Archives: ‘Courts & Crime’

Seven Alexandria Deputies Graduate From Criminal Justice Academy

December 28th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

On Friday, December 21, seven new deputies with the Alexandria Sheriff's Office graduated from the Session 127 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. The graduation ceremony was held at George Mason University in Fairfax and followed nearly six months of deputy and law enforcement training, including emergency vehicle operation, firearms training, defensive tactics, jail and courthouse procedures, crash investigation, basic legal training and other important areas.

Alexandria Police Charge U.S. Senator with DUI

December 24th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria Police arrested Michael Dean Crapo, 61, and charged him with driving under the influence on Sunday, December 23 at 12:45 a.m. An officer was on routine patrol when he noticed a vehicle go through a red traffic signal.  The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at Hume Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue. […]

McDonnell Announces Appointment Of Linda C. Jackson To Director Of Department Of Forensic Science

December 21st, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, From Richmond]

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that he has appointed Linda C. Jackson to succeed Department of Forensic Science Director Peter M. Marone, who will retire at the end of February 2013. Ms. Jackson joined the DFS staff in 1995 and is a forensic expert specializing in the field of controlled substances analysis. Since 2008, she has served as the Department’s Chemistry Program Manager with responsibility for the technical aspects of controlled substances, toxicology and trace evidence services.

One Person Charged In Setting Apartment On Fire

December 21st, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Alexandria Fire Marshals and Police have charged a woman for setting several fires in an Alexandria apartment building. Beatrice Thompson, 20, a City resident, was arrested on Friday Dec. 21. Thompson is being charged with one count of burning or destroying dwelling house while occupied.

Maryland Woman Accused Of Recruiting Teen For Sex Trafficking Ring

December 20th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and John P. Torres, Special Agent in Charge for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C., made the announcement.

UPDATE: Serial Assault Suspect In Fairfax County

December 19th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 41, was arrested in Lima Peru. The United States Marshal Service took custody on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, and transported him to Fairfax County on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. He has been charged with six counts of malicious wounding, two counts of attempted malicious wounding, and one count of forging a public document. He is currently in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

T. C. Williams Student Charged With Possession Of A Firearm On School Property

December 18th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria police arrested a 15-year-old T. C. Williams High School student yesterday and charged him with possession of a firearm on school property. He had a BB gun and ammunition in his backpack.

2nd UPDATE: Stolen Cruiser Recovery

December 17th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria Police completed the inventory of the recovered stolen cruiser found in Prince Georges County, Maryland and confirmed that the Remington 870 shotgun and a Panasonic Toughbook Mobile Computer were taken from the vehicle.

UPDATE: Alexandria Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash

December 17th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime]

The victim in last Friday’s fatal pedestrian crash has been identified as Robert C. Portelle, a 55 year-old City resident.

Burke Man Sentenced To 360 Months For Producing Child Pornography

December 17th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Jason Laposay, 40, of Burke, Va., was sentenced to 360 months in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for producing child pornography by filming someone under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit activity.