Man dies after collision

while riding moped

A Washington man died Sunday after being injured in a collision this month while riding a moped, D.C. police said.

The victim was identified as John Henry Pelham, 59, of Northwest.

Police said the crash occurred about 3:40 p.m. on April 13 at Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue NW.

They said a car traveling west on Missouri tried to turn left onto Seventh as the moped was driving the opposite way. The vehicles collided, and Pelham ended up in the street, police said. He died nine days later.

Martin Weil


Officials identify three who died in fire

Fire officials have identified three people who died this weekend in a fire in a group home in Severn, Md.


About 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, firefighters responded to a home on fire in the 7900 block of Stone Hearth Road, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said. Four people escaped without injury, and three died at the scene.


The victims were identified Monday as Walter McCardell, 61, and William Garcia, 44, residents of the home, and Barbara Brown, 65, an employee of the home and a resident of Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood.

The home was operated by Arundel Lodge, a nonprofit working with families affected by mental-health and substance-abuse problems.

Justin Wm. Moyer

Police: Man accused

of exposing himself

Police are trying to find a man accused of exposing himself to a child at a store in Maryland and investigating whether the incident is related to a report from the same store in March.


The most recent incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday when a women and her daughter shopped at a store in the 2200 block of University Boulevard East in Lewisdale, Md., according to Prince George’s County police.

While the mother was briefly turned away, a man exposed and touched himself in front of the girl, police said.

Lynh Bui

Name released of man

who died in crash

Police identified the man who died after his car struck several trees in Adelphi, Md., as Jose Hernandez-Rojas, 26, of Baltimore.

Hernandez-Rojas was northbound about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday near the 8500 block of Adelphi Road when his car left the roadway and crashed into trees, according to Prince George’s County police.

Lynh Bui