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Crime Scene: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

New charges for Huguely in U-Va. case

Five charges have been added to the existing first-degree murder case against George Huguely V, accused in the May 3 killing of fellow student and lacrosse player Yeardley Love.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | January 7, 2011; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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FD focuses on smoke alarms

Acting Prince George's Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor has initiated a program to have firefighters or other community representatives try to knock on every door in the county in the next six months to alert residents to the necessity of...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 7, 2011; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Man charged in Seat Pleasant shooting

Prince George's County police have charged a teenager with murder and robbery in the fatal shooting Thursday near Seat Pleasant, and authorities say the incident was precipitated by a dispute between the suspect and victim. James E. Taylor, 17, of...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 7, 2011; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Shots fired at charging pit bulls: Police

A 20-year-old Bethesda man was charged with drug possession after a bizarre incident Thursday night incident in which police officers shot at two charging pit bulls, officials said Friday. According to a police account of the matter, Montgomery police were...

By Dan Morse  | January 7, 2011; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Robbery at Potomac SunTrust Bank

Police are looking for a man they say robbed a bank in Potomac on Friday. The man entered the SunTrust Bank at 9812 Falls Rd. in Potomac sometime before 1:31 p.m., police said, displayed a handgun and demanded cash. He...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | January 7, 2011; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, David P. Marino-Nachison, Montgomery  
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Md. shooting suspect remains held

The Gaithersburg man charged with attempted murder Thursday after authorities said he opened fire on a police officer remains held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center, police said Friday. Phillip A. Watson, 31, was charged with attempted murder,...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | January 7, 2011; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Prosecutors: Knife left in victim's neck

The Bethesda hospital worker accused of stabbing a colleague more than 70 times left the murder weapon inside the victim's neck, prosecutors said in open court Friday. Prosecutors also said that forensic technicians have run a preliminary test that showed...

By Dan Morse  | January 7, 2011; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Break-in at Ashburn daycare center

Someone used a gun to break through the glass front door of a locked daycare center in Ashburn, leaving alcohol and personal items inside but stealing nothing, according to the Loudoun County sheriff's office. The incident at the Ashburn Village...

By Caitlin Gibson  | January 7, 2011; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Arlington lawyer gets year in prison

An Arlington County lawyer who defrauded the parents of special needs children was sentenced Friday to a year in prison by an Arlington Circuit Court judge. Howard D. Deiner, 54, specialized in representing parents who wanted to challenge local school boards' handling of their children. Four different parents testified at Deiner's trial in October that Deiner told them he was a lawyer, and that he could appeal their cases to the courts if they lost at the schools' administrative level. One parent said he hired Deiner after losing at the administrative level, specifically to appeal in federal court. But Deiner had allowed his bar license to lapse from January 2006 to April 2009, and he was not legally able to file court actions. But he did file a federal suit on behalf of one family, and forged another lawyer's signature on the pleading, that lawyer testified.

By Tom Jackman  | January 7, 2011; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Arlington, Financial Crimes, From the Courthouse, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Clinton, Md., counterfeiter sentenced

Rontrail Jamar Williams, 35, of Clinton was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud for running a multi-state counterfeiting operation that produced checks and driver's licenses, federal prosecutors said. For the past six years,...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | January 7, 2011; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cons & Scams, From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, Pr. George's  
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Arrests in June Montgomery stabbing

Two men are jailed in Montgomery County on first-degree murder charges in the June 7 stabbing of Felipe Armando Flores Giron. Giron, 25, was found in front of his apartment building in the 800 block of University Boulevard East in...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | January 7, 2011; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pr. George's man convicted on murder charge

Brooks, who is already in prison for armed carjacking,

By Ruben Castaneda  | January 7, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Prince George's County crime  
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Slow down: whales crossing

Federal authorities are handing out speeding tickets to large commercial ships that exceed a new 10-knot limit aimed at protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale, according to a story in The Virginian-Pilot. About 350 of the whales are believed...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | January 7, 2011; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Not guilty plea in Md. bomb case

A 21-year old Baltimore man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday. Antonio Martinez appeared in a brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Authorities said Martinez, who recently...

By Maria Glod  | January 7, 2011; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Murder charge in D.C. shooting

Ronald Page, 58, of Northeast has been charged with murder while armed in the death of Nicholas Satcher, 22, also of Northeast, District police said. Satcher was found shot at about 7:20 p.m. Jan. 5 in the 4200 block of...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | January 7, 2011; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md. asst. sheriff drove new traffic law

There was no single moment when Major Joseph Montminy, assistant sheriff for Charles County, realized he could be on to something that would change Maryland law. Instead, he remembers a steady stream of eye-opening days starting in 2008 when deputies...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | January 7, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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iPhone app catches burglar in action

A Colorado woman who downloaded an iPhone application to help her watch her puppy tuned in to see a man ransacking her home, according to this report: But in Colorado it was a cell phone application normally used as a...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 7, 2011; 6:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alleged police impersonator arrested

Police have arrested a man who they suspect was using a real Prince George's County police cruiser in a scheme to stop Hispanic people and rob them of cash. The man is a former Bladensburg police officer with a previous...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 6, 2011; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Donations sought for victim's funeral

Many Washington Post readers have asked how they can donate to the family of Jabrill Mara, the 20-year-old Fairfax County man who was found fatally wounded near Interstate 66 in Vienna last week. Mara's funeral is set for Friday, and his family is desperately in need of funds to pay for the services.

By Tom Jackman  | January 6, 2011; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Unsolved, Updates  
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Md. man, officers exchange fire

A 31-year-old Gaithersburg man was charged with attempted murder Thursday after authorities say he opened fire on a police officer. Phillip A. Watson, also charged with assault, reckless endangerment and other counts, was being held in the Montgomery County jail...

By Dan Morse  | January 6, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Packages close Md. buildings

Photo Gallery: The scene in Annapolis and Hanover | In Virginia: Officials monitor the situation Two packages containing incendiary devices created a flash and caused smoke and an odor when they were opened Thursday in separate Maryland government buildings in...

By Maria Glod  | January 6, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Richmond police: Give that back

It was an innocent enough request from a citizen to the Richmond Police Department: Please, under the Freedom of Information Act, give me copies of your various operating manuals. The Richmond police complied, and last month sent over 600 pages, and charged $89.25 for the processing cost. But then they learned that the citizen was an anarchist, and a member of a group called Richmond Copwatch, and that the documents were promptly posted online. The police now want their stuff back. And taken down from the website. And they've filed for an emergency protective order in Richmond Circuit Court, as well as a permanent injunction to prohibit the dissemination of the information.

By Tom Jackman  | January 6, 2011; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Man shot dead in Seat Pleasant

Database: Prince George's homicides in 2010 A man has been found shot dead in Seat Pleasant, Prince George's County police said Thursday morning. The man's killing is the county's seventh this year. A weapon has been recovered, police said, and...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | January 6, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Arrest in Montgomery hospital slaying

Montgomery County police have arrested a 49-year-old Lanham man and charged him with first-degree murder in connection with the New Year's Day slaying of his boss at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, officials said. The suspect, Keith D. Little, was identified...

By Dan Morse and Keith L. Alexander  | January 6, 2011; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Child porn charges for Md. schools worker

A former Anne Arundel County elementary school physical education teacher was arrested Wednesday and charged with more than 10 child pornography counts, authorities said. Gregory Alan Christy, 39, of the 7000 block of Timberfield Place, is a former teacher at...

By Allison Klein  | January 6, 2011; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Man drives car into Md. living room

Fire officials say a man was injured when his car drove into the living room and dining room of a Frederick condominium. It happened Tuesday about 9 p.m. on Wade Court....

By Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | January 6, 2011; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Richmond police, anarchists at odds

Richmond's police chief is seeking the return of documents the department turned over to a local anarchist group and posted online. Chief Bryan T. Norwood said in a complaint filed this week in Richmond Circuit Court that Mo Karn received...

By Richmond Times-Dispatch  | January 6, 2011; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shoppers, pickle jar stop robbery attempt

A Milwaukee food market customer helped turn away an armed would-be robber by hitting him with a pickle jar, according to this report: Lugman Asad said he was in the back of the store eating his lunch about 2:50 p.m....

By Washington Post Editors  | January 6, 2011; 6:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Driver located in hit-and-run crash

Police in Prince George's County have located the driver of Monday's hit-and-run crash in Fort Washington, and she is cooperating with investigators, authorities said Wednesday. Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a Prince George's County police spokesman, declined to specify how police located...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 5, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Va. man indicted in Metro bomb threat

A federal grand jury indicted a 25-year-old Arlington man Wednesday on charges that he threatened to bomb a Metro train during conversations he had on Facebook. Awais Younis was arrested in November after allegedly making the threats during online chats...

By Maria Glod  | January 5, 2011; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Emu on the loose in Md.

The calls started coming in to Calvert County authorities around Thanksgiving. An oversized bird, people said, was on the loose in their Dunkirk neighborhoods. "A lot of people called in and said they had an ostrich in their backyard," said...

By Maria Glod  | January 5, 2011; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Woman, 68, assaulted twice: Police

A 68-year-old woman was sexually assaulted inside her Germantown apartment Wednesday morning, and has told investigators she believes the same man raped her in June, authorities said Wednesday. Detectives believe the suspect may also have raped an 86-year-old woman who...

By Dan Morse  | January 5, 2011; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Pr. George's: Alsobrooks sworn in

During a ceremony that lasted an hour and 45 minutes,

By Ruben Castaneda  | January 5, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sterling man sought in Fairfax rape

On the day after Christmas, an eight-year-old Fairfax County girl told her mother that a relative had raped her earlier in the day. On Wednesday, Fairfax police conducted a manhunt for the relative, an alleged member of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang, with warrants for forcible rape and forcible sodomy. The attack occurred in the girl's bedroom about 10:30 a.m., in a townhouse on Cardigan Square in Centreville, Fairfax Detective Darrin DeCoster said. Other people were in the house but did not hear anything, DeCoster said. The girl reported the incident later in the day, and "we do have evidence to support that allegation," DeCoster said. Police obtained warrants for Salvador Portillo-Saravia, 29, of Sterling, but have not been able to locate him.

By Tom Jackman  | January 5, 2011; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Ex-Army officer disoriented before death

John P. Wheeler III, a former Army officer who helped lead efforts to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, was seen wandering in apparent confusion in Wilmington's central business district in the days before he was found slain in a...

By Paul Duggan  | January 5, 2011; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Christmas Eve crash claims father, son

A man has died in an area hospital several days after he was in a Christmas Eve car crash that also killed his father, Loudoun officials said. Timothy D. Doane, 49, of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., died Tuesday. His father,...

By Allison Klein  | January 5, 2011; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Couple hurt in Annapolis-area crash

Authorities say a husband and wife were critically injured when their car rolled several times on Route 50 near Annapolis. It happened Monday about 9 p.m. near Interstate 97....

By The Capital of Annapolis  | January 5, 2011; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Va. teacher's son shipped pot to home

A Virginia Beach teacher no longer faces drug-trafficking charges after her son admitted in court that he shipped marijuana to her home without her knowledge. Kellam High School teacher Darcy Mahler had been charged with sale and distribution of marijuana,...

By The Virginian-Pilot  | January 5, 2011; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Narcotics, Schools, Virginia  
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Man charged with trading woman's car for drugs

A Pennsylvania man is charged with taking a woman's car and then trading it for drugs, according to this report: Branden G. Schwager, 33, allegedly borrowed the car Saturday from a woman who lives on Evelyn Lane in Milford Township...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 5, 2011; 6:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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4 shot late Tuesday night in Oxon Hill

Four people were shot late Tuesday night in the Oxon Hill area of Prince George's County, and preliminary indications were that one victim may have died, police said. Tuesday night's violence followed three killings in Prince George's earlier Tuesday....

By Martin Weil  | January 5, 2011; 12:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Apparent Va. serial burglar sought

Update: Prince William County police are looking for an apparent serial burglar who took jewelry worth an estimated $45,250 from homes in the Lake Ridge area of the community. The burglaries began in mid-December, with the last five of...

By Jennifer Buske  | January 5, 2011; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Domestic assault at Calvert hospital

Maryland State Troopers responded to a domestic assault in the parking lot of Calvert Memorial Hospital in Calvert County about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and found two damaged vehicles, kicking off a manhunt through Prince Frederick. A 29-year-old woman who works...

By Christy Goodman  | January 4, 2011; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Author Cornwell in bundling case

Lawyers for Patricia Cornwell confirmed that the best-selling Richmond crime novelist was the client of a Connecticut wealth manager who pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements about "bundling" $48,300 in contributions, using straw donors to the 2008 presidential campaign...

By Spencer S. Hsu  | January 4, 2011; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ex-AOL exec gets jail for nude filming

A former executive and founding employee of America Online, facing a trial in circuit court Tuesday for secretly filming teenagers undressing in his house, quietly admitted his guilt last month and served five days in the Fairfax County jail. Craig D. Dykstra, 52, of Centreville, was arrested on June 7, two days after hosting a pool party for Westfield High School graduates after their prom. On June 5, according to a Fairfax police affidavit, a teenaged boy and girl who were changing in a room inside Dykstra's house found a small digital video camera hanging on a pair of shorts, actively recording the. The boy removed the camera and took it to his parents.

By Tom Jackman  | January 4, 2011; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Police: DUI charge for golf cart driver

A 22-year-old Fredericksburg man was arrested in Arlington on Dec. 30 after he was caught driving a golf cart while under the influence, police said Monday. An officer pulled over Everths Moran-Reyes, who was driving the cart in the 4200...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | January 4, 2011; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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"Granddad Bandit" intends to plead guilty

The so-called "Granddad Bandit," suspected of calmly robbing banks in 14 states has said in court papers that he intends to plead guilty to robberies in Alabama and Arkansas. Michael F. Mara, 52, was arrested in August and charged in...

By Maria Glod  | January 4, 2011; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jail for twins who bribed DC cops

A federal judge sentenced twin brothers Larry and Garry Moody to 10 years and 21 months in prison, respectively, Tuesday for bribing two Metropolitan Police Department officers to derail a drug charge against Larry Moody. The Moodys, 39, of Northeast...

By Spencer S. Hsu  | January 4, 2011; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Narcotics, Spencer S. Hsu, The District  
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Video: Murder victim photographs gunman

Philippine police investigating the New Year's Eve shooting death of a local councilman did not have to look further than the last photograph the victim took....

By Washington Post Editors  | January 4, 2011; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. man tells police he killed landord

Anne Arundel police arrested a Pasadena man early Tuesday morning, charging him in the shooting death of his landlord. Just after midnight, Neal J. Manning, 40, of the 7700 block of Outing Avenue called 911 and said he had just...

By Allison Klein  | January 4, 2011; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Md. homicide suspect turns self in

A 21-year-old District man wanted for murder in Montgomery County turned himself in at the county jail in Rockville on Tuesday morning. Corey D. Yates, of the 3200 block of 10th Place SE in Washington was charged with first-degree murder...

By Dan Morse  | January 4, 2011; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Tax charges for Fairfax City restaurateur

The owner of a Fairfax Cit restaurant has been charged with embezzlement for allegedly failing to pay meals tax collections totaling nearly $26,000, police said. Police said that Cindi Azzouz, 35, owner of Pizzarama, failed to pay meals taxes collected at the restaurant over five six-month periods between December 2006 and June 2010.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 4, 2011; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fairfax, Financial Crimes  
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Third morning homicide in Pr. George's

Prince George's County police responded to a homicide at 7:50 Tuesday morning at Tucker and Palmer roads in Fort Washington, police said. A male was found with trauma to his upper body, according to police....

By Allison Klein  | January 4, 2011; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Homicide, Pr. George's  
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2 men killed overnight in Pr. George's

Two men were killed overnight in separate incidents in Prince George's County, police said Tuesday, boosting the number of slayings in the county to three in the first days of 2011. Police Cpl. Evan Baxter said that in both cases,...

By Debbi Wilgoren  | January 4, 2011; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's  
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Jail for man in Nigeria gun smuggling

A federal judge has sentenced a Laurel man to more than three years in prison for shipping guns and ammunition to Nigeria. Fifty-year-old Emenike Nwankwoala, a former state probation officer, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt....

By The Associated Press  | January 4, 2011; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. George's  
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Online, man claimed to be lesbian with cancer

Prosecutors say a man who posed online as a lesbian stricken with cancer to entice teenage girls into relationships has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Thirty-nine-year-old Douglas Lee Patrick of Baltimore was sentenced on Monday....

By The Associated Press  | January 4, 2011; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse  
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14 die in Va. holiday highway crashes

State police say 14 people died in 12 traffic crashes on Virginia's highways during the Christmas and New Year's holiday weekends. State police said Monday that preliminary figures show that 10 people died in eight crashes over the Christmas weekend,...

By The Associated Press  | January 4, 2011; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, Virginia  
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Police: Robber flees store with cash register

Frederick police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the robbery of a downtown convenience store. The warrant was issued Monday for 39-year-old Aaron Rupert....

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | January 4, 2011; 6:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Frederick, Offbeat  
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Two dead after Sunday D.C. shootings

A 16-year-old was one of two victims fatally shot in separate incidents Sunday in the District, police said. Police on Monday said that Bryant Morillo, 16, of Hyattsville died in a shooting about 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 4500 block...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | January 3, 2011; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Homicide, Mary Pat Flaherty, The District, Updates  
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Arrest made in Laurel slaying

Police have arrested a man in North Carolina who they believe was responsible for a shooting in the Laurel area last month, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 3, 2011; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  | Tags:  laurel, shooting  
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Man pleads guilty in bundling case

A Connecticut wealth manager pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to making false statements to the Federal Election Commission about "bundling" $48,300 in contributions to the 2008 presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and $13,800 to the presidential and Senate campaigns of former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore.

By Spencer S. Hsu  | January 3, 2011; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Politics, Spencer S. Hsu, Virginia  
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Vietnam wall figure killed in Delaware

A former Army officer and Pentagon official who played a prominent role 30 years ago in erecting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was found dead in a Delaware landfill on Friday in what authorities said was a homicide. John P....

By Paul Duggan  | January 3, 2011; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Hit-and-run victim found on Pr. George's roadside

Investigators believe the body found lying on the side of Route 210 in Fort Washington Monday was the victim of a hit-and-run crash, and they are asking for the public's help in finding out what happened. A person driving by...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 3, 2011; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Man fatally stabbed in Chillum home

A Chillum man was found stabbed to death inside his home Saturday morning in a case that appears to be a genuine mystery, authorities and law enforcement sources said. Just before 10:30 a.m., police were called to a residence in...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 3, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Hospital victim likely targeted: Police

The Suburban Hospital worker killed over the weekend at the Bethesda hospital likely was not a victim of random violence and was stabbed to death, Montgomery County Police said Monday. "Detectives are not ruling out any possibility, but will be...

By Dan Morse  | January 3, 2011; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Homicide, Montgomery, Updates  
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Man found on I-66 on-ramp dies

The Virginia State Police have opened a homicide investigation after the 20-year-old man found on an Interstate 66 on-ramp in Fairfax County Dec. 27 died, authorities said. The man, Jabrill Y. Mara, of Springfield, died Wednesday, according to police. His...

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 3, 2011; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Updates  
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Man in critical after Frederick crash

A Jeep with a snow plow owned by the the City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Division hit a man crossing the street early Monday morning, Frederick police said. Three people were crossing W. Patrick St. around 3 a.m., according...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | January 3, 2011; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Frederick, Traffic Accidents  
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Site offers list of 'dumbest criminals'

Gather.com's Lisa Jaklitsch offered a list of offbeat criminals from 2010, including the following: Another Florida man's 'I'm Me' tattoo across his forehead made it ridiculously easy for police to identify him as their suspect in a number of iPhone...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 3, 2011; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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