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Police Officer Kicked By Woman, Criminals Target Parked Cars

January crime within the city limits.

A Fairfax City officer was allegedly kicked by an unruly, drunk woman in front of Buffalo Wing University on Jan. 6. Police also responded to numerous reports of items stolen from cars.

Here's the latest in Fairfax City crime:

  • Vandalism, 3900 Block of University Drive / Parking Lot: Someone(s) struck the door and mirror of a car parked in the lot sometime between 10 p.m. Jan. 11 and 7:40 a.m. Jan. 12. The suspect(s) used an unknown object to damage the vehicle.
  • Vandalism, 11000 Block of Park Road: Several unknown male juveniles are suspected of throwing rocks at and breaking windows on a building at around 4 p.m. Jan. 12. 
  • Fraud, 4200 Block of Allison Circle: A resident got a call from who he thought was a satellite television service employee on Jan. 5. The "employee" offered him an upgrade. Following the caller's instructions, the resident obtained a money card and told the caller the card number so the upgrade could be downloaded. The resident never received the upgrade. He was unable to reach the suspect after that.
  • Shoplifting, : Vanessa Cruz-Medina, 28, of Willow Crescent Drive was arrested for allegedly trying to steal merchandise at around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. A security officer saw her allegedly attempt to conceal the items while in a fitting room then leave the store without paying for them. She was charged with petit larceny.
  • Larceny, 4100 Block of Sideburn Road: The resident agreed to by a phone from someone he met over the Internet. The buyer came to the victim's house on Jan. 9 and took the money, promising to go get the phone. 9. The suspect then walked away, and never returned. 
  • Vandalism, Old  Building: Someone(s) spray-painted graffiti on a Westmore School wall. The graffiti was discovered by a patrol officer at around 1 a.m. on Jan. 10.
  • Credit Card Fraud, 9622 Main Street / : Someone(s) stole a woman's credit card, which she had left at a copy machine in the FedEx store, on Jan. 6. The card was later used.
  • Assault on an Officer, : Judith Ann Fitzsimmons, 40, of no fixed address, allegedly kicked an officer while police were trying to arrest her for drunk in public at around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 6. Officers had reported to the scene to deal with an unruly group. They convinced some of the group to leave, but arrested Fitzsimmons and William Patrick Abell, 48, of no fixed address, for drunk in public. Both refused to cooperate with the officers, but only Fitzsimmons received an additional assault on a police officer charge.
  • Larceny, Parking Lot: Someone(s) broke a window on a parked vehicle and stole a laptop computer sometime between 8-10 p.m. on Jan. 6.
  • Larceny, Richard Avenue/Terry Street: A woman left a taxi cab without paying at around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 6. The cab driver had picked her up in Herndon. 
  • Larceny, Teenzy-Toon Restaurant Parking Lot: Someone(s) broke the windows on two parked cars and stole a laptop and a pair of shoes from within sometime after 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 6.
  • Larceny, 3900 Block of Wilcoxson Drive: Someone(s) stole a large amount of cash from the home between Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. 
  • Vandalism, Hallman Street/Main Street: Someone(s) spray painted graffiti on the inside of a storm drain. An officer discovered the graffiti at around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 7.
  • Vandalism, 
  • Larceny,

All information provided by City of Fairfax Police Department. Call 703-385-7960 with any tips related to these incidents.

Fairfax Resident January 30, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I can't say enough nice things about the City of Fairfax Police Department. They are always quick to respond to a call, they are polite and professional and they do a great job with community outreach and service. I am pleased that they run radar and slow traffic down. Cars going through the City drive WAY too fast even though the majority of streets in the City have 25-30 mph limits. I live on a side cul-de-sac and I do see them patrol our street as well. The problem in the City is reckless driving. You can’t cross the major roads - Old Lee Highway, Main Street, Pickett Rd, or Chain Bridge Rd, because the cars don’t observe the posted speed limits, nor do they stop for pedestrians in the cross walk. There is also a huge problem with drivers who “block the box” at Main St and Rt. 123 every afternoon. So what Brian sees as “sitting on their asses” running radar I look at as slowing down bad drivers and making the City a safer place for everyone. That’s where the need lies and that’s where our police spend their time. I’m sure happy that they get as many drunk drivers as they do! The City Police do a great job with crime in the city and controlling the traffic violations and if Brian really has an issue, they are great guys and gals and I’m sure they’d be happy to talk about his concerns in Maple Hills. He can also sign up for the Citizen Patrol and become a part of the solution.

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