Thursday, April 11, 2013
Cameron Serafin, 5, was supposed to be returned to his father on Sunday; authorities have issued a warrant for his mother.
Five-year-old Cameron Serafin was supposed to return Sunday to his father in Great Falls. But he never came home, say Fairfax County police, who asked for the public's help Thursday in finding the missing child. According to police, Cameron is believed to be with his mother, Rebecca Serafin, 32. Serafin was supposed to return the child to his father on Sunday. A warrant has been issued for Serafin’s arrest on charges of custodial interference, a misdemeanor, police said. Detectives say they have reason to be concerned about the boy's welfare. There was no address available for Cameron's mother. Fairfax Police Officer Shelley Broderick said Cameron and his mother could be anywhere. Police believe that Serafin has changed her and her son’s …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department in the most recent daily reports released April 8. 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. Burglary (blue on map), 4 a.m., April 7, 7000 block of Brookfield Plaza, Officers responded for an alarm call and found the front door to the business open. Employees responded and confirmed several items were stolen. Following an investigation, Pedro Santiago, 37, of Springfield, was charged with burglary and larceny. Larcenies (red on map):
Since releasing video of a possible suspect, police have been following leads to catch the the man allegedly responsible for 24 simple assaults.
A week after releasing surveillance video of a potential suspect in the series of Springfield assaults, Fairfax County Police Department detectives are still following up on some of the phone calls they received, said PIO Lucy Caldwell. Caldwell said FCPD didn't receive an overwhelming amount of phone calls after the video was released; however, detectives are also following other viable leads they've received throughout the investigation. A series of Springfield assaults have been occurring since early September of last year. The suspect is approaching women of different ages and races from behind, grabbing them and fleeing. Police have not specified where on the body the victims were touched during the assaults. The latest incident …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Police officers inspected trucks and other commercial vehicles Tuesday.
Members of the Fairfax County Police Department conducted a random motor carrier safety check Tuesday at the Springfield mall. In partnership with the Virginia State Police and the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office, FCPD officers inspected trucks and other commercial vehicles for mechanical safety, licensures for commercial drivers, among other things, PIO Lucy Caldwell said. Officers inspects trucks and commercial vehicles daily, but FCPD also arranges large-scale random safety checks in order to check on the safety of commercial motor carriers traveling the roadways of Fairfax County. Caldwell said commercial drivers are held to a higher and different level of standards and must be in compliance with all federal rules, including getting the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Officers will help parents check the security and stability of their infant, toddler and child car safety seats on Sunday.
The Fairfax County Police Department will host a free child seat inspection from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Inova Franconia-Springfield Healthplex. Officers with the Franconia District Police Station will help parents make certain that child safety seats fit properly into vehicle seats and that children fit properly into their safety seats. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring their children. For more information on proper safety seat installment, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s YouTube instructional videos. Fore more information on the child seat inspections on Sunday, call (703) 922-0899.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The video comes four days after a possible 24th attack in Kingstowne.
Video of a man who may be the person some people call the Fairfax County serial groper has been released by Fairfax County police. The video is from a surveillance video taken around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the HomeGoods store in the Kingstowne Towne Center, where a possible 24th attack in the series of assaults was reported to police. Fairfax County police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person in the video. Anyone with information should call 703-691-2131 or contact CrimeSolvers 866-411-TIPS. Thursday's incident, along with the 23 other incidents reported since early September, are still under investigation. Back in March, around 200 residents attended a community meeting hosted by the Franconia District Station …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Event at Fairfax Corner honors 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
The Fairfax County Police Department's Victims Services Unit will host its first-ever 5k walk to raise awareness about crime victims in the county, and to honor 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the FCPD announced recently. The free event is hosted by the Victims Services Section of the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation. It kicks off Sunday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Fairfax Corner. Police invite the public to join the "caring professionals that support local victims of homicide, trauma, sexual and domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, stalking human trafficking and suicide as they walk together." The event will feature a resource fair, live jazz, rhythm and blues by …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A woman reportedly was grabbed Thursday afternoon in Kingstowne Towne Center. Police suspect the incident to be connected to previous serial groper incidents.
Fairfax County Police responded to a possible 24th report in the series of Springfield assaults around 3 p.m. Thursday, after a 31-year-old woman was assaulted by a man in the 5900 block of Kingstowne Towne Center. According to Public Information Officer Lucy Caldwell, the victim said she was followed by the man into the Home Goods store, which Caldwell said is distinctly different from the 23 incidents reported in the past six months where the victim were approached from behind on a public street. The man grabbed the victim then fled, according to police. Other shoppers attempted to help, but the man still got away from the area, Caldwell said Thursday afternoon. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s. At the time of the …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Suspects' car, stopped on Roundabout Way in Springfield, was loaded with ammunition, guns, mask and gloves.
Fairfax County Police have charged two Springfield men, after connecting them as suspects with a series of burglaries that took place Tuesday afternoon in the Burke area, according to a news release issued Friday afternoon. The two men, Andrew Kovch, 27, and Jimmy Le, 23, were charged with burglary, attempted burglary and grand larceny. An Annandale resident on Norfolk Avenue contacted police Tuesday after one of the suspects allegedly entered her home. The series of incidents Tuesday began in Burke, where officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 9800 block of Lake Meadow Court Tuesday just before 1 p.m. The homeowner reported encountering a young man wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt and dark pants in the home. The suspect …
Edwin Roessler will take over as acting chief as search for permanent Fairfax County police chief continues.
The Fairfax County Executive appointed Lt. Col. Edwin Roessler the acting chief of the Fairfax County Police Department on Tuesday afternoon, making him the third chief the department has seen in five months. Roessler will take over for Lt. Col. James Morris, who has been serving as acting chief since October 2012, when former chief David Rohrer was appointed deputy county executive for public safety. Morris was named chief of the Town of Vienna police last month; he starts next week. Roessler will receive an annual salary of $183,815. He starts Saturday. Roessler’s appointment comes after 24 years of law enforcement. He began his career in the New York City Department of Investigation before moving to Fairfax County, where he has served …