Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Fairfax County police say teens allegedly created explosive devices, set them off at a neighborhood playground.
Fifteen teenagers from Herndon and Chantilly have been charged with allegedly manufacturing and using fire bombs in connection with a December incident near a Fairfax County elementary school. According to a Tuesday release from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, the explosives were reported at 9:15 p.m. Dec. 14 at a neighborhood playground in the 3200 block of Kinross Circle, near Oak Hill Elementary. Investigators from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, as well as the Fairfax County Police Department and its bomb squad, responded to the incident in the Oak Hill/Franklin Farm neighborhood. Police were able to render one of the unexploded devices safe at the scene. The device was a plastic two-liter bottle filled …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Fairfax County Police will have extra patrols on the road to deter motorists from driving under the influence.
The Fairfax County Police Department will send out extra DWI patrols to help keep the roads safe over Super Bowl weekend. In a press release, police gave the following tips to encourage people to celebrate the Super Bowl safely. For Super Bowl party hosts: Find Herndon Patch via:
Friday, February 1, 2013
Herndon Police say man allegedly held his victims at gunpoint between Jan. 22 and Jan. 30.
Herndon Police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint on at a hotel on Elden Street — and possibly two other victims in similar crimes this week elsewhere in Fairfax County. Police said Friday they arrested 27-year-old Kenan M. Ozcan of Arlington in connection with the incidents. He is being held with no bond at the Fairfax County jail, facing charges of armed robbery and use of a firearm in connection with a felony from both the Herndon and Fairfax County Police Departments. On Wednesday, a 22-year-old woman reported she was robbed inside a hotel in the 1000 block of Elden Street, where she was a guest. Ozcan allegedly produced a handgun and demanded money, then left the hotel with some of the victim's personal …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Financial Crimes Unit is aware of at least a dozen incidents that have taken place since Jan. 10.
The Fairfax County Police Department has received many reports from residents nationwide involving a phony inheritance proclamation, officers say. These types of scams usually arrive in the form of an email announcing that the recipient has a multi-million dollar inheritance but must contact an FCPD police investigator to receive the funds. Currently, the scammers are using official email, phone numbers, and street addresses to appear more legitimate and convincing to victims and identifying themselves as authentic FCPD personnel. Detectives with the Financial Crimes Unit warn residents that due to the potential international origin of this scam, there may be very little that can be done to reclaim funds that have already been wired. FCPD …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Five more homicides occurred in the county in 2012 than in 2011— including a recent murder in Vienna.
In 2012, the Fairfax County Police Department handled a total of 16 homicides in the area — five more than were reported in 2011. Public Information Officer Lucy Caldwell said in a recent email 15 of the 2012 cases are already solved or closed. In 2011, 11 homicides were reported. Before then, the numbers vary: 16 homicides were reported in 2010, 14 in 2009 and 19 in 2008. Caldwell said the majority of the homicides that happen in Fairfax County occur among family members, acquaintances or people who know each other — not between strangers. A Fairafx County police officer found a man dead Dec. 28 in a car crashed off Chain Bridge Road, near Glengyle Drive. The U.S. Marshals Service and Prince William County and Fairfax County police …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Crime news from Fairfax County Police for the week ending Dec. 14. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Fairfax County Police charged a man with assault, abduction and strangulation after a domestic incident in the 13300 block of Hungerford Place in Herndon on Dec. 6. Police said they were called to the home about 1:45 p.m. to respond to a domestic incident. Rigoberto Quinteros, 26, of Herndon was arrested. The victim did not require medical attention, police said. SEX OFFENSE, 13200 block of Poener Place, Herndon, 6:20 a.m. Dec. 17, A 41-year-old victim reported he was sexually assaulted by known individual. The case is still under investigation. LARCENY, Jeans were taken from a business in the 2100 block of Centreville Road. [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our daily or breaking news emails.]
Fairfax County Police say there is no threat, it's just for reassurance in wake of Connecticut shootings.
When children return to school on Monday, families should expect to see an increased police presence, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The move is a reaction to Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, where a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren and six teachers. The gunman also killed his mother at her nearby home. The following was posted by FCPD on its Facebook page on Sunday: As children return to school tomorrow, you will see an increased police presence at and around schools in the county. We want the community to know this is being done as a reassurance for parents, teachers and students and NOT because there is any threat. It is a result of the shooting in Newtown, CT. For parents unsure …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Eight detectives were honored Tuesday during the annual Pinnacle Awards luncheon.
The Fairfax County Crime Solvers Board of Directors honored eight detectives — one from each police district's Criminal Investigations Section — during the Annual Pinnacle Awards luncheon at noon Tuesday. The event is held every year to recognize the accomplishments of different officers of the Fairfax County Police Department. The luncheon took place at the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road. In attendance Tuesday were acting chief Lt. Col. Jim Morris, Lt. Col. Ed Roessler, Lt. Col. Tom Ryan, Dave Rohrer, Rob Stalzer and the Fairfax County Crime Solvers Board of Directors. Detectives who were recognized during the luncheon were Steven Kitzerow, David Koenigsberg, Doug Allen, Ryan Young, Brett Choyce, Scott Brown, Matthew Jewett and Tom…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Fairfax County Police Department is urging residents to drive safely this holiday season and watch their alcohol consumption.
A total of 607 drivers have been linked to reported crashes after consumption of alcohol for 2012, according to statistics from the Fairfax County Police Department. Of those 607 drivers, 481 were male drivers and 60 drivers were underage at the time of the crash. The statistics were released by the police as part of their Safe December efforts to raise awareness and publicize their goal of alcohol enforcement this holiday season. The release further states that officers arrested 372 drunk drivers during Safe December efforts in 2011, a 17 percent increase compared to 2010. Of those drivers, 85 were female and 287 were male. Seventy-two of those drivers were involved in reported crashes after alcohol consumption. Police arrested a total of…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Don't be victimized by holiday crime. Check out these tips offered by Fairfax County Police.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Fairfax County Police want residents to be safe this month. In this video, they offer some tips to make sure the season really is jolly. For more tips about the holidays, visit Herndon Patch's holiday guide. [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our daily or breaking news emails.]