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Two Hospitalized In Multi-Vehicle Fairfax County Crash; Roads Closed (DEVELOPING) Two Hospitalized In Multi-Vehicle Fairfax County Crash; Roads Closed (DEVELOPING)
Two Hospitalized In Multi-Vehicle Fairfax County Crash; Roads Closed (Developing) A two-vehicle crash shut down a pair of roads in Fairfax County and left a man with life-threatening injuries in Clifton on Saturday morning, according to police. Henderson Road and Old Yates Ford Road will be closed for "an extended period" following the reported crash before noon on July 13. A driver and passenger were taken to the hospital for evaluation, the latter of which were described as life-threatening. Henderson Road and Old Yates Ford Road will remain closed for an extended period. Please use an alternate route. #FCPD (2/2) — Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) July 13,…
Dump Truck Driver Strikes I-95 Sign In Virginia, Sends Debris Flying Across Roadway: VSP Dump Truck Driver Strikes I-95 Sign In Virginia, Sends Debris Flying Across Roadway: VSP
Dump Truck Driver Strikes I-95 Sign In Virginia, Sends Debris Flying Across Roadway: VSP Crews are working to repair a sign on I-95 in Fairfax County after a dump truck struck it, causing significant damage, and backing up traffic for miles, according to Virginia State Police. Shortly after 12:15 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, troopers were called to investigate reports of debris on the interstate south of Route 289 in Fairfax County.  #VSP is looking for tips on the dump truck that struck the overhead sign I-95 NB near 168 mm in Fairfax Co. around noon 7/11/24 & then drove off. Plz call 804-750-8798 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov. @VaDOTNOVA is working to fix the…
Tractor Trailer Crash On Capitol Beltway Causes Traffic Delays During Rush Hour Tractor Trailer Crash On Capitol Beltway Causes Traffic Delays During Rush Hour
Tractor Trailer Crash On Capitol Beltway Causes Traffic Delays During Rush Hour A tractor trailer crash on I-495 was causing major delays through Fairfax County Wednesday, July 10. According to MATOC, the crash happened in the inner loop of the northbound lanes before Exit 7.  Two miles of delays were being reported.
Disable Vehicle Causes Chaos For Motorists On I-95 Before Evening Commute In Virginia Disable Vehicle Causes Chaos For Motorists On I-95 Before Evening Commute In Virginia
Disable Vehicle Causes Chaos For Motorists On I-95 Before Evening Commute In Virginia Some travelers found themselves caught in the middle of traffic in Fairfax County when a car became disabled in the southbound lanes of I-95 on Tuesday afternoon. Ahead of the evening commute, traffic was backed up for some motorists as of 3:35 p.m. on July 9, while police and crews worked to clear the area. According to the Virginia DOT, traffic was backed up because of a disabled vehicle, which left the left and left center lane closed amid the investigation. It is unclear what caused the vehicle to become disabled.  Want breaking news in the DMV as it happens, or want to contribut…
Bystanders Intervene, Detain Carjacker Until Officers Arrive In Annandale, Police Say Bystanders Intervene, Detain Carjacker Until Officers Arrive In Annandale, Police Say
Bystanders Intervene, Detain Carjacker Until Officers Arrive In Annandale, Police Say A carjacker who ran roughshod in Fairfax County during a 90-minute crime spree over the weekend was quickly apprehended by police, officials say. Ranzo Johnson, 38, terrorized some of his neighbors in Annandale on Saturday after first stealing a Lexus and then attempting several other carjackings in the area.  According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the incident began at around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. Investigators say that Johnson carjacked his first victim in the 7600 block of Allman Drive in Annandale, taking off in a woman's black Lexus SUV, which became disabled…
Adult, Minors Charged In Connection To Series Of Thefts At Fairfax County ABC Stores: Police Adult, Minors Charged In Connection To Series Of Thefts At Fairfax County ABC Stores: Police
Jomarice Evans Charged For String Of Robberies In Virginia 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…
Teens Connected To Stolen Jeep, Carjacking In Fairfax County Before Crashing In VA: Police Teens Connected To Stolen Jeep, Carjacking In Fairfax County Before Crashing In VA: Police
Teens Connected To Stolen Jeep, Carjacking In Fairfax County Before Crashing In VA: Police Two teens who went on a short-lived crime spree that started in Fairfax County and ended in Albermarle County when they crashed a carjacked car after their stolen vehicle became disabled, according to authorities. Shortly before 6 a.m. on Friday, July 5, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department responded to the Vienna Metro Station in the 9500 block of Salisbury Drive in Fairlee to investigate reports that a pair had stolen a Jeep Compass that was left unoccupied and running. Minutes later, there was a reported carjacking in the 8100 block of Porter Road in Merrifield, when the sa…
11 Rescued From Disabled Boats On July Fourth On Potomac River 11 Rescued From Disabled Boats On July Fourth On Potomac River
11 Rescued From Disabled Boats On July Fourth On Potomac River All's well that ends well. Multiple agencies in the DMV region were on hand on Thursday night, when a strange scene involving two vessels played out on the Potomac River, officials say. Shortly before 11 p.m. on July 4, a distress call was made regarding a boat taking on water after striking an unlit buoy in the area of Piscataway Creek on the river, leaving the vessel disabled. Seven people were on board the sinking ship. Things got trickier when a Good Samaritan attempted to offer an assist, but ultimately wound up entangled in the other boat's lines, leaving it disabled with two adults…
Police K9, Helicopter Used During Search For Attempted Abduction Suspect In Fairfax County Police K9, Helicopter Used During Search For Attempted Abduction Suspect In Fairfax County
Police K9, Helicopter Used During Search For Attempted Abduction Suspect In Fairfax County A police helicopter and K9 unit in Fairfax County were called in late on Wednesday afternoon as the department probed a possible attempted abduction, authorities say. There was a heavy police presence in the area of 10200 Main Street after 5 p.m. on July 3, as investigators looked into reports of an attempted abduction of an adult in the middle of the day. According to the Fairfax City Police Department, the suspect was described as a Black or Hispanic man wearing a white striped shirt.  It is believed that the suspect and victim do not know each other. Shortly before 6 p.m. on Wedne…
Teens Arrested For Fatal Double Drive-By Shooting In Annandale: Police (UPDATED) Teens Arrested For Fatal Double Drive-By Shooting In Annandale: Police (UPDATED)
Teens Arrested For Fatal Double Drive-By Shooting In Annandale: Police (Updated) Two teens have been arrested following a double shooting in Fairfax County on Saturday morning that left one minor dead and a second hospitalized. Shortly after midnight on June 29, officers were called to the 4100 block of Wadsworth Court in Annandale, where there was a reported shooting in the area. Upon arrival, police say that officers found two teens suffering from gunshot wounds. Investigators say that the two teens were walking together in the area when a vehicle pulled up, approached them, and suspects began firing at them. A 16-year-old was struck in the lower body, and a 14…
Biden Campaigns In McLean After $33M Raised In NJ, NY Biden Campaigns In McLean After $33M Raised In NJ, NY
Biden Campaigns In McLean After $33M Raised In NJ, NY In a fundraising blitz, President Joe Biden's campaign for re-election has raised $33 million since last Thursday's debate, the bulk of that in New Jersey and New York, a spokesman said on Monday, July 1. That total includes "grassroots" money from small donors, a campaign aide said. Biden, 81, a Democrat, is being challenged by former President Donald Trump, 78, a Republican. Biden attended two fund-raising events in East Hampton, NY, on Saturday afternoon followed by a Saturday evening fund-raiser hosted by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy, in Middletown. “I didn’t have a…
Car Wash Employee Killed, Two Others Injured In Fairfax Coutny Crash, Police Say Car Wash Employee Killed, Two Others Injured In Fairfax Coutny Crash, Police Say
Car Wash Employee Killed, Two Others Injured In Fairfax Coutny Crash, Police Say A 62-year-old woman was killed following a reported crash at a car wash in Fairfax County on Saturday, police say. Fairfax resident Martha Clemencia Nguyen has been identified by police as the person who died at an area hospital after a driver struck a group of employees in the parking lot of the Flagship Carwash in the 10800 block of Fairfax Boulevard. According to a spokesperson from the Fairfax County Police Department, shortly before 11 a.m. on June 29, officers were called to the car wash, where there was a reported crash that left three employees of the business suffering from various…
One Dead, One Injured In Early Morning Fairfax County Shooting, Police Say (DEVELOPING) One Dead, One Injured In Early Morning Fairfax County Shooting, Police Say (DEVELOPING)
One Dead, One Injured In Early Morning Fairfax County Shooting, Police Say (Developing) One person was killed and a second injured following a double shooting in Fairfax County on Saturday morning. Shortly after midnight on June 29, officers were called to the 4100 block of Wadsworth Court in Annandale, where there was a reported shooting in the area. Upon arrival, police say that officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were rushed to an area hospital, where one died and the other was treated and evaluated for what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. No details about a shooting suspect or possible motive has been released by the Fairfax County…
Herndon Motorcyclist, 23, Identified By Police After Fatal Crash That Shut Down Route 28 Herndon Motorcyclist, 23, Identified By Police After Fatal Crash That Shut Down Route 28
David Arias Sandoval Killed In Virginia Motorcycle Crash: PD New details have been released by the Fairfax County Police Department after a 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle crash that shut down Route 28 in Chantilly on Thursday afternoon. Herndon resident David Arias Sandoval has been identified by investigators as the person riding a 2021 Kawasaki motorcycle shortly before 2 p.m. on June 27 when he crashed. Officers are on scene of a fatal crash involving a motorcycle & truck on northbound Rt. 28 & McLearen Rd in Chantilly. Northbound Rt. 28 is closed at Air & Space Museum Pkwy for the investigation. The mot…
Speed Racer Going 117 MPH Nabbed By Police In Fairfax County (VIDEO) Speed Racer Going 117 MPH Nabbed By Police In Fairfax County (VIDEO)
Speed Racer Going 117 MPH Nabbed By Police In Fairfax County (Video) A speeding driver caught on camera darting past traffic in a sports car found himself on the fast track to a jail cell after being busted by members of the Fairfax County Police Department. This week, a driver going 117 mph in a 55 mph zone on a Virginia highway  🚫117+ MPH in a 55 MPH zone and fictitious license plates? Believe it or not, straight to jail, right away. pic.twitter.com/ahzhD9dlTi — Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) June 27, 2024 Officers were eventually catch up to the white sports car, which pulled over without further incident. "He's going to jail," one of…
Motorists Delayed By Fatal Motorcycle Crash Blocking Route 28 In Fairfax County Motorists Delayed By Fatal Motorcycle Crash Blocking Route 28 In Fairfax County
Motorists Delayed By Fatal Motorcycle Crash Blocking Route 28 In Fairfax County Some motorists in Fairfax County were slowed to a halt on Thursday afternoon in advance of the evening commute due to a confirmed fatal crash on Route 28. First responders were called to the northbound lanes of Route 28 at around 2:30 p.m. on June 27 to allow police to investigate a crash involving a motorcycle and truck. #Herndon: NB Rt 28 just south of McLearen Rd, all lanes are blocked due to a crash. Seek alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/iYrtsjFiv6 — VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) June 27, 2024 The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene. FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Sully Rd (V…
Predator Used Social Media To Prey On Child In Fairfax County, Police Say Predator Used Social Media To Prey On Child In Fairfax County, Police Say
Gerry Frank Burde Accused Of Preying On Child Online: Police Detectives are concerned that an online predator who targeted children using social media in Virginia may have additional victims. Herndon resident Gerry Frank Burde, 41, is in custody after the Fairfax County Police Department received a tip from the community about his inappropriate communications with an underage victim through the Internet. Police say that earlier this month, thy were tipped off about Burde's activity, and he was later located in Tysons Corner, where he planned to meet and potentially engage in sexual activity with his victim. Burde was taken to the Fairfax County…
Disabled Vehicle Ties Up Traffic On I-95 In Fairfax County For Miles Disabled Vehicle Ties Up Traffic On I-95 In Fairfax County For Miles
Disabled Vehicle Ties Up Traffic On I-95 In Fairfax County For Miles Some motorists were held up for several miles on I-95 on Wednesday afternoon in Virginia due to a disabled vehicle. At around 2:45 p.m. on June 26, the Virginia Department of Transportation issued an alert cautioning that drivers can expect delays in the southbound lanes of the interstate around Fairfax County as the incident was investigated. According to the DOT, as of 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the south, left center lane is closed, causing an estimated three-mile backup. Multi-Vehicle Crash. I-95 NB at VA-286 (Exit 166/Fairfax County Parkway). Fairfax County, VA. 2 right lanes are bloc…
Crews Battle Heat, Two-Alarm Apartment Fire In Fairfax County (DEVELOPING) Crews Battle Heat, Two-Alarm Apartment Fire In Fairfax County (DEVELOPING)
Crews Battle Heat, Two-Alarm Apartment Fire In Fairfax County (Developing) For the second time in three days, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue crews had to beat the heat after being called to battle a raging blaze that broke out in an area home. Before 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, firefighters were called to a two-alarm fire that was reported in the 2700 block of Hollywood Road in West Falls Church, where they were met by an inferno showing from the top floor of the building. The fire was still raging as of 10:30 a.m. on June 26. No injuries were initially reported. This latest incident comes days after another two-alarm fire in the 6900 block of Banchory Court in…
Clifton Pedestrian, 46, Killed In Centreville, Police Say Clifton Pedestrian, 46, Killed In Centreville, Police Say
Clifton Pedestrian, 46, Killed In Centreville, Police Say A 46-year-old pedestrian was killed and another injured by a Jeep in Fairfax County earlier this week. Rubia Marisol Vasquez Matteo, of Clifton, was crossing Pickwick Road outside of the crosswalk with another man when a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee heading east struck them at Braddock Road in Centreville around 9:50 p.m. Monday, June 24, county police said. Matteo was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, while the other pedestrian sustained injuries considered non-life-threatening. The driver remained at the scene and Matteo died at the hospital. Detectives do not believe spe…
Special Education Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Three Students In Fairfax County: Police Special Education Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Three Students In Fairfax County: Police
Elizabeth Yoshimi Nagagata Accused Of Assaulting Students A special education teacher in Virginia has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting multiple students, police say. Elizabeth Yoshimi Nagagata, 62, a teacher at White Oaks Elementary School in Fairfax County, is facing charges after investigators received a referral in April regarding an educator who was caught assaulting a student at school. According to investigators from the Fairfax County Police Department, the investigation found that between September 2023 and April 2024, Nagagata allegedly assaulted three students on separate occasions. The nature of the assaults were not …
Speed Demon Going 103 MPH Nabbed By Fairfax County Police (VIDEO) Speed Demon Going 103 MPH Nabbed By Fairfax County Police (VIDEO)
Speed Demon Going 103 MPH Nabbed By Fairfax County Police (Video) He wasn't going 55. A 23-year-old driver is facing a hefty fine and was cited for reckless driving after being busted going 103 mph in a posted 55 mph zone in Fairfax County late on Thursday night. Fairfax Station resident Benjamin Durkovic found himself in a precarious position on June 20 when he was caught by officers on patrol conducting speed enforcement on Ox Road near the intersection of Route 123 in Lorton. The incident was caught on camera. 103 MPH is a recipe for disaster. 🚙 💨❌ We’ve seen too many drivers caught speeding this week during #RoadShark Wave 3. Increased enforcemen…
Suspect Steals Police Car, Smashes Second Cruiser In Fairfax County (DEVELOPING) Suspect Steals Police Car, Smashes Second Cruiser In Fairfax County (DEVELOPING)
Suspect Steals Police Car, Smashes Second Cruiser In Fairfax County (Developing) What started as an investigation into a reported stolen vehicle at the Fair Oaks Shopping Center ended when a suspect took over a police cruiser and quickly crashed in Fairfax County. Officers were called to the shopping center on Friday, June 21 to probe reports of a stolen vehicle; however, one of the suspects took off in the cruiser, only to into another police vehicle nearby. The suspect was then taken into custody. Police say that two officers and the suspect were all hurt, though they are considered non-life-threatening injuries. The incident led to a closure in the westbound lanes o…
Police Seeking Tips After Missing Woman's Body Pulled From Wooded Area In Fairfax County Police Seeking Tips After Missing Woman's Body Pulled From Wooded Area In Fairfax County
Police Seeking Tips After Missing Woman's Body Pulled From Wooded Area In Fairfax County Police continue to seek tips after a missing woman's body was found in a wooded area in Fairfax County. Springfield resident Fayra Desiree Bonilla-Rubi was reported missing to the Fairfax County Police Department by family members on Monday, June 10, only to be found dead in the 7600 block of Highland Street late last week, according to officials, who say they were alerted to the body by a member of the community. Fayra Bonilla-Rubi. GoFundMe photo The investigation into her death is ongoing, and an autopsy is being conducted to confirm the cause and manner of death. Nearly three w…
Motorcyclist Killed After Going Off-Road, Striking Guardrail In Fairfax County: State Police Motorcyclist Killed After Going Off-Road, Striking Guardrail In Fairfax County: State Police
Juan Rossi, Jr. Killed In Virginia Motorcycle Crash Speed may have been a factor in a motorcycle crash that resulted in a 25-year-old man's death in Fairfax County, according to Virginia State Police. Centreville resident Juan Rossi, Jr. has been identified as the rider who was killed earlier this week after losing control and crashing his bike. Police say that Rossi was riding at around 10:20 a.m. on Monday, June 17 when he was riding a 2017 Yamaha YZF north on the Route 28 ramp heading toward Interstate 66 when he ran off the road and struck a guardrail. Officials made note that Rossi was wearing a helmet. Speed is being looked at as a fa…
Crash Into Home, Medical Emergency Caused Fatal Incident In Fairfax County: Police Crash Into Home, Medical Emergency Caused Fatal Incident In Fairfax County: Police
Crash Into Home, Medical Emergency Caused Fatal Incident In Fairfax County: Police A 69-year-old man who suffered a medical emergency before a fatal crash in Fairfax County succumbed from his injuries at an area hospital, authorities announced on Monday. Alexandria resident Ellsworth Jackson, Jr. has been identified by police as the person who died at the hospital more than a week after a single-vehicle crash into a Newington home last month. Officers from the Fairfax County Police Department were called at around 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13 to the area of View Lane and Bold Lion Lane, where there was a report of a car that crashed into a home in the area. Google Maps st…
Missing Woman Found Dead Near Wooded Area In Fairfax County, Police Say Missing Woman Found Dead Near Wooded Area In Fairfax County, Police Say
Fayra Desiree Bonilla-Rubi Found Dead In Virginia Woods A 26-year-old woman reported missing for nearly a week in Fairfax County was found dead near a wooded area, police say. Springfield resident Fayra Desiree Bonilla-Rubi was reported missing to the Fairfax County Police Department by family members on Monday, June 10, only to be found dead in the 7600 block of Highland Street late on Friday afternoon, according to officials, who say they were alerted to the body by a member of the community. The investigation into her death is ongoing, and an autopsy is being conducted to confirm the cause and manner of death. No additional details were…
DNA Links Man To Decades-Old Sex Offenses Across Fairfax County, Police Say DNA Links Man To Decades-Old Sex Offenses Across Fairfax County, Police Say
DNA Links Man To Decades-Old Sex Offenses Across Fairfax County, Police Say The recovery of DNA evidence has linked a Loudoun County man to unsolved sex offenses dating back to the 1990s in Fairfax County, police announced. Edward Eugene Pottmyer, 58, of Chantilly, was arrested on charges of forcible sodomy and intent to defile on June 5, Fairfax County police said. The development in the cases is due to recovered forensic evidence from the scenes, which was submitted for analysis. Due to the advancement in DNA testing, detectives submitted the DNA to Othram Inc., a Texas-based company who utilized Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing® to develop a comprehensive profi…
Troubling Video Shows Trooper Slammed To Ground In Double DUI Crash On I-495 Troubling Video Shows Trooper Slammed To Ground In Double DUI Crash On I-495
Troubling Video Shows Trooper Slammed To Ground In Double DUI Crash On I-495 Harrowing video shows the moment a Virginia State Trooper was slammed to the ground in a crash caused by two DUI drivers on I-495. Trooper C. Aziz is seen speaking to Erica D. Bernard, 43, of Albright, WV, who was stopped in the northbound lanes near Exit 52 in Fairfax County around 3 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, Virginia State Police said. Moments later, Joanna F. Hatch, 35, of Arlington, pulls up in a Jeep Cherokee and hits a tractor-trailer that had stopped due to the travel lane being closed by the sedan, State Police said. The impact of that crash caused the Jeep to spin around an…
Cops Identify DUI Drivers In Crash That Injured VSP Trooper On I-495 Cops Identify DUI Drivers In Crash That Injured VSP Trooper On I-495
Cops Identify DUI Drivers In Crash That Injured VSP Trooper On I-495 Virginia State Police have identified the two DUI drivers involved in a crash on I-495 that hospitalized a trooper. The trooper was dispatched to a sedan in a northbound lane around 3 a.m. to help a sedan that had stopped near Exit 52 in Fairfax County, a spokesperson for the VSP said. The sedan's driver, Erica D. Bernard, 43, of Albright, WV, was still in the vehicle and was refusing to cooperate with the trooper to exit the vehicle or move the vehicle to a safer location on the shoulder, police said.  While the trooper was working to engage the individual, a Jeep Cherokee …
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…