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Crime Scene: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Man found dead after standoff in Alexandria

Updated, 10:34 p.m. An all-day barricade at an Alexandria apartment house ended late Tuesday when a man who apparently fired shots earlier in the day was found dead, Alexandria police said. A police spokeswoman said officers entered the apartment house...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 2, 2010; 10:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Alexandria , Matt Zapotosky  
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Bethesda mortgage broker charged with fraud

A Bethesda mortgage broker has been indicted in federal court on charges that he was part of a scheme to defraud lenders, family members and others of more than $2.8 million, federal authorities said. Douglas Skibicki, 41, along with an...

By Maria Glod  |  April 2, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maria Glod  
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Bullets fly on Chicago's South Side

Two separate shootings on the same Chicago street have sent six people to the hospital. Officers were investigating a quadruple shooting when a gunman opened fire, hitting two more people....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 2, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen  
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Officer shoots car after Fairfax City traffic stop

A notorious police speed trap may get a bit more notorious. A Fairfax City police officer fired her gun into a car's bumper after she pulled it over for speeding Wednesday night, police said Friday..

By Tom Jackman  |  April 2, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fairfax , Police Shootings , Tom Jackman , Tom Jackman  
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2 teens arrrested in string of holdups

Two teenagers are accused of committing three armed robberies in a 30-hour stretch early this week before being arrested in Northeast Washington.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 2, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Paul Duggan , The District  
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Pedestrian struck, killed in Md. Dunkin' Donuts parking lot

A pedestrian was struck and killed early Friday morning in the parking lot of a Wheaton area Dunkin' Donuts, police said. Just before 6 a.m., Montgomery County Police officers were called to the scene of the crash in the 12200...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 2, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Montgomery , Traffic Accidents  
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Pr. William girl arrested for slashing furniture, trying to poison dad

A 17-year-old Prince William County girl was arrested last week after she tore up the furniture in her house with a kitchen knife and mixed household cleaning chemicals with a gallon of fruit punch in an apparent attempt to poison...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 2, 2010; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Juvenile Justice , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. William  
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Juvenile charged in D.C. shootings can't be tried as adult

Although it is not unusual for juveniles accused of serious crimes in the District to be prosecuted as adults, that won’t happen to the 14-year-old boy charged with murder in Tuesday’s mass shooting in the city, authorities said. Under D.C....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 2, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Homicide , Juvenile Justice , Paul Duggan , The District , Updates  
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13 arrests, 250 lbs. of pot caught up in Md. smuggling bust

Authorities in Harford County say they have broken up a major marijuana-smuggling ring. The sheriff's office say 13 people have been charged, more than 250 pounds of marijuana and $400,000 have been seized....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 2, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland , Narcotics  
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Frederick police seek man who led high-speed chase

Frederick police are looking for a 27-year-old man who they say led officers on a high-speed chase and crashed into another car, injuring the driver. Police say Chad Wayne Abshire failed to pull over for a traffic stop Thursday evening...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 2, 2010; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick , Traffic Accidents  
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McDonald's customer climbs into drive-through window to claim Filet-o-Fish

A customer at a New Jersey McDonald's restaurant just couldn't wait any longer for his sandwich, according to this report: The assailant, who had paid for his order at the first window, was at the Route 1 restaurant when he...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 2, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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Wizards' Arenas pays $5,000 into D.C. crime victims fund

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has paid $5,000 to the District's crime victims fund as part of his court-ordered sentence. Arenas pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession, a felony, in connection with an incident in which he carrried four unloaded...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 1, 2010; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Celebrities , Keith L. Alexander , The District , Updates  
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Years later, families of Colonial Park murder victims forge bonds

Six young people were murdered, and two more are missing and presumed dead, in a series of crimes in southeastern Virginia in the 1980s that authorities think may be the work of a serial killer. They have become known as...

By Maria Glod  |  April 1, 2010; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maria Glod , Unsolved , Virginia  
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Man found in Montgomery woods was homicide victim, police say

Preliminary autopsy results showed that someone killed a man whose body was found in woods in the Ashton area of Montgomery County near the Howard County line, Montgomery police said. About 10:50 a.m., Wednesday, a man walking in the area...

By Dan Morse  |  April 1, 2010; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Homicide , Montgomery  
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Fla. bus stabbing caught on tape

Caught on tape: An altercation on a Florida transit bus left one man stabbed and police looking for the assailant....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 1, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen  
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Car break-in as children watch

Surveillance video shows a couple appearing to break into a red SUV, allegedly stealing the radio. Also there: two small children watching them. It has the local sheriff outraged...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 1, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen  
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Lanier lauds dispatcher, officers in aftermath of D.C. shooting, chase

As D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier's car sped toward the Southeast scene of Tuesday's mass shooting on South Capitol Street, she was listening closely to radio traffic describing the chase of a vehicle that sped from the scene. Lanier...

By Clarence Williams  |  April 1, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cathy L. Lanier , Clarence Williams , Heroes , The District  
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Gun that killed Fairfax 'Goth' Dirk Smiler may have fired accidentally, attorney says

The woman accused of fatally shooting D.C. Goth scene fixture Dirk Smiler in February was again denied bond Thursday, and will likely sit in the Fairfax County jail at least until her preliminary hearing on May 3. But the lawyer for Cara Cottle, 31, provided some more details of Cottle's version of how Smiler was shot in the forehead in the couple's bedroom in Annandale on Feb. 15. Peter D. Greenspun described a sequence of events in which the gun may have gone off accidentally, and that Cottle did not pull the trigger on the World War II-era rifle which killed Smiler.

By Tom Jackman  |  April 1, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Homicide , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Motorcyclist, 25, killed in Laurel crash

A Burtonsville motorcyclist was killed last week after he ran into a car pulling out of a Laurel shopping center, police said. The motorcyclist, Nathan Anderson, 25, was traveling north in the 14700 block of Baltimore Avenue when he ran...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 1, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , Traffic Accidents  
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Pr. William police investigating death of Woodbridge four-year-old

Prince William County police are investigating the death of a four-year-old boy who was found unresponsive Wednesday night inside the Woodbridge apartment where he lived, authorities said. Someone called police just after 9 p.m. to report an unresponsive child inside...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 1, 2010; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Pr. William  
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Md. man who stole $400K in bus fares gets 2 years

A Maryland Transit Administration worker who stole $400,000 in bus fares was sentenced in federal court in Baltimore to two years in prison, authorities said. David M. Pattawi, 36, of White Marsh worked as a farebox maintenance repairman beginning in...

By Maria Glod  |  April 1, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore , From the Courthouse , Maria Glod  
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Va. man files $1M suit against PetSmart after slipping in poop

A Poquoson, Va., man who says he fell after stepping in dog feces at a PetSmart store has filed a $1 million negligence lawsuit against the company. Robert Holloway alleges in his lawsuit in U.S. District Court that he badly...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 1, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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Former Baltimore worker stole, resold 100,000 gallons of fuel

A former Baltimore public works employee is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to stealing more than 100,000 gallons of fuel from the city and reselling it. Maurice Boone pleaded guilty Monday and court records say he'll receive an eight-year, suspended...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 1, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore , From the Courthouse , Offbeat  
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Peaceful end to standoff involving naked ex-cop

A standoff between police in upstate New York and a naked former New York City police officer ended peacefully Wednesday after the man surrendered....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 31, 2010; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen  
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One day later, Fenty set to address shootings

His office has just sent word that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) will hold a news conference at 9:15 tonight at the scene of last night's mass shootings to provide an update with Police Chief Cathy Lanier. The announcement comes...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 31, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Homicide , The District , The Region  
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Fender-bender leads to chain reaction crash, injuries in Loudoun

A crash involving six vehicles in Sterling Tuesday left three people injured and the eastbound lanes of Route 7 shut down for several hours while authorities sorted out the mess. The incident started when two cars got into a fender...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  March 31, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Loudoun , Matt Zapotosky , Traffic Accidents  
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Man jailed for skinning guinea pig for hat faces new accusations

A Virginia man facing an animal cruelty charge for skinning a guinea pig to make a hat now is accused of threatening children. Forty-one-year-old Charles Woodson of Front Royal was back in court Tuesday for a hearing on whether his...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 31, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Updates , Virginia  
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Pr. George's authorities answer questions on investigation of arrested deputy

Since we posted this story about a Prince George's County sheriff's deputy being let go without criminal charges after he was effectively arrested by county police for drunk driving, the question has come up: Why can't police just charge him...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  March 31, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Maryland , Pr. George's , Reader Questions , Updates  
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Va. man charged in death of woman found on rural exit ramp

Virginia authorities say they've charged a Richmond man with the shooting death of a woman whose body was found on an interstate exit ramp in Dewitt. Dinwiddie Commonwealth's Attorney Lisa Caruso said Tuesday that 32-year-old Darnell E. Taylor is charged...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 31, 2010; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Woman tells TV station bank robbery was on her 'bucket list'

A Florida woman and cancer patient charged with robbing a bank told a TV station the crime was on her list of things to do before she died, according to this report: “There was no plan, no nothing; just impulse,”...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 31, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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J.C. Penney guard fired gun at shoplifting suspect in Va.

J.C. Penney Co. is investigating an incident involving a store security guard who fired a gun at a shoplifting suspect outside a mall in Roanoke. J.C. Penney spokesman Tim Lyons says the retailer doesn't allow any store security personnel to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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A look back at the life, death of Va. 'goth' Dirk Smiler

The girlfriend of Dirk Smiler, the gourmand Goth and D.C. club scene fixture, was arrested Tuesday and charged in Fairfax County with his murder. Shortly after Smiler, 37, whose full name was Nathan N. Smiler, died, The Post's Tom Jackman...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Surveillance video captures shopping plaza gunfire, helps lead to conviction

Ever since gunfire erupted last summer outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Montgomery County, officials have struggled to interpret video surveillance recordings of exactly what happened. We recently obtained copies of videos that were played repeatedly during a trial...

By Dan Morse  |  March 30, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Crime, Seen , Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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Driver who struck, killed Md. jogger fined $500

A driver who fatally struck a jogger running in the road near Emmitsburg, Md., has been fined $500 under a plea agreement. Twenty-nine-year-old Joshua Cool pleaded guilty Monday in Frederick to failing to exercise care to avoid a pedestrian. In...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Frederick , Traffic Accidents  
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Burglary suspect found sleeping in apartment he had broken into

Princess Anne police arrested a burglary suspect after he fell asleep on a bed in an apartment he had broken into. Officers say 19-year-old Jaimie Goodson broke into an apartment on Saturday and had bagged numerous items from throughout the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Anne Arundel  
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Mistakenly released Va. inmate back in prison

An inmate who was mistakenly released from the Newport News City Jail is back behind bars. A Newport News Sheriff's Office spokeswoman says 32-year-old Reginald B. Hurt turned himself in to police Monday afternoon....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Offbeat , Prison Beat , Virginia  
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Police still seek clues in 18-year-old Va. woman's 1989 murder

Twenty-one years after an 18-year-old woman was strangled to death near I-95 in Fairfax County, authorities are still looking for clues in her murder. Detectives asked for the public's help in a Monday press release as they continue to search...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 5:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Fairfax , Unsolved , Virginia  
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Cops chase 14-year-old driver

Police dash cameras rolled as a 14-year-old led Santa Fe police on a wild chase lasting 12 miles and ending with the arrest of three teenage girls....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen  
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Fairfax woman dies from Friday morning crash injuries

A Fairfax County woman who was in a one-car crash in the Mason Neck area on Friday morning died on Sunday, Fairfax County police said. Police said Julie Anne Cahill, 34, of the 11300 block of River Road in Lorton,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman , Traffic Accidents  
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D.C. nightclub's alleged false ad no joke to D.L. Hughley

Comedian-actor D.L. Hughley spent much of Saturday evening cracking wise at a comedy show at the Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro. That same night, however, Hughley's local representative heard a radio ad saying the popular entertainer would be appearing later...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 29, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Celebrities , From the Courthouse , Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda , The District  
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Reston man charged with murder in girlfriend's shooting death

A Reston man was arrested Saturday and charged with murder in the October shooting death of a woman inside his apartment, Fairfax County police said Monday.

By Tom Jackman  |  March 29, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fairfax , Homicide , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Fairfax police still looking for hard-hatted bank robber

The search for the bank robber in the yellow hat continues. Earlier this Monday, Fairfax County police reported the robbery of the TD Bank at 6615 Richmond Hwy., in which a man wearing a yellow hard hat, dark sweatshirt and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Fairfax , Updates  
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Pr. William teacher charged with sex with girl he met on Craigslist

An elementary school teacher in Prince William County has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl he met through Craigslist. Police arrested 34-year-old Heber Ashbrook of Gainesville on Friday and charged him with contributing to the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Pr. William , Schools , Sex Crimes  
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Pr. George's double shooting produces third weekend homicide victim

A man was shot and killed and another man shot and injured in what police now say was Prince George’s County’s third homicide of the weekend. Prince George's County police have identified the man who died in Sunday's double shooting...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  March 29, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Post reporter discusses Pr. George's deputy's alleged DUI, release

A Prince George's County sheriff's deputy was arrested this month, then let go without facing criminal charges, after his personal car was found in a ditch and he failed a field sobriety test, authorities said. The Post's Matt Zapotosky discussed...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Va. man who killed Mormon missionary gets 38 years

A Virginia man has been sentenced to prison for killing one Mormon missionary and wounding a second in a January 2006 attack in the southeast Virginia city of Chesapeake. Twenty-three-year-old James Boughton Jr. was given a 38-year, six-month term Monday...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Homicide , Virginia  
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Arlington woman charged with impersonating an FBI agent

An Arlington woman has been charged with impersonating an FBI agent after neighbors say she fooled them into taking jobs as her assistant. Twenty-nine-year-old Brenna Reilly was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria last week....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington , From the Courthouse  
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Frederick Co. man pleads guilty to tossing Chihuahua off bridge

A Brunswick man has pleaded guilty to tossing a Chihuahua off a bridge. Thirty-five-year-old David Beers, whose trial was set to begin Monday, pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and theft under $500....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse  
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May date set for Richmond double murderer's execution

A Richmond man convicted of killing two men in separate shootings is scheduled to be executed May 20. Darick Demorris Walker, 37, was convicted of killing Stanley Beale in 1996 and Clarence Elwood Threat in 1997. Virginia law allows the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Death Penalty , Virginia  
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Md. boy, 16, dies in Sunday Prince Frederick motorcycle accident

A Lexington Park teenager was killed Sunday after he crashed a motorcycle into a tree in Prince Frederick, authorities said. Quamaine Shavazz Harris, 16, was riding a 2000 Yamaha YZ80 off-road motorcycle south on the gravel portion of Mason Road...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Calvert , Matt Zapotosky , Traffic Accidents  
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K-9s to sweep Metro after deadly Moscow subway bombings

Metro Transit K-9 teams will randomly sweep stations and rail yards for explosives Monday as part of heightened security efforts in the wake of suicide bombings in Moscow’s subway system that killed at least 37 people and injured more than...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  March 29, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Police seek suspect in weekend Pr. George's boarding house killing

A man was killed Saturday in Prince George’s County after what police believe was a personal dispute between him and an acquaintance, authorities said Monday. At about 8 p.m. Saturday, police were called to a boarding house in the 1300...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  March 29, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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'Suspicious' man seen in Reston raises East Coast Rapist concerns

A viral e-mail that has been circulating through Northern Virginia's community groups and listservs over the past two weeks has created what police are calling "undue alarm and hysteria" about a suspicious man spotted along a Reston pathway. The e-mail...

By Josh White  |  March 29, 2010; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  East Coast Rapist , Fairfax , Josh White , Maria Glod , Virginia  
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Leesburg man charged with fake bomb threat on cruise ship

Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old Leesburg man after a bomb threat was reported on a Carnival Cruise Lines ship outside Port Canaveral, Fla. Khalil Ibrahim Zarou has been charged with false report about planting a bomb....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Loudoun  
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Waldorf man killed Saturday in Charles Co. motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday after he crashed into a minivan that had pulled in front of him on Route 301 in Charles County, police said. The motorcyclist, Deven R. Blackshear, 31, of Waldorf was traveling north on Route 301...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Charles , Matt Zapotosky , Traffic Accidents  
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Long Island couple charged with Jell-O fraud

A Long Island couple has been charged with filling supermarket Jell-O boxes with sand, buying them and then returning them for the cash refund, according to this report: Alexander Clement, 68, and his wife, Christine Clement, 64, of East Northport...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 29, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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Priest to be tried in fall on child abuse charges

The trial for a retired Catholic priest, Monsignor Thomas Bevan, 73, of Cascade, Md., on child abuse charges, has been set for the fall.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 28, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Sex Crimes , The Region  
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