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CrimePush Launches Revolutionary Security App to Help Individuals, Universities, and Police

CrimePush Launches Revolutionary Security App to Help Individuals, Universities, and Police

Every 15 seconds in America there is a burglary that takes place. Every 43 seconds a vehicle is stolen somewhere in the country. On top of that there are countless other crimes committed throughout communities and on college campuses. We are all in search of a safer country, and CrimePush has just unveiled what could be the answer to the country’s crime problem.

“Everyone wants a way to help reduce and easily report crime,” explains Shayan Pahlevani, founder and chief executive officer of CrimePush. “This is a tool that is going to do just that. It’s easy to use and highly effective.”

CrimePush is a new crime-reporting and personal security application, which has unveiled a number of new features designed to keep students and citizens safe. It is now available on iTunes and Google Play. Users can quickly download the free app to explore the utility and ingenuity of the service.

Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Local K-9 Team Finishes Second in National Competition

Local K-9 Team Finishes Second in National Competition

Great news for Alexandria Law Enforcement!

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office K-9 team took second place overall in explosives detection at a national competition last week.

Sherman, a six-year-old Labrador retriever and his partner, Deputy John O’Hara, competed at the United States Police Canine Association’s National Detector Dog Field Trial against 80 K-9 teams from across the country from Sunday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 23, in Lakeland, Florida.

The explosives trials consisted of an odor recognition test, searches of three areas, and five vehicles full of hidden explosives.

Crime Museum Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary with Guest Festivities

Crime Museum Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary with Guest Festivities

Guest speakers, an exhibit unveiling, and admission deals all top the special events hosted at the Museum

 

To celebrate the four-year anniversary of its opening, the Crime Museum is offering some unique offerings the latter half of May in appreciation to guests for the continued success the museum.

On May 22nd at 11:30AM, museum guests and members of the media are invited to attend the unveiling of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s temporary exhibit at the Crime Museum, Crimes Against Marine Mammals. The exhibit will feature artifacts and information related to illegal importation of marine mammal parts, as well as the harassment or killing of marine mammals, This exhibit is part of the 40th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, established in 1972 by Congress, to protect all US marine mammals.

John Wayne Gacy Exhibit Unveiled at the Crime Museum

John Wayne Gacy Exhibit Unveiled at the Crime Museum

 

John Wayne Gacy Exhibit Unveiled at the Crime Museum

Sam Amirante, Gacy’s Defense Lawyer, Welcomes New Permanent Exhibit  

Earlier today, the Crime Museum unveiled their newest permanent exhibit on American serial killer and rapist of the 1970s, John Wayne Gacy.

The permanent exhibit will take museum guests through a timeline of events in Gacy’s life, ending with his conviction of 33 murders.  The exhibit will include personal items as well as items seized and taken into possession by law enforcement. Featured artifacts include his infamous clown suit, his leather jacket, his typewriter, and his wallet.

Two Men Charged For Illegal Iron Possession

Two Men Charged For Illegal Iron Possession

The following information was sent to us by the Stafford County Sherrif's Office:

 

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of William Williams III, age 24, of 141 MacGregor Ridge Road, Stafford and Timothy Hackett, age 37, of 72 Red Oak Lane, Hague, Virginia.  Both men have been charged with 1 Count of Possession of Pig Iron, while acting as agents of Northern Virginia Metal Recyclers.  The possession, sale or purchase of pig iron is a Class 6 Felony.