Daily Archives: July 11, 2014

Turtle at loggerheads with crabpot line; set free by Coast Guard and turtle-lovers

Members from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and the Virginia Marine Science Museum’s stranding team transfer a Loggerhead turtle from aboard a Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat – Small to the pier at Station Cape Charles, Va., May 22. The stranding team was transported to the turtle by members of Coast Guard Station Cape Charles to free the turtle and transferred it to the Virginia Aquarium. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Loretta Vargas.

When dirtbags go to the beach…

When officers asked the driver, later identified as Weldon C. Lucas III, 38, to step out of the vehicle, Lucas fled from the scene on foot and began running westbound across Philadelphia Avenue until officers lost sight of him. Additional officers responded to the area and were unable to locate Lucas. During the investigation, officers determined that Lucas had a suspended driver’s license and also had multiple warrants out for his arrest from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Multiple members of the OCPD, including detectives from the Major Crimes Division and Special Enforcement Unit, as well as patrol officers, continued to actively search for Lucas. At approximately 8:30 p.m. police located and arrested Lucas in the area of 82nd Street and the beach.

Potomac Mills — the new Springfield Mall crimeland; purse snatcher nabbed

Strong Armed Robbery – On July 10th at 11:44AM, officers responded to Potomac Mills Mall located at 2700 Potomac Mills Cir in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 28 year old woman of Alexandria, reported to police that she was confronted by an unknown man while inside the mall. The man eventually walked away from the victim but confronted her again in the parking lot. During the encounter, the victim reached for her cell phone to call police. At that point, the man forcibly grabbed the victim’s cell phone and fled the area. Officers located a man that matched the description provided by the victim. Following the investigation, the man, identified as the accused, was determined to be the suspect involved in the prior incident and was arrested. During a search, the victim’s cell phone was recovered in the suspect’s possession.