Weekend Recap May 20-22, 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.
Please join Reston District Station at their monthly community engagement meeting tomorrow, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. and hear the station crime scene technician discuss scene-processing and evidence collection.
Major Crimes Detectives have developed updated information in regards to the two missing juveniles, 13-year-old, Facette “Danielle” Lema and 14-year-old, Rudy Torzano. Both teenagers were last seen on Tuesday, May 10, and reported missing on Wednesday, May 11.
Detectives believe that the teens have altered their appearance to avoid detection. It is possible that Rudy may have dyed his hair green. At this time, there is no suspicion of foul play in regards to their disappearance. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are actively looking into leads from West Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York.
If anyone has any information, we are requesting you call 9-1-1 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.
WEEKEND CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY
Dates Covered: May 20-22, 2016
Total Calls for Service: 3621
Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 83
Total Mental Health Related Calls for Service: 34
Total Crash Calls for Service: 352
Directed Patrol: 05/22/16. Officers from the Mclean District patrolled the area searching for drunk drivers. Four summonses were issued and one person was charged with DWI. Additionally, officers from the Operations Support Bureau patrolled the county looking for drunk drivers. 11 summonses were issued and one person was charged with DWI.
Checkpoint: 05/21/16. The Sobriety Checkpoint scheduled in Mason’s district was cancelled due to weather.
5800 block of Ladues End Lane, items from vehicle
6400 block of Muster Court, purse from vehicle
5100 block of Woodford Drive, purse from vehicle
ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT/GRAND LARCENY/ARREST: 7900 block of Richmond Highway, 05/21/16, 1:22 p.m. Officers responded to a report of two females concealing merchandise at a business. While the suspects were being detained, one of them assaulted an officer. Rodjae Gatlin, 21, of Maryland was transported to the adult detention center and charged with grand larceny and assault on law enforcement. Tamela Tibbs, 19, of Alexandria was transported to the adult detention center and charged with grand larceny and possession of marijuana. The officer did not require medical attention.
ROBBERY/ARREST: 7300 block of Richmond Highway, 05/20/16, 8:06 p.m. The victim was outside of a convenience store when a man approached him and demanded property. The victim initially refused and the suspect assaulted him. A citizen attempted to help the victim and the suspect fled, where he was immediately located by police. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Mohamed Roble, 22, of Alexandria was transported to the adult detention center and charged with attempted robbery, larceny, assault, and obstruction of justice.
2000 block of Elkin Street, package from residence
2200 block of Farrington Avenue, beer from business
8400 block of Frye Road, beer from business
8500 block of Mount Zephyr Drive, tools from residence
2500 block of Parkers Lane, cash from residence
6300 block of Richmond Highway, phone from vehicle
6600 block of Richmond Highway, laptop computer from vehicle
7900 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
8300 block of Richmond Highway, license plate from vehicle
8200 block of Russell Road, merchandise from business
6900 block of South Kings Highway, cigarettes from business
3700 block of Rolling Hills Avenue, 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE: 2900 block of Stillwood Circle, 05/22/16, 11:30 p.m. Police are investigating an accidental discharge case. The suspect and victim were in a vehicle together. The suspect allegedly accidentally shot the victim in the upper body. The victim was transported to a local hospital and in life-threatening condition. Charges are pending.
1600 block of Anderson Road, merchandise from business
6500 block of Georgetown Pike, cash from school
7500 block of Leesburg Pike, merchandise from business
7500 block of Leesburg Pike, wallet from business
8000 block of Tysons Corner Center, wallet from
7900 block of Tysons One Place, cash from business
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: 3800 block of George Mason Drive, 05/21/16, 1:03 a.m. Officers responded to a burglary alarm and discovered an open door with broken glass. The officers contacted the business owner, who confirmed that property had been taken.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING: 3300 block of Woodburn Road, 05/21/16, 1:54 a.m. The victim was at work when four men assaulted him. The victim was transported to Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspects were described as Asian.
7200 block of Arlington Boulevard, beer from business
6500 block of Columbia Pike, items from vehicle
7200 block of Columbia Pike, cash from business
5800 block of Crossroads Center, merchandise from business
5100 block of Leesburg Pike, purse from vehicle
6100 block of Leesburg Pike, property from church
6700 block of Princess Anne Lane, license plate from vehicle
Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial robbery that occurred in the 7-11 convenience store located at 2303 Soapstone Drive #C, on Friday, May 20, 2016. At approximately 6:00 a.m., a man entered the store, announced that he had a weapon, and subsequently fled the store with merchandise. The suspect was described as white, 35 to 45 years old, 5 feet inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 250 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, green camouflaged hat, green cargo shorts, black socks, and black shoes. The suspect may have left in a vehicle that had been waiting for him near Underoak Court.
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, bicycle from residence
The injured citizen’s condition has now changed to non-life-threatening.
The officer involved in the shooting is a 7-year veteran assigned to the patrol bureau.
Major Crimes Division detectives are continuing their investigation and are asking for the public’s assistance in seeking any information in regards to this case. The suspect was described as black, 20-30 years old, wearing all brown clothing, but it is believed he may have changed clothes. Please call 9-1-1 if you believe you have come across the suspect.
At this time there are no additional updates. Please continue to monitor @FairfaxPolice and our blog, http://www.fcpdnews.wordpress.com for the latest information regarding this investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://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. Original Blog Post:
Officers responded to the report of an unknown situation at 7041 Brookfield Plaza at approximately 12:22 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Once on scene, officers quickly determined that there was an armed robbery in progress. As the suspect exited the Dubai Jewelry store an officer challenged the suspect and the suspect fired a handgun at the officer. From behind cover, the officer returned fire as the suspect fled on foot. A motorist, passing by in the background was struck by a bullet that appears to have been fired by the suspect. That victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. It is unknown if the suspect was injured. The suspect was described as black, 20-30 years old, wearing all brown clothing, but it is believed he may have changed clothes.
The suspect entered a vehicle and fled and then crashed at Spring Village Drive and Hampton Creek way.
The suspect then carjacked a vehicle and fled again, this time, crashing in the 7600 block of Hooes road where he bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. No motorists were injured during the carjacking.
Patrol officers, K-9, helicopter and Troopers from the Virginia State Police, are searching the area.
Detectives from the Major Crimes Division and from the Crime Scene Section are on the scene.
The Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) alerted the community to a dangerous subject in the area and included the suspect’s description.
No officers were injured by gunfire.
Chief Edwin C. Roessler, Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, briefed the media from the scene of the initial robbery. To view the video of Chief Roessler’s statement, click here. The information contained in this blog post is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.
Detectives have discovered inconsistencies during their course of their investigation. Additionally, the victim no longer wishes to pursue criminal charges in this case and has refused to cooperate with detectives. This case is closed due to lack of cooperation from the victim.
Original Blog: Man Robbed and Shot in the Franconia Area
Officers and detectives responded to the 7400 block of Collins Meade Way early Tuesday morning, May 17, for the report of a man who had been robbed and shot.
The preliminary investigation determined around 2:09 a.m. the victim had exited his car, when a man walked up to him, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim refused and the suspect discharged rounds, one of which struck the victim in the arm. The suspect fled and the victim ran after him. The suspect fired more rounds, but none struck the victim. The suspect got away on foot. The victim returned to his car and called police. The victim had non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. No one else was injured.
The suspect was described as black, with a tall, thin build, and short dreadlocks. This investigation is ongoing.
Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial robbery that occurred at the KC Beauty Mart located at 7702 Gunston Plaza, on April 17, 2016. At around 12:40 p.m., a man entered the store and demanded money. The clerk apparently believed the suspect had a weapon but none was seen. The suspect left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash; there were no injuries. The suspect was described as black, approximately 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, and of slender build. The suspect had scars on both sides of his face. He was wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt with an eagle on the back, blue jeans, and white/black sneakers. Watch the three surveillance videos here:
If you recognize him, or if you have any information about this crime, please contact Detective D. McAuliffe at (703) 246-7800.
You may also contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://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.
ROBBERY: 7702 Gunston Plaza, 04/17/16, 12:40 p.m. A man entered the KC Beauty Mart and demanded money from the cashier. The suspect took cash and fled. There were no injuries. The suspect was described as black, about 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11 inches tall, approximately 180 pounds, with a scar on both sides of his face. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black and white sneakers.
7200 block of Beverly Park Drive, bicycle from residence
6500 block of Franconia Road, wallet from school
6500 block of Springfield Town Center, bag from business
6500 block of Springfield Town Center, phone from business
6700 block of Springfield Town Center, purse from business
7000 block of Manchester Boulevard, 1997 Subaru Outback
6900 block of Villa Del Rey, 2006 Acura TSX
5200 block of Grantham Street, bicycle from residence
8700 block of Kerry Lane, bicycle from residence
9300 block of Sanger Street, property from residence
4300 block of Carmelo Drive, 2001 Honda Civic
ROBBERY: 4400 block of Oakdale Crescent Court, 05/20/16, 4:31 a.m. The victim reported that, while entering his car, he was approached by three men who demanded his car. The victim complied and the suspects drove off in the victim’s car. The suspects are described as two black males and one white male.
12500 block of Alder Woods Drive, electronic device and purse from vehicle
3900 block of Burning Bush Court, bag from vehicle
2900 block of District Avenue, wallet from business
12300 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, merchandise from business