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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
High-Speed Chase Ends in Wreck, Arrest

High-Speed Chase Ends in Wreck, Arrest

Suspect was speeding in excess of 100 mph in a stolen car before wreck, according to Virginia State Police.
Police: Dog Owner Put Golden Retriever in Peril

Police: Dog Owner Put Golden Retriever in Peril

Dog was left in car Tuesday afternoon with windows closed on Kingstowne Boulevard.
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.
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.
Report: Family Sues Fairfax County Police Department for $12 Million for Gross Negligence in 2013 Fatal Shooting

Report: Family Sues Fairfax County Police Department for $12 Million for Gross Negligence in 2013 Fatal Shooting

John Geer was shot during a domestic disturbance call in standoff with police, in Springfield neighborhood. Geer had two daughters.
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.
New Video of ATM Skimming Across Fairfax

New Video of ATM Skimming Across Fairfax

Unknown subjects seen installing malicious equipment that steals card information for fraudulent use.
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.
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 Release Results from Sobriety Checkpoint in Franconia-Springfield Police District

Police Release Results from Sobriety Checkpoint in Franconia-Springfield Police District

Seven drivers were charged with DWI and two summonses were issued.
Fairfax County Police Plan Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

Fairfax County Police Plan Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

Checkpoint will take place in the Franconia Police District (see map).
Kweder Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Roommate's Death

Kweder Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Roommate's Death

Andy Lun Yun died in November 2012.
Sheriff's Office: Don't Fall for Jury Duty Scam

Sheriff's Office: Don't Fall for Jury Duty Scam

Scammers are calling residents and telling them to pay up over the phone or be arrested for not showing up for jury duty, the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office says.
UPDATE: Southbound I-95 Clear After Vehicle Fire

UPDATE: Southbound I-95 Clear After Vehicle Fire

Backup begins near Edsall Road.
Family Pet Dies in Early-Morning Fairfax County House Fire

Family Pet Dies in Early-Morning Fairfax County House Fire

An electrical anomaly in the electrical power feed into the home caused the fire.