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Police Arrest Two Suspects in Springfield Area Vehicle Shootings

FCPD have arrested Herbert Reyes-Cartagena and Alexander Chase and charged them with destruction of property.

The Fairfax County Police Department have arrested two men for incidents involving vehicle shootings. FCPD has charged Herbert Reyes-Cartagena, 18, and Alexander Chase, 19, with destruction of property and shooting a missile at an occupied dwelling and an occupied vehicle, according to a recent news release.

The two Arlington residents were arrested in connection with vehicles shot in the Newington Forest and Terra Grande neighborhoods in late 2012 after FCPD received numerous tips from the public.

During the investigation, more victims came forward and police linked the suspects to an air rifle shooting into a home in the 8000 block of Parklane Court just before midnight Nov. 28. They also linked Reyes-Cartagena and Chase to shooting into an occupied vehicle in the 8600 block of Pohick Road on the same date around the same time.

The investigation continues and the police are currently following up with more than 30 victims of these crimes.

Captain Joe Hill of the West Springfield Police District expressed his gratitude to the public for their cooperation and assistance in this investigation.

“Without the public’s help, these cases can be tough to solve," Hill said. "But people took the time to read, watch the video, and call us and it made a huge difference.”

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Matt February 21, 2013 at 07:34 PM
"Let's look tough for our mugshot picture, that will help our odds in court!"

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