Weekly Police Beat

Weekly Police Beat

Missing Woman

Trisha Lee Roubideaux, 18, is missing and police need your help finding her. Roubideaux, who lives in the 8500 block of Bound Brook Lane in the Mount Vernon area, left her home at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 21. She used public transportation to get to an 11 a.m. job interview at a restaurant located at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and has not been seen or heard from since leaving the airport. Roubideaux is of Native American descent. She is 5-feet, 1-inches tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She has long, straight, black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a white shirt and tan pants.

Buses Damaged

Sometime late Sunday, May 23 or early Monday, May 24, several buses at Groveton Elementary School located at 6900 Harrison Lane were found to be damaged. Numerous buses had been broken into, fire extinguishers had been discharged and windows had been broken. A closer inspection of the property revealed that the subject(s) also smashed several exterior windows to the school. Police are requesting the publics help in finding the person(s) responsible for damaging school property last weekend.

Gas Station Robbery

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Mobil gas station located at 6451 Edsall Road in the Alexandria area on Friday May 21, at 2 a.m. Police said a man entered the gas station armed with a stun gun and a handgun. He demanded the store employee, a 24-year-old Alexandria man, to open a cash drawer and put money into a bag. The clerk complied and released an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk was forced to a back room and told to lie on the floor. The robber left the gas station through the front door and fled in an unknown direction. Several police officers and a Fairfax County Police K-9 team were called to the scene; however the man was not located. No one was injured during this incident. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, white pants and a ball cap.

Child Reunited with Parents

A young child found wandering in the Mount Vernon area was reunited with his parents. On Thursday, May 20, at approximately 3 a.m., a passing motorist was driving in the 4000 block of Buckman Road when she saw an 18-month-old boy wandering in a parking lot. The motorist called police and stayed with the boy until police officers arrived. The boy was taken to the Mount Vernon District Station. The boy was in good health. The boy’s parents discovered him to be missing around 4:30 a.m. and immediately called police. They went to the Mount Vernon District Station and were reunited with their boy. Fairfax County Child Protective Services interviewed the family and will conduct follow-up investigation.

Truck Overturns Near Fort Belvoir

A driver walked away with no injuries Wednesday, May 19, after his delivery truck fishtailed on Pohick Road and flipped on its side, about 200 feet from the vehicle search tent at Fort Belvoir's Tulley Gate. The accident occurred at 10:40 a.m. when the truck lost traction on the wet road and the rear tires got caught on the side of the road, causing the truck to spin out and flip over, according to Capt. John Cerra, Fort Belvoir Military Police operations officer.

Within minutes, Fort Belvoir Military Police shut down the entrance and exit to Tulley. The gate re-opened by 1 p.m., Cerra said. Sean Coleman, 34, was driving a 10-wheeled Airgas East, Inc. truck carrying about 30 canisters of chemicals including oxygen, propane and acetylene. Coleman hit the breaks to slow down for the security checkpoints and the truck fishtailed in a 40 mph zone.

Coleman was driving "at or well below the speed limit," said Sgt. Sean Wickerham, Military Police patrol supervisor. Coleman climbed out of the driver's window and said he was shaken up after the accident but would not comment<1b>—Gale Curciocall police at (. Two Fort Belvoir engine companies, four military policemen, a MEDDAC ambulance and Fairfax County fire and rescue services were dispatched to the scene. Harper considers Coleman to be fortunate.

Two-Car Accident

A two-car accident occurred at the intersection of Waynewood Boulevard and the George Washington Parkway May 13, at approximately 5 p.m. Traffic was detoured onto Waynewood Boulevard until the vehicles were moved to the side of the road. One of the accident victims was moved to Fort Hunt Park, where a helicopter transported that person to the hospital.

Swastikas Spotted

On Thursday, May 13, about 8 p.m., a school employee at Hayfield Elementary School was mowing grass on the school grounds, located at 7633 Telegraph Road, when she found two swastikas spray painted on one of the trees on the south side of the school. She reported it to The Fairfax County Police Department who is investigating the incident thoroughly. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 703-691-2131.