Archive for 'Crime'

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated 5:12 p.m. July 7 Detectives are investigating the killing of a woman in her home last week on the West End, Alexandria police said. Around 11:30 a.m. July 4, police [...]

Police identify ‘upskirt’ suspect, arrest three more teens

Police identify ‘upskirt’ suspect, arrest three more teens

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police released the identity of a T.C. Williams student charged earlier this month and arrested three others in connection with two separate incidents where the students allegedly took nonconsensual “upskirt” [...]

City police investigate NOVA sexual assault

City police investigate NOVA sexual assault

Erich Wagner (File photo) City police are investigating a report of a sexual assault Monday against a student at Northern Virginia Community College. Around 2 p.m. police responded to the 5000 block of Dawes Ave., said [...]

UPDATED: Police investigate Arlandria homicide

UPDATED: Police investigate Arlandria homicide

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated 10:35 a.m. June 23 The victim of a Thursday night shooting near St. Rita Catholic School in Arlandria died over the weekend, city police say. Julio Caesar Urrutia-Erazo, 27, of [...]

Suspected explosive device leads to discovery of body in woods

Suspected explosive device leads to discovery of body in woods

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) A possible explosive device left in a bag in a Hanson Lane homeowner’s backyard led police to discover what officials are describing as an “apparent suicide” Monday night. Authorities descended on [...]

UPDATED: Severance named ‘primary focus’ of investigation into unsolved homicides

UPDATED: Severance named ‘primary focus’ of investigation into unsolved homicides

By Derrick Perkins and Erich Wagner (File Photo) Updated at 11:40 a.m. June 19 Former mayoral candidate Charles Severance has become the “primary focus” of Alexandria authorities investigating three high-profile slayings over the past decade, police [...]

T.C. students allegedly took ‘upskirt’ photos of teachers

T.C. students allegedly took ‘upskirt’ photos of teachers

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police are investigating four T.C. Williams students accused of taking nonconsensual “upskirt” photos of two teachers in class. According to search warrant affidavits filed by detectives in Alexandria Circuit Court, [...]

Report of suspicious package leads to discovery of a body

Report of suspicious package leads to discovery of a body

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) A possible explosive device left in a bag in a Hanson Lane homeowner’s backyard led police to discover what officials are describing as an “apparent suicide” Monday night. Authorities descended on [...]

Port City resident shocked to learn extent of police surveillance

Port City resident shocked to learn extent of police surveillance

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) When 28-year-old Alexandria resident David Hotle read Watchdog.org’s story last month about the images the Alexandria Police Department had randomly captured of a reporter’s vehicle with automatic license plate readers, it [...]

Crime rate a mixed bag in 2013

Crime rate a mixed bag in 2013

By Erich Wagner (File photo) While Alexandria police continued to see a dip in some of the city’s most serious crimes in 2013, authorities saw the rates of other violent offenses creep up from historic lows [...]