Man charged, released for brandishing firearm
Greco Gomez of Alexandria was charged with two counts of brandishing a firearm before being released on September 5. The Alexandria Police Department said Gomez is a convicted felon and charged him with two counts of brandishing. He legally cannot own firearms after a victim accused Gomez of threatening to shoot and pointing a black pistol at them twice. APD searched Gomez’s residence and did not find any firearms, but found a Byrna SD handheld pistol – which is non-lethal and used mostly for self-defense and purchasers do not need background checks to obtain it. Gomez will appear in court Tuesday.
Robbery at North Beauregard
A robbery took place at the 2000 block of North Beauregard Street on September 28, with one victim having minor injuries. The Alexandria Police Department is still investigating the case and sent a moderate police presence to the crime scene. Those with information on the crime should call 703-746-4444.
Two suspects arrested for stolen vehicle
Two suspects were arrested Saturday for stolen vehicle charges of a silver Kia Optima. The Alexandria Police Department and Virginia State Police investigated the scene and charges against the suspects are pending. Those with information on the crime can call 703-746-4444.
Peeping man arrested
The Alexandria Police Department arrested a man accused of peeping through windows on the 700 block of North Howard Street on August 27. According to court records, the suspect had previous peeping charges against him that were dismissed in November 2020. The suspect will appear in court Tuesday.
Robbery at South Van Dorn
A robbery took place at the 500 block of South Van Dorn Street Sunday with minor injuries reported. The Alexandria Police Department sent a moderate police presence. Those with information on the crime can call 703- 746-4444.
Child injured in hit-and-run
A juvenile pedestrian was injured after a hit-and-run crash occurred at the intersection of Montgomery Street and North Patrick Street. The child sustained non-life threatening injuries and a moderate police presence was sent to the scene.
King Street robbery
A robbery took place at the 1900 block of King Street Sunday with a minor injury reported. The Alexandria Police Department is still investigating the crime scene and sent a moderate police presence. Those with information on the crime can call 703-746-4444.
Robbery near Mark Center
A robbery took place near the Mark Center September 28 and one victim sustained minor injuries. The victim was reportedly attacked inside a parking garage near the Mark Center by two male suspects. The Alexandria Police Department is still investigating the robbery.
Alexandria Police hire three leaders
The Alexandria Police Department has hired three new leaders to join the force starting this month, including a communications manager and two assistant chiefs. Tracy Walker, the new communicators manager, started Monday and will be responsible for the department’s communications and public information. Raul Pedroso, one of the new assistant chiefs, will lead multiple divisions as commander of the criminal investigation bureau. Tina Laguna, the other new assistant chief, will lead the administrative and technology bureaus of APD; Laguna will be responsible for identifying and employing innovative technology that aids in crime deterrence and investigation. Laguna and Pedroso will start October 23.