Daily Blotter May 20, 2016

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.


Did you know that residents are required to obtain a Virginia registration for their vehicle within 30 days of moving into the state? http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter6/section46.2-662/


There will be a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday, May 21, in the Mason District from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Drive safe and please stay sober.

Police Caution Parents about Trending “Abduction Scam”

Third Update: Death Investigation of Paul Arthur Gianelos


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Sully District Station Hosts ‘Trash Talks’ Initiative to Encourage Drivers to Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25!

Speeding in residential neighborhoods is a common problem throughout Fairfax County and the sustained effort to reduce neighborhood speeding began in 2014 with the, “Slow Down: You Live Here, We Live Here” campaign. Working in conjunction with this program, the Sully District Station has partnered with American Disposal Services and the Virginia Run Community to try a new approach to bringing greater awareness to the problem of speeding in neighborhoods.

On Monday, May 23, officers from the Sully District Station, employees of American Disposal Services and residents of the Virginia Run Community will present “Trash Talks,” an initiative intended to increase speeding awareness for the safety of our children. Volunteers will be affixing “Keep Kids Alive Drive 25” stickers to residential trash bins to help educate and remind drivers to slow down for our kids’ safety. Twice a week, the stickers will be rolled out to the curb and provide a regular reminder to all passing drivers to slow down.


14300 block of Flour Castle Court, purse from vehicle

4100 block of Pleasant Meadow Court, items from vehicle

14100 block of Saint Germain Drive, liquor from business

14600 block of Stone Range Drive, mirrors from vehicle


Homicide Investigation in the Alexandria Area of Fairfax County

This morning, around 2:20 a.m., officers from the Mount Vernon Police District were called to the 6000 block of Richmond Highway for a report of a shot person. Officers located an unresponsive adult male in the parking lot and he was pronounced deceased by paramedics from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

Major Crimes Division detectives are actively investigating this incident as a homicide. The deceased man has been identified as Tarreece John Sampson, 24, of Alexandria. Mr. Sampson is an employee of the Fairfax County Public Schools. Next of kin has been notified.

They are asking for the public’s assistance in seeking any information in regards to this case. If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious specifically between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. please 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

COMMERCIAL ROBBERY: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, 05/19/16, 9:12 p.m. A man entered a business, displayed a knife to two employees, and demanded money. The victims complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victims did not require medical attention. The suspect was described as white, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim build, dark brown mid-length hair with a mustached face, wearing a gray sweatshirt with a hood and dark pants. This suspect matches the description of a suspect in other similar incidents.

ROBBERY: 6200 block of Richmond Highway, 05/19/19, 7:46 a.m. The victim reported that a man approached him in the bathroom of a business and began assaulting him. The suspect took cash from the victim and fled. The victim did not require medical attention. The suspect was described as black, 40 to 45 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and 220 pounds, wearing a purple shirt and jeans.


8900 block of Bridgehaven Court, wallet from vehicle

7600 block of Richmond Highway, bicycle from business

7700 block of Richmond Highway, wallet from vehicle



1600 block of Anderson Road, merchandise from business

2200 block of Cedar Mill Court, ring from residence

1900 block of Chain Bridge Road, purse from business

2900 block of District Avenue, purse from business

3000 block of Nutley Street, wallet from business


Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Falls Church

COMMERCIAL ROBBERY: 7400 block of Little River Turnpike, 05/19/16, 7:41 p.m. A man entered a business, displayed a knife and demanded money from an employee. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim did not require medical attention. The suspect was described as white, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim build, dark brown mid-length hair, and possibly wearing jeans. This suspect matches the description of a suspect in other similar incidents.


3300 block of Cannon Gate Road, bicycle from business

5600 block of Dawes Avenue, items from vehicle

3700 block of North Rosser Street, merchandise from business

3800 block of South George Mason Drive, bicycles from business



11900 block of Freedom Drive, laptop computer from business



8400 block of Accotink Road, identification card from vehicle

7000 block of Brocton Court, parts from vehicle

6800 block of Corder Lane, console from vehicle

9200 block of Heather Ridge Court, catalytic converter from vehicle

5800 block of Kingstowne Center, merchandise from business

7200 block of Wickford Drive, mats from vehicle


6000 block of Wendron Way, 2008 Honda Accord



9500 block of Braddock Road, GPS from vehicle

4700 block of Commons Drive, cash from vehicle

6300 block of Pohick Station Drive, catalytic converter from vehicle

4900 block of Sauquoit Lane, tools from vehicle

Sydenstricker Road/Hooes Road, catalytic converter from vehicle

8500 block of Virginia Avenue, merchandise from business


COMMERCIAL ROBBERY: 12200 block of Fairfax Towne Center, 05/19/16, 3:04 p.m. A man entered a business, implied a weapon to an employee and demanded money. The victim did not comply and the suspect fled with property. The victim did not require medical attention. The suspect was described as white or middle-eastern, 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, and wearing a dark sweatshirt with a hood. 


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