Thursday, May 31, 2007

Traffic and Police Notes

Quick Note:
As I wrote last week, I’m posting through the week now, but I’ve been out of town this week, so the postings are a tad thin. Still, I hope you like what I’ve got here for the week.


Headlines from today’s post:

Headlines from posts since Wednesday May 23:

Traffic Notes (not really in Bham, but you might be interested).
Buckinghamsters who commute through north Arlington, take note: all lanes of Old Dominion Drive between N. George Mason Dr. and N. Dickerson Street will be closed from mid-June to early September, wrote Shannon Whalen McDaniel, the communications manager in DES. The county is replacing an 8-foot steel culvert that directs Little Pimmit Run. This is a part of the county’s Pimmit Run Construction project.

Traffic will be detoured along N. George Mason Dr. and Williamsburg Boulevard, the email reported; click to see the street detour map, pdf.

Police Notes for Buckingham
May 23: Felony Hit and Run, 200 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 4:07p.m. on a Geo Prizm southbound on N. Glebe Rd. stopped for traffic and was rear-ended by a red Ford F-150 pickup truck which immediately fled the scene. The driver of the Prizm was transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

Officers located the F-150 in the 1600 block of N. Oak St. with the driver passed out behind the wheel.
Brian Thomas McCabe, 42, of Arlington, was charged with felony Hit and Run, Driving While Intoxicated, and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test and released on $10,000 bond.

According to the police, a man on the sidewalk watched the truck hit the car and then drive south for one block. The driver then turned around and drove north past the man who got the tag number off the truck. Officers ran the tag number and found the man at home, Det. Steve Gomez with the Arlington County police said. A hit-and-run is a felony when the struck vehicle is attended, or the victim is a pedestrian, and there was an injury or at least $1,000 damage to the victim’s vehicle.

May 28: Indecent Exposure, 400 block of N. Park Dr. At approximately 9:00 p.m., a woman entered a laundry room in the basement of an apartment building. A man in the laundry room greeted the woman, then left. A moment later, the man tapped on the window to get the woman’s attention and she saw that he was exposing himself. The woman ran to an apartment and called 911. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male in his mid to late 30s, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, last seen wearing a navy blue polo shirt.

Get Connectioned…

It often slips my mind to remind my blog readers to read my column in the Arlington Connection—for one reason or another, my latest wasn’t posted to the web last week. The latest that is up there is about the W&OD trail; enjoy it if you haven’t yet seen it.

Remember: if you live in the 22203 zip code, call the Arlington Connection and get a FREE subscription to the paper: 703-917-6465. Right now we don’t have enough Buckinghamsters subscribing so the bulk mail takes forever—Sign Up Now!

If you just don’t want another piece of mail, grab a copy at Murky Coffee in Clarendon, Bob & Edith’s Diner on Columbia Pike (the original joint near S. Courthouse Road), or the Barcroft Sports Center on Four-Mile-Run Drive (near S. George Mason Drive).


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