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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Alexandria Police Dept. Partners with Web Site to Offer Crime Data

Alexandria Police Dept. Partners with Web Site to Offer Crime Data

RAIDSONLINE.com gives details on crimes in Alexandria.
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.
Alexandria Police Warn of 'Spoofing' Fraud from Police Phone Number

Alexandria Police Warn of 'Spoofing' Fraud from Police Phone Number

More than 20 residents called police Monday, reporting threatening calls from a man representing himself as a police officer.
Alexandria Police Arrest Man for Attempted Rape, Burglary

Alexandria Police Arrest Man for Attempted Rape, Burglary

Suspect allegedly broke into a residence through the front door at 1:20 a.m.
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

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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.
City Reports Problem with Some Parking Meters

City Reports Problem with Some Parking Meters

Software upgrade to meters caused delay in charges to credit cards in past five months.
Police: Woman Found Dead at Alexandria Hotel

Police: Woman Found Dead at Alexandria Hotel

The Alexandria Police Department is conducting a death investigation; body was found late Friday night.
$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.
Alexandria Jewelry Store Employee Charged with Staging Robbery

Alexandria Jewelry Store Employee Charged with Staging Robbery

A jewelry store employee and her acquaintance were charged Friday with grand larceny after staging a robbery of the store.
Alexandria Police to Conduct Mock Shooting Exercise

Alexandria Police to Conduct Mock Shooting Exercise

The Department’s Special Operations Team and Hostage Negotiations Team and others will be using Landmark Mall on Wednesday to train.
Alexandria Police to Conduct Mock Shooting Exercise

Alexandria Police to Conduct Mock Shooting Exercise

The Department’s Special Operations Team and Hostage Negotiations Team and others will be using Landmark Mall on Wednesday to train.
Uber Cab Driver from Alexandria Accused of Sex Assault

Uber Cab Driver from Alexandria Accused of Sex Assault

The alleged sexual assault took place Sunday, July 20 at about 2:35 a.m. in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NW in DC.
Rescuers Search Water for Alexandria Resident Patrick McTague

Rescuers Search Water for Alexandria Resident Patrick McTague

Authorities are waiting for the body of an Alexandria man to surface at Prettyboy Reservoir in Baltimore County, Md.
Police: Man Attempted to Remove Female Customer's Underwear at Alexandria CVS Store

Police: Man Attempted to Remove Female Customer's Underwear at Alexandria CVS Store

Police have charged the suspect with sexual battery.
Two Sentenced for Violent Armed Robbery of Alexandria Safeway

Two Sentenced for Violent Armed Robbery of Alexandria Safeway

One person was grazed by a bullet in Nov. 17 robbery.
Report: Alexandria Resident Pleads Not Guilty in Gun Incident on Capitol Hill

Report: Alexandria Resident Pleads Not Guilty in Gun Incident on Capitol Hill

Congressional staffer's actions "completely inadvertent," his attorney says.
Girl, 13, Dies After Hit-And-Run Wreck

Girl, 13, Dies After Hit-And-Run Wreck

Suspect faces manslaughter and DUI charges. Victim from Alexandria, according to Prince William County Police.
Landmark Mall: Setting for Deal to Sell Black Market Guns to Middle East?

Landmark Mall: Setting for Deal to Sell Black Market Guns to Middle East?

Two men reportedly met there with an undercover FBI agent to discuss the purchase of assault rifles to be shipped illegally to Jordan to be sold on the black market.