Wednesday, May 1, 2013
There was Orville and Wilbur Wright, and then Dr. William Christmas.
We all know about Kitty Hawk N.C., and those famous first flights by the Wright brothers in 1903. But did you know that the third American to fly did it in Fairfax Station? It was in March 1908, and Dr. William Christmas flew his "aeroplane" in secret before crashing into a tree and burning the wreckage to keep anyone from copying his designs. Christmas, a physician who worked in the District, spent the winter of 1907-08 building his bi-plane at the Fairfax Station home of engineer Robert Ions. Christmas' vessel, like the Wright Brothers' model, had twin propellers that were run by an engine behind the pilot. The whole thing weighed 850 pounds and was made of steel and wood, with fabric stretched along the wings. The 160-acre Ions …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Area crime events for the week preceding Feb. 15, as reported by the Fairfax County Police Department.
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 safe out there this week!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Readers choose their favorite mechanics in the area.
Monday, April 16, 2012
UPDATE 11:20 p.m. Friday: Precision Collision of Lorton has won the Readers' Choice award for best mechanic in Lorton/Fairfax Station. Congratulations to Precision Collision. +++ Which is the best mechanic shop in Lorton, Fairfax Station and Clifton? There are quite a few choices, and Patch wants your opinion. You can vote in the poll below and click on the link to your favorite mechanic to rate the business and leave a review. It would be helpful if you'd leave a comment on why it's your favorite: great service, fair prices, extended hours? The polls close at 9 a.m. on Friday. The name of the winning business will be posted by the afternoon. The decision will be based on votes tallied, and comments and reviews. Because this poll is not …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Allegedly sold drugs during rush hour at Vienna Metro Station
A 33-year-old Fairfax Station man was arrested and charged with four counts of distributing heroin during evening rush hour at the Vienna Metro Station on Wednesday, June 22. Garrett R. Acker of Tabor Lane allegedly sold and delivered heroin to undercover Fairfax County narcotics detectives on four occasions. "Undercover detectives told Acker that the drugs would be distributed to Fairfax County juveniles," said a police news release.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Dad, 54, was driving home for dinner when a car hit his car, sending him into oncoming traffic
Paul Krause, a retired army colonel who was killed in a Route 1 car accident on Monday, was a father of three, on his way home for dinner when he lost his life. He had celebrated his 54th birthday on March 5th. Police say a drunk driver, in the country illegally and driving on a suspended license, crashed into Krause's car, sending it into oncoming traffic on Route 1. Krause left behind a family who is mourning the loss of a husband and father: Widow Kwon Suk Krouse, aka "Suki," and three daughters: Christina, 24, Cheryl, 20, and Shaina, 18 as well as family dog, Coco, a miniature pinscher. Christina is a graduate of George Mason University and Shaina and Cheryl are currently students there. All three girls are world-class athletes who …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Springfield man apprehended on multiple charges, including manslaughter
Update 2:15 a.m. Wednesday Media outlets are reporting that the man charged in the crash, Carlos Sanchez-Ramos, was in the country illegally. Sanchez-Ramos was deported in 2004 to his native Honduras but, according to a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he had re-entered illegally in the interim. Sanchez-Ramos had also been arrested previously for drunken driving. Update: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday The crash yesterday which closed Route 1 for approximately four hours killed 54 year-old Paul Krause of Fairfax Station. According to Fairfax County police, Krause was driving his Ford Fusion in the northbound lane of Route 1 at approximately 5:20 p.m. when it was struck by a 1994 Honda traveling in the same direction. The collision …