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‘Small explosions’ bring out local, state, federal response

The Arlington County fire marshal and agencies at the local, state and federal levels are investigating a series of small explosions that occurred on Oct. 9, and are asking local residents with information to contact police. At 12:45 a.m., the...

State Police: Fla. man dies in Beltway crash

Virginia State Police on Sept. 23 at 2:02 a.m. responded to a single-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 495 near the Gallows Road exit. A motorcyclist was driving a 2006 Honda CBR600 south on I-495 when he rapidly reduced speed, lost...

Police: Wrong-way crash on Beltway leads to two fatalities

Virginia State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on May 17 in Tysons that killed both drivers and critically injured a passenger. The crash occurred at 10:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 495 near Exit 46 for...

Fairfax leaders slated to ink public-safety agreements

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Feb. 22 is slated to approve four agreements with federal and state law-enforcement agencies.Those pacts will include: • A reciprocal agreement with between the Fairfax County Police Department and Virginia State Police covering...

State Police: 4 deaths on roadways over Thanksgiving

During the 2021 Thanksgiving statistical-counting period, preliminary data show there were four fatal traffic crashes statewide, Virginia State Police said Dec. 2. This is the lowest number of traffic fatalities during Thanksgiving period in more than a decade, officials said. “Although...

State Police urge caution as holiday travel ramps up

The American Automobile Association predicts that 1.4 million Virginians will travel for this Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, which equates to 11 percent more motorists than in 2020. Virginia State Police urge patience for motorists planning to hit the roadways. “With traffic...

State Police safety blitz targets commercial vehicles

The Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Safety Unit assigned to Northern Virginia conducted its annual commercial-vehicle safety blitz Sept. 14 to 16, which was concentrated on Routes 1, 15, 17 and 234 and Interstates 66, 95 and 495 in...

Public-Safety Notes, 6/17/21 edition

News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week. VIENNA TOWNHOUSE FIRE DISPLACES TWO OCCUPANTS: The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department on June 9 at 12:12 p.m. dispatched units to a reported townhouse fire in the 400 block...

Police Beat, 6/17/21 edition

News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week. CARJACKING: ** Four juveniles are under arrest and facing a variety of charges in connection an armed carjacking that occurred June 6 at 7:55 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Hayes...

Wrong-way driver leads police from Fairfax into Arlington

Virginia State Police on June 11 around 10:36 a.m. began receiving calls about a red sedan traveling north in the southbound Express Lanes of Interstate 495 near Exit 51 (Gallows Road). As state police were responding, the vehicle took I-66...
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