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Troy Vann Indicted For Aggravated Malicious Wounding

December 12, 2016

On Dec. 12, 2016, the Grand Jury for the City of Alexandria returned a three-count indictment against Troy Vann, related to the Sept. 22, 2016 shooting of a cabdriver in the Foxchase neighborhood of the City. Troy Benjamin Vann, a 16-year old City resident, was charged with a total of three felony counts: 1) Aggravated Malicious Wounding, 2) Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Aggravated Malicious Wounding and 3) Possession of a Firearm by a Person Previously Adjudicated of a Felony.

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Businessman Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charges Involving Government Contracts

December 8, 2016

James C. Bedford, 50, of Dumfries, pleaded guilty today to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery of a public official.

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Police Investigate Pedestrian Accident In Old Town

December 7, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a pedestrian struck traffic crash that occurred this evening at the intersection N. Fairfax Street and Pendleton Street in Old Town. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

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Police Seek Additional Victims Of Suspect Charged In Fraud Case

December 6, 2016

The Arlington County Police Department is investigating a suspect charged in a fraud case and is seeking additional victims. Willbrod Frank Lukamilwa, also known as Frank Wilbert Ramaphosa, 42, of an unknown address, has been arrested and charged with unlawful entry, credit card larceny and credit card fraud.

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Police Charge Driver In Fatal Pedestrian Accident

December 5, 2016

The driver involved in the Dec. 1, 2016 fatal pedestrian crash at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and W. Glebe Road was arrested and released on summons the evening of the crash. Karin Sheire, 77, of Montana, was charged with Failed to Yield to Pedestrians.

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Percentage Of Virginia Inmates In Restrictive Housing Among the Lowest in the Nation

December 5, 2016

At 2.8%, the percentage of offenders in restrictive housing in Virginia prisons is among the lowest in the United States.

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Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle

December 4, 2016

The pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and W. Glebe Road on Dec. 1, 2016, has died of her injuries. She has been identified as Rosemarie Cruz, 49, of Alexandria.

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Update: Missing Woman Found

December 3, 2016

Update: Carol Westerman was found and returned home safely. The Senior Alert has been canceled.

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CEO Of Virginia Health Care Technology Company Pleads Guilty To $30 Million Shareholder Fraud And $7.5 Million Employment Tax Fraud

December 2, 2016

Sreedhar Potarazu, 51, of Potomac, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to charges of inducing interstate travel to commit a fraud and failing to account for and pay over employment taxes. Potarazu was an ophthalmic surgeon who was licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He founded VitalSpring Technologies Inc. which operated in McLean, Virginia and provided data analysis and services relating to health care expenditures.

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Burke Woman Sentenced For Role In Multiple Armed Robberies

December 2, 2016

Ariel Monet-Viola Long, 22, of Burke, was sentenced today to 138 months in prison for robbery and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

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