Fairfax County Police Department 2014 Annual Report now Available

According to a May 2015 publication by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, The Fairfax County Police Department is the 34th largest local police department in the United States, by number of full-time sworn personnel, 2013.

To see a glimpse of The Fairfax County Police Department in 2014, visit this page.


The Daily Police Blotter for May 29, 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.


TRUCK INSPECTIONS, 5000 block of Walney Road, 05/29/15. Officers stopped and inspected 103 trucks. Twenty four trucks were taken out of service.


BURGLARY, 5300 block of Chandley Farm Circle, 05/28/15. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.



8600 block of Highgate Road, property from residence.

2300 block of Huntington Avenue, merchandise from business.

6300 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business.

7700 block of White Heron Trail, jewelry from residence.


3600 block of Buckman Road, 2003 Ford E250.

3800 block of Needles Place, Yamaha R6 motorcycle.



9300 block of Marycrest Street, equipment from vehicle.

2800 block of Middleboro Drive, equipment from vehicle.

6300 block of Stoneham Lane, property from vehicles.



7500 block of Marc Drive, equipment from residence.


BURGLARY OF AN OCCUPIED DWELLING, 11300 block of Fox Creek Farm Way, 05/28/15, 3:00 a.m. A resident reported someone entered the residence overnight and took property.


11500 block of Great Falls Way, purse from vehicle.

1800 block of Presidents Street, wallet from business.

11100 block of Rich Meadow Drive, property from vehicle.


ROBBERY, 6800 block of Springfield Boulevard, 05/28/15, 7:50 p.m. The victim was in a parking lot and was approached by five men. The suspects assaulted the victim, took property and fled. The victim incurred non-life-threatening injuries. The suspects were described as Hispanic, wearing black red and white clothing.


7000 block of Calamo Street, equipment from vehicle.

6400 block of Springfield Mall, bicycle from business.


9900 block of Richmond Highway, property from residence.



9500 block of Braddock Road, property from residence.

8200 block of Gunston Corner Lane, merchandise from business.

7600 block of Little River Turnpike, wallet from vehicle.


None reported.

Seasonal Snake Safety & Awareness Info

Fairfax County is home to an array of snake species, most of which are non-venomous and pose no threat to people. Some commonly found species of non-venomous snakes include the Eastern ratsnake, the Northern ring-necked snake, the Northern black racer, and the Eastern garter snake. These snakes are beneficial and hunt insects, birds and rodents.

Northern Copperheads, like the one shown here, are living in Fairfax County. Photo taken from VA Herpetological Society webpage

Northern Copperheads, like the one shown here, are living in Fairfax County. Photos taken from VA Herpetological Society webpage

The Northern Copperhead is the only venomous snake species commonly found in Fairfax County. Copperheads may be found basking in the sun on trails and in rocky areas and in stream valleys. They are most active between April and October. Copperheads can be identified by their triangular head shape, vertical pupil and an hourglass scale pattern that runs the length of their body. They may be copper-colored or a light brown and tan color. For information on identification of the Northern copperhead and harmless look-a-like species, please visit the Virginia Herpetological Society.

Most snake bites occur when snakes are handled or accidently touched by someone walking or climbing. Following a few simple tips when outdoors can help you lessen your chances of a snake bite.

Eastern Ratsnake, one of several non-venomous snakes, found in Fairfax County

Eastern Ratsnake, one of several non-venomous snakes, found in Fairfax County


Safety Tips to Reduce Chances of a Snake Bite

 If you see a snake, stop and keep a safe distance. Give the snake room to move away on its own.

  • Do not try to handle any snake. Any snake will bite if provoked so do not handle them.
    • When walking or hiking, stay on trails, sidewalks and cleared pathways.
    • Wear boots or closed shoes and long pants when working outdoors or walking in wooded areas.
    • Wear leather gloves when handling brush and debris.
    • Use a flashlight if walking at night in areas where snakes might be present.
  • Keep dogs on leashes and pet cats indoors to reduce chances of them encountering a snake.

If you find a sick or injured snake, contact the police non-emergency line at (703)691-2131 to be connected with Animal Control. If you are bitten by a snake you believe could be venomous, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

For information on managing wildlife interactions and resolving human-wildlife conflicts, the Virginia Wildlife Conflict Helpline is available toll-free at (855) 571-9003, 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday. This helpline is a collaborative effort between the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services.


Police Cite Trucks in Annual Safety Effort


Motor Carrier Safety (MCS) officers from agencies across the region were out in full force at a multi-jurisdictional truck enforcement inspection event on Thursday, May 28 at E.C. Lawrence Park.

Inspectors closely inspected every aspect involved in safe trucking; brakes, proper licensures, lighting and steering components. In just under four hours, officers checked 103 trucks; placed 24 of those out of service for serious safety infractions, and cited 153 total violations.

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Fairfax County MCS officers are a squad of eight (four full-time and four part-time) who operate out of the agency’s Operations Support Bureau’s Traffic Safety Unit. They assist with crash investigations involving commercial motor vehicles and patrol the roadways for unsafe dangerous trucks.

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Present at the safety check were: Officers from Fairfax County, Virginia State Police, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Herndon, Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, Manassas City, Metro Washington Airports Authority, and DMV Police.

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Man Charged with Burglarizing Home and Inappropriately Touching a Child

The arrested, Josue Felipe Velasco Santiago

The arrested, Josue Felipe Velasco Santiago

A 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home and inappropriately touching a young child inside. A parent called police to the home, located near Rustling Leaves Lane and Golden Oak Road, around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, for the report of a sexual assault.

Officers determined three children, 14, 8 and 6 years old, were home alone sleeping when a man entered the residence through a window. The suspect reportedly touched the 6-year-old girl inappropriately before fleeing back out the window. The parent called police after she returned home and learned what happened. The victim was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital to be examined.

Sex Crime detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau, as well as numerous additional police resources, to include a police Bloodhound, immediately responded to assist in the investigation. Around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, detectives arrested Josue Felipe Velasco Santiago, 19, of 14487 Golden Oak Road in Centreville. He was charged with Burglary With the Intent to Defile and Abduction with the Intent to Defile.

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