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‘Peace Officers Memorial Day’ ceremony set

The annual Arlington County Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 8 a.m. at the Arlington County Justice Center, 1425 North Courthouse Road. The event will commemorate the lives lost by public-safety officers through...

Driver and passengers flee after police chase

On April 22 at 2:37 p.m., Arlington officers were dispatched to assist Virginia State Police, whose troopers had been in pursuit of a vehicle reported stolen the day before in Arlington. The driver and two occupants of the vehicle exited...

Offender Aid & Restoration pivots through pandemic era

Two years and counting into the pandemic, Offender Aid & Restoration (OAR) of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church is focusing on the future while continuing to zero in on its core missions. The organization “puts participants first,” said Alejandra Santaolalla,...

Police Beat, 4/28/22 edition

News of crime and punishment across Arlington. ROBBERY: ** On April 18 at 3:22 p.m., a man entered a business in the 2900 block of Clarendon Boulevard and was approached by an employee. During their conversation, the suspect grabbed a tablet...

Legislators sustain veto of police-auditor measure

Arlington leaders probably were not expecting a last-minute reprieve, and they most assuredly didn’t get one. The House of Delegates on April 27 by a party-line vote sustained Gov. Youngkin’s veto of a measure that would have allowed the Arlington...

Rising Va. highway deaths spurs call for action

As crash fatalities reached a 14-year high on the commonwealth’s roadways last year, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is pushing for residents to “respond with action” to reverse course in 2022. “There are immediate, simple actions Virginians can...

Iconic fire station reaches end of the line

It may not be the most architecturally unique or aesthetically pleasing property out there, but for 60 years, Arlington’s Fire Station #8 has been a beloved centerpiece of the community that surrounds it. And now, time has come for it...

Arlington police hosting drug-takeback event

The Arlington County Police Department, in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, will host a drug-takeback event on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations. “It’s important to take advantage of this potentially life-saving...

Thieves continue to target catalytic converters

Sometime between April 19 at 7 p.m. and April 20 at 5:45 a.m., a vehicle was stolen in the 1400 block of South Walter Reed Drive in Arlington. According to police, the vehicle later was recovered in the 1600 block...

Police: Woman pepper-sprays man for taking photos of own children

On April 12 at 4:39 p.m., a woman approached a security guard in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street, stating that she believed a man was taking pictures of children not known to him, police said. The security guard...
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