PUBLIC SAFETY NOTES
FCPD asks for help identifying man exposing himself at apartment complex
Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department Major Crimes Bureau are asking for the community’s help identifying a man believed to be responsible for multiple incidents of exposing himself in an Annandale apartment complex.
The first incident was reported May 17 when a man was seen masturbating in an apartment building’s vestibule in the 4400 block of Island Place. A woman saw the man and quickly entered a storage room, locking the door behind her. The man was seen on a doorbell camera peering into the storage room through a hole in the door. He left the area prior to officer’s arrival.
Detectives later learned that earlier in that day, a woman encountered the man in the vestibule of an apartment building in the 7900 block of Dassett Court in Annandale. The woman locked herself into a storage closet after the man refused to let her leave the building. The woman was not physically harmed in that incident.
The man was again observed May 18 in a stairwell in the 7800 block of Dassett Court. A woman encountered the man who lunged at her and grabbed her before running from the area.
On June 1, the man was seen in the 4400 block of Briarwood Court masturbating behind a building while looking into an apartment window. Police were summoned by a neighbor, but the man left the area prior to police’s arrival.
Officers from the West Springfield Police District have saturated the area attempting to identify the man responsible for these incidents.
The suspect has been described as a black man in his late teens to early 20s. He is approximately 6’ with a slim build. The suspect was wearing blue pajama pants pictured above in each case. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this suspect to please call the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. If you would like to be contacted by a detective, please provide your contact information.
Victim specialists from the Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victims are receiving appropriate resources and assistance.
Alexandria bicyclist killed in accident on Telegraph Road
A 24-year-old cyclist has died following a crash that occurred June 3 just after 11 a.m. at the intersection of Telegraph and Franconia roads in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County.
Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit have preliminarily determined that Fatima Del Carmen Alvarez Romero, of Alexandria, was on her bicycle and entered the crosswalk to cross Telegraph Road on the south side of the Franconia Road intersection. Alvarez Romero proceeded east through the intersection in front of a 2020 GMC Savanna which was traveling north on Telegraph Road and had a green traffic signal which resulted in the crash. Alvarez Romero was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the GMC Savanna remained at the scene. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol are not factors in the crash. The investigation remains active and details of the investigation will be presented to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone -1-866-411-TIPS ( 866-411-8477 ).
This is the second fatality involving a bicyclist in the county to date in 2021.
Man arrested after Alexandria break-in
A business owner notified police someone was attempting to break into Hans Electronics at 8514 Richmond Highway May 28 at 12:44 a.m.
Officers found a rear door open and Luis Melendez-Villalobos, 20, of no fixed address, hiding in the business. Melendez-Villalobos was arrested and charged with burglary.
Alexandria man dead after being struck in Beacon Hill
Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred June 3 at 1:13 p.m. at the intersection of South Kings Highway and Southgate Drive.
Preliminarily, detectives determined Reynaldo Quinteros Alfaro, 54, of Alexandria, was crossing South Kings Highway from the east to west side of the roadway. At this intersection, there is no traffic signal or stop signs for vehicles traveling on South Kings Highway and there is no crosswalk.
The driver of a 2017 Dodge Journey was traveling southbound on South Kings Highway, a posted 35 mile per hour roadway, and struck him. Virginia law, §46.2-924, requires drivers to stop for pedestrians at any intersection when the driver is approaching on a highway where the speed limit is not more than 35 miles per hour. The driver remained at the scene of the crash. Quinteros Alfaro was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors for the driver. The investigation remains active and details of the investigation will be presented to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.
This is the 6th pedestrian fatality in the County to date in 2021.
Springfield men arrested in Gloucester County after Springfield shooting
Two victims were in an argument with known associates in the 7700 block of Spring Garden Drive June 2 at 7:24 p.m., when one of the men displayed a handgun and shot the two victims. Both victims, adult men, were taken to the hospital and remain hospitalized.
Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department Major Crimes Bureau determined Daymion Frantz, 21, and Darryn Frantz, 20, both of Springfield, were involved in the shooting and obtained warrants. A lookout was provided throughout the Commonwealth for the suspects.
Deputies with the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office located the men and took them into custody. Both men were charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding. Daymion was also charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The men were held without bond in Gloucester County.
Annandale man arrested after assault
Jose Vides, 19, of Annandale, approached the victim in the 4200 block of Annandale Road May 29 at 4:16 p.m., asking for money . When the victim refused, Vides assaulted him.
The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Vides was charged with malicious wounding, assault and robbery.
Alexandria man arrested after vehicle pursuit
An officer saw a 2020 Toyota Camry speeding in the 1700 block of Anderson Road at 10:22 p.m. May 31 and attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused, resulting in a pursuit.
The driver was eventually stopped by officers and Dijohn Bailey, 31, of Alexandria, was taken into custody. Bailey was charged with possession of schedule I/II drug, eluding police, reckless driving and driving on a revoked license.
Memorial Day crashes claim 14 lives across Virginia
The 2021 Memorial Day weekend not only saw an increase in overall traffic volumes on Virginia’s highways, but also an increase in traffic deaths.
Preliminary reports indicate 14 people lost their lives during the four-day, holiday statistical counting period. During the same statistical counting period in 2020, traffic crashes on Virginia highways resulted in eight deaths.
Of the 14 individuals killed this year on Virginia highways, two were riding on motorcycles and eight were not wearing a seat belt. The statistical counting period began at 12:01 a.m. May 28 and ended at midnight May 31.
The fatal crashes occurred in the cities of Richmond and Virginia Beach, and the counties of Botetourt, Bedford, Northampton, Cumberland, Chesterfield, Prince George, Tazewell, Amherst, Fairfax and Albemarle. The two fatal motorcycle crashes occurred in the city of Virginia Beach and Tazewell County.
"I understand that most Virginians have been driving less in the past year. They may be feeling a bit green in the driver seat and their patience may be a bit short,” said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police superintendent. “But the rules of the road haven’t changed and safety on the roadways should be of paramount concern to everyone. This holiday weekend, as well as the entire year so far, have seen far too many people lose their lives on Virginia’s highways. Speeding, reckless driving and distractions are leading to tragedy. Every one of these actions is a choice, a choice that has left too many families in mourning. In addition, eight people made the choice not to buckle up, a simple action that could have saved their lives and kept a family whole. Virginia State Police urge all Virginia drivers to step up and make safe decisions when they get into their vehicles. You have the opportunity to break this devastating streak.”
This year, the Memorial Day Operation C.A.R.E. Initiative fell within the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. During the entire statistical counting period for “Click It or Ticket” and the Memorial Day weekend which ran from 12:01 a.m. May 24 through midnight May 31, Virginia Troopers cited 5,553 speeders and 1,818 reckless drivers and arrested 79 impaired drivers. In addition, 740 individuals were cited for seat belt violations and 281 felony arrests were made. Virginia State Police also assisted 2,302 disabled motorists.
Funds generated from summonses issued by Virginia State Police go directly to court fees and the state’s Literary Fund, which benefits public school construction, technology funding and teacher retirement.