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…)

Fairfax County Police Detectives were alerted to a suspicious event that involved a teenage girl walking to a school activity in the West Springfield area of Fairfax County. A 15-year-old Fairfax-area girl was walking in the 5000 block of Sideburn Road, in Fairfax, just before 5 p.m. to sports practice when a 1997 Toyota Corolla pulled up next to her. When she looked over, the driver asked if she needed a ride. The girl declined and the man asked again. She refused again and continued walking. The driver never exited his car and eventually drove off. She reported the incident to school security as soon as she arrived there.

Detectives followed up on the reported incident, were able to identify the driver, 27, of the Clifton-area, and talk to him. Their investigation confirmed that no crime occurred, but the entire incident was documented.   (more…)

The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation ('SFDC') secures $400,000 federal grant to support transit oriented development on Richmond Highway.

SFDC partners with Fairfax County to secure highly competitive $400,000 federal grant

The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (“SFDC”) proudly partners with Fairfax County to secure highly competitive $400,000 federal grant in order to support transit oriented development (“TOD”) on Richmond Highway.

On Tuesday, October 11, the Federal Transit Administration announced that Fairfax County is one of 16 recipients nationwide of its highly competitive 2016 Transit Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program grant. SFDC proudly served as Fairfax County’s critical partner in the grant application.

The $400,000 grant, which strongly emphasized a partnership between a project sponsor (Fairfax County) and an entity with land-use planning authority (SFDC) as a qualifying factor, will support planning activities, such as engineering and analysis, surrounding the implementation of Bus Rapid Transit as part of Embark Richmond Highway.

According to Edythe Kelleher, Executive Director of SFDC, “Our Board acted quickly and decisively when the Fairfax County Department of Transportation approached us to serve as the grant partner at our Board of Directors meeting on May 18. We knew the importance of securing the grant, particularly to the planning initiatives already in progress.”

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In-Custody Death Investigation at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office personnel called the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) at 6:41 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, to report that a 53-year-old, male inmate had been found unresponsive in his cell. Sheriff’s deputies immediately initiated CPR. Rescue personnel arrived at 6:45, police personnel arrived at 6:53.

After extensive efforts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful; he was pronounced dead.

As protocol dictates, Police Department personnel from the Crime Scene Section and detectives from the Major Crimes Division responded to conduct an investigation. The operation of the Adult Detention Center (ADC) is overseen by the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office. The deceased inmate had been incarcerated at the ADC since September 15, 2015. He was assigned to a Direct Supervision Unit where inmates are routinely checked every 30 minutes. The Sheriff’s Office and the Police Department are working collectively to gather all information and to thoroughly document the situation. Nothing appears suspicious at this time.
The deceased inmate’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

The average daily inmate population in the ADC is 1,050.

Fairfax County Police

Fairfax County Police officers were called to a home in the 6400 block of Lincolnia Road shortly after 1:40 p.m. on Friday, September 2 for the report of a 34-year-old man experiencing emotional distress, possibly armed with a firearm, and allegedly threatening to harm himself. A perimeter was quickly established around the home by responding officers. The Public Affairs Bureau kept the public and media informed throughout the event through the use of social media.

A barricade was officially declared at about 2:26 p.m. and a SWAT team was dispatched to the scene. Personnel from the Crisis Negotiations Team and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department also responded to the incident.

Attempts to make contact with man continued until the man inside the home surrendered and was taken into custody around 5 p.m. There were no injuries. An emergency custody order was obtained for the man who will be evaluated and provided the services he may need.

The Fairfax County Police Department would like to thank the public, in particular, the residence of the surrounding area where this incident occurred, for their patience and cooperation.

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Third Suspect Arrested in Huntington Park Homicide from August 5, 2015

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, detectives from the Major Crimes Division, Homicide Section, obtained juvenile petitions, charging another individual with Second Degree Murder and Robbery in connection with the murder of Khalid Aboumalik on August 5, 2015. The arrestee, of Alexandria, who is 18 years old now, was 17 at the time of the murder. He was taken into custody at his home shortly before 3 p.m. and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center for initial processing and then transferred to the Adult Detention Center.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the Cause of Death was: Blunt Force Trauma to the head and Sharp Force Injuries to the Neck and Torso. The Manner of Death was Homicide.

This is the third arrest in this case.  No further arrests are expected in this case.

Click this link for the history of this case.

Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County Police Officers were called to the 8300 block of Richmond Highway on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:17 a.m. for the report that a pedestrian had been struck by an SUV. Officers located the scene and summoned detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit. Motor Squad officers responded for traffic control.

Preliminary information suggests that the pedestrian was walking in the far left lane, southbound on Richmond Highway and was not in a crosswalk. He continued to walk in the left lane and was struck by a 2008 GMC Yukon (SUV) traveling southbound. The 69-year-old, female driver of the SUV immediately stopped and remained on the scene.

The pedestrian, 56-year-old, Aaron Nelson McCullough, of no fixed address, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in this crash.

There are no charges pending at this time.

Anyone who might have witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543, or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Fairfax County takes pedestrian and motorist safety very seriously. To find out more about pedestrian safety programs in Fairfax County please click this link.

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