Archive for 'Crime'

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 [...]

Roads closed as police search for evidence in homicide case

Roads closed as police search for evidence in homicide case

(Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Officials shut down several streets near the scene of last week’s homicide as police swept the area for more evidence in the fatal shooting of 59-year-old Ruthanne Lodato. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, [...]

Officials urge caution following Lodato shooting

Officials urge caution following Lodato shooting

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Local police provided few new details in the double shooting Thursday in Beverley Hills that left a piano teacher dead and her caretaker wounded. More than 24 hours after the incident, lawmen [...]

Breaking: Shooting leaves one dead, another injured; police hunt for gunman

Breaking: Shooting leaves one dead, another injured; police hunt for gunman

Updated 5:29 p.m. One of the victims of Thursday’s shooting along the 2400 block of Ridge Road has died, Police Chief Earl Cook said at an evening press conference not far from the scene of the [...]

Arrests made in Safeway robbery case

Arrests made in Safeway robbery case

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) City police confirmed that two of the men involved in the south Old Town Safeway heist late last year have been arrested. Calvin Leon Lewis, 29, of Washington, and Ray Allen [...]

City man arrested for allegedly robbing a postal carrier

City man arrested for allegedly robbing a postal carrier

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Alexandria police have arrested a city man for allegedly holding up a postal carrier earlier this month. Gary Love III, 20, faces a robbery charge for his alleged role in the [...]

Bashir declared fit to stand trial

Bashir declared fit to stand trial

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) The man accused of shooting an Alexandria police officer in the head during a traffic stop last year has been declared fit to stand trial after six months in a state [...]