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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…
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…
Adult, Three Minors Charged In Connection To Series Of Thefts At Virginia ABC Stores: Police Adult, Three Minors Charged In Connection To Series Of Thefts At Virginia ABC Stores: Police
Adult, Three Minors Charged In Connection To Series Of Thefts At Virginia ABC Stores: Police An adult and three minors have been arrested in Fairfax County after a series of thefts at Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores across the region, police say. Since March, investigators from the Fairfax County of the Police Department have been probing a crew who have been targeting more than a dozen stores, stealing more than $72,000 in merchandise during their crime spree. On Monday, July 8, the agency announced that District resident Jomarice Evans, 27 was arrested following the investigation after he was linked to the thefts.  The thefts were reported between…
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…
Three Behind Bars After Stealing Police Cruiser, Crashing Into Cop Car In Virginia (UPDATED) Three Behind Bars After Stealing Police Cruiser, Crashing Into Cop Car In Virginia (UPDATED)
Three Behind Bars After Stealing Police Cruiser, Crashing Into Cop Car In Virginia (Updated) New details have been released by the Fairfax County Police Department after a man stole a police cruiser and quickly crashed into another cop car in Fair Oaks on Friday.  Police say that shortly after 11:30 a.m. on June 21, officers were called to investigate a reported stolen Toyota Corolla near the Fair Oaks Mall, which was located with three people inside. The driver, Kenton Smith, 46, who has no known address, attempted to walk away from the vehicle, while a passenger, Ashland resident Eric Guitierrez, 30, got out and stole an unmarked police cruiser. Gutierrez failed to stop for…
Wanted Man From Maryland Busted For Shoplifting From Lowe's In Virginia, Police Say Wanted Man From Maryland Busted For Shoplifting From Lowe's In Virginia, Police Say
Wanted Man From Maryland Busted For Shoplifting From Lowe's In Virginia, Police Say A Maryland man who was already wanted in multiple jurisdictions crossed state lines into Virginia and is behind bars after being busted by police in Loudoun County on Thursday afternoon, police say. Laurel resident Ronald Canan, Jr. 41, who is no stranger to law enforcement, is facing new charges in Leesburg after being caught attempting to steal from Lowe's on Russell Branch Parkway SE. Shortly before 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, officers were called to the store to investigate a reported shoplifting incident when Canan walked out of the store with a shopping cart loaded with unpaid mercha…
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 …
Cleaning Crew Carjacked, K9 Helps Capture Suspects In Fredericksburg, Police Say Cleaning Crew Carjacked, K9 Helps Capture Suspects In Fredericksburg, Police Say
Cleaning Crew Carjacked, K9 Helps Capture Suspects In Fredericksburg, Police Say A 21-year-old man and a juvenile have been arrested in a Fredericksburg carjacking, police said. Officers were called to Carl D. Silver Parkway for the carjacking where a cleaning crew had been forced from their car at knifepoint on May 24, police said. Joseph Wells, 21, of Stafford, and a juvenile both fled the area, authorities said. K9 Officer DeCilles initiated a successful track, leading to both suspects hiding in a nearby field with difficult terrain. They were arrested without incident. During the search, officers found that one had ditched a book bag in a large field with heavy gr…
VIDEO: Bath & Body Works Thieves Arrested Following I-66 Pursuit, Cops Say VIDEO: Bath & Body Works Thieves Arrested Following I-66 Pursuit, Cops Say
Video: Bath & Body Works Thieves Arrested Following I-66 Pursuit, Cops Say Three Bath & Body Works thieves have been arrested following a pursuit on I-66, authorities said. Video shared by Dave Satter shows the end of the pursuit led by Tasha Easterling, 35, in which she, Michael Jones, 31, Shacota Brown, 28, were arrested just before 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, who were identified by Fairfax County police. Police chase on I-66: If you are stuck on I-66E in Arlington this is why. @VSPPIO picked up a chase from @FairfaxCountyPD that ended with a couple of crashes near the N. Ohio Street overpass. Not certain yet what the person was wanted for. Looks like police…
Wanted Man Cut From Barbed Wire In Stafford Chase, Sheriff Says Wanted Man Cut From Barbed Wire In Stafford Chase, Sheriff Says
Wanted Man Cut From Barbed Wire In Stafford Chase, Sheriff Says A drunken and wanted 22-year-old man had to be cut out of barbed wire after leading Stafford deputies on a pursuit Wednesday night, May 22, authorities said. Dante Mines Jr. had walked onto Manheim Auto Auction around 11:30 p.m. on auction Drive where he got into a Toyota and began driving, the county sheriff's office said. He switched to a blue Ford F-150 and began driving as a deputy arrived. When Mines noticed the deputy activating his emergency equipment, he jumped out of the truck without putting it in park, as it rolled forward hitting two unoccupied cars. Another arriving deput…
Police Detail Brutal Assault-Robbery By Wanted Woodbridge Man Police Detail Brutal Assault-Robbery By Wanted Woodbridge Man
Police Detail Brutal Assault-Robbery By Wanted Woodbridge Man A 22-year-old Woodbridge man is wanted for a brutal assault and robbery this week, police said. Maazen Imran Butt was riding in a vehicle with a 24-year-old female acquaintance when they got into an argument on Monday, May 20 just before 5 a.m., Prince William County police said. While driving towards the 1700 block of Featherstone Road, Butt threatened to harm the woman physically, county police said. When the vehicle stopped, Butt dragged the victim out of the car and assaulted her before grabbing her neck, according to police. Butt then took the victim’s phone and purse b…
Man Returns To Scene After Hotel Gunpoint Robbery, PWC Police Say Man Returns To Scene After Hotel Gunpoint Robbery, PWC Police Say
Man Returns To Scene After Hotel Gunpoint Robbery, PWC Police Say A man who pulled a gun on a woman and robbed her of her purse in a hotel room racked up additional charges during his arrest when he assaulted a police officer, officials in Prince William County said. The 41-year-old victim was in a hotel room on Horner Road in Woodbridge with Howard Bernard Jenkins, 43, and one other man when Jenkins pulled out a gun and robbed her of her purse and phone around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, PWC police said. Jenkins and the other man fled in the victim's vehicle, but Jenkins returned to the hotel where he was detained, police said. As officers e…
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…
Outfit-Repeating Home Depot Shoplifter ID'd In 30 Minutes: Stafford Sheriff Outfit-Repeating Home Depot Shoplifter ID'd In 30 Minutes: Stafford Sheriff
Outfit-Repeating Home Depot Shoplifter ID'd In 30 Minutes: Stafford Sheriff Thirty minutes was all it took to identify a Home Depot shoplifter, police in Stafford County said. The sheriff's office put out an attempt to ID flyer after $4,400 worth of items were stolen from the Worth Avenue Home Depot on Sunday, April 22. In a matter of minutes, citizens identified the suspect as Eliezer Diaz Hernandez, 41, of Alexandria, the sheriff's office said. He was charged with grand larceny and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $10,000 secured bond. Shortly after dropping Hernandez off at the jail, Home Depot staff requested Deputy Gildea to respond back to the b…
MD Fugitives Captured In Takedown Of $100K Target Store Theft Ring In VA: Sheriff MD Fugitives Captured In Takedown Of $100K Target Store Theft Ring In VA: Sheriff
MD Fugitives Captured In Takedown Of $100K Target Store Theft Ring In VA: Sheriff A trio of Maryland men accused of stealing $100,000 worth of merchandise across multiple towns were arrested in Virginia. Stafford County Sheriff deputies responding to Target at Stafford Market Place around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 18 were met by a group of men hiding skin care items in a large bin, the sheriff's office said in a news release. Among the men were Wilbur Sibert, 58, of Hyattsville, MD; Delbert Henry, 47, of Frederick, MD; and Canbrin Smith, 31, of Upper Marlboro, MD, police said. As deputies arrived, the trio fled out a fire exit with the stolen items. The …
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…
Unlicensed Maryland Driver Rams Virginia State Trooper 4X In High-Speed Pursuit: Cops Unlicensed Maryland Driver Rams Virginia State Trooper 4X In High-Speed Pursuit: Cops
Unlicensed Maryland Driver Rams Virginia State Trooper 4X In High-Speed Pursuit: Cops A Maryland man has been arrested for assaulting police in Virginia following a weekend pursuit, authorities said. Reggie P. White, 24, of College Park, sped away from a Virginia State Trooper initiating a traffic stop on Route 1 in Fairfax County at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, March 17, a State Police spokesman said.  Traveling in a stolen gray sedan, White rammed a state troop car twice approaching the Beltway then continued onto Interstate 495 westbound, according to VSP. There, White struck the same trooper’s vehicle a third time, and then onto Interstate 95 southbound, where the trooper…
Man Arrested Returning To Scene Of Domestic Dispute Day Later In Virginia, Police Say Man Arrested Returning To Scene Of Domestic Dispute Day Later In Virginia, Police Say
Man Arrested Returning To Scene Of Domestic Dispute Day Later In Virginia, Police Say A man who went back to the scene of the crime was arrested by police in Prince William County for a pair of domestic disputes involving a 20-year-old woman, officials say. Dumfries resident Zackery Maurice Thomas, 25, is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a woman on Tuesday afternoon and then coming back the following morning for seconds, according to investigators. Members of the Prince William County Police Department were called to the 15800 block of Isben Place in Dumfries at approximately 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 to investigate a domestic dispute. Police say that Thomas and a friend g…
Ambulance Thief Apprehended Near Virginia Hotel, Police Say Ambulance Thief Apprehended Near Virginia Hotel, Police Say
Ambulance Thief Apprehended Near Virginia Hotel, Police Say The Manassas man wanted for stealing an ambulance in Fairfax County has been tracked down and taken into custody, police say. Rickey Lowe was a passenger in a stolen Toyota Corolla on Valentine's Day that was driven by 29-year-old Xxaevius Romoance Marlow, who crashed in the area of Route 50 and I-66, sending five people to the hospital. Police say that officers saw the Corolla leaving a mall parking lot headed eastbound on Route 50, and when the driver spotted the officers, Marlow sped away, changing direction, heading toward the westbound I-66 ramp. Marlow lost control, entered an e…
Weekend Warriors: These Drivers Led Police Pursuits Through Stafford Hours Apart, Sheriff Says Weekend Warriors: These Drivers Led Police Pursuits Through Stafford Hours Apart, Sheriff Says
Weekend Warriors: These Drivers Led Police Pursuits Through Stafford Hours Apart, Sheriff Says Two drivers have been arrested after leading police pursuits through Stafford over the weekend, police said. The first began around 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, and involved a Maryland man named Timothy Clark, 56, was wanted out of Stafford, Prince William, and Fredericksburg, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said in a release. The incident involving Clark began when Deputy E.T. Osborn responded to Wawa, located at 9 South Gateway Drive, for a larceny. Staff said a man, later identified as Clark, stole a crate of Marlboro cigarettes.  The grand total of stolen merchandise …
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…
Shoplifting Couple In Leesburg Swiped $158K In Merch From Stores Across DMV: Police Shoplifting Couple In Leesburg Swiped $158K In Merch From Stores Across DMV: Police
Shoplifting Couple In Leesburg Swiped $158K In Merch From Stores Across DMV: Police A couple accused of stealing more than $158,000 from retails stores across the DMV and North Carolina has been arrested. Roxana Dumitru, 29, and Ionut-Robert Ionescu, 30, both of Laurel, MD, are accused of stealing approximately $6,400 worth of merchandise from the Ulta store on Village Market Boulevard in Leesburg Friday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2023, Leesburg police said. The two were identified as suspects and subsequently linked to additional shoplifting incidents in Maryland and North Carolina, local police said. It's believed they swiped more than $158,000 from multiple stores, author…
Serial Burglar Uses Stolen Car In 24-Hour Reign Of Terror Across Fairfax County: Cops Serial Burglar Uses Stolen Car In 24-Hour Reign Of Terror Across Fairfax County: Cops
Serial Burglar Uses Stolen Car In 24-Hour Reign Of Terror Across Fairfax County: Cops A serial burglar's reign of terror didn't last long after a criminal spree that lasted just hours in Fairfax County, police say. Angel Argueta Galeas, 22, of Hybla Valley, put the police through their paces this week, but he was quickly apprehended after a string of five reported burglaries in the course of 24 hours throughout the area. An investigation was launched by the Fairfax County Police Department at around 8 p.m. on Monday, when officers were called to a reported burglary in the 3300 block of Willow Crescent Drive in Oaktown when a man walked into a residence, took items from insid…
The Tale Of How A Stafford Grinch Tried Stealing Christmas The Tale Of How A Stafford Grinch Tried Stealing Christmas
The Tale Of How A Stafford Grinch Tried Stealing Christmas A Maryland man who tried stealing Christmas was stopped by deputies in Virginia, they'll tell ya. 'Twas Dec. 4 at approximately 12:10 p.m., and Stafford County deputies were called to Lowe's for a trespassing man. Whether his shoes were too tight, or his heart was two sizes too small, Alphonsus Anthony's wonderful idea to steal Christmas was foiled by deputies, after all. They looked in his sleigh, a Ram pickup, that day, and saw holiday goods, for none of which he had paid. There were wreaths and treetops, and LED lights galore. There was a stuffed up Christmas tree, a power washer,…
Crafty Criminal Busted Stealing $49K From Sak's During Shoplifting Spree In Virginia: Police Crafty Criminal Busted Stealing $49K From Sak's During Shoplifting Spree In Virginia: Police
Crafty Criminal Busted Stealing $49K From Sak's During Shoplifting Spree In Virginia: Police A serial shoplifter went back to the well one too many times and is behind bars in Fairfax County, authorities announced. Olatune Oladinni was arrested over the weekend after he was recognized by Loss Prevention Officers at Sak's Fifth Avenue at the Tysons Center Mall in McLean as he was attempting to steal thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the popular store, according to police. The 41-year-old Maryland resident was stopped at around 12:40 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, and before members of the Fairfax County Police Department could arrive at the department store, Oladinni alle…
HOUSE OF MIRRORS: AirTag Leads Police To Thief In Stafford, Sheriff Says HOUSE OF MIRRORS: AirTag Leads Police To Thief In Stafford, Sheriff Says
House OF Mirrors: AirTag Leads Police To Thief In Stafford, Sheriff Says A tractor trailer driver who had an AirTag on one of his vehicle's stolen mirrors helped lead police right to the culprit, authorities in Stafford County say. Carlos Flores Hernandez, 27, was charged with grand larceny and tampering with a vehicle after police found him with 206 stolen truck mirrors, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. "Over the last three years, there have been numerous reports of side mirrors being stolen from unoccupied tractor trailers in the area," the release reads. "This was especially frustrating for the victims, as the trucks were out of se…
DC Carjacker In Custody After Stealing $2.5K In Merch, Crashing Into VA Gas Station: Police DC Carjacker In Custody After Stealing $2.5K In Merch, Crashing Into VA Gas Station: Police
DC Carjacker In Custody After Stealing $2.5K In Merch, Crashing Into VA Gas Station: Police A 20-year-old Washington DC man arrested for kidnapping last week was in custody after carjacking a juvenile and then crashing the car in Virginia, police said. At 4:32 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, an officer got a call from loss prevention about a suspect, Mecca Lee-Bey, who was seen stealing more than $2,500 worth of merchandise, Fairfax County police said. Upon approach, Lee-Bey fled the business and entered a nearby parking lot. Detectives from the Tysons Urban Team were asked for assistance. Lee-Bey attempted to open the door of a 2013 Kia Optima entering the garage. The victim, a teenager, …
1 Arrested, Another At Large In Prince William County Burglary 1 Arrested, Another At Large In Prince William County Burglary
1 Arrested, Another At Large In Prince William County Burglary One person was arrested and another remains at large in a Prince William County burglary, police said. Jonathan Larry Ellington, 50, of Manassas, was arrested in connection with an Oct. 3 incident at a smoke shop, county police said. Ellington was accompanied by an unidentified man in burglarizing Tobacco King on Old Bridge Road, police said. Together, they took merchandise and left the area in a silver Chevrolet Impala. Multiple glass smoking devices, numerous vapes, and several tobacco products were reported missing. Ellington was charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit bur…
$15K In Merch Stolen From Fairfax County Mall Seized From NY Theft Crew $15K In Merch Stolen From Fairfax County Mall Seized From NY Theft Crew
$15K In Merch Stolen From Fairfax County Mall Seized From NY Theft Crew Three New York residents arrested and charged with running an organized theft ring and stealing more $15,000 in merchandise from retailers at the Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax County, authorities said. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Tysons Urban Team responded to the Tysons Corner Center after an employee at Sunglass Hut reported a theft, police said. Officers were able to locate three suspects and recovered the stolen merchandise, which included items from H&M, Macy's, Nordstrom, Victoria's Secret, American Eagle, Express and Guess, Fairfax County police said. Jordan Pastrana-Roncancio, 2…