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Crime Scene: March 14, 2010 - March 20, 2010

Silver Spring man charged in fatal shooting

D.C. police arrested a Silver Spring man Friday and charged him with murder in an October shooting in Southeast Washington, authorities said. Christopher A. Edge, 21, was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Damon Tolson, 30, of the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 19, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Maryland , Montgomery , Paul Duggan  
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Baltimore 14-year-old charged in man's murder

Baltimore police say a 14-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder, the youngest person so charged in the city this year. Kwauntre Javar Crudup of Baltimore is also charged with armed robbery and using a handgun in a violent crime....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 19, 2010; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Baltimore , Homicide  
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Former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon's fur coat set for use in ethics training

A Persian lamb jacket used as evidence against ousted Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon will be used to teach ethics to university employees. Susan Gillette, senior university counsel at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, tells The Baltimore Sun that she bought...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 19, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Baltimore  
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International smuggling ring used Baltimore as entry to U.S., authorities say

An international counterfeiting ring smuggled tens of millions of dollars worth of fake Coach handbags, Nike sneakers, Gucci shoes and Cartier watches into the United States though the Port of Baltimore, federal authorities charged Friday in announcing the indictment of...

By Maria Glod  |  March 19, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maria Glod , Maryland  
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Post's Maria Glod on reporting the 'East Coast Rapist' story

Maria Glod, one of the reporters (along with Josh White) who recently published an in-depth investigation into the East Coast Rapist, shared thoughts on the story on a post on the Story Lab blog....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 19, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  East Coast Rapist , Maria Glod  
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Fairfax police investigating body found in pond

Fairfax County police are awaiting the results of an autopsy on a body that was found in a pond in the Alexandria section of the county Thursday afternoon. A person walking by the pond in the 8300 block of Pondside...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 19, 2010; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Ruben Castaneda  
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Pr. William man charged with assaulting alleged burglar at his home

The good news for Reginald T. Anderson: Prince William County police responded quickly enough to his Woodbridge home to nab an alleged would-be burglar. The bad news, according to police: Officers handcuffing the suspect watched Anderson kick the suspect in...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 19, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Pr. William , Ruben Castaneda  
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Two-year Va. investigation nets 31 on range of drug charges

Henry County authorities say more than 30 people are facing drug charges following a two-year, multiagency investigation. Police in Martinsville and Henry County say 31 people were arrested Thursday on charges ranging from growing marijuana to selling cocaine....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 19, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Narcotics , Virginia  
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Fewer people in state prisons, new study says

The inmate population at state prisons has declined for the first time in 38 years, according to a new study from the Pew Center on the States. According to the report, Prison Count 2010, about 1.4 million people were under...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  March 19, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Maryland , Prison Beat , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose , Virginia  
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Post reporter recounts Paul Powell's execution

I was on the scene in Manassas on Jan. 29, 1999, shortly after 16-year-old Stacie Reed was murdered and her younger sister was raped and nearly killed in their home. It was the first major crime I covered for The...

By Josh White  |  March 19, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Death Penalty , Homicide , Josh White , Pr. William , Virginia  
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Teen breaks into office, checks MySpace page

A Washington state teenager was caught after an office burglary when investigators found that he'd logged into his MySpace page while there, according to this report: The employees discovered the office area had been rummaged through and found an iPhone...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 19, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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Man sought after assaulting woman, eluding officers, police say

Montgomery County police are seeking a 29-year-old man in connection with an assault Wednesday night inside a Silver Spring residence. A police spokesman initially said the same man was rescued when it appeared he was about to jump from a...

By Dan Morse  |  March 18, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Maryland , Montgomery  
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Former Fairfax minister arrested for molesting children

A Kentucky man who formerly was pastor of a Fairfax County church in the 1990s has been arrested by Fairfax police for allegedly molesting two boys in the mid-1990s, Fairfax police said Thursday.

By Tom Jackman  |  March 18, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fairfax , Sex Crimes , Tom Jackman  
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Fairfax police release photograph of bank robbery suspect

Fairfax County police have released photographs of a man they say robbed a bank in the Annandale area on Tuesday. The man entered the Wachovia bank branch at 7620 Little River Turnpike, handed a teller a note and demanded money,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 18, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen , David P. Marino-Nachison , Fairfax  
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Dale City man charged in Pr. William wrong-home invasion

One of the two men who allegedly stormed into a Lake Ridge townhouse looking for drugs -- the wrong house, as it happened -- was arrested Tuesday, Prince William County police said. On March 11, police said, two men kicked...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 18, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Pr. William , Ruben Castaneda , Updates  
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Wrong-way Anne Arundel driver hits motorist head-on

A man driving the wrong way on Route 100 rammed his pickup truck head-on into a car, critically injuring the other motorist, Anne Arundel County police said. Officials said Leon F. Medura Jr., 28, of Crofton was driving eastbound in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 18, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Traffic Accidents  
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Pedestrian killed in Pr. George's hit-and-run identified

Prince George's County police have identified the victim of a hit and run that occurred early Wednesday in the Landover area. Bernard Doles, 60, of the 440 block of Southland Circle in Upper Marlboro was killed by a hit-and-run driver,...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 18, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda , Traffic Accidents  
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N.Y. art dealer to plead guilty to $100M swindling history

A once high-flying Manhattan art dealer plans to admit swindling nearly $100 million from his star-studded clientele, his lawyer says. Attorney Charles Ross says former gallery owner Lawrence B. Salander expects to plead guilty Thursday to grand larceny and scheme...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 18, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Celebrities  
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D.C. police seek public's help in robberies in NE

D.C. police are appealing to the public for help identifying men who detectives say have committed three armed robberies in Northeast Washington during the last three weeks. In each robbery, two black men entered a restaurant or store, and one of the men brandished a handgun and demanded money, according to a police press release. The men obtained money and fled, police said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 18, 2010; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime, Seen , Ruben Castaneda , The District  
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Slain Va. student Harrington's bones were shattered, parents say

The parents of Morgan Harrington say the slain Virginia Tech student's bones were shattered. Dan and Gil Harrington held a news conference Wednesday in Charlottesville. Gil Harrington said she believes whoever killed her daughter caused the damage to the bones....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 18, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Va. Tech to add security during Thursday classes after threats

Virginia Tech is urging calm as e-mails and Internet postings originating in Italy threaten another attack on campus. Though police do not believe the threats are credible, President Charles Steger said in an e-mail to faculty and students Wednesday that...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 18, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Va. company gets unexpected $2M marijuana delivery

Workers at a Virginia company that manufactures blades and cutting tools were surprised to receive a shipment of 1,840 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $2 million. The Augusta County Sheriff's office said deputies found 80 boxes, each...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 18, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Narcotics , Offbeat , Virginia  
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Gymnast arrested on molestation charge

A Prince William County man who has been a member of the U.S. national gymnastics team has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy at a gymnastics center in Fairfax County, Fairfax police said Wednesday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 17, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax , Pr. William , Sex Crimes , Tom Jackman , Virginia  
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Md. juvenile center workers to be disciplined in murder case

Maryland officials are planning a press conference Thursday to announce sanctions against one or more employees at a state-run juvenile detention facility in Prince George's County where a teacher was beaten to death last month.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 17, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Pr. George's , Prison Beat , Ruben Castaneda , Updates  | Tags: Cheltenham Youth Facility, Hannah Wheeling  
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Death sentence of Va. inmate who strangled cellmate upheld

A divided federal appeals court has upheld the death sentence of a Virginia federal inmate who stole his cellmate's breakfast then strangled him with a bath towel for complaining about it. The 2-1 ruling Wednesday by a panel of the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 17, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Death Penalty , Virginia  
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Kayaker rescued from Potomac after paddle breaks

Maryland State Police say two helicopters participated in the nighttime rescue of a kayaker who got stranded in the Potomac River near Sandy Hook in Washington County after his paddle broke. Rescue crews hoisted 46-year-old Scott Butts of Bolivar, W.Va.,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 17, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues , Maryland  
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Ghana-based 'mystery shopper' scam unravels in Loudoun

Have you fallen victim to a "mystery shopper" scam? Loudoun officials recovered $2.1 million in counterfeit checks and money orders they said were part of a "mystery shopper" scheme that originated in Ghana. Now they are in search of anyone...

By Maria Glod  |  March 17, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Around the World , Cons & Scams , Loudoun , Maria Glod  
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Md. judge pleads guilty to drunken-driving charges

A Washington County Circuit Court judge has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol in a collision that caused minor injuries to the other driver. Sixty-eight-year-old William Kennedy Boone III was fined $1,000 Wednesday and sentenced to three...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 17, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maryland  
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Fairfax identifies pair of suspects in series of bank heists

Fairfax County police on Wednesday released the names of a woman and a male accomplice suspected of robbing four financial institutions in recent days. The suspects are identified as Shona Jones, 21, of Rapidan, Va., and Joshua Campbell, 26, of no fixed address.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 17, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Ruben Castaneda , Updates  | Tags: Fairfax County police, bank robbery  
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Pedestrian killed in apparent Pr. George's hit-and-run

A pedestrian was struck and killed in an apparent hit-and-run in the Landover area early this morning, county police said. The accident occurred about 4:15 a.m. in the unit block of Hampton Park Boulevard, a police spokesman said....

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 17, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda , Traffic Accidents  
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Fairfax cop teaches indoor pipe a lesson, shoots it

A rookie Fairfax County police officer, still feeling his oats after recently graduating from the police academy, fired off a round inside his apartment in Centreville Sunday night, puncturing an indoor pipe and setting off a mild ruckus in the Post Corners Apartments complex, Fairfax police said Monday.

By Tom Jackman  |  March 17, 2010; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman  
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Md. man whose dog died of heatstroke gets jail time

A Thurmont man whose Rottweiler died from heatstroke after being left chained to a stake in the hot July sun has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. On Tuesday, Frederick County District Judge Janice Ambrose also ordered 24-year-old Michael...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 17, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Va. police chiefs want handgun-in-bar legislation vetoed

Virginia's police chiefs are asking Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation that would allow people to carry concealed handguns into bars, calling it a "recipe for disaster." Virginia Beach police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. compared the combination of firearms and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 17, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Virginia  
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D.C. police seek quadruple bank robbery suspect

D.C. police are asking for the public's help in identifiying a bank robber who has struck four times since November, hitting banks in Capitol Hill and downtown Washington.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 17, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen , Ruben Castaneda , The District  
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Six Waldorf men accused in gang rape

Six Waldorf men are charged with holding a woman against her will overnight and sexually assaulting her, Charles County sheriff's officials said. One of the men first met the 30-year-old Alexandria woman Monday night at Fast Eddie's, an Alexandria nightclub,...

By Maria Glod  |  March 17, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Alexandria , Charles , Maria Glod , Sex Crimes  
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N.Va. men in Pakistan charged with six counts in terror case

Five Northern Virginia men arrested in Pakistan in December were charged Wednesday with six counts of violating state and anti-terror laws, two of which carry potential sentences of life in prison. The men, ages 18 to 24, pleaded not guilty....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 17, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alexandria , From the Post , Jerry Markon , Updates  
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Horses seized from Baltimore street vendors to be returned

Seventeen horses seized from "arabbers," street vendors who sell produce from carts in Baltimore, would be returned to their owners under a deal set to be approved by the city's spending board. The arabbers plan to pick up their horses...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 17, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore , Howard  
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Drive-through customer swipes Starbucks tip jar

A Starbucks customer at a Texas drive-through swiped the tip jar as he passed, according to this report: A white man in his early 20s pulled into drive-through line in a 2000 Chrysler PT Cruiser, ordered a drink, drove up...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 17, 2010; 6:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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Alexandria man dies after truck crash; GW Parkway will close Wednesday morning for investigation

Ioannis Miliarakis, 69, of Alexandria died Tuesday from injuries suffered after his pickup truck crashed into a tree in the median of northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway about 6 a.m. Monday, according to U.S. Park Police. Miliarakis was the only...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 16, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Traffic Accidents , Virginia  
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Woman bank robber arrested in Chantilly, Fairfax police say

A woman who allegedly robbed a Fairfax County credit union around noon today was arrested as she left the institution, and Fairfax and Vienna police said they are investigating her for possible links to four other bank and credit union...

By Tom Jackman  |  March 16, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fairfax police continue exorcism probe in Centreville homicide

Fairfax County police have obtained more medical documents, and revealed more details, as they seek a suspect in the July 2008 death of Rayoung Kim, an 18-year-old Centreville woman who apparently died during a Korean exorcism in her home.

By Tom Jackman  |  March 16, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Homicide , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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DNA questions, answers about the 'East Coast Rapist'

Readers of today's story and interactive about the so-called 'East Coast Rapist' have submitted a number of questions about the DNA methods used in the investigation. Below, we've highlighted some pertinent questions and answers from a live online chat Fairfax...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Fairfax , Josh White , Maria Glod , Pr. William , Reader Questions  
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Fairfax man charged with shining laser pointer at police helicopter

A 47-year-old man who allegedly aimed a laser pointer at a police helicopter has been charged with a felony, Fairfax County police said today. A county helicopter was in the air near Newington Forest Avenue and Winding Way on the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Fairfax  
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Meet 'The Gang Whisperer'

In her column today, Post Metro columnist Petula Dvorak introduced readers to Thandor Miller, the gang whisperer.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Post , Gangs , Juvenile Justice  
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Inmate who escaped Md. prison to return from W. Va.

A man captured in West Virginia after talking his way out of prison has agreed to be sent back to Maryland. Raymond T. Taylor was serving three life terms for attempted murder when he escaped Feb. 25 from the Maryland...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore , Maryland , Prison Beat  
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D.C. police investigate morning homicide in Southeast

D.C. homicide detectives are investigating the killing of a man who was fatally shot early this morning in the Garfield Heights area of Southeast Washington.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 16, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Ruben Castaneda , The District  
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Third man charged in Feb. D.C. murder

A 16-year-old District man has been arrested and charged with the February murder of Carlos B. Alexander, D.C. police said, marking the third arrest in connection with the case. The 16-year-old, whom police did not name, was arrested March 13....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Homicide , The District  
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Calif. man who led casino cheat ring sentenced to 6 years

A San Diego man who led a card-cheating ring that bilked dozens of casinos out of $7 million was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in federal prison. Phuong Quoc Truong has acknowledged leading the ring, known as the "Tran...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation  
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Tips for avoiding census scammers

The Virginia State Police released a list of tips for ensuring that a census taker who shows up at your door is the real thing.

By Maria Glod  |  March 16, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Maria Glod  
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Man attempts abduction of girl outside Pr. William home

A man grabbed a 16-year-old girl outside her Bristow home on Monday morning as she went outside to meet her school bus, Prince William police said in a press release. The man, who police said was not known to the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Pr. William  
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Man, 20, charged in first Arlington homicide of 2010

Arlington County police charged a 20-year-old Arlington man with murder Monday evening, after a man died after being found injured on a sidewalk late Sunday. Cain Guevara-Estrada, 20, of Arlington, was found in the 2800 block of North Pershing Drive...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington , Ruben Castaneda , Updates  
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Guilty plea in Pr. George's bank robbery plot that ended on Beltway

A District man who who took a Clinton bank manager and her family hostage at gunpoint in a bank robbery attempt has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and other charges in Prince George's County Circuit Court.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 16, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda  | Tags: Barrington Cameron, James Spruill, Yohannes T. Surafel, bank robbery  
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Six Fla. inmates busted for making homemade booze

Six Florida inmates face criminal charges after they were caught making home-browed alcohol in jail, according to this report: Six enterprising inmates at the Osceola County Jail brewed homemade alcohol using fruit they hoarded and fermented within their cell walls,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Va. man gets 100 years for soliciting sex from minor online

A judge in Louisa County has sentenced a man to 100 years in prison for soliciting sex from a child younger than 15 over the Internet. The jury's recommended sentence was imposed on 55-year-old George Spiker Jr. on Monday. He...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Md. counties fear drop in federal prison revenue

Some Maryland counties say the state's plan to house 600 federal inmates by 2012 at the former Supermax prison in Baltimore is hurting them. That's because the U.S. Marshal Service is sending fewer prisoners to county jails to be held...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore , Maryland , Prison Beat  
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Man found dead at homeless encampment in Montgomery

Montgomery County detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found Monday near an encampment of homeless men off the Capital beltway, officials said. Detectives hadn't determined the victim's name as of late afternoon Monday. He...

By Dan Morse  |  March 15, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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Suspect in Va. hospital homicide also accused of Fauquier courthouse shooting

A Culpeper man already charged with the attempted murder of a police officer is a suspect in the February strangling death of an Alexandria man in the forensic unit of the Central State Hospital in Petersburg, where both were patients,...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 15, 2010; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty , Pr. William , Virginia  
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Va. police seek Sunday I-95 hit-and-run driver

The driver of the Taurus

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 15, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Ruben Castaneda , Traffic Accidents , Virginia  | Tags: Virginia State Police, hit-and-run  
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Fairfax man acquitted in death of infant son

A Fairfax County jury on Monday acquitted a father in the death of his infant son in their Springfield home. Elmer J. Midence, 39, was found not guilty of murder and child abuse charges. His eight-month-old son Albert died in...

By Washington Post editors  |  March 15, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Tom Jackman  
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Mongomery County teen pleads guilty to killing man with shovel

A 16-year-old Montgomery County youth pleaded guilty Monday to killing a 57-year-old man by hitting him in the head with a shovel, setting the stage for the trial of the teenager's girlfriend, who prosecutors say helped lure the victim down...

By Dan Morse  |  March 15, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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Talks with police, victims, experts help reporters investigate elusive serial rapist

About two months ago we set off to trace the path of a serial rapist who has been at work for more than a decade, attacking women up and down the East Coast. With our story published, we wanted to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 15, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , East Coast Rapist , Josh White , Maria Glod , Pr. George's , Pr. William  
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Threatening letters force Baltimore City Hall evacuation

Three threatening letters arrived at Baltimore City Hall and the city's Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, including one with white powder that prompted a City Hall evacuation. Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright says no one was hurt Monday and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 15, 2010; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pentagon shooter died of head, arm injuries

The man who opened fire at the Pentagon died from head and arm injuries, according to the D.C. medical examiner. Thirty-six-year-old John Patrick Bedell approached a Pentagon security checkpoint on March 4 and began shooting. Three officers returned fire, and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 15, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Updates , Virginia  
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Man found dead in Frederick-area lake was New Market 24-year-old

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man found dead in a lake near New Market last week. The agency said Monday he was 24-year-old New Market resident Morgan Platt. Authorities say they are still investigating...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 15, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Man found on Arlington sidewalk dies Sunday night

Arlington County police are investigating the death of a man who was found injured on the sidewalk late Sunday and later died at an area hospital, a dispatcher said Monday morning. The death of Cain Guevara-Estrada, 20, is being investigated...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 15, 2010; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington , Homicide , Ruben Castaneda  
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Rockville volunteer firefighters reinstated

Seven members of a Rockville volunteer fire department have been reinstated after being suspended last week for entering the community room of a Rockville apartment complex, the department said. The department said that the volunteers were off duty and that...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 15, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety , Martin Weil , Montgomery , Updates  
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Man killed in Anne Arundel crash may have been racing: Police

Anne Arundel County police say a man killed in a crash in Pasadena may have been trying to race another driver. Police spokesman Lt. J.D. Batten says the man was driving a Chevrolet Camaro westbound on Route 100 on Sunday...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 15, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Traffic Accidents  
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Would-be car thief trapped inside car, police say

A Florida man who tried to steal a car was trapped inside it when police arrived, according to this report: The incident began at 5:40 a.m. when a watchful neighbor noticed someone trying to break into the neighbors' car in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 15, 2010; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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Parent leads Baltimore police to dead baby's body

Baltimore police say the body of a baby was found buried in a bag in Druid Hill Park. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers were called to the 700 block of Druid Park Lake Drive around 8 p.m. Sunday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 15, 2010; 7:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore  
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