Fairfax County Police on Wednesday identified a suspect in at least one of the incidents this summer in which a woman’s buttock was slashed while shopping.
The suspect has been identified as Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 40, according to police who have obtained a warrant for his arrest. Mr. Pimentel may be driving a blue 2003 Honda Civic with Virginia tags KLX2689. The attacks in Northern Virginia stores occurred from February to July 25. Police say they are looking for Mr. Pimentel based on a tip they received, and they think he may have left the area, according to The Washington Times.
The director of a nonprofit group accused of misappropriating more than $300,000 from the District’s HIV/AIDS program to renovate a strip club used derogatory and homophobic terms on his radio program to describe two openly gay members of the D.C. Council, saying efforts to hold him accountable were part of a racist agenda, reports Jeffrey Anderson of The Washington Times.
The District has followed through on plans to borrow $10 million from its contingency reserve fund to cover damage from last month’s earthquake — a conservatively high estimate of what it will actually need — as it continues to assess the monetary fallout from the hurricane that passed the region days later, according to The Washington Times.
An appeals hearing will be held before a panel of three judges this morning in the case of a Gaithersburg man suspected in the August disappearance of a travel companion on Aruba, according to prosecutors.
An attorney representing Gary Giordano, 50, has filed an appeal against a judge’s Aug. 31 ruling that ordered him detained an additional 60 days as prosecutors continue to develop a case against him, writes Andre Noble of The Washington Times. At the Wednesday hearing, the judges will decide whether there are grounds for appeal and if Mr. Giordano could be released from custody, said Ann Angela, a spokeswoman for Aruban prosecutors.
Former D.C. schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Kevin Johnson tied the knot in Tennessee over Labor Day weekend, a year after they postponed their wedding. The Sacramento Bee reports that Ms. Rhee and the mayor of Sacramento exchanged vows before a small group of family and friends at Blackberry Farm, a resort in the Great Smoky Mountains outside of Knoxville, Tenn.
Engaged almost two years, the power couple had originally planned a bigger ceremony at the home of a California developer and supporter of the mayor’s — but changed their minds after it drew a lot of media attention, The Washington Post reports.
Three D.C. police officers are suing the city’s top law enforcement officials, claiming their reputations and careers were damaged when they testified that the Attorney General’s Office relied on faulty breath analyzers to obtain drunk driving convictions, according to The Washington Examiner.
In the complaint filed this month, Officers Jose Rodriguez, Andrew Zabavsky and Benjamin Fetting say they were instructed last year by prosecutors to not answer questions when giving testimony in court regarding the accuracy of alcohol breath-analysis equipment used by the Metropolitan Police Department.