Son Hiding From Deputies Called Wanted Mother For Ride In Stafford; Both Arrested: Sheriff Son Hiding From Deputies Called Wanted Mother For Ride In Stafford; Both Arrested: Sheriff
Charles Atkins III, Mother Charged In Stafford County A wanted 55-year-old man got both himself and his mother in trouble with the Stafford County Sheriff's Office after hiding out in the woods following the reported assault of a woman. Charles Atkins III, of Ruther Glen, is back in custody after a failed attempt to evade his arrest following the alleged attack and subsequent foot chase on Sunday morning, officials say. Shortly before 9 a.m. on July 21, deputies were called to investigate when a woman reported that she was involved in an incident over a disagreement about a cell phone, though Atkins was gone before they arrived. It was later …
DUI Driver Found Cuddled Up With Grey Goose Bottle By Stafford Deputies, Sheriff Says DUI Driver Found Cuddled Up With Grey Goose Bottle By Stafford Deputies, Sheriff Says
DUI Driver Found Cuddled Up With Grey Goose Bottle By Stafford Deputies, Sheriff Says A sleepy DUI suspect who cozied up with a bottle of Grey Goose after putting on a show outside a Stafford County business got more than he bargained for after challenging deputies, according to the sheriff's office. Stafford resident Nilson Garay Orellana was arrested on Sunday night after exposing himself, allegedly driving drunk, then taking a nap in the front seat of his vehicle.  At around 9:30 p.m. on July 21, members of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office were called to the 610 Mart and Tobacco at 395 Garrisonville Road to investigate a reported drunk driving complaint. …
Alexandria Man Exposing Himself Taken Down By Taser-Like Device: Arlington Police Alexandria Man Exposing Himself Taken Down By Taser-Like Device: Arlington Police
Alexandria Man Exposing Himself Taken Down By Taser-Like Device: Arlington Police A 43-year-old Alexandria man exposed himself, then attempted to avoid his arrest in Arlington before being taken down by officers, police say. Officers were called late on Sunday afternoon in the area of the Arlington County Trades Center, where there were reports of man who exposed himself outside of a business in front of a woman. A responding officer spotted the suspect, Dejuan Douglas, at the scene and made contact with him, though Douglas ignored commands and fled the area on foot. Police say that the officer again found him in the 2800 block of South Quincy Street, issued additional …
Three Dead In Fairfax County Crash Three Dead In Fairfax County Crash
Three Dead In Fairfax County Crash Three people have died in an overnight crash in Fairfax County, police said. Police said the one-car crash happened at West Ox Road and Route 29 in Legato sometime around 4:30 a.m. The driver, an adult male, and two women passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. No further information had been released as of press time.
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…
Crash Clogs Up Traffic On I-395 In Arlington County During Evening Commute Crash Clogs Up Traffic On I-395 In Arlington County During Evening Commute
Crash Clogs Up Traffic On I-395 In Arlington County During Evening Commute The afternoon commute was hectic for some motorists in Arlington County when northbound lanes on I-395 were closed as first responders investigated a crash in the area. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on July 22, several lanes were blocked as crews investigated a reported crash that led to delays of nearly three miles, according to officials. The Virginia Department of Transportation says that motorists can expect delays in the area as traffic is only getting by in the two left lanes of the interstate. Multi-Vehicle Crash. I-395 SB at Shirlington Circle (Exit 6). Arlington County, VA. 1 right l…
Motorcyclist Forced To Swerve Into Shoulder Fired Shots At Driver's Car In Stafford: Sheriff Motorcyclist Forced To Swerve Into Shoulder Fired Shots At Driver's Car In Stafford: Sheriff
Motorcyclist Forced To Swerve Into Shoulder Fired Shots At Driver's Car In Stafford: Sheriff A road-raging motorcyclist popped off and took shots at another driver following an incident that played out in Stafford County early on Sunday morning, officials say. Deputies were called at around 12:15 a.m. on July 21 to the intersection of Warrenton Road and Village Parkway, where there reports of shots fired with a vehicle struck at least twice. According to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, the driver was on Warrenton Road near the intersection, when he noticed a motorcycle in front of him. The driver said that he merged into the left lane, forcing the motorcyclist to swerve onto…
Driver Who 'Had Two Beers' Busted For Fourth DUI During Speeding Stop In Stafford, Sheriff Says Driver Who 'Had Two Beers' Busted For Fourth DUI During Speeding Stop In Stafford, Sheriff Says
Driver Who 'Had Two Beers' Busted For Fourth DUI During Speeding Stop In Stafford, Sheriff Says If at first you don't succeed ... Maybe stop getting behind the wheel after drinking if you want to make it home safely, not behind bars. Deputies from the Stafford County Sheriff's Office busted Jimmy Chirinos, 31, for his fourth DUI after being caught allegedly intoxicated during a speeding stop early on Friday morning, authorities announced. Shortly after 4:45 a.m. on July 19, deputies in the area of Warrenton Road and Cambridge Street in Falmouth spotted a Dodge Charger going 60 mph in a posted 45 mph zone, prompting a stop that led to the Stafford resident's arrest. Warrenton R…
Suspicious Death Under Investigation Days After Body Found On Fairfax County Path, Police Say Suspicious Death Under Investigation Days After Body Found On Fairfax County Path, Police Say
Suspicious Death Under Investigation Days After Body Found On Fairfax County Path, Police Say A homicide investigation is ongoing in Fairfax County days after a suspicious body was found on a path in Oakton on Saturday afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m. on July 20, officers were called to the 9500 block of Route 29, when a walker found a man unresponsive in the area, "with obvious trauma to the body."  He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are on scene of a death investigation in the 9500 blk of Route 29 near Oakton. An adult male was found unresponsive. The male was declared deceased at the scene. Detectives are onscene investigating. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/R4PvHivBTD …
DUI Teen Driver Arrested In Fatal Pedestrian Crash, Fairfax County Police Say DUI Teen Driver Arrested In Fatal Pedestrian Crash, Fairfax County Police Say
DUI Teen Driver Arrested In Fatal Pedestrian Crash, Fairfax County Police Say A DUI teenage driver has been charged in a Fairfax County crash that killed a 35-year-old pedestrian this weekend, authorities said. The 17-year-old driver of a 2017 Jeep Cherokee was heading east on Lorton Road near Timarand Drive in Lortin, when he struck Jamar Caper, 35, of Alexandria, who was trying to cross Lorton Road around 10:35 p.m. Saturday, July 20, county police said. Caper was hospitalized where he was pronounced dead.  The teen driver, meanwhile, remained at the scene and was arrested for DUI, police said. The driver was taken to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detentio…
Fredericksburg CSX Train Derailment: What We Know Fredericksburg CSX Train Derailment: What We Know
Fredericksburg CSX Train Derailment: What We Know Responders were working to clear the scene of a train derailment in Fredericksburg Sunday, July 21. Fredericksburg Fire Chief Michael Jones said that the derailment involving five train cars near 420 Cobblestone Drive and collided with the garage buildings on the property, on Saturday, July 20 around 8:50 p.m. The trains took down a concrete sound wall, which damaged four garages — one being completely flattened, responders said. Two of the five cars had been removed as of Sunday morning, Jones said. No injuries were reported as no passengers were on board. Following t…
Suspect Vehicle In Manassas Woman's Murder Could Be In Loudoun County, Cops Say Suspect Vehicle In Manassas Woman's Murder Could Be In Loudoun County, Cops Say
Suspect Vehicle In Manassas Woman's Murder Could Be In Loudoun County, Cops Say Police in Manassas are searching for a suspect vehicle in a Manassas killing of an 18-year-old woman. Ashlin Paz, of no fixed address, was shot and killed in a wooded area near Pineview Road and Cregger Lane around 8:25 p.m. Thursday, July 18. The suspect vehicle, a blue Hyundai Elantra with Virginia license plate TVT-8777 was seen leaving the scene, Prince William County police said.  The vehicle is possibly in the Leesburg/Loudoun County area. Detectives are still actively investigating the incident to determine what led up to the shooting and are seeking to speak with anyone w…
Three Dog Deaths Linked To Same Virginia PetSmart Facility Three Dog Deaths Linked To Same Virginia PetSmart Facility
Three Dog Deaths Linked To Same Virginia PetSmart Facility A third dog has died after being housed at a PetSmart boarding facility in Alexandria, according to officials. An investigation was launched early in July when the Alexandria Animal Services team was contacted regarding the death of a dog at the PetsHotel in the 3300 block of Richmond Highway. Following the initial death - which is still being probed, pending a necropsy report to determine its exact cause of death - two other pet owners have come forward with similar claims, prompting officials to inspect the PetSmart location every two days.  "Since the complaint, our Animal Services…
2 Sickened In Virginia By Multi-State Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak: CDC 2 Sickened In Virginia By Multi-State Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak: CDC
2 Sickened In Virginia By Multi-State Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak: CDC Two people died, and dozens of others sickened in a Listeria outbreak tied to deli meats in several states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-eight people across 12 states had been sickened between late May and mid-July, the CDC says. The deaths occurred in New Jersey and Illinois, health officials said. All 28 individuals had been hospitalized as of Friday, July 19. According to the CDC map, seven illnesses were reported in New York; six in Maryland; two in New Jersey; two in Virginia; two in Massachusetts; and one in Pennsylvania. Click here for the…
Man Busted In DC For 1979 Rape, Murder Of Maryland Mother Convicted Man Busted In DC For 1979 Rape, Murder Of Maryland Mother Convicted
Man Busted In DC For 1979 Rape, Murder Of Maryland Mother Convicted Justice has been served for a Maryland family more than four decades after Vickie Lynn Belk was abducted and murdered in Maryland. Last year, the Charles County Sheriff's Office announced that District resident Andre Taylor was arrested on charges that included rape and murder in connection to Belk's death, who was found in Bryans Road on Metropolitan Church Road after she was killed 45 years ago.  Vickie Lynn BelkCharles County Sheriff On Friday, July 19, the state's attorney's office announced that Taylor was convicted by a jury after just two hours of deliberation following …
Drugged Spotsy Driver Detained After Struggle With Deputies, Stafford Sheriff Says (UPDATED) Drugged Spotsy Driver Detained After Struggle With Deputies, Stafford Sheriff Says (UPDATED)
Russell McFadden II Arrested On 'Plethora Of Charges' In VA The Spotsylvania driver who was found asleep at the wheel in South Stafford on Thursday before driving onto a property in the Argyle Heights subdivision is facing a host of charges, according to the sheriff's office. Robert McFadden II, 46, put deputies through the paces on July 18, after he was found passed out in a black Chevy Impala that was blocking access to a woman's residence. At around 3:15 p.m. on July 18, deputies were called to investigate a reported unknown medical emergency, and upon arrival, found a man passed out behind the wheel with suspected controlled substances next to h…
Woman Found Shot To Death Near Woods In Prince William County, Police Say Woman Found Shot To Death Near Woods In Prince William County, Police Say
Woman Found Shot To Death Near Woods In Prince William County, Police Say An 18-year-old woman was found shot to death near a wooded area on Thursday night in Prince William County, police say. Ashlin Yamileth Paz, who has no fixed address, has been identified by investigators as the person found with fatal gunshot wounds in Manassas overnight in what "does not appear to be a random" incident. Members of the Prince William County Police Department were called shortly before 8:30 p.m. on July 18 to the area of Pineview Road and Cregger Lane to investigate reports of shots fired, where they found Paz suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body.  …
Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media
Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media A major tech outage is causing issues worldwide, including grounding flights. Banks, stock markets, and media outlets are also being affected on Friday morning, July 19. An update by cybersecurity technology company CrowdStrike appears to be the cause of device outages for millions of Microsoft Windows device users. Several major US air carriers, including Delta, United, and Spirit are under a full ground stop, according to the FAA. "Several airlines have requested FAA assistance with ground stops until the issue is resolved," the agency said. Microsoft has said it is taking "mitigation …
Man Passed Out At The Wheel Drove Onto Stafford County Property: Sheriff (DEVELOPING) Man Passed Out At The Wheel Drove Onto Stafford County Property: Sheriff (DEVELOPING)
Man Passed Out At The Wheel Drove Onto Stafford County Property: Sheriff (Developing) A man who was found asleep at the wheel in Stafford County drove onto a property in Argyle Heights on Thursday afternoon after refusing deputies' commands, according to the sheriff's office. At around 3:15 p.m. on July 18, deputies were called to investigate a reported unknown medical emergency, and upon arrival, found a man passed out behind the wheel. A spokesperson for the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said that deputies were able to block the driveway, and when they made contact with the man, they spotted suspected controlled substances inside his vehicle. Happening Now: At 3:1…
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…
Man Exposed Himself, Made Crude Gestures Toward Woman In Virginia, Police Say Man Exposed Himself, Made Crude Gestures Toward Woman In Virginia, Police Say
Man Exposed Himself, Made Crude Gestures Toward Woman In Virginia, Police Say A 27-year-old woman got an eyeful on Wednesday morning when she was walking in Prince William County and found a man exposing himself and making inappropriate gestures in a parking lot, police say. Officers were called shortly before 8:45 a.m. on July 17 to the 4100 block of Dale Boulevard in Woodbridge, where a woman reported the alleged indecent exposure. According to the Prince William County Police Department, the woman left the area and contacted the police, though there was no contact between she and the suspect, who was gone by the time officers arrived to investigate the incident.&n…
Woman, 80, Dies Weeks After Fairfax County Crash, Police Say Woman, 80, Dies Weeks After Fairfax County Crash, Police Say
Woman, 80, Dies Weeks After Fairfax County Crash, Police Say An 80-year-old woman has died after suffering what were initially believed to be non-life-threatening injuries in a Fairfax County crash earlier this month, police say. On Wednesday, July 3, Mount Vernon resident Donna Gulino was involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 8600 block of Richmond Highway in Woodlawn, sending both drivers to the hospital. Investigators determined that Gulino was heading south on the highway and attempted to make a left turn onto Lukens Lane when a driver heading in the opposite direction struck her Cadillac in the intersection. Google Maps street view…
Mugshot Released Of Gunman Threatening Neighborhood In Fairfax County, Cops (VIDEO) Mugshot Released Of Gunman Threatening Neighborhood In Fairfax County, Cops (VIDEO)
Mugshot Released Of Gunman Threatening Neighborhood In Fairfax County, Cops (Video) Police have released details and the mugshot of an armed man who was captured on video leading a foot pursuit through Fairfax County. Adalberto Rivas Machado, 19, was found with a handgun in his pant leg after officers chased him down on Saturday, July 13, Fairfax County police said. Fairfax County PD Officers were called to the  8000 block of Richmond Highway in Hybla Valley around 3:45 p.m., where Machado had apparently been threatening community members with a gun, police said. Video shows Machado leading a foot pursuit before authorities catch up to him and arrest him. …
Missing Infant Found, Father Facing Charges In DC (UPDATED) Missing Infant Found, Father Facing Charges In DC (UPDATED)
Missing Infant Found, Father Facing Charges In DC (Updated) Alarm bells are sounding for members of the Metropolitan Police Department as they search for an infant who was reported missing in Northwest DC on Wednesday. An alert was issued by the agency early on July 17 as they seek the public's assistance in locating 5-month-old Rajah Leonard, who was last seen around noon in the 6000 block of 16th Street NW and is believed to be accompanied by 27-year-old Ramon Leonard. Shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the department announced the child had been located "in good health," and Ramon Leonard was in custody. The child was described as being around …
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…
Founder Of LGBTQ+ Non-Profit In DC Pleads Guilty To Fraud After 'Unexpected Return' To US: Feds Founder Of LGBTQ+ Non-Profit In DC Pleads Guilty To Fraud After 'Unexpected Return' To US: Feds
Founder Of LGBTQ+ Non-Profit In DC Pleads Guilty To Fraud After 'Unexpected Return' To US: Feds The trailblazing founder of Casa Ruby, a DC-based non-profit that had provided services to the LGBTQ+ community admitted to stealing at least $150,000 in COVID relief funds and stashing it in Central America for her personal use, authorities announced Ruby Corado, 53, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in US District Court to diverting the taxpayer-backed emergency funds to private off-shore bank accounts, which then was used for her own gain. She was charged in March with bank fraud, wire fraud, laundering of monetary instruments, monetary transactions in criminally derived proceeds, and fai…
Driver Struck By Tractor-Trailer On I-81 In Virginia Airlifted To Hospital: State Police Driver Struck By Tractor-Trailer On I-81 In Virginia Airlifted To Hospital: State Police
Harry Martin Struck By Tractor-Trailer On I-81 In Virginia A 45-year-old man was airlifted to an area hospital with critical injuries in Virginia after being struck by a tractor-trailer, state police say. District resident Harry Marin suffered life-threatening injuries following a crash on I-81 in Shenandoah County over the weekend, investigators said on Wednesday. According to police, Martin was driving a Honda CRV north on the interstate when for unknown reasons it went off the left side of the roadway, he then overcorrected, and ran off the right side and struck a guardrail. After hitting the guardrail, the Honda came to rest in the shoulder, a…
Suspected Dealer Caught With Coke, Weed During Seizures In Spotsy, Fredericksburg: Police Suspected Dealer Caught With Coke, Weed During Seizures In Spotsy, Fredericksburg: Police
Tai'eric Lewis Facing Multiple Drug Charges In Virginia Busts at three locations in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania counties led to the recovery of drugs, weapons, and landed a suspected dealer behind bars, police say. Tai'eric Lewis, 28, of Fredericksburg, was arrested following a joint investigation by local, state, and federal police into reported drug distribution throughout the region. Last week, police concluded a long-term investigation that led to search and seizure warrants at three properties in the area that led to the discovery of:  Approximately half a kilo of cocaine; $17,000 in cash; Three pounds of marijuana; Stolen gun ou…
Mother Who Let Infant Starve In Spotsylvania Gets 18 Year Sentence, Prosecutors Say Mother Who Let Infant Starve In Spotsylvania Gets 18 Year Sentence, Prosecutors Say
Nubia Williams Sentenced For Letting Infant Starve In Spotsy Nubia Williams will have 18 years to think about the death of her infant child. The mother in Virginia who let her 4-month-old baby starve to death will spend nearly two decades in prison, Spotsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney Ryan Mehaffey announced. Williams was sentenced by a judge to serve 18 years in prison this week after being arrested and tried in connection to the death of the infant in 2021, the same 18 years she would have been responsible for the child. According to court documents, she was found guilty of felony murder and child abuse/neglect. She was sentenced to 40 yea…
Fraud Fugitive Found With Cameras, VR Systems In BMW During Stafford Stop, Sheriff Says Fraud Fugitive Found With Cameras, VR Systems In BMW During Stafford Stop, Sheriff Says
Chloee Davis Busted For Return Fraud At Target The BMW driver busted with thousands of dollars in electronics after attempting to commit return fraud at Target in Stafford County was given bond after members of the sheriff's office caught her red handed, officials say. Chloee Davis, 32, who was already wanted by Virginia Beach Police, is facing new charges in Stafford after a failed attempt at subterfuge at the store on South Gateway Drive. According to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the Target late on Sunday night after staff recognized Davis from an incident in June and alerted the agency. Davis was abl…
Manassas Mall Shootout: Final Suspected Gunman Apprehended (UPDATED) Manassas Mall Shootout: Final Suspected Gunman Apprehended (UPDATED)
Manassas Mall Shootout: Final Suspected Gunman Apprehended (Updated) Each of the five main suspects believed to be involved in the Manassas Mall shooting earlier this year has been apprehended, the Prince William County Police Department announced. Woodbridge resident Tayvion Omari Thornton, 18, who has no fixed address, had been wanted but was arrested on Monday following the lengthy investigation into the shooting. Officers were called to the 8300 block of Sudley Road at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, where there was a reported dispute that is believed to have started in the parking lot between two groups, when shots were fired and the parties separated…