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Alexandria Police Department Investigates Shooting in the West End For Immediate Release: July 4, 2021   Alexandria, VA ...
07/04/2021

Alexandria Police Department Investigates Shooting in the West End

For Immediate Release: July 4, 2021


Alexandria, VA -- On July 3, 2021, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Alexandria police officers responded to a call for service at the intersection of N. Beauregard Street and Sanger Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the officers located one victim, a 29-year-old man who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Stephen Riley at (703)746-6225 or call APD’s non-emergency police line at (703)746-4444.




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For media inquiries, contact Marcel Bassett, Public Information Officer, at [email protected] or 703.746.6600

This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/123211

Alexandria Police Department Investigates Shooting in the West End

For Immediate Release: July 4, 2021


Alexandria, VA -- On July 3, 2021, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Alexandria police officers responded to a call for service at the intersection of N. Beauregard Street and Sanger Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the officers located one victim, a 29-year-old man who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Stephen Riley at (703)746-6225 or call APD’s non-emergency police line at (703)746-4444.




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For media inquiries, contact Marcel Bassett, Public Information Officer, at [email protected] or 703.746.6600

This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/123211

07/04/2021
Happy 4th of July!

The Alexandria Police Department wishes everyone a fun and safe Independence Day!

Enjoy the festivities & fireworks!🎆 Remember, if you "See Something, Say Something."

Celebrate responsibly. Choose a designated driver. Please, don't get behind the wheel if you're impaired.

07/04/2021

ALERT:: APD is investigating a call for service near the intersection of Beauregard and Sanger Avenue. One person was seriously injured, the cause of injury is being investigated. Expect police activity. There are no known threats in the area.

07/04/2021

Alert:: Traffic will be temporarily diverted around the intersection(s) of King Street, Braddock Road and Quaker Lane. Please avoid the area if possible.

*Update*(10:50 p.m.) The intersection is back open to all lanes of traffic.

07/03/2021

Don't forget, fireworks🎆 and sparklers🎇 are illegal to use and sell in the City of Alexandria. Have fun this 4th of July, but celebrate responsibly (and legally)!

This evening, APD Acting Chief Hayes and staff took time to talk with members of the community at S. Reynolds St. & Edsa...
07/02/2021

This evening, APD Acting Chief Hayes and staff took time to talk with members of the community at S. Reynolds St. & Edsall Rd.

07/01/2021

Have fun this 4th of July,🎆 but remember, if you feel different, you drive different.

Don't use ma*****na and other drugs that leave you impaired, then get behind the wheel. Designate a sober driver.

#DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver

07/01/2021

HAPPENING TONIGHT::🚨 Chief Hayes and APD staff are heading into the community in the area of S. Reynolds St. & Edsall Rd. from 6-8:00 pm to discuss the recent criminal activity in the area. Changes due to inclement weather will be shared on social media.

Reconnecting with our friends in the community at Alexandria Community Day!
06/30/2021

Reconnecting with our friends in the community at Alexandria Community Day!

HAPPENING THIS EVENING: Alexandria Community Day at Chick Armstrong Rec Center. Stop by & say hi!
06/30/2021

HAPPENING THIS EVENING: Alexandria Community Day at Chick Armstrong Rec Center. Stop by & say hi!

HAPPENING THIS EVENING: Alexandria Community Day at Chick Armstrong Rec Center. Stop by & say hi!

DID YOU SEE SOMETHING?APD's Crash Reconstruction Team continues investigating deadly hit & run crash involving a pedestr...
06/30/2021

DID YOU SEE SOMETHING?

APD's Crash Reconstruction Team continues investigating deadly hit & run crash involving a pedestrian on New Year's Day. Witnesses urged to come forward with information.

Read more here: alexandriava.gov/123151

DID YOU SEE SOMETHING?

APD's Crash Reconstruction Team continues investigating deadly hit & run crash involving a pedestrian on New Year's Day. Witnesses urged to come forward with information.

Read more here: alexandriava.gov/123151

It's ok to make up for missed time this 4th of July.🎆🎇 But celebrate responsibly.  Don't drink and drive. #DriveSoberOrG...
06/29/2021

It's ok to make up for missed time this 4th of July.🎆🎇 But celebrate responsibly. Don't drink and drive. #DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver

Do you want to serve your community and all of Alexandria as a member of our APD family? 🚔 It starts with the written ex...
06/29/2021

Do you want to serve your community and all of Alexandria as a member of our APD family? 🚔

It starts with the written exam. The next test is scheduled for Monday, July 12th at 5:00pm.

Click the link to sign up: https://www.research.net/r/AlexandriaVA-PoliceRecruitment

Do you want to serve your community and all of Alexandria as a member of our APD family? 🚔

It starts with the written exam. The next test is scheduled for Monday, July 12th at 5:00pm.

Click the link to sign up: https://www.research.net/r/AlexandriaVA-PoliceRecruitment

Mother Nature is cranking up the heat & humidity!🌡️ Stay hydrated! Drink water before you go outside, once you're outsid...
06/29/2021
Seasonal and Emergency Warming and Cooling Options

Mother Nature is cranking up the heat & humidity!🌡️ Stay hydrated! Drink water before you go outside, once you're outside and when you get back inside.

Need a place to cool off? The City is opening several cooling centers. Learn more: http://alexandriava.gov/122602.

During the summer and winter months, the City of Alexandria offers several locations as options to those without heating or cooling in their homes.

06/29/2021

NOTIFICATION:: APD is investigating a call for service for the report of gunfire in the 400 blk of S Reynolds St. just after 11pm. An adult female was located with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower body. Expect police activity. There’s no known threat in the area.

06/28/2021

FINAL UPDATE (1:45 a.m.):: 14-year-old has been found safe.

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MISSING PERSON ALERT:: APD is searching for a 14-year old girl who went missing at approximately 12:30 a.m. She was last seen in the 4800 block of Maury Ln. A helicopter has been called in to assist with the search.

APD had a great time during the Alexandria Community Day at the Charles Houston Rec Center.  We hope everyone enjoyed it...
06/26/2021

APD had a great time during the Alexandria Community Day at the Charles Houston Rec Center. We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.

#Communitypolicing

06/26/2021

Alert:: APD assisted PG County Police and Fairfax County Police with chasing down a suspect. The chase originated in PG County and came through our city via Fairfax County. No injuries to report. The suspect was taken into custody.

SAYING GOODBYE: Chief Michael Brown is cheered and gets a hug from his wife as he says his final goodbye, and retires fr...
06/25/2021

SAYING GOODBYE: Chief Michael Brown is cheered and gets a hug from his wife as he says his final goodbye, and retires from the Alexandria Police Department. Thank you to everyone who attended his send-off party.

NEW DETAILS:: Alexandria Police Department Peacefully Resolves Barricade Incident On Kenmore Avenue.Read more:  alexandr...
06/25/2021

NEW DETAILS:: Alexandria Police Department Peacefully Resolves Barricade Incident On Kenmore Avenue.

Read more: alexandriava.gov/123073

NEW DETAILS:: Alexandria Police Department Peacefully Resolves Barricade Incident On Kenmore Avenue.

Read more: alexandriava.gov/123073

06/24/2021

FINAL UPDATE (3:27pm):: The barricade situation in the 4700 block of Kenmore Avenue is over. The subject was taken into custody without incident around 3:00 p.m. Residents are now allowed to return.

BARRICADE:: APD is working a barricade situation in the 4700 block of Kenmore Ave. Please avoid the area and be aware of Police & fire activity.

We workout!💪 Our new officers joined members of our Tactical Training & Response Unit (TTRU) for a workout in our outdoo...
06/24/2021

We workout!💪
Our new officers joined members of our Tactical Training & Response Unit (TTRU) for a workout in our outdoor fitness center this morning. Good thing it was cool this morning!

We workout!💪
Our new officers joined members of our Tactical Training & Response Unit (TTRU) for a workout in our outdoor fitness center this morning. Good thing it was cool this morning!

ICYMI:: alexandriava.gov/123044Great work by our Criminal Investigations Division, Violent Crimes Unit & Vice/Narcotics ...
06/24/2021
Seventeen Indicted in Racketeering/Murder Investigation

ICYMI:: alexandriava.gov/123044

Great work by our Criminal Investigations Division, Violent Crimes Unit & Vice/Narcotics Unit to lead this investigation and get these incredible results!

The Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office announced that seventeen people have been directly indicted by a Grand Jury and arrested on charges related to a conspiracy to commit racketeering in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

HAPPENING TODAY:  The Alexandria Police Department is hosting its bi-annual blood drive.  You still have time to donate ...
06/23/2021

HAPPENING TODAY: The Alexandria Police Department is hosting its bi-annual blood drive. You still have time to donate and help save a life.

Details here: https://bit.ly/alexpolice0621

HAPPENING TODAY: The Alexandria Police Department is hosting its bi-annual blood drive. You still have time to donate and help save a life.

Details here: https://bit.ly/alexpolice0621

It was a team effort to help a community member in a mental health crisis. Members of APD, Fire Department, City of Alex...
06/22/2021

It was a team effort to help a community member in a mental health crisis. Members of APD, Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia, worked together to get the person down safely. Thank you Fairfax Co Fire & Rescue for the inflatable pad.

06/22/2021

FINAL UPDATE (1:30pm):: Route 1 over Mainline Blvd is in the process of reopening. Subject was safely taken into custody.

UPDATE (11:27am): Part of Mainline Blvd is closed in the area below the Route 1 bridge.

ALERT::⚠️ Police activity has shut down the Route 1 bridge over Mainline Blvd for a subject in a mental health crisis. Please find an alternate route. Updates provided as needed.

ALERT:: APD investigates string of thefts from vehicles in the West End. More than 60 vehicles were broken into in the o...
06/21/2021

ALERT:: APD investigates string of thefts from vehicles in the West End. More than 60 vehicles were broken into in the overnight hours of June 14-15.

Read more here: alexandriava.gov/122993

ALERT:: APD investigates string of thefts from vehicles in the West End. More than 60 vehicles were broken into in the overnight hours of June 14-15.

Read more here: alexandriava.gov/122993

What an amazing send-off for Officer Jensen, the SRO at George Washington MS, from the staff. We appreciate all the grat...
06/21/2021

What an amazing send-off for Officer Jensen, the SRO at George Washington MS, from the staff. We appreciate all the gratitude they showed.

What an amazing send-off for Officer Jensen, the SRO at George Washington MS, from the staff. We appreciate all the gratitude they showed.

APD would like to wish all the Dads a Happy Father’s Day.
06/20/2021

APD would like to wish all the Dads a Happy Father’s Day.

APD would like to wish all the Dads a Happy Father’s Day.

06/18/2021

Alert:: Expect traffic delays in the area of the 600 block of King Street. Traffic is being diverted due to AFD activity.

Update: All lanes of traffic on the 600 block of King street are officially reopened.

FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok.  Edwards was reported missing last night.  Thank you for h...
06/17/2021

FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok. Edwards was reported missing last night. Thank you for helping get the word out!

FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok. Edwards was reported missing last night. Thank you for helping get the word out!

UPDATE at 12:00pm: FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok.  Edwards was reported missing last nigh...
06/17/2021

UPDATE at 12:00pm: FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok. Edwards was reported missing last night. Thank you for helping get the word out!

CRITICAL MISSING PERSON ALERT UPDATE: A helicopter has been called in to assist the search for Peter Edwards. He's known to frequent the area of S. Van Dorn St. & Edsall Rd. New picture from last night. Contact Det. Kramarik 703.930.2660

More details: alexandriava.gov/122922

UPDATE at 12:00pm: FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok.  Edwards was reported missing last nigh...
06/17/2021

UPDATE at 12:00pm: FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok. Edwards was reported missing last night. Thank you for helping get the word out!

CRITICAL MISSING PERSON:: 34-year-old Peter Edwards went missing last night. He's considered critical due to his mental health concerns. Edwards is 5'2" & 120lbs & walks with a pronounced limp. Call 911 if you see him.

More details here: alexandriava.gov/122922

UPDATE at 12:00pm: FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok. Edwards was reported missing last night. Thank you for helping get the word out!

CRITICAL MISSING PERSON:: 34-year-old Peter Edwards went missing last night. He's considered critical due to his mental health concerns. Edwards is 5'2" & 120lbs & walks with a pronounced limp. Call 911 if you see him.

More details here: alexandriava.gov/122922

UPDATE at 12:00pm: FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok.  Edwards was reported missing last nigh...
06/17/2021

UPDATE at 12:00pm: FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok. Edwards was reported missing last night. Thank you for helping get the word out!

*Age corrected. Peter Edwards is 34-years-old.

CRITICAL MISSING PERSON ALERT:: APD is searching for 34-year-old Peter Edwards. He was last seen around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in the 600 block of Shillings St. On Thursday, June 17, 2021, a helicopter was called in to assist the search around 1:00 a.m., but Edwards was not located. He is considered critical due to his mental health concerns.

Peter Edwards is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. His hair and beard are longer than they appear in the attached picture. Edwards was last seen wearing a dark t-shirt and jeans. He walks with a pronounced limp.

If you see Peter Edwards, please call the Alexandria Police Department at 911 or the non-emergency number 703.746.4444.

UPDATE at 12:00pm: FOUND! 34-yr-old Peter Edwards has been found safe and is ok. Edwards was reported missing last night. Thank you for helping get the word out!

*Age corrected. Peter Edwards is 34-years-old.

CRITICAL MISSING PERSON ALERT:: APD is searching for 34-year-old Peter Edwards. He was last seen around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in the 600 block of Shillings St. On Thursday, June 17, 2021, a helicopter was called in to assist the search around 1:00 a.m., but Edwards was not located. He is considered critical due to his mental health concerns.

Peter Edwards is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. His hair and beard are longer than they appear in the attached picture. Edwards was last seen wearing a dark t-shirt and jeans. He walks with a pronounced limp.

If you see Peter Edwards, please call the Alexandria Police Department at 911 or the non-emergency number 703.746.4444.

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3600 Wheeler Ave
Alexandria, VA
22304

General information

Alexandria maintains a modern, highly trained, technically skilled, energetic, diverse and well-equipped police department, with a current authorized strength of 320 sworn and 138 civilian employees. Our staff provides courteous, efficient and timely service to residents, visitors and businesses in our City. The Alexandria Police Department has been internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1986 and was reaccredited in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. This is a significant accomplishment for the men and women of the department. CALEA accreditation is a rigorous and difficult process that, if achieved, affirms the professional status of law enforcement agencies worldwide.

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About time Brown left! This a major victory for prior officers screwed by him and the rank and file that’s dealt with his corruption. The guy was forced out of CHP for lying after only 3 years, and look where we are now. Now is the time to find an external hire with the guts to change the culture and make some wrongs right. Brown’s resignation marks the end of a dark time in APD.
Dear Alexandria Police Department, My name is Ryan Joseph D'Emidio. I am a 25 year old living and fighting with Cerebral Palsy. I am a Big Police fan and Sent a Written Handed ! Letter to your Police Chief ! Its one of Many Police Dreams to meet the Police Chief ! I hope to meet your Police Chief someday! I hope he gets letter too! My Cell Number is 703 565 7997 God Bless you all and Hope to hear from you guys soon ! from Ryan!
I drive down washington st every day and see tons of cars parked in the HOV lane with no tickets. You would think the police could catch a parked car but they would rather have more traffic.
Early yesterday morning as I was recovering from a brief illness I forgot to turn off our security alarm. Unfortunately I did not hear the phone message from our security company checking on us. Very quickly I noticed City of Alexandria, VA. police officers outside our home checking on us. I was embarrassed and apologetic to have taken their time. However, they were professional, courteous and pleasant. My mistake reminded me how important the police are in our community and city. It was a false alarm but proof that the Police Department of Alexandria provides an essential service. Thank you. J. Glenn Eugster & Deborah Weatherly
Worst place to work. I hate working here. We cover a lot of stuff up. Officer DWI, Officers Ra**ng victims, Officers lying under oath, and the list goes on.
Where in the Mission Statement of the Alexandria Police Department does it state it’s ok for a Sergeant to harass and spread lies and rumors about past employees... where is the justice for that? There is none. Screw your Agency. Stay the hell away from me and from my family. The more you harass my husband and my family the more snapshots I have from the fake accounts you create the harassment on our businesses page. He moved on, you should take a hint and do the same. The harassment by creating fake accounts and requesting friends of other APD people on fake accounts. Need not worry about retaliation from Nick. Worry about it from me. Not a threat a promise. I obtained an attorney and I’m not afraid of any of you key board cowards I know my rights as I know my husband and I don’t need to tolerate any of this. I know my husband and his integrity and his years of dedicated service that I personally regret ever supporting any of his time in that agency. Know that all of you people within your agency are the reason I left mine. You soured my taste for the job with your lies, your harassment of my husband for the last 9 months and it spilled on to myself and my career, you poisoned my time in my office and made me regret wanted to be a part of any agency, so thank you for that. Move on. It’s over. He’s gone. I’m gone. You continue to try to harass myself and my kids I will take legal action, that is no threat that is a promise. I am tired of the immature officers and supervisors that constantly harass my family. I’m tired of the place department hiding behind the complaints from us and pretending that it’s not happening. FYI other officers that still work for your agency have come forward and told him who these people are and we have a timeline and emails and text message proof of continuing harassment. Stop and stop it now. My family will no longer tolerate harassment from the Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia. Maybe you should spend your time investigating the officers that are engaging in the harassment instead of pushing it under the rug to protect your good old boys. Sincerely, Mrs. Nicole Marie Ruggiero
DURING CORONAVIRUS TIMES THIS CITY IS FINING PEOPLE TO PARK. THEY FINE PEOPLE 40 DOLLARS FOR 5 MINUTES OVER THE METER. IF YOU GO ONLINE YOU CAN ASK FOR IT TO BE REVIEWED. WHEN IT COMES BACK THEY SAID TO ME NO NOW YOU OWE TEN DOLLARS MORE NOW IT IS 50 DOLLARS. I WENT INTO A STORE TO BUY CLOTHES FOR MY CHILD. I THINK THIS IS A SICKENING PUNISHMENT FOR PEOPLE TO BE IN THIS CITY AND I WILL NEVER EVER SHOP IN THE TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA VA. THEY HAVE NO EMPATHY. I HAVE REPORTED IT TO CITY COUNCIL WHO CLAIMS THAT SHE VOLUNTEERS AT ALL THESE EVENTS BUT DOES NOT EVEN CARE TO RESPOND. SHAME ON YOU FOR PUNISHING PEOPLE TO PARK IN OLD TOWN!!!!
Good morning what we’re all the sirens / speed chases about near old town and the beltway this morning around 6 AM?
Called Parking Enforcement again tonight! How many times must residents call to complain about the same house?! Every week we call about 138 Jasper Place! When is the city going to put Jasper Pl on a regular path?