Archive for 'Crime'

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 [...]

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 [...]