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Crime Scene: December, 2011

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Woman sexually assaulted at gunpoint in District, with child in vehicle, police say

Police say a man jumped into woman’s vehicle while she was stopped on street with her 15-month-old son in the back seat

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  07:32 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Mood lounge in Shaw temporarily closed by District Police Chief

District Chief Cathy Lanier ordered an emergency closing for up to 96 hours beginning Friday evening after stabbings outside the Shaw lounge.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  07:29 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/30/2011

One dead in Beltway motorcycle accident

Kevin Bernard Hinnant Jr., 24, died early Friday morning in a motorcycle crash on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring, Maryland State Police said.

By Jimm Phillips  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Fairfax pedestrian dies from injuries sustained in crash

A 66-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained after being struck by a car while crossing a Fairfax street, police said Friday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Alexandria police search for bank robber

By Allison Klein  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Police arrest suspects in two Northeast D.C. slayings

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

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

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Three men jailed in murder cases

A D.C. Superior Court judge Wednesday ordered two District men and one Maryland man held in the D.C. jail for three separate slayings dating back to January

By Keith L. Alexander  |  07:21 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Police: Mall slashing suspect fled to Peru

Authorities are exploring whether Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 40, can be extradited to stand trial in this country, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/28/2011

New judge in pirate prosecution

A case involving the hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans dead will be transferred to another judge.

By The Associated Press  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Fatal car crash in Prince William County

A Manassas woman was killed on I-66 West this morning.

By Jeremy Borden  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Baltimore Sun finds man memorialized on Facebook alive in London

“I’m actually alive,” said Sidney Boahen, whose image appeared on various Facebook and other pages.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Man, 24, shot dead in Montgomery

Police believe he was targeted

By Allison Klein  |  09:55 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Montgomery

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Arrest in Va. after abduction, double homicide

Jamal Louis Clemons of Richmond faces charges of abduction, robbery and other counts

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Two garage fires investigated in Urbana

Officials say both fires were contained by about 11:30 p.m.

By the Associated Press  |  08:03 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 12/26/2011

Pr. George’s police release video of Burger King robbery

Prince George’s County police are asking for help in identifying three men who robbed a Burger King in Colmar Manor earlier this month.

By Allison Klein  |  02:28 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 12/26/2011

Christmas day shooting leaves man dead in Oxon Hill

A 23-year-old man was shot to death in Oxon Hill, Prince George’s County police said.

By Allison Klein  |  12:27 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 12/23/2011

70-year-old woman beaten in Capitol Heights

Woman attacked inside home; police investigating whether anything was taken

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:25 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Man charged with two Arlington bank robberies

Police arrested Rafi Khan, 23, on Thursday.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Mystery after rumors of D.C. man’s death over Air Jordans

No area police have announced the death of Tyreek Amir Jacobs, described on a Facebook “RIP” page as being killed over the sneakers.

By Washington Post Staff  |  03:14 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

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

Air Jordans attract crowds, police at area malls

The release of the newest sneakers led to several incidents in the area and the nation Friday.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Peeping Tom charges for Md. store clerk

A 24-year-old woman spotted the clerk’s shoes near the fitting room door as she tried on jeans.

By the Associated Press  |  09:08 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/23/2011

2 charged with abandoning dogs in Md.

They face charges alleging that they failed to provide proper veterinary care for eight dogs.

By the Associated Press  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Frederick

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Lusby man dies in motorcycle crash

Authorities found Eugene M. Smith near his motorcycle. He died later at a hospital.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  08:46 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Calvert, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Arrest in woman’s August killing in the District

Detectives arrested 54 year-old Maurice Leo Hawkins on Thursday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:41 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Arson warrant for Md. woman after Mount Airy fire

Authorities seek forty-seven-year-old Patricia Jane Cullop.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Va. deputy fired after Richmond jail assault accusation

Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. announced the dismissal of Deputy Jermaine Dove on Thursday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:23 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Va. man charged in home improvement scams

A 42-year-old Alexandria man has been charged with several crimes related to home improvement scams in Montgomery County.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  06:12 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Woman raped near Greenbelt Metro

A 24-year-old woman was assaulted and raped by as many as four men early Saturday morning as she was walking near the Greenbelt Metro station, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Video: Package thief caught on video in Ellicott City

Police are asking residents to review their holiday purchases.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard, Crime

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/22/2011

D.C. man gets more than 5 years in sex abuse

A man who admitted to sexually abusing an intoxicated 13-year-old girl was sentenced to more than five years in prison, authorities said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 12/22/2011

10 years for Va. hunter after fatal shooting

An Alleghany County Circuit Court jury found Burrell Hall guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

By the Associated Press  |  04:36 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Parachuter hurt after leap from Md. radio tower

Police said a man was seriously injured after his parachute failed to fully deploy during a leap from a Crownsville radio tower.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Man robs Clarendon bank

A man in a purple striped hoodie, baseball cap and sunglasses robbed a Clarendon bank Thursday morning, Arlington police said.

By Allison Klein  |  02:23 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Allison Klein, Crime

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Loudoun authorities identify minivan involved in hit-and-run

Loudoun authorities have released a surveillance video of a Toyota minivan suspected of being involved in a Dec. 13 hit-and-run that injured a motorcyclist.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Restaurant reopens bar in wake of fatal fight

Heritage India, the Dupont Circle restaurant that was the site of a late November fight that resulted in a Suitland man’s death, resumed full bar service, the restaurant announced.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, The District

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Police search for Silver Spring burglars

Montgomery County police are searching for two people they think were involved in a Monday burglary at one Silver Spring home and a break-in at a second house.

By Maria Glod  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Four wounded in three shootings in D.C.

Police investigating shootings that left four men wounded.

By Clarence Williams  |  12:06 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Man’s stolen iPhone leads officers to thieves: police

Two men suspected of stealing from vehicles were arrested Wednesday after a man helped police track down his swiped iPhone, Montgomery County police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:53 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Stolen van had goodies for service members, organizer says

A van stolen in Arlington contained candy and goodies bound for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

By Clarence Williams  |  06:03 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Clarence Williams

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

D.C. police officer convicted in stolen iPad case

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

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

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Burglar strikes 11 Reston-area homes while residents sleep

The thief strikes in the early morning hours and gains entry into homes through unlocked doors and open garages, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Police ID pedestrian killed Saturday in Montgomery

Luis Martinez’s address was unknown, Montgomery County police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:18 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Father who left toddler alone charged: police

Police said the 2-year-old was alone in an apartment for as long as 24 hours — surrounded by roaches, trash and a space heater that had been left on.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Police shoot, kill man in Dumfries

The man was armed with a handgun, police said, and was shot after he advanced toward officers and did not follow their commands.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Pr. William

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Prison for man, woman who prostituted 14-year-old runaway

They pleaded guilty in September, authorities said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, David P. Marino-Nachison, The District

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Funeral arrangements announced for Park Police sergeant who died on duty

Michael Boehm collapsed after responding to a report of a critically inujured person near the Key Bridge in Georgetown.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, The District

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Man shot Wednesday morning in Southeast D.C.

Police said homicide detectives were on the scene, though they would not immediately confirm whether he had died.

By Allison Klein  |  10:35 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District

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

Conviction for man who led I-81 police chase

A Washington County, Md., judge announced the verdict Tuesday for 43-year-old Thomas L. McNeel

By the Associated Press  |  08:21 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Taxi driver injured in carjacking in D.C.

Police say the driver sustained serious injuries.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:53 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Two-year-old girl found alone in apartment

Hospitalized mother calls police after she failed to reach 2-year-old’s father.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:32 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Man convicted in house party shooting

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

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

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Liquor store co-owner sentenced in Pr. George’s corruption case

Amrik Melhi admitted he gave former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson cash and campaign donations in exchange for official favors.

By Maria Glod  |  03:16 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/20/2011

15 years for man for role in D.C. cookout shooting

A jury had found Antonio Nero guilty of assault with a dangerous weaponand other offenses.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 12/20/2011

One dead after Va. shooting involving state trooper

The person’s identity and gender haven’t been released.

By the Associated Press  |  02:27 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Monday shooting killed 19-year-old D.C. man

Police said Derrick Ragland, of Northwest, was killed.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 12/20/2011

More baby Jesus statues reported missing in Va.

Days after Fredericksburg police recovered a missing statue, two more have been reported missing.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:37 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Judge: Md. man can stand trial in wife’s killing

James Claude Winters is charged with first-degree murder.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Police seek clues after man found dead outside Md. department store

The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 12/20/2011

7-Eleven stores targeted in Monday morning robberies (Video)

Two robberies, within two hours and about a mile from each other on Monday, were both caught on video by surveillance cameras.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:26 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Woman sexually assaulted at knifepoint in Northeast D.C.

The attack took place in an alley in the 4900 Blaine Street NE on Saturday night.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:18 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Home invasion robbery in Montgomery County

Victim shot in foot by robber who pulled shotgun in homeowner’s garage

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:19 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Montgomery

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Pr. George’s police ID officer involved in shooting

Prince George’s County police identified the officer who fatally shot a man who threatened him with a loaded gun as Michael Owen Jr.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:17 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Police Shootings

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Alleged White House shooter to remain jailed

Authorities say Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, accused of firing rifle shots at the White House, wanted to kill President Obama.

By Paul Duggan  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Prince Geo.’s officer fatally shoots Landover man in roadside incident

A Prince George’s County police officer shot and killed an Landover man Saturday night after police said the man pointed a handgun at the officer.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:03 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Fairfax man killed trying to cross street near home

Michael J. Henley, 22, was attempting to cross Silverbrook Road shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Man shot near Montgomery Village condominium

Police found the 20-year-old man collapsed in the northbound lanes of Montgomery Village Avenue.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:03 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Pedestrian killed in Wheaton hit-and-run incident

The man was crossing Veirs Mill Road when he was struck by a Chevrolet sedan, then by a dark sport-utility vehicle that did not stop.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:19 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/18/2011

Rockville man dead in single-car crash

Alejandro Fontana, 31, was traveling on East Gude Drive in Rockville when his 2004 Dodge Viper struck a light pole, overturned and then struck a tree.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/18/2011

D.C. man dead in Saturday stabbing; 3 others shot Sunday

Kevin Blackwell Jr., 20, was found in the Benning Ridge neighborhood Saturday; three other men were shot in separate incidents Sunday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 12/17/2011

Temple Hills man killed in morning crash

Alcohol found in the Jeep Cherokee might have been a factor, police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:59 PM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents, Paul Duggan

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/17/2011

Man hit by car, killed in Montgomery County

Rolando Grande Martinez, 59, of Silver Spring, was killed while standing at a bus stop.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery, David P. Marino-Nachison, Montgomery

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 12/17/2011

Prison for former Charles Co. school official

Rhayda Barnes-Thomas was also ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution

By the Associated Press  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charles, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/17/2011

Baltimore fire chief files $3M discrimination suit

Lloyd Carter heads the department’s recruitment efforts.

By the Associated Press  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 12/16/2011

D.C. man sentenced in 2008 slaying

A D.C. man was sentenced to more than 64 years in prison for fatally shooting a man and wounding a five-year-old boy during a home invasion.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  08:26 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 12/16/2011

District men sentenced in 2008 triple-murder

A D.C. Superior Court judge on Friday sentenced two District men to more than 100 years in prison for a 2008 triple homicide in Northeast.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:07 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Prosecutors: accused White House shooter “deadly serious”

The man accused of shooting at the White House wanted to kill President Obama and spent weeks in target practice, prosecutors alleged.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:06 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Sentencing postponed for Somali pirates

Sentencing hearings have been postponed for the last of 11 men who pleaded guilty to piracy for hijacking an American yacht.

By The Associated Press  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Five found dead in trailer on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Authorities investigating the deaths say the person responsible is among the dead.

By The Associated Press  |  10:21 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Md. man convicted in identity theft, card skimming case

Olubunmi Oladapo Komolafe, 33, is scheduled to be sentenced March 9.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  03:28 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Prison for former correctional officer who smuggled phones, drugs

D.C. Superior Court Judge Florence Pan also placed Ryan Motley, 24, on a year of probation.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 12/15/2011

District man guilty in 2010 fatal shooting of teen

A jury found Kwan Kearney, 20, guilty of first-degree murder

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:21 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Pr. George’s school bus driver charged with ramming trailer

Upset that peace order against another driver was thrown out, Theresa Douglas intentionally ran bus into trailer

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Another year in mental hospital for Va. killer

Mark T. Zawhorodny’s will remain at Western State Hospital.

By the Associated Press  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Judge: No restitution for family in Md. slaying case

John Wayne Davis pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of John R. Fleming.

By the Associated Press  |  08:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Authorities ask for help in search for killing, sex assault suspect

The announcement was modeled after a similar effort that helped lead to the arrest earlier this year of Aaron Thomas.

By Associated Press  |  08:10 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Montgomery

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 12/15/2011

D.C. police identify victim, release sketch of suspect in fatal gas station shooting

Police have identified the victim of the fatal shooting as a 24-year-old Maryland man.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:10 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Woman in critical condition after stabbing in Northeast D.C.

Second violent incident in the 5300 block of Clay Terrace NE in the span of three days.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:06 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Man convicted in slaying at Suburban Hospital

A Suburban Hospital boiler-room worker on Wednesday was convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing of colleague on New Year’s Day.

By Dan Morse  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Prince George’s police shoot, kill armed man

A man with a gun was shot and killed by Prince George's County police Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

By Paul Duggan and Matt Zapotosky  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Harry Thomas settles student loan suit with U.S. government

The agreement, though not its particulars, became public during a hearing Wednesday morning.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/14/2011

35 years for Va. man on gang, gun crimes

Kiwanii Edward Mosley was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Friday hearing scheduled for White House shooting suspect Ortega-Hernandez

Preliminary psychiatric screening found him competent to stand trial. But federal prosecutors are asking for more extensive tests.

By Paul Duggan  |  08:22 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Paul Duggan

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Prison for former Va. county official

She embezzled nearly $200,000 from Goochland County while she was its treasurer.

By the Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Police: Va. Tech shooter bought gun legally, but motive still a mystery

The man who killed a police officer and took his own life last week used a legally purchased handgun.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:53 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Vienna father charged with abuse in connection with 2-month-old’s death

A Vienna man was charged with child abuse in connection with injuries sustained by his 2-month-old daughter, who died Monday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/13/2011

7 mos. for former District teacher for failing to register as sex offender

He was arrested the day before his wedding at his fiance’s home in Ohio.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Police ID stabbing suspect shot and killed by Takoma Park officer

Police have identified the stabbing suspect who was shot and killed by a Takoma Park officer during a struggle Saturday as 19-year-old Keston David Lewis, authorities said Tuesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:58 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Hinckley hearings pushed back to late January

The hearings on the would-be Reagan assassin’s freedom are to continue Jan. 23.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Body found in Prince William County

Prince William County police said a body was found Tuesday morning by surveyors working in the woods in Woodbridge.

By Maria Glod  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Man shot dead by police was 20-year-old from Md.

He fired a gun and ignored orders to drop it, police said Monday.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Paul Duggan

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 12/13/2011

3 years, 9 mos. for Md. woman in fatal Dupont Circle hit-and-run

Jorida Davidson is to be retried on more serious charges.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:58 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Police identify man killed in Reston shooting

Colvin Morris, 34, was shot around 4:15 p.m. Monday and later died at a nearby hospital, Fairfax County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:27 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Four arrested in inter-state tire and rim theft operation

Prince George’s Co. police say the ring targeted tires, rims and cars throughout Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:52 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Md. inmate’s death ruled homicide

Fifty-seven-year-old Lewis J. Thompson Jr. was found in his cell at the North Branch Correctional Institution on Dec. 8.

By the Associated Press  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Va. man faces jail after sex with teen while infected with HIV

Andre Russell Harvin pleaded guilty on Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Va. man’s July disappearance now called ‘suspicious’

Police say there is new evidence in the disappearance of Oscar Velasco Montano, 30, last seen in Tysons Corner.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:52 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Missing Persons

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Camp Springs man killed in Friday St. Mary’s crash

Lorenza Best was killed when his car veered into oncoming traffic.

By Allison Klein  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Traffic Accidents, St. Mary's

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

Walter Reed resident arrested in Rockville cabbie carjacking

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Police: Prince William Co. doctor sold prescription pain meds illegally

Dr. Alex Yadao, 73, is accused of running a cash-only operation out of his Prince William Co. office, selling as many as 8,000 pills each week.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Pedestrian hit, killed on U.S. Highway 1 in Prince William County

The victim, 43-year-old Ken Lashay Wood, wasn’t in a crosswalk when he was hit on U.S. Highway 1 in Dumfries.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:38 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Man injured in late-night shooting in Northeast

Police don’t have a suspect or a motive in the case.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:46 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Monday funeral for slain Va. Tech police officer

Officer Deriek W. Crouse’s funeral service is scheduled Monday at Cassell Coliseum on the school’s campus.

By the Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Schools

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Two months in jail after hazing death at Radford U.

Dustin Lee Moore pleaded guilty Friday in Radford Circuit Court to hazing and buying alcohol for an underage person.

By the Associated Press  |  07:38 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, Virginia

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Suspects barricade themselves in NW rowhouse

Two U.S. Park Police officers suffered minor injuries Sunday afternoon in a car crash after attempting a traffic stop, involving two men who then fled from their vehicle and barricaded themselves inside a Northwest Washington rowhouse, officials said.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:36 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/11/2011

One killed, five injured in Seat Pleasant crash

One man was killed in a crash in Seat Pleasant on Saturday that also injured two adults and three children, according to the Prince George’s County Police.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/11/2011

D.C. fatal shooting victim identified

D.C. police identified a man who was fatally shot Saturday morning as Delvon Javis Shearin, 35, of Southeast.

By Maria Glod  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/10/2011

Man fatally shot in Prince George’s

Police said Eisenhower Kevin Victor, 21, of Brentwood, died in a local hospital after being shot in Brentwood friday night.

By Carol Morello  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/10/2011

Former assistant principal sentenced to 5 years in child porn case

A former Fauquier County assistant principal who admitted receiving child pornography online was sentenced to five years in prison Friday

By Paul Duggan  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/10/2011

D.C. police investigating two Saturday homicides

Two men were killed in unrelated shootings early Saturday in the District, one in Northeast and one in Southeast, police said.

By Carol Morello  |  10:53 AM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Man facing murder charge still at large, sends lawyer to hearing

“Where is your client?” D.C. Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Motley asked Kevin McCants.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:35 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Pedestrian killed in morning Kensington collision

Semen Buslovich, 93, was pronounced dead at the scene.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, David P. Marino-Nachison, Montgomery

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Leslie Johnson sentenced to one year and one day in prison

Former Prince George’s County Council member Leslie Johnson, who made news when she hid cash bribes in her bra, was sentenced Friday.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  02:37 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Occupy D.C. protesters charged with assault on counter-protester

For the second consecutive day, a man has held signs in front of the encampment.

By Tim Craig  |  02:22 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Alexandria police investigate Thursday evening attack on woman

They’re unsure whether it’s connected to a similar incident from late November.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:38 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Virginia State Police trooper shot, injured

Virginia State Police said a trooper and a suspect were shot in a Thursday afternoon incident on Interstate 95 in Caroline County.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Afternoon shooting near Anacostia Metro station

It was one of two reported incidents of gunfire in the District Thursday afternoon.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  04:55 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Virginia Tech police officer, one other killed on campus

Law enforcement and government officials said that the person found dead in the parking lot is the gunman who killed the officer. At a news conference late this afternoon, neither state police nor university officials would confirm that the dead man was the suspect.

By Daniel deVise  |  04:54 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 12/08/2011

White House shooting suspect warned of government GPS plot

Prosecutors want Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez to undergo a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:14 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Alleged gang members indicted in killings, other crimes

A D.C. grand jury has indicted seven alleged members of a street gang who authorities said were responsible for three slayings

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Judge doesn’t want to hand Hinckley freedom decision to doctors

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman said he would rather keep that job.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Md. teacher charged with having sexual relations with students

Anne Arundel high school teacher allegedly had sexual relationships with three teenage students.

By Maria Glod  |  10:51 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Man wearing ‘Spider-Man’ design mask and sweater robs Fort Washington bank

The man entered the BB&T bank branch in the 9400 block of Livingston Road around 3:18 p.m., displayed a handgun and passed a note to a teller demanding money.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:38 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, David P. Marino-Nachison, Pr. George's

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Sailor convicted of voluntary manslaughter

Navy chief information systems technician Rodney Williams faces up to 15 years in prison.

By The Associated Press  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Suspect sought in Gaithersburg sexual assault

Police said that a man followed the 28-year-old victim into a laundry room in her apartment building and attacked her at knifepoint.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Police: Teen confesses to stabbing student outside Silver Spring high school

Briana Sarai Funes, who turned herself in to police Wednesday, is being charged as an adult with attempted homicide.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:35 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Man stabbed in SE D.C. during possible domestic dispute

By Clarence Williams  |  06:42 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Gaithersburg man charged in Frederick bank robbery

Police charged Ashref Adii Bannaga, 31, with armed robbery and other offenses.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Pentagon to test gunshot detection system Sunday

The system will be used to alert Pentagon officials if a gun is fired near the building.

By Allison Klein  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Police: Female student stabbed by two girls from a rival school

The victim was attempting to stop a fight outside a Silver Spring high school when she was stabbed several times in the lower torso, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:29 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Police: Man arrested after Sears burglary could be behind others

Police say Daniel Grant, 29, hid in the store overnight and pried open cash registers after the employees left.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:34 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Female wounded outside high school

By Martin Weil  |  12:01 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 12/06/2011

8 years for D.C. man in shooting of transgender woman

Darryl Willard had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault while armed.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:51 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Loudoun authorities seek help identifying suspected bank robber

Images of the suspect in an armed bank robbery that occurred Tuesday in Sterling have been released.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Loudoun

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Fire at home of federal judge under investigation

The Monday evening blaze caused about $300,000 worth of damage to the McLean home of U.S. District Court Judge Liam O’Grady, Fairfax County fire officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fires & Fire Safety

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

John Hinckley ‘doesn’t bother anybody,’ sister testifies

She believes he could safely live full-time in Williamsburg with her mother.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Frederick Co. traffic stop leads to drug charges

The car was pulled over Saturday for lack of working rear tag lights.

By the Associated Press  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 12/06/2011

None injured after shots fired at University of Richmond

Police believe the person responsible for the gunfire had left campus.

By the Associated Press  |  10:54 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, Virginia

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Driver struck, killed after exiting her car on McLean roadway

Police don’t know what prompted the woman to leave her car on Leesburg Pike in McLean Monday afternoon.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:54 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Loudoun woman fires a shot at intruder

The Hamilton home had been burglarized the day before the incident, police said.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  05:27 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Loudoun woman fires shots at intruder

The Hamilton home had been burglarized the day before the incident, authorities said.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 12/05/2011

John Hinckley’s bookstore visit attracts scrutiny

Lawyers have sparred over whether Hinckley browsed books about Reagan and assassinations.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:32 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Md. man charged in rape at Pa. off-campus party

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 26-year-old Harold Stanback of Capitol Heights.

By the Associated Press  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, Around the Nation

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 12/05/2011

At Hinckley hearings, occasional struggles tracking the women in his life

You might need a cheat sheet.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:27 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 12/05/2011

FAA head Randy Babbitt placed on leave after drunk driving arrest in Fairfax

FAA administrator Randy Babbitt has been put on administrative leave following a Saturday arrest on a drunk driving charge.

By Mary Pat Flaherty and Ashley Halsey III  |  12:52 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty

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

Transgender Va. inmate wants sex change operation

Ophelia De’Lonta was born a man.

By the Associated Press  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia, Prison Beat

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Memorial garden planted after Frederick Co. killings

The butterfly meadow at the Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center will be dedicated in May.

By the Associated Press  |  08:57 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

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

Man critically wounded in Northeast

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

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 12/03/2011

Southern Md. man dies after Pr. George’s shooting

By Clarence Williams  |  11:53 PM ET, 12/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Police release photos of suspect in attempted robbery of Georgetown bank

D.C. police are looking for help identifying the man they say tried to rob a Georgetown bank on Thursday morning.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:55 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Frederick Co. town approves youth curfew

It was approved unanimously this week and takes effect Dec. 18.

By the Associated Press  |  03:48 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Postal worker robbed, locked in truck in Northwest D.C.

The postal worker called from help from inside the truck using his cell phone.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:13 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Judge: George Huguely’s family can’t testify at sentencing proceedings

Lawyers for George Huguely had sought to lift a ban on such testimony.

By the Associated Press  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, Virginia, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Md. man committed after cutting throats of wife, daughters

Fifty-year-old Julio Cesar Esquetini had pleaded guilty to the acts.

By the Associated Press  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Man accused in military site shootings appears in court

A former Marine reservist on Thursday was ordered held in jail as he faces charges that he fired shots at military sites across the region.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:04 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Eleven men arrested in investigation of drug and weapons ring

Authorities on Wednesday arrested 11 men, several of whom have ties to street gangs, on charges of cocaine and firearms trafficking in Northern Virginia, officials said.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 12/01/2011

D.C. police release sketch after Nov. 1 sex assault

The victim was walking in the 100 block of Hamilton St NW around 2 a.m. when a man pulled her into an alley, police said.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  03:44 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District

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

Retail crime, police activity jumps during holidays

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

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

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

Suspect in Md. abductions held without bond

The Landover man suspected in a series of abductions and robberies across suburban Maryland was ordered held without bond Thursday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 12/01/2011

In Hinckley hearings, judge alternates between feistiness, humor

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman frequently pops off about society, cracks jokes and scolds attorneys — sometimes all in the same hearing.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:22 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Pink stun gun seized from DC-bound airline passenger

TSA agents in Los Angeles took masked stun gun, passenger then continued on flight to Reagan National

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:17 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/01/2011

D.C. police investigate death reported at downtown hotel

The death is not being investigated by homicide detectives.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Lanier: No arrest, ‘progress’ in Dupont killing investigation

The District’s police chief told WTOP there may have been multiple fights leading to the one that resulted in a man’s death.

By Washington Post Staff  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

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

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

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

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

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Man to stay in prison after overturned conviction

State officials are appealing a federal judge’s ruling overturning the conviction.

By the Associated Press  |  10:27 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. William, Virginia

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Gary Giordano speaks out on ‘Good Morning America’ about Md. woman’s disappearance in Aruba

Two days after being released from an Aruba jail, the Md. man suspected in the disappearance of his traveling companion appeared on “Good Morning America.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:52 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Guilty plea in theft of vending machine bill validators

Prosecutors say they were removed and sold on eBay.

By the Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Historic court ledger to return to Va.

It’s due back in Stafford on Thursday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:23 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Wanted man caught in Md. driving stolen tractor trailer

He was wanted by authorities in Mississippi.

By the Associated Press  |  08:20 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Pr. George's

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 12/01/2011

New jail to open in Va.

The Blue Ridge Regional Jail will replace existing facilities in Amherst and Appomattox counties.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Video: Suspects rob D.C. convenience stores

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  06:15 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District, Crime

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Prison for man found guilty in D.C. cab driver assaults

Prosecutors said Emero Tornero, 31, posed as a District cab driver, although he did not have a license.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:16 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Woman wanted in carjackings and robberies arrested

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

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

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011

D.C. region to get more license plate readers

The grants are part of the federal Urban Areas Security Initiative.

By Allison Klein  |  11:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington, The Region

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 11/30/2011

D.C. fire chief wants 12-hour shifts for firefighters

The change would save $36 million annually and “eliminate overtime,” he said.

By Mike DeBonis and Paul Duggan  |  11:18 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Aggressive driving blamed in fatal car crash in Anne Arundel

A 52-year-old woman was killed after she drove into oncoming traffic, hit another car and flipped into a roadside ditch in Severna Park, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Man accused in Wheaton abductions, robberies

A Prince George’s County man is being held in connection with a string of incidents in which men were abducted at a Wheaton shopping center and forced to withdraw cash from ATMs.

By Matt Zapotosky and Dan Morse  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Alleged East Coast rapist appears in court

Aaron Thomas faces charges for a 2009 attack on three teenage girls in Prince William County.

By Jeremy Borden  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Va. judge denies attempt to withdraw plea in child’s death

Aveion Lewis was found wrapped in plastic and tape in a landfill in 2010.

By the Associated Press  |  08:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Ellicott City man charged in church, preschool break-ins

Craig Nathaniel Webster allegedly stole a digital camera and musical instruments. Police believe he may be involved in other area burglaries.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:55 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Sentencing on deportation violation for Md. murder suspect

Jose Mejia-Varela is due in court in Baltimore Wednesday morning.

By the Associated Press  |  08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Police re-arrest mistakenly released murder suspect

Frederick Lawrence Scott was released because of a clerical error, police said. More than a week passed before officials realized he was missing.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:34 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Fines for 3 Occupy Richmond protesters after arrests

They were among nine people arrested in October.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Man and teen charged with robbing cab drivers in D.C.

Duo charged with three robberies. Police report a total of 11 cab robberies, carjackings in the District in November.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:29 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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