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Crime Scene: May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010

Fairfax cyclist and SUV driver identified

Gary Anthony Thorne, 31, of Blue Gray Circle in Manassas, was the driver of an SUV that veered across Lee Highway Friday and hit and killed bicyclist Abdelouahid Chadli, 18, of Morrison Way in Fairfax. Fairfax police spokeswoman Mary Ann...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | May 22, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Fairfax, Mary Pat Flaherty, Traffic Accidents, Updates, Virginia  
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Man arrested near White House while robbing person at ATM, police say

As the White House state dinner was in full swing down a few blocks away Wednesday night, the Secret Service, according to a D.C. police account, “observed a subject committing an armed robbery of a citizen at an ATM.”...

By Terri Rupar  | May 22, 2010; 12:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Martin Weil  
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Guilty plea in shooting of Pepco worker

On the night of Dec. 3, as a Pepco crew tried to restore power in the 1900 block of First Street NW, a resident of the area walked by and didn’t like the way one crew member made eye contact...

By Terri Rupar  | May 21, 2010; 10:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty  
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Hockey coach charged in hotel sex assault

A former Los Angeles Kings hockey player and current assistant coach was charged Friday with sexually assaulting his adult daughter at the Mayflower Hotel. Mark Hardy, 51, was charged with fourth-degree sexual abuse in connection with fondling his daughter in...

By Washington Post editors  | May 21, 2010; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Celebrities, From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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D.C. woman charged in fatal 2007 beating

A 45-year-old District woman was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after new evidence implicated her in the beating death of a 29-year-old man more than two years ago, police said.

By Washington Post Editors  | May 21, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Paul Duggan, The District  | Tags:  Marcelo Alvarez, Marlene Medley, woman charged with murder; murder charge in beating; woman charged with beating man to death  
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MS-13 member gets life sentence for murder of rival Fairfax gang member

A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, was sentenced to life plus ten years in prison Friday for his role as a gang leader and getaway driver in the slaying of a rival gang member in Fairfax County in 2007. Carlos Bladimir Montoya, 26, of Sterling, reportedly headed an MS-13 clique called Unidos Locos Salvatrucha, and was part of a group that searched for Melvin Reyes, reputedly a member of the 18th Street gang.

By Tom Jackman  | May 21, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Gangs, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Centreville woman convicted of murder in shooting of boyfriend

A 64-year-old Fairfax County woman who allegedly fatally shot her 34-year-old boyfriend inside her apartment in Centreville last year was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder, and the Fairfax Circuit Court jury imposed a 14-year sentence. Ahmed Chouaib, who lived in the Lincolnia area, was shot in the side and in the back inside the apartment of Maria de las Mercedes Tizon, in the 14000 block of Climbing Rose Way, on August 15.

By Tom Jackman  | May 21, 2010; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Babysitter for Fairfax heroin overdose baby given probation

The babysitter for a five-month-old Fairfax County boy, who overdosed on heroin last year, was given a three-year suspended sentence for child abuse Friday in Fairfax Circuit Court, but the judge told the woman if she failed a drug test, he would impose the entire three-year term. Erin C. Flynn, 32, was one of two adults who was left in charge of the five-month-old baby last July by the boy's mother, Marilyn R. Fischl. Flynn testified that Fischl had provided heroin to Patrick Hall and Flynn while Fischl took another child to a doctor's appointment.

By Tom Jackman  | May 21, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fairfax, Narcotics, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Pit Bull attacks officer, Pit Bull gets shot, authorities say

Joseph Brock Romanowski, to hear sheriff's deputies in Southern Maryland tell it, knew they were coming for him. So the 35-year-old ran out back, unleashed a Pit Bull, which attacked one of the officers, who shot the dog, which died...

By Dan Morse  | May 21, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Charles, Dan Morse  
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Man charged with sending computer parts to Libya

A 59-year-old North Carolina man was arrested this week by federal officials in D.C. after he was indicted on charges of illegally exporting computer parts and technology to Libya and lying to Commerce Department agents about it, the U.S. Attorney’s...

By Washington Post editors  | May 21, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, From the Courthouse  
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Body found in recycling plant identified as homeless Newport News man

The body found in a Manassas-area recycling center after apparently being transported there in a Newport News recycling container has been identified as that of James Edward Sessoms, 60, Newport News police said Friday morning. Police said Sessoms was homeless...

By Josh White  | May 21, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Josh White, Updates, Virginia  
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Burglary suspect found under pile of clothes

Police who showed up at a New Jersey home looking for a burglary suspect found her -- in an unexpected place, according to this report: Police were summoned to the 600-block home at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday. The responding officers determined...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 21, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Guilty plea in attempted $2 million Pr. George's armored truck robbery

Toumani Touray Thomas pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Greenbelt to firing a rifle and attempting to rob an armored truck containing more than $2 million in cash on Oct. 16. Thomas, 33, of the District, eventually holed up...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | May 20, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, Pr. George's, Updates  
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Video: Two officers shot, killed in Arkansas

Two West Memphis, Ark., police officers have been killed after a traffic stop on the west side of the city. One of the dead officers is the son of the West Memphis police chief....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 20, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation  
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Man jumps from SE apartment after finding body inside

A man leaped from the third-floor of a Southeast D.C. apartment Thursday after discovering a dead body inside, authorities said. Few details were immediately available, but authorities responded to the 4200 block of 4th Street SE about 3:30 p.m, said...

By Washington Post editors  | May 20, 2010; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, The District  
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Body in Pr. William recycling plant came from Newport News

Police detectives are working to identify the body found in a Manassas-area recycling center Wednesday night and believe that the victim was inadvertently picked up in a recycle container in Newport News and transported to Prince William County. The body...

By Josh White  | May 20, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Josh White, Pr. William, Updates, Virginia  
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Police seek pair who stole from Manassas ABC store

Manassas police have released surveillance photos of a man and woman they say stole liquor from an ABC store on May 18. The pair entered the store at 9528 Liberia Ave. at approximately 8:20 p.m., police said, and browsed the...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 20, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, David P. Marino-Nachison, Manassas  
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Toddler injured in Arlington car accident

Arlington County police are investigating an accident that caused serious injuries to a toddler Thursday morning on Lee Highway. Police said a man, whose name they have not released, was crossing Lee Highway near North Culpeper Street when a vehicle's...

By Josh White  | May 20, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington, Josh White, Traffic Accidents  
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Montgomery Village shootings lead to 19-year-old's arrest

Montgomery County detectives have arrested a 19-year-old in connection with a Wednesday night double shooting in Montgomery Village. Richard Anthony Ortiz, of the 9300 block of Bremerton Way in Montgomery Village, was charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder...

By Dan Morse  | May 20, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Updates  
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Police release suspect sketches in Centreville handyman slaying

Fairfax County police on Thursday released composite drawings of the two men who shot and killed handyman Jose Rosales as he defended a Centreville family in their home Monday morning. Rosales, 39, was shot to death after two men entered the garage of a home on Compton Road about 10:45 a.m. Monday and threatened the residents, the Brar family. The men then fled and police believe they left the area in an older model white Toyota pickup truck with dark tinted windows.

By Tom Jackman  | May 20, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Unsolved, Updates  
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Fairfax police seize record amount of khat after busted drug deal

An alert patrol officer in Fairfax County is responsible for what is believed to be the county’s largest-ever seizure of khat, an illegal drug popular in East Africa and along the Arabian Peninsula. The officer noticed what appeared to be...

By Josh White  | May 20, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Fairfax, Josh White, Narcotics  
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D.C. police seek bank robber caught on video

District police are looking for a man who robbed a Northwest bank on Monday night and they are relying on surveillance video images to help them. The man entered a TD Bank branch located at 1611 Wisconsin Avenue at 7:19...

By Josh White  | May 20, 2010; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Josh White, The District  
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Man's body found at Pr. William recycling plant

Prince William County police say a body has been found at a recycling depot near Manassas. Sgt. Kim Chinn says the body of a man was found at the Canusa Hershman Recycling Center near Interstate 66 on Wednesday night....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 20, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. William  
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Va. man who murdered 2 scheduled for execution tonight

A condemned Virginia inmate is awaiting word from the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether his execution will go forward. The court is the last hope for 37-year-old Darick Demorris Walker, who is set to die by injection at 9...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 20, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Death Penalty, Virginia  
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Spotsylvania man charged with attempted abduction of 9-year-old boy

A man who worked two weeks this spring as a substitute school bus driver in Spotsylvania County faces charges of trying to abduct a 9-year-old boy. Sheriff's spokeswoman Liz Scott said Wednesday that 51-year-old Carl Frederick Rice of Spotsylvania was...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 20, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Virginia  
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D.C. homicide detective publishes novel set in city neighborhoods

For nearly 20 years, D.C. homicide detective Mitch Credle has tracked down and locked up killers, many of them teenagers and young men. In dry, bureaucratic prose, Credle has written up facts from investigations in official charging documents. Credle creates characters and facts in his first novel, "Stranger in the Streets."

By Ruben Castaneda  | May 20, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ruben Castaneda, The District  | Tags:  first novel, homicide detective  
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Woman injured in Damascus crash

A woman suffered potentially life-threatening injuries Wednesday when her car left a road in the Damascus area and struck a tree, Montgomery County police said. The driver might have had a medical emergency that caused her to lose control of...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 20, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Man and teen shot in Montgomery; several men sought

A teenager and a man were shot Wednesday night in Montgomery Village, and Montgomery County police were searching for several men who might have been involved, officials said. The injuries to the two, ages 17 and 23, were not believed...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 20, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, Montgomery  
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Woman gets 10 years in Montgomery crash that killed 2

A 34-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday in connection with a drunken-driving wreck that killed two men on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County on July 7. Kelli Loos had pleaded guilty two counts of vehicular...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 20, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Fourth suspect charged with murder in Betts case

Update, 1 p.m.: Police identified the suspect as Joel Johnson, 19, of an unconfirmed address. He was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of armed robbery, three counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and three counts...

By Washington Post editors  | May 19, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Homicide, Montgomery  
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Police release images of trio they say stole $4,000 of iPhones in Anne Arundel

Three men used a distraction strategy and stole seven Apple iPhones from a Radio Shack store at the Annapolis Mall earlier this month. Now police are asking for the public’s help in finding them. The men entered the store on...

By Josh White  | May 19, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Crime, Seen, Josh White  
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Man charged in Md. killing may be linked to 1991 Frederick Co. death, three others

Maryland State Police say they are seeking links between two slayings in south-central Pennsylvania and three unsolved homicides in western Maryland. Investigator Rick Bachtell told the Hagerstown Herald-Mail Tuesday he has met with Pennsylvania State Police who charged Jeffrey Miles...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 19, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Frederick, Maryland, Unsolved  
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Va. man who skinned, wore guinea pig convicted on animal cruelty charge

A man who skinned a guinea pig and wore the skin as headgear has been convicted on an animal cruelty charge. Charles Woodson was convicted Tuesday in Warren County General District Court....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 19, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Updates, Virginia  
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Va. authorities seek man tied to Medicaid billing scam

Prince William County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man they have linked to a significant Virginia Medicaid fraud scam over the past two years. They say Godwin Ikwuakam, 47, of Gideon Court in Fredericksburg, directed...

By Josh White  | May 19, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Financial Crimes, Josh White, Pr. William  
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St. Mary's man arrested while trying to walk off with new pair of shoes

A Lexington Park man who thought he could walk away with a pair of new shoes was caught at the front door of a Kohl’s store in St. Mary’s County wearing the evidence, according to authorities. On Monday, a Kohl’s...

By Josh White  | May 19, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Josh White, St. Mary's  
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Six arrested for breaking into Charles County cars

A rash of broken car windows in several Charles County neighborhoods last week led patrol officers to arrest six teenagers they say were trying to steal stereos and other items. Patrol officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office began learning...

By Josh White  | May 19, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Court battle over sealed records in U. Va. lacrosse murder case

The next hearing scheduled for the accused killer of a University of Virginia lacrosse player is set for June 10. But while the main court action awaits, a side battle is waging over records related to the case that have...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | May 19, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Document Room, From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, Updates, Virginia  
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One man may be behind two recent Arlington attacks, police say

Arlington police are looking for a man they say sexually assaulted a woman behind a restaurant on May 14. A woman was walking behind a restaurant in the 2000 block of Wilson Boulevard around 10:50 p.m when a man grabbed...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 19, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington, David P. Marino-Nachison, Sex Crimes  
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Three men shot in Capitol Heights

Three men were shot Tuesday evening in the Capitol Heights area near the District border, Prince George's County police said. Officers were called about 6:40 p.m. to Benning Road at the intersection with Marlboro Pike, said Officer Evan Baxter, a...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 19, 2010; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, Pr. George's  
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Annapolis man gets 20 years for 2000 rape

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a woman in Annapolis in 2000. Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Albert Brandford of Annapolis had pleaded guilty to second-degree rape. He was sentenced on Monday and will be required to...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 19, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse, Sex Crimes  
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D.C. paramedics, EMTs honored in kick-off to 'EMS Week'

D.C. Fire/EMS honored nearly 50 firefighters, paramedics and EMTs for saving lives in medical emergencies in a ceremony Tuesday that served as a kick-off to Emergency Medical Services Week. The ceremony, which took place at the Hattie Holmes Wellness Senior...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | May 19, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Heroes, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Police follow paint trail to find men charged with vandalizing cars

Two Colorado men were arrested for splashing paint on cars after police followed a paint trail and found them, according to this report: Arrested were Boulder residents Jarrad McKay, 21, and Matthew Baker, 20, according to the Boulder Police Department....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 19, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stairwell beating, robbery caught on video

Montgomery County police say five suspects beat and robbed a 30-year-old man -- as captured by a surveillance video earlier this month -- and two of them remain at large. "This shows just how brutal these kinds of crimes can...

By Dan Morse  | May 18, 2010; 7:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Charles man charged with filing fake carjacking report

The Charles County sheriff's office says a man faces charges over a phony carjacking report. Officials said Tuesday that they have issued a criminal summons charging 49-year-old Garry Michael Roberts of White Plains with filing a false statement to a...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 18, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Charles  
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Md. man's body found in Potomac near Harpers Ferry

Police say the body of a fisherman from Gaithersburg has been found along the Maryland bank of the Potomac River near Sandy Hook. Maryland Natural Resources Police say 37-year-old Daniel Figueroa is believed to have drowned Saturday, when he was...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 18, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues, Maryland, Montgomery, Updates  
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50 years for head of Md. cult convicted in child's starving death

A cult leader convicted of the starvation death of a toddler for not saying "Amen" after meals was sentenced to 50 years in prison Tuesday by a judge who described her as a manipulator of lost souls. Queen Antoinette was...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 18, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse  
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Man wanted in 1996 Herndon homicide found in Ohio jail

Herndon police have finally caught up with a suspect in a 1996 homicide after he was identified in Ohio prior to his release from jail there last week. Police said Joseph Real, 35, was about to be released from jail...

By Josh White  | May 18, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cold Cases, Homicide, Josh White, Virginia  
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Man killed in mansion attack ID'd; Police look for white pickup

Fairfax County police say the man killed by intruders at a Centreville mansion on Monday was a handyman for the family that owned the house. Jose Ramiro Rosales Cardona, 39, of Courtney Drive in Manassas, was married with two children,...

By Washington Post editors  | May 18, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Cyclists crash, suffer injuries, after tacks tossed on Md. course

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bizarre case of sabotage at a Leonardtown bicycle race over the weekend that involved someone tossing numerous thumbtacks onto a roadway in various spots apparently aimed at causing crashes. Officials said...

By Josh White  | May 18, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Josh White, St. Mary's  
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Anne Arundel student indicted on murder charges after shotgun death

A grand jury has indicted a Frostburg State University student on first-degree murder and assault charges stemming from an off-campus confrontation last month. Allegany County State's Attorney Michael Twigg says the panel returned the indictment Tuesday against 21-one-year-old Tyrone Hall...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 18, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Maryland, Schools, Updates  
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D.C. strip club manager dies from 2007 fire injuries

A Washington strip club manager who was doused with gasoline and set on fire nearly three years ago has died. Vladimir Djordjevic had been in the hospital since November 2007 with critical burns to 90 percent of his body. Police...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 18, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The District, Updates  
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Money Store fraud settlement may not approach losses in scheme

More than 100 people who say they were victimized by a mortgage fraud scheme would get only a few thousand each under a proposed settlement. Ten people have been convicted in the Metropolitan Money Store scheme, which took advantage of...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 18, 2010; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse  
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6 years for Va. woman who stabbed Ft. Eustis soldier

A Virginia Beach woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for participating in the stabbing of a soldier at Fort Eustis and helping the suspect flee. Patsy Ann Montowski had pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 18, 2010; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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Person found dead on Metro train

A person was found dead on a Metro train Monday, an agency spokeswoman said. Metro said an "unconscious patron" was found on a train at the platform of the Shady Grove station on the Red Line. The discovery was made...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 18, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Martin Weil, Montgomery  
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Robber who destroyed Pr. George's store surveillance system gets 45 years

David Ward Turner apparently believed his shades and hat -- and destroying a store's surveillance system -- would shield him from the law. But they didn't protect him from eyewitnesses.

By Ruben Castaneda  | May 18, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Glenn F. Ivey, armed robbery  
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Fla. man heard saying 'I'm going to commit a crime' arrested

A Florida man was arrested shortly after a woman overheard him discussing his plans during a telephone conversation near her home, according to this report: When she heard Kevin Wayne Weathersby say, “I’m about to commit a crime,” she alerted...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 18, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. 15-year-old to be tried as adult in school shooting case

A judge has ruled that a 15-year-old student accused of firing a gun inside a Portsmouth high school will be tried as an adult. Keith Elliott is charged with underage possession of a firearm, brandishing a firearm and discharging a...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Juvenile Justice, Schools, Virginia  
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Man shot dead in Centreville home invasion

A man was shot to death during an apparent home invasion by two armed men in the Centreville area of Fairfax County Monday morning, and police said a high-powered search of the wooded area did not discover the suspects.

By Tom Jackman  | May 17, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. police investigate fatal shooting

D.C. police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Maryland man early Sunday morning. Around 2:20 a.m.police went to the 5000 block of D St SE to respond to 911 calls of gunshots....

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | May 17, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Homicide, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Former ambulance driver pleads guilty to stealing heart monitors

A former ambulance driver who briefly worked at Children's National Medical Center and the Washington Hospital Center in the District pleaded guilty Monday to stealing two expensive heart monitors out of ambulances and trying to sell them to a company...

By Josh White  | May 17, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Video: Seven-year-old girl killed during Detroit police raid

Detroit police are offering the family of 7-year-old Ayana Jones their condolences for the child's death during a police raid. They are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Man armed with shotgun robs armored truck employee

Montgomery County police are looking for a man who reportedly used a shotgun to rob an armored truck employee today in Colesville, officials said. About 10:24 a.m., the suspect approached a Dunbar employee who was apparently in the vestibule area...

By Dan Morse  | May 17, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fairfax teen pleads guilty to murdering girlfriend in Reston area

A Fairfax County teenager admitted Monday morning that he strangled and then stabbed 19-year-old Siobhan L. Russell to death in his Reston area bedroom last year, and he pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

By Tom Jackman  | May 17, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Two more Sterling massage parlors lose licenses

Loudoun County authorities revoked business licenses from two massage parlors over the past week as part of an ongoing investigation targeting "bawdy" places in the county. Aroma Therapy Massage and Massage Therapy, both of Sterling, joined Green Therapy Massage in...

By Josh White  | May 17, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Montgomery man presumed drowned near Harpers Ferry

Authorities say they have resumed their search for a Gaithersburg man who is presumed to have drowned in the Potomac River near Sandy Hook, across from Harpers Ferry, W. Va. Maryland Natural Resources Police say 37-year-old Daniel Figueroa was fishing...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues, Maryland, Montgomery  
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Court: Sexually dangerous can be kept in prison

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal officials can indefinitely hold inmates considered "sexually dangerous" after their prison terms are complete. The high court reversed a lower court decision that said Congress overstepped its authority in allowing indefinite detentions of...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Sex Crimes  
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D.C. police seek help finding suspect in woman's 2009 killing

The D.C. police have asked for the public's help with finding a man they believe may have killed a woman in January 2009. Richard Morton is wanted for the Jan. 28, 2009 killing of Rachael M. Culver, who was killed...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Homicide, The District  
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Web site grows out of fascination with Robert Wone killing

Robert Wone, the general counsel for Radio Free Asia, was apparently sexually assaulted and then stabbed to death within 90 minutes of arriving at a gay friend's house in the 1500 block of Swann Street NW near Dupont Circle in...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Technology, The District, Unsolved  
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Death of man found in Anne Arundel park ruled a homicide

A man's partially decomposed body was found Saturday in a Maryland state park in Anne Arundel county, and state police said they have ruled the death a homicide. The body of Matthew C. Martin, 31, of the 1300-block of Haubert...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former Va. lawman pleads guilty to robbing bank three times

A former Chesapeake Sheriff's Office sergeant has pleaded guilty to robbing the same bank branch three times. John M. Keane II faces at least 13 years in prison for firearm charges and as many as 10 life terms for robbery...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pedestrian killed in Germantown

A 55-year-old woman was struck by a car and killed Sunday night in the Germantown area of Montgomery County. The incident occurred as the woman tried to cross Germantown Road between Pinnacle and Crystal Rock drives about 8:30 p.m., police...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Martin Weil, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Men hunted squirrels with blow gun, bow and arrow in city, police say

Two men in Nebraska were charged with discharging weapons in a city after they were caught allegedly hunting squirrels with a blow gun and a bow and arrow, according to this report: They allegedly fired small plastic balls through a...

By Washington Post Editors  | May 17, 2010; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. trooper among 26 'Top Cops' honored

Virginia State Police Trooper Kurt J. Johnson, 44, and officers who stopped the Fort Hood shooter were among 26 honored Friday in a Rose Garden ceremony with President Barack Obama and again at a gala in the Warner Theatre in...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | May 17, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Heroes, Mary Pat Flaherty, Virginia  
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Md. man dies in motorcycle crash

A Germantown motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when he apparently lost control of his bike on Middlebrook Road, struck a curb and drove up onto a sidewalk, then fell off the motorcycle and struck a utility pole, police said.

By Washington Post Editors  | May 16, 2010; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  | Tags:  Joshua C. Warden, Middlebrook Road, germantown, motorcycle crash, suzuki  
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GWU student dies in fall from dorm window

A George Washington University student has died after falling from a dormitory window. University president Steven Knapp announced the student's death during commencement on Sunday, and graduates observed a moment of silence....

By Washington Post Editors  | May 16, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Schools, The District  
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