Crime Report: Gas Station Busted for Selling Alcohol to Minors, Teen Charged for Underage Party

Also, a woman was arrested for begging at the side of the road with help from a child, and a stash of copper pipes was stolen from a construction site.

The party plans of a bunch of local teens were dashed recently when City of Fairfax police arrested a 19-year-old female for throwing a party for her and her underage friends, and serving everyone alcohol.

On July 12, Fairfax City police officers responded to a report of a party in the 10800 block of Charles Drive.

At the party, officers identified a number of underage guests who were consuming alcohol.

Officers located the 19-year-old daughter of the homeowners, and arrested her. She was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor, and serving alcohol to minors, and was released on a summons.

In other alcohol-related news, an employee of the Shell gas station at 3560 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax City was recently found to be selling alcohol to minors by City of Fairfax police.

On July 17, a Fairfax City police officer observed two male subjects who appeared to be under 21 years of age come out of the Shell gas station with two cases of beer and leave in a vehicle.

Officers stopped the vehicle. An 18-year-old Burke man and 19-year-old Fairfax man were charged with purchase of alcohol by an underage person and released on summonses.

Charges of selling an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 were also pending against the cashier on duty at the station.


The following additional incidents were also reported by the City of Fairfax Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

July 14 - Trespassing Arrest: At 5:30 a.m., officers on patrol located a female at the Main Street Marketplace, 10344 Main St., who had previously been given a trespassing notice by the business' management. The 56-year-old Fairfax woman was arrested and transported to the Adult Detention Center. Her bond was set at $1,000.

June 14 - Begging Arrest: At 7:15 p.m., an officer on patrol observed a male subject begging in front of the Shopper's grocery store at 9622 Main St. A 47-year-old male transient was charged with unlawful begging and released on a summons.

June 15 - Noise Violation Arrest: At 1:56 a.m., officers responded to a noise complaint in an apartment in the Fairfax Square apartment complex. When officers determined which apartment the noise was coming from, the tenant in the apartment was uncooperative with officers and initially provided false identification. Warrants were obtained and served the following night. The 20-year-old male resident of the apartment was charged with a noise violation, giving false information to law enforcement, and allowing a dog to run at-large. He was transported to the Adult Detention Center, where his bond was set at $2,500.

July 12 - Burglary: At 9:04 a.m., an employee of the construction company hired to work on the PetSmart property at 9528 Main St. called police to report that, sometime between 3 p.m. the day before and 5:45 a.m. that morning, had entered the building illegally and stolen a large quantity of copper pipes. The police department's Criminal Investigations division is investigating the case.

July 12 - Credit Card Fraud: At 8:52 p.m., a resident of the 10800 block of Norman Avenue reported that eight unknown persons had used his debit card to make unauthorized purchases in Savannah, Ga. 

July 13 - Unlawful Begging Arrest: At 4:06 p.m., an officer observed a female subject accompanied by a child holding a sign and asking for money for food and rent and accepting cash from passers-by at the intersection of Rust Road and Lee Highway. A 28-year-old Riverdale, Md. resident was charged with unlawful begging and released on a summons.


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