CRIME & SAFETY
Arlington officials offer update on home-explosion situation
UPDATED (Dec. 7, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.) – The Arlington County Fire Department, Office of the Fire Marshal has concluded operations on the scene of the recent explosion and fire at 844 N. Burlington St. While operations at the scene have concluded, the investigation into the incident, including the cause of the explosion, is ongoing.
Weekly Safety Report: Owners Fail to Respond to Code Violation Notices, Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Annandale, Virginia
Two incidents occurred in Annandale, Virginia this week. The first incident involves the owners of buildings destroyed in a fire failing to respond to code violation notices. The matter has been referred to the commonwealth's attorney's office. The second incident involves a pedestrian being hit by a Metrobus on Little River Turnpike, resulting in serious injuries. The police are investigating the bus crash.
Weekly Safety Report: Driver Injured in Vehicle Crash, Ashburn Man Arrested for Property Destruction
A driver was seriously injured after their vehicle crashed off a roadway and overturned in a wooded area in Ashburn, Virginia. The cause of the crash is unknown. Additionally, an Ashburn man was arrested for three incidents of destruction of property, causing an estimated $20,000 in damages. The incidents occurred at a McDonald's drive-thru and a Sheetz convenience store.
Father of student hurt in violent high school brawl demands parents and school 'do better'
NOKESVILLE, Va. (7News) — 7News is On Your Side, hearing first-hand from the parents of the students involved in a shocking school fight captured on video in the halls of Patriot High School in Prince William County, Virginia. Three of those students are now facing charges in the incident,...
Neighbors given the OK to return home after Arlington home explosion evacuation
ARLINGTON, Va. (DC News Now) — Neighbors impacted by the home explosion in Arlington, Monday night were allowed to return home, county officials confirm. The suspect, James Yoo, 56, is presumed to have died in the blast, according to the Arlington County Police Department. Officers say he had fired dozens of flares from his home […]
Local Resident Arrested for Robbery on Georgia Avenue, Accomplice Still at Large
Curtis Cardel Jackson, 32, from Washington D.C., was arrested for a robbery on Georgia Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, on October 2, 2023. The crime took place at a Marathon Gas Station. Jackson and another man threatened an employee and stole money and items.
Fields Park to be closed all season after Bluemont home explosion
Crews are working to clean up a park and a trail following Monday’s house explosion in Bluemont. Arlington County provided an update about the incident late Thursday afternoon, noting that the exact cause of the explosion — which followed a police standoff with a resident now presumed dead — remains unknown.
Public Safety - Week of December 8, 2023
The Herndon Police Department recently teamed up with Code 3 and Herndon nonprofit She Believes In Me to distribute winter coats and scarves to children in Herndon. She Believes In Me provides nutritious food and a healthy support system for the entire family. They teach children to handle conflict, manage emotions, overcome setbacks, and build meaningful relationships.
Shooting Suspect Found Dead at UNLV, Multiple Victims Reported
• A shooting suspect has been found dead following a shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. • The suspect was believed to be located in Frank and Estella Beam Hall, with additional shots fired in the Student Union.
⚠️Suspicious Man Reported at Mattie Stepanek Park in King Farm
A resident reported an incident at Mattie Stepanek Park in the King Farm area of Rockville, Maryland on December 8, 2023, at 00:19. The concerned citizen reported seeing a man several times at night while walking their dogs. According to the report, the unidentified man, identifiable by a small, gray bicycle, is often seen covering his face with a black mask and hiding his hair with his hoodie. The resident observed the man exhibiting suspicious behavior, specifically, he was noticed peering into vehicles from the rear windows without engaging with the drivers directly. Additionally, a specific incident was mentioned where the man on the bike followed a driver who asked him to move away, raising concerns about safety in the neighborhood.
2nd assault in 10 days reported at Target in Rockville
For the second time in ten days, Montgomery County police were called to the Target store at 5700 Bou Avenue in Rockville, after a 2nd-degree assault was reported there. The assault was reported at 10:25 AM yesterday, December 7, 2023. A similar assault occurred at the store on November 26.
Teen ODs On Fentanyl, Dies While Video Chatting, Police In Fairfax County Say
A Fairfax County teenage girl overdosed and died while video-chatting with a friend, police said.The girl went unconscious at an apartment on the 2900 block of John Marshall Drive in Seven Corners around 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, Fairfax County police said.The friend on the other line alerted a fam…
Sheriff: Madison High band teacher charged with taking indecent liberties with a student
MARSHALL - A Madison High teacher was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with sexual misconduct with students, the Madison County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Christopher Chandler, who served as Madison High School's band director, is charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a student, according to Lt. Coy Phillips with Madison County Sheriff's Office.
Chabad of Olney’s menorah vandalized right before first night of Hanukkah
The Chabad of Olney’s giant menorah was vandalized Thursday afternoon leading up to the first night of Hanukkah, according to Montgomery County Police. Around 4:30 p.m., police said they responded to the area of Georgia Avenue and Hines Road for a report of vandalism. There are no suspects in custody, according to police.
Closing the Door on Crime: NewsBlast Investigates
Prince William County VA- A reader recently reached out to this writer asking I inquire in matter of concern for him. The reader said, a recent visit to Chinn Center Library left him stunned and with many questions. " I noticed the bathroom door was open the last three times I went in there. I would close the door behind me, but it would always be opened by someone from the outside", said the patron who does not want to be identified.
Man arrested for indecent exposure cases after person recognizes him from sketch, Fairfax County police say
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — Police said they arrested a man who exposed himself several times in Bailey’s Crossroads in November after someone spotted him hanging out in the lobby of an apartment building. The person called the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) on Thursday, Dec. 7 and said the man in the […]
Rock Island Woman Recovers After Losing Her Legs In Accident
A Rock Island mother is in recovery after nearly losing both of her legs. On November 15, Carmen Cabalerro-Anderson was injured in an accident at the Family Dollar store located on 11th Street in Rock Island. “I had my right leg flexed and against the wall,” stated Cballero-Anderson. “When your instructors instruct you to sit Indian-style, I positioned my leg behind the wall in that manner.”