NOVEMBER 14, 2008 #08-047
4:30 P.M. HILDEBRANDT
Alexandria Police Launches Most Wanted and Cold Case Pages on Website
Visitors to the Alexandria Police Department’s Website will see two new features starting on November 14. These features, an Alexandria Police Department Most Wanted and Cold Case pages, will assist detectives by providing the public with photos and information on open cases and wanted fugitives.
The Most Wanted page was created so residents can assist in locating serious offenders who have fled the area to avoid arrest and prosecution. This page will focus on violent offenders who may be a threat to others. The police will continuously update this page as needed.
The Police Department hopes to use the Cold Case page to gather investigative leads on cases that continue to be unresolved. Detectives are actively investigating several of the cases listed on the page. As the page grows, more cold cases will be added to include other violent offenses.
"It is my belief that these new enhancements to the Police Department's Website will help us close cases and catch violent offenders. These pages are another way for the Police Department to communicate with residents and provide them with information that empowers them to help us further reduce crime and improve neighborhood quality of life," says Chief David Baker.