FCPD Weekly Recap for Friday, July 24


Date Covered: 07/17/2020-07/23/2020

Total Calls for Service: 7,582

Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 213

Total Persons Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Calls for Service: 180

Total Crash Calls for Service: 492


PRESCRIPTION FRAUD: 5652 Pickwick Road (CVS), 7/22/20, 9:30 p.m. An employee reported that a woman arrived to pick up fraudulent prescriptions that were called in earlier in the day. Stephanie Ameche, 47, of Herndon, was taken into custody and charged with obtaining drugs by forgery. Additional outstanding warrants for obtaining drugs by forgery were served.

TRAFFIC PURSUIT: Centreville Road/Interstate 66, 7/23/20, 12:18 a.m. An officer located an unconscious driver behind the wheel of a 2016 Nissan Altima stopped in a travel lane. The driver awakened and drove off resulting in a pursuit. Officers briefly lost sight of the car that was soon discovered by a neighboring jurisdiction who arrested the driver. Craig Knight, 27, of Alexandria, was charged with eluding.

RECKLESS DISCHARGE: 15000 block of Grobie Pond Lane, 7/23/20, 9:33 p.m. Officers responded to a report that a person had been shot and located a woman on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. The woman was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life threatening.


SHOOTING: 5815 Seminary Road (Black Rose Lounge), 7/18/20, 2:15 a.m. Officers responded to the area for the report of a shooting and located two people in a parking lot with minor injuries. Investigation revealed a fight broke out and a man fired a handgun and left the area. Both people were taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life threatening. 

DISORDERLY CONDUCT/ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: 4300 block of Pembrook Village Drive, 7/18/20, 6:09 p.m. Officers were called for a man acting disorderly while trying to break into a home. As officers arrested Frank McGowan, 52, of Maryland, for public intoxication and disorderly conduct, McGowan assaulted several officers and was found to be in possession of narcotics. McGowan was charged with disorderly conduct, five counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest/obstructing justice and possession of schedule I/II narcotics.

ROBBERY: 3000 block of Furman lane, 7/22/20, 12:53 a.m. Two men approached a woman who was sitting in her car. The suspects displayed handguns, took her personal property and ran away. There were no injuries reported.


DISORDERLY CONDUCT/ASSAULT: 3000 block of Javier Drive, 7/18/20, 5:18 p.m. Officers responded to the area for a man acting erratically while swinging a stick and chasing another man. James Lilly, 51, of Alexandria, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault.

TRAFFIC PURSUIT: Interstate 495/Chain Bridge Road, 7/21/20, 7:04 p.m. Officers attempted to stop a 2005 Honda Civic that was involved in a carjacking from a neighboring jurisdiction. The driver refused to stop resulting in a pursuit. The Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) was used to disable the suspect’s car and end the pursuit. The driver and two passengers were taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life threatening. Treshawn Taylor, 18, of Alexandria, Ayinde Mason, 18, of Washington D.C., Denali Goodridge, 18, of Washington D.C. and Destiny Morris, 18, of Annandale, were taken into custody and charges are pending.


COMMERCIAL ROBBERY: 6555 Little River Turnpike (Home Depot), 7/17/20, 6:25 p.m. An employee confronted two men inside the store who were attempting to leave with stolen merchandise. After one of the men displayed a knife, they both left the store with the stolen merchandise and drove away.

TRAFFIC PURSUIT/DWI: Little River Turnpike/Guinea Road, 7/19/20, 4:32 a.m. An officer located an unconscious driver behind the wheel of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee stopped in a travel lane. The driver suddenly awakened and drove off resulting in a pursuit. Officers briefly lost sight of the SUV but soon found it nearby. The driver, Michael Stevens, 24, of Springfield, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and eluding.


MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED VEHICLE/BIAS INCIDENT: 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, 7/19/20, 10:30 p.m. A man threw a piece of concrete at a car as it drove by. When the driver pulled into a parking lot to report he incident, the man chased the car and continued to throw items at it while yelling derogatory words. Officers located Stephen Rogata, 23, no fixed address, and charged him with throwing a missile at an occupied vehicle.

PEEPING: 2200 block of Lovedale Lane, 7/21/20, 9:28 p.m. Surveillance efforts were conducted in an area where numerous peeping complaints were reported. As a result of the investigation, Victor Amaya Alvarado, 34, of Falls Church was arrested and charged with four counts of peeping.


BURGLARY OF AN OCCUPIED DWELLING: 8200 block of Shannons Landing Way, 7/18/20, 4:02 a.m. A homeowner heard voices inside and saw two men run out of the home; bicycles had also been stolen from the property. Officers located two men nearby riding the stolen bicycles and took them into custody. Officers recovered additional stolen items. Oscar Melendez, 30, of Alexandria and Erik Umana, 31, of Washington, D.C., were both charged with burglary and grand larceny.

STOLEN AUTO: 6600 block of Bowie Drive, 7/20/20, 9:15 a.m. Officers responded to the area for two people sleeping inside a car. Investigation revealed that the 2013 Nissan Altima was reported stolen. Nathan Temesgen, 18, of Fairfax, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property.


RECKLESS DISCHARGE: 8200 block of Running Creek Court, 7/18/20, 1:53 p.m. Officers responded to a report of possible gunshots in the area and encountered a man outside of a home. An investigation determined Anirudh Tripathi, 26, of Springfield, had repeatedly fired a handgun into the air. No damage or injuries were reported. Tripathi was charged with reckless handling of a firearm.

MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED DWELLING: 4700 block of Commons Drive, 7/19/20, 10:44 p.m. Officers responded to the area for the report of gunshots and located casings outside an apartment. Investigation revealed a bullet had entered a window and was found in the ceiling. There were no reported injuries. 

MALICIOUS WOUNDING: 7800 block of Lake Pleasant Drive, 7/20/20, 1:44 p.m. Officers responded to the area for a fight and discovered two people had been assaulted by two males. The injured parties were taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life threatening. The suspects were located nearby and were taken into custody, charges are pending.


RECKLESS DISCHARGE: 1400 block of Coppermine Road, 7/22/20, 8:15 p.m. Officers responded to a report of possible gunshots in the area. An investigation determined a man had fired a handgun in a parking lot during an argument with a woman. There were no injuries reported.




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