Forensic Evidence Leads to Arrest of Sexual Assault Suspect

McLean Police District – A Woodbridge man has been arrested after detectives received a positive match earlier this week from a latent print recovered from the July 21 crime scene. Through this evidence, a composite sketch and other investigative leads detectives arrested Patrick Michael Chaloupka, 38, at his home yesterday. Chaloupka has been charged with rape and abduction with intent to defile. He is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

“The meticulous work from our Cyber and Forensics Division detectives can be the difference in these significant cases. Their phenomenal efforts often go unseen in the headlines but always prove to be pivotal in the courtroom. In this case, it brought a dangerous offender into custody. 

I want to thank our dedicated detectives from our Sex Crimes Squad who never gave up on this case. We’d also extend our sincere appreciation to the Prince William County Police Department, a Forensic Artist specialist with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office who drafted this near identical composite sketch of our offender and the examiners at the Northern Virginia Regional Information System who were instrumental in assisting in the case.” – Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Chief, Major Crimes, Cyber and Forensics.

Detectives believe this man may be responsible for other similar crimes in the area and would like anyone who may have had contact with him to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3. 

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. If you would like to be contacted by a detective, please provide your contact information.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victims are receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

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

(Originally published on July 22, 2021)

Detectives Seek Identity of Suspect in Sexual Assault Case

McLean Police District – Detectives with our Major Crimes Bureau are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect of a sexual assault that occurred yesterday morning. Shortly after 5 a.m. officers responded for a report of an assault in the 8600 block of Westwood Center Drive in the Vienna area of Fairfax County. A woman reported that an unknown man entered her hotel room, displayed a knife and sexually assaulted her. The woman was treated for injuries that were not life threatening. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10’’, heavy set, in his 40s, last seen wearing glasses, full beard, grey shirt, sweatpants, and a small black backpack. A sketch of the suspect is included below.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this suspect to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. If you would like to be contacted by a detective, please provide your contact information.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victims are receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

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