Tag: crime

“Werewolf murder” defendant found not guilty by reason of insanity

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Alexandria Circuit Court found Pankaj Bhasin, a New Jersey resident arrested for the murder of a man he believed...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Conducting a review of policies

Prosecutors wield a significant amount of authority. We affect the community in a variety of ways, some obvious, others more indirect. Given the authority...

Serious crimes decrease for fifth consecutive year

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com  Serious crime in Alexandria decreased 1.7 percent in 2018, marking the fifth year in a row that offenses have gone...

Chop Shop Taco opens in former auto shop

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Since opening Wednesday after nearly two years of anticipation, Chop Shop Taco is quickly on its way to becoming Parker-Gray’s...

Alexandria man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com An Alexandria man and a West Virginia man pleaded guilty on April 2 to conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or...

Suspect arrested in weapon violation

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Alexandria Police Department arrested a suspect in a shooting that took place in the 1500 block of Cameron Street...

Two men hospitalized after Old Town fight

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Two men were hospitalized after injuring each other in a fight in Old Town on Saturday, according to a news...

Judge declares mistrial in werewolf murder case

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com An Alexandria judge declared a mistrial on March 27 in the murder case of a man who claimed he thought...

Police investigate bank robbery on Mount Vernon Avenue

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a bank robbery on Mount Vernon Avenue, APD reported via Twitter today at 1:14...

Alexandria pastor sentenced for investment fraud

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com An Alexandria pastor was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday for a $2 million fraud scheme that victimized...