The Daily Police Blotter for November 21, 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:

5600 block of Ox Road, purse from vehicle.

 

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 7900 block of Richmond Highway, 11/20/14. An employee reported someone entered the business and took property.

BURGLARY, 4000 block of Old Mill Road, 11/20/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

6600 block of Richmond Highway, cash from business.

6600 block of Wakefield Drive, tools from vehicle.

 

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

1400 block of Chain Bridge Road, purse from business.

1900 block of Chain Bridge Road, merchandise from business.

8100 block of Tysons Corner Center, purse from business.

 

MASON DISTRICT STATION

None reported.

 

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

None reported.

 

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 6600 block of Commerce Street, 11/20/14. An employee reported someone entered the business and took property.

PEEPING, 6000 block of Rock Cliff Lane, 11/20/14, 9:01 p.m. A resident looked out of her residence and saw a man looking into the room. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. The suspect was described as white, 28 to 32 years of age and between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall.

LARCENIES:

6500 block of Brook Leigh Way, license plate from vehicle.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

5500 block of First Statesman Lane, 2014 Dodge Ram.

 

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

8400 block of Bauer Drive, property from residence.

5000 block of Lone Oak Place, wallet from vehicle.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

7700 block of Donnybrook Court, 2003 KIA Sedona.

 

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

10000 block of Garrett Street, property from residence.

4000 block of Majestic Lane, merchandise from business.

 

Help Us Find His Family

A 62-year-old Annandale man was struck and killed on Monday, November 17 in while crossing Columbia Pike in Annandale. Detectives have been unable to locate his next of kin and are asking for the public’s help in finding his family.

Police believe his name is Hector Flores, 4040 Justine Lane, Annandale. He is originally from El Salvador. He was 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Contact Detective James Banachoski at 703-280-0553 if you have any information on Mr. Flores’ family.

Pedestrian Safety Effort Underway (Thursday, Nov. 20)

In an effort to increase pedestrian safety across Fairfax County, police started a new pedestrian education initiative on Friday, October 31. Officers distributed safety fliers to residents and motorists along Little River Turnpike between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19. Another team of officers will target the education/enforcement effort on Leesburg Pike on Friday, November 21 during the same timeframe. The goal of the initiative is to target pedestrians not using crosswalks and raise awareness among drivers to the dangers of pedestrians crossing roadways during hours of darkness.

In light of the campaign, police note that there have been three serious incidents, all in the Mason District, since Friday, October 31. A 62-year-old Annandale man was struck and died as a result of his injuries on Monday, November 17 while crossing Columbia Pike. The crash is still under investigation. A 36-year-old moped operator was struck and killed on Friday, October 31 around 9 p.m. on Wilson Boulevard in the Falls Church area. Another serious crash took place on Braddock Road, near With Hazel Road on Wednesday, November 6 at around 7 p.m. A 23-year-old woman was struck and critically injured as she crossed Braddock Road. She is suffering life-threating injuries and the investigation is continuing. No charges have been placed in either crash, at this time.

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.

Suspect Photos from Vienna Metro-area CarJacking

UPDATE: Suspect Photos of Vienna Metro-area 11/7/14 Carjacking

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photo date 11/07/14

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Photo date 11/07/14

Reported Carjacking in the Fairfax area (Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014)

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Friday, November 7, police responded for a report of a carjacking in the 3000 block of Nutley Street. The suspect approached the victim in the parking lot of a shopping center, produced a handgun and forced the victim into her own vehicle. The suspect then had the victim drive to nearby banks to withdraw money. The suspect exited the vehicle at the New Carrollton Metro Station. The victim did not require medical attention.

Police detectives have a composite sketch of the suspect. The suspect is described as a black male, in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Fairfax County police detectives are working with detectives from Metro Transit police who are investigating a similar case in their jurisdiction.

 

Reported Carjacking in the Fairfax Area

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At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Friday, November 7, police responded for a report of a carjacking in the 3000 block of Nutley Street. The suspect approached the victim in the parking lot of a shopping center, produced a handgun and forced the victim into her own vehicle. The suspect then had the victim drive to nearby banks to withdraw money. The suspect exited the vehicle at the New Carrollton Metro Station. The victim did not require medical attention.

Police detectives have a composite sketch of the suspect. The suspect is described as a black male, in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Fairfax County police detectives are working with detectives from Metro Transit police who are investigating a similar case in their jurisdiction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) ** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

The Daily Police Blotter for November 20, 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:

4900 block of Stonecroft Boulevard, tools from construction site.

 

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

7900 block of Audubon Avenue, cash from residence.

8000 block of Martha Washington Street, phone from business.

5900 block of Richmond Highway, equipment from vehicle.

7700 block of Richmond Highway, jewelry from residence.

7500 block of Vernon Square Drive, license plates from vehicle.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

2600 block of Arlington Drive, 2012 Honda Civic.

 

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 7400 block of Patterson Road, 11/19/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

BURGLARY, 1200 block of Ingleside Avenue, 11/19/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

BURGLARY, 1900 block of Hileman Road, 11/19/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2200 block of Kings Garden Way, 11/19/14, 2:05 p.m. A resident reported an unknown person walked into the home through an unsecured door. The suspect left immediately and nothing was taken.

LARCENIES:

8500 block of Arlington Boulevard, cash from business.

1900 block of Chain Bridge Road, merchandise from business.

8000 block of Tysons Corner Center, property from vehicle.

8000 block of Tysons Corner Center, purse and property from vehicle.

 

MASON DISTRICT STATION

ROBBERY, 2900 block of Patrick Henry Drive, 11/19/14, 7:31 p.m. The victim was walking in a parking lot when he was approached by two men. The suspects produced a cutting instrument and demanded money. The victim did not require rescue. The suspects were described as Hispanic, approximately 18 years of age and about 5 feet 4 inches tall.

 

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

None reported.

 

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

5700 block of General Washington Drive, equipment from business.

6000 block of Palladium Court, property from vehicle.

6400 block of Springfield Mall, property from business.

6500 block of Springfield Mall, merchandise from business.

6700 block of Spring Mall Road, purse from business.

 

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 4400 block of Saint Edwards Place, 11/16/14. An employee reported someone entered the business and took property

LARCENIES:

5200 block of Grinnell Street, wallet from business.

4400 block of Saint Edwards Place, property and tools from business.

 

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

11200 block of James Swart Circle, wallet from vehicle.