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Motorcyclist, 28, Killed By DUI Driver In Virginia, Cops Say: 'Young Man, Big Heart' Motorcyclist, 28, Killed By DUI Driver In Virginia, Cops Say: 'Young Man, Big Heart'
Motorcyclist, 28, Killed By DUI Driver In Virginia, Cops Say: 'Young Man, Big Heart' A drunk driver is facing charges for a crash that killed a 28-year-old motorcyclist in Fairfax County overnight, police said. Santos Adrian Ventura Fuentes, 34, of Alexandria, was heading east on Memroail Street in a 2007 Ford F-150 when he entered the South Kings Highway intersection in Groveton around 1:15 a.m., county police said. That's when Jonathan Bartell, 28, who was heading south on South Kings Highway, struck the driver's side of Fuentes' pickup on his Kawasaki ZX, police said. Bartell was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead while Fuentes was hospitalized with non-…
Global Saxophone Legend Dies Days Before The Birchmere Performance Global Saxophone Legend Dies Days Before The Birchmere Performance
Global Saxophone Legend Dies Days Before The Birchmere Performance David Sanborn, an internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, died on Sunday, May 12, days before he was set to perform in Northern Virginia. Sanborn's comes after an extended battle with prostate cancer with complications, according to a statement shared to his website. Sanborn had been set to perform on Wednesday, May 15 at the The Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria. ​"Mr. Sanborn had been dealing with prostate cancer since 2018, but had been able to maintain his normal schedule of concerts until just recently. Indeed he already had concerts scheduled into 2025," the…
Alexandria Man Pulls Gun On Acquaintance During Fight In Manassas, Held Without Bond, Cops Say Alexandria Man Pulls Gun On Acquaintance During Fight In Manassas, Held Without Bond, Cops Say
Alexandria Man Pulls Gun On Acquaintance During Fight In Manassas, Held Without Bond, Cops Say An Alexandria man has been arrested after pulling a gun on an acquaintance during an argument in Prince William County, police said. Randall Scott Tiemann II, 32, and a 33-year-old male acquaintance got into a physical fight as the result of an argument, bringing police to the 8100 block of Pointer Lane in Manassas around 9:50 p.m. Sunday, May 12, Prince William County police said. During the encounter, Tiemann pointed a firearm at the victim, according to police. The two men separated, and the police were contacted. No injuries were reported, and no shots were fired during the incident.&nb…
Alexandria Statistician Bought Winning Lottery Ticket At Annandale Supermarket Alexandria Statistician Bought Winning Lottery Ticket At Annandale Supermarket
Alexandria Statistician Bought Winning Lottery Ticket At Annandale Supermarket An Alexandria numbers cruncher hit it big playing the Virginia Lottery. As a statistician, Isaac Dompreh knows a thing or two about numbers. When he man plays the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 with EZ Match game, he likes to select numbers that correspond with significant birthdays. That strategy worked in the April 27 drawing, when Dompreh matched all five winning numbers to win a $205,000 jackpot. He bought his winning ticket at Giant Food, located at 7137 Columbia Pike in Annandale. He used Easy Pick and allowed the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket. Those winning numbe…
Gunman, Drug Dealers Arrested In I-395 Rush Hour Traffic Stop In Arlington: Police (VIDEO) Gunman, Drug Dealers Arrested In I-395 Rush Hour Traffic Stop In Arlington: Police (VIDEO)
Gunman, Drug Dealers Arrested In I-395 Rush Hour Traffic Stop In Arlington: Police (Video) Four people were arrested following a motor vehicle stop in rush hour traffic on I-395 in Arlington following a dispute, police said. Trouble unfolded just before 5:40 p.m. on May 2, when police were called to 24th Street S. at S. Kenmore Street on reports of a person with a gun, county police said. There, police learned a female victim and male suspect, later identified as Alphonso Page III, 34, of Alexandria, police said. Page and the female, who knew each other, were outside a residential building when they began arguing. Page lifted his shirt exposing what appeared t…
Ex-Coworker IDs Alexandria Capitol Rioter Who Shoved Journalist, Police: Feds Ex-Coworker IDs Alexandria Capitol Rioter Who Shoved Journalist, Police: Feds
Ex-Coworker IDs Alexandria Capitol Rioter Who Shoved Journalist, Police: Feds A 57-year-old Virginia man has been arrested for assaulting law enforcement at the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot, federal officials said. David A. Marshall, Jr., of, Alexandria, identified by a former co-worker, assaulted law enforcement officers and a member of the news media, shoving and yanking the journalist down a set of stairs, and assisted other rioters in seizing police equipment, court papers say.  Just after 1:10 p.m., he "pushed and shoved" officers in the West Plaza then picked up up a yellow flag and took an officer’s baton and bag, federal paperwork details. Marsha…
Shooter, 24, Who Struggled With Victim In Bailey's Crossroads Arrested In Alexandria: Police Shooter, 24, Who Struggled With Victim In Bailey's Crossroads Arrested In Alexandria: Police
Shooter, 24, Who Struggled With Victim In Bailey's Crossroads Arrested In Alexandria: Police A 24-year-old man who had been wanted since April 12 in an armed robbery gone wrong in Bailey's Crossroads has been arrested, police said. Abner Neftali Selen Barrera approached a man getting out of his car on Lake Street in Bailey's Crossroads around 5 a.m. on Friday, April 12, then pulled out a gun and demanded his property, police said. A struggle ensued and the victim was shot in the lower body, and hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Barrera, of Del Ray, was identified as a suspect and arrested in Alexandria on Tuesday, April 30, police said. He was char…
Man Found Dead In Alexandria River Was Husband With Baby On The Way, Family Says Man Found Dead In Alexandria River Was Husband With Baby On The Way, Family Says
Man Found Dead In Alexandria River Was Husband With Baby On The Way, Family Says Keben Perez was more than just a name in a headline, his family says. He was giving. He was kind. He was a family man, with another child on the way, loved ones say. The 32-year-old Alexandria resident's body was recovered from a river near Four Mile Run Park last week, leaving his family devastated. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released the ID on Monday, though the exact cause and manner of death are still undetermined pending further forensic testing, officials said. Descansa en paz Keben Perez🙏 Posted by Beverly Molina on Thursday, April 25, 2024 "Our family i…
Police Confirm ID Of Man Pulled From River Near Virginia Park Police Confirm ID Of Man Pulled From River Near Virginia Park
Police Confirm ID Of Man Pulled From River Near Virginia Park New details have been released by police in Alexandria after a 32-year-old man was pulled from a river near Four Mile Run Park last week. Keban Isaias Perez has been identified as the person found dead in the river in the 4100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue on Wednesday, April 24, authorities announced on Monday. Officers were called to the 4100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue near Four Mile Park around 1:30 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department said. Perez was pronounced dead at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released the ID on Monday, though the exact cause and manner o…
Police ID Victim Of 'Suspicious' Alexandria Death (UPDATE) Police ID Victim Of 'Suspicious' Alexandria Death (UPDATE)
Police ID Victim Of 'Suspicious' Alexandria Death (Update) Police in Alexandria have identified the man found dead earlier this month. John Andreadakis was found injured in an apartment on the 900 block of North Henry Street around 3:25 a.m. Monday, April 22, the Alexandria Police Department said. Andreadakis, 54, was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. The chief medical examiner positively identified him, police said. Police did not include a cause of death.
DC Purse Snatcher Trailed Victim Before Assault, Robbery In Maryland, Police Say DC Purse Snatcher Trailed Victim Before Assault, Robbery In Maryland, Police Say
DC Purse Snatcher Trailed Victim Before Assault, Robbery In Maryland, Police Say A purse snatcher from DC who targeted her victim and stalked her prey before a Frederick robbery is back in Maryland to face criminal charges, police say. District resident Nola Ann Michelle Bens, 59, is behind bars in Frederick County after she was arrested in Alexandria in connection to a February assault and robbery that left a woman with "significant injuries."  According to police, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, officers were called to the area of South Carroll Street and Carroll Creek in Frederick to investigate a reported robbery involving two women. The victim told investigators …
Outfit-Repeating Home Depot Shoplifter ID'd In 30 Minutes: Stafford Sheriff Outfit-Repeating Home Depot Shoplifter ID'd In 30 Minutes: Stafford Sheriff
Outfit-Repeating Home Depot Shoplifter ID'd In 30 Minutes: Stafford Sheriff Thirty minutes was all it took to identify a Home Depot shoplifter, police in Stafford County said. The sheriff's office put out an attempt to ID flyer after $4,400 worth of items were stolen from the Worth Avenue Home Depot on Sunday, April 22. In a matter of minutes, citizens identified the suspect as Eliezer Diaz Hernandez, 41, of Alexandria, the sheriff's office said. He was charged with grand larceny and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $10,000 secured bond. Shortly after dropping Hernandez off at the jail, Home Depot staff requested Deputy Gildea to respond back to the b…
Body Found In Alexandria River Body Found In Alexandria River
Body Found In Alexandria River A man's body was found in an Alexandria river on Wednesday, April 24, police said. Officers were called to the 4100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue near Four Mile Park around 1:30 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department said. The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy is expected to determine the cause and manner of death. Earlier in the week, Alexandria police announced a suspicious death investigation on North Henry Street. They said only that an injured man was found at the scene and later pronounced dead.
Special Police Officer Gets Prison Time For Shooting Former Friend At Northeast DC 7-Eleven Special Police Officer Gets Prison Time For Shooting Former Friend At Northeast DC 7-Eleven
Chanel Clinton Sentenced For 7-Eleven Shooting In DC An armed Special Police Officer from Alexandria who was working a detail in a Northeast DC 7-Eleven is heading to prison after shooting a woman during an argument that broke out in January outside the business, authorities announced. Chanel Clinton was sentenced to 36 months in prison, with an additional 24 months of suspended jail time for the shooting of a woman outside of the convenience store on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE more than three months ago. According to court documents, on Thursday, Jan. 18, while on the job working as a Special Police Officer, Clinton and her victim, a f…
'Suspicious Death' Probed In Alexandria, Police Say 'Suspicious Death' Probed In Alexandria, Police Say
'Suspicious Death' Probed In Alexandria, Police Say Police in Alexandria are investigating the death of a man that they're calling suspicious. The man was found by officers responding to reports of an injured person in an apartment on the 900 block of North Henry Street around 3:25 a.m. Monday, April 22, the Alexandria Police Department said. The man was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. No further information was released.
Former Marine, 23, Died Doing What He Loved In Alexandria Motorcycle Crash, Loved Ones Say Former Marine, 23, Died Doing What He Loved In Alexandria Motorcycle Crash, Loved Ones Say
Former Marine, 23, Died Doing What He Loved In Alexandria Motorcycle Crash, Loved Ones Say A 23-year-old Alexandria motorcyclist killed in a crash on Tuesday, April 9 has been identified as a former US Marine. Kaden Olsen was broadsided by a DASH bus on Duke and North Ripley streets just after 5 p.m., police in Alexandria said. He died at the scene. A GoFundMe for Olsen's family remembered him as being "larger than life." "He passed doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle," reads the campaign launched by Brooke Jensen. Kaden graduated early from high school and went on to fulfill his dreams of joining the Marine Corps, Jensen writes. He was honorably discharged in …
Alexandria Motorcyclist, 23, Dies In Crash With DASH Bus Alexandria Motorcyclist, 23, Dies In Crash With DASH Bus
Alexandria Motorcyclist, 23, Dies In Crash With Dash Bus Police have identified the victim killed in an Alexandria motorcycle crash as a 23-year-old resident. Kaden Olsen, of Alexandria, was heading east on Duke Street when he was broadsided by a DASH bus making a left turn onto North Ripley Street around 5:05 p.m.Tuesday, April 9, Alexandria police said. The bus driver was the only person on the bus at the time of the accident. No other injuries were reported and the scene was cleared by 10:40 p.m. Olsen died at the scene and charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
Drive-By Shooting Of Alexandria Worker On I-295 Ends With Murder Conviction For District Man Drive-By Shooting Of Alexandria Worker On I-295 Ends With Murder Conviction For District Man
Drive-By Shooting Of Alexandria Worker On I-295 Ends With Murder Conviction For District Man An El Salvadorian MS-13 member who shot and killed a man he believed to be involved in the death of his father years ago has been convicted of murder in Washington, DC, federal authorities announced. District resident Oscar Ramos, 35, was found guilty by a jury in connection to a May 2015 shooting that killed 50-year-old Pedro Melendez Alvarado and injured 56-year-old Miguel Rodriguez Carabantes during an incident over a perceived wrongdoing. Both men were from Alexandria.  According to prosecutors, Ramos, who is a member of MS-13, was a passenger in a car that was driving north on I-295, …
Arlington Man Wins $200K Playing VA Lottery Arlington Man Wins $200K Playing VA Lottery
Arlington Man Wins $200K Playing VA Lottery An Arlington man is taking home $200,000 from playing the Virginia Lottery. When Wassihun Woldeamanuel won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game, he did it 40 times in the same drawing.  He bought 40 plays in the February 20 day drawing, each with the same four-digit combination: 4-4-4-4. The prize for matching all four winning numbers in the Pick 4 game is $5,000. Since he had 40 plays with the winning combination, he won a total of $200,000. “I knew four is coming,” he told Lottery officials as he redeemed his winning tickets. He bought 30 of those tickets at Giant F…
18-Year-Old Inmate Found Dead In Virginia Cell: Police 18-Year-Old Inmate Found Dead In Virginia Cell: Police
18-Year-Old Inmate Found Dead In Virginia Cell: Police An 18-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell prompting a death investigation at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center, police said. Juan Felipe Mejia Campos of Alexandria was found unresponsive Thursday morning, March 28, county police said. Aid was rendered, however, Campos died at the scene, police said. There were no signs of foul play. The death appears medical or narcotic-related. The investigation continues. While online records show a 20-year-old Juan Mejia Campos of Stafford was arrested on March 20 on drug charges, county police could not confir…
$3M Lottery Ticket Sold In Virginia $3M Lottery Ticket Sold In Virginia
$3M Lottery Ticket Sold In Virginia A Mega Millions ticket good for $3 million and three others worth $10,000 were sold in Virginia. The ticket from the Friday, March 22 drawing matched the first five numbers but not the Mega Ball. The player spent an extra dollar for the Megaplier when buying the ticket, which tripled the prize. That ticket was purchased on the Vinton player's personal device via the VA Lottery app or website. The three $10,000 winning tickets were bought at: Meridian Deli, 1201 Braddock Place, Alexandria Loehmann Plaza Exxon, 7269 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church Route 1 BP, 2307 Emancipation High…
Woman's Parking Lot Killer Captured Following Alexandria Police Pursuit: Cops Woman's Parking Lot Killer Captured Following Alexandria Police Pursuit: Cops
Woman's Parking Lot Killer Captured Following Alexandria Police Pursuit: Cops A 53-year-old man wanted for a woman's North Carolina murder was captured following a police pursuit in Alexandria, authorities said. Alexandria police received a BOLO for Rahman Ferguson just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, a spokesperson for the police department said. According to police in North Carolina, Ferguson had been identified as the man accused of killing 55-year-old Sureita Angelia Samuels, of Huntersville, NC, in a Walgreens parking lot just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. Witnesses described hearing gunshots and a saw a black man, later identified as Fergus…
Quick-Thinking Teacher Recovers Loaded Gun From Elementary School Student In Virginia: Police Quick-Thinking Teacher Recovers Loaded Gun From Elementary School Student In Virginia: Police
Quick-Thinking Teacher Recovers Loaded Gun From Elementary School Student In Virginia: Police The Alexandria Police Department continues to investigate after an elementary school student was caught bringing a gun to class on Friday. Officers were called to the Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy on March 1 when a teacher heard the child voluntarily mention that he was carrying the weapon inside his backpack. Police say that the student brought the loaded gun into school inside his bag, and voluntarily mentioned it in conversation with their teacher on Friday that they were armed. The teacher immediately took possession of the student's bag, notified school administrators, and the poli…
Teen Arrested For Killing Afghan Interpreter Working As Lyft Driver In DC Teen Arrested For Killing Afghan Interpreter Working As Lyft Driver In DC
Teen Arrested For Killing Afghan Interpreter Working As Lyft Driver In DC Nasrat Ahmad Yar survived a decade in Afghanistan serving alongside the US Army Special Forces only to be taken down by a group of reckless teenagers in DC, police say. In July last year, Ahmad Yar was working as a Lyft driver when he was dropping off a fare and was approached by a group of armed teenagers in the 400 block of 11th Street NE who reportedly sought to carjack the Alexandria resident's ride. The 31-year-old father of four was shot during the incident, and rushed to an area hospital by first responders, where he later died from his injuries. After months of exhaustive inve…
District Man Facing Life In Prison For Abduction, Attempted Rape In Virginia, Police Say District Man Facing Life In Prison For Abduction, Attempted Rape In Virginia, Police Say
District Man Facing Life In Prison For Abduction, Attempted Rape In Virginia, Police Say A 25-year-old District man is facing a lifetime behind bars following an attempted sexual assault in Alexandria last month, officials say. Dykwon Perry Davis has been charged by a multi-jurisdictional grand jury from Alexandria, Falls Church, and Arlington, on felony charges following an alleged incident late on Feb. 3 in the Potomac Yard neighborhood. Specifically, Davis was charged with abduction with the intent to defile and attempted rape. If convicted of the abduction charge, Davis will face life in prison. The attempted rape charge carries a maximum term of 10 years. Davis remains i…
Retired Virginia Couple Feared Dead In Caribbean Boat-Jacking By Escaped Prisoners Retired Virginia Couple Feared Dead In Caribbean Boat-Jacking By Escaped Prisoners
Retired Virginia Couple Feared Dead In Caribbean Boat-Jacking By Escaped Prisoners A retired Virginia couple is feared dead after their catamaran was stolen by escaped prisoners in the Caribbean, authorities said. The Royal Caribbean Police on Monday, Feb. 26 said the three prisoners, who escaped police custody on Sunday, Feb. 18, likely used Ralph Hendry and Kathy Brandel's boat, Simplicity, as a getaway boat. Simplicity was found "anchored and abandoned" off a beach on the south coast of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Wednesday, Feb. 21, according to the Salty Dawg Sailing Association. But Hendry, 66, and Brandel, 71, were missing. In their update Monday m…
Inmate Dies In Alexandria Prison: Officials Inmate Dies In Alexandria Prison: Officials
Inmate Dies In Alexandria Prison: Officials A 39-year-old man died in an Alexandria prison early Monday, Feb. 26, authorities said. Ahntais Lucas, of Fairfax County, was found unresponsive in his cell alone and experiencing an apparent medical emergency at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center around 4 a.m., Alexandria officials said. A deputy immediately called for assistance from the jail’s medical staff, and both began life-saving measures. Medics from the Alexandria Fire Department responded and continued treatment, but the patient was pronounced deceased at 4:42 a.m. Lucas had been in custody since Aug. 20, 2023.…
Investigation Launched Following Reported Sexual Assault In Virginia: Police Investigation Launched Following Reported Sexual Assault In Virginia: Police
Investigation Launched Following Reported Sexual Assault In Virginia: Police The Alexandria Police Department has launched an investigation after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted, officials say. According to investigators, a woman was walking shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning in the area of Mount Vernon and Commonwealth Avenue when she was accosted and assaulted by a stranger, sending her to the hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Officials made note that this incident is unrelated to the assault on Main Line Boulevard earlier this month. "We are committed to the safety of our community," interim Alexandria Police Chief Raul Pedroso sa…
Driver Arrested For Deadly Hit-Run Crash In Fairfax County: Police Driver Arrested For Deadly Hit-Run Crash In Fairfax County: Police
Driver Arrested For Deadly Hit-Run Crash In Fairfax County: Police Police have tracked down and arrested the man who was found miles away from a fatal hit-and-run crash in Fairfax County, police say. Woodbridge resident Kelechi Uzodinma, 61, has been arrested after 51-year-old Heliodoro Luna-Perez was struck and killed over the weekend in Woodlawn. At approximately 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department responded to the intersection of Richmond Highway and Brevard Court, where there was a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a Lexus. Upon arrival, officers found Luna-Perez in the roadway after …
Drunk Man Arrested In Unprovoked Omnibus Attack: Prince William Police Drunk Man Arrested In Unprovoked Omnibus Attack: Prince William Police
Drunk Man Arrested In Unprovoked Omnibus Attack: Prince William Police A 34-year-old Alexandria man has been arrested following an unprovoked attack on an Omnibus in Prince William County, police said. Deybi Ismael Espinoza struck the 26-year-old man multiple times on the bus, before it stopped on Old Bridge Road and Oakwood Drive in Woodbridge Monday, Feb. 19, PWC police said. Espinoza was found to have been drunk and subsequently arrested without further incident. The victim was treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Espinoza was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and public intoxication. He was being held without bond.
Three Workers Shocked, Hospitalized At Construction Site In Virginia (DEVELOPING) Three Workers Shocked, Hospitalized At Construction Site In Virginia (DEVELOPING)
Three Workers Shocked, Hospitalized At Construction Site In Virginia (Developing) Three workers were shocked at a construction site on Monday morning, according to the Alexandria Police Department. An investigation was launched shortly before noon on Feb. 19 when police were called to the 6300 block of Stevenson Avenue, where three victims were reportedly electrocuted.  According to police, all three were hospitalized - two with life-threatening injuries. Their condition was not available on Monday afternoon. APD officers are on scene in the 6300 block of Stevenson Ave. conducting an investigation at a construction site where three people have been electrocuted.…