Police seek suspects in indecent exposure incidents
Fairfax County Police is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the men responsible for at least nine reported indecent exposure cases in the Sully Police District. Each of the nine incidents occurred on the trails of the Cub Run Stream Valley Park between Cub Stream Drive and Cranoke Street:
ŸAround 3:30 p.m. March 1, 2011, near Cub Stream Drive;
ŸAround 3:52 p.m. May 26 near Sully Park Drive;
ŸAround 1:30 a.m. June 5 near Weatherburn Drive;
ŸAround 12:15 p.m. July 16 near Deer Pond Court;
ŸAround 3:30 p.m. July 27 near Stone Crossing Court;
ŸAround 9:30 a.m. Sept. 5 in Cub Run Stream Valley Park;
ŸAround 11:48 a.m. Nov. 19 in Cub Run Stream Valley Park;
ŸAround 10:50 a.m. Jan. 7 near Cub Stream Drive;
ŸAround 1:30 p.m. March 14, 2012, near Cranoke Street.
According to police, the victims have ranged between 3 and 50 years old, and have encountered the suspect(s) while walking along the trails. Detectives think there might be more than one suspect in these exposures, each acting individually.
The suspect(s) usually are located in a secluded area of the trails and sometimes cover their face, police said.
Aggravated assaults in Herndon
Town of Herndon police have charged a 24-year-old man with aggravated assault after a series of stabbings, and are searching for an unidentified suspect who reportedly hit another man in the head with a baseball bat.
Both incidents happened within 45 minutes of each other on March 31, but police have not said whether the incidents are related, or if either event was gang-related.
According to police, Bryan X. Cornejo of Falls Church was charged after “multiple” people were stabbed during a fight near the intersection of Alabama Drive and Arkansas Avenue shortly before 12:30 a.m.
About 45 minutes later in the 300 block of nearby Linden Court, police said a man reported being struck in the head with a baseball bat by an unknown assailant who then fled the scene.
No description of the suspect was given by police.
Police seek burglary suspects
Fairfax County Police is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) who burglarized a home and stole custom jewelry pieces. Police said they were called to the home, located in the 6500 block of Zoysia Court, on March 1.
Police said the suspect(s) forced entry through a rear window between 2 and 4 p.m. that day. High-end, custom jewelry pieces were taken from the master bedroom. Most of the unique jewelry pieces are made by jewelry designer Effy Balissima, police said. Other assorted custom pieces also were taken.
According to police, two black males in a light or gold-colored Toyota Camry were seen ringing doorbells at several homes in the neighborhood, including the victim’s home, around the time of the burglary. Detectives would like to identify and speak with those two individuals.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 866-411-8477.
Fairfax man gets 2 years for being Pakistani agent
A Fairfax man was sentenced to two years in federal prison on March 30 for funneling millions of dollars from Pakistan’s government and military spy agency through a local nonprofit organization in an effort to gain political influence in the U.S., according to a federal indictment.
According to court documents and a federal affidavit, Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, 62, has served for the past 21 years as the director of the Kashmiri American Council, a nongovernmental nonprofit founded in 1990 that also goes by the name Kashmir Center.
The Washington, D.C.-based group describes itself in educational materials as a “not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of knowledge in the United States about the struggle of the Kashmiri people for self-determination.”
Kashmir is the border region between Pakistan and India that has been a point of territorial contention for decades.
The affidavit alleges although the nonprofit portrayed itself as a Kashmiri organization run by Kashmiris and financed by Americans, it actually is one of three “Kashmir Centers” that are run by the Pakistani government.
In court documents, prosecutors said Fai violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which requires foreign agents working in the U.S. to file with the Justice Department.
The money allegedly was routed to Fai through a Pakistani agent and a network of other individuals connected to that agent, who allegedly arranged for his contacts in the U.S. to provide money to Fai in return for repayment of those amounts in Pakistan. Records state neither Fai nor the nonprofit registered as an official agent of the Pakistani or Kashmiri governments as required by FARA.
According to court records, Fai and nonprofit have received at least $3.5 million from the Pakistani government since the mid-1990s through Ahmad and his funding network. Records state Fai and nonprofit received as much as $700,000 per year from the Pakistani government.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Fai has donated money to the political campaign of President Barack Obama, as well as to both the National Republican and National Democratic senatorial committees during the course of several years.
Fai’s prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release, court records state.