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Crime Scene: December 19, 2010 - December 25, 2010

Woman robbed, injured in Takoma Park

An elderly woman remains hospitalized with broken bones Friday after someone assaulted and robbed her outside a Takoma Park supermarket earlier this week, Prince George's police said.

By Ruben Casataneda  | December 24, 2010; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Help sought finding Md. bank robber

Calvert County police are asking for help finding a man they say robbed a Community Bank of Tri-County last month. The man walked into the bank at 10321 Southern Maryland Boulevard in Dunkirk at 11:30 a.m. and handed the teller...

By Allison Klein  | December 23, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Shot firefighter is 6-year veteran

The off-duty D.C. firefighter who was shot early Wednesday morning is a 25-year-old man who has been with the department for six years, according to authorities. He has been on leave without pay since March 2010, said Pete Piringer, spokesman...

By Allison Klein  | December 23, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Rockville man charged in D.C. shooting

D.C. police have arrested a Rockville man in a shooting case from Dec. 11. Dominic Copeland, 20, was charged Wednesday with assault with the intent to kill while armed in connection with a shooting at 1:20 p.m. in the 1300...

By Allison Klein  | December 23, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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$200M suit after 1967 Va. killings

A man wrongfully accused in the 1967 slaying of two women in Staunton is suing the city for $200 million, claiming officials failed to supervise a detective who was later accused of helping protect the real killer. William Thomas was...

By The Associated Press  | December 23, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Updates, Virginia  
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No bail for Md. man in deadly 2006 crash

A Frederick County Circuit judge has ordered a man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving in 2007 held without bail because he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation. Prosecutors say 48-year-old David Helms of Bethesda has been...

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | December 23, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fla. woman charged with setting boyfriend's pants on fire

A Florida woman was charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony after allegedly setting fire to her boyfriend's clothes in a sensitive area, according to this report: On Tuesday night, Dixon-Newbold, 38, approached her beau, who was...

By Washington Post Editors  | December 23, 2010; 6:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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D.C. police official Groomes returns to job

A high-ranking D.C. police official placed on administrative leave over allegations that she had "compromised" an exam has been reinstated to her job, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Wednesday night. Assistant Chief Diane Groomes "has been restored to duty...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | December 23, 2010; 12:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Baby stolen along with car

Two men stole a car from a social worker in Capitol Heights Wednesday afternoon -- only to realize blocks later they had a baby in tow, police said. The incident started about 2:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of Doppler...

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 22, 2010; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Ricks ordered held in jail

Former Manassas teacher Kevin Ricks was ordered held without bond by a federal judge Wednesday pending a trial on child pornography charges. Ricks, 50, is suspected of having a long history of abusing boys. Earlier this week he completed a...

By Maria Glod  | December 22, 2010; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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14-year-old killed in pedestrian crash

A 14-year-old Capitol Heights girl was killed Tuesday night after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a road near her home, police said. Alexandria Bergland was trying to cross Marlboro Pike in the 5200 block when...

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 22, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Crash uncovers marijuana farm

An Ellicott City man has more than just insurance claims to worry about after a car crashed into his home earlier this month. Police say the crash revealed that 44-year-old Richard Marriott had an indoor marijuana farm....

By Associated Press  | December 22, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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D.C. elementary school catches fire

D.C. firefighters are on the scene of a heavy three-alarm fire at the Takoma Educational Center in the 7000 block of Piney Branch Road NWt. The school, which was not occupied when the fire started at about 10 a.m. Wednesday,...

By Allison Klein  | December 22, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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U.S. Marshal charged with stealing

An investigator with the U.S. Marshals Service has been accused of bilking the government by using his government fleet charge card to fill his personal pick-up truck with gas. According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in...

By Maria Glod  | December 22, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Medical record review for Love denied

A Charlottesville General District Court judge ruled Wednesday that defense attorneys cannot review years of medical records for the University of Virginia lacrosse player slain in May, saying there was nothing unusual or relevant to the case in the documents.

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 22, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Store manager chases, rams robbers

The manager of a Prince William grocery jumped into his car and chased armed men who had just robbed his store, and continued after them even when they shot his car, police said. The masked men walked into Platanillos Grocery...

By Allison Klein  | December 22, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Pr. William, Robbery  
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D.C. police investigate homicide in SE

Update, 12 noon: Police identified the victim as 30-year-old James Pone of Southeast DC Original post: District detectives are investigating a homicide in Southeast D.C. Officers found the body of a male about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block...

By Allison Klein  | December 22, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Police seek suspects ID in Patel killing

Police investigating the fatal shooting of Brookland shopkeeper Raj Patel are circulating images from a surveillance camera in the market and seeking the public's help in identifying two menw ho were in the store in the moments before the killing.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | December 22, 2010; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Homicide, Unsolved  
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Man, 19, shot in Wheaton area, dies

Update, 7:52 p.m.: The man who was shot in the Glenmont area of Wheaton on Tuesday afternoon has died, Montgomery County police said. The victim was 19. Police are looking for two suspects. Medics and police were called about 1:30...

By Dan Morse  | December 21, 2010; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Two indicted for voter fraud in Arlington

Two people working on the failed petition to change the form of Arlington County government this summer were indicted Monday for one count each of election fraud, said Andrew R. Parker, assistant commonwealth's attorney. Cheryl Simmons and William Cockerham...

By Christy Goodman  | December 21, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Arlington, Politics, Virginia  
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Ex-Arundel officer sentenced for porn

A former Anne Arundel County police lieutenant who had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, federal authorities said. James Cifala, 47, of Edgewater, Md., was convicted of receiving child pornography. According...

By Maria Glod  | December 21, 2010; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Students to hospital after drug overdose

Three students on a field trip were taken to the hospital, two because of a recreational drug overdose, according to the D.C. Fire Department. Paramedics responded to a report of a sick person near the National Holocaust Museum at 100...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | December 21, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Md. man indicted in bomb plot

A Baltimore man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Maryland was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction....

By Maria Glod  | December 21, 2010; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Death in DC9 case ruled a homicide

A man who died in a controversial incident outside the popular DC9 nightclub in October was a victim of a homicide, the D.C. medical examiner's office has concluded. Ali Ahmed Mohammed, 27, of Silver Spring, died of "excited delirium...

By Paul Duggan  | December 21, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Alert neighbor helps stop break-in: Police

Awake at 2:30 a.m. Monday, a resident called 911 saying there were some suspicious-looking people at a home near American University in northwest Washington. Police responded quickly, and saw several people matching the caller's description sitting in a vehicle --...

By Allison Klein  | December 21, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Tractor-trailer chase races through Md.

Washington County, Md., authorities say a tractor-trailer driver is in custody after leading police on a chase up Interstate 81 through parts of West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Washington County 911 Supervisor Wayne Bockstanz says the truck with Mississippi plates...

By The Associated Press  | December 21, 2010; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Maryland  
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Power equipment trove recovered in Md.

Anne Arundel County Police have recovered 78 pieces of power equipment worth $15,000 stolen during a several burglaries at a mobile home community in Lothian. Police are looking for the owners of the equipment, which includes chain saws, power...

By The Capital of Annapolis  | December 21, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. state police staffing below budget

Virginia State Police are heading into the holiday season with staffing levels some say are the worst in decades. On Jan. 1, Virginia State Police will be down 249 sworn officers. The money is there to pay their salaries, but...

By The Associated Press  | December 21, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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'Santa Claus' robs Rhode Island yacht club

Call it a ho-ho-holdup. Police say a man dressed as Santa Claus has robbed a Rhode Island yacht club....

By The Associated Press  | December 21, 2010; 6:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fewer U.S. executions in 2010

Virginia executed three people in 2010 -- including the first woman put to death in the state in nearly a century -- making it one of only seven states that carried out more than one execution during the year. Despite...

By Maria Glod  | December 21, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Death Penalty, Maria Glod, Virginia  
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Man gets life in double murder

A man who participated in the murders of a man and his pregnant girlfriend inside their home in an upscale neighborhood near Upper Marlboro was sentenced Monday to two life terms in prison without parole. Circuit Court Judge Melanie M....

By Ruben Castaneda  | December 20, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Police: Double dip for drive-through robber

Twice in five days, according to Montgomery County police, a man robbed a Germantown bank after driving up to a teller window. The first time he wore a bag and sunglasses over his face. The second time, a black ski...

By Dan Morse  | December 20, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Man found shot to death in Fairfax park

A 19-year-old man was found shot to death in a Fairfax County park Sunday afternoon, and police are investigating the case as the county's 16th homicide of the year.

By Tom Jackman  | December 20, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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No bond in Tysons toddler death

The Fairfax County woman accused of hurling her two-year-old granddaughter off a Tysons Corner walkway to her death was denied bond Monday morning in a hearing in Fairfax juvenile court. Carmela Dela Rosa, 50, who lived just outside Fairfax City on Ellenwood Drive, has been in the Fairfax County jail since Nov. 29. On that night, with her husband and 22-year-old daughter walking in front of her as they walked on a fifth-floor bridge from the Tysons mall toward the parking lot, Dela Rosa allegedly scooped up Angelyn Ogdoc and dropped her over the railing. The incident reportedly was captured on surveillance video, sources familiar with the case said.

By Tom Jackman  | December 20, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Deadly arson in Baltimore: Police

Baltimore police say a fire that killed a man over the weekend is being investigated as an arson. Police records show the death is the first arson homicide in the city since 2006....

By The Baltimore Sun  | December 20, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Less crime in 2010: FBI

Crime continues to decrease across the country, according to preliminary data released by the FBI Monday morning. For the first six months of the year, violent crime dropped by 6.2 percent and property crime dipped by 2.8 percent compared with...

By Allison Klein  | December 20, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Driver smashes 18 cars, fence, tree: Police

A reckless driver was on the loose early Monday morning in Frederick, police said, smashing into 18 parked cars, a tree and a traffic sign before crashing into a fence. Nobody was injured, according to police....

By Allison Klein  | December 20, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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2 deadly stabbings in Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel County police say two men were fatally stabbed in separate incidents. Police say one man was stabbed as he fought with another man in the parking lot of the Cromwell Field Shopping Center in Glen Burnie on Saturday...

By The Associated Press  | December 20, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Help sought in 2005 Va. murder case

Virginia authorities are asking for the public's help with a murder case that's gone unsolved for five years. Culpeper Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Close and Sheriff Jim Branch say anyone with information about the death of Reva resident Sherri Warner should...

By Culpeper Star-Exponent  | December 20, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Unsolved, Virginia  
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Va. man, 18, charged in attack on parents

Spotsylvania County police say a woman struggled with her attacker before she was stabbed multiple times in her home. Sheriff's Lt. Col. Michael Timm told The Free Lance-Star that the suspect, 18-year-old Matthew Charles Robertson, has two long scratch marks...

By The Free Lance-Star  | December 20, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man calls 911 in Canada, requests marijuana

A man in Canada called 911 and asked for pot, according to this report: The man sounded intoxicated when he called Tuesday, the Victoria police operations blog reported. An officer went to where the call was made and found the...

By Washington Post Editors  | December 20, 2010; 6:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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1 man killed, 1 injured in NE shooting

A 29-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said. They said Aaron Woodfork was found fatally wounded in the 2100 block of Bladensburg Road about 3:30 a.m....

By Washington Post Editors  | December 20, 2010; 1:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Martin Weil, The District  
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