The Daily Police Blotter for April 21, 2015

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.

ALCOHOL ENFORCEMENT

There will be a SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT Saturday night, April 25, in the West Springfield Police District.

SULLY DISTRICT STATION

None Reported.

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

2700 block of Popkins Lane, property from library.

6300 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business.

6300 block of Richmond Highway, property from business.

7900 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business.

8600 block of Richmond Highway, property from business.

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION 

LARCENIES:

2900 block of Charing Cross Road, property from residence.

8200 block of Greensboro Drive, merchandise from business.

3000 block of Nutley Street, merchandise from business.

MASON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY 3000 block of Annandale Road, 04/21/15. A business was burglarized. It does not appear anything was taken.

LARCENIES:

7200 block of Arlington Boulevard, merchandise from business.

4200 block of John Marr Drive, merchandise from business.

6000 block of Knollwood Drive, property from vehicle.

5500 block of Seminary Road, property from business.

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY 11600 block of Charter Oak Court, 04/21/15. A resident reported someone entered the residence at night. Nothing was taken.

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION 

LARCENIES:

7500 block of Aspenpark Road, property from residence.

7400 block of Duddington Drive, license plates from vehicle.

10000 block of Richmond Highway, property from vehicle.

7800 block of Seafarer Way, property from vehicle.

6500 block of Springfield Mall, merchandise from vehicle.

3600 block of Wilton Hall Court, property from residence. 

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

8900 block of Burke Lake, property from construction site.

5900 block of Hall Street, property from vehicle.

4700 block of Medford Drive, property from school.

6200 block of Rolling Road, merchandise from business. 

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES: 

13700 block of Atlantis Street, property from construction site.

3200 block of Centreville Road, property from vehicle.

13000 block of Fair Lakes Shopping Center, property from business.

11600 block of Monument Drive, license plate from vehicle.

2900 block of Pleasant Glen Drive, property from residence.

The Police Daily Blotter for April 20, 2015

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

PURSUIT, Fairfax County Parkway/Braddock Road, 4/19/15, 11:11 p.m. A police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver disregarded the officer’s signal to stop and attempted to elude the officer. The officer utilized the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) bringing the pursuit to an end and the driver was taken into custody. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Nikola Stepanovich, 27, of Springfield, was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of cocaine, speed to elude and no seatbelt.

LARCENIES:

4300 block of Chantilly Shopping Center, merchandise from business

14300 block of Chantilly Crossing Lane, merchandise from business

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

PURSUIT, Richmond Highway/Buckman Road, 4/17/15, 4:45 p.m. A police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver disregarded the officer’s signal to stop and attempted to elude the officer. Officers pursued the suspect to the dead end of Janna Lee Avenue where the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect was taken into custody and arrested.  Brandon Robinson, 31, of District Heights, Maryland was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, resisting arrest, driving while revoked, disregard police signal to stop and fail to pay full time and attention.

LARCENIES:

2600 block of Arlington Drive, property from residence

7600 block of Range Road, bicycles from school

6300 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business

8100 block of Tis Well Drive, license plate from vehicle

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

1200 block of Beresford Court, electronic equipment from vehicle

2500 block of Carol Place, purse from business

1400 block of Chain Bridge Road, merchandise from business

MASON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 3500 block of South George Mason Drive, 4/18/15. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

7200 block of Arlington Boulevard, merchandise from business

3500 block of Gallows Road, purse from vehicle

5700 block of Leesburg Pike, merchandise from business

2900 block of Patrick Henry Drive, phone from residence

8300 block of Tobin Road, license plate from vehicle

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 2200 block of Stone Wheel Drive, 4/19/15. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

1600 block of Reston Parkway, purses from business

1900 block of Winterport Cluster, merchandise from business

12800 block of Wrexham Road, merchandise from business

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 9600 block of Hagel Circle, 4/18/2015. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

6700 block of Bland Street, merchandise from business

6700 block of Frontier Drive, merchandise from business

9600 block of Potters Hill Circle, property from residence

7700 block of Stone Wheat Court, property from residence

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

PEEPING, 4800 block of Nash Drive, 4/18/15 at approximately 10:45 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 white, in his 20’s, wearing a burgundy shirt and had brown hair.

LARCENIES:

7700 block of Backlick Road, merchandise from business

5900 block of Cove Landing Road, property from residence

7700 block of Durer Court, wallet from vehicle

8000 block of Felecity Court, electronic equipment and property from vehicle

7500 block of Huntsman Boulevard, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

5700 block of Burke Centre Parkway, 1996 GMC, Saturn

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

11700 block of Fair Oaks Shopping Center, merchandise from business

2600 block of Glencroft Road, property from residence

11100 block of Lee Highway, phone from business

Making Dreams Come True

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A 21-year-old young man’s dream of becoming a police officer became a reality earlier this week.

John Hopper has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive genetic disease, which confines him to a wheelchair and a ventilator. After learning of his lifelong passion for law enforcement, FCPD personnel created an exciting training day for John. The rainy weather didn’t put a damper on the extensive plans that were designed for his special day.

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First, John was welcomed By Chief of Police, Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr, who pinned him with an honorary police officer’s badge.

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“Officer Hopper’s” training began with a motors demonstration, highlighting the precision and expertise of squad members, followed by lessons on steering through a skid. Officer Hopper fueled up on a pizza lunch with members of the FCPD and Sheriff’s Office. After lunch, John met up with the bomb squad and K9 Tucker. He learned about our explosives team and experienced three live explosion demonstrations.

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Next, he was tested with some quick decision-making skills using “shoot don’t shoot” scenarios on the agency’s virtual firearms training system.

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Finally, on his way back to the Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC), there was a bit of an unexpected excitement. While he and fellow officers attempted to make a mock traffic stop, the mock suspect vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued. After a half-mile “chase” the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuver was used successfully to apprehend the driver safely, but the passenger fled on foot. Fortunately, with the assistance of Fairfax One (the agency’s helicopter) and K9 Enzo, Officer Hopper aided in the capture of the dangerous suspect.

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Once the situation calmed, Officer Hopper returned to the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy for a full facility tour to complete his workday.

 

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Passenger Dies in Crash

A 40-year-old man died as a result of his injuries in a single vehicle crash on Richmond Highway near Fairhaven Avenue on Saturday, April 18.

Daniel Duarte Vasquez, of the Alexandria area, was a passenger in a 1995 BMW when the crash occurred at around 7:15 a.m. Crash Reconstruction Detectives believe that the vehicle was traveling south on Richmond Highway when it drifted off the right side of the roadway, up onto a curb, striking a fire hydrant, and a phone pole. The driver, a 23-year-old Oxon Hill, Maryland man, was seriously injured and transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The driver is now in stable condition there.

Detectives do not believe speed was a factor but are investigating whether alcohol may be involved. Charges are pending against the driver.

The deceased was not wearing his seat belt; the driver was.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637.

UPDATE – Walker Resigns from Department

On Friday, April 17, William “Bud” Walker was released from the Adult Detention Center on bond, awaiting his next court appearance. Colonel Edwin Roessler Jr., Chief of Police, accepted his resignation, which is effective immediately, a short time later.

 To locate the previous release, click here.

 Detectives in the Major Crimes Division’s Child Exploitation Unit arrested PFC William “Bud” Walker today, Wednesday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Police Headquarters. Earlier today, detectives updated Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Chief of Police, on the current status of their criminal investigation. Based on the fact that PFC Walker held a visible position of public trust, Chief Roessler felt it was imperative to place the safety of the public at the forefront of the investigation and is appreciative of the diligent work of the numerous detectives assigned to this case. PFC Walker was charged with two counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Walker was processed and held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Detectives continue to gather evidence in this case and additional charges are possible as the investigation progresses.

PFC Bud Walker was hired by the agency in December 1999. He worked in a patrol capacity at the West Springfield District Station until 2004. He then took a position in the Public Information Office until 2006. Walker returned to patrol at the West Springfield District Station in March 2006 before being assigned to South County High School as a School Resource Officer, where he worked from November 2006 until August 2009. He returned to the Public Information Office, where he worked until being relieved of duty on Thursday, April 9. Walker remains on administrative leave with pay. Detectives would like to speak with anyone who has information regarding this active investigation by calling 703-246-7896. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may provide information through Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).

Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. and Second Lieutenant James Bacon, supervisor of the Child Exploitation Unit, will be available to speak with the media tonight, Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the lower-level conference room at Police Headquarters. Media representatives who plan to attend are asked to contact the Public Information Office.

 

Police Officer Relieved of Duty

A Fairfax County police officer was relieved of duty on Thursday, April 9, as a result of a criminal investigation involving child pornography.

Detectives within the Major Crimes Division’s Child Exploitation Unit were contacted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and were provided a CyberTip, received through a blogging and social media networking site. The tip alleged that child pornography had been uploaded through its servers and it was determined that the location of the upload came from a residence within Fairfax County.

Detectives immediately began their investigation on Monday, April 6, and on Wednesday April 8, determined the residence was owned by the Fairfax County police officer.

The officer has 15 years of service with Fairfax County Police and was assigned to Police Headquarters, operating in an administrative capacity, prior to being relieved of duty.

The criminal investigation is ongoing. An administrative investigation will also be completed regarding this matter. Additional information will be provided following any arrests.