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Man Dies From Electrocution While Painting

Mount Vernon Police District —  Officers responded to the 2800 block of Fairhaven Avenue, in the County portion of Alexandria, around 10:40 a.m. for a report of a man who had been electrocuted. A preliminary investigation determined Ervin Marenco Andasol, 36, from Alexandria, had been hired to paint an apartment complex. He moved a tall medal ladder from the side of a

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Fairfax County Police Homicide Detectives to Continue to Lead Investigation into Nabra Hassanen’s Murder

Our homicide detectives will continue to be the lead on the murder investigation of Nabra Hassanen. The Fairfax County Police Department has partnered closely with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office with the common goal of justice for Nabra as well as for her family, friends, and community. Our department will continue to work alongside the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney as

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Fairfax County is Turning 275 Years Old!

To celebrate 275 years of history, events have been planned at the Historic Fairfax Courthouse throughout the year. A lecture series, themed “Fairfax County: Yesterday and Today,” is free and open to the public, but registration is required ahead of time. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m., to learn about the history of

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Orphaned or Abandoned Deer Fawns – Don’t be a Fawn Kidnapper!

White-tailed deer fawns are born April through July, with the majority of fawns born in June. It is common for people to encounter white-tailed deer fawns motionless and without their mother, then mistakenly assume it is orphaned or abandoned. In almost all cases, fawns are only temporarily left by their mothers for protection and need no human intervention. Female deer, called does,

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Be Bear Aware – It’s the Season for Bear Sightings

Spring is the time when black bears and cubs emerge from their winter dens; typically between mid-March to early May in Virginia. Bears typically avoid humans, but may wander into suburban areas in their search for food. Bears are attracted by bird feeders, garbage, outdoor pet food, compost piles, fruit trees, and berry-producing shrubs. If addressed quickly, situations can be

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Thief Steals Woman’s Purse with Rosary Inside; Victim Surprised by Officer’s Response

Mount Vernon Police District – A 69-year-old woman experienced a frightening moment when a man walked up to her car as she was getting into the driver’s seat, pulled open the passenger door and stole her purse from the seat inside. The victim startled and alarmed, immediately called police and PFC Matthew Pleva responded to assist. This took place on

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Fairfax County Team Receives Nationally Recognized Award for Juvenile Justice Diversion Efforts

The Center for Juvenile Justice and Reform (CJJR) at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy awarded a Fairfax County team the 2016 Capstone of the Year Award for their efforts and success in redesigning and enhancing the youth diversion and restorative justice program. Together, they reduced the use of formal processing and incarceration, improved public safety, avoided wasteful

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