Night Shift: Robbing the dead; ‘Rocket Docket;’ and Trayvon’s hoodie on exhibit in D.C.?

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• Smithsonian director wants to display Trayvon Martin’s hoodie (Washington Post) • ‘Smoke Weed Evryday,’ advises electronic road sign tells drivers (WUSA9) • Pair charged with breaking into caskets, stealing jewelry from dead (WJLA) • Most Wanted: Anthony Veney wanted in 7-Eleven robbery (D.C. Crime Stories) • Woman’s death in SE may be connected to […]

Most Wanted: Large man sought in robbery of little store

Anthony Veney

By Scott McCabe U.S. Marshals deputies are looking for a mountain of a man suspected in an armed robbery of a Northwest Washington convenience store, and they are asking the public for information that can lead to his arrest. Deputies said Anthony Veney finished a nine-year-stint in prison in Maryland on an armed robber charge in […]

Crime History, July 31, 1977: ‘Son of Sam’ slapped with tell-tale parking ticket as final victims gunned down

David Berkowitz

On this day, July 31, in 1977, the “Son of Sam” serial killer shot a young couple kissing in a parked car, but left behind an important clue that revealed his identity as David Berkowitz. For more than a year, the Bronx-born Berkowitz terrorized New York City with a .44-caliber bulldog pistol and chilling letters […]

Night Shift: Metro flasher exposed; fugitive captured; and boyfriend confesses to pregnant woman’s death

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We round up the day’s top crime stories before darkness falls. • Police: D.C. man turned self in for fatally stabbing pregnant girlfriend (Homicide Watch) • Bradley guilty of spying in WikiLeaks case, faces 130 years in prison (Washington Post) • Metro police investigate indecent exposure cases (WTOP) • Cathedral vandal suspect held; police chief […]

PG man arrested after pit bull attacks two children

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A 20-year-old Clinton man was arrested after two children were attacked by a pit bull. According to police, a 6-year-old boy and 13-year-old boy encountered the unleashed pit bull in the 11600 block of Cosca Park Drive at around 5 p.m. Monday. The younger boy fled and the pit bull gave chase, catching and biting […]

Talking Crime With WJLA’s Bruce DePuyt

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D.C. launches new way to get alerts for public safety, emergency and justice info

Paul Quander

The District’s Public Safety and Justice group has created an official Twitter account so residents, workers and visitors can receive important updates: @SafeDC. The @SafeDC feed will feature breaking news, updates and other information from Distric t agencies including the Metropolitan Police Department, Fire and Emergency Medical Services and the Homeland Security and Emergency Management […]

Crime History, July 30, 1975: Jimmy Hoffa vanishes from restaurant in one of the most enduring American mysteries

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On this day, July 30, in 1975, Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from a restaurant parking lot in suburban Detroit. The mystery of his vanishing has become an enduring part of American lore. Hoffa, 62, had been the powerful head of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union despite spending the last four years of his […]