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D.C. man sentenced for attempting 20th bank robbery

A D.C. man was sentenced to five years in prison for trying to rob a bank while he was on supervised release for a string of 19 other bank hold-ups. Thirty-three-year-old Calvin Kinard Adams pleaded guilty earlier this year to the July 2013 attempted robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank in the 3200 block of […]

D.C. corrections officer arrested on federal bribery charge

A D.C. corrections officer has been arrested and charged with bribery following an undercover sting in which authorities said he accepted money for smuggling contraband to an inmate. Darren Malry, 51, was arrested Monday. He pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court and was released pending a hearing next month. According to charging documents, Malry […]

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Social Security employee accused of taking $55,000 in kickbacks from D.C. disabled

A Social Security Administration employee has been charged with demanding and receiving $55,000 in kickbacks from D.C. residents seeking disability benefits. Forty-six-year-old Christopher Payton, of Mount Rainier, was charged with receipt of a bribe by a public official. He is scheduled to enter a guilty plea next week. Payton worked at the Anacostia office in Southeast Washington […]

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Fugitive sought in sexual battery of Fairfax County high school student

Fairfax County police are asking the public for information about a man wanted in the sexual abuse of a high school student. Forty-eight-year-old Ricardo Delgado-Tobar, of Springfield, disappeared after being contacted by police. Detectives do not know if Delgado-Tabor is still in the D.C. area. He may have fled the country. The investigation began on Feb. 4, after […]

Anyone with information about the person in this drawing can call U.S. Park Police Tip Line 202-610-8737 or U.S. Park Police Communications Section 202-610-7500.

Sketch of suspect released in Georgetown sexual assault

U.S. Park Police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected in a sexual assault in Georgetown, and they are asking the public for information that can help identify the man. Shortly before 9 p.m., April 1, the female victim was walking in the 3100 block of K Street, near the Georgetown Waterfront, when […]

For the second time in three years, the African-American Family Day event at the Smithsonian National Zoo was marred by violence.

Two shot outside National Zoo during annual Easter Monday celebration

Two men were shot outside the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Monday, the second time in three years that the traditional Easter celebration for African-American families has been marred by violence. At about 5:15 p.m., a group of about 40 people were walking south in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, when one of the individuals pulled […]

Geraldo Rivera and his workman cracked open a vault touted as belonging to mobster Al Capone.

Crime History, April 21, 1986: Geraldo Rivera cracks open ‘Al Capone’s vault’

On this day, April 21,in 1986, Geraldo Rivera opened what was touted as “Al Capone’s vault” in one of television’s greatest anti-climaxes. “The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault” was the largest live TV special audience in history, with about 30 million people watching. The concrete vault — a storage area 125 feet long across and about […]

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Dozens of airbags stolen from Fairfax County vehicles

More than 50 airbags have been stolen in Fairfax County this year, and police are offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of the thieves. Law enforcement authorities have seen an increase in the theft of the safety devices, and are calling the airbags “the new car stereos.” Thieves can make around […]

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Chris Brown’s bodyguard found guilty in D.C. assault; singer’s trial on hold

A D.C. judge found the bodyguard for R&M singer Chris Brown guilty of misdemeanor assault Monday as the Grammy-winning pop star awaits his own trial in the same courtroom. Brown’s trial has been delayed until at least Wednesday after lawyers for Christopher Hollosy said they won’t allow the beefy bodyguard to testify in the Brown case […]

Television actor Robert Blake, known for his role as tough-guy detective "Beretta," was accused of killing his wife outside a Los Angeles restaurant.

Crime History, April 18, 2002: Actor Robert Blake arrested in wife’s murder

On this day, April 18, in 2002, actor Robert Blake was arrested along with his bodyguard for the murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. Bakely was found shot dead in her husband’s car nearly a year earlier, shortly after the couple had dined at a Los Angeles restaurant. Blake was a former childhood actor […]

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D.C. man suffers fatal gunshot wounds in home

D.C. police are investigating whether a man killed himself or someone someone else did. At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to a Fort Totten area home in the 5600 block of Chillum Place NE, for a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they found 57-year-old Jerome Edwin Turner suffering from gunshot wounds. He was […]

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Darrell Lynn Bellard guilty of first-degree murder of two children, two women

A Texas man has been found guilty of killing two women and two children after the drugs he brought to sold went missing. A Prince George’s County jury found Darrell Lynn Bellard, 47, guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in the 2010 deaths of a Shayla Shante Sikyala, 3, Shakur Sylvester Sikyala, 4, their […]

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FBI offers $5,000 reward for area bank robber

FBI agents are looking for a man wanted in connection with three area bank robberies this year, and they are offering a $5,000 for information that can help find him. The robberies took place in D.C. and Montgomery County: • Jan. 13 at 4:31 p.m., at the Bank of America located at 4411 South Park […]