Friday, May 10, 2013
FCPD is still investigating the series of Springfield assaults.
It has been more than a month since the last report (March 28) of an incident connected to the series of Springfield assaults by the so-called serial groper — so far, it marks the longest time period between incidents since they began in early September. Previously, the longest time between related incidents was 23 days, when the sixth incident took place Oct. 2 and the seventh incident occurred Oct. 25. Fairfax County Police Department PIO Lucy Caldwell recently said in an email to Patch that detectives are currently still investigating the assaults, but at the moment, no other related incidents have been reported since the last assault happened the afternoon of March 28 at the HomeGoods store in Kingstowne. "We are continuing to …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
More than 70 firefighters responded to house fire early Wednesday morning.
Fairfax County's Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating a fire destroyed a home early Wednesday morning at 6240 Willowfield Way in Springfield, according to a news release from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. The home is located in the Highgrove residential community. The fire department responded to the house fire at the single family home at about 5:34 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters arrived on the scene about four minutes after receiving the call. When they arrived, firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke engulfing the unoccupied two-story home. An adjacent home — located at 6244 Willowfield Way — was also damaged during the fire. According to the fire department, the adjacent home caught fire from the radiant …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Maxwell Scott Eisenman, 37, was served with a warrant April 30.
The Fairfax County Police Department is charging Maxwell Scott Eisenman, 37, with assault on a police officer after the police-involved shooting that took place the afternoon of April 9 on Thurlton Drive in Kingstowne. Eisenman, an Alexandria-area resident, remains hospitalized in stable condition from a gunshot would he received durig the altercation, according to a recent FCPD news release. Eisenman was issued a warrant April 30 and was remanded to the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office. At the time of the incident, police responded to a report of possible suicide in the 6600 block of Thurlton Drive. After an altercation, officers shot Eisenman — prompting one officer to perform CPR. According to the news release, the investigation, which …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police received the call shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.
Fairfax County police were called to the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center on Telegraph Road after reports of shots fired Monday morning, responding by saturating the area with officers, K-9 units and by searching overhead with a helicopter. According to the FCPD Public Information Office, the call came in shortly after 8 a.m. Monday. Hunting is permitted in an area near the location, so at the moment the police are trying to verify if there is any danger to residents. John Torre with Fairfax County Public Schools said neither nearby Hayfield Secondary nor Hayfield Elementary schools are on lockdown at this time. --- UPDATE (2:25 p.m.): PFC Don Gotthardt has confirmed that FCPD has officially closed the case for this morning's report of …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
DWI patrol will be busy in Fairfax County for Cinco de Mayo.
With multiple festivals, parties and events such as the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo celebrations scheduled throughout the weekend, the Fairfax County Police Department will be busy on DWI patrol in the county. PIO Lucy Caldwell said in an email to Patch that it's likely many people will include alcohol in their celebrations this weekend. "We strongly encourage revelers not to drink and drive and to assign a non-drinking person to be the designated driver," she said. A DWI checkpoint is scheduled for the Sully Police District Friday night and another checkpoint will take place in the McLean Police District on Saturday night. Keep up with Greater Alexandria news and events by signing up for our newsletter. Learn more here!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Three-car crash closed down southbound lanes of I-95 Saturday from midnight until 4:40 a.m.
UPDATE 4:20 p.m.: Virginia State Police have identified the driver who was killed in the car crash on I-95 south as Ryan Cox, 23, of Alexandria. Cox was driving a Mazda and Virginia State Police responded to the scene Saturday at about 12 a.m. No further information was given about the crash. --- A driver was killed Friday night in a three-car crash near the Backlick Road exit that shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 for nearly five hours, according to Virginia State Police. At 12 a.m. Saturday, Virginia State Police Trooper A.D. Jones was called to the scene of a three-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 at mile marker 168 (near the start of the exit ramp to Backlick Road) in Fairfax County. The driver of a …
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department in the most recent daily reports released April 25-26. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
On the above map, the addresses are block numbers, not specific home or business addresses. The following items are from the recent daily activity report from the Franconia Police District of the Fairfax County Police Department. Larcenies (blue on map): No vehicle thefts were reported at the time.
Plus, Iguana models, cell towers in disguise, a Ladybug exodus and two birds ask, "Who cooks for you?"
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Drivers at the Lake Ridge commuter lot near Interstate 95 saw more than the road crews and heavy machinery that have become standard commute scenery. Prince William County Police arrested a man April 19 when they found him dancing naked on the hood of his car. Without question, you should surrender to authorities when police have identified you as the suspect in a grand-larceny case. But we feel compelled to caution suspects about checking their pockets after a 27-year-old Annandale man turned himself in. Police in Falls Church say they …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Andrew Choi was arrested Friday on charges of production and possession of child pornography.
Springfield resident Andrew Choi, 35, was arrested Friday for producing and possessing child pornography, according to a recent news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. According to court documents, Choi engaged in online video chats with underage boys between May 2012 and January 2013. The boys performed sexual acts via webcam and Choi recorded them using a screen capture program. Hundreds of other images and videos of child pornography were also discovered on Choi’s computers during the investigation, according to the news release. Choi is charged with production of child pornography, and will face a mandatory minimum of 15 years and maximum of 30 years in prison, if convicted. He is also being …