Archive for 'Crime'

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 [...]

Authorities searching for man who approached young children

Authorities searching for man who approached young children

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Police urged local parents to keep vigilant after receiving reports of an elderly man approaching young children in recent weeks. Detectives are looking into two incidents that occurred within the span [...]

A serial killer in Alexandria?

A serial killer in Alexandria?

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) The theories sprung up as quickly as the news cameras started following the brazen daylight shooting of North Ridge resident and beloved music teacher Ruthanne Lodato. Could her killing be connected [...]

North Ridge residents remain on edge

North Ridge residents remain on edge

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) North Ridge residents still feel unnerved following the February 6 slaying of renowned piano teacher Ruthanne Lodato. Even with an increased police presence, residents say they remain alert, locking their doors [...]

Patterson receives six-year prison sentence

Patterson receives six-year prison sentence

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Craig Patterson, a former Arlington sheriff’s deputy, was sentenced to six years in prison last week for killing T.C. Williams graduate Julian Dawkins in the Lynhaven neighborhood in May. Patterson was [...]

Daytime homicide shakes North Ridge community

Daytime homicide shakes North Ridge community

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City Councilor and North Ridge resident Tim Lovain said that until recently, his neighborhood was renowned for peace and quiet. “I remember a civic activist who used to call it ‘Happy [...]