Category Archives: Crime

Can You Identify These Suspects?

Mason Police District – Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects responsible for breaking into a vacant home on property owned by Fairfax County Park Authority. There have been five reported incidents at John C. and Margaret K. White Gardens, a 13-acre park in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County since last October. In each case,

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Reston Man Arrested for Killing his Dog in 2017

  A 61-year-old Reston man is facing several charges stemming from a 2017 incident in which his dog was found deceased at an archery range. Officers responded to the private Northern Virginia Archers Club Range, adjacent to Fountainhead Regional Park, on July 15 of last summer after someone called to report they found a deceased dog that appeared to have

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UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Arrested in Centreville Homicide

    Sully Police District – Homicide detectives identified and arrested a suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Matthew Ortega on February 14 in Centreville. Around 1 this afternoon, 18-year-old Uriel Josaphat Espinosa Cruz, of Fairfax, was arrested for murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held at the Adult Detention Center

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Senior Living Apartments Hit by Gunfire; No Injuries Reported

Mason Police District – Detectives are investigating three cases in which apartments in a retirement community were hit by gunfire. No injuries have been reported, and detectives are actively working to determine whether these incidents in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County are related. Over the last few weeks, our officers have responded to a number of calls for

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UPDATE: Chief Roessler Releases Statistics in School Community Threat Investigations

Since February 15, the day after the tragic deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, our officers have investigated 24 school related threats or complaints. These include a number of emails and phone calls from parents and community members expressing concerns about particular individuals who have made comments or sent disturbing messages via social media platforms. Of the 24 documented cases,

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FCPD’s Eye in the Sky Helps Nab 17-year-old Armed Robbery Suspect

A 17-year-old is facing robbery charges after members of our police helicopter unit and officers from the Prince William County Police Department cut his crime-spree short Monday morning. Prince William County Police officers were called around 1:10 a.m. for an attempted robbery at a convenience store in the 1700 block of Featherstone Road in Woodbridge. Officers searched the area for

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Christmas Anti-Theft Team Is Off To A Strong Start This Holiday Season

Our Christmas Anti-Theft Team (CATT) is back on the hunt. Every year around the holidays officers from our CATT hit area malls looking for thieves and other criminal activity. Over the 2016 holiday season, our teams collectively recovered over $315,000 in stolen property and seized assets. Our teams are already off to another strong start this season with the CATT

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