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Crime Scene: June, 2012

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Charges dropped in Greenbelt rape case

Prosecutors have dropped the charges against two teenagers who had been charged in a rape near the Greenbelt Metro station last year, saying DNA evidence has exonerated the young men.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:54 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, From the Courthouse, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Arrest in made in 2009 District homicide

D.C. police said an arrest has been made in a homicide case that languished unresolved for more than 2 1/2 years.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:54 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Area Muslim leader Mohammad Mehboob found dead in Occoquan River

Police do not regard the death as suspicious.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 06/29/2012

District man indicted on charge of killing estranged girlfriend, still at large

Reynard Cook, 28, was charged with with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Yolanda Stone.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:03 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Red Line service restored in Northeast D.C. area Friday afternoon

A suspicious package was reported at the 4500 block of Fort Totten Drive NE.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  12:48 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/29/2012

District man indicted on murder charge in March fatal beating of toddler

Jonathan Fullard, 29, has been held in jail since his arrest.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Two dead after separate Fairfax County car accidents

Two Fairfax residents lost their lives as a result of separate car accidents Thursday.

By Malu Banuelos  |  12:32 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Southwest D.C. man charged with murder in Monday stabbing

Police said they arrested Antoine Little, 36, of Southwest on Thursday.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Police investigate man’s death in Odenton

Police said the man was 62 but did not name him.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Life in prison for man in slaying of Virginia store clerk

William Langley Jr. was sentenced with two other men Thursday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 06/29/2012

More prison for Virginia inmate who sent threatening letters

Prosecutors say the letters sent by Richard Crowder to courthouses in Roanoke and Roanoke County threatened President Barack Obama, judges and a federal agent.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 06/29/2012

No criminal charges for 2 Virginia deputies in shooting

An investigation found no evidence of criminal misconduct by Jerry E. Studer and Rodney A. Womack Sr.

By the Associated Press  |  08:18 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 AM ET, 06/29/2012

D.C. police arrest burglary suspect who targeted seniors

Thief posed as worker and tied up victims, police say

By Clarence Williams  |  02:41 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Jury says Md. computer company not bona fide to sue over spam

Paul Wagner sought more than $12 million under Maryland’s anti-spam law

By Ann E. Marimow  |  11:13 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Pr. George’s state’s attorney investigator charged with assault, sex offense in alleged fondling incident

The now fired chief investigator with the Prince George’s County state’s attorney’s office was accused of fondling a legal assistant. He denies the charges.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:32 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, From the Courthouse

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Man gets 38 years in wife’s fatal shooting at Woodbridge Chick-fil-A

The couple had a falling out and were in the midst of getting a divorce.

By Jeremy Borden  |  06:30 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Pr. George’s police officers charged with kidnapping

The officers are accused of driving two teens suspected of theft around Waldorf, then assaulting one of them, according to prosecutors, police and an attorney for one of the teens.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:24 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Two wounded in shooting near Southeast D.C. site where children were hit earlier this week

Two men were slightly wounded Thursday when gunfire broke out in a Southeast Washington neighborhood where two children were hit by stray bullets earlier in the week, D.C. police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:50 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Police investigate pedestrian’s death from car crash

Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who sustained fatal injuries from a car crash in Northwest D.C. Saturday.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  10:23 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Second man charged with murder in 2011 D.C. stabbing

Eric Jerome Payne, 30, of Capitol Heights, was charged with second-degree armed murder in the death of Charles Hicks.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  08:53 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Murder charge for Grant Johnson in deadly D.C. shooting

Ricardo Mandrell Lancaster was found shot in Southeast D.C. in late May.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  08:42 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Prison for Va. Beach man after baby girl’s death in his care

Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. sentenced 33-year-old Lawrence Ray Smith Jr. on Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Sentencing set for former coach in child pornography case

Forty-five-year-old Roger Repp could get up 30 years in prison.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Virginia opens new regional jail

The 677-bed Meherrin River Regional Jail is located along U.S. Route 1 near Alberta.

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 06/28/2012

D.C. man charged with sexual assault in U St. area

Ezana Assefa, 22, has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse for an attack on March 10.

By Margaret Ely  |  07:46 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Four off-duty D.C. police officers indicted in nightclub beating

Indictment follows year-long probe of Lotus nightclub assault

By Clarence Williams  |  12:37 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Man accused of sexually assaulting young girl in Northwest Washington apartment

Police said the man is a maintenance man, and they think he entered the girl’s apartment without permission.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:28 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Hate crime charge in Northwest Washington stabbing, D.C. police said

Homophobic slurs led to fight and attack, police said. The 16-year-old victim was treated at a local hospital and released.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:36 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Pedestrian killed in Riverdale Park

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed early Thursday morning in the Riverdale Park area of Prince George’s County, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:40 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 PM ET, 06/27/2012

D.C. police Chief warns senior citizens of recent home invasion burglaries

Residents of two apartments burglarized by phony maintenance man; police investigating whether the cases are linked.

By Clarence Williams  |  08:40 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Police seek suspect in attempted D.C. sex assault

The suspect fled after his attempt failed, police said.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  03:48 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Assault charge for Md. man after alleged slingshot attack on speed camera van

Bruce L. May, 50, was charged with second-degree assault and other offenses.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Teen injured in stabbing on Metro bus at George Washington University

Police are looking for a man involved in the stabbing of a teen on a Metro bus at the George Washington University campus on Wednesday afternoon.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Mexican national who conspired to distribute crystal meth in D.C. area sentenced to prison

Mexican national sentenced to just under seven years.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  01:05 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Prison for man who lived as fugitive in U.S. Virgin Islands

Beau Lawrence Layton pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wicomico County.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Year in jail for Maryland man who shot son, 3, with BB gun

Twenty-four-year-old John Wilfong Jr. of Hagerstown pleaded guilty Tuesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:08 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Vienna father pleads guilty to child abuse in infant’s death

Two-month-old Amber Reed died in December.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:30 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Crips leader pleads guilty to role in underage prostitution ring

Justin Strom, of Lorton, could be sentenced to up to life in prison

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:24 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 06/26/2012

1985 shooting ruled homicide

Pamela Prowant was shot in her Laurel apartment 1985 and died in January of this year.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:45 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 06/26/2012

James Cain, 53, found stabbed dead in D.C. Monday

Cain lived in Northeast, police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:13 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Managers of Asian grocery plead guilty to wildlife charges

The case pitted culture against conservation and resulted from an unusual undercover sting that seized eels, bullfrogs and more from Great Wall Supermarket.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:32 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Police standoff with armed man in Falls Church continues

An armed man who barricaded himself inside a home Monday is still refusing to come out.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Mihir Zaveri  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Federal grant to aid D.C. police hiring of veterans

The $625,000 grant will pay for nearly half the salaries of five new officers for three years.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/26/2012

No criminal charges for Virginia Beach officers in suspect’s shooting death

Authorities say Daniel Guy Newcomb was wielding what appeared to be a rifle when the officers fired at him on March 17.

By the Associated Press  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Lawrence Neal death ruled a homicide

His skeletal remains were found by police.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  08:35 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Three Virginia adults guilty of tying teen girl to tree, throwing eggs at her

Attorneys for the three say they are appealing the convictions.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Guilty plea in Virginia military flashlight theft case

Raleigh Kenneth Worley of Gladstone pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Charlottesville.

By the Associated Press  |  07:57 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Teens charged in pellet gun shooting at school

The 16-year-olds could face lengthy prison sentences if convicted in the shooting, which injured two students.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:48 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chantilly shooting, school shooting, Rocky Run Middle School, school shooting, pellet gun shooting, BB, Chantilly, students shot, school

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Two boys, ages 7 and 8, shot in Southeast D.C.

The victims, ages 7 and 8, were waiting to head to a summertime meal program, police said. The third victim was a counselor.

By Paul Duggan and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Life in prison for Elias Abuelazam in Michigan stabbings

Michigan offers no parole to people convicted of first-degree murder.

By the Associated Press  |  10:51 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Teen arrested in connection with animal slashings in Fairfax County

A 17-year-old Herndon boy has been charged in two separate attacks that seriously wounded horses, a goat, a calf and other animals.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 06/24/2012

Zoo director arrested after wallaby death

Police said Meghan Mogensen, 26, was charged “after alleged improper treatment of a sick wallaby.”

By Martin Weil  |  11:35 PM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 06/24/2012

Woman stabbed on Metrobus in Southeast

Woman stabs 18-year-old woman multiple times during altercation on bus carrying passengers to the Anacostia Metro station.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/24/2012

Woman forced into her car, sexually assaulted in Chillum

A woman exiting her car early Saturday morning was forced back inside at gunpoint and then sexually assaulted, police say.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/24/2012

One shot, five stabbed in Md. brawl

Fight involving more than 100 disrupts Rapper Karaoke Night at Red Rock Cafe in Gaithersburg.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 06/23/2012

Man burned in jet ski explosion on Potomac River

The victim was treated at a local hospital.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:49 PM ET, 06/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 06/23/2012

Man stabbed on H Street NW, two suspects arrested

The victim was found conscious and breathing, and was taken to a local hospital.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:17 PM ET, 06/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/23/2012

Man fatally shot in Petworth

District police are investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified man in the Petworth neighborhood early Saturday morning.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Fierce storms rake Washington area

Powerful storms knock down trees, cut power in Washington area

By Martin Weil and Clarence Williams  |  08:57 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Man who ran radical website sentenced

Jesse Curtis Morton, 33, advocated for attacks against the creators of “South Park” and others he believed were enemies of Islam.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:19 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Car careens into yard, injures four children playing in kiddie pool, officials said

Two others injured in Bladensburg accident.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:54 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Plea hearing scheduled in alleged plot to bomb U.S. Capitol

Amine El Khalifi was arrested in February a few blocks from the Capitol carrying what he thought was a loaded weapon and vest that could be detonated, authorities have said.

By Maria Glod  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Man injured in police-involved shooting in Prince George’s County

Man’s injuries are not life-threatening after incident in Fairmount Heights late Thursday.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  11:13 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Va. man sentenced for scamming victims’ families

A man will spend more than two years in prison for faking a fundraiser for the families of the Colonial Parkway slaying victims.

By The Associated Press  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Eight students arrested at Arlington high school

Security guards at Wakefield High School called police after catching the teens on the roof early Friday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:50 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Md. man charged with impersonating police officer

A Crofton man attempted a traffic stop in his pickup truck and pulled over an off-duty officer.

By Clarence Williams  |  11:10 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Body found in Fairfax County park

Police investigate death of person found in Annandale woods

By Clarence Williams  |  10:52 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Culpeper police fire officer charged with murder while on-duty

Officials terminate officer after concluding internal probe.

By Clarence Williams  |  10:17 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Boy critically injured diving into a pool in Prince George’s

9-year-old sustained life threatening injuries in Upper Marlboro

By Clarence Williams  |  09:35 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 PM ET, 06/21/2012

District, D.C. police to form task force to tackle LGBT and hate-crime issues

Working group formed to explore police response and outreach methods

By Clarence Williams  |  09:23 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Former Occupy DC protesters found guilty

Eleven protesters were found guilty of failure to obey an emergency order after they tried to build a wooden structure in McPherson Square in December.

By Annie Gowen  |  05:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Va. Medical Examiner unveils three faces, ‘approximated’ from remains

Authorities hope someone will be able to identify the remains, found in Northern Virginia since 2003.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:03 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 06/21/2012

At D.C. police festival, family fun and crime fighting side-by-side

Hundreds gathered at Stanton Elementary School in Southeast on Wednesday.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:09 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Ice cream man assaulted in Manassas

Police are looking for the four men who attacked the vendor, injuring his face and left arm.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:29 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Baltimore records 100th homicide for 2012

Authorities lack suspects in the two most recent cases.

By the Associated Press  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Escaped Virginia inmate caught in Richmond

Police tell media outlets that 40-year-old Clancy Dan Starling was arrested Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Suspect in fatal shooting, police standoff identified

Derrick Babb, 23, has been charged in the shooting death of 24-year-old J’Ron Brown, which led to an eight-hour standoff with police.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:26 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Montgomery teacher Scott Spear resigns

Montgomery County teacher and coach Scott Spear, accused of having sex with a 1student in a case prosecutors dropped, has resigned rather than continue fighting to retain his job.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  09:34 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Prince George’s sheriff’s deputy charged with sexually assaulting inmate at courthouse

A Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in the alleged sexual assault of a female inmate at the county courthouse Tuesday, police said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  07:23 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Man shot and killed by Metro Transit Police detective

Fatal shooting happened during gun battle in Lanham, officials said.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:11 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Not guilty plea in slaying of teen in Md.

A man has pleaded not guilty to killing Phylicia Barnes, a North Carolina teenager who was missing for months before her body was found in a Maryland river.

By The Associated Press  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Despite progress, Albrecht Muth remains incompetent, doctors say

Muth is charged with killing his wife, Viola Drath, in their Georgetown home.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Stand-off after fatal shooting in Southeast D.C. ends

D.C. police had surrounded a residence for several hours.

By Allison Klein and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:26 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 06/20/2012

D.C. woman re-arrested for District Heights slaying

Prince George’s County police and sheriff’s deputies have arrested a D.C. woman — again — in connection with an April slaying in District Heights, authorities said Wednesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:47 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Man dies in Springfield area crash

Paul Wickwire, 24, of Woodbridge, died Tuesday night when his Ford Explorer ran off the road in the Springfield area, Fairfax County police said.

By Maria Glod  |  09:35 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Va. woman sentenced in Coast Guard fraud scheme

An Alexandria woman will spend in two years in prison for her role in a scheme involving Coast Guard contracts.

By The Associated Press  |  09:18 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Man stabbed by robber in Takoma Park

A robber stabbed a man in Takoma Park Tuesday afternoon

By Martin Weil  |  12:12 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Boy shot in Maryland suburb

A teenager was seriously wounded in Howard County

By Martin Weil  |  10:34 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Man killed Tuesday in accident at D.C. asphalt plant

The man’s name was withheld pending notification of his family.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Pr. George’s councilwoman who police sources said drove more than 100 mph set to appear in court

If convicted, Karen R. Toles (D-Suitland), who police sources said was driving more than 100 mph, could face a fine and six-point license penalty, according to authorities and court records.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Construction worker injured after fall into basement

A construction worker was injured Tuesday morning when he fell 15 to 20 feet from scaffolding into the basement of a building in the Laurel area, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:54 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 09:27 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Rabid skunk bites Md. restaurant patron

A customer at a restaurant in southern Maryland was bitten June 14.

By Martin Weil  |  09:27 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 06/18/2012

DNA match in 2003 Silver Spring rape case

A 23-year-old woman was raped in 2003. After a DNA match, a man who served time for “injury to child” in Texas now faces rape charges in Montgomery, police said.

By Michael Laris  |  06:36 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Police seek driver in Fairfax City hit-and-run

Police have not been able to locate a driver, who allegedly struck a 33-year-old man on Friday night.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:17 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax, Fairfax hit and run, man hurt hit and run, Mohammad Jabour, Fairfax Boulevard hit and run, Fairfax City hit and run

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Monday jury duty for District Mayor Vincent Gray

Gray was part of a morning panel.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:07 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Swim coach accused of sexual contact with Fairfax teen

Noah Rucker allegedly had inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old student while coaching at James Madison H.S. in 2001.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 06/17/2012

Three pedestrians killed in Va. crash

Three men standing on a road were killed by a car

By Martin Weil  |  11:10 PM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/17/2012

Alexandria woman severely burned

An Alexandria woman suffered second and third degree burns while trying to light an outdoor fireplace.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 06/15/2012

D.C. police didn’t violate whistleblower laws with discipline, jury rules

The Wednesday ruling followed a week-long civil trial.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:36 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

U-Md. student struck in head during home invasion robbery

A University of Maryland student was taken to the hospital after he was struck in the head during a home invasion robbery in College Park Friday, authorities said

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:01 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Second prison sentence for Kwan Kearney in November 2010 killing

He was convicted in March of first-degree murder and other offenses related to the death of 19-year-old Jamal Wilson.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  05:06 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Two Fairfax County students shot with pellet gun: police

The students, struck near Rocky Run Middle School in Chantilly, were not seriously injured, Fairfax County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal and Emma Brown  |  02:44 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Arrests in string of Bethesda thefts

Four people have been arrested in connection with a string of 40 thefts from vehicles since June 1 in Bethesda neighborhoods, police said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:24 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/15/2012

D.C. police charge Sean Hawkins in man’s August shooting death

Antwain Henderson’s body was found in a burning car.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Family of girl hit by stray bullet sues GPS tracking company

The company was monitoring the teen who shot Raven Wyatt.

By the Associated Press  |  08:17 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Virginia inmate Christopher Moore convicted in assault on officer

He faces up to eight more years behind bars.

By the Associated Press  |  08:08 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Murder conviction for Shawn Johnson in Maryland killing

He also was found guilty of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and related charges Thursday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:06 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 06/14/2012

20-year-old man, Abir Ali, arrested in Reston killing

Bharat P. Patel was found dead in some bushes near his apartment complex Saturday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:53 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 06/14/2012

D.C. employees sued for allegedly receiving unemployment benefits while working

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:44 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 06/14/2012

George Huguely seeks new venue in wrongful death lawsuit

The former University of Virginia lacrosse player was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love.

By The Associated Press  |  04:20 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Police seek suspect in four burglaries at same Alexandria car dealership

They released surveillance images of the man.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  01:54 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Jeffery Reagan, who had coached football at Fairfax County high schools, is facing steroid charges

Jeffrey Reagan, 43, who was a football coach at South County High School, was arrested Wednesday during an alleged steroid buy, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Woman found dead inside Northeast D.C. deli

The woman’s body was discovered inside a building near 7th Street NE about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:41 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Jurors take break from deliberations

The jury of 12 Washingtonians returns to the District’s federal courthouse Monday.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  10:10 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Prison for Fort Detrick soldier Donna Maxson after rape conviction

She was sentenced by a court-martial judge to eight years in military prison.

By the Associated Press  |  07:57 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Two Virginia deputies fired after inmate’s escape

Four inmates at the Chesapeake Correctional Center face charges in connection with the incident.

By the Associated Press  |  07:54 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Infant, 2 others seriously injured in hit-and-run in NE D.C.

Two others injured in Kenilworth Avenue incident

By Clarence Williams  |  06:12 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Four D.C. officers on leave after deadly Friday incident

Anthony Chambers, 38, died after he was placed in handcuffs.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:18 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Montgomery County police identify driver killed in June 5 crash

Victim was a Russian woman who was spending the summer in Ocean City.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:13 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Teacher Robert Fenn charged with possession of child pornography

He was arrested Tuesday after a week-long investigation, police said.

By Emma Brown and Mihir Zaveri  |  01:10 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Fairfax County courthouse closed by bomb threat

Officials said the threat was received shortly before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:16 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Brian Bloomfield ruled killed by gunshot, stab wounds

Found Monday evening, he died later in an area hospital.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Prince William police identify remains from 1980s as Cynthia Joan Gastelle, search for killer

Prince William identified the 30-year-old remains as those of Cynthia Joan Gastelle.

By Jeremy Borden  |  10:39 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Pasadena teens charged with throwing homemade bomb at girl

Officials say they’ve seen a rise in bombs made by teenagers.

By the Associated Press  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Virginia inmate Dwayne Mckoy dies

Prison officials suspect Mckoy was attacked by another inmate in a cell.

By the Associated Press  |  08:24 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Guilty plea for Peter Moses in N.C. murders of former District woman, young boy

Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 27, formerly of Northwest, was last seen alive in December 2010.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  08:19 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Silver Spring woman accused of stealing meal money from elderly

Silver Spring woman stole cash collected from senior citizens in Gaithersburg for feeding program, police say.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Man trying to dodge train in ‘game’ is hit in Rockville

A Gaithersburg man hit by a CSX train Monday in Rockville had been drinking and playing a dodging “game,” police say.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  01:12 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Dogs attack man in Northeast D.C.

The man was taken to a hospital, the dogs to animal control.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Woman, 80, killed in Arlington after collision with bicyclist

The collision happened Monday morning on the Four Mile Run Bike Path.

By Allison Klein  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/12/2012

One man shot, another stabbed in Southeast D.C. Monday night

Police continue to investigate both incidents.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Man killed in Southeast D.C. Monday evening

No arrests have been made.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  10:07 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Mohammad Hassan Khalid seeks move to juvenile facility

The 18-year-old Pakistani citizen from Ellicott City has been in custody since his arrest last summer.

By the Associated Press  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/12/2012

William White, convicted white supremacist caught in Mexico, now back in United States

Authorities say it could be weeks before William White is returned to Roanoke.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Man hit by train in Rockville

Police say man in his 20s was hit by a train

By Martin Weil  |  09:53 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Convict walks away from road crew in Pr. George’s

Police are searching for a Baltimore convict who walked away from a road crew assignment in Prince George’s County on Monday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:59 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Police probe remains found in Hillcrest Heights

Prince George’s County police are investigating skeletal remains that were discovered in a wooded area in Hillcrest Heights Monday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Car crashes into house in Adelphi, no one injured

A car crashed into a house in the Adelphi area of Prince George’s County on Monday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Roger Clemens in court: Defense in pitcher’s perjury trial rests

The defense called more than 20 witnesses.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Roger Clemens

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Sketch of suspect in killing of Reston man, Bharat Patel, released

Fairfax County police found the body of Bharat P. Patel, 40, in the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane about 2 p.m. Saturday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reston killing, Bharat Patel, Winterthur death, Reston murder, Patel, Dunkin Donuts killing,

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Lori Love Shipe to face more charges related to Saturday crash in Prince William County

Judith Ann Meyer of Powhatan died in the crash.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:09 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Maryland officers shoot, wound man at park-and-ride lot

James Jacob Jardina was shot at least twice in the upper torso and hip areas.

By the Associated Press  |  07:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 06/10/2012

Man stabbed in arm, chest, stomach

A man was stabbed late last night in far Southwest Washington.

By Martin Weil  |  10:57 PM ET, 06/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 06/10/2012

Warrenton woman charged with DUI in fatal crash

Police say the Va. woman ran a red light and slammed into a turning car, killing a passenger.

By Luz Lazo  |  03:38 PM ET, 06/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/10/2012

Man injured in Fort Washington fire

A man was injured in a fire early Sunday morning in Fort Washington, Prince George’s fire officials said.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Anyone spotted a big bag of missing cash?

Convenience store clerk headed to bank to deposit cash pulls out with money bag atop SUV, police say

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Authorities seek couple suspected in string of bank robberies

Maryland State Police say the man and woman robbed banks in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania last month.

By the Associated Press  |  07:19 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 06/08/2012

20 years for Maryland man, 63, in child sex offense case

Marvin VanMeter was sentenced Thursday in Allegany County Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  07:16 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Attempted murder charges for 3 in Anne Arundel firebombing attempt

Firefighters responding to a report of a suspicious package found a box with two incendiary devices.

By the Associated Press  |  07:13 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Man charged in fatal stabbing in McLean

The incident occurred outside a facility for a housing program for those with psychiatric disabilities.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  04:38 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 06/07/2012

District man sentenced to nearly 38 years in prison for burglary, assault

Vernon Bunch was sentenced for his involvement in the burglary of a Southeast Washington apartment and the assault of its three residents.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:24 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Prosecutors press Brian McNamee’s wife on knowledge of medical waste

She insists she did not urge her husband, the pitcher’s former trainer, to keep syringes and other items.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  04:24 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Girl dies from injuries sustained in crash that killed mother, sister

Victoria Williams, of Cross Junction, Va., died at Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax City police said Thursday

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:34 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 06/07/2012

“Move,” Metro shooting suspect told witness

After fatally shooting one man, a gunman walked past a witness at the Southern Avenue Metro station and said only one word: “Move,” according to court papers.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:09 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Plea for former Virginia officer in sexual battery case

Mark D. Baggett of Colonial Heights faces up to 60 years in prison.

By the Associated Press  |  08:19 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Melvin Smith guilty of ex-girlfriend’s murder

The Frederick man showed little emotion as the verdict was read.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Man stabbed in Montgomery County park

Wound is believed to be serious, but not life threatening

By Clarence Williams  |  09:14 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 06/06/2012

D.C. teen arrested, charged after morning burglary attempt

Police say arrest links spate of break-ins in Takoma Park

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  06:41 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Police ID man shot in Capitol Heights

Police have identified the man shot and killed in the Capitol Heights area Tuesday as 19-year-old Darnell V. Furr Jr., authorities said Wednesday.

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

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Cydrisse Marcha-Marie Alvin, charged with killing neighbor, ordered held

Authorites say she smoked PCP before killing Amber Kent on June 4

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:56 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 06/06/2012

October sentencing for Nathaniel Simms for role 2010 D.C. killings

Simms pleaded guilty to murder and testified against his friends.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:42 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Prince William man charged in sexual assault of 3-year-old at day care

A Woodbridge man allegedly sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl while she was at a home day care.

By Jeremy Borden  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Driver convicted in crash that killed boy

Victor Aldana, 22, was drunk when he drove a car into Maria Chavez, 31, and her eight-year-old son Brian Hernandez Chavez in January, authorities said.

By Allison Klein  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Clemens’s lawyers try to discredit physical evidence

A DNA expert for the defense said that Rogers Clemens’s blood found on cotton balls could have come from dabbing a scrape or a blister — not necessarily from an injection.

By Ann Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Firefighter injured during Suitland apartment fire

The extent of the firefighter’s injuries was not immediately clear.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Life sentence for Susan Datta in Towson man’s death

Datta was sentenced Monday in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  08:24 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Guilty pleas for Virginia man in child pornography case

Forty-four-year-old Gregory Winston Robertson of Forest entered his plea on Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  08:19 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Two killed, including 1 child, in Fairfax City crash

An 8-year-old child died and a 6-year-old was critically injured in the multi-vehicle crash Tuesday night.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:27 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Man shot and killed near Metro station

Victim was found in a bus bay

By Martin Weil  |  11:21 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/05/2012

In court for a hearing, man charged with ‘07 murder

A Bowie man coming to the Prince George’s County courthouse Friday for a violation of probation hearing was arrested and charged in a 2007 slaying, authorities said Tuesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Two ticketed in crash that injured sleeping woman

A man was actually driving the car that crashed into a Riverdale apartment Sunday, though a woman initially said she was behind the wheel, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

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

Fatal shooting in Prince George’s

Prince George’s County police detectives on Tuesday afternoon were on the scene of a fatal shooting in the Capitol Heights area.

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

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Sterling teen accused of assaulting middle school girls

The 16 year-old grabbed two middle school students, aged 12 and 14, and tried to sexually assault them, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Roger Clemens trial issues could make jurors feel rushed, judge fears

In the six weeks since the baseball legend’s perjury trial began, two jurors have been dismissed for sleeping on the job and another excused after her mother died.  Others plan trips.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:06 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Plea for Charles Butler in Glen Burnie pizzeria murder case

He did not admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict him.

By the Associated Press  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Lusby man, woman killed in Monday night crash in St. Mary’s

The man and woman, from Lusby, were on a motorcycle that struck a Jeep, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:41 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Possible meth lab found in Howard County hotel room

Five men were arrested after Howard County police found what appeared to be a meth lab inside a Holiday Inn hotel room.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Hyattsville man shoots co-worker with nail gun at work site, police say

A Hyattsville man was charged with assault in the incident.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Year in jail for former Metro employee Alfred Atanga

He was involved in a scheme that cost the transit agency more than $24,500.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:19 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Delay in murder trial for former Va. deputy Jonathan Agee

The trial had been scheduled to start June 18 but is being delayed until Jan. 21.

By the Associated Press  |  08:08 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 06/05/2012

48 years for Ashleigh Dye in mother’s killing

She pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and using a firearm in a felony in January.

By the Associated Press  |  08:05 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Fiery overnight crash in Montgomery County leaves one dead, second victim injured

The overnight crash happened on Route 28 in Dickerson, Montgomery County police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Mary Pat Flaherty  |  07:14 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Woman in wheelchair sought in robbery

Man strikes man in face; three others flee

By Martin Weil  |  07:50 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Arrest after fatal morning stabbing in Southeast D.C.

Cydrisse Marcha-Maria Alvin was charged in the death of Amber L. Kent.

By Paul Duggan  |  05:44 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Prison for Baltimore police officer Samuel Ocasio in extortion scheme

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

By the Associated Press  |  02:52 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Feds seize massive trove of records in the investigation of businessman Jeffrey Thompson

Prosecutors have not yet inspected any of the records, which were seized in March.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:37 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Sheila Aidoo, conspirator in ‘09 double slaying, pleads guilty

She was convicted Friday of two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/04/2012

New interim chief for U.S. Capitol Police

Assistant Chief Thomas P. Reynolds will run the department.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Suspect sketch released in Morgan Harrington killing

Suspect sketch released in Morgan Harrington killing

By The Associated Press  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Man dies after Baltimore shooting

Police say he was shot in the head after an early morning argument.

By the Associated Press  |  08:19 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Two hurt after vehicle crashes into apartment

A Riverdale woman sustained head and other injures after a vehicle crashed into her apartment early Sunday morning, throwing her from her bed, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:51 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

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

Two shot and killed in D.C.

Two people were fatally shot in apparently separate incidents in Southeast D.C. late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, The District

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Prostitution arrests in Gaithersburg

Apartment used as base for prostitution operation, police say

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:53 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Man sentenced in home invasion that killed handyman

An Oxon Hill man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday for killing a handyman who defended a family during an invasion of a Centreville mansion in May 2010, authorities said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:24 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Stabbing in dispute over clogged toilet brings 10-year sentence

Germantown man gets 10-year sentence after killing housemate in dispute over clogged toilet

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:22 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Hit-and-run driver injures pedestrian in Wheaton area

Montgomery County police looking for dark blue Nissan sedan.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:50 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Bowie teen hit by train, killed

A Bowie teenager was killed after she was hit by a train late Wednesday night while walking on the tracks in the Riverdale Park area, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Montgomery County drops murder charge in cold case

Prosecutors Thursday said there was not enough evidence to hold Bobby Coley on a murder charge in a 1975 case.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  06:02 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Fatal early morning crash closes Marlboro Pike in Prince George’s County

A car struck a utility pole and burst into flames on Marlboro Pike in Forestville, leaving one dead.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:58 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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