Archive for 'Crime'

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 [...]

Prosecutors drop rape charge in inmate sex case

Prosecutors drop rape charge in inmate sex case

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City prosecutors said Thursday that they are dropping the rape charge in the case against an Alexandria sheriff’s deputy accused of having sex with an inmate at the city jail. Commonwealth’s [...]

District man charged in animal abuse case

District man charged in animal abuse case

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Alexandria officers charged a D.C. resident with a slew of crimes in connection with an abandoned dog found near Richmond Highway in Alexandria. Megan Webb, executive director of the Animal Welfare [...]

Sheriff’s deputy arrested on sexual assault charges

Sheriff’s deputy arrested on sexual assault charges

By Erich Wagner (File photo) An Alexandria sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly raping a female inmate at the city jail that morning, police said. Deputy Bryant Pegues, 52, is charged with rape and [...]

Red-light cameras don’t deter scofflaws

Red-light cameras don’t deter scofflaws

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Although city leaders repeatedly assert that the justification for red-light cameras in Alexandria is based solely on safety and deterring motorists from running red lights, statistics continue to suggest that, at [...]

Severance back in Virginia

Severance back in Virginia

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The man connected by West Virginia prosecutors and in media reports to three unsolved Alexandria homicides was extradited to Loudoun County last week. Charles Severance, 53, unsuccessfully fought entering the custody [...]

Teen shot near Braddock Road Metro station

Teen shot near Braddock Road Metro station

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police are investigating the non-fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy near the Braddock Road Metro station Tuesday night. Police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said that around 9:30 p.m., police responded to [...]

Police rethink license plate reader policy

Police rethink license plate reader policy

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Following intense media scrutiny, city police officials twice adjusted policies governing the storage of data collected by automatic license plate readers, but those changes have failed to mollify privacy advocates. The [...]

Limiting police license plate readers

Limiting police license plate readers

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) Several Virginia lawmakers plan to file legislation restricting police use of controversial automatic license plate reader (ALPR) technology, though others have yet to take a public stance. Police use of ALPR [...]

Severance to return to Virginia

Severance to return to Virginia

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The man linked in media reports and by West Virginia prosecutors to three unsolved killings in Alexandria will soon return to Virginia after the state Supreme Court denied his request for [...]