Editor’s Note: Incident information was obtained from the Activity Report provided by Fairfax County Police Department’s Public Information Office. The incidents included are at the discretion of the PIO and are not to be considered all-inclusive.
For the week ending Nov. 20, there were six major incidents, six larcenies and one vehicle theft included in the Fair Oaks District Activity Report. Fair Oaks District encompasses Oakton.
Robbery, 9500 block of Blake Lane, 11/15/12, 7 a.m. An employee reported someone entered the store and stole cigarettes. The suspect pushed the employee out of the way to exit the business. The employee was not injured. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 40-50 years old, 5’5”-5’8” tall, and 160-180 pounds.
Pursuit: Fairfax County Parkway/Monument Drive, 11/16/12, 11 p.m. An officer attempted to stop a vehicle which was allegedly speeding on I-66 near Route 28. The suspect driver continued to the Fairfax County Parkway where the vehicle was stopped by officers near Monument Drive. Following an investigation, Paul Shepard, 42, of Falls Church, was charged with speed to elude, possession of marijuana, and reckless driving.
Robbery: Fairfax Corner Avenue/Monument Drive, 11/17/12, 11:10 p.m. A 14-year-old victim reported he was walking on a path with two acquaintances. On the path, one of the other juveniles demanded money. The two boys fought briefly and the suspect took the victim’s iPad. The victim was not seriously injured.
Pursuit: Lee Jackson Memorial Highway/I66, 11/18/12, 1 a.m. An officer attempted to stop a vehicle for allegedly speeding near Fair Oaks Mall. The vehicle continued at a high rate of speed ignoring the officer. The vehicle eventually stopped near the intersection of Fairfax Boulevard and Jermantown Road. Paul Thomson, 26 of Fairfax, was charged with speed to elude and reckless driving.
Single-vehicle crash: Peter M. Gallagher, 22, of 11829 Wayland Street, Oakton was driving on Vale Road on Saturday, November 17 at 8:56 p.m. Near the intersection with Valestra Circle for unknown reasons, Gallagher’s 1999 Mazda Protégé drifted off the road and crashed into a concrete wall. He died at the scene.
Robbery: 12400 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, 11/19/12, 10 p.m. Victim reported that while walking, he was approached by unknown individuals in a gold, four-door sedan, one of whom threatened him with a machete and demanded money. The victim fled before complying. The suspect was described as Hispanic, approximately 50 years old, 6’ tall, and 200 pounds.
- 12900 block of Fair Lakes Shopping Center, eighteen cd’s from business
- 13000 block of Fair Lakes Shopping Center, wallet from business
- 11200 block of James Swart Circle, wallet from business
- 4200 block of Jefferson Oaks Circle, package from residence
- 11100 block of Lee Highway, wallet from business
- 13000 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, cash and purse from business
- 2200 block of Abbotsford Drive, 2008 Honda Accord
Animal Control Division — Countywide
Animal Bite: 4700 block of Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, 11/15/12, 4 p.m. Animal Control Officers were notified of a victim who was bit at the dog park. The victim’s dog was fighting another dog, a Catahoula mix. The victim was separating the dogs when she was bitten. The victim was not seriously injured. The Catahoula was routinely quarantined.
Animal Bite: Crosswoods Drive/Dearborn Drive, 11/19/12, 9:45 p.m. Victim reported being bitten by an adult, white standard poodle. The dog was in the company of two women. The dog was routinely quarantined.