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Crime Map: Sex Offender Arrest, Vandalism, 'IRS' Threats and More

Burglaries, assaults and other incidents this week, provided by the Fairfax City Police Department.

Burglaries, assaults and other incidents this week, provided by the Fairfax City Police Department.
Burglaries, assaults and other incidents this week, provided by the Fairfax City Police Department.
Incidents on this map represent a block number or a street, not an exact addresses. Where an arrest is mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. 

See crime information at the Fairfax Police Department daily crime bulletin.

If you do not see the interactive crime map above, you can also find it here.

Larceny 
14-02647

4100 Block of Oxford Lane – On February 11 at 7:17 PM the resident reported that sometime after 9:45 AM unknown person(s) had opened a package which had been delivered to his front door and had stolen its contents. 

Sex Offense Arrest 
14-02865

10300 Block of Layton Hall Drive – On February 15 at 11:30 AM officers investigated a report from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office that a 16 year old female subject missing from their jurisdiction was in the City of Fairfax with a male subject. Officers responded to the address and took the juvenile into protective custody. As a result of investigation, the male subject, Paul Tamney, 51, of 10324 Layton Hall Drive #217, was taken into custody and transported to the Adult Detention Center where he was served with a Stafford County warrant for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and also charged by City of Fairfax Police with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Tamney, who is a registered sex offender, was ordered held without bond. The investigation by City of Fairfax Police is continuing. 

Shoplifting Arrest 
14-02868

3201 Old Lee Highway / Home Depot - On February 15 at 1:25 PM a security officer reported that he had observed a male subject conceal an item of merchandise in his pocket and leave the store without paying for it, at which point he was detained. Jaime Ernesto Melendez-Benitez, 27, of 13002 Parkland Drive, Rockville, Maryland, was charged with concealment of merchandise and released on a summons. 

Receiving Stolen Property Arrest 
14-02879

9504 Fairfax Boulevard / Performance Bicycle – On February 15 at 5:07 PM an employee reported that a male subject had brought a bicycle in for repair that the employee recognized as having been stolen from the store in December. As the result of investigation by the Patrol Division, Cruz Artiaga Portillo, 27, of 9335 Lee Highway, Fairfax, was charged with possession of stolen property and transported to the Adult Detention Center where his bond was set at $1000. 

Vandalism 
14-02913

4300 Block of Chancery Park Drive / 10600 Block of Sessions Court – On February 16 at 8:15 AM residents reported that sometime after 12:00 Midnight offensive words and symbols had been spray painted on a lawn and on the roadway. As the result of investigation by the Patrol Division, possible suspects were identified and the investigation is continuing. 

Assault 
14-02827

4200 Block of University Drive – On February 14 at 9:49 PM the victim, a 28 year old City of Fairfax man, reported that on January 13 while visiting a friend who rents a room at the residence the owner of the home had punched and shoved him. A magistrate issued a warrant charging the homeowner with assault. Warrant service was pending. 

Computer Fraud 
14-02932

4100 Block of Poplar Street – On February 16 at 3:45 PM the resident reported that on February 15 unknown person(s) had entered his on-line credit card account and altered the information and had the victim’s loyalty rewards converted to cash and transferred to a different account. 

Attempted Identity Theft 
14-02957

10600 Block of Elmont Court – On February 17 at 9:00 AM the resident reported that he had been receiving repeated telephone calls from an unknown male subject claiming to be from the IRS and stating that there was a “deficiency” in the resident’s account and that he would need to provide information immediately or he would be arrested. The resident refused to provide any information and called police. 

False Pretenses 
14-03033

3500 Block of Queen Anne Drive – On February 18 at 2:10 PM the resident reported that he had responded with money transfers to several requests he had received from a person with whom he had established contact on-line and who claimed to be a female from Virginia currently in a foreign country and that he now suspected that the requests were fraudulent. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the case. 

Credit Card Theft/Fraud 
14-03077

11200 Main Street / 7-Eleven – On February 19 at 9:21 AM the victim reported that unknown person(s) had stolen her credit and debit cards, which she had last seen while at the store, and subsequently used them to make numerous unauthorized transactions. 

Larceny 
14-03085

4076 Jermantown Road / Rear Parking Lot – On February 19 at 11:56 AM an employee of a biofuels recycling company reported that sometime between December 19 and January 23 unknown person(s) had stolen approximately 150 gallons of used cooking oil from a container and had damaged the container owned by the company. 

Burglary 
14-03141

3175 Draper Drive / Verizon – On February 20 at 7:04 AM the manager reported that sometime after 4:30 PM on February 19 unknown person(s) had gained entry to the lot and broken into a number of work vehicles and storage trailers and also broken into a maintenance room. Various pieces of electronic equipment were reported stolen. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the case. 

Larceny 
14-03152

10800 Fairfax Boulevard / Mobil Gas Station – On February 20 at 1:19 PM the victim reported that about 12:30 PM she had inadvertently left her cell phone unattended on a counter at the station and when she returned for it discovered that it had been stolen by unknown person(s). 

Larceny 
14-03158

10940 Fairfax Boulevard / Five Guys Restaurant – On February 20 At 3:52 PM the victim reported that unknown person(s) had stolen her iPhone which she had briefly left unattended on a table at the restaurant. 

Fraud 
14-03168

10400 Block of Armstrong Street – On February 20 at 7:28 PM the victim reported that she had received multiple telephone calls from an unknown male subject claiming to be from the IRS and threatening her with arrest if she did not obtain money cards to pay “back taxes” and “processing fees.” The victim did so before realizing that the calls were fraudulent. 

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