Archive for 'Crime'

Bashir found not guilty by reason of insanity

Bashir found not guilty by reason of insanity

An Alexandria judge found the former cab driver who shot and grievously wounded police officer Peter Laboy during a traffic stop last year not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday afternoon. Kashif Bashir, 29, was charged [...]

City police search for mugger

City police search for mugger

By Derrick Perkins Alexandria police remain on the hunt for a mugger who robbed a pedestrian on the 400 block of S. Fairfax St. on September 22. Though a police department spokeswoman did not [...]

Bashir pleads insanity

Bashir pleads insanity

By Erich Wagner The man who shot Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy during a traffic stop last year in Old Town claims he was insane at the time. The trial of former Alexandria Yellow [...]

Severance moves to Arlington

Severance moves to Arlington

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Charles Severance is no longer in Alexandria. Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne transferred the accused murderer to Arlington on Friday, citing the possible appearance of a conflict of interest. Severance is charged [...]

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

Officers seek overhaul of salary system

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City police officers have petitioned Alexandria’s top elected officials for pay raises this year, warning of dire consequences unless changes are made. Citing sinking morale and a worsening brain drain, leaders [...]

Severance returns to Alexandria

Severance returns to Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Officials with the Alexandria’s sheriff’s office took Charles Severance into custody Monday after Loudoun County prosecutors dropped their firearm charge against the former fringe mayoral candidate. Severance stands accused of committing [...]

Chapman seeks improvement in police, community relations

Chapman seeks improvement in police, community relations

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As scrutiny of police-involved shootings intensifies in light of the deaths of unarmed civilians in Ferguson, Mo. and elsewhere, City Councilor John Chapman wants to ensure Alexandria isn’t the next city [...]

ACPS schools ‘locked in’ following report of man with gun

ACPS schools ‘locked in’ following report of man with gun

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated at 2:50 p.m. UPDATE: ACPS schools all are dismissing students normally, with the exception of Maury Elementary School, officials said. At Maury, students who take the bus are being dismissed normally, [...]

Medical examiner: D.C. official beaten, strangled

Medical examiner: D.C. official beaten, strangled

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Friday ruled the high-ranking D.C. Department of Corrections official found dead in Alexandria was beaten and strangled to death. Agency spokesman Arkuie [...]

ACLU: Police activity lacks oversight

ACLU: Police activity lacks oversight

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) There aren’t too many requirements local law enforcement agencies in Virginia must meet to acquire excess military equipment. And once they do, they don’t always let the public know what they [...]