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Alexandria Man & Sterling Teenager Charged in Connection with December 31st Robbery of Fairfield Inn

From Loudoun Sheriff:

WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

2011 has been another busy year for our field services team, comprised of our Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Animal Care and Control Officers. To date, our field services division has responded to nearly 15,000 new calls, including over 1,300 cases of animal cruelty and neglect investigated by our HLE officers.  

Inmate Charged After Damaging Cinder Block in Holding Cell in Apparent Attempt to Escape

From Loudoun County Sheriff:

 

Loudoun County, VA:  An Alexandria man being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center has been charged after causing damage in his holding cell in an apparent attempt to escape.

 

Alexandria Police Charge City Employee with Embezzlement

Alexandria Police Charge City Employee with Embezzlement

From the City of Alexandria:

 

Virginia Railway Express "Seat Slasher" On The Loose

Virginia Railway Express "Seat Slasher" On The Loose

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Virginia Railway Express has a new passenger on board dubbed “The Seat Slasher.”

VRE Spokesman Mark Roeber says 21 commuter train seats have been slashed open in the past six weeks, costing over $3,600 in damage.

“It’s tax payers who have paid for this and we put a lot of pride in our service,” Roeber told 9NewsNow. “We want it to stop.”

Crews noticed the vandalism taking place during the evening, in the exact same seat on the Manassas line. Each deep gash reaches up to 15 inches long, forcing crews to replace entire seats.

On Wednesday, the VRE sent out a “Train Talk” message to 16,000 riders, asking them to keep their eyes open for any suspicious behavior.  

“We figure the best way to have an extra set of eyes and ears is to ask the passengers to pay attention to people and what they’re doing on the ride,” Roeber said.

For avid traveler Michelle Slavain, she says the vandalism has commuters worried.

Alexandria Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the American Conservative Union

 

This story comes to us from Peter Carr:

  ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Diana Carr, 56, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty today embezzling from the American Conservative Union (ACU).