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Crime Scene: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Woman found dead in Arlington

Arlington police are investigating the death of a woman discovered Friday morning. Police and medical personnel were called to the 4300 block of Wilson Boulevard around 9:49 a.m., police said. They found a dead woman who may have been homeless....

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | January 28, 2011; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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4 yrs. for Northern Va. gold burglar

The apparent leader of a sophisticated ring of New York City burglars, who traveled to Northern Virginia and specifically targeted the homes of Indian and South Asian residents because they kept pure gold valuables as heirlooms, was sentenced Friday to 46 months in federal prison. Dagoberto Soto Ramirez, 28, and his wife, Melinda M. Soto, 34, of Queens, admitted that they traveled to Fairfax and Loudoun counties from January to November of 2009, using online White Page listings to search for South Asian-sounding names. Melinda Soto acknowledged she would knock on doors during the day to see if anyone was home, and if not, she would sit in their rented car and monitor a police scanner while her husband and another man, Francisco Gray, 40, broke in and searched for gold and other valuables. About $600,000 worth of gold and other items were taken in 37 burglaries, authorities said.

By Tom Jackman  | January 28, 2011; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Burglary, Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Loudoun, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Teen arrested in Langley Park stabbing

A teenager has been arrested and charged with the slaying of a man who was found stabbed to death Jan. 8 in Langley Park, Prince George's County police said Friday. Oscar Rosales-Madrid, 16, of Langley Park, was charged with first-...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 28, 2011; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates  
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Fatal hit-and-run in Anne Arundel

Dawn Lynn Gable, 43, of Glen Burnie, Md. was killed by a hit and run in Anne Arundel County January 27, police said today. Officers responded to the area of Cross Creek Drive and Highlander Drive in Glen Burnie at approximately 10:17 p.m.Thursday for a report of a body lying in the street.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 28, 2011; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Traffic Accidents  
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1 yr. for man who embezzled $600K

The executive director of a Fairfax County-based national association of opticians was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for his part in a scheme which authorities said stole about $1.7 million from the association. Hugh Michael Robey, 48, of Bowie, had been the executive director of the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners, a nonprofit group on Loisdale Road in the Springfield area. Fairfax prosecutors said he used about $600,000 of the association's funds to take trips and buy expensive items for his family and friends, but in the end he did not wind up with any cash, his lawyer, James C. Clark said.

By Tom Jackman  | January 28, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Fairfax, Financial Crimes, From the Courthouse, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Bank robbery suspect shot dead in Md.

A bank robbery suspect who emerged from a Capital One bank in Montgomery County with an apparent hostage Friday morning has been shot and killed, according to authorities. The incident started about 9:25 a.m., when police officers were called to...

By Dan Morse and Matt Zapotosky  | January 28, 2011; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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ATM skimmer investigated in Md.

A 48-year-old woman discovered what appeared to be an ATM skimmer while using an ATM at a Bank of America in Anne Arundel County on Jan. 22, police said.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 28, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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20 yrs. for Md. drug sale to informant

A Frederick man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling $100 worth of crack cocaine to a police informant. Fifty-one-year-old Timothy Carmon was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to the felony charge....

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  | January 28, 2011; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Deadly Va. prison accident: Report

A Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman says a female prison inmate has died after a piece of laundry equipment fell on her. The Times-Dispatch reports 43-year-old Amy T. Madsen was killed in Wednesday's accident at the Virginia Correctional Center for...

By Richmond Times-Dispatch  | January 28, 2011; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Va. jury wants 50 yrs. in boy's death

A jury has recommended a 50-year sentence for a man convicted in the fatal beating of his former girlfriend's 3-year-old son. The Henrico County Circuit Court jury on Thursday recommended the maximum sentence for 46-year-old Kevin M. Lucas....

By The Associated Press  | January 28, 2011; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bank robbery suspect tried to take fake money: Police

Princess Anne County, Md., police have arrested a man they say broke into a bank and tried to steal fake money. Police Chief Scott Keller says a motion detector alarm went off in the PNC Bank on Somerset Avenue Tuesday...

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  | January 28, 2011; 6:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Wolf demands report on ICE database

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) on Thursday sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, requesting a prompt report on an apparent shortcoming in the agency's electronic databases, namely the fingerprints of many people deported from this country before 2005.

By Tom Jackman  | January 27, 2011; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Md. couple sickened by CO

Two Fairmount Heights residents had to be hospitalized Thursday after they were poisoned by carbon monoxide produced by a generator they were using to power their home. Firefighters were tipped to trouble in the 1300 block of Doewood Lane about...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 27, 2011; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Man killed by tree was on way to work

Oswaldo Hernandez-Cruz was thrilled Wednesday afternoon when he got the call from a buddy that they'd scored a job clearing snow in D.C. Work as a roofer had been slow for Hernandez-Cruz, who has three children. So he and three...

By Allison Klein  | January 27, 2011; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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D.C. police shoot, wound suspect

A D.C. police officer shot and wounded a suspect who was involved in a domestic incident Thursday afternoon during what authorities described as a "confrontation" between the suspect and officers. Officer Tisha Gant, a D.C. police spokeswoman, said two officers...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 27, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Police: Snowball leads to slashing

A man shoveling snow in Lake Ridge early Thursday was arrested after lashing out at a young man who threw a snowball at him, Prince William County police said.

By Jennifer Buske  | January 27, 2011; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Manassas, Offbeat, Pr. William, Virginia  
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Arrest in Langley Park stabbing

Police in Prince George's County are planning to announce an arrest in the slaying of a man who was found stabbed to death Jan. 8 in Langley Park, authorities said Thursday. Police did not immediately released the suspect's name. They...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 27, 2011; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man admits killing in robbery plea

Anthony D. Nelson, age 27, of Washington, D.C. and Suitland, Maryland, admitted to shooting and killing a Maryland man in 2005 as part of a guilty plea Tuesday. Nelson pled guilty to armed bank robbery and two counts of using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 27, 2011; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Police: Pr. George's cops shot BBs at evidence

One had lost his police powers after he was accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 19-year-old woman whose criminal complaint he was investigating. The other turned in his gun and badge after he was accused of punching a...

By Matt Zapotosky and Mary Pat Flaherty  | January 27, 2011; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Internal Affairs, Mary Pat Flaherty, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Police ID man killed during commute

D.C. Police have identified Oswaldo Hernandez-Cruz, 41, as the man killed by a falling tree while sitting in traffic in Northwest Wednesday night. Hernandez-Cruz, of the 2100 block of Guilford Road in Hyattsville, was the driver of a car in...

By Allison Klein  | January 27, 2011; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video: Marijuana-smuggling catapult

Drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border are using a new delivery method: catapult. Using a video surveillance system, the National Guard caught several people launching packages over the border fence....

By Washington Post Editors  | January 27, 2011; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Md. man killed by snow plow: Police

A man was killed by a snow plow in a hit-and-run accident in Pasadena as he walked in the roadway, Anne Arundel police said. He was walking along Mountain Road east of Edwin Raynor Boulevard because plowed snow was piled...

By Allison Klein  | January 27, 2011; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Deadly 1961 Md. fire remembered

The first thing 11-year-old Lawrence Wright smelled when he woke up around midnight on Jan. 23, 1961, was burning plastic. The first thing he saw when he ventured downstairs was smoke billowing toward the ceiling of his home off Old...

By The Associated Press  | January 27, 2011; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Fires & Fire Safety  
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Death penalty not struck down in Md.

A judge has denied eight motions seeking to avoid the death penalty as a sentencing option by lawyers for a man accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl. Judge J. Frederick Price in Cecil County Circuit Court denied the...

By WBOC-TV  | January 27, 2011; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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'Granddad Bandit' guilty plea expected

The federal prosecutor's office in Richmond says the suspect known as the Granddad Bandit will plead guilty to multiple bank robbery counts Feb. 10. Elizabeth Wilson of the federal public defender's office confirmed Wednesday that 53-year-old Michael Francis Mara will...

By The Associated Press  | January 27, 2011; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two-restaurant run for intoxicated woman: Police

A woman in Florida was arrested after drunkenly wandering through two restaurants, insulting employees and taking customers' food, according to this report: A bartender at the restaurant said the woman ordered a drink and sat next to another man at...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 27, 2011; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Possible arson probed in Mount Rainier

The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department issued a cryptic warning to Mount Rainier residents Wednesday afternoon, urging them to leave lights on and report any perceived suspicious activity while investigators probe a "series" of possible arsons. Mark Brady, a Prince...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 26, 2011; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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105 yrs. for deadly 2009 rampage

A D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced a Southeast Washington man to more than 100 years in prison Wednesday for a 2009 shooting spree that left one District woman dead and the shooter's uncle and cousin, as well as a family friend,...

By Keith L. Alexander  | January 26, 2011; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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D.C. firefighter's death investigated

D.C. police are investigating the death of Marc E. Dancy, 37, a D.C. firefighter who was found dead in the 3000 block of Seventh St NE on January 23. Dancy was off duty when he died, according to D.C. fire...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | January 26, 2011; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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4th guilty plea in Betts case

The last of four 19-year-olds charged in the murder investigation of well-known principal Brian Betts pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court Wednesday to lesser charges, bringing prosecution of the case to a close. Deontra Q. Gray pleaded guilty to...

By Dan Morse  | January 26, 2011; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Death penalty fought in Md. murder case

Lawyers for a man accused of killing an 11-year-old girl have filed a request to remove the death penalty as a sentencing option. The requests by public defenders Katy C. O'Donnell and Kay Beehler will be heard beginning Wednesday in...

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  | January 26, 2011; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Death Penalty, From the Courthouse, Maryland, Updates  
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Renewed push for castration in Va.

A Virginia legislator is renewing his push to allow castration of sex offenders as an alternative to the increasing costs of detaining and treating them after they've served their prison sentence. Sen. Emmett Hanger's bill would require the state to...

By The Associated Press  | January 26, 2011; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Man arrested for 'stealing' own car: Report

A man is suing the New York Police Department after he was arrested getting into his own car, according to this report: Jamieson Prince, 43, says cops swarmed his 2007 GMC Yukon and cuffed him as he prepared to drive...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 26, 2011; 5:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman dies in Montgomery crash

A 65-year-old woman died Tuesday morning after the car she was driving hit a trash truck in the Gaithersburg area, Montgomery County police said. Dorothy Eisel, 65, was driving a Kia Spectra east on Olney-Laytonsville Road at Riggs Road shortly...

By Dan Morse  | January 25, 2011; 8:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Police ID man shot in car

Police have identified the man shot and killed as he sat in a car in the parking lot of Prince George's County's Penn Station shopping center Monday night as 34-year-old McKinney Antonio White Jr., of District Heights. White was...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 25, 2011; 8:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Second sister dies from fire injuries

A 13-year-old girl who was critically injured by the Hyattsville house fire that killed her 9-year-old sister has died, authorities announced Tuesday. Kelli Hernandez, 13, was removed by firefighters from her second floor bedroom during the Jan. 18 fire and...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 25, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Md. man accused of faking credentials

William Hillar's impressive resume suggested he'd have plenty of first-hand knowledge for anyone who wanted to learn about counter-terrorism. The Maryland man billed himself as a retired U.S. Special Forces colonel who had served in Asia, the Middle East and...

By Maria Glod  | January 25, 2011; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Suspect sought after Md. robbery

Police are looking for help identifying a man who committed an armed robbery at a Maryland Exxon Gas Station on the evening of January 10.

By Elizabeth Flock  | January 25, 2011; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Crime, Seen, Maryland  
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Ex-CIA officer accused of leaking secrets gets bond

A former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter was ordered released from jail on Tuesday pending a trial set for September. Jeffrey A. Sterling, 43, of O'Fallon, Mo., who worked for the CIA...

By Maria Glod  | January 25, 2011; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Arlington police arrest rape suspect

Arlington police have arrested a man wanted for walking into an unlocked apartment, raping a woman who had been sleeping and stealing items from her home. Ronald Perry Berton turned himself in on Sunday in connection with the incident...

By Allison Klein  | January 25, 2011; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Fishmongers mislabeled, sold illegal seafood

Two Arizona fishmongers pleaded guilty in federal court this week to illegally selling imported fish laced with banned antibiotics, improperly inflating the quality and size of fish and shrimp, and falsely claiming that foreign farm-raised shrimp was actually U.S. wild-caught...

By Allison Klein  | January 25, 2011; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Fla. murder suspect arrested in Bowie

Prince George's sheriff's deputies and police arrested a man in Bowie who was wanted for killing a man in Pensacola, Fla. Cameron T. Cherry, who was the subject of a homicide warrant, was hiding out in the 16000 block of...

By Allison Klein  | January 25, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Guilty plea in Va. historic rehab deals

A Richmond real estate developer pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding federal and state tax credit programs for rehabilitation of historic properties. Justin Glynn French, 40, admitted obtaining $7 million to $20 million more than he was entitled to receive from...

By The Associated Press  | January 25, 2011; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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30 months for pill-selling Md. dentist

Federal prosecutors say a Catonsville dentist has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling thousands of hydrocodone pills. Forty-nine-year-old Kenneth Riley was also ordered to forfeit $157,350 and pay a $25,000 fine at sentencing on Monday....

By The Associated Press  | January 25, 2011; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Burglary suspect found sleeping naked: Police

A Florida man was arrested after he was found naked and sleeping on the couch of a home he had broken into, according to this report: Witnesses identified him running naked down the street. Deputies say the 20-year-old then entered...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 25, 2011; 5:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. jail escapee with area ties sought

Deandre Kelly escaped Sunday from the Garrett County Detention Center after showing what officials said was a gun and forcing officers to release an exit door. He was believed to be armed and to have left the area near the...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | January 24, 2011; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Man stabbed Friday in Fairfax dies

An Arlington man, who was stabbed Friday evening by an acquaintance in Fairfax County, died Sunday at Inova Fairfax Hospital, in the county's first homicide of 2011. Police said Dennis Bryant, 47, of the 700 block of South Florida Street in Arlington, got into an argument and then a fight with another man about 7 p.m. Friday, in the 6700 block of Metropolitan Center Drive, in an industrial park just south of the Franconia Springfield Parkway. Bryant was stabbed in the upper body, police said, but his assailant remained at the scene and Bryant was taken to the hospital in what was thought to be non-life threatening condition.

By Tom Jackman  | January 24, 2011; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man fatally shot in Pr. George's

A man sitting inside a car in the parking lot of a busy Prince George's County shopping center was shot and killed Monday by a lone gunman who apparently walked up to the vehicle and opened fire, police said....

By Washington Post Editors  | January 24, 2011; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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4th plea expected in principal case

The last of four 19-year-olds charged in the murder investigation of well-known principal Brian Betts is scheduled to plead guilty to lesser charges on Wednesday, according to Montgomery County Circuit Court records, bringing prosecution of the case to a close....

By Dan Morse  | January 24, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Metro threat suspect seeks pre-trial release

A 25-year-old Arlington County man who allegedly threatened on his Facebook page to use explosives in the Washington area is a "nobody" who does not present a danger and should be released pending trial, his attorneys argue in court papers....

By Maria Glod  | January 24, 2011; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Settlement in Md. town mayor's lawsuit

Attorneys for Prince George's County on Monday settled a lawsuit brought by Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo that accused deputies from a county sheriff's SWAT unit of storming into his home without a proper warrant the day they shot his...

By Ruben Castaneda  | January 24, 2011; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Updates  | Tags:  Prince George's County crime, excessive force  
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Pedestrian struck in Fairfax hit-and-run

A man was struck by a car in a hit-and-run crash just after midnight Monday morning, Fairfax police said. It happened in the 6100 block of Leesburg Pike, where an unconscious man was discovered lying on the service road....

By Allison Klein  | January 24, 2011; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Fairfax, Traffic Accidents  
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Man killed in Oxon Hill house fire

A man was killed and his caregiver seriously injured after a fire broke out in the man's split-level Oxon Hill home Monday morning, authorities said. Firefighters were dispatched to the home in the 300 block of Corla Drive at about...

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 24, 2011; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Hearing for Berwyn Heights mayor

Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo says Prince George's County is still relying too heavily on SWAT teams. Calvo says he will speak to the media about the issue after a hearing Monday in his ongoing lawsuit against the county over...

By The Associated Press  | January 24, 2011; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Funeral for Md. firefighter Falkenhan

Funeral services are being held for a firefighter who died after a fire at a Maryland apartment complex. Funeral services for forty-three-year-old Mark Falkenhan are being held Monday at Baltimore's Cathedral of Mary Our Queen....

By The Associated Press  | January 24, 2011; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Maryland, Updates  
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No indictment in deadly Va. wreck

A Franklin County grand jury has refused to indict an SUV driver involved in a wreck that killed two Rocky Mount firefighters. Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood told The Roanoke Times that the case could be taken to another...

By The Roanoke Times  | January 24, 2011; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fingertip leads Fla. police to suspect

A Florida man was arrested and charged in an arson-for-hire scheme after investigators found his fingertip at the alleged crime scene, according to this report: While they were investigating, police said, they discovered evidence of accelerants, leading them to determine...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 24, 2011; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Seat Pleasant officer injured in pursuit

A Seat Pleasant police officer who was taking part in a vehicle pursuit was injured Sunday morning when his cruiser was rammed by the car being pursued, officials said. The incident began shortly after 4 a.m., when a car was...

By Steve Hendrix  | January 24, 2011; 1:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Upper Marlboro man killed on Beltway

A 21-year-old Upper Marlboro man was struck and killed on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway late Saturday after he got out of his disabled vehicle. The victim's brother, who had remained in the vehicle's passenger seat, was seriously...

By Steve Hendrix  | January 24, 2011; 1:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents  
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