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Crime Scene: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

Suspected serial burglar indicted

Brad K. Edmonds, suspected in more than 110 burglaries or attempted break-ins Fairfax County, was indicted on seven counts in Montgomery County, where he was captured last month, authorities said Friday. A grand jury in Montgomery handed up the...

By Dan Morse and Tom Jackman  | December 17, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Maryland, Montgomery, Updates  
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Pr. William prosecutor arrested

An assistant commonwealth's attorney in Prince William County has been arrested in Fairfax County for drunk driving and felony drug possession, court records show. Douglas Bradley Marshall, 32, of Haymarket, has been an assistant prosecutor in Prince William for three years. Fairfax police said he was stopped shortly before 3 a.m. on December 11, as he drove a 2007 Cadillac DTS east on Interstate 66 near the exit for Route 29. Officer Tawny Wright said an officer who had been operating a radar gun pulled Marshall over, found indications of alcohol consumption including an open beer can, and arrested Marshall.

By Tom Jackman  | December 17, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Fairfax, Pr. William, Tom Jackman  
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Teen charged with pointing gun at officer

Police have arrested a teenager they say pointed a gun at a police officer in Suitland Wednesday, prompting the officer to fire in his direction, authorities said Friday. Bobby Mondell Jackson, 16, of Suitland, was charged as an adult with...

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 17, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates  
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Baby girl born in car on I-270

A woman gave birth to a baby girl Friday morning after the Mazda she was in pulled over to the shoulder off Interstate 270 in Montgomery County, authorities said. A man inside the vehicle received delivery instructions over the phone...

By Dan Morse  | December 17, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Medical examiner completes work in DC9 case

The D.C. medical examiner's office said it has determined the cause and manner of death of the man who died two months ago outside the popular DC9 nightclub in a controversial incident involving four employees and a co-owner of...

By Paul Duggan  | December 17, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District, Updates  
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Phone scam targets grandparents

The phone rings. When the elderly woman answers, a panicked caller on the other end claims to be a grandchild or another relative in urgent need of help. There's been an accident, or an arrest, or a hospital visit. They...

By Josh White  | December 17, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Cons & Scams, Financial Crimes, Identity Theft, Josh White  
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Robbery plea for Va. justice's son

The son of the chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court has pleaded guilty to robbery and two lesser charges stemming from a home invasion in June. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Leroy R. Hassell Jr. entered the pleas...

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch  | December 17, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Hearing in Appomattox shootings case

The question of whether a man accused of killing eight people in Appomattox is mentally competent to stand trial is coming before a judge. A hearing is set for Friday afternoon in the case of 41-year-old Christopher Speight, who is...

By The Associated Press  | December 17, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Updates, Virginia  
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30 charged in 9-state fake ID scheme

Thirty people are charged in Virginia with running a fake identification ring that spanned nine states. Several of the defendants were arraigned Thursday before U.S. District Judge James Spencer in Richmond....

By The Associated Press  | December 17, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Police seek UK 'Hot Tub Gang' burglars

A group of burglars in the UK appears to be targeting homes with hot tubs and leaving their wet underwear as a calling card, according to this report: There have been at least four similar incidents at homes with hot...

By Washington Post Editors  | December 17, 2010; 6:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World, Offbeat  
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Mistrial in case of bank vs. lawyers

A federal jury just couldn't decide between Wachovia Bank and the nation's trial lawyers. U.S. Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the District declared a mistrial Thursday after a jury could not reach a unanimous verdict, saying it was split...

By Spencer S. Hsu  | December 17, 2010; 1:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. FD employee faces theft charges

CPR training is a skill that is always in demand. Prosecutors allege that D.C. Fire Department employee Natalie Overton-Williams used that demand to take money from nonprofit groups that should have gone to the District government. Overton-Williams, 41, of Southeast,...

By Theola Labbe'-DeBose  | December 16, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Cons & Scams, Fires & Fire Safety, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Man arrested outside U.S. Capitol

A Virginia man faces charges of assaulting a police officer after he was taken into custody outside of the U.S. Capitol near the Senate office buildings in Northeast on Thursday, authorities said. U.S. Capitol Police identified the man as Paul...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose and Ben Pershing  | December 16, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Jury awards $10.5 million in death suit

A Charlottesville jury has awarded more than $10.5 million to the family of a woman who died after a concrete mixer truck fell on her car in 2007. Virginia Lawyers Weekly says the award may be the largest for a wrongful death case in Virginia. The victims were Jessica Lester, 25, who died after eight days, and her husband Isaiah Lester, who survived. Their car was crushed as they drove on State Route 53 near Monticello and were hit by a truck driven by William Sprouse, working for Allied Concrete Co.

By Tom Jackman  | December 16, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Tom Jackman, Traffic Accidents, Virginia  
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Fire at home of ex-Redskin Mitchell

An accidential fire Wednesday morning heavily damaged the D.C. home of former Washington Redskins great Bobby Mitchell, authorities said. The blaze, in the Shepherd Park area of Northwest Washington, was sparked by an electrical problem in a second-floor bedroom...

By Paul Duggan  | December 16, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Celebrities, Fires & Fire Safety, Paul Duggan, The District  
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Va. expands violent crime program

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Decker announced Thursday that a successful state pilot program in Richmond will be expanded statewide to reduce violent crime. Operation Rolling Thunder led to a 35 percent decrease in violent crime in Richmond in...

By Anita Kumar  | December 16, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Sentencing set in online ticketing scheme

For most of this decade, the Wiseguys went big, using sophisticated computer programs to jump cyber lines for the hottest concerts and sports events and snap up tickets they resold at inflated prices. In March, the Wiseguys will either go...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | December 16, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, Updates  
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Serial killer to be executed

Serial killer Alfredo Prieto, convicted of three murders and suspected of six more, was given two death sentences Thursday morning by a Fairfax County judge. Prieto, 45, was convicted of the rape and capital murder of Rachael A. Raver, 22,...

By Tom Jackman  | December 16, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Tom Jackman  
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Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in possible DUI crash

A Bowie man was killed and two others seriously injured in a crash in the Laurel area early Thursday morning, police said. The crash occurred just before 2 a.m. at Laurel Bowie and Muirkirk roads in the Laurel area, police...

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 16, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Video: N.Y. beach bodies case probed

The FBI is offering its resources to assist New York homicide investigators chasing a possible serial killer after four women's bodies were found dumped alongside a remote beach highway....

By Washington Post Editors  | December 16, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arrest in 6 N. Va. bank robberies

A West Virginia man has been charged with six bank robberies across Northern Virginia in October and November, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Benjamin L. Sebastian, 32, of Inwood, was arrested Saturday in West Virginia on felony charges...

By Caitlin Gibson  | December 16, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax, Loudoun  
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Officer tackles knife-wielding robber

On Monday night, a masked man walked into a CVS in Great Falls, pulled out a knife and demanded medicine, Fairfax police said. A police officer responding to the scene tackled the robber from behind and took him into custody....

By Allison Klein  | December 16, 2010; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Fairfax, Robbery  
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Chemical spill at downtown hotel

Emergency responders are on the scene of a basement chemical spill at the Capitol Hilton downtown, according to D.C. officials. A pipe broke in a nonpublic area of the hotel at 1001 16th Street NW about 8:30 a.m., and workers...

By Allison Klein  | December 16, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Disagreement over cause of Love's death in Huguely case

A Charlottesville judge ruled Wednesday morning that the medical records of Yeardley Love, a former University of Virginia women's lacrosse player who was slain in May, will remain sealed until he reviews them and determines whether they are relevant. During...

By Staff and wire reports  | December 16, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Schools, Updates, Virginia  
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2 men hurt in Frederick Co. crash

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says two men were critically injured when the car they were in left the road, struck two trees and rolled over several times. Twenty-year-old Robert J. Munsey of Monrovia and 19-year-old Joseph A. Ingegneri of...

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | December 16, 2010; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Frederick, Traffic Accidents  
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Va. safety plans to be announced

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Decker is expected to announce efforts to decrease violent crime, fight gangs and help prisoners re-enter society. The announcement will be made during Decker's first briefing with reporters Thursday....

By The Associated Press  | December 16, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. abduction suspect back in state

A man accused of abducting a 12-year-old girl and taking her to California has returned to Virginia to face charges. Media outlets report that 32-year-old Jeffrey Easley arrived in Roanoke with two Roanoke County detectives Wednesday night....

By The Associated Press  | December 16, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man charged with two hammer stick-ups

A man in Missouri was arrested and charged for two convenience store holdups in which a hammer was his alleged weapon, according to this report: In both robberies, the bandit threatened clerks with a hammer. The first was just after...

By Washington Post Editors  | December 16, 2010; 6:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marion Barry's car stolen, recovered in D.C.

D.C. Council member Marion Barry's car was stolen this weekend but was recovered by city police on Tuesday, officials said. Barry's silver 2002 Jaguar was taken Saturday morning near the Patricia R. Harris education center in the 4600 block of...

By Clarence Williams  | December 16, 2010; 1:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Police exchange fire near Suitland Metro

A Prince George's County police officer and a suspect exchanged gunfire in the Suitland area Wednesday evening. The officer was not hit and it is unclear whether the gunman suffered any injuries, authorities said. The incident started just before 5...

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 15, 2010; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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10 years for MS-13 member in shooting

A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Dec. 9 for his role in a 2008 drive-by shooting in Sterling, according to the Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney's office. Hector...

By Caitlin Gibson  | December 15, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Gangs, Loudoun  
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Indictment for woman after deadly crash

A D.C. Superior Court grand jury has indicted a Mitchellville woman. charging her with involuntary manslaughter after a September drunk driving accident in Adams Morgan that killed one woman and left another severly injured, the District's U.S. Attorney's office announced Wednesday. The grand...

By Keith L. Alexander  | December 15, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, The District, Traffic Accidents, Updates  | Tags:  Adams Morgan, Adams Morgan Washington D.C., D.C. Superior Court, Grand jury, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, United States Attorney  
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Video: Fla. school board shooting

A gunman fired point-blank at school board members in Panama City, Fla. before fatally shooting himself. This video contains graphic content....

By Washington Post Editors  | December 15, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Crime, Seen  
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Nine with ties to Mexican cartel charged

Nine illegal immigrants from Mexico with ties to a violent drug cartel face federal charges after trying to set up a crystal methamphetamine operation in the Washington region, authorities said. In a morning press conference at D.C. Police headquarters, Chief...

By Theola Labbe'-DeBose  | December 15, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Narcotics, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Judge mulling release of Love's records

A Charlottesville judge ruled Wednesday morning that the medical records of Yeardley Love, a former University of Virginia women's lacrosse player who was slain in May, will remain sealed until he reviews them and determines whether they are relevant. Attorneys...

By Steve Yanda  | December 15, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Virginia  
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Va. federal courthouse to get busier

The federal courthouse in Newport News will soon be getting more traffic. Federal magistrate judges said Tuesday that they will begin coming to the courthouse to hear more cases....

By the Daily Press  | December 15, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pedestrian struck on Georgia Ave.

A woman was struck by a vehicle just before 7 a.m. in the 7100 block of Georgia Avenue in Northwest, D.C. police said. She was taken to an area hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries, according to police. This...

By Allison Klein  | December 15, 2010; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Traffic Accidents  
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Md. sees drop in youth facility assaults

Maryland juvenile services officials are seeing a drop in assaults by youth at facilities around the state. Department of Juvenile Services officials say they've seen an 28 percent drop in assaults on staff by youth at the facilities and a...

By The Associated Press  | December 15, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Baltimore, Juvenile Justice, Maryland  
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Germantown Bank of America robbed

A drive-through bank robbery was carried out in Montgomery County on Monday night by a man who showed up at the teller window in a car, police said. After arriving at the window of a Bank of America branch in...

By Martin Weil  | December 15, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Inmate assaults on staff down in Md.

The secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says serious assaults by inmates on staff at state prisons are down. Gary Maynard, speaking to the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday, said the assaults have declined 50...

By The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown  | December 15, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat  
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Va. biker gang racketeering trial nears end

A federal prosecutor portrayed the national president of the Outlaws motorcycle gang as a crafty leader who manipulates members into committing crimes, but a defense attorney said Tuesday that her client never directed anybody to break the law. The statements...

By The Associated Press  | December 15, 2010; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Gangs, Virginia  
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Man charged with delivering mail while naked

A letter carrier in Wisconsin was arrested and charged with delivering the mail naked, according to this report: A U.S. Postal Service carrier said he felt bad and stupid after being arrested for delivering mail to a law firm in...

By Washington Post Editors  | December 15, 2010; 6:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The taunt of an apparent Facebook thief

The e-mail from my son was urgent; the subject line read simply "help." My wife and I ran to the car, dialed 911 and headed home, where D.C. police officers were just arriving as we pulled in....

By Marc Fisher  | December 14, 2010; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Student stabbed at Northwestern High

A student was stabbed and seriously injured during a fight in Prince George's County's Northwestern High School Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The incident occurred about 1p.m. near the cafeteria area of the high school, said Sgt. Chris Purvis, a Hyattsville...

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 14, 2010; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Cops bust "La Familia" members

D.C. police and federal officials have arrested eight men with ties to Mexico's La Familia drug cartel who sought to set up operations in the Washington metro area, law enforcement officials said. Authorities also have seized millions of dollars worth...

By Clarence Williams  | December 14, 2010; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, From the Courthouse, Narcotics, The District, The Region  
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Man accused of threat to bomb Metro

An Arlington man has been arrested after posting on Facebook that he could put pipe bombs on Metro cars or in Georgetown at rush hour, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. Court papers do...

By Maria Glod  | December 14, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Looking for D.C. gun owners

Post reporter Paul Duggan would like to learn more about the people who have purchased and registered handguns in the District since July 2008, when handgun ownership in the city became legal....

By Paul Duggan  | December 14, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Longtime area firefighter buried in Va.

A funeral service for former District of Columbia Fire Department Battalion Fire Chief Alan W. Dutton, 55, was held Tuesday at Sterling United Methodist Church in Sterling. Dutton, who died on Dec. 7 of cancer, became a junior firefighter with...

By Caitlin Gibson  | December 14, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Loudoun, The District  
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Man gets 140 years in music producer killing

A Prince George's County judge on Tuesday sentenced a Landover man to 140 years in prison for murdering a well-known music producer more than four years ago and for targeting a prosecution witness. Circuit Court Judge C. Philip Nichols Jr....

By Ruben Castaneda  | December 14, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Montgomery police search for burglar

Montgomery County detectives are asking for the public's help finding a masked man they believe has broken into four commercial establishments in the Cloverly Village Shopping Center recently. The most recent break-in was on Saturday between 4:30 and 9 a.m....

By Allison Klein  | December 14, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Teen helps police find, arrest suspect

A 15-year-old police say was touched inappropriately by a man was able to help police arrest him almost a month later, Prince William police said. The girl was walking in the Dumfries Plaza at 18039 Dumfries Shopping Plaza at about...

By Allison Klein  | December 14, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Bar sued after patron's crash kills girl

If a bar's customer leaves drunk, drives off and kills someone, should the bar be held liable? The family of Jazimen Warr, a 10-year-old girl who died in 2008 and was the subject of a Post story, thinks so. On...

By Dan Morse  | December 14, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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10 years for Md. man in drug case

Federal prosecutors say a Fort Washington man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for distributing crack and cocaine. Forty-five-year-old Peter Purvis Jr. was sentenced on Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt....

By The Associated Press  | December 14, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Narcotics, Pr. George's  
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6 dead in Baltimore house fire

A Baltimore fire department official says six adults and children have died in a house fire in East Baltimore. Fire spokesman Kevin Cartwright says firefighters were called to battle the fire in the 2300 block of Homewood Avenue about 4:45...

By The Associated Press  | December 14, 2010; 7:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Missing girl, 12 returns home to Va.

A missing 12-year-old Virginia girl who was found unharmed in San Francisco has come home. Roanoke County police say Brittany Mae Smith flew home with two detectives Monday night. Her father, Benjamin Smith, told local media outlets at a news...

By The Associated Press  | December 14, 2010; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Manassas fire chief to resign

The first Manassas City fire chief will resign at the end of the year. Fire Chief Michael L. Wood's resignation comes after he spent two years leading a department in which volunteer and career fire and rescue personnel have battled...

By Jennifer Buske  | December 13, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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21 years for fatal '08 D.C. shooting

A District man was sentenced to 21 years in prison for a 2008 fatal shooting during an argument over a double-parked car. In September, a D.C. Superior Court jury convicted Ronald B. Wynn, 37, of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daniel Clark,...

By Keith L. Alexander  | December 13, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Terror plot suspect ordered held

A Baltimore man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station was "grinning from ear-to-ear" and said "Allah Akbar" as he prepared to detonate what he thought was a powerful bomb, federal prosecutors said in court Monday. Antonio...

By Maria Glod  | December 13, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Woman, 19, killed in Md. crash

A 19-year-old woman was killed Sunday night when the Nissan she was driving crossed into an oncoming traffic lane, went off the road and hit a stone pillar in front of a house in Edgewater, according to the Anne Arundel...

By Allison Klein  | December 13, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Dulles van linked to odd crashes

The driver of a speeding SuperShuttle van left a trail of damaged vehicles as he fled at least six hit-and-run crashes along Interstate 66 and the Dulles Access Road on Monday morning, according to police in several jurisdictions. Virginia State...

By Josh White  | December 13, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Upset over burglary, group assaults man, shoots dog

A rottweiler was shot and wounded in Oxon Hill Sunday afternoon during a bizarre dispute over a burglary, police said. At about 2 p.m., Prince George's County police detectives were called to a residence in the 1600 block of Birchwood...

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 13, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Fairfax deputy chief is leaving

Deputy Fairfax County Police Chief Stephen L. Sellers is leaving his post as head of investigations to become the police chief in Albemarle County, Va., Albemarle officials announced Monday. Sellers, 49, has been on the Fairfax force for 28 years, and was scheduled to retire next year. He helped oversee the Sniper Prosecution Task Force after the arrests of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo in 2002, which led to the conviction of both men in Prince William and Fairfax counties, respectively.

By Tom Jackman  | December 13, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police ID shooting victims

Police have identified the two men killed over the weekend in separate shootings in Prince George's County as 32-year-old Jose Neptaly Molina-Giron and 28-year-old James Lamont Tinsley, authorities said. Molina-Giron, of Hyattsville, was found about 9:30 p.m. Friday in the...

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 13, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man shot by police has died

The teenager shot by a Prince George's County police officer Thursday night has died, police and the young man's mother said Monday. Cory D. Joyner, 18, who was staying in the Landover area, died in the hospital Saturday morning, said...

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 13, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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D.C. police investigate homicide

D.C. police are investigating a homicide on the Prince George's County line in Southeast. It happened Sunday night in the 2900 block of Southern Avenue, authorities said....

By Allison Klein  | December 13, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Plea deal likely in Huguely case: Report

There is a "growing consensus" that the murder charges against George Huguely V, the former Virginia men's lacrosse player charged with killing Yeardley Love, his former girlfriend and a member of the school's women's lacrosse team, will be settled in...

By Steve Yanda  | December 13, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (134)
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Md. woman works against 'idle hands'

Barbara Allen left her job in a Frederick church about five years ago and went to work in a Washington County, Md., prison. Helping inmates prepare to re-enter society as a volunteer activities coordinator has led the Frederick resident to...

By The Associated Press  | December 13, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hearing in Md. bomb plot case

A Baltimore man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruitment center will be back in court. A detention hearing for Antonio Martinez is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday in U.S. District Court....

By The Associated Press  | December 13, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police shoot, kill woman in Norfolk

Police say a Norfolk woman has died after being shot by an officer. The Virginian Pilot says police have identified the woman as 22-year-old Tynisha J. Townsend....

By The Virginian-Pilot  | December 13, 2010; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Md. escapee caught in Philadelphia

Authorities have captured a prisoner in Philadelphia a day after he escaped from a correctional facility in Maryland. Investigators say 22-year-old Kevin Talley was captured Sunday evening in the city's Germantown neighborhood....

By WPVI-TV  | December 13, 2010; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fight between brother, sister results in police call

Police were called to a Florida home after a woman's two adult children got in a fight that included a thrown candle, according to this report: When interviewed, the sister said she threw a candle, but that it didn't hit...

By Washington Post Editors  | December 13, 2010; 6:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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