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Crime Scene: November, 2011

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 11/30/2011

District prosecutor’s budget remains secret

Other U.S. attorneys have made such information public in press releases.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  08:46 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Mistakenly released murder suspect taken back into custody

The murder suspect mistakenly released from jail on a $75,000 bond this month was taken back into police custody Tuesday after he showed up — voluntarily — at his bond hearing, a Prince George’s County police spokesman said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:14 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Man charged with Fairfax Station bank robbery

A 22-year-old man was arrested in the Richmond area Friday for allegedly robbing a BB&T bank in Fairfax Station on Nov. 21, Fairfax County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:42 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/29/2011

18 years for Southeast man in fatal 2010 shooting

Authorities said Jerome E. Bailey had anger and mental health issues at the time of the killing.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Two women injured in Sunday house fire have died

The two women critically injured in a house fire in Chillum Sunday morning have died, and fire investigators now believe the blaze was sparked by an overloaded power strip in the living room, authorities said Tuesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:41 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Man who helped move disabled vehicle struck by SUV, killed

A man who had just helped move a broken down vehicle was hit by an SUV and killed Monday night as he made his way across Enterprise Road in Mitchelville, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Teen arrested in connection with bank robbery in Forestville

A second suspect in the robbery of an M&T Bank in Forestville earlier this month has been arrested, Prince George’s County police announced.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Police investigate deadly Monday hit-and-run

A 72-year-old Seat Pleasant man was found dead after a crash on the Baltimore Washington Parkway.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:28 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, David P. Marino-Nachison, Pr. George's

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Oxon Hill woman arrested after burying stillborn baby, police say

The woman is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 8.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:19 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 11/29/2011

D.C. man admits to shooting woman in the head

The attack occurred after the woman told the man she had given him AIDS. She was only joking, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:58 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 11/29/2011

D.C. man convicted in 1999 death of his estranged wife

Evidence presented at the trial indicated that the attack followed a series of violent incidents.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:40 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Lockdown for Md. prison after live bullets found

The .22-caliber bullets were found Nov. 21

By the Associated Press  |  08:39 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 11/29/2011

First-degree murder charge in Frostburg State killing

The indictment of 23-year-old Shanee Liggins of Waldorf was announced Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:27 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Schools

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Settlement in Va. Tech student wrongful death suit

The family of Daniel Sun Kim had sought $43 million.

By the Associated Press  |  08:23 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Md. summit to tackle witness intimidation

The summit will bring together federal and state officials from around the region.

By the Associated Press  |  08:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Va. robbery suspect linked to Md. carjacking

Police in Maryland say Stephanie Schwab, who is wanted in a carjacking and bank robberies in Northern Virginia, has been linked to a Baltimore County carjacking.

By The Associated Press  |  06:51 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

More freedom for John Hinckley Jr. to be debated

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

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

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Man electrocuted in Centreville accident

A 35-year-old man was electrocuted outside a Centreville home Monday when a ladder he was moving came in contact with a power line, Fairfax County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:51 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Police release surveillance video of abduction suspect

Montgomery County police on Monday released surveillance video of a suspect in a recent series of attacks in which victims were abducted and forced to get cash from ATMs.

By Maria Glod  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Child killed in fatal fire identified

Prince George’s County fire officials have identified the six-year-old boy killed in a fire at his Chillum house Sunday morning as Omari Noel, authorities said Monday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:58 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 11/28/2011

East Coast rape suspect to be tried in Virginia

A Connecticut judge has agreed to extradite a man suspected in rapes along the East Coast from Connecticut to Virginia.

By The Associated Press  |  04:08 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Woman hurt after food truck propane accident

The incident took place around 11 a.m. near Metro Center.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:24 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, The District

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Police: Girl found in Va. garage is missing 11-month-old

A determination of the cause of Janyiha Whiteman’s death is still pending.

By the Associated Press  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/28/2011

D.C Superior Court reopened, downtown streets cleared

Authorities were investigating reports of suspicious abandoned vehicle.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Suspect in East Coast rapes challenges extradition

By The Associated Press  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/27/2011

1 killed, 5 hurt in fight at Dupont Circle club

D.C. police say one man is dead and five others are injured after a fight spilled out of a Dupont Circle nightclub.

By The Associated Press  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 11/27/2011

Boy, 6, dies in Chillum house fire, two other family members injured

A six-year-old boy has died and two women remain in critical condition after an early morning house fire Sunday in Prince George’s County, authorities said.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:08 PM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Maryland, Maryland, Pr. George's, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/26/2011

Police: Man abducted in Wheaton, forced to withdraw cash

By Matt Zapotosky and Martin Weil  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Matt Zapotosky, Montgomery

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 11/26/2011

2 dead in Friday night Howard Co. crash

Two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene; the driver survived.

By Carol Morello  |  02:25 PM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, Howard

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/26/2011

2 dead in morning crash on I-70 in Md.

A van headed eastbound on I-70 rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped in traffic, police said.

By Carol Morello  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Traffic Accidents, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/26/2011

Robbery at gunpoint in Frederick

It happened Thursday about 7:50 p.m. on Sage Hen Way.

By the Associated Press  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Man fatally shot in Prince George’s County

Police were investigating whether the man was killed by robbers.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:29 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Pr. George’s firefighters rescue four from Bowie home

Prince George’s County firefighters rescued a woman and three children from a burning house in Bowie Friday, helping them down on ladders from the second floor of the home, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:05 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Aruban judge denies request to hold Gary Giordano in Robyn Gardner disappearance, attorney says

The Gaithersburg man could be released from an Aruban jail as early as Tuesday, his attorney said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:51 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

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

Police identify man fatally struck by car in Home Depot parking lot

Police have identified the man struck by a car and killed in the parking lot of a Hyattsville Home Depot Thursday as Fredys Castillo-Giron.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 11/24/2011

None hurt after Georgetown building collapse

The collapse happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 1400 block of Wisconin Avenue NW.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:46 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, The District, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Seven hurt after they were hit by car in Md. parking lot

At least two sustained life-threatening injuries.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Woman saved from burning vehicle after Pr. George’s crash

Two Maryland men were driving nearby when they saw the car burst into flames.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:31 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Heroes, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/24/2011

$10K reward offered after Maryland bank robbery

The robbery occurred Nov. 10 at the National Bank of Rising Sun in Street.

By the Associated Press  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Va. man’s fatal shooting by police justified, prosecutors say

Media outlets report that the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office issued a report on its findings Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Driver of car reported stolen dies in Md. crash

Witnesses told police the car ran off the road, hit several trees and burst into flames.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:18 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Guilty plea for Hungarian man in corporate hacking scheme

Attila Nemeth pleaded guilty Wednesday to transmitting a malicious code and threatening to reveal confidential information

By the Associated Press  |  09:36 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Russian man suspected in mother’s Md. death: Police

But Dmitry Pronin, 26, has not been charged in the death of Yulia Pogrebenko, 54, of Irkutsk.

By the Associated Press  |  09:34 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Man dies after Md. home break-in, authorities say

No charges have been filed in the case.

By the Associated Press  |  09:31 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Not guilty plea in D.C. woman’s Calif. death

Dionette Cherney, 68, was killed as she crossed a street on July 15.

By the Associated Press  |  09:27 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation

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

Carjacked car had an infant inside, police say

By Clarence Williams  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Va. mother wanted in carjacking, bank robberies

Virginia police on Wednesday continued their search for a young mother who they say carjacked a woman at knife point and robbed two banks within the past week.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 11/23/2011

St. Mary’s County students injured in school bus crash

Authorities say 20 people, including 15 students who were on a school bus, have been treated at the hospital for injuries after a three-vehicle accident in southern Maryland.

By The Associated Press  |  08:52 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Tysons carjacking suspect also wanted in robbery

Fairfax County police said they have obtained a warrant for Stephanie Lynn Schwab, 26, of Manassas in connection with the carjacking of a silver 2003 Acura.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  07:14 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Fairfax, Pr. William

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Md. woman dead in Glen Burnie crash

Wilda Scott of Millersville was declared dead at the scene.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Alexandria man arrested in Oxon Hill stabbing

Man charged with first-degree murder in stabbing of 20-year-old in Oxon Hill; detectives probing incident’s possible connection with shooting on same block

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:35 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/22/2011

TSA employee accused of assault removed from security operations

An employee of the Transportation Security Administration accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Manassas while he was in uniform was immediately removed from security operations pending an investigation, the agency said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty, Pr. William

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Man with machete arrested in Takoma Park

By Martin Weil  |  11:49 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Flash mob reported at Montgomery convenience store

By Martin Weil  |  08:05 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Del Ray jogger grabbed in Alexandria

Alexandria police seeking witnesses to Monday morning assault on jogger on East Del Ray Avenue

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Alexandria

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Public defender, no bond for Ortega-Hernandez

The man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House made his first appearance in court in Washington.

By the Associated Press  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2011

TSA employee charged with sexual assault

Worker was in uniform and showed badge, police say, in alleged attack near his Pr. William County home.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty, Pr. William, Pr. William, Sex Crimes

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

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

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

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

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Two men charged with attempted murder in Prince George’s

Elder Molina-Umana and Antoni Rivas-Melendez were arrested after Molina-Umana chased a restaurant security guard with a machete.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:47 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Md. man faces jail in Frederick extortion scheme

The sentencing of 55-year-old Patrick Plunkard is set for Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 11/20/2011

Murder suspect mistakenly released from Prince George’s jail

A murder suspect awaiting trial in a March slaying in Prince George’s County was mistakenly released from jail earlier this month, and police are now seeking help from the public as they search for him.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  04:46 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 11/20/2011

Two killings in Oxon Hill appear unrelated

A woman was fatally shot Saturday night in Prince George’s County, about one block from where a man was killed in a stabbing Friday evening.

By Caitlin Gibson and Marty Weil  |  12:43 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Man stabbed to death in Pr. George’s

The incident, which happened early Friday evening in the Oxon Hill area, is still being investigated.

By Robert Samuels  |  07:33 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Bank robber misses jail, heads home

He told a Virginia jury that he couldn’t get used to living on the outside.

By Susan Svrluga  |  11:05 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 11/18/2011

U.Md. student robbed at knifepoint outside Cecil Hall residence

The two men who robbed a student at knifepoint outside women’s dormitory wore masks, campus police say.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Man shot on 14th and R NW

By Robert Samuels  |  06:10 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez charged with attempt to assassinate Obama

He had “increasingly become more agitated against the federal government” in recent months, an FBI agent wrote.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:53 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Paul Duggan

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Va. police officer charged with rape, assault

State police said in a news release that the victim was a juvenile.

By the Associated Press  |  03:07 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Va. driver in fatal head-on collision charged with reckless driving

James Edward Dibble, 65, of Alexandria, has been charged with reckless driving, police said Thursday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Moped rider in Prince George’s killed in morning crash

A moped rider was killed in a fatal traffic accident in Temple Hills Thursday, Prince George’s County Police reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Matt Zapotosky  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Virginia man is charged with sexually assaulting child in 1990s

Stefon Rodney Christian has been charged with four counts of forcible sodomy against a juvenile, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:48 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Frederick pondering 2-year police contract

The contract would delay a 4 percent wage increase until 2012.

By the Associated Press  |  08:29 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Report: High unemployment for D.C. residents with criminal histories

The report being released Thursday finds in a survey of 550 previously incarcerated individuals that 46 percent were unemployed.

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Anne Arundel man arrested on child pornography charge

Authorities say 24-year-old Robert Hudson, of Gambrills, Md., is charged.

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Seven D.C. statehood activists convicted

Seven of eight D.C. statehood activists arrested in a Capitol Hill demonstration in April were convicted of misdemeanor charges Wednesday, and a prosecutor asked a judge to order each to pay a $500 fine and perform 40 hours of community service.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:50 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez arrested after shots fired near White House

He allegedly fired shots from a semiautomatic rifle near the White House Friday night.

By Paul Duggan  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Man killed in head-on collision in Manassas

Police said they don’t know yet whether alcohol or speed were factors in the Tuesday afternoon crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:36 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Va. to consider whether local police should investigate campus deaths, rapes

Norfolk Delegate Paula Miller made such a proposal last winter.

By the Associated Press  |  08:04 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, Virginia

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Bullets found on White House grounds as search for Oscar Ramiro Ortega continues

The search for the man suspected of firing shots in NW D.C. last week has intensified after bullets were found on White House grounds.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:36 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 11/15/2011

8 activists on trial in D.C. statehood protest case

They face fines and possible jail time if convicted of the civil disobedience charges against them.

By Paul Duggan  |  10:27 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Police seek stranger who entered woman’s car

Fairfax County police are investigating whether there is a link between an October encounter a woman had with a stranger in a Fairfax shopping center parking lot and the 2010 slaying of a teenager who was in that same shopping center shortly before she was killed.

By Maria Glod  |  10:25 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Murder indictment for man in Md. woman’s killing

Stephen McDaniel has been in jail since July 1.

By the Associated Press  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Updates

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Guilty plea for man in violent fake ID case

Israel Cruz Millan led a fake ID ring enterprise with roots in Mexico that prosecutors say protected its lucrative turf with beatings and at least one slaying.

By the Associated Press  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Wallet thieves targeted elderly victims: police

Montgomery County police are looking for two men who are suspected of stealing credit cards from elderly victims.

By Maria Glod  |  02:53 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Waldorf man killed in possible drunk-driving crash

Man walking along Route 5 hit by SUV, killed

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's

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

Loudoun teacher accused of being drunk in class

A Loudoun County teacher was charged Monday with drunk in public after school personnel became concerned by his behavior in class, authorities said.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  11:11 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Northeast shooting leaves one dead, one injured

The shooting occurred in the area of 21st and M streets NE about 5:20 p.m. Monday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:21 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Former Va. deputy charged in abduction to return to state

Forty-seven-year-old Ernest Grubbs appeared before a judge in Carter County, Ky., Monday morning.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

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

Va. assessment of sex offenders flawed, study says

Some could needlessly spend years locked up while others who tell officials they are likely to offend again are let go, according to the study.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Sex Crimes

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Suspect named in fatal shooting outside Glen Burnie restaurant

Cornelius Keith Johnson, 24, is suspected of shooting and killing Andrew Michael Johnson, 25, outside of Mo’s Seafood Factory.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:51 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Officers involved in fatal shooting of homicide suspect identified

Six officers involved in the fatal shooting of a homicide suspect have been placed on administrative leave, authorities in Prince George’s County said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:19 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Spotsylvania man inadvertently shoots self in Giant parking lot

Man reaching for seatbelt fires fatal shot into his hip, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:44 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Personal Safety, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Police still searching for suspect in White House-area shooting

Oscar Ramiro Ortega allegedly fired shots from a semiautomatic rifle about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Paul Duggan

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Man killed in three-vehicle crash in Laurel

Speed believed to be factor in crash that killed 56-year-old man, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:21 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Man killed outside Glen Burnie restaurant

Officers found Andrew Michael Johnson at 10:34 p.m. in the parking lot of Mo’s Seafood Factory, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Va. set to release review of sex offender treatment

The state’s program experienced budget shortfalls due to the dramatic increase in offenders committed for treatment after their release from prison.

By the Associated Press  |  08:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sex Crimes, Virginia

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Court appearance for Va. sheriff charged in teen’s abduction

Ernest Grubbs has been held since Kentucky state troopers captured him Wednesday

By the Associated Press  |  08:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Man fatally shot in Northeast D.C.

Police said there was no one in the area except the victim when they arrived on the scene early Monday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:24 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Park Police seek man in connection with shooting near White House

U.S. Park Police said Sunday they obtained an arrest warrant for a man they think “may have information” about a possible Veterans Day shooting incident near the White House.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Pedestrian killed in Prince George’s hit-and-run

A woman believed to be in her late 20s was apparently killed by a hit-and-run driver shortly after midnight Sunday on Route 3 in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police said.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  01:36 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Woman stabbed on Wisconsin Ave., N.W.

A woman was stabbed Saturday night at about 11 a.m. in the 2900 block of Wisconsin Ave., NW, the site of the Alban Towers apartment building, D.C. police said.

By  |  12:57 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Metro bus rider shot at close range in Southeast Washington

An unknown assailant fired three gunshots into a Metro bus at a stop near Fort Dupont Park in Southeast Washington at about dawn Sunday morning, wounding a Prince George’s County man in the left hand and right arm, transit authorities said.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Person stabbed near Washington National Cathedral

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

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 11/12/2011

Police identify man with possible information on incident near White House

By Martin Weil  |  11:33 PM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/12/2011

Man killed by Prince George’s police was shooter in Anne Arundel double-homicide, authorities say

The suspected shooter in a double-homicide at Arundel Mills mall was killed Saturday morning in an exchange of gunfire with police in Prince George’s County that also left one officer wounded.

By Caitlin Gibson and Keith L. Alexander  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Shots reportedly fired near White House

Apparently the area involved is south of the Executive Mansion, possibly between the Ellipse and the Washington Monument.

By Martin Weil  |  09:59 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Witness intimidation, retalitation convictions for 3 men

Each faces up to 30 years in prison.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

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

Assault charges against Loudoun coach dismissed

A Loudoun judge on Thursday dismissed assault charges against Seth H. Rocca, 28, an assistant coach for the Upper Loudoun Youth Football League, concluding that the prosecution had not presented sufficient evidence to proceed.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  10:18 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 11/11/2011

D.C. man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend in 2010

Shawn Davis admitted to fatally stabbing Tawanna Barnes-Copeland and staging the scene to make it look like she was killed by a burglar.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:43 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Maryland man pleads guilty in Key Bridge traffic death

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

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

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Md. man who killed teenager sentenced to life in prison

Prosecutors said Rydel Estep, 21, killed E

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:56 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Teen arrested in theft of Girl Scout money

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

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

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Police seek Nissan driver in fatal Anne Arundel hit-and-run

The victim’s employer has posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the Anne Arundel incident.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  01:56 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 11/10/2011

D.C. man gets 13 years for 2008 slaying in Northeast

John Youngbey, 30, pleaded guilty in September to second-degree murder for fatally shooting Robert Mallory, 19, with an assault rifle.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:22 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Hate crime investigated in Montgomery County

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

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

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Driver in fatal Olney crash expected to plead guilty

Kevin Coffay, the 20-year-old Montgomery County man accused of fleeing into the woods after a car crash that killed three of his friends, is expected to plead guilty Thursday in connection with the case, according to Montgomery County Circuit Court records.

By Dan Morse  |  10:16 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Md. police seek man they say stole $7K necklace

The man stole the necklace from the Kay Jewelers in Marley Station Mall, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:13 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Crime, David P. Marino-Nachison

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

District man sentenced for sexually assaulting teen girl

The 20-year-old man met a 13-year-old girl on the street, asked her to braid his hair, then took her to his home and had sex with her.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 11/10/2011

District man fatally shot in Northeast

Marcus Parham, of the District, was shot multiple times at approximately 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:57 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Prison for former church CFO who stole $850,000

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

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

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011

New headquarters for Alexandria police

The new headquarters is a 124,000 square foot four-story building that will house 441 police employees, among others.

By Allison Klein  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Secret Service: Agent mistakenly fires gun near Russian Consulate

Nobody was injured in the incident, authorities said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Two men suspected of stealing from Girl Scouts in Bowie

Bowie police are searching for two men who stole $200 from Girl Scouts selling cookies outside an area store.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Hyattsville police seize 58 pounds of marijuana

Dean Roy Thomas of Lanham has been charged with first-degree assault and numerous drug and weapons charges in the case.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:01 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Suspect shot by police in Howard identified

Jeffrey Dustin Nichols, 19, of Elkridge, was carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real, semi-automatic handgun. He was shot eight times.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Man sentenced to 5-years for threatening Montgomery officials

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

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

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Montgomery County 7-Eleven stores targeted in armed robberies

Police in Montgomery County are looking for two men who they are responsible for the armed robberies of 7-Eleven stores.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Teen shot on Halloween in Georgetown has died

The17-year-old boy, Tyronn Vincent Garner of Southeast, was one of six people injured in the outbreak of violence in the District on Oct. 31.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Updates, Homicide

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Armed man hospitalized after police-involved shooting

The incident occurred about 3 p.m. Monday when a man with a handgun reportedly fired shots in Hanover.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:37 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Woman involved in Md. fatal robbery sentenced

A woman involved in the killing of a Johns Hopkins University researcher last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

By The Associated Press  |  08:33 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Child abuse suspect awaits extradition to Loudoun

John Thomas Gallihugh, 30, allegedly abused a 3-year-old boy in October, investigators said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:25 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Death of Howard Co. quadriplegic man ruled a homicide

A final report from the medical examiner’s office showed that the paralyzed Howard County man died from an oxycodone overdose.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:17 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Metrobus, firetruck collide in Southeast D.C.

Two people were injured early Tuesday when a Metro bus and a fire truck collided in Southeast D.C., police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:23 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 11/07/2011

George Huguely’s father charged with driving under the influence

George Wesley Huguely IV, the father of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, was arrested on charges of drunk driving in Montgomery County, a Montgomery police spokeswoman said Monday.

By Dan Morse  |  03:52 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Lanier: D.C. protesters ‘increasingly confrontational’

The statement, and a related press conference, came after a series of incidents downtown Friday.

By Washington Post staff  |  02:02 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Md. man dies from injuries suffered when car hit tree

James Dennis Ellis Jr., 72, of Columbia, was injured Oct. 29 when his car hit a tree.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Woman found dead near shoreline of Charles County river

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 52-year-old woman whose body was found near the shoreline of the Port Tobacco River.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:43 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 11/07/2011

10 years in prison for D.C. man who sexually abused teen girl

Marcelo Perez admitted to sexually abusing his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter in 2009.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:31 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Girl, 8, reports attempted abduction in Spotsylvania

8-year-old says a man tried to get her into a car this weekend, adding to the rash of reported attempts, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:55 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Pretrial motions to be heard in George Huguely murder case

George Huguely, of Chevy Chase, is accused of killing 22-year-old Yeardley Love, a fellow UVa student in 2010.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:47 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 11/05/2011

Police identify children killed in Pr. George’s crash

Maryland State Police identified two children killed in a Friday night car crash on Route 50 in Prince George’s County.

By Maria Glod  |  12:45 PM ET, 11/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Kenston Yi sentenced to 40 years in prison

Kenston K. Yi, 50, was found guilty on two counts of first degree murder in July after strangling his daughter with a three-pound dumbbell and beating his wife to death in their Lorton apartment on June 13, 2010.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:34 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011

District man pleads guilty to series of arsons

A District man pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to five counts of arson and other charges in connection with a series of fires set at homes and other buildings since 2008.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

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

Man killed in overnight crash on Beltway in Montgomery County

A driver was killed early Friday after his car crashed into a tractor-trailer, authorities reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:04 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Guilty plea for woman in Va. baby’s death

Ashley Meadows faces up to five years in prison when she’s sentenced in January.

By the Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Officers’ mistakes led to Md. shooting deaths: Panel

Uniformed officers fired 42 shots in six seconds, striking and killing an officer in plainclothes and wounding four others.

By the Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Aspen Hill woman dies after house fire

A woman injured in a major house fire in Aspen Hill Thursday morning has died, Montgomery County fire officials reported.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  07:28 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 11/03/2011

18-year-old arrested in Alexandria shooting

Fabian D. Johnson will be extradited from Georgia to face charges in the October shooting death of Bob Cory McNeely.

By Clarence Williams  |  08:05 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Police arrest two more in slaying of Howard U. student

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

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

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Greenbelt man loses lawsuit alleging damage from secondhand smoke

Secondhand smoke an issue for lawmakers, not courts, Md. judge rules

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:19 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Third defendant in 2009 D.C. murder sentenced to 20 years

Isiah Genus, 28, had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:07 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Boy killed with baseball bat: prosecutor

William McQuain, the 11-year-old Germantown boy found dead after he went missing for two weeks, was killed by his mother’s estranged husband who slammed a baseball bat into his head, Montgomery county prosecutors alleged.

By Dan Morse  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Man injured in Woodbridge shooting

A man was shot Thursday morning near the dead end of Great Oaks Drive in Woodbridge, and police are looking for the shooter.

By Jeremy Borden  |  01:18 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Howard Co. barber charged with sex abuse

An Ellicott City barber has been accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy who was one of his customers, Howard County police said.

By Maria Glod  |  12:47 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Md. inmate who walked off work detail recaptured

After a search, the prisoner who walked off from a work detail was found in Baltimore around 10:45 p.m.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:40 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Unlicensed contractor from Vienna arrested after writing a bad check

A Vienna man was charged this week for working as an unlicensed construction contractor in Northern Virginia, police reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

D.C. man convicted in man’s 2010 shooting death

A D.C. Superior Court jury also convicted Katrell Henry of three firearms offenses after a six-day trial.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  08:03 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Police investigate sexual assault in Northwest D.C.

Victim says she was walking along Hamilton Street NW when when a man pulled her into the alley and sexually assaulted her.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:58 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 11/03/2011

District man arrested in July 19 homicide

A 19-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying in Northwest Washington.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:51 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Route 50 reopens after overnight car accident injures several

A two-car wreck on Route 50 sent three people to the hospital and closed a portion of the highway overnight.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:48 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Frederick court clerk retires after 22 years

For Carrie Dillard, managing the daily affairs of Frederick County’s District Court has been a matter of leading by example.

By the Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Frederick

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Four injured in early morning house fire in Montgomery County

Woman, unconscious, taken to hospital, along with seriously injured man, after Aspen Hill blaze. Two firefighters slightly hurt.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:45 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Curtis Lopez arrives in Md. to face murder charges

He is accused of killing his estranged wife and suspected in slaying his stepson.

By the Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 11/03/2011

22 prison gang members face racketeering indictment

The indictment was unsealed Wednesday after the arrests of seven defendants.

By the Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Md. judge reprimanded for setting bogus trial date

Circuit judge John McDowell received a written reprimand from the state Commission on Judicial Disabilities.

By the Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Man shot on New York Avenue

By Clarence Williams  |  07:34 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Brittany Norwood found guilty of first degree murder in Lululemon trial

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

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

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Indictments for 2 D.C. men in Latisha Frazier killing

The men were already facing charges in the August 2010 killing of the 18-year-old woman in the District.

By Washington Post staff  |  05:28 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Pr. George’s officer acquitted in assault case

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

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

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Police: Man tried to grab girl walking to school in Mt. Vernon

A man attempted to grab a 14-year-old girl as she walked to school Friday morning in Mount Vernon, but the teen was able to fight him off and escape, Fairfax County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Police ID man killed in Tuesday night Md. shooting

He was identified as 27-year-old Anthony Ray Washington.

By Allison Klein  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Allison Klein

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Police search for suspect in Northeast D.C. robbery

The suspect, who allegedly robbed a Rhode Island Avenue business on Monday, is described as a black man with a thin build, dreadlocks and facial hair.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Suspect’s sketch released in attempted abduction of Va. teen

Authorities released a sketch of the suspect and are investigating possible links to other abduction attempts.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:02 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Life without parole for man in fatal stabbing of ex-wife, arson

Damon White’s sentence was handed down Tuesday by a Howard County judge.

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Howard

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 11/02/2011

10 years for man after he set fire to Va. city library

Media outlets report that 35-year-old Tyrone Taylor was sentenced Tuesday in Portsmouth Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Autistic Va. boy found in woods after 6 days remains in hospital

The autistic boy who was lost in the Virginia woods for six days is being treated for a hole in his esophagus.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:38 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Two shot, one fatally, in Forestville area

By Clarence Williams  |  09:52 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Two killed, one hurt in head-on collision in Prince George’s

Driver’s illegal pass prompts double-fatal crash

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

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

Man admits transporting prostitutes in Maryland

Salvadoran man admits transporting prostitutes in Maryland

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

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Shoe print expert testifies at yoga store trial

Authorities allege that Brittany Norwood, in an effort to cover up a killing, used size-14 sneakers to create a trail of prints in the store.

By Dan Morse  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Across the District, shots rang out overnight

Restaurant manager near M Street shooting in Georgetown describes the scene as three gunshots rang out and a 17-year-old hit the ground bleeding.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  01:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose

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

Old Town Alexandria bank robbed

A masked man walked into a bank in the heart of Old Town Alexandria on Saturday morning, implied he had a gun and walked out with cash, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Pedestrian hit by car New Carrollton Metro

The woman, 57, was walking across Garden City Drive outside of crosswalk when she was hit, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Judge dismisses child cruelty charges against ex-teacher

A judge has dismissed felony child cruelty charges against a former Fairfax County special education teacher after a prosecutor failed to disclose evidence to the defense until the evening before the trial.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Police: Sneezing attack before fatal Md. crash

Maryland State Police say a passenger in a van died after the driver suffered a sneezing attack, lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree.

By the Associated Press  |  07:32 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Car crashes, burns after driver shot in D.C.

By Martin Weil  |  11:05 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Three shot in D.C. on Halloween night

By Martin Weil  |  10:18 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Charge in shooting near Howard U.

By Theola Labbe DeBose  |  10:12 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Parents charged with neglect in drowning of baby in Reston hotel bathtub

Wafy Abdullah Almutiri, 27, and Maryam Masaad Almutiri, 21, of Fairfax, turned themselves in on Monday, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:26 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Md. man held for court in death of fellow psychiatric patient

The killing of a patient Thursday was the second fatal attack in a week and the third in 13 months at state mental hospital

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, Maryland

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 10/31/2011

U.S. Fish and Wildlife worker admits embezzlement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife worker admits stealing more than $26,000 with government credit card

By Ruben Castaneda  |  02:34 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 10/31/2011

One dead, one hurt after crash in Clinton

Speed appears to be factor in collision that killed one, injured another

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:35 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

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

Blood-spatter expert testifies in yoga store killing

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

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

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 10/31/2011

DNA testing for items found at scene of unsolved killing

Items found at the scene of an unsolved 1974 Maryland killing are now undergoing DNA testing, according to police.

By the Associated Press  |  07:20 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Unsolved

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Woman hurt in Berwyn Heights house fire

Prince George’s County authorities say a woman has been injured in a house fire in Berwyn Heights.

By the Associated Press  |  07:20 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Pr. George's

 

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