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The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a carjacking in the 2300 block of Mill Road (see below) in the Eisenhower East neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

A suspect brandished a knife at the victim and stole a gold 2001 Toyota Camry. The victim was not injured.

Expect police activity in the area.

Alexandria Police Investigate Shots Fired
Early this morning, the Alexandria Police Department investigated a robbery from person in the 5400 block of Bradford Court (see below) in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia.

Four unknown suspects stole personal items from two victims.

The victims received non-life-threatening cuts on arm/leg during the robbery.

Alexandria, Virginia Police Chief Earl Cook

Photo credit: Jim Craige- www.jimprophoto.com

City of Alexandria Seeks Community Input on New Police Chief Search

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is working with the City of Alexandria to conduct a comprehensive, nationwide search for a new police chief. The process will incorporate a critical review of information from a wide variety of sources, including input from the community, to help identify the most important skills and capacities for the next chief executive of the police department.

IACP will facilitate two community meetings and an online survey to gather feedback on perceived challenges, qualities and top priorities for the new chief.  The initial public input opportunities are as follows:

  • Community Meeting 1: Tuesday, July 26, 7 – 9 p.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.
  • Community Meeting 2: Wednesday, July 27, 7 – 9 p.m., Charles E Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St;
  •  The online survey is available through July 29.

In June, Police Chief Earl L. Cook announced his retirement after more than 37 years of service to the City of Alexandria, effective October 1. The City will recruit Cook’s successor from among the talented law enforcement leadership within the Alexandria Police Department and across the nation.

Crime Report
Here’s the latest Alexandria Virginia crime report. These are incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department that occurred in the last week and were published in the weekly Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra.

REMINDER: You can track these crimes yourself using the new RAIDSOnline.com database. You can also view the crime map 24/7 through this link.

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Community meeting in Alexandria, Virginia on recent homicide in the Braddock Road Metro neighborhood at Charles Houston Rec Center

Community Meeting with Police after man shot and killed in the neighborhood

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) will be holding a community meeting at Charles Houston Recreation Center on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at 6:30 PM. APD will be discussing the most recent homicide in the neighborhood and they look to further the communication between the police department and the community.

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Police Investigate Homicide on First Street

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of First Street on Saturday, July 2, 2016.

At approximately 3:33 a.m., officers responded to the area for a shooting. A man was located by police suffering from trauma to the upper body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

The victim has been identified as Saquan Hall, 23, of Alexandria

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Bikeramjit Gill with the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6751.

This is the fourth homicide in Alexandria this year.

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