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Somali Pirate Sentenced To Life For 2010 Attack Of USS Ashland

April 26, 2017

A Somali man was sentenced to life plus ten years in prison today for engaging in piracy and committing other offenses pertaining to the attack on the USS Ashland, a U.S. Navy ship, in April 2010.

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Police Investigate Report Of Attempted Abduction

April 25, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted abduction this morning in the 400 block of S. Union Street. No one was injured.

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Arlington Man Facing Cocaine Charges Pleads Guilty To Buying Guns

April 25, 2017

An Arlington man, 28-year-old Anthony Fernandez Medrano, pleaded guilty today to willfully receiving a firearm while under indictment in Virginia state court.

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Alexandria Man Dies After Moped Crash

April 23, 2017

Arlington County police responded to the 2400 block of S. Glebe Road at approximately 5:40 p.m. on April 22, for the report of a single-vehicle crash involving a moped. ACFD medics administered CPR before transporting Virgiliro Lopez, 45, of Alexandria, to George Washington University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Fraudsters Convicted Of Operating Nationwide Home Mortgage Scam

April 22, 2017

Three co-conspirators who operated a nationwide, multi-year “home mortgage modification” fraud that scammed hundreds of victims out of at least $10 million were convicted Friday by a federal jury in Alexandria.

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Man Dies In Arlington County Detention Facility

April 21, 2017

Bennie Turner, 40, was released Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 a.m. as a result of a court-ordered furlough for an ill family member. He returned to the Arlington County Detention Facility on time at 2:00 p.m. and after being processed back into the facility, he was returned to his housing unit at 2:31 p.m. He was found unconscious in his cell at 4:48 p.m. Deputies and medical staff began immediate resuscitation efforts after finding him non-responsive.

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Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty To Scamming More Than $500,000

April 21, 2017

Adelaja Allen Arojuraye, 45, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty today to a 15-year fraud scheme to obtain $366,716 in federal financial aid through U.S. Department of Education programs, stealing $136,000 in federal grant funds from the National Science Foundation, and making a false statement to receive a United States passport.

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Thompson-Marshall Convicted Of Murder

April 21, 2017

On the evening of April 20, an Alexandria jury returned two guilty verdicts against Paula Thompson-Marshall, a 48-year old resident of the City of Alexandria.

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Fairfax Man Sentenced To Prison For Child Pornography

April 21, 2017

Roger Wheaton Webb, 53, of Fairfax, was sentenced today to five years in prison for receipt of child pornography.

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Arrington Convicted Of Involuntary Manslaughter In Alcohol-Related Pedestrian Fatality

April 20, 2017

On April 20, 2017, Kyeshia Arrington, a 25 year-old Alexandria resident, pleaded guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol for causing the death of Peter Palm, a 62 year-old City resident.

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