News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH IN OAKTON CLAIMS LIFE OF ALEXANDRIA MAN: A 78-year-old man Alexandria man has died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash that occurred March 30 at 2:01 p.m. in Oakton.
Thomas Peregoy of Alexandria was driving eastbound on Lawyers Road near Kedge Drive when his 2014 Toyota Tacoma drifted off the roadway to the right, striking a tree head-on. Rescue personnel took Peregoy to a hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, police said.
Police ask anyone who has information about this crash to contact the department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit at (703) 280-0543.
POLICE INVESTIGATING IN-CUSTODY DEATHS AT DETENTION CENTER: Fairfax County police, who investigate all in-custody deaths at the county’s Adult Detention Center in Fairfax, have had two such cases in recent days.
Detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Bureau are investigating the in-custody death of 65-year-old inmate George Redmond, who was found unresponsive in his single cell at the detention center the morning of March 28.
Fire and Rescue Department personnel transported Redmond to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy, but preliminarily, there are no signs of foul play, officials said.
Redmond had been in the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and incarcerated at the detention center since Mar. 25. On that date, he was originally arrested by Alexandria City Police. Authorities transferred custody to Fairfax County police, who took him to the detention center.
Redmond had been arrested for a failure-to-appear warrant related to an original charge of trespassing and destruction of property.
On March 29 at 4:39 p.m., police dispatched officers to the Adult Detention Center after 55-year-old inmate Kyung Pil Chang was found unresponsive in his single cell. Fire and Rescue Department personnel responded and pronounced Chang deceased. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy the next day. Preliminarily, there are no signs of foul play, police said.
Authorities on March 25 charged Chang, a Haymarket resident, with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration and practicing as an unlicensed masseuse at the Annandale Gerontology Clinic, 4216 Evergreen Lane, Suite 121, in Annandale. Chang had been in custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and incarcerated without bond at the detention center since his arrest.
Detectives are coordinating with the Sheriff’s Office to gather the facts and circumstances surrounding both deaths.
VIENNA WOMAN INJURED AFTER TRYING TO STOP HER VEHICLE FROM ROLLING BACKWARD: A woman who was parked in front of her home in the 200 block of Commons Drive, N.W., on March 30 at 11:22 a.m. mistakenly put the vehicle’s gear in reverse instead of park.
When the car began to roll backward, the driver attempted to get back into the vehicle to stop it.
The vehicle pulled her to the ground, down a slope and into a neighbor’s fence, police said. Rescue personnel transported the woman to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.
VIENNA POLICE SERVE LOUDOUN WARRANT, PROTECTIVE ORDER: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department on March 27 at 3:57 p.m. asked Vienna police officers to visit a residence at 1200 Ross Drive, S.W., to serve a warrant and an emergency protective order.
Vienna police served a 31-year-old Vienna woman the misdemeanor warrant charging assault and the emergency protective order. Police released the woman on her signature.
WOMAN SAYS EX-BOYFRIEND STRUCK HER DURING FIGHT: A woman told Vienna police on March 31 at 4 p.m. that her ex-boyfriend had been giving her and their infant child a ride home when they began to argue.
The man allegedly struck the woman in the face, then pulled the vehicle into the parking lot at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., N.E., police said.
When the woman attempted to get out of the vehicle, the man allegedly tried to prevent her from leaving. Someone from inside the church came out to check on the situation, allowing the woman time to get the infant out of the vehicle.
The man left the area before officers arrived. A family member responded to assist the woman. The woman showed no signs of injury and refused any medical treatment, police said.
An officer advised the woman of the warrant process should she wish to pursue charges and a protective order.
VIENNA RESIDENT REPORTS FRAUDULENT INSURANCE BILL: A resident living in the 400 block of Holloway Court, N.E., told Vienna police about receiving in mid-March a bill from a medical-insurance company that the person was unaware of.
The contact information for the doctor was invalid, police said.
COUNTY POLICE ARREST MAN AFTER BURGLARY AT RENTAL-CAR BUSINESS: A man forced entry into Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 3055 Nutley St. in the Vienna area, on March 31 at 1:49 a.m. and took property, Fairfax County police said.
Officers arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with the burglary, and authorities have charged him with burglary.