Local Leads: 6/15/09

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    The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

    BURGLAR BUSTED AT CHURCH
    A suspected burglar was caught red-handed early Sunday stealing from a Fredericksburg church, police said. City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said police went to Arm of the Lord Ministries at 2100 Airport Ave. about 5 a.m. in response to an alarm activation. The first officer to arrive found a door open and a broken pane of glass, Bledsoe said.  He reported that he also heard someone moving around in the building. As other officers arrived, Bledsoe said, the suspect was found walking from the rear of the building. (Fredericksburg.com)

    SCHOOL BEATING POSTED ON YOUTUBE
    For most kids, the last day of school is filled with excitement. For one Bowie High school student, it was an ugly end to the school year.  A student was jumped, beaten, and had his iPod and backpack stolen. His father, who did not want his name used to protect his son, told WTOP the incident was videotaped and posted on Facebook. He shared that video with WTOP. (wtop.com)

    ANNAPOLIS HEIST
    Over $150,000 in checks and cash in a deposit bag were stolen from a vault in City Hall, Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen announced Monday evening. The theft occurred sometime after 2:30 p.m. on June 7 and was discovered the next morning when the vault located in the Finance Department's office at 160 Duke of Gloucester Street was opened to allow a courier to deliver the deposit bag to the city's bank. However, Cohen did not learn about the crime until around 4 p.m. Monday, a delay he said made him furious. (The Capital)

    DC CONDO COMEBACK
    Prices and closings for condominiums and cooperatives in the District are up, and inventories are down, showing the strongest market trends among housing in D.C. and Montgomery County. The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, says the median condo price in D.C. in May was $365,000, up 2.47 percent from a year ago. The number of condo settlements was up 49.8 percent, while the number of condos listed for sale was down 5.3 percent.
    (Washington Business Journal