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Crime Scene: August, 2012

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Body found in Beltsville park

A woman’s body was found in a park in the Beltsville area Wednesday, and police exploring the case as a homicide.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Firecracker scares away gunman at 7-Eleven

Arlington police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who started to rob a 7-Eleven at gunpoint but were scared away by a firecracker.

By Allison Klein  |  04:30 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Fiery fuel truck crash ties up traffic in Loudoun County

A day after a fatal tanker truck crash in Fairfax County, another tanker truck carrying fuel overturned and caught fire in Loudoun County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:20 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Four dead in murder-suicide outside Charlottesville: police

Police are investigating the deaths of four people in an incident at a residence in Albemarle County.

By The Associated Press  |  08:35 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Body found in Langley Park area

Police are probing a body that was found in the Langley Park area Wednesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:36 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Two men charged in Woodbridge townhouse shooting

The pair had a long-running dispute with the victims, police say.

By Jeremy Borden  |  04:34 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Police investigate double shooting in Northeast

Two people were shot and wounded in the District early Wednesday on a street near the Maryland line and Anacostia Park, police said.

By Peter Hermann  |  04:32 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Driver killed in fiery tanker truck crash in Fairfax County

A tanker truck carrying 9,000 gallons of fuel overturned in Fairfax County overnight, killing the driver and causing traffic delays.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:18 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Police say Eastern Market beating victim was robbed, release video of possible attackers using stolen credit card

Police released a video from a gas station where authorities believe the robbers tried to use the victim’s credit card minutes after the attack.

By Peter Hermann  |  05:55 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Woodbridge shooting hospitalizes two men

Two people were flown to a hospital Tuesday afternoon.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:35 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Police identify body as 54-year-old man

Ibrahim Musa, of Northeast, who was found dead Aug. 18, was beaten to death, police said.

By Peter Hermann  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Man charged after 70,000 chickens found dead

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office says a 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the deaths of nearly 70,000 chickens

By The Associated Press  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Two injured in overnight double shooting in Northwest Washington

One man was shot in the chest and the other was shot in the arm shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday, police said. They said both are expected to survive.

By Peter Hermann and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:48 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Pr. George’s police officer accidentally shoots, wounds himself

The officer was firing at a charging — and possibly rabid — fox in Fort Washington Monday afternoon, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:34 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Day-care provider accused of putting girl, 4, in closet, tying her hands

Police charged Woodbridge woman with abduction, neglect and abuse.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:20 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Baltimore woman killed in Anne Arundel car crash

The victim, 81, was a passenger in a car that struck a tree in Anne Arundel County on Sunday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 08/25/2012

Knife-wielding man, shot by police, dies

Police say the 24-year-old Southeast man was brandishing a knife during a confrontation with officers.

By Carol Morello  |  03:38 PM ET, 08/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/25/2012

Prince George’s woman found dead in murder case

Woman found dead on Friday evening in Riverdale

By Carol Morello  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Police make arrest in Dupont Circle sexual assaults

Police say suspect said he assaulted at least eight women.

By Peter Hermann  |  06:37 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Motorcyclist injured in July crash dies

A 50-year-old Maryland man who was injured in a July motorcycle crash in Northeast Washington has died from his injuries, D.C. police said on Friday.

By Peter Hermann  |  04:56 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Hinckley’s lawyer seeks to withdraw from case, cites unpaid bills and family’s decision not to pay fees

The lawyer for John W. Hinckley Jr. asked a federal judge Friday to allow him to withdraw from the would-be assassin’s case, citing unpaid legal bills.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Man guilty in carjacking in which woman jumped to safety with toddler

A man whose carjacking victim escaped by jumping onto the Capital Beltway with her toddler pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of kidnapping, officials said.

By Dan Morse and Michael Laris  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Bank burglars strike, cutting hole through wall of Georgetown M&T

At least one burglar working overnight Friday cut through a wall of a vacant building to get inside a bank in Georgetown, the third similar break-in to occur in Northwest Washington since May.

By Peter Hermann  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Second suspect arrested in connection with fatal Prince George’s police chase

Police say Kevon Darnell Neal was involved in a car crash that killed a Prince George’s County officer.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Man charged in fatal stabbing in Laurel

Robert L. Foster, 46, was found near the entrance of a mobile home park, where witnesses said he had been arguing with another man.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Chinatown shooting suspect due in court on Friday

Floyd Lee Corkins II is accused of shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council’s D.C. offices.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:17 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Man shot in the head in Northeast D.C. dies; two people shot in another shooting in Southeast

Bidley Warren, 22, of Northeast D.C. was shot in the head in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Ave. NE, police said.

By Peter Hermann and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:15 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Three people hospitalized after apartment fire in Southeast D.C.

Three people were hospitalized following a kitchen fire at an apartment in the 1300 block of Alabama Avenue.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/23/2012

17-year-old girl fatally shot in Kettering home

Prince George’s County police said the girl was killed after 10 p.m. in a Chartsey Street home.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Allison Klein  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Teen girls sexually assaulted in McLean

A man allegedly grabbed the girls and touched them early Monday morning.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:38 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  McLean sex assualt, teens assaulted, McLean, teens attacked McLean, Chain Bridge Road, Chain Bridge Court, Davidson Road, early morning assault, assault, sex assault, teens, attack, grope, inappropriate touch

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/23/2012

District police arrest suspect in fatal Southest stabbing

Authorities identified the victim as Antoinette Mitchell, 29.

By Peter Hermann  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/23/2012

30 years for Frederick man in child molestation case

Fifty-three-year-old Kenneth Freeman was sentenced Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 08/23/2012

2 teen boys killed, another hurt in Baltimore County crash

Police say their car crossed the center line, spun out of control and struck two utility poles.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Police investigate early morning shooting in Southeast D.C.

The victim was shot in the back around 4 a.m. in the 600 block of 46th Place in Southeast, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:43 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 08/22/2012

SUV strikes four pedestrians in Columbia Heights

One person was taken to a hospital.

By Peter Hermann  |  02:53 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Coffee-throwing robber grabs hotel cash

A man threw hot coffee on the front desk clerk at an Arlington Best Western, jumped over the counter and stole cash from the drawer, police said.

By Allison Klein  |  01:03 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Man steals $25,000 ring from Alexandria store

Police are looking for a man who posed as a customer and then stole a $25,000 diamond ring from an Old Town jewelry store.

By Allison Klein  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/22/2012

McLean woman, 81-year-old Beverly Sargent, struck and killed by car

Police are calling the death of the 81-year-old an “unfortunate accident.”

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  McLean woman killed, fatal car crash, Beverly Sargent, Kirby Road, elderly woman run over, woman run over, car kills woman, McLean

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Woman fatally stabbed in Southeast Washington

District police are investigating the early Wednesday stabbing death of a 29-year-old woman in the Congress Heights neighborhood.

By Peter Hermann  |  10:22 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/22/2012

15 men sought in two assaults, robberies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond

Two people were attacked on the Richmond campus of Virginia Commonwealth University early Wednesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Murder charge against Glen Burnie man dropped

Prosecutors said Tuesday that they lacked physical evidence in the case against 19-year-old Shawn Johnson.

By the Associated Press  |  08:27 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Man stabbed in Northwest D.C.

Man stabbed in chest in late night attack.

By Martin Weil  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Va. college football player faces child endangerment charge

Doctors testified Boyce’s daughter appeared to have head injuries consistent with violent force.

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

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Woman robbed, sexually assaulted in Southeast Washington early Tuesday morning

Police said the victim was forced at gunpoint into an alley, where she was robbed and assaulted early Tuesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:19 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Man critically wounded in Southeast

Gunshot victim found unconscious in SE

By Martin Weil  |  11:02 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Crofton man who referenced Joker, threatened mass murder released from hospital, turned over to parents

The Crofton man who police say referenced the Joker as he threatened mass violence against his employer was released from the hospital Tuesday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:56 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Prison for man in D.C. sex assault case

Christopher Herbert Grooms pleaded guilty in June to one count of attempted first-degree sexual abuse.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:42 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Man beat stranger to death in Md., police say

Forty-two-year-old Troy Kelly is charged with first-degree murder.

By the Associated Press  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Unknown homicide victim found in Southeast D.C.

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

By Allison Klein  |  03:32 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Three-year-old girl wounded in triple shooting

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, police said.

By Peter Hermann  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Prison for former Va. Beach officer in teen sex case

Michael Alan Chilldres was sentenced Monday in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Police: Assault rifle, drugs at scene of triple fatal Va. crash

Five others were injured in the incident.

By the Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Body found in the Potomac

The body was brought to shore near the Thompson Boat center at the foot of Virginia Avenue NW.

By Martin Weil  |  12:14 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Girl abducted from playground, sexually assaulted

Fairfax County police are searching for suspects in separate sex assaults that occurred over the weekend.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sex assault, Merrifield, Lincolnia, Fairfax, girl assaulted, 5-year-old girl assaulted, woman asaulted Merrifield, Merrifield, Lincolnia, Manitoba Drive, Lachine Lane, Lee Highway,

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Security guard fatally shoots self in Hirshhorn basement

The shooting forced hundreds of patrons to evacuate and drew a large contingent of federal and local police to the area.

By Peter Hermann  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Virginia woman charged with hit and run in deadly I-95 incident

Virginia State Police say Carol Rood-Johnson, 19, hit and killed Clarence E. Alston, 42, early Saturday morning.

By Marissa Evans  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Pr. George’s police officer killed in crash

One officer was killed and another injured Monday in a crash on I-95 near the Beltway.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:01 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Man found beaten in Capitol Hill attack remains in critical condition but able to squeeze wife’s hand

After two surgeries, his wife said he is “fighting right now” to recover from the attack.

By Peter Hermann  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Initial report: D.C. robbers had machine gun

First account reports machine gun in DC holdup

By Martin Weil  |  12:24 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Leonardtown woman dies in Saturday crash

Authorities do not believe speed or alcohol contributed to the crash.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:35 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/20/2012

3 Md. men arrested in diesel fuel theft scam

Investigators say the men used Panera Bread gift cards to carry stolen credit card information to buy the fuel.

By the Associated Press  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Man shot after threatening police in Oxon Hill

The man, who officials believe was high on PCP, allegedly threatened to kill one or more officers in a confrontation in Oxon Hill.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:51 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 AM ET, 08/20/2012

PG officer shoots man Sunday night

A combative man was shot by PG police

By Martin Weil  |  02:39 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Motorcyclist dies Sunday in collision with car in Pr. George’s

Prince George’s police are investigating the death early Sunday of a 26-year-old motorcyclist on Brown Station Road near downtown Upper Marlboro.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Police make arrest in January homicide

District police on Saturday charged an 18-year-old man with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in January.

By Marissa Evans  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Virginia trooper injured in crash involving intoxicated driver: police

A Virginia State Trooper was injured Saturday when the patrol car he had pulled over to protect a tow-truck driver operating on the Beltway was struck by an intoxicated driver, police said.

By Steve Hendrix  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/18/2012

Police investigate serious assault in Capitol Hill

On Saturday, a man was found beaten and unconscious on the steps of a Capitol Hill home.

By Peter Hermann and Tim Craig  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/18/2012

Man killed trying to cross Fairfax Boulevard

Motorist witnessed the accident and followed the vehicle.

By Peter Hermann  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/18/2012

Rider dies after Bowie taxi catches fire during robbery

Police say passenger tried to rob a Bowie taxi driver by throwing flammable liquid.

By Peter Hermann  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 08/18/2012

Man killed in hit and run, Woodbridge woman charged with DUI

Man who pulled his car to side of the road hit by another vehicle

By Peter Hermann  |  10:38 AM ET, 08/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Burglar breaks into Woodley Park bank by punching hole in wall

Police say the attempt failed and the burglar left without getting anything.

By Peter Hermann  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Remains found in Anne Arundel belonged to missing 20-year-old woman, police say

Jessica Lynn Lee had last been seen May 8 at a Shoppers Food Warehouse on Ritchie Highway near her home in Brooklyn Park.

By Peter Hermann  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/17/2012

D.C. wine bar burglarized three times in two weeks

Police release surveillance images of two suspects.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 08/17/2012

147 years for Aaron Graham in Baltimore-area robberies

Graham was arrested in February 2011 after robbing two fast-food restaurants and pistol whipping a clerk.

By the Associated Press  |  08:23 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Man charged in attempted kidnapping in Annapolis

William Ranaldo Brown is being held on $200,000 bond.

By the Associated Press  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Police: Burglar found in Md. home cooking pot pie

Police say 22-year-old Russell E. Neff broke into the home and took off most of his clothes.

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

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Attempted murder trial for former Va. deputy Jonathan Agee delayed

The trial, which had been set for Aug. 27, was rescheduled for March 4, 2013.

By the Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Herndon teen convicted in horse slashings

The attacks left several animals with injuries.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:07 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Remains found behind home in Manassas

A neighbor found human remains at around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

By Jeremy Borden  |  04:08 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Fairfax fugitive on run for nearly 12 years captured in Mexico

Police said man may have had help fleeing the United States and living in Mexico.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Md. motorcyclist dies in collision with Calvert sheriff’s office cruiser

The collision happened Wednesday night in St. Leonard.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:12 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 08/16/2012

No charges against Va. officer whose son was left in truck

Dinwiddie Commonwealth’s Attorney Lisa Caruso said the officer wasn’t responsible.

By the Associated Press  |  08:19 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Security guard shot at Family Research Council in downtown D.C.

Authorities closed the 800 block of G street NW. One person is in custody, police said.

By Paul Duggan and Mihir Zaveri  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Renewed push to solve Virginia state trooper’s 1984 murder

The FBI, Virginia State Police and Manassas City Police are offering a $50,000 reward for information regarding the fatal stabbing of state trooper Johnny Bowman.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:12 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Shavon Phillips was slain, police say

Police did not say how she was killed.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:16 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Community service for former Va. officer in drug sales case

A Virginia Beach circuit judge on Tuesday sentenced 38-year-old Kristin Wayne Harris for his November guilty plea.

By the Associated Press  |  08:42 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Guilty plea for former Va. woman in daughter’s shaking death

Julie M. Calahan pleaded guilty Tuesday in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Va. nursing home administrator charged in resident abuse case

Forty-one-year-old Diane R. Kline is the second person charged in the investigation.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Reward offered in investigation of 2011 Stafford killing

Samih Mustafa Sowan was fatally shot on March 1, 2011.

By the Associated Press  |  08:22 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Man killed in early morning shooting in Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County police are investigating the incident, which happened about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

By Matt Zapotosky and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:07 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Firefighter hurt in second blaze in three days at Fort Washington home of former D.C. fire chief

Neither of the two fires at former D.C. Fire Chief Theodore Coleman’s house in recent days are considered suspicious.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Whole Foods sexual assault suspect arrested

A D.C. man was arrested in connection with a sexual assault in a Clarendon Whole Foods, according to Arlington Police.

By Allison Klein  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Police ID man shot after T.G.I. Friday’s dispute

Alfred Ahmed Kamara, 19, was shot and killed early Friday after he was involved in a dispute inside a Bowie T.G.I. Friday’s.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:08 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Woman killed in Cheverly apartment fire

A woman was fatally injured in a fire in the Cheverly area Monday afternoon.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Matt Zapotosky  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Judge denies delay in George Huguely sentencing

George Huguely V was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia classmate.

By The Associated Press  |  08:41 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Va. teen guilty in attack on ex-NFL player

A Chesapeake teenager has pleaded guilty in an attack on former NFL player Ed Beard.

By The Associated Press  |  08:34 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Sketch of Gaithersburg sexual assault suspect released

The man allegedly attacked a woman at knifepoint near a community swimming pool in Gaithersburg last month.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:57 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Police search for suspect in fatal shooting in Oxon Hill

Police are searching for James Howard Braddy, Jr., 35, who allegedly killed Alejandro Johnson, 37, Sunday afternoon.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:51 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Trial postponed in death of Phylicia Barnes

Twenty-eight-year-old Michael Johnson is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s half-sister.

By the Associated Press  |  04:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Video released after two men rob Southeast shoe store

Police said the men walked into City Beats on Thursday about 6:10 p.m.

By Peter Hermann  |  02:06 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Two workers injured in Leesburg roof collapse

Two construction workers were injured when a roof of a Leesburg church that was under construction collapsed Monday afternoon.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/13/2012

District police search for man who groped woman

Authorities said the assault occurred about 4:10 a.m. in the 3200 block of Cherry Hill Lane NW.

By Peter Hermann  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Police investigate Anne Arundel man’s death

Officials are still working to determine the manner in which Darius Keenan died.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:41 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Man killed in head-on crash with police cruiser

The fiery crash happened around 3 a.m. Monday in Alexandria.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:23 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 08/12/2012

Food dispute leads to homicide in Prince George’s County

Arrest in killing that followed food dispute

By Martin Weil  |  07:04 PM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Youth reported shot in SE

Youth shot late Saturday in SE

By Martin Weil  |  11:23 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Man fatally shot in Capitol Heights

A man was shot inside a house in Capitol Heights after he got into an argument with someone he knew, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Gun seizures up in Ocean City

Ocean City police say they’ve seized more guns this year than in each of the last two.

By The Associated Press  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Riverdale man charged with killing housemate

Police sai Kobina Abruquah shot his housemate, then left him for dead.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

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

Body pulled from Potomac River

A boater spotted the body in the river near Edwards Ferry.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Montgomery

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Man assaults women in Bethesda with unwelcome hugs: police

The man hugs women, then runs away, police said. Two of the victims wore headphones.

By Michael Laris  |  06:28 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Officials investigate counterfeit parking passes at Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda

Some employees may be using phony permits to steal parking spaces, officials said.

By Paul Duggan  |  05:08 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Two shot, one fatally, after fight at Bowie restaurant

One man was shot and killed and another man shot and wounded early Friday morning after a dispute inside the Bowie T.G.I. Friday’s spilled into the restaurant’s parking lot, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Man charged in fatal shooting in Largo

Police have arrested and charged an Upper Marlboro man in connection with the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old in Largo early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:13 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 08/10/2012

District man sentenced to 18 years for 2010 Northwest killing

Joseph McCrae pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder while armed for killing Jonathan Estep near Columbia Road and 11th Street NW.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  03:24 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Federal jury awards $3.5 million to former D.C. lifeguard who was fired after complaining of sexual harassment

Jury determined an ex-lifeguard at a D.C. public pool had been sexually harassed, then fired.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  03:11 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Man hit by car dies in Frederick County

Kevin Williams, 21, of Frederick died in the incident.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Prison for former Va. town treasurer in embezzlement case

Wanda G. Smith of Buchanan also must pay more than $145,000 in restitution.

By the Associated Press  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Pedestrian hit, killed on I-95 in Maryland

Investigators haven’t determined why she was in the roadway.

By the Associated Press  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Man molested children at Annandale daycare, police say

He lived on the premises but was not an employee, according to police.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Southeast Washington man arrested in 2007 D.C. homicide

William J. Douglas was charged with murder in the death of Kirk Hart.

By David Marino-Nachison and Mihir Zaveri  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Prince William Baptist church catches fire

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church caught fire early Friday; the cause is not yet known, officials said.

By Malu Banuelos  |  08:39 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Man suspected in Va. drive-thru robbery attempt arrested

Police say 22-year-old Elton May Shorts III of Evington was apprehended Thursday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:28 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Police: Howard officer shoots, kills man after domestic incident

The man was shot Thursday evening outside a residence in Columbia.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Apartment fire in Northwest injures one

A fire at the Hampton Court apartments in Northwest D.C. is under investigation.

By Malu Banuelos  |  07:28 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Meow: Cat Burglar said to be arrested in Montgomery County

Perry Jane, 7, would have preferred snoozing

By Michael Laris  |  06:52 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Man stabbed in Clarendon after confronting would-be thief

Police said the 31-year-old was stabbed after he confronted a man who was breaking into his car. He is expected to survive.

By Allison Klein  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Stepfather charged in accidental shooting death of Woodbridge 4-year-old

The Woodbridge boy had climbed into a family member’s truck on July 25, found a loaded handgun and shot himself in the head, police said.

By Jeremy Borden  |  04:10 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Pr. William names Lt. Col. Barry Barnard acting chief as longtime Chief Deane retires

Barnard has been with the department since 1976.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Authorities identify child killed in fire as 5-year-old Jade Buffaloe

Officials say an overloaded electrical circuit is to blame for the Capitol Heights house fire that killed the girl and injured her father and uncle on Wednesday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/09/2012

5 pedestrians hit in D.C. accident

Four people were taken to the hospital, one in serous condition, after a car struck them in Northeast D.C.

By Malu Banuelos  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Police say skeletal remains found in Anne Arundel are young woman’s, rule her death homicide

A police spokesman said the remains “do not appear to be matching up with any of our missing persons.”

By Peter Hermann  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Former D.C. officer pleads guilty to fraud linked to radar tickets

The city had to refund $17,550 in fines.

By Peter Hermann  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Police identify man found shot dead in Riverdale home

He was 40-year-old Ivan Alvaro Aguirre-Herrera, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Va. police seek pair who stole hospital’s X-ray film

The theft occurred last week from Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

By the Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Man found dead inside Riverdale home

Victim found by police after being called to check his welfare

By Clarence Williams  |  10:24 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Two children, one adult, critically injured in Prince George’s fire

By Clarence Williams  |  06:04 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Double homicide in Arlington

Arlington police confirmed that two men who were found dead in an apartment were victims of a double homicide. The men were discovered by a maintenance man Tuesday morning in the Hall’s Hill area.

By Allison Klein  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Police ID man fatally shot in Largo

Prince George’s County police have identified the man shot and killed in the Largo area early Tuesday morning as 27-year-old Ishmael Boakye.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Walter Reed building determined to be safe after bomb threat

An individual called the hospital at around 8:50 a.m. to report the threat. After an evacuation, the building was found to be safe.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Man orders television, gets assault rifle instead

Imagine Seth Horvitz’s surprise: He ordered a TV set online last week. But he didn’t get what he paid for.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Fairfax County man slain, roommate charged

Jose Ivan Lopez Castro, 20, is accused of killing Oscar Rivera, 38, who was found stabbed to death in a Merrifield area apartment, police said.

By Marissa Evans  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Police confirm double homicide in Arlington deaths

Officials declined to say how the men were killed.

By Allison Klein  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Gas station attendant hurt during Md. robbery

It happened about 5:30 a.m. Tuesdayin Annapolis, police said.

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

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

Man accused of shooting four, one fatally, in Va.

U.S. marshals arrested 25-year-old Jaeon Rondell Chavis without incident Tuesday afternoon.

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

Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Police, communities team up for National Night Out against crime

By Peter Hermann  |  08:01 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Almost four pounds of cocaine found in juice boxes, garlic-salt shaker at Dulles Airport

Customs and Border Protection officials said they found close to four pounds of cocaine hidden in juice boxes and a garlic-salt shaker Saturday night.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  06:53 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 08/07/2012

D.C. man who targeted seniors pleads guilty to burglary charges

Elderly victims were assaulted, restrained and robbed.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  05:49 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Man fatally shot in Largo

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in the Largo area of Prince George’s County, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Woman left baby at Anne Arundel church and drove off, police say

The Millersville woman was charged with neglect and desertion of a minor after she allegedly left her two-month-old baby at a church.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Human head, body remains found in woods behind Pasadena bargain market

Police on Monday found a head, and other human remains some distance away, behind an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County Police said.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Guilty plea for former U-Md. student who threatened shooting rampage

Alexander Song, who admits he made online posts threatening a shooting rampage on campus, pleaded guilty Tuesday to disturbing school operations and telephone misuse.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/07/2012

District U.S. Attorney’s budget no longer secret

By far, the District has the largest budget of the 93 U.S. Attorney offices in the country.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Two men found dead in Arlington Tuesday morning

They were found in an apartment in the Hall’s Hill area. Police are calling their deaths “suspicious.”

By Allison Klein  |  11:24 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Armed man attempts to abduct woman in Herndon, police say

Police have issued a warning about the Sunday night incident.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:41 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Driver faces hit-and-run charge in Va. bicyclist’s death

Elias Webb faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

By the Associated Press  |  08:24 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Head found behind Md. shopping center

The partially decomposed head might be that of a woman.

By the Associated Press  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Criminal charges for woman after Md. crash kills daughter

Police say the woman she ran her vehicle off a bypass while impaired by drugs.

By the Associated Press  |  08:18 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Teen slain during possible attempted robbery

Prince George’s County police said 18-year-old Anthony Boatwright was with three others early Monday when he was fatally shot

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:47 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Alexandria man arrested in burglaries

Alexandria police have arrested a 20-year-old man who they say broke into several homes and cars in the Rosemont area of the city.

By Allison Klein  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold’s trial reset for January

Leopold was scheduled to stand trial in September on charges of misuing his security detail for personal and political tasks.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  03:34 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/06/2012

SUV crashes into Oakton home after teenage driver apparently has medical emergency

The crash is believed to have been caused by medical reasons, officials said.

By Malu Banuelos  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Man killed in Pr. George’s crash

Police have not yet identified the man, who police said was killed when his SUV overturned into a drainage ditch near the Marlton golf course.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Three killed, one wounded in weekend D.C. shootings

The shootings in Southeast occurred about three hours apart, but there was no indication that they were related.

By Peter Hermann  |  08:54 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

2 stabbings in Anne Arundel unrelated, police said

The stabbings were in Edgewater and Annapolis.

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

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

Va. men guilty of setting deadly fires want to clear names

Prosecutors stand by the men’s convictions.

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

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

Use of Va. sheriff’s phone as business line investigated

The Tazewell County Commonwealth’s Attorney expects to receive the results of the investigation soon.

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

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 08/05/2012

Woman killed in single-car NE crash

A woman was killed and another woman was left in critical condition in a single-car crash early Saturday morning in Northeast.

By Josh White  |  02:56 PM ET, 08/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/05/2012

Man found dead after Park View shooting

Police found unidentified victim after reports of gunfire

By Annys Shin  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/04/2012

Man found dead of gunshot wound in D.C.

D.C. police are investigating a shooting death that happened early Saturday on Barnaby Street SE.

By Annie Gowen  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 AM ET, 08/04/2012

Alert quickly lifted at UMd

Armed suspect left area

By Martin Weil  |  01:46 AM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Three seriously hurt in PG crash

Car crash near Upper Marlboro hurts 3

By Martin Weil and Clarence Williams  |  11:35 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Man accused of impersonating a police officer

Fairfax County police said three elderly men were robbed in recent weeks in the Baileys Crossroads area.

By Maria Glod  |  06:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Woman sentenced in Drano attack

The D.C. woman convicted of orchestrating a plot to splash liquid Drano on a woman and her 3-year-old daughter in Oxon Hill in 2010 was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:37 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/03/2012

District man sentenced to 35 years in prison for Park View dice game murder

Gerald Anderson was sentenced for killing a man during a dice game in Park View five years ago, the U.S. attorney said.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Police seek suspect in Saturday morning robbery of cabbie in Northwest D.C.

The suspect had a handgun and fled on foot, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Armed sex abuse charges for Northwest D.C. man

The incident took place July 29, police said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Police seek man who sexually assaulted woman along Georgetown waterfront

Authorities said the man approached a woman on July 7 about 1 a.m.

By Peter Hermann  |  08:38 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Police release video of possible D.C. slaying suspect

The man is shown inside what appears to be a carry-out talking with a person behind the counter, and then on a cell phone.

By Peter Hermann  |  08:25 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Several injured, traffic snarled by three-vehicle accident in Northeast Washington

Multiple people are taken to a hospital for minor injuries; traffic is snarled as hazmat crews attempt to clear a gas leak from one of the vehicles.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:23 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Suspect in Arlington killing arrested

Arlington police have arrested a suspect they believe was involved in the killing of a Columbia Pike jewelry store owner on Friday.

By Allison Klein  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Body found in Fort Washington creek

Prince George’s County police homicide detectives are investigating a decomposed body that was found in a creek in the Fort Washington area Wednesday night, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Police release video of Northwest D.C. 7-Eleven robbery

The video shows two men carrying handguns and wearing masks.

By Peter Hermann  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Herndon man found dead after hit-and-run identified as victim’s husband

Simret T. Woldetensae was killed in a Wednesday hit-and-run and her husband’s body was found in a nearby creek, Herndon police said.

By Maria Glod  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Man charged with simulating gun in theater

He was charged with disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and second-degree assault.

By Marissa Evans  |  12:48 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold’s trial postponed

His defense requested more time to prepare.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Murder defendant attacks attorney in Va. court

About 15 minutes into a hearing to establish Rashad Riddick’s mental competency to stand trial on Wednesday, he began punching his attorney.

By the Associated Press  |  07:59 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Prison for Virginia figure skating coach in child porn case

David Keith Loncar was sentenced Wednesday to 145 years in prison, with 141 ½ years suspended.

By the Associated Press  |  07:56 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Investigation into Va. police officer conduct continues

Hampton Major Kenneth R. Seals was placed on administrative leave with pay on Feb. 23.

By the Associated Press  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Two motorcyclists killed in Pr. George’s crashes

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a truck Wednesday — the second fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Prince George’s County in as many days, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:19 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Herndon police seek victim’s husband after fatal hit-and-run

The woman’s children have been turned over to child protective services, police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  05:13 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Police seek suspects in morning 7-Eleven robbery in Northwest

The pair was armed and masked.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Man police say threatened mass shooting charged with misdemeanor

A man who police said threatened violence at his work was charged with misuse of a telephone.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Officials investigate mercury spill at D.C. office building

Officials are checking for possible exposure after “a few ounces” of mercury were spilled at a D.C. office building.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:02 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Police seek person of interest in Northwest D.C. burglaries

He burglarized three apartments in a single building on Thursday, they say.

By Peter Hermann  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Pipe bomb explosion in Blacksburg investigated

Authorities said the explosion had nothing to do with Virginia Tech.

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

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Man falls off roof, dies at Maryland construction site

A Frederick man died at a work site Tuesday morning when he fell off a roof.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  09:39 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Police say man targeted women in purse snatchings

Andrew Deangelo Blackstone is being held on $500,000 bond.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Three dead, one injured in Calvert County

Authorities said the violence stemmed from a “domestic situation” and that a fourth person was injured.

By Mihir Zaveri  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Police find Millersville man sought in mother’s stabbing

A citizen called in a tip, police said Tuesday.

By Marissa Evans  |  11:24 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Columbia woman dies in Monday night crash

Michele Lorenz, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Four shot, one fatally, in Monday night D.C. shootings

Police identified the man killed as Jerry Williams, 22, of Northeast.

By Peter Hermann  |  08:54 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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