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Dealership burglary suspect captured in N.J.

Alexandria police have charged a 39-year-old man in connection to a series of burglaries at D.C.-area car dealerships.

Sean Lee Fleming was arrested last week in Atlantic City, N.J., with the assistance of the New Jersey State Police. Fleming is being charged with burglary and attempted grand larceny in the June 28 burglary of the Landmark Honda in Alexandria. He is awaiting extradition to Virginia regarding these charges.

Police said he may be responsible for over 40 burglaries at area dealerships. The investigation continues and additional charges are pending.

Disguised stun gun confiscated at airport

Security officials at Reagan Washington National Airport confiscated a stun gun made to look like a cellphone early Tuesday.

The weapon was detected by a Transportation Security Administration officer who spotted the unusual device as it passed through a metal detector at the airport's central terminal checkpoint.

The phone's screen had a fake desktop image, and instead of a call and off buttons, had stun and light buttons.

There was no arrest made, and there was no impact to airport operations. The passenger who brought the stun gun into the airport was able to catch her flight to Chicago after relinquishing the weapon.

Pedestrian killed by Prius

A 37-year-old woman died after she was struck by a car in Gaithersburg, police said.

About 5:30 p.m. Monday, a 2006 Toyota Prius traveling northbound on Muddy Branch Road struck Yessenia M. Martinez Rivas, who was in the roadway near Suffield Drive, Montgomery County police said.

Martinez Rivas, of Gaithersburg, died at a hospital at about 11:15 p.m. Monday.

The driver, 66-year-old Daniel Levine of North Potomac, remained at the scene, police said. The circumstances of the crash are under investigation.

-- Scott McCabe and Naomi Jagoda

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