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Crime Scene: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Sister, father recall slain principal as devoted to students

The sister and father of Brian Betts, who was killed inside his Silver Spring home this week, were kind enough to speak with us on Friday. Jennifer Altomare, Betts's sister, said a police officer woke her up early Friday...

By Dan Morse  |  April 17, 2010; 12:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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Thefts on the rise, Metro warns

Metro has launched an advertising campaign to warn rail and bus riders of the growing threat of theft of portable electronic devices. The increasing use of expensive devices such as iPads and Kindles, as well as MP3 players and cellphones,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 16, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime Statistics , The Region  | Tags: electronics thefts increase on Metro, metro thefts on the rise  
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Swastika graffiti investigated in Silver Spring

Swastikas and the number "666" have been spray painted repeatedly in recent days on one homeowner's fence and another's mailbox in the Stonecrest neighborhood, Montgomery County said Friday.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 16, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Maryland , Montgomery  
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House where principal was found dead has dark history

Montgomery County homicide detectives arrived Friday at a 2-story red brick home on Columbia Boulevard in Silver Spring. It was a home they'd visited before. Police on Friday were at the house in the 9300 block of Columbia to investigate...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 16, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Montgomery , Schools , The District  
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Frederick Co. man gets 17 1/2 years for drug trafficking

One of five people charged in a witness killing case has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison on two drug-trafficking charges. Twenty-eight-year-old Jesse Dorsz of Walkersville was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The charges...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 16, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse , Narcotics  
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Police seek charming car thief who got three in one day

Montgomery County detectives are searching for a woman who they say used a stolen identity and flirtatious approach to steal three high-priced vehicles from dealerships on the same day. The suspect, identified as Somsook Jasmin McCollum, 37, of the 18500...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 16, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery , Offbeat , Pr. William  
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Boy had teacher's computer password

A 9-year-old Fairfax County boy who changed course content and passwords in the Fairfax school system's online teaching system -- including the superintendent's -- accessed it using a teacher's password, officials said Thursday. The school district detected the problems last...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 16, 2010; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax , Schools , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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U.S. Capitol Police officer arrested on child porn charge

A veteran U.S. Capitol Police officer was arrested on Thursday after Manassas City police officers tracked child pornography distributed on the Internet to his home in Woodbridge.

By Josh White  |  April 16, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Josh White , Manassas , Virginia  
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D.C. middle school principal found dead in Silver Spring

UPDATE: Read the story as it is updated. A middle school principal who was wooed from Montgomery County as part of Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s effort to improve the struggling D.C. system was found dead in his Silver Spring home Thursday...

By Mike McPhate  |  April 16, 2010; 7:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Montgomery , Schools  
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D.C. officer who claimed carjacking changed story, police say

Baltimore police say a D.C. police officer who claimed to have been carjacked while stopped at a red light has changed his story. Charging documents show that Officer Kevin Carey changed his story several times while being interviewed by Baltimore...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 15, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Baltimore , The District , Updates  
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Baltimore man convicted in shooting of 5-year-old girl

A Baltimore man has been convicted of attempted murder in the shootings of a then-5-year-old girl and another teen. Jurors convicted Lamont Davis Thursday on his 18th birthday. His sentencing has been scheduled for June 16....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 15, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore , From the Courthouse  
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Crime falls in Montgomery County

Crime in Montgomery County fell nearly 7 percent in 2009, driven by a sharp drop in burglaries and car thefts, according county statistics released Thursday. The county recorded 13 homicides and 124 rapes, both of which were near 25-year-lows, and follow trends throughout the region.

By Dan Morse  |  April 15, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime Statistics , Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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T-shirt found, confirmed as Morgan Harrington's

Virginia State Police said Thursday that a T-shirt found in Charlottesville in November has been confirmed as that worn by Morgan D. Harrington, 20, who disappeared during an October Metallica concert at the University of Virginia. The shirt with "Pantera"...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 15, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty , Unsolved , Updates , Virginia  
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Md. brothers charged with stealing copper from church air conditioners

When Anne Arundel patrol officers noticed an unoccupied vehicle parked near a path leading to Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church in Pasadena at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, they took notice. It had license plates that belonged on another vehicle.But that's not all it had that belonged elsewhere, police said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 15, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Baltimore , Mary Pat Flaherty , Maryland  
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D.C. man arrested in fatal Southeast stabbing

D.C. police have arrested a 31-year-old District man in a Wednesday night stabbing that turned fatal. Dale Jamir Rhea, 31, of the District, was charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing of Steven Sledge, 36....

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  April 15, 2010; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Man, 22, sought in deadly Charlotte Hall shooting

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is are searching for a 22-year-old Charlotte Hall man in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday. Sheriffs issued an arrest warrant for Darnell Laquay Proctor in the death of Raymond Anthony Barnes, Jr., 34, of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 15, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Charles , Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty  
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Taken down by the tax man: A look back at Al Capone

Al Capone ordered a special heavy pocket sewn into each of his custom-made suits -- the better to cut down on wear-and-tear from his revolver. But it wasn’t the revolver that did in Capone. On a day much like today, it was the tax man who nabbed him.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 15, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime History , Document Room , Mary Pat Flaherty  
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Probation for Md. woman who assaulted boy, 15

A New Market woman is on probation for a year after pleading guilty to assaulting a 15-year-old boy who was involved in a fight with her daughter. Forty-year-old Alice Frishkorn entered the plea to second-degree assault Wednesday in Frederick County...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 15, 2010; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse , Maryland  
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Police seek suspect in D.C. Game Stop robbery

D.C. police are looking for a man they say robbed a Game Stop store in Northeast on April 9. The man entered the store in the 1500 block of Maryland Ave. NE at around noon, police said, produced a silver...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 15, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , The District  
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2 burned in Georgetown U. campus fire

D.C. fire official says two people were seriously burned when a fire broke out on the campus of Georgetown University. The fire broke out on the second floor of the campus' New North building in the 3700 block of O...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 15, 2010; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety , Schools , The District  
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Man offers sticky note as ID in Pa. traffic stop: Report

A man pulled over in Pennsylvania offered up something unsual when asked to produce identification, according to this report: He gave them a yellow sticky note with a name and a date of birth on it, police said. Police ran...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 15, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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D.C. judge asked to widen investigation into FBI agents' lab work

The D.C. Public Defender Service asked a judge Wednesday to order a broader, more transparent investigation into past convictions involving lab work by FBI agents whose performance or integrity later came into question.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , The District  
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Va. white supremacist gets 30 months for online threats

A Roanoke white supremacist faces up to 35 years in prison for making online threats. But prosecutors say the punishment should be greater because the victims include two children.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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Video: Chicago shooter kills 4, including 3 children

A gunman entered a home on Chicago's southwest side early Wednesday, fatally shooting four people, three of them children, and wounding two others....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen  
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Sergeant suspended in College Park beating

In a widening investigation, Prince George's County Police have suspended a sergeant who was at the scene of a beating last month of an unarmed University of Maryland student as crowds took to the streets celebrating a basketball victory. The...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 14, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Maryland , Ruben Castaneda  
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Man could see jail time for drunken crash into Md. judge's car

As expected, a man pleaded guilty to drunken driving Wednesday morning to a single charge related to his crashing a Chevy Tahoe into a car operated by a retired judge who had spared him jail time in a different drunk-driving case years earlier.Now facing sentencing, the man's attorney said after the hearing that his client feels terrible about the crash. "He hasn't had a drink since this happened," said John Severt, attorney for Rene E. Fernandez.

By Dan Morse  |  April 14, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Dan Morse , From the Courthouse , Montgomery  
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Video: Bar homicide caught on tape

Surveillance video from Philly's Steak Sportsbar & Grill in Allentown, Pa., shows the deadly shooting of a 25-year-old man. Two men were arrested in the case. Warning: graphic content.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen  
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Former teacher sentenced to five years on child pornography charge

A former teacher and coach at a Montgomery County private school was sentenced to five years in prison for receiving child pornography, federal authorities said. A federal judge in Baltimore also ordered John Kovach Jr., 53, who worked at Mater...

By Maria Glod  |  April 14, 2010; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maria Glod  
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Cold case closed as 1998 Pr. George's murderer gets 25 years

It took more than a decade, but Prince George's prosecutors and police obtained a measure of justice for a young woman who was killed in Landover nearly 12 years ago. On Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge Sheila R. Tillerson-Adams sentenced Gary Parham Jr., 32, to 25 years in prison for the murder of Theodora Lynette Cooper.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  April 14, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cold Cases , Homicide , Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda , Unsolved  
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Parents of dead Md. boy beaten by other teens sue their parents, school board

The parents of a Maryland teenager who died last year after being attacked by other teens have filed a lawsuit against the parents of kids who beat him and the Anne Arundel County school board.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Juvenile Justice  
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Montgomery police seek Kensington bank robber

Montgomery County police have released photos of a man they say believe robbed a Kensington bank on Tuesday. An officer went to the Suntrust bank at 3740 University Boulevard West at about 2:09 p.m. on Tuesday in response to a report of a bank robbery.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Montgomery  
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Hamburger shooting trial turned on testimony of grieving mother, young boy

In the end, it came down to the eyewitness testimony of a grieving mother and a 10-year-old boy.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Homicide , Keith L. Alexander , Reader Questions , The District , Updates  
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Woman attacked near King Street Metro station

A 22-year-old woman was sexually assaulted just after midnight Tuesday morning a few blocks east of the King Street metro station in Alexandria, city police said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Alexandria , Martin Weil , Sex Crimes  
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D.C. officer carjacked, gun stolen in Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating after a D.C. police officer was carjacked in a gritty section of the city.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Baltimore , The District  
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3 years for Alexandria man in biker gang extortion case

A Virginia businessman will spend more than three years in prison for an extortion conviction involving the Pagan's Motorcycle Club.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alexandria , From the Courthouse  
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Delaware police catch robbery suspect in closet

Police in New Castle County, Del., have arrested a suspect in the closet of a home that was burglarized.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 14, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Delaware , Offbeat  
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Anger-management counselor pleads guilty to assault on marshal

A Fairfax County anger-management counselor pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault on a federal officer for pointing a loaded firearm at a deputy U.S. marshal.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman , Virginia  | Tags: Fairfax County Virginia, Jose Avila, United States Marshals Service, anger-management counselor pleads guilty in assault  
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Md. ranks 8th in motorcycle thefts

An analysis of crime data by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows that Maryland had the eighth-highest number of motorcycle thefts nationwide, the Baltimore Sun reports. But mirroring a national trend, the number of incidents statewide decreased to 1,538, down...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags: maryland 8th in motorcycle thefts, motorcycle thefts decline  
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Montgomery police seek Redskins cap-wearing would-be bank robber

Montgomery County police are looking for a man they say tried to rob a Silver Spring bank on Friday afternoon wearing a Redskins cap.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Montgomery  
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Fla. pair in court on charges they sold drugs in Md.

Two Florida men are in federal court in Maryland on charges they sold marijuana in Maryland, federal officials said Tuesday.

By Maria Glod  |  April 13, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maria Glod , Narcotics  
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Loudoun prosecutor won't charge Tenn. woman who sent adopted son to Russia

Loudoun County prosecutor Jim Plowman says he does not plan to bring charges against a Tennessee woman who sent her recently adopted Russian son back to Moscow alone on a one-way flight.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Around the World , Loudoun  
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Md. man could face death penalty after Pa. murder-for-hire conviction

An Upper Marlboro man faces the death penalty after being convicted in the murder-for-hire slaying of a Philadelphia-area woman who laundered money for his multimillion-dollar cocaine ring.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Death Penalty , Homicide , Pr. George's  
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Woman's death in Prince George's under investigation

Prince George's County police are investigating two suspicious deaths that occurred Monday.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 13, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Maryland , Pr. George's , Unsolved  
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Pit bull puppy pinched in Woodbridge

A pit bull puppy named Charlie intended as a high school graduation gift was reported stolen from an unlocked truck outside a convenience store in Woodbridge, Prince William Police said Tuesday.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 13, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Pr. William  
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Fairfax man kills wife, shoots self: Police

Fairfax homicide detectives say that Wayne Woodyard, 60, of the 6000 block of Raina Drive, shot his wife, Jill, 52, on Monday and then killed himself in an apparent domestic incident that remains under investigation.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 13, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty  
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Video: Calif. canal rescue caught on tape

A dramatic rescue was caught on tape after a woman's car crashed into a raging river. As Betty Nguyen reports, the woman's husband and son did not survive....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McLean man arrested after touching girl, 6, in clothing store

A McLean man is charged with aggravated sexual battery after he "inappropriately touched" a 6-year-old girl Saturday as she read a book in the children's section of a Burlington Coat Factory store.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 13, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Manassas , Mary Pat Flaherty , Pr. William , Sex Crimes  
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Student's beating: Take a poll, see reader comments

Washington Post readers displayed a range of reactions after reading Ruben Castaneda's story, which details how Prince George's prosecutors who have begun a criminal investigation of three county police officers who beat an unarmed University of Maryland student with their batons after a basketball game last month in an incident that was caught on video and surfaced publicly Monday.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  From the Editors , From the Post , Pr. George's , Reader Comment , Ruben Castaneda , Schools  
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Crowded off-campus party degenerates into 'war zone'

The bottle caps, broken glass and empty plastic cups littering a neighborhood near James Madison University's Harrisonburg, Va. campus suggested that the events of Saturday afternoon were nothing more than a kegger gone bad. But those who witnessed the party-turned-riot recalled chaos so out of character for this Shenandoah Valley town that by Monday afternoon, it still had the power to amaze.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Post , Schools , Virginia  
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Man stole meat from Pr. George's Japanese steakhouse

Prince George's County police are searching for a man who they say held employees at gunpoint while he stole a steak and other items from the Hanabi Japanese Steak House.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's  
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Two stabbed near Petworth Metro station in Northwest D.C.

Two men were stabbed Monday night near the Petworth Metro station in Northwest Washington, authorities said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Martin Weil , The District  
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Man killed in Monday Capitol Heights shooting

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in Prince George’s County Monday night, county police said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Martin Weil , Pr. George's  
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UFOs, bad weather among explanations for illegal parking

A man in the United Kingdom didn't pay a parking fine because, he said, he was distracted after spotting a UFO, according to this report -- which lists a bunch of other unusual appeals made after similar violations: Other reasons...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World , Offbeat  
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Video of confrontation after U-Md. basketball game shows police beating

The Prince George's County prosecutors have dropped charges against two University of Maryland students they claimed struck mounted Park Police officers and their horses after a basketball game in March. A video shot by another student, meanwhile, shows police beating one of those students without apparent provocation.

By Washington Post editors  |  April 12, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Crime, Seen , Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda  
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Fairfax non-dentist arrested, charged with practicing dentistry without a license

Say you need a root canal. Where you going to go: some place with a sign proclaiming a licensed dentist is inside, or to the lady with a basement office hidden behind a refrigerator?

By Tom Jackman  |  April 12, 2010; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman  
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Fairfax teen murder suspect's mother under investigation

The mother of a 16-year-old Fairfax County murder suspect, who accompanied her son from juvenile jail to the dentist's office, after which the teen was not seen again, is under investigation herself, the Fairfax prosecutor said Monday.

By Tom Jackman  |  April 12, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Homicide , Reader Questions , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Pr. William boy, 12, brings gun to school

Prince William County police say a 12-year-old boy brought an unloaded handgun to school Monday and pointed it at his head before a teacher took it away. Police were called to Potomac Middle School shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. They...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Pr. William , Schools  
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Va. man charged with reckless driving in deadly Leesburg accident

Leesburg police have charged a Winchester man with reckless driving after a Saturday accident that fatally injured a motorcyclist. Brian H. Beck, 28, of Winchester, has been charged with reckless driving after his Jeep Cherokee allegedly hit the back of...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 12, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Loudoun , Mary Pat Flaherty , Traffic Accidents  
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Police begin crackdown on Frostburg binge drinking

Maryland State Police say they are joining local law enforcement in a springtime crackdown on binge drinking in Frostburg, home to Frostburg State University. Capt. James Pyles said the effort began Friday and will continue through the spring....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland , Schools  
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Two die in motorcycle crashes

A 22-year-old Maryland man died about 6:30 a.m. Saturday after his motorcycle hit a pick-up truck at Eastern Avenue and Newton Street in Northeast Washington. D.C. police identified the motorcyclist as Davis E. Gross of Mount Rainier. He was taken...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Montgomery , The District , Traffic Accidents  
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Woman killed in Va. tractor-trailer accident

A Massachusetts woman who got out of her car after pulling over to the right shoulder at the Springfield interchange was killed Sunday afternoon when a tractor-trailer hit her, police said. Virginia State Police said traffic had backed up on...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax , Josh White , Traffic Accidents  
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Woman, daughter found dead in Alexandria

A 27-year-old woman and her 3-year-old daughter were found dead Sunday in an Alexandria apartment house, police said. Alexandria officers said they were seeking the girl's father in connection with the deaths....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alexandria , Homicide , Josh White  
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Woman shot dead in Pr. George's; man wounded

A 32-year-old woman was fatally shot Saturday in a parking lot in the Suitland area, Prince George's County police said. Officers said Cynthia D. Aaron of Judicial Drive in Glenn Dale was shot about 2 a.m. in the 6400 block...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Homicide , Martin Weil , Pr. George's  
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Woman killed in apparent D.C. stabbing

A woman died after she was found unconscious Sunday in a Southeast Washington parking lot. Police said the death was an apparent homicide. The woman, who had been stabbed, was identified as Barbara L. Smith, 25, police said. Officers said...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide , The District  
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Wanted Md. man charged with making fake distress call

A former Calvert County man man who disappeared two days before a scheduled court appearance in Maryland is charged with making a false distress signal to the Coast Guard. A federal grand jury in Norfolk indicted 58-year-old Larry Deffenbaugh last...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Calvert , Virginia  
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Man arrested, charged with shooting at Anne Arundel deputy

Authorities have arrested a man and charged him with attempted murder for shooting at a vehicle driven by an Anne Arundel County sheriff's deputy. Authorities say Rodney Divine was arrested Sunday morning after he fired a pistol at a sheriff's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel  
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Va. plans interstate highway speeding crackdown

Virginia State Police are cracking down on speeders on three segments of interstate highways through Tuesday. The agency calls the initiative Operation Air, Land and Speed....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Scooter rider catches charity thief

A man who was collecting donations outside a Florida Wal-Mart chased down the man who stole his collection jar -- on his scooter, according to this report: Charles Salvatore and his family had to work extra hard to raise money...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 12, 2010; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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