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Editorial: Arlington School Board puts students, staff at risk

It was during 2020 that Democratic elected officials across the land, driven by their radical left flank, undertook an effort to devalue, demoralize and defund public safety. Now in 2021, many of those same elected officials – besieged by constituents...

Big spike in assaults reported in new police data

Maybe it was pandemic-induced stress, maybe other factors, but those in Arlington appear to have been far more likely to find themselves beaten up or otherwise assaulted in 2020 than a year before, according to new data from the...

Spike in opioid incidents a ‘concerning trend’ to police

The Arlington County Police Department in 2020 dealt with more fatal opioid-overdose deaths than in any year since statistics have been kept, with most incidents attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers mixed with fentanyl. As part of its annual report,...

Police: Drunken restaurant patron assaults officer

On June 17 at 12:50 a.m., police were dispatched to the 400 block of 23rd Street South for a report of a disorderly male inside a restaurant. Responding officers made contact with an individual they described as intoxicated, who was...

Robbers target cool drinks at service station

On June 20 at 1:17 a.m., an individual pulled into a gas station in the 2300 block of Richmond Highway and began to pump gas. According to police, the individual then approached refrigerators outside the service station and began...

Police: Air-gun-blasting homeless man walks away with summons

On June 22 at 7:52 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of Wilson Boulevard and North Kenmore Street, where a witness allegedly observed an individual pull an air gun out of his backpack and discharge it in the...

Police Beat, 6/24/21 edition

News of crime and punishment across Arlington: ROBBERY: On June 11 between midnight at 12:30 a.m., an individual was exiting an establishment in the 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard when he was approached by a man who directed him to go...

Editor’s Notebook: The sounds of silence (fortunately disappearing)

One of the most visceral memories of the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was the weeks-long period with no commercial traffic into or out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. As one who was living on the eighth...

Gun-toting robber demands cash in Clarendon incident

On June 11 between midnight at 12:30 a.m., an individual was exiting an establishment in the 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard when he was approached by a man who directed him to go to an ATM and withdraw cash. When...

Burglary suspect benefits from catch-and-release policy?

On June 11 at 9:53 p.m., a resident of the 3800 block of 7th Street heard what appeared to be a knock on the window of a neighboring residence, Arlington police said. The neighbor went to investigate, and observed a...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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