Woodbridge man dies in Springfield crash
A Woodbridge man has died following a car crash around 11:45 p.m. Tuesdy, according to Fairfax County police.
Paul Wickwire, 24, was driving his 1998 Ford Explorer east on Leesville Boulevard near Hinton Street when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and ran off the left side of the roadway, police said. The vehicle struck a fire hydrant and rolled over.
Police said Wickwire was ejected from the SUV, and died at the scene of the crash. Detectives are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.
Police think speed might have been factor in the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Swim coach charged for indecent liberties with a minor
A former James Madison High School swim coach has been charged for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor in 2001, according to police.
On June 13, an unidentified woman filed a report with police alleging Noah Rucker, now 39, of Bristow, had inappropriate sexual contact with her while she attended James Madison.
Police said Rucker was employed by the school as a swim coach at the time.
The alleged victim was 17 at the time.
An investigation led to the arrest of Rucker on June 15. He was charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a minor while in a custodial and/or supervisory position.
Police said Rucker currently coaches swimmers throughout the region.
Anyone with additional information to report is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Bank robbery in Seven Corners
County police have charged a Springfield man with attempted robbery in connection to a bank robbery around 3 p.m. June 5 in Seven Corners.
According to police, Herson Geovanne Torres, 22, of 7230 Beverly Park Drive entered the Capital One bank, 6367 Seven Corners Center, and passed a note demanding money to the teller. Before the teller could comply, the suspect fled on foot. There were no injuries.
Torres was arrested on June 13.
Delivery man robbed at gunpoint in Sterling
A parcel delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint Thursday in Sterling, according to a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office report.
The driver was in the area of Horseshoe Drive and Ridgetop Circle around 7:20 p.m. when a man pulled a gun and demanded the driver’s wallet, according to the report.
The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall with short blonde hair. He was last seen driving an older model dark-colored Pontiac Grand AM.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with any information about the incident can contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.
Man struck by vehicle
A 24-year-old New York man, who is accused of fleeing a Sterling store after attempting to shoplift items, was struck by his own vehicle Sunday just outside the business.
The store declined to prosecute.
Robert V. Lyons, 46, who allegedly struck the 24-year-old has been charged with reckless driving.
The 24-year-old, whose name has not been released by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, was last listed in critical condition at Inova Fairfax.
According to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the 24-year-old was confronted by Wal-Mart personnel in the store around 12:22 p.m. June 10 for concealing ear buds and blue jeans.
In response, the man returned the items, left the store and drove out of the parking lot in a 1994 Ford F150 pickup truck. However, on his way out of the parking lot, the truck’s muffler dislodged.
When the man pulled behind the store and got out to fix the muffler, a passenger drove the truck forward at the 24-year-old’s request and struck him, according to the police report.
After being hit, the 24-year-old returned to the truck and drove a short distance before stopping and contacting emergency personnel. He was later airlifted from the scene.
Both men were in Sterling for construction work involving the renovation of a nearby hotel.
Authorities are investigating the incident.
Light fixture causes $75,000 damage to home
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials say a storage closet light that was left on has caused extensive damage to an Oakton home.
Fire and Rescue workers responded to a house fire around 9:15 a.m. June 11 in the 11110 block of Lochinver Lane.
It took firefighters about 15 minutes to bring the fire under control.
According to officials, during salvage and overhaul operations, firefighters said they also discovered illegal fireworks stored in the basement. The unexploded fireworks were confiscated by fire investigators and a notice of violation was issued to the homeowner.
Damage is estimated at $75,000.