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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…
Ice Cold: Driver Gets Second DUI Years Crashing Into Machine Outside Virginia Business: Sheriff Ice Cold: Driver Gets Second DUI Years Crashing Into Machine Outside Virginia Business: Sheriff
Ice Cold: Driver Gets Second DUI Years Crashing Into Machine Outside Virginia Business: Sheriff Mischief managed. A 36-year-old man is facing his second DUI offense in 10 years after crash landing into an ice machine outside a Stafford County business, officials say. Eric McDonald had to be extracted from his vehicle after allegedly drinking and getting behind the wheel before a dangerous crash at the Valero at 620 Cambridge Street. According to a spokesperson from the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, deputies were called to the gas station, where McDonald hopped the curb and "caused significant damage to the ice machine" on the side of the …
Cops Find House Hunter Gazing Out Window After Breaking Into Property With Kids: Police Cops Find House Hunter Gazing Out Window After Breaking Into Property With Kids: Police
Cops Find House Hunter Gazing Out Window After Breaking Into Property With Kids: Police A wanted man who made himself too at home while purportedly house hunting in Stafford County is facing charges after breaking into a residence with his children while the seller was not home, according to the sheriff's office. Napoleon Boayke, 39, is behind bars for breaking and entering following a strange scene that played out for a homeowner on Tuesday morning. Investigators say that shortly before 9:30 a.m. on July 9, deputies were called to an Onville Road residence, when a homeowner arrived back at his home to find Boayke and four children inside. Upon arrival, deputies spotted the f…
DUI Driver Leads High-Speed Pursuit Before Crashing In Virginia, Cops Say DUI Driver Leads High-Speed Pursuit Before Crashing In Virginia, Cops Say
DUI Driver Leads High-Speed Pursuit Before Crashing In Virginia, Cops Say A 30-year-old DUI driver was going more than twice the posted speed limit when he failed to stop for police and crashed his car in Prince William County the night before July Fourth, police said. Carlos Romero Alvarado was spotted by officers going more than twice the posted speed limit in Manassas Park around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, the department said. Alvarado failed to stop for officers and ultimately lost control, crashing near the intersection of Manassas Drive and Fairway Court, police said. The local resident was arrested at the scene and charged with unauthorized use of…
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…
Fugitive Wanted In Fredericksburg, Spotsy Arrested After Fleeing From Police In VA: Sheriff Fugitive Wanted In Fredericksburg, Spotsy Arrested After Fleeing From Police In VA: Sheriff
Fugitive Wanted In Fredericksburg, Spotsy Arrested After Fleeing From Police In VA: Sheriff A fugitive wanted in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania counties rammed a police cruiser and hopped a curb in an unsuccessful attempt to evade his arrest in Stafford this week, according to the sheriff's office. What started as a routine attempt to serve a warrant resulted in two arrests and a pair of short-lived foot chases, though a third suspect was able to escape, officials say. On June 25, members of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office responded to Cynthias Place to locate Fredericksburg resident Steven Banks, Jr., 32, who was wanted on a host of charges in multiple jurisdictions. While…
Drunken Man Looking For Fights On Bus, Aggressive Thief Arrested In Fairfax, Cops Say Drunken Man Looking For Fights On Bus, Aggressive Thief Arrested In Fairfax, Cops Say
Drunken Man Looking For Fights On Bus, Aggressive Thief Arrested In Fairfax, Cops Say Fairfax City police have announced the arrests of two people. Luis Hernandez, 26, and Youthana Inthirath, 54, were both arrested on June 10, police said. Hernandez allegedly swiped multiple items from CVS when he was confronted by an employee at the Fairfax Boulevard store, police said. Hernandez punched the employee multiple times, caused extensive damage to the store, and fled with stolen items, according to police. He was quickly found by officers and charged with felony destruction of property, assault and battery, and petit larceny. Inthirath was on a CUE bus and yelling that he want…
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…
Armed Robber Takes Himself To Police Station After Attempted Gunpoint PWC Robbery: Cops Armed Robber Takes Himself To Police Station After Attempted Gunpoint PWC Robbery: Cops
Armed Robber Takes Himself To Police Station After Attempted Gunpoint PWC Robbery: Cops A 21-year-old man was arrested in what police say was a drug deal gone bad in Prince William County. The victim, also 21, had arranged to buy marijuana from Dorian Hugh Wilhoit, county police said. The victim and other acquaintances met Wilhoit at the Woodbridge Station Apartments located in the 1400 block of Ranger Lp. around midnight on Monday, June 10, police said. While the victim was outside of the vehicle and near the apartment building, Wilhoit bypassed the victim and ran towards the vehicle. He demanded the female occupants, who were between the ages of 17-23, get out of …
Motel Guest Tries Stabbing Employee With Scissors, Bites Officer In PWC, Police Say Motel Guest Tries Stabbing Employee With Scissors, Bites Officer In PWC, Police Say
Motel Guest Tries Stabbing Employee With Scissors, Bites Officer In PWC, Police Say An 18-year-old woman has been arrested after police say she tried stabbing a motel employee with scissors and smashed the glass of the hotel door, then bit an arresting officer in Virginia. Ashja Elaine Wakefield was a patron at the Red Carpet Inn in Dumfries when she got into an argument around 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, Prince William County police said. Wakefield refused to leave the property and struck the 53-year-old employee before trying to stab him with scissors, police said. She then smashed the glass front door of the hotel before walking outside. Responding office…
Axe-Wielding Robber Arrested After Arlington Pursuit, Police Say Axe-Wielding Robber Arrested After Arlington Pursuit, Police Say
Axe-Wielding Robber Arrested After Arlington Pursuit, Police Say An 18-year-old Arlington man has been arrested for trying to rob a business he'd been banned from, authorities said. Daryl Palmer broke into a business he'd been banned from on the 4200 block of Fairfax Drive around 5:25 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, the sheriff's office said. He went behind the counter, at which point an employee called police, the office said. Palmer walked toward the exit, pulled out an axe hidden in a backpack, struck a display case and fled on food, police said. A description of Palmer was broadcast to officers, who arrested him after a foot pursuit on N. Stuart Street.&n…
Wanted Drug Dealer Backs Stolen Car Into Police Cruiser, Gives Fake ID To Cops In Arlington: PD Wanted Drug Dealer Backs Stolen Car Into Police Cruiser, Gives Fake ID To Cops In Arlington: PD
Wanted Drug Dealer Backs Stolen Car Into Police Cruiser, Gives Fake ID To Cops In Arlington: PD A wanted 25-year-old man was arrested after backing a stolen vehicle into a police cruiser, assaulting police, and more in Arlington, authorities said. Ahmed Abuelhassan, of Fairfax, was stopped by an officer on Columbia Pike in Arlington around 12:30 a.m. on Monday, May 20, who had spotted a car with stolen tags, county police said. Abuelhassan proceeded to reverse the vehicle into an officer's cruiser and hit a fence and parked car, while attempting to flee the scene, police said. No injuries were reported. Abuelhassan subsequently got out of the vehicle and was non-complai…
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…
Drunk Fredericksburg Woman Shatters Glass Door, Assaults Arresting Officer In Arlington: Cops Drunk Fredericksburg Woman Shatters Glass Door, Assaults Arresting Officer In Arlington: Cops
Angela Hiner Arlington Arrest A 40-year-old Fredericksburg woman has been arrested for assaulting police officers attempting to detain her in Arlington, authorities said. Angela Hiner went into a business on the 4200 block of Fairfax Drive and began eating food items when an employee confronted her around 10:45 p.m. Monday, April 15, police in Arlington said. Amid an argument, Hiner threw merchandise at the employee, striking them, before briefly leaving the store — but not before returning, police said. Hiner went behind the counter and made threatening statements towards the employee, then left and struck&nb…
Drunken Man, 53, Chases Vehicle Occupied By Children In Leesburg Drunken Man, 53, Chases Vehicle Occupied By Children In Leesburg
Drunken Man, 53, Chases Vehicle Occupied By Children In Leesburg A Leesburg man is arrested for drunkenly chasing a vehicle occupied by children earlier this week, authorities said. Allen K. Shreve III, 53, was following the victim's vehicle and trying to hit it with his own just after 6 p.m. on the 800 block of Anne Street SW on Wednesday, April 10, local police said. Responding officers determined that Shreve knew the victim, had at one point blocked the free passage of the victim’s vehicle, leading the victim to drive across multiple lawns while being pursued by Shreve, police said. Shreve also struck and knocked down a fire hydrant. The victim'…
Failed Manassas Bank Burglar Threw Rocks At Windows, Police Say Failed Manassas Bank Burglar Threw Rocks At Windows, Police Say
Failed Manassas Bank Burglar Threw Rocks At Windows, Police Say A man who tried burglarizing a bank in Prince William County has been arrested, police say. Gabrielle David Damato Salcedo, 27, of Manassas, was seen trying to break into the Wells Fargo Bank on Sudley Road around 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, county police said. Officers found Salcedo near Sudley Road and Lomond Drive where he was detained without incident. The investigation revealed Salcedo tried to gain entry into the bank by throwing rocks at the windows which were found damaged.  Officers determined no entry was made into the bank. Following the investigation, Salced…
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 …
DUI Driver Found Calmly Smoking Next To Vehicle Crashed In Ditch: Stafford Sheriff DUI Driver Found Calmly Smoking Next To Vehicle Crashed In Ditch: Stafford Sheriff
DUI Driver Found Calmly Smoking Next To Vehicle Crashed In Ditch: Stafford Sheriff A 32-year-old Stafford man left a path of destruction in a drunk driving accident over the weekend, police said. Steven Bates tossed a backpack out of a vehicle after crashing it into a ditch on Clarion Drive and Ferry Road around 2:05 a.m. Saturday, March 16, the county sheriff said.  When deputies arrived, they found the Ford still in the ditch with the driver calmly smoking next to it, police said. Police later learned that the vehicle had gone off Ferry Road, demolished a mailbox, and struck down a street sign before going airborne across Clarion Drive right into the ditch.  …
Terrorizing Teen Girl Bit Officer During Dispute In Prince William County: Police Terrorizing Teen Girl Bit Officer During Dispute In Prince William County: Police
Terrorizing Teen Girl Bit Officer During Dispute In Prince William County: Police A 15-year-old girl put on a show in Prince William County, refusing to go down quietly as she was being apprehended during a domestic dispute, police say. Over the weekend, officers were called to a residence in Manassas, where there was a reported incident involving the teen after she allegedly assaulted a family member. Members of the Prince William County Police Department were called at around 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 to a home in the 7700 block of Quail Run Court in Manassas when a fight broke out and the girl prevented police contact before leaving the area. Police say that fir…
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…
Car Thief Caught With Stolen Property During Fairfax County Crime Spree: Police Car Thief Caught With Stolen Property During Fairfax County Crime Spree: Police
Car Thief Caught With Stolen Property During Fairfax County Crime Spree: Police A serial robber went to the well one too many times in Fairfax County and was busted by police breaking into several cars in Lorton, leading to new charges. Dwayne Anderson, 23, couldn't hide from members of the Fairfax County Police Department, who caught their sticky-fingered suspect attempting to conceal himself inside a vehicle with stolen property, officials say. The Lorton resident was caught at around 4 a.m. on Monday morning breaking into cars near the intersection of Bellwether Court and Shepherd Hills Drive, after officers found a vehicle with a broken window. A canvas of the are…
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…
18-Year-Olds Encouraged Juveniles To Attack Victim, Flashed Firearm In Stafford: Police 18-Year-Olds Encouraged Juveniles To Attack Victim, Flashed Firearm In Stafford: Police
18-Year-Olds Encouraged Juveniles To Attack Victim, Flashed Firearm In Stafford: Police A pair of 18-year-old men are facing charges for their roles in the attack of a female victim in Stafford, police said. Jonathan Hill and Jayden Harris were with two juveniles when they began chasing the victim near England Run North Apartments around 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, the county sheriff's office said. The victim said a group of people — whom she knew — chased her, broke the back window of her vehicle, and flashed a firearm after making a food delivery. "Trying to avoid a confrontation, the victim attempted to meet up with nearby friends," the sheriff's office said. "In the p…
Serial Burglar In Stolen Car Arrested For 5th Time In Fairfax County Serial Burglar In Stolen Car Arrested For 5th Time In Fairfax County
Serial Burglar In Stolen Car Arrested For 5th Time In Fairfax County A 22-year-old serial burglar was arrested for the fifth time in a 102-day span for a crime spree across Fairfax County, authorities said. Angel Argueta Galeas, 22, of Hybla Valley, was in possession of several items that were suspected to have been stolen when police first arrested him last week, on Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, county police said. Detectives identified the property owners and confirmed the items were confirmed to have been stolen. Additional warrants were issued for Argueta Galeas's arrest. After being released from jail, he was found operating a stolen Hyundai Sonata with st…
Stalker Follows Woman Home From MGM Casino Parking Lot, Assaults Her In Virginia: Cops Stalker Follows Woman Home From MGM Casino Parking Lot, Assaults Her In Virginia: Cops
Stalker Follows Woman Home From MGM Casino Parking Lot, Assaults Her In Virginia: Cops A 29-year-old man was arrested for following a woman from a casino parking lot in Maryland to her home in Fairfax County, VA, where he assaulted her and tried breaking into her home, police said. Antiero Ebai Menyoli, of Oxon Hill, MD, approached the woman, a complete stranger, as she left the MGM National Harbor and spoke briefly, before the woman got into her car and drove home, Fairfax County police said. While driving, the victim noticed a vehicle was following her due to one headlight being brighter than the other. She suspected it to be Menyoli.  The victim tried to lose the veh…
Reckless Driver Behind Bars Facing Fresh Felony Charges In Virginia: Police Reckless Driver Behind Bars Facing Fresh Felony Charges In Virginia: Police
Reckless Driver Behind Bars Facing Fresh Felony Charges In Virginia: Police A man already behind bars across the country is facing new charges in Virginia after taking police in Loudoun County on a wild ride earlier this year, authorities announced. Ricardo Avilez-Blanco, 27, has been arrested in connection to a series of reckless driving incidents involving members of the Leesburg Police Department in October while posing a threat to the public.  The long day for officers began at around 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 when they attempted to stop a speeding white Camaro, which took off on East Market Street before stopping in the area of Heritage High School…
Serial Burglar Busted Targeting String Of Churches In Southeast DC: Metropolitan Police Serial Burglar Busted Targeting String Of Churches In Southeast DC: Metropolitan Police
Serial Burglar Busted Targeting String Of Churches In Southeast DC: Metropolitan Police A homeless man walking the streets of Washington DC has been arrested in connection to the burglaries of multiple churches in the District, authorities announced. Sequan Olney, 28, who has no known fixed address, has been apprehended after allegedly forcing his way into several churches, and destroying property before fleeing the area, police say. According to a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday, Olney was initially arrested for three burglaries and destruction of property offenses at these churches on these dates: Monday, Nov. 20 at around 6:50 a.m. in the 3…
Smashed Wine Bottle, Shattered Doors Left In Man's $20K Destruction Spree Across Loudoun: Cops Smashed Wine Bottle, Shattered Doors Left In Man's $20K Destruction Spree Across Loudoun: Cops
Smashed Wine Bottle, Shattered Doors Left In Man's $20K Destruction Spree Across Loudoun: Cops A man who racked up a $20,000 bill just in the property he destroyed at fast food restaurants across Loudoun County is in custody, authorities said. Reyan H. Ibrahim's night of destruction began around 8:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the McDonald's at the Ashburn Shopping Plaza, when he destroyed an electronic menu board in the drive-thru lane, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said. At dawn, Ibrahim moved on to the Sheetz on Windmill Parc Drive in Sterling, where he broke a bottle of wine, and hit the front door entrance with a wrench, causing it to shatter, police said. At 8 a.m., I…
Wanted Armed Robber Threatened Hospital Staff In Virginia, Police Say Wanted Armed Robber Threatened Hospital Staff In Virginia, Police Say
Wanted Armed Robber Threatened Hospital Staff In Virginia, Police Say It's been a busy week for Shaka Barnes in Virginia after he was implicated in an attempted robbery then threatened staff at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, police say. Barnes, 43, who has no fixed address, is in police custody following a small crime scene that saw him allegedly commit several offenses before he was ultimately apprehended by members of the Fairfax County Police Department. On Monday afternoon, it is alleged that Barnes approached a man inside a building in the 3200 block of Woodburn Road, whom he assaulted and attempted to rob at knifepoint, though his victim refused and Barnes fl…
Screaming Drunken Woman Throws Metal Bowl At Passing Vehicle: Stafford Sheriff Screaming Drunken Woman Throws Metal Bowl At Passing Vehicle: Stafford Sheriff
Screaming Drunken Woman Throws Metal Bowl At Passing Vehicle: Stafford Sheriff A 41-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after screaming, hitting, and throwing a metal bowl at passing vehicles in Stafford County, authorities said. Multiple callers told police that a woman later identified as Tanya Pendleton, of Woodford, appeared to be intoxicated and was screaming at and hitting cars as they drove by on Ferry Road on Saturday, Oct. 14, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies made contact with Pendleton in the roadway. She had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath, they said. She would remain uncooperative during h…
Wanted Woman Goes Down Swinging In Stafford: Sheriff Wanted Woman Goes Down Swinging In Stafford: Sheriff
Wanted Woman Goes Down Swinging In Stafford: Sheriff A 28-year-old fugitive was taken into custody — but not without a fight, authorities in Stafford said. Sheridan Davis had been wanted on two capias charges (failure to appear) when police found her in a home on Ivy Spring Lane Tuesday, Sept. 27, Stafford County Sheriff David Decatur said. When deputies arrived on scene, Davis refused to leave the bedroom. She was quickly escorted out, but when deputies tried to place her in the back of a patrol vehicle, Davis began resisting. "Davis would not fully enter the vehicle, attempted to take a deputy’s handcuff keys, and even kicked a deputy," De…