Social Security employee accused of taking $55,000 in kickbacks from D.C. disabled


A Social Security Administration employee has been charged with demanding and receiving $55,000 in kickbacks from D.C. residents seeking disability benefits. Forty-six-year-old Christopher Payton, of Mount Rainier, was charged with receipt of a bribe by a public official. He is scheduled to enter a guilty plea next week. Payton worked at the Anacostia office in Southeast Washington […]

Fugitive sought in sexual battery of Fairfax County high school student

Ricardo Delgado-Tobar

Fairfax County police are asking the public for information about a man wanted in the sexual abuse of a high school student. Forty-eight-year-old Ricardo Delgado-Tobar, of Springfield, disappeared after being contacted by police. Detectives do not know if Delgado-Tabor is still in the D.C. area. He may have fled the country. The investigation began on Feb. 4, after […]

Sketch of suspect released in Georgetown sexual assault

Anyone with information about the person in this drawing can call U.S. Park Police Tip Line 202-610-8737 or U.S. Park Police Communications Section 202-610-7500.

U.S. Park Police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected in a sexual assault in Georgetown, and they are asking the public for information that can help identify the man. Shortly before 9 p.m., April 1, the female victim was walking in the 3100 block of K Street, near the Georgetown Waterfront, when […]

Crime History, April 22, 1934: John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson escape FBI raid at Little Bohemia

John Dillinger, left, and Baby Face Nelson

On this day, April 22, in 1934, notorious outlaws John Dillinger and  George “Baby Face” Nelson escape federal agents in one of the most dramatic gunfight’s in FBI history, the infamous Little Bohemia shootout. Bank robber Dillinger had become America’s Most Wanted criminal, and was hiding out at at the remote Little Bohemia Lodge in the […]

The Crime Scene: UMd. hockey player found dead among guns, drugs; beware of ‘smiles’ drug; and Alexandria woman charged in mom’s death

Michael Mutryn

We round up the top crime stories because there are a lot out there. • Two shot outside National Zoo during annual Easter Monday celebration (D.C. Crime Stories) • Chris Brown’s bodyguard found guilty of assault; singer’s trial on delay (D.C. Crime Stories) • Alexandria woman charged in mother’s death (Washington Post) • D.C. police […]

Two shot outside National Zoo during annual Easter Monday celebration

For the second time in three years, the African-American Family Day event at the Smithsonian National Zoo was marred by violence.

Two men were shot outside the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Monday, the second time in three years that the traditional Easter celebration for African-American families has been marred by violence. At about 5:15 p.m., a group of about 40 people were walking south in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, when one of the individuals pulled […]

Crime History, April 21, 1986: Geraldo Rivera cracks open ‘Al Capone’s vault’

Geraldo Rivera and his workman cracked open a vault touted as belonging to mobster Al Capone.

On this day, April 21,in 1986, Geraldo Rivera opened what was touted as “Al Capone’s vault” in one of television’s greatest anti-climaxes. “The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault” was the largest live TV special audience in history, with about 30 million people watching. The concrete vault — a storage area 125 feet long across and about […]

Dozens of airbags stolen from Fairfax County vehicles


More than 50 airbags have been stolen in Fairfax County this year, and police are offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of the thieves. Law enforcement authorities have seen an increase in the theft of the safety devices, and are calling the airbags “the new car stereos.” Thieves can make around […]

Chris Brown’s bodyguard found guilty in D.C. assault; singer’s trial on hold

Chris Brown feature

A D.C. judge found the bodyguard for R&M singer Chris Brown guilty of misdemeanor assault Monday as the Grammy-winning pop star awaits his own trial in the same courtroom. Brown’s trial has been delayed until at least Wednesday after lawyers for Christopher Hollosy said they won’t allow the beefy bodyguard to testify in the Brown case […]

The Crime Scene: Chris Brown heads to trial in D.C.; officer under investigation found dead; remembering ‘Hurricane’ Carter

Chris Brown is scheduled to begin his misdemeanor assault trial in D.C. today.

We round up the top crime stories because you have better things to do. • D.C. officer under investigation found dead (WNEW) • Raoul ‘Manny’ Hughes, free after four murder charges, sentenced to 25 years for burglary (Washington Post) • Chris Brown begins trial in D.C. (CNN) • Md. lawmaker counters assailant’s allegations of drugs, […]