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Crime Scene: June 27, 2010 - July 3, 2010

Va. teen seen 30 minutes before slaying

Fairfax County police have found witnesses who saw Vanessa Pham at a shopping center in the Falls Church area Sunday afternoon, about 30 minutes before her body was found inside her car near the intersection of Route 50 and Gallows Road, police said Friday.

By Tom Jackman  | July 2, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Falls Church, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Unsolved, Updates  
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Man convicted in Md. cabbie murder

A Prince George's County jury on Thursday convicted a Hyattsville man of murdering a cab driver and driving off in the victim's cab.

By Ruben Castaneda  | July 2, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Updates  | Tags:  Prince George's prosecutors, carjacking, first-degree felony murder  
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Possible Md. drag race broken up

Prince George’s County police on Wednesday night stopped what appeared to be a major drag race before it could begin, blocking in a crowd of about 200 vehicles just south of Oxon Hill and issuing a bevy of citations and...

By Matt Zapotosky  | July 2, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Prostitution bust at Va. massage parlor

Loudoun authorities on Friday said the investigation into a massage parlor led to the arrest of a California woman on a charge of prostitution and a Vienna man on a charge of soliciting prostitution. The Loudoun Sheriff's office began investigating...

By Maria Glod  | July 2, 2010; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Loudoun, Maria Glod, Sex Crimes, Updates  
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Bomb threat charges for Va. woman

A Virginia woman is to appear in federal court on charges she told authorities at a North Carolina airport she was carrying a bomb. Authorities said Danielle Shanese Smith was to appear before a federal magistrate Friday afternoon on charges...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 2, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Men sought in Anne Arundel killing

Anne Arundel County detectives were looking for two suspects late Thursday night in connection with a slaying that occurred hours earlier in Brooklyn Park. The case began about 5:30 p.m., when police were called to 407 Audrey Avenue for a...

By Dan Morse  | July 2, 2010; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Dan Morse, Homicide  
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Baltimore: 99 homicides, 6 months

Baltimore police and federal officials say violent crime is still at historic lows in the city despite some high-profile violence over the past month. There were 99 homicides in the city over the first six months of the year, the...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 2, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Baltimore, Homicide  
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Convictions upheld in '04 Md. slayings

State prosecutors say Maryland's second-highest court has upheld the convictions of two men in the near-beheadings of their three young relatives in 2004. The Court of Special Appeals on Thursday upheld the 2006 convictions of Policarpio Espinoza and Adan Canela....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 2, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse, Updates  
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Gas leak after heater vandalized

A water heater that was vandalized spewed carbon monoxide into a Greenbelt area apartment building Thursday afternoon, and emergency responders took four people to a hospital for special treatment, authorities said. Firefighters were tipped off to the presence of the...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 2, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Md. teen dies after beating

A Capitol Heights teenager died in a hospital Tuesday, apparently from head injuries he suffered when he was beaten outside the Addison Road Metro station three days earlier, according to police and family members. Christopher W. Moody, 17, who lived...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 2, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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D.C. shooting suspect ordered held

A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered a Southwest Washington man held in the D.C. jail in the shooting deaths of a Northeast Washington vendor and his son. Magistrate Judge Karen Howze ordered Christian Taylor, 25, held until his preliminary hearing...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 2, 2010; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Man arrested for 154th time

A man who was recently charged with stealing beer from a store in Maine has been arrested for the 154th time, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  | July 2, 2010; 4:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Jail for D.C. judge stalking

The ex-girlfriend of a D.C. Superior Court Magistrate judge was sentenced to more than five years in prison on Thursday for stalking the judge and breaking into her Northwest Washington home. In an emotional and often complex hearing, Judge Russell...

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Life for Md. man who killed teen

UPDATE: Tracy Bailey was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. Under Maryland laws, he could eventually become eligible for parole; the governor's office must sign off on parole for murderers who receive life sentences. ORIGINAL POST: Tracy Bailey, who pleaded...

By Dan Morse  | July 1, 2010; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery  
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Missing Fairfax girls headed home

Two Fairfax County girls who were reported missing last month are heading home with a family member, police said Thursday. Tiffany Ghani, 16, and Tram Hoang, 15, were reported missing on June 18....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 1, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fairfax, Missing Persons  
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Md. biker gang head faces prison

A Maryland man who heads the Pagan's Motorcycle Club faces up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal racketeering and weapon charges. Pagan's national president David "Bart" Barbeito of Myersville, Md., entered his pleas Wednesday in federal...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 1, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland  
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Md. inmates work on battlefield

The National Park Service is recognizing the efforts of Maryland state prison inmates in helping to restore parts of the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Park Superintendent John Howard said Thursday that inmates have planted nearly 3,900 trees since 2007....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 1, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat  
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Police issue warning on rental scam

Hand the deposit to a cleaning guy. Cash only. No need to sign a lease. If the rental agreement sounds a little shady, that’s because it is, and you’ll never actually get a place to live, Fairfax County police said...

By Dan Morse  | July 1, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Cons & Scams, Dan Morse, Fairfax  
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Harrington case linked to Fairfax assault

The same man who abducted and killed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington after a rock concert in Charlottesville last year may have raped a woman in Fairfax City in 2005, state police said Thursday.

By Washington Post editors  | July 1, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cold Cases, Fairfax, Homicide, Howard, Maria Glod, Sex Crimes, Unsolved, Updates  
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SW man held in slayings in NE store

A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered a Southwest Washington man held in the D.C. jail in the shooting deaths of a Northeast Washington vendor and his son. Magistrate Judge Karen Howze ordered Christian Taylor, 25, held until his preliminary hearing Aug. 3 in the killings of Ming-Kun Chih, 59, and his son Li-Jen Chih, 32, during a botched June 23 robbery of the men’s store, Lida Wholesale, in the 1200 block of Fifth Street NE.

By Keith L. Alexander  | July 1, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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Police helicopter vs. man with laser

Up in the air! It's a helicopter. It's a laser. It's a ... felony?...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | July 1, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Truck hits bear in Loudoun County

Loudoun County sheriff's deputies were forced to shoot a 90-pound bear after it was hit by a truck Wednesday morning, officials said Thursday. "The bear was obviously suffering from serious injuries," said Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the sheriff's office,...

By Dan Morse  | July 1, 2010; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Loudoun  
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Body found in Potomac River

Officers from the Maryland Natural Resources Police found a body in the Potomac River about 8 a.m. Thursday in the area where a boat sank Tuesday night, officials said. Police are working to confirm if the body is that of...

By Dan Morse  | July 1, 2010; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Charles, Dan Morse  
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Teen shot in Oxon Hill

A 16-year-old was shot, apparently in his face or head, in Prince George's County last night, and is expected to survive, officials said Thursday morning. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of Marcy Avenue in Oxon Hill....

By Dan Morse  | July 1, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Pr. George's  
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Gun, ammo stolen from Md. cop car

The advice on avoiding car break-ins is pretty clear by clicking the "Don't Forget" link at the bottom of the Montgomery County Police Department's home page: "Remove electronics, their accessories and other valuables from view or even better, take them...

By Dan Morse  | July 1, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery  
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McGruff turns 30

McGruff the crime dog is celebrating his 30th birthday Thursday. The friendly canine, who wears a tan trench coat and offers tips to "take a bite out of crime," will celebrate this evening at the National Museum of Crime and...

By Maria Glod  | July 1, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Personal Safety  
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'Cat woman' strikes in N.Y.

A female robber in a cat mask has hit shops in New York City, according to this report: The last two hits by the sleek, amber-eyed thief took place last week -- targeting the high-end Arche shoe store on Astor...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 1, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Fairfax police seek help in Pham case

Fairfax County police on Wednesday began asking for the public's help in the stabbing death Sunday of 19-year-old Vanessa Pham, distributing a flyer with a photo of Pham's Scion tC hatchback and asking anyone who saw the car on Sunday to call homicide detectives.

By Tom Jackman  | June 30, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Unsolved, Updates  
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Charges dropped in Reid's wife's crash

A Fairfax County judge on Wednesday dismissed a reckless driving charge against a truck driver who rear-ended a minivan carrying Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid's wife and daughter, ruling there was no proof the truck driver had done anything wrong. Landra G. Reid, 69, suffered a broken neck, broken back and broken nose in the March 11 accident on northbound Interstate 95 near the Fairfax County Parkway, and Lana R. Barringer, 49, had a neck injury and facial lacerations. In a traffic pileup near the "mixing bowl," their car was struck by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driven by Alan W, Snader, 59, of Franklin, Ohio.

By Tom Jackman  | June 30, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Tom Jackman, Traffic Accidents, Updates  
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Md. rescuers fear boater is dead

A 36-year-old old man who was aboard a boat that sank in the Potomac River Tuesday night is probably dead, rescue workers said this morning. "He is presumed drowned," said Sgt. Art Windemuth, a spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources...

By Dan Morse  | June 30, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Charles, Dan Morse, Emergencies & Rescues  
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More Wone interrogation videos

Here are more excerpts from the police recordings of the interrogations of Joseph Price, Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky after attorney Robert Wone was found killed at their District home in 2006. On Tuesday, a D.C. judge found the three...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 30, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Unsolved, Updates  
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Short Md. suspect eludes capture

Positioned atop Montgomery County's list of most-wanted suspects, Henry Chavez is on his way to becoming the most well-known of the most-wanted. The notoriety comes from his size, 3-foot, 11-inches tall, 85 pounds, and raises the question: How can someone...

By Dan Morse  | June 30, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Updates  
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$25M suit in 2008 Va. shootings

A $25 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in connection with a 2008 shooting rampage in Wythe County that left one man dead and two other people injured. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in Wythe County Circuit...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 30, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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Document: Robert Wone case verdict

You can now download and read D.C. Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz's Tuesday ruling, in which she found Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward not guilty of a coverup in the death of Robert Wone, in PDF format on...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 30, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Document Room, From the Courthouse, The District, Unsolved  
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48 Va. inmates isolated because of hair

Nearly 50 Virginia prisoners are being held in perpetual isolation because they refuse to cut their hair. Following an Associated Press story about 10 Rastafarian inmates who had been in segregation for 10 years for ignoring the state's grooming policy,...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 30, 2010; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Updates, Virginia  
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Va. to up holiday traffic patrols

Virginia State Police will increase traffic enforcement efforts for the Independence Day holiday weekend. Stepped-up patrols aimed at catching speeders, impaired drivers and failure to use occupant restraints will begin on Friday and continue through midnight Monday....

By Washington Post Editors  | June 30, 2010; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New rape hotline in Baltimore

Baltimore has established a new hot line for victims of rape and sexual assault. The hot line is intended to give victims an opportunity to report past incidents or mistreatment they experienced when reporting rape in the past. It will...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 30, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Sex Crimes  
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Va. shooting suspect ruled incompetent

A Virginia judge has ruled that the man charged in the slayings of eight people in Appomattox County is incompetent to stand trial. Appomattox County Circuit Court Judge Richard Blanton ordered last week that Christopher Speight be sent to a...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 30, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Updates, Virginia  
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2 injured in Pr. William crash

Two people were injured Tuesday in Prince William County when a police cruiser on a high priority call collided with another vehicle, county police said. The collision occurred about 5 p.m. on Jefferson Davis Highway at Rosedale Court, an intersection...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 30, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Martin Weil, Pr. William, Traffic Accidents  
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Pink jumpsuits for Okla. inmates

County jail inmates in an Oklahama prison are now sporting a new color, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 30, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fla. trial for Md. man in girlfriend's death

An Anne Arundel County man is on trial in the Tampa Bay area, charged with killing his girlfriend in 2007. The murder trial for 26-year-old Matthew Dieterle began Monday in Pinellas County. Prosecutors say he beat, choked and stabbed 19-year-old...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Around the Nation, From the Courthouse  
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Father gets 6 years in baby's death

A Stafford County man who pleaded guilty to shaking his 6-week-old son to death has been sentenced to six years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. Baby Marcus Andre lived in Stafford with his father, Jason W. Andre, who called 911 on June 29, 2009, to report his son was having trouble breathing. Marcus was flown to the pediatric intensive care unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital, where prosecutors said he had suffered severe brain injury and was "brain dead upon arrival."

By Tom Jackman  | June 29, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Stafford, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Video: Wone interrogation excerpts

All three of the defendants in the Robert Wone conspiracy trial were found not guilty by a D.C. Superior Court judge on Tuesday. Judge Lynn Leibovitz acquitted the three housemates from the bench after explaining her verdict for about an...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, From the Post, Homicide, The District, Unsolved  
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Judge rules not guilty in Wone case

The judge overseeing the Robert Wone conspiracy trial is scheduled to announce her verdict on Tuesday, deciding the fate of the three men prosecutors said covered up Wone's 2006 slaying at their home in Northwest Washington.

By Washington Post editors  | June 29, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Unsolved  
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Vanessa Pham fund, vigil set

Friends of Vanessa Pham, the 19-year-old Falls Church-area woman found stabbed to death Sunday afternoon, have established a fund to help her family pay for a funeral service and have scheduled a candelight vigil for her Tuesday night.

By Tom Jackman  | June 29, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Woman sought in Md. bank robbery

Prince George’s County Police have released surveillance photos in hopes of identifying a bank robbery suspect. The suspect has a distinctive feature: A piercing above the left side of her top lip, according to police....

By Dan Morse  | June 29, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Dan Morse, Pr. George's  
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Puppies stolen from Md. home

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is looking into who took two 9-week-old American Bulldog puppies from the backyard of a Waldorf home. The owner of the home told authorities that the puppies were left in the yard sometime between 5...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police ID teen D.C. homicide victim

D.C. police identified a Saturday homicide victim as Steven Deshawn Mahogany, 16, of the 700 block of 21st Street NE, officials said Monday. Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the 800 block of 20th Street NE after...

By Dan Morse  | June 29, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Arrest in D.C. man's shooting death

A Southeast D.C. man has been charged with the June 14 murder of another District man. Anthony Waters, 43, turned himself in Monday morning, and was charged with felony murder while armed in the death of Derrick A. Harris, 37....

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Homicide, The District  
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Missing teens seen in S.C.

Two teenage girls reported missing from Fairfax County were seen at a store in Columbia, S.C., on Friday, and were not believed to be under any duress at the time, officials said Tuesday. The development led Fairfax County police to...

By Dan Morse  | June 29, 2010; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. man's threat case back to court

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court should not have dismissed a charge that an avowed Virginia white supremacist used his website to urge others to harm a juror. The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Updates, Virginia  
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2 arrests in Va. abduction, attack

Police in Prince William County arrested two men who abducted and assaulted a man after he hit the car they were riding in and tried fleeing the scene Friday. Jose Ramiro Sierra, 30, from Woodbridge, and Raul Enrique Villela Baeza,...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Arrest in Pr. William child sex abuse

A Dale City man was charged on two counts of aggravated sexual battery after Prince William County Police responded to a child abuse call in the 143000 block of Belleville Avenue in Dale City Friday. Investigators said a 5-year-old girl...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Pr. William, Sex Crimes  
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8 years for assault charges in D.C.

A Washington man who stormed into a neighbor’s room last June and shot at a man was sentenced to 8 years in prison on June 24. He was found guilty on April 8 of assault with a dangerous weapon and...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District  
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Saturday shooting victim was Md. man

Investigators have identified a man who was fatally shot and found near 19th Street NE in the District early Saturday as Brandon McClanahan, 24, of Temple Hills. Police and D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services officers responded to a shooting...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. completes raid shooting inquest

Virginia State Police say the release of a federal search warrant completes the agency's investigation of the fatal police shooting of a Pagan's Motorcycle Club member during a raid. State police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar says the search warrant was...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wrestler catches would-be burglar

A man in England who was attempting to rob a house was surprised when the owner, a former wrestling champion in Poland, came home and subdued him, according to this report: Man-mountain Adam Kalinowski told how Lee Christie, 38, sobbed...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 29, 2010; 6:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World, Offbeat  
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Second death in Sunday D.C. shootings

A Sunday morning shooting in Northeast D.C. has turned fatal, according to authorities. Police responded to the 1500 block of Kenilworth Ave. NE at around 11:01 a.m. on Sunday in response to reports of a shooting, according to a Monday...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, The District, Updates  
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Hit-and-run escalates in Va.

Leaving the scene of a car accident is a crime, but sometimes what the victims of a hit-and-run do in the aftermath can far overshadow the initial crash. Prince William County police said a late-night accident in Woodbridge on Friday...

By Josh White  | June 28, 2010; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Josh White, Pr. William, Traffic Accidents, Virginia  
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Shoplifting charge for Va. teacher

A Prince William County high school biology teacher was arrested Friday while allegedly trying to steal more than $400 worth of clothes from an area store, police said Monday afternoon. Prince William County police said Jennifer Leigh Clark, 26, of...

By Josh White  | June 28, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Drug arrests at Phish concerts

Aided by undercover narcotics detectives mixing with the fans of jam-band Phish, Howard County police arrested 21 concertgoers at two shows over the weekend at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 19 on drug charges, officials said. Police also seized three vehicles and...

By Dan Morse  | June 28, 2010; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Driver in deadly hit-and-run sought

The search for the driver in a deadly hit-and-run driver from earlier in this month continues, the Maryland State Police said. Investigators have viewed surveillance footage from businesses near the site of the crash that killed highway worker Ghassen A....

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents, Updates  
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1 dead, 5 hurt in Sunday Md. crash

UPDATE: Justin Xavier Dorsey, 17, of the unit block of Orchard Drive in Gaithersburg, died from injuries sustained during this crash at Washington Hospital Center at around 6 a.m. Monday morning ORIGINAL POST: Montgomery County Police are investigating a Sunday...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Intruder shot, killed in Forestville home

A male apparently trying to rob an apartment in the Forestville area of Prince George’s County Monday morning was shot and killed by someone inside the home, authorities said. The incident started about 9 a.m., when police were called to...

By Matt Zapotosky  | June 28, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Md. man charged with having bear

A Frostburg man faces charges of possessing a live black bear after Maryland Natural Resources Police found a 20-pound cub in his home. Sgt. Art Windemuth says 34-year-old Dwayne Lee Ritchey has acknowledged taking home the animal after he and...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Beer bottle used in Md. attack: Police

A Glen Burnie man was charged with attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment for attacking his ex-girlfriend with a beer bottle early Saturday morning, Anne Arundel County Police said. They identified the suspect as Scott Vernon Hoffman, 39....

By Dan Morse  | June 28, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Concern over Baltimore rape cases

Baltimore's police commissioner says his department will work to improve how it categorizes and resolves rape investigations. Frederick Bealefeld's announcement Sunday comes after a review of FBI records by The Baltimore Sun found that Baltimore has the largest percentage of...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Sex Crimes  
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Trial in Montgomery rape set to begin

A trial is set to begin today for three men accused in the January rape of a 71-year-old woman behind a dumpster in a Silver Spring parking lot. At least one of the defendants was still trying to reach a...

By Dan Morse  | June 28, 2010; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Employee charged with robbing pet store

A Severn woman was arrested and charged with stealing from the store where she worked, Anne Arundel Police said Monday. Officers responded Saturday morning to the Pet Cottage in the 600 block of Old Mill Road in Millersville in response...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Suspicious' crash death in Fairfax

A woman was found dead Sunday after a single-car crash in the Merrifield area of Fairfax County, county police said. They said she had apparently suffered an upper body wound or injury before the crash. Her injuries were called "not...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ocean City lifeguard chairs under attack

Lifeguard chairs in Ocean City are being buried, toppled and thrown out to sea. Officials say since lifeguards went on duty May 29, several of the white stands have been vandalized each week -- sometimes up to six or seven...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Booze arrests at Md. festival

Cecil County authorities say they made 14 alcohol-related arrests during the annual Canal Day festival. Lt. Bernard Chiominto of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office says some people became combative and officials used a Taser gun on three of them during...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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One dead in D.C. shootings

One man was killed and three people were wounded in the District on Sunday in four incidents, D.C. police said. Charles Bell, 29, of Southwest Washington was found fatally shot about 3 a.m. in the unit block of Galveston Street...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 7:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Baltimore violence continues

A shooting at the Inner Harbor was part of another violent weekend in Baltimore. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the department is investigating two homicides and two suspicious deaths since Friday. There were also six nonfatal shootings, including the Harbor...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Life sentence for shoplifter

A Mississippi man and repeat offender was given a life sentence after he was caught shoplifting, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 28, 2010; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Second arrest in D.C. killing

Police have made a second arrest in a fatal shooting that occurred June 17 in Northeast Washington. Leon Truesdale, 36, was arrested Friday and charged in the killing of Calvin Godsey, 38....

By Washington Post Editors  | June 27, 2010; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District  
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