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Alexandria Police Sobriety Checkpoint Results

From Alexandria eNews:

Alexandria police conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 600 block of South Patrick Street to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers from 10:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 26, to 6:00 A.M. on Sunday, March 27.  Vehicles were stopped and drivers were checked to assure that their abilities to drive had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs.

During the checkpoint, nine arrests were made for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).  Fifteen summonses were issued for miscellaneous traffic offenses and one criminal arrest was made for carrying a concealed weapon.

Eleven Alexandria police officers, two parking enforcement officers, one emergency communications technician and two Alexandria Sheriff’s deputies participated in the checkpoint.

For further details, please call the Media Services Unit at 703.838.4636.

Alexandria Experiences Historic 41 Year Low in Part 1 Crime

From Alexandria eNews:

The Alexandria Police Department reports that total Part 1 crime decreased by 0.9% or 33 offenses, in calendar year 2010.  This is the lowest annual total in Alexandria in 41 years.  Homicide, robbery, burglary and auto theft declined in 2010; while rapes increased slightly by five offenses, aggravated assaults increased by ten offenses and larceny increased by fifty offenses.

Part 1 Crime Statistic (January 1 – December 31)

Part 1 Crime    

Crime Type                2009          2010         Change          % Change

Homicide                       5                2                -3                -60.0%

Serial Rapist Expands to Include Billboards and Website

From Fairfax County Police Department:

Today, the FBI, with Fairfax County, Prince William County, Prince George’s County, Leesburg, New Haven, and Cranston Police Departments launched a digital billboard campaign to assist in a serial rape investigation involving 12 sexual assaults or attempted sexual assaults between 1997 and 2009 by the same offender.  Each of these assaults is linked by DNA.

Alexandria Police Investigate Residential Burglaries

From Alexandria Police Department:

Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes

Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes

From Virigina State Police:

ARLINGTON CO. – Virginia State Police are coordinating with Arlington County Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Police to investigate a series of hit-and-run crashes that occurred Monday morning (Dec. 13).

At 9:24 a.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J.T. Johannes was called to investigate three hit-and-run crashes that occurred near the 70 mile marker in the westbound lanes of Interstate 66. A blue “SuperShuttle” van was headed west on I-66 when it twice sideswiped the passenger side of a Dodge Charger. The van then rear-ended a Chrysler Pacifica, which caused the Pacifica to run off the right side of the interstate and into a ditch. Next a taxicab was struck from behind by the van. The taxicab ran off the right side of the interstate and struck the guardrail.

Juveniles Charged With Setting Fires

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged five juveniles with setting multiple fires in the Landmark area of Alexandria within Fairfax County on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. The male juveniles ranged in age from 10 to 14 years old.

The juveniles were charged with larceny (Virginia Code 18.2-103), burning or destroying property less than $200 (Class 1 Misdemeanor, Virginia Code 18.2-81), and burning an occupied dwelling (Virginia Code 18.2-77) relating to a residential fire on October 17, 2010.

There was no significant damage to the residence and there were no injuries.

Owner of Fairfax Bar Convicted of Setting Fire to His Business

From United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal jury today convicted Ajmal A. Aman, 29, of Herndon, Va., of setting fire to Bridges Billiards & Grill in Fairfax, Va.

        Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Edgar A. Domenech, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, and David Rohr, Fire Chief for the City of Fairfax, made the announcement after the verdict was accepted by United States District Judge T.S. Ellis, III. Aman will face a mandatory minimum period of five years imprisonment and faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment when he is sentenced on Jan. 14, 2011.