Archive for 'Crime'

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 [...]

Reporter reveals extent of police surveillance on personal vehicle

Reporter reveals extent of police surveillance on personal vehicle

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) The police know exactly where my car has been — and when — during the past few months. They could have the same information — or more — about you. As [...]

Putting license plate readers to the constitutional test

Putting license plate readers to the constitutional test

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) The widespread use of automatic license plate reader technology by local police departments is not only unsettling — it’s unconstitutional, one civil liberties advocate argues. “One problem is it bypasses the [...]

ACLU campaign against police license plate readers rolls on

ACLU campaign against police license plate readers rolls on

By Kathryn Watson (File Photo) They’re watching you. At least, they sure could be. Local police departments in Northern Virginia are still randomly scanning license plate data — including the date, time and exact location where [...]

Authorities break up regional drug ring

Authorities break up regional drug ring

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Federal and local law enforcement officials Friday declared a regional prescription drug ring that included two city residents no more. The announcement followed the sentencing of two of seven of the [...]

As officer recovers, alleged shooter again deemed unfit for trial

As officer recovers, alleged shooter again deemed unfit for trial

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) A little more than a year after nearly losing his life in the line of duty, police officer Peter Laboy is back on the job. Chief Earl Cook said the one-time [...]

Police investigate former mayoral candidate in city slayings

Police investigate former mayoral candidate in city slayings

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated March 17, 2014 Police confirmed Friday that they would be investigating a former mayoral candidate arrested in West Virginia for a possible connection to the recent killings in the Port [...]

Police probe possible link in unsolved homicides

Police probe possible link in unsolved homicides

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Police revealed Thursday that a similar weapon was used in all three of the city’s most prominent unsolved homicides and they are now investigating them as a “series of cases.” Chief [...]

One injured in Sunday evening shooting

One injured in Sunday evening shooting

A Sunday evening shooting near the intersection of North Payne and Wythe streets has left one man hospitalized, police say. Officers descended on the scene after receiving reports of multiple shots fired about 6:30 p.m. They [...]