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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
userbronco April 24, 2014 at 07:49 am
Oh and wHen the revenue collection officer asks to search your. Vehicle , " I don't consent toRead More searches " is what you need to practice saying . If you have something obviously illegal in plain sight they can seach. Otherwise you have to give Them permission. Which they need or they wouldn't be ASKING. They'd be telling you they're gonna search . When you refuse them permission they will huff and puff and threaten to call in the drug dog. Blah blah.blah Bring it on steroid head . Then you say "am I under arrest or am I free to go?".
Pam Hamburg April 24, 2014 at 09:28 am
userbronco, you are 110% right. They have NO right to search your vehicle. Of course, they areRead More allowed to peer through the glass to see what they can see, but without a suspicion or proof, they have no right searching your glove compartment, trunk, etc. Yes, say 'am I being detained or am I free to go'? Also, don't roll your window down all the way...you don't have to. About 4 or 5 inches suffices. Stand firm with that one. Be polite, but be firm. Be quiet except when asked a question, then use good judgment in answering. Keep saying 'am I being detained or am I free to go'? Holding court on the side of the road is not a good idea. If they persist in asking you if they can search your vehicle, politely tell them they will have to get a warrant. At all times, be courteous, but FIRM. Know your rights!
userbronco April 24, 2014 at 10:47 am
It's a touchy situation. You want to be as unrememberable as possible to the cop. So when orRead More if you go to court all he wilremember is what he reads in his notebook. That you can request to see by by the way You want to be unrememberable , don't say anything, unless they ask you a question , then use short answers , yes or no will usually suffice, be polite but don't say "sir" a thousand times. I don't say it at all. Make it look like your kissing up . I personally treat cops like I would treat a rattlesnake 96% of the people who are bitten by a rattlesnake are harassing the snake at the time Keep an eye out for them. And don't harass them. You WILL lose any contest with a cop. Even if it's a ego contest on the side of the road . Extra cops are only seconds away and they will beat you up or kill you in a flash if you tick em off Plenty if dash cam and cell phone video to prove it They are kinda like dogs, some are really smart, some are really dumb, but all of em are dangerous in groups or if they feel threatened or if they sense fear in you. Or if they think their getting an easy meal
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.
Man wanted in connection with explicit video with child. (Photo courtesy FBI.)
Peter Monaghan April 2, 2014 at 08:57 pm
That fish looks more like a marlin than a shark.
Al Painter April 3, 2014 at 10:30 am
People like this should be put to death
mccoy swanson April 4, 2014 at 05:25 pm
Wtf did I just read
Officer's son arrested after taking cruiser.
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
Michael P. Burke April 23, 2014 at 11:53 am
27 years old? That's a grown adult! Probably older than a portion of the officers on the force! IRead More could understand maybe if he was 17 years old, it would be a childish fantasy but 27 years old? Obviously personal responsibility is out the window. The Virginia Code is a big book so throw the whole book at him! He should have known better!
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!
Here's the photo that the SafeWise report used for Vienna, ranking it #6 safest 'city' in Virginia. Photo courtesy of SafeWise
J Anderson March 25, 2014 at 09:01 am
Awesome for Vienna....but those trails are in SNP. Not really out the back door for Vienna.
Katherine H. March 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm
I have to say, this reads like it was written by someone who has never been to Vienna. When youRead More think kids' activities in Vienna, you think of the caboose, Freeman Store, Meadow Lane Park, and children's concerts at Jammin' Java…not a two-day event at Wolf Trap. And how can they mention hiking trails that are two hours away without mentioning the W&OD that runs right through the middle of town?
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.