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Crime Scene: July 25, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Man gets 20 years for stabbing

An Alexandria man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to the 2009 fatal stabbing of a District man during an argument over the paternity of infant twins. Patrick Wilson, 25, pleaded guilty in D. C. Superior Court to one count of murder in May in the fatal stabbing of George Wakefield, 29.

By Washington Post editors  | July 30, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander  
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Video: Jail for vomit at baseball game

A 21-year-old man who intentionally vomited on a spectator and his 11-year-old daughter at a Philadelphia Phillies game was sentenced to up to three months in jail and community service, which may include cleaning toilets....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation  
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Md. man charged with sex attack

A Gaithersburg man has been charged with spraying semen on a woman as she left a Giant grocery store. Gaithersburg police have charged Michael Wayne Edwards, Jr. of the 17000 block of Downing Street with second degree assault. Additional charges...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Montgomery, Sex Crimes  
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Guilty plea in D.C. Craigslist sex attacks

A 26-year-old District man pleaded guilty Friday to two sexual assaults of women he met through Craigslist, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced. Brandon B. Petty was convicted on one count of assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Sex Crimes, Spencer S. Hsu, The District  
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70 months for juice box smuggler

A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison after he attempted to smuggle $500,000 worth of heroin in juice boxes through Dulles International Airport. Twenty-three-year-old Emmanuel Rios was also sentenced to four years of supervised probation...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Narcotics, Virginia  
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Mistrial in Md. cabbie murder case

A Baltimore judge has declared a mistrial in the murder trial of a man accused shooting a cab driver. Circuit Judge George L. Russell III declared the trial of 23-year-old Robert Lee Murphy of Baltimore inconclusive Friday afternoon....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Maryland  
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Former fire official acquitted of rape charges

A former D.C. fire captain was acquitted of rape and other related charges Friday at his second trial in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a 23-year-old woman who had passed out at a party, according to court records...

By Matt Zapotosky  | July 30, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Calvert, Matt Zapotosky  
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Malvo show mixed drama with baloney

The teenaged serial killer Lee Malvo and the newest star of basic cable, William Shatner, combined to make some compelling TV last night. Some of it was probably just crazy lies by Malvo, now 25 and behind bars for eight years. But there was also discussion about several shootings Malvo confirmed in 2006, and a well-crafted unspooling of Malvo’s psychological journey from brainwashed sniper to regretful adult.

By Tom Jackman  | July 30, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Crime History, D.C. Sniper, From the Post, The Region, Tom Jackman  
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New District Court judge in Montgomery

Audrey A. Creighton, an assistant public defender in Montgomery County, has been appointed a District Court judge. Governor Martin O’Malley appointed her to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Cheryl A. McCally to the Circuit Court, the...

By Dan Morse  | July 30, 2010; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery  
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Inmate escapes from Md. prison

The Maryland corrections department says an inmate has escaped from a state prison in Hagerstown. Authorities are looking for 51-year-old Dominic Webster. He's white, 5 feet and 9 inches tall, and weighs 160 pounds. He has short, gray hair, a...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat  
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50 years for attempted Md. rape, attack

A Westminster man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for trying to rape a woman and hitting her in the head with a hammer. Fifty-two-year-old Paul Scott of Westminster was sentenced on Thursday. He was convicted in May...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Sex Crimes  
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Red Bull gift gets U-Md. cops investigated

Two University of Maryland police officers are under investigation after accepting cases of Red Bull from a woman who they pulled over and warned for not wearing a seat belt, authorities said Friday. The incident occurred about 9 p.m. Thursday...

By Matt Zapotosky  | July 30, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland, Matt Zapotosky, Schools  
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'Most Wanted' picks up Md. manhunt

The TV show America's Most Wanted featured local fugitive Henry Chavez on a recent show. Chavez, who is 3 feet, 11 inches tall, is wanted for murder in Montgomery County. Here is AMW's post on the case. -- Dan Morse...

By Dan Morse  | July 30, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Updates  
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Driver dies in Md. after hit from behind

A driver died Thursday night in Burtonsville after the Toyota 4Runner he was driving was hit from behind while stopped at a red light, authorities said. The 4Runner driver, Anthony Lee Austin, 57, of Silver Spring, was flown to Prince...

By Dan Morse  | July 30, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Guilty plea in D.C. 'skimming' case

A District woman pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to organizing a credit-card fraud scheme that victimized patrons of a D.C. restaurant, authorities said. Federal agents said Nicole L. Ward, 28, paid two servers at the Cheesecake Factory in the...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cons & Scams, From the Courthouse, Paul Duggan, The District, Updates  
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Md. murder suspect returned to U.S.

A Maryland man wanted for murder has been arrested in Canada and returned to the United States. U.S. authorities took custody of 46-year-old Benjamin Moore at a Niagara Falls border crossing Friday following a traffic stop Monday by police across...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World, Homicide, St. Mary's, Updates  
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Flea, tick supplies taken from Va. Petco

Thieves stole boxes of flea and tick supplies from a Petco store in Sterling on Thursday, Loudoun authorities said. Five suspects stole about 65 boxes of Frontline and other brands of flea and tick supplies from the store in the...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Loudoun  
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Arrest in July Northwest D.C. killing

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in a July shooting. D.C. Police officers responded to a report of a shooting at 11th St. and Columbia Rd. NW at 8:31 p.m. on July 10, according to a...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Homicide, The District, Updates  
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DEA claims big Va. drug bust

The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has busted one of the largest drug rings in the Hampton Roads area. The federal agency says the $9 million operation was allegedly run for the past 10 years by the owner of a...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Narcotics, Virginia  
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Woman leaves resume, attempts theft

A woman in Canada was spotted on security cameras shoplifting shortly after a job interview at the same store, according to this report: She bolted with the items and the store manager, who was in the backroom at the time,...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 30, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the World, Offbeat  
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Man dead after Manassas standoff

An armed man barricaded alone in a Manassas hotel room since Wednesday night was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday afternoon, police said. A Virginia State Police SWAT team entered the room about 4:20 p.m. and found...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Manassas, Updates  
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One arrested, one sought in Md. killing

Authorities have charged two individuals, and arrested one, in connection with a July 1 shooting death in Anne Arundel County. Anne Arundel officers responded to a Brooklyn Park home at about 5:35 p.m. in response to reports of a shooting,...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, David P. Marino-Nachison, Homicide, Updates  
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Life in prison for PCP kingpin

The head of a drug-trafficking network that supplied PCP, heroin and cocaine in the District and Maryland was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to forfeit $1.1 million in drug proceeds Thursday, ending the career of a man that...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Narcotics, Pr. George's, Spencer S. Hsu, The District  
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Guilty plea in 1998 Va. killing

A man has pleaded guilty to the 1998 slaying of a Churchville, Va., woman whose body was found in a septic tank near her home. Kenneth W. Baker pleaded guilty Thursday in Augusta County Circuit Court to second-degree murder and...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Virginia  
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Pr. George's crime continues dropping

Crime in Prince George’s County continued its steady decline in the first half of 2010, falling in every major category for an overall deccrease of 6.3 percent compared to the same period last year, authorities announced Wednesday. Propelled by double-digit percentage point drops in robberies, rapes and homicides, violent crime fell by 11.7 percent, authorities said. Property crime, which includes burglary, theft and stolen vehicles, fell by a smaller margin — only 5.3 percent — but authorities highlighted it as significant nonetheless.

By Washington Post editors  | July 29, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Crime Statistics, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Indictment in Md. trooper's killing

A Prince George's County grand jury Thursday indicted a Seat Pleasant man on charges that he participated in last month's murder of an off-duty Maryland state trooper outside a Forestville restaurant. The grand jury indicted Anthony A. Milton, 28, on...

By Ruben Castaneda  | July 29, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Updates  | Tags:  Applebee's, Maryland State Police  
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Police: Malvo is not believable

Post staff writer Tom Jackman covered the sniper shootings in 2002 and was the lead writer covering Lee Boyd Malvo's trial in 2003. Here is his reporting on Malvo's latest interview: Convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, in a telephone interview...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
Categories:  Homicide, The Region, Updates  
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Teacher Ricks pleads guilty

Ricks, 50, acknowledged that he was guilty of performing sex acts on a 16-year-old boy who had been a student of his at Osbourn High School. The acts occurred during winter break in a basement room he was renting from the boy’s father. A Manassas detective testified that Ricks wrote in his journal that he got the boy drunk before the first incident and that the second incident came just days later.

By Washington Post editors  | July 29, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Josh White, Pr. William  
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One suspect in two exposures, assault

Mongtomery County police said they are investigating the possibility that the same man exposed himself in two separate incidents, and may have been involved in an assault five years ago.

By Ruben Castaneda  | July 29, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Montgomery, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  indecent exposure, Montgomery County police  
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Sept. execution set for Va. woman

A September execution has been set for Virginia's only woman on death row. A Pittsylvania County Circuit judge set a Sept. 23 execution for 40-year-old Teresa Lewis on Thursday....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Death Penalty, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Updates, Virginia  
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FBI backs off Va. training center

The FBI has withdrawn from a proposed law enforcement training center in Powhatan County, Va., that would be built near a historic area. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported the decision in Thursday's editions. The newspaper cited an e-mail that the FBI...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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No bond in Md. researcher's killing

A Baltimore man accused in the stabbing death of a Johns Hopkins University researcher has been ordered held without bond. Thirty-four-year-old John Wagner has a long criminal record but has served little prison time....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Schools  
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Va. woman fights 'fortune teller' label

A Chesterfield County, Va., woman claims county officials have violated her religious rights by defining her as a fortune teller rather than a spiritual counselor. A hearing in Patricia Moore-King's lawsuit is set for Thursday in federal court in Richmond....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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Funerals for Va. firefighters Friday

More than 1,000 mourners are expected to attend the funerals for two Rocky Mount, Va., volunteer firefighters who were killed in a traffic accident while responding to a call. Funerals for 59-year-old Rocky Mount Fire Chief Posey Dillon and 67-year-old...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Virginia  
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Alleged robbery ends in Va. crash

Two men who allegedly had robbed an Arlington motel evaded police in a stolen vehicle, crashing it near city hall in Alexandria on Wednesday night, police said. One suspect then made his way into the city government center, where he...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Arlington  
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Bank robber asks for change

A bank robbery attempt in New Zealand turned odd when the would-be robber demanded 50 cents, according to this report: Police said the man, in his early 20s, entered the Victoria St bank with a bandana over his lower face...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 29, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man shot dead in Fort Washington area

Update, 7:28 p.m.: Sources say that police in Prince George's County are searching for a suspect who is at the least an acquaintance of the man who was shot to death Wednesday in the Fort Washington area. The victim...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Guilty plea in Defense Dept. fraud

Federal prosecutors say a Virginia man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud in a plot to defraud the Defense Department. Twenty-eight-year-old Jonathan Feeney of Woodbridge, Va., entered the plea Wednesday to a criminal information. He will be sentenced on Oct....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cons & Scams, From the Courthouse, Pr. William  
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Jury quickly acquits murder defendant

It took the jury just 37 minutes

By Ruben Castaneda  | July 28, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Prince George's County crime  
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Terror group founder pleads guilty

A founding member of a violent, al Qaeda-linked separatist group in the Philippines pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Washington to taking hostage four U.S. citizens among a group of 16 people kidnapped in December 1995, the Justice Department announced.

By Spencer S. Hsu  | July 28, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Spencer S. Hsu, The District  
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87 immigrants arrested in Va., DC

Federal authorities arrested 87 foreign nationals in two "targeted enforcement surges" in the Washington area in recent weeks, rounding up men and women from more than 19 countries who allegedly committed crimes after entering the United States, officials said Wednesday. Twelve of the foreign nationals were considered "immigration fugitives," meaning they already had been ordered to leave the United States but had failed to do so, said Cori Bassett, a spokeswoman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

By Washington Post editors  | July 28, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Alcohol charge in Va. student's death

A 19-year-old Ames man has been charged with a simple misdemeanor in the death of an Iowa State University student from Woodbridge who was hit by a train. Michael Calderon-Cody, of Ames, was charged this week with providing alcohol to...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Pr. William, Schools, Updates  
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Teen charged with murder in Md.

A boy who was 13 when he allegedly beat a teacher to death in a state juvenile detention facility in Prince George's County in February was formally charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted rape. The charge initially was...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Homicide, Juvenile Justice, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Updates  
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DNA leads to charge in 2005 robbery

A Largo man has been charged in a 2005 bank robbery after investigators linked him to DNA evidence found on a rubber Halloween mask left at the crime scene. Calvin Williams, 55, who is being held on an unrelated bank...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Pr. George's  
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Video: 'Barefoot Bandit's' arrest

Surveillance video shows the alleged 'Barefoot Bandit,' Colton Harris-Moore, running from authorities in the Bahamas and getting arrested on July 10, a week after he reportedly crash-landed in a stolen plane....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World, Crime, Seen  
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Md. baby thrown from window: Police

Baltimore County police say a woman who gave birth in the bathroom of her home put the newborn in a plastic bag and tossed the infant out a second-floor window. The baby girl survived. It happened Thursday in Reisterstown. A...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Baltimore  
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Man charged in June D.C. shooting

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal shooting last month in Adams Morgan, D.C. police said. Officers said Torain D. Adams, 18, of Northwest Washington was charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of Victor...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Homicide, Martin Weil, The District, Updates  
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Child porn charges for Calvert man

A Calvert County man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he provided videos of child pornography for download online, authorities said....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Calvert  
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N.Y. investigating phony nun

The state attorney general's office is investigating a phony nun who dons a habit to beg on the streets of New York. Mindy LeGrand is part of an unaccredited church based in Brooklyn called St. John's Pentecostal of Crown Heights....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 28, 2010; 6:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Md. youth detention site fought

A criminal justice research group is critical of a Maryland proposal to build a new youth detention center in Baltimore. The National Council on Crime and Delinquency issued a report Tuesday that found forecasts on Baltimore's youth population and arrests...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 27, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Juvenile Justice, Maryland  
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Fairfax man charged with raping teen

A Fairfax County man has been arrested after allegedly picking up a 17-year-old girl he met on MySpace, taking her to his townhouse in Annandale and then stabbing and raping her, Fairfax police said Tuesday. The episode occurred Saturday, and police learned of it after the girl claimed she had escaped from the man and called for help, according to a search warrant affidavit written by Fairfax sex crimes Detective James A. Austin, and filed Tuesday in Fairfax Circuit Court.

By Tom Jackman  | July 27, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fairfax, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman  
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Va. official urges sentencing changes

Virginia Department of Corrections director Gene Johnson says the state is spending too much money locking up nonviolent offenders. Speaking at a statewide conference on prisoner re-entry Tuesday, Johnson said the state should stop doling out lengthy prison sentences to...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 27, 2010; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Officials: "Serial killer" indicted

A 27-year-old Largo man was indicted Tuesday in connection with the slayings of a mother and her 20-year-old daughter whose bodies were found in a burning car in Prince George's County last year, authorities said. Police said Jason Thomas Scott is a "serial killer" with no clear connection to Delores Dewitt, 42, and her daughter, Ebony, whose bodies were found March 16, 2009, in a burning car in Largo that had been stolen that day.

By Washington Post editors  | July 27, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Cold Cases, Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Pr. George's man guilty of porn charge

A 46-year-old Fort Washington man admitted in court that he took pornographic photos of a young girl, federal authorities in Maryland said. Ernesto Cacanindin, of Fort Washington, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to producing child pornography....

By Maria Glod  | July 27, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod  
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2 charged in Fairfax man's Calif. death

A man and woman have been arrested in Oakland, Calif., and charged with the slaying of a Fairfax County man who had flown to California for a job interview, Oakland police said Tuesday. Jinghong Kang, 45, a computer engineer and...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 27, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Fairfax, Homicide, Updates  
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Man sought in woman's death arrested

A man accused of killing a Maryland woman whose body was found under a New Jersey bridge over the weekend has been arrested in Canada, authorities said. Canadian authorities arrested Benjamin Moore, 46, of Lexington Park, outside a Days Inn...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 27, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Around the World, Homicide, St. Mary's  
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Pot seized during Va. traffic stop

Two men were arrested after police found about 115 pounds of marijuana in their 18-wheeler during a traffic stop on the Beltway last week. Police participating in an operation to intercept drugs pulled over Alexis Paz, 38, and Felix Rodriguez,...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 27, 2010; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fairfax, Narcotics  
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Md. man ruled unfit for murder trial

A judge has found an elderly Maryland man not competent to stand trial in the April slaying of his 82-year-old wife. Attorneys plan to review Thomas Scherer's mental capacity in summer 2011 to see if he could face a jury...

By Washington Post Editors  | July 27, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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90 days for Md. spider theft

A Maryland man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for stealing a spider from a public library. Carroll County Circuit Judge J. Barry Hughes sentenced 27-year-old Randy Humple of Westminster Monday....

By Washington Post Editors  | July 27, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Offbeat  
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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 26, 2010; 8:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax, Maryland, The Region, Virginia  | Tags:  crime washington d.c.  
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Arrest in June Md. slaying

Prince George's County police arrested a Bladensburg man Sunday in connection with the June slaying of a Capitol Heights teenager who died days after he was assaulted walking home from the Addison Road Metro station, authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  | July 26, 2010; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Man guilty in baby's death

A Fairfax County man pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter, for shaking his nine-month-old baby to death in the Burke area last year. Dylan M. Price, who lived in the 9800 block of Spillway Court, was taken to Inova Fairfax...

By Washington Post editors  | July 26, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Tom Jackman  
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Doctor charged with sexual battery

An Annandale doctor accused of sexual battery has turned himself in to authorities, Fairfax County police said Monday. Ravi K. Veluri, 58, who works at the Family Care Medical Care Center on Beauregard Street in the Alexandria section of the...

By Maria Glod  | July 26, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fairfax, Maria Glod  
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New judge to Md. Special Appeals court

Hotten has also worked in private practice

By Ruben Castaneda  | July 26, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Court of Special Appeals, Maryland judiciary  
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Olney synagogue vandalized

Vandals struck a Montgomery County synagogue, spray painting Swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on the outside walls, parking lot and light posts, according to police and a synagogue member. The vandalism at B'nai Shalom Synagogue of Olney, in the 18400 block...

By Maria Glod  | July 26, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Montgomery  
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Man, 29, killed in Silver Spring

A 29-year-old man was shot to death early Monday in the White Oak section of Silver Spring, and Montgomery County police said they are investigating the death as a homicide. Police said they were called to the 11100 block of...

By Maria Glod  | July 26, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Montgomery  
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