The Washington Post

Local Digest: News in the Washington area

Police investigate recent stabbings

District police continue to investigate a series of robberies and stabbings that occurred over the Memorial Day holiday.

Between Sunday night and Monday afternoon at least seven people were robbed across Washington either at gunpoint or after being threatened with a knife, according to the District police Twitter feed.

None of the incidents were fatal, said police spokesman Paul Metcalf.

Three of those crimes took place in the city’s Southwest section. In one incident Monday afternoon, a person who was approached by two men in their 20s was stabbed on the 1300 block of First Street SW.

About four miles away, a man was found stabbed Sunday night on Forrester Street, near Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. A few hours later, someone was stabbed in the 1300 block of Canal Street SW, police said.

— Antonio Olivo

Police: Man dressed as woman robs bank

Prince George’s County police are looking for a man who detectives suspect was dressed as a woman as he robbed a Bowie bank Friday, authorities said.

The robber entered a TD Bank in the 4300 block of Collington Road about noon and suggested to a teller that he had a weapon, police said. The teller then gave the man cash, and the man left, police said. In surveillance photos, the robber is shown wearing a skirt and scarf and holding a purse as he walked out.

Police are offering up to $1,000 for anyone with information that could lead to an arrest and indictment. Police ask anyone with information to call 301-772-4905. To call anonymously: 1-866-411-8477.

— Lynh Bui

Deputy is charged
with raping inmate

An Alexandria deputy sheriff was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with rape in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a female inmate at the Alexandria detention center early Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said.

They said the deputy, Bryant Pegues, 52, of Oxon Hill, was discharged from the sheriff’s office, where he had worked since 2007. The sheriff’s office provides security at the detention center.

The sheriff’s office said it learned of the alleged assault after the woman provided information to another deputy.

— Martin Weil


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
What can babies teach students?
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
A veteran finds healing on a dog sled
Play Videos
A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky
Is fencing the answer to brain health?
Scenes from Brazil's Carajás Railway
Play Videos
How a hacker group came to Washington
The woman behind the Nats’ presidents ‘Star Wars’ makeover
How hackers can control your car from miles away
Play Videos
Philadelphia's real signature sandwich
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
Europe's migrant crisis, explained

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.