Police seek rape suspect
Fairfax County Police are looking for a 13-year-old male, who is a suspect in the rape of a 13-year-old Reston girl on April 13, according to a search warrant affidavit filed by a Fairfax County Police Detective S.M. Day in Fairfax County Circuit Court.
According to the affidavit, the girl walked with a juvenile cousin to the Safeway in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center in Reston where she met a 13-year-old boy.
Court records state the girl’s cousin then left the girl alone with the boy, who allegedly raped her in the nearby woods. Court documents say the girl reported the rape to her parents, who then contacted police. Court records say the girl was taken to INOVA Hospital where she was discovered to have injuries “consistent with the allegations reported to law enforcement.”
Police issued a search of a residence in the 2240 block of Southgate Square in Reston, according to the affidavit.
Three arrested on drug charges
Alexandria Police have charged a California police officer, a former California police officer and a third California man with attempting to sell five pounds of marijuana in Tysons Corner.
Frederick Michael Sayles, 34, of Selma, Calif; Gabriel Hernandez Sepeda II, 38, of Fresno, Calif; and David Ray Flowers, 38, of Fresno, Calif; have all been arrested following a joint undercover narcotics investigation by Alexandria police, the Alexandria Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
According to police, the three have each been charged with conspiracy to import more than five pounds of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute more than five pounds of marijuana into the Commonwealth. According to police, the estimated street value of the marijuana is $635,000.
Police said the three men were arrested around 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Tysons Corner and were taken into custody by DEA agents.
In a news release, DEA officials said the men allegedly were in the process of transporting more than 27 pounds of marijuana into the Commonwealth from California.
Sepeda, Sayles and Flowers were taken to the Alexandria Adult Detention Center and detained without bond.
Antique explosive found, disarmed in Falls Church
A bomb described by Falls Church officials as an antique military explosive device was discovered and disarmed in the back yard of a Falls Church resident.
Falls Church officials said, at 10:22 a.m. Monday, police received a call from a resident in the 200 block of North Virginia Avenue about a potential explosive device found buried in the resident's yard. Police responded with the city fire marshal. The Arlington County Fire Department and the military also were contacted and arrived on scene, police said.
The device was described by police only as an “antique military device,” which was disarmed, rendered safe and disposed of by the military.
Police said the device was not a cannonball or a grenade, but offered no further details.
During the two-hour investigation, individuals in seven residences were advised to leave the area and nearby Cherry Hill Park was closed.
A portion of Park Avenue also was closed to accommodate emergency vehicles. There were no injuries.
The immediate vicinity was checked for additional concerns, but none were found, police said.
Assault, robbery at George Mason University
An assault and robbery occurred on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus on April 17.
No weapons were used but the suspect has not been apprehended, campus officials said.
Mason spokesman Dan Walsh described the incident as a crime of opportunity.
“A student who works at Chick-fil-A was on his way to a bank with a deposit when they were jumped,” he said.
Walsh said it is unknown if the attacker also was a student.
Campus police describe the suspect as a black male, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with black hair (dreadlocks) and light facial hair. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and black pants riding a green and black bicycle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact University Police at 703-993-2810.
Bank robbery in Great Falls
County police are seeking a suspect in a Great Falls bank robbery.
According to police, they responded to the report of an armed robbery shortly after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Washington First Bank, 9851 Georgetown Pike.
According to police, a man entered the bank, implied he had a weapon, and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of cash was obtained, and the suspect fled on foot. There were no injuries.
The suspect was described as a black male, between 34 and 36 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 foot tall, with a slender build. He was wearing a white jacket and a black rain hat.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.