Archive for 'Crime'

Homicide strikes North Old Town, police seeking witnesses

Homicide strikes North Old Town, police seeking witnesses

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) For the second time in the space of three months, North Old Town was the site of a homicide on the night of Wednesday, October 7, when a man was shot [...]

Alexandria police investigate second homicide of 2015

Alexandria police investigate second homicide of 2015

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated at 12:20 p.m. Alexandria police have identified the victim in Wednesday night’s fatal shooting on Belle Pre Way as 37-year-old Leon Williams, of Alexandria. Original post: The [...]

No charges for sheriff’s deputies following in-custody prisoner death

No charges for sheriff’s deputies following in-custody prisoner death

By Chris Teale (File photo) Fairfax County’s top prosecutor announced last week he will not pursue charges in the February death of Alexandria woman Natasha McKenna, who died after a county sheriff’s deputy used a Taser [...]

Fatal collision in Del Ray determined hit and run

Fatal collision in Del Ray determined hit and run

By Chris Teale (File photo) Updated Friday, September 4, 11:20 a.m. A female pedestrian was killed Thursday morning in a hit and run at the intersection of Braddock Road and Commonwealth Avenue, police said. Police said [...]

Investigation of family members not admitted in Charles Severance trial

Investigation of family members not admitted in Charles Severance trial

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A Fairfax County judge ruled last week that defense attorneys for Charles Severance, accused in three Alexandria slayings, will not be able to introduce evidence related to police investigations of victims’ [...]

Alexandria teen Alysha Howard’s face to join billboard campaign

Alexandria teen Alysha Howard’s face to join billboard campaign

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Alexandria teenager Alysha Howard has been missing since October 2014, but officials hope a new initiative displaying her face on digital billboards at bus shelters across the Washington and Baltimore areas [...]

Shots fired calls in Alexandria down from last year according to Times information request

Shots fired calls in Alexandria down from last year according to Times information request

By Chris Teale (File photo) At last week’s community meeting at the Charles Houston Recreation Center after the homicide of Shakkan Elliot-Tibbs on July 2, Alexandria Deputy Police Chief David Huchler told those present that while [...]

Alexandria rocked by first homicide of 2015

Alexandria rocked by first homicide of 2015

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) The peace and tranquility of the Fourth of July holiday in Alexandria was shaken last Thursday as police investigated the city’s first homicide of the year, just blocks [...]

Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday night just blocks from the Braddock Road Metro station. Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of N. Fayette St. after reports [...]

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A judge denied a motion last week requesting two separate trials for the man accused in the deaths of three prominent Alexandrians over the course of more than a decade. Charles [...]