Huntington Man Found Dead
A 52-year-old Huntington area man was found dead by neighbors in his home on Monday June 7, at approximately 10:30 p.m. The victim, Randall LeClaire, of 2506 Massey Court, got into an argument with his brother, Scott LeClaire, 50, of the same address, according to police. During the argument, police charged that Scott shot the victim in the upper body and then left the house. Scott was arrested at a nearby restaurant in the 6300 block of Richmond Highway and charged with murder and use of a firearm while committing a felony.
He is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Mount Vernon Criminal Investigations Section detectives were able to close two burglary cases in the Mount Vernon area. In May, a home in the 1900 block of Sword Lane and the 8600 block of Bradgate Road were broken into and property [mostly jewelry and coins] removed. The investigation led Detective D. Park to obtain warrants for Max "Doug" Griffith, 42, of 5302 Fort Hunt Road, charging him with the burglaries. Griffith has been arrested and some of the property has been recovered in these cases.
High Speed Chase; Pot Seized
While on patrol, Fairfax County police officer Hrubes observed a vehicle speeding in the area of Fort Hunt Road and Wake Forrest Dr. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.
The officer said he observed the driver throwing small objects out of the window. The vehicle was finally stopped at Radcliffe Dr. and Beacon Hill Rd. Officers discovered the articles thrown out of the vehicle were baggies containing what is suspected to be marijuana. Some of the same baggies were also found in the car and on the driver.
The driver, Keejuan Sands, 18, of 7833 block of Gum Springs Village Dr., was arrested for speeding to elude and possession with intent to distribute marijuana and driving on a suspended operator's license. He was being held on $5,500 bond at the time of his arrest.
Infant Death's Inquiry
It has been one year since employees at the Mount Vernon Country Club found the body of an infant in a pond on the golf course and the infant still has not been identified.
On June 8, 2003, at 6:30 a.m., groundskeepers at the country club located at 5111 Old Mill Road in the Woodlawn area, were inspecting the golf course when they found the remains of the baby boy, believed to be newborn to two weeks old.
The parents of "Baby Vernon Doe" were never found. Detectives worked through more than 20 leads, none of which resulted in closure.
Detective Toney and other officers stationed themselves near the intersection of Old Mill Road and Valley Forge Drive this past Tuesday morning in an attempt to bring renewed attention to the case. They were looking for anybody who had information about the identity of the baby, his parents and the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone with information on the identity of the baby, his parents or the circumstances surrounding the incident is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777 or 703-691-8888.
Man Arrested for Child Porn
A West Virginia man was arrested for producing child pornography after meeting a Mount Vernon area teenager via the Internet.
On June 3, at 2:30 p.m., police were called to a local hotel in the 6600 block of Richmond Highway. They found a 15-year-old girl with Arthur F. Rolle III, 39, of 28 Crest Lane, Harper's Ferry, W.V. Investigation revealed that Rolle had photographed the girl in various stages of undress in a hotel room. Rolle made contact with the girl in an Internet chat room while she was on a home computer. Rolle arranged to pick her up at Mount Vernon High School, located at 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, after school hours and then took her to the hotel.
Rolle was arrested and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged with possession with intent to distribute child pornography and released on a $2,500 bond.
Men Arrested for Burglary at MVHS
Two men were arrested in connection with several burglaries that occurred at Mount Vernon High School.
Detectives from the Fairfax County Police, Mount Vernon District, Criminal Investigations Section have been investigating four burglaries that occurred in March of 2004, which led to the arrest of Ricardo L. Ching Jr., 19, of 7505 Lindberg Drive in the Hybla Valley area and John W. Rittenberry, 18, of 8127 Norwood Drive, in the Mount Vernon area. Both men were arrested on May 19, at Rittenberry's home.
Ching was charged with one count of possession of stolen property, two counts of burglary, and two counts of grand larceny. He was held on a $10,000 bond. Rittenberry was charged with one count of possession of stolen property. He was held on a $2,000 bond.
More than $10,000 worth of property has been recovered. Further investigation may result in additional arrests.