Vintage Race Car Found Under Tarp in Arlington – A rusty old race car that was “one of the best known and successfully campaigned” cars of its time has been found under a tarp in the yard of an Arlington home, the New York Times reports. The 1926 Vauxhall 30-98 once raced at the legendary Brooklands track in England. It’s expected to fetch up to $80,000 at auction in Connecticut.
Contribute to Relay for Life — The Arlington Relay for Life will be held on June 19th and 20th at Wakefield High School. There’s still time to contribute to the event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society. More from We Love DC.
Farewell to Outgoing Airport Authority President — Local leaders bid farewell to outgoing Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority president and CEO James Bennett at a luncheon in Falls Church on Friday. Bennett is heading to Abu Dhabi to run three airports in the United Arab Emirates. More from the Sun Gazette.
U.S. Marshals Service Director Profiled — Marshals Service Director John Clark’s Crystal City office may have one of the best views in Arlington (it overlooks the Potomac and Reagan National Airport). Main Justice interviewed Clark about the agency’s plans for dealing with the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad in New York City and the transfer of Guantanamo Bay prisoners.
Shirlington Power Couple Profiled – Politico profiles Amber and Sterling Marchand, a young political power couple who just bought a house in Shirlington. The thesis of the article seems to be: “See, Hill staffers? You don’t have to live in the District or near a Metro station to have fun.”
Those groups of motorcycle cops you see going up and down I-395? The random street closures in South Arlington? Police cruisers from jurisdictions far, far away from here? All are signs that National Police Week has begun in the nation’s capital.
Several Police Week-related events were held in Pentagon City today.
The Drug Enforcement Administration held its annual memorial service at its headquarters this morning. Three agents who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last fall were honored at the event, which included a speech by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Later, bicyclists from the inaugural Law Enforcement United Memorial Ride stopped outside DEA headquarters for a short service that included a performance by a group of police bagpipers and drummers.
The riders — more than 200 in number — were then escorted by dozens of police motorcycles over to the Pentagon Memorial for another service.
National Police Week will conclude on Monday.
From this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report we highlight this case of a man who was shot near the Green Valley Pharmacy during an argument.
Police were first alerted to the shooting when the man was dropped off at the Virginia Hospital Center ER with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. After a short investigation, police were able to find and arrest the suspect — which wasn’t too hard because he was still hanging out near where the shooting occurred.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING-ARREST 05/10/10, 2400 block of S. Shirlington Road. On May 9 at 11:50 pm, two men argued and one man shot the other in the leg. Police located the suspect. Michael Nash, 57, of no fixed address was charged with Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted felon. He was held without bond.
The rest of this week’s report, after the jump.
We’re told someone pulled a snatch-and-dash larceny earlier today at Northside Social in Clarendon. Someone apparently had their iPhone sitting out on a table when an unknown male grabbed it and ran.
Police were called. No word on whether they’ve been able to locate a suspect.
This is just another reminder to keep a watchful eye on your expensive gadgets at all times.
Why? Because the spot — boldly staked out between Baja Fresh and Chipotle — apparently wasn’t sitting well with management at Baja Fresh, who complained to Monday Properties, which was renting the space to District Taco.
Well, Osiris Hoil and his crew were back on the streets of Rosslyn this morning, bringing their breakfast burritos to the masses. They found a new spot on North Lynn Street, between Wilson Boulevard and 19th Street, according to their Twitter feed.
“That is right, we are back!!! We might be small but our heart is big! Who doesn’t want to make the American Dream?” Hoil wrote.
If you hurry, you may be able to get the pollo asado or carnitas District Taco is serving for lunch.
Fairfax County may be a bit jealous of Arlington’s bike friendliness.
With bike travel growing in both counties, one Fairfax cycling advocate is saying publicly that his county should take Arlington as an example and go farther than just paying lip service to bike-related concerns.
“Somehow Arlington was able to find $1 million a year for their bike program,” Bruce Wright lamented to the Fairfax Times. If Fairfax County leaders truly cared, “they would find the money to fund it.”
The article goes on to cite Arlington and Portland, Ore. as inspirations for bike-friendly policy making in urban areas.
A group called Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling “would like to see increased requirements or incentives for office buildings to include bike parking and shower facilities to accommodate bicycle commuters, similar to Arlington County,” the article says.
Arlington has 113 miles of bike lanes and trails.