Archives:April, 2016

Volunteers Turn Out For Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 29th, 2016 | [From: EcoNews]

About 75 volunteers turned out to clean up areas along Four Mile Run and Historic Holmes Run on April 16, as part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Families, scouts, students, retirees, veterans, firefighters, residents and local businesses all pitched in.

Police Find Body Of Missing Alexandria Woman

April 29th, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

On April 29 at 10:56 a.m., Prince William County Police responded to an area in Woodbridge to investigate a found body. The body is of an adult woman presumed to be Lizeth Yadira Lopez, 36, of Alexandria, who was reported as missing and endangered on April 19.

Teen Receives Blended Sentence In Beverley Park Murder

April 29th, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Leidi Granados Gutierrez 16, of Alexandria, was sentenced yesterday to up to five years in a juvenile facility and three years of adult incarceration for her role in the November, 2015, murder of Jose Luis Ferman Perez. Ferman Perez’s body was found in Beverley Park.

Former SunTrust Mortgage VP And Loan Officers Sentenced To Prison

April 29th, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Mohsin Raza, 51, and his wife, Humaira Iqbal, 40, of Woodbridge, were sentenced to 24 months and 15 months in prison, respectively, for conspiracy and wire fraud affecting a financial institution.

Ringleader Of Bank Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme Sentenced To Prison

April 29th, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Dae Hyuck Ko, aka James Ko, aka Minghua Hong, 59, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Ko was also ordered to pay forfeiture and restitution in the amount of approximately $3 million.

Black Pearl Sings!

April 29th, 2016 | [From: Arts & Style]

MetroStage finishes its season on high note with Frank Higgins’ incredibly moving and powerful play, “Black Pearl Sings!”

Former Fox News Commentator Pleads Guilty To Fraud

April 29th, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Wayne Shelby Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, a former Fox News commentator who has falsely claimed he spent 27 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency, pleaded guilty today to major fraud against the government, wire fraud, and a firearms offense.

Police Investigate Robbery at Wells Fargo Bank

April 28th, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank located at 1711 Fern Street on Thursday, April 28, at 11:40 a.m. There were no injuries. Investigators believe this is the same suspect from the SunTrust bank robbery on Mt. Vernon Avenue on April 18.

Alexandria To Participate In The 11th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 30

April 28th, 2016 | [From: Public Safety]

After collecting and destroying 5.5 million pounds—2,762 tons—of unused prescription drugs in the past five years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is continuing its efforts to take back unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications.

Three Salutes

April 28th, 2016 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – There were a number of notable events in the past week in our city to which we would like to call your attention.