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ellynpence April 22, 2014 at 06:40 am
I believe you meant to say "spate", not "spat" in the headline.
Jack Nelson April 22, 2014 at 10:21 am
ellynpence - you beat me to it. It's "spate" not spat.
Scam alert.
anne April 17, 2014 at 08:28 am
folks should be aware of numbers that appear on their caller id's.
Kathleen April 17, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Just got a letter in the mail my son missed jury duty but we didn't get any official notification -Read More what a coincidence!
West Springfield. April 7-12, fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevents/#police
Valeria Christy Perez April 18, 2014 at 02:31 pm
There is danger everywhere. It is important to have safety kit all the time with you. Good thing is,Read More Your mobile phone can protect you and your family thru' this good safety application that will allow you to be connected directly to the nearest 911, hospital and ambulance as soonest whenever you are involved in trouble. You can also get help from different members of your family all in one call. You may visit this site for more information ---> http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=51b8ea0f4164a
Pam Hamburg April 16, 2014 at 11:23 am
LOL, and I would never skydive *shudders*.
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 07:57 am
But we can get stoned now, makes perfect sense !! You could always just drive like responsibleRead More people and keep your speed safe, there are thousands of people missing limbs or worse wishing they never were involved in a crash by either there own fault or the result of some balloon knot, Thanks for keeping us safe officers
Alicia Murphy April 17, 2014 at 05:26 pm
I just use Waze now can't go wrong this tells you were the cops are and if they are not just say soRead More and it is removed and so many use it especially truck drivers so here to Florida I had no issues great app
Mason District. March 29-April 5, fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevents/#police
Valeria Christy Perez April 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Too much crime going on in just one day these days. Here is a good safety application that willRead More allow you to be connected directly to the nearest 911, hospital and police as soonest whenever you are in trouble. For more info http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=51b8ea0f4164a
Don't do it. (Patch file photo.)
John Strother April 6, 2014 at 11:03 am
Vincent Careatti, I see your posts and they are either about I-66 or Route 7. it seems you get offRead More the I-66 to get onto local roads when I-66 backs up. Does that make you want to use cut through and speed? Sounds like it to me. I want the police to keep an eye on you. Because of your cut through driving, you make it very unsafe for my neighbors children, the elderly and myself. Stay on your I-66 commuter traffic route and stay the heck out of places you don't belong. You are making things worst being there. You are the traffic many people don't want driving in their neighborhoods. You don't live there, don't visit or do business there, so you just don't belong there.
Lisa April 6, 2014 at 11:46 am
Part of the problem is the length of the traffic cycles. Miss the light and one can end up waiting 5Read More minutes to get going again, and in some cases have to go through multiple cycles to get through the intersection. In our society of impatience, people start doing other things like texting and reading email, then continue to finish up what they are doing once the traffic moves again. I see that every morning that I drive to work.
Alvin Clinton Hicks, Jr. April 6, 2014 at 09:27 pm
All this is simply proof that the regions police departments are not doing their jobs. All policeRead More officers are responsible to traffic duty when on duty. Most have an attitude to justify not doing this responsibly. Yet the death toll and injury toll is rising in every region across the nation. The last year's death toll was over 43,000. With serious injury's in the hundreds of thousands! And Fairfax is no exception. Most police officers think that they are supposed to get paid overtime on what is called 'auxilary' traffic duty assignments on $overtime$. And the dispatch offices are in on it as well. They get thousands of calls daily with traffic complaints directly involving improper Motor Vehicle Operator driving in any given area thru out Fairfax and most go ignored. Yet someone will call in a redundant call by comparison and the patrolling officers on duty will respond to it instead of the thousands involving even reckless driving reports! Bottom line? It is such gross negligence it is simply criminal in and upon itself! Emails. Written letters. Phone call reports about same being received about Motor Vehicle Operator small and big infractions and what is being done about it? A patrol officer will be sent out to investigate a kitty cat being stuck in a tree instead by dispatch, backed up by the on duty officer of the shift? And what is the departments sworn duty and oat to office and position? "To Serve and Protect". And what major subject issue is killing and injuring people more than any other? The Motor Vehicle Operator.
Officer's son arrested after taking cruiser.
SB April 3, 2014 at 03:31 pm
I hope he gets what an average black person would get for this type of crime…
Mike Berkemeier April 4, 2014 at 09:08 pm
Waaah, waaah, waaah...stfu. I feel SOOOO bad for you. Jesus, get over it, I am so sick of hearingRead More people like you.
Spartan300 April 17, 2014 at 08:50 am
Wow, there are just three people on this thread smashing each other to death - typical lol. ThenRead More there was the one Black and or racist comment as expected. I was actually waiting for the the Dems And Repubs to get into it as well. Ahh it's still early I guess. BTW, he was charged. I am very sad to inform you wonderful citizens that nothing is getting "swept" anywhere. It's in the courts hands now. Wait for the result, read , comment, wash and do it all over again. Zzzz Zzzzz
Photo from WUSA9 via Twitter.
Tom Rossing March 31, 2014 at 04:41 pm
O.K. Patch, how do you search a dead man?
mc6 March 31, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Yeah, your title could use re-wording.
Screen grab of snatch theft from WMATA video.
CS March 29, 2014 at 09:41 am
Um, wait... What? Did he just blame the victims and not the punks who commit the crime?Read More "Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik told the station he believes the increase is because more people are standing on station platforms or aboard trains transfixed by their smartphones."
taffy/toby March 29, 2014 at 04:52 pm
can't wait till our train system comes to Reston!
Fairfax County Police responded Sunday to a report of a woman being bitten by a pit bull dog in Centreville. Patch file photo
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) March 26, 2014 at 09:27 am
No idea; sounds like she didn't stick around to discuss it with the woman who was bit or police.Read More It's probably difficult to manage your dogs if they're acting up and talk to someone at the same time but it probably would have been a good idea for her to get her dogs home and then come back to discuss the matter.
nrcbtm1 March 26, 2014 at 09:21 pm
The story doesn’t provide enough information to make any judgment. Did the woman who wasRead More bitten interact with the dog or its walker in some way before the bite? Were the dogs on short leashes, long leashes, or no leashes? Mary Ann Barton (Editor), your comments suggest to me that you know more about the story than you published.
Jean April 14, 2014 at 09:19 am
After any dog bites a human the owner should be obligated to muzzle the dog when taking it out forRead More future walks if there is a chance to encounter others walking. That will protect the owner from lawsuits, the dog from euthanasia, and the general public from a dog that bites. Be a responsible pet owner, you are responsible for the actions of your pet; if your pet is aggressive shout to the oncoming people that your dog is aggressive, then take your dog across the street to avoid people, or take a tight grip on the leash. Remember I am not responsible for your dog, you are.
Authorities looking for purple freight liner tractor, Virginia license plate 78471PY.
Rick Young March 21, 2014 at 10:36 am
If this is a pedophile let's put him down. Only ONE way to handle a pedophile and that is toRead More terminate him. Otherwise, when he is released he'll wait for another opportunity. They are not human.
File photo of response to the Navy Yard Shootings.
taffy/toby March 19, 2014 at 05:00 pm
just plain sad..
Debbie March 20, 2014 at 11:41 am
If a dog bites a person, it's euthanized. If a human kills another person via their job duties,Read More they're eventually put right into an office environment. I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often.
Crash on I-95 injures seven.
Celeste Wetzel March 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm
How about, "High Speed Police Chase Leads to Crash on I-95"?
Sharon Dubrow March 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm
I find many of the Patch headlines regarding tragedy distasteful and insensitive. For example, whenRead More they combine the tragedy with with other benign events in one headline.
Derrick Welsh March 12, 2014 at 01:53 am
**Prince William County** Dale City / I-95 SB Box : 1083 Channel : 5 Charlie (Operations) ChannelRead More : 5 Lima (LZ Flyout Operations) Call : Accident w/ multiple ejections Address : I-95 SB at Dale City Exit Ramp 156 Dispatched Details : VSP advise of a High speed Chase, resulting in a van traveling at high rate of speed, colliding with a guardrail and overturning Unit Lineup : E510, E523, E520B, R510, R502, TW512, A513, M510, M514, M520, M523, M503, M531, M419, BC505 BC506, EMS407, RC502, AIRC1, AIRC2, AIRC3, MEDSTAR2, MEDSTAR3 Update : BC505 Advises, all 7 patients from the van were ejected, with one of the 7 pinned underneath, Requested 5 Helicopters to Hilton Chapel for LZ spot Command : BC505 Time of Dispatch : 1:57am Time Cleared : 3:32am