Jason Allen Johnson wanted for murder in Arlington County Virginia

The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jason Allen Johnson, 37, of Washington, DC. Johnson is wanted for Murder for his role in this weekend’s homicide in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Arlington. Johnson is described as a black male, approximately 5’5” and weighing 145 pounds. He was last known to be heading towards Maryland.

At approximately 3:22 a.m. on February 19, 2017, Arlington County Police responded to the 6300 block of N. 29th Street for the report of shots fired. Arriving officers located one male victim suffering from a gunshot wound and immediately began performing CPR. Arlington County Fire Department medics transported Michael Gray, 23, of Manassas, Virginia to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The initial investigation revealed that this shooting resulted from a dispute that took place during a party at a residence in the 6300 block of N. 29th Street.

Johnson is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately and not approach the suspect. If you have additional information regarding this investigation, contact Detective J. Trainer of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4185. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, a resident of Washington, D.C., was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for charges related to a $1.9 million investment fraud scheme.

Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release, forfeit $1.945 million, and pay $926,020 in restitution.

Daneshvar pleaded guilty on Oct. 24, 2016. According to court documents, from in or about April 2009 to January 2013, Daneshvar lied and made false promises to eight victim investors to persuade them to give him approximately $1.9 million. Daneshvar told the victim investors the money would be used for bridge financing to purchase foreclosed property that would be “flipped,” or quickly resold for profit. Daneshvar promised a monthly return on their investments, but in reality Daneshvar used the money to invest in the stock market, pay “returns” on the investments back to the investors, and to pay for his own personal expenses.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Andrew W. Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton. Assistant U.S. Attorney Grace L. Hill prosecuted the case.

MS-13

The violent mestizo gang MS-13, the world’s largest, has stepped up efforts in Virginia and Maryland and they are recruiting kids from elementary schools.

Via WUSA 9

It starts early. WUSA9 learned Thursday, gang leaders are recruiting new members in a disturbing place: Elementary Schools.

“Oh grade-school. They’re recruiting in grade-school but generally 5th grade and on,” said Northern Virginia Regional Task Force Director Jay Lanham.

It may feel like they’re babies, but 5th grade and on, the time kids are starting to find themselves, has become a prime target age for MS-13 gang recruiting especially, according to Lanham.

His team is aiding the investigation into the gang-related murder of 15-year-old Alexandra Reyes-Rivas, the Montgomery County teen found dead in Springfield, Va. this past weekend.

Read more at this link.

City of Alexandria Police Department

Suspects Use Knife in Robbery near N. Pickett Street

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a robbery at the intersection of N. Pickett Street and Holmes Run Parkway in Alexandria, Virginia this afternoon (see map below). Four suspects stole items from the victim after one suspect brandished a knife.

According to police, there were no injuries. Expect police activity in the area.

(Photo by Cliff, on Flickr)

Alexandria, Virginia Courthouse

Adkins Convicted of Murder

Rashad Lonzell Adkins, 22, of Alexandria, VA, was convicted by a jury of two felonies related to a murder that occurred in the City on July 2, 2015.

On that date Adkins and the victim, Shakkan Elliott-Tibbs, engaged in a verbal argument in the 700 block of N. Fayette Street. The altercation turned physical, and Adkins produced a .40 handgun and shot Tibbs at least 4 times. Adkins then fled the area. Shortly thereafter, Tibbs succumbed to his injuries.

Adkins was convicted of murder in the second degree and use of a firearm in the commission of murder. The jury is currently deliberating what sentence to recommend to the Court.

Serial Burglar Nabbed with Comprehensive Effort

nicholas cormier of Alexandria, Virginia area arrested for burglary

After a multi-faceted investigation, Fairfax County detectives charged 19-year-old, Nicholas Cormier of Alexandria with seven counts of burglary and five counts of grand larceny.

Homeowners in the Hayfield View and Glenwood Mews communities reported a series of residential break-ins between January 10th and the 15th. Patrol officers gathered essential information and provided it to detectives. Members of the local Neighborhood Watch reached out to community members and forwarded more information to officers and detectives. One neighbor gave valuable surveillance video from his home. Detectives were able to quickly develop an accurate suspect description and passed it along to patrol officers. The Franconia District Station, Crime Prevention Officer spread the word to the affected neighborhoods through the use of the social media platform, “Next Door.”   (more…)

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