Holiday Weekend Recap May 27-30, 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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Look out for Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) walking the neighborhoods this weekend, June 4 and 5, conducting surveys on how well prepared citizens are for an emergency. Check out this link for more info!

There will be a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, June 3, in Mason District from 11 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Please stay safe and drive sober.

There will be a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday, June 4, in the Franconia District from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Please don’t drink and drive.

TODAY’S TRAFFIC TIP

Did you know that operators of a moped must wear an approved protective helmet and have appropriate eye protection? http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-915.2/

WEEKEND CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY

Dates Covered: May 27-30, 2016

Total Calls for Service: 5288

Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 142

Total Mental Health Related Calls for Service: 39

Total Crash Calls for Service: 350

ALCOHOL ENFORCEMENT

Directed Patrol: 05/28-05/29. Officers from the Sully District and Mclean District, patrolled the area searching for drunk drivers. Additionally, officers from the Operations Support Bureau patrolled the county looking for drunk drivers. This was a successful deterrent to driving while intoxicated.

Sobriety Checkpoint: 05/27/16 in Reston District this past weekend resulted in 539 cars screened, two arrests for DWI, and four other traffic violations. Thank you for your safe driving and cooperation.

SULLY DISTRICT STATION

SHOOTING INTO AN OCCUPIED DWELLING: 14300 block of Watery Mountain Court, 05/28/16, 12:17 a.m. Officers responded to a residence where gun shots were fired into the home. No parties were injured and an investigation is ongoing

LARCENIES:

13800 block of Braddock Road, wallet from business

5600 block of Ox Road, moped from residence

5500 block of Village Center Drive, license plate from vehicle

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT STATION

Man In Need of Crisis Intervention At Local Pool

This afternoon, around 1:30 p.m., officers were called to the 5800 block of Cameron Run Terrace at Riverside Park Swimming Pool, in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, for a report of a 20-year-old life-guard experiencing emotional distress. Officers attempted to communicate with the subject, using crisis intervention training techniques; however, the man continued to ignore the officer’s attempted communication.

The pool was evacuated and officers continued to attempt to communicate with him but he instead jumped in the pool, swam, exited the pool, and began talking out loud. The man only spoke Polish and a Polish-speaking officer was summoned to the scene. This officer continued to attempt communication to no avail. The distressed man then jumped back into the pool and sank to the bottom at which point another lifeguard along with the assistance of the officers were able to bring the man out of the water. The man was unresponsive when he was taken out of the pool. Fire and Rescue personnel assisted the man and after regaining consciousness, he became combative. He was taken into custody for his own protection and transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital in a non-life-threatening condition where he will be evaluated.

ROBBERY: 3400 block of Anker Street, 05/28/16, 2:24 a.m. The victim was working on a vehicle and was approached by three males. They assaulted the victim, took money and property, and fled in a vehicle. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was not transported. The first suspect was described as black, approximately 27 years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall, of a larger build, black hair, and had a beard. He was wearing a black shirt and pants. The second suspect was described as black, approximately 27 years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall, of a larger build, black curly hair, and clean shaven. He was wearing a black shirt and pants. The third suspect was described as Hispanic, 27 to 30 years old, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, and wearing a black shirt and beige pants. The suspect vehicle was described as a black sedan.

BURLGARY: 2100 block of White Oaks Drive, 05/29/16, 11:55 p.m. Resident reported that while out of town from May 23 to May 29, someone entered their home and took property.

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Belle View Boulevard, wiper from vehicle

6300 block of Columbia Pike, license plate from vehicle

9000 block of Greylock Street, jewelry from residence

3100 block of Lockheed Boulevard, merchandise from business

6300 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business

6300 block of Richmond Highway, wallet from business

6600 block of Richmond Highway, packages from residence

7600 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business

7600 block of Richmond Highway, shoes from business

7900 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business

7900 block of Richmond Highway, phone from residence

8100 block of Richmond Highway, phone from business

8700 block of Richmond Highway, phone from business

3500 block of Robert E. Lee, phone from residence

3700 block of Roxbury Lane, license plate from vehicle

MCLEAN DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

1600 block of Anderson Road, merchandise from business

8200 block of Boone Boulevard, bicycle from business

1900 block of Chain Bridge Road, purse from vehicle

1900 block of Chain Bridge Road, wallet from business

3000 block of Nutley Street, merchandise from business

8100 block of Ransell Road, merchandise from business

1200 block of Spring Hill Road, phone from vehicle

1900 block of Westmoreland Street, purse from business

MASON DISTRICT STATION

TRAFFIC STOP/CONCEALED WEAPON/ARREST: South Jefferson Street/Columbia Pike, 05/30/16, 1:17 a.m. An officer observed a traffic infraction and conducted a traffic stop. The officer smelled an odor of marijuana and Jean-Luc Joannides, 20, of Falls Church was arrested for possession of marijuana. During the search of the vehicle, a concealed handgun was located and an additional charge of possession of concealed firearm was placed on the suspect. He was transported to the adult detention center.

FOOT PURSUIT/CONCEALED WEAPON/NARCOTICS/ARREST: 7600 block of Little River Turnpike, 05/29/16, 11:06 p.m. Officers observed two men walking in and out of traffic lanes. Officers attempted to stop the men when they fled. Officers were able to apprehend one suspect who had discarded narcotics and a weapon. Mikiyas Girma, 18, of Annandale was arrested and taken to the adult detention center and charged with obstruction of justice, possession of a concealed weapon, and possession of marijuana. A petition was obtained for the second suspect, a 16-year-old male from Annandale.

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Mikiyas Girma

ASSAULT BY MOB/ATTEMPTED ROBBERY/ARREST: 6000 block of Argyle Drive, 05/28/16, 11:54 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a robbery and assault. An investigation determined that the victim had purchased a pizza at a store and began walking when he was approached by several men. The men demanded his pizza and began to assault him. A security guard was able to intervene and assisted the victim, while detaining one of the suspects. Rocael Romero Mendez, 22, of Falls Church was arrested and taken to the adult detention center where he was charged with attempted robbery and assault. The remaining suspects were described as Hispanic and fled on foot. The victim did not require medical attention.

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Rocael Romero Mendez

BURGLARY: 3900 block of Longstreet Court, 05/27/16, 7:53 p.m. Residents reported that someone entered their home and took property.

BURGLARY: 3000 block of Patrick Henry Drive, 05/27/16, 12:24 p.m. A resident reported that someone broke into her home and took property and money.

BURLGARY: 5800 block of Seminary Road, 05/29/16, 6:36 a.m. A security guard reported that he observed a broken window in a business. Officers responded and further investigation revealed security camera footage of a man throwing a brick into the glass door and taking property and cash. The suspect was described as black, wearing a blue windbreaker with a hood, and khaki pants.

LARCENIES:
6100 block of Arlington Boulevard, merchandise from business

5700 block of Columbia Pike, merchandise from business

6300 block of Columbia Pike, phone from business

5800 block of Crossroads Center, phone from business

3300 block of Glen Carlyn Drive, snacks from business

5500 block of Leesburg Pike, phone from business

6100 block of Little River Turnpike, merchandise from business

6500 block of Little River Turnpike, purse, phone and wallet from vehicle

5800 block of Oakview Gardesn Drive, wallet from business

3100 block of Patrick Henry Drive, wallet from vehicle

5500 block of Seminary Road, stools from vehicle

3800 block of South George Mason Drive, merchandise from business

4900 block of Zircon Drive, items from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

6100 block of Little River Turnpike, 2007 Nissan Altima

RESTON DISTRICT STATION

Update: Death Investigation Great Falls

Major Crimes Division detectives continue to work closely with the Medical Examiner’s Office on this case. Initially reported as a suicide, our thorough investigative efforts continue which includes critical interviews and awaiting the official report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. We will provide updates as this case progresses.

Cases which are initially reported as apparent suicides are assigned to Major Crimes Homicide unit. Until cause and manner of death is determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, reclassification of cases may be delayed until a thorough investigation is completed.

BURGLARY: 10000 block of Scenic View Terrace, 05/29/16, 10:28 a.m. A resident reported that someone came into his garage and took property.

BURGLARY: 500 block of Haven Lane, 5/30/16, 6:07 p.m. A resident reported someone came into their home and took property.

LARCENIES:

2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza,

12000 block of Lake Newport Road, laptop computer and phone from residence

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

11900 block of Market Street, property from residence

1300 block of Stable Farm Court, jewelry from residence

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION

UPDATE:Jewelry Store Robbery/Officer-Involved Shooting/Carjacking in the Springfield Area

Detectives from both the Major Crimes Division and Internal Affairs Bureau continue to work on their respective criminal and administrative investigations of the robbery and officer-involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, May 21, in the 7000 block of Brookfield Plaza, in Springfield.  The injured citizen was released from a local hospital.   The officer involved, PFC Lane M. Leisey, a 10-year-veteran*, assigned to the Franconia District Police Station remains on administrative assignment.

The investigation continues as the apprehended individuals are involved in extradition proceedings, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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

EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED PERSON/BARRICADE: 7500 block of Ashby Lane, 05/29/16, 3:39 p.m. A family member reported that her adult son was experiencing emotional distress and apparently destroying property and attempting to harm himself. Officers responded and were able to successfully make contact with the subject and take him to Merrifield Center for further evaluation.

ROBBERY: 6800 block of Springfield Blvd, 05/31/16, 2:20 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Motel 6. An investigation determined that three men knocked on a door where a large group of people had gathered inside. The door was opened and the men went in and one suspect brandished a handgun, while another suspect brandished a hammer. They demanded money and property and several victims complied. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction. The victims did not require any medical attention. One suspect was described as black, heavy-set, with dred-lock style hair. The other two suspects were black and their faces were covered.

LARCENIES:

5900 block of High Meadow Road, items from vehicle

5800 block of Kingstowne Towne Center, merchandise from business

6100 block of McLendon Court, license plate from vehicle

5200 block of Saint Genevieve Place, items from vehicle

6600 block of Springfield Boulevard, license plate from vehicle

6600 block of Springfield Towne Center, merchandise from business

6600 block of Telegraph Road, items from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

5900 block of Coverdale Way, 2004 Suzuki Colt

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

5100 block of Bradfield Court, purse from vehicle

8400 block of Old Keene Mill Road, wallet from business

9700 block of Ox Road, items from vehicle

10200 block of Pumphrey Court, items from vehicle

5800 block of Rexford Drive, phone from residence

9000 block of Silverbrook Road, merchandise from business

11200 block of Split Rail Lane, cash from residence

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION

LARCENIES:

12200 block of Fairfax Towne Center, merchandise from business

13000 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, wallet from business

4000 block of Majestic Lane, bicycle from residence

5600 block of Willow Valley Road, license plate from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

10000 block of Courthouse Road, 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche

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