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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Solicitation Of Sex With A Minor

July 21, 2017

Scott Casoni, 47, of Alexandria, VA, was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for traveling from Virginia into the District of Columbia to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and tampering with documents or proceeding. Following his prison term, Casoni will be placed on 10 years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender for a period of 15 years.

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Child Predator Arrested

July 20, 2017

Fairfax County police arrested 43-year-old Jerberth Adallir Palma of Springfield on July 13. Palma, a handyman in Fairfax County, was charged with three counts of sodomy of a child under the age of 13, one count of indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15, and one count of aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 13. Police seek information on other possible victims.

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AlphaBay, The Largest Online Dark Market, Shut Down

July 20, 2017

The Justice Department today announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the internet, AlphaBay, which operated for over two years on the dark web. The 'dark net' site was a major source of heroin and fentanyl, stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools, firearms, and toxic chemicals throughout the world.

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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies “Close Familial Relationship”

July 19, 2017

The United States Supreme Court today confirmed the expanded definition of “close familial relationship” related to the Trump travel ban, as specified by Hawaii federal district Judge Derrick K. Watson last week. The High Court, however, blocked Watson’s order with respect to refugees, pending resolution of the government’s appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Police Arrest Man After Road Rage Incident, Shooting On Eisenhower Connector

July 19, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the Eisenhower Connector near the 495 off-ramp around 8 a.m. today. A road rage incident occurred between the occupants of two vehicles. The driver of one vehicle was shot in the upper body and transported to an area hospital where she is in stable condition. Ernest Stickell, 58, Mechanicsville, MD, has been charged with Malicious Wounding and Use of a  Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Stickell was taken into custody by the Maryland State Police this afternoon.

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Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force Gets Organized; Approves Draft Evaluation Criteria

July 19, 2017

On Thursday, July 13, the Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force held its second meeting.

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Statement From Bipartisan Group Of Governors On U.S. Senate Healthcare Bill

July 18, 2017

Today Governor McAuliffe joined with a bipartisan group of 11 governors to issue a statement in response to recent developments and proposed changes to the Senate healthcare bill.

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Thompson-Marshall Sentenced For Husband’s Murder

July 17, 2017

On July 13, Paula Thompson Marshall, a 48-year old Alexandria resident, was sentenced to serve 14 years in the penitentiary with 3 years of post-release supervision for the murder of her husband, Rolf Marshall, on Oct. 5, 2016. Thompson Marshall had been previously convicted of murder by a jury of her peers on April 21, 2017.

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Portillo Membreno Sentenced For Beverley Park Murder

July 17, 2017

On July 13, Reinaldo Mauricio Portillo Membreno, a 19-year old Alexandria resident, was sentenced to serve 60 years in the penitentiary with 30 years suspended, conditioned on compliance with supervised probation for a period of 20 years following his release from incarceration and 30 years of good behavior for the murder of Jose Luis Perez Ferman on in Beverley Park on Nov. 8, 2015.

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Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash On South Van Dorn Street

July 16, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday, July 15, in the 100 block of S. Van Dorn Street. The driver, Zain Siddiqui, 22, a City resident, was conscious and transported to the hospital. Once at the hospital his medical condition worsened and he died. Alexandria police seek information from witnesses or others regarding this incident.

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