Saturday, May 18, 2013
FCPD provided information about the new police cruisers during the recent CAC meeting at Franconia District Police Station.
Fairfax County police officers are saying farewell to their old cruisers as the department purchases 127 Ford Police Interceptor sedans and sport utility vehicles in FY2013. Retired Lieutenant Chalrie Bond — who is now the director of the logistics and property division for the department — said FCPD has 1,500 vehicles — 762 which are assigned to eight stations. The current cruisers are large four-door vehicles with a V8 engine and upgraded brakes and alternators. Initially, the current modeled used by the department had fuel tanks susceptible to rear impact and fire. However, Ford corrected that error. Before deciding to go with the 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedans and Utility models, the vehicles went through the FCPD cruiser …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Car ends up in ditch after Wednesday incident.
A man was charged with failure to yield right of way after an accident Wednesday that forced another car nose-first into a ditch off of Chain Bridge Road. Fairfax County Police Department spokesman Officer Don Gotthardt reported round 1:11 p.m. Wednesday, a 69-year-old man was driving north on Route 123. The man, driving a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, made a left in front of a 2012 Honda Civic traveling southbound on the road. The Honda Civic bounced off of a third car coming out of Miller Road onto Route 123 before going off road and landing in the ditch. There were no injuries. Resident Alyssa Clem captured a picture of the scene Wedneday. [Picture at right].
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The boy was found in a hotel in Las Vegas with his mother, who has been arrested and is being held as a fugitive from justice.
Fairfax County Police announced Wednesday that Cameron Serafin, the Fairfax County boy who has been missing since April 7, has been found safe and his mother Rebecca has been arrested. Investigators had been looking for Rebecca Serafin and her 5-year-old son since she did not return the boy to his father's home in Great Falls as scheduled. “Following information they developed after viewing the video, LVPD [Las Vegas Police Department] detectives located Cameron and Rebecca Serafin at another hotel close by,” according to the Fairfax County Police Department release. “Cameron is safe and in good condition. His mother is being held as a fugitive from justice and will await extradition back to Virginia. Cameron’s father is already making …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Police have issued a felony warrant for Rebecca Serafin, who allegedly fled the state with her son.
Fairfax County police said they have confirmed a sighting of Rebecca and Cameron Serafin at an airport in Birmingham, Ala. Investigators have been looking for the Fairfax County mother and her 5-year-old son since last week, when Rebecca Serafin did not return the boy to his father's home as scheduled. The boy's photo was disseminated throughout the greater Washington area. As a result of the confirmed sighting in Alabama, which happened Friday, police have obatined a warrant charging Rebecca Serafin with felony parental abduction, accoring to a news release. "We are working closely with our law enforcement partners across the country to gather and analyze potential investigative leads in order to locate and to bring Cameron home as soon …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The “Striving for a Healthier Way” Prevention Conference focuses on deterring middle school-aged students from using drugs and teaches them to manage stress.
Fairfax County Police along with other community groups will join the Unified Prevention Coalition [UPC] of Fairfax County at Falls Church High School on Saturday for the “Striving for a Healthier Way” Prevention Conference. The conference will go from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Read UPC's blog post: Helping Students Strive Today for a Healthier Way The conference focuses on middle school-aged students and their parents and will promote healthy ways for the students to manage stress and deter use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, according to a press release. “The Fairfax County Police Department is a vital partner with the Unified Prevention Coalition in working to prevent alcohol and other drug use during these transition years by …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Cameron Serafin, 5, was supposed to be returned to his father on Sunday; authorities have issued a warrant for his mother.
Five-year-old Cameron Serafin was supposed to return Sunday to his father in Great Falls. But he never came home, say Fairfax County police, who asked for the public's help Thursday in finding the missing child. According to police, Cameron is believed to be with his mother, Rebecca Serafin, 32. Serafin was supposed to return the child to his father on Sunday. A warrant has been issued for Serafin’s arrest on charges of custodial interference, a misdemeanor, police said. Detectives say they have reason to be concerned about the boy's welfare. There was no address available for Cameron's mother. Fairfax Police Officer Shelley Broderick said Cameron and his mother could be anywhere. Police believe that Serafin has changed her and her son’s …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The following information was reported to the Fairfax County Police Department.
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 April 1, there was one major incidents, 13 larcenies and one vehicle theft included in the Fair Oaks District Activity Report. Fair Oaks District encompasses Oakton. The incidents run unedited below. Major Incidents GRAFFITI, 4600 block of Stringfellow Road, 3/29/13, 9:35 a.m. A resident reported writing on a playground. The owner was notified to remove the graffiti. LARCENIES: 3900 block of Centreville Road, credit cards from business 9500 block of Saintsbury Drive, bicycle …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Event at Fairfax Corner honors 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
The Fairfax County Police Department's Victims Services Unit will host its first-ever 5k walk to raise awareness about crime victims in the county, and to honor 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the FCPD announced recently. The free event is hosted by the Victims Services Section of the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation. It kicks off Sunday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Fairfax Corner. Police invite the public to join the "caring professionals that support local victims of homicide, trauma, sexual and domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, stalking human trafficking and suicide as they walk together." The event will feature a resource fair, live jazz, rhythm and blues by …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Roessler will take over for Lt. Col. James Morris, who has been serving as acting chief since October 2012 and was named the Vienna's chief of police last month.
The Fairfax County Executive appointed Lt. Col. Edwin Roessler the acting chief of the Fairfax County Police Department on Tuesday afternoon, making him the third chief the department has seen in five months. Roessler will take over for Lt. Col. James Morris, who has been serving as acting chief since October 2012, when former chief David Rohrer was appointed deputy county executive for public safety. Morris was named chief of the Town of Vienna police last month; he starts next week. Roessler will receive an annual salary of $183,815. He starts Saturday. Roessler’s appointment comes after 24 years of law enforcement. He began his career in the New York City Department of Investigation before moving to Fairfax County, where he has served …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Fairfax County police report the following incidents between March 4 and 11. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
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. Major Incidents PEEPING, 11700 block of Fairfax Woods Way, 3/1/13, 1:35 a.m. A 35-year-old reported she was sleeping in her bed. She woke up to see a man looking in to the room and shining a light. The man ran away when she screamed. SHOPLIFITNG/TOBACCO, 13000 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, 3/1/13, 4 p.m. Officers observed what they believed to be a drug transaction. They stopped a group of individuals and one juvenile ran away. Officers chased and caught the young man. He was charged …