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Crime Scene: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

Police: Homicide linked to fatal crash

Updated, 10:45 p.m.: The woman found dead in her Anne Arundel County home Thursday was strangled in a homicide, and a fatal car crash in Prince George's County was linked to her death, authorities in the two jurisdictions said. Diana...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 10:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents  
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Man arrested in Craigslist robbery scheme

A man has been arrested in connection with a scheme in which electronic equipment was advertised at deep discounts on Craigslist, and would-be buyers were robbed when they showed up, Prince George’s County police said. They said the man...

By Terri Rupar  | August 27, 2010; 9:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky  
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3 sought after Gaithersburg shooting

Detectives in Montgomery County are asking for help locating a suspect in an Aug. 7 shooting. Police responded to the 300 block of North Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg about 10:55 p.m. on Aug. 7 for a report of a shooting,...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Montgomery  
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Fairfax man killed in motorcycle crash

A Fairfax County man was killed Wednesday night when his motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck in the Baileys Crossroads area, Fairfax police said Friday.

By Tom Jackman  | August 27, 2010; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Tom Jackman, Traffic Accidents  
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2 cars sought in deadly Md. crash

Prince George’s County police investigators now believe two vehicles might have been involved in the fatal crash that killed a pedestrian on University Boulevard earlier this week, authorities said Friday. Police believe a dark-colored four-door sedan bearing some resemblance to...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 27, 2010; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents, Updates  
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Va. cancels death row visit change

The Virginia Department of Corrections has canceled plans to end face-to-face visits between death row inmates and their families. Spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday the department decided against changing the policy to require all death row visits be done via...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Death Penalty, Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Man shot, killed in Riverdale area

A 31-year-old man was shot and killed early Friday morning in the Riverdale area of Prince George’s County, authorities said. The incident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. in the 5400 block of 56th Place, authorities said....

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 27, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Three dead in Stafford I-95 crash

A married couple in their 70s from Stafford County and their 47-year-old daughter-in-law were killed early Friday when the minivan they were riding in struck another vehicle and veered out of control on Interstate 95 near Garrisonville, Virginia State Police...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, Stafford, Traffic Accidents  
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8 years for man who shot Pepco worker

A D.C. Superior Court judge Friday sentenced a Northwest man to eight years in prison for the 2009 shooting of a Pepco worker as the employee was working near Rhode Island and First Streets NW. Judge Ronna L. Beck’s sentencing...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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Jail for former FBI worker from Va.

A 65-year-old former FBI employee from Prince William County was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Friday for possessing child pornography. Samuel I. Kaplan, of Gainesville, who pleaded guilty June 2 in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, was sentenced...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Paul Duggan, Pr. William, Updates  
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Va. man gets 12 years for $53M fraud

A Loudoun man who owned four restaurants in Maryland and Virginia, drove flashy sports cars, and then vanished when his finances collapsed, was sentenced Friday to spend 12 years in prison for defrauding banks out of more than $53 million. Osama El-Atari, 31, formerly lived in Ashburn and owned four Original Steakhouse & Sports Theatre restaurants. But federal authorities say, and El-Atari acknowledged in a guilty plea in April, that he presented numerous banks with fraudulent life insurance policies as collateral to obtain millions of dollars in loans.

By Tom Jackman  | August 27, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Financial Crimes, From the Courthouse, Loudoun, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Woman, 60, dies in Fairfax crash

A Fairfax County woman died in a Thursday night crash, authorities said Friday. A 17-year-old boy was driving a Ford Mustang west on Lee Highway around 10:09 p.m. when a Volkswagen Passat headed east turned left onto Waples Mill Road,...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Fairfax, Traffic Accidents  
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3 gunfights between N.Y. men: Police

Authorities say the third exchange of gunfire in four years between two Hudson Valley men has left one of them dead and the other in jail on a murder charge. Police say 27-year-old Derrick West Jr. shot 26-year-old Bashawn Edwards...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Arrest after Del. boy, 3, fires shotgun

Seaford police have arrested an 18-year-old woman after her 3-year-old son fired two shots from a .410 shotgun, which struck the roll-up door of a firehouse. Christy Smullen has been charged with discharging a weapon in the city limits, endangering...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Delaware  
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6 arrests in $1M N.Y. heroin raid

New York authorities say six people were arrested and more than $1 million worth of heroin were seized in a nighttime raid that briefly closed the George Washington Bridge. Authorities on Thursday say New York Drug Enforcement Task Force officers...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Narcotics  
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Theft arrests during 'Shop With a Cop'

Two men were arrested after trying to steal from an Oregon shop while a police-organized community shopping event was taking place, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 27, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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D.C. man charged in Md. bank robbery

Carl Coleman Purvis, Jr., 42, of the 500 block of Peabody Street NW, was charged Thursday with armed robbery and theft in connection with the robbery Thursday of a Chevy Chase Bank at 8315 Georgia Avenue, Montgomery County Police said....

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | August 26, 2010; 9:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Maryland, Montgomery, The District  
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Rockville police officer charged with DUI

Rockville city police charged one of their officers, Cpl. Ali Zeighani, with driving a police car while drunk last month, city officials said Thursday. He was off duty at the time. A nine-year veteran of the department, Zeighani has been...

By Dan Morse  | August 26, 2010; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery  
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Fugitive coach arrested in Poland

A former Fairfax County youth baseball coach who fled the country after his arrest for sexually molesting a 12-year-old boy was captured Wednesday in Poland, Fairfax police said.

By Tom Jackman  | August 26, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Around the World, Fairfax, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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New Montgomery speed camera sites

Montgomery County police today announced the 24 new locations where it will post its rotating fleet of mobile and portable speed cameras. Officials also announced an additional fixed pole location: The 12200 block of New Hampshire Avenue, where two cameras...

By Dan Morse  | August 26, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Jail for Walter Reed scammer

A former government contractor working as an administrative assistant at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center was sentenced to one year and one day in jail Thursday for stealing $165,477 through phony travel reservations, U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 26, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cons & Scams, From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu, The District  
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1 in 5 sex abuses in inmates' first day

The government reported Thursday that 4.4 percent of inmates in prison and 3.1 percent of inmates in jail report being victimized sexually by another inmate or staff member in the past year. Those percentages translate to the sexual victimization of...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 26, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Prison Beat  
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Sketch released in woman's Md. rape

Montgomery County detectives on Thursday released a sketch of a man suspected of raping an 86-year-old woman after climbing through an unlocked window at senior living center in Germantown. Detectives continue to pursue the possibility that the latest attack, which...

By Dan Morse  | August 26, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Sex Crimes, Updates  
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Clemens to be arraigned Monday

A federal judge in Washington has set baseball pitcher Roger Clemens's arraignment for 2 p.m. Monday, when he will face the court for the first time on charges of perjury and obstruction of Congress in connection with his testimony that he never used steroids or performance-enhancing drugs.

By Spencer S. Hsu  | August 26, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Celebrities, From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu, The District  
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Alleged serial stabber to return to Mich.

Former Northern Virginia resident Elias Abuelazam will be extradited Thursday to Michigan, where he is a suspect in a series of random stabbings, five fatal, according to authorities. Abuelazam, 33, an Israeli citizen, also is suspected in unprovoked attacks in...

By Maria Glod  | August 26, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Homicide, Loudoun, Maria Glod, Updates  
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Inmate attacked sex offender, gets year

An inmate who assaulted a child sex offender in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center has been sentenced to a year in jail. Twenty-year-old Denver J. Owens was sentenced on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the June...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 26, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Frederick, Prison Beat  
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Md. State Police to get new barracks

Construction of a new Maryland State Police Barracks near Hagerstown is beginning. Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony includes scheduled speeches by Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. Terrence Sheridan and Department of General Services Secretary Alvin Collins....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 26, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Car thief's joyride crosses cops' paths: Police

A man who stole a car in Pennsylvania drove past police officers who were taking the report of the theft, according to this report: As Allentown police took a stolen car report Monday morning, a man casually drove it through...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 26, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Fairfax City man arrested for La. murder

A Fairfax City man, who is originally from Lafayette, La., and returned there regularly, went back for a court hearing earlier this month and was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder. In March, a Pizza Hut delivery driver named Timothy Falgout, 50, was stabbed to death in Lafayette and his wallet taken. Investigators found the knife used in the killing, according to records filed in Fairfax County this week, and found blood from two different people besides Falgout. Deputies allege that one of the blood samples was matched through DNA to Aaron Richards, 34, who lives in an apartment on Gainsborough Court, just off Jermantown Road in Fairfax City.

By Tom Jackman  | August 25, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman  
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Bartenders' fire charges dismissed

Three felony burning charges filed against two fire-breathing Herndon bartenders will be dismissed, the Fairfax County commonwealth's attorney said Wednesday, but misdemeanor charges will stand.

By Tom Jackman  | August 25, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fires & Fire Safety, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Girl, 14, charged in Baltimore killing

Baltimore police say a 14-year-old girl shot two men, one of them fatally, after she tried to rob them and they laughed at her because she was so young. The girl has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder,...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Baltimore, Homicide, Juvenile Justice, Updates  
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Dog fends off woman's attacker in Del.

Dover police say a woman's dog scared off a would-be rapist in her apartment. The suspect was arrested later at his home. Police say the 18-year-old woman was in her apartment Tuesday about 2 p.m. when she heard a knock...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Delaware  
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Man's body found in Leesburg park

Leesburg police discovered the body of a Leesburg man in Ball's Bluff Park in Leesburg around 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Leesburg Police Department. Authorities said that the individual, whose identity has not yet been released, appears to have...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Loudoun  
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Video: Victim's family attacks suspect

The family of a South Carolina murder victim attacked the suspect in court on Wednesday. Deputies arrested two men, related to Tammy Norris, for attacking 42-year-old George Cousins....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Crime, Seen  
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Boy electrocuted in Fairfax identified

The Fairfax City teen who was electrocuted Tuesday night while trimming a tree near his home was identified Wednesday by police as Gregory Malsam, 17, of the 4200 block of Berritt Street. Authorities said Malsam was about 20 feet up...

By Tom Jackman  | August 25, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Md. court orders Ne-Yo to pay promoter

A Maryland judge has ordered R&B singer Ne-Yo and his booking agent to pay more than $156,000 in damages over the performer's failure to appear at a 2008 New Year's Eve concert in Washington state. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Celebrities, From the Courthouse  
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Md. inmate acquitted of guard assault

A Maryland state prison inmate has been acquitted of assaulting a correctional officer at the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown after the state acknowledged that a key piece of its evidence wasn't credible. The state conceded its case against Robert...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat  
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Man punches police horse in N.Y.

They don't take kindly to horse punchers in the summer thoroughbred racing mecca of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Authorities say 37-year-old Jamison Johnson of Cohoes, near Albany, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for punching a police horse after...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Fake police officer sought in Charles

Authorities in Charles County are searching for an armed man who, posing as a police officer, stopped a car in the Bryans Road area of the county Tuesday and ordered the driver to step out. The man, in a Mercury...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Charles, Paul Duggan  
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Cars, scooters torched in NW D.C.

D.C. police and fire investigators are probing an unusual incident overnight in which three motor scooters and two cars were set on fire in a residential Northwest Washington neighborhood. No one was injured.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | August 25, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, The District  
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Va. man acquitted in 1991 Pa. killing

Jurors in northeastern Pennsylvania have acquitted a Virginia man of killing a camp counselor almost two decades ago. The panel deliberated for about 3 1/2 hours Tuesday evening before finding 47-year-old Jeffrey Plishka of Onley, Va., not guilty in the...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Updates  
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Gunman warned of rampage: Family

Relatives of a man who fatally shot two people and wounded four others before being killed in a police shootout say he had warned of going on a rampage. Charles P. Steadman Sponaugle shot and killed his son and nephew...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Attack alleged after arm-wrestling loss

A Florida man was arrested and charged with several counts of assault after allegedly trying to run down four people with a pickup truck after losing an arm-wrestling match, according to this report: According to the arrest report, Erick Lee...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 25, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video: Trooper hits wrong-way driver

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper is recovering after a head-on collision with a car that was headed the wrong way on an interstate. The driver of the other car was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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D.C. officer guilty in assault case

A District police lieutenant was found guilty of misdemeanor simple assault Monday for pulling a female sergeant onto his lap while on duty at the Fifth District station in Northeast in June 2008. Burley Sanders, 46, received the verdict from...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, The District  
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Police investigating Leesburg killing

Emergency workers responding to reports of a burning shed in the woods near a Leesburg park found the body of a woman police believe is Loudoun County’s first homicide victim of 2010, authorities said Tuesday. Police had not been able...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Loudoun  
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Temple Hills teenager killed

A Temple Hills teenager was killed early Sunday morning in the Capitol Heights area of Prince George’s County, authorities said Tuesday. Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, police were called to the 1700 block of Kenilworth Avenue for a report of...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 24, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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D.C. man convicted of raping girlfriend

A Prince George’s County jury has convicted a District man of raping and beating his ex-girlfriend inside her Temple Hills apartment, State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey said. The jury on Thursday convicted Jeffrey L. Strickland, 45, of first- and second-degree...

By Anne Bartlett  | August 24, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Sex Crimes  
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McLean man charged in child porn case

Fairfax County police said their search for a 15-year-old runaway girl has led to the arrest of a McLean man on child pornography charges. The suspect, Joshua Gessler, 41, of the 1300 block of Nina Court, allegedly had contact with...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fairfax, Paul Duggan, Sex Crimes  
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Md. officer pointed gun at ex: Complaint

Maryland State Police say a sergeant from Hagerstown is suspended without pay amid allegations he pointed a gun at his former live-in girlfriend. A lawyer for 45-year-old Timothy McKendrick denies the accusation....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland  
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DEA to 'take back' drugs in Baltimore

If you've got old prescription drugs that you don't need anymore, the feds will be happy to get rid of them for you. The Baltimore office of the Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting a prescription drug "take back" event...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Narcotics  
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Woman, 91, dies in Anne Arundel crash

A 91-year-old woman was killed Monday night when the car she was riding in turned into the path of an oncoming pickup truck in the Davidsonville area of Anne Arundel County, police said. Dorothy A. Boyd, of Vantage Point Road...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Paul Duggan, Traffic Accidents  
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Counterfeiting, drug charges in Md.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a California man has been charged with making counterfeit money and possessing drugs. Twenty-five-year-old Ward Hoye of Pittsburg, Calif., was arrested Thursday....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick, Narcotics  
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Concern over extradition costs

Authorities in Michigan's Genesee County were jubilant when Atlanta police arrested a suspect in a spate of serial stabbings that left five people dead. They weren't so thrilled about picking up the tab to get him back. Extradition has long...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dogs sniff out phones in prisons

They've been finding hidden bombs, drugs and corpses for years, using their sense of smell to locate what their human handlers would otherwise have to see in plain sight. Now dogs are being deployed in prisons to help curb one...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 24, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat, Prison Beat  
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Rape followed similar attack nearby

The Saturday rape of an 86-year-old woman in Montgomery County was the second time this summer that an older woman in Germantown was sexually assaulted in her residence early in the morning. It was unclear Monday night if the cases...

By Dan Morse  | August 23, 2010; 11:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery  
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Woman, 86, raped at Md. senior center

Montgomery County detectives are investigating an early Saturday morning rape at the Churchill Senior Living Center, along Father Hurley Boulevard, in Germantown, officials said Monday. About 4:15 a.m., officers responded to a "Life Alert" call from the center. They learned...

By Dan Morse  | August 23, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Sex Crimes  
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Off-duty officer shoots man at club

An off-duty Seat Pleasant police officer working security at a Forestville night club shot a man who apparently was reaching for a handgun on the floor of an SUV early Saturday morning, authorities said Monday. The incident occurred about 4:30...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 23, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Virginia's 'Sgt. Santa' dies at 84

A Virginia police detective who became Santa Claus to generations of poor children in Richmond's toughest neighborhoods has died. Ricky Duling died Saturday after years of declining health. He was 84....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forestville stabbings unrelated: Police

Police in Prince George’s County are investigating two unrelated fatal stabbings that occurred just a minute apart from each another in the Forestville area early Sunday morning, authorities said. In the first incident, police were called to the 2800 block...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 23, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates  
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Pedestrian killed in Adelphi hit-and-run

Police in Prince George’s County are trying to identify a pedestrian who was struck and killed in the Adelphi area Sunday night and find the person who struck him, authorities said. The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. near 23rd...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 23, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Man shot dead on S. Capitol St. SE

District homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Milton Wilson in the 4200 block of South Capitol Street SE, police said. Officers called to the scene found Wilson, 47, suffering from gunshot wounds at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday....

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | August 23, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Mary Pat Flaherty, The District  
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Officer shot at D.C. Home Depot

An off-duty District police officer working a security detail inside a Northeast D.C. Home Depot was shot Monday, according to police and a store manager The officer was shot in the arm, according to a manager who declined to give...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, The District  
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Police release video in Ashburn robbery

A security video of the suspect who robbed a Subway restaurant in Ashburn on Friday was released Monday by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The suspect, described as a black male with a thin build and short-cropped hair, appeared to...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Loudoun, Updates  
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Md. man charged in brother's ax murder

Allegany County, Md., authorities say a man with a history of mental illness is behind bars on charges he murdered his brother with an ax. Forty-two-year-old Mark Collins is charged in the slaying of 46-year-old William Collins, who was found...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide, Maryland  
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Gunman, 2 more die in Va. shootings

A man involved in a dispute with other family members over property and belongings opened fire in a rural central Virginia neighborhood, killing two people and wounding four others before police fatally shot him, authorities said. P.T. Spencer, a member...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Virginia  
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2 die in Forestville stabbings

Two stabbings Sunday left two men dead in Forestville. Police responded to a call at 3:38 a.m. about a man in the 7700 block of Marlboro Pike who had apparently been stabbed. He was taken to a hospital, where he...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's  
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Man beaten to death in Baltimore

Baltimore Police are identifying a man who was fatally beaten with a piece of lumber in what they call a hate crime. Police say 51-year-old Martin Rayez was found early Saturday with severe trauma to his face and head and...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Baltimore, Homicide  
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Suspect in Md. shooting is teen girl

Baltimore police say a man shot during an attempted robbery has died and witnesses describe the shooter as a 13-year-old girl. Police say the girl tried to rob two men in the 100 block of North Linwood Avenue earlier this...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Would-be bank robber unmasks self

A Buffalo, N.Y.-area bank hold-up suspect brought a mask to his job -- but forgot to put it on, according to this report: While handing the teller a demand note, the suspect's cell phone rang. Surveillance video shows the suspect...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Police: Man sets car afire with wife inside

Yolanda Clanton, 43, of Queen Anne's County suffered burns to her face and arms Friday when her estranged husband, Pernell Clanton Jr. of Grasonville, Md., poured gas inside her vehicle and ignited it while she was inside, Maryland State Police...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 6:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland  
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