Police release video of person wanted in near-campus assault on University of Maryland student

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Prince George’s County Police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for questioning in the stabbing or cutting of a student near the  University of Maryland. The video was shot from a camera at the corner of College Avenue and Dickerson Avenue in College Park, at about 1:30 a.m., Saturday. The man can be seen […]

Morning Roll Call: Cheerleaders hazing; car door stolen; and lawmaker explains what girl was doing at his home

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We round up the day’s top crime stories because you’re preparing for the Labor Day weekend. • Towson cheerleaders suspended over hazing incident (Baltimore Sun) • Va. lawmaker says 17-year-old girl at home was receptionist (Richmond Times-Dispatch) • D.C. man petitions for innocence after DNA exonerates co-defendant (Washington Post) • Suspects steal car door, airbags from […]

Night Shift: Hershey’s chocolate tanker spills; D.C. youth court shuts down; and man threatened to decapitate U.S. lawmaker


• D.C. abandons celebrated youth court after money fizzles out (The Atlantic) • Virginia lawmaker under investigation for involvement with 17-year-old (Associated Press) • Va. inmate one step closer to state funded sex change (Washington Times) • FBI arrests man who threatened to decapitate congresswoman (Roll Call) • Ex-officer who says he was forced to shave in front […]

Most Wanted: Twice deported gang member back in D.C. area

Luis Ramos

By Scott McCabe Luis Ramos-Rosales, a gang member whose been twice deported from Maryland, appears to be back in the area and U.S. Marshals are looking for information that can lead to his capture. Ramos-Rosales, a native of Guatemala, was last deported two years ago after he was found in Hyattsville with .38-revolver loaded with […]

Crime History Aug. 29, 1977: Plot to steal Elvis’ body gets even weirder


On this day, Aug. 29, in 1977, three men were arrested and charged with trying to steal Elvis Presley’s body, leading to the dead singer being moved to his Graceland mansion. The body-snatching incident stunned Elvis fans just a week after he was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. The thieves’ plan was to ransom the corpse for $10 […]

Morning Roll Call: MLK Jr.’s relatives in bus accident; church vandal suspect back in court; and puppy tossed from window


We round up the top crime stories to get you ready for your day. • Midshipman describe night of drinking before alleged rape (Baltimore Sun) • King’s relatives involved in bus accident after ‘I Have a Dream’ rally (Chicago Tribune) • Illegal ATVs go unpunished in D.C. due to no-chase police policy (NBC4) • Puppy recovers […]

Night Shift: D.C. doubles police cameras; mother, children killed in crash; and Adam Kokesh remains jailed


We round up the day’s top crime stories because you people have better things to do. • D.C. to more than double amount of photo enforcement cameras (NBC4) • Marion Barry’s son charged with DWI, possession of marijuana (D.C. Crime Stories) • D.C. police add four-legged friend to force (DCist) • Will new recruits fill […]

Marion Barry’s son charged with DUI, drug possession

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By Scott McCabe D.C. Councilman Marion Barry’s son was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana in Virginia earlier this month. According to Hampton, Va., police,  33-year-old Marion Christopher Barry was pulled over after an officer noticed a PT Cruiser driving erratically about 9:10 p.m., Aug. 16. Police found what appeared to […]

University of Maryland student stabbed near campus, suspect sought

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A University of Maryland student has been stabbed near campus, and law enforcement authorities have released a photo of a person for questioning. The stabbing occurred about 1:30 a.m., Saturday, in the 4600 block of College Avenue, in College Park. Prince George’s County Police found the student suffering from a cut to his upper body. […]