Crime Reports

Crime Reports

Passenger in Car Shot

  • Posted on: 6 February 2019
  • By: wbourgeois

(2/6/2019, 0835 hrs) On February 5, around 8:15 pm, APD officers responded to a local hospital to a report of man shot in the head. Officers arrived and were advised the victim was a 19-year-old male with life-threatening injuries, and the on-call detective was called out.

Man Talked Down from Bridge

  • Posted on: 5 February 2019
  • By: wbourgeois

(2/5/2019, 1000 hrs) On February 4, a few minutes before noon, APD officers responded to the levee, north of the Curtis Coleman Bridge, to a report of a man trying to jump off of the train bridge. Officers arrived and found a white male lying down on a pylon below the bridge, who told officers he would jump if they approached. A member of APD's Crisis Negotiation Team, arrived on scene and established contact with the subject and began speaking with him. After approximately one hour, the male agreed to climb up to the bridge and walk off to land.

Man Charged with Soliciting Child via Social Media

  • Posted on: 29 January 2019
  • By: wbourgeois

On January 22, APD Detectives were contacted by a mother who reported that her eight-year-old daughter had received sexual messages on social media. According to the initial report, the child had been receiving messages from a friend's older family member. The messages were initially sent via the friend's social media account, but that soon changed into the older family member using his own account. The messages began on January 19, and quickly escalated to profane, sexual content.

Man Charged in Accidental Shooting of Child

  • Posted on: 29 January 2019
  • By: wbourgeois

(1/29/2019, 6:30 am) On Monday, January 28, APD responded to a home in the 2100 block of Alma Street, where a five-year-old female had been shot in the side. The girl was transported to a local hospital, where she was treated and has been in stable condition since yesterday evening. Initial reports indicated that the gun had been fired from outside, into the house, however this was quickly disproved. After processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses to the incident, Detectives were able to ascertain that the shooting was accidental.

Child Accidentally Shot on Alma Street

  • Posted on: 28 January 2019
  • By: wbourgeois

(1/28/2019, 7:20pm) At around 4:15 pm today, APD officers responded to a home in the 2100 block of Alma Street, to a report of a child being shot. Officers arrived and found that a five-year-old female had been shot in the side. The child was conscious and alert when officers arrived, and was taken to a local hospital. The child's condition was stable at the time of this release.

Suspect Arrested for September, January Arsons

  • Posted on: 16 January 2019
  • By: wbourgeois

On September 9, the Alexandria Police Department responded to a report of a battery at a house on Madeline Street. Officers arrived and made contact with a female victim who had been battered by her boyfriend. The woman, who was pregnant at the time, was slammed against a car hood and beaten unconscious, requiring medical attention. The suspect was identified as Joseph Michael Elie.

Man's Body Found Beside Road

  • Posted on: 11 January 2019
  • By: wbourgeois

On January 11, around 6:20 am, APD officers responded to Autumn Orchard Loop, near Old Boyce Road, to a report of a body being found. Officers arrived and found a 37-year-old male lying in the ditch beside the road, deceased. The investigation so far has revealed no signs of foul play. The male was identified, and officers were informed that the deceased had a history of drug use. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The identity of the male is not being released at this time to ensure that all proper notifications have been made.

Update: Christmas Day Homicide

  • Posted on: 26 December 2018
  • By: wbourgeois

After continued investigation throughout last night and this morning, APD can confirm that there are definite links between the two homicides that took place on Christmas Day. Information given to detectives, combined with physical evidence, confirms that the shooter, Wendell Reed, knew the victim who was killed on 3rd Street, and was in phone contact with her minutes before the shooting. The nature and extent of their association is being looked into.

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