Friday, May 24, 2013
Investigation continues into the homicide of 22-year-old Julian Dawkins.
The off-duty Arlington County sheriff’s deputy who police say was involved in the homicide of 22-year-old Julian Dawkins early Wednesday in Alexandria’s Lynhaven neighborhood is not being held in custody because he is not considered a flight risk by authorities, according to WUSA9. • See: Dawkins' Death Ruled a Homicide Dawkins was shot following an early morning confrontation with Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Patterson, police said. Dawkins died after being transported to the hospital. No charges have been filed against Patterson, an Alexandria resident and 17-year veteran of Arlington’s sheriff’s office. He's currently on administrative leave. • See: Alexandria Police ID Victim in Lynhaven Shooting Police told The Washington Post Patterson …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Mayor Bill Euille urges community "to be patient, and allow the justice system to do its work."
The death of Lynhaven resident Julian Dawkins has been ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner following the results of an autopsy, Alexandria police said Thursday evening. • See: Alexandria Police ID Victim in Lynhaven Shooting Dawkins, 22, was shot early Wednesday following a confrontation with off-duty Arlington County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Patterson, police said. No charges have been filed against Patterson. Police continue to investigate the case and are interviewing witnesses in order to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting. Alexandria detectives have consulted with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office regarding whether or not criminal charges should be filed, according to a press release from…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Officials also increase dollars available for overtime pay for the Sheriff's Office.
Arlington's community policing effort will continue unhindered. Elected officials rejected a number of proposed cuts this week as they finalized Arlington County's $1.1 billion budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The Arlington County Board formally approved the spending plan Saturday morning. [More: Arlington Board Approves $1.1B Budget, Property Tax Increase] The final budget includes nearly $904,000 to keep the Arlington County Police Department's roster intact, along with another $403,000 to keep three floating firefighters on the payroll to fill in the gaps when others are out sick, on vacation or in training. And it gives an extra $80,000 to the Arlington County Sheriff's Office for overtime pay, an effort to reduce the …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Arlington firefighters still collecting food.
The Arlington County Sheriff's Office collected more than 3,800 pounds of food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. The office held a "friendly competition" between the courthouse and detention facility, according to a news release. In the end, the contest was declared a tie, with each section contributing half of the food raised. Still want to contribute? Arlington County firefighters are collecting non-perishable food through Friday. Donations can be brought to any Arlington or Falls Church city fire station or the first-floor lobby of the Arlington County Government Center at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. On average, the food pantry feeds 1,600 families in Arlington each week.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Arthur became the first woman elected sheriff in Virginia in 2000.
Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur became the first female president of the Virginia Sheriff's Association this week. Arthur took the position Tuesday at the association's annual conference in Virginia Beach, according to a news release. Arthur will serve a one-year term. The organization has about 8,500 members and acts as the primary voice for sheriffs in the Virginia General Assembly. Arthur was elected sheriff in 2000. She was the first woman elected to that position in Virginia. At the Arlington County Sheriff's Office, Arthur oversees a $35.6 million budget, a workforce of 265 deputies and civilians, and a 509-bed direct-supervision jail.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Arlington officers conducted checkpoint from 11 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
A Friday-night sobriety checkpoint resulted in a single arrest, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said told Patch. The checkpoint was conducted by the Arlington County Police Department and the Arlington County Sheriff's Office. Officers stopped more than 400 vehicles at the checkpoint, which was held Friday night in the southbound lane of George Mason Drive between 8th Street South and Columbia Pike. The checkpoint last from 11 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday. Motorists were asked for their driver's license, and anyone suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was motioned to a nearby area off the road. "Any time we can take even one drunk driver off the road, that's a success," Sternbeck said. Police would not release …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Officers will stop all cars that enter the checkpoint and ask for the driver's license.
Arlington County law enforcement will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight as part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Police, assisted by the sheriff's office, will be in a single location in Arlington County and stop every vehicle that enters the checkpoint and ask to see the driver's license. Anyone suspected of being intoxicated will be directed to an area off of the roadway. The campaign is designed to combine high-visibility enforcement with increased public awareness, according to a news release. Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck would not say where the checkpoint will be, or the exact time it will be conducted. Bars in Virginia can serve alcohol until 2 a.m.