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Crime Scene: May 30, 2010 - June 5, 2010

2 fatalities in Southest D.C. overnight

D.C. police are investigating two fatalities that occurred overnight in Southeast Washington, one an apparent homicide victim who died from multiple gunshot wounds, the other a cyclist who was struck by two cars.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 5, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide , The District  
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Body found in lake was wanted man

The body of Robert L. Thornton, 46, of the 1200 block of Knoll Mist Lane in Gaithersburg was found in the reservoir near Brighton Dam about 3 p.m. Friday. Howard police said in a news release that he was wanted for attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, attempted carjacking, attempted armed robbery and reckless endangerment for an incident that occurred May 12 in Howard.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 5, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Editors , Howard , Montgomery , The Region  
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MS-13 member gets 20 years in Alexandria slaying

A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria Friday to 20 years in prison for murdering a pimp in Alexandria last year.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 5, 2010; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alexandria , From the Courthouse , Gangs , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Fauquier teacher gets 17 years for filming sex with student

A former science teacher at a Fauquier County middle school was sentenced to 210 months in prison Friday by a federal court judge in Alexandria, for producing child pornography by filming himself having sex with a student. Scott Christopher Howe, 34, taught at Cedar Lee Middle School in Bealeton.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 4, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fauquier , From the Courthouse , Schools , Sex Crimes , Tom Jackman  
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MoCo police investigate death of man found in the woods

A maintenance crew working in Montgomery County on Friday found a body in a wooded area of Sandy Spring, and detectives have termed the death suspicious. Police were called to the 17900 block of Brooke Road about 1:15 p.m. "The...

By Dan Morse  |  June 4, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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Loan officer gets 77 months in Fairfax mortgage fraud conspiracy

A Fairfax County loan officer who helped defraud banks out of more than $2.5 million in a mortgage fraud conspiracy, then tried to flee the country after her guilty plea, was sentenced Friday to 77 months in federal prison. Lourdes Rojas Almanza, 28, of Falls Church, was part of a ring of investors, real estate agents and loan officers who lined up more than 30 fraudulent house purchases in Northern Virginia for buyers who couldn't afford the houses. Banks and lenders suffered losses of more than $9 million, police and federal authorities said. Almanza was ordered to make $9 million in restitution.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 4, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax , Financial Crimes , From the Courthouse , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Fairfax police union sues over pay freeze

Fairfax County’s police union filed a lawsuit last week against the county over frozen pay increases for long-serving officers.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 4, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fairfax , Politics , Virginia  
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Fairfax rapist sentenced to 32 years in prison

A man who pleaded guilty to breaking into a home in the Tysons Corner area and raping a woman in 1987 has been sentenced to 32 years in prison by a Fairfax County judge. The victim told police she was attacked by a man who wore a mask and gloves. Last year, Fairfax cold case sex crimes detectives revisited the May 1987 incident, on Lisle Avenue in the Pimmit Hills neighborhood and resubmitted DNA to a national database. The DNA matched a man then living in Pennsylvania, and in November, police arrested John Q. Kinsey, 49, on charges of rape and burglary with intent to rape.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 4, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cold Cases , Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Sex Crimes , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Guilty plea in murder case that created controversy for Pr. George's judge

It is unusual for judges in Prince George's to release murder defendants without requiring them to post a bond.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  June 4, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda , Updates  | Tags: Prince George's County crime, courts  
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D.C. man dies after Memorial Day weekend shooting

A D.C. man who was wounded in a May 30 shooting has died, police said Friday. Antoine Buckner, 32, died Thursday June 3 after being shot in the 600 block of 46th Pl SE around 10:25 p.m. on May 30....

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  June 4, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Hyattsville man pleads guilty to child sex charges

A discarded VCR and videotape in a Prince George's County dumpster led to the conviction of a 25-year-old man for the sexual abuse of a six-year-old boy, authorities announced Friday. Maynor Quintanilla-Leon, formerly of Hyattsville, pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 4, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Pr. George's , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Fairfax cabbie killer sentenced to 15 years

The man who shot a Fairfax County cabdriver to death, after he couldn't pay his $130 fare, was sentenced Friday in Fairfax Circuit Court to 15 years in prison. The man claimed that cabbie Mazhar Nazir, 49, who lived with his wife and 12-year-old son in the Baileys Crossroads area, came over the front seat at him after he revealed he had no cash for the ride from the District to Reston and then to Tysons Corner. Evidence at trial showed Nazir was still wearing his seat belt and had been shot in the back of the head on Nov. 2, 2008.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 4, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Homicide , Tom Jackman , Updates  | Tags: Fairfax cabbie murder; Mazhar Nazir murder; Evan Gargiulo trial; Evan Gargiulo sentence  
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Video: Joran Van Der Sloot on plane to Peru

Chilean authorities escorted Joran van der Sloot onto a plane Friday headed to the Peruvian border, where he'll be handed over to officials. He's the prime suspect in the death of a Peruvian woman....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 4, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the World  
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Md. rapist pleads guilty in 2008 death of woman found in Frederick

A convicted rapist has pleaded guilty in Frederick to murdering a Baltimore woman and leaving her body in a parked vehicle in 2008. Thirty-five-year-old Ronnie Winkler of Baltimore pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday. He faces up to 30 years...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 4, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Baltimore , Frederick , From the Courthouse , Homicide  
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Man arrested in fatal Pr. William stabbing

A suspect in the fatal stabbing of a Woodbridge man has been captured, Prince William County police said. Mario Antonio Zamora, in his late 20s, was taken into custody early Thursday evening in Maryland, police said....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 4, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. William , Updates  
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Weekend Baltimore killings may be related: Police

Baltimore police say two of the 10 slayings in the city over Memorial Day weekend may be related. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says investigators believe the shooting deaths of two men on Friday are linked....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 4, 2010; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore , Homicide  
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Woman's skull, bones found in Dale City woods

The skull and several bones of a woman were found Wednesday in a wooded area of Dale City, Prince William police said. A search team found the remains in a second attempt to scour the area behind 13804 Minnieville Road...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 4, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. William  
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6 months in jail for Va. woman who had 56 cats

A veterinarian aid who allowed 56 cats to live in filth is being sentenced to six months in jail. Animal control officers in Chesterfield County found the cats living in a three-bedroom home she rented. The house reeked of ammonia...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 4, 2010; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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Discussion about religion ends in brawl in Illinois

A man and his two sons were arrested in Illinois after a conversation about religion ended in a man's beating, according to this report: The Madison County Sheriff's Department said deputies were called to the 1200 block of Clifton Street...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 4, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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Oxon Hill man gets 25-year sentence in murder

An Oxon Hill man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday in connection with the murder of another man last year, authorities said. Wysan Longstreet, 29, who also spent time in Newark, N.J., had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 3, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Chef Roberto Donna pleads guilty to keeping meals taxes in Arlington

Renowned restaurateur and chef Roberto Donna pleaded guilty Thursday in Arlington County to embezzlement for failing to turn over more than $150,000 in meals taxes he collected from diners at his now-defunct restaurant in Crystal City. Donna, 49, opened Bebo Trattoria da Roberto Donna on Crystal Drive in October 2006, one of several restaurants Donna has overseen in the area, including Galileo, Laboratorio and Osteria. Bebo Trattoria closed last year.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 3, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Arlington , Financial Crimes , From the Courthouse , Tom Jackman  
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Md. highway worker killed in hit-and-run ignored protocols, authorities say

Authorities investigating the death of a highway worker killed by a hit-and-run driver on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County early Thursday say the contract employee was violating protocols that might have saved his life. Normally when the contracting company...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Traffic Accidents  
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Man dies in Pr. William after stabbing, crash

A 31-year-old Woodbridge man died early Thursday morning after he was stabbed during a fight and crashed his vehicle in Dale City while he was driving away from the scene, police in Prince William County said in a news release....

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 3, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Second body pulled from Potomac in two days

Montgomery County rescuers pulled a second body from the Potomac River on Thursday morning, four days after a 13-year-old girl and her mother went under on Memorial Day. "We were looking for two bodies, and we found two bodies," Assistant...

By Dan Morse  |  June 3, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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Pedestrian struck and killed in front of courthouse

A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed Wednesday night in front of the district court building in Glen Burnie, police said. Joshua P. Reitz, 23, of Pasadena, was crossing the southbound lanes in the 7500 block of Ritchie...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 3, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Matt Zapotosky  
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Inside Paul Duggan's Southeast shootings stories

You can find the two installments of Post reporter Paul Duggan's investigation into the events leading up to -- and including -- the March 30 shootings in Southeast Washington that claimed three lives on this Web site. For insight into...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan , The District  
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FBI employee pleads guilty to possessing child porn

An FBI information technology employee pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal district court in Virginia to possessing child pornography, authorities said Thursday. Samuel I. Kaplan, 64, of Gainesville faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on Aug. 27, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 3, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Matt Zapotosky  
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99-year-old woman dies in D.C. car crash

A 99-year-old woman died Tuesday several hours after the car she was riding in crashed into a tree on First Street NE, D.C. police said. The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. in the 5200 block of First Street NE,...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 3, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , The District , Traffic Accidents  
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Fifth arrest in Montgomery stairwell beating caught on video

Montgomery County detectives have arrested a fifth suspect in connection with a "pack" robbery in an apartment building stairwell in Aspen Hill on May 5 that was captured on surveillance video, officials said Wednesday....

By Dan Morse  |  June 3, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen , Dan Morse , Montgomery , Updates  
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Capitol Heights teen charged in Southeast shooting

D.C. police arrested a 16-year-old boy Wednesday in the slaying of a Capitol Heights man who was shot to death Friday as he cleaned up property in Southeast Washington, authorities said....

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 3, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , The District  
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D.C. Officer Frank Strother to receive full honors at Thursday funeral

D.C. Police will honor one of their own today with a full department honors funeral for an officer who passed away in the line of duty. Senior Police Officer Frank Strother, who worked in the Special Operations Division, was headed...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Video: Porn actor sought in fatal attack at LA studio

Police searched Wednesday for a porn actor suspected of killing one colleague and injuring two others with a sword that was used as a movie prop at a Los Angeles production studio where the suspect had been living....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hyattsville denies racism allegations against police department

The City of Hyattsville lashed back Wednesday at police officers who leveled accusations of racial discrimination and retaliation against the city police department, saying in a news release that the officers can "clarify the record" by waiving their privacy rights...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 3, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , Updates  
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Police investigate shooting in Northwest D.C.

D.C. police are investigating the shooting of a man who walked to a gas station in Northwest Washington and said he had been shot, officials said. Police were called to a gas station in the 400 block of Rhode Island...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams , The District  
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Starbucks coffee contributed to Va. man's deadly violence: Lawyer

The lawyer for a Franklin County man who admitted killing his wife says the defendant's steroid abuse and coffee addiction contributed to the slaying. Philip Kingery pleaded guilty Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to second-degree murder in the fatal...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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Md. man killed trying to make U-turn

A 76-year-old Upper Marlboro man was killed Tuesday when his van was struck by a car as he tried to make a U-turn on Route 301 in the Cheltenham area, police said. The man, whom police have not identified, was...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Pr. William , Traffic Accidents  
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Iowa man charged with drunk driving caught while naked

An Iowa City man arrested and charged with drunk driving was found without a stitch of clothing on, according to areport.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Beltsville man pleads guilty in Pr. George's home robberies

In November and December, Leonard S. Riddle went on a crime spree, authorities said. With a partner, he invaded homes in College Park. The two men would beat and rob their victims, which included two older men who were disabled, authorities said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  June 2, 2010; 7:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland , Montgomery , Ruben Castaneda  | Tags: Glenn F. Ivey  
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Girl shot Monday dies

A 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head Monday outside an apartment complex in Greenbelt died in a hospital Wednesday, authorities said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 2, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , The Region  
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Sen. Lugar's wife pleads guilty to DWI charge

The wife of Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) has pleaded guilty to drunk driving in Fairfax County for an incident last fall in which she struck a parked car in McLean. Police said they stopped Charlene S. Lugar, 77, on...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 2, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Celebrities , Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Tom Jackman  
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Man killed in U-turn accident

A 76-year-old Upper Marlboro man was killed Tuesday after his van was struck by a car as he tried to make a U-turn on Route 301 in the Cheltenham area, police said. The man, whom police have not identified by...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 2, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , Traffic Accidents , Updates  
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Update on missing Montgomery girls: A phone call to a parent

One of the two Montgomery County girls missing since last week checked in with a parent Monday, and police believe the two are still together but don't want to come home yet. The two -- Cheyenne Summer Marcolina, 12, and...

By Dan Morse  |  June 2, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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ATF makes big explosives bust in D.C.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says agents have made their biggest explosives bust in recent history in the District. Officials say agents had been buying explosives, commercial fireworks and handguns from 61-year-old Laquinn Williams over the last...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 2, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The District  
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Hyattsville man charged in killing in Riverdale

A Hyattsville man was charged Monday in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in Riverdale on Saturday, authorities said. Jeremy Q. Proctor, 18, was arrested in Lanham and charged with first-degree murder and related counts in the death of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 2, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Woman caught with pot in kids' toy bag: Police

Delaware State Police say a 38-year-old Newark woman hid marijuana from authorities in her nieces' toy bag. Alice VanDyke was stopped early Saturday after police say her car swerved on Kirkwood Highway....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 2, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Delaware , Offbeat  
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Car crashes into Pr. George's home

A car crashed into a Seat Pleasant home around 10 p.m. Tuesday, causing a gas leak, ABC7 is reporting. The leak in the 200 block of 69th Street forced nearby homes to be evacuated for about an hour, but no...

By Mike McPhate  |  June 2, 2010; 7:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's  | Tags: Seat Pleasant, gas leak, prince george's  
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Sentencing set for neglectful Md. caretaker

It's sentencing day for a former caretaker who left three severely disabled men locked in a car outside a Frederick diner while he ate lunch. Forty-seven-year-old Brian Fleming could get up to 18 months behind bars Wednesday. He pleaded guilty...

By Mike McPhate  |  June 2, 2010; 6:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick , Maryland  | Tags: Brian Fleming, caretaker, frederick, maryland, sentencing  
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Suspect flees after police chase in Md.

Police were searching for a suspect Tuesday night after a car chase that began in Montgomery County and ended when the vehicle crashed in the Riverdale Heights area, U.S. Park Police said. Two suspects were in the vehicle during the...

By Mike McPhate  |  June 2, 2010; 6:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's  | Tags: manhunt, prince george's  
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Short man sought in killing

Montgomery County detectives are looking for a 3-foot, 11-inch murder suspect in connection with a shooting last week in Silver Spring, officials said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Homicide , Maryland , Montgomery  
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Second man convicted in 2008 Herndon murder

A Fairfax County jury Tuesday convicted a second man of first-degree murder in the November 2008 slaying of Erika Yancey, who was repeatedly slashed and stabbed outside her car in the garage of her Herndon area apartment complex. The jury then recommended a sentence of 20 years in prison. The jury deliberated over parts of three days before convicting Michael Thomas Jr., 28, of first-degree murder.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 1, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Homicide , Updates  
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Not enough evidence for murder charge in Wone case, prosecutor says

District prosecutors have spent weeks building a case that three friends and housemates conspired to cover up evidence in the 2006 slaying of a young attorney. On Tuesday, they said the younger brother of one of those men “may have been” the killer. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner also said that the government doesn’t have enough evidence to charge the brother — or anyone else — with the fatal stabbing of Robert Wone.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Homicide , Maria Glod , The District  | Tags: eric wone, wone, wone case, wone killing  
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Fairfax housing employee stole client's identity, police say

A woman who worked for Fairfax County's Department of Housing and Community Development has been arrested for allegedly using a client's information to rent an apartment in Centreville, Fairfax police said Tuesday.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 1, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Financial Crimes , Identity Theft , Tom Jackman  
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New rules for public defender eligibility in Md. helping some

An expansion of the criteria that allows criminal defendants to be represented by public defenders in Maryland is already helping some defendants. The change is the result of two recent rulings by the Maryland Court of Appeals....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse , Maryland  
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Potomac River search for woman, girl resumes Tuesday

The woman and girl who went missing in the Potomac River Monday are mother and daughter, authorities said Tuesday. The search for the pair started Monday evening and resumed Tuesday morning. Authorities have not yet released the names of the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Emergencies & Rescues , Fairfax , Montgomery  
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Arrest made in woman's stabbing death in Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel County Police have arrested a Severna Park man and charged him with first-degree murder and other related counts in the Saturday stabbing death of a 52-year-old Pasadena woman, authorities said. Francis Eugene Adams, 22, was taken into custody...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 1, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Homicide , Matt Zapotosky  
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Nine killed over weekend in Baltimore

Police say nine people were killed over a violent Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says eight of those people were fatally wounded in 11 shootings since Friday and one person was stabbed....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Baltimore , Homicide  
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Body found in SUV in Gaithersburg: Police

Major crimes detectives in Montgomery County are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered Monday night in an SUV in the Gaithersburg area, authorities said. Just before 10 p.m., officers were called to a parking lot in...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 1, 2010; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Montgomery  
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Teen girl shot in the head in Greenbelt

A 16-year-old Greenbelt girl was shot last night outside at an apartment complex in the 5900 block of Cherrywood Lane, a spokeswoman for the Greenbelt Police Department said....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's  
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Frederick courts' urinalysis program at center of recent court cases

Four little words can strike fear in the most seasoned of criminals: Pee in this cup. For the thousands of people monitored by the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation, the urinalysis program is a reality they face on a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse  
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Va. woman recovers wallet stolen in 1989

Twenty years later, Vickey Rodgers has her stolen wallet back. Rodgers' wallet was stolen in November 1989 from a dance studio where she worked in Virginia Beach. The wallet was discovered about a month ago at a nearby church during...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Offbeat , Virginia  
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Man arrested in fatal D.C. stabbing

D.C. police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man who was found on a street in Northwest on Friday. Police said they have charged Samson Alemayhu, 48, with first-degree murder while armed. Alemayhu is...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Homicide , Ruben Castaneda , The District  
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1 wounded, 1 dead in apparent D.C. robbery

One man is dead and another hospitalized after being shot during an apparent robbery in Northwest Washington early Monday, police said. D.C. police were called to the 900 block of Decatur Street NW about 2:30 a.m. and found Oscar Rubio,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Homicide , Ruben Castaneda , The District  
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Stolen moving van sets off police pursuit in Md.

A man attempted a high-speed getaway Monday afternoon after assaulting a person in New Carrollton and taking a moving van loaded with the victim's possessions, police said. The bulky truck careened along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, striking multiple cars with police...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's  
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