NotifyCardinalNews.com is available for people to publicly comment with a NEWS TIP about Fire, EMS, Police, and Security incidents and other incidents.

The NOTIFY CARDINAL NEWS blog provides a quick way to provide a news tip to CARDINAL NEWS — Arlingtoncardinal.com

Why? Because municipalities, organizations, and businesses and other entities that affect the public don’t always provide the necessary notices about incidents in their communities. The information is important for citizens to personally reduce risks and reinforce good judgment in their daily life, and to participate in democratic decisions and feedback to community leaders.

How it Works. Simply provide a comment with a news tip at the end of the featured main posts on NotifyCardinalNews.com that best matches the category of the incident. The Main Posts cover general types of incidents. Notify Cardinal News also posts articles that request tips for specific incidents that have occurred. The posts that request tips on specific incidents are located below the main posts. The incident articles are searchable; however, comments are NOT searchable.

The Main Posts are …







In addition to the main posts, NotifyCardinalNews.com urges readers to post comments on special post articles that seek leads or information about a specific incident. If you have a tip and you don’t see a request for the incident, just use the comments section in one of the Main Posts.

ALL comments are moderated. CARDINAL NEWS reviews each comment before it is publicly displayed. If the comment is acceptable for public viewing, it will be displayed as soon as possible (sometimes within minutes; occasionally up to eight hours later). Comments may be edited by CARDINAL NEWS to remove private names, private addresses or other items that involve security issues, before they are publicly displayed.

Along with the comment, you must provide an identity, which can be your real name, an alias, or only your initials to protect your identity. You must also provide an email address, which you can use to monitor comments by others following your initial comment. Your email address will not be used by CARDINAL NEWS unless you ask for a reply or configure the comment section to notify you when someone else replies to your comment. Your email address is NOT displayed, and will not be used for any other purposes, and will not be made public.

If CARDINAL NEWS wants more information from you, CARDINAL NEWS will reply to your comment, and might request that you give permission to contact you via email.

Can I use a fake email address?
Technically, yes. You can use a fake email address, which will allow the comment to post. However, you will not be notified of any replies to your comments, and CARDINAL NEWS will not be able to request additional information from you via commenting.

RECOMMENDATION: Instead, it is recommended that you create a special email address just for your use with NotifyCardinalNews.com, or use an email address that you don’t use for work or personal communications with family and friends.

Fake emails are NOT recommended because their use can cause comment notifications to be sent to an unwilling recipient if you happen to use a fake email address that matches someone’s actual email address. If you use a fake email address, please don’t check “Notify me of new comments via email.” or “Notify me of new posts via email.”

You can also use your Facebook user name as an email address if you want to let CARDINAL NEWS know who you are, but you don’t want to monitor comments, or you don’t want to get a reply from CARDINAL NEWS. For example, Mark Zuckerberg’s user name is “zuck” so his Facebook email address is zuck@facebook.com. Facebook email is obsolete at the time this information was published, and emails are not received at these email addresses.

If you comment on NotifyCardinalNews.com, MAKE SURE YOU PROVIDE A DATE AND TIME of the incident.


For best results, instead of commenting on these provided articles, readers can use a QUICK FORM to submit tips and images at …


Arlingtoncardinal.com/notify provides an easy form that helps provide guidance for the necessary details for news tips. The news tips are discrete and can be anonymous. There are additional category-specific forms listed at …


Information received from forms may be used as news reports on Arlingtoncardinal.com or may be re-posted to NotifyCardinalNews.com to generate leads or get additional information about an incident. Re-posted information from data from an input form will NOT include any private information (names, exact addresses, etc.). Names are only published when provided by police reports, state’s attorney’s office reports, or Justice Department reports.

Of course, call 9-1-1 FIRST for any Police, Fire or EMS emergencies.


Please do NOT slander individuals or reveal any private information about an individual, such as their address, in the comments section. However, for discrete details, you can use the input forms to provide detailed information. INPUT FORM details are only sent to CARDINAL NEWS, and are not displayed to the public.

Comments that violate TERMS OF USE will be archived privately and REMOVED from the public view of comments.