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Crime Scene: June 13, 2010 - June 19, 2010

Friday shootings victims identified

Two of the six people shot late Friday night in two separate incidents in the District have died, D.C. police said. One victim was a 16-year-old teenager and the other was a 36-year-old Clinton man. The two shootings occurred within...

By Terri Rupar  |  June 19, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Clarence Williams , Homicide , Martin Weil , The District , Updates  
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6 shot, 1 stabbed in 3 incidents in D.C.

Updated, 11:30 a.m. Six people were shot and one stabbed in the District within an hour late Friday night, authorities said. Two of the victims died from their wounds, but authorities have not released their identities. There was no indication...

By Terri Rupar  |  June 18, 2010; 11:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Clarence Williams , Homicide , Martin Weil , The District  
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Man sentenced for stealing from FOP

A 56-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison for stealing contributions intended for the Fraternal Order of Police in the Baltimore and Washington area, federal authorities said. Gary W. Toroni was an employee of Amera...

By Maria Glod  |  June 18, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Baltimore , Financial Crimes , From the Courthouse , Maria Glod  
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Wake for slain trooper

More than 100 police officers, family members and well wishers streamed down the aisles of Abyssinia Baptist Church in Capitol Heights Friday to say one final goodbye to the Maryland state trooper who was gunned down outside a Forestville Applebee's...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 18, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Homicide , Maryland , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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20 years for Md. bar fight shooting

Clinton C. Mitchell had boxing skills, which he put to use in a bar fight against Lawrence M. Finch, who had no such training. Finch, though, had a gun, which he used to to shoot Mitchell multiple times, once in the head.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  June 18, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda  
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Sex assault charges for Howard student

An 18-year-old male Mount Hebron High School student is accused of assaulting two female classmates in a health room at the school, police said Friday. Trey Michael Murduck, 18, of the 9800 block of Caitlin’s Court in Ellicott City, is...

By Maria Glod  |  June 18, 2010; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Howard , Maria Glod , Schools  
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Police bust D.C., Md., drug ring

Authorities on Thursday arrested 11 people in connection with a drug ring operating from the Potomac Gardens Housing complex and other District neighborhoods, D.C. police officials said Friday. Authorities said the suspects are charged in connection with a conspiracy to...

By Maria Glod  |  June 18, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Maria Glod , Narcotics , The District  
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Fund to honor slain Md. trooper

The family of Wesley Brown

By Ruben Castaneda  |  June 18, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda , Updates  | Tags: Applebee's, Maryland state trooper slain  
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Video: Drunk officer fires gun in car

In edited video released by the Dallas Police Department, an off-duty officer is helped home by fellow officers after drinking too much. While in a car, Officer Kelly Beemer fired her weapon into the floor of the vehicle. She is...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen  
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Two charged in Md. rock throwing

Two 17-year-old Anne Arundel County youths have been charged as adults in connection with a series of incidents in which rocks were thrown at pedestrians, including an 84-year-old woman and a jogger, from a passing car, police said. Wade Korvin,...

By Maria Glod  |  June 18, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Boiling water used in Md. attack: Police

A man has been left badly burned after four people poured scalding water over his back and genitals before barricading him naked in an Indian Head home, Charles County authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  |  June 18, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Charles  | Tags: Charles County, indian head  
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Burglar in ski mask caught in the act

It was just after midnight Thursday when Prince William police officers rushed to a Perfect Auto in Manassas for the report of a burglary in progress. Making an arrest didn't take much sleuthing. Officers spotted a man wearing a ski...

By Maria Glod  |  June 18, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Second arrest in Arundel killing

A 22-year-old Severna Park woman has been arrested on charges that include first-degree murder, second-degree murder and robbery in connection with a May double stabbing in which one victim died, authorities said Friday. Danielle Swain, 22, was arrested Thursday afternoon...

By Maria Glod  |  June 18, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wanted Fairfax man caught in N.C.

Authorities say a Fairfax County man wanted in connection with the deaths of a West Virginia woman and her young son has been arrested. Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth M. Lemaster Jr. says Antonio Prophet, of Lorton, was arrested late Thursday...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Updates  
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Firing squad's work done in Utah

A death row inmate who had used a gun to fatally shoot two men suffered the same fate Friday morning as he was executed by a team of marksmen in Draper, Utah -- the first time Utah used the firing...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Death Penalty , Updates  
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Obama taps 2 for U.S. Dist. Court

President Barack Obama on Thursday named two nominees to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, selections that require Senate confirmation....

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  June 18, 2010; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Mary Pat Flaherty , The District  
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Jail for Va. man's judge threats

An Alexandria man has been sentenced in federal court to 5 years in prison after he threatened the life of a South Carolina judge, authorities said. Stephen Rosenberg, 61, was angered when a case he brought alleging he had been...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alexandria , From the Courthouse  
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Indictment in Md. copper theft plot

A federal grand jury has indicted an Annapolis man on charges of theft in an alleged plot to steal copper cables worth more than $300,000. The indictment against 54-year-old Levon Smith was returned on Tuesday. Smith was arrested on Thursday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Del. poor box robber surrenders

Wilmington, Del., police say a man who stole donations for the poor from a priest preparing for Mass has surrendered. Forty-nine-year-old Eric Hubbard turned himself in to police on Thursday. Police say Hubbard robbed a priest on Sunday morning at...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Delaware , Updates  
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Friday viewing for slain trooper

A public viewing for slain Maryland state trooper Wesley Brown is set for Friday in Capitol Heights. The viewing, scheduled for 4 p.m. at Abyssinia Baptist Church, will be followed by a funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at Jericho City of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Pr. George's , Updates  
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Md. police seek bank robbery suspect

Prince George’s County police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect in a string of robberies at Largo banks. In each incident, the suspect handed a note demanding money to a teller, took the cash then fled...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen , Pr. George's  
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Man shot dead in Northeast D.C.

A Northeast Washington man was fatally shot in the foyer of his apartment building Thursday, D.C. police said. Police officers sent to the 2100 block of 3rd Street about 1 p.m. on a report of a shooting found an unconscious...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Clarence Williams , Homicide , The District  
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Cops investigate zoo break-in

Police in Albuquerque are investigating what looks like a zoo break-in after photos of people posing with animals turned up on Facebook, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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91 years for D.C. teen's shooting

An 18-year-old Northeast D.C. man was sentenced to 91 years in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday for the January 2008 shooting death of a District teenager, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced. Antonio R. Harvey, 18, received the sentence for the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , From the Courthouse , The District , Updates  
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Psych. hospital for Md. gas attacker

An Adamstown man is being committed to a state psychiatric hospital after a Frederick County judge found him guilty but not criminally responsible for dousing an acquaintance with gasoline and setting him on fire. Twenty-seven-year-old Joshua Mashburn entered an Alford...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse  
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Man shot in check-cashing store dies

Update, 8 p.m.: D.C. police said Thursday evening that a man shot at a check-cashing store in Northeast earlier in the day has died of his wounds at Washington Hospital Center. Authorities identified the victim as Prabhjot Singh, 30,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Search for missing girls in Loudoun

Loudoun County authorities are searching for three runaway girls they said have been missing since June 10 and are believed to be traveling together. Eboni Collins, 12, Genesis Turcious, 13, and Tonya Calix, 17, were last seen together on Meadowview...

By Maria Glod  |  June 17, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Pa. man dies in Rockville crash

A motorcyclist died Thursday morning when he lost control over a 1995 Kawasaki, became separated from the bike, and struck a parking meter in Rockville, Montgomery County police said. Police identified the victim as Charles Arthur Holliday, 30, of the...

By Dan Morse  |  June 17, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery , Traffic Accidents  
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Video: Inmate uprising at Ky. jail

Officials at a Kentucky jail released video of a June 6 inmate uprising involving nearly a half-dozen inmates, most of whom are charged with murder. No injuries were reported and the incident was brought under control after several hours....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen , Prison Beat  
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Iowa police probe Va. woman's death

Ames police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Iowa State University student from Virginia who was struck by a train in April. Raven Gileau, an architecture student from Woodbridge, was found around 5:30 a.m. on April 25 near railroad...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Pr. William  
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Utah execution inches closer

Utah is set to execute a condemned killer by firing squad shortly after midnight Thursday, reviving an old West style of justice that hasn't been used for at least 14 years and that many criticize as archaic. Barring the success...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Death Penalty , Updates  
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Boy, 7, pulled from apparent kidnapper

A man allegedly tried to lead a seven-year-old boy to his car outside a 7-Eleven store in Fairfax City Wednesday morning, but the boy's mother and a bystander wrested the boy away from the man and officers quickly made an arrest, Fairfax City police said Thursday.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 17, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Judge: Wone trial will proceed

The judge hearing the Robert Wone conspiracy trial denied a motion for a full acquittal on Thursday, meaning the proceedings will continue. D.C. Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz dismissed charges of tampering with evidence against two of the defendants, Dylan...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 17, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Homicide , Keith L. Alexander , The District  
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Child porn indictment for Md. man

A grand jury has indicted a former Prince George’s County school bus driver on charges that he sexually molested a 7-year-old boy and captured the abuse on video, federal authorities said. Scott Smallwood, 27, of Upper Marlboro, was arrested May...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Pr. George's , Schools , Updates  
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Deadly standoff in Frederick Co.

A woman is dead in Libertytown after a 4 1/2-hour standoff, the Maryland State Police say. First Sgt. David Kitzinger told The Frederick News-Post that the unidentified woman suffered two wounds....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gaithersburg names police chief

Mark P. Sroka, who was named Gaithersburg's interim police chief earlier this year, has been given the job for good, city officials announced Thursday morning. Sroka will take the post July 12. The former chief, John King, resigned in January....

By Dan Morse  |  June 17, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery , Updates  
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Third robbery at Loudoun hotel

A Homestead Suites Hotel in Sterling has been robbed three times in recent weeks, and authorities said the incidents are likely related. In the most recent robbery, an armed man who had his face covered by a piece of clothing...

By Maria Glod  |  June 17, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Loudoun , Maria Glod , Robbery  
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Video: Gunman robs Vienna 7-Eleven

Fairfax County police are searching for a gunman in an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven in Vienna that was captured on security cameras. The suspect entered the Park Street store at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday, drew his gun, pointed it...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Guilty plea in $17M fraud

A Springfield man pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping an accomplice steal more than $17 million from a bank where he worked, federal authorities said in a statement. Sissaye Gezachew, 32, was as an assistant vice president at the financial institution,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Financial Crimes , From the Courthouse , Loudoun , Updates  
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Man dies in Colesville crash

An 80-year-old man died Wednesday after his car crossed into the opposite lane, left the road and struck a pole in the Colesville area, Montgomery County police said. Mukul Ranian Kundu of Colesville was driving west on Notley Road toward...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Montgomery , Traffic Accidents  
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Rape attempt charge for Md. man

An Ellicott City man has been charged with the attempted rape of a woman who had hired him to do painting and repair work in her home. Howard County police said the victim told them that after she hired Michael...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Howard , Sex Crimes  
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Second arrest in D.C. killing

D.C. police have arrested a second person in the shooting death of a Southeast Washington man. Jaroki Clyburn, 26, was arrested Wednesday and charged with the murder of Lonelle Thomas, 32, who was shot several times Nov. 12, 2007, in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide , The District , Updates  
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Stolen safe lost during u-turn

Two men who stole a safe from a store in Australia and tied it to their car lost it trying to do a u-turn, according to a report.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two charged in videotaped beating

Police have charged two juveniles in connection with the attack on a 17-year-old Bowie High School student Friday that was captured on video and posted to the Internet, authorities said Wednesday. The two are in the custody of their parents...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 16, 2010; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Juvenile Justice , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Pr. George's man guilty in wife's slaying

In October, 2007, Prince George’s County police arrested Spencer Ellsworth Chase on charges of assaulting his wife. The charges were dropped when Antoinette Renee Chase chose not to go forward with the case. Eight months later, she was dead...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  June 16, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. officer fined, DWI charge dropped

A Prince George’s County police officer charged with drunken driving after he flipped his unmarked police cruiser in the Largo area in January was given "probation before judgment" on a speeding charge and fined $100 plus court costs, court records...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 16, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Internal Affairs , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Man charged in three Md. robberies

A Bethesda has been charged in three armed robberies, and detectives suspect he committed as many as 12 others in recent months in Montgomery County and the District, officials said Wednesday....

By Dan Morse  |  June 16, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cocaine charges for Md. teacher

A Silver Spring high school teacher was arrested and charged with cocaine possession in Dewey Beach, Del., on Saturday, police said. Daren Dembrow, 49, was standing on a street corner when a patrol officer saw him pull a cocaine baggie...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 16, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Montgomery , Schools  
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Police ID men shot near Langley Park

Police have identified the two men shot to death Sunday outside an apartment complex in the Langley Park area as Early Martinez, 25, and Mario Ernesto Galo, 21, authorities said Wednesday. Martinez, of Langley Park, and Galo, of Riverdale, were...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 16, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , Updates  
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Teka's story: How to donate

I'm getting some e-mails from readers inquiring about how to donate to Teka Adams, the woman featured in this chilling story, the second in a two-part series about Teka's ordeal, that appears in Wednesday's Style section....

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 16, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dog shot, killed by D.C. officer

A D.C. police officer shot and killed a dog that attacked him while serving a search warrant at a Northwest Washington home Tuesday night, police said. Police say the dog – described as pit bull-like – bit the officer during...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 16, 2010; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Life in the Outlaw motorcycle gang

Here's what it's like, federal authorities say, to be a member of the Outlaws: Only men are allowed. Each member of the gang, officially known as the American Outlaw Association, must own an American-made bike. Members are allowed in only...

By Maria Glod  |  June 16, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Arrest in D.C. triple shooting

A man has been arrested in the shooting of three men last week in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. Herbert Jackson Arrington, 24, of Southeast D.C., was arrested Tuesday morning on a warrant charging him with...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 16, 2010; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. 'cold case cards' printed

Police in southeast Virginia are distributing a deck of playing cards that feature photos and descriptions of 52 unsolved crimes. Authorities are distributing the "Hampton Roads Crime Line Cold Cases" cards to prisons and jails in an effort to turn...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 16, 2010; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cold Cases , Unsolved , Virginia  
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Conn. man charged with 2004 Md. rape

A Connecticut man has been arrested after DNA linked him to a 2004 rape in Howard County. Police in Howard say 30-year-old Gary Sental Taylor of Norwalk, Conn., faces first- and second-degree rape charges in an attack on a woman...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 16, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Howard , Sex Crimes  
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Md. man gets 30 years for child porn

A federal judge has sentenced a Maryland man to 30 years in prison for creating and distributing child pornography, authorities said in a statement. Jaroy Emory Gilmer, 29, of Parkville, was arrested May 19, 2009 after investigators found explicit images...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 16, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Teka's story: second of two parts

On the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 2, Teka Adams -- homeless and nine months pregnant -- climbed into the car of a woman named Veronica Deramous. Teka believed Deramous was taking her to a storage facility in Maryland to pick...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 16, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Post , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , The District , Updates  
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Dog helps foil carjacking attempt

A man at risk of being carjacked in Australia helped turn his attackers back with the help of his dog, according to this report: He pulled over and was approached by a man in his late 20s, wearing black pants,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 16, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Handyman charged with attempted rape

An Ellicott City man has been charged with the attempted rape of a woman who had hired him to do work in her home.

By Washington Post editors  |  June 15, 2010; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Howard  | Tags: ellicott city, handyman, howard county  
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Police ID pedestrian struck in Md.

Montgomery County police on Tuesday identified the pedestrian who was struck by a Chevrolet Tracker on Sunday night. The victim, Eloy Rubio, 48, of no fixed address, remains in Suburban Hospital in critical condition....

By Dan Morse  |  June 15, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Utah inmate fighting firing squad

A federal judge in Utah has decided to hear a petition for a stay of execution from a death row inmate set to die by firing squad this week. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Tena Campbell set a hearing for...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Death Penalty , Updates  
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Video: Officer punches woman

A Seattle police officer is shown punching a young woman in the face in a video airing on several television stations. Police confirm that an officer punched a young woman Monday after a jaywalking stop escalated....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Jail for Md. man whose shot hit girl, 5

A man who shot a 5-year-old girl in the head while firing a handgun wildly on a crowded Baltimore street was sentenced Tuesday to life plus 30 years in prison. Lamont Davis, 18, was convicted of second-degree attempted murder in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Baltimore , From the Courthouse  
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Fort Dupont Park murder victim ID'd

A homicide victim found shot in Southeast Washington last week was identified Tuesday as a 43-year-old classical singer from Temple Hills who frequently performed in the chorus of the Washington National Opera. Don Diego Jones, of the 2100 block of...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 15, 2010; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Homicide , Paul Duggan , The District , Updates  
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Va. indictment against biker gang

Twenty-three members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang have been indicted by a grand jury in Virginia on charges they were part of a complex criminal enterprise that engaged in assaults, kidnapping, drug dealing, illegal gambling and even attempted murder, federal...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Two arrested in Md. officer's wounding

Police have arrested and charged two men in connection with Monday's shooting and wounding of an off-duty Prince George's County officer who was struck by fire from his own gun during a struggle with one of the suspects outside a...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  June 15, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Police: Man strangled wife, daughter

The retired Army lieutenant colonel who was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife and daughter in Lorton Monday told a minister that he had strangled them, according to a search warrant affidavit filed Tuesday in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

By Tom Jackman  |  June 15, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Md. market raid nets fake NFL gear

When Gucci and Coach purses and National Football League shirts started showing up at a St. Mary's County farmer's market, suspicious patrons alerted authorities. The result, officials said, was a crackdown on counterfeit merchandise. On Saturday, state and local officials...

By Maria Glod  |  June 15, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Boy, 5, assaulted at Va. playground

A 5-year-old boy was sexually assaulted on the playground of Featherstone Elementary School in Woodbridge after school hours last week, and a school employee who witnessed the incident alerted police and videotaped the assault, Prince William police said.

By Maria Glod  |  June 15, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Maria Glod , Pr. William , Schools , Sex Crimes  
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Woman's captor wanted her baby

On Dec. 2, Teka Adams, homeless in the District and nine months pregnant, climbed into a woman's car. Adams believed the woman was taking her to a storage facility in Maryland to pick up donated baby items. Instead, the woman...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cop's charges bedevil Md. drug cases

Allegations of perjury against a Frederick Police Department officer have caused nine drug cases to be dropped, according to a report in the Frederick News-Post: In addition, a 10th case, previously concluded with the sentencing of a defendant, has been...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jail for buying jet's machine gun in Va.

A former New Jersey museum director has been sentenced to three years in prison for buying a rotary machine gun used on a Navy F-14 fighter jet. Wayne Miller was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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Va. indecent exposure investigated

Several women have reported that a man has exposed himself to them as they walked along bike paths in the west end of Alexandria in recent weeks, and police are investigating whether the incidents are linked. It started March 16...

By Maria Glod  |  June 15, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Man found shot dead in D.C.

A man was found shot to death on a sidewalk in Southeast Washington Monday night, D.C. police said. Police and emergency personnel responded to a call of a man shot at about 9:05 p.m. Monday in the 2600 block of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man robs Del. church poor box

Wilmington police say a man stole donations for the poor from a priest preparing for Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral. The robber told an employee opening the church for services Sunday morning he was armed and ordered him to turn...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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$150K stolen from Annapolis city hall

Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen say more than $150,000 in checks and cash were stolen from a vault in city hall. Cohen told the city council Monday that the theft was discovered June 8 when the vault in the Finance Department's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. to boost marine police

Virginia will hire 10 marine police officers, a near 15 percent staff increase at an agency that's seen heavy budget cuts. Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokesman John Bull says the officers will be hired within the next two weeks and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two indicted in fatal Loudoun attack

A Loudoun County grand jury Monday indicted two men in an attack on a couple in the Lansdowne area last year, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against one of them. William and Cynthia Bennett were taking a pre-dawn...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Homicide , Loudoun , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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Paid leave for charged Metro worker

Metro has placed a track worker on paid administrative leave after he was arrested Thursday by Metro Transit Police and charged with being drunk in public and impeding a police officer with force. Robert Moss, an employee of Metro's Track...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Idaho woman in mayo pouring bust

Police in Idaho think they might have solved a yearlong condiment crime spree, according to this report: Authorities said a 74-year-old Boise woman arrested after pouring mayonnaise in the Ada County library's book drop box is a person of interest...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Juror argues with judge, causes mistrial

Jurors typically aren't the ones hauled off to jail. But that happened last week in Montgomery County, and now, a three-day attempted murder trial will have to be redone. "You think you’ve seen everything, and now this happens," the county’s...

By Dan Morse  |  June 14, 2010; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Double murder charge in Lorton killings

Update, 5:22 p.m.: The Fairfax County Police have charged Kenston Yi, 49, with two counts of murder....

By Maria Glod  |  June 14, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman, 91, dead in Loudoun crash

Loudoun authorities identified the 91-year-old woman killed in a Sunday evening car crash as Petrina M. Spence of Herndon. Spence was a passenger in a 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by her husband, Leroy J. Spence, 94, Loudoun County sheriff's officials...

By Maria Glod  |  June 14, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man sold guns, drugs at Metro

A 23-year-old Mt. Airy, Md. man admitted Monday in federal court that he illegally sold prescription drugs and firearms to an undercover officer at the Bethesda Metro station, officials said. David Glenn Bonett peaded guilty in U.S. District Court in...

By Maria Glod  |  June 14, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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PG officer, suspect, shot and wounded

An off-duty police officer was shot in the leg and a suspect was shot in the hand in a struggle for the officer's gun after an attempted robbery outside a bank in Prince George's County on Monday, authorities said. The...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 14, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland , Matt Zapotosky , Police Shootings , Pr. George's  
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Police led to remains of Va. woman

More than 15 years ago, Lisa Gaudenzi, a 31-year-old mother of two, disappeared from Caroline County, Va. Her husband eventually admitted in court that he killed her, but questions remained. At the time of his 2009 plea, authorities hadn't found her body.Virginia State Police Special Agent J.R. "Doc" Lyons kept looking.

By Maria Glod  |  June 14, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cold Cases , Maria Glod , Virginia  
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Post to hold crime town hall

The Washington Post will hold a town hall meeting on June 15 to discuss crime coverage in the D.C. region. Reporters and editors will explain and discuss their decisions about coverage; Audience members can ask questions and give suggestions....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 14, 2010; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police to update on slain Md. officer

Prince George's County Police have scheduled a 2 p.m. press conference to announce a major update in the investigation into the slaying of Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown. Brown, 24, was off duty and working security at an Applebee’s in...

By Maria Glod  |  June 14, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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ID for man hit by SUV needed in Md.

Montgomery County police detectives are trying to determine the identity of a man who was critically injured when he was struck by an SUV in Silver Spring Sunday night. Police said the man is Hispanic and between 30 and 40...

By Maria Glod  |  June 14, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two shot in Southeast D.C.

D.C. police are hunting for a gunman who shot a man and a woman in Southeast D.C. early Monday, police said. The pair came under gunfire in the 4500 block of Benning Road SE about 3 a.m., said Lt. Nick...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 14, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Del. police watch beach routes

Summertime motorists beware: Police across Delaware are on the lookout for aggressive motorists on the beach routes. The Delaware Department of Transportation reports traffic more than doubles during the summer along Del. 1 from Dewey Beach to the Maryland state...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 14, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Md. officer, suspect turns self in

Baltimore police officer Gahiji A. Tshamba, who is accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former Marine, turned himself in Sunday after a vigorous effort to locate him. Tshamba arrived with his attorney at the Central Booking Intake Facility in Baltimore...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 14, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two shot dead in Adelphi

Two men were shot to death Sunday outside an apartment house in the Adelphi area of Prince George's County, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. in the 7900 block of Riggs Road, county police officers said....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 14, 2010; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide , Martin Weil , Pr. George's  
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Would-be burglar catches self in hole

A man in the UK was caught trying to sneak into a department store after he got stuck in the hole he'd put in the wall of the shop, according to this report: The 17-stone crook became wedged as he...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 14, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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