Thursday, April 25, 2013
All officers who worked Saturday night focused on finding unsafe, impaired drivers.
All Fairfax County Police officers from the Sully District Station worked last weekend to try and curb drunk, impaired and aggressive drivers. Over 25 officers worked in the effort, which police dubbed "Operation: All Hands on Deck." Officers contacted 318 citizens, issued 146 warnings, and 164 citations. There were also six DWI charges. The Sully District has experienced a 16 percent increase in DWI-related crashes from 2011 to 2012, according to Fairfax County Police. Within the last two months, two police vehicles have been struck by drunk drivers.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Fairfax County Police say that the vehicles were vandalized in the early morning hours March 26.
Twenty-one vehicles were recently vandalized in the local area, according to Fairfax County Police. The drivers' side windows were all smashed between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. March 26 in the Sully District. Property was stolen from four of the vehicles. All of the vehicles were parked throughout business complexes on the following streets: Crime Solvers is offering a $100-$1,000 reward for information on the vandalism. Anyone with information should call 1-866-411-8477 or www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text TIPS187 plus the tip to CRIMES/274637. Callers may remain anonymous.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Douglas Lee Payne Jr. also pleaded guilty Monday to attempted enticement of a minor.
Chantilly-area resident Douglas Lee Payne Jr., of Penderview Terrace, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to producing child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor, according to the FBI. Payne, 31, pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography, which each carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 25 years and a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison, according to a news release from the FBI's Washington field office. The sentence was enhanced due to Payne's prior conviction in November 2008 of using a computer to solicit a minor in Fairfax County. Payne also pleaded guilty to a count of attempted enticement of a minor, which carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison. Sentencing is …
One motorcyclist was charged, the other driver sped away from the scene Friday in Chantilly.
A Reston motorcylist was charged with reckless driving Friday night at about 7:20 p.m. at Brandy Station Road and Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. The driver, Shane Hannegan, 34, was allegedly speeding with another cyclist when a police officer attempted to make a traffic stop. The other motorcyclist did not stop and sped away, according to Fairfax County Police. In other crime news:
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Dachshund/Beagle and Weimeraner received booster shots and were routinely quarantined following the attack.
A Chantilly resident arrived home on March 25 to find scratches on her dogs, a strong odor in her home and a dead skunk in the backyard. The homeowner called animal control at 6:10 p.m., and an officer tested the skunk for rabies. The results were positive, so the Dachshund/Beagle and Weimeraner received booster shots and were routinely quarantined. Fairfax County animal control said that the skunk likely entered the home, fought with the dogs, and died after leaving the home.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Local residents are invited to a meeting April 10 at Sully District Police Station in Chantilly.
Go behind the scenes with the Fairfax County Police Bomb Squad at the next meeting of the Citizens' Advisory Committee. The meeting takes place Wednesday, April 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Sully District Police Station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. For more information, call (703) 814-7018 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Edwin Roessler will take over as acting chief as search for permanent Fairfax County police chief continues.
The Fairfax County Executive appointed Lt. Col. Edwin Roessler the acting chief of the Fairfax County Police Department Tuesday afternoon, making him the third chief the department has seen in five months. Roessler will take over for Lt. Col. James Morris, who has been serving as acting chief since October 2012, when former chief David Rohrer was appointed deputy county executive for public safety. Morris was named chief of the Town of Vienna police last month; he starts next week. Roessler will receive an annual salary of $183,815. He starts Saturday. Roessler’s appointment comes after 24 years of law enforcement. He began his career in the New York City Department of Investigation before moving to Fairfax County, where he has served as …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Financial Crimes Unit is aware of at least a dozen incidents that have taken place since Jan. 10.
FCPD has received many reports from residents nationwide involving a phony inheritance proclamation, according to a recent news release. These types of scams usually arrive in the form of an email announcing that the recipient has a multi-million dollar inheritance but must contact an FCPD police investigator to receive the funds. Currently, the scammers are using official email, phone numbers, and street addresses to appear more legitimate and convincing to victims and identifying themselves as authentic FCPD personnel. Detectives with the Financial Crimes Unit warn residents that due to the potential international origin of this scam, there may be very little that can be done to reclaim funds that have already been wired. FCPD advises …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Police say there is no threat, it's just for reassurance in wake of Connecticut shootings.
When children return to school on Monday, families should expect to see an increased police presence, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The move is a reaction to Friday's shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren and six teachers, according to police. The gunman also killed his mother at her nearby home. The following was posted by FCPD on its Facebook page on Sunday: As children return to school tomorrow, you will see an increased police presence at and around schools in the county. We want the community to know this is being done as a reassurance for parents, teachers and students and NOT because there is any threat. It is a result of the shooting in Newtown, CT. For …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Candlelight vigil for family found dead Tuesday set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Floris United Methodist Church.
A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday for the family found dead Tuesday in Herndon. The vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Floris United Methodist Church, located at 13600 Frying Pan Rd. [Follow Herndon Patch on Facebook.] Rev. Tom Berlin posted on FUMC's blog that the family who lived in the home where the bodies were found were members of the church. He said the sons were enrolled at Rachel Carson Middle School and Westfield High School. Berlin said many community members are experiencing "a great deal of grief over the loss" and the church wants to be there to minister to the needs of the community. "Our desire is to provide a place where our members, friends, and community can gather to express their grief, pray, …