Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The cabbie claims the Clifton resident fractured his jaw and likened him to terrorists.
The attorney for Ed Dahlberg, the Clifton resident who was charged with assaulting a cab driver on Friday, April 26, released a statement Wednesday denying that his client punched the driver and fractured his jaw. The driver, Mohamed Salim of Great Falls, picked up Dahlberg at the Country Club of Fairfax after midnight on Friday. The conversation took a turn when Dahlberg began making aggressive comments against Muslims, and asked Salim to apologize for the Sept. 11 attacks. Salim, a US Army veteran, recorded an 11-minute video on his cell phone, portions of which were released by the Washington Post. He claims that Dahlberg compared him to the Boston Marathon bombers and that when Salim stopped recording to call police, Dahlberg knocked…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Mother and child headed to West coast, father tells WTOP.
The mother of the 5-year-old boy missing from Fairfax County now faces felony charges according to a report by NBC4. The TV station reports that police have issued a warrant for the mother, Becky Love who also goes by Rebecca Serafin, on federal parental abduction charges. The mother was supposed to return her son, Cameron Serafin, to the son's father last Sunday, April 7. The father is Joe Serafin of Vienna. The boy also goes by the name Cameron Love. Becky Love, according to NBC4, abandoned her car at an Arlington shopping center and took $6,100 out of a bank account and closed it before leaving the state with her son. WTOP is reporting that Love and her son flew from BWI to Birmingham, Ala. The father told WTOP that he believes they are…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 20. Affordable housing continues to be a major topic of discussion in Alexandria. The Virginia Department of Transportation sold Hunting Point, two eight-story apartment buildings, to a realty firm. Alexandria's City Council had asked that any purchaser not turn the buildings into luxury apartments that could displace its current tenants who require more affordable housing. That message was passed on to the new buyers, according to VDOT, but was not a condition of the sale. 19. On the west side of Alexandria, the City Planning Commission gave the go-ahead to major rezoning in the Beauregard area that will tear down …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for the West Springfield Police District.
In preparation for folks celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Fairfax County police plan to include additional patrol units throughout the weekend for safety purposes, said Public Information Officer Lucy Caldwell. As a precaution, FCPD also has a sobriety checkpoint scheduled in the West Springfield Police District, which covers part of Annandale. Caldwell said FCPD is urging motorists to designate a non-drinking driver if they plan to consume alcoholic beverages this weekend. Motorists are asked to call 9-1-1 if they witness an impaired driver on the roads and provide dispatch with an exact location and the direction of travel to better assist FCPD. Keep up with Fairfax Station news and events by signing up for our newsletter. Learn more here!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Area crime events for the last two weeks preceding Feb. 15, as reported by the Fairfax County Police Department.
The body found in a Centreville quarry near Bull Run Regional Park Wednesday was Brian Woodworth, a Clifton man who went missing last week, Fairfax County Police have confirmed. Click here to read the story. A 25-year-old man is in custody for allegedly igniting an incendiary device at the Sub Shop in Lorton last week. Horace Thompson, 25, of no fixed address, was arrested by Washington Metropolitan Police on Feb. 14, after his release from the Washington Burn Center. He was arrested on a "Fugitive from Justice" warrant, and will be transferred to Fairfax County, where he will be served with warrants for arson of an occupied building and aggravated malicious wounding. Read the full story here. Read the full story here. Arrests Be …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The accident occurred Monday afternoon, at around 2 p.m.
One woman is in the hospital Monday afternoon, after a two-car crash on Lorton Road and Gunston Cove Road. Police investigators are at the scene to determine who was at fault in the crash, which totaled a Toyota Sienna and a Toyota Corolla. A rescue team cut the female driver of the Toyota Corolla from her car at around 2:30 p.m.; she reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the minivan and his passenger were not hurt in the crash. Fairfax County Police, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and Virginia State Police were at the scene. Lorton Road was reopened at around 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Five more homicides occurred in the county in 2012 than in 2011.
In 2012, the Fairfax County Police Department handled a total of 16 homicides in the area — five more than were reported in 2011. Public Information Officer Lucy Caldwell said in a recent email 15 of the 2012 cases are already solved or closed. In 2011, 11 homicides were reported. Before then, the numbers vary: 16 homicides were reported in 2010, 14 in 2009 and 19 in 2008. Caldwell said the majority of the homicides that happen in Fairfax County occur among family members, acquaintances or people who know each other — not between strangers. Police responded to a call reporting a suspicious death in the Franconia area Friday, Nov. 30. FCPD later ruled the death a homicide and arrested the victim's roommate, Eric Kweder, 34, who fled the …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Here are the Lorton and Fairfax Station area crime events for the week preceding Dec. 26, 2012, as reported by the Fairfax County Police Department.
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department. Where an arrest is mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A 19-year-old Lorton woman was assaulted on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. The victim was walking home in the 7800 block of Lambkin Court, when at 2 p.m., a man inappropriately touched her from behind and ran away when she screamed. The incident is not connected to the string of recent assaults in the central Springfield area. Police are still searching for two suspects wanted in the Dec. 20 assault of a 26-year-old woman at a drive-thru of the McDonald's at Gunston Plaza. At around 1:30 a.m., an argument broke out between the victim and the three suspects, who approached the car and then …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Father Luis Fernando Franco Henao no longer works at St. Bernadette Parish in Springfield, and turned himself in on Dec. 19.
A priest from a Springfield Catholic Church and School turned himself in to police after being accused of sexually abusing a 29-year-old male. Father Luis Fernando Franco Henao was charged with sexual battery of an adult male, after the victim reported that he was sexually assaulted at St. Bernadette Parish in February. The victim reported the incident to Fairfax County Police on Nov. 30 - nine months after the fact. The victim alleges that the 40-year-old Franco assaulted him "while seeking support and guidance from the suspect when the suspect allegedly touched him inappropriately," according to Fairfax County Police. Henao was charged with sexual battery, "and that implies that he was touched in a place where you're not supposed to be…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Three 16-year-old Fairfax County students arrested for possession of substance during off-campus DECA meeting.
Three 16-year-old girls were arrested last week in Springfield for allegedly being in possession of marijuana at an off-campus event. Officer Bud Walker, a spokesman for Fairfax County Police, say the teenagers were arrested at Waterford Receptions, an event venue that was hosting a regional high school leadership conference at the time of their arrests last Tuesday. They were each charged with possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. On that day, Waterford Receptions hosted a fall leadership conference for several DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) clubs in Northern Virginia, part of an international group that trains young entrepreneurs in marketing, hospitality and other fields. Walker said officers responded to the address …