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.
Blog Post: Turn Around; Don’t Drown
CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY
Date Covered: 2/2/16
Total Calls for Service: 1,500
Total Persons Experiencing Mental Crisis Calls for Service: 16
Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 27
Total Crash Calls for Service: 122
BURGLARY: 13700 block of Winding Oak Circle. 2/2/16, 6:35 p.m. A resident reported that someone entered the residence and took property.
5100 block of Woodmere Drive, bicycle stolen from residence
7900 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise stolen from business
8400 block of Fort Hunt Road, property stolen from school
7800 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise stolen from business
7600 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise stolen from business
Arlington Drive/Republic Court, tools stolen from vehicle
5800 block of North Kings Highway, beer stolen from business
6900 block of Arbor Lane, property stolen from vehicle
5700 block of Columbia Pike, money stolen from business
No significant events reported.
Blog Post: Commercial Robbery/Malicious Wounding
7900 block of Hilltop Village Center Drive, money stolen from business
6600 block of Loisdale Road, merchandise stolen from business
6500 block of Frontier Drive, glasses stolen from business
7100 block of Beverly Street, property stolen from vehicle
7200 block of Old Keene Mill Road, 2003 Ford pickup
Blog Post: Police Helicopter Assists in Pursuit
TRAFFIC STOP/PURSUIT/ARREST: Blake Ln. /Kingsbridge Dr. 2/2/16, 10:42 a.m. An officer initiated a traffic stop and as he approached the car, he detected a strong odor of suspected marijuana. The officer asked the driver to turn off the car’s engine, which he did. Moments later however, the driver restarted the car and drove away. The officer gave chase but terminated the pursuit at the Fairfax City line; less than a half a mile away. A lookout was broadcast and the police helicopter responded. A short time later, Fairfax City Police responded to a crash involving the same vehicle, with the driver fleeing the scene on foot. A citizen who observed the crash and the fleeing driver, directed officers to the suspect’s location. Fairfax City officers located and arrested him moments later. Steven Lee Ratsabout, 21, of Fairfax, was charged by the Fairfax County officer, with defective equipment, felony speed to elude, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of an elementary school, felony possession with intent to distribute, and reckless driving.
12200 block of Lake James Drive, change stolen from vehicle