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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Fairfax County Police Report Carjacking in Falls Church Area

Fairfax County Police Report Carjacking in Falls Church Area

Two men took a woman's purse and her blue Saab.
Police: Armed Suicidal Man in Stable Condition After Officer Shooting

Police: Armed Suicidal Man in Stable Condition After Officer Shooting

Incident took place at Springfield United Methodist Church on Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield.
Fairfax County Police Chief: 'American Flag Not Banned on Uniforms'

Fairfax County Police Chief: 'American Flag Not Banned on Uniforms'

Flag flap started when directive not approved by chief went out banning flags on outer ballistic vests.
Fairfax County Police Address Concerns About School Crossing Guard Duties

Fairfax County Police Address Concerns About School Crossing Guard Duties

With new school year, here's what you need to know about the duties of school crossing guards at your child's school.
Fairfax County Crime Solvers Offering $1,000 for Homicide Information

Fairfax County Crime Solvers Offering $1,000 for Homicide Information

Reward will be paid if information leads to arrest and indictment.
Ten Killed in Virginia Crashes over Labor Day Weekend

Ten Killed in Virginia Crashes over Labor Day Weekend

Virginia State Police reported more than 600 traffic crashes across the state and cited thousands for speeding over Labor Day weekend.
UPDATE: Fairfax County Police ID Bailey's Crossroads Homicide Victim

UPDATE: Fairfax County Police ID Bailey's Crossroads Homicide Victim

Victim Filaberto Felipe Paz Ramirez was 27.
Body Discovered in Parking Lot

Body Discovered in Parking Lot

Police investigating incident as suspicious death, according to Fairfax County Police.
Labor Day: State Police Increasing Enforcement This Weekend

Labor Day: State Police Increasing Enforcement This Weekend

Effort will target drunk drivers — 120 arrests during 2013 Labor Day weekend.
NORAD to Conduct Exercises Over DC Area Tuesday Morning

NORAD to Conduct Exercises Over DC Area Tuesday Morning

Fighter jets and helicopters to test responses, systems with a variety of scenarios; flights could be delayed or cancelled due to weather.
Police Investigate Manassas 'Suspicious Death'

Police Investigate Manassas 'Suspicious Death'

Body found by dumpster Sunday morning.
Alexandria Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on I-495

Alexandria Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on I-495

Michael A. Greenman, 36, struck a 2 to 3-inch lip at the start of new pavement and lost control of his bike, Virginia State Police say.
General Killed, Silver Line, Family Murder-Suicide, Zoo Bomb Threat and McDonnell Trial Weirdness

General Killed, Silver Line, Family Murder-Suicide, Zoo Bomb Threat and McDonnell Trial Weirdness

Our top posts from the past week at Patch sites in Virginia and D.C.
Police to Patrol Capital Beltway Aug. 8-10 for 'Drive to Save Lives'

Police to Patrol Capital Beltway Aug. 8-10 for 'Drive to Save Lives'

Maryland and Virginia State Police are partnering this weekend for "Drive to Save Lives," a national effort to prevent reckless driving.
$212,500 Settlement Reached over Arrest for Buying Bottled Water

$212,500 Settlement Reached over Arrest for Buying Bottled Water

21-year-old Elizabeth Daly has reached a settlement after being arrested when ABC agents mistook her bottled water for beer.
Police: Man Assaulted, Robbed in Annandale

Police: Man Assaulted, Robbed in Annandale

Incident took place Thursday.
Jewelry Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Jewelry Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Men fled with cash, merchandise in Monday evening incident.
Fire at Jefferson High School Contained to Roof

Fire at Jefferson High School Contained to Roof

Damage estimated at $15,000, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.
Police Apprehend Teens After Responding to Alarm at Annandale High School

Police Apprehend Teens After Responding to Alarm at Annandale High School

A police dog tracked two suspects; charges are pending for two teenage boys from Annandale.
Fight Near Columbia Pike Lands Man in the Hospital

Fight Near Columbia Pike Lands Man in the Hospital

The fight broke out at a home in the 3900 block of Melvern Place off of Columbia Pike at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.