UPDATE: Barricade Suspect Captured in Maryland

Mount Vernon District – Fugitive Alton Thodos was captured this afternoon by Prince George’s County Police.  Our officers spotted Thodos in a stolen car near Little River Turnpike and Lincolnia Road, in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Our officers tried to pull Thodos over but he sped away. We pursued him through the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, but terminated the pursuit prior to entering Washington, D.C.  Our helicopter remained in the area to assist with the search.  PGPD later located him in their jurisdiction.  A coordinated effort of regional law enforcement led to his apprehension.  Charges related to offenses committed in Fairfax County are pending his extradition to Virginia.

(Original release date: October 4, 2018)

Officers Search for Wanted Man After Barricade

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We continue to search for 32-year-old Alton Thodos after an investigation revealed him as a suspect in several crimes that happened yesterday. Officers responded to the area of Belle Haven Road and Radcliff Lane in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County around 10 a.m. for a man who was trying to open car doors. When officers arrived, they discovered several cars were rummaged through. Some loose change and small items were reported missing. The suspect, matching Thodos’s description, left the area in a 2012 Subaru Outback which was reported stolen from Arlington County.

Officers were also called to the 3100 block of Burgundy Road after a resident saw a man, believed to be Thodos, get into a 2018 Nissan Rogue and drive away around 2 p.m. Thodos allegedly snuck into the home while the resident was inside and stole the car keys.

Around 3:45 p.m., officers and detectives were in the area looking for the stolen Subaru. While searching the area of Heritage Hill Court and Lawson’s Hill Court, a 2007 Nissan Titan believed to have been stolen by Thodos from Washington D.C. was recovered.

Newly obtained warrants for Thodos include burglary, grand larceny, credit card theft, credit card fraud and petit larceny.

Thodos is considered dangerous. We are urging anyone with information on where he might be to please call our non-emergency number at 703-691-2131. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS. They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.

For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD.

(Original release date: September 29, 2018)

Officers Search for Wanted Man After Barricade

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Mount Vernon District – We are currently searching for a 32-year-old man after a barricade situation in the 6000 block of Richmond Highway in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. We were initially at the location to serve an arrest warrant. When we went to enter the motel room, the suspect, Alton Thodos, made threats against himself if we came in. A woman was in the room with him at a the time but came out, giving our officers an opportunity to get inside. Just before officers got inside, Thodos went up through the ceiling and into the attic and was able to come down and escape through another part of the building before we were able to secure the whole perimeter. Believing he was still in the ceiling, our Special Operations Division tried to use tear gas to get him to come out. A short while later, detectives gathered surveillance footage showing he left the building.

Thodos is wanted for active warrants on grand larceny, credit card theft, credit card fraud and a probation violation. He is described as 6’1”, 175 pounds, with a beard, wearing a red hat and a white shirt. Thodos may be driving a silver 2013 BMW X1 with Virginia tags UZE-8869.

We will continue to search Thodos but we are asking anyone with information on where he might be to please call our non-emergency number at 703-691-2131. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS. They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.

For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD.