Friday, May 17, 2013
Old police cruisers, paddy wagons, animal shelter visitors and more on display Saturday afternoon.
Fairfax County Police and several organizations will be showing off their "old school" police cruisers, paddy wagons and other vehicles from 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. The "Touch a Truck" event will be at Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. The event will also include live music, visitors from the Fairfax County animal shelter, McGruff (the crime dog) and more.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Burglar was startled Tuesday morning after homeowner discovers him in his kitchen. Police make arrest, charge suspect with burglary and destruction of property.
(Editor's note: Patch is checking with FCPD on the time of the incident--morning or evening and will update as soon as we have the correct information.) A man attempting to escape a home he had broken into Tuesday morning ran through a glass door, shattering the glass, after the homeowner confronted him in the kitchen of the home. Fairfax County Police responded Tuesday morning, shortly before 9 a.m., to a home in the 11300 block of Aristotle Drive in Fairfax for a report that someone had broken in. Police broadcast a lookout by one of the officers, while additional officers responded to the area. Officers located and detained a person matching a description, who was acting in a suspicious manner, not far from the reported address. That …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The following incidents were reported in the Sully District Police Station, which includes Chantilly.
The following incidents were reported in the Sully District Police Station, which includes Chantilly. Burglary On Sunday, a resident reported that someone tried to steal their ATV and lawn mower, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The incident was reported at 6 p.m. on the 13300 block of Balmoral Greens Avenue in Clifton.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Stop by for food and conversation from 6-8 p.m.
Dine with local heroes from the Fairfax County Police Sully District Police Station and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Tuesday night at Chick-fil-A in Chantilly. Come to Chick-fil-A from 6-8 p.m. and dine with your local firemen and police officers. Families will have the opportunity to walk around, meet their local heroes from Fairfax County Fire Station 15 and the Sully District Police Station. Guests will be able to see the equipment, ask questions and more. Chick-fil-A will have a tent set up with games for guests to participate in and win prizes. In the event of inclement weather, they will still host the event in the dining room with a craft activity for the kids. Ten percent of sales during that time will be donated to local police …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Cameron Serafin, 5, was supposed to be returned to his father on Sunday; authorities have issued a warrant for his mother.
Five-year-old Cameron Serafin was supposed to return Sunday to his father in Great Falls. But he never came home, say Fairfax County police, who asked for the public's help Thursday in finding the missing child. According to police, Cameron is believed to be with his mother, Rebecca Serafin, 32. Serafin was supposed to return the child to his father on Sunday. A warrant has been issued for Serafin’s arrest on charges of custodial interference, a misdemeanor, police said. Detectives say they have reason to be concerned about the boy's welfare. There was no address available for Cameron's mother. Fairfax Police Officer Shelley Broderick said Cameron and his mother could be anywhere. Police believe that Serafin has changed her and her son’s …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Fairfax County Police Department recently honored a group of citizens for helping a police officer who was struck by a driver now charged with DUI.
The way Fairfax County Police Officer Rockie Akhavan sees it, he was just doing his job on the night that an allegedly drunk driver smashed into his patrol cruiser. As for the Good Samaritans who pulled the door off of the mangled police cruiser to pry him out, and comforted the stunned driver and her two small children: "they are the true heroes," Akhavan said. Fairfax County Police held a small ceremony at the Sully District Station Friday afternoon to honor Stacey Hawkins, Emily Zetts and Greg Zetts for their help on the evening of March 11. "Sometimes even our heroes need help," said Captain Ed O'Carroll, the commander of the Sully District Station. And that was the case when Greg Zetts, a pastor at King of the Nations Christian …
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.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Event honors 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
The Fairfax County Police Department's Victims Services Unit will host its first-ever 5k walk in April to raise awareness about crime victims in the county, and to honor 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the FCPD announced recently. The free event is hosted by the Victims Services Section of the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation. It kicks off Sunday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Fairfax Corner. Police invite the public to join the "caring professionals that support local victims of homicide, trauma, sexual and domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, stalking human trafficking and suicide as they walk together." The event will feature a resource fair, live jazz, rhythm and …
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: email@example.com
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 …