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Crime Scene: May 9, 2010 - May 15, 2010

2 Pr. George's officers assaulted

Two Prince George’s County police officers were injured late Friday when they were sent to an apartment in Temple Hills to investigate a noise complaint, county police said. After additional officers were sent to the scene, eight people were...

By Terri Rupar  | May 15, 2010; 11:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Guandique trial to stay in D.C.

A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with kidnapping and killing federal intern Chandra Levy, will not be transferred outside the District, despite Guandique’s attorneys’ concerns about media coverage affecting jury selection.

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, Keith L. Alexander, Sex Crimes, The District, The Region  | Tags:  Chandra Levy, Ingmar Guandique, Jury selection, Rock Creek Park, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Trial  
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Woman charged with using bleach in D.C. courthouse attack

A Northwest woman threw bleach in the face of an ex-boyfriend outside a courtroom at D.C. Superior Court, police said. Diane J. Payne, 52, was charged with three counts including assault, threats and possessing a weapon after she was arrested...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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Hyattsville man charged with murder in D.C. shooting

A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old in Northwest Washington, D.C. police announced Friday. Dwannell F. Bunting, 24, of Hyattsville is facing murder charges after police said he shot Antonio Hampton, 39,...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Homicide, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Video: Elderly woman arrested for selling crack

An 87-year-old Florida woman has been charged with selling crack....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation  
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Three teens charged with robbery police say they videotaped

Three Charles County teens were arrested and charged with a May 5 robbery and assault that the suspects recorded, the county sheriff's office said Friday. The suspects, two 14-year-old males and a 13-year-old male, live in the same neighborhood as...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Charles, Crime, Seen, Juvenile Justice  
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Woman stabs acquaintance on Metro platform

A domestic dispute on the Shaw-Howard Metro station platform ended in a stabbing Friday morning, and a man and woman have been charged, officials said.

By Dan Morse  | May 14, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dan Morse, The District  | Tags:  Assault, Domestic violence, Metro Transit Police Department, Police  
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Lanier, Machen among those scheduled to attend May 20 town hall

Individuals representing a wide range of the District's political and criminal justice communities will host a town hall meeting on May 20 in Northeast....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District  
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Shots fired at Frederick home injure teen girl

Police in Frederick say a 14-year-old girl suffered a minor head wound from a bullet that was fired at a home in the 400 block of Heather Ridge Drive. Police say someone fired a number of shots at the residence...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick  
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Pr. William man charged with posting swastika stickers at his school

An 18-year-old from Woodbridge was arrested at his high school this week and charged with placing swastika stickers throughout his school. Police began investigating the incidents at Potomac High School in Dumfries on April 15....

By Dan Morse  | May 14, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Pr. William, Schools  
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Police investigating Friday morning shooting in Alexandria

Alexandria Police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 4 a.m. Friday morning in the 1200 block of Wythe Street. Officer were initially called about shots fired. When they arrived, they couldn't find a victim....

By Dan Morse  | May 14, 2010; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Alexandria, Dan Morse  
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D.C. shooting a homicide after victim dies in hospital

D.C. police are investigating a May 1 shooting as a homicide after the victim died in an area hospital. Around 10:35 p.m. on May 1, police found Irvan Jackson, 68, in the 4700 block of Jay St. NE suffering from...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | May 14, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Venue change for trial of man accused of killing Sarah Haley Foxwell

A judge has granted an automatic change of venue to a man accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl last year. Lawyers for 30-year-old Thomas J. Leggs Jr. of Salisbury made the request to move his trial in Wicomico...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Updates  
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Anne Arundel man faces third trial for 2007 killing

A Brooklyn Park man is on trial for the third time in a 2007 killing after one mistrial and one hung jury. Twenty-three-year-old Antonio Moore is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2007 shooting death of 21-year-old Michael Francis....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Man charged in Chandra Levy's killing to appear in court

A man charged in the killing of federal intern Chandra Levy is scheduled to appear in court. Twenty-eight-year-old Ingmar Guandique has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other counts in Levy's death. She disappeared in 2001 and her remains...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 14, 2010; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Updates  
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Two men slashed in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County police were investigating a stabbing or slashing in the Gaithersburg area Thursday evening that may have involved a tire iron, officials said. Two men were taken to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Capt. Oscar Garcia,...

By Washington Post editors  | May 13, 2010; 7:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery  
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Charges filed in Fairfax school bus shooting

A 14-year-old Fairfax County boy was charged Thursday with shooting into an occupied vehicle and reckless discharge of a weapon, after he allegedly fired one shot from a rifle into a Fairfax school bus filled with middle school students Wednesday afternoon.

By Tom Jackman  | May 13, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Fairfax, Juvenile Justice, Schools, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Father-son duo helps nab Anne Arundel burglary suspects

A 26-year-old Severn man arrived home Wednesday afternoon to see a stranger in his carport, standing next to a Lincoln Navigator, cell phone in hand, trunk open. Over the next few minutes, he -- and his father -- helped capture...

By Dan Morse  | May 13, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Dan Morse  
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Pot robbery turns to chase that turns to murder

A D.C. jury convicted two men of murder this week in a case that involved a marijuana robbery in Charles County, a high-speed getaway into Washington, and a five-shot ambush of the robbery victim along a street in Southeast Washington,...

By Dan Morse  | May 13, 2010; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Charles, Dan Morse  
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Holder, Napolitano to attend vigil for fallen law officers

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is leading a ceremony Thursday to honor fallen law enforcement officers from across the country. Holder and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are scheduled to attend the annual candlelight vigil at the National...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 13, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation  
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Homeowner charged with harboring fugitive after co-owner lets deputy inside home

Anyone aspiring to harbor a felon should take note of a recent arrest out of Lexington Park, about 60 miles southeast of Washington -- and make sure any co-owners of your property are on board with the plan. Such a...

By Dan Morse  | May 13, 2010; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dan Morse, St. Mary's  
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Park Police seek man who robbed cars in park lots

U.S. Park Police investigators are looking for a thief who stole credit cards from a parked car in Greenbelt Park on Aug. 16, 2009. The credit cards were used in several stores in Greenbelt and Silver Spring....

By Dan Morse  | May 13, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Dan Morse, Montgomery, Pr. George's  
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Roanoke police chief to retire after 12 years in job

Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins is retiring at the end of June. He's the first black to serve as the city's top law enforcement officer. The 62-year-old Gaskins informed his staff of his decision Wednesday. He will retire June 30...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 13, 2010; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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O'Malley, Mikulski continue push to jam call phones at prisons

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Barbara Mikulski cited test results released Wednesday on cell phone jamming equipment at a federal prison to support federal legislation allowing states to stop prisoners from using contraband cell phones. The test was conducted...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 13, 2010; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Maryland, Politics, Stafford, The Criminal Mind  
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Richmond officers plan memorial ride to D.C.

Some Richmond police officers are hopping on bicycles to honor fellow officers who died in the line of duty. The Bike for the Blue memorial ride starts at 6 a.m. Thursday at the state Capitol in Richmond....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 13, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Toddler dies in crash in Landover area

A 2-year-old girl was killed Wednesday night when she was thrown from her car seat after her mother lost control of their car and hit several trees in the Landover area, Prince George's County police said. The Chrysler sedan split...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 13, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents  
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Teen questioned in Fairfax school bus shooting incident

Fairfax County police questioned a 14-year-old boy who might have shot at a county school bus Wednesday afternoon as he was shooting at birds in the Alexandria area of the county, officials said. A school bus driver heard a loud...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 13, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, Fairfax  
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Pa. police wrongly charged people for swearing, lawsuit claims

Free-speech lawsuits filed Wednesday accuse Pennsylvania police of wrongly charging hundreds of people with disorderly conduct for swearing. American Civil Liberties Union lawyers say they reviewed 770 such citations issued by Pennsylvania State Police in a recent one-year span and...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 12, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Former student pleads guilty to Md. dorm room attack

A former student wrestler at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in an alleged sexual attack in a dormitory room. Twenty-year-old Tyler Dilks, of Whiteford, entered the plea Wednesday in district court...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 12, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Frederick, Schools  
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Defense in Wone case passes on a jury trial

UPDATE: The team defending the three men charged with conspiracy in the fatal stabbing of Robert Wone waived their right to a jury trial on Wednesday and requested that their case be heard by a judge. ORIGINAL POST: Defense attorneys...

By Washington Post editors  | May 12, 2010; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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Video: White officer shot himself, said black man did it

A white Philadelphia police sergeant made up a story about being shot by a black man while on patrol last month and actually intentionally shot himself for unknown reasons, the city's police commissioner said....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 12, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Arguments over ride, slashed tires led to intern's death, court papers say

D.C. Council intern Alonte Sutton was fatally shot by a man who slashed his tires after Sutton had said he could not give him or his girlfriend a ride in his car, according to documents filed in D.C. Superior Court...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 12, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Year added to Bethesda bombmaking suspect's sentence

UPDATE: Montgomery County Circuit Judge Michael D. Mason on Wednesday afternoon tacked on another year to Collin McKenzie-Gude’s five-year sentence for crimes committed in 2008. Mason technically sentenced McKenzie-Gude to three years behind bars for an attempted carjacking conviction, but...

By Dan Morse  | May 12, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery, Updates  
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Girl who posed as boy on Facebook arrested for stalking

A 14-year-old Prince William County girl who posed as a boy on Facebook to strike up a relationship with another teenaged girl was arrested last week and charged with stalking, after her true identity was discovered and she refused to...

By Josh White  | May 12, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Josh White, Juvenile Justice, Pr. William, Technology  
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Truck, trailer, lawn equipment stolen from Alexandria facility

Someone broke into an Alexandria govenment facility over the weekend, stealing a city truck, trailer and lawn equipment worth about $82,000, city police said Wednesday. The theft also resulted in another $10,000 in damage, according to a press release....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 12, 2010; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alexandria, David P. Marino-Nachison  
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School bus driver charged with assaulting student over iPod volume

A Loudoun County school bus driver was charged with simple assault after allegedly striking a student who refused to turn down his iPod, authorities said. Lavangila N. McKissic, 35, of Round Hill, was driving students through Purcellville about 4 p.m....

By Maria Glod  | May 12, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Loudoun, Maria Glod, Schools  
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'Norfolk 4' homicide detective indicted for extortion

The homicide detective at the heart of the controversial "Norfolk 4" case -- four sailors who claimed they were coerced into falsely confessing to rape and murder -- has been arrested and charged in federal court in Norfolk with taking money from criminal suspects in exchange for lying on their behalf to prosecutors and even to a judge in court.

By Tom Jackman  | May 12, 2010; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Tom Jackman, Updates, Virginia  
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Driver dies in Loudoun wreck after vehicle lands in pond

A Loudoun County woman was killed in a wreck Tuesday night that sent her vehicle careening into a pond, authorities said Wednesday. Two cars collided on Route 7 in the Round Hill area at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to...

By Dan Morse  | May 12, 2010; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Loudoun, Traffic Accidents  
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SUV passenger killed in Montgomery Escalade wreck

A passenger in an SUV died in a Montgomery County wreck Tuesday, according to a press release from the Montgomery County police. According to accident investigators, a 2007 Cadillac Escalade was traveling south on the 21500 block of Georgia Avenue...

By Dan Morse  | May 12, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Man shot dead in Bowie

A man was shot to death at around midnight Tuesday in a home in Bowie, Prince George's County police said. Police were called to the home in the unit block of Queen Anne Bridge Road just after midnight, said Cpl....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 12, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's  
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Man wanted in Arlington caught at Canadian border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have arrested an Abbotsford, British Columbia, man sought by the U.S. Marshals Service in Arlington. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Thomas Schreiber said Tuesday that 55-year-old Herbert Larsen is accused of conspiracy to store...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 12, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington, Around the Nation  
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Man tries to exchange warm stolen beers for frosty cold ones

A man who police say stole beer from a store in Tennessee returned it because it wasn't cold enough, according to this report: A clerk told police that she went into the back of the store while re-stocking the beer,...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 12, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Full statement of Marta Murphy, mother of George Huguely

George Huguely's mother released a written statement Tuesday responding to the May 3 death of University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love and the murder charge facing her son George Huguely. Read the full story | Full coverage of the Yeardley...

By Mike McPhate  | May 11, 2010; 8:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  George Huguely, Lacrosse, Marta Murphy, Yeardley Love  
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Arrest made in slaying of City Council intern

A 28-year-old Southeast Washington man was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged in the fatal shooting of the 18-year-old city council intern who was found dead Sunday, D.C. police said. Police said Omare Ishmael Cotton, 28, was charged with first degree...

By Washington Post editors  | May 11, 2010; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Homicide, Martin Weil, The District  
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Prayer vigil set for slain D.C. Council intern Alonte Sutton

Alonte Sutton, the D.C. Council intern who was fatally shot over the weekend, will be honored at a prayer vigil Wednesday evening, the office of Councilmember Michael A. Brown announced. The vigil will take place where Sutton died, in the...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | May 11, 2010; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Former D.C. club owner gets prison term for tax evasion

The former owner of several D.C. nightclubs was sentenced Tuesday in the District's federal court to 38 months in prison for failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes, federal prosecutors said. Abdul K. Khanu, who owned DC Live, Platinum...

By Maria Glod  | May 11, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod, The District  
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Man who led Md. chase was driving stolen car

The case of a 19-year old who led Montgomery County police on a chase Tuesday morning is getting more interesting. Turns out, police say, the man had been released from custody -- on a different set of charges -- just...

By Dan Morse  | May 11, 2010; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Fake FBI agent hired neighbor, got him to transcribe her 'interrogations'

To read the arrest warrant for Brenna Marie Reilly is to ask why. The 29-year-old told her Arlington neighbors she was an FBI agent. She hired one of them to be her administrative assistant, telling him she was the bureau's...

By Dan Morse  | May 11, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Arlington, Dan Morse  
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Va. Gov. McDonnell wants to keep inmates from returning to prison

Gov. Bob McDonnell wants Virginia to do more to keep prisoners from winding up back behind bars. On Tuesday, McDonnell (R) announced the creation of a council to study ways to bring together state, private and faith-based resources to better...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 11, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia  
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U-Md. student journalist thrown into coverage of international story

University of Maryland junior Ben Present was attending a fraternity meeting on April 12 when an editor at the Diamondback, the university's student newspaper, called him on his mobile phone.

By Ruben Castaneda  | May 11, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Schools  | Tags:  Prince George's County police, police brutality  
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Woman, 79, escapes from attacker in Waldorf

A forensic artist in Charles County has drawn a composite sketch depicting a man authorities say assaulted a 79-year-old woman who was walking her dog in Waldorf. The woman and her dog were in the area of Tommy Middleton Lane...

By Dan Morse  | May 11, 2010; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Charles, Dan Morse  
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Man hit by SUV on the sidewalk has died

Update, May 11, 10:35 a.m.: The man struck and critically wounded by an SUV on Monday as he stood on the sidewalk outside Eastover Shopping Center has died, authorities said Tuesday. Police did not immediately release the man's name or...

By Matt Zapotosky  | May 11, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Shotgun-toting man gets cash, cigarettes in Crofton robbery

Armed with a shotgun, having just relieved a 7-Eleven clerk of cash, the suspect was certainly in a position to pay for his smokes. Instead, Anne Arundel police say, he grabbed several packs of cigarettes, stuffed them into his black...

By Dan Morse  | May 11, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Crime, Seen, Dan Morse  
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Park Police seek Northwest parking lot thief

The U.S. Park Police wants help finding a suspect they belive stole credit cards and checks from a car parked in the Thompson's Boat Center parking lot on May 6 and then used them at area stores. The lot is...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 11, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, The District  
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Video: Beer bottle thwarts armed robbery

A good samaritan may have saved the life of a Virginia service station clerk when he intervened in an armed robbery, smashing a beer bottle over the gunman's head....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 11, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Virginia  
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Two Fairfax robberies could be linked, police say

Fairfax Police believe two robberies that took place near each other at almost the same time on May 8 might be related. At 11:42 p.m., two males approached another near Cattail Lane and Summer Pond Drive. After producing a gun,...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 11, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Fairfax  
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Va. inmate suit says they were unfairly denied parole

The Virginia Parole Board is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by 11 inmates. The lawsuit, which was the subject of a Post story, claims the board has unfairly denied parole to thousands of inmates who...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 11, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Nebraska police may have found 'toiler paper bandit'

Police in Nebraska believe they may have caught the man who has become known as the "toilet paper bandit" because of his unconventional mask, according to this report: Joshua Nelson, 29, of 121 E St. was arrested Saturday evening for...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 11, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat, Updates  
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Pr. George's man convicted in slaying

Proctor was convicted of fatally shooting Sean E. Smith, 25,

By Ruben Castaneda  | May 10, 2010; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Landover Hills, Prince George's County  
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2 identified in fatal New Hampshire Ave. crash

Three people were killed early Sunday after their car nicked a pickup truck on New Hampshire Avenue in the Adelphi area, then veered into a guardrail and utility pole, police said. The car, a 1998 Nissan Altima, flipped and...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 10, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Traffic Accidents  | Tags:  Jose Chicas Iraheta, Maria Iraheta de Bazzara, New Hampshire Avenue, Nissan Altima, Pickup truck  
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Donations mount for fallen Montgomery officer's family

Montgomery County police officers have gravely said you couldn't make up anything worse if you tried: A cop rushes out to assist another officer, veers off the road, slams into a tree, dies, and leaves behind a 14-month-old son and...

By Dan Morse  | May 10, 2010; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery  
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Video: Thieves loot, vandalize youth team offices

Thieves broke into the offices of a youth football team in Southeast Washington and stole thousands of dollars worth of football equipment and electronics, team officials said Saturday....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 10, 2010; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District  
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Marine killed in accidental shooting at Quantico base, officials said

A 20-year-old Marine was killed early Sunday in what authorities said was an accidental shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico. Lance Cpl. Kevin P. Grant, of Harvey, Ill., was pronounced dead at Mary Washington Hospital, officials said. Officials released few...

By Maria Glod  | May 10, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Virginia  
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Tiki bar fire spreads to house after Mother's Day party

A Mother's Day gathering; a few drinks; a tiki bar in full effect. What could be better? As of today, lots of things....

By Dan Morse  | May 10, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Charles, Dan Morse, Fires & Fire Safety  
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Montgomery to honor all 16 officers killed during department's history

Montgomery County police will honor all 16 officers who died in the line of duty at 3 p.m. Monday. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place at the county's Public Safety Training Academy at 9710 Great...

By Dan Morse  | May 10, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Shock,' 'disbelief' from D.C. councilmember who worked with dead 18-year-old

Police removed a body believed to be that of Alonte Sutton, 18, a promising D.C. Council intern, from a wooded area in Southeast Washington on Sunday afternoon. D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, who worked with Sutton, released a statement...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 10, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  The District  
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Pedestrian killed in Anne Arundel

Evidence from a crash scene in Anne Arundel County suggests that a pedestrian struck and killed when he was hit by a GMC Sierra was intoxicated, police said Monday. The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and didn't use a crosswalk...

By Dan Morse  | May 10, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Dan Morse, Traffic Accidents  
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Man carjacked in Anne Arundel taken to Baltimore in his own trunk

A man in Anne Arundel County was ordered at gunpoint into the trunk of his own car, driven to Baltimore, robbed and let out, Anne Arundel police said Monday. Police learned about the incident late Saturday night. The victim, 28,...

By Dan Morse  | May 10, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Dan Morse  
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Virginia Beach inmates tend new vegetable garden

Under the watchful eye of a sheriff's deputy, Kyle Cuthbertson kneeled in a bright orange jumpsuit and tended the soil on a patch of land next to the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. If everything goes right, the 1/4-acre plot will...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 10, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Two found shot dead in car in Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating three homicides, including the shooting deaths of two men who were sitting in a car. Police say the victims were found Saturday night in north Baltimore inside a car that was in park and still running....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 10, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Baltimore, Homicide  
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Baltimore firefighter hit with child pornography charge

A Baltimore firefighter has been charged with 10 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography. Fifty-four-year-old Philip Hodge was arrested Friday and released after posting bond. Court records show police found explicit files being shared from his computer over an...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 10, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Sex Crimes  
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