Tag:

Burglary

One Hatch, Five Stores: Burglar Caught On Video Breaking Into Virginia Businesses, Police Say One Hatch, Five Stores: Burglar Caught On Video Breaking Into Virginia Businesses, Police Say
One Hatch, Five Stores: Burglar Caught On Video Breaking Into Virginia Businesses, Police Say A shifty 22-year-old suspect who broke into the Mount Vernon Plaza in Fairfax County through an unsecured fire hatch was arrested after being spotted by an eagle-eyed employee, police say. Gabrial Lynch, who has no fixed address, is facing a host of charges after a worker monitoring the inner office video footage spotted him in action in the 7600 block of Richmond Highway in Hybla Valley. Members of the Fairfax County Police Department were alerted to the incident, and Lynch was caught in the shopping center with stolen items, which were taken from five stores. According to police, Lynch w…
Would-Be Gun Store Robbers Wanted Following Failed Fairfax County Burglaries: Police Would-Be Gun Store Robbers Wanted Following Failed Fairfax County Burglaries: Police
Would-Be Gun Store Robbers Wanted Following Failed Fairfax County Burglaries: Police A group targeting gun stores in Fairfax County is wanted following a multiple incidents at separate locations earlier this month. An alert was issued by police on Friday as they attempt to identify and locate those responsible for attempting - and failing - to get into the stores. According to the Fairfax County Police Department, their spree began on Thursday, July 4, when officers were called to Dominion Defense on Fullerton Road in Springfield.  Upon arrival, they found shattered glass from the store window, though three suspects were unable to get in and fled before officers arriv…
Stalker Accused Of Two Failed Sexual Assaults In Same Virginia Apartment Complex, Police Say Stalker Accused Of Two Failed Sexual Assaults In Same Virginia Apartment Complex, Police Say
Stalker Accused Of Two Failed Sexual Assaults In Same Virginia Apartment Complex, Police Say A would-be victim was able to fight off a potential sexual assault when a man broke into a Reston apartment early on Wednesday morning, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Hugo Ernesto Argueta Vasquez, 43, was apprehended with an assist from the agency's aerial and K9 units following an alleged sexual assault in a Reston apartment complex, officials say. According to police, at around 5:30 a.m. on July 17, officers were called to Charter Oak Court, when Argueta Vasquez allegedly gained entry through an unlocked door and entered his victim's bedroom while they were s…
Tipsters Lead Police To Pair Wanted For Church, Business Burglaries In Fairfax County Tipsters Lead Police To Pair Wanted For Church, Business Burglaries In Fairfax County
Tipsters Lead Police To Pair Wanted For Church, Business Burglaries In Fairfax County A pair wanted in connection to a string of robberies at area churches and businesses in Herndon have been apprehended, police announced on Wednesday. Erik Zelaya Franco, 19, no fixed address, and Christian Castellanos Lopez, 23, of Reston, were identified and arrested following an investigation into multiple burglaries in recent weeks. The two allegedly targeted:  A church twice in the 600 block of Spring Street; A church in the 800 block of Elden Street; A business twice in the 500 block of Florida Avenue; A different business in the 500 block of Florida Avenue. Police say that they…
Ex-Husband Sentenced For Assault, Burglary Of Pregnant Ex-Wife’s DC Home Near Daughter: Feds Ex-Husband Sentenced For Assault, Burglary Of Pregnant Ex-Wife’s DC Home Near Daughter: Feds
Ex-Husband Sentenced For Assault, Burglary Of Pregnant Ex-Wife’s DC Home Near Daughter: Feds The 41-year-old Virginia man who assaulted and burglarized his pregnant ex-wife's home in Northwest DC has been sentenced to prison time, federal authorities announced on Wednesday. James Miller was sentenced on July 3 to five years in prison for burglary, simple assault, and destruction of property in a break-in that took place in the middle of the night last fall. According to prosecutors, Miller broke into his ex's home through the front door on Sept. 19, 2023, and immediately charged at her and assaulted her by grabbing her by the throat and throwing her to the ground. The woman w…
15-Year-Old Charged For Role In Robbery That Left Accomplice Dead In Virginia: Police 15-Year-Old Charged For Role In Robbery That Left Accomplice Dead In Virginia: Police
15-Year-Old Charged For Role In Robbery That Left Accomplice Dead In Virginia: Police A teenager who crossed state lines has been charged with murder in connection to a reported shooting in a Virginia apartment complex, authorities announced on Sunday night. Officers from the Prince William County Police Department were called to the Misty Ridge Apartments in the 15000 block of Lost Canyon Court early in the morning on Tuesday, June 18 in Woodbridge, where they found a 17-year-old from Spartanburg, South Carolina suffering from gunshot wounds in an outdoor stairwell.  He was rushed to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries. According to the department,…
Victim Scares Off Serial Burglar, Caught Trying To Catch Metro: Fairfax County PD Victim Scares Off Serial Burglar, Caught Trying To Catch Metro: Fairfax County PD
Victim Scares Off Serial Burglar, Caught Trying To Catch Metro: Fairfax County PD A man linked to four different burglaries in Fairfax County was caught fleeing one of them last month, police said. William Westray, 58, of Maryland, has been linked to four different incident in Dunn Loring, from May 20 to May 24. Officers called to 7900 block of Tire Swing Road around 10:25 a.m. on May 24, was challenged by a victim as he broke into a basement window. When police arrived, he'd already fled the scene. Westray was caught a short distance away as he tried to get on the Metro, police said. Westray has also been linked to incidents on 8200 Block of Bucknell Dr…
Arrest Made In Leesburg Landscaping Company Burglary Arrest Made In Leesburg Landscaping Company Burglary
Arrest Made In Leesburg Landscaping Company Burglary A 23-year-old man has been arrested in a Leesburg burglary, police said. Kelvin Lainez-Cardena is believed to have stolen landscaping equipment from a landscaping company on Cardinal Park Drive SE, local police said. The incident was reported to police around 1 a.m. on April 1, police said. The equipment was recovered from a property in the 21000 block of Pon Farr Court in Leesburg. Lainez-Cardenas was arrested and charged with burglary and grand larceny. He was taken to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, where he was released on a $3,000 bond. The investigation is …
Burglarizing Brothers Busted Targeting Properties In DC, Montgomery County: Police Burglarizing Brothers Busted Targeting Properties In DC, Montgomery County: Police
Burglarizing Brothers Busted Targeting Properties In DC, Montgomery County: Police Two brothers busted for at least two burglaries at area residences and are facing charges after being found with stolen items in a Catonsville home, police say. Alex Dumitru, 23, and younger brother Natalian Dumitru, 18, have been arrested for burglarizing two properties as the Montgomery County Department of Police continues to probe a recent string of robberies.  Between March and April, police say that unknown suspects forced entry into these places, damaging and stealing property before fleeing:  A residence attached to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the 15000 block of Go…
Exposure Investigation Leads To Bust Of Bicycle Burglar In Arlington: Police Exposure Investigation Leads To Bust Of Bicycle Burglar In Arlington: Police
Marvin Davis Busted With Stolen Bicycle After Exposure Probe Marvin Davis almost got away with it.  Davis, 59, was briefly detained on Thursday morning in Arlington following an indecent exposure incident, though he was later released, until more information came to light determining that he was, in fact, a wanted man. Shortly before 7:45 a.m. on May 9, officers from the Arlington Police Department were called to the 1800 block of North Hartford Street to investigate the reported exposure, where they met Davis, who matched the description of the suspect. Davis was briefly detained before being released; however, it was later determined that he …
Electric Scooter Thief Busted In Arlington, Police Say Electric Scooter Thief Busted In Arlington, Police Say
Electric Scooter Thief Busted In Arlington, Police Say A 50-year-old man from Washington DC was arrested for stealing two electric scooters in Arlington, police said. Police were called to the 1700 block of N. Pierce Street around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 7 on reports of a man, later identified as Ahmad Bilal, breaking into a bike storage room, county police said. There, Bilal stole two electric scooters and chargers and fled the scene, police said. A lookout was broadcast and an officer located an individual matching the description of the suspect in the area.  Bilal ran from the officer and, with the assistance of additiona…
Woman Breaking Into Home Assaults Man In Arlington: Cops Woman Breaking Into Home Assaults Man In Arlington: Cops
Woman Breaking Into Home Assaults Man In Arlington: Cops A 24-year-old woman was arrested for attempted aggravated malicious wounding in an Arlington dispute, police said. Janae Lancaster was trying to break into a home of a man she knew on the 900 block of S. Dinwiddie Street just before 6 p.m. on April 30, authorities in Arlington said. The victim confronted Lancester, during which a struggle ensued. Lancaster struck the victim with a rock, pulled out a knife and tried to him him with it, police said.  The victim briefly left to seek help and Lancester broke into the home, took electronics and food before leaving, according to offici…
Fire Station Burglar In Maryland Linked To Other Crimes In DC, Virginia, Sheriff Says Fire Station Burglar In Maryland Linked To Other Crimes In DC, Virginia, Sheriff Says
Fire Station Burglar In Maryland Linked To Other Crimes In DC, Virginia, Sheriff Says A 20-year-old Maryland man wanted in connection to the burglary of a fire station in Charles County, as well as other crimes throughout the DMV region has been apprehended, according to the sheriff's office. Capitol Heights resident Kairon Andre Fuell has been arrested and is facing criminal charges in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, following a string of incidents reported in the area. This week, members of the Charles County Sheriff's Office, Prince George's County, and Metropolitan police departments served two warrants related to an investigation into a burglary reported in February at a Wa…
Man Breaks Into Ex-GF's Home To Sexually Abuse Her Child In Southeast DC, Police Say Man Breaks Into Ex-GF's Home To Sexually Abuse Her Child In Southeast DC, Police Say
Man Breaks Into Ex-GF's Home To Sexually Abuse Her Child In Southeast DC, Police Say A District man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into his ex's home and sexually assaulting her child, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Southeast resident Omar Ransom, 22, was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing his underage victim after breaking into his former lover's home and "engaging in unwanted sexual acts" before fleeing, police say. The incident was reported on Wednesday, March 20 in the 1400 block of Smith Place SE. Officials announced Ransom's arrest a week later on March 27. According to the police, the investigation into the assault also found that Ran…
Woman Burglarizes Home On Same Arlington Block She Barricaded Herself In Months Ago, Police Say Woman Burglarizes Home On Same Arlington Block She Barricaded Herself In Months Ago, Police Say
Vivian Vann Arrested In Arlington Charges are racking up for a former Florida woman who barricaded herself in a vacant Virginia home last October, as she's had yet another run-in with the law after committing on a crime on the very same block, authorities said. Vivian Vann, 52, was one of two women who forced their way into a vacant home and swiped some items before leaving the scene on N. Powhatan Street in a black sedan early Monday, March 25, officials in Arlington said. During the course of the investigation, Vann was identified as a suspect, and a warrant for her arrest was obtained. She was subsequently taken int…
Third Home Invader Charged With Abduction During Violent Virginia Burglary (UPDATED) Third Home Invader Charged With Abduction During Violent Virginia Burglary (UPDATED)
Third Home Invader Charged With Abduction During Violent Virginia Burglary (Updated) A third person has been arrested for his alleged role in a home invasion in Fairfax County late last year during a violent robbery, police announced on Thursday. Cartier Wesley, 24, of Lorton, is the latest to be implicated in the crime that landed Elijah Thomas, 24, and Jaquan Ross, 32, behind bars for a December robbery in McLean. At around 5:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department were called to the 1300 block of Spring Hill Road, where three men reportedly forced their way into a home brandishing a gun and demanded money. According to a police spo…
Burglar, 18, Kicks Officers After Stealing Bicycle In Arlington, Police Say Burglar, 18, Kicks Officers After Stealing Bicycle In Arlington, Police Say
Burglar, 18, Kicks Officers After Stealing Bicycle In Arlington, Police Say An 18-year-old Arlington woman was arrested for assaulting police after stealing a bicycle from a home, authorities said. Angelita Lopez broke into a home on the 1700 block of S. Walter Reed Drive around 7:15 p.m. on March 17, where she was confronted by one victim, county police said. Lopez stole a bicycle then fled the scene. A second victim found Lopez and the bike on 18th Street S. and S. Monroe Street and approached her, police said.  Lopez subsequently assaulted the victim, tried to steal his jewelry, damaged a watch and struck him with a bottle, police said. She …
Heroic Neighbor Thwarts Burglary, Assault Of Woman In Virginia, Police Say Heroic Neighbor Thwarts Burglary, Assault Of Woman In Virginia, Police Say
Heroic Neighbor Thwarts Burglary, Assault Of Woman In Virginia, Police Say A Fairfax County man went above and beyond the call of duty to assist a neighbor who was being assaulted in her Fairfax County apartment during a burglary, police say. Alexandria resident Deon Omar Traynham, 32, was arrested on Wednesday after being interrupted by a neighbor when he broke into a woman's home and attacked her in the 4500 block of Colony Court in Woodlawn. Shortly before 5:45 p.m. on March 13, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department were called to the apartment to investigate a reported burglary in process involving Traynham and a woman who was home alone at t…
Hours-Long Manhunt For Chainsaw-Wielding Man Ends In Stafford Hours-Long Manhunt For Chainsaw-Wielding Man Ends In Stafford
Hours-Long Manhunt For Chainsaw-Wielding Man Ends In Stafford An hours-long manhunt for a chainsaw-wielding burglary suspect ended successfully Monday, March 4 in Stafford County, authorities said. Shawn Kimmitz of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said the man, who had tried breaking into a home on Musselman Road around 7 a.m., was captured at Rappahannock Landing in the mid-morning hours. The suspect, whose name was not released, also had a hammer and tried breaking into a car on another block nearby. Additional information is expected to be released.
Burglar Who Stared Straight Into Security Camera At Large In DC, Police Say (VIDEO) Burglar Who Stared Straight Into Security Camera At Large In DC, Police Say (VIDEO)
Burglar Who Stared Straight Into Security Camera At Large In DC, Police Say (Video) A suspect who had no qualms looking straight into a surveillance camera while robbing a home in Northeast DC remains at large more than a week after the burglary, police say. The Metropolitan Police Department released video on Tuesday of a man wanted in connection to an incident last week in the 5900 block of 1st Street NE. According to investigators, the burglary was reported shortly before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, when the man broke into the residence, took property, and fled the scene. The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public's assistance in identifying a person of i…
Arrest Made In Series Of Laundromat Burglaries In Fairfax County Arrest Made In Series Of Laundromat Burglaries In Fairfax County
Arrest Made In Series Of Laundromat Burglaries In Fairfax County A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a series of Fairfax County burglaries, police said. Timothy Mears, of Woodlawn, burglarized multiple laundromats between December 2023 and January 2024, and was identified as a suspect on Feb. 8, county police said. Below is a list of burglaries Mears is associated with: Fairfax County PD Mears has been charged with four counts of Burglary, four counts of Possession of Burglarious Tools, three counts of Wearing Mask in Public to Conceal Identity, four counts of Destruction of Property, two counts of Petit larceny, and one count of Gr…
Woman Posing As Police Busted Breaking Into Virginia Home, Officials Say Woman Posing As Police Busted Breaking Into Virginia Home, Officials Say
Woman Posing As Police Busted Breaking Into Virginia Home, Officials Say A woman from Georgia who tried to pull a fast one on police in Prince William County wasn't quick enough to fool officers after she pretended to be one of them after being busted during a burglary, officials say. Genie Rhinehart, 51, is facing charges after a homeowner returned to her Cebu Island Court residence in Woodbridge and alerted authorities, who were quickly able to apprehend her, but not before the Evans, Georgia resident tried to trick them. The incident was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Investigators say that a resident in the 3600 block of Cebu Island …
'Rose Ruse' Burglars Wanted In Fairfax County Busted In Georgia: Police 'Rose Ruse' Burglars Wanted In Fairfax County Busted In Georgia: Police
'Rose Ruse' Burglars Wanted In Fairfax County Busted In Georgia: Police Four burglars who police say pretended to be selling roses before breaking into Fairfax County homes and stealing items have been arrested in Georgia, authorities said. Police identified the suspect vehicle on Jan. 17 and found it was traveling through a residential area in Cobb County, GA, Fairfax County police said.  Local detectives notified the Cobb County Police Department (CCPD) who said the vehicle had been involved in a recent burglary in their jurisdiction.  Through real-time coordination with CCPD by FCPD detectives, CCPD officers were able to arrest the four suspe…
Lyft Driver Accused Of Assaulting Rabbi Linked To Burglary In DC: Metropolitan Police Lyft Driver Accused Of Assaulting Rabbi Linked To Burglary In DC: Metropolitan Police
Lyft Driver Accused Of Assaulting Rabbi Linked To Burglary In DC: Metropolitan Police The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a possible hate crime after a Lyft driver - already wanted for a burglary - allegedly assaulted a rabbi in Northwest DC over a dispute about the radio.  On Sunday morning, police say that District resident Tireek Myrick picked up his victim in the 1800 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, leading to the fateful encounter that landed him behind bars. According to investigators, during the ride, the rider requested that Myrick lower the volume on the radio, prompting the ride-share driver to cancel the fare, and the victim got out of his veh…
Purceville Pair Charged In Leesburg Burglaries: Police Purceville Pair Charged In Leesburg Burglaries: Police
Purceville Pair Charged In Leesburg Burglaries: Police A Purceville pair has been charged in two Leesburg burglaries, authorities said. Samuel Jenkins III, 46, and Abigail Laura, 38, were identified as the pair who went into a business on North King Street around 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, and stealing property, Leesburg police said.  Then, on Friday, Jan. 26, the two went into a business on North Street NW around midnight, and stole more property, police said. Laura was identified as the suspect and was subsequently charged for her involvement, police said. That evening, a Leesburg officer stopped to check the welfare of a subject who wa…
Homeless Man Steals Car, Burglarizes 2 Homes In Loudoun County: Police Homeless Man Steals Car, Burglarizes 2 Homes In Loudoun County: Police
Homeless Man Steals Car, Burglarizes 2 Homes In Loudoun County: Police A homeless man who stole a car then burglarized two homes has been arrested in Loudoun County, police said. A man later identified as Allen Goins, 42, stole a car left running from a home on the 100 block of Lawson Road SE in Leesburg around 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, local police said. A few minutes later, a Leesburg police officer saw the car in the 1000 block of Edwards Ferry Road NE. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, however Goins failed to yield and began instead headed northbound on the Route 15 bypass.  In the interest of public safety, the officer did not pursue the vehic…
All Comes Out In The Wash: Police Looking To Expose Fairfax County Laundromat Burglars All Comes Out In The Wash: Police Looking To Expose Fairfax County Laundromat Burglars
All Comes Out In The Wash: Police Looking To Expose Fairfax County Laundromat Burglars Authorities in Fairfax County are investigating a series of burglaries with a common thread. They all happened at a laundromat. The first happened on Dec. 30 around 12:30 a.m., at a laundromat at the Woodlawn Shopping Center on Richmond Highway, where a suspect broke a window and entered, authorities said. The location is currently in the process of being converted into a dry-cleaning business. The suspect was wearing bright yellow gloves, a black hooded zip-up jacket, black pants, black mask, brown and gray shoes. On the same night, officers responded to a report of a burglary at th…
Shawshank Condemnation: Burglar Attempted To Tunnel From One Business To Another In VA: Sheriff Shawshank Condemnation: Burglar Attempted To Tunnel From One Business To Another In VA: Sheriff
Shawshank Condemnation: Burglar Attempted To Tunnel From One Business To Another In VA: Sheriff Like a scene out of Shawshank Redemption, a 35-year-old man attempted to tunnel from one Stafford County business into another in an effort to steal a car, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. West Virginia resident Jerrylee Adams was caught red-handed over the weekend after breaking into one Stafford business and then working to make his way through a wall and into a second, officials say. At approximately 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, deputies from the sheriff's office were called to Auto Chiefs on Tyler Von Way to investigate a business alarm that had sounded. Upon arrival…
Thieves Armed With Long Guns After Plowing Stolen Car Through Leesburg Shop (UPDATE) Thieves Armed With Long Guns After Plowing Stolen Car Through Leesburg Shop (UPDATE)
Thieves Armed With Long Guns After Plowing Stolen Car Through Leesburg Shop (Update) Masked thieves plowed a stolen car through the front of a Loudoun County gun store before swiping long guns overnight, authorities said. Officers responding to reports of sounds of a crash found the stolen 4-door Kia sedan lodged in the front of Loudoun Guns on Industrial Court in Leesburg around 4 a.m., local police said. Four masked individuals then went into the building and stole multiple long guns, police said. The four suspects fled the scene before officers arrived, leaving the vehicle behind.  Police are investigating the incident as a burglary but did not say whether or…
Pit Bull Puppy Taken During New Year's Eve Home Invasion In DC: Police Pit Bull Puppy Taken During New Year's Eve Home Invasion In DC: Police
Pit Bull Puppy Taken During New Year's Eve Home Invasion In DC: Police A dog is missing from a Southeast DC home following a home invasion, and now the police are attempting to track it down. "Lola" was taken after a burglary that was reported on New Year's Eve in the 100 block of Atlantic Street SE, according to a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson. Police say that shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, two people knocked on their victim's door, and when they answered, the pair pushed their way into the home and assaulted them. They then took the dog and fled the area. The two are now wanted for burglary, assault, and other charges. Lola was …
Virginia Man Lied About Stabbing, Stole From Employer At Dulles Town Center Mall: Sheriff Virginia Man Lied About Stabbing, Stole From Employer At Dulles Town Center Mall: Sheriff
Virginia Man Lied About Stabbing, Stole From Employer At Dulles Town Center Mall: Sheriff A Reston man out on bail for making a false stabbing report and embezzling from his employer in Loudoun County is back behind bars after returning to the scene of the crime, the sheriff's office says. Fawad Fafa, 44, couldn't stay out of trouble after a series of incidents at the Dulles Town Center Mall in Sterling, where he worked at the Sports Nation store, which he targeted at least twice during his crime spree. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, an employee of the Sports Nation store where reported that the business had been entered overnight and that an undisclosed amount of money was taken. It wa…