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Police seek alleged sex crime fugitive

Fairfax County police are asking the public’s assistance in locating a 48-year-old Springfield man they say is wanted for sexual battery of a juvenile.

Police said Ricardo Delgado-Tobar of Abilene Street fled from the Springfield area after being contacted by police during the course of an investigation. Detectives do not know if he is still in the area or has left the U.S.

Police said an investigation began after police were called by a Fairfax County high school guidance counselor on Feb. 4. Police said the counselor told them that a 15-year-old girl alleged that she had been sexually assaulted by Delgado-Tobar on numerous occasions. Police said Delgado-Tobar and the girl are known to each other, but did not elaborate on the relationship. Delgado-Tobar has never been employed by Fairfax County Public Schools, according to FCPS spokesman John Torre.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Delgado-Tobar is asked to contact Fairfax County Police Detective Les Anderson at 703-246-7800.

D.C. heroin dealer convicted in Fairfax deaths sentenced

Eugene Asomani Williams, 35, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced April 18 to 30 years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and possessing a firearm.

According to Fairfax County Police Chief Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr. and other law enforcement officials, at least three individuals in Fairfax County died as a result of using heroin distributed by Williams.

Williams pleaded guilty Jan. 22 to conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of cocaine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Williams admitted to distributing more than one kilogram of heroin in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia between 2004 and 2013.

Williams also admitted that Joshua Pearson, 33, of Fairfax County; Timothy Huffman, 23, an active-duty soldier at Fort Belvoir; and Kara Schachinger, 22, of Fairfax County, all died as a result of their use of heroin distributed by him.

Falls Church man dies in Great Falls crash

A Falls Church man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Great Falls.

Fairfax County Police said that at around 3 a.m. April 18, a 2009 Nissan 370Z was traveling westbound on Old Dominion Road.

Near the intersection with Chinquapin Road, the Nissan left the roadway and crashed into a tree, police said. The driver, Ariel Quiroga Antezana, 22, of Falls Church, was pronounced dead at the scene and a male passenger, 21, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

While the crash remains under investigation, police said it appears that alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

Annandale woman among four charged in robbery

Four people, including a 19-year-old Annandale woman, have been charged for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery that Fairfax County say ended with a crashed vehicle after a police chase.

On April 19, police said they were called at around 10 p.m. to an apartment complex in the 3100 block of South Manchester St. in Falls Church.

Police said two sisters, 24 and 17 years old, told police they were walking through the parking lot when they were surprised by two men. One man allegedly brandished a handgun, pointed it at both sisters and demanded their cash and other items. Police said the sisters complied and both men fled on foot.

Police said responding officers were able to locate the men in a vehicle in the area of Leesburg Pike and Carlyn Springs Road. The vehicle fled after a traffic stop, and a police pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, police said the suspect vehicle struck another car in Arlington County at Columbia Pike and South Glebe Road. “Arlington County Police aided in the pursuit while it was in Arlington,” said Fairfax County spokesperson Shelley Broderick. “But they did not cross over into D.C.”

Broderick said the pursuit continued into Washington, D.C., before the suspect vehicle crashed into a barrier wall at C Street and Washington Avenue.

Broderick said Marcus Woodland, 25, and Christopher Woodland, 31, both of Washington, D.C., were taken into custody by Fairfax County Police and turned over to Metropolitan Police.

“Currently they are each charged with robbery, but additional charges are pending,” said Broderick. Abena Okrah, 19, of the 4200 block of Americana Drive in Annandale, and Beverly Starr, 25, of Washington, D.C. — both passengers in the vehicle — also were taken into custody and turned over to Metropolitan Police. They were charged with receiving stolen property.

All four suspects are awaiting extradition to Fairfax County.

Six small children, all under the age of 6, also were inside the car. All six were turned over to Child Protective Services in the District, according to Broderick.

Police seek shopping center fondler

Fairfax County Police are seeking tips from the public regarding a series of fondling incidents that took place between March 22 and April 19 in the Bailey’s Crossroads area of Fairfax County.

Police said the fondler acts quickly and, so far, victims have been unable to share many details. Due to the high-density population along the busy Route 7 and 50 corridors, however, detectives still believe there may be witnesses who haven’t come forward, they said.

Detectives said they believe a single male suspect may be responsible for seven “forcible fondling” incidents that recently took place in busy shopping centers in the Bailey’s Crossroads area.

Police said the fondler approaches victims from behind, then grabs and fondles the buttocks or crotch area of unsuspecting women, and flees.

Police said that so far none of the victims have been physically injured and there have been no words exchanged. Police said the incidents have all occurred in the afternoon or early evening, between 2 and 9 p.m., and all the victims have been women between the ages of 20 and 40.

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

Crime Solvers seeks suspects in rash of airbag thefts

Fairfax County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for a number of recent airbag thefts throughout the county.

Police say that so far in 2014, more than 50 thefts have been reported.

Most recently, seven vehicles parked in the Fairfax area of the Fair Oaks police district were hit during the overnight hours of April 4 into April 5, they said. Nine vehicles parked in the Annandale area of the Mason police district also were hit during the overnight hours of April 9 into April 10.

Police said some of the cars had been unlocked, but the majority of the thefts occurred by someone smashing out the rear windows of locked vehicles. Police said someone then would open the hood, disconnect the battery and remove the air bags.

Police remind residents to secure their vehicles and not leave keys or valuable items inside. Parking under street lights, porch lights and lamppost lighting around homes also adds security, they said.

Vienna home sustains $300,000 in fire damage

Fairfax County fire investigators are seeking information about a Vienna house fire that caused $300,000 in damage and sent a firefighter to the hospital.

Fire officials say firefighters responded to a house fire at approximately 3:15 p.m. April 21 in Vienna. The single-family home is located in the 1700 block of Abbey Oak Drive.

Firefighters said they encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the attic and roof of the two-story home upon their arrival. A second alarm was struck due to the volume of fire, bringing approximately 60 emergency personnel to the scene. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes, they said. No one was home when the fire broke out; one firefighter was transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for a non-life-threatening injury. No cause of the blaze has yet been determined, officials said.

Sheriff’s office cautions residents on jury duty scam

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office says scammers, identifying themselves as deputy sheriffs, are calling residents of Fairfax County and surrounding jurisdictions, claiming that the residents failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a court fee to avoid arrest.

“The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office is in no way associated with this scam. Sheriff’s deputies will not call you asking for money or threaten you with arrest,” said Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid.

Kincaid said that if residents receive a threatening phone call related to jury duty, they should hang up immediately and not give out any personal information.

— Gregg MacDonald