Baby delivered early following Fairfax County crash dies

Fairfax County file

A baby that was delivered prematurely as a result of a car crash has died. Fairfax County Police said the crash happened early Sunday when a Mazda MX3 Coupe driving the wrong way on the Fairfax County Parkway struck a couple’s car head-on. The driver of the Mazda, 44-year-old Abraham Aragon, of Manassas, was killed. […]

What do you think? Range Rover vs. bikers in NYC

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It was a Range Rover versus a group of bikers. And it was caught on camera. A group of motorcyclists in New York City on Sunday attacked the driver of an SUV after he collided into a bike after it had stopped in front of his vehicle on the middle of a highway, police said. […]

Marshals task force deputies make arrest in shotgun shooting death in SW Washington

Update: 1:45 p.m. D.C. police have made an arrest in the shotgun shooting death of 21-year-old Robert Spencer. Twenty-eight-year-old William Hogan, of Oxon Hill, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Spencer, who was fatally wounded in the 100 block of Irvington Street in Southwest Washington. According to charging documents, around 10:30 p.m., Sept. […]

Crime History, Sept. 30, 1630: ‘Mayflower Murderer’ becomes first in new Americas to be put to death


On this day, Sept. 30, 1630, John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, became the first criminal in the American colonies to be executed. He was hanged for fatally shooting John Newcomen following a quarrel. Billington came to the Plymouth Colony on the historic voyage in […]

Roll Call: Fake FBI agent flashes gun to avoid ticket; firefighters raffle rifle; and a push for revenge porn laws

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We round up the top crime stories because there’s a lot out there. • Gangs in Northern Virginia increasingly selling children for sex (Washington Post) • Sequester impacts felt by FBI, report says (UPI) • Md. firefighters raffle off firearms (WUSA) • Accused killer of brother, sister captured in North Carolina (D.C. Crime Stories) • […]

VIDEO: Burglars cut into roof to steal $500,000 in jewerly

Oxon Hill jewelry heist

Thieves in the night made off with $500,000 in valuables from a jewelry store, and police are asking the public for information to find the suspects. The burglary happened in May at the Rivertowne Jewelers in the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill. The thieves climbed on to the top of the […]

Crime History, Sept. 27, 1964: Warren Commission concludes Oswald was lone gunman in JFK assassination

These images from Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest card appeared in the Warren Commission Report.

On this day, Sept. 27, in 1964, the Warren Commission released its report concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole gunman in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The commission presented President Lyndon Baines Johnson its 888-page report 45 years ago, more than 10 months after Kennedys death. The commission was named after Chief […]

Roll Call: Juror charged for taking pic of undercover cop; reporter testifies in murder-for-hire; and gun-rights group sues Md. to stop new law

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We round up the top crime stories because you need to get out of Dodge. • Men with guns, taser sought in string of robberies around Mount Vernon (NBC4) • Juror charged after taking pictures of undercover officer (WBAL) • Man shot during home break-in (D.C. Crime Stories) • City Paper reporter finds himself testifying […]