Wednesday, February 13, 2013
WMATA released the security report Monday.
The Huntington metro station made the top ten list of stations with the most crime in Virginia, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 2012 security report. Most of the crime increase on the Metro system wide from 2011 to 2012 is attributable to a 30 percent increase in snatches of small electronic devices and pickpockets, according to WMATA. There were 671 pick-pocketing incidents and electronic “snatchings” on the Metro system overall in 2012, up from 520 incidents in 2011. Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn will discuss the report Thursday during his security report to the Metro Board Safety and Security Committee. The report was released to the public Monday. The full list of the top 10 stations in …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Association is paving the way for zoning changes for a transit-oriented community.
The Huntington Club Condominium Association is taking steps toward developing residences, retail and office space on its site adjacent to the Huntington Metro station. The Association recently submitted an Area Plan Review (APR), which basically is an update to their original Comprehensive Plan. The APR will mostly pave the way for the change to the zoning for the land, explained David Ben, director of marketing and communications for Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. Ben said to accomplish this redevelopment, the Association will have to jump through a few legal hoops before moving forward. "They need to go through the legal process of getting that land to be allowed to have that type of development on it because it's not …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Police are still looking for a suspect in Sunday incident.
Fairfax County Police responded to a report of a woman who was reportedly assaulted Sunday night near the Huntington Metro station. Police responded around 10:46 p.m. to a call from a woman who said she was walking near the Huntington Metro station near Biscayne Drive. She was near that intersection opposite of the Huntington Metro station when she said someone allegedly ran up behind her and assaulted her, according to police spokesperson Lucy Caldwell. The woman yelled and the suspect fled. Police responded and put out a lookout for a man between the ages of 24 and 30 and around 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9. Caldwell said police "don’t have any evidence" at this time that it is linked to the "grab and grope" Springfield incidents. Anyone with …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Take a look at these top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
Huntington-Belle Haven Patch Metro Transit Police responded to hundreds of incidents in July, but only one incident occurred at the Huntington Metro station last month. Three new speed humps on Fort Drive and Farmington Drive have helped curb the traffic problem in one community. Fort Hunt Patch CiCi’s Pizza located in the Mount Vernon Plaza shopping center has closed its doors permanently. One or more burglars smashed windows and glass display cases and stole multiple historic items from Historic Huntley during a break-in reported earlier this month. Mount Vernon Patch The FHWA has offered an alternative Route 1 widening option after receiving dozens of public comments voicing opposition to the proposed options. Lee District Supervisor …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
There were three reported police incidents at the Huntington Metro station in the month of June, according to Metro Transit Police.
Metro Transit Police responded to approximately 700 calls in the month of June, according to the most recent police blotter. The following are incidents that occurred at or near the Huntington Metro stop. Huntington Metro: King Street Metro:
Friday, June 8, 2012
Metro Transit Police responded to more than 500 incidents in May — only two were at the Huntington Metro Station.
Metro Transit Police responded to more than 500 calls in the month of May, according to the most recent police blotter. The following are incidents that occurred at or near area Metro stops. Huntington Avenue Station Failure to pay fare – May 6, 1:55 p.m. Motor vehicle theft – May 28, 5:56 p.m. (Metro Transit Police did not provide more information on this incident, but asked that anyone who may have seen something suspicious call them at 202-962-2121 or call the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-8888.) Eisenhower Avenue Station There were no incident reports listed at the Eisenhower Avenue Station in the month of May. The Franconia-Springfield Metro station has more crimes than any other Metro rail station in Virginia, …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A 51-year-old Alexandria resident had a heart attack on Metro at about 2:25 p.m. on Monday near the Pentagon station.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Eisenhower station among safest in entire Metro system
The Eisenhower Metro station in the Carlyle area of Alexandria is one of the five safest Metro stations, according to a new report from WMATA detailing reported crime in 2011. The Huntington Metro station had eight reported crimes in 2011, eight times less crime than the most dangerous station, Deanwood on the Orange line near the Maryland, which had 67. The types of crime that occured in 2011 at the Huntington Metro station are not disclosed in the report. Throughout the Metro system, however, larcenies and burglaries are the most prominent (see chart below). Here are the five safest stations in the system based on 2011 data: Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said nothing in particular was responsible for the general safety level of the …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Escalator on North Kings Highway side will be closed through March 29
Work will continue on an escalator at the North Kings Highway side of Huntington's Metro station for another few weeks, as part of the WMATA's efforts to modernize equipment. According to WMATA's website, the escalator has an estimated completion date of March 29. Stairs are available for passengers to use. Escalators on the other side of the station are operational. The escalator is one of 42 currently undergoing scheduled maintenance, according to WMATA. Of Metro's 588 escalators, 518 were operable as of Thursday, and 28 out of service unexpectedly. Although signage surrounding the work area says it will be complete by March 2012, it does give a caveat: "Sometimes we can't return an escalator to service when we say we would. Why? …