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Bear Sightings in Fairfax County

Police were notified of a bear sighting in the Greenbriar subdivision last weekend, in the Birch Pond community, near Rocky Run Stream Valley Park. Recently, a bear was also reported to have damaged the beehive at nearby Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Bears typically avoid humans, but may wander into suburban areas in their search for food. Bears […]

Help Detectives Identify Springfield Burglary Suspect

Franconia Police District – On Monday, May 15, around 1:20 p.m., we responded to the 7200 block of Hansford Court in Springfield for a report of a burglary. The victim, a 48-year-old woman, saw a man standing on the second floor of her residence. She screamed and the suspect ran out of the house. The […]

Dance Instructor Arrested for Multiple Sex Offenses

McLean Police District – Detectives from the Child Exploitation and Child Abuse Sections obtained warrants for Chase Clark Peklo, 19, of Sterling, for carnal knowledge of child between thirteen and fifteen years of age and five counts of possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation, and facilitation of child pornography. Peklo was arrested last night and the warrants […]

Police Discover Human Remains Near Industrial Park on Wimsatt Road in Springfield

Major Crimes detectives are working to determine the identity of humans remains discovered today (February 11) while helping another jurisdiction search for a missing juvenile. Our detectives began their search in Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Lake Accotink Park Road, in Springfield. They expanded their search to the surrounding area and discovered the remains of a […]

Police Work Closely with Neighborhood Watch to Nab Serial Burglar

After a multi-faceted investigation, detectives charged 19-year-old, Nicholas Cormier of Alexandria with seven counts of burglary and five counts of grand larceny. Homeowners in the Hayfield View and Glenwood Mews communities reported a series of residential break-ins between January 10th and the 15th. Patrol officers gathered essential information and provided it to detectives. Members of […]

German Grocery Store Lidl Approved to Open in Chantilly

The Board of Supervisors said “Wilkommen” to German discount grocer Lidl on Tuesday when it signed off on plans to build a 30,000 square foot store at the Chantilly Crossing Shopping Center. This store will be its first in Fairfax as the grocery chain enters the U.S market. Located on a five-acre empty field, the future store will […]

UPDATE: Suspect who Fired Shots at Officer Charged with Attempted Capital Murder

Earlier today the suspect involved in the shooting at the officer’s marked cruiser on January 22, 2017, was charged by our Major Crimes detectives. Brian Neftali Landaverde, 21, of 2171 Astoria Circle, Herndon, Virginia, was charged with attempted capital murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Our detectives worked tirelessly to […]

Shots Fired at Marked Police Cruiser in the Great Falls Area

Detectives this morning are investigating an incident in which one of our officers was shot at while on duty in his marked cruiser. The cruiser was struck several times by gunfire. Fortunately, the officer was not injured. Preliminarily our investigation reveals that just before midnight last night, the officer attempted a traffic stop on Georgetown […]

Subway Sandwich Shop on Richmond Highway Robbed

Officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Subway sandwich shop at 8768 Richmond Highway, on Monday, December 12, shortly before 9 p.m. During the initial investigation, officers learned that a man came into the shop alone and sat at a table by himself. He got up several times to look out […]

Largest Mixed-Use Development Next to Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station Approved

Silver Line’s second phase, the drive to redevelop the area around Reston’s only rail station that’s open now as part of phase one intensifies. The Board of Supervisors signed off on two separate projects near the Wiehle-Reston East station on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Developer Vornado’s Commerce Metro Center will build about 1.1 million square feet in new […]


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