Monthly Archives: January 2014

Police Seize Guns, Drugs; Arrest Five Men

McLean Police District – Following an ongoing investigation over the past few months, officers and detectives arrested five men and seized an undisclosed amount of marijuana, crack cocaine, and three guns in the Dunn Loring area. Based on a tip, officers responded to a home in the 2100 block of Haney Lane and conducted a search warrant at around 11:30

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Fatal Crash on the Fairfax County Parkway

  West Springfield Police District – On Wednesday, January 15 shortly after 8 a.m., police were called to the area of the Fairfax County Parkway and New Road for the report of a crash. During the initial investigation, detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit determined that a 2005 Chevrolet Astro van, driven by a 32-year-old Maryland man was northbound on

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Pedestrian Killed in Springfield Crash

West Springfield Police District – On Sunday, January 19 shortly before 8 a.m., an 80-year-old man was driving a 2008 Mazda 323 southbound on Greeley Boulevard and made a left turn, on a green light, onto eastbound Old Keene Mill Road. 74-year-old Thomas Sullivan was walking south, across the eastbound lanes of Old Keene Mill Road, not in a crosswalk

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UPDATE – Officer Involved in Shooting Cleared by Commonwealth’s Attorney

Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh has informed Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, that he finds no basis for criminal liability on the part of the officer who discharged his weapon in this case.  PFC Mohammed Oluwa, who is assigned to the Mount Vernon District Station, will be returned to his patrol

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Animal Shelter Shines in ‘13

Fairfax County Animal Shelter adoption initiatives resulted in the shelter having its most successful year yet, saving a record number of animals’ lives. Thanks to creative implementation of new programs and policies, the shelter had an overall animal placement rate of 92%, making Fairfax County the largest municipality in the entire nation to have a placement rate above 90%.  The

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Report “Lost” Birds

Animal Control officers have received several reports of “downed” birds and ask residents to be alert and aware of the issue.  Likely thrown off their migratory track due to recent frigid weather, the Horned Grebes are being found around the county. They have webbed feet and are typically birds that swim and fly; and are not accustomed to walking so they

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