The Daily Police Blotter for October 31, 2014

This report is published every weekday, except county holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Some incidents may appear a day or two after the occurrence.

The report contains selected crimes, including animal-related incidents and property crimes. The information is organized by police district station. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in Fairfax County in the stated time frame.

Note: Information contained in the Daily Blotter is generally based on initial reports made to the police department. Follow-up investigations may reveal different or additional information.

 

SULLY DISTRICT STATION

STOLEN VEHICLE, Sequoia Lea Drive/Union Mill Road, 10/29/2014, 9:45 a.m. While checking the area for a suspect of multiple larcenies from vehicles, an officer located a stolen vehicle. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and the suspect fled on foot. Officers apprehended and arrested Nzabakirira B. Manzi, 18, from Centreville and charged him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

ROBBERY, Belcher Farm Court/Belcher Farm Drive, 10/28/14, 10:05 p.m. The victim was walking when she was approached by two men. One suspect displayed a handgun and the second suspect took property and cash from the victim. The suspects fled on foot. The victim did not require rescue. The suspects were described as black, 20s, and between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall.

 

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 9400 block of Old Mount Vernon Road, 10/30/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

7700 block of Richmond Highway, property from vehicle.

7900 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from vehicle.

 

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

2300 block of Pimmit Drive, jewelry from residence.

6500 block of Sandy Knoll Court, jewelry from residence.

7100 block of Shreve Road, cash from business.

8300 block of Leesburg Pike, jewelry from business.

 

MASON DISTRICT STATION

STOLEN VEHICLES

7200 block of Maple Place, 1989 Dodge Van

 

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

11400 block of Washington Plaza, larceny from a cab driver.

11100 block of Sunset Hills Road, property from vehicle.

 

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION

PEEPING, 6000 block of Palladium Court, 10/30/14, 9:10 p.m. A resident looked out the window and saw a man looking into the room. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. The suspect was described as a male of unknown race and approximately 6 feet tall.

BURGLARY, 6800 block of Brindle Heath Way, 10/30/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

7000 block of Darby Towne Court, property from vehicle.

6400 block of Springfield Plaza, property from vehicle.

6200 block of Rose Hill Drive, phone from library.

7900 block of Gunston Woods Place, bicycles from residence.

7100 block of Braddock Road, cash from business.

6500 block of Springfield Mall, purse from vehicle.

 

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

ROBBERY, 9500 block of Braddock Road, 10/28/14, 11:37 p.m. Two men entered a restaurant and displayed a handgun.  Property and cash was taken and the suspects fled on foot.  The victims did not require rescue. The first suspect was described as white, 20s, and approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall.  The second suspect was described as a male of unknown race, 20s, and between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall.

LARCENIES:

5500 block of Coleridge Drive, property from residence.

8400 block of Brutus Court, purse from vehicle.

5409 Ellzey Drive, property from residence.

8400 Old Keene Mill Road, beverage from business.

 

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 13000 block of Autumn Willow Drive, 10/30/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

BURGLARY, 13700 block of Maple Brown Sugar Lane, 10/30/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

3500 block of Plum Dale Drive, property from residence

3400 block of Hickory Grove Court, electronic equipment from vehicle.

2500 block of Chain Bridge Road, purse from vehicle.

3000 block of Southern Elm Court, property from vehicle.

3900 block of Fair Ridge Drive, electronic equipment from business.

13400 block of Peachwood Court, property from residence.

4800 block of Pheasant Brook Lane, electronic equipment from vehicle.

3500 block of Lillard Court, property from residence.

13100 block of Quail Creek Lane, property from vehicle.

11200 block of James Swart Circle, phone from business.

 

Pedestrian Safety Effort Begins Halloween Evening

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In an effort to increase pedestrian safety across Fairfax County, police will begin a new pedestrian education initiative on Friday, October 31. Officers will distribute safety fliers to residents who they observe in violation of pedestrian safety laws.

Over the past three years, more than 400 pedestrians have been struck and injured in crashes on Fairfax County roadways. Typically, October is the highest month for pedestrian-involved incidents. According to Commander of the Traffic Unit, Captain Mike Grinnan, “This increase is likely due to a combination of factors; decreased daylight hours and many more children out for trick-or-treating on Halloween.”

Captain Grinnan urges walkers, motorists, and bicyclists to pay close attention to pedestrian safety rules, such as crossing with a light and using a crosswalk. He also pointed out that some residents are running in the roadway where there are sidewalks; sometimes 2 or 3 people abreast, “This simply isn’t a safe practice. Wherever there are sidewalks available, they should be used.”

Further, police note that both pedestrians and motorists are equally responsible for observing laws and safety practices related to pedestrian right of way. More information regarding pedestrian safety may be found at http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/safety/#programs/pedestrian/index.asp.

Additional safety tips for Halloween may be found at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/halloween.htm.

The Daily Police Blotter for October 30, 2014

This report is published every weekday, except county holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Some incidents may appear a day or two after the occurrence.

The report contains selected crimes, including animal-related incidents and property crimes. The information is organized by police district station. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in Fairfax County in the stated time frame.

Note: Information contained in the Daily Blotter is generally based on initial reports made to the police department. Follow-up investigations may reveal different or additional information.

 

SULLY DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

6800 block of Compton Valley Place, property from vehicle.

 

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 2900 block of Arlington Drive, 10/28/14. An employee reported someone entered the business and took property.

LARCENIES:

2300 block of Huntington Avenue, merchandise from business.

3100 block of Southgate Drive, property from vehicle.

7400 block of Mount Vernon Square, beverages from business.

 

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

8200 block of Greensboro Drive, purse from vehicle.

 

MASON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

5600 block of Columbia Pike, phone from location.

3800 block of South George Mason Drive, property from business.

 

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Beaver Circle, wallet from location.

1500 block of Park Glen Court, cash from vehicle.

 

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

7000 block of Little River Turnpike, phone from location.

 

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 8100 block of Glenhurst Drive, 10/29/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

10100 block of Sassafras Woods Court, wallet from location.

5900 block of Kingsford Road, property from vehicle.

 

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

4600 block of West Ox Road, equipment from vehicle.

11700 block of Fair Oaks Shopping Center, merchandise from business.

 

Halloween Evening DWI Patrols

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Seven police agencies from Northern Virginia will team up in a collaborative effort to conduct saturation patrols detecting and arresting drunk drivers on Halloween night.

Extra Eyes for DWI’s involves officers and resources from the City of Falls Church Police, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police, Town of Vienna Police, County of Fairfax Police, City of Fairfax Police, United States Park Police and the Virginia State Police.

The program saturates the streets in all jurisdictions with law enforcement personnel who will be specifically targeting drunk drivers.

Law enforcement agencies also remind drivers to celebrate safely; if alcohol is going to be part of celebrations, look into SoberRide before the party; http://www.wrap.org/soberride/.

The media is invited to attend a pre-operation briefing at Vienna Town Hall 127 Center Street, South, Vienna, VA 22180 on Friday, October 31 at 8 p.m.

Officers from the participating agencies will be available for photo opportunities.

For further information please contact:

MPO Gary R. Lose glose@viennava.gov or call 703-255-6396

Arrest Made in Culmore Homicide

Mason Police District – Police arrested 24-year-old Jose Antonio Gavidia, of no fixed address, on October 8 and charged him with murder in this case. The investigation continues.

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Jose Antonia Gavidia

Previous Releases:

Homicide Victim Identified (September 2, 2014)

Mason Police District – The victim in this case has been identified as Filaberto Felipe Paz Ramirez, 27, 6001 Knollwood Drive. Police were able to contact family members in Guatemala to make notification.

Culmore Death Investigated as Homicide (September 2, 2014)

Mason Police District – The autopsy has been completed and police are now investigating this case as a homicide. The victim has been identified but next of kin has not been located yet. Upon further investigation, police can no longer rule out the possibility that this is a random act.

Suspicious Death in Culmore Area (September 1, 2014)

Mason Police District – Around 2:07 a.m. on Monday, September 1, police were called to the 6000 block of Bellview Drive in the Culmore area, for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, police discovered the body of an adult male in a parking lot with trauma to the upper body. Police are investigating this as a suspicious death, however there is nothing to indicate any threat to the general public. The exact manner and cause of death will be determined the Office of the Medical Examiner.