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Pam Hamburg April 16, 2014 at 11:23 am
LOL, and I would never skydive *shudders*.
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 07:57 am
But we can get stoned now, makes perfect sense !! You could always just drive like responsibleRead More people and keep your speed safe, there are thousands of people missing limbs or worse wishing they never were involved in a crash by either there own fault or the result of some balloon knot, Thanks for keeping us safe officers
Alicia Murphy April 17, 2014 at 05:26 pm
I just use Waze now can't go wrong this tells you were the cops are and if they are not just say soRead More and it is removed and so many use it especially truck drivers so here to Florida I had no issues great app
Emmette Coleman April 12, 2014 at 07:29 pm
This is a great personal tragedy for all three of them, but it's just that: a personal tragedy notRead More news. People die all the time, and they probably all feel bad enough about this as it is. Just leave them in peace, at the very least don't publish the truck driver's name.
Alvin Clinton Hicks, Jr. April 12, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Some people nowadays are just simply not mentally/physically fit enough to drive any motorizedRead More vehicles. It is the responsibility of the local and state police, including sheriff's departments, to get and keep neglible people from driving motorized vehicles. The elaborate system that would work if the police would simply do their jobs more responsibly/efficiently. Over the years I have spoken to many police officers about this including dispatchers. And they are simply highly negligent in their attitudes and actions. As if something else at any given time is more important than saving lives by focusing on their primary duties concerning Motorized Vehicle Operators that do not know how to drive! The death rate along with the serious injury rate nation wide is on the rise, not decline. While too many officers are dispatched on redundant calls by comparison! And this dump truck driver should have received nothing less than a serious reckless driving ticket for manslaughter! The evidence is right there! Failure to pay attention? That is ridiculous!
cmvoorhees April 19, 2014 at 10:04 am
Manslaughter seems more appropriate. Why was the driver driving a large, heavy dump truck onRead More neighborhood streets? The impact caused a woman's death. if the dump truck sheared off the rear passenger door of the minivan, the driver drove the truck into a parked car and killed someone. Why the lesser charge? The answer to these questions would be a story.
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.
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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!
Arousha SHAHIN, 39. Provided.
Sadie April 10, 2014 at 06:42 am
I think what is most upsetting is how everyone here is rallying behind a director and not one postRead More about the children who may have been abused.very sad indeed
Jamie April 10, 2014 at 08:35 am
Well let me just point one thing out to you . Serial Killers are known to be the best in everything.Read More They excel and have wonderful families. They do extraordinary things for their neighbors, co workers, friends and family. No one would ever suspect them of the evil that lurks within the soul. She may present a pleasant fun loving and caring exterior to your face, but things are not always as they appear. It's called wolves in sheep clothing. She does have her day in court however to defend her integrity. I agree with Sadie on this.
eruditi April 10, 2014 at 11:09 am
The victim mentality is very powerful in our society, but that is not always a good thing. FalselyRead More accused people can be victims too!
Officer Vanessa Russell.
Tom Higgins March 26, 2014 at 11:38 am
We hear so much bad publicity about our police officers, it is good to hear a praise! GOOD JOBRead More OFFICER RUSSELL!!!!
Michele March 31, 2014 at 07:57 am
Our officers do good every day, but rarely get "caught" or acknowledged for doing so. ItRead More is wonderful to hear about this, and thank you Officer Russell!
Police: Brothers Wanted in Assault, Air Jordan Shoe Collection Theft
kcgoat26 March 22, 2014 at 06:27 am
would like to know what the judge does with these two
Mr. Reality March 22, 2014 at 07:55 am
Hopefully they will be out before the mid-term elections. NOT!
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.
Burglaries, assaults and other incidents this week, provided by the Prince William County Police.
Emmette Coleman March 15, 2014 at 06:41 pm
This map has some errors. It's pushpins describe Yorkshire, the Sudley Area (Sudley, West Gate, BullRead More Run, Loch Lomond), and even areas south of the Occoquan River as "in Manassas".
Crash on I-95 injures seven.
Celeste Wetzel March 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm
How about, "High Speed Police Chase Leads to Crash on I-95"?
Sharon Dubrow March 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm
I find many of the Patch headlines regarding tragedy distasteful and insensitive. For example, whenRead More they combine the tragedy with with other benign events in one headline.
Derrick Welsh March 12, 2014 at 01:53 am
**Prince William County** Dale City / I-95 SB Box : 1083 Channel : 5 Charlie (Operations) ChannelRead More : 5 Lima (LZ Flyout Operations) Call : Accident w/ multiple ejections Address : I-95 SB at Dale City Exit Ramp 156 Dispatched Details : VSP advise of a High speed Chase, resulting in a van traveling at high rate of speed, colliding with a guardrail and overturning Unit Lineup : E510, E523, E520B, R510, R502, TW512, A513, M510, M514, M520, M523, M503, M531, M419, BC505 BC506, EMS407, RC502, AIRC1, AIRC2, AIRC3, MEDSTAR2, MEDSTAR3 Update : BC505 Advises, all 7 patients from the van were ejected, with one of the 7 pinned underneath, Requested 5 Helicopters to Hilton Chapel for LZ spot Command : BC505 Time of Dispatch : 1:57am Time Cleared : 3:32am