Three men were arrested Sunday and Monday in separate attempts to enter the protected zone around the White House.
Two tried to climb barriers, and the other tried to use stealth to gain access, according to the Secret Service. All three were charged with unlawful entry, the agency said.
The Secret Service said that about 1:45 p.m. Sunday, a Pennsylvania man was arrested after climbing over an outer perimeter wall at 15th and E streets NW.
Later Sunday, a man from Ontario, Canada, was seized in the same area about 11:30 p.m. after climbing a metal crowd-control barrier.
And at about 6:45 a.m. Monday, a man tried to go through a construction site door on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the grounds. A worker was leaving the site, and the intruder tried to slip inside before the door closed. A Newport News, Va., man was arrested after a brief scuffle, said Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary.
The agency could provide no motive for any of the incidents.
Arlington County police said they have linked a man to as many as 50 vehicle break-ins in the Rosslyn and Clarendon areas, and they arrested him over the weekend.
Early Saturday, Arlington police officers noticed a man who matched the description of someone caught on surveillance video in two vehicle break-ins in the area, police said.
The officers followed him to a parking garage in the 1100 block of Wilson Boulevard and arrested him as he tried to break into a vehicle. Police said Antoine Kennedy, 54, of no fixed address was taken into custody. He is charged with burglary and other charges. Items such as GPS devices, purses and money have been stolen.
Former Fairfax County board of supervisors chairman Katherine F. Hanley has been appointed to the county’s electoral board, county officials plan to announce Tuesday.
Hanley, a Democrat who is also a former Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia, joins the three-member board after former board secretary Brian Schoeneman resigned to run for the county’s supervisor seat in the Sully District.
Allison Silberberg, Alexandria’s vice mayor, said she plans to enter the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, challenging incumbent William D. Euille and former mayor Kerry Donley.
Silberberg, 51, an author, said she supports “thoughtful, appropriate development” and wants to protect neighborhoods and the Old Town historic district. She has been on the losing end of several 6-to-1 votes during her first electoral term.
The primary is June 9.