2 men busted over counterfeit 'lucky tickets'
Prince William County police charged two men with possessing counterfeit $100 bills that had a Spanish phrase inscribed on them that meant "lucky ticket." Police said Secret Service had been tracking more than 100 cases of the phony bills that look like U.S. currency. The "lucky tickets" are popular trinkets in Peru. Last month, police arrested Jose Portillio, 30, of Bealeton, Va., on drunken-driving charges and found three of the bills. Further investigation led to the arrest of Ronald Virto, 30, who had 59 of the bills at his Manassas home, police said.
Child porn uncovered during
routine truck inspection
Fairfax County police arrested a sex offender fugitive on child pornography charges after a routine truck safety inspection near Annandale. Authorities stopped a hazardous-materials truck and discovered that the driver, Dennis Orlinkowski, 51, was a wanted out of Buffalo, N.Y., for failing to register as a sex offender, police said Wednesday. An officer looked in the truck and found a bag containing two hard drives with hundreds of images of child pornography.
Man turns self in for homicide
A 27-year-old man turned himself to Montgomery County police in connection with a shooting death near Wheaton High School early Wednesday. Police said the suspect showed up at a Wheaton police station about 2 a.m., about an hour after police found the 22-year-old victim dead on the 3300 block of Randolph Road. The suspect said he and the victim were acquaintances and were involved in a confrontation outside a home on Randolph when the suspect fatally shot the younger man. The names of the victim and suspect have not been released.
- Compiled by Scott McCabe and Emily Babay