Fairfax County police have arrested and charged two Maryland men and a Washington, D.C., man after investigating claims of sexual assault and robbery in Alexandria.
Police said that on June 20, a 25-year-old California woman was staying at a hotel in the 5700 block of Van Dorn Street for the purposes of online solicitation of adult services.
Police said that around 4:30 a.m. three men forced their way into her hotel room, one brandishing a handgun. Police said the unidentified woman was sexually assaulted and robbed of money and personal property.
Police detectives from Fairfax County reached out to other surrounding jurisdictions and were able to locate the suspects, police said. With assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force the three suspects were taken into custody on warrants from Fairfax County.
Michael Reed, 19, of the 6100 block of Edsall Road in Alexandria was charged with rape, robbery, and abduction with intent to defile, and he is currently being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Daqwanne Pearson, 18, of Temple Hills, Md., was charged with robbery and abduction with intent to defile, and is currently in jail in Maryland awaiting extradition to Fairfax County.
Reginald Gooden, 18, of Washington, D.C., was charged with robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, animate object penetration, and abduction with intent to defile, and is currently in jail in D.C., also awaiting extradition to Fairfax County.
Police say they believe there may be more victims related to these three suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Fairfax County police say that around 10 p.m. June 28, a woman was jogging along Hayfield Road approaching Old Telegraph Road in the Hayfield area when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man. Police said the woman used protective mace and was able to fight off the suspect. Police said the woman and the suspect both fled on foot in different directions. The suspect was described as wearing a dark long-sleeve shirt and cream colored pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Fairfax County police have apprehended a man after they say he tried to rob someone in the 2100 block of Centreville Road around 2:15 a.m. June 28.
Police said an investigation determined a 43-year-old Herndon-area man was approached by another man as he walked home. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded the man’s wallet.
Police said the man ran away and located a patrol officer nearby. That officer located the suspect and took him into custody. Further investigation determined the suspect was in possession of stolen property. Anthony A. Portillo, 22, of no fixed address, was charged with attempted robbery and possession of stolen property.
Town of Herndon police said a 19-year-old woman was attacked and held against her will in her own home by someone known to her. Police said the woman was able to escape her house and notify police. The investigation is ongoing and police have not released the identity of any suspects in the case.
A Loudoun County circuit court judge on June 28 sent a Herndon man to prison for four years after he violated probation after only two months.
Lee Montez Thompson, 21, was on probation for two grand larceny convictions stemming from incidents in late June and early July 2012. Thompson pleaded guilty in January and was sentenced Feb. 8 to a total of four years in the Virginia Department of Corrections with all but six months of time served suspended, conditioned upon good behavior, payment of $400 restitution and a two-year period of supervised probation.
Less than two months after being placed on supervised probation, Thompson didn’t report to his probation officer that he was arrested in Montgomery County, Md. and Fairfax County.
Thompson was subsequently convicted in Maryland for carrying a handgun and was sentenced to 40 days in prison. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled in Fairfax County General District Court on Sept. 24 for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and manufacturing a controlled substance.
In the Loudoun County incidents, Thompson stole an iPhone and a bicycle from a man on the W&OD Trail. Thompson’s prior criminal history includes convictions in Loudoun County for falsely identifying himself to law enforcement and underage possession of alcohol.
On June 29, an overturned truck carrying 3,500 gallons of human waste and industrial grease closed both directions of Georgetown Pike in McLean for several hours.
The 7800 block of Georgetown Pike, between Spring Hill Road and Centrillion Drive, was closed for most of the day, according to Dan Schmidt, a spokesman for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.
“At about 7:45 a.m. the driver of a tanker truck hauling sewage jerked his tanker to the right on a very curvy, narrow stretch of Georgetown Pike to avoid an accident and turned over,” Schmidt said. “He was hauling 3,500 gallons of human waste and industrial grease, and some of it leaked out into an intermittent stream, but the leak was contained and did not enter into a larger nearby stream,” Schmidt said.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and a commercial cleanup crew reported to the scene, said Schmidt.
“The industrial grease that leaked was not a petroleum product,” he said.
— Gregg MacDonald