Fair Oaks Police Log: Sept. 20-26

A summary of the latest incidents reported

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 Sept. 26, there were four major incidents and five larcenies included in the Fair Oaks District Activity Report. Fair Oaks District encompasses Oakton.

Major Incidents — Fair Oaks District

Burglary: 3100 block of Bradford Wood Court in Oakton, 9/24/12, 1 p.m. A resident returned home and saw two men run out of her home. They stole cash and jewelry. Forced entry was made through a rear window.

Robbery/Carjacking: 9/19/12, 4 a.m. A 54-year-old victim reported he was robbed in the 3300 block of Glen Carlyn Drive by two men with a handgun. They fled with cash and a cell phone. Approximately 1 hour later, victim cab driver reported two suspicious men in his cab in the 13000 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. Oscar Madrid, 30, of Arlington and Moises Madrid, 19, of Falls Church, were each charged with robbery, carjacking, receipt of a stolen firearm, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Malicious Wounding/Concealed Weapon: 13300 block of Meadowsweet Drive, 9/22/12, 3:30 a.m. Officers were called for a stabbing. They found the victim with a non life-threatening injury. The suspect had fled and officers were searching the area. Fairfax One, the helicopter, and a K9 with his handler eventually apprehended the suspect. Ronald Whalen, 19, of Chantilly, was charged with malicious wounding and possession of a concealed weapon. He was transported with non life-threatening injuries resulting from a K9 bite.

Apparent Murder-Suicide: Police responded to check on the welfare of a resident in the 13300 block of Point Rider Lane in Herndon shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25. Shortly after noon, police breached the home and found the bodies of four people in the residence: Albert Peterson, 57, Kathleen Peterson, 52, and their two children, Matthew, 16 and Christopher, 13. The preliminary investigation indicates that Albert Peterson killed his wife and their children before taking his own life. The state Office of the Medical Examiner determined the cause of death for each of the deceased to be gunshot wounds to the upper body. Click here to read Herndon Patch's coverage of the incident.


  • 11750 Fair Oaks Shopping Center, merchandise from business
  • 13000 Harvest Place, pearl necklace from residence
  • 11200 James Swart Place, credit cards from business
  • 12500 Levau Court, front license plate from vehicle
  • 11600 Monument Drive, merchandise from business

Animal Control Division — Countywide

Animal Bite: 8500 block of Gwynedd Way, 9/20/12, 9 a.m. The victim was at a school bus stop. Another child and her parent where present with their 18-month-old Pit Bull Terrier. For unknown reasons the dog lunged and apparently bit the 6-year-old victim. She was transported with non life-threatening injuries. The dog was voluntarily turned over to an Animal Control officer and tested for rabies. The results were negative.

Animal Bite: 2100 block of Waltonway Road, 9/22/12, 1 p.m. An 8-year-old girl was petting a stray cat in her back yard. It bit her and ran away. The cat was trapped later that night and is quarantined at the animal shelter.

Animal Service: 7900 block of Fitzroy Street, 9/23/12, 1:15 p.m. Animal Control officers were called to assist in recovering birds after the home owner died. One parrot, one cockatiel and 76 love birds were impounded. Only five of the birds appeared to have any injury. All the birds will be examined.

Animal Bite:, 9800 block of East Hill Drive, 9/23/12, 1:45 p.m. A 7-year-old boy was bit by a stray cat in the back yard. The cat had been in the area for several days and Animal Control officers were able to capture it. The young black tabby is being held for quarantine.

Animal Cruelty, 5700 block of Magnolia Lane, 9/26/12, 4:15 p.m. Animal Control officers were called for a Pit Bull Terrier which appeared to be mistreated. The officers found the dog without food or shelter and extremely underweight. Jesse Williams, 28, of Falls Church, was charged with cruelty to animals and as an unfit owner. The dog was impounded and treated by a veterinarian.


The following Oakton resident was included in Fairfax County Police's weekly log released Sept. 27. The name was taken from the list Fairfax County Police publishes weekly of those arrested in Fairfax County. An arrest not indicate a conviction.

Name Age Date of Incident Charge Description Davis, Norman Calvin 51 9/24/12 Running at Large *Epperson, Robert Horton 50 9/26/12 Not provided **Ghaffari, Mahnaz 43 9/20/12 Embezzlement: >$200 Stolen Goods: Buy/Receive, Larceny <$200

*Arrest information for Epperson is blank on the arrest log, but Oakton Patch previously reported on the incident.

**Oakton Patch previously reported on the arrest of Ghaffari. Click here for the full article.

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