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Woman Sexually Assaulted While Jogging

From Arlington County Police Department:

National DUI Crackdown Takes Effect in Arlington: Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday

National DUI Crackdown Takes Effect in Arlington: Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday

The Arlington County Police Department has plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, September 23. The enforcement effort will be held with assistance from the Arlington County Sheriff's Office and has been deemed, 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.'

According to the press release, "Officers will stop all vehicles passing through the checkpoint and ask to see the licenses of drivers.  Any driver suspected of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be directed to a safe area off the roadway for further observation and possible testing for intoxication."

The maximum penalty in the state of Virginia is 12 months in jail for the first conviction, a 12-month suspension of driving privileges, and a $2,500 fine.

Bank Robbery in Burke

 

According to the West Springfield authorities,  Police responded to the report of a robbery at the Suntrust Bank, 5234 Rolling Road, on Saturday, August 27th shortly after 10 a.m. A man entered the bank, approached a teller and demanded money. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries.

Alexandria Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the American Conservative Union

 

This story comes to us from Peter Carr:

  ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Diana Carr, 56, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty today embezzling from the American Conservative Union (ACU). 

Crime Solvers Tip Aids in Capture of East Coast Rapist

From Fairfax County:

  Crime Solvers programs around the region are applauding their role in a recent capture. An anonymous tip through Crime Solvers assisted police in the arrest of the highly sought-after “East Coast Rapist.” Detectives around the region and as far reaching as Rhode Island and Connecticut worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to create a website and billboard signs that ran up and down the east coast with pertinent information in a series of sexual assaults.

            More than 12 women and children were reportedly sexually assaulted by the same man. Those attacks began in Prince Georges County, MD in February, 1997. The suspect then attacked women in Fairfax County, VA, Leesburg, VA, Cranston, RI, New Haven, CT and Prince William County, VA. DNA in those cases all returned to the same suspect.   

Crime in Arlington Decreasing

From Arlington County Police Department:

Police Seek Information on Bank Robbery

Police Seek Information on Bank Robbery

From Arlington County Police Department:

ARLINGTON, VA. - The Arlington County Police Department's Robbery Unit is seeking the public's help to identify two men who robbed an Arlington bank this afternoon.

Two suspects entered a BB&T bank in the 1900 block of Fort Myer Drive at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. One suspect demanded money, while the other suspect displayed a handgun. Once the suspects received currency, they fled from the bank.

Both suspects were African American men of average height and weight, wearing all dark clothing. They also wore items covering their faces. Shortly after the robbery, a portion of money was recovered, and the red dye pack had apparently been set off.

Anyone who has information about this robbery or the identity of the suspects is asked to call the Arlington County Police Department Tip Line at 703 228-4242, or Detective Donald Fortunato at (703) 228-4197.