shot and wounded and police wounded another male Wednesday night during an encounter with a group of men in the Chapel Oaks area.

By Clarence Williams  |  12:15 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 07:23 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Man shot in Northeast D.C.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:23 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Teens charged in fatal stabbing of 74-year-old man

Man was walking dog when he was attacked during apparent robbery, police say.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:09 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Woman, brother guilty in 2009 D.C. pizza shop killing

A Capitol Heights woman and her younger brother were found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the beating and stabbing death of a Northeast Washington pizza parlor owner Wednesday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander

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 05:50 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Man fatally stabbed in Northwest D.C.

A 24-year-old Northwest D.C. man was killed in an early morning stabbing Wednesday, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:50 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Homicide

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Woman admits stealing more than $250,000 from neighbor

A 37-year-old District woman pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to stealing more than $250,000 from a former neighbor, federal prosecutors said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Mother and son dead in apparent murder-suicide

A mother and her 13-year-old son were found dead in their Kensington home and detectives believe the case is a murder-suicide, Montgomery County police said Wednesday.

By Dan Morse  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Judge allows former special counsel to withdraw guilty plea

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the former head of a government whistle-blower protection office may withdraw a guilty plea because he had not been aware that the offense required a sentence of jail time.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  03:53 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Alexandria teacher guilty of child porn charges

A former fourth grade teacher at John Adams Elementary School in Alexandria pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of producing child pornography.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:27 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Robert Wone’s widow settles civil suit in husband’s killing

The wife of slain Washington attorney Robert Wone on Wednesday settled a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against the three roommates who shared the Dupont Circle-area rowhouse where Wone was fatally stabbed five years ago.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:26 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Police release video of Fairfax mall slasher

Police have released video footage of a man they say slashed at least six young women and teenage girls at Fairfax County shopping malls since February.

By June Q. Wu  |  02:35 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 11:47 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Md. man charged in battle ax attack

By Associated Press  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Offbeat

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/03/2011

U.S. judge writes colorful ruling in throwing out suit against bank

Was the Nevada woman wronged by a Swiss bank seeking to hide evidence that might link her to a bank account holding $14 million? Or did she make it all up in the hopes of getting her hands on the cash?

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Murder charge for D.C. man in July shooting

A man has been charged in the early July fatal shooting of a 19 year old in Southeast D.C., D.C. police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:55 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District

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

Councilman charged with failing to file tax return

Daryl D. Jones, a Democrat, was charged in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

By Associated Press  |  08:17 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Trade group files suit to block new gun regulations

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

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

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Manslaughter charge in Va. man’s shooting death

A Henrico woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting her boyfriend to death as they were playing with what they thought was an unloaded revolver.

By the Associated Press  |  07:33 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 08/03/2011

3 schools named finalists in Va. campus PSA contest

Three finalists have been selected for a public-service announcement campaign addressing Virginia college campus safety and violence prevention.

By the Associated Press  |  07:30 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Schools

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Va. sailor whose wife was killed found dead

Police say a Virginia Beach sailor whose wife was killed last year while he was deployed with the Navy has been found dead in his apartment.

By the Associated Press  |  07:27 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Man charged with faking raffle for Va. victims’ families

A Toano man faces charges of faking a raffle that was supposed to raise money to solve the Colonial Parkway slayings.

By the Associated Press  |  07:25 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Arrest made in killing of law school graduate

A classmate of a recent Georgia university law school graduate from Laurel has been charged with killing her.

By Associated Press  |  07:22 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Police ID teen killed in fatal dirt bike crash

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:11 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, The District

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Intruder enters White House grounds, is subdued

By Martin Weil  |  08:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 08/02/2011

D.C. law unconstitutional, Dan Snyder argues in City Paper lawsuit

Daniel Snyder’s defamation lawsuit against the Washington City Paper’s owners should not be dismissed because the new District law the newspaper argues protects it is unconstitutional, Snyder’s attorneys said in a court filing Monday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:07 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Celebrities, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Pr. William parents charged with felony child neglect after children trapped in room

Two Prince William County parents, whose children were trapped in a bedroom tainted with feces and urine, were indicted Tuesday on charges of felony child abuse.

By Jennifer Buske  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 08/02/2011

D.C. police investigate attacks on transgenders

District police are investigating possible links between two recent attacks, one which was fatal, against transgender persons in Northeast, police said Tuesday. 

By June Q. Wu  |  02:04 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Updates

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Fairfax woman in fatal two-vehicle crash charged

By June Q. Wu  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Sixth victim in mall slashings comes forward

A 21-year-old woman has come forward in what police say is the sixth reported attack on young women and teenage girls at Fairfax County shopping malls since February

By June Q. Wu  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Md. man dead in Glen Burnie crash

A Glen Burnie man died in a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, according to police.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:51 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Baltimore police investigate 2 teens’ shooting deaths

Police are investigating the fatal shootings of two teenage friends in a southwest Baltimore neighborhood.

By the Associated Press  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Former Va. deputy indicted in ex-wife’s killing

A grand jury in Roanoke has indicted a former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy on a charge of murder in his ex-wife’s slaying.

By the Associated Press  |  07:49 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Homicide

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/02/2011

No charges in Va. crash that killed state trooper

Virginia State Police say charges won’t be filed against the driver of a car that struck a state police patrol car in King George County, killing a trooper.

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 08/02/2011

2 dead, 2 injured in crash that closed Beltway

Two people were killed and two were seriously injured in a multiple-car crash that briefly closed the Beltway near Ritchie Marlboro Road in Forestville on Tuesday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:44 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Motorcyclist struck and killed in D.C.

Florida Avenue NE was closed early Tuesday after a motorcyclist was struck and killed by a tractor trailer shortly before 5 a.m., police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:59 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Man struck by train on Red Line

A man was struck by a Red Line train in Friendship Heights during Monday’s evening rush.

By Martin Weil  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 08/01/2011

District settles lawsuit brought in 2005 mass arrest of demonstrators

The D.C. government on Monday settled a class-action lawsuit brought by dozens of protesters arrested during demonstrations on the night of George W. Bush’s second presidential inauguration, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:20 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Md. man dies in Anne Arundel crash

A Glen Burnie man died in a Crofton crash early Sunday, Anne Arundel County police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:49 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Police: ATM skimmer drains bank accounts in Md.

A man allegedly drained thousands of dollars from accounts at a Dunkirk bank after placing a “skimmer” device on an ATM, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Calvert

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Sketch of suspect released in family abduction

Police have released a sketch of a suspect they say abducted a family from their Herndon apartment, robbed them and left them in a secluded area of Fairfax County last Thursday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:07 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Bogus Va. State Police Twitter account suspended

A Twitter account that appeared to be run by the Virginia State Police looked real but the agency says it was a fake.

By The Roanoke Times  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Virginia

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Dead man found in car’s trunk was shot in head: Police

Baltimore police have identified the body of a man found dead in the trunk of a car.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Alexandria begins ticketing with red light cameras

The start of ticketing ends a 30-day period when only warnings were issued to violators.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:16 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, Alexandria

Posted at 11:50 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Boaters plucked from Potomac near Georgetown

Boaters rescued off Georgetown shore after fall into Potomac

By Martin Weil  |  11:50 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Landover man charged with killing neighbor

A 60-year-old man was arrested Sunday in the killing of his neighbor in Landover, police said.

By Donna St. George  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Maryland state trooper crashes into SUV

A Maryland state trooper hit a 64-year-old woman’s SUV in Upper Marlboro on Saturday, and state police are investigating the crash.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Man drowns in Upper Marlboro pool

A man in his 20s apparently drowned in a residential pool in Upper Marlboro early Sunday, and Prince George’s County police said they do not suspect foul play.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  02:42 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Prince George’s police investigate quadruple shooting

Prince George’s police are investigating a quadruple shooting in Glenarden early Sunday. All four victims are expected to survive.

By Isaac Arnsdorf  |  02:34 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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