Sunday, May 12, 2013
Group says they plan "open carry march" from Virginia into Washington, DC.
Talk about fireworks. A group that says it plans to march from Virginia into DC on the Fourth of July with loaded guns — a violation of DC gun laws — is being met with resistance by DC's Chief of Police Cathy Lanier. "Passing into the district with loaded firearms is a violation of the law and it will be treated as such,” Lanier said during an interview with NewsChannel 8. Lanier says police will stop the march on the Arlington Memorial Bridge, mentioned as the route to be taken by the group. A Facebook page set up by organizer Adam Kokesh, an Iraq war veteran and radio talk-show host, calls it an "Open Carry March" and reads: "On the morning of July 4, 2013, Independence Day, we will muster at the National Cemetery and at noon we will …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Find out how Fairfax County Public Schools and the police department work to keep students safe.
After the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's natural for parents to have questions about their children's safety at school. School resource officers from the Fairfax County Police Department and safety experts from Fairfax County Public Schools will be on hand at the Sully District Governmental Center this month to answer those questions. During the monthly meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee, on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., officers will talk about how parents can help keep schools safe, and the measures the school system has in place. Anyone with questions can contact Crime Prevention Officer Tara Fruecht at 703-814-7018 or SulCPO@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A federal grand jury on Friday indicted a local woman who is accused of purchasing more than 25 guns in order to sell them illegally.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is accusing a woman of illegally selling guns —including allegedly selling one to a drug trafficker — and says she bought the guns in November at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly. Kimberly Yvette Dinkins of Manassas was indicted by a federal grand jury late last week for the alleged illegal gun sales. She allegedly bought more than 25 guns during a one-month period, and illegally sold all of them within 16 days of purchase, according to an affidavit filed by an ATF agent in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. One of the guns, which Dinkins purchased at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly on Nov. 17, ended up in the hands of a suspected narcotics trafficker just …