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Former D.C. police union chief sentenced for embezzling $190,000

A former head of the District of Columbia police union was sentenced to nine months confinement in a community correctional facility for embezzling more than $190,000 from two labor organizations he founded. JC Stamps, of Upper Marlboro, pleaded guilty in June to a single count of theft from an employment retirement plan. Stamps, 67, was a longtime-time […]

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Crime History, Sept. 17, 1990: D.C. cocaine king Rayful Edmond sentenced to life in prison

On this day, Sept. 17, 1990, Rayful Edmond III, the legendary D.C. cocaine kingpin during the height of the city’s deadly crack epidemic, was sentenced to life in prison. The city at the time was known as the “murder capital” of the United States. Edmond’s gang, the “R Street Crew,” was believed to have been responsible for more than 400 […]

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Davon Wallace, suspect in murder of 3-year-old, captured in D.C.

A fugitive wanted in the shooting death of a toddler last month has been arrested after a massive manhunt, according to Prince George’s County Police. Davon Wallace disappeared after 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb was shot during a fight broke out between Wallace and a resident of a Landover home, police say. Police said the suspect fired […]

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Crime History, Sept. 17, 1973: Serial killer cop goes on trial for Florida murders

On this day, Sept. 17, in 1973, the trial began in Florida for former Deputy Sheriff Gerard Schaefer for murders he committed as a patrolman. Witnesses included two teenage hitchhikers who had been abducted by Schaefer. The girls said Schaefer picked him up in his patrol car, handcuffed them and threatened to sell them into slavery. Schaefer left […]

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Police search for missing UVa. student from Alexandria

Authorities looking for a University of Virginia student from Alexandria who hasn’t been heard from since early Saturday. Charlottesville Police said that Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, last had contact with friends via a text message at 1:20 a.m., according to a statement posted on U.Va.’s website. Police said bloodhounds were sent out to help their search […]

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Suspect vehicle sought in deadly hit-and-run

D.C. police are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run incident that killed a 26-year-old man. It happened around 3 a.m. Sunday, in the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington. Police say the victim, identified as Bareket Haile of Northeast Washington, was crossing the street when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. Haile was […]

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Crime History, Sept. 15, 1923: Oklahoma governor declares ‘war’ with Ku Klux Klan

On this day, Sept. 15, in 1923, Oklahoma Gov. John C. Walton put the state under martial law to combat the violence of the Ku Klux Klan. The KKK had grown to dangerous levels in Oklahoma and the midwest, and to curb the violence Walton placed Tulsa County under martial law and suspended habeas corpus in violation of the state’s constitution. The […]

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Cougar reportedly spotted near elementary school in Fairfax County

Fairfax County officials are investigating two reports of a large cat, possibly a cougar in Alexandria The cat was described as sand-colored or orange and was estimated to be the size of a large dog with tail equal to the length of its body, according to Fairfax County Police. The cat was spotted twice within 48 hours […]

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D.C. men charged with felony dog abuse after pit bull found with slit throat

Two D.C. men have been indicted on charges of felony animal abuse after police found a pit bull that had been fought, slashed with a knife and left for dead in Southeast Washington. Charged are Christopher Wayne Johnson and Mark Donell Mosley. Each was charged with one count of felony cruelty to animals and one count each of […]

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Missing mother charged with neglect; police continue search for children

The 27-year-old mother who disappeared shortly after her two young child vanished has been charged with child neglect, according to Montgomery County Police. Police continue to search 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle, of Clarksburg, and her 2-year-old son, Jacob, and 3-year-old Sarah. The three disappeared at different times over two days, police say. On Wednesday, police obtained a warrant […]