Weeks ago, we introduced the Saturday palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week). During the week, we post things going on in the neighborhood, about road closures, and events happening in the community, we thought maybe one post during the week could just be for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.

For this week, see this HILARIOUS compilation of news bloopers. If a newscaster made a mistake in February, looks like it is here.

Enjoy.

These were among incidents reported by the Alexandria, Virginia Police Department in their latest Crime Report and published in the weekly Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra. For more information, call 703-838-4636.

Incidents that are marked in bold letters and with an asterisk (*) are incidents that happened in or very near our Carlyle/Eisenhower East neighborhood.

REMINDER: You can see a map of latest crimes that have been reported in or near our Carlyle/Eisenhower East neighborhood 24/7 at this link.

ASSAULTS

Ascot Ct., 5500 block, 4:23 p.m. Feb. 18. Two people fought.

Bragg St. S., unit block, 9:41 p.m. Feb. 17. An assault was reported.

Colonial Ave., 1000 block, 12:22 p.m. Feb. 18. Two people fought.

* — Courthouse Sq., 400 block, 5:48 a.m. Feb. 16. An assault was reported.

Duke St., 4600 block, 1:37 a.m. Feb. 19. Two people fought.

Edison St., 3600 block, 4:43 p.m. Feb. 19. An assault was reported. An arrest was made.

Executive Ave., 3800 block, 12:45 p.m. Feb. 17. Two people fought.

Executive Ave., 3900 block, 3:17 p.m. Feb. 15. Two people fought.

Florence Dr., 3800 block, 12:13 a.m. Feb. 18. Two people fought.

Jefferson Davis Hwy. and E. Glebe Rd., 11:16 p.m. Feb. 16. Two people assaulted a pedestrian.

Luna Park Dr., 100 block, 5:17 a.m. Feb. 16. Two people fought.

Mount Vernon Ave., 4100 block, 12:11 p.m. Feb. 13. A person was reportedly assaulted by a pizza delivery person.

Russell Rd. and E. Nelson Ave., 1:09 a.m. Feb. 16. An assault was reported.

Seminary Rd., 4300 block, 11:04 p.m. Feb. 17. A person received threatening phone calls.

Seminary Rd., 4900 block, 9:49 p.m. Feb. 13. Two people fought.

Stevenson St., 5900 block, 8:47 p.m. Feb. 18. Two male juveniles fought at a shelter care site. An arrest was made.

Van Dorn St. N., 1500 block, 2:42 a.m. Feb. 15. Two people fought.

Van Dorn St. S., 100 block, 1:59 a.m. Feb. 15. Two people fought. An arrest was made.

Whiting St. S., 200 block, 4:21 a.m. Feb. 14. A domestic assault was reported.

Whiting St. S., 200 block, 10:07 a.m. Feb. 16. Two people fought. An arrest was made.

ROBBERIES

Buchanan St., 200 block, 11:13 p.m. Feb. 12. A robbery was reported.

Executive Ave., 3800 block, 9:38 p.m. Feb. 17. A person was robbed of property at gunpoint in a laundry room of a building.

Kenmore Ave., 4700 block, 11:52 p.m. Feb. 19. A robbery was reported.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Bragg St., unit block, 4:54 p.m. Feb. 16. A property was entered.

Bruce St., 3900 block, 7:49 p.m. Feb. 14. A property was entered. An arrest was made.

Commonwealth Ave., 100 block, 1:47 p.m. Feb. 14. A snow shovel was stolen from a porch of a residence.

Del Ray Ave. W., unit block, 4:01 p.m. Feb. 13. A property was entered.

Duke St., 5100 block, 1:34 p.m. Feb. 12. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle entered by smashing a window.

Duke St., 5900 block, 5:35 p.m. Feb. 16. A shoplifting incident was reported. An arrest was made.

Edsall Rd., 6000 block, 10:48 p.m. Feb. 17. A theft was reported.

Eisenhower Ave., 4600 block, 10:42 a.m. Feb. 17. A wallet was among items stolen from a vehicle entered by smashing a window.

Eisenhower Ave., 5600 block, 2:34 p.m. Feb. 17. A person stole a laptop computer and a Kindle from a warehouse, then returned them. An arrest was made.

Fayette St. S., 500 block, 5:52 p.m. Feb. 18. A theft was reported.

Four Mile Rd., 800 block, 4:22 p.m. Feb. 14. A property was entered. An arrest was made.

Holmes Run Pkwy., 5300 block, 4:45 p.m. Feb. 18. A theft was reported.

Jordan St. N., 100 block, 1:34 p.m. Feb. 19. A theft was reported.

Jordan St. S., unit block, 9:58 p.m. Feb. 16. A shoplifting incident was reported.

Kenmore Ave., 4600 block, 3:53 p.m. Feb. 18. A theft was reported.

Kenmore Ave., 4600 block, 8:09 a.m. Feb. 18. A cellphone was stolen after it was left at a doctor’s office.

King St., 500 block, 6:17 p.m. Feb. 12. A shoplifting incident was reported. An arrest was made.

King St., 1300 block, 1:58 a.m. Feb. 16. A coat and a purse were stolen from underneath a bar.

King St., 2200 block, 11:54 a.m. Feb. 14. A person pulled up signs along the road and threw them on the street.

King St., 3300 block, 3:45 p.m. Feb. 13. A cellphone was stolen from a bag in a locker.

Lane Dr., 6000 block, 11:50 a.m. Feb. 17. A theft was reported.

Madison St., 200 block, 9:09 a.m. Feb. 14. Cash was among property stolen from a men’s locker room at a health club entered by breaking a lock.

Montgomery St., 1000 block, 6:03 p.m. Feb. 14. A property was entered. An arrest was made.

Morgan St. N., 5400 block, 2:05 p.m. Feb. 16. License plates were stolen from a vehicle.

Mount Vernon Ave., 2300 block, 5:55 p.m. Feb. 12. A property was entered. An arrest was made.

Mount Vernon Ave., 3400 block, 3:47 p.m. Feb. 15. Two thefts were reported.

Mount Vernon Ave., 3400 block, 4:32 a.m. Feb. 16. A shoplifting incident was reported.

Pitt St. S., 200 block, 12:31 p.m. Feb. 18. An antique boot scraper was stolen from a porch of a residence.

Prince St., 500 block, 9:28 a.m. Feb. 15. A theft was reported.

Russell Rd., 3600 block, 8:33 p.m. Feb. 18. A purse at a church was stolen.

Seminary Rd., 4300 block, 12:37 p.m. Feb. 14. A cellphone was stolen from a pocket of a coat in a storage closet at an office.

Taney Ave., 4600 block, 12:26 p.m. Feb. 19. A property was entered. An arrest was made.

Van Dorn St. S., unit block, 2:49 p.m. Feb. 17. Tools and copper piping were stolen from a van.

Van Dorn St. S., unit block, 5:50 p.m. Feb. 14. Credit card theft was reported.

Virginia Ave., 900 block, 3:27 p.m. Feb. 17. A debit card was stolen from an unlocked cabinet in a room in a building.

Washington St. N., 100 block, 7:47 p.m. Feb. 17. A shoplifting incident was reported.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Duke St., 5400 block, 5:30 a.m. Feb. 19. A vehicle was reported stolen.

Duke St., 6200 block, 7:45 p.m. Feb. 15. A vehicle reported stolen from another jurisdiction was recovered in Alexandria. An arrest was made.

Kenmore Ave., 4600 block, 4:45 p.m. Feb. 14. A vehicle was stolen after the driver entered a store.

Park Center Dr., 2700 block, 8:07 p.m. Feb. 12. A motorcycle was stolen from an apartment garage.

Wyndham Cir., 3300 block, 3:21 a.m. Feb. 19. A motorcycle was stolen from a garage.

FRAUD

Bragg St. S., 100 block, 2:43 a.m. Feb. 13. A fraud incident was reported. Several arrests were made.

* — Diagonal Rd., 1800 block, 12:09 p.m. Feb. 19. A fraud incident was reported.

Gordon St. N., unit block, 10:10 a.m. Feb. 19. A fraud incident was reported.

Mark Dr., 3700 block, 8:32 a.m. Feb. 19. A fraud incident was reported.

Mount Eagle Pl., 1500 block, 8:16 a.m. Feb. 12. An identity-theft incident was reported.

Mount Vernon Ave., 3900 block, 7:57 p.m. Feb. 16. A fraud incident was reported.

Russell Rd. and E. Nelson Ave., 1:09 a.m. Feb. 16. A fraud incident was reported.

VANDALISM

Alfred St. N., 800 block, 12:52 p.m. Feb. 12. An apartment was entered by breaking a bedroom window. Nothing was reported missing.

Armistead St. N., 400 block, 7:45 p.m. Feb. 19. Property was damaged.

Ascot Ct., 5500 block, 4:23 p.m. Feb. 18. Property was damaged.

Cathedral Dr., 500 block, 8:38 a.m. Feb. 17. Eggs were thrown at a vehicle parked at a residence.

Del Ray Ave. W., unit block, 4:01 p.m. Feb. 13. Property was damaged.

Jefferson Davis Hwy., 3600 block, 3:37 p.m. Feb. 18. Property was damaged.

All Metrorail stations in the system are going to be open this weekend, but Metrorail trains will share tracks on all lines and in turn, schedules are affected.

As always, before traveling while track work is ongoing, consult the trip planner at wmata.com to check the special schedule and reduce your wait time. (Trip Planner is updated to reflect weekend rebuilding schedules on Fridays; please check on Friday afternoon or later.) You will experience the additional wait time on the platform. Once your train departs the station, it is not expected to encounter additional delays en route.

Via WMATA, here are the details on the Metrorail service between 10 p.m. Friday and the system’s closing on Sunday.

RED LINE

Red Line trains will operate as follows:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 16 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Shady Grove & Judiciary Square: Every 10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure – including rail joint elimination and fastener renewal – between Judiciary Square and NoMa-Gallaudet stations.

ORANGE LINE

Orange Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure – including rail joint elimination – and fiber optic cable installation between Stadium-Armory and Eastern Market stations

BLUE LINE

Trains every 20 minutes

Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure – including rail joint elimination – and fiber optic cable installation between Stadium-Armory and Eastern Market stations

YELLOW LINE

Regular weekend service between Huntington & Mt Vernon Sq only

Yellow Line trains will operate to/from Mt Vernon Sq, rather than Fort Totten.  If you are traveling to or from a station north of Mt Vernon Sq, use a Green Line train to complete your trip.

GREEN LINE

Trains every 20 minutes

Green Line trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Replacement of track switch components between Georgia Ave and Fort Totten stations; rail and fastener renewal between Navy Yard and Anacostia stations.

This home is located at 727 North Fayette Street in Old Town Alexandria right near the historic Parker Gray neighborhood (View map of the location at this link).

Via the listing

Sought after tranquil courtyard location, 4 lvl luxury loft-style TH w/2 car garage pkg! Bright, open & spacious with oversized windows, french doors, hardwood flrs & 2 gas fireplaces. Renovated gourmet kitchen w/huge center island, Subzero, Viking, Wolf appliances, wine bar. Renovated MBA, California WIC’s, wired for sound and security. Rooftop Terrace w/ views of Masonic Temple. 2 Blks Metro!

At approx. $363 a square foot, IMHO, this is not a bad deal for the Old Town area of Alexandria. You can take a virtual tour of the property here, view all photos of the property here, and last but not least, request a showing via this link.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from the National Weather Service for the metropolitan Washington area, including the City of Alexandria, from 1 a.m. until noon on Wednesday (2/25).

Via the advisory

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO NOON EST
WEDNESDAY…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 1 AM TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING…SPREADING EAST BETWEEN 2 AND 4AM. SNOW WILL END BY NOON.

* TEMPERATURES…MID TO UPPER 20S.

* WINDS…LIGHT AND VARIABLE…BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH
BY NOON.

* IMPACTS…SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL AFFECT THE WEDNESDAY MORNING
COMMUTE. UNTREATED ROADWAYS WILL BE SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.