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Crime Scene: October, 2011

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Va. man convicted of murder in crash that killed nun

The immigrant’s 2010 crash in Prince William County killed one and maimed two others.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:16 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. William

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Woman sentenced in fake check scheme

A 43-year-old District woman was sentenced to just over six years in prison for passing counterfeit checks at area retailers, authorities said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  06:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Gang member sentenced to life in prison

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

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

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 10/28/2011

D.C. police try to find guardians for unidentified child struck by a vehicle Friday

By Clarence Williams  |  06:11 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Arrest in March Frederick killing at Burger King

A man already in federal custody awaiting sentencing on immigration charges has been charged with murder in a March killing in Frederick, authorities said Friday.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  04:47 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Recovered D.C. dog in New York, ready for a new home

Ivan’s early months in the world weren’t easy. He was given up for adoption as a three-month old, kidnapped, led around the city, and finally returned with scrapes, scratches and what appeared to be dog bites.

By Clarence Williams  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Clarence Williams, The District

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Autistic Va. boy missing for six days found

A Hanover County autistic boy has been found alive after going missing for six days.

By the Associated Press  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Missing Persons, Virginia

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Killing at secure state hospital for the mentally ill

Maryland state mental officials acknowledged Friday that “more needs to be done” to improve safety at the state’s maximum-security mental hospital after the third apparent patient-on-patient killing in 13 months.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Apple store employees heard screaming from Lululemon

Apple Store employee Jana Svrzo said that on the night of March 11 she heard what sounded like “hitting” or furniture being moved at the yoga store next door.

By Michael S. Rosenwald and Dan Morse  |  01:14 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/28/2011

54 years for woman in brother-in-law’s murder

A Capitol Heights woman convicted of murder in the death of her brother-in-law was sentenced to 54 years in prison Friday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Keith L. Alexander, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Court upholds dismissal of suit against circus

A federal appeals court is upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by animal rights activists that claims the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus abuses its elephants.

By the Associated Press  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Gary Giordano, suspect in Robyn Gardner disappearance, to appear in Aruba court

A decision on whether to release Gary Giordano or further detain him is expected to be announced Friday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Ex-Alexandria teacher sentenced to 30 years for producing child pornography

Justin Coleman, a former Alexandria teacher, produced sexually explicit videos with young female students, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Justin Jouvenal  |  08:56 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Police investigate patient’s death at Md. mental hospital

Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a patient at a state mental hospital where two other patients allegedly died at the hands of other residents in just over a year.

By the Associated Press  |  08:39 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 10/28/2011

2 Va. teens charged in attack on school bus driver

Two teenagers have been charged in an assault on a Chesterfield school bus driver.

By the Associated Press  |  08:37 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Juvenile Justice, Virginia

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Death penalty possible for convicted Md. killer

A man convicted of killing a Towson gas station owner in a murder-for-hire plot could face the death penalty.

By the Associated Press  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Death Penalty

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Year for mother of baby girl who died from father’s abuse

The mother of a baby girl who was fatally abused by the child’s father has been sentenced to a year in jail for failing to protect her daughter.

By the Associated Press  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Woodbridge janitor charged with secretly videotaping woman in shower

Woodbridge man, 53, arrested after he allegedly videotaped a woman showering at a counseling center.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:56 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Four sought after Triangle raid nets drugs, guns

Four suspected narcotics dealers are being sought by police Thursday after an investigation resulted in the arrest of nine and uncovered narcotics and weapons in Prince William County, according to police.

By Jeremy Borden  |  06:07 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Two-store Capitol Hemp raid nets seizures, seven arrests

D.C. Police raided both Capitol Hemp store locations Wednesday evening, arresting people on drug possession charges, authorities said.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District

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

Six men admit running meth ring

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

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

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Two detained in Parkdale bomb threat hoax

Students lied about man, bomb in school, source says

By Matt Zapotosky and Clarence Williams  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Police: Thief cuts hole in wall to rob ATM

A thief cut a hole in a wall behind an ATM, broke into the machine, and then made off with an undisclosed sum of cash Monday in Fairfax Station, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:21 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Jurors in Lululemon trial hear Norwood interview

Just hours after she was found bound and bloody in the bathroom of Lululemon Athletica, Brittany Norwood spoke to a detective from a hospital bed.

By Dan Morse  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Post reporter responds to comments on Children’s Hospital story

Post reporter Josh White responded to reader comments about today’s story reporting that lawyers for Children’s Hospital, which currently has a 10-year-old boy in its custody, planned to go to court Thursday to ask a judge to have the boy’s mother or Prince George’s County come and get him.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Editors, Reader Questions, The District

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Md. man who shot skateboarder pleads guilty

A Calvert County man fed up with skateboarders in his condominium complex pleaded guilty to first-degree assault Monday, admitting he fired his shotgun at fleeing teens

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Calvert, Mary Pat Flaherty, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011

40 years for District man in teenage daughter’s killing

The District man who pleaded guilty to killing his teenage daughter after having a long-term sexual relationship with her was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday morning.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Car crashes into D.C. sports radio station WJFK

The driver claims he crashed while trying to avoid a pedestrian, according to the co-host of a morning show on the sports radio station.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:15 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Police investigate shooting at Brandywine liquor store

Prince George’s County police searching for a suspect in an overnight shooting near Threeroads Liquors.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:43 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Victims identified in Chillum-area murder suicide

Man shot woman inside vehicle, then himself, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:19 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Authorities: MS-13 gang leader ran underage prostitution ring

Rances Ulices Amaya, 23, also known as “Blue” or “Murder,” was charged with sex trafficking.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Gangs

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Police: Man impersonated officer, sexually assaulted women

Thomas C. Kim, 31, used the same technique in both assaults and there could be additional victims who have not reported crimes yet, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  04:59 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Fatal afternoon shooting in Northeast D.C.

D.C. police are investigating a deadly shooting in the Grant Park section of Northeast that happened shortly after noon Wednesday.

By Clarence Williams and Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Police: Body found on moving truck a suicide

A witness saw the man falling from a Wilson Bridge pedestrian overpass onto the back of a trash truck as it drove down I-95 Tuesday, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  04:39 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Howard University student killed in Mount Rainier

Music major at D.C. college shot multiple times in incident off-campus; police have no suspects

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Howard, Homicide

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

Former Jack Abramoff associate sentenced to 20 months in prison

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

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

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Lululemon trial: Norwood “lost it” and killed co-worker, defense says

The murder trial of Brittany Norwood, who is accused of killing a co-worker in the Lululemon Athletica store, started Wednesday.

By Dan Morse and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 10/25/2011

2 arrested in Fla., charged with killing man on Metrobus in District

Two District men were arrested in Orlando Tuesday in connection with the connection with the killing of a 22 year-old man last week on a Metrobus in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:51 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, Around the Nation, The District

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 10/25/2011

No ruling in dispute over man’s will

A Md. judge said she will schedule a hearing in a dispute between the man’s stepdaughter and Shriners Hospitals.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:04 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Woman who allegedly stabbed victim outside a Target ruled mentally competent

Suspect in stabbing, recently released from psychiatric facility, ruled competent to face charges

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:31 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Murder plea for husband in stabbing of wife in front of children

A District man Tuesday pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the September stabbing of his estranged wife behind a Northeast Washington recreation center.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Man charged with DWI after driving into D.C. canal

The man claims he saw a bear before driving off the road, which forced the closure of a stretch of Canal Road NW as the car was fished out.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Police: Thief steals car with boy asleep in backseat

A thief stole an idling car with a 4-year-old boy asleep in the backseat in Springfield on Sunday, but the man abandoned the vehicle and the child was found unharmed, Fairfax County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Dogwalker not guilty in unscooped dog poop trial

A Fairfax County woman has been found not guilty of violating the pooper scooper law.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:06 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 10/25/2011

School custodian charged with indecent exposure in Anne Arundel

A custodian at George Fox Middle School in Pasadena, Md., was arrested after allegedly urinating and engaging in a lewd act in public.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:31 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 10/25/2011

D.C. man gets 14 years for sexually assaulting his daughter

He had pleaded guilty to assaulting the 14-year-old last year while she was visiting his home in Southeast.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:28 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Jury selection continues in yoga shop killing

The questioning of a pool of about 300 potential jurors will continue Tuesday in the trial of Brittany Norwood, who is accused of killing her co-worker at the Bethesda Lululemon.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:03 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Man used real gun, fake bomb in attempted robbery

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

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

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Fairfax officer faces DWI charge after off-duty crash

A Fairfax County police officer has been arrested after crashing his own car early Monday morning while he was off-duty, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:29 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Va. woman charged in shaken baby case

A Quantico woman has been accused of shaking a baby in her care in April, causing fatal injuries to the nine-month-old girl, according to court papers.

By Maria Glod  |  07:12 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 10/24/2011

2 years in prison for government worker in kickback scheme

A 45-year-old General Services Administration employee was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison for accepting kickbacks from government contractors.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:47 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Woman charged in D.C. man’s October killing

A 33-year-old woman faces murder charges in the fatal stabbing of a Notheast Washington man earlier this month.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  04:41 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Reward increased in unsolved 1974 Anne Arundel killing

The father of the victim of an unsolved Anne Arundel County homicide from 1974 has increased the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction by $10,000.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:23 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Montgomery County Police investigating possible murder-suicide at Rockville nursing home

Montgomery County police detectives are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide at a Rockville nursing home, authorities said.

By Dan Morse  |  03:40 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Authorities will visit sex offenders on Halloween

On Halloween, local law enforcement will visit the residences of sex offenders in Loudoun County as part of “Operation Porch Lights Out.”

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:19 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Man killed in hit-and-run in D.C.

D.C. police are looking for information in a Sunday morning hit-and-run accident in Northwest that killed a 32-year-old man.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Police investigate suspicious package in Mt. Vernon Square

Officers were dispatched to the park around 11:30 a.m. in response to reports that a suspicious package that looked like a lunchbox was left in the park.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Students injured in school bus accident in Prince George’s

Ten students in Temple Hills were hospitalized Monday morning after the school bus they were riding in was rear-ended.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Police investigate bomb threat at Southern Virginia University

University was on lockdown overnight after a telephone threat claimed there was several bombs placed around campus.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Lululemon killing trial begins Monday

Jury selection began Monday morning in the trial of Brittany Norwood, a 29-year-old charged with killing her co-worker in a Bethesda yoga shop.

By Dan Morse  |  10:06 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Georgia Avenue shooting victim was Capitol Heights man

Keenan Jerel Lee, 20, was shot near the Howard University campus.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:34 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Wrong-way driver dies in Charles County crash

A driver heading the wrong way on U.S. Route 301 in Charles County died early Sunday in a head-on collision with another vehicle, police said.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:34 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Man arrested for ‘piggy-backing’ into GW residence hall

A 34-year-old man was charged with burglary after “piggy-backing” into a locked residence hall at George Washington University early Friday, catching the door behind a group of students entering the building.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:31 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2011

District man charged in Md. cabbie’s murder

Rashad Terrell Slye, 20, has been charged in connection with Saturday slaying in Northeast D.C.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 10/22/2011

Man fatally shot Saturday morning in NE Washington

By Clarence Williams  |  10:11 PM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Arlington man arrested in buried gun case

On Oct. 12, police were called to an area near Patrick Henry Drive and I-66, where workers were digging and said they found PVC pipe containing a gun and weapons parts.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:43 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Maryland man sentenced to 20 years in summer fatal shooting of D.C. semi-professional football team manager

A D.C. Superior Court judge on Friday sentenced a Landover man to 20 years in prison for the June shooting death of a coach for a semi-professional Washington football team outside of a D.C. high school.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:24 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Va. woman sentenced for hoax kidnapping

Woman who faked kidnapping in Guatemala tried to “extract thousands of dollars from her husband and her parents,” federal prosecutors said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Girl sexually assaulted walking home from school

10-year-old forced into woods and assaulted by young teenager, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Sex Crimes

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

District woman arrested in SE stabbing

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

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

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Dunkirk accident victim identified

Matthew Ryan Cwiek, a 19-year-old Owings man, died in the single-vehicle accident on Oct. 15.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:33 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Maryland teen charged with homicide in 14th Street hit-and-run

Christian Navarette-Rivas is accused of deliberately hitting Miguel Angel Drullard Jr. with his car.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:43 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Case of teacher accused of choking student could go to jury Friday

Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Friday in the trial of Susan Burke, the Montgomery County teacher accused of assaulting her first-grade students, NBC 4 reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:10 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Civil trial in Md. inmate’s bus ride killing

Philip Parker Jr.’s relatives are seeking $21 million plus punitive damages.

By the Associated Press  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Alexandria homicide is first of year

Bob Cory McNeely, 40, of the city of Alexandria was shot to death Thursday in the first homicide in Alexandria this year.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  07:47 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Homicide

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Guilty plea in 1980 Md. kidnapping, sex assault

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in a 31-year-old kidnapping and sex assault case in Pennsylvania.

By the Associated Press  |  07:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011

D.C. man arrested, charged with slaying in Northeast

A 20-year-old D.C. man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Northeast Washington last month, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Domestic assault suspect fatally shot by officer after violent struggle

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been placed on routine administrative leave.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:55 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Man shot in Old Town Alexandria

By Clarence Williams  |  01:13 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Man dies after tree branch falls on him in Mount Pleasant

Benjamin Mufti, 35, suffered fatal injuries when the branch struck him early Wednesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:08 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Teacher accused of choking her students expected to testify again Thursday

Susan Burke is accused of assaulting half of the children in her class of 16 students at Greencastle Elementary School in Silver Spring.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:13 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Suspect sought in sexual assault on 17-year-old in Northeast D.C.

Police have released a sketch of a suspect in the attack of a 17-year-old girl in Northeast on Saturday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:08 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 10/20/2011

15 years for Md. man in child pornography case

A Clear Spring man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography.

By the Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Police make arrest in airman’s Virginia killing

Police in Virginia have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of a 22-year-old Ellsworth Airman who was killed while on leave from the South Dakota base.

By the Associated Press  |  07:41 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Virginia

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Death ruled homicide after man shot in 1999 dies

Authorities say a man who was shot in the head in 1999 has died of a seizure, and his death is classified as a homicide.

By the Associated Press  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Va. deputy fired after arrest

Police say a Bedford County sheriff’s deputy has been fired following his arrest on charges of taking indecent liberties with a child.

By the Associated Press  |  07:34 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Metrobus passenger fatally shot in face in Southeast

Information about what led to the shooting is not yet available, but investigators said they are looking for three suspects.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:57 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Body found inside burning car in Forestville

Prince George’s County police are investigating a car fire after a body was found inside the burning vehicle early Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:49 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Pedestrian struck on Route 301 in Waldorf

The collision occurred in the 2200 block of Crain Highway about 5:30 a.m. The crash is expected to tie up traffic in the area this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:40 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Montgomery County special ed teacher faces child porn charge

K-5 teacher at Meadow Hall Elementary School initiated “sexually-oriented conversations” with detectives he thought were 14-year-old girls, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:50 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Montgomery

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Teen charged as an adult in Northwest D.C. homicide

Derek Johnson, 17, allegedly fatally stabbed Jamar M. Freeman, also 17, on Oct. 8.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:05 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Felony charges for 2 Va. women after newborn found dead

A grand jury has indicted a Wythe County woman and her daughter in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a cave.

By the Associated Press  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 10/19/2011

No contest plea for Va. woman in boyfriend’s beating death

A 29-year-old Bedford County woman faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading no contest to fatally beating her 77-year-old boyfriend with his own cane.

By the Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Motorcyclist killed in Northeast D.C.

A 48-year-old Northwest Washington man was killed Monday afternoon while riding a motorcycle in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

By Martin Weil  |  11:32 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Martin Weil, The District, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Fight ends college fair in D.C.

By Martin Weil  |  11:00 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/18/2011

William McQuain’s body found

Montgomery County police have found human remains they believe are those of 11-year-old William Mcquain, who was last seen about two weeks ago.

By Dan Morse and Josh White  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery, Dan Morse

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Beltsville man killed in motorcycle crash

Robert Mack, 53, was killed Tuesday morning in a motorcycle crash in the Beltsville area, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:09 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Jury issues $456K award in legal malpractice case

A jury has ordered a Fairfax attorney to pay more than $456,000 in damages after it found he negligently represented a woman in her 2009 divorce settlement, according to court documents.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:28 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Report: Truck carrying Obama appearance equipment stolen in Va.

Opportunistic thieves, opposition party operatives or just fans of President Obama really eager to know what he has to say?

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Man killed in Southeast D.C.

A man who was shot in Southeast Washington Monday night has died, police said.

By Allison Klein and Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  10:38 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Allison Klein

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Reduced charge for Va. woman in 2-year-old’s death

A judge has reduced a murder charge against a Roanoke woman who’s on trial in the death of her 2-year-old son.

By the Associated Press  |  08:35 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Woman’s body found in Baltimore trash chute

In August 2010, a man died after apparently falling down the same trash chute, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:29 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Police chase ends in crash on I-395

The accident is blocking the right lane, right shoulder and exit 2A on I-395 North. The driver and one officer suffered minor injuries.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:14 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 10/18/2011

D.C. man gets 12 years for GameStop robbery in Maryland

Police found Terrence Terrell Conner using security camera images, fingerprints left on a video game system and a single shoe left behind in the store.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:53 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Former Va. attorney convicted in $400K theft of client

A federal jury has convicted a former Virginia Beach attorney for bilking around $400,000 from the estate of a deceased client.

By the Associated Press  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Rutherford Institute to defend man in Va. pot bust case

A civil liberties group is going to bat for a Virginia man who was arrested after a police SWAT team descended on his property to seize two marijuana plants.

By the Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Man, 20, dies in Waldorf crash

Maryland State Police say a car has collided with a commuter bus in Waldorf, killing a 20-year-old man.

By the Associated Press  |  07:45 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charles, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Charges against Cornel West, Raheem DeVaughn, others dropped

Prosecutors Monday decided not to press charges against Princeton University professor and activist Cornel West and 18 others who were arrested Sunday for protesting at the Supreme Court.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:49 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Md. man killed in St. Mary’s crash

A Lexington Park man was killed trying to cross the road on foot Saturday night in Great Mills, according to police.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:27 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, St. Mary's

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Judge denies request to release suspect in Robyn Gardner’s disappearance

A judge in Aruba on Monday denied a Gaithersburg man’s request to be released from custody as authorities continue to probe the disappearance of his traveling companion, Aruban officials said.

By Dan Morse  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Officials to move suspect accused of killing Gaithersburg woman to Md.

Curtis M. Lopez, the man accused of murder in the case of a slain Germantown woman whose 11-year-old son is missing, appeared in court Monday in North Carolina, and said he would go to Maryland to face charges, officials in Charlotte said this afternoon.

By Dan Morse  |  03:43 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Search for William McQuain continues

The search for William McQuain, the boy whose mother was found slain in their Germantown home last week, picked up again Monday as police officers, volunteers and cadaver dogs scoured a wooded swath of Montgomery County in hopes of finding the 11-year-old.

By Dan Morse and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:08 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Md. man dies in Anne Arundel crash

A 74-year-old Pasadena man died Sunday night after the the pickup truck he was driving crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a car, driving it into another pickup, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Driver killed in fiery crash in Calvert County

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating the death of a driver whose car hit a tree and burst into flames Sunday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:50 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 10/17/2011

D.C. police investigate two overnight homicides

Two men were killed in separate incidents — one stabbing and one shooting.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  08:57 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Teen charged in Manassas slaying

Police found Keby Moya, 18, at the Manassas home where a 28-year-old man had been fatally stabbed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:19 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Arson charge after Manassas blaze displaces 23 people

A woman has been charged with felony arson following a fire at a Manassas apartment building that displaced 23 people, officials reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/16/2011

Police, cadaver dogs search for missing boy in Montgomery County parks

Dozens of law enforcement officers, aided by volunteers and dogs trained to sniff for cadavers, are searching two parks in Montgomery County for the body of 11-year-old William McQuain, who has been missing for two weeks and whose mother was found slain in the apartment they shared in Germantown, a Montgomery police spokesman said Sunday.

By Dan Morse  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 10/15/2011

Herndon police search for man who assaulted two women

Herndon police said the assailant posed as a law enforcement officer.

By Victor Zapana  |  08:20 PM ET, 10/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Family of man killed outside DC9 file lawsuit

The family of a Silver Spring man who died outside a District nightclub filed a $15 million lawsuit Friday in D.C. Superior Court against the club’s owners and its employees.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:50 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Man sentenced in death of his infant son in DC

A D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced a Baltimore man to 36 months in prison on Friday in connection with the 2009 death of the man’s seven-week-old son.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Man pleads guilty to murder in Latisha Frazier case

A 21-year-old man from Southeast Washington pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and kidnapping charges in connection with the summer 2010 beating death of District teenager Latisha Frazier.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Hearing set in Robyn Gardner case

A judge in Aruba scheduled a Monday hearing to consider whether to release a Gaithersburg man who has been held since August because he is a suspect in the disappearance of his traveling companion, Robyn Gardner.

By Dan Morse  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Two men stabbed in Columbia Heights during possible robbery attempt

By Clarence Williams  |  05:36 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Bowie State student accused of slaying suitemate indicted

A 19-year-old Bowie State University student accused of stabbing and killing her suitemate after a dispute over music was indicted Thursday on charges of murder and carrying a dangerous weapon openly.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:21 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Man in custody in investigation of wife’s killing, missing stepson

Montgomery County Police said Curtis Maurice Lopez, 45, is being held in connection with their investigation into his wife McQuain’s killing and the missing boy, his stepson.

By Dan Morse and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:57 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Police: Slain business man was victim of targeted robbery

Yong Suk Yun was found dead inside his upscale Fairfax Station home last year. Detectives released new details in the case to try to generate fresh leads.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide

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

Burglars hit Falls Church, Arlington

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

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

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Gun, weapons parts found buried in Arlington

By Clarence Williams  |  07:02 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Man attempts to abduct teen girl in Oakton

A man tried to force a 16-year-old girl into his car as she was walking to school in Oakton Tuesday morning, Fairfax County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Murder charges for D.C. woman in man’s stabbing death

A 19-year-old District woman has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a man to death during a domestic dispute, police said.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  03:24 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District

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

Former FBI agent and wife are indicted in alleged investment scam

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

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

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Md. woman charged in Target parking lot stabbing

Antoinette Starks is reportedly the same woman who chased and stabbed shoppers with butcher knives at an area Nordstrom in 2005.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:48 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Suspect arrested in attacks on women in Suitland

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:36 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Pedestrian killed in Beltsville hit-and-run

The driver and the vehicle were found less than one-half mile from the victim, Prince George’s County police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:42 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Man fatally stabbed in D.C.

A 44-year-old man died from stab wounds he sustained during an altercation inside a West Virginia Avenue home Tuesday afternoon, D.C. police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:39 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Alexandria man guilty of voluntary manslaughter in killing

A Fairfax County jury has found an Alexandria man guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced him to two-and-a-half years in prison for killing an acquaintance in January.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Fairfax, Homicide

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Cocaine smuggled in bedknobs

Customs and Border Patrol agents at Dulles International Airport found cocaine hidden in a wooden bed frame headed for New York, authorities said.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Youth fatally shot in Pr. George’s identified

Prince George’s police identified a 17-year-old who was fatally shot Monday night in the Hillcrest Heights area as Justin Anthony Isaacs.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Six protesters arrested in Hart Senate Office Building

They entered the building around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday carrying banners.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Lenny Harris’ car found unoccupied in MD

Lenwood “Lenny” Harris’ car was found Tuesday morning in Prince George’s County, almost three weeks after the Alexandria activist disappeared.

By Allison Klein  |  12:24 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Police: Metro bus driver stabbed during fight with passenger

Police say the altercation began after the driver told the passenger to stop masturbating in the back of the bus.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:55 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Police identify Saturday stabbing victim as D.C. teen

Police on Monday identified the teenager killed Saturday night in Northwest D.C. as Jamar Michael Freeman, 17, of Southeast.

By Paul Duggan  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Updates, Homicide

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Wedding party’s purses stolen during wedding in Va. church

While the bridal party was upstairs, police say, a thief ripped off the purses left in a downstairs church hall.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Fairfax

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Virginia man accused of having 4 wives

A Virginia man accused of having four wives faces sentencing on one bigamy charge and prosecution on two other charges.

By The Associated Press  |  08:57 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 10/09/2011

Stabbing in Northwest investigated as a homicide

A teenager was fatally stabbed Saturday night in Northwest Washington, police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:46 PM ET, 10/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Couple fatally shot in Chillum

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

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

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Loudoun youth football league president charged with embezzlement

The former President of the Upper Loudoun Youth Football League was arrested and charged Thursday with embezzling about $50,000 from the youth organization.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  06:49 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Pr. George’s boxer sentenced in assault

Pr. George’s boxer who assaulted ex-wife sentenced to 25 years in prison

By Ruben Castaneda  |  06:37 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Man killed in 14th Street hit and run identified

D.C. Police issue lookout for Jeep Liberty after death of man in hit-and-run Thursday on 14th Street NW

By Clarence Williams  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Former Virginia police officer sentenced to 20 years for child porn

Fredericksburg man taped sex acts with sleeping and unconscious boy and downloaded child porn using Aquia Harbour police department computer

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, From the Courthouse

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

Vienna police investigate infant death

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

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

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Two suspects arrested after shooting-stabbing in Temple Hills

One man was shot and two others were cut. Police say they believe the incident stemmed from an altercation inside a Prince George’s restaurant.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:24 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Woman arrested, charged with Suitland child abduction

Hours after a missing baby was found unharmed, Howard County Police arrested the woman they say abducted her.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:03 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 10/07/2011

D.C. man arrested, charged in fatal shooting

Donald Harry McCorkle is accused of shooting Bruce Parker in Northeast Washington in March.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:50 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Dela Rosa convicted of murder in throwing granddaughter from pedestrian bridge

The Fairfax County woman, who tossed her 2-year-old granddaughter over the edge of a 44-foot mall walkway, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:34 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle near the zoo

By Clarence Williams  |  05:56 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Missing Md. baby found unharmed in Suitland

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

By Maria Glod  |  01:13 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Howard

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

Men remain held in alleged Army Corps scheme

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

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

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Jury duty for D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Imagine the look on the face of the defendant who gets this prospective juror on a trial.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Suspicious vehicle briefly closes D.C. City Hall

A bomb squad cleared the scene and the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue has been reopened to traffic.

By Tim Craig  |  10:38 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Suspicious package closes streets around Capitol

The bomb squad has removed the suspicious device, which was found around 7 a.m.

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

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

Maryland sports manager gets three years for tax evasion, fraud

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

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

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Assault charges for 2 Md. correctional officers

Maryland’s prison agency says two correctional officers face possible termination after they were charged with assaulting an inmate.

By the Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Defendant’s illness postpones trial in Md. slaying

The trial for a man accused of killing a fellow patient at a state mental hospital has been postponed until February after the defendant became ill.

By the Associated Press  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Fleeing driver killed in crash, Md. police say

Maryland State Police say a driver has been fatally injured in a crash while fleeing a state trooper in Pasadena.

By the Associated Press  |  07:32 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Woman hit by police car on Wisconsin Avenue

By Clarence Williams  |  10:43 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Two women approached on way to Suitland Metro, one sexually assaulted

Pr. George’s police probing whether sexual assault, attempted sexual assault on Silver Hill Road are connected.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:17 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Sex Crimes

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 10/05/2011

7 arrested in pizza robbery

By Clarence Williams  |  07:01 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Closing arguments expected in grandmother’s murder trial

A jury could begin deliberations today in the murder trial of a Fairfax County grandmother accused of dropping her 2-year-old granddaughter off a 44-foot walkway at Tysons Corner Center last November.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:41 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Report: Staff errors allowed two to escape Md. juvenile facility

Workers at the Cheltenham Youth Facility failed to follow basic security and supervisory protocols before and after two detainees escaped from the facility on July 15, according to a report released Wednesday.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  06:13 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Juvenile Justice

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

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

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

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

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Car crashes into D.C. house, driver flees

D.C. police are looking for a driver who crashed a car into a Northeast home Wednesday morning and then fled the scene.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Md. man accused of impersonating Vince Young extradited to Texas

Texas authorities late Tuesday extradited the Fort Washington man police say impersonated backup Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young and took $2,500 from a woman.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, Around the Nation, Celebrities, Pr. George's

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/05/2011

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

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

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

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Closing arguments in Fairfax grandmother’s murder trial expected Wednesday

Attorneys Wednesday are expected to present closing arguments in the murder trial of Carmela dela Rosa, accused of tossing her 2-year-old granddaughter from a 44-foot Tysons Corner walkway.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:43 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Manassas man uses guitar to thwart home intruder

Police say the intruder passed out after falling down some steps and was transported to a local hospital and placed under arrest.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Woman traps Md. robbery suspect in car: Police

Authorities say a Hagerstown woman charged with purse snatching was caught by another woman who locked the suspect in her car.

By the Associated Press  |  07:44 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Offbeat

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Cadaver dogs to search again for remains of missing Maryland woman in Aruba

The dogs worked for several hours Tuesday, but the search turned up empty, the Associated Press reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:54 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Pedestrian killed on I-395

By Martin Weil and Clarence Williams  |  06:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 10/04/2011

15-year-old D.C. youth fit to stand trial, judge rules

A 15-year-old authorities say stood on the awning of his apartment building in May and opened fire on police officers is competent to stand trial, a D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:15 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Juvenile Justice, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Man charged in Capitol Heights shooting

Pr. George’s police charge man, already jailed on unrelated charge, in fatal shooting earlier this month

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Four arrested in government bribery and contracting scam

Four people were arrested Tuesday in a complex contracting scam involving the Army Corps of Engineers, authorities said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Ex-Archives official admits theft

The former chief of the National Archives’ audiovisual holdings on Tuesday admitted in court that he stole nearly 1,000 audio recordings and sold some on eBay.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Appeals court upholds D.C. gun ban

A divided appeals court Tuesday upheld a District ban on semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity ammunition clips.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:50 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Del Quentin Wilber, The District

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Virginia teenager sentenced to 97 years in prison for robberies

The 19-year-old from Norfolk, Va. was convicted in June of robbing businesses in Virginia Beach and in North Carolina.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:54 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Not guilty plea for Gaithersburg man in deadly Vt. crash

A shackled Norwich University student from Gaithersburg wept as he entered the courtroom where he pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he was drunk when he crashed the car he was driving a day earlier, killing another student and injuring seven others, three of them critically.

By the Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/04/2011

March against proposed youth detention center planned

Protesters plan to march in Baltimore against a proposed youth detention center.

By the Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Juvenile Justice

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Nearly 97 years for Va. man, 19, in string of convictions

A 19-year-old Norfolk man convicted of several crimes related to robberies in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina has been sentenced to nearly 97 years in prison.

By the Associated Press  |  07:32 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Family uses Internet to seek killer of slain Va. Tech student

The family of Morgan Harrington, whose remains were found in a hay field last year, has launched a Web site to help track down her killer.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:18 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Intruder attacks woman in Silver Spring

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

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Va. man admits trafficking in whale teeth

A Virginia man admitted Monday in federal court that he trafficked in the teeth of an endangered species of whale.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:58 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Leslie Johnson seeks to delay Oct. 13 sentencing

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

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

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Herndon woman indicted on fraud charges

A Fairfax County woman is accused of embezzling nearly half a million dollars from a Sterling-based landscape and construction company, authorities said Monday.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Woman dies after Sept. car crash

A 61-year-old Fredericksburg woman has died of injuries she suffered in a September car crash in Manassas, Prince William County police said.

By Maria Glod  |  02:59 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Child killed when car hits horse and buggy

A 12-year-old girl is dead after the horse and buggy she was traveling in was struck by a car in St. Mary’s County, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Help sought in deadly La Plata hit-and-run in March

Maryland investigators are looking for help finding a suspect in a deadly March hit-and-run crash in La Plata.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charles

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Md. high school to honor teacher killed by husband

A Wicomico County high school is planning to hold a tribute to an English teacher who was killed by her husband in early September.

By the Associated Press  |  08:40 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Trial of man accused of killing fellow mental patient begins in Maryland

El Soundani El-Wahhabi is charged in the 2010 death of 45-year-old Susan Sachs at Clifton T. Perkins State hospital in Jessup.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:29 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Arson charges for man in Baltimore fire

A 35-year-old man is charged with arson for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed an automobile repair and tire shop in Baltimore last Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  07:31 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Md, Del. hope to crack down on stolen scrap metal trade

State police in Maryland and Delaware have teamed up with hopes of sharing data on scrap metal sales and cracking down on the trade in stolen metal on the peninsula.

By the Associated Press  |  07:28 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Delaware, Maryland

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/01/2011

Third arrest in 2010 Southeast D.C. murder

A third suspect has been arrested in a year-old Southeast Washington homicide case, authorities said.

By Emma Brown  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 10/01/2011

Man fatally shot in Northeast D.C.

One man was killed and another was shot in separate Saturday morning incidents in the District, police said.

By Emma Brown  |  10:05 AM ET, 10/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Md. man pleads guilty to selling fake Viagra on Craigslist

A La Plata man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Baltimore to conspiring to sell counterfeit Viagra tablets on Craigslist.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  07:13 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Loudoun motor deputy applauded for ‘slow riding’ skills at motorcycle rodeo

Barry Dufek, of the sheriff’s office motorcycle unit, took first place at the Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Rodeo’s “slow ride” event last week.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Charge to be dropped against driver in fatal Virginia bus crash

The reckless driving charge will be dropped, AP reports. The driver will still be tried on four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Police: Arlington woman attacked while jogging

Arlington County Police are advising joggers to buddy up after a 37-year-old woman was assaulted early Thursday while jogging in South Arlington.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 09/30/2011

District police investigate three stabbings on H Street NW

Three men were seriously injured after they were stabbed outside an H Street apartment building Friday, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:55 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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