A stolen car, a police pursuit, tire spikes and multi-vehicle accidents recently led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Alexandria boy. The alleged juvenile crime took place on a Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 1 in Prince William County.
Statistics show that drunk driving arrests in Virginia plummeted more than 30 percent in the last 10 years. However, Fairfax County remains at the top of the list for Virginia law enforcement officers who are on the lookout for drunk drivers.
Two Maryland men and a Washington, D.C. juvenile male are facing robbery and weapons charges for allegedly stealing from a 7-Eleven on Beacon Hill Road. Mount Vernon district police intend to add more criminal charges to the current list following an investigation of the trio's reported escapade.
Fairfax County police arrested one of their own officers recently for DUI following a non-injury, single-vehicle accident on an early Monday morning. The policeman is a veteran of the county police force and made contact with fellow law enforcement officers to report the overnight crash.
One dozen people have been indicted in an ongoing federal drug trafficking investigation in northern Virginia known as "Operation Springfield Snow." The 12 alleged traffickers are believed to be part of a larger cocaine smuggling operation headquartered in Mexico.