Authorities in Prince George's County are investigating a Thursday night collision that involved an ambulance.
Emergency responders were called to the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Addison Road in Chapel Oaks, Md., at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release. Four people were evaluated for injuries, which were deemed minor.
The civilian driver involved in the crash declined medical transport. The two firefighters/EMTs and third patient who were taken to local hospitals were expected to be released Friday.
Prince George's County police are investigating the crash.
TBD had so many questions after watching the video we’ve posted below. Was the store clerk seriously injured? How much money was taken from this Virginia store during the Tuesday morning robbery?
But mostly, we just wanted to know why the suspect’s weapon of choice was a giant stick.
Police say the suspect walked into the store shortly after it opened for business Tuesday. He was armed with a big stick, which he swung at a store clerk. The clerk, in turn, picked up a hammer to defend himself. A standoff ensued, hammer pointed at stick, neither side backing down, until the suspect jumped the counter and attacked.
The man grabbed cash and fled the store through a back door. Watch the video below. We know that crime is not funny. But, come on. Giant sticks sure are.
Your Thursday Blotter Blotter continues after the jump.
Angry residents and other unauthorized personnel were able to enter District of Columbia Department of Public Works sites even after a fatal shooting on a city lot, e-mails show.
"The citizen came in driving a red car with Redskins clothes on and was angry about us missing his and his neighbors trash regularly," one e-mail about an unauthorized entry stated. "I asked the gentleman how did he get in the gate he stated 'he just asked me for ID, I know about what happened over here and was surprised.'"
"Yesterday an irate citizen entered the building at 1241 W. Street, NE, to complain about missed trash collection," another e-mail reads. "It took staff by surprise that he was able to enter the building unannounced. The staff questioned the citizen on how he had access to the building and the citizen responded that the guard did require him to show ID before he allowed him to pass."
The documents were obtained by a Freedom of Information request filed during the course of reporting a story on the shooting. Read them after the jump.
A robber in Sterling, Va., might be among her fans. That morning, Loudoun County authorities say, he held up a Wachovia Bank wearing a Hillary mask.
Sheriff's Office PIO Kraig Troxell says the suspect approached a bank teller at the branch located at 47040 Community Plaza and pulled out a firearm. He demanded cash, and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect is described as a male wearing a black jacket, with a red shirt underneath. Oh, and that Clinton mask. See the photos below.
Your Wednesday blotter blotter continues after the jump.
The case manager of a Philadelphia-based band of sleuths and forensic experts says the Robert Wone murder might not fit the criteria for cases that the group would investigate if asked to cooperate.
"If they're still actively investigating it, it's not a cold case," says Fred Bornhofen, case manager for the Vidocq Society.
The society also isn't available to take new cases right now, even if Wone's 2006 death qualified, Bornhofen says.
"We're booked up until the same time next year," Bornhofen says. "So we're not taking any new cases, to tell them the truth ... it's just that we have so much work, we don't know what to do with it all."
A contracted postal delivery person was robbed around 6 p.m. Monday in Middleburg, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reports.
The victim said that while he was unloading his vehicle at the Middleburg Post Office, a male approached him and brandished a firearm, with another unknown male at the scene.
A postal bag, cellphone and other items were taken, and the victim was locked inside of the rear of the truck for about 15 minutes until a passerby opened the door.
The first suspect is described as a black male, 5'10" tall, medium build, weighing approximately 175 pounds. The suspect was wearing a hood and mask. The second suspect was described as being a white male, 5'10" - 6' tall, with a thin build.
The case is being investigated in conjunction with the Middleburg Police Department and the United States Postal Inspectors Office.
Washington Redskins defensive lineman Joe Joseph has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence.
Vincent DiBenedetto, a spokesman with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, says Joe Louis Joseph Jr. was booked around 3 a.m. Monday.
Joseph was arrested after the Redskins returned Sunday from Jacksonville following a 20-17 overtime win. It was Joseph's first game as an active member of an NFL roster.
The 25-year-old lineman joined the Redskins' practice squad Dec. 15 and was promoted to the main roster on Saturday. He spent training camp with Tennessee as an undrafted rookie from the University of Miami.
He was later released on his own recognizance. Authorities did not know if he had an attorney. A Redskins spokesman said the team was "gathering all the
facts" before commenting.
Citing a source close to the family, Washington City Paper's Rend Smith is reporting that Ali Ahmed Mohammed's family is asking for a copy of the autopsy from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Mohammed's already-mysterious death outside of DC9 in October only became more puzzling once the cause of death was released.
Only his family can request the autopsy report, and it'll be up to them to determine whether or not it's released to the public.
Your first post-Christmas Blotter Blotter continues after the jump.
A U.S. District judge yesterday refused to let Kevin Ricks out of jail while he awaits trial on child pornography charges, and his lawyer didn't argue against it.
Ricks, a former teacher in Manassas, just finished serving a sentence in Prince William County for molesting a 16-year-old boy who was his student at Osbourn High School.
According to court papers obtained by the Washington Post, authorities found photos on his computer and at his Federalsburg, Md. home depicting former students naked or in sexual positions. The photos were taken in various locales — Federalsburg, Danville, Va., San Francisco and Japan, where he taught English.
The victim's Silver BMW, riddled with bullet holes, parked outside the hospital. (Photo: ABC7 News)
ABC 7's Jay Korff updates the story on ABC7 News at 5 in this video.
UPDATE 8:27 a.m.: DC Fire confirms the victim is a 25-year-old who has worked for the fire department for six years. He was placed on unpaid leave in March 2010, and is still in critical condition at Washington Hospital Center, officials said.
UPDATE 8:09 a.m.: The victim has been identified as a 25-year-old man who has worked with the fire department for five or six years, Fox 5 reports. He is reportedly in stable condition.
UPDATE 7:27 a.m.: The firefighter was placed on 'enforced leave' by DC Fire, officials tells ABC7 News. Its unclear exactly when he was placed on leave or how long its been.
UPDATE 7:25 a.m.: The firefighter was off-duty at the time of the shooting, DC Fire officials confirmed.
UPDATE 6:40 a.m.: D.C. police say the victim is still undergoing surgery and remains in critical condition.
UPDATE 6:37 a.m.: Fox 5 reports the victim is out of surgery.
A D.C. firefighter shot several times early Thursday morning drove himself to Washington Hospital Center, where he remains in critical condition, D.C. police said.
Police say he was shot in his car around 12:30 a.m. It's not known where the shooting took place, but police say the firefighter managed to drive himself to the hospital in a Silver two-door BMW, with multiple gunshot holes.
The victim is said to be in surgery at this time.
It's still unclear where the shooting occurred and whether the firefighter was on duty.
The second U.S. Marshal who was burned when a man allegedly set himself on fire has been released from a hospital.
However, Deputy Marshal Cole Barnhart said in an e-mail that the burned man is still receiving treatment. Authorities say U.S. Marshals were serving the man with a bench warrant earlier this month when he set himself on fire.
A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a 21-year-old man who stands accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting center in Maryland.
Authorities say Antonio Martinez, who is also known as Muhammad Hussain, wanted to blow up a recruiting center in Catonsville, Md. He was arrested earlier this month, after trying to detonate a fake bomb.
Diego Blengio stood on the edge of a northern Virginia cul-de-sac Monday afternoon, staring into Silas Burke Park.
"Just wanted to see the last place where he was," Blengio said. "I was here last night too, but the whole place was closed off."
That's because this little patch of land at the edge of this quiet neighborhood in Burke, Va., was where the body of 19-year-old Jahed Ahmad Babi was found Sunday. It was still a crime scene. On Monday, it became a memorial ground.
"He was a good person," Blengio said. "He looked out for all of us. ... He was a good friend."