Monday, May 6, 2013
Park is located in Arlington, off of George Washington Memorial Parkway and just north of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Update (4:53 p.m.): The body found Monday afternoon in the area of Gravelly Point Park in Arlington is that of 83-year-old Victoria Kong, who was reported missing Friday, the U.S. Park Police have confirmed. "The exact location was north of the airport, south of Gravelly Point off the George Washington Parkway approximately 30 feet from the bike trail in a wooded area," spokesman Paul Brooks said in an email. A search and rescue team with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department found Kong, according to Brooks. The investigation is ongoing. Original story (4:11 p.m.): The U.S. Park Police are investigating the body of a woman found Monday afternoon at Gravelly Point Park. The body was found about 30 feet off a bike …
The following crimes were reported by the Alexandria Police Department to crimereports.com in late April and early May.
Note: The addresses listed below indicate blocks and not specific addresses of incidents. April 29 2:32 a.m. - 3800 block of N. Washington Street, someone reported a burglary. 5:04 p.m. - 1100 block of Jefferson Street, a person reported their car was stolen. 5:38 p.m. - 500 block of N. Fayette Street, an unknown suspect/s stole a person's bike stand from the motorcycle parking area of the garage at the apartment complex at this location. April 30 8:02 a.m. - 500 Block of Colecroft Court, a person reported an unknown suspect stole his unsecured bicycle and wood molding from his patio at his residence. Both items were found later. 2:02 p.m. - 1300 block of King Steret, a person reported an unknown person or people stole his bicycle, which…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Victoria Kong, 83, was last seen Friday walking toward Gravelly Point.
Authorities are looking for a missing woman who was last seen Friday on the Mount Vernon Trail. Victoria Kong, 83, was walking north toward Gravelly Point near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport around 6:30 p.m. Friday when she went missing, according to a news release sent Sunday by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department. Kong is a 5-foot-3, 130-pound Hispanic female from Barbados who has a light skin tone. She has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a long purple and brown dress with a floral design and sandals. She was carrying a tan sweater or jacket with a black purse. Authorities are asking anyone with information concerning Kong to contact the MWAA police at 703-417-2400 or the case …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Police have not yet released the boy's name.
A 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday on Stevenson Avenue in West End Alexandria. The boy was walking alongside the road with his mother when he broke free and ran, said Alexandria police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt. "The 4-year-old ran into the street," she said. "The mother ran after him." An 84-year-old man was driving a 2010 Jeep Commander eastbound on Stevenson Avenue when the boy ran into the street, police found in their preliminary investigation. The boy’s mother ran after him, and both were struck by the Jeep, according to a news release. The mother and son were taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital, where the boy was pronounced dead. The mother sustained non-life-threatening injuries, …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
In April, we asked Patch readers to tell us what Alexandria intersections and stretches of roads are most dangerous. Here are your responses.
We asked, and you answered—in droves. Patch received about 200 comments and entries about which intersections and stretches of road are "the worst" in Alexandria. In the Del Ray area, a number of residents said they were concerned about pedestrians and heavy vehicle traffic along East Monroe Avenue. The intersection of Commonwealth and Mount Vernon avenues is also tricky for some readers. One reader commented, "Cars speeding through yellow/red lights on Mt. Vernon or Commonwealth seem to be aiming for the cars coming off of Hume." In Old Town, some of residents complained about North Patrick Street coming north into the city from Fairfax County, where cars turning left into the neighborhoods can back-up traffic on the main artery. …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The following crimes were reported by the Alexandria Police Department to crimereports.com from April 22-26.
Note: The addresses listed below indicate blocks and not specific addresses of incidents. April 22 12:02 p.m., 1300 block of Madison Street - Unknown suspect/s stole victim's front license plate from her vehicle while it was parked in the street in front of her residence. 1:39 p.m., 600 block of N. Washington Street - Victim reported that their identity has been stolen and used for fraudulent activity. 10:44 a.m., 800 block of S. Lee Street - Victim reported unknown suspect/s entered her unlocked vehicle and stole coins and clothing. 4:02 p.m., 500 block of E. Braddock Road - Victim reported unknown suspect/s stole his chain-locked bicycle was stolen from apartment garage. April 23 9:57 a.m., 600 block of Bashford Lane - Victim reported …
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Drop off your expired, used or unwanted prescription drugs in Alexandria.
Several Alexandria locations will serve as free prescription drug disposal sites Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at many locations in Northern Virginia, including the Alexandria Police Department at 3600 Wheeler Ave. The event is meant to help residents dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs, according to the DEA. Since 2010, law enforcement officials and the DEA have taken in more than 2 million pounds of expired prescription drugs, according to a press release from the administration.
Plus, Iguana models, cell towers in disguise, a Ladybug exodus and two birds ask, "Who cooks for you?"
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Drivers at the Lake Ridge commuter lot near Interstate 95 saw more than the road crews and heavy machinery that have become standard commute scenery. Prince William County Police arrested a man April 19 when they found him dancing naked on the hood of his car. Without question, you should surrender to authorities when police have identified you as the suspect in a grand-larceny case. But we feel compelled to caution suspects about checking their pockets after a 27-year-old Annandale man turned himself in. Police in Falls Church say they …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Alexandria police officer who was shot in the head Feb. 27 returned home and found a sweet new ride.
Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy returned home this week to discover friends had restored his formerly rusty old 1975 convertible Mercedes into a dream car, Fox News reports. The vehicle was restored at NT Autobody. "As soon as they saw the car come in, a lot of the guys were telling me, 'Mike, what are you doing with a car like this?' When I told them it's Pete's car, they all put their tools down and said, ‘What can I do?’" Mike Tikoyan from the auto shop told Fox 5. See video of the restored car here.