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Swim coach accused of sex abuse of Montgomery County girl

A Laurel swim coach has been arrested and charged with sex abuse of a child he coached years before. Christopher Thomas Huott, 52, was arrested Thursday morning. He is the founder and owner of the Maryland Suburban Swim Club in Laurel. Detectives were contacted in March by a woman who reported that the coach had […]

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 […]

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Chris Brown’s D.C. assault trial pushed back months

The assault trial for Chris Brown has been delayed until his bodyguard can appeal his conviction in the same incident. That will take months. Prosecutors said they won’t grant immunity for bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, who was found guilty Monday of assaulting a Bowie man who tried to get into a photo with Brown outside the […]

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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]