Crime Rewind: Two Charged in Cab Driver Assault
Roundup of top crime news of the week from inside the Beltway.
- A 28-year-old woman confessed to entering a home and stealing various items, according to the Arlington County Police Department.
- Arlington's community policing roster could grow shorter if the county board accepts certain reductions in the proposed $1.1 billion budget currently being hashed out.
- The Arlington County Detention Center was built to be a direct supervision jail — one that teaches inmates self-sufficiency and life skills in order to reduce recidivism — but it is so understaffed that those programs often have to be canceled.
- Ramnik Aulakh, 30, of Arlington, and Elizabeth Arias, 29, of Bowie, Md., were charged in the incident last weekend.
- The Alexandria City Public School system acted appropriately with the information it had at the time when it heard a 10-year-old boy may have brought a gun onto a school bus, Superintendent Morton Sherman said.
- Vice President Joe Biden visited the Alexandria Police Department last week, meeting with first responders who were on the scene immediately after Officer Peter Laboy shot in Old Town.
- Ai Ying Zhu, 53, was killed while crossing the street last week near the Dunn Loring Metro — a problem area for pedestrians and motorists alike.
- A Lorton man was charged with felony habitual larceny, assault and battery and obstruction of justice on March 6.
- Fairfax County is seeing fewer DWI arrests overall, down from 3,223 in 2011 to 2,625 in 2012. Patch took video during a ride-along with a Fairfax County police officer.