Night shift: If you think your week was bad…

We round up the day’s top crime stories because you need to get out of dodge. • ‘Walking Dead’ actress charged in poisoned letters to Obama case (USA Today) • Prosecutors move to seize Jesse Jackson Jr.’s homes in D.C., Chicago (Chicago Tribune) • Ex-D.C. public defender in new ‘Gideon’s Army’ HBO documentary (Blog of Legal […]

Photo bombed

Photo bomb strip

Four young people from Bowie are facing serious fraud charges after police said they left behind incriminating pictures of themselves purchased with a stolen credit card. Anne Arundel County Police released the snapshots to the public earlier this month seeking information about their identities. Police received several tips and charged the youths this week. Heather […]

Morning Roll Call: Gilbert Arenas, guns gone, and is America’s oldest murder solved?

We dig up the morning’s top crime stories because you’re getting ready for the weekend. • Park Police lost track of thousands of weapons, IG report says (Washington Post) • Have Jamestown archeologists cracked Colonial America’s oldest unsolved murder? (NPR) • Former Wizard Gilbert Arenas arrested for truckload of illegal fireworks (TMZ) • H Street’s […]

Crime History, June 28: Daniel Ellsberg turns himself in for Pentagon Papers leak


On this day, June 28, in 1971, Daniel Ellsberg turned himself in to the United States government and admitted to leaking the Pentagon Papers. His surrender came two weeks after the New York Times had begun publishing excerpts of the secret history of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam showing that the American people had been […]

Night shift: Fake British spys, FBI impersonators and Aaron Hernandez probed in two more killings

We round up the day’s top crime stories because you people have better things to do. • Congress may consider ban on D.C. traffic cameras (NBC4) • Washington con artist who claimed to be British spy ordered to leave country (Washington Post) • PG police helicopter tracks down speeding motorcycles (NBC4, with cool chase video) […]

Men in diguises steal 400 fish from corporate pond

Koi fish

Something was fishy about the men with the giant ice chests. Fairfax County Police said two men disguised as maintenance workers stole about 400 fish from a Herndon-area business park pond before anybody noticed they didn’t really work there. Fairfax County Police said the men showed up at the pond near 2411 Dulles Corner Park […]

Fairfax man charged with impersonating FBI officer, sex assault

A Fairfax County man has been charged with impersonating an FBI agent and sexual assault of a massage parlor worker. Fairfax County police have charged Kedrick Evans, 48, of Lorton, with abduction, sexual battery and two counts of impersonating a law enforcement officer. Police began investigating in May after receiving reports of a man displaying […]

Morning Roll Call: Death on the tracks, Metro bus fight and young bears come to D.C. looking for a good time.

We roundup this morning’s top crime stories because you people need to get ready for your day. • Two pedestrians struck, killed by train in Montgomery County (WUSA9) • Woman charged in fight with Metro bus driver (NBC4) • How did a black bear end up in D.C.? (Washington CityPaper) • Kimberly McCarthy put to […]