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Crime Scene: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Mich. trial for stabbings suspect

A man suspected in a three-state stabbing spree has been ordered to stand trial on an attempted murder charge in a late-night attack on a Michigan man who was walking home with a can of beer. Richard Booker says he...

By the Associated Press  | November 12, 2010; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Loudoun, Updates  
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Deputy can be tried in Taser death case

A federal appeals court says a Frederick County sheriff's deputy can be tried for allegedly using excessive force by firing an electronic stun gun at a Frederick man who later died. The Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ruled Wednesday...

By the Associated Press  | November 12, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Equipment stolen from Md. school

The operators of a Christian academy say former students are suspected in the theft of computers and sound equipment from the Baltimore school. Seventeen 17 new desktop computers had been set up two weeks earlier and the thieves seemed to...

By the Baltimore Sun  | November 12, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Baltimore, Schools  
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After plea, Va. woman still faces trial

A Louisa County woman accused of killing her boyfriend has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and theft charges. The Free Lance-Star reports that 62-year-old Ulisa Chavers entered the pleas to nine embezzlement counts and one grand larceny charge Wednesday....

By the Free Lance-Star  | November 12, 2010; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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20 years for abusing Md. girl, 9

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a 9-year-old Frederick girl. Twenty-nine-year-old Gerardo Cervantes Mendosa was sentenced Wednesday in Frederick County Circuit Court....

By the Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | November 12, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse, Sex Crimes  
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Pumpkin helps knock out robbery suspect

A man knocked out another man who had broken into his house by hurling a pumpkin at him, according to this report: "He pulled a knife on me, and he just started running off, and I could have everything back....

By Washington Post Editors  | November 12, 2010; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Off-duty Md. officer in gunfight

An off-duty Prince George's County police officer narrowly escaped injury early Thursday morning when he exchanged gunfire at close range with a man who was trying to rob him in Greenbelt, authorities said. A shot fired by the would-be robber...

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 11, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Prince George's crime  
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Two die in Wednesday Howard crash

A four-vehicle collision in Columbia killed two people Wednesday, the Howard County Police Department announced. Shortly before 8 a.m., a Saturn Ion heading west on Md. 175 crossed the median near Tamar Drive and hit a Dodge Grand Caravan heading...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | November 11, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Guilty plea in quadruple D.C. shooting

A District man pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder while armed in connection with a rampage in which four people were shot, one fatally, said Ronald C. Machen Jr., U.S. Attorney for the District. Seneca Benjamin, 33, entered the guilty...

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 11, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Ruben Castaneda, The District  | Tags:  D.C. crime  
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No Levy proceedings; live chat at 11 a.m.

D.C. Superior Court is closed Thursday due to the Veteran's Day holiday, so there will be no proceedings in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy. The trial is scheduled to resume Monday. Washington Post...

By Keith L. Alexander  | November 11, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, Reader Questions, The District, Updates  
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5 years in Md. student killing

A former Frostburg State University student was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for fatally shooting a school basketball player and wounding another who had come to his off-campus apartment looking for a fist fight in a dispute instigated...

By the Associated Press  | November 11, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Schools, Updates  
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30 years in Md. child sex abuse case

A Frederick man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl in the 1990s. Seventy-four-year-old Donald Webb was sentenced Tuesday in Frederick County Circuit Court....

By the Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | November 11, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Conviction in Md. inmate slaying

A jury has convicted a state prison inmate charged with strangling the killer of two adolescent girls of voluntary manslaughter. Thirty-six-year-old Christopher White had been charged with murdering cellmate Clarence Meyers Jr. in December at the North Branch Correctional...

By the Associated Press  | November 11, 2010; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. cabbie killing trial rescheduled

A new trial for a man accused of killing a Frederick cabdriver in Baltimore has been rescheduled. Twenty-three-year-old Robert Lee Murphy is charged with first-degree murder, robbery and other offenses in the January 2009 death of 47-year-old Stephen Mauk....

By the Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | November 11, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Postponement in Md. shooting trial

The trial of a Baltimore police officer accused in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a nightclub has been postponed until March. Officer Gahiji Tshamba had been scheduled for trial Friday....

By the Associated Press  | November 11, 2010; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BWI package had heroin in buttons

Federal authorities say drug dealers found a novel way to smuggle heroin through BWI Airport -- inside large buttons sewn onto dresses. Court documents show U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a package containing the dresses when it...

By the Washington Examiner  | November 11, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Narcotics  
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Man celebrated baby with hospital toke: Police

A Pennsylvania man was expected to be charged with drug possession after he allegedly lit up a marijuana cigarette in a hospital smoking area to celebrate the birth of his child: "I'm having a baby and wanted to get a...

By Washington Post Editors  | November 11, 2010; 6:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jail attire focus at Levy trial

What exactly can you wear into Pamunkey Regional Jail in Central Virginia? That was the question on tap this afternoon in D.C. Superior Court at the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Chandra Levy....

By Henri Cauvin  | November 10, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Serious charges dropped in cutting

Prosecutors have dropped the most serious charges against the man accused of cutting three University of Maryland students and another man outside a College Park bar last month, authorities said....

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 10, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Deputy saves two while on vacation

Teneka King, an Alexandria Deputy Sheriff, was honored recently for saving two Virginians' lives while on vacation. King, a 26-year-old night guard at the Alexandria Detention Center, was driving shortly after midnight in Virginia Beach in October when she saw...

By Christy Goodman  | November 10, 2010; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alexandria, Heroes, Pr. William, Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Officer cleared in Fairfax shooting

The man who was shot by Fairfax County police last week, after allegedly leading them on a winding chase through the Falls Church area and trying to run down an officer, has been charged with two more felonies, and the officer who shot him will not be charged with a crime, Fairfax police and prosecutors announced Wednesday. And in a notable twist, Fairfax police released the officer's name: Officer Paul Cable, a member of the Fairfax department for two years, assigned to the McLean district. Fairfax police are changing their practice of withholding the names of officers involved in shootings, police spokeswoman Mary Ann Jennings said.

By Tom Jackman  | November 10, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fairfax, Police Shootings, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Prosecution to rest in Levy case

Update: 12:50 p.m.: In a surprise announcement, prosecutors said Wednesday afternoon that they plan to rest their case later today against the man charged with killing Chandra Levy. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Haines said the government was also dropping charges...

By Henri Cauvin  | November 10, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Levy death trial to resume

The Chandra Levy murder trial continues Wednesday after a three-day hiatus. Prosecutors are expected to call a second cellmate of Ingmar Guandique to the stand as a witness in their murder case against Guandique, who is charged with killing Levy...

By Keith L. Alexander  | November 10, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Violence prevention talks at Va. Tech

Experts plan to discuss ways to reduce school bullying, campus suicides and other violence at a two-day conference held by Virginia Tech's Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention. Criminologists, psychologists and public health experts will get the chance to...

By the Associated Press  | November 10, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gun, gang-fighting grants in Md.

The U.S. Justice Department is giving more than $300,000 to help fight gun crimes and gang activity in Maryland. The agency will present the grants to six local agencies and the Maryland attorney general's office Friday in Frederick....

By the Associated Press  | November 10, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gangs, Maryland, Pr. George's  
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Va. teen honored for rescuing driver

A Haymarket teen who helped a man from a burning, overturned SUV has been recognized for heroism by the Prince William County Police Department and Fire and Rescue Department. When rescue workers responded to a call reporting an overturned vehicle...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | November 10, 2010; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Heroes, Pr. William, Traffic Accidents  
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Marijuana growing bust in Baltimore

Police say they've raided a sophisticated marijuana growing operation in south Baltimore. City police, working with federal authorities, served a search warrant Monday evening on two adjacent homes. They found 418 "starter" marijuana plants and growing paraphernalia inside....

By the Associated Press  | November 10, 2010; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Sentencing in Frostburg killing

A former Frostburg State University student is set to learn his sentence for killing a school basketball player and wounding another who had come to his off-campus apartment looking for a fight last April. Twenty-one-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie...

By the Associated Press  | November 10, 2010; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. George's police: Death a homicide

Police are investigating the case of a 42-year-old man who was found dead last week inside a vacant home in Forestville as a homicide, authorities said Tuesday. Just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police were called to a vacant home in...

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 10, 2010; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. gang member pleads guilty

A 26-year-old Hyattsville man who authorities said was a leader of the violent Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal racketeering charge, according to federal authorities in Maryland. Remy Heath, who was known as King Remy or...

By Maria Glod  | November 10, 2010; 6:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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JumboTron helps snare suspect

A man wanted for a killing in New York City was caught shortly after being spotted on the JumboTron at an NBA game, according to this report: If only all murder suspects were as stupid as Earle Barranco -- a...

By Washington Post Editors  | November 10, 2010; 6:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman pleads guilty in schools theft

A former bookkeeper pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $23,000 from the Hospitality Public Charter High School in the District, and faces sentencing Feb. 9, U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

By Spencer S. Hsu  | November 9, 2010; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. woman admits lying to federal agent

A 26-year-old Northern Virginia woman pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a special agent who was investigating her husband, who has since admitted to supporting Somali terrorists and threatening the creators of TV's "South Park" over their depiction...

By Maria Glod  | November 9, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Infant victim of alleged assault dies

UPDATE, 10:57 a.m.: Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert said he plans on seeking a grand jury indictment for felony murder against Henry Morales in early December ORIGINAL POST: A Prince William County man charged with assaulting his 2-month-old son may face...

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 9, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Manassas, Pr. William, Ruben Castaneda  
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Court date for Metro bomb plot suspect

A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen accused of attempting to help al-Qaida bomb the Washington Metro transit system is scheduled to make an appearance in federal court. Thirty-four-year-old Farooque Ahmed was arrested last month after being targeted in a federal sting operation....

By the Associated Press  | November 9, 2010; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. man killed by truck on Beltway

A Crofton man was killed on the Capital Beltway Monday night when he was struck by a truck, Maryland state police said. At about 8:45 p.m., Maryland state troopers went to the northbound I-495 near Route 1 for a report...

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 9, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man shot dead in Landover

Prince George's County police are investigating the homicide of a man who was shot to death early Tuesday morning in Landover. At about 3:45 a.m., patrol officers were summoned to an apartment building in the 7500 block of Buchanan Street,...

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 9, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man harasses Va. sex offender: Police

A convicted sex offender whose photo appears on Virginia's sex offender registry was followed and struck by a car by a man who recognized the sex offender in a Hopewell convenience store, authorities said. Virginia state police announced Monday that...

By Maria Glod  | November 9, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Motorcyclist dies in Frederick crash

Maryland State Police say a Middletown, Md., man was killed when his motorcycle drifted to the side of a road and its tires rubbed the curb. It happened Sunday about 2:20 p.m. on Old National Pike in Frederick....

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | November 9, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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12 years for Md. sex attack attempt

A man who broke into a woman's home and attempted to sexually assault her and her 6-year-old niece has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Nineteen-year-old Juan Carlos Conseco-Figueroa said through a translator at sentencing Monday in Anne Arundel...

By the Baltimore Sun  | November 9, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Trial for Md. inmate in strangling case

A Maryland state prison inmate faces trial on a first-degree murder charge that's the latest chapter in a tragic story. Thirty-six-year-old Christopher White was scheduled for trial Tuesday. He is accused of strangling cellmate Clarence Meyers Jr. in December at...

By the Associated Press  | November 9, 2010; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MySpace log-in snags burglary suspect

A Florida man was arrested and charged with burglary after investigators found a computer logged into his MySpace account at the alleged victim's home, according to this report: Deputies arriving at the house found no one inside, but they did...

By Washington Post Editors  | November 9, 2010; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two slain in D.C. on Monday

Two people were slain Monday in separate incidents in the District, D.C. police said. In one incident, a male believed to be an older teenager was shot about 8:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of Holbrook Street NE, police said....

By Erica Johnston  | November 9, 2010; 1:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shop burglary suspect caught: Police

Police said a man caught trying to rob a Marshall's store in Gaithersburg on Saturday is the same man believed responsible for at least one other recent store burglary in the same area. Montgomery County police responded to the store...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | November 8, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man pleads guilty in Betts slaying

Update, 2:25 p.m.: Alante Saunders has pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder in the shooting death of principal Brian Betts. The plea deal calls for a life sentence with all but 40 years suspended. Saunders's attorney, David Felsen, said the...

By Dan Morse  | November 8, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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D.C. homicide victim identified

A homicide victim found shot Sunday has been identified by D.C. police as a 22-year-old Northwest Washington resident. Marquice Ayers, of the 1400 block of R Street NW, was found about 8 p.m. by officers responding to a report of...

By Paul Duggan  | November 8, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Possible pipe bomb cleared in Lanham

Bomb technicians have rendered a possible pipe bomb inside a vacant Lanham-area apartment useless and are clearing the scene, authorities said Monday afternoon. Technicians sent in a robot to view the device -- which was inside apartment 203 in a...

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 8, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Va. home under construction burns down

Firefighters responded

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 8, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fires & Fire Safety, Ruben Castaneda  
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W&OD trail exposure case investigated

Two recent incidents involving a man exposing himself to women on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in Ashburn may be related, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The first incident took place on Nov. 2 around 4 p.m.,...

By Caitlin Gibson  | November 8, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Protest in DC9 Case

Update, 12:45 p.m.: The protesters have left the Wilson Building and Pennsylvania Avenue is reopened. Update, 12:30 p.m.: Post reporter Tim Craig reports from the Wilson Building: More than 200 people marched to the John A. Wilson Building demanding to...

By Keith L. Alexander  | November 8, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Second trial in 2007 Va. killing

A former Chesapeake high school administrator accused of killing his wife is going on trial for a second time. Wesley Earnest's second trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Amherst County....

By the Associated Press  | November 8, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Deadly hit-and-run in D.C.

D.C. police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that took the life of a man in Southwest Washington early Monday morning. Police were summoned to the 2900 block of South Capitol St. SW at about 12:45 a.m. They found a man...

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 8, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The District, Traffic Accidents  | Tags:  D.C. crime  
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Howard officer hospitalized after crash

A Howard County police officer has been hospitalized after police say a driver ran a red light and broadsided his police cruiser. The crash happened around 2 a.m. Monday in Columbia....

By the Associated Press  | November 8, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Howard, Traffic Accidents  
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CDs seized in Va. counterfeiting raid

Eleven people face charges of selling thousands of counterfeit CDs following a raid that targeted nine vendors at the Bellwood Flea Market in Chesterfield. Chesterfield County police Capt. Hal Moser told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the majority of CDs seized...

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch  | November 8, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Turkey-in-pants charges for N.Y. man

A man in Brooklyn was arrested after allegedly trying to steal a turkey from a grocer by stuffing the 12-pounder down his pants, according to this report: "He's got a big turkey in his pants!" Fine Fare Grocery cashier Michelle...

By Washington Post Editors  | November 8, 2010; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Charges filed in death of SE man

D.C. police have charged a 22-year-old D.C. man with second-degree murder in the death of Michael Washington, 63. Vernon McRae of Southeast was arrested Thursday, more than a week after police had found Washington suffering from a blow to the...

By Chris L. Jenkins  | November 8, 2010; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District  
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2 killed in seperate weekend shootings

A man and a woman were killed in separate shootings over the weekend. A 36-year-old D.C. man was fatally shot Friday afternoon in the 4000 block of First Street SE, police said Sunday. The victim was identified as Rico Matthews...

By Chris L. Jenkins  | November 8, 2010; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's, The District  
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Police: Man touched girl at church

Prince William County Police have charged a Dale City man with inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl in church.

By The Associated Press  | November 7, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Pr. William  
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Assault, impersonating an officer charges in Md.

A North Potomac man has been charged with impersonating a police officer, assault and other offenses, Gaithersburg Police announced Friday. Travis M. Anderson, 39, of the 12000 block of Gravehurst Lane, conducted a traffic stop near Darnestown Road and Quince...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | November 7, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Montgomery  
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