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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 5/5/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 5/5/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

16-YEAR-OLD CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AFTER G’TOWN PIKE CRASH: Fairfax County authorities on April 26 served a 16-year-old boy with a petition for involuntary manslaughter, seven weeks after a three-vehicle crash on Georgetown Pike that killed a 62-year-old woman.

Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit determined the collision occurred March 9 at 3 p.m. as the juvenile was driving a 2020 Audi A5 at more than 80 mph in the 35-mph speed zone.

That section of the roadway is located just west of Madeira School.


The Audi’s driver, who was headed west on Georgetown Pike, lost control of his car, which crossed the double-yellow line and struck a 2005 Nissan Sentra head-on, police said. The Audi then spun into the path of a 1991 Toyota MR5, causing the Toyota to rear-end the Audi. Both the Nissan and Toyota were going eastbound on the road.

Rescue personnel treated the Audi’s driver at the scene for injuries and took the Toyota’s driver to a hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening. Rescue workers also took the Nissan’s driver, Karla Boggess of Berryville, to hospital and she succumbed to her injuries four days afterward.

Detectives determined alcohol was not a factor in the crash, police said. Authorities are holding the youth at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center, county police said.

COUNTY POLICE: MAN FOUND DRIVING STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK: A man called Fairfax County police on April 22 at 7:27 p.m. after he located his 2003 Ford Ranger, which he had reported stolen three days earlier.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Police arrested the driver, a 43-year-old Fairfax man, and authorities have charged him with grand larceny and driving on a revoked license.

MULTIPLE FRAUD CASES KEEP VIENNA POLICE BUSY: Vienna police in recent days have investigated several fraud cases. Here is a rundown:

• On April 19 between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. someone wrote fraudulent check was written on the office’s account at Mayberry Dental, 112 Pleasant St., N.W.

• On April 22 at 11:16 a.m., a resident living in the 300 block of Nutley Street, S.W., reported that someone had used her personal information in an attempt to open various credit-card accounts.

The suspect also gained access to her bank account and unsuccessfully attempted to transfer funds from the account, police said.

• On April 22 between 2:50 and 3 p.m., a local resident reported that someone had stolen her wallet from her shopping cart while she was shopping in Whole Foods, 143 Maple Ave., E., and immediately used her credit card to make unauthorized purchases at CVS, 337 Maple Ave., E.

• On April 23 between 2:20 and 2:45 p.m., a local resident reported that someone had stolen her wallet from her shopping cart while she was shopping in Giant Food, 359 Maple Ave., E., and immediately attempted to use one of her credit cards at CVS, 337 Maple Ave., E.

• On April 27 at 2:51 p.m., a local reported that someone had used her cash card at CVS, 337 Maple Ave., E., to make multiple unauthorized withdrawals from her account.

VIENNA POLICE ARREST MAN ON COUNTY WARRANT: Vienna police officers on April 25 at 1:54 a.m. responded to a reported disturbance at a residence in the 100 block of Patrick Street, S.E.

One of the parties involved was wanted in Fairfax County on a warrant, police said.

Police arrested the 30-year-old Vienna man and took him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities served him with the warrant charging consensual sex with a minor.

TYSONS BUSINESS BURGLARIZED: Someone entered without force McLean Asset Protection, 1900 Gallows Road in Tysons on April 26 at 10 p.m. and took property, Fairfax County police said.

VANDALISM DISCOVERED AT VIENNA CONSTRUCTION SITE: An employee working at a construction site at 374 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police that, sometime between April 27 at 5 p.m. and April 28 at 6 a.m., someone had entered the site, turned off the security lights and spray-painted multiple areas.

MAN BANNED FROM VIENNA VETERINARY CLINIC: An employee at Hope Advanced Veterinary Center, 140 Park St., S.E., on April 27 at 10:09 p.m. reported an irate customer in the veterinary center, Vienna police said.

The customer was upset regarding the well-being of his dog and became disorderly with the employees, police said.

The manager banned the customer from the center, and an officer informed him that he would be arrested if he returned.

FAIRFAX, LOUDOUN FIRE AGENCIES HOORED FOR INNOVATIVE BLOOD PROGRAM: The Congressional Fire Services Institute and Masimo at an April 7 symposium and dinner honored the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department with the 2022 Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award for their innovations in the delivery of emergency medical services.

These two departments were recognized for their joint development of a pre-hospital blood program called FACT*R, which stands for Field Available Component Transfusion Response. This program enables emergency medical vehicles to carry whole blood to a scene, allowing it to be used by advanced life-support providers on trauma patients.

On Sept. 8, 2017, Loudoun fire-and-rescue crews responded to a call where a large food truck had struck a passenger vehicle at an intersection in Loudoun County. The extreme impact from the collision left the passenger vehicle and its occupants pinned underneath the bus for hours.

The crash resulted in five critically injured patients, all with heavy entrapment and limited patient access. A lengthy and complex extrication ensued as four medical-helicopter crews gave their blood products to the critically injured patients, but more blood still was needed.
Rescue personnel asked local hospitals to send additional blood to the crash site. Hospitals sent blood products to the accident scene in coolers via both law-enforcement and fire-and-rescue vehicles.
When the incident was over, a Loudoun County mother had been killed and her four passengers were critically injured. Crews finally extricated those passengers, one adult and three children, and took them to a Level-1 trauma center for definitive care. All four survived.
This incident highlighted a gap in on-scene capabilities, as well as the need for a more organized plan for similar on-scene requests in the future, officials said.
In 2019, FACTR was launched in partnership with the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Northern Virginia EMS Council and INOVA Blood Donor Services. FACTR since has evolved to include carrying whole blood on Loudoun County fire-and-rescue units. This partnership has already saved lives, including a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot in the line of duty, officials said.
“This unique program highlights the importance of the emergency medical care first-responders provide to their patients,” said Fairfax County Fire Chief John Butler. “It is an honor to be part of such an innovative collaboration.”
To make an appointment to donate at one of Inova Blood Donor Services’ upcoming community blood drives, see the Website at InovaBloodSaves.org.

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