A 27-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint on May 7, as she withdrew money from the same bank ATM where another armed robbery occurred in late March.
Fairfax County police said the woman was standing inside a vestibule withdrawing cash at the Bank of America, located at 8300 Greensboro Drive in McLean, around 9:10 p.m. when a man entered, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. The woman complied. The suspect took the cash and fled on foot toward International Drive, police said.
The suspect was described as 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, 180 to 200 pounds with a muscular build. The woman was unable to determine his race. Police said the suspect was wearing black pants, black shoes, a black shirt and black jacket and had a black mask covering his face.
On March 24, at 8:45 p.m., another woman was robbed at the same ATM by a shotgun-wielding man.
In that case, a 37-year-old woman reported that a man approached her with a shotgun, demanded the money and then fled with it and her purse. In a surveillance video, the woman is shown lowering herself to the floor as the gunman addresses her and then leaves with her purse. Police said that gunman was last seen entering a dark-colored older four-door sport utility vehicle, similar to a Honda CRV, equipped with a roof rack and outside spare tire.
An investigation in the case of a D.C. man who police say was shot in the Landmark area of Fairfax County continues. Police said that on May 3, around 2 a.m. a 21-year-old Washington, D.C., man was walking through a parking garage in the 6100 block of Little River Turnpike, when he was approached from behind and shot in the upper body. Police said the man did not see the suspects but reported hearing more than one person flee on foot. The man was transported to a local hospital and currently is in stable condition, according to police. Police are still seeking suspects in the case.
It took four police agencies and a K9 unit to bring down a 17-year-old D.C. boy who allegedly stole a car and eluded police, but in the end the juvenile was apprehended in Vienna.
According to the Virginia State Police, at approximately 5 p.m. on May 7, VSP was contacted by the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., to assist with locating a 17-year-old male driving a Chrysler Cirrus that had been reported stolen in Roanoke, Va. During the course of the search by state police, the vehicle was eventually located at 5:53 p.m., by a Virginia State Trooper on Nutley Street near Interstate 66 in Vienna.
According to VSP, when the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, it sped away and crashed into a parked car near the intersection of Hillcrest and Marshall streets. The driver then fled from police on foot. With the assistance of the town of Vienna Police, Fairfax County Police and a FCPD K9 team, officers were able to track the juvenile to where he was hiding in the bushes a short distance away. VSP said that by 6:32 p.m., the young male was taken into custody without further incident and transported to Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. The 17-year-old Washington, D.C., resident has been charged by State Police with possession of a stolen vehicle and one felony count of eluding police.
Police are investigating a series of burglaries that occurred in McLean on May 3.
Police say that sometime between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., 10 homes were broken into and jewelry, cash and electronics taken. Forced entry was used in all cases. The streets where the burglaries occurred were Strata Street, Sawyer Place (two burglaries), Barbee Street, Powhatan Street, Wise Street, Poole Lane, Dalmation Drive (two burglaries), and Mulroy Street.
Suspects are described as a white man and white woman, both in their 30s, driving a pickup truck or El Camino body style vehicle. Police say they are looking into the possibility that these may be related to other burglaries in the area. The investigation continues. Residents are urged to call police if they witness anything suspicious in their neighborhood. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
A Fairfax man is in custody after being charged with burglary and destruction of property.
Police say officers responded to a home in the 11300 block of Aristotle Drive in Fairfax on April 30 shortly before 9 a.m. for a report that someone had broken into the home.
Police located and detained a person matching a description of the suspect given by the homeowner. Police said Monte Tobias Moyer, 27, of Aristotle Drive, was seen acting in a suspicious manner, not far from the reported address and was subsequently identified as the person who had allegedly entered the home unlawfully. Police said the homeowner initially saw Moyer standing outside his front door. A short time later, Moyer was allegedly seen standing in the man’s kitchen. The homeowner confronted Moyer and as he fled, Moyer ran through a closed, glass door; shattering the glass as he exited.
Moyer was charged with burglary and destruction of property and was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Fairfax County Fire Chief Ronald L. Mastin has selected Battalion Chief Daniel V. Gray for promotion to Deputy Chief. Chief Gray will be assigned as Deputy Chief of the Safety and Personnel Services Division of the Personnel Services Bureau, effective May 4.
Gray began his career as firefighter in October 1984, and was initially assigned to Fire and Rescue Station 29, Tysons Corner.
As Deputy Chief, Safety and Personnel Services, Gray will be responsible for personnel, recruitment, and health and safety within the nearly 1,600 member organization.
Gray is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and Secretary-Treasurer of IAFF Local 2068. He is Chairman, Health and Safety sub-committee, Washington Metropolitan Council of Government. As a member of the International Association Fire Chiefs, he also helped develop curriculum for FEMA’s grant funding. Gray is a second generation Fairfax County firefighter; his father, Eugene Gray, is a retired chief officer.
Fairfax firefighters responded to a carport fire April 28 at approximately 11:00 a.m., in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. The carport was located in the 6700 block of Westcott Road.
Firefighters reported heavy fire coming from a detached carport to the rear of a single family home upon their arrival. Crews conducted an aggressive fire attack and quickly extinguished the fully involved carport and nearby shed. However, the intense heat and close proximity to nearby homes resulted in the melting of vinyl siding to two homes and caused extensive damage to four vehicles. Propane tanks inside the carport also ruptured causing several explosions, officials said. No one was home when the fire broke out. No one has been displaced. There were no injuries.
Damage is estimated at $45,000. According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. A barbeque grill too close to combustibles caused the fire.
Fire Ronald L. Mastin has selected Battalion Chief Robert J. Zoldos II for promotion to deputy chief. Chief Zoldos will be assigned as deputy chief, A-shift, Operations Bureau, effective May 4. Since July 2011, he has served as a field Battalion Chief in the seventh battalion.
Chief Zoldos began his career as a recruit firefighter in July 1994, and was initially assigned to Fire and Rescue Station 10, Baileys Crossroads.
As Deputy Chief of the A-Shift, Zoldos will be one of three operational shift deputies, and will supervise the daily activities of all 37 fire and rescue stations in the department. He will be responsible for approximately 350 personnel.
Chief Zoldos received an associate’s degree in fire science from Northern Virginia Community College, a bachelor’s degree in behavioral and social sciences from Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2068, and the Fairfax County Fire Officer’s Association. He has been the Mayor of Lovettsville, since 2012.