Woman Hurt in Robbery A 77-year-old woman fell to the ground and broke her nose as two men grabbed her purse in front of a Burger King restaurant in Bowie, Prince George's County police said.
The men approached the woman, whom police did not identify, about 12:35 p.m. in the 6900 block of Laurel Bowie Road. They ran off with her purse as she lost her balance and fell to the ground, breaking her nose and scratching her face. The men then sped off in a black Lincoln Town Car, police said.
Police were searching for the thieves.
Guilty Plea A Maryland probation and parole division employee has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from the offenders she was supervising.
Federal prosecutors say Yolanda Johnson of Baltimore admitted to soliciting money from 23 people convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Several probationers complained to the FBI. Johnson pleaded guilty yesterday at a hearing in Baltimore.
Prosecutors said 20 probationers paid Johnson $100 to $325 to get special consideration or a reduced level of supervision. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she is sentenced in September.
Deportations More than 100 Mexicans in the District and Virginia -- many of them convicted criminals -- were deported this week on a government aircraft in an unusually large removal operation, according to officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The 120 immigrants were picked up in a variety of places, according to Ernestine Fobbs, a spokeswoman for the agency. Fifty-six of them are convicted criminals, including a man who had been convicted of manslaughter in California and had been deported once before, Fobbs said. Four alleged gang members were also in the group, according to a statement from the immigration agency.
The agency removed 160,000 illegal immigrants in fiscal 2004, a record. In Washington and Virginia, it deported 1,391 immigrants last year, 819 of whom were convicted of crimes, according to the agency.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.