Chinatown businessman pleads guilty in scheme to pay off D.C. taxi officials

The owner of Tony Cheng's Mongolian Restaurant and his son pleaded guilty in scheme to pay off a public official. (Photo by John Kopkowski)

A politically connected Chinatown businessman and his son pleaded guilty to trying to pay off District officials in a scheme to start a D.C. taxicab and towing company. Anthony C.Y. Cheng Sr., 65, the owner of the popular Tony Cheng’s Mongtolian Restaurant pleaded to to a misdemeanor charge offering an unauthorized compensation to a public official. […]

D.C. man charged in double-homicide

double homicide

A 22-year-old D.C. man has been arrested and charged in a 2013 double-homicide in Southeast Washington. Carlton Maurice Johnson was captured in Northeast Washington on Tuesday, and charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of 19-year-old Anthony Chase and 29-year-old Eric Leeper, both of Southeast Washington. On the night of July 17, […]

Bodies found near I-295 exit ramps


D.C. police are investigating the discovery of two bodies found about 50 feet apart near an Interstate 295 ramp in Southeast Washington. Police found the body of an adult around 9:30 a.m., then discovered the second body nearby. The area, near Pennsylvania Avenue, is known as campsite for homeless people. Police are conducting separate death […]

Men sought in break-ins at Laurel liquor store

Laurel Police are looking for suspects who twice broke into the same liquor store. (Laurel Police Department)

Laurel Police are hoping surveillance video will lead to the arrests of three suspects in two separate burglaries at the same liquor store. The most recent burglary occurred at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Laurel Park Liquor store at 13600 Baltimore Avenue in Laurel,. The suspects threw a brick through the front glass window to […]

Crime History, April 16, 1985: Busty ‘Kissing Bandit’ was victim of gravity, argues famed Texas attorney

Morganna Roberts was charged with trespassing after she jumped onto the field during an Astros game at the Houston Astrodome.

On this day, April 16,  in 1985, famed criminal defense attorney Richard ‘’Racehorse’’ Haynes argued that Morganna Roberts, baseball’s ‘’Kissing Bandit,’’ was simply a victim of gravity. Morganna Roberts, a  busty striptease artist known for running onto baseball fields and kissing ball players, was in a Houston courtroom to face trespassing charges after she dashed […]

The Crime Scene: Burglar runs through glass door; Virginia St. player admits to assault on QB; and heroin ring busted

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The Crime Scene: It’s like coffee in the morning but with cops and robbers. • D.C. police chief urges against drawing quick conclusions in Capitol shooting (Washington Post) • Three more D.C. firefighters face department charges in death of man outside firehouse (NBC4) • Heroin ring operating across D.C. region is busted (Fox5) • A […]

Attention Walmart customers: Be on lookout for suspected credit card thief


Recognize this Walmart shopper? He’s apparently looking for more than low prices. According to Fairfax County Police, the man is suspected of stealing a credit card from a shopping cart at the Walmart in Burke, located in the 6000 block of Burke Commons Road. The theft occurred in March. Police have released this surveillance video photo to […]

Md. parents charged in death, abuse of toddler

Frankie Williams (left) and Stephanie Williams have been in jail since their 21-month-old daughter Anayah Nevaeh Williams died last month.

A Maryland couple faces charges in the death of their 21-month-old child, a young girl who was fatally beaten shortly after being returned to the family by social services, authorities said. Frankie Aubrey Williams, 24, of Frederick, was charged with first-degree murder and seven other offenses. His wife, Stephanie Ramirez Williams, 21, was charged with […]

Crime History, April 15, 1984: Drug-crazed gunman kills two women, eight children

A 13-month-old girl was the only survivor of a 1984 mass shooting in Brooklyn. The woman holding the toddler Christina Rivera is Joanne Jaffe, a police officer who later adopted her.

On this day, April 15, in 1984, a Brooklyn family of 10 is killed by a cocaine-crazed drug dealer in what is called the Palm Sunday Massacre. An infant was found crawling among the corpses. The New York Times on Sunday had an incredible, never told before story about what happened to the little girl […]