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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

Morganna Roberts was charged with trespassing after she jumped onto the field during an Astros game at the Houston Astrodome.

Crime History, April 16, 1985: Busty ‘Kissing Bandit’ was victim of gravity, argues famed Texas attorney

On this day, April 16,  in 1985, famed criminal defense attorney Richard ‘’Racehorse’’ Haynes argued that Morganna Roberts, baseball’s ‘’Kissing Bandit,’’ was simply a victim of gravity. Morganna Roberts, a  busty striptease artist known for running onto baseball fields and kissing ball players, was in a Houston courtroom to face trespassing charges after she dashed […]

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Video: Man sexually assaulted at gunpoint in NW Washington

D.C. police have released grainy surveillance video of a man suspected of sexually assaulting another man in Northwest Washington. It happened around 4 a.m., Sunday, after the victim approached another man to ask for directions in the 1600 block of 3rd Street NW. The suspect guided the man to the alley, where he pulled out […]

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Attention Walmart customers: Be on lookout for suspected credit card thief

Recognize this Walmart shopper? He’s apparently looking for more than low prices. According to Fairfax County Police, the man is suspected of stealing a credit card from a shopping cart at the Walmart in Burke, located in the 6000 block of Burke Commons Road. The theft occurred in March. Police have released this surveillance video photo to […]

Frankie Williams (left) and Stephanie Williams have been in jail since their 21-month-old daughter Anayah Nevaeh Williams died last month.

Md. parents charged in death, abuse of toddler

A Maryland couple faces charges in the death of their 21-month-old child, a young girl who was fatally beaten shortly after being returned to the family by social services, authorities said. Frankie Aubrey Williams, 24, of Frederick, was charged with first-degree murder and seven other offenses. His wife, Stephanie Ramirez Williams, 21, was charged with […]

A reward of $2,500 is being offered for information in the attack on this Chihuahua last week. (Photo courtesy WHS)

$2,500 reward in attack on Chihuahua in Southeast Washington

D.C. police are looking for a man accused of slamming a pet Chihuahua to the ground. According to the Washington Human Society, at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the suspect picked up the brown and white female in front of an apartment complex and forcefully threw the dog to the ground. The Chihuahua, named Latte, suffered severe […]

John Wilkes Booth shoots U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. He died early the next morning at William Petersen's boarding house across the street, becoming the first U.S. president to be assassinated. (Library of Congress)

Crime History, April 14, 1865: Abraham Lincoln shot dead at Ford’s Theatre

On this day, April 14, in 1865, John Wilkes Booth fatally shot President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre on 10th Street in Washington. The assassination came five days after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Booth was a Maryland native, respected actor and Southern sympathizer. During the play “Our American Cousin,” he […]