Archives: ‘Courts & Crime’

Alexandria Police Investigate Car Crash On Commonwealth Avenue

December 31st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. today, a woman crashed her late model Nissan pickup into a tree at the intersection of West Uhler and Commonwealth Avenues. The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was transported to the hospital. The extent of her injuries is not known.

Former T. C. Football Star Facing Federal Drug Charges Again

December 30th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Tracey Fells, a former T. C. Williams High School football star, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute greater than 280 grams of cocaine base “crack” and greater than 500 grams of cocaine in federal court in Alexandria.

Alexandria Police Investigate Bank Robbery

December 29th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Virginia Commerce Bank, located at 5140 Duke Street. Around 2:27 P.M. on Wednesday December 28, a man entered the bank, implied he had a weapon and demanded money.

Alexandria City Employee Arrested, Charged With Three Felonies

December 22nd, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime]

This morning, City of Alexandria officials were notified that Department of Emergency Communications employee Robert Mains was arrested by Spotsylvania County authorities. He was charged with three felony crimes, including forgery, identity theft, and using false information to obtain a loan.

Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty To Making Threatening Calls To Virginia Congressman

December 21st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Glendon Swift, 62, of Lenoir City, Tenn., pleaded guilty today to making threats against Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and his family.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Michael F. A. Morehart, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement.

Man Pleads Guilty To Counterfeit Check Scheme

December 21st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Austin Davidson, 32, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty yesterday to throwing dozens of lavish house parties funded by a counterfeit business check scheme.

Alexandria Police Officer Recruits Graduate From Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy’s 125th Session

December 21st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Nine Alexandria Police Department recruits graduated on Monday, Dec. 19 from the 125th session of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement School.

Ashburn Realtor Charged In $7 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

December 19th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime]

A federal grand jury has charged Nadin Samnang, 29, of Ashburn, Va., with conspiracy and mortgage fraud charges related to his role in alleged fraudulent mortgage loan transactions involving at least 25 homes in northern Virginia and more than $7 million in losses to lenders.

Alexandria Law Enforcement Officer Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 16th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

A City of Alexandria police officer was honored during a regional ceremony this morning for his “outstanding commitment in the fight against drunk driving in Greater Washington” and presented with the area’s 14th-annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.”

Army Captain From Alexandria Pleads Guilty To Submitting False Housing And Travel Claims

December 16th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

A captain in the U.S. Army pleaded guilty today in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to making more than $68,000 in false housing and travel claims, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride for the Eastern District of Virginia.