Bomb threat arrests: Four Prince George's County students were arrested yesterday and charged as juveniles in two bomb threats against the school system, including one last month that led to the evacuation of every school in the county, authorities said.
Authorities said the students, whose names were not released, range in age from 13 to 15. They declined to say which schools the youths attend. Authorities said each was charged with extortion, making bomb threats and telephone misuse.
Cpl. Joe Merkel, a county police spokesman, said the most recent threat was received May 14, when one of the youths called 911 and threatened to blow up Drew-Freeman Middle School in Suitland unless an unspecified amount of money was transferred to him. The phone number was traced to the juveniles, Merkel said.
Husband charged: Montgomery County police have charged a Bethesda man with first-degree assault in the shooting of his wife, police said.
Police said Billy Dean Clement, 51, shot his wife, Mary Teresa Clement, 51, Tuesday night at the couple's home in the 5800 block of Greenlawn Drive, police said. Officer Joyce Utter, a police spokeswoman, said last night that the victim was on life support.
Drug indictments: A federal grand jury has indicted 12 Annapolis residents and an Upper Marlboro man on charges of operating a cocaine-distribution ring, U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio said yesterday.
The indictments, unsealed yesterday, charge the 12 Annapolis residents with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Nine of them have been arrested: Deandre Myers, 25, Sharon Randall, 41, Donnell Edmonds, 31, Euricka Crawford, 40, Alonzo Brown, 26, Keith Brown, 45, Angela Surgeon, 23, Keith Smith, 43, and Norwood Nutter, 22. Three remained at large: Alonzo Smith, 33, Vivian McGhee, 34, and Kendall Parker, 24.
The grand jury also indicted Marshawn Hall, 32, of Upper Marlboro on wire fraud charges related to the conspiracy.
Carjacking conviction: A Montgomery County jury yesterday convicted a District man of carjacking a woman's car at White Flint Mall in North Bethesda, prosecutors said.
Darren Robert Frazier, 35, ordered Shari Khossrovani out of her car about 6 p.m. Jan 8, prosecutors said. He then led police on a chase before being arrested in Prince George's County, prosecutors said. Frazier faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in August.
* D.C. police are investigating the stabbing death of a 45-year-old man in Northeast Washington, authorities said yesterday. About 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers found Nathaniel Jenkins suffering from stab wounds in the 3000 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE, police said. Jenkins, of the 500 block of Park Road NW, died soon after at Washington Hospital Center.
Teens charged: Two 13-year-old boys were arrested and charged yesterday in a series of incidents in which an Arlington County church school and more than a dozen vehicles were spray-painted with anti-Semitic, racist and sexually offensive graffiti, police said.
Police said the two youths, who were not identified because they are juveniles, broke into St. Thomas More Cathedral School early May 2 and spray-painted offensive language in the building. They also allegedly spray-painted vehicles and structures on Arlington Boulevard with offensive language and symbols, police said.
Hotel thefts: Fairfax County police said yesterday that they are trying to solve at least 10 thefts from hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn Fair Oaks since last June and that similar larcenies at other area hotels could be related.
Police said that most of the victims were Asian tourists and that two or more people appear to be involved in the thefts. The thieves often pose as hotel employees to enter a room, and one will speak to the victim while a second steals cash, passports, jewelry or other valuables.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.