September 10, 1999 |
A Laurel man who told authorities that an armed hitchhiker abducted his two children and then threw him off a bridge into the Choptank River was arrested here Thursday and charged with shooting to death his 2-year-old son and critically wounding his 3-year-old daughter. Police said the man, Richard W. Spicknall II, 27, shot the children and then staged the carjacking. The children, still strapped in their car seats in their father's Jeep, were found about 8 a.m.
April 17, 1996 |
The FBI searched Alonzo Mourning's home Tuesday and made one arrest, but the agency said the Miami Heat and former Georgetown star was not a target of the investigation. A car and boxes of records were confiscated during the 2 1/2-hour search, but because the search warrant has been sealed, no other information could be released, said FBI spokeswoman Susan Lloyd. Courtney McFee, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County police, said she understood from the FBI the operation was drug-related.
April 12, 1996 |
A former activist in the College Republicans club at Johns Hopkins University has been charged with first-degree murder after a fellow student running for the club's chairmanship was fatally shot. Rex Chao, 19, of Port Washington, N.Y., an intern in the office of Rep. Susan Molinari (R-N.Y.) and an accomplished violinist, was shot in the head and chest. Robert Harwood, 22, a chemistry major from Hopkinton, R.I., where he was the valedictorian of his high school class, was charged with the crime.
November 7, 1996 |
A Baltimore man was arraigned on charges that he stole a state transit bus and led dozens of police cruisers on a chaotic, 100-mile chase through Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia before crashing the vehicle on Interstate 95. Dewane E. Rickman, 42, was arrested after the bus struck a guardrail and spun to a stop near Garrisonville, Va.
September 19, 2009 |
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested Thursday in Upper Marlboro, Md., after officers pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun in a guitar case. Prince George's County police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Reedy said Friday that West was arrested about 10 p.m. Thursday. Reedy said West was riding a Can-Am Spyder motorcycle north on the Capital Beltway in Upper Marlboro when he cut off an officer, who pulled him over.
December 19, 2004 |
Three more people, including at least one volunteer firefighter, were arrested Saturday in connection with the largest residential arson in Maryland history, a collection of blazes that caused $10 million in damage to houses in an upscale development. Authorities would not immediately discuss a possible motive in the Dec. 6 fires at the Hunters Brooke development, where many homes were still under construction. The U.S.
November 26, 1985 |
--President Reagan met Wilfred the Tom Turkey and a gathering of reporters in the Rose Garden, and it was Wilfred who had the last word. The President fended off questions dealing with substantive issues and said: "The only questions I will take today are about the turkey." Wilfred gobbled loudly, evoking laughter. "I agree with everything you've said," Reagan said solemnly. Wilfred, a 55-pound gift from the National Turkey Federation, is on his way to the Evans Farm in Vienna, Va.