A man allegedly rammed several police cars and nearly ran over officers while attempting to flee police Thursday evening, and he did it with a child in his car.
According to Howard Ludwig, Fairfax County police spokesman, it began when the suspect was driving recklessly and nearly struck an officer riding a motorcycle around 8 p.m. The suspect failed to stop for the officer and fled to Willow Lakes Court, a dead-end street in Clifton.
That is where the motorcycle officer radioed for backup and planned to box him in with the help of responding officers. As officers were responding, the suspect rammed at least one police car and nearly ran officers over as he fled the neighborhood to Clifton Road.
He did not get far, however, as police attempted a PIT maneuver while they pursued him along Clifton Road where he turned down another dead-end street, Old Clifton Road, and was captured.
Amazingly, no injuries were reported. The child was turned over to his mother and the man faces multiple charges, we’re told, though the exact charges were not available as of publication time.
Two store clerks were assaulted Sunday when two men attempted to rob the AT&T Store at 6471 Old Beulah Street in the Newington/Kingstowne area.
Howard Ludwig, Fairfax County police spokesman, said the two male suspects initially entered the store around 12:34 p.m. and inquired about some merchandise.
That is when one of them punched an employee and stabbed another. Ludwig said the pair had stuffed store merchandise into a bag, but during the melee, they left behind the bag.
Injuries, he said, do not appear to be life threatening.
Police are looking for the men who fled in a red car. Ludwig says police are studying surveillance video and hope to have a better suspect description later.
Police say a man who was armed with a gun shot another man inside a Bailey’s Crossroads grocery store Saturday evening claiming he did it in self defense.
It happened at the Food Star at 5521 Leesburg Pike around 6:43 p.m., says 2nd Lt. James Curry, Fairfax County police spokesman. He said the man who was shot suffered life-threatening injuries.
Lt. Curry would not speculate as to the circumstances that led to the shooting or if the gunman is licensed to carry the gun. But the shooter had called police and he is with investigators, Curry said.
Police later said via social media that the shooter told officers that he fired the shots “in self defense.”
Officers are on scene of a shot person at the Food Star, 5521 Leesburg Pike. A man reported to police that he shot someone inside the store in self-defense. The shooter is w/officers & a man was taken to the hospital w/injuries considered life-threatening. Detectives responding. pic.twitter.com/JjIuepaMXQ
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) November 21, 2021
Fairfax County police had a challenging time Saturday night trying to disperse a crowd of 200 to 300 people and vehicles engaged in illegal street racing in the Kingstowne area.
Officers radioed for assistance around 9:15 p.m. when they spotted the vehicles in the parking lot at the Kingstowne Shopping Center.
At one point, participants were reported doing burnouts and were up on a “skid” doing donuts. People were hanging off the cars as they were driven in circles.
Officers trying to disperse the group reported that the crowd was tossing fireworks and flares and they were even throwing items at police.
It took about 20 minutes for the police to disperse the participants.
Minutes after midnight, street racers were at it again, this time on Cinder Bed Road near Backlick Road in the Newington area. They were during burnouts, running red lights, trying to block out their lights and jump in front of police cars.
Police called for less-than-lethal devices such as pepper-ball guns to help disperse the group. It took police about 20 minutes to clear them.
Howard Ludwig, Fairfax County police spokesman, said he was not aware of any arrests or injuries as of 9:45 p.m.
Separately, video posted to social media last night shows drivers performing stunts in a parking lot in Woodbridge.
“Seems like alot of car hooligans out in nova tonight,” wrote the poster.
Seems like alot of car hooligans out in nova tonight pic.twitter.com/SnkJnKhMfb
— Skyflyer Channel 8 News (@skyflyer81) November 14, 2021
A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with an SUV around 7 p.m. Friday on Ox Road at Henderson Road, near Burke Lake Park.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, says Sgt. Tara Gerhard, Fairfax County police spokeswoman. She said the southbound lanes of Ox Road are closed at Wayfarer Drive and eastbound Henderson Road is closed at Thistledown Trail while police are investigating the crash.
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) November 5, 2021
One man was stabbed and two others were injured after a pickup truck crashed into an apartment in Annandale Saturday night.
The incident happened around 7:20 p.m. on the 4500 block of Commons Drive and reportedly involved a gathering of about 60 people.
After the stabbing, the suspect drove his pickup into a sliding glass door injuring the two other men. Amazingly, Sgt. Ian Yost, Fairfax County police spokesman, says all of those injured had non-life threatening injuries. He said the three men who were injured were all adults.
Sgt. Yost says the suspect was taken into custody and is known to the victims. Detectives are still trying to sort out the details and he anticipates additional details to shortly.
NEW: Fairfax County PD say someone stabbed a man and crashed a car into an apartment on Commons Dr in Annandale – injuring two more men. All expected to survive. The suspect was taken into custody near the scene and is known to the victims, according to police @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/M51G0qRyLt
— Tom Lynch (@TomLynch_) October 31, 2021
Photo via Google Maps
Fairfax County police were called to the area of the Hard Times Cafe in Springfield Plaza just before 2:40 a.m. this morning for men fighting with one reportedly stabbed.
That is where police found a man who had been seriously cut and thrown through a window.
Police quickly developed leads and were pursuing a suspect as of 4 a.m. today.
A man who had been firing a gun from his car while driving around Prince William County led police on a wild chase early this morning often driving in the wrong direction while trying to outrun officers.
The chase began in Prince William County around 1:45 a.m. but soon crossed into Fairfax County. The suspect crashed and overturned his car around 2:18 a.m. near Hooes Road and Newington Forest Ave in the Crosspointe area. But he refused to surrender.
The suspect barricaded himself in his overturned 2015 Cadillac while police retreated and called for reinforcements. Fire/rescue personnel were put on standby at a nearby staging area.
The man finally exited his crashed car around 3:40 a.m. and was taken into custody.