John Walsh hopes to nab more bad guys with debut of ‘The Hunt’

John Walsh

John Walsh, whose groundbreaking television show “America’s Most Wanted” helped capture more than 1,200 fugitives, is starting a new show with CNN this week called “The Hunt.” The show’s aim is basically the same as the defunct “AMW:” Shine a white hot spotlight on the bad guys. “The Hunt” premieres 9 p.m., Sunday. The first show features Shane Miller, […]

Crime History, July 9, 2000: Fugitive killer of DEA agent captured in Mexico

Richard E. Fass

On this day, July 9, in 2000, FBI most wanted fugitive Agustin Vasquez-Mendoza was arrested for the murder of an undercover federal agent in Arizona that led to one of the most intense manhunts in recent U.S. and Mexican law enforcement history. Vasquez-Mendoza headed a Mexican gang that made and smuggled methamphetamine into the United States. In […]

Gunman sought in Fairfax bank heist

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The FBI has released surveillance photos of an armed robbery of a Fairfax bank, and authorities are asking the public for information that could lead to an arrest. It happened around 7 p.m., Thursday, at the TD Bank located at 11098 Fairfax Boulevard. A male subject entered the bank, approached the teller and demanded money while brandishing […]

Crime History, July 7, 1997: Three workers executed in Starbucks freezer in Georgetown

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On this date, July 7, in 1997, three Starbucks workers were forced into a coffeehouse freezer and murdered in the District of Columbia. One of three victims nearly escaped, making it to the Georgetown sidewalk before the gunman wrestled her back inside.When the rampage ended, Caitry Mahoney, 25, Emory Evans, 25, and Aaron Goodrich, 18, were […]

The Crime Scene: Mayor urges beach boycott over pot; WaPo reporter reveals crack addiction; and anthrax letters hit museum

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We round up the top crime stories because you have better things to do. • D.C. mayor urges boycott of Ocean City over Congressman’s stance on marijuana (NBC4) • Girl, 13, killed by SUV at soccer practice (Washington Post) • Former WaPo reporter’s book recounts struggle with crack cocaine addiction (Politico) • Anthrax letters go […]

Man wanted for murder in the stabbing death of 31-year-old woman in D.C.

Michael Gayle

D.C. police are looking for a man wanted in the killing of a 31-year-old woman over the weekend, and they area asking the public for information that can lead to his arrest. Police say Michael Gayle fatally stabbed Eboni Domally at around 4 a.m. Sunday, in the 5200 block of Queens Stroll Place in Southeast […]

Crime History, July 2, 1919: Bomb explodes in front of attorney general’s home in D.C.

Damage done by the bomb at Attorney General A Mitchell Palmer's house in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.

On this day, July 2, in 1919, an anarchist set off a bomb at the District of Columbia home of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. Around 11:15 p.m., anarchist Carlos Valdinoci carried the explosive, along with a written declaration of war on capitalism and the U.S. government, to Palmer’s home at 2132 R Street NW, near Dupont Circle. The bomb […]

Crime History, July 1, 1975: Sister of TV star Kelsey Grammer murdered by serial killers

Karen Grammer

On this day, July 1, in 1975, Karen Grammer, the younger sister of then-aspiring actor Kelsey Grammer, was murdered by drug-crazed soldiers from a nearby U.S. Army base in Colorado. Eighteen-year-old Karen Grammer was taken from outside a Red Lobster restaurant in Colorado Springs. The men raped her, drove her to an alley and slit her […]