on suspicion of


: due to being suspected of (a crime)
He was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Examples of on suspicion of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meza was also arrested on suspicion of two misdemeanors, use or possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to use, and providing false information to an officer, online jail records showed. Alex Brizee, Idaho Statesman, 4 Apr. 2024 Matthew Ensley was arrested at the scene late Sunday by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 Finnish police detained a 12-year-old student Tuesday on suspicion of fatally shooting a classmate and severely wounding two others, all also 12 years old, at a school in Vantaa, northeast of the capital, Helsinki, police said in a news conference. Kate Brady, Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2024 His 18-year-old passenger was booked on suspicion of being an accessory to the crime. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Mar. 2024 Police found the girl about two miles away from the apartment on Friday night and said she would most likely be held at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of second-degree assault, according to local outlets. Sarah Al-Arshani, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2024 Last September, a British parliamentary researcher was arrested on suspicion of spying for China. Nectar Gan, CNN, 26 Mar. 2024 Seven more people were detained on suspicion of involvement in the attack. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 25 Mar. 2024 Anderson was charged on suspicion of first-degree murder in the Oct. 10, 2005, death of her newborn daughter, named Baby Skylar by authorities, according to police. The Arizona Republic, 22 Mar. 2024

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“On suspicion of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20suspicion%20of. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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