Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Statement from Sheriff Lawhorne

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 July 9." "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

A Letter from the Principal of TC Williams

Letter from Ms. Maxey about last night's prom.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The senior prom was held last evening at the Army Navy Country Club. The event was well planned and chaperoned by all administrators and many staff members. The students were beautifully dressed and behaved appropriately all night. However, we want to inform you of an unfortunate situation.    
Traditionally, attendees are given prom favors to commemorate the event. The student prom committee and sponsors ordered what was advertised in the commercial prom favor catalog as a "dessert glass." This is the type used in some local restaurants for mini desserts. The glasses were placed in small decorative bags and displayed in the prom area. As students leave they receive one of these bags. Midway through the prom the administration viewed one of the glasses and become concerned about its appearance. Although labeled as a "dessert" glass, it looked like a "shot" glass. Since the prom was in progress and the bags were already prominently displayed we felt it better to allow their distribution. The dismantling of the bags would have been both disruptive and time consuming.
However, we want to be sure that students and parents understand that it no way does T.C. Williams High School condone underage drinking. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Prior to the prom a serious meeting outlining the dangers of drinking and using any controlled substance is discussed. Before being able to purchase a prom ticket, students must sign a "prom promise" where they agree not to use drugs or alcohol during prom night. Additionally, the school has and will continue to take strong disciplinary action against students who engage in the use of either illegal drugs or alcohol on school property and during school events. We regret that this prom favor in any way contributed to any other perception.
You can be assured that in the future the administration will approve the selection and purchase of prom favors. We apologize for this situation and make our own prom promise that this will not happen again. We hope that this will not detract from the hard work and dedication of both the student prom committee and the class sponsors. They have worked very hard to plan all senior activities and we are grateful for their commitment to our students. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. As always, if you wish to discuss this, please don't hesitate to contact myself or another member of the administrative team.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Alexandria Police Add Two Red Light Cameras

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 June 30, 2014. 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 July 1, 2014.

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 ( Each violation will be reviewed and approved by the Alexandria Police Department prior to being issued.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Missing Alexandria man

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.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Homemade Pizza Co. Closes in Del Ray

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.