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CRIME & JUSTICE

Thursday, May 19, 2005

MARYLAND

Silver Spring Slaying A 49-year-old man was found stabbed to death Tuesday night in his Mount Rainier apartment, Prince George's police said.

The body of Reginald Bruce Taborn, of the 3300 block of Buchanan Street, was discovered about 10:30 p.m. in the apartment, which did not have signs of forced entry, police said.

Taborn worked for a National Institutes of Health office in Rockville, an NIH spokesman said. Police have not made any arrests.

Slaying Charges Montgomery County police have made two arrests in an April 10 slaying in Germantown.

The man suspected of shooting Hason E. Webb, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., remains at large, police said yesterday. But Lawrence Edward Angolia, 42, of the 11200 block of Bent Creek Terrace in Germantown, and Omar Tito Walker, 29, of the 17600 block of Horizon Place in Rockville, were charged Tuesday with kidnapping, attempted armed robbery, false imprisonment, assault and other charges, police said.

Police said Angolia and Webb forced three women into a home on the 13100 block of Pickering Drive in Germantown about 2:15 a.m., police said. After repeatedly commanding the women to produce "the stuff," Webb and Angolia were shot by a man in the residence, police said. Webb died and Angolia was seriously injured.

Slaying Sentences A Montgomery County judge yesterday sentenced two Upper Marlboro brothers to 20 years in prison for killing a Silver Spring man last year.

Angel Toledo, 19, and Edgar Toledo, 22, pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to second-degree murder and use of a handgun in a crime of violence, prosecutors said. The Toledos confronted Amos Morel-Ruiz, 20, and two other men in the 2100 block of Belvedere Boulevard in Silver Spring on March 20, 2004. They shot Morel-Ruiz, who later died.

The Toledos are to be deported to Guatemala after serving their sentences, prosecutors said.

THE DISTRICT

'Dentist' Sentenced An Alexandria man was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in federal prison for making false statements and practicing dentistry in the District without a license.

Prosecutors said Keith Callahan, 48, began working at Centro Dental in the 3400 block of 14th Street NW in March 2003. He knew that he did not have a license, they said. Callahan received an order from the D.C. Department of Health in July 2003 instructing him to cease practicing. He was fined but kept practicing in the city, they said. Prosecutors said he later began working at International Dental Care at 18th Street NW.

Child Porn Sentence A former Senate computer technician was sentenced yesterday to 37 months in prison for having child pornography on his work computer.

Daniel Liptak, 43, of Roanoke pleaded guilty in October to viewing, downloading and printing images of naked children on his computer at his job at the Office of the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. Senate.

Liptak had printed an image that a co-worker noticed in 2001. He was put on administrative leave when a supervisor learned of the incident. The FBI determined that Liptak had surfed pornographic Web sites at work, and it recovered e-mails that Liptak had sent to pornographic Web sites from his Senate e-mail address.

VIRGINIA

Fairfax Stabbing A teenage boy was stabbed yesterday in the Huntington area and Fairfax County police were trying to determine whether the incident was gang-related.

About 4 p.m., the youth ran into the Huntington Community Center, at 5751 Liberty Drive, with multiple stab wounds, Fairfax Officer Bud Walker said. The teenager was flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Walker said. His name and age were not available.

Police were checking reports that the youth had been pursued by a group of assailants. Walker said no one was in custody yesterday and the investigation was continuing.

Fatal Shooting A Clifton man was shot to death Sunday evening outside his home, and one of his roommates has been charged with murder, Fairfax County police said.

Officers who went to a home, in the 12400 block of Clifton Hunt Drive, about 6:25 p.m. Sunday found Derrick N. Meade, 25, lying in the driveway, according to court records. Meade had been shot in the back and died before he could be taken to a hospital, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Witnesses told police that David M. Logan, 35, who also lived at the house, shot Meade, the affidavit said. Logan was found about 90 minutes later in Centreville. Police declined to discuss a motive for the killing. Logan was being held yesterday without bond in the Fairfax jail.

Church Arson A fire that destroyed a Dumfries church last month has been ruled an arson, the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue said yesterday.

The April 28 fire at Abundant Life Baptist Church, at 17950 Curtis Dr., caused $600,000 in damage.

The fire appears to have been set in the rear of the church, said Capt. Tim Taylor, a fire department spokesman. An accelerant-sniffing dog identified the area where the fire was believed to have started. Investigators said they think someone broke into the church through a back door.

Break in '91 Case A Fredericksburg man has been arrested in the 1991 rape of a woman in the Chantilly area, after his DNA matched evidence collected after the rape, Fairfax County police said yesterday.

In December 1991, a 19-year-old woman told police she was attacked by two men in the parking lot of the Shenandoah Crossing apartment complex, on Route 29 near Chantilly High School. The woman reported that she was forced into her car at knifepoint and repeatedly violated, then robbed, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Fairfax detectives periodically resubmit DNA evidence to the state databank in unsolved cases. Recently, DNA in the Chantilly case matched that of Donald H. Roper, 39, of the 5500 block of Leavells Crossing Drive, Pfeiffer's affidavit stated. He was arrested May 6 and charged with rape, two counts of sodomy, robbery and abduction with intent to defile. He was being held last night in the Fairfax jail without bond.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.

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