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Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Mt. Vernon woman dies in weekend crash in Kingstowne

A Mt. Vernon resident died Sunday after being injured in a car crash at the intersection of Kingstowne Boulevard and Kingstowne Village Parkway.

By Jimm Phillips  |  10:14 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Montgomery County police search for 2 missing teens

The two teenage girls have been missing since Saturday.

By Martin Weil  |  10:39 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Restraining order sought against Park Police at Occupy D.C. camp

The restraining order would temporarily stop the police’s ability to enforce its camping ban.

By Washington Post staff  |  07:33 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Prosecutor: Son shot father in head as he slept

Richard Hanson fired five shots into the 75-year-old man’s face and then fled their Springfield home, prosecutors said Monday as Hanson’s murder trial opened.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:50 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Two who died in crash after police chase identified

Police continue to investigate the incident.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cathy L. Lanier, Crime, The Criminal Mind, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Traffic Accidents, Unsolved

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Police: Alexandria community activist was shot, then dumped down well

The missing Alexandria activist whose body was recovered from a well in Fort Washington Saturday had been shot to death, authorities said Monday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:33 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/30/2012

For Jack Johnson, two more weeks on the outside

Prison sentence delayed for former Prince George’s County executive convicted in a corruption probe.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/29/2012

One protester tased, arrested at Occupy D.C.

Tensions between Occupy DC protesters and law enforcement increased Sunday afternoon after a member of the McPherson Square encampment was subdued with an electric shock and taken away after a violent encounter with police.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OccupyDC protester tased, arrested

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/29/2012

Two dead in crash during D.C. police pursuit

Two men were killed and three people were injured, including two D.C. police officers, after a police chase in Northeast D.C.

By Carol Morello  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/29/2012

Fire destroys home in Prince George’s County

An electrical fire destroyed a single-family home in Glenn Dale early Sunday, leaving its occupants homeless, Prince George’s County fire officials said.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince George's house fire

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/29/2012

Police identify fourth victim of Route 50 wrong-way crash

Terry Wayne Davis, 55, of Severna Park was the fourth victim of a car crash on Route 50 that claimed the lives of three teenagers in Anne Arundel County.

By Carol Morello  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/28/2012

Body found stuck in well in Pr. George’s

After responding to an anonymous call, police lowered a camera into the well to confirm the body was there and began its excavation.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Former D.C. official admits to using city funds for personal purchases

William Shelton, 42, the former chairman of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5B, pleaded guilty to a charge of access device fraud.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:27 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Government, theft, corruption, Target

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Man stabbed Thursday night in Northwest dies

Police are investigating the death of Dalontray Williams, 19, as a homicide.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Unsolved, Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District, The Criminal Mind | Tags:  Cathy L. Lanier

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 01/27/2012

D.C. man pleads guilty in 2007 killing

Ronnell James pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to second-degree murder while armed in the April 7, 2007, slaying of Robert Beidleman in his Northeast Washington apartment.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:11 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Massage parlor owners charged in prostitution investigation

Four Rockville massage parlor owners have been charged with using their businesses as fronts to conduct prostitution or human trafficking, police said.

By Katherine Driessen  |  03:52 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Mistrial in case of Pr. George’s detective accused of selling guns

A Prince George’s judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of a police narcotics detective accused of stealing and selling guns seized from criminals, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Loudoun students reportedly bring pot brownies to school

Nine students at Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn allegedly brought marijuana-laced brownies to school Wednesday.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Woman charged with using children in robbery arrested in N.Y.

U.S. Marshals Service arrested Linda McCorkle in Harlem on Thursday.

By Katherine Driessen  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Marshals Service, Bank of America, Prince George's County Police,

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Man killed in Capitol Hill car crash early Friday

The accident took place near Fourth Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE shortly after 5 a.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:12 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, fatal accident

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Guilty pleas for Md. man in two killings

Eighteen-year-old Vincent Bunner of Pasadena pleaded guilty Thursday to two separate murders.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Va. man charged with threatening judges, magistrate

Officers arrested 50-year-old Vincent Rera Thursday morning in Williamsburg.

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Juvenile wounded in shooting

A juvenile male was shot and seriously wounded Thursday night in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:49 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 01/26/2012

D.C. police shoot man fleeing after traffic stop

A D.C. police officer shot and wounded a man Thursday night after a traffic stop in Northeast Washington, officials said.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:04 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Critically injured man in D.C. may have been stabbed, police say

Police responded to the injured man after he walked into a Northwest recreation center Thursday night.

By Clarence Williams  |  08:16 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Two years after remains found, Morgan Harrington’s killer still sought

She was last seen in October 2009 after leaving a Metallica show outside the John Paul Jones Arena.

By the Associated Press  |  05:35 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Former Pr. George’s Corrections Officer charged in death of inmate Ronnie White

A former Prince George’s County corrections officer was indicted Thursday in the 2008 death of inmate Ronnie White.

By Washington Post Staff  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Prosecutors in murder of Md. woman want death penalty

By the Associated Press  |  02:40 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Body found in well in Pr. George’s

A body was found in a well in the Fort Washington area of Prince George's County Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Frederick County family looking for two good samaritans

Frederick County family says a man and a woman saved their mother’s life by performing CPR on her.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Yonathan Melaku admits shooting at Pentagon, military buildings 

The 23-year-old former Marine Corps Reservist also planned to desecrate graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery, federal prosecutors said.

By Josh White  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Guilty plea for Md. man in bomb plot

Antonio Martinez, 22, was arrested in December 2010.

By Allison Klein  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Allison Klein, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Md. mall guard charged in theft of gold dealer’s safe

John Thomas Cook IV of Millersville was arrested Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:36 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Guilty plea for Md. officer in hit-and-run

Pfc. David Walter Vogel II entered the plea Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Attempted-murder suspect arrested in Prince George’s County

Officials say Theo Alton Mitchell beat a man to death outside a convenience store nearly three months ago.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:28 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/26/2012

68 years for man after Va. detective’s killing

Marshall Demetrius Moyd was sentenced Wednesday in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Ex-firefighter arrested for setting fire to home in Prince George’s County

Gerard McBurnie Dixon Jr., 23, is accused of maliciously setting fire to a home in 2008, fire officials said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:05 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Trial postponed again for driver in fatal Va. bus crash

Kin Yiu Cheung is charged with four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter in the May 31 crash on I-95 that killed four and injured dozens.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:33 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Woman sexually assaulted, robbed in Northwest D.C.

Police said a gunman forced a woman into an alley Tuesday night, assaulted her, then stole her backpack, wallet and keys.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:48 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Robber chooses wrong victims: two off-duty police officers

By Clarence Williams  |  08:13 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crime, robbery

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Man killed in Tuesday night Leesburg Pike crash

Michael Clawson, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:59 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Man attempts robbery inside Fort Foote Elementary

A man went inside Fort Foote Elementary School in Fort Washington and tried to rob someone there Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012

John Hinckley remains deceptive and isolated: Gov’t expert

Hinckley “lies smoothly,” Dr. Raymond Patterson said Wednesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Katherine Driessen  |  02:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Fairfax County records no fire deaths in 2011 — a first

Officials credited a “multi-pronged effort.”

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Suspect in Prince George’s County officer’s assault arrested

Police arrested a man in Upper Marlboro after he allegedly attempted to disarm an officer.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 01/25/2012

5 yrs. for Silver Spring man in Glen Burnie killing

Christopher Royal Gayle shot a man dead after a drug deal.

By the Associated Press  |  08:54 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Jury deliberating in Frederick stun gun death case

The parents of 20-year-old Jarrell Gray are seeking $145 million for what they claim was an excessive use of force against their son.

By the Associated Press  |  08:49 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Police: One killed in crash after Md. robbery

Aaron McCoy Jr. of Baltimore was killed in the incident.

By the Associated Press  |  08:33 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Court date scheduled in Md. woman’s Georgia killing

Lawyers are expected to discuss rules governing capital punishment cases.

By the Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012

D.C. police chief speaks to residents about spike in robberies

Cathy L. Lanier is telling residents she has plans to fight it.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 01/24/2012

N.Y. man charged with Dulles heroin smuggling attempt

Authorities say Michael Babatunde Ayodele tried to smuggle heroin through the airport on Jan. 16.

By Jimm Phillips  |  07:31 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 01/24/2012

D.C. police release video in search for suspect in deadly shooting

Mico Briscoe, 18, was killed in the November incident.

By by Paul Duggan  |  06:38 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Crime, Paul Duggan

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Not guilty plea for alleged White House shooter Ortega-Hernandez

Officials say Ortega-Hernandez fired off rifle rounds late Nov. 11 in the hopes of killing Obama.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:34 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Paul Duggan

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Plea deal for Fairfax pastor accused of sex abuse

Tommy R. Shelton could face as much as 20 years in prison.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Police ID pedestrian killed Sunday in Anne Arundel crash

He was a 66-year-old Hanover man.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison, The District

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/24/2012

10 yrs. for former Va. cop in child pornography case

Thomas Humphries pleaded guilty in July.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Closing arguments due in Md. stun gun death case

The parents of 20-year-old Jarrell Gray are seeking $145 million.

By the Associated Press  |  08:13 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Four men sought in Suitland home invasion

Two men allegedly forced their way into a Suitland apartment and stole cash Monday night while two others waited in a getaway car.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:56 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Man killed in Bladensburg cooking fire identified

Jerry Holloway, 51, is believed to have accidentally set his clothes on fire while cooking last Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:35 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Pedestrian fatally struck by van in Temple Hills

Victim, 48, was walking across an elementary school parking lot when the van backed into her, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:15 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Robbery in Upper NW before crime meeting

An armed robbery was reported Monday night on a street in upper Northwest Washington, in an area where at least 10 other robberies have occurred since late last year.

By Martin Weil  |  12:08 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Laurel man, woman die in homicide/suicide

A 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were found shot to death Sunday night in the Laurel section of Prince George’s County, county police said.

By Martin Weil  |  06:52 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Mental health evaluation sought for suspected East Coast Rapist

Aaron Thomas is faced with charges in connection with an attack on three teenage girls in Prince William County.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Secret Service agent: Hinckley was ‘fixated’ on bookstore shelf

The agent testified in hearings before a federal judge called to determine whether Hinckley should be granted more freedom from his psychiatric hospital.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Woman run over by car in school parking lot

A Prince George’s County Board of Education work van backed over and killed a woman in the parking lot of Samuel Chase Elementary School in Temple Hills Monday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:38 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Pedestrian dead after Anne Arundel crash

According to police, the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when he was hit by a sedan driven by a Harmans man.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison, The District

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Hearings on John Hinckley’s mental state to continue

Testimony resumes Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Howard officer, suspect hurt in crash

A Howard County police officer making a roadside arrest early Sunday was struck by a passing car, an accident that landed the officer, the suspect and the driver in the hospital, police said.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/22/2012

PG police shoot at suspect after scuffle

Prince George’s County police opened fire on a man who scuffled with them early Sunday after they responded to a domestic dispute in the Temple Hills neighborhood, police said.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/21/2012

Winter weather winds up with no major accidents reported

Ice and snow conditions end, and officials warn drivers to be careful. No major accidents reported.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 01/20/2012

D.C. man given 47 years for 2008 killing

Kerstan Leonard was accused of firing 22 shots into a Southeast apartment building occupied by rival drug dealers.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  06:47 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/20/2012

N. Va. police search for woman robber

A woman in her 20s is suspected of robbing four convenience stores or gas stations in Northern Virginia since late December.

By Washington Post editors  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 01/20/2012

14 years for D.C. teen in friend’s stabbing death

Derek Johnson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in November.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  04:24 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Prison for Alexandria man after child pornography plea

Patrick Buckley, 64, pleaded guilty Oct. 3.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  04:09 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, From the Courthouse

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Prince William man arrested in rape of 4-year-old

Prince William County police say the 49-year-old man was watching the child of a family friend.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:33 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Manassas, Pr. William

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Police search for New Carrollton home invasion suspects

Prince George’s County police arrested one man who invaded a New Carrollton home Friday, but they are still searching for two who got away.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Police: Three charged in Reston killing

The suspects are believed to have fled to Latin America, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:52 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Woodbridge man accused of raping 12-year-old girl

The girl told investigators that she had been raped by the suspect, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:34 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Doctor in botched abortion case due in court

A Utah doctor facing a murder charge related to a botched second-trimester abortion is due in a Maryland court on Friday.

By The Associated Press  |  08:22 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Dead man found near Georgetown University

D.C. police are investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area near the school’s Canal Road entrance Thursday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:21 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Police: Driver has heart attack, dies in car crash

A woman was killed Thursday after her car veered off the road and struck a pole in Temple Hills.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:13 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Second man arrested in robbery, homicide in Southeast D.C.

Kevin Blackwell Jr. called 911 for help during the robbery. One of the attackers was heard saying he was going to stab Blackwell, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:04 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Police ID suspect in robbery of 84-year-old woman

Police have obtained a warrant charging Linda McCorkle with armed robbery and second-degree assault.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Authorities: Man found dead lit himself ablaze while cooking

The man who was found dead and burned inside a Bladensburg apartment Wednesday lit his clothing on fire while he was cooking.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Man, 50, charged in deadly Columbia Heights attack

The charges stem from the death of Juan Antonio Paredes, 45.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  03:47 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 01/19/2012

DNA sample connects car to bike accident, Anne Arundel police say

Seven months after the collision, DNA results lead to charges against a driver in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Maryland.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:27 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Two charged in assault on teen in St. Mary’s

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries but has since been released, police said.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Police ID body found in Md. creek

Police have identified the man whose body was found in a Hyattsville-area creek Wednesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Prince William County employee sentenced in bid-rigging case

John Roessler was one of several Prince William IT employees who set up shell companies to bid for and win county technology contracts.

By Jeremy Borden  |  01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Court: Judge should have released jury questionnaires in Chandra Levy trial

Three judges ruled that the Post was acting as a “surrogate” for the public and “had a presumptive right of access.”

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Fund established for family of boy killed in Va. crash

Brian Hernandez-Chavez, 8, was killed Sunday.

By Allison Klein  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Two Metro employees accused of stealing thousands

The police officer and revenue technician conspired to steal thousands in fare, mostly in coins, federal officials in Virginia allege.

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Rock-throwing vandals hit Montgomery Village

After lull, police say rock-throwing has renewed with broken and cracked glass in cars, homes

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery, Mary Pat Flaherty

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Firefighters investigate blaze that destroyed Montgomery County home

The fire burned through three levels of the single-family home in Potomac, but no one was injured, fire officials said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:58 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Official: Fire at home of judge intentionally set

No one has been charged in connection with the blaze at the home of U.S. District Court Judge Liam O’Grady, but it does not appear to be related to his official duties, officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:15 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Body found in Hyattsville area creek

A man’s body was found in a creek in the Hyattsville area of Prince George’s County Wednesday and authorities are working to determine how he died.

By Matt Zaptosky  |  05:54 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 01/18/2012

D.C. officer charged with assault in Southeast bar incident

Sgt. Yurell E. Washington was offduty when police say he attacked a former girlfriend.

By Paul Duggan  |  05:46 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Convictions in Pr. George’s nightclub crackdown

Two men involved in operating a nightclub where a 20-year-old woman was shot in August were convicted Wednesday of allowing dancing without the proper permit.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Man found dead in Pr. George’s

A man found dead in a Bladensburg apartment Wednesday morning had burn injuries, fire officials said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Woman used children in robbery ruse: police

Prince George’s County police are searching for a woman who used three children in an elaborate ruse to rob an 84-year-old woman.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Man pleads guilty in girlfriend’s fatal stabbing in D.C.

John W. Smith Jr., 46, had been charged with the killing of Elaine Coleman.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Donations for family of child killed in Va. crash

Many of you have contacted The Post asking how you can donate money to help the family of an 8-year-old who was killed by a drunk driver Sunday.

By Allison Klein  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Woman dies in Tuesday Crofton crash

She was a 35-year-old from Gaithersburg, according to police.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Fairfax sees uptick in child abuse reports

Authorities say the increase came in the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal

By The Associated Press  |  08:19 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Alexandria police seek man in bank robbery

The man entered the United Bank at 301 S. Washington St. on Tuesday morning, police said, displayed a gun and demanded money.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:53 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Pr. George’s police make arrest in fatal stabbing

Police have made an arrest in the slaying of a man whose body was found wrapped in plastic behind a dumpster.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Homicide, Matt Zapotosky

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Police: Three injured after 5-year-old’s attack

The injured were two juveniles and an adult.

By the Associated Press  |  04:38 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Ortega-Hernandez indicted in November White House shooting

A federal grand jury issued a 17-count indictment Tuesday.

By Paul Duggan  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Man charged in deadly Alexandria crash held without bail

Victor Aldana’s blood alcohol level was about twice the legal limit at the time of the accident, authorities said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Alexandria

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Linthicum Exxon employee struggles with thief

A would-be thief ran off empty handed after a sales clerk at a Linthicum Exxon struggled with him, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:16 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Fatal crash in Maryland leaves at least one dead

Michael F. Fink, 46, of Frederick, was killed in the crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:56 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Driver due in court in fatal Alexandria crash

Victor Aldana, 22, is accused of hitting Brian Hernandez-Chavez and his mother as they walked along Duke Street.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Trial to start in Md. after stun gun death

The parents of Jarrel Gray are seeking more than $100 million.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Frederick

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Man accused of home invasions, sexual assault in Montgomery County due in court today

Kevin Darnell Ray, 33, is charged with home invasions, sexual assault in Montgomery County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:09 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Man charged with fatally shooting acquaintance in Landover

Thomas Everett Chester III, 21, allegedly shot and killed 43-year-old Brian Keith Tann on Thursday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:07 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Driver charged with killing 8-year-old boy in Alexandria

A Fairfax County man has been charged with manslaughter and several other crimes after he allegedly swerved his car off of Duke Street and hit a mother and her 8-year-old son, killing the boy, police said.

By Annie Gowen  |  03:40 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Man arrested in Montgomery County home invasion robberies

A Fort Washington man was arrested in North Carolina in connection with two home invasion robberies in Montgomery County earlier this month, Montgomery County police said.

By Annie Gowen  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Infant, abandoned on Northeast doorstep in freezing temperatures, dies

An infant girl found wrapped in a towel on the front steps of a Northeast residence later died.

By Annie Gowen  |  12:13 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 01/15/2012

8-year-old boy killed in Alexandria crash

An eight-year-old boy was killed Sunday afternoon in Alexandria when a car jumped a curb and went onto a grassy embankment where he was standing with his mother, police said.

By Tara Bahrampour  |  05:29 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/14/2012

Man fatally shot in Southeast D.C.

Stephen Horsley, 19, of the District, was shot multiple times, authorities said.

By Katherine Driessen  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 01/14/2012

Suspected slasher arrested in Peru

Police say he cut several women’s buttocks as they shopped in Fairfax County last year.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  11:23 AM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/14/2012

Ashburn woman charged in hit-and-run

Woman left scene of May collision, police say

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools Insider, Mary Pat Flaherty, Loudoun

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Michael Hughes sworn in as U.S. Marshal for D.C. courts

He’s spent his entire career with the Marshals Service.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Police exploring whether Pr. George’s home invasion connected to Montgomery County incidents

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man who forced his way into her home Temple Hills home Friday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:24 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Sex Crimes, Montgomery

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Man fatally shot by acquaintance, police say

A man was fatally shot in the Landover area of Prince George’s County Thursday, and police have identified a suspect.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Body wrapped in plastic found behind dumpster in Capitol Heights

A man’s body was found behind a dumpster at a Capitol Heights area apartment complex Friday, and police are exploring the case as a homicide, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Tires of more than 30 vehicles slashed in Anne Arundel

Officers found the vehicles after responding to a call Friday morning in Brooklyn Park.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  02:27 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Dead? No. Arrested and charged with faking it for insurance claim

A southwest Virginia man tried to collect on his life insurance policy by faking his death, prosecutors charge.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Alfredo Prieto death sentences in Fairfax upheld

A Fairfax jury and judge imposed two death sentences for the rape and murder of a young couple outside Reston in 1988.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Tom Jackman, Homicide | Tags:  Alfredo Prieto, Virginia

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Customs agents seize substance used in erectile dysfunction drug

The passenger arriving at Los Angeles International Airport allegedly tried to smuggle 63 pounds of a key ingredient in the drugs.

By Maria Glod  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Prison for trucker after crash killed Md. woman

Douglas Bouch of Greenville, Pa., was sentenced Thursday in Ohio.

By the Associated Press  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Guilty plea for Harry Thomas associate

The plea, entered by Marshall D. Banks, 71, was expected.

By Washington Post Staff  |  10:42 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Life in prison for Va. man after slaying wife

Eric Dee Abshire maintained his innocence.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Prison for Bethesda man in $1.4M fraud scheme

Douglas Skibicki also was ordered to pay restitution.

By the Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Two teens arrested in Greenbelt rape

Greenbelt police have arrested two men who they believe were involved in raping a woman as she walked near the Greenbelt Metro station last month, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:08 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Sex Crimes

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Father gets probation for barricading children using drywall

One of the Bristow parents who used drywall to barricade their three young children into a room was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Man sought in Jan. 11 Deanwood sex assault

D.C. Police have released information about six sex assaults since November.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  02:14 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District, Unsolved, Sex Crimes

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Marshall Banks is charged as part of Harry Thomas investigation

The founder and president of a non-profit group that played a key role in allowing former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas to embezzle just over $300,000 in District funds was charged Thursday with a felony that accuses him of failing to report the theft.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Keith L. Alexander  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Three hurt in morning shootings in D.C.

The shootings were all in the same area of Southeast, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Paul Duggan  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Child, 8, charged with arson after fire in Va.

The boy will be tried in juvenile and domestic relations court.

By the Associated Press  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Woman injured in collision with fire chief in Prince George’s County

The volunteer fire chief was responding to a house fire when the crash occurred in Lanham.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:41 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Md. dog thrown from balcony recovering, officials say

Gary Wallace Jr. threw his Yorkshire terrier about 50 feet from a 23-foot townhouse balcony on Sunday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:39 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Assault charge for two in Md. after alleged toy gun incident

Troopers allegedly found an Airsoft gun that closely resembled an assault rifle.

By the Associated Press  |  08:27 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/12/2012

29 years for Va. woman who set deadly fire

Michelle Yvette Hampton was convicted and sentenced Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012

No bail for teen charged in father’s shooting death

Robert C. Richardson III is charged as an adult with first-and-second degree murder.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Former D.C. officer sentenced in stolen property case

The former D.C. police officer pled guilty to attempting to receive stolen property in December.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Three charged in Charles County car arson

They are accused of setting fire to a Pontiac in an insurance scam in the Nanjemoy area.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Police link home invasions in Wheaton and Bethesda

Housekeeper sexually assaulted, mom and teenage son tied up in Wednesday incident, police say.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Man, 18, shot dead Tuesday night in D.C.

Navarro A. Brown died in the shooting, police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Robbers target Bethesda-District line near Western Avenue

Police in the District and Montgomery County say they suspect the same pair of armed robbers may be responsible for a spate of at least 10 street robberies.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:50 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Child cruelty charge after baby found alone in Occupy camp

The girl was unharmed, authorities said.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose and Annie Gowen  |  02:23 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, The District

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Former Ward 5 ANC commissioner charged with stealing city funds

William C. Shelton was charged Wednesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Juvenile held after Va. girl, 12, shot dead

The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

By the Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Md. prisoner’s trial in corrections officer’s death to begin

The trial could test recent changes to Maryland’s death penalty law.

By the Associated Press  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse, Death Penalty

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Bel Air teen held in father’s shooting death

The teen is expected to be charged as an adult.

By the Associated Press  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Md. man charged in 2 Charles County shootings

Terence Dyson, 19, of Pomfret has been charged with attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, theft and a gun charge.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charles, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Two more arrests in slaying of man killed by alleged rival gang members

Marcellus E. Jackson and Kier M. Johnson were arrested Monday in the 2010 killing of Jamal Coates.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Fredericksburg police captain charged after taking teen to motel

Brent Mitchell Taylor allegedly met the 17-year-old boy online and picked him up in Fairfax County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:48 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Life in prison for Va. man after killings

Jamyia Rashad Brothers was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk on Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:20 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Sentencing scheduled for serial burglar suspected of murder

Jason Scott is scheduled to learn his fate Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

By the Associated Press  |  08:18 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. George's

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Prison for escaped inmate who roamed Hagerstown with gun

He carried a loaded AK-47 on the eve of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2 women dead in Md. fire

They were pronounced dead at area hospitals.

By the Associated Press  |  08:10 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Murder trial after 2007 fire at District club begins

Vasile Graure, 41, is already serving a 30-year prison sentence.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 01/09/2012

21 years for driver in I-81 tractor-trailer chase

Thomas McNeel of Pontotoc, Miss., apologized to his victims.

By the Associated Press  |  05:11 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Columbia woman is charged with abusing son months before boy’s slaying

A Columbia woman was indicted and arrested on information stemming from her son’s homicide investigation, which continues.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:24 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Howard

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Anne Arundel Co. man charged with attempted murder

A Brooklyn Park man has been charged with the attempted murder of his wife.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:58 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Cans of bug spray explode, injure Fairfax man

An explosion was accidentally set off when an electrical spark ignited about a dozen aerosol insect repellant containers, according to fire officials.

By Allison Klein  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Falls Church, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Mayor Gray: D.C. man killed for his tennis shoes

At a candlelight vigil against gun violence Sunday, Mayor Vincent Gray spoke about the “tragic” circumstances of the District’s third homicide of the year.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:06 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Md. deer hunter accidentally shoots friend

Police said that four men have been charged with illegal hunting after one of their companions was injured.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:58 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 01/09/2012

No suspects, motive after man shot dead in Baltimore

He was killed when shots were fired through the front window of his relatives’ apartment.

By the Associated Press  |  08:17 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Maryland

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Md. man charged with DUI, car theft after crash

Authorities say they found the man walking along U.S. Route 40.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Man killed while pushing stalled truck in St. Mary’s

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:02 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Northwest D.C. man fatally shot in District

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 01/07/2012

Fort Washington couple die after Prince George’s County hit-and-run

The husband and wife were struck in center turn lane on Oxon Hill Road on Friday night.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  11:33 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/06/2012

$2M jewelry theft in Va.

The shop’s owner says his inventory wasn’t insured.

By the Associated Press  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/06/2012

35 years for Fairfax County woman in granddaughter’s killing

Carmela dela Rosa, 50, was found guilty in the killing of Angelyn Ogdoc.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Car strikes two people in Prince George’s, driver flees: police

Two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle that fled the scene of the crash Friday morning in Oxon Hill, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Two men sought in Laurel man’s killing

Gregory Robert Sears was shot Friday morning in Laurel and died in a hospital, Anne Arundel police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:23 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Christmas tree catches fire at Brandywine house

The blaze, apparently sparked by an electrical short, spread quickly and caused major damage, authorities said.

By Maria Glod  |  09:13 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

$2M worth of jewelry stolen from Henrico store

A Henrico County jewelry store could close after burglars broke in over the holidays and took more than $2 million worth of its inventory.

By The Associated Press  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Jury deadlocks in DUI trial of former Redskin

A mistrial was declared Thursday after a jury deadlocked in the case of a former Redskins player accused of felony drunk driving in Fairfax County.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:39 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 01/05/2012

By Erica W. Morrison  |  05:25 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charles

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Two wounded in Southeast D.C. shootings

One victim walked into a hospital, according to police.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:54 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, The District

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Man slain in Prince George’s County

Police said a man was slain in the parking lot of a mid-rise apartment complex in the District Heights area.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:23 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/05/2012

D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas Jr. is charged with theft; plea hearing set

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. was charged with embezzling more than $300,000 in city funds and filing a false tax return, according to court papers filed Thursday in the District’s federal court.

By Del Quentin Wilber, Nikita Stewart and Tim Craig  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Prince William police identify officers involved in shooting

Authorities said they have determined that the December shooting of an armed burglary suspect was justified.

By Jeremy Borden  |  04:01 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Man charged in shooting at Md. party

A man heard a “bang” at a party, left with a friend — and then realized he had been shot.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  03:57 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Driver who fled fatal Olney crash gets 20-year sentence

Kevin Coffay, 20, had pleaded guilty in connection with the May 15, 2011, crash that killed three of his friends.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Police: Man wanted in December Arlington attack

Arlington County police are asking for the public’s help finding a man wanted in a Dec. 17 attack.

By Allison Klein  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Allison Klein

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Officials investigate fatal shooting of puppy in Maryland

A golden retriever was fatally shot in Middletown on Wednesday, leaving her owner and Frederick County officials wondering who would kill 7-month-old Heidi.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Police: Md. man left kids alone in car while he shopped at Wal-Mart

Police say Anisur Rahman left his 4-year-old and 5-month-old children unattended for 20 minutes while he shopped at the Frederick store.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/05/2012

D.C. man charged with December sexual assault

Antonio Pitt, 19, is accused of attacking a woman last week while she was walking in the 3500 block of Sixth Street SE, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/05/2012

D.C. police release new information in sexual assault investigation

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, The District

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 01/05/2012

50 to graduate from Pr. George’s police academy

The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday evening.

By the Associated Press  |  08:21 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Guilty plea for Md. man in armed bank robbery

Samuel Sullivan Jr., of Brandywine, faces up to 25 years in prison.

By the Associated Press  |  08:18 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Stabbing in D.C. jail

It was not immediately clear what prompted the attack.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, The District

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Pr. George’s Council candidate admits spending campaign funds on gas, groceries

Darrell Miller, 47, was fined $2,000 as part of a plea agreement in which he acknowledged violating election law during a 2010 council run.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:54 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Hundreds pay tribute to prominent District attorney

Vincent H. Cohen, 75, died Dec. 25 of a pulmonary embolism.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/04/2012

District’s second homicide victim of year was Southeast man

Police said Howard Ricardo Sampler, 21, was shot and killed on Jan. 3.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, The District

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Anne Arundel woman arrested on assault, drug charges

A stabbing investigation in Severn led officers to drugs with an estimated value of more than $12,000, police say.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:07 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Anne Arundel

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Trial to begin Monday in Maryland death-penalty case

Lee Edward Stephens is one of two prisoners charged in the 2006 stabbing of Cpl. David McGuinn, a corrections officer.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:40 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Slain park ranger had D.C. ties

Margaret Anderson, a National Park Service who was fatally shot in a Washington State park Sunday, had worked at the

By Sylvia Carignan  |  06:45 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 01/03/2012

D.C. police investigate second homicide of 2012

A man shot in Northeast D.C. Tuesday evening has died of his injuries, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Clarence Williams  |  06:22 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Open beer containers found in SUV in fatal Bethesda crash, police say

Cause of crash remains under investigation, say Montgomery County police. Open and closed beer containers were in the vehicle, police say.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  06:17 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Harry Thomas agrees to repay $17K student loan debt

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas (D-Ward 5) has agreed to repay the federal government more than $17,000, according to court papers.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  06:13 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Arrest in Clinton teen’s slaying

Prince George’s County police homicide detectives have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a Clinton teenager last year, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Body found in Potomac River identified

Police identified the man found dead Monday in the Potomac River as 23-year-old Muhammad H. Rehman, of Alexandria.

By Maria Glod  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Va. appeals judge to retire

Virginia Court of Appeals Judge James W. Haley Jr. announced his retirement.

By The Associated Press  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Man’s body found in Potomac River

Two recreational boaters found a man’s body in the Potomac River on Monday, Fairfax County police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  02:04 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Victims in fatal Bethesda crash identified

Two passengers killed early Sunday in the crash of a sport-utility vehicle in Montgomery County have been identified as an 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man. Three other people in the vehicle, all of whom were hurt, also are young adults, police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:21 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Five people stabbed in D.C. on New Year’s

Five people were stabbed in the District on New Year’s Eve and into the early hours of 2012, police said. None of the injuries was fatal.

By Donna St. George  |  12:57 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Arrest made in Prince George’s slaying

Prince George’s County police arrested a 55-year-old man in connection with the slaying of his brother.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:08 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Two killed in New Year’s accident in Bethesda

Two people were killed early Sunday morning after the SUV they were riding in left the roadway and struck a tree on Jones Bridge Road in Bethesda.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/31/2011

Man’s body found in home, brother taken into custody

Police called to Forrestville home found man with trauma to his body.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/31/2011

Loudoun hotel employee robbed

Two men robbed a hotel employee in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Loudoun

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/31/2011

Police investigating homicide in D.C.

Unidentified man found near a creek in Northeast

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/31/2011

FBI seeking “Dapper Bandit” in bank robberies

FBI seeking man in the Virginia area

By Washington Post editors  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Brittany Norwood sentencing set for Friday

Prosecutors and defense say life in prison is appropriate but disagree on whether Norwood should have chance at parole.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:09 PM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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