AIDS Demonstration Ends in Arrests
The Secret Service arrested five AIDS activists who were chained to a fence outside the Old Executive Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue yesterday, officials said.
A spokeswoman for the Secret Service said one person at the demonstration, held by a group called AIDS Drugs for Africa, was arrested on charges of defacing public property. The four others were charged with unlawful assembly or refusing to leave.
Robbery-by-Phone Attempts Reported
Police in Fairfax County were looking yesterday for a man who attempts to rob people--at phone point.
Over the last couple of weeks, police said, the man has called four women in the Reston area and said he was watching them. He then told them to gather their money and jewelry for him and leave it outside. The man said if they didn't follow his instructions, he would come after them in their homes.
Three of the women hung up on the man. The fourth woman became scared, dropped the phone and didn't comply. The man didn't get any valuables in any of the cases, and he didn't try to enter any of the homes, police said.
Three of the calls were made Aug. 13 and the fourth was made Aug. 17. Police said that anyone who gets such a call should hang up and call 911. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Terry Turner at 703-478-0208.
Bond Revoked for Va. Slaying Suspect
A Charles County District Court judge revoked bond yesterday for a District man charged in the Aug. 16 stabbing death of a Marine Corps civilian computer specialist in Alexandria.
Daniel Wayne Warfield, 19, of the 1300 block of Belmont Street NW, will remain in the Charles County Detention Center in La Plata. No date has been set for an extradition hearing.
When Alexandria police went looking for Warfield last week, they discovered that their suspect in the slaying of Ray Heidebrecht, 39, was already being held in lieu of $2,500 bond in Southern Maryland after the Chevrolet Caprice he was driving turned out to have stolen tags, said Craig Renner, spokesman for the Charles County sheriff's office.
Police have said they don't know whether Warfield and Heidebrecht knew each other.