Saturday, June 7, 2014
Statement from Sheriff Dana Lawhorne on the Bryant Pegues Case "I want to advise you of new developments in the case of former deputy Bryant Pegues who was arrested last week for sexually assaulting an inmate. Today, the rape charge (18.2-61) against him was nolle prossed and I agree with the decision of the Commonwealth's Attorney to drop this charge. The fact remains that he betrayed his duty to this Office and violated the public trust. The Commonwealth will continue its prosecution of him on the charge of Carnal Knowledge of an Inmate (18.2-64.2) and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for ." "Bryant Pegues was terminated by the Sheriff's Office on May 27. The dropping of the rape charge does not change his termination from this Office." "Additionally, I have arranged for an outside agency to review this incident with regard to our policies, practices, training and procedures. This review will be conducted by highly experienced command staff from the Arlington Sheriff's Office and will begin after the criminal case has been adjudicated." Sheriff Dana Lawhorne June 5, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Alexandria Police Add Two Red Light Cameras
The Alexandria Police Department has commenced using two additional cameras as part of the Red Light Photo Safety Program. The system will work the same as it has the past three years; photo enforcement cameras will capture still images and video of red-light violators. A warning period is in effect through. A warning notice will be issued to the vehicle’s registered owner for any violations. There will be no fines during this warning phase. Fines will be issued for all citations starting on .
The new photo-enforcement cameras are located at two intersections:
* South Patrick Street and Gibbon Street (westbound lanes)
* Duke Street and South Walker Street (westbound lanes)
Cameras will operate 24-hours a day and capture images of every vehicle running the red-lights at those intersections. Warning signs alerting drivers to the red-light cameras have been installed prior to the warning period.
The Alexandria Police Department’s program is administered by Redflex Traffic Systems (http://www.redflex.com). Each violation will be reviewed and approved by the Alexandria Police Department prior to being issued.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
MISSING PERSON: Ryan Marquise Haskins The Alexandria Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing adult. Ryan Marquise Haskins is missing from the City of Alexandria. Mr. Haskins suffers from paranoia and requires medication which he does not have with him. Mr. Haskins was last seen on Monday, June 2, 2014, at 9:40 AM in the 3100 block of Duke Street. He is known to frequent the Tysons Corner Mall and travels there via Metro Bus. Mr. Haskins is a 23-year-old black male, and is approximately 5’9”’ tall and 140 lbs. Mr. Haskins has black hair, brown eyes, and glasses. He was last seen wearing khaki military style pants, a white baseball cap with red brim, and black Converse “Chuck Taylor” shoes. Alexandria Police ask that anyone who has seen Mr. Haskins call police at 703.746.4444immediately.
Posted by Alexandria Mom at 5:38 AM
Monday, June 2, 2014
In case you missed it on Friday, Homemade Pizza Company on Mt. Vernon Avenue abruptly closed it's doors.
The company's website, facebook page and all other social media accounts were also shut down.
Here is the only article I could find on the nationwide closing of the company.