D.C. teen wanted in police pursuit crash that killed two people in Capitol Heights

Ronald Jerome Hayes Jr.

A District of Columbia teenager is wanted in a weekend crash that killed two people in Capitol Heights. Eighteen-year-old Ronald Jerome Hayes Jr., of Southeast Washington, is charged with vehicular manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, theft and traffic charges. According to Prince George’s County Police, at about 11 a.m. Saturday, Hayes was behind the wheel of a […]

Bethesda, Potomac tutor charged with sex abuse of student

Daniel Mandel Sirotkin

A Germantown man has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl that he was coaching and tutoring. In November, Montgomery County Public School officials notified the police that a man hired by parents as a private tutor and private athletic coach, Daniel Mandel Sirotkin, was engaging in inappropriate contact with students.  This subject had contact […]

Crime History, Sept, 20, 1974: D.C. woman is first female patrol officer killed in line of duty

Gail A. Cobb

On this day, Sept. 20, in 1974, District of Columbia police officer Gail A. Cobb became the first female patrol officer in America to be killed in the line of duty. Cobb signed up for the police force in 1973 after the department lowered the height requirement. Standing just over 5-feet-tall, she barely made the limit. On […]