Archive for 'Crime'

Alexandria police to crack down on drunk driving

Alexandria police to crack down on drunk driving

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) Police officials will crack down on drunk drivers Friday night with a roaming DWI enforcement initiative. The effort will take place across the city from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday [...]

Internal review concludes police officers followed protocols in fatal standoff

Internal review concludes police officers followed protocols in fatal standoff

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) The police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Taft Sellers during an armed confrontation in February did not break any internal policies or procedures, officials announced Thursday. The officers were [...]

Alexandria police investigate bank robbery

Alexandria police investigate bank robbery

By Anna Harris (File Photo) City police are investigating a Monday afternoon holdup at a 500 block Van Dorn St. TD Bank. Authorities said the suspect, described as a 6-foot black man in his 40s with [...]

Defense attorneys could argue self-defense in Dawkins case

Defense attorneys could argue self-defense in Dawkins case

By Erich Wagner A circuit judge ruled Monday that the defense team of Arlington County sheriff’s deputy Craig Patterson must receive all police reports connected with shooting victim Julian Dawkins. At the hearing — where Patterson [...]

Murder conviction ‘bittersweet’ for Lenny Harris’ friends

Murder conviction ‘bittersweet’ for Lenny Harris’ friends

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A Prince George’s man accused of the 2011 abduction and killing of local activist Lenny Harris was convicted of all charges Tuesday, including first-degree murder. After about three hours of deliberations [...]

Labor Day warehouse fire deemed incendiary, not accidental

Labor Day warehouse fire deemed incendiary, not accidental

Updated: 10:34 a.m. By Erich Wagner (File photo) City fire officials said Tuesday that the six-alarm blaze that engulfed a West End warehouse and required more than 200 firefighters to put out was incendiary in nature [...]

Breaking: Prince George’s man found guilty in murder of Alexandria activist

Breaking: Prince George’s man found guilty in murder of Alexandria activist

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A Prince George’s man accused in the 2011 abduction and murder of local activist Lenny Harris was convicted on all charges Tuesday, including first degree murder. After about three hours of [...]

Police address recent spike in car break-ins

Police address recent spike in car break-ins

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Police are urging residents to secure their belongings and remain on the lookout for suspicious activity after a spate of car break-ins in Del Ray. Capt. Len Fouch, commander of sector [...]

Nursing home homicide exposes previous problems

Nursing home homicide exposes previous problems

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A Del Ray nursing home that was the site of a January homicide has a history of service and policy deficiencies, including one that may have contributed to the circumstances surrounding [...]

Police license-plate database comes under fire

Police license-plate database comes under fire

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Lt. Mark Bergin knows first-hand how databases compiled by electronic license-plate readers can help find suspects quickly. “I remember I was working on the street when it happened. We received a [...]