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Crime Scene: July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010

D.C. man charged in Christmas slaying

A District man was indicted in D.C. Superior Court Friday on nine counts including first-degree murder while armed in connection with a fatal Christmas day shooting last year. Authorities say Marlo Garcias, 21, of the 1600 block of Park Road...

By Maria Glod  | July 23, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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4th DWI earns man 4-year sentence

A Herndon man whose blood alcohol was four times the legal limit, and who was convicted of his fourth drunk-driving case in 10 years, was sentenced Friday in Loudoun County Circuit Court to four years in prison.

By Tom Jackman  | July 23, 2010; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Loudoun, Tom Jackman  
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Police station shooting suit in court

A Fairfax County judge Friday threw out one count of a lawsuit filed by a man who was shot five times in front of a Fairfax police station, ruling that the county is protected from civil lawsuits by its sovereign...

By Tom Jackman  | July 23, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Man charged in D.C. killing

A 41-year-old man with no fixed address was charged with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of a District man last summer, police said. The suspect, Luel Hayes Jr., was arrested by homicide detectives about 10:30 a.m. and charged with...

By Maria Glod  | July 23, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District  
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Tazewell deputy found dead after crash

A Tazewell County deputy was found dead after his cruiser hit a guardrail and went over an embankment. Sheriff H.S. Caudill said 35-year-old Deputy Shawn Hess was responding to an emergency call in Richlands when the accident occurred at about...

By Maria Glod  | July 23, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Final guilty plea in MoCo gang-stabbing case

The last of 11 defendants has pleaded guilty in the death of a 15-year-old who was stabbed more than 60 times and dumped into a creek, closing out the prosecution of a case Montgomery County authorities called the most disturbing...

By Dan Morse  | July 23, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Gangs, Montgomery  
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Pimp sentenced to 13 years

A New York man who admited he was a pimp in Virginia, Maryland and New York was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday, federal authorities said. Marc S. Brickhouse, 32, of Brooklyn, lured a 16-year-old girl from California to...

By Maria Glod  | July 23, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod, Virginia  
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Car windows smashed in Ashburn

Loudoun County Sheriff's officials said the windows of at least seven cars were shatted in an Ashburn neighborhood overnight. The first incident was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after a car alarm went off in the 43400 block of Blair...

By Maria Glod  | July 23, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alleged serial gold burglar gets jail

A New York man, who is facing a federal conspiracy charge for allegedly committing 37 gold-related burglaries in Northern Virginia last year, was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for an incident where he broke into a house, was confronted by a resident, fled and took nothing. Dagoberto Soto Ramirez, 27, was arrested along with his wife, Melinda Soto, 34, and a third New Yorker, Francisco Gray, 39, last November, and charged with a string of burglaries in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, all targeting Indian and South Asian residents who kept gold in their houses.

By Tom Jackman  | July 22, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Doctor accused of sexual battery

Fairfax County police said they are trying to locate an Annandale doctor who is wanted on a sexual battery charge. Ravi K. Veluri, 58, is accused of inappropriately touching a female patient on July 15 at the Family Care Medical...

By Maria Glod  | July 22, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Arrest in 2009 DC killing

District police said an 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a September slaying in Southeast. Aaron Andrews, of the District, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the Sept. 25 killing of Reggie Cook, police said....

By Maria Glod  | July 22, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Car break-in suspect caught on video

Montgomery County detectives are probing a series of car break-ins in Silver Spring this month, including one in which the suspect appears to have been recorded on video. On July 7, police went to the Stonegate community after a report...

By Dan Morse  | July 22, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Lawyer indicted on 3 more fraud counts

An Arlington lawyer who specializes in representing families of children with special educational needs, but who had no law license for more than three years, has been indicted by an Arlington grand jury on three counts of obtaining money by false pretense, in addition to two other charges already pending against him. Parents said that Howard D. Deiner, 54, told them he could handle their challenges to various school districts in Northern Virginia, and could take their cases into the court system if needed. But from January 2006 to April 2009, Deiner's law license in the District had lapsed, he never had a license in Virginia, but he continued to take on clients and file cases. He also frequently lost cases and failed to communicate with his clients.

By Tom Jackman  | July 21, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Arlington, Cons & Scams, From the Courthouse, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Judge who deflated tire suspended

The Charles County judge who deflated the tire of a maintenance worker outside the La Plata courthouse last year has been suspended without pay for five days. The Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, set the suspension as a...

By Maria Glod  | July 21, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Charles, Ruben Castaneda  
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'Bouquet bandit' nabbed

A man suspected of robbing two New York City banks while armed with a floral bouquet and a potted plant has been arrested. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says 44-year-old Edward Pemberton was taken into custody in Brooklyn after police received...

By Maria Glod  | July 21, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation  
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Police: Man acknowledged stabbing artist

Raymond L. Williams, charged with murder in the slaying of Azin Naimi, told detectives he stabbed her with a pair of scissors inside an art warehouse near White Flint mall, according to an arrest affidavit signed by a Montgomery County police detective.

By Dan Morse  | July 21, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Arrest in artist's killing

Montgomery County police this morning identified the suspect in the killing of a 45-year-old artist as Raymond L. Williams, 35, of the 11100 block of Dewey Road, in Kensington. He was charged with first-degree murder, booked into the Montgomery County...

By Dan Morse  | July 21, 2010; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. prison officials sued

Two civil rights organizations are suing Virginia prison officials because they banned inmates from receiving a book teaching them how to file lawsuits against prisons. National Lawyers Guild and the Center for Constitutional Rights sued state Department of Corrections Director...

By Maria Glod  | July 21, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Shot fired during Bowie robbery

Prince George's County police were searching for a suspect who fired a shot during a robbery at a 7-Eleven in Bowie Wednesday morning. The man entered the store on Crain Highway near the Collington Plaza Shopping Center at about 8:15...

By Maria Glod  | July 21, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'82 killing of Md. man probed

Alaska State Troopers are reopening an investigation into the stabbing death of a Maryland man 28 years ago outside a bar in Kodiak. Twenty-seven-year-old Thomas M. Carbine flew to the island city on the afternoon of July 14, 1982, after...

By Maria Glod  | July 21, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation  
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MoCo police: Missing woman was killed

A 45-year-old woman reported missing from Montgomery County turned up dead in the District on Monday, and Montgomery detectives think she was killed, officials said Tuesday evening. Azin Naimi was reported missing to police by a family member at 3:30...

By Dan Morse  | July 20, 2010; 8:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery  
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Laser aimed at police helicopter--again

A Fairfax police helicopter returning to its base Thursday was hit by a laser flash, temporarily blinding crew members, police said, and leading to the second felony arrest since February for interfering with a flight. Michael E. Promisel, 18,...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | July 20, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fairfax, Mary Pat Flaherty, Virginia  
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DC Police probe 3 killings

A 45-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Monday night in Northeast Washington, one of three new cases for the D.C. police homicide unit within a matter of hours, authorities said

By Washington Post editors  | July 20, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ex-IRS agent pleads guilty

A former IRS tax specialist admitted in federal court in Maryland that he owes more than $789,000 in overdue taxes, federal authorities said. John Venuti, 62, of Harwood, Md, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to three...

By Maria Glod  | July 20, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Man jumps from Rosslyn office building

A man plunged to his death from a Rosslyn office building Tuesday morning, in what police said was a suicide. Police said the man, who was in his mid-30s, intentionally jumped from the building in the 1300 block of North...

By Maria Glod  | July 20, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Arlington  
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Brothers face drug charges in Md.

Two brothers from Georgia face drug charges in Frederick after a traffic stop led police to thousands of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana. Frederick Police say 23-year-old Torey Howell and 26-year-old Gary Howell, of Columbus, Ga., face conspiracy, drug...

By Maria Glod  | July 20, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick, Maria Glod  
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'Granddad Bandit' strikes in Virginia

A middle aged, balding man suspected of committing at least 26 bank robberies in 12 states since 2008, struck in Virginia in June, federal authorities said. The man the FBI has dubbed the "Grandad Bandit" typically walks calmly into banks...

By Maria Glod  | July 20, 2010; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Robbery, Virginia  
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Arlington launches red light cameras

Arlington police are offering a warning to drivers: new red light cameras in the county will soon issue tickets. The cameras, which issue $50 tickets, will begin operating Wednesday at 12 a.m., police said. The infraction is a civil offense...

By Maria Glod  | July 20, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Top 3 odd crimes of the week

Some of the more unusual criminal escapades in the D.C. region, brought to you each Monday evening via local police reports

By Eric Athas  | July 19, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, The District, The Region, Virginia  | Tags:  crime washington d.c.  
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Gang members arrested in NoVa

Immigration authorities have arrested 30 alleged gang members and associates in Northern Virginia, all but one of them foreign nationals, and charged them with an array of crimes, including entering the United States illegally, federal officials said. The three-day operation...

By Washington Post editors  | July 19, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Gangs, Paul Duggan, The Region, Virginia  
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Jury convicts man in 1990 road rage killing

A D.C. Superior Court jury took less than two hours on Monday to find a Silver Spring man guilty of second-degree murder in the 1990 shooting death of the son of a retired District homicide detective in an early case...

By Washington Post editors  | July 19, 2010; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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House central to Wone killing for sale

The house where Washington attorney Robert Wone was stabbed to death in 2006 has been put up for sale for nearly $1.6 million. The four-bedroom and 3.5-bath house at 1509 Swann Street NW, was listed for $1.59 million by Evers...

By Washington Post editors  | July 19, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cold Cases, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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Fairfax man killed before Google interview

Oakland, Calif. Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two men who killed a Fairfax man during a robbery while he was visiting the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview. Police say 45-year-old Jing Hong Kang was shot around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in downtown Oakland shortly after leaving a dentist's office.

By Washington Post editors  | July 19, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Fairfax, Homicide  
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Suspect in mother-daughter slayings

Prince George's County homicide detectives have identified a suspect in the high-profile slayings of sets of mothers and daughters last year, according to sources familiar with the cases. The suspect has not been charged or indicted but has been incarcerated...

By Washington Post editors  | July 19, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cold Cases, Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Minister pleads guilty to molesting boys in Fairfax

The former pastor of a Fairfax County church pleaded guilty Monday morning to molesting two boys who were members of his church in the 1990s, and Fairfax prosecutors agreed to a deal in which the man would spend no time in jail. But Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Randy I. Bellows said he may not accept the deal, in which case the defendant, Tommy R. Shelton Jr., could withdraw his plea and take the case to another judge.

By Tom Jackman  | July 19, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Gaithersburg man sentenced in sex trafficking case

A Montgomery County man was sentenced to 37 years in prison for his role in a scheme to prostitute three girls, federal authorities in Maryland said. Lloyd Mack Royal III, 29, of Gaithersburg, was convicted in March of charges including...

By Maria Glod  | July 19, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Police detective saves drowning dog

A U.S. Park Police detective dove into the Washington Channel to save a drowning dog. Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser said a Park Police officer spotted the animal in the East Potomac Park area about 2:30 p.m. Sunday and...

By Maria Glod  | July 19, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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District Heights man killed in crash

A District Heights man was killed early Monday morning after his car veered off Suitland Road in the Suitland area of Prince George’s County and struck a pole, police said. Vander Williams III, 25, was traveling east in the 4500...

By Matt Zapotosky  | July 19, 2010; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Loudoun vandals target open garages

Vandals snuck into two open garages in Loudoun, spray painting one vehicle and turning on a garden hose in another, authorities said. The first incident happened Saturday in the 42900-block of Brookton Way in Ashburn. In that instance, Loudoun County...

By Maria Glod  | July 19, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Woman charged with elderly father's murder

A 53-year-old Woodbridge woman has been charged with the murder of her 82-year-old father, who police say had been drugged before he collapsed in a Prince William County hotel in March. Patrica L. Blevins, who was charged with felony homicide...

By Maria Glod  | July 19, 2010; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Pr. William  
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