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Arlington Police Search For 12 Year Old

October 24, 2016

UPDATE (1 p.m.): Arlington County police report that missing 12-year-old Eli Check was found safe and unharmed in the vicinity of Williamsburg Middle School.

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Police Investigating Several Skimming Cases

October 21, 2016

The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating several cases of skimming devices found at local businesses around the county between June and September. Criminals use skimming devices to capture information from credit and debit cards.

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Burke Resident Convicted Of Multiple Armed Robberies

October 21, 2016

Larry Pyos, Jr., of Burke, was convicted late yesterday by a federal jury on charges related to multiple armed robberies of businesses in Fairfax County and Falls Church. Pyos will be sentenced on Jan. 13, 2017.

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Arlington Man Pleads Guilty To Robbing Two Alexandria Banks

October 20, 2016

On Oct. 20, Budder Khan, 26, of Arlington, pleaded guilty to two counts of Bank Robbery. The case relates to the robbery of the SunTrust Bank on Mt. Vernon Avenue on April 18, 2016, and Wells Fargo on Fern Street in Alexandria on April 28, 2016. Khan became known as the "Ball Cap Bandit" because of the hats worn in each robbery.

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Man Critically Injured In Construction Accident

October 19, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an industrial accident in the 700 block of Wythe Street that occurred around 7:30 a.m. today. A crane struck a live electrical wire at a construction site. The wire fell, striking a 44-year-old male construction worker. The victim suffered electrical burns and was transported to a local hospital. He is in critical but stable condition.

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FBI Announces Results Of Operation Cross Country X

October 18, 2016

Domestically, 82 minors were rescued and 239 traffickers and their associates were arrested as part of Operation Cross Country X, an international effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from Oct. 13-16, 2016. This is the tenth iteration of FBI-led initiative, which took place across the United States and, for the first time, also in several countries around the world.

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Former Joint Chiefs Of Staff Vice Chairman Pleads Guilty To Federal Felony In Leak Investigation

October 18, 2016

Retired General James E. Cartwright, 67, of Gainesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to making false statements in connection with the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. The guilty plea was entered in the District of Columbia.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIL

October 17, 2016

Haris Qamar, 26, of Burke, pleaded guilty today to attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Alexandria Police Make Second Arrest In Belle Pre Way Homicide

October 15, 2016

Alexandria police have charged a second suspect with the homicide of Leon Williams, who died from injuries sustained during a shooting that occurred on Belle Pre Way on Oct. 7, 2015.

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Former State Department Employee Sentenced To Prison In $2 Million Government Contract Conspiracy

October 14, 2016

Kenneth Apple, 65, of Beaverton, Oregon, was sentenced today to 50 months in prison for his role in awarding $2 million in micro-dairy contracts from the U.S. government for use in Iraq. The court also ordered Apple to serve three years of supervised release, pay approximately $1.9 million in restitution, and forfeit $551,838.73.

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