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Day Care Worker Arrested

From Fairfax County Police Department:

Sully Police District – Police were summoned to investigate allegations that a 4-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by a day care worker. The alleged incident occurred on Tuesday, September 21, at the Minnieland day care center, located at 14415 Compton Village Drive in the Centreville area.

On Friday, September 24, police obtained a warrant charging Siyamand Salehzadeh, 22, of 7757 Lavenham Court in Manassas, with sodomy. On Saturday, September 25, Salehzadeh was detained in the state of New York, attempting to enter Canada. Salehzadeh currently is awaiting extradition to Fairfax County.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Murder in Burke Area Under Investigation

The West Springfield Police District is currently investigating a murder that occured yesterday, September 12, in the Burke area. They first responded to a report that a person was shot around 10 p.m. at 6810 Field Master Drive.

The victim was 48-year-old Stephen Carr who suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper body. David Patton, 44, has been charged with first degree murder.

From Fairfax County Police:

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

 

 

Male Body Found on Fort Belvoir

A man was found dead yesterday on Fort Belvoir. The body was discovered in a wooded area and he was believed to be a Solider, according to Chris Grey of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time. The Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the cause of death, and once identification is confirmed his closest relatives will be notified.

 

Local Lottery Ticket Scams

In Fair Oaks, VA, there have been at least three victims who have lost thousands of dollars in a fake lottery ticket scam. The suspect with a thick accent approaches victims in parking lots or grocery stores saying that he has won the lottery, but cannot claim the money because he is not a U.S. Citizen.

Then the suspect lures victims into paying an upfront cash security deposit in order to get the winnings. There have been three different victims so far that have been lured into this scam. One 45-year-old man gave $15,000 in cash to two men at a Fair Oaks gas station in early July. Police are investigating this case along with two others that may be linked.

Counterfeit Merchandise Sold in Local Thrift Store

Fairfax County Police Department, along with the United States Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Blazer Investigations, recently seized thousand dollars worth of counterfeit merchandise.

The investigations began this past winter with a complaint from a customer who was sold counterfeit goods from the “Unique Thrift Store” in the 2900 block of Gallows Road.  Shortly after the complaint, Fairfax County Police Department launched an undercover investigation and several search warrants were executed.

An estimated $841 thousand dollars worth of “Knock-off” designer brand shoes, boots, purses, sunglasses, DVDs, CDs, jewelry, perfume, and clothing were seized as a result of the investigation. It has been determined that the goods were manufactured and shipped from China, and once inside the U.S.