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Police raid in building, no details to be found as to why
  • AtownTCK89 February 20, 2013 - 6:31 pm #66312 Reply

    Long time lurker; first post.

    Last Friday there was an incident in my apartment building (Garden Style, fairly quiet, never heard of any incidents before) involving what I assume to be SWAT with a K-9 Unit. I don’t know if it was actual SWAT but they were dressed in all-black, broke open a door with a battering ram and used a sniffer dog to search the building (4 floors) and surrounding area (It’s not like I went up to them while they were in the middle of this and asked them if they were SWAT and what they were up to). I’m not sure if there were any arrests either, all I know is I haven’t seen those neighbours since and someone was moving stuff out of their apartment a couple days later.

    There was nothing about this on the Crime Reports online, and nothing on ArlNow. I went to the Management of the complex and inquired about the incident and the manager told me NOT to bother about it. I have lived here for many years, and would like to continue to, but is it not my right to know why there was a Police bust justifying battering rams and a K-9 unit in my building, to someone whom I have been on friendly neighbourly terms with over the years? (Which is scary, he seemed like a friendly enough guy, though not the most straight edge, but still amicable and with a young family) I guess I’m glad for the removal of the neighbour, but am just curious as to why there is no information given to me, and if I have any right to this information by the management of the property, and if there is any place in the County I could call for more information? I assume calling the Police would be a logical step, but am just curious if these things happen and not included in Crime Reports.


    tl;dr – Police raid on a neighbour with no information on Crime Reports or Management as to why and what happened. Just curious, and a little bit bothered on silence from Management upon further inquiries.

    Bard February 20, 2013 - 10:31 pm #66315 Reply

    Search warrants and search warrant affidavits are public record. They are kept in the Arlington Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. You can find the warrant for that raid if you know the address where it was executed. It also helps if you know the date, since the court files them by date, and they aren’t particularly well-organized.

    CrystalMikey February 21, 2013 - 11:10 am #66341 Reply

    Maybe it wasn’t ACPD, but a federal entity?

    Bard February 21, 2013 - 1:37 pm #66373 Reply

    If it were a federal warrant it would be in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria (off of Mill Road), unless it were sealed.

    Swag February 21, 2013 - 1:45 pm #66383 Reply

    They were cooking meth, hence why your landlord doesn’t want you to worry about it.

    DirtySanchez February 21, 2013 - 7:11 pm #66418 Reply

    Atown- I’m confused! In one sentence you say that you have been on friendly terms with the guy and he’s amicable and with a young family. Then you say you’re glad he’s gone. Why don’t you mind your own business and stop prying into people’s private lives….and what the hell is a sniffer dog?….and why are you questioning police tactics…do the cops question how you preform your duties at work?

    Bones February 21, 2013 - 7:41 pm #66422 Reply

    I guess  I would be worried they be comming to my crib next

    DirtySanchez February 21, 2013 - 7:52 pm #66424 Reply

    Bones- you sound like a cultured urbanite, are you a neighbor of Atown?

    Bones February 21, 2013 - 8:11 pm #66425 Reply

    Mindin my own business keep it movin Sanchez .  Peeps do well to remember that

    AtownTCK89 February 21, 2013 - 8:32 pm #66427 Reply

    @DirtySanchez – Friendly enough to say hi and be neighbourly (could hardly carry a conversation with them, without resorting to hand motions and really badly attempted sign language) . Glad that I’m not living next to a drug dealer anymore. Apparently it was drug related, and it must have been the Feds. I never questioned their tactics, maybe I wasn’t clear in my post, I admit it was a bit confusing to read. And I believe a sniffer dog is a dog that sniffs for drugs, like you see in the airports and elsewhere, I mentioned the K-9 Unit.

    @Bard – Thanks, I will look into that, really helpful reply!

    DirtySanchez February 21, 2013 - 9:09 pm #66428 Reply

    By “hand motions” you meen a hand to hand drug deal….sucks that your supplier got locked up by the “feds” haaaa

    Kleio February 22, 2013 - 11:46 am #66450 Reply

    Thanks for posting constructive info. 

    The bickering around here….!




    AtownTCK89 February 22, 2013 - 12:30 pm #66461 Reply

    @DirtySanchez – You must have a most entertaining social life, or lack thereof if you have to resort to trolling like a 12 year old on a forum. I’m sure that makes you lots of friends.

    By “Hand motions” and “badly attempted sign language” I meant that they could hardly speak any English. If they were “my dealers” I hardly think I would whine about it online, I don’t think I’m on your level yet. You are most likely just upset that a homie of yours has been deported, and I’m going to stop feeding the trolls now.


    Thanks for the other actually helpful replies!

    22201 for 12 February 22, 2013 - 2:32 pm #66487 Reply

    Perhaps they were looking for people who call it A-Town and got the wrong apartment?

    speonjosh February 22, 2013 - 2:56 pm #66488 Reply

    Since the police work for us (the citizens), and since they carry guns and are authorized to use them, I would think that questioning their tactics would be something anyone should be interested in / concerned about.

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