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Defund the po-po? In Arlington, it’s a no-go

Defunding public-safety agencies, or abolishing them entirely, may seem very 2020 at this point – polls now show overwhelming opposition among the public to the concept, and many of the same Democratic politicians who embraced its rhetoric last year...

Mayhem at apartment building leads to charges

On Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m., police and fire units responded to the 1800 block of Columbia Pike for a report of an assault and the smell of smoke and natural gas. According to police, as officers entered the building,...

Investigation continues in fatal motorcycle-school bus collision

The Arlington County Police Department continues to investigate a fatal collision between a motorcycle and school bus that occurred the afternoon of Nov. 10. Officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of 23rd Street South at 2:49 p.m. for the...

Police track down suspect after string of alleged assaults

On Nov. 11 at 2:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a fight in the 400 block of 23rd Street South. Investigation revealed that an individual was inside a business standing in line at the register behind another...

Two-vehicle crash claims life in East Falls Church

A 49-year-old Manassas man was killed as a result of a Nov. 3 vehicular crash in the East Falls Church area, Arlington police said. At approximately 8:29 a.m., police were dispatched to the report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries...

Police to target drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians for enforcement

The Arlington County Police Department is participating Nov. 5-30 in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ “Street Smart” education and enforcement campaign. The initiative aims to identify and change unsafe behavior patterns among motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, with the goal...

Democratic ticket goes 54-for-54 in Arlington precincts

It may not be much consolation, but Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s bid for governor performed well in Arlington, winning all 54 of the county's precincts. According to complete but still unofficial election results reported Nov. 5, McAuliffe won 76.6 percent of...

Arlington school officials to detail ‘new relationship’ with police

Having voted to toss Arlington police out of school buildings last school year, Arlington Public Schools is about to unveil a new agreement with the police department that will guide the relationship going forward. A draft of the proposed agreement...

Alleged robber facing plethora of charges

On Oct. 26 at 1 p.m., an individual entered a business in the 700 lock of North Glebe Road and began concealing merchandise, Arlington police said. A store employee observed the suspect and attempted to stop him from leaving. The...

Juveniles pick the wrong building to break into

On Oct. 23 at 12:40 a.m., an off-duty police officer heard individuals forcing entry into a secure residential building in the 900 block of South Dinwiddie Street, then observed them enter the building, Arlington police said. The officer went to...
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Editor’s Notebook: Get those boxes packed!

Yesterday marked the first day that sports czar Dave and I took some boxes from our current office across...
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