Local Leads: 1/18/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Monday, Jan 18, 2010  |  Updated 12:01 PM EDT
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Local Leads: Police Captain Arrested

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MANASSAS PARK POLICE CAPTAIN ARRESTED 
Manassas Park police Capt. Travis Mosher, the force’s third in command, resigned one day after he was charged with stealing a volunteer fire chief’s vehicle in Woodbridge on Saturday night. City police Chief John Evans confirmed Mosher’s resignation late Sunday afternoon, and did not say who would replace Mosher as operations commander.
Mosher, 30, was arrested after the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department reported one of its SUVs stolen from an installation celebration at the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton fire station on F Street. Police received the stolen vehicle report about 7:30 p.m. (Insidenova.com)

STRESS AFTER ROBBERY CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH
An elderly Warsaw man died Friday afternoon after he was robbed in his home early that morning. Warsaw Police Chief Dewitt Cooper said three masked intruders broke into the home of Lawrence F. Altaffer Jr., 85, shortly after midnight. One of them held a gun on Altaffer and his caregiver, Cooper said.  The robbers left the house on Lakeside Drive with cash, a laptop computer and other items, Cooper said. (Fredericksburg.com)

8,800 SPEEDING TICKETS IN 6 WEEKS
Maryland highway officials say nearly 8,800 citations were issued during the first six weeks of the state's speed camera enforcement program. State officials began photographing vehicles exceeding the speed limit by 12 mph or more on three stretches of highway marked as work zones and sending out $40 tickets. (The Capital)

COSTCO TO WHEATON?
The Montgomery County Council is considering a $4 million deal to bring Costco to Wheaton, according to the Washington Examiner. The Westfield Shoppingtown Wheaton mall, owned by Westfield Group, wants to plant the bulk retail giant in a vacant space that was formerly a Hecht's department store, near Wheaton's business district. (Washington Business Journal)

METRO REBATES
Metro says it is looking to return fares to customers who have to wait for trains. The agency is looking to revise its guaranteed service policy that currently promises to waive rail fares when passengers are seriously delayed. "We need to give something back to the customers," said Deputy General Manager for Finance and Administration Carol Kissal, especially as the agency may be asking more of riders with likely fare increases looming. (Examiner) 
 

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