Police Respond to Lifeguard Assault, Beer Filchers, Fake Presciptions

Crime news for Fairfax City, June 4-11.

Police are searching for a fake health department worker who assaulted a lifeguard. Officers also arrested a handgun-carrying man for going on a shopping trip with a stolen credit card. 
Other notable crime reports include stolen beers, fake prescriptions and an assault at a McDonalds. 
  • Assault, Canfield Swimming Pool: Police are looking for the male who visited the pool posing as a health department employee and assaulted a lifeguard. The incident occurred at around 1:20 p.m. on Monday. Victim described his attacker as a white man, 40-50 years old wearing square-framed glasses. The lifeguard didn't seek medical attention.
  • Cradit Card Fraud, : Edward Leon Campbell Jr., 19, of Reston was arrested and charged with stealing and using a credit card. The arrest came after Campbell allegedly tried to purchase merchandise at the University Drive 7-Eleven with a stolen credit card at around 3 p.m. on June 5. Campbell said he had used that credit card to make purchases at three different Fairfax City businesses. Officers found a revolver handgun in his backpack. Campbell was charged with three counts of stolen credit card, one count of carrying a concealed a weapon and one count of credit card fraud. He was held without bond.
  • Shoplifting, : Two unknown males were stopped by store employees after leaving the store with a cart full of merchandise they didn't pay for at around 9:18 p.m. on June 8. The suspects pushed the cart back into the store, then ran away.
  • Larceny, 7-Eleven on Fairfax Boulevard: Police questioned a man who allegedly left the stole with several beers hidden in his pants at around 5 p.m. on June 4. They later found him drinking said beers. An arrest is pending.
  • Larceny, : Justin Elliot, 31, of Seven Oaks Place was arrested after he allegedly stole a beer and tried to drink it inside the business at around 11:44 a.m. on June 4. When officers confronted the man, he said he didn't have the money to purchase the beer. Elliot was charged with felony larceny thanks to prior larceny convictions and drunk in public incidents. He was held on a $5000 secured bond.
  • Assault, : A male told police he was assaulted by another unknown man at the Old Lee Highway McDonalds at around 10:47 a.m. on June 4. The attacker fled in a vehicle. The case is being investigated.
  • Fraud, Giant on Fairfax Boulevard: Fairfax City and Arlington Police are investigation someone who is suspected of committing at least six prescription frauds at the Giant pharmacy since November 2011. 

Information provided by City of Fairfax Police Deparment. Call 703-385-7960 with any tips. Click here for more crime reports.



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