Monday, April 29, 2013
Here's the weekly arrest list.
A 21-year-old Lorton man living in the 7367 block of Rhonda Drive in Lorton was arrested for strangling a family member, resulting in a bodily injury, on April 22. The following list of arrests in the Lorton and Fairfax Station-areas has been provided by the Fairfax County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction: Look at the clock. It's time to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The incident occurred on Friday afternoon
Police recovered a car stolen in Lorton on Friday and apprehended a 47-year-old Woodbridge man, who was found hiding in nearby woods. At around 2:40 p.m., the victim, a 36-year-old Lorton male, left the motor running in his car and walked into a convenience store in the 9800 block of Gunston Road. A suspect then got into the victim's car and drove away. The car was located a short distance away, and Leroy Crosby, 47, of Woodbridge, was arrested and charged with being drunk in public. Crosby was found with the help of a police helicopter and a K-9 team. The case is under investigation.
Drop off your expired, used, or unwanted prescription drugs in Kingstowne.
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and Lorton-area locations will serve as drop-off points. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at several locations, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters at 551 Army Navy Drive. The event is meant to help residents dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs, according to the DEA. Since 2010, law enforcement officials and the DEA have taken in more than 2 million pounds of expired prescription drugs, according to a press release from the administration. Keep up with Kingstowne news and events by signing up for our free newsletter. Learn more here!
Plus, Iguana models, cell towers in disguise, a Ladybug exodus and two birds ask, "Who cooks for you?"
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Drivers at the Lake Ridge commuter lot near Interstate 95 saw more than the road crews and heavy machinery that have become standard commute scenery. Prince William County Police arrested a man April 19 when they found him dancing naked on the hood of his car. Without question, you should surrender to authorities when police have identified you as the suspect in a grand-larceny case. But we feel compelled to caution suspects about checking their pockets after a 27-year-old Annandale man turned himself in. Police in Falls Church say they …
Monday, April 22, 2013
It was a busy week for Fairfax County Police.
Fairfax County Police last week determined that a series of recent assaults in Lorton may be the work of a 'copycat groper'. In the most recent incident in Lorton, a 31-year-old woman was approached from behind at around 10:45 a.m. April 10, while walking near Timarand Court and Timarand Drive. The suspect touched the victim inappropriately, then fled and was not located by officers. The victim was not injured. The following list of arrests was provided by the Fairfax County Police Department. An arrest does not indicate guilt or a conviction. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Captain Jim Baumstark and First Lieutenant William Jacoby discussed crime in the Franconia District during Wednesday night's CAC meeting.
While discussing crime in the Kingstowne and Franconia area Wednesday night at the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting, Captain Jim Baumstark — Franconia District Police Station commander — explained that recent assaults in Lorton may be the work of a possible "copycat serial groper." Like the suspect(s) in the Springfield assaults, the suspect in the multiple assaults in Lorton has not been apprehended. The Springfield area has seen a string of 24 unsolved assaults by a serial groper or possibly two suspects that began in September. The latest took place in late March in Kingstowne. In the most recent incident in Lorton, a 31-year-old woman was approached from behind at around 10:45 a.m. April 10, while walking near Timarand Court …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The boy was found in a hotel in Las Vegas with his mother, who has been arrested and is being held as a fugitive from justice.
Fairfax County Police announced Wednesday that Cameron Serafin, the Fairfax County boy who has been missing since April 7, has been found safe and his mother Rebecca has been arrested. Investigators had been looking for Rebecca Serafin and her 5-year-old son since she did not return the boy to his father's home in Great Falls as scheduled. “Following information they developed after viewing the video, LVPD [Las Vegas Police Department] detectives located Cameron and Rebecca Serafin at another hotel close by,” according to the Fairfax County Police Department release. “Cameron is safe and in good condition. His mother is being held as a fugitive from justice and will await extradition back to Virginia. Cameron’s father is already making …
The latest from the Fairfax County Police Department
The following are crime incidents reported by the Fairfax County Police Department for Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The incidents were documented in the daily crime report. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Anyone with information regarding this incident are urged to call 703-691-2131 or contact CrimeSolvers 866-411-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.
FCPS says Rebecca Serafin may be heading to Los Angeles.
Fairfax County Police say that Cameron Serafin, the Fairfax County boy who has been missing since April 7, has been seen with his mother in Las Vegas. Investigators have been looking for the mother and her 5-year-old son since Rebecca Serafin did not return the boy to his father's home in Great Falls as scheduled. Detectives say Rebecca and Cameron Serafin were seen in the baggage claim area at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, April 11, around 10 p.m., after arriving on a Southwest Airlines flight from Birmingham, Ala. They are possibly headed for Los Angeles, Calif. Police have issued a warrant charging Rebecca Serafin with felony parental abduction. Cameron was seen on airport surveillance video wearing …