Vehicles located: D.C. police have recovered three vehicles that might have been at the center of a shooting in Northwest on Sunday night that left a 12-year-old girl wounded by a stray bullet, authorities said yesterday.

Cmdr. Hilton Burton of the 4th Police District said police seized a red motor scooter and two cars yesterday and Monday.

Police have said two men on a red motorcycle began firing at a black car in the 400 block of Shepherd Street NW about 8:50 p.m. Sunday. The gunfire struck the girl on her porch. The girl, shot in the abdomen, remained hospitalized yesterday.


Teacher charged: A Fairfax County public schools teacher was arrested Monday and accused of sexually assaulting a student, Fairfax County police said yesterday.

Police said that Bradley Norton, 34, of the 2600 block of South Arlington Ridge Road in Arlington invited a 16-year-old student into his Hayfield High School classroom on April 28 and allegedly touched the boy inappropriately. School officials notified police, and an investigation was launched, police said.

Norton, who turned himself in to authorities Monday, was charged with one count of custodial indecent liberties. School officials said that Norton, an English teacher, has been on administrative leave without pay since the incident was reported.

Spam law: A Fort Worth woman who allegedly sent thousands of e-mails touting human growth hormones that were purported to increase sexual performance and promote weight loss has been charged under Virginia's anti-spam law, state officials announced yesterday.

Virginia Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore's office said Jennifer Murray was indicted May 17 by a Loudoun County grand jury on five felony counts alleging that she falsified the e-mails' origin. Officials said Murray sent the e-mails between October 2003 and February 2004.

Virginia law makes it a misdemeanor to send e-mail ads that intentionally do not contain valid return addresses of the senders. The charge is elevated to a felony if more than 10,000 are sent in a 24-hour period.


Woman wounded: A Suitland woman was wounded last night by a bullet that crashed through her window, Prince George's County authorities said.

The woman was hit in her arm or hand in the 4700 block of Hudson Avenue about 7 p.m., said Debbie Sabel, a police spokeswoman. The woman was transported to a hospital, but her wound was not life-threatening, officials said.

Homicide ruling: The death of a man whose body was discovered Friday on the grounds of Washington National Cemetery was ruled a homicide, Prince George's County authorities said yesterday.

Authorities said Ashley A. Urias, 38, of the 2100 block of Virginia Avenue in Landover, was beaten to death.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.