2nd arrest in sculpture thefts Police arrested a second person in connection with the theft of several bronze sculptures from a Bethesda museum.
Montgomery County police say 27-year-old Daniel Conticchio, of the 4500 block of Ninth Street NW in Washington, stole five sculptures and damaged two others at the Ratner Museum, then sold them to Montgomery Scrap and Recycling in Rockville for $150.
A warrant for his arrest was issued Wednesday, and detectives found him sleeping in his vehicle in Bethesda on Thursday. Police said 22-year-old Jessica Rivas was also in the vehicle, and was with Conticchio when he sold the sculptures as scrap metal.
Rivas was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft charges against her are pending, police said.
The works were valued at about $90,000.
Man killed in hit-and-run
Alexandria police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian.
Police said 26-year-old Melbourne C. Leach Jr., of Alexandria, was struck near King Street and Park Center Drive around 12:10 a.m. Friday. He later died at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
A witness described the striking vehicle as a four-door black sedan.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call 703-838-4444.
Woman falls to her death from high-rise
D.C. officials are investigating the death of a woman who fell from a 10-story building in Northwest Washington.
Around 8 a.m. Friday, D.C. firefighters received a call about a person who fell or jumped from the Claridge Towers, 1221 M St. NW, a high-rise that serves seniors and disabled people. Rescues found a woman with traumatic injuries, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, said D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer.
Police are investigating the case to make sure there was no foul play.
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