Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Arlington County police are looking for two men.
A man was shot once in the leg at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday as he was walking home from the Pentagon City metro stop, according to the Arlington County Police Department. Police are looking for help in finding two men believed to have been involved. One man was about 6 feet tall, had a thin build, and shoulder-length dreadlocks, police report. The second man was shorter then the first, according to police. No other description was supplied. Authorities report that the victim was walking home from the metro along South 23rd Street to Arlington Ridge Road toward Alexandria when he was approached near South 24th Street by the two men. Information about the shooting was sent out in an email to area residents by Captain Andy Penn of the Arlington …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The man was 62-years-old. His identity has not been released by police.
Update Arlington Police have identified the man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Route 110 near Arlington National Cemetery early Tuesday morning. "Robert Shepard, 62, of Lawrence, MA, was found deceased on a sidewalk next to the roadway," a police statement reports. "A striking vehicle or suspect has yet to be identified and police are seeking witnesses at this time," the reports says. "Shepard was reported missing and endangered by a girlfriend in Lawrence, Mass. on June 29, 2012. Anyone that believes they have information on the identity of the suspect or striking vehicle are encouraged to contact the Arlington County Police non-emergency phone line at 703.558.2222." Original Post A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The police report indicates she does not want to press charges at this time.
A woman woke up Sunday morning naked in bed, lying next to a man who admitted he had sex with her, Arlington County Police report. The incident occurred on the 1400 block of North Scott Street, about .3 miles from the Courthouse metro station. The assailant was known to the victim. According to police, "The victim had gone to bed alone intoxicated the night before. The victim does not wish to press charges at this time."
In another incident, Arlington Police say a man exposed himself to a female passenger on a VRE train.
An incoming Washington-Lee High School freshman was walking through the school's parking lot to freshman orienation on Tuesday when a man wearing only socks and running shoes approached the 14-year-old student, ABC 7 reports. "The victim was walking though the parking garage just after 10 a.m. when a white male in his 40s jumped out at the boy," the station reports. "Shaken, the teen took off and called police." In a separate incident, an unknown subject exposed himself to a female passenger on a VRE train approaching Crystal City sometime between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. Monday. Arlington County Police report, "The subject fled the scene as the train stopped in Crystal City. The suspect is described as a white male, 30’s, 5’8” tall, 130 lbs., …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Seven recent graduates of the school were arrested just after 5 a.m. Friday.
Seven recent graduates of Wakefield High School were arrested for trespassing on school grounds after they were discovered drinking alcohol on the rooftop of the school early Friday morning. Four of the teenagers who were 18 years or older have also been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. All of the former students were under the legal drinking age, Arlington County Police spokeman Dustin Sternbeck said. A maintenance employee or a school security official reported the group on the roof to Arlington County Police at approximately 5:15 a.m. When police approached, one of the former students attempted to flee. When police approached him, he attempted to instigate a physical altercation and resisted arrest. He was …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Suicide happened near the Virginia Square Metro station.
A 32-year-old man jumped to his death from the ninth floor balcony of a residential apartment onto the sidewalk of North Monroe Street near the Virginia Square Metro station shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said the man, who lived in the apartment, died instantly. No one else was present in the unit when he jumped. The building is located on the 900 block of North Nelson Street, but the man's apartment faced North Monroe Street. The police have ruled the incident a suicide. The suicide caused minimal traffic disruption, but a portion of the sidewalk on North Monroe Street was taped off. Police cleared the scene by 10:22 p.m. that night. Police have not released the man's identity.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Virginia State Police say a Herndon man was approached by a state police trooper and an Arlington County police officer on I-66, escaped in one of the police cruisers and fought with numerous different officers before he was subdued.
Virginia State Police (VSP) said a 37-year-old Herndon man caused a wild incident on I-66 today when he fought with police, escaped in a police cruiser, and threatened them with a shovel before he eventually was taken into custody. Corinne Geller, VSP spokeswoman, said the incident happened at 11:58 a.m. when VSP Trooper C.T. Grzelak responded to I-66 for a male pedestrian in the eastbound lanes at the 46-mile marker in Prince William County. At about the same time, an Arlington County Police officer pulled up to the scene to assist and when they both approached the man, he became combative, Geller said. Geller said the man, identified as Dexter Gibson of Herndon, started banging on the trooper's patrol car and punched the Arlington …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Acting Fire Captain David Bogozi of Alexandria Firehouse 206 expresses gratitude for all those who leant their support following the death of paramedic Joshua Weissman.
Monday, March 5, 2012
To the editor, On Feb. 8, 2012, the officers and members of the Alexandria Fire Department began an experience that we have not had to deal with for many years. While responding to an incident involving a vehicle fire on Interstate 395, paramedic Joshua Weissman fell from a bridge and was severely injured, succumbing to those injuries on Feb. 9. As one of the responders to that incident, and as one of the Station Officers of Firehouse 206, I would first and foremost like to express our heartfelt condolences to Josh’s wife Rebecca and the entire Weissman family. The members of Firehouse 206 would also like to express our gratitude to the crews of Arlington County Engine 109, A-Shift, Arlington County Truck 105 A-Shift, the Arlington …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Federal officials executed search warrants on South Randolph Street on Friday following the arrest of 29-year-old Amine El Khalifi.
A 29-year-old immigrant from Morocco who was in the United States illegally was arrested Friday as he was on his way into the U.S. Capitol to shoot people and detonate a suicide bomb, according to federal documents. Amine El Khalifi of Alexandria was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against property that is owned and used by the United States. El Khalifi believed he would be acting on behalf of al-Qaida, and on Jan. 15 changed his original plan to attack a restaurant frequented by high-ranking military officers to martyrdom at the U.S. Capitol, according to federal documents. “This individual allegedly followed a twisted, radical ideology that is not representative of the Muslim community …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Police: Victim drove into Arlington to meet potential buyer.
A man drove into a South Arlington neighborhood Monday night to sell an iPhone to a person who had contacted him on Craigslist and ended up getting robbed of the phone, his wallet and his cash. Two men robbed the victim in the 2400 block of South Lowell Street in the Nauck community at about 10 p.m. Monday, according to police. The buyer and seller had communicated through Craigslist and text messages, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. Through those conversations, the two agreed to meet on Lowell Street. When the seller and a second victim arrived, they were confronted by the two men. One showed the victims that he had a handgun tucked into the waistband of his pants, according to police. The other began taking their money. The …