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My Car Break-In, Caught on Video

I am the kind of city dweller who is on guard nearly all of the time. You won't find me walking around listening to music on my iPod, texting on my Blackberry, or carrying my wallet in my hand (the...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | February 4, 2011; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Personal Safety, The Criminal Mind, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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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)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, Personal Safety, Reporter's Query, The District  
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Woman in abduction video fine: Police

Update, Aug. 10, 3:50 p.m.: Police released a statement saying that detectives have interviewed the woman in the surveillance video from the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. They determined there was no abduction and the woman is safe. Original...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 10, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Paul Duggan, Personal Safety  
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McGruff turns 30

McGruff the crime dog is celebrating his 30th birthday Thursday. The friendly canine, who wears a tan trench coat and offers tips to "take a bite out of crime," will celebrate this evening at the National Museum of Crime and...

By Maria Glod  | July 1, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Personal Safety  
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Md. bill would bar reading text messages while driving

A bill that would prohibit drivers from reading text messages is advancing through the Maryland legislature. The legislation, approved Thursday by a 135 to 2 vote in the House of Delegates, expands a law which bars drivers from writing...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 11, 2010; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Maryland, Personal Safety, Traffic Accidents  
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Huffing a danger for preteens, study says

There was some concerning news Thursday from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. A study found that more 12-year-olds have used potentially lethal inhalants than those who used marijuana, cocaine and hallucinogens combined.

By Maria Glod  | March 11, 2010; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Facebook, Maria Glod, Narcotics, Personal Safety  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Smart anti-crime tips for the holidays, Tom Jackman , December 24, 2009
Homes robbed while owners shoveled snow, Maria Glod , December 23, 2009
In Anacostia, a holiday party hold-up, Theola Labbé-DeBose , December 21, 2009
Search for serial rapist difficult, Maria Glod , December 17, 2009
If you have an iPhone, you have mobile crime data, Theola Labbé-DeBose , December 16, 2009
Police looking for serial rapist, Washington Post editors , December 16, 2009
The burglars took nothing and everything, Washington Post editors , December 14, 2009
Robbery victim's eye for detail could help police, Martin Weil , December 14, 2009
E-mail enables debate between D.C. resident, police commander, Theola Labbé-DeBose , December 7, 2009
Senator Corker's daughter carjacked in downtown DC, Washington Post editors , December 3, 2009
Bittersweet ending in the serial smoocher case, Washington Post editors , November 25, 2009
A serial smoocher in Loudoun?, Maria Glod , November 24, 2009
Don't let your turkey deep-fry you, Josh White , November 24, 2009
 
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