Thursday, April 11, 2013
Cameron Serafin, 5, was supposed to be returned to his father on Sunday; authorities have issued a warrant for his mother.
Five-year-old Cameron Serafin was supposed to return Sunday to his father in Great Falls. But he never came home, say Fairfax County police, who asked for the public's help Thursday in finding the missing child. According to police, Cameron is believed to be with his mother, Rebecca Serafin, 32. Serafin was supposed to return the child to his father on Sunday. A warrant has been issued for Serafin’s arrest on charges of custodial interference, a misdemeanor, police said. Detectives say they have reason to be concerned about the boy's welfare. There was no address available for Cameron's mother. Fairfax Police Officer Shelley Broderick said Cameron and his mother could be anywhere. Police believe that Serafin has changed her and her son’s …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Event at Fairfax Corner honors 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
The Fairfax County Police Department's Victims Services Unit will host its first-ever 5k walk to raise awareness about crime victims in the county, and to honor 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the FCPD announced recently. The free event is hosted by the Victims Services Section of the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation. It kicks off Sunday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Fairfax Corner. Police invite the public to join the "caring professionals that support local victims of homicide, trauma, sexual and domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, stalking human trafficking and suicide as they walk together." The event will feature a resource fair, live jazz, rhythm and blues by …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
No one has yet been charged, but police are looking into whether the store sold counterfeit apparel.
Virginia State Police are investigating the Soccer Pro Shop at 10342 Lee Highway in Fairfax, for possibly selling counterfeit athletic apparel, according to a Fairfax County Police Department search warrant affidavit. Among the items seized in a recent search: a T-shirt press and handheld iron, hundreds of unprinted Nike jerseys, shin guards and hats, according to the police report. "All items from each of the undercover purchases were examined by an expert…who verified that all the items were indeed counterfeit goods," wrote the investigating officer in the search warrant affidavit. "Based upon this investigation it is clear the Soccer Pro Shop and their employees are engaged in the sale of counterfeit products to members of the public…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Fairfax police officer hit in Monday crash has been released; two young children in the striking vehicle remain at a local hospital.
Update 2:20 p.m.: Some questions remain around the drunk driving accident yesterday on I-66 that sent five people — including a Fairfax County police officer and two young children — to the hospital. Patch initially reported the alleged drunk driver was carrying two young boys in her vehicle — both of them her sons. Police said Tuesday afternoon they have not confirmed if the two boys were in fact the driver's sons. Patch is still awaiting more information on the initial Virginia State Police lookout call for the drunk driver, along with an update on the boys' conditions. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. Original: A mother who was allegedly driving drunk with her two young children along Interstate 66 has…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Alleged drunk driver with child in tow hit Fairfax County police car Monday on Route 66 eastbound near Monument Drive.
A small child was seriously injured late Monday in a crash officials are calling a suspected drunk driving accident. The child was a passenger in the car of the suspected drunk driver, who just after 10 p.m. hit the car of a Fairfax County police officer conducting a traffic stop, department spokesperson Don Gotthardt told Patch. Read: Fairfax Police Vehicle Involved in Multi-Car Crash on Route 66 The driver's car then hit another vehicle traveling on Route 66, Gotthardt said. It appears the officer was in his cruiser when the crash occurred, Gotthardt said. The officer is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The child, whose age and gender have not been confirmed, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening …
Injuries reported; stay with Patch for the latest updates.
Update: Fairfax Officer, Small Child Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash Original: Multiple injuries were reported late Monday night after a multi-vehicle accident on Route 66 eastbound involving a Fairfax County police cruiser. The crash apparently happened on Route 66 eastbound near the intersection with 57B for Route 50 West, a Fairfax County dispatcher confirmed. The number of vehicles involved in the accident have not been confirmed, but there are injuries, the dispatcher told Patch. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. Get the latest updates on Facebook and Twitter or through our breaking news alerts.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Officers from the Motor Carrier Safety Section on Wednesday inspected 27 trucks and took 13 out of service.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, March 8
Officers from the Fairfax County Police Department's Motor Carrier Safety Section surprised truck drivers with random safety inspections on Tuesday. Police stopped 27 trucks on the 15100 block of Lee Highway. They found 104 violations, and took 13 trucks out of service, according to a police press release. Police officers made out 30 out of service violations, including 20 tickets. Officers with the Motor Carrier Safety Section generally conduct these typse of safety inspections a few times a year to make sure trucks meet all federal and local requirements. See photos from an FCPD safety inspection.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
In online chat Tuesday, Fairfax County Police Department will answer readers' questions about the shopping extravaganza.
Have you made your shopping list for Black Friday yet? One thing shoppers may have overlooked is a safety plan for the shopping extravaganza. In 2011, police officers made 83 arrests during the holidays in the McLean Police District alone, for 63 felonies and 58 misdemeanors, according to the department. They recovered $44,977 worth of stolen goods and money, police said. FCPD is hosting an online chat at 10 a.m. Tuesday in an effort to answer residents' questions and address their concerns. Questions can be submitted here. In the meantime, the National Crime Prevention Council suggests having a personal safety plan for Black Friday shopping:
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Northern Virginia law enforcement and the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner met with reporters Thursday morning in an effort to identify three sets of skeletal remains found over the course of nine years in three spots in Northern Virginia.
His body was found in a wooded area in Fairfax in 2006—the only clues about his past life were the clothes on his back, some writings from a makeshift camp and a broken rosary. The case of this still-unidentified man is one of three cold cases highlighted Thursday in Manassas at a press conference hosted by the office of Virginia’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Leah Bush. Also present were three gray "facial approximation" busts of the unidentified remains, made in hopes that someone, somewhere will recognize the faces and provide answers. Cold Case #1: Older White Male in Fairfax The skeletal remains found in Fairfax on April 6, 2006 are thought to be that of an older white man, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall. The remains …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The April 19 event involved an emotionally disabled pre-teen.
Fairfax County Police report they have identified a person in connection with the suspicious event that took place on Thursday, April 19, when a man reportedly chased a 13-year-old girl with a knife. The event occurred on Pierrpont Street in the Burke area. After investigation, police determined the individual doing the chasing was an emotionally disabled pre-teen who lives in the area. He was carrying a fake knife. Police handled the matter privately with the families involved and notified the community in an email. "This incident is not related to any other incident, and there is no public safety threat," said Lucy Caldwell, spokesperson for the Fairfax County Police.