Week of Nov. 16, 2023

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Week of Nov. 16, 2023
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By Laura Van Pate | lvanpate@alextimes.com and Caitlyn Meisner | cmeisner@alextimes.com

An Alexandria Police Department investigation of inappropriate matter displayed in a police vehicle concluded with the department finding a violation of city policies, according to a press release from APD. The case is now being dealt with internally. The incident occurred on October 18 when an APD vehicle displayed a cartoon pig head, domino mask and shirt saying “I can’t breathe.” APD said in the press release they do not condone nor tolerate any behavior contrary to its own policies and procedures.

The victim from the 2707 DeWitt Ave. homicide has been identified as Emmanuel Negatu, 38, of Centreville, Virginia. APD is seeking assistance from the public in the ongoing homicide investigation. Anyone with information on the incident should contact Detective Matthew Kramarik at 703-746-6650 or matthew.kramarik@alexandriava.gov.

A vehicle crash involving a pedestrian took place around 1 p.m. Saturday at the 400 block of North Armistead Street according to a notification sent by APD and a later press release. A blue SUV hit a seven-year-old boy in an apartment complex parking lot. The boy was transported to the hospital with critical to life-threatening injuries and the driver stayed at the scene of the accident. APD is still investigating. Those with information about the accident can contact Officer Wes Vitale at 703-746-6178 or at wesley.vitale@alexandriava.gov.

A felonious assault took place on Saturday night at the 500 block of South Van Dorn Street according to a notification sent by APD. A victim received life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. APD is still investigating.

A robbery took place Monday morning at the 3600 block of King Street according to a press release from APD. A victim received minor injuries and APD is still investigating.

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