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Nordstrom Rack in Tysons (via Google Maps)

Kilmer Middle School was briefly put on alert this afternoon (Tuesday) while Fairfax County police searched Tysons for suspects in an alleged theft and hit-and-run at Nordstrom Rack.

Officers with the Fairfax County Police Department’s Tysons Urban Team responded to the clothing store at 8027 Leesburg Pike around 1:25 p.m. for a reported larceny, though an officer initially told the dispatcher that there was “no confirmed theft.”

The FCPD says four individuals fled when they saw the officers, first running on foot before getting into a vehicle and hitting three police cruisers.

According to scanner traffic, the individuals — described as three men and one woman — bailed out of the vehicle around 1:30 p.m. An officer then confirmed that there was a larceny, but it was not yet known whether it was petit or grand larceny.

A handgun was found in the vehicle, police said.

During the search, which involved K9 units and a helicopter, the police department advised that nearby Kilmer Middle School be secured with students scheduled to be released at 2:15 p.m.

“An area Middle School was briefly put on an elevated alert due to the fleeing suspects,” the FCPD said. “The school is no longer on an elevated alert.”

An officer confirmed at 2:26 p.m. that all four people had been taken into custody. Two of them were “evaluated for minor injuries,” police said.

The FCPD says the incident was a grand larceny, which is defined in Virginia as commercial thefts involving goods worth $1,000 or more. Charges haven’t been filed yet.

“Charging information will become available at a later time,” the FCPD said.

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A Fairfax County police car (file photo)

A man from Maryland was recently arrested in D.C. in connection with a gun store burglary in Newington, the Fairfax County Police Department announced yesterday (Monday).

Arrested by Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents on May 22, the 20-year-old is one of four men suspected by police of stealing 53 firearms from Dominion Defense (7200 Fullerton Road) between 3-4 a.m. on April 29.

According to the FCPD, security footage captured masked men “working together to gain entry into the business through a small opening above the door.”

“The men stole 53 firearms, which were a combination of long guns and handguns,” police said. “The fourth subject remained outside as a lookout. The suspects left in a gray Acura four-door sedan with no front license plate.”

The FCPD said 15 of the 53 stolen guns have been recovered by law enforcement, but didn’t provide details about how the guns were located.

“At this time, we cannot confirm if any guns have been involved in other crimes around the region,” an FCPD spokesperson told FFXnow.

The one identified suspect has been charged with burglary and larceny of firearms. He is currently being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

The FCPD, ATF and National Shooting Sports Foundation are still offering a $11,000 reward to community members who provide information that helps identify the remaining suspects.

Detectives in the FCPD’s West Springfield Police District can be contacted at 703-644-7377. The department also accepts anonymous tips through Crime Solvers.

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Tysons View Apartments (via Google Maps)

(Updated at 5:25 p.m. on 5/31/2023) The double homicide in Idylwood on Memorial Day started as a drug-related robbery, Fairfax County police say.

Two people — a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old — were charged on Tuesday (May 30) with robbery resulting in death, a Class 2 felony in Virginia, the Fairfax County Police Department announced. Additional charges are expected in the case, which involved a shooting and multiple stabbings.

Police identified the 18-year-old as Vladimir Garcia Montes of Falls Church.

“During a search of the area, K9 officers located a significant amount of marijuana nearby believed to be connected to the homicide,” the FCPD said. “All individuals involved are believed to be known to each other and this is not a random act of violence.”

The FCPD identified the two people killed as Jonas Skinner, 20, of Ashburn and Braden Deahl, 18, of Arlington County. Deahl was a student at Washington-Liberty High School, which informed the community of his death this afternoon.

Officers called to the Tysons View Apartments on Pimmit Run Lane at 3:37 p.m. yesterday found Skinner in a laundry room of an apartment building. He had been shot in the upper body and was declared dead at the scene.

Deahl was found in a parking lot with wounds to the upper body. He was transported to a hospital, where he died. Though police previously said that both of the people who died had been shot, the FCPD now says Deahl had stab wounds.

A knife was found at the scene, the FCPD said yesterday.

Autopsies to confirm the manner and cause of death will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner “in the coming days,” police said.

Two other people — both juveniles — were found in the parking lot with stab wounds to the upper body and taken to the hospital. Their injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, but one of them remains hospitalized.

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Surveillance footage shows two men who police say dropped off Brenda Ochoa Guerrero in the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital parking lot (via FCPD)

Four people have been arrested and charged in the death of a woman who was found, possibly shot, in the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital parking lot on April 13.

Detectives have determined that Brenda Ochoa Guerrero, 33, of Alexandria died at a house in the 2500 block of Fairhaven Avenue in Huntington, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

She was then driven to the hospital at 8033 Holland Road, where a community member found her unconscious in the passenger seat of a vehicle with a gunshot wound, police said.

“Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau responded to the scene and immediately began investigating,” the FCPD said. “Detectives located surveillance footage of two men who drove the car to the hospital parking lot and two individuals who were in the SUV that picked them up.”

According to police, an anonymous tip helped detectives identify 43-year-old David Littlefield and 36-year-old Eric Thompson, both from Alexandria, as the men who drove Ochoa Guerrero to the hospital and left her.

Police say they were picked up in a different car by 35-year-old Alexandria resident Eric Rubio and 29-year-old Maryland resident Yuris Pineda Gallegos.

Officers arrested Rubio, Thompson and Littlefield on May 14, according to Fairfax County court records. Gallegos turned herself in at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center yesterday (Wednesday), according to the police.

All four of them have been charged with concealment of a dead body, a Class 6 felony in Virginia.

Rubio and Littlefield remain in custody without bond. However, Pineda Gallegos was released by a magistrate on personal recognizance, and a judge granted Thompson a supervised release on May 18, according to a Fairfax County General District Court clerk.

According to the court, Thompson was assigned a probation officer with whom he has to check in periodically.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been scheduled for July 17, per court records.

The circumstances around Ochoa Guerrero’s death are still under investigation, the FCPD said.

Police allegedly recovered two guns from the car of a man trespassing Dolley Madison Preschool in McLean (via FCPD/Twitter)

(Updated at 6:25 p.m.) A Florida man arrested in McLean yesterday (Tuesday) had guns in his car and was allegedly on his way to the CIA, Fairfax County police say.

The man was reported for trespassing at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church (1125 Savile Lane) around 11:11 a.m. The church is also the site of Dolley Madison Preschool and the Speech and Language Center of Northern Virginia.

“He’s acting strange. Caller approached, and subject stated he was going to walk his dog and he headed toward the CIA building,” a dispatcher said, according to scanner traffic on Open MHz.

The Fairfax County Police Department says that the man wasn’t armed when officers found him, but two guns, including an AK-47, were found in his car.

The 32-year-old man from Florida has been detained and charged with felony possession of a firearm on school property, according to the FCPD.

“We appreciate Fairfax County Police’s diligence in addressing this threat, and we will continue to cooperate with them to ensure the security and safety of our personnel and our facility,” a CIA spokesperson said.

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The Vienna Police Department headquarters (file photo)

(Updated at 1:55 p.m.) A Vienna man has been arrested for allegedly raping a girl at a local park.

The suspect, Celvin Aragon Flores, met the victim online through a social media app and then “engaged in a sexual encounter with her at a park in Vienna,” the Town of Vienna Police Department says.

The sexual assault was reported to the VPD on Monday (May 15), though the department’s weekly recap suggests the assault occurred around 8 a.m. on April 16.

“Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section, dedicated to this case, conducted interviews with the victim and witnesses, coordinated a forensic rape examination, and obtained search warrants,” police said.

Arrested yesterday (Thursday), Flores has been charged with sodomy, rape, aggravated sexual battery and animate object penetration. Additional charges are expected “as the case progresses,” according to the police department.

The VPD said it has notified victim services personnel and Child Protective Services, which “will provide the necessary assistance and ongoing support for the victim.”

When asked about the age of the victim, who’s identified only as a juvenile, and the name of the park, police said they were unable to disclose that information.

“Due to this case being an active investigation, we must abide by certain protocols to ensure the integrity of the case,” VPD public information officer Juan Vazquez said.

Virginia State Police patrol SUV allegedly rammed during a pursuit on Richmond HIghway (courtesy VSP)

A 27-year-old man from Maryland has been arrested following a police pursuit on Route 1 (Richmond Highway) that extended from Prince William County into Mount Vernon.

Based on a preliminary investigation, the man was driving a GMC Yukon that had been reported stolen from a Koons dealership on Richmond Highway at 10:30 a.m., a Prince William County Police Department spokesperson said.

When a Prince William County police officer approached the man and told him he was under arrest, the driver fled. Since the situation didn’t meet the department’s standards for pursuing a suspect, the officer instead alerted Virginia State Police and Fairfax County police to the fleeing vehicle.

A Virginia State trooper located the vehicle around 10:49 a.m.

“The GMC was on Route 1 in Prince William County heading north towards the Fairfax County line,” the VSP said. “The trooper activated his emergency lights and siren to initiate a traffic stop, but the GMC refused to stop and sped off.”

According to scanner traffic, the GMC drove the wrong way on Richmond Highway, heading north in the southbound lanes. During the chase, the driver “rammed” the pursuing trooper’s marked patrol SUV three different times, ultimately disabling the vehicle, the state police said.

Prince William County police officers, who were staying in sight of the chase to provide support, saw the GMC “make intentional contact” with the trooper’s cruiser, the Prince William police spokesperson said.

At 10:56 a.m., the driver bailed out of the GMC at Pole Road and Highland Lane in the Mount Vernon area, where he was taken into custody with the help of Prince William County police and a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy.

The driver and the trooper were both taken to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital for medical evaluations “as a precautionary measure,” but no injuries were reported, state police said.

Charges from state police and Prince William County are pending, as an investigation into the case continues.

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A Herndon man has been arrested for three armed robberies in Sterling, including one at the 7-Eleven on West Church Road (via Google Maps)

A 26-year-old Herndon man was arrested yesterday (Monday) in connection with a trio of armed robberies in Sterling over a 36-hour period.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the first robbery happened at a 7-Eleven in the 700 block of West Church Road. A man brandished a knife and demanded money from the clerk shortly before 1:50 a.m. on Sunday (May 14).

The second robbery happened at a nearby Sunoco gas station at 8:18 a.m. In that incident, authorities believe a man brandished scissors and demanded money from the clerk, according to LCSO.

The final robbery happened at the Exxon gas station on the 45600 block of Falke Plaza. A man approached a clerk with his hand in his pocket shortly after 12:30 a.m. yesterday (Monday) and demanded money, LCSO said.

Authorities believe the man left the stores in a grey Toyota Camry in all three robberies.

The suspect was charged with three counts of robbery. He was arrested at a home in the 700 block of West Church Road opposite of where the first gas station robbery occurred. The road was blocked off yesterday morning in both directions.

Photo via Google Maps

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Fairfax County firefighters tackle a house fire in the 4900 block of Bristow Drive in Annandale on April 27, 2023 (courtesy FCFRD)

Arson was behind an April 27 house fire in Annandale that cost two people and a dog their home, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department says.

Clinton James Hall, 27, was arrested yesterday (Wednesday) and charged with one count of burning or destroying a building after investigators determined that the fire in the 4900 block of Bristow Drive was “incendiary in nature.”

According to the FCFRD report, Hall started the fire on the porch of a three-story, single-family home in the Annandale Terrace neighborhood late that evening. Both residents and the dog were inside at the time.

“The dog alerted the occupants and all self-evacuated from the residence prior to fire department arrival,” the department said. “There were working smoke alarms that activated after the fire was discovered.”

Firefighter units were dispatched to the scene at 11:57 p.m. and arrived to find a blaze that was visible from three sides of the building. Crews “worked quickly” to extinguish the fire, and no injuries were reported.

However, the occupants and their pet were displaced, and the fire caused an estimated $461,480 in property damages.

Virginia classifies arson as a Class 3 felony if someone is inside the building when it’s burned. If convicted, Hall would face beween five and 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

The news of Hall’s arrest came the same day that a house fire farther north in Annandale took the lives of two dogs and a cat.

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The outdoor play area at Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

A D.C. woman has been arrested for allegedly abducting a kid from the Cox Discovery Cove at Tysons Corner Center.

Officers with the Fairfax County Police Department’s Tysons Urban Team were called to an outdoor play area — described as having a “sailboat design” — at 5:47 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) for a report of a missing 3-year-old child, police said in a news release today.

Using mall security camera footage, the officers “quickly” identified Jane Pyo as the suspect.

Officers observed Pyo walk towards the mall, stop, converse with the child, take the child’s hand and walk into the mall. Pyo was observed picking the child up and going down an escalator with the child in her arms. TUT officers located Pyo and the child inside the Coastal Flats Restaurant. Pyo assaulted officers when they approached but were able to take her into custody.

The kid didn’t experience any injuries and was reunited with their family, according to the FCPD.

Pyo has been charged with abduction, possession of burglarious tools, assaulting law enforcement and trespassing. She also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Fairfax County court, police said.

She is currently being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

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