Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Morton Marshall Ford III died in 2011 from complications related to a blood transfusion when he was shot in 1974. He was also the center of a charged legal battle regarding then police Chief Charles Strobel.
Alexandria police officer Morton Marshall Ford III, who died in 2011, was among those added this week to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall. In remarks to an estimated 20,000 officers, families and supporters at a ceremony Monday at the wall in Washington, DC, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the dead represented “the best of our nation.” In all, 321 new names were added to the wall and honored with a candle-light vigil Monday night, including 120 who died in 2012. See: National Police Week 2013: Candles Raised for the Fallen On Nov. 26, 1974, Sergeant "Morty" Ford was shot when he and several other officers responded to a robbery in progress in Old Town, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The following crimes were reported by the Alexandria Police Department via crimereports.com between May 6 - 12.
Note: The addresses listed below indicate blocks and not specific addresses of incidents. May 6 10:13 p.m., a person reported a larceny or theft in the 3400 block of N. Fairfax Street. 2:37 p.m., a person reported a larceny or theft at S. Union and Wolfe streets. May 7 2:51 p.m., a person on the 500 block of King Street reported receiving threatening phone calls. May 9 10:36 a.m., a person reported that someone stole two empty hanging baskets from the front of her residence in the 1400 block of Oronoco Street. 11:05 a.m., a person reported that someone stole a camera, MP3 player and money from his unlocked car on E. Spring Street. May 10 5:25 p.m., a person reported a fraud occured in the 3600 block of N. Washington Street. 7:45 p.m., a…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Jacob Choi ran into the street May 4 on Stevenson Avenue.
Alexandria police have released the name of the 4-year-old boy who was struck and killed May 4 when he ran into the street and in front of an oncoming SUV. Police identified the boy as Jacob Choi. The crash occurred on Stevenson Avenue, in West End Alexandria. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson said the boy and his family live in the immediate area but could not provide an exact address. Jacob was walking alongside the road with his mother when he broke free and ran, police said. A group of the boy’s family members were at the scene, and Jacob's mother, who was holding another young child in the family, ran after Jacob and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The child in her arms was not injured, Donaldson said. Police say they still …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Four-year-old boy was struck by vehicle, killed Saturday in Alexandria.
Alexandria police say charges will not be filed against the driver of an SUV who struck and killed a 4-year-old boy Saturday in West End Alexandria. Police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt said Monday that she could not release the speed of the vehicle at the time of the collision, which also injured the boy’s mother, saying it was under investigation. The speed limit in the area where the crash occurred, in the 6300 block of Stevenson Avenue, is 35 mph. “It just looks like a horrible and unfortunate accident,” Hildebrandt said. The 84-year-old driver, who name has also not been released, remained on the scene of the crash, police said Saturday. The boy and his mother were walking along Stevenson Avenue when the boy suddenly ran across the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
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…
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, …
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.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
May includes National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, National Police Week.
Alexandrians are invited to honor men and women in uniform who serve the city as police or correctional officers at three events in May. National Correctional Officers and Employees Week runs from May 5 through 11, said Alexandria Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Amy Bertsch. National Police Week is from May 12 through 18. “I think with the recent events, especially in Boston and the officer Laboy shooting, the public support has just been tremendous,” Bertsch said. “And at the same time, on one should wait for a tragedy to occur to honor these officers.” There will be a ceremony and honor guard competition at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at Judiciary Square in Washington at 10 a.m. May 4. The Corrections Chiefs Committee of the…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Witnesses during a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Alexandria General District Court offered details into the case of the Alexandria police officer who was shot in the head.
Witnesses testifying in the shooting case of officer Peter Laboy outlined a sunny, normal day that turned Feb. 27 into a surreal nightmare, leaving the Alexandria officer critically injured and police on a high-speed chase into Fairfax County. Commonwealth Assistant Attorney Bryan Porter opened the preliminary hearing Wednesday in Alexandria’s General District Court saying alleged shooter Kashif Bashir “intentionally and maliciously” shot Laboy in the head, leaving him injured and bleeding. Porter is a former officer with the Metro Transit Police and Alexandria Police Department. The case before Alexandria General District Court Judge Becky J. Moore was outlined to persuade her to allow prosecutors to move the case forward. Prosecutors …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Crime in 2012 in the city decreased more than 9 percent.
The latest statistics show major crimes in Alexandria fell 9.1 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the Alexandria Police Department. Total so-called “Part 1” crimes, which includes homicide, rape and robbery, fell by 329 offenses in calendar year 2012 (from more than 3,600 to fewer than 3,300 crimes). It was the lowest level of these crimes in the city since 1966, according to the department. Homicide, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto thefts declined in 2012. Robberies increased by eight offenses. Part 1 Crime Statistics (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012) “I am pleased that the City of Alexandria has continued to experience historic crime lows in 2012,” said Police Chief Earl Cook in a news release. “The reductions …