Rabid Fox Concerns Officials

Animal Control Officers responded to a report of fox acting abnormally in the area of the South Run/Burke Lake Trail area near the South Run Recreational facility on July 1 at around 7 p.m.

A young fox reportedly ran towards people in the wooded area adjacent to the trail, and ran towards a dog and his owner. The owner fell, lost his hat and the fox was distracted by the hat, enabling the man and dog to flee. Animal control officers searched the area for the fox and eventually were able to locate and euthanize a fox in a safe manner. The fox was vocalizing and showing clear signs of rabies; subsequent lab tests proved positive for rabies. While there is no way to determine whether or not this is the specific fox involved, it is likely. This is very near the same area where a woman was injured by a rabid raccoon on June 10, 2015. The raccoon, believed to be responsible for the attack in that case, was later captured and determined to be rabid.

Out of an abundance of caution, health and animal control officials are asking anyone who may have had contact with a fox in this area to contact Bryant Bullock, Environmental Health, 571-274-2296.

More information on the rabies virus, exposure prevention tips, and what to do if an animal bites is available: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/rabies/

Fairfax County Mourns Loss of Brazilian Athlete

Chief  Ed Roessler joined the World Police & Fire Games leadership team in expressing his sincere condolences to the family, colleagues, friends and team mates of Carlos Silva, the Brazilian cyclist who died following a crash earlier today.

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Prince William County Police are investigating the tragic crash and distributed the following news release:

“Cycling Event Crash Investigation – On July 2nd at 12:20PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to Prince William Forest Park located in Triangle (22172) to investigate a crash involving multiple bicyclists participating in an event for the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. The investigation revealed that while traveling downhill, one of the bicyclists sustained a front tire blowout. The crash caused a chain reaction collision with other bicyclists. Of those bicyclists, three of the participants sustained severe injuries and were taken to area hospitals for treatment. One of the injured athletes died at the hospital at 5:00 PM today.  The remaining two bicyclists are in critical condition. The incident occurred on a closed cycling course on Scenic Dr. near Turkey Run Rd. along the roadway within the park. All bicyclists were wearing proper safety equipment at the time of the crash.  Members of the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue had been standing by at the event and rendered immediate aid.  In addition, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and two off duty Fairfax County police officers watching the event, also supported and provided aid.

Acting Prince William County Police Chief, Major Steve Thompson said, “On behalf of the Prince William County Police Department, I want to express my sincere condolences to the family of the deceased athlete, Carlos Silva.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the other injured athletes, fellow team mates, and the public safety family throughout the world”.

The deceased participant has been identified as:

Carlos Silva, 48 years old, of Brazil

The injured participants have been identified as: a 44 year old man and a 43 year old man.

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A news conference was held tonight where county leadership, joined by officials from the World Police & Fire Games, issued messages of deep sadness, along with a commitment to continue the events, to care for each other and to continue to honor public safety heroes here and around the world. Chief Roessler concluded, “This has been a horrible loss; we will do everything we can to support our injured colleagues.”

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According to World Police & Fire Games personnel, the games will continue tomorrow. For a schedule, see http://fairfax2015.com/

Update – Officer Cleared

The Police Department’s criminal investigation has concluded that there is no basis for criminal liability on the part of the officer who discharged his service weapon while in the performance of his duties on September 16, 2014. The officer was confronted by a Pit Bull dog which charged him in an aggressive manner and resulted in the officer discharging his weapon. The officer involved was MPO Damien Cichocki, an 18-year veteran who is assigned to the Operations Support Bureau.

Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Chief of Police, is committed to sharing information with the public to ensure the highest level of transparency and insight to our public service mission.

Original Release Date: September 17, 2014

Link to original release https://fcpdnews.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/robbery-suspect-arrested-domestic-dog-shot/

Robbery Suspect Arrested, Domestic Dog Shot

Around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, a 20-year old man was in a parked car with several other individuals in the 11500 block of Fairfax Station Road. Someone in the car displayed a handgun and took money and property from the victim. The victim then exited the car and the suspects drove away. The victim then contacted police. There were no injuries.

Following investigative leads, police located a suspect in this robbery at a residence in the 4100 block of Morrisons Way. The suspect was contacted by phone and he came outside to surrender. While placing the suspect in custody a pit bull dog exited the house and charged the officers. One of the officers then shot the dog. After completing the arrest, officers were able to contain the wounded dog and transport it to a local veterinarian clinic. The dog is expected to recover.

This case remains under active investigation at this time.

The Daily Police Blotter for July 2, 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.

CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY

Date Covered: 07/01/15

Total Calls for Service: 1475

Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 31

Total Emotionally Disturbed Persons Calls for Service: 19

SULLY DISTRICT STATION

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 5900 block of Raina Drive, 07/01/15, around 12:40 a.m. The victim was in a community pool and saw a man standing in a wooded area. The man exposed himself to the victim and fled prior to police arrival. The suspect was described as white, about 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a T-shirt and dark-colored shorts. 

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

ROBBERY, 3100 block of Lockheed Boulevard, 07/02/15 around 9:59 p.m. The victim was in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store and was approached by two men. The suspects demanded money, assaulted the victim and fled. The victim resisted but the suspects managed to take property prior to fleeing. The victim incurred non-life-threatening injuries. Responding officers were able to locate the suspects and arrested them. Arturo Taboada, 19, of Alexandria, was charged with robbery, preventing an emergency phone call and drunk in public. Reginald H. Riley, 21, of Alexandria, was charged with robbery and drunk in public. 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 3800 block of Manzanita Place, 07/01/15 around 7:05 p.m. The victim was walking on the sidewalk and was approached by three males. The suspects demanded money and threatened the victim.  A family member saw the incident and called police. The suspects fled. The suspects were described as three juvenile males about 14 to 15 years of age and between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall. 

LARCENIES:

2400 block of Fairhaven Avenue, beverage from business.

Mary Baldwin Drive,/Westhampton Drive, license plates from vehicle.

8200 block of Russell Road, phone from business.

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION

None reported.

MASON DISTRICT STATION

PEEPING, 7100 block of Woodley Lane, 07/01/15, around 12:40 a.m. A resident looked out the window and saw a man looking into her room. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. The suspect was described as a white, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, medium build, wearing grey shirt and dark jeans. 

LARCENIES:

6400 block of King Louis Drive, cash from residence.

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES: 

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, laptop computer from business.

12100 block of Captiva Court, tool box from vehicle.

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES: 

5600 block of Tower Hill Circle, property from residence.

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 6200 block of Rathlin Drive, 07/01/15 around 4:55 a.m. The victim was in the kitchen of his residence and heard a sound at his front door. A short time later he went to check and noticed that an unknown person had damaged the screen door to the residence. 

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES: 

13500 block of Hollinger Avenue, phone from school.

11400 block of South Lakes Drive, phone from school.

Update: World Police & Fire Games Events Underway, Rain or Shine!

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A sea of public safety personnel has swept through Fairfax County this week. They’ve bowled, boxed, skated, run, wrestled, and dodged their way into the hearts of one another in a stream of competitive events testing their skills, abilities and athletic prowess all week long.

Events are still underway and a daily schedule is available at: http://fairfax2015.com/

Admission is FREE and the public is encouraged to attend and enjoy. Whether its volleyball, wrist wrestling, rugby, softball, swimming or dodgeball, there’s something that’s bound to interest and delight everyone.

Youtube videos highlight the events and athletes here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCAsYgR5llFx7j4x69j0NBQ/feed

Local Fairfax County Channel 16 has daily coverage of sports highlights, athlete profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at WPFG activities as well; check the series of videos here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2015/world-police-and-fire-games-coverage.htm

MPO Charles Edwards won a gold for hurdles.

MPO Charles Edwards won a gold for hurdles.

Flag Football

Flag Football

Toughest Competitor Alive competition

Toughest Competitor Alive competition

Soccer

Soccer

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Lacrosse

(June 19) 2015 World Police & Fire Games: Come Cheer our Local Heroes

The Fairfax County Police Department encourages residents to join us as we embark upon the World Police & Fire Games events beginning next week. The World Police & Fire Games celebrate the honor, courage, athleticism and camaraderie of first responders from around the world. The Games are expected to draw almost 10,000 athletes from police, fire, and other public safety agencies representing all 50 states and over 70 countries across the world. There will be 60 medal events at 54 venues; primarily in Fairfax County.

After several years of extensive coordination and planning, the games begin with an opening ceremony at RFK Stadium, on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend the free concert, by entertainer Sugar Ray, and presentation ceremony. Order your tickets at: http://fairfax2015.com/blogs/100-free-general-public-ticket-vouchers-now-available-for-opening-ceremony.

Approximately 200 police department athletes will participate in the games, including soccer, hockey, baseball, wrestling, paintball, dodge ball, bowling and dozens of other activities. A comprehensive guide to the games is available here: http://fairfax2015.com/.

Most events are free and open to the public; bring the whole family to watch the excitement and cheer on local public safety personnel. A list of events/times: http://fairfax2015.com/host-info/games-combine-column/gamelist/program-info/full-schedule.

A few highlights include: the body building competition begins at noon, Saturday, June 27 at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. Enjoy this rare and unique opportunity to watch as 86 competitors from across the globe compete at the daylong event.

Interested in hockey? Come watch the best-of-the-best glide across the ice at rinks in Prince William County, Reston, and Ashburn at games between 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, June 27-30.

Grab your family or a friend and come experience the thrills of  the loud, precision movements of motorcyclists at the Dulles Expo Center, on Route 28 in Chantilly, on Saturday, June 27, starting at 9 a.m.

Watch our public safety personnel as they angle, pitch, box, bowl, run, cycle, swim, row, and bench-press their way to victory; enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime to introduce your family to a wide variety of exciting competitions here in Fairfax County next week.

More information will be posted all week long.