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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 1/6/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 1/6/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

BICYCLIST KILLED AFTER BEING HIT BY VEHICLE: A 33-year-old bicyclist has died following a crash that occurred on Dec. 29 just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Dolley Madison Boulevard and Ingleside Avenue in McLean.

Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s crash-reconstruction unit have preliminarily determined that Matthew Jaeger, of McLean, was riding his bicycle east on Ingleside Avenue. Detectives believe Jaeger entered the intersection and was struck in the road by the driver of a 2014 BMW 328xi traveling south on Dolley Madison Boulevard.

He was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the BMW remained at the scene.


Preliminarily, speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash.

The investigation remains active and details of the investigation will be presented to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review.

PEDESTRIAN DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY VEHICLE IN TYSONS: Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a crash that killed a pedestrian Dec. 30 at 9 p.m. on Chain Bridge Road just south of Tysons Boulevard in Tysons.

Preliminarily, detectives determined that the victim, Filadelfo Ramos Marquez, 74, of Annandale, had been crossing Chain Bridge Road from west to east just south of Tysons Boulevard and was not at a crosswalk.

A 2010 Toyota Camry being driven south on Chain Bridge Road struck Ramos Marquez in the roadway. Rescue personnel took Ramos Marquez to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.
Police ask anyone with information about this crash to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at (703) 280-0543.

This was the 14th pedestrian fatality in the county in 2021. As of that date in 2020, there also had been 14 pedestrian fatalities.

COUNTY POLICE ARREST TWO MEN IN CONNECTION WITH SERIES OF 7-ELEVEN ROBBERIES: Authorities have charged two men in connection to a series of robberies that occurred at 7-Eleven convenience stores throughout Northern Virginia, Fairfax County police said Dec. 29.

Robbery Squad detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Bureau began investigating this series of robberies on Dec. 6 at the 7-Eleven at 9511 Blake Lane in Oakton. A man entered the business, walked behind the counter and demanded the clerk open the register. The man took property and fled, police said.

A second robbery occurred Dec. 11 at the 7-Eleven at 8110 Old Dominion Drive in McLean. Two men entered the business, implied they had a weapon, took property and fled the store.

Forensic evidence recovered from one of the crime scenes led to the identification of one of the suspects, Kelly Smith, 25, of Chantilly, police said. Police arrested Smith Dec. 13 and authorities have charged him with two counts of robbery. The following day, detectives were able to link Kelly to a third robbery and authorities charged him with the additional robbery while he remained at the detention center, police said.

Investigative leads and additional interviews led detectives to the identification of a second suspect in the robbery series. Authorities have charged Terrell Tapscott, 29, of Gainesville with four counts of robbery and Virginia State Police served those warrants. Authorities are holding both men without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Police think both men have been involved in additional robberies in neighboring jurisdictions. The department’s detectives are working with law-enforcement partners to help link the suspects to additional cases.

DISTRICT WOMAN FACES HOST OF CHARGES AFTER LEADING POLICE ONCHASE: A Fairfax County police officer on Dec. 26 at 4:53 p.m. saw a 2008 Lexus GX470 on Chain Bridge Road at Colshire Drive in McLean that had been reported stolen from a neighboring jurisdiction.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver, an 18-year-old District of Columbia woman, allegedly intentionally struck two occupied police vehicles before fleeing at a high rate of speed, police said.

The woman continued to drive recklessly, striking four other vehicles before her vehicle became disabled, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

Police arrested the driver and authorities have charged her with malicious wounding to law enforcement, grand larceny, failure to obey commands to stop and four counts of hit-and-run. Additionally, authorities served her with 13 outstanding warrants.

DISTRICT MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING AFTER PURSUIT IN TYSONS: Fairfax County police officers on Dec. 26 at 9:33 p.m. were investigating a vehicle at Tysons Corner Center that had an improper registration when the motorist, a 20-year-old District of Columbia man, allegedly intentionally drove at the officers, nearly striking them, police said.

The motorist sped off into a parking garage, where responding officers blocked in the vehicle. No one was injured during the incident, police said.

Police arrested the driver and authorities have charged him with two counts of attempted malicious wounding and failure to obey commands to stop.

FIRE OFFICIALS ADJUST STAFFING AFTER COVID RISE AMONG STAFFERS: Due to an increase in the number of COVID cases among staff, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) has implemented temporary staffing adjustments, officials said Dec. 29.

As of Dec. 29, 66 employees had tested positive for COVID and 12 more were in quarantine.

Command staff have reviewed data sets and options to determine the appropriate adjustments to achieve the safest balance of emergency response, including:

• Temporary cross-staffing among six units, including a hazardous-materials unit, a hazardous-materials support unit and four tankers located throughout the county. Cross-staffing allows apparatuses to remain in service and be available for response.

• Temporarily placing these four units out of service: Tower Ladder 405 (Franconia), Medic 408B (Annandale), Medic 409B (Mount Vernon), Medic 410B (Baileys Crossroads). The medic units are located at stations that have two Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units assigned to them. One EMS unit will remain in service at each station.

• Requesting that the department’s volunteer partners assist with staffing transport units.

Officials evaluate adjustments and staffing daily. Units will remain in service if staffing permits.

“The recent rise in COVID cases has affected everyone, including first responders,” said Fire Chief John Butler.

Officials are balancing the department’s the ability to carry out its mission with the health, safety, wellness and morale of the first responders, he said.

Currently, 85.4 percent of the department’s 1,260 career staff members have been vaccinated. Per county policy, all other personnel are required to be tested regularly.

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