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Fairfax Public-Safety Notes, 10/21/21 edition

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News of crime and punishment across the community.

GROUP OF MAN ROB VICTIM IN FALLS CHURCH AREA: A group of five or six men approached a victim, pointed a gun and took personal property on Oct. 14 at 1:39 a.m. in the 7200 block of Arlington Boulevard in the Falls Church area, Fairfax County police said.

No injuries were reported, police said.

COUNTY POLICE INVESTIGATE ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT TYSONS MALL: A victim at Tysons Corner Center was assaulted on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. by two men who demanded property, Fairfax County police said.


No property was taken and no injuries were reported, police said.

OAKTON MAN CHARGED WITH PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS AFTER VIENNA INCIDENT: Two juveniles told Vienna police on Oct. 8 at 8:25 p.m. that a man was acting disorderly at Michaels craft store, 311 Maple Ave., E. Officers located the man inside Domino’s Pizza.

Upon interacting with the man, they detected signs of impairment, police said.

Police arrested the 49-year-old Oakton man and took him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with being drunk in public.

POLICE: UNLICENSED 15-YEAR-OLD TOOK CAR WITHOUT PARENTAL PERMISSION: A Vienna officer on Oct. 10 at 10:31 p.m. observed a driver commit a traffic offense near Park Street, S.E., and Cedar Lane, S.E., and initiated a traffic stop.

The vehicle was occupied by a 15-year-old unlicensed driver and four other juveniles. Police released the passengers to the custody of their parents and the driver to one of the other juveniles’ parents because his parents could not be located.

Police had the vehicle towed to a local storage lot. Officers later determined the driver’s mother was not aware that he had taken the vehicle from her home.

VOLUNTEER FIRE COMMISSION BESTOWS AWARDS: Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Commission on Oct. 6 honored recipients of the 2020 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards during a ceremony at Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters.

Officials commended the honorees, who serve at various volunteer fire-and-rescue departments in Fairfax County, for their contributions to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) and the communities they serve.

Each honoree demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the FCFRD through hundreds of hours providing fire and emergency medical services or through other roles that support the department’s goals, officials said. Fire Chief John Butler was on hand to congratulate each award winner.

The awards and their winners were:

• Volunteer Firefighter: Dylan Bates of the Baileys Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department.

• Volunteer Operational Officer: Sean Jolliff of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.

• Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provider: Alieen Bay of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.

• Volunteer Advanced Life Support (ALS) Provider: Frank Smith of the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

• Volunteer Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider: Scott Sterling of the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company.

• Administrative Member: Christian Kassis of the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department.

• Canteen or Auxiliary Member: John Jackson of the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

• Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Member: James McPheeters.

• Special Recognition Award: James Hedrick of the Fire and Rescue Academy.

• Volunteer Rookie: Noah Bilger of the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

• Volunteer Unit Citation: Mo Ahmed, Dylan Bates, David Presson, Kelsey Robins and Paul Wasserman of the Baileys Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department.

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