Man who shot at White House gets 25 years


An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing a semi-automatic weapon at the White House was sentenced to 25 years in prison for terrorism and weapons offensives. Twenty-three-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez admitted to firing at least eight rounds at the White House in November 2011. No one was injured, but U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. […]

White pick-up truck sought in deadly hit-and-run

Prince George’s County police are looking for the driver of a white pickup truck used in a deadly hit-and-run. Police have identified the victim as 42-year-old William Altamirano of West Palm Beach, Fla. Police were called to the 4900 block of Annapolis Road at about 12:40 a.m., Saturday, for a report for a pedestrian stuck […]

Inmate from PG scales razor wire, escapes from Maryland prison

Larence Godfrey

An inmate serving time for attempted murder has escaped from a Maryland prison. Thirty-year-old Larence Godfrey Jr., scaled the razor wire fence at the minimum security Dorsey Run Correctional Facility around 5 a.m., and authorities are asking the public for information for his capture. At around 6:15 a.m. Monday, corrections facility staff noticed the blankets […]

Update: Body found at park positively ID’d as accused abductor Kahlil Tatum

Members of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) search a creek inside of Kenilworth Park for missing 8 year-old Relisha Rudd on Thursday, March 27. (Khalid Naji-Allah)

Police searching the Northeast Washington park in the case of an abducted 8-year-old girl Monday have found the body of her accused abductor, according to D.C. police. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Monday evening that the body has tentatively been identified that of Kahlil Tatum, the 51-year-old janitor who worked at the homeless shelter […]

Crime History, March 31, 1995: Tejano singer Selena gunned down by president of fan club


On this day, March 31, in 1995, Latin superstar Selena was fatally shot by the president of her fan club. Born Selena Quintanilla Perez to Mexican immigrant parents in Lake Jackson, Texas, Selena won Best Female Vocalist at the Tejano Music Awards in 1987 and dominated the award for the next seven years. She was known for her angelic voice, sexy dance […]

The Crime Scene: An arresting phone scam; blind dog rescued from sinkhole; elderly woman found dead behind school

Crime scene tape fingerprint

We round up the top crime stories because who people have more important things to do. • Relisha Rudd: Air, ground and water search for Relisha Rudd to resume (WJLA) •  Head of D.C. Office of Police Complaints to oversee New York Police Department (New York Daily News) • Elderly woman found dead behind Adelphi school […]

The Crime Scene: Man tries to bring pot into Senate; Chris Brown wanted for D.C. trial; and Relisha’s mom doesn’t feel responsible

Crime scene

We round up the top crime stories because you need to get out of Dodge. • Police scour park in connection to missing 8-year-old Relisha (D.C. Crime Stories) • Mom of missing girl, ‘I don’t feel responsible’ (NBC4) • Man tries to bring pot into U.S. Senate (Associated Press) • Girl abducted from school bus […]

Girl abducted from school bus stop, Fairfax police say

Walter Yomar Gomez-Lemus

A Fairfax County man was arrested after police said he abducted a 12-year-old girl while she waited for her school bus. Walter Yomar Gomez-Lemus, 22, has been charged with abduction and aggravated sexual battery. According to Fairfax County Police, at about 8:30 a.m., a girl was waiting for the bus inside an apartment building in […]

Crime History, March 27, 1991: New Kids on Block pop star charged with setting historic building on fire

Donnie Wahlberg

On this day, March 27, in 1991, New Kids on the Block boy band star Donnie Wahlberg was charged with setting a fire at a historic hotel in Louisville, Ky. Authorities said Wahlberg, the band’s 21-year-old “bad boy,” was partying with co-Kid Danny Wood and fans early in the morning when Wahlberg dumped vodka on the hallway […]