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Victim carjacked in Dale City

Dale City, Va. –– A carjacking and an armed robbery kept police in Dale City busy over the weekend.

Police on Sunday were called to the 3200 block of Birchdale Square after a man told police he had just been carjacked.

The 21-year-old victim was in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 14300 block of Potomac Mills Road at 1:50 a.m. Sunday when a man and woman walked up to him and asked him to give them a ride to the nearby Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission’s bus terminal, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

He agreed and drove them there, but once they arrived, the two asked the victim to take them to address on Birchdale Square. (more…)

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Murder charge filed after fight

Junior Elwood Walker, 41, faces charges of murder and malicious wounding in the death of a 42-year-old man from North Stafford. (Submitted)

North Stafford, Va. –– A North Stafford man is dead after being hit in the head during a fight, sheriff’s authorities said.

EMTs on Saturday were called to the home of 42-year-old Darrell Blake for a report of an injury.

When they arrived, they found Blake suffering serious injuries and called a sheriff’s deputy for assistance after it was apparent that Blake had been in a fight, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

The fight started as an argument and then turned violent.

Blake is believed to have been punched in the head during the fight, and was taken to an area hospital where he later died on Sunday, said Kennedy. (more…)

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Woman charged after walking pet fox

“Swiper” the fox is now sitting in a Fairfax County animal shelter after its owner was charged with possessing it. (Submitted)

Update 10:40 a.m. Tuesday

The fox that landed a woman in hot water in Fairfax County was returned to the woman Monday night, after officials determined the animal was domesticated and did not require a permit from the state.

Fairfax County, Va. –– Some Halloween costumes are meant to look foxy but this one included an actual fox.

A 20-year-old woman from Reston faces charges after police said she used a fox as an accessory to a Halloween costume.

Officers saw the woman walking the animal in the Reston Towne Center at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The fox was wearing skeleton costume, but police said the woman did not have to proper permit from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to possess the animal.

The fox’s name is “Swiper,” is seven months old, neutered, vaccinated for rabies and knows how to use a litter box.

The animal is now sitting the county’s animal shelter until state game officials determine whether or not a special permit is needed to possess the animal.

Alayna Sitterson is charged with unlawful possession of wildlife, police said.

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Update: FBI asks shooter to come forward

Update Noon

Police close the entrance to the National Museum of the Marine Corps on Friday morning after more bullet holes were found there. (Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

An employee arriving at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on Friday morning found the damage caused by the latest round of shots fired at the building.

Those shots were believed to have come between 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday from the west side of the museum,which faces Interstate 95, said Prince William police spokesman Mike Crosbie.

No one was inside the building when it was hit, and bullet holes were found on the same side of the building that was damaged when shots were fired there Oct. 17. (more…)

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Metro reacts to alleged terrorist plot, requests vigilance

Washington Metro System (Courtesy: Planet Ware)

Alexandria, Va. ––  Transportation officials called for continued vigilance after federal authorities say a Virginia man planned to bomb several Metro stations next year.

Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, was arrested Wednesday after investigators said he was working with suspected members of al-Qaeda in planning multiple bombings at Metro stations.

Ahmed was indicted in an Alexandria federal court yesterday on charges of attempting to provide material to support a designated terrorist organization, collecting information to assist in planning a terrorist attack on a transit facility, and with attempting to provide material to support to help carry out multiple bombings to cause mass casualties on the Metro system, according to federal officials.

Farooque remained under federal surveillance between April and Oct. 25, and was unable to carry out any of the alleged planned attacks. (more…)

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Meat salesman may be linked to burglaries

Devyn Shea, of Fredricksburg, has been charged in the burglary at a home in Farifax County.

Fairfax County, Va. –– A door-to-door meat salesman is under arrest, and police in the Groveton area say he may be linked to a series of burglaries there.

Officers were called to the 6300 block of Chimney Wood Court, just off South Kings Highway, about 4 p.m. Wednesday, after a woman said her purse was missing.

The homeowner told police a man who was selling meats came to her door, but when she said she didn’t want to buy anything, she closed the door and went back to what she was doing. (more…)

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Marine museum still “strong” after shooting

National Museum of the Marine Corps (Mary Davidson)

Triangle, Va. –– Bullet holes still remain at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, where someone last week fired several shots into the exterior of the building.

Visitors have asked why someone would take aim at the museum, which has become a polarizing symbol of the U.S. Marine Corps.

“We tell [visitors] what happened, and by in large, it’s been ‘what a shame, this is such a beautiful place,’” said museum spokeswoman Gwen Adams.

Bullets shattered some of the glass at the museum on Oct. 17, causing more than $20,000 damage.

Two days later, six to seven slugs were found embedded in windows at the Pentagon after someone began shooting at the building about 5 a.m., forcing an early morning lock down of the military facility. (more…)

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FBI: Pentagon, Marine museum shootings linked

Triangle, Va. –– Investigators now say the same gun that was used to shoot at the National Museum of the Marine Corps was also used to shoot at the Pentagon.

And now the FBI is investigating a third shooting at a Marine Corps Recruiting Center that took place overnight in Chantilly.

Ballistics testing is underway at the Marine facility and there are no reports of injuries. (more…)

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Teen charged with murder

Update 4:15 p.m.

Wyatt Campbell was involved in an altercation on Oct. 14 and died from apparent stab wounds, police say.

Fairfax County, Va. –– A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody this morning and charged in the murder of an Alexandria area man.

The boy turned himself into police at 10:30 a.m. and was charged him with second degree murder in the Oct. 14 death of 18-year-old Wyatt Campbell, of Rose (more…)

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After robbery, police find child in getaway car

Marquise Antwallious Cody, 22 faces a series of charges, including armed robbery and child neglect, after a grocery store was robbed a child was found in a getaway car, police said. (Submitted.)

Lake Ridge, Va. –– Police say a man robbed a grocery store and then led police on a chase, all while his young child was inside the getaway car.

Officers were called to the Bloom grocery store at 12420 Dillingham Square in Lake Ridge at 9:53 p.m. Monday for a report of a robbery.

Witnesses told police a man walked in the store, brandished a handgun and demanded money. He then left the store in a red Dodge Neon, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

Officers pursued the man and attempted to stop his car in the area of Nugent Lane in Dumfries, but the driver ignored them and kept driving, eventually making his way into Stafford County. (more…)

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Holes drilled, cash taken from businesses

North Stafford, Va. –– Investigators say a brazen burglar broke into a series of businesses on Va. 610 on Monday.

A Stafford County sheriff’s deputy who happened to be driving by a shopping center in the 600 block of Garrisonville Road (Va. 610) heard a burglar alarm going off at 2:53 a.m.

That alarm was coming from the Car Quest auto parts store, which sits next to a nail shop, hair salon and a florist.

He called for backup and when they went to investigate they found the burglar had broken into at least three shops, including the auto parts store, said Stafford sheriff’ spokesman Bill Kennedy. (more…)

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Shooting victim hospitalized, man charged

Springfield, Va. –– A Washington man was shot a party Saturday night and now a Lorton man faces charges.

Police were called at 8:30 p.m. to the Courtyard Marriot hotel, at 6710 Commerce Street in Springfield, after shots had been fired.

When they arrived, they found a 21-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. (more…)

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D.C. man charged in burglaries

Antonio Mosley, 47, has been charged in a series of burglaries in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County, Va. –– Police say they tracked down the man responsible for burglarized a series of businesses in the Alexandria area and arrested him.

The suspect on Oct. 3 broke into several businesses along Shawnee Road, off Edsall Road in Fairfax County, and took six laptop computers, said Fairfax County police spokesman Richard Henry.

Investigators went to work and arrested 47-year-old Antonio Mosley, of 1317 K Street, #19 in SE Washington, D.C., with two counts of burglary and grand larceny, said Henry.

He was arrested by Alexandria police Oct. 23

Mosley has three previous charges of petit larceny in Fairfax County dating back to 2002, according to court records.

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Woman twice defrauds Medicaid

Woodbridge, Va. –– A woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year for defrauding Medicaid for second time was sentenced today.

Annette Fleming – McClatchey, 49, was ordered today to pay nearly $775,000 in restitution to Medicaid, and was sentenced to 60 months in prison.

The sentence is in addition to the first time she plead guilty in 2008, when she was ordered to repay $3.7 million to Virginia’s Medicaid fund. (more…)

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Sheriff gets money back for illegal residents

Fairfax County, Va. –– Fairfax County will be reimbursed some of the costs it incurred jailing documented aliens.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday it would give the county $603,472 for some of the salary costs that come with incarcerating the known illegal residents, according to a county press release.

Fairfax County’s sheriff’s department, which processes the immigration status of those who have been arrested, was one of 865 departments in the U.S. that received funds from the Justice Department.

The funds come from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which was set up to promote public safety, according to the press release.

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Woman attacked in home

Stafford County, Va. –– A woman was treated at a local hospital after she was attacked inside her Stafford County home, authorities said.

Stafford sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Muscleman Road just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, off U.S. 17 in the southern portion of the county, after a woman said she was attacked by a man who was standing in her living room.

The woman was in her attic when she heard what sounded like “cats playing and knocking things over” in her living room, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy. (more…)

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Alleged robber tied to NYC street gang

Roberto Roque, 24, is charged in connection to a robbery at a North Stafford gas station on Sept. 25, 2010. (Submitted)

North Stafford, Va. –– The man charged in connection to a robbery at a North Stafford gas station was looking to rob again, and is connected to a New York City street gang, authorities said.

Roberto Roque, 24, was arrested Oct. 12 in connection to the robbery at the Sunoco station on Va. 610 on Sept. 25, Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said Tuesday.

After the robbery, investigators set up a surveillance operation on Roque and followed him on the night of his arrest to the WaWa gas station at Salisbury Drive and Va. 610.

They stopped him, searched his car and found a firearm, mask, clothing and other accessories that authorities say tie him to the Sunoco robbery.

If sheriff’s deputies had not stopped him, investigators suspect he would have robbed the WaWa gas station, said Kennedy. (more…)

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Bullets damage Marine Corps museum

National Museum of the Marine Corps (Mary Davidson)

Triangle, Va. –– Bullets flew and glass shattered Sunday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

No artifacts were damaged in the shooting and no one was inside when the shooting occurred, but $20,000  damage was caused to the four-year-old building that sits in Triangle, near Quantico Marine Corps Base, according to Insidenova.com.

Police said five holes could be seen in the roof of the structure, and that they do not know what type of gun was used to shoot at the museum.

The damage side faces Interstate 95, Insidenova.com reported.

The museum welcomed its 20 millionth visitor in August and plans another expansion, which will soon take up an additional 80,000 square feet of space at the existing museum site.

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Sheriff’s office investigates car break-ins

Stafford County, Va. –– A string of cars was broken into in the St. Georges Estates neighborhood of Stafford County, investigators said.

The larcenies from autos occurred between the late Thursday evening and early Friday morning in the neighborhood that sits off Joshua Drive behind Va. 610.

Five cars that were parked in the neighborhood were broken into and items such as a video camera, backpack, calculators, a radio and a number of DVDs were taken from the vehicles, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy. (more…)

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Sex offender charged with touching girl, 15

Woodbridge, Va. –– A 15-year-old girl told police she was inappropriately touched Thursday by a man who offered her a ride to school.

The victim was walking to Freedom High School, at 15201 Neabsco Mills Road in Woodbridge, when a man approached her and said he would give her a ride, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

When the female got into the car, the man inappropriately touched her. (more…)

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Death investigated as homicide

Update Saturday Noon

Investigators now say the death of 18-year-old Wyatt Campbell is now being investigated as a homicide.

Campbell walked into a Springfield area health clinic about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and then died from apparent bodily trauma about a half hour later.

The victim lived in the 6100 block of Rose Hill Drive in Alexandria.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 703-691-3131, or visit fairfaxcrimesolvers.org. (more…)

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