Archive for 'Crime'

Safeway bandits still at large

Safeway bandits still at large

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) The three masked men who held up the Safeway supermarket in south Old Town at gunpoint on Sunday evening remain at large, police say. The trio entered the store about 8:30 [...]

Police chief seeks help in Kirby slaying

Police chief seeks help in Kirby slaying

By Erich Wagner (File photo)  Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook solicited residents’ assistance in turning up leads Monday’s deadly shooting of a prominent D.C.-area transportation planner. Cook said at a Thursday press conference that police want [...]

Prosecutors, defense attorneys spar ahead of Patterson trial

Prosecutors, defense attorneys spar ahead of Patterson trial

By Erich Wagner Prosecutors and defense attorneys walked away from a Friday hearing with procedural victories ahead of next month’s trial of Craig Patterson, an Arlington County sheriff’s deputy charged with murdering Julian Dawkins. Dawkins, 22, [...]

UPDATED: Police rule Rosemont ‘suspicious death’ a homicide

UPDATED: Police rule Rosemont ‘suspicious death’ a homicide

Updated at 2:45 p.m. November 12, 2013 By Erich Wagner (File photo) Police said Tuesday that following an autopsy, they have ruled Monday’s “suspicious death” in the Rosemont neighborhood to be a homicide. Spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt [...]

Driver kills 92-year-old pedestrian

Driver kills 92-year-old pedestrian

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police are investigating a motor vehicle accident Sunday that killed a 92-year-old city resident. Suzanne Kominski was walking along the 1200 block of Key Drive about 3:30 p.m. with her [...]

Lenny Harris’ killer sentenced to life in prison without parole

Lenny Harris’ killer sentenced to life in prison without parole

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A Prince George’s County judge gave the man convicted of murdering Alexandria activist Lenny Harris a life sentence last week. County Circuit Judge Sean Wallace sentenced Tyrone Lewis, 28, to life [...]

Faux federal agents target unsuspecting residents

Faux federal agents target unsuspecting residents

By Anna Harris (Stock photo) The usually law-abiding Robin Kershner did a double take after listening to a threatening voice mail left by a man claiming to be with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. But her [...]

Honoring Lenny Harris

Honoring Lenny Harris

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Jubilation filled the city council chamber Saturday after Alexandria’s top elected officials unanimously agreed to rename Braddock Field for slain activist Lenwood “Lenny” Harris. The room’s usually formal atmosphere gave way [...]

Deputy Chief: ‘None of us wanted to see Taft Sellers dead’

Deputy Chief: ‘None of us wanted to see Taft Sellers dead’

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The man whom police officers shot dead during a February standoff had a history of mental health issues and was between depression medications when the fatal confrontation occurred. The troubled mental [...]

Former school board, city council candidate charged with impersonating an FBI agent

Former school board, city council candidate charged with impersonating an FBI agent

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) Police arrested one-time school board and city council candidate Scott Gordon earlier this month for allegedly impersonating an FBI agent to avoid a parking ticket in Old Town. On September 19, [...]