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Luis Alonzo Escobar, 22, of the 8100 block of Cobden Court is charged with assault and resisting arrest.
Mr. Reality April 17, 2014 at 05:51 pm
Chances ar she "belonged" to one of the gang bangers involved in the fight. I doubt sheRead More was just walking by. Hard for you and I to conceive but routine business for M-13. What is hard for me to digest is why we tolerate this invasion to our town.
Wayne April 17, 2014 at 06:08 pm
I don't believe we have an "invasion" of MS 13.
Wayne April 21, 2014 at 07:21 pm
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
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!