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Ricardo Delgado-Tobar

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 […]


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 […]

Darrell Lynn Bellard

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 […]

Mary Surratt

Crime History, April 17, 1865: Mary Surratt arrested in Lincoln assassination, becomes first woman executed by U.S. government

On this day, April 17, in 1865, District of Columbia boarding house owner Mary Surratt was arrested as a conspirator in President Lincoln’s assassination. Surratt operated a safe house for Confederate spies in Prince George’s County and a boarding house in the District, where John Wilkes Booth conspired against Lincoln. After fatally shooting Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, […]

The owner of Tony Cheng's Mongolian Restaurant and his son pleaded guilty in scheme to pay off a public official. (Photo by John Kopkowski)

Chinatown businessman pleads guilty in scheme to pay off D.C. taxi officials

A politically connected Chinatown businessman and his son pleaded guilty to trying to pay off District officials in a scheme to start a D.C. taxicab and towing company. Anthony C.Y. Cheng Sr., 65, the owner of the popular Tony Cheng’s Mongtolian Restaurant pleaded to to a misdemeanor charge offering an unauthorized compensation to a public official. […]

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D.C. man charged in double-homicide

A 22-year-old D.C. man has been arrested and charged in a 2013 double-homicide in Southeast Washington. Carlton Maurice Johnson was captured in Northeast Washington on Tuesday, and charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of 19-year-old Anthony Chase and 29-year-old Eric Leeper, both of Southeast Washington. On the night of July 17, […]


Bodies found near I-295 exit ramps

D.C. police are investigating the discovery of two bodies found about 50 feet apart near an Interstate 295 ramp in Southeast Washington. Police found the body of an adult around 9:30 a.m., then discovered the second body nearby. The area, near Pennsylvania Avenue, is known as campsite for homeless people. Police are conducting separate death […]

Laurel Police are looking for suspects who twice broke into the same liquor store. (Laurel Police Department)

Men sought in break-ins at Laurel liquor store

Laurel Police are hoping surveillance video will lead to the arrests of three suspects in two separate burglaries at the same liquor store. The most recent burglary occurred at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Laurel Park Liquor store at 13600 Baltimore Avenue in Laurel,. The suspects threw a brick through the front glass window to […]