Pedestrian Fatality on Lee Highway

A Fairfax County woman was struck as she crossed Lee Highway at about 6:23 a.m., today. The 52-year-old woman was crossing the road  in the direction of the metro parking lot just east of Stone Road when she was struck by a Toyota Camry. The woman suffered severe, life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to Fair Oaks Hospital where she died. Police identified the woman as Pavithra Kenjige.

The driver of the Toyota was a 39-year-old man from Culpeper.

Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives are investigating the crash; neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors.

Over the past three years, more than 400 pedestrians have been struck and injured in crashes on Fairfax County roadways. Fairfax County police urge walkers, motorists, and bicyclists to pay close attention to pedestrian safety rules, such as crossing with a light and using a crosswalk. 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

The Daily Police Blotter for March 4, 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

BURGLARY, 14900 block of Rydell Road, 03/03/15. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

 

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 7900 block of Seven Woods Drive, 03/03/15. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property. Responding officers located the suspects and arrested them. Steven Dale Travis Yokel, 38, no fixed address, Jonathan L. Green, 53, of Alexandria, and Shawnta Marie Mason, 28, no fixed address, were charged with burglary, possession of burglarious tools and possession of a controlled substance.

LARCENIES:

7400 block of Mums Drive, electronic devices from vehicle.

 

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION

STOLEN VEHICLES:

8000 block of Towers Crescent Drive, 1998 Honda Civic.

 

MASON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:
4900 block of Leesburg Pike, equipment from vehicle.

7400 block of Little River Turnpike, phones from business.

5500 block of Seminary Road, equipment from vehicle.

5500 block of Seminary Road, equipment from vehicle.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

4800 block of Leesburg Pike, 2004 Dodge Ram.

 

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

13400 block of Coppermine Road, wallet from residence.

12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, license plate from vehicle.

2400 block of Mason Ferry Drive, property from residence.

 

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

5500 block of Franconia Road, merchandise from business.

6500 block of Frontier Drive, merchandise from business.

7000 block of Leewood Forest Drive, purse from business.

6600 block of Springfield Mall, merchandise from business.

4600 block of Upland Drive, phone from residence.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

6900 block of Hill Park Drive, 2013 Ford Transit.

 

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

7200 block of Fullerton Road, phone from business

8300 block of Kings Ridge Court, property from vehicle

 

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

None reported.

 

Chief Roessler in Support of Ad Hoc Commission

Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr, Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department fully supports Chairman Bulova’s Ad-Hoc Police Practices Review Commission as approved by the Board of Supervisors on March 3, 2015.  Chief Roessler welcomes the higher level of engagement the commission will provide between the community and the police department.  Our mutual goals of transparency and trust will be met by robust discussions and community input.

 

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the county’s new commission.

UPDATE – Arrest Made in Police Impersonation Case

FCPD PIO:

An arrest has been made in a recent police impersonation investigation.

Originally posted on Fairfax County Crime Solvers Newsroom:

Police have charged Tyler Scott Polkinghorne, 19, of 5066 Dequincey Drive in Fairfax, with one count of Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer. Polkinghorne turned himself in at the Adult Detention Center on the evening of Monday, March 2. This investigation remains ongoing. Further charges are possible.

Although this arrest was not the result of a tip through Crime Solvers, the Fairfax County Crime Solvers Board of Directors would like to remind the public of the ability to report criminal information anonymously through their non-profit organization.

To learn more visit our website at http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org

Photo of Tyler Scott Polkinghorne Photo of Tyler Scott Polkinghorne

To view the link for the original release, click here.

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is seeking the public’s assistance in a series of police impersonation incidents that officers believe began in October 2014. In each of the three incidents, a person operating a vehicle on a public highway encountered a vehicle behind them that activated emergency lights…

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The Daily Police Blotter for March 3, 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

ROBBERY, 5500 block of Union Mill Road, 03/01/15, 8:57 p.m. A man entered a gas station and pointed a gun at an employee. The suspect took cash and property and fled. During the robbery, the suspect assaulted the employee. The victim incurred non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was described as a male of unknown race, about 6 feet tall, wearing a mask, black shirt and black pants.

LARCENIES:

14400 block of Golden Oak Road, property from residence.

 

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 5800 block of Woodlawn Gable Drive, 03/02/15. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

6000 block of Richmond Highway, equipment from vehicle.

 

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION

ROBBERY, 7100 block of Lee Highway, 02/27/15, 8:34 a.m. Two men entered a hotel lobby and displayed a handgun to an employee. The suspects took cash and fled. There were no injuries. The suspects were described as two men of unknown race, about 5 feet 4 inches tall, approximately 145 pounds, wearing black ski masks, white gloves and all dark clothing.

LARCENIES:

2800 block of Hartland Road, property from vehicle.

8000 block of Tysons Corner Center, merchandise from business.

 

MASON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:
7100 block of Columbia Pike, phone from business.

5800 block of Leesburg Pike, merchandise from business.

 

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from residence.

 

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

4800 block of Apple Tree Drive, bicycle from residence.

6500 block of Old Carriage Drive, phone from business.

6300 block of Springfield Mall, property from vehicle.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

5900 block of Dove Drive, 2010 Honda Accord.

7000 block of Mundy Point Court, Toyota Prius.

 

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

None reported.

 

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

BURGLARY, 2900 block of Gretna Place, 03/02/15. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

BURGLARY, 2900 block of Gray Street, 03/02/15. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

LARCENIES:

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

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

11700 block of Fair Oaks Shopping Center, property from vehicle.

3600 block of Joseph Siewick Drive, property from vehicle.

11100 block of Lee Highway, merchandise from business.

9500 block of Lagersfield Circle, license plate from vehicle.