Alexandria Police Department charged suspect Ricky Dehate, 48, with second-degree murder on September 13. The crime in question took place on September 11 when police found a victim with injuries from a fight on North Van Dorn Street. Dehate was originally charged with felonious assault, but after the victim died two days later, he was charged with second-degree murder.
APD arrested a prison escapee on September 15 thanks to the use of license plate reader technology. The prisoner, Dustin Bone, 38, escaped Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center in Oneida, Wisconsin, on September 11, where he was serving a seven-year sentence for armed robbery. Police used LPR to locate the stolen vehicle Bone was using.
“The arrest is a great example of how we use the newest technology tools in our continued effort to keep the community safe,” Alexandria Police Chief Don Hayes said in an APD release. Bone is being held in the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria.
APD is investigating a September 1 robbery and abduction at Wilkes and South Washington Streets. If anyone has information or evidence related to the crime, visit alexandriapdva.evidence.com. APD strongly encourages those with evidence to report.
A shooting took place Saturday in the 300 block of South Reynolds Street where a person suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the crime.
An armed robbery took place on the 4600 block of Duke Street on Friday. No injuries were reported and APD is still investigating.
A commercial robbery took place on the 5700 block of Edsall Road on Tuesday. No injuries were reported, and APD is still investigating the crime.