Detectives assisted Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s investigators with the investigation and subsequent arrest of four Clifton/Centreville area teens in connection with a series of 11 vehicle fires that took place in the Little Rocky Run neighborhood in recent weeks. Police thank residents for their cooperation, assistance and support with this investigation.
Below is an excerpt from a Fire Department news release:
“Teens were charged with multiple counts of setting fire to vehicles, and one count each of setting fire to items capable of spreading on land, in the Little Rocky Run neighborhood, bordering the Clifton/Centreville areas, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Seven of the vehicle fires took place in the early morning of July 18, with three additional vehicle fires occurring on July 3, and one more on July 15, causing more than $120,000 in damages.
Of the 11 vehicles fires, three fires occurred on Chasewood Circle at Hart Forest Drive, two on Laurel Rock Court, one on Rockland Drive, one on Rock Lawn Drive, one on Stonefield Lane, two on Quigg Street, and one on Mount Olive Road.
One juvenile, 17, was charged with 11 counts of Virginia Code 18.2-81, burning or destroying personal property, and one charge of Virginia Code 18.2-86, setting fire to woods, fences, grass, etc.; another juvenile, 17, was charged with ten counts of 18.2-81, and one count of 18.2-86, another juvenile, 16, was charged with 11 counts of 18.2-81, and one counts of 18.2-86; and one juvenile, 16, was charged with four counts of 18.2-81, and one count of 18.2-86.”
(July 18) Car Fires in Little Rocky Run Neighborhood
Investigators from the Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office and police department are asking for the public’s assistance with any information reference several car fires that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 18.
Police and fire personnel responded to reports of seven vehicle fires between the hours of 3:50 a.m. and 4:40 a.m. The locations were all in the Little Rocky Run neighborhood, specifically: three on Chasewood Circle at Hart Forest Drive, two on Laurel Rock Court, one on Rockland Drive and one on Rock Lawn Drive.
It is unknown whether or not the same person is responsible for all of the fires but police would like anyone with information to contact the Fire Marshal’s investigators through the Police Department’s Crime Solvers program.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.