Monday, April 22, 2013
The woman woke up Sunday morning to find a man sexually assaulting her.
A man broke inside a Centreville woman's home Sunday morning and sexually assaulted her, Fairfax County Police said. Around 3 a.m., the 27-year-old woman was asleep inside her home in the 13000 block of Winding Oak Circle. She woke up to find that a man had gotten into the home and was sexually assaulting her, police said. When she challenged him, he fled on foot. Electronic equipment was also stolen from the home, police said. They believe the perpetrator was able to get in through an unlocked door. The suspect was described as possibly Hispanic with a medium build, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A list of some recent incidents in the Sully District over the past week.
Editor's note: Readers accessing this article on a mobile phone may have difficulty seeing the map. The following is a list of larcenies from the Fairfax County Police Department's incident reports for the Sully District since April 12. This list is not all-inclusive. Unlawful entry (yellow on map): A resident on the 5800 block of Ridings Manor Place reported on April 9, at 3:35 p.m., that two people were seen leaving her home. There was no damage. The helicopter assisted and the suspects were located. An 18-year-old female from Bristow was charged with trespassing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A 15-year-old from Woodbridge was also present, and was returned to her mother. Narcotics/police pursuit (green on map): …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Officer Jared Warner found drugs and guns during two routine, separate traffic stops.
The Sully District Citizens Advisory Committee recently honored Officer Jared Warner, nominating him as Officer of the Month for making two drug arrests recently, during the course of routine traffic stops. During the first stop, Warner had pulled a car over for running a red light, said Lt. Richard Morvillo, assistant commander of the Sully District Station. After Warner approached the vehicle, he smelled alcohol and marijuana coming from the driver, and saw an assault rifle in the backseat. Warner then discovered there was additional marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and ammunition in the car. Warner arrested the suspect and transported him to the county jail. During the second stop, Warner pulled over a vehicle without a valid…
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 …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Theresa Pompey and Ronnie Davis, both Maryland residents, sped away from officers Thursday, Fairfax County Police said.
Two Maryland residents suspected of committing prescription fraud sped away from police on Lee Highway on Thursday, Fairfax County Police said. Theresa Pompey, 26, and Ronnie Davis, 34, who are both Maryland residents, were charged with possession of Oxycontin and obtaining drugs by misrepresentation. Davis was also charged with eluding police. Officers first initiated the stop around 2:50 p.m. on Pickwick Road in Fairfax, near the Costco, police said. A Patch reader who witnessed the event said that the chase ended near the CVS on Lee Highway in Centreville. Note: Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The lack of merit increases makes life harder for the department’s new talent, employees said Thursday night.
Fairfax County public safety employees advocated for better pay Thursday during the final public hearing on the county’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget plan. County Executive Ed Long’s budget proposal does not include pay increases for county employees, nor does it fund merit increases for public safety employees. Earlier in the week, county employees made their dissatisfaction heard – Thursday night, police officers and firefighters joined them. Chris Cochrane, president of the Fairfax Coalition of Police and a 25-year veteran of the force, said police had been happy to find merit increases restored in last year’s budget. But many were surprised and angered to find that they had been halted once again this year. “It is tough to consider that …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A Prince William County jury recommended that James Craig Summers, a former Fairfax County police officer, be sentenced to 7 years in prison.
A former Fairfax County police officer was convicted in Prince William County Circuit Court on Thursday of forcibly sodomizing his ex-girlfriend in 2009. James Craig Summers, 56, a Burke resident who served with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for 30 years before he became a police officer, was found guilty on the third day of a jury trial. Summers was arrested in May 2012. The victim told the court that, in one incident while she was dating Summers, he grabbed her arm, twisted it around her back, handcuffed her and then forcibly anally sodomized her—despite her pleas for him to stop. After deliberating for several hours Wednesday afternoon and part of Thursday morning, the five men and seven women recommended that Summers …
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 10, 2013
Guns, an iPod and money are among the items reported stolen over the past week.
The following is a list of larcenies and vehicle thefts from the Fairfax County Police Department's incident reports for the Sully District since April 3. This list is not all-inclusive. Burglary: 14200 block of Heritage Crossing Lane, April 6, 2:10 p.m. A resident reported someone entered the home and stole several items to include a passport. There were no signs of forced entry. Larcenies: Little Rocky Run Circle/Westwater Court, pistol/miscellaneous items from vehicle 6300 block of Prince Way, iPod from business 5600 block of Birchleaf Park Court, wallet from vehicle 5600 block of Lalos Street, money from vehicle 5600 block of Lalos Street, money/sunglasses from vehicle 6300 block of Multiplex Drive, license plates from vehicle 4100 …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Shoes, a TV and a 1998 Chevy are among the items reported stolen over the past week.
The following is a list of larcenies and vehicle thefts from the Fairfax County Police Department's incident reports for the Sully District since March 27. This list is not all-inclusive. 14300 block of Sullyfield Circle, bag from vehicle 15200 block of Surrey House Way, shoes from residence 5100 block of Castle Harbor Way, TV from residence 14200 block of Saint Germain Drive, cell phones from business 13600 block of Stepney Lane, 1998 Chevrolet Sebring 6800 block of Malton Court, wallet/laptop from vehicle On the adjacent map, the addresses are block numbers, not specific home or business addresses.