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Herndon teen convicted in animal slashings

A Herndon teen accused of slashing animals at Frying Pan Farm Park in April and May was convicted Wednesday of three counts of animal maiming and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.

The teenís name and suggested sentence was not released because he is a juvenile.

Police said three horses were slashed with a machete on April 26, and a steer, chicken and goats were slashed overnight between May 26 and 27.

A similar attack on a horse in June, while the convicted teen was in custody, still is being investigated by police.

All of the animals attacked are making full recoveries.

Girl, 5, sexually assaulted at playground

Fairfax County police are seeking a man who stands accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old Lincolnia girl.

Police said the girl was playing at a playground in the area of Lachine Lane and Manitoba Drive when the man took her into the basement of a nearby building and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect was described as Hispanic, medium height, average to heavy build, with black hair and wearing a white, long sleeve button down shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 703-691-2131.

Fatal crash in McLean

A McLean woman has died after being hit by a vehicle in her driveway.

County police said they responded shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday to 1856 Kirby Road for a report of a crash.

There, police said they found 81-year-old Beverly Sargent. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead around 3 p.m.

According to police, Sargent was in her car in her driveway getting ready to head to a local service station. Police said she had arranged for another driver to follow her and bring her home.

She got out and walked to the rear of her car to make sure the other car, a 2002 Toyota Camry, was behind her. The 86-year-old man in the Camry started his car and put it in gear. His car started to roll forward and he was not able to stop before striking Sargent, according to police.

Pedestrian killed in Fairfax

City of Fairfax police have identified a pedestrian who was killed Aug. 18.

According to police, the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the 9800 block of Fairfax Boulevard.

Police said 62-year-old James Ralph Davidson, of no fixed address, was crossing the six-lane highway from north to south when he was struck by a 2010 Jeep Compass whose driver failed to stop. Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle was located later on the basis of information provided by witnesses to Arlington County Police. City of Fairfax Police are continuing their investigation to identify the driver and to determine if speed or alcohol were factors.

Police said the last pedestrian fatality in the city occurred when a victim, who was struck on Dec. 23, 2011, succumbed to his injuries on Dec. 28, 2011.

Driver who hit trooper near charged with DUI

Virginia State Police say Trooper K.S. Fleenor is recuperating from injuries suffered when an allegedly intoxicated driver struck his patrol vehicle early Saturday on Interstate 495 near Tysons Corner.

According to police, around midnight Fleenor had positioned his patrol vehicle in the left northbound travel lane where a tow truck was having difficulty removing a damaged vehicle that had been involved in a crash. Police said Fleenor pulled behind the tow truck for the operatorís safety while removing the damaged vehicle. Fleenor was seated inside his vehicle, which had its emergency lights activated, according to police.

At 12:08 a.m., a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue rear-ended the trooperís vehicle. The impact forced the trooperís car into the previously damaged vehicle, which then pushed that vehicle into the rear of the tow truck, police said.

Fleenor and the tow truck operator were both taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital, where they were both treated and released.

Police said the driver of the Oldsmobile, Christina M. Hirt, 30, of Alexandria, refused treatment at the scene of the crash, and was charged with driving under the influence.

Sexual assault in Merrifield

County police say a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted around 11 p.m. Sunday in the 7600 block of Lee Highway.

According to police, the woman was walking along Lee Highway when a man approached and displayed a knife. He allegedly forced her into some nearby brush and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect was described as Hispanic, in his 30s, being of short height, with short black hair and wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 703-691-2131.

Juveniles charged with making IEDís

On Saturday, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged five juveniles with using improvised explosive devices made out of soda bottles in connection with an incident that occurred July 25 in Annandale.

Investigators said the incident occurred in the 3300 block of Woodburn Road, at the Condominiums at Woodburn.

The juveniles, ranging in age from 13 to 17, have all been charged under Virginia Fire Code 18.2-85 for manufacturing, possession, use of fire bombs or explosive materials or devices; a class five felony.

The plastic bottle devices caused no injuries or property damage, officials said.

Fairfax fugitive arrested in Mexico

A Fairfax man has been extradited from California to Fairfax County for crimes he allegedly committed 12 years ago.

According to police, on Nov. 21, 2000, Wesley Thomason, then 27, was arrested for allegedly providing illegal drugs to minors and filming himself engaging in sexual acts with more than one minor.

Prior to his appearance in court, Thomason fled Fairfax County.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Marshal Service and the Fairfax County Fugitive Task Force developed leads that Thomason was living in Mexico. Mexican authorities located and apprehended Thomason and sent him to California on July 20. On July 31, Thomason was returned to Fairfax County.

Thomason, 39, of 5920 Bond Court, was processed into the Fairfax County jail on a bench warrant related to his previous charges of carnal knowledge, manufacturing sexually explicit material involving a minor, possession of cocaine and indecent liberties.

Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 703-691-2131.

Alleged police impersonator charged

County police say a man accused of preying on senior citizens while impersonating a police officer now is in custody.

According to police, a 93-year-old man was assaulted and robbed as he exited his vehicle in the 5700 block of Leesburg Pike earlier this month. Police were called to the area around 10:24 a.m. and located the victim in the parking lot.

An investigation determined that a man approached the victim and reportedly identified himself as a police officer, displaying some type of credentials. The man then allegedly demanded the victimís license and struck the victim several times before taking his wallet and fleeing in a Ford Mustang. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Police said several witnesses came to the aid of the victim and provided information to identify the suspect as Rudolph Victor Curtis, 59, of Arlington.

Curtis was arrested and charged with robbery, malicious wounding and impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Police say they have connected this case to two others.

At 5 p.m. June 9 in the 3400 block of South Jefferson Street, an 85-year-old man was victimized in a similar way. He was not struck, but cash from his wallet was stolen.

An 81-year-old man also had cash stolen on at 11 a.m. July 24, also in the 3400 block of South Jefferson Street. He was not injured.

Detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact county police at 703-691-2131.