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Crime Scene: March, 2012

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 03/31/2012

Gunfire wounds three in Prince George’s

Police say three victims may have known the assailant in the attack near Mall at Prince George’s

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  |  12:05 AM ET, 03/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Judge does not dismiss wildlife charges against Asian grocery

State game officers conducted an unusual undercover sting on the popular Great Wall Supermarket last spring, seizing turtles, eels, crayfish, bullfrogs and more from the seafood counter.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Fire at Andrews Air Force Base destroys three townhouses, displaces residents

More than a dozen people, including members of the Navy, Marines and Air Force, and their families, have been displaced.

By Matt Zapotosky and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Decades-old case drives up Pr. George’s homicide count

When John Nucci, 50, died earlier this year, the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office determined complications from 1989 gunshot wounds were to blame.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide, Crime Statistics

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Long-sought message on day Reagan was shot finally emerges

A teletype from then-Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr. informed Vice President George Bush that President Ronald Reagan had been shot and seriously wounded in Washington.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Former jail guard pleads not guilty in Ronnie White case

Anthony McIntosh faces federal civil rights charges for allegedly ignoring dying inmate Ronnie White, who was accused of killing a police officer.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 03/29/2012

115 iPads bound for McLean company stolen: police

The devices, worth about $75,000, were intercepted during a shipment from Apple to Advanced Computer Concepts, according to a search warrant.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:04 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Ex-pastor gets 4 years for molesting 10-year-old girl in Montgomery County

Joe Ivey, 74, pleaded guilty to abusing the girl in February 2010 at his Montgomery County home.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:54 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/28/2012

D.C. Police shoot, kill man in Southeast

A D.C. police officer shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon after the man pointed a handgun at the officer, authorities said

By Paul Duggan and Clarence Williams  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Woman pleads guilty to injecting silicone into clients’ backsides

Atlanta woman admits to illegally injecting silicone into the rear ends of women seeking more voluptuous backsides in hotel rooms from Washington to New York

By Ann E. Marimow  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FDA, U.S. Attorney for Maryland

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Councilwoman going more than 100 mph on Beltway could challenge reckless driving charge: legal experts

The Prince George’s County councilwoman who was allegedly traveling at more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway last month has pleaded guilty to an unsafe lane ticket.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Riverdale man abducted, forced to withdraw cash from ATM: police

The two suspects approached the victim outside his home on 59th Avenue and forced him into his own vehicle.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:54 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Two shot, wounded in Langley Park area: police

Two people were shot and wounded during an apparent robbery or robbery attempt in the Langley Park area Tuesday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Police: Former officer, daughter dead in apparent murder-suicide

A 40-year-old man and his 13-year-old daughter were found dead in a black SUV early Tuesday morning in an Annadale driveway.

By Justin Jouvenal and Jimm Phillips  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Inquiry into Ted Stevens case cost nearly $1 million

The investigation into alleged misconduct by prosecutors handling the trial of the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) cost taxpayers nearly $1 million, officials said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:03 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 03/27/2012

New York woman killed in Severn crash

Victim was driver of a van that left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:34 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Gun claim at Prince William school prompts action

Police are expected to bolster patrols at a Northern Virginia high school Tuesday after graffiti found in a bathroom indicated a weapon threat.

By Martin Weil  |  11:50 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Men sentenced in kidnapping plot

Two D.C. men were sentenced to decades in prison for trying to kidnap a bank employee in a plan to force her to help them get cash, federal prosecutors said.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  06:51 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Arrest in March 11 Columbia Heights IHOP shooting

The IHOP shooting and other recent crimes with homophobic overtones prompted a public demonstration by about 600 people protesting anti-gay violence.


By Paul Duggan  |  05:47 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Police cruiser hits cars, house in Manassas crash

The Manassas police officer was responding to a call on Friday when the officer lost control of the cruiser, hitting two other vehicles and smashing into a house.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Police release sketch of possible suspect in girl’s assault

Fairfax County police have released a sketch of a possible suspect in an assault on a 16-year-old girl, who was walking home from school in Fairfax City last week.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Plea deal may be in works for Stephanie Schwab, woman dubbed ‘blonde bandit’

Stephanie Schwab, 26, who grew up in Manassas, is scheduled to appear at a change of plea hearing in federal court in Alexandria on April 5 — a move that often indicates a plea deal has been reached.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:17 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Overall crime down in Alexandria

Alexandria recorded its lowest crime levels in more than four decades last year.

By Allison Klein  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Newborn’s death ruled homicide, police say

Boy delivered after stabbing of pregnant mother is homicide victim.

By Martin Weil  |  11:36 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/23/2012

FBI seeks suspect in SunTrust Bank robbery in Anacostia

Authorities say the woman robbed the SunTrust Bank branch at 1340 Good Hope Road SE Monday morning and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

By Jimm Phillips  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Motorists scoop up armored car money, in scene witness calls ‘snow globe of cash’

As many as 40 motorists helped themselves to cash that fell out of an armored truck along Interstate 270 in Montgomery County, authorities said.

By Dan Morse  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/23/2012

D.C. man gets life without parole in 2010 murder of government witness

Anthony Waters, 44, will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2010 murder of Derrick Harris, who had testified in a 1998 murder trial.

By Jimm Phillips  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/23/2012

District man gets 18 years in prison for fatally stabbing ex-girlfriend

By David Marino-Nachison  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. crime

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Omare Cotton sentenced in killing of former D.C. Council intern

A District man convicted in the slaying of a former D.C. Council intern was sentenced to more than 36 years in prison.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. crime

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Police: Anne Arundel man shoots woman, seeks help for her

An Anne Arundel County man shot a woman and then went to a neighbor’s house in search of help for her, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anne Arundel County, Crime

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Drug, other charges for Md. man after traffic stop

Officers also found that Abdul Osman was driving on a suspended license when they stopped him for a broken tail light.

By the Associated Press  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Woman sexually assaulted in her Chillum apartment

The attack took place about 6 a.m. Thursday when an unknown man entered her home, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Real estate agent sexually assaulted while inspecting Suitland house

The real estate agent was attacked by a man when she entered the basement of a house in Prince George’s County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Man stabbed in stomach in Alexandria; injuries not life-threatening

Police said they believe the victim knew his attacker; injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:40 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 03/23/2012

I-295 reopened after multi-vehicle crash closed roadway overnight

One person was trapped in an overturned vehicle and unconscious when emergency crews arrived. No other injuries have been reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:38 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Police chase ends in fiery crash, killing two, in Chevy Chase

Police in Chevy Chase were trying to pull over a car that had been reported stolen when the driver lost control and ran into a tree.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:37 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Barbers charged for peddling stolen goods

Prince George’s County police charged four barbers with theft Wednesday for selling stolen toiletries and counterfeit clothes and shoes out of the Chillum shop where they all worked, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:54 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Police: Person falls from pedestrian bridge at Tysons Corner Center

A person jumped or fell 25-feet from a pedestrian bridge at Tysons Corner Center shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday and was transported to the hospital, Fairfax County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:54 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Police: Man dies in car crash in Franklin Farms area

56-year-old man died Tuesday after his vehicle ran off the Fairfax County Parkway and struck a sound barrier near Franklin Farms Road in Sully, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Ex-Prince George’s schools chief, Andre Hornsby, to be released from prison

Andre J. Hornsby, the former county schools chief, has been in prison since 2008. He’ll be out in about 2 months.

By Ann Marimow  |  10:09 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman has Manassas ties

The Florida neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, grew up in Manassas and graduated from Osbourn High School in 2001.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, Manassas, Virginia

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Va. man held toy gun when shot dead by police

Daniel Guy Newcomb of Norfolk pointed a toy submachine gun at officers during a chase on Saturday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:35 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Manslaughter conviction for Md. woman in boyfriend’s overdose death

Chastity Kline was sentenced to the 349 days she has already spent locked up, awaiting trial. The remainder of a 10-year sentence was suspended.

By the Associated Press  |  08:23 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 03/22/2012

No single cause of Md. firefighter’s death: Report

Volunteer firefighter Mark Faulkenhan died while looking for trapped people inside a burning apartment building.

By the Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Baby dies after pregnant woman stabbed in Southeast D.C.

Police said the woman was stabbed in the stomach about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Katie Rogers  |  07:26 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Serial arsonist sentenced to 15 years in prison for Pr. George’s fires

An arsonist who has now admitted setting more than a dozen fires in the D.C. region — including one that injured several firefighters — pleaded guilty to three counts of arson in Prince George’s County

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, The District, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Fatal wreck in Pr. William brings no charges

Richard Earl Hunter, 60, was intoxicated and walking outside the designated crosswalk, police say.

By Jeremy Borden  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Man bites off friend’s finger in fight

A fist fight among three drunken friends ended when one man bit off the finger of another man in Arlington early Sunday morning, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  04:20 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington County, Crime

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Men robbed who solicit sex in Arlington

Arlington police are looking for a group of people who prey on men as they solicit sex online or on phone chat lines.

By Allison Klein  |  04:17 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Mt. Rainier officer involved in shooting, sex offense sentenced to 10 years

A former Mount Rainier police officer who pleaded guilty to shooting and wounding a man who was trying to flee a sexual encounter at the officer’s home was sentenced to 10 years in prison, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Internal Affairs, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Police Shootings

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Man fatally shot Wednesday in Fort Washington area

Homicide detectives are probing whether the slaying might have been drug-related, according to law enforcement sources.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Maryland scientist Stewart Nozette sentenced for passing secrets to supposed Mossad agent, expresses regret

Stewart D. Nozette of Chevy Chase was officially sentenced today following a plea deal for selling classified information to a purported Mossad agent in an FBI sting.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stewart Nozette

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Police release photos of possible suspect in girl’s assault

Fairfax County police have released surveillance photos of a possible suspect in an assault on a 16-year-old girl that occurred as she walked home from school.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Odenton man charged with striking officer and vehicle

A traffic stop for minor violations escalated into charges of first and second degree assault Tuesday night.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Anne Arundel | Tags:  Anne Arundel County, Crime

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Police: Weapon, drunk driving charges for Great Falls chef

Jacques Haeringer, owner of L'Auberge Chef François, was arrested Monday and charged with brandishing a weapon and driving while intoxicated.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  09:17 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Virginia

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Juvenile arrested in triple stabbing in Northeast

Three girls were stabbed Wednesday night. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

By Clarence Williams and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:46 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Va. parole denial lawsuit to federal appeals court

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:28 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Police arrest suspect in Northeast homicide

Northeast resident Raymond Faunteroy, 26, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  08:24 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Homicide

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Lawsuit over Va. parole denials goes to appeals court

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:10 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Guilty plea in Colonial Parkway killings raffle scam

Fred Atwell Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in York County-Poquoson Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Public safety personnel may have been exposed to radiation at Glenn Dale crash site

Prince George’s County public safety personnel who responded Monday to a crash in Glenn Dale may have been exposed to moderate amounts of radiation.

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:33 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Robbery suspect who threatened to nuke banks arrested in Texas

A man who robbed two Prince George’s County banks by threatening to detonate a nuclear bomb was arrested near the Texas-Mexico border Monday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:20 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Robbery

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Man stabbed, wounded in Riverdale Park

A 45-year-old man was stabbed and seriously wounded in the Riverdale Park area of Prince George’s County Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Police: Girl assaulted on way home from school in Fairfax

A 16-year-old girl was assaulted by a man Monday afternoon as she walked home from W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Man shoots brother in Capitol Heights: police

A man shot and critically wounded his brother in the Capitol Heights area of Prince George’s County Monday night, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Arlington chief denies police have a quota system

Police Chief M. Douglas Scott announced Tuesday that his department does not have a quota system for arrests and citations, despite a memo that indicated otherwise.

By Allison Klein  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Winchester man dies in I-70 crash east of Frederick

Edward William Nest III, 36, died after his vehicle crashed and overturned on Interstate 70 east of Frederick early Tuesday morning.

By Jimm Phillips  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Sentencing scheduled for man in ex-girlfriend’s murder

Forty-four-year-old Randy McPeak pleaded guilty in November to first-degree murder.

By the Associated Press  |  08:04 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Former D.C. tax examiner sentenced to 30 months in prison for fraud

A former D.C. tax examiner was sentenced to prison Monday for fraudulently issuing more than $400,000 in tax credits.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  04:41 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 03/19/2012

School buses involved in accident in Pr. George’s county, minor injuries reported

Three school buses were involved in an accident in the Upper Marlboro area, and some students were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, officials said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:13 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Schools

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Md. man gets 14 months in fatal DUI crash

Anthony L. Randolph, 41, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and other charges in the death of Eliester Pineda-Medrano, 23, of Arlington in a crash on the Key Bridge in 2011.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/19/2012

How did that inmate get a smartphone in the ‘hoosegow?’

That’s a question several readers and Tweeters have asked reporter Del Wilber.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:06 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Women express concern over police rape kit backlogs

For nearly two decades, Carol Bart’s untested rape kit collected dust in a police evidence room.

By the Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Man shot by police in Va. Beach dies

Police tell media outlets that Daniel Guy Newcomb was a suspect in a robbery attempt.

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/18/2012

Man fatally stabbed at Brookland-area bar

A man was stabbed early Sunday morning and died at a local hospital a short time later.

By Jeremy Borden  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/17/2012

District man found fatally shot in Northeast

21-year-old found with multiple gunshot wounds.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Pr. George’s officer returns from Afghanistan

Prince George’s County Police Officer Kevin Cruz, a reservist and Navy petty officer first class, was welcomed home Friday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:23 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/16/2012

March planned after anti-gay crime at Columbia Heights IHOP

A shooting that left one man wounded at a Columbia Heights restaurant has been classified as a hate crime.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT crime

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Police: Thieves steal running cars from Lorton driveways

The “jump in” thefts ocurred in the area off Silverbook Road and the thieves entered the vehicles as owners warmed them up in the early morning hours of weekday mornings, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Fund created for children of slain woman

A fund has been set up for the children of Montgomery County homicide victim Heather McGuire, according to Montgomery police.

By Dan Morse  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Chantilly man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

A Chantilly man has pleaded guilty to second degree murder for killing his father during a 2011 domestic dispute, as part of a deal with prosecutors in Fairfax County, his public defender said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:32 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 03/16/2012

DUI checkpoints, saturation patrols in effect for St. Patrick’s Day

Local law enforcement agencies are setting up DUI checkpoints and “saturation” patrols this weekend.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:44 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Man shot and wounded in Northeast Washington

Victim found in the unit block of Florida Avenue

By Clarence Williams  |  10:53 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Police: Vienna man cashed forged check for $250K at casino

A Vienna law firm administrator is wanted after he allegedly cashed a forged $250,000 check at an Atlantic City casino and then fled the country, according to police and a search warrant.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Montgomery officials want to add 43 police officers next year

The increase is part of a three-year plan to beef up the county’s police force, a police official said.

By Victor Zapana  |  02:28 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Woman sexually assaulted in the Burke area

A man pulled the 24-year-old into the woods and assaulted her Wednesday night, police said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 03/15/2012

‘Systematic concealment’ of key evidence in Ted Stevens investigation: Report

The evidence would have aided the Alaska politician’s defense, a special prosecutor’s report said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  09:23 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Ice cream shop owner charged with sexually assaulting teen boy

The former Dumfries police officer is facing 23 counts of sexual assault, including 12 counts of sodomy, reports Inside NoVa.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:33 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Fake grenade closes roads, draws attention of bomb squad in Loudoun County

Route 28 near Route 606 was closed in both directions for nearly three hours Wednesday evening as authorities investigated a suspicious device.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/14/2012

PG police seize 29 illegal slot machines at sports bar

Authorities raid Marlow Heights bar and find backroom gambling operation

By Clarence Williams  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Alleged D.C. area drug ring leader pleads guilty, forfeits $1 million

The Silver Spring man was allegedly a leader of a drug trafficking ring based in the D.C. area.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crime, Criminal Justice

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Philadelphia man arrested in ‘08 Pr. George’s shooting

Police have arrested a 56-year-old Philadelphia man who they say shot and killed a man in 2008 after a fight at a house party near Landover, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Va. man sought in alleged puppy scam

Police tell media outlets the Radford man is accused of taking deposit fees from at least nine people and then failing to deliver puppies to them.

By The Associated Press  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Doctors will continue to evaluate man charged in Viola Drath’s killing

Albrecht Muth is charged in the August strangulation and beating death of his 91-year-old wife.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  08:14 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Guilty plea in $20M government contracting fraud scheme

Harold F. Babb pleaded guilty in Washington’s federal court on Tuesday.

By the Associated Press  |  04:41 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/13/2012

‘Possible suspect’ sought in Kensington slaying

Police are searching for a 51-year-old man who they said may be armed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Dan Morse  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Pr. George’s police make arrest in January slaying

Police have charged a 27-year-old Gaithersburg man in connection with the fatal shooting of a Suitland teenager in January, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 03/13/2012

2 D.C. environmental inspectors plead guilty to accepting bribe

Two former D.C. inspectors pleaded guilty Tuesday to soliciting and receiving $20,000 in bribes last year as payment for not reporting environmental violations during the renovation of a Southwest Washington apartment.

By Katherine Driessen  |  02:14 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Md. woman killed after running into roadway

Authorities are investigation a possible connection to a fire in the same area around the same time.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene | Tags:  pedestrian accident

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Chasing a man wanted for ‘assault dangerous weapon, shoe’

Even when you get a lot of space for a story, you often are forced to leave some choice anecdotes on the cutting room floor.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Police search for suspect after stolen car, baby found in Md.

The vehicle was located about an hour after it was stolen.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 03/13/2012

25 years for serial arsonist in D.C. cases

Maurice T. Dews, 27, pleaded guilty last year to setting five fires — including one that seriously injured several firefighters.

By Keith L. Alexander and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:07 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Guilty plea in pizza delivery shooting

Walter Douglas of the District pleaded guilty to assault with intent to kill while armed, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  08:56 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 03/13/2012

District man pleads guilty to attacking pizza delivery driver

The 23-year-old man was accused of pistol-whipping, robbing and shooting a pizza delivery driver in the head in January.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:36 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. crime, Crime

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Centreville man killed after fiery garage-door crash

Dana Simonsen, 25, lost control of his SUV and smashed into the garage of a home in Anne Arundel County before dawn Sunday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:11 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 03/13/2012

D.C. man charged with homicide in toddler’s death

Keyontae Osbia Moore, 20 months, died from blunt-force trauma on March 5, according to an autopsy.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:55 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Prison for man who stabbed sleeping homeless man

Percy Carter pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in January.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Retired judge selected for Leopold case

Retired Howard County Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney is being brought in to avoid any appearance of a conflict in the case involving the Anne Arundel County Executive.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  03:26 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Leopold

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Thief targets vending machines at car washes, gas stations

The man has stolen money from machines at multiple gas stations and car washes in the past month, investigators said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:14 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Suspect sought after Arlington robbery

The victim is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery this weekend.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  11:53 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Mother who left toddler in hot van convicted of neglect

A Bristow area woman whose son died in June after he was left in a minivan for several hours was placed on probation, ordered to perform community service

By Jeremy Borden  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 03/12/2012

State to begin defense in Va. Tech civil trial

The state is due to call its witnesses in a wrongful death trial brought by the families of two Virginia Tech students killed in the mass campus killings on April 16, 2007.

By The Associated Press  |  08:06 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Hit-and-run crash damages several vehicles on BW Parkway

The crash took place shortly after 5 a.m. Monday in the northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:48 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Police close Island Cafe in Petworth after weekend stabbing

A man was stabbed in the stomach after a fight broke out early Saturday morning at the NW D.C. restaurant.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:44 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/11/2012

Brush fire breaks out in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County firefighters worked to put out a brush fire that spread through several acres in Gaithersburg.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/11/2012

Man shot at IHOP restaurant in Columbia Heights

A man was shot in Columbia Heights early Sunday morning following an argument in an IHOP restaurant, police say.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Investigation continues after baby found dead in car’s trunk in Prince Frederick

Final autopsy report may not be available until mid-April.

By Jimm Phillips  |  05:57 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Man sentenced in connection with teen’s 2005 slaying

A man convicted of arranging the slaying of a Bowie teenager because he mistakenly thought the girl had arranged for him to be robbed was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:37 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Driver in U-Md. student’s shooting sentenced to 15 years in prison

The defendant is accused of driving to a University of Maryland student’s off-campus house as part of a botched robbery attempt that left the student dead.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/09/2012

D.C. woman killed in Temple Hills crash

A D.C. woman was killed early Friday when her car collided with a pole in Temple Hills, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Traffic Accidents, Pr. George's

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Sex abuse conviction for Md. man who met girl’s mother online

Gerald Hubbard was convicted Thursday of sex abuse of a minor.

By the Associated Press  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Prison, driving ban for Va. man after at least 25 DUI arrests

A a judge sentenced 39-year-old Tracy Michael Decker on Tuesday.

By the Associated Press  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Pr. William police uncover illegally run day care during death investigation

Two caretakers have been charged with five counts of child endangerment.

By Jeremy Borden  |  11:59 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Not guilty plea for off-duty D.C. officer in assault case

Kenneth Furr has been held in jail since his arrest in August.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 03/09/2012

D.C.-Md. shootout injures suspect and officer

Police are investigating a shootout on the border of Montgomery County and D.C. between a police officer and another man, authorities said.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  09:34 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Police Shootings | Tags:  Metropolitan Police Department, Montgomery County Police

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Former Va. guard accused of repeated sex with female inmate

He is accused in three incidents in June and July of 2011.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Child neglect charge dropped in Va. infant’s death

Prosecutors withdrew the charge against 33-year-old Lawrence Ray Smith Jr. on Thursday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:21 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 03/09/2012

3 charged in Baltimore gun distribution ring case

Authorities also seized weapons, cash and drugs with a street value of roughly $30,000.

By the Associated Press  |  08:10 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Animal cruelty conviction for Va. officer in cat’s death

A judge found 25-year-old Jonathan Snoddy guilty of the misdemeanor charge Thursday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Aspen Hill shooting victim ID’d

Police identified a man fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in an Aspen Hill house as 21-year-old Hugo Yupe of Rockville.

By Dan Morse  |  06:02 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Students rob schoolmate at Flowers High School

Two students used a pellet gun to rob another student at Flowers High School Thursday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:26 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Schools

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Woman charged with making up abduction story

Authorities alleged that Sharon Ruby Gray, 37, of Brandywine made up the story to delay a hearing.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Md. man sentenced for assaulting women he met on Craigslist

A Bladensburg man who pled guilty to assaulting and robbing women he met on Craigslist was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Md. woman sentenced in NSA overbilling scam

Christina Turley Knott’s father and brother, with whom she was in business, were sentenced last week in the scheme to defraud the NSA.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland U.S. Attorney

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Two men charged after Aspen Hill killing

Montgomery County detectives charged two men early Thursday in connection with a Wednesday fatal shooting in Aspen Hill.

By Dan Morse  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery County

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Va. man a no-show at his own sentencing

Cameron P. Crockett of Virginia Beach was indicted on a felony charge of failure to appear.

By the Associated Press  |  08:09 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Court date for former Va. guard charged with having sex with inmate

John Bernard Bland Jr. was arrested Feb. 28.

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/08/2012

7 hurt after emergency vehicle hits car in Md.

All the people involved in the crash sustained minor injuries.

By the Associated Press  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Wheaton woman killed in possible street racing collision

Nelvis Suyapa Garcia, 31, was killed in a traffic accident in Montgomery County Wednesday afternoon.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:40 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Fire truck hits car in Glen Burnie, injuring four firefighters and three civilians

Four firefighters and three civilians were injured when a fire truck responding to a blaze slammed into a car, officials said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:22 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Off-duty officer indicted in connection with shooting

The Aug. 26 shooting left one person injured as the officer allegedly tried to solicit a transgender prostitute.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:35 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 03/07/2012

D.C. toddler’s death is ruled a homicide

Police say an autopsy determined Keyonte Moore’s death was caused by “blunt-impact trauma”

By David Marino-Nachison  |  06:50 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Toles issues another apology

Pr. George’s council member Karen Toles again apologizes for alleged reckless driving on the Beltway.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:12 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Police investigate death in Aspen Hill

A person was found dead in what may have been a shooting, and police were searching for a suspect.

By Dan Morse  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Temple Hills man sentenced in murder at barbecue

A 21-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a man at a Bowie barbecue in 2010 was sentenced to 60 years in prison, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Key player in massive contracting scam to plead guilty to federal charges

Harold F. Babb, 60, was one of four men — including two Army Corps of Engineers employees — arrested in October.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Prominent jazz musician Joe Byrd dies in Md. crash

Byrd was 78. The death was confirmed by his stepson, Jeffrey House.

By Washington Post Staff  |  10:41 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 03/07/2012

GMU students robbed at gunpoint inside Fairfax home

The students were studying, playing video games and chatting when the men entered the home and began yelling and demanding money and valuables, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:09 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Park Police seek Dupont Circle robbery suspects

Park Police said the two suspects are a black male and white female, both 30 to 40 years old.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Robbery, The District

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Guilty plea in Md. man’s killing of 19-year-old

Clifton William Tutt of Annapolis entered the plea Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Man charged with trying to hit Va. officer with his truck

Harold Tazewell Morris Jr. is charged with hit and run, eluding police and other offenses.

By the Associated Press  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Crosswalk memorial for teen killed in Anne Arundel

Kara Micciche was killed trying to cross a four-lane highway on July 19.

By the Associated Press  |  08:02 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Grand jury indicts Muth in killing of socialite wife

Muth, currently undergoing psychological evaluation, could face life in prison without parole.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:51 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Prince William County grand jury indicts Steffon Rodney Christian

Manassas school teacher is charged with 63 counts of sexual abuse.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:29 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Sterling woman charged in toddler daughter’s killing

The Loudoun County sheriff’s office said they arrested Vanesa Patricio-Cruz on March 5 after a seven-year investigation following her daughter’s death of unknown causes.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Police searching for Md. purse snatching suspect

They say the suspect committed a robbery on Feb. 29 in Arnold.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene | Tags:  robbery

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Police arrest man for allegedly exposing fake genitalia to women

Police arrested Jacob L. Bovia after allegedly finding him “acting suspicious” at Anne Arundel Community College

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Explosive device found in vacant Franconia townhouse

Fairfax County continue to investigate the incident.

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:55 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Jail for former Va. Tech football star Marcus Vick

He will spend at least 10 days in jail for ignoring court orders.

By the Associated Press  |  08:20 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Guilty plea in Va. man’s fake-death insurance scheme

Jamie Dwayne Long pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Townhouse fire in Anne Arundel displaces six

Occupants of the homes escaped unharmed.

By the Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Officers search GWU library in pursuit of possible gunman

The search was touched off by a report that an armed man might have been heading to the George Washington University campus from near the White House

By Martin Weil and Robert Samuels  |  11:30 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 03/05/2012

2 boys charged in Baltimore 13-year-old girl’s death

The unidentified boys were 12 and 13 years old.

By the Associated Press  |  05:23 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Suitland man gets 3 years in hit-and-run

Vernon Blake was sentenced Monday in D.C. Superior Court in a 2011 incident in which a boy walking his bike across Alabama Avenue SE was struck and seriously injured.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:17 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Man robbed in chat line scam

A District man was robbed at gunpoint in Arlington on Sunday by three men as he went to visit a woman he met on a phone chat line, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  04:06 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Police: Man took 13-year-old girl to Philadelphia to start ‘new life’

Detectives believe Chan Park drove cross-country to pick the girl up from her Fairfax County home on Feb. 12 and the pair spent several nights in hotels and had sex, according to a search warrant.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  04:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Bound woman at Va. hospital freed self with teeth

Albert Murray, 48, of Alexandria, is charged with holding the woman at knifepoint on Saturday afternoon.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Manassas-area woman charged with murder in death of three-month-old baby

By Jeremy Borden  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Va. officer charged with stabbing two firefighters

The firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries.

By the Associated Press  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Police seeking man who showed explicit images to minors at Md. Goodwill stores

The suspect is known to frequent Crofton Goodwill stories, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Missing teen girl’s body found in Baltimore

A police spokesman says the girl’s body was found by her 16-year-old brother.

By the Associated Press  |  10:23 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/04/2012

Two stabbings reported in the District

D.C. police responded to two apparently unrelated stabbings within a few minutes in different parts of the city Sunday morning.

By Steve Hendrix  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Vigil for toddler who died in PG fire

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Sunday evening for a 2-year-old girl who died following a fire at her District Heights home last month.

By Steve Hendrix  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/04/2012

Temple Hills teenager dead after shooting

Police found Delonte M. McCray, 18, shot and lying in a Temple Hills roadway. He was pronounced dead Saturday.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/03/2012

Police: Drunk driver crashes ... into parked Howard County police cruiser

The policeman, who had pulled over another vehicle, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Prison for three men in witness intimidation case

The District men were convicted in November.

By Jimm Phillips  |  06:43 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Prince George’s Council prohibits councilwoman from using county-owned vehicles

The Prince George’s County Council says Karen Toles will not be permited to drive or have access to a county vehicle until “the matter is resolved.”

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  05:18 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Mistrial in Md. mental hospital murder case

Jurors had been deliberating for more than 11 hours.

By the Associated Press  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Annual awards ceremony for D.C. police, Chief Cathy Lanier

“I think the city has turned a corner,” the city’s chief said.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Man, 21, killed in Southeast D.C. shooting

A man was killed and a second was seriously wounded in a shooting Thursday night in Southeast D.C., police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Resentencing ordered for convicted Va. supremacist

William White of Roanoke may see his prison term extended.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Deliberations begin in Md. mental hospital murder trial

A man is charged with strangling a fellow patient at a maximum-security state facility.

By the Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Sentencing for member of violent fake ID ring that operated in Va.

Edy Oliverez-Jiminez faces a mandatory life prison term for kidnapping and killing a competitor.

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Two men wounded in Southeast D.C. shooting

Two men were seriously wounded in a shooting in Southeast Washington, D.C.

By by Clarence Williams  |  11:13 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Man acquitted in Bowie teen’s ‘05 murder

A man charged with killing a Bowie teenager in what prosecutors said was a misguided, murder-for-hire scheme in 2005 was acquitted Thursday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:02 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2012

First-degree murder conviction for man in 2010 killing

Rickey Pharr faces a minimum of 35 years in prison.

By Katherine Driessen  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

3 area men sentenced in cocaine ring

Their arrests were part of a broader investigation that led to the conviction of 18 other people and the seizure of dozens of guns and thousands of dollars in cash and drugs.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/01/2012

More prison time for Md. serial rapist

A Maryland prisoner known as the “Aspen Hill rapist” for a series of attacks in the early 1980s was linked to additional rapes.

By Dan Morse  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/01/2012

East Coast Rapist case sent to grand jury

A judge found enough evidence to send the case against suspected East Coast Rapist Aaron H. Thomas to a grand jury.

By Josh White  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Mechanicsville man dies in crash

David J. Quade, 45, was killed and a passenger seriously injured in the Leonardtown crash Tuesday, and police say speed and alcohol may have played a part.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Perkins hospital slaying trial could go to jury

Closing arguments are set to begin in the Howard County trial of a man charged with strangling a fellow patient at a state maximum-security mental hospital.

By The Associated Press  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Silver Spring man charged with assaulting U. Md. student

28-year-old man is accused of breaking into a dorm and touching a female student

By Clarence Williams  |  07:51 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Police: Officer who pulled over councilwoman did not have time to pace her

Sources say a camera shows cruiser traveling 108 mph and not gaining on Karen Toles’s SUV.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:25 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Politics

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Teen shot Wednesday afternoon in Northeast D.C.

The victim approached a resident for help, and the resident called police.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:05 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Man accused of robbing the same D.C. bank twice

It didn’t take long for a D.C. detective to track down a suspect in the robbery of a Capitol One Bank on Feb. 17

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Fire leaves Cheverly church with $250,000 in damage

Thirty firefighters were on the scene just before 4 a.m.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince George's County

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Judge overturns man’s murder conviction in 1996 Va. killing

A federal judge ordered that Michael Wayne Hash either be retried within six months or released.

By the Associated Press  |  11:37 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Md. medical hospital murder trial under way

In a recording played in court Tuesday, jurors could hear El Soudani El Wahhabi cry.

By the Associated Press  |  08:13 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Police: Arrest after unprovoked attack on 77-year-old man in Md.

A police statement says store surveillance video captured the suspect.

By the Associated Press  |  08:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Police: Va. thief stole car, returned baby

Police say the 9-month-old boy wasn’t injured.

By the Associated Press  |  08:06 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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