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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
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.
Doreen Sibeth Adams, 21, of the 12800 block of Effingham Court in Woodbridge, is charged with 1 count of receiving stolen property and 1 count of obtaining money by false pretenses.
lynda April 2, 2014 at 09:21 am
Apparently Ms.Adams and her cross earrings forgot one of the commandments of "thou shalt notRead More STEAL". What a hypocrite.
Rick Young April 2, 2014 at 10:52 am
Need to make penalties MUCH harsher to discourage more people from breaking the law. No one ha anRead More excuse for breaking the laws.
Jesus Ramerez April 6, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Guess the welfare checks weren't big enough.
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!
Officer Vanessa Russell.
Tom Higgins March 26, 2014 at 11:38 am
We hear so much bad publicity about our police officers, it is good to hear a praise! GOOD JOBRead More OFFICER RUSSELL!!!!
Michele March 31, 2014 at 07:57 am
Our officers do good every day, but rarely get "caught" or acknowledged for doing so. ItRead More is wonderful to hear about this, and thank you Officer Russell!
Scene following the shooting of Alexandria officer. (Patch file photo.)
Jason Hart March 26, 2014 at 11:41 am
Looks like the headline might be incorrect - "Woodbridge Cab Driver Charged with Killing Cop IsRead More Ruled Incompetent for Trial" should it be "charged with attempted murder" instead of "charged with killing"?
Andrea March 26, 2014 at 07:27 pm
Absolutely right Jason. Hope they fix it.
John Strother March 26, 2014 at 11:45 pm
Yeah, I agree, Laboy has returned home and is continuing his recovery How can a dead man do this?