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Crime Scene: March 21, 2010 - March 27, 2010

Police entered Naked Guy's house with no warrant, guns drawn

The case of the Naked Guy -- the Fairfax County man arrested for being naked inside his own house last fall -- is starting to sprout some serious legal wings, after Fairfax police officers testified Friday that they had no warrant when they entered the man's house, and then approached him with their guns drawn as he slept, with pants on, in his bed.

By Tom Jackman  |  March 26, 2010; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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4 years in prison for culprit in Pr. George's bank robbery plot

One of the men involved in a robbery scheme in which a bank manager who lived in Clinton, and her family, were held hostage overnight, was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. In the Upper Marlboro Courthouse, Circuit Court...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 26, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Montgomery , Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda , The Region  
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Arenas spared jail for gun incident

Washington Wizards star guard Gilbert Arenas was spared a jail sentence Friday when a judge sentenced him to probation for bringing guns into the Verizon Center, ending a high-profile locker room confrontation with a teammate that changed the makeup of the team and Washington-area sports.

By Washington Post editors  |  March 26, 2010; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Paul Duggan , The District  
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Veteran Montgomery cop indicted for theft

Update from earlier post: Montgomery County Police Sgt. Jacqueline Davey was released on her own recognizance this afternoon after being charged in a theft scheme related to her payroll submissions. At a brief court hearing, her attorney, Paul T. Stein,...

By Dan Morse  |  March 26, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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Three teenagers arrested in Fairfax gang slaying

Three teenagers have been arrested this week in the beating death of 16-year-old Christian Perez in Fairfax County last week, and police said the homicide appeared to be gang-related.

By Tom Jackman  |  March 26, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fairfax , Gangs , Homicide , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Two D.C. men dead in late-night Prince George's crash

Two District men were killed Thursday night in a car accident as they fled police, Prince George's County Police said. The chase began in the 7900 block of Central Avenue heading westbound after an officer from Fairmount Heights reported a...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 26, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Maryland , Pr. George's  
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Woman charged with fatally beating mother

Latoya A. Martin, 28, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her mother, Sheila F. Martin, 53, of Temple Hills. Latoya Martin apparently beat her mother to death after a “domestic-related” incident in the 3900 block of 26th Avenue in the Hillcrest Heights area just before noon Thursday, authorities said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Homicide , Maryland , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , Updates  
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Dog attacks, damages police cruiser in Tenn.

Police in Chattanooga, Tenn., have released dash cam video of a dog attacking the bumper of a police cruiser. Thursday, a judge released the dog from a shelter on "good behavior" and returned him to his owners....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen  
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State police reclaim guns as part of missing firearms probe

Maryland State Police investigators on Tuesday took from Prince George’s County police more than 100 guns that had been seized by a state-run firearms task force as part of an ongoing investigation into a task force detective suspected of stealing...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  March 26, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Internal Affairs , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Counselor accused of helping youth flee Loudoun center

A counselor at the Loudoun County Youth Shelter helped a 17-year-old boy with a criminal history flee the Leesburg facility for juveniles March 19, gave him narcotics and allowed the boy to stay at his residence, said Kraig Troxell, spokesman...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 26, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Juvenile Justice , Loudoun , Mary Pat Flaherty  
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'Cold trail' rescue highlights dog's nose for policing

When Shnoz found her, the 53-old woman was disoriented, covered in a blanket of wet leaves, hypothermic and soaked through after thunderstorms that had rolled through during her two long days in the woods of Mason Neck State Park in...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 26, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues , Fairfax , Mary Pat Flaherty  
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School plans scholarship in memory of murdered Md. 11-year-old girl

Salisbury University plans to offer a scholarship in memory of an 11-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered near Christmas. The Sarah Foxwell Memorial Scholarship Foundation recently signed an agreement on the scholarship with the SU Foundation....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Maryland , Updates  
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Wizards' Gilbert Arenas to be sentenced for gun crime

Star Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court Friday to be sentenced for the gun crime he admitted to in January. Arenas, 28, pleaded guilty on Jan. 15 to a felony count of carrying...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Celebrities , From the Courthouse , The District  
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Man survives small-plane crash in Anne Arundel

The pilot of a small plane survived after crash landing in the South River near Edgewater, an Anne Arundel County fire official says. Fire spokesman Lt. Cliff Kooser says the plane crashed near Lee Airport between the Solomon Island Road...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Emergencies & Rescues  
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15 indicted in $20M Baltimore-area money laundering scheme

Fifteen men were indicted Thursday in a $20 million money laundering scheme after a series of raids at pawn shops and similar businesses in Baltimore and its suburbs. Federal prosecutors released few specifics about the charges. According to the indictment,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montgomery must aid investigation of former fire official's car crash, judge rules

Montgomery’s police department must turn over internal records to the county’s inspector general, who is examining how police handled a four-car pileup involving a high-ranking fire official, a judge ruled Thursday. Inspector General Thomas Dagley’s office has been trying for...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Montgomery  
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Woman shot dead in Fairfax Wednesday was D.C. resident, 23

A woman who was fatally shot in Fairfax County on Wednesday was identified as Morgan Myatt, 23, of Holly Street NW in the District, and the man accused of killing her was identified as Antoine T. Avery, 25, of Spotsylvania,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington , Fairfax , Homicide , The District , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Former gossip columnist Karen Feld's nurse cleared

A D.C. Superior Court jury ruled Thursday that a Virginia nurse who cared for former Washington area gossip columnist and journalist Karen Feld during Feld's recovery from brain surgery in 2008 did not misrepresent herself and was not guilty of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Keith L. Alexander , The District , Updates  
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Daughter fatally stabs mother in Pr. George's

A daughter fatally stabbed her mother in the Hillcrest Heights area of Prince George's County on Thursday, police said, and authorities have the daughter in custody. The incident occurred about 11:35 a.m. in the 3900 block of 26th Avenue, police...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Pr. George's  
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Food satisfies N. Carolina drive-through robbers

Fried apple pies were all it took to satisfy a carful of Taco Bell robbers, according to this report: According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, three black males in a white vehicle pulled up at the drive-thru window. One of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. firefighter on leave after abuse charges

A veteran D.C. firefighter is on leave after he was charged with sexually abusing a relative. Michael J. Rasmussen, 51, of La Plata, was charged on March 6 with second-degree child abuse and two sex offenses. According to court papers,...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  March 25, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Gaithersburg man convicted in prostitution scheme

A federal jury in Greenbelt has convicted a 29-year-old Gaithersburg man on charges that he was part of a scheme to force three girls to work as prostitutes. Lloyd Mack Royal,III, who also goes by the names "Blyss" and "Furious,"...

By Maria Glod  |  March 25, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maria Glod , Montgomery , Sex Crimes  
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DNA database leads to arrest in 2003 Anne Arundel rape

More than six years after the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Severn, a DNA match has led to the arrest of an Appleton, Wisc., man, Anne Arundel police said. Donnell Thomas Lee Bellamy, 30, of Appleton, is awaiting extradition...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 25, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Mary Pat Flaherty , Sex Crimes , Updates  
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Man pleads guilty to hitting 10 Baltimore banks in 25 days

A Baltimore man described by federal prosecutors as a career criminal has pleaded guilty to robbing or trying to rob 10 banks in the city over a 25-day stretch last July. Several of the banks robbed by 39-year-old Frederick McMillan...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 25, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. Chief Lanier responds after tipster calls confused dispatcher

The District's D.C. Police Alert text messaging program pushes out bulletins about crimes like robbery and burglary, and includes a description of the attacker. The messages usually end with a caveat, encouraging residents not to take action themselves and to...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  March 25, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Reader Questions , Technology , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Man who fatally shot Fairfax woman believed to have killed himself

A woman was shot to death Wednesday morning in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County, and police said her attacker was an acquaintance who later killed himself in Arlington Wednesday afternoon. The woman's name was not released pending identification...

By Maria Glod  |  March 25, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Arlington , Clarence Williams , Fairfax , Homicide , Tom Jackman  
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Attempted murder charges for both Va. 'road rage' drivers

The driver of the Ford dump truck involved in a Tuesday I-95 road rage incident has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, the same charge already pending against the driver of a Jaguar accused of firing 13 shots at the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 25, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
Categories:  Josh White , Martin Weil , Mary Pat Flaherty , Pr. William , Traffic Accidents  
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'10 Rules for Dealing with Police' seeks to teach constitutional rights

The short film "10 Rules for Dealing With Police," a docudrama produced by the D.C. nonprofit Flex Your Rights, dispenses free legal advice with no-holds-barred dialogue. The producers, D.C. residents Steven Silverman, 33, and Scott Morgan, 30, created the film...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 25, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , From the Post , The District  
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Involuntary manslaughter charge for man accused in deadly hunting accident

A hunter accused of killing one Ferrum College student and wounding another will face an involuntary manslaughter charge. Franklin County (Va.) General District Court Judge George Jones certified the manslaughter charge against 31-year-old Jason David Cloutier on Wednesday. The case...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 25, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Updates , Virginia  
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Gainesville man arrested in child sexual assault

Prince William County police have arrested Emilio Diaz, of the 14700 block of Deming Drive in Gainesville, for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in January and February. Police said Diaz, 25, was an acquaintance of the victim's family....

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 25, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Pr. William , Sex Crimes  
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Capitol Heights man, 29, shot dead Wednesday

A Capitol Heights man was fatally shot early Wednesday outside his home on Gunther Street, police said. The incident occurred about 12:40 a.m. in the 5000 block, police said. Prince George's County officers arrived to find Justin Ryan Cobb, 29,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 25, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Calling ahead doesn't help would-be Conn. bank robbers

A man and a teenager were arrested in Connectcicut after they called a bank telling them to have money ready when they arrived -- giving police time to prepare for them, according to this report: The call came in to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 25, 2010; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Michigan woman swaps girl, 10, for cocaine

Police in Saginaw, Michigan say a 45-year-old woman with a cocaine habit let an elderly man have sex with a 10-year-old girl, getting the drug in exchange....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 24, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fairfax sheriff's deputy arrested for sex with prisoner

A Fairfax County deputy sheriff, assigned to guard a prisoner at Inova Fairfax Hospital, allegedly got too close to his captive and had sex with her earlier this month, Fairfax County police said. The deputy was arrested Monday and charged with carnal knowledge of an inmate.

By Tom Jackman  |  March 24, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Del. pediatrician charged with molestation pleads not guilty

A Delaware pediatrician accused of molesting more than 100 of his patients has pleaded not guilty to more than 470 criminal charges. Dr. Earl Bradley entered the not guilty plea Wednesday at a two-minute arraignment hearing in Sussex County Superior...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 24, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Delaware , From the Courthouse , Updates  
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Conviction in 1984 murder of prostitute in Roanoke

A West Virginia native was convicted Wednesday in a decades-old killing in Roanoke. Roanoke Circuit Judge William Broadhurst found 49-year-old William R. Hagy Jr. guilty of first-degree murder in the 1984 strangling of 21-year-old prostitute Cynthia McCray. Broadhurst heard the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 24, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Homicide , Virginia  
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Va. man faces cruelty charge over killing guinea pig to make a hat

A Virginia man facing an animal cruelty charge for skinning a guinea pig to make a hat contends that, at worst, he's guilty of a hunting violation. The animal was killed humanely with a quick cut through the neck and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 24, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Child abuser in District sentenced to 25 years

A Northeast D.C. man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl and photographing himself during the crimes, which occurred over a three-year period, federal prosecutors said. McKinley Hunt, 45, of...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 24, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Baltimore officer accused of reward money scheme, theft

At first it looked like Mark J. Lunsford, a Baltimore Police detective assigned to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, was doing good work. A tip he got from a confidential informant helped put people behind bars on drug...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 24, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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N.Y. man gets life for 1991 Md. rape after DNA test

A convicted New York rapist has been sentenced to life for a 1991 Maryland rape that was solved in 2008 through DNA testing. Sixty-eight-year-old Leslie Maize was sentenced Tuesday in Worcester County Circuit Court....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 24, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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10 questions: Test your bank robbery knowledge

Are you one of those folks who cannot get enough of those video surveillance snapshots from bank stickups? Well, let's see how well you know some of the common aspects of robberies. (The answers below come courtesy of the FBI...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 24, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Customer robbed inside Manassas bank

A robber who appeared to be talking on a cell phone while waiting in line inside a BB&T Bank in Manassas snatched cash and the rest of a customer's deposit as soon as the customer laid it out at a...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 24, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Capitol Heights fatal shooting investigated

A man who appeared to be in his 20s was found shot to death at 12:41 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Capitol Heights Boulevard and Gunther Street in Capitol Heights, after Prince George's County Police responded to a call....

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 24, 2010; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Closing arguments in rare D.C. murder case in which no body was found

Closing arguments are set to begin Wednesday in the trial of the man accused of killing Yolanda Baker, the District woman who was missing for nearly 11 years before authorities legally declared her dead in 2009. It is only the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 24, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Homicide , Keith L. Alexander , The District  
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One dead in Fairfax shooting

A person is dead in a Fairfax County shooting, according to a Fairfax police press release. The victim was shot in or near a vehicle in the 8400 block of Orinda Court in the Alexandria section of the county, according...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 24, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Fairfax , Homicide  
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Pizza heist ends with SWAT team, four arrests

A robbery of an Alaska pizza delivery driver ended with four in jail, according to this report: Four youths are in jail after they allegedly robbed a Sicily's Pizza delivery driver at gunpoint on Sunday night in Mountain View. The...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 24, 2010; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. George's man admits killing girlfriend's baby

A Temple Hills man on Monday pleaded guilty in Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro to killing his girlfriend's 2 1/2-year-old-son, Prince George's County prosecutors said. Renardo Fowler, 25, pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in death....

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 24, 2010; 5:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Prosecution, defense memos on the sentencing of Wizards' Gilbert Arenas

As reported by The Post's Keith L. Alexander, prosecutors recommended on Tuesday that Wizards star guard Gilbert Arenas spend three months in jail for bringing guns into the Verizon Center locker room. Prosecutors also proposed that Arenas serve three years...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Celebrities , Document Room , From the Courthouse , Keith L. Alexander , Updates  
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Death of man found in Frederick lake ruled accidental

Frederick County authorities say the death of a New Market man found near the base of the Lake Linganore dam about two weeks ago has been ruled an accidental drowning. Sheriff's Cpl. Jennifer Bailey said Tuesday the state medical examiner...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. man, 19, arrested in Monday killing

A 19-year-old District man was arrested Tuesday in a fatal shooting early Monday in Southeast Washington, police said. Sanquan Carter, a resident of Southeast Washington, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Jordan Howe, 20, who was found...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Paul Duggan , The District , Updates  
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Indictment for Texas trucker charged with taking Md. girl with intent to rape

A Texas trucker who allegedly picked up an 11-year-old Prince George's County girl with the intent to rape her was indicted by a federal grand jury in Maryland, authorities said. Elmer Zelaya-Robles, 41, of Grand Prairie, Tex., was stopped by...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maria Glod , Pr. George's , Updates , Virginia  
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Pr. George's to retrain, buy new equipment after federal report on explosion that injured firefighters

When Prince George's County firefighters first came on the scene of a gas-leak-turned-explosion at the Penn Mar Shopping Center in May, they had all the right policies and procedures on the books to tell them how to respond. Problem was,...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  March 23, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , Updates  
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D.C. doctor gets 4-year prison term for Medicaid fraud

District doctor Ehigiator O. Akhigbe, 56, has been sentenced to 53 months in prison for fraudulently billing for services he never provided, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District and FBI Washington Field Office announced. Akhigbe, who operated under the...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 23, 2010; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md. child's ATV riding death ruled accidental drowning

Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the Saturday death of a Middletown 4-year-old who was riding an ATV an accidental drowning Fordham Lee Poffenbarger was caught beneath an ATV that overturned and pinned in creek water during...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 23, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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W&OD Trail: Indecent exposure suspect sought

Arlington County Police are investigating 11 incidents of indecent exposure that have occurred since mid-January at various times of day and along various sections of the Washington and Old Dominion bike trail. Police have not been able to obtain a...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 23, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Arlington , Mary Pat Flaherty , Sex Crimes , Virginia  
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Prosecutors: Arenas should spend three months in jail

Prosecutors recommended on Tuesday that Wizards star guard Gilbert Arenas spend three months in jail for bringing guns into the Verizon Center locker room. Prosecutors also proposed that Arenas serve three years probation and perform 300 hours of community service....

By Washington Post editors  |  March 23, 2010; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Keith L. Alexander , The District  
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Fake Facebook pregnancy announcement leads to hacking investigation

A Fairfax County woman checked her Facebook account one day and found that someone else had posted her status: "pregnant." Now is that how you want to break that news?

By Tom Jackman  |  March 23, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Infant's death in Leesburg home day care investigated

Leesburg Police are investigating the Monday death of a 7-month old girl at a home day care center in the 600 block of Radford Terrace NE, police spokesman Capt. Clagett Moxley said. A ruling on the cause of death from...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 23, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Female Va. death row inmate couldn't have plotted murders, attorneys say

Attorneys for Virginia's only female death row inmate say she was too dependent on other people and prescription drugs to have plotted to have her husband and stepson killed to collect insurance money. Attorneys for Teresa Lewis argued Tuesday before...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Death Penalty , From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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Survivors of man who hanged self in Md. jail agree to $50K settlement

Survivors of a man who hanged himself with his shoelaces in the Frederick County jail have reached a $50,000 settlement with the sheriff's office. A circuit judge will be asked on Thursday to approve the proposed deal stemming from the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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As oyster war heats up, Maryland cracks down on poachers

In the past few months, police and poachers have played hide-and-seek in a tense drama that seems out of place along the new Chesapeake, with its art galleries and weekend homes. The Post's David Farenthold took a look at the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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15 years for Pr. George's cocaine dealer

Nora Elsaid Yahya, of Upper Marlboro, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a cocaine and crack charge in connection with a February 2009 search of her home that approximately 1,963 grams of cocaine and...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 23, 2010; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Students robbed at gunpoint in Towson U. dorm

Towson University police say two students were robbed at gunpoint when two men forced their way into their dorm room. In a campus crime alert, police said the students responded to a knock at the door of their room in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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ATM thievery in Alexandria

Thieves were keeping a watchful eye on the skimming device surreptitiously installed to capture account information from bank cards inserted by customers Feb. 28 at an ATM at the Wachovia Bank at 3694 King Street. An ATM technician working on...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 23, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Alexandria , Cons & Scams , Mary Pat Flaherty , Virginia  
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Oregon woman to testify against husband who fled to Pr. William in double murder case

A woman who fled cross-country with her husband -- who is currently jailed in Manassas fighting extradition to Oregon -- and child after a double murder outside Bandon, Ore., has agreed to testify against her husband. Jessica Morris has also...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Homicide , Pr. William , Updates  
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Delaware state police to ditch VHS

Delaware State Police plan to start replacing VHS surveillance gear in 350 patrol cars with digital video cameras. The state's congressional delegation secured an earmark of $500,000 for a pilot program of 70 cameras last year and another $1.5 million...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man convicted in 1970 slayings to ask Va. federal court for new trial

A former Army doctor convicted in the 1970 slayings of his pregnant wife and two daughters is asking a Virginia-based federal appeals court for a new trial. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wanted man caught in hospital gown with needle in arm

A Michigan man and robbery suspect was caught in a Pittsburgh bar wearing a hospital gown and with an IV needle in his arm, according to this report: Elbert Lewis Thompson II, 20, was also wanted in Vandergrift when he...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 23, 2010; 6:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ex-DASH worker charged with embezzlement

A former Alexandria DASH employee was charged with stealing $30,000 from the transit company over the weekend. Jean Stokes, 50, a six-year employee of Transit Management of Alexandria, was charged with one felony count of embezzling funds from the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 22, 2010; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man found dead in Montgomery near Beltway identified

Patricio Antonio Amaya, 47, of no fixed address, has been identified by Montgomery County police as the man found dead March 15 in a wooded area near the New Hampshire Avenue exit of eastbound Interstate 495 in the Hillandale area...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 22, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Man, 20, killed, another hurt in Southeast D.C. shooting

A man was killed and another victim wounded in a shooting about 12:30 a.m. Monday in Southeast D.C., District police said. The victim has been identified as Jordan DeAnthony Howe, 20, of the 3200 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE....

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 22, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty , The District  
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Emotion, severity from judge at Renee Bowman's sentencing

At a sentencing hearing today for Renee Bowman -- who was sent away for the rest of her life for killing two of her adopted children and stuffing their bodies into her freezer -- the judge showed more emotion than...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 22, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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New police chief for Delaware beach resort town

Lewes officials have named Dover Police Chief Jeffrey Horvath the new chief in the resort town. The 46-year-old Horvath has been Dover's chief since 2001. He will succeed Ronald "Beau" Gooch....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 22, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alexandria man's sentencing in biker gang racketeering case delayed

A federal judge has delayed sentencing a Virginia businessman who pleaded guilty to extortion in a federal racketeering case targeting the Pagan's Motorcycle Club. John N. Maggio, an electrical contractor from Alexandria, Va., has admitted asking former Pagans national vice...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 22, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alexandria , Around the Nation , From the Courthouse  
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Two life sentences, no parole for woman who killed girls, kept bodies in freezer

Renee Bowman, who was convicted in February of killing two of her adopted daughters and stuffing their bodies into a freezer, was sentenced Monday to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. Bowman, who was also convicted of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 22, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Dan Morse , From the Courthouse , Montgomery  
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Frederick Co. 4-year-old dies in ATV accident

Frederick County detectives continue to investigate the death Sunday of a 4-year-old boy injured when he was pinned in creek water beneath an overturned ATV he had been riding on his family's property in the 6700 block of Burkittsville Road....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 22, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Motorcyclist dies in Reston accident

Motorcyclist Corey Tarpley, 37, of Fredericksburg died at the scene of a 7 p.m. accident Sunday in Reston when he ran off the roadway and hit a metal pole after failing to make a curve on Fairfax County Parkway near...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 22, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Mary Pat Flaherty , Traffic Accidents , Virginia  
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Suit-wearing burglar lingers in Fla. office building

Tampa police are looking for a man who took a taxi to an office and then spent 18 hours robbing it, according to this report: "I just find it bizarre that nobody saw this guy," Officer Harry Augello from Tampa...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 22, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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