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One dead, two injured in Chantilly stabbing incident

One man is dead and two others remain hospitalized after a domestic stabbing incident in a Chantilly home where children were being cared for, according to Fairfax County Police.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on June 25, police responded to the 4100 block of Travers Court in Chantilly where they found three injured men, they said. “Their wounds were consistent with a stabbing,” said Capt. Rich Perez of the Fairfax County Police Department. “All three men were taken to a local hospital, where one later died,” he said.

Perez said two children who were being cared for in the home were uninjured.

“Their parents came and got them,” he said.

Police said detectives have determined that a 20-year-old man fatally stabbed his brother in the upper body. A second family member, 61 years old, was then stabbed in the upper body when he tried to intervene. That man was able to get away from the suspect and fled downstairs, police said. Police said it then appeared that the 20-year-old suspect then shot himself in the upper body. Police said the 61-year-old man is recovering from his injuries. The 20-year-old was being treated for life-threatening injuries but is not expected to survive, according to police. The stabbing victim has been identified as Haseeb Raza, 24, of Chantilly. No one else inside the home was involved or injured. This investigation is ongoing.


Koi fish heist in Oak Hill

Police are investigating the theft of about 400 Koi fish from a Herndon-area business park pond.

Some species of the decorative Japanese fish sell for hundreds of dollars each.

Police said they were alerted that the fish were stolen from the pond near 2411 Dulles Corner Park on at least four occasions in June. Police said employees reportedly encountered two men, claiming to be pond maintenance workers, who said they were checking on the health of the fish. They allegedly said they were removing unhealthy fish and leaving the healthy ones behind. The men were seen scooping the fish with large nets and placing them into large coolers between 1 and 4 p.m. on June 8, 9, 15 and 16. After further investigation, employees told police they realized that the men were not who they claimed to be. Suspects were described as white and wore sunglasses. Police say one was overweight and around 5 feet 5 inches tall. The men appeared to be in their 50s. Anyone who may have seen someone fitting this description on these dates in the area is asked to contact Detective S.D. Gaydos at the Fair Oaks Police District, 703-591-0966 ext. 5004.


Lorton man charged with impersonating an FBI agent, assault, sexual battery

Fairfax County Police have a charged a Lorton man with impersonating an FBI agent.

In May, police said they began receiving reports from employees of local massage parlors that a customer had on more than one occasion displayed what he claimed were law enforcement credentials from the FBI. At least one employee alleged that this same suspect sexually assaulted her on June 24.

Using leads and information provided by the victims, police said investigators were able to identify a suspect and determined he was not employed with the FBI. On June 25, police arrested Kedrick Evans, 48, of the 7300 block of Ardglass Drive in Lorton, and charged him with abduction, sexual battery and two counts of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Investigators believe there may potentially be more victims and urge anyone with information regarding this case to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


Reston man facing child porn charges indicted for failing to appear in court

Alex Ernesto Calderon Velasquez, 27, of Reston was indicted by a federal grand jury June 26 on a charge of failure to appear after pretrial release.

Velasquez faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison if convicted of failing to appear.

According to the indictment and other public records, Velasquez was scheduled to plead guilty on May 24 to production of child pornography before U.S. District Court Judge Anthony J. Trenga, but did not appear as directed. According to court records, Velasquez allegedly disabled his electronic monitoring bracelet, fled the area, and was later arrested on June 7 in San Antonio, Texas.

This case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation Task Force, the Fairfax County Police Department, and the Harris County Constable’s Office in Texas.

Robbery and shooting in Mantua

At around 9 p.m. on June 19, officers responded to the sound of gunshots in the 9300 block of Tovito Drive. An investigation revealed a 17-year-old boy was approached by four individuals known to him. They demanded his cell phone. A fifth suspect remained in a vehicle. The 17-year-old complied and was not injured. The five robbery suspects then confronted another 17-year-old boy, also known to them. During this altercation, the 17-year-old produced a handgun and fired it several times, wounding one of the five individuals and all five fled the scene, according to police.

One of the five, an 18-year-old man, responded to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. After an investigation, the 17-year-old who allegedly fired the weapon was arrested without incident, transported to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center, and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Police said an investigation into the robbery continues.


Robbery and assault at garden center in Herndon

Fairfax County police are seeking two masked bandits after an employee of the Meadows Farms Nursery in Herndon was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday.

Police said a man was walking in the parking lot of the business at 11254 Leesburg Pike in Herndon shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday when two men masking their faces with red bandanas got out of a pickup truck, produced a weapon and demanded money.

Police said the man complied but the two suspects assaulted him before fleeing in a white Toyota Tundra. “He was roughed up, but did not require medical treatment,” said police spokesperson Lucy Caldwell.

Police said that the incident did not initially appear to be gang-related.

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

Indecent exposure in Culmore

Fairfax County police are seeking information about a man they say exposed himself to a minor.

Police said that at 3:15 p.m June 19, a man reportedly exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl. An investigation revealed that similar incidents occurred on June 7 and 14. Police said the suspect exposed himself but did not did not approach the girls. He is described as Hispanic, 30 to 40 years old, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black hat, black shirt, and tan boots.

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

Taxi drivers robbed in two incidents

Police say a 49-year-old taxi driver was reportedly robbed by two men, who may have been in another taxi, in a parking lot in the 5500 block of Cherokee Avenue in Franconia. The robbery took place around 2 a.m. on June 21.

Police said the taxi driver noticed a green Ford Crown Victoria driving slowly near him. The driver and passenger of the Ford got out, produced pistols and demanded the victim’s belongings. He produced them; they took the items and fled in the car. The victim then observed that the car the suspects were driving appeared to be a taxi. The suspects were described as black, in their 20s, and wore black clothing. One was approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and the other was approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, around 180 pounds.

Three days later, around 3:45 a.m. June 24 in the 6300 block of Wingate Street in Annandale, another similar event took place.

Police said another taxi driver had parked and was opening the trunk of his car when he was approached from behind. A man produced a weapon and demanded his belongings. The suspect grabbed the items and fled. There were no injuries. The suspect was described as male, black, and around 5 feet 10 inches tall and 175 pounds. The investigation revealed that the suspect may have been driving a light blue DC Cab with a silver stripe painted on both sides. Anyone with information concerning either incident is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Sex trafficker pleads guilty

Ronnie Pierre Holmes, 29, also known as “King,” of no fixed address, has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a 15-year-old girl throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Lt. Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Acting Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady.

Holmes faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 27.

In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Holmes admitted that he met the 15-year-old runaway outside of her home and that, within hours of meeting the girl, he had sex with her and started to contact other men to set up “dates” with her. Holmes admitted that he also found sex customers for the victim by posting advertisements on the website www.Backpage.com. Holmes pleaded guilty to prostituting the minor girl in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and at various hotels in Alexandria and Fairfax County.

— Gregg MacDonald