Police investigate Mount Vernon homicide
Fairfax County police are investigating a homicide that took place late Wednesday.
Police said around 11:30 p.m. officers were called for a noise complaint at the intersection of San Leandro and Mendocino places.
“The noise was from a vehicle revving its engine loudly,” said police spokesman Bud Walker.
Police said officers located a 47-year-old man sitting in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said they are investigating the case as a homicide, the county’s third of the year.
The identity of the deceased had not yet been made public by the Times’ print deadline.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Cyclist fights for his life after accident
An unidentified cyclist was struck by a car in Fairfax Station on Sunday and sustained life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.
County police said an unidentified 61-year-old man riding a bicycle was struck around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Ox Road and South Run Oaks Drive by a 2006 Hyundai Tucson SUV driving northbound down Ox Road. Police said the driver of the Hyundai attempted to make a right-hand turn as the cyclist rode into the intersection.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Dan Schmidt said the cyclist was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police did not release the names of either party because no charges have been filed.
County officer charged with forcible sodomy
A Fairfax County police officer has been relieved of his duties and awaits a hearing after being charged with forcible sodomy.
Officer James C. Summers, 55, of Burke was arrested May 8 after a 42-year-old Manassas woman reported to Prince William County police on May 3 that she and Summers were involved in a relationship, during which she claims Summers came to her residence and sexually assaulted her in 2009.
Summers worked as a police officer in the Reston District station and has been with the department for five years, police said.
Fairfax County police spokesman Don Gotthardt said Summers has been “relieved of his duties” pending the outcome of the Prince William police investigation.
“We will be conducting our own parallel investigation,” he said.
Summers is being detained without bond in the Prince William County detention facility. He is scheduled to appear in court July 18.
Police seek suspect in theft of antique coins
Fairfax County police say someone is responsible for the theft of an antique coin and bank note collection valued between $300,000 and $500,000.
According to police, around 7:20 p.m. April 14, an elderly couple returned to their home in the 3800 block of Stuart Circle in Annandale after attending a coin show in Charlottesville.
Police said the couple parked their vehicle in the driveway of their home and went inside.
When they returned to the vehicle less than 10 minutes later, police said the couple discovered their collection of coins and bank notes missing.
According to police, the items were inside three brown leather briefcases, two document holders and a leather backpack, which all were hidden under a blanket in the rear hatch area of the car.
Detectives think the victims were targeted and the suspect might have followed them home from the coin show.
Some of the items taken were:
ź1929 National Notes in increments of $5, $10 and $20. These notes are from, but not limited to, The Peoples National Bank of Leesburg, the 2nd National Bank of Culpeper and Fauquier National Bank.
źThere also are additional notes from these selected Virginia locations: Fairfax, Warrenton, Hot Springs, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesburg, Strasburg, Roanoke, Marshall and Charlottesville.
źNumerous Confederate notes in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $50 and $500 stored in a document book with plastic holders.
ź1932 Indian Gold piece
źNumerous commemorative half dollars
ź$1gold pieces źConfederate Obsolete notes
ź1922 Plain penny źNumerous U.S. small currency notes
ź1909-S VBD penny źBook of Confederate notes
źBox of Indian Head and Lincoln pennies
ź(2) 1934 $1,000 notes
ź1934 $500 note ź1928 $500 note
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 866-411-8477.
Man charged in hotel robbery pleads guilty
An Alexandria man charged in connection with the December 2011 robbery of a hotel in Dulles pleaded guilty on May 11.
Cesar A. Pisconte Jr., 22, pleaded guilty in Loudoun County Circuit Court to two counts of robbery and one count each of use of a firearm and gang participation.
He’s scheduled to be sentenced at 1 p.m. Aug. 24. Authorities say Pisconte and a 15-year-old Sterling boy robbed the Fairfield Inn and Suite hotel on the 23000 block of Indian Creek Drive on Dec. 31, 2011.
Pisconte was charged in connection with the crime on Jan. 10.
The teen was charged on Jan. 13 as a juvenile with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and participating in an act to benefit a gang.
During the robbery, the two allegedly entered the lobby of the hotel around 2 a.m. One of them brandished a gun and demanded cash from a hotel employee. No injuries were reported.
Pisconte remains detained without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. The teenager is being detained at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.
Pisconte also is charged with an assault that happened on Jan. 7 at a McDonald’s on Pidgeon Hill Drive in Sterling. During the 4:30 a.m. incident, authorities say Pisconte threw a glass bottle at an employee who was working the drive-thru window at the restaurant.
The employee received minor injuries but declined medical treatment. Pisconte was charged with assault, participating in a criminal act to benefit a gang and throwing a missile at an occupied dwelling.