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Franconia man charged with murdering roommate

Fairfax County police have arrested a Franconia man and charged him with killing his roommate.

Police were called to the 6000 block of Hydrangea Drive at about 10:20 a.m. Nov.30 for a disturbance and found a body upon their arrival.

“We discovered one person deceased and initially ruled it a suspicious death,” said county police spokeswoman Shelley Broderick.

Police later ruled the death a homicide and identified the suspect as Eric C. Kewder, 34.

Broderick said police conducted a search, apprehended Kewder, and charged him with murder.

The victim was later identified as Andy Lun Yun, 32, of the same address in the 6000 block of Hydrangea Drive.

Kewder is being detained without bond at the Fairfax Adult Detention Center. No attorney information for him is available.

Police investigate hit-and run-in Alexandria

Fairfax County police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run crash that seriously injured a 16-year-old boy.

On Friday, Nov. 30, shortly before 7 p.m., police said they responded to the report of a crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Broadmoor Street.

The preliminary investigation determined that a red minivan was traveling south on Telegraph Road and entered the left turn lane to turn left onto Broadmoor Street in front of Hayfield Secondary School, according to police. The boy was in the crosswalk at that intersection.

Police said witnesses claimed the minivan struck the boy and never stopped. The minivan left the scene and continued onto Broadmoor Street. The vehicle may have sustained damage to the front end. Police said the boy was transported to a local hospital with serious, but nonlife-threatening injuries.

Police encourage the driver of the striking vehicle to come forward to resolve this matter. They also ask anyone who might have witnessed this crash, or who has any information about the striking vehicle and/or its driver to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Falls Church woman killed in Dominica

Casey Schulman, 22, of Falls Church was killed while swimming during a visit to the Caribbean island of Dominica on Dec. 1. Schulman was a senior at the University of Virginia and was visiting the island as part of the school’s “semester at sea” program.

Dominican police said Schulman was struck by a diving boat propeller as she was swimming.

A memorial service for friends and family of Schulman will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Roof Terrace Restaurant of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, in the district.

City of Fairfax Police headquarters damaged by hit and run driver

City of Fairfax Police said their headquarters was damaged during the early morning hours of Nov. 29 by a hit-and-run driver who subsequently was apprehended and charged with driving under the influence.

Police said that at about 2 a.m. the driver of a 1999 Mercury Marquis approached the headquarters building at 3730 Old Lee Highway on the driveway and proceeded to drive through the lowered door of the police building’s garage and then left the scene. The garage door sustained considerable damage, but no contents of the building were damaged and there were no injuries. Damage to the facility was estimated at $10,000.

A short time later officers responding to a report of an accident at University Drive and Willard Way found the Mercury stopped atop a median in a private parking lot and determined that the driver had been responsible for the damage to the headquarters building.

Anthony John Skrobacz, 49, of Spotsylvania, Va., was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of drugs. He was transported to the Adult Detention Center and also charged with reckless driving and hit and run. His bond was set at $5,000.

Dozens of cars shot in West Springfield

County police are seeking the public’s help to locate suspects responsible for shooting through dozens of car windows in the Newington Forest and Terra Grande neighborhoods of West Springfield.

Police say the shootings involve either a pellet or bb gun and took place over the past week, primarily between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Nov. 29.

Police said that in most of the incidents, the vehicles were empty; however in at least one of the cases, a vehicle was occupied.

The suspect vehicle is reportedly a silver Honda CRV. Police said that the rear windows of minivans or SUVs appear to be targeted by the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Herndon police seek 7-Eleven armed robbery suspects

Herndon police are seeking two suspects in an armed robbery they say took place on Nov. 29 at approximately 11:20 p.m.,

Police said two men robbed the 7-Eleven at 1115 Crestview Drive in the town of Herndon at gun point.

One pointed a handgun at the 7-Eleven employees, attempting to get them to open the cash register and fired a shot while the employees were trying to get into the register, police said. No one was injured. Police said the second suspect acted as the lookout at the front door of the business.

Once the employees handed over an undisclosed amount of money, both suspects fled the store, police said.

Anyone with information should contact the Herndon Police Department at 703-435-6846.