Baby delivered early following Fairfax County crash dies

A baby that was delivered prematurely as a result of a car crash has died.

Fairfax County Police said the crash happened early Sunday when a Mazda MX3 Coupe driving the wrong way on the Fairfax County Parkway struck a couple’s car head-on.

The driver of the Mazda, 44-year-old Abraham Aragon, of Manassas, was killed. The couple, a 30-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman from Camp Falls, Pa.,, were taken to a hospital, where medical staff delivered the baby early. The baby died late Sunday.

Detectives were investigating whether alcohol may have played a role in the accident.

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What do you think? Range Rover vs. bikers in NYC

It was a Range Rover versus a group of bikers.

And it was caught on camera.

A group of motorcyclists in New York City on Sunday attacked the driver of an SUV after he collided into a bike after it had stopped in front of his vehicle on the middle of a highway, police said.

The video, taken by one of the motorcyclists, shows the group stopping on a highway and surrounding the black SUV until it stops. The bikers then damage the Ranger Rover, and slashed one of its tires, according to the New York Police Department.

As some bikers get off their motorcycles and approach, the driver of the Range Rover then moves forward, rolling over one of the bikes. The driver was with his wife and two-year-old child.

About 20 or 30 bikers give chase before the SUV has to come to a stop. One of the bikers gets off his vehicle, attempts to open a door, and the Ranger Rover takes off again, the video shows.

The Ranger Rover stops again, and a motorcyclist takes off a helmet and attempts to smash a window. Others joined in before the video stopped.

The driver was pulled from the vehicle and beaten, police said. He was taken to a hospital. The wife and their two-year-old child where not injured.

Marshals task force deputies make arrest in shotgun shooting death in SW Washington

Update: 1:45 p.m.

D.C. police have made an arrest in the shotgun shooting death of 21-year-old Robert Spencer.

Twenty-eight-year-old William Hogan, of Oxon Hill, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Spencer, who was fatally wounded in the 100 block of Irvington Street in Southwest Washington.

According to charging documents, around 10:30 p.m., Sept. 17, Hogan was seen with a shotgun pacing back and forth in the courtyard in front of 134 Irvington Street SW.

Hogan, who’s also known as “Goose,” then walked up to Spencer, pumped the shotgun and said, “What’s all that you saying?” and “Oh, oh, What’s up?,” police said.

The gunman blasted Spencer with a single shot, then turned the gun at another individual who had taken cover behind a tree, police said. Hogan then fled on foot saying, “Yeah, yeah.”

Spencer, of Northeast Washington, was taken to a hospital. While in route, a projectile consistent with buckshot fell from Spencer’s body to the ambulance floor, court paper’s said. He was pronounced dead minutes later at the hospital.

Although the official cause and manner of death had not been concluded at the time of the warrant application, detectives believe the evidence showed that Spencer died from the gunshot wounds.

Crime History, Sept. 30, 1630: ‘Mayflower Murderer’ becomes first in new Americas to be put to death

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Mayflower voyager John Billington became the first man executed in the English colonies.

On this day, Sept. 30, 1630, John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, became the first criminal in the American colonies to be executed.

He was hanged for fatally shooting John Newcomen following a quarrel.

Billington came to the Plymouth Colony on the historic voyage in 1620 with his wife and two sons. The Billingtons were not members of the religious settlers and were considered troublemakers by the Puritans.

In September 1630, after a heated argument over hunting rights, Billington fatally shot fellow colonist John Newcomen. Billington, 50, was tried and hanged.

Descendants of Billington, also known as The Mayflower Murderer, include President James Garfield and actor Richard Gere.

— Scott McCabe

Roll Call: Fake FBI agent flashes gun to avoid ticket; firefighters raffle rifle; and a push for revenge porn laws

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We round up the top crime stories because there’s a lot out there.

Gangs in Northern Virginia increasingly selling children for sex (Washington Post)

Sequester impacts felt by FBI, report says (UPI)

Md. firefighters raffle off firearms (WUSA)

Accused killer of brother, sister captured in North Carolina (D.C. Crime Stories)

Man impersonates FBI agent, flashes gun in attempt to get out of parking ticket (Old Town Alexandria Patch)

Woman sexually assaulted in Park View neighborhood in Northwest Washington (WJLA)

D.C. summit encourages college to address sexual assault on campus (WTOP)

Prostitution arrest leads government to try to seize assets (Baltimore Sun)

Md. ban on handheld cell use while driving begins Oct. 1 (NBC4)

Victims push law to end on-line revenge porn (New York Times)

Md. imposes fines to casinos for underage gambling (WBAL)

Top D.C. contractor protests award to renovate police station (Washington Biz Journal)

Arlington CVS robbers pepper-spray employees (WJLA)

Search for abducted teen Alexis Murphy continues (WJLA)

Accused killer of brother, sister captured in North Carolina

Kevin Antoine Walker

Kevin Antoine Walker

A man wanted in the slaying of a brother and sister in Northeast Washington has been captured in North Carolina, according to U.S. Marshals.

Kevin Antoine Walker, 38, was arrested Thursday morning at a relative’s hose in Winston-Salem, according to a news release by the marshals service based in Greensboro, N.C.

Walker is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of Jamahl Jenkins, 21, and his sister, Jamie Jenkins, 28. The siblings were gunned down about 4:35 am,  July 20, in the 5300 block of East Capitol Street.

Officials issued a warrant for Walker’s arrest last week and asked the public for help in finding the suspect.

— Scott McCabe

VIDEO: Burglars cut into roof to steal $500,000 in jewerly

Thieves in the night made off with $500,000 in valuables from a jewelry store, and police are asking the public for information to find the suspects.

The burglary happened in May at the Rivertowne Jewelers in the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill.

The thieves climbed on to the top of the business, knocked a hole through the roof, and lowered burglary tools down through the ceiling.

Police said they spent hours using a blow torch to break into the side of a safe, and made off with about a half-million dollars in jewelry and other valuables.

Prince George’s County Police detectives have released video of the crime scene in an attempt, they say, to generate tips and “get justice” for the business owners.

Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous. You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274537) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.

Crime History, Sept. 27, 1964: Warren Commission concludes Oswald was lone gunman in JFK assassination

These images from Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest card appeared in the Warren Commission Report.

These images from Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest card appeared in the Warren Commission Report.

On this day, Sept. 27, in 1964, the Warren Commission released its report concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole gunman in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The commission presented President Lyndon Baines Johnson its 888-page report 45 years ago, more than 10 months after Kennedys death. The commission was named after Chief Justice Earl Warren, who headed the group.

The commission dismissed the possibility of a second shooter on the so-called “grassy knoll.”  It also concluded that Gov. Connally was struck by the same bullet that traveled through the president’s back and throat.

The commission faced much criticism for it’s investigation: It barred the public from attending almost all of its hearings, and the full commission was present during the testimony of only one of 94 witnesses. The reports findings remain in dispute to this day.

Ex-EPA administrator pleads to theft of $900,000 while posing as CIA agent

John C. Beale, a former deputy assistant administrator at the EPA, admitted to stealing $900,000 while posing as CIA agent.

John C. Beale, a former deputy assistant administrator at the EPA, admitted to stealing $900,000 while posing as CIA agent. (Courtesy David Shannon)

By Scott McCabe

A former Environmental Protection Agency policy advisor admitted to cheating the government out of $900,000 while posing as a CIA agent.

John C. Beale, 64,  pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in D.C. to theft of government property and is facing a likely range prison sentence of 30 to 37 months and a fine of up to $60,000.

For more than a dozen years, Beale lied to the U.S. government, his supervisors, friends, and his family to avoid performing his job at the EPA. He even lied about contracting malaria while serving in Vietnam so he could get a prime parking space. Beale never served in Vietnam.

“John Beale stole from the government for more than a decade by telling lies of outlandish proportions,” said U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. “Today’s guilty plea is proof positive that lies do catch up with you” .

Beale admitted that he kept pay from the EPA after claiming he was working on a project for the CIA’s Directorate of Operations and on other efforts that kept him out of the office.

Between January 2000 and April 2013, Beale was absent from the EPA for about 2 ½ years in which he was drawing a salary and benefits.

After working joining the EPA in 1989, Beale was promoted in August 2000 to a senior-level position, making him the highest-paid non-elected federal government employees.

Roll Call: Juror charged for taking pic of undercover cop; reporter testifies in murder-for-hire; and gun-rights group sues Md. to stop new law

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Gun-rights activists in Maryland have filed a federal lawsuit to block the state’s new gun law before new requirements on assault weapons and large magazines go into effect Oct. 1.

We round up the top crime stories because you need to get out of Dodge.

Men with guns, taser sought in string of robberies around Mount Vernon (NBC4)

Juror charged after taking pictures of undercover officer (WBAL)

Man shot during home break-in (D.C. Crime Stories)

City Paper reporter finds himself testifying in murder-for-hire case (Baltimore Sun)

Gun-rights activists sue Maryland to block new firearms restrictions (Fox)

Guilty plea in Arlington skateboarding death (Washington Post)

FBI explains why the released images of Navy Yard shooting (DCist)

Police: Suspect breaking into apartments, rubbed arms of sleeping women (ARLnow.com)

D.C. Appeals Court strikes down gun-in-car law as unconstitutional (Legal Times)

Traffic fatalities in D.C. nearly double from last year (D.C. Crime Stories)

Fraudster in mayor’s office sent to prison (Baltimore City Paper)

Ravens’ Jacoby Jones: ‘I take responsibility’ for party bus incident (WUSA9)

• D.C. man admits to fatally punching 4-year-old boy (D.C. Crime Stories)

Century-old belfry bell stolen from Md. church (Carroll County Times)

ACLU urges Md. police departments to change ICE arrest warrant policies (Baltimore News Journal)

Fairfax man killed after striking tree at excessive speed, police say (WTOP)