Friday, March 1, 2013
Neighbors of Kashif Bashir also recount visits from police — both this week and in the past.
The Woodbridge taxi driver charged with shooting an Alexandria police officer in the head Wednesday is no stranger to law enforcement. Several Northern Virginia jurisdictions list charges against Kashif Bashir over the past few years — with many of those charges coming at the end of traffic stops similar to the one that ended so violently Wednesday. Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy was shot at the corner of S. St. Asaph and Wilkes streets, just outside a school playground and a few blocks from the bustle of King Street in Old Town. Police arrested Bashir after he crashed his taxi in Fairfax County, ending a police chase that started moments after the shooting. Bashir, 27, an Alexandria Yellow Cab driver, is charged with malicious …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Two women were attacked on trail earlier this year.
Alexandria police say a reported assault Nov. 17 on the Holmes Run Trail near Duke Street never happened. The sexual assault was reported this week by The Washington Post. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson said he spoke with the staff member who compiled the report, who said she received it from crimereports.com. However, a second search of that website did not list any such attack, Donaldson said in an email, leading him to believe there was a glitch in the computer system. The incident might have been confused with another report around the same time of a person being drunk in public at a 7-Eleven at 2 S. Jordan St., Donaldson said. Several months ago, two women reported being attacked on the popular West End trail in separate incidents. …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Police seek help identifying suspect who attempted to rob the Bank of America.
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an attempted bank robbery that occurred at the Bank of America branch located at 600 N. Washington St. A woman entered the bank around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and gave the teller a note demanding money. The teller backed away from the window and the suspect fled the bank. The suspect was last seen on foot heading eastbound on Pendleton Street. No one was injured in the incident. The suspect is described as a black female, approximately 5-foot-5 with a medium build, according to the police. She was wearing a dark jacket with a navy blue and gray scarf wrapped around her head. She was wearing sunglasses. Anyone who recognizes the suspect from the bank’s surveillance photos (attached to the right…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Three cars also were impounded during the initiative.
Alexandria police stopped 66 vehicles and made four arrests for Driving While Intoxicated, or DWI, over the weekend. The police conducted a roaming DWI enforcement effort to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers from 10 p.m. on Sept. 22, to 6 a.m. on Sept. 23. Vehicles observed committing traffic infractions were stopped and drivers were checked to assure that their abilities to drive had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs. In addition, three vehicles were impounded and 41 tickets were issued for miscellaneous traffic offenses. Seven Alexandria police officers and one emergency communications technician participated in the mobile enforcement effort. Earlier this month, police made two arrests in a similar DWI crackdown.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Initiative begins Saturday evening and runs through Sunday morning.
Alexandria police on Saturday will conduct a roaming DWI enforcement effort to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers. The DWI crackdown will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday and will continue until 6 a.m. Sunday. Police will stop motorists and check drivers to ensure that their abilities to drive have not been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Police Chief Earl Cook reminds drivers that the maximum penalty in Virginia for the first conviction for driving under the influence is 12 months in jail, a $2,500 fine and a 12-month suspension of driving privileges. In addition, there are mandatory jail terms associated with these offenses, depending upon the blood alcohol content of the driver. Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles administrative fees …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Jean Paul Enriquez is challenging a March ruling from the Virginia Supreme Court.
A man convicted of drunken driving in Alexandria in 2009 is taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to The Washington Times. Jean Paul Enriquez is challenging a March ruling from Virginia’s highest court that someone drunk at the wheel of a car parked on a public road with a key in the ignition is now automatically guilty of drunken driving. Enriquez’s attorneys are arguing that the Virginia Supreme Court cannot retroactively criminalize an action without fair warning and that the ruling violates Enriquez’s right to due process. “How can they make the law for my guy when it wasn’t the law when my guy committed the act?” said Alberto Salvado, an attorney for Enriquez. “If the Supreme Court doesn’t take this writ, then out there…
More than 30 neighborhoods in Alexandria will celebrate the Aug. 7 event highlighting crime prevention awareness.
City officials are partnering with local neighborhoods and the Alexandria Police Department to celebrate the 29th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday. The celebration from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. To heighten awareness of crime prevention, residents in more than 30 Alexandria neighborhoods will turn on their porch lights, host neighborhood cook-outs and sponsor block parties in support of National Night Out. Events also will be held at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center field in the city's Del Ray neighborhood. Mayor Bill Euille, City Manager Rashad Young, members of City Council and Chief of Police Earl Cook will visit residents …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Carjacking occurred early Thursday morning in 5100 block of Duke Street.
Police have charged three men with unauthorized use of a vehicle and a weapons violation related to a carjacking in Alexandria on Thursday morning. Around 2:10 a.m. on Thursday, a 24-year-old Alexandrian and a 21-year-old non-city resident were sitting in a 2004 Nissan Maxima when they were approached by three men. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and told the victims to get out of the vehicle, according to police. The three suspects jumped into the car and drove westbound on Duke Street. The victims of the carjacking were not injured. Arlington County Police Department officers located the vehicle a short time later heading northbound on Interstate 395. Arlington officers initiated a pursuit and eventually got the vehicle to stop …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Arrests were made for pot possession, cocaine possession and a felony warrant, among other things.
Alexandria police stopped 101 vehicles and arrested five drivers during its recent Operation Cinco De Mayo roaming DWI effort designed to deter drunk driving and apprehend intoxicated drivers. The enforcement effort was conducted from 8 p.m. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Sunday. Police stopped vehicles they observed committing traffic infractions and checked drivers to assure that alcohol or drugs had not impaired their abilities to drive. Arrests included possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and one felony warrant arrest. Ninety tickets were issued for various infractions. Thirteen Alexandria police officers, one sheriff’s deputy and one emergency communications technician participated in the mobile enforcement effort.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
James Savage Click, 23, of no fixed address, has been arrested and charged with abduction and felonious assault.
Alexandria Police have arrested James Savage Click, 23, of no fixed address, for the abduction and assault that happened Tuesday evening. Two women had planned to meet a man who they believed would show them an available apartment, but instead he took them to an abandoned building in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, near the city jail. The incident happened around 6 p.m. in the 2200 block of Mill Road. He has been charged with two counts of abduction and two counts of felonious assault and is being held at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center. The two victims were physically assaulted but were able to fight back and escape from the building. Police were called and officers on the Special Operations Team and the K-9 unit searched …