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Crime Scene: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Va. man charged with texting girl for sex

The owner of an Old Town Alexandria oriental rug shop has been indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to set up a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl through a series of text messages. Joshua B. Nabatkhorian, 52, who lives in the Fairfax area of Fairfax County, is also the owner of J&J Oriental Rug Gallery on King Street. He was arrested by Fairfax police on state charges in November, but federal prosecutors took over the case in June.

By Tom Jackman  | August 20, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Alexandria, Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman  
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Youth charged in slaying was left alone

Staff members at Cheltenham are not supposed to leave detainees unsupervised.

By Ruben Castaneda  | August 20, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's, Prison Beat, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Juvenile crime  
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Loudoun cops seek armed robber

Update, 4 p.m.: The suspect who robbed a Subway restaurant in Ashburn on Friday is described as a black male in his early to mid 20s, about 6-feet tall, with a thin build and short, cropped hair, according to the...

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Loudoun  
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Men held after chilling video shown

Prosecutors played a chilling video in court Friday showing two men robbing a check-cashing store on Benning Road and fatally shooting the son of the store owner after a scuffle. The video, and accompanying narration by a city police detective, prompted a D. C. Superior Court judge to order the two District men charged in the killing held without bond until trial.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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Police: Serial bank robber nabbed

Prince George's County Police have arrested a man they say committed six bank robberies in Largo and Bowie. Damon Keith Roberts Jr, 47, was arrested Thursday at his home in the 700 block of Carlough Street in Landover, police said. He was charged with six counts of robbery.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Pr. George's  
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MoCo cop charged with assault

Montgomery County police say an officer who chased down a graffiti suspect has been indicted on an assault charge. Police say Officer George Saoutis was among officers who responded to a building in Silver Spring on March 3 for a report of graffiti vandalism. They say as a group of men ran from the scene, Saoutis pursued one of them, eventually arresting and charging a 16-year-old boy with vandalism.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery  
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Md. man sentenced for child porn

A 32-year-old Montgomery County man was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for receiving child pornography, federal officials said Friday. Joshua H. Michaels, 32, of Derwood, downloaded child pornography from the Internet, authorities said. They said Michaels also...

By Maria Glod  | August 20, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod  
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Fatal crash in Fairfax

A 21-year-old Sterling woman died after a Friday morning crash in the Chantilly area, Fairfax County police said. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined, and the investigation is ongoing, police said. Burbuqe Mirena, 21, of the...

By Maria Glod  | August 20, 2010; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax, Maria Glod  
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Ex-lobbyist pleads not guilty

The owner of a now-defunt defense lobbying firm has pleaded not guilty to charges that he funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions. Paul Magliocchetti entered his not guilty plea Friday at federal court in Alexandria, Va....

By Maria Glod  | August 20, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse  
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Va. man charged with drunk driving

A 19-year-old Leesburg man who allegedly was driving drunk when his SUV struck some trees Saturday has been charged with felony child endangerment, and police said a 4-year-old girl was in a car seat that had not been properly installed....

By Maria Glod  | August 20, 2010; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Loudoun, Maria Glod  
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Police seek help in identifying remains

The skeletal remains found in the Lorton area of Fairfax County last month were those of an unidentified man who was murdered, Fairfax police said Thursday, and investigators asked for help in identifying the man.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman  
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Phones down at national 911 group

The strangest phone recordings we've heard today came from NENA, the National Emergency Number Association, while we were reporting a story.

By Dan Morse  | August 19, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Offbeat  
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Bladensburg search after cop shot at

Police in Prince George’s County have launched an extensive search of the Bladensburg-Edmonston area for two home invasion suspects, at least one of whom apparently fired at a police officer trying to stop him, authorities said. The incident began about...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 19, 2010; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Tattoos lead to Manassas man's arrest

Patrick Joshua Walsh went to Prince William County police on Wednesday to turn himself in on charges of grand larceny and possession of stolen goods. When police got a look at him, he ended up in even deeper trouble. Alert...

By Josh White  | August 19, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Josh White, Manassas, Pr. William, Virginia  
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Charges upgraded in liquor store shooting

Charges against the two people accused in the shooting death of a teenager in a Landover-area liquor store earlier this month have been upgraded to first-degree murder, authorities said. Marcus Desmond Shipman, 23, of Capitol Heights, and Carl Andre Jones,...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 19, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Women assaulted, robbed in Va. hotel

Two women who were traveling through the area with family members were held captive in their Arlington hotel room on Saturday night by a suspect who sexually assaulted one and stole electronics and money before fleeing, police said. An unknown...

By Josh White  | August 19, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Arlington, Josh White, Virginia  
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2 charged as adults in alleged rape

Two teenagers have now been charged as adults in the alleged gang rape of a 12-year-old girl at a roller rink in Baltimore County. Prosecutors say 17-year-old Kadeem Santiful and 15-year-old Tracey Hawkins, both of Baltimore, face charges including first-degree...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 19, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Baltimore, Juvenile Justice, Sex Crimes, Updates  
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Third death in Md. church crash

A third person has died from injuries sustained after a car struck a group of people leaving an Emmitsburg church. Police say 89-year-old Marian Derosa of Emmitsburg was hit by another parishioner's Mercury Mountaineer Aug. 8 as she left Mass...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 19, 2010; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick, Updates  
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Man who killed son stays in custody

A Virginia man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the decapitation of his son will remain in the state's mental health system for another year. Joseph H. Hagerman III waived the first review of his status on Wednesday....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 19, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Updates, Virginia  
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McDonnell denies man's parole

A German diplomat's son who is serving two life sentences for murder has once again been denied parole. Jens Soering was denied parole for the sixth time last week....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 19, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Updates, Virginia  
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Guilty plea in D.C. identity thefts

A District woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy and fraud in connection with a credit card and identity theft ring operating out of Northwest Washington. The ring charged $89,000 to nearly 200 companies and individuals by stealing mail from residential...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 19, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Cons & Scams, From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu, The District  
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3 charged in $830K bingo game theft

New York authorities are accusing three people of siphoning money intended for charity from church bingo games for years. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says they stole approximately $830,000 from daily bingo games at a hall in Queens between 2007...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 19, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Ex-contractor downloads child porn

A former NASA contractor admitted in federal court that he used his office computer to download and view child pornography, federal officials said. Cecil M. Graham, 67, of Laurel, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland. He had worked as a contractor for NASA, most recently as a Hubble Space Telescope Planning and Scheduling Manager.

By Maria Glod  | August 18, 2010; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod  
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Fort Washington man killed in crash

Update, 7:02 p.m.: Haskins coached football at Oxon Hill High School for many years and recently was an assistant at C.H. Flowers High School. See allmetsports.com for more. Original post: A Fort Washington man was killed Tuesday night after he...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 18, 2010; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents  
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Top Redskins pick gets ticketed

Offensive lineman Trent Williams, the Redskins' first draft pick this year, is due in Fairfax County traffic court next week for a reckless driving ticket he picked up on the Dulles Toll Road in June, court records show. Williams, 22, was pulled over at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 6. He was allegedly going 90 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone, according to the ticket written by Fairfax Officer Amanda Bronson, as he headed west on the toll road near the Fairfax County Parkway.

By Tom Jackman  | August 18, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Fairfax, Tom Jackman  
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Traffic stop leads to stolen police rifle

Stephen Urban Garland's current legal difficulties began last month when he was accused of driving while high, according to police accounts made public Wednesday. Montgomery County detectives have now tied Garland, 32, to an earlier break-in of an unmarked police...

By Dan Morse  | August 18, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Updates  
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Life without parole for Md. murderer

A Prince George's County judge Wednesday sentenced a Landover man to life without parole for fatally stabbing a man and trying to kill a young woman -- the murder victim's wife -- during a 2009 house robbery. Following a hearing of about 90 minutes, Circuit Court Judge Sheila R. Tillerson-Adams imposed the sentence on Lawrence T. Covington, 36, of Landover.

By Ruben Castaneda  | August 18, 2010; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Updates  | Tags:  Glenn F. Ivey, Prince George's County crime  
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Thief targets Va. town hall artwork

Fairfax City's historic Old Town Hall was targeted by a thief who swiped three paintings by local artists, police said Wednesday. Fairfax City police said the facilities coordinator at the hall, located at 3999 University Drive, reported the thefts Aug....

By Maria Glod  | August 18, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Maria Glod  
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Prison program unites inmates, children

They were unlikely dance partners in an unlikely dance hall: a 29-year-old murderer and a 10-year-old boy doing an impromptu tango as Luther Vandross' "Dance with My Father" sounded from a boom box in a prison gym. It was one...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 18, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat  
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Md. boy, 16, shot dead in D.C.

A 16-year-old Prince George's County boy was fatally shot early Wednesday morning in Southeast D.C., police said. Police identified the victim as Anthony Barnes of the 900 block of Nova Avenue in Capitol Heights....

By Maria Glod  | August 18, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Homicide, Maria Glod, The District  
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Man arrested in Md. copper thefts

A 23-year-old Leonardtown man has been charged with stealing copper from local businesses, St Mary's County authorities said. County authorities had been investigating the thefts since July and developed John M. Wood as a suspect, according to the county bureau...

By Maria Glod  | August 18, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Road rage may have sparked killing: Police

Anne Arundel police on Wednesday said road rage may have prompted the Aug. 6 fatal shooting of a Severn man who was stopped at a traffic light. At about 10:20 p.m. Aug. 6., Calvin Chi Man Yeung, 40, was shot...

By Maria Glod  | August 18, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Homicide, Updates  
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Md. man charged with abusing baby

A 25-year-old St. Mary's County man has been charged with abusing a seven-month-old girl who was seriously injured and remains hospitalized, authorities said. Marcus Corwell Hall, 25, of Mechanicsville, was charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in severe physical injury,...

By Maria Glod  | August 18, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Maria Glod, St. Mary's  
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Fight before Love's death: Police

Former Virginia lacrosse players George Huguely V and Yeardley Love got into a physical altercation and exchanged e-mails in the days leading up to Love’s May 3 death, according to search warrant affidavits released Wednesday. The affidavits, released by the...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 18, 2010; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Homicide, Schools, Updates, Virginia  
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Three charged in Md. rape of girl, 12

A 24-year-old man and two teenagers have been arrested and charged with raping a 12-year-old girl at a roller rink in Woodlawn. Baltimore County police say Davon Perry and the teenagers dragged the girl into a storage room and raped...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 18, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Baltimore, Juvenile Justice, Sex Crimes  
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Arrest in suspected Md. kidnapping

Maryland authorities have arrested a man accused of kidnapping, beating and choking a 6-year-old girl after he had been at large for more than a week. The Combined County Criminal Investigation unit arrested 44-year-old Stephen Westfall Tuesday about 5:45 p.m....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 18, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Robbery suspect left debit card: Police

A woman suspected of robbing an Illinois bank was arrested after she left her debit card at the scene of the crime, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 18, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Video: Suspect drives into cop car

Texas police released dramatic video of a fiery head-on crash that injured a police officer Saturday. Officer Kerry Gober was involved in the pursuit of a murder suspect, who turned around and drove head-on into the Gober's patrol unit....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 17, 2010; 11:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Crime, Seen  
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Salesman charged in Va. sex assault

A door-to-door salesman from North Carolina was arrested in Fairfax County on Monday on charges that he molested a teenage girl who was home alone, Fairfax police said Tuesday. The incident happened on Plaskett Forest Lane near Route 1 and...

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fairfax, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman  
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Sex-for-rent scheme leads to jail

In these tough economic times, Fairfax County police say it's not unheard of for a tenant to offer her landlord sexual favors in exchange for a month's rent. But when the scheme extends to extorting the landlord, or else his wife finds out, that's when people get arrested.

By Tom Jackman  | August 17, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fairfax, Tom Jackman  
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13 arrested for smoking in Falls Church

After repeated complaints about people smoking in and around a group of Vietnamese restaurants in Falls Church, police there last week arrested nine smokers for lighting up in "non-designated areas" of the restaurants and arrested four others for allowing smoking....

By Josh White  | August 17, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Man fights extradition in '64 Va. case

A lawyer says a 77-year-old retired postal worker will fight his transfer in custody from Las Vegas to Virginia to face a murder charge in the slaying of his then-wife 45 years ago. The move could postpone extradition for Donald...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 17, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Updates, Virginia  
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Judge's prose worthy of spectacular case

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Merrick B. Garland reportedly narrowly missed a nomination to the Supreme Court earlier this year. But the loss to readers of the high court's weighty, sometimes stolid opinions just may be beginning to be felt,...

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu  
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Md. man shot paintball gunner: Police

A Maryland man is charged with shooting a 15-year-old boy from Pennsylvania with a shotgun after the teen hit him with a paintball. Sgt. Michael Holmes of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Ronald Lee Mull Jr. of Calvert...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 17, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Wone trial date set

A D.C. Superior Court judge has set a June 13 trial date for the wrongful death suit filed by the family of slain Washington attorney Robert E. Wone, according to documents filed in D.C. Superior Court late Monday. Judge Brook...

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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'Legal pot' crackdown urged in Md.

Baltimore County officials say it's time to crack down on a synthetic drug known as "legal pot." The product resembles potpourri and is known as K2, or "spice." It includes chemical compounds that are known to mimic the effects of...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 17, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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200 bags of ice stolen from Va. store

Many a summer party requires a late-night ice run, especially with this year's sweltering heat. But is that why someone broke into a Loudoun County convenience store to steal 200 bags of ice? That's what Loudoun police are investigating....

By Josh White  | August 17, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Annapolis bank robber sought

Anne Arundel County police are seeking help in identifying a man who robbed a Chevy Chase Bank on West Street in Annapolis last week, and they released surveillance images of the man at the teller's window on Tuesday. Police said...

By Josh White  | August 17, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Crime, Seen, Josh White  
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One dead in Capitol Heights shooting

Prince George's County police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded Monday night. Two men were found shot in the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights at about 9:17 p.m., Officer Evan...

By Josh White  | August 17, 2010; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Josh White, Pr. George's  
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Fired former Md. attorney sues state

Maryland's former top public defender is suing the state almost a year after two members of the agency's three-member board of trustees fired her. In Nancy Forster's suit filed Monday in Baltimore Circuit Court she alleges that board chairman T....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 17, 2010; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Updates  
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New campus police chief at GWU

A former deputy chief of the U.S. Park Police will take over as the head of George Washington University's police department after Labor Day, leading 150 uniformed officers on the D.C. campus. Kevin Hay, who most recently managed the Park...

By Josh White  | August 17, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Baltimore police sued after man's killing

The mother of a man who was shot to death by Baltimore County police has filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against six officers and the county government. Gwendolyn Cann claims officers used excessive force when they fired more than 70...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 17, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse  
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5 years for Md. schools officer

A Baltimore city schools police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for the child sexual abuse of a student. Thirty-six-year-old Reginald Watson of Baltimore was convicted in June sexual child abuse and other offenses and sentenced on...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 17, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse, Schools  
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Trial for Va. man in hiker's 1991 killing

The trial has begun for a Virginia man accused of killing a camp counselor 19 years ago in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. The trial for 47-year-old Jeffrey Plishka started Monday in Honesdale, Wayne County. He is charged with murdering 24-year-old Laura...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 17, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Gun under baby in stroller: Police

Two men were arrested in Milwaukee after police found a sawed-off shotgun in a bag under a baby in a stroller, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 17, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Accused Va. killer pleads not guilty

A trial date has been set for a Louisa County woman charged with killing her boyfriend. Sixty-one-year-old Ulisa M. Chavers pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree murder and 10 counts of embezzlement. A jury trial is scheduled to start Dec....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 16, 2010; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Updates, Virginia  
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Plea for help in slayings investigation

A task force investigating the slayings of two Virginia Tech students in the Jefferson National Forest is asking the public for help. Investigators said Monday during a news conference that they have followed more than 1,100 leads in the case....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 16, 2010; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Unsolved, Virginia  
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Duo charged in Md. BB gun spree

The two suspects aren't accused of killing -- or even hurting -- anyone, but to 57 automobile owners who had their windows shot out recently, the two men represent a rather high level of aggravation. Mariano Vilchis, 29, and Raul...

By Dan Morse  | August 16, 2010; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Arrest in woman's 1964 Va. murder

Authorities say a 77-year-old man has been arrested in Las Vegas on a fugitive warrant in the December 1964 slaying of his then-wife in Virginia. Records show that Donald James Long was being held Monday at the Clark County jail...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 16, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Homicide, Virginia  
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Police suspect Md. dogfighting ring

Cecil County authorities have seized 11 pit bulls and more than 100 marijuana plants during a search of an Elkton home. The Cecil County Drug Task Force searched the home in the 300 block of Red Hill Road on Thursday,...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 16, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Maryland, Narcotics  
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A Md. 'cold case' 25 years later

Vincent Caciola’s body was discovered 25 years ago today in a secluded stretch of woods on Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Mary's County. He had been heavily drugged and strangled with a boot lace, his body apparently dumped...

By Josh White  | August 16, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Cold Cases, Homicide, Josh White, St. Mary's, Unsolved  
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D.C. offers reward for illegal guns

Know about an illegal gun on the District’s streets? The information could net you up to $1,000 in cash. The Metropolitan Police Department is starting a new program dubbed "Got Guns" that aims to remove illegal firearms from the city’s...

By Josh White  | August 16, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Cathy L. Lanier, Josh White, The District  
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3 killed in weekend Baltimore shootings

Baltimore Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld is calling his top commanders together after three people were killed in 13 shootings in the city over the weekend. Two of the shootings involved police officers wounding suspects....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 16, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Man charged in daughter's death

St. Mary's County authorities have charged a Lexington Park man in the death of his 4-month-old daughter.

By Mike McPhate  | August 16, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Calif. jail visitors get locked up

Two visitors to a California jail ended up behind bars themselves.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 16, 2010; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Accused 'Craigslist killer' found dead in cell

Authorities said Sunday that the former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist is dead from an apparent jailhouse suicide in Boston, according to the Associated Press.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 15, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Sex Crimes  
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