This week, the Fairfax County Search and Rescue Team located an endangered missing woman who had wandered into the woods. Since its inception, the Search and Rescue Team has saved three lives and contributed to the resolution of at least two homicide cases. The team’s primary purpose is to assist in locating endangered missing persons, but they are often called on to locate weapons, suspects or other evidence of major crimes in wooded or inaccessible areas. The team works closely with detectives, the K-9 section’s bloodhounds and the helicopter unit and uses a variety of equipment such as thermal imagers, dirt bikes, bicycles and ATVs. The Search and Rescue Team has spent anywhere from 30 minutes to upwards of two days conducting a search. The team is utilized about four times a year and consists of 40 officers who, in addition to their full-time assignments, respond when needed for their specialized skill. Throughout the year, they conduct training exercises to maintain their skills and improve search techniques.
A business in the 7800 block of Richmond Highway was burglarized some time between 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 and 3:42 a.m. on Monday, June 28. The ATM had been broken into and money stolen.
Washington Elementary School, 9100 Cherrytree Drive, was burglarized on Sunday, June 27 around 7:05 p.m. An investigation determined someone entered through the roof. Nothing appeared to be missing and no damage was caused.
8300 block of Brockham Drive. Purse, social security card and birth certificate stolen from business.
2700 block of Carter Farm Court. Wallet stolen from residence.
3600 block of Derwood Lane. Laptop computer stolen from residence.
7900 block of East Blvd. Drive. Driver’s license and credit cards stolen from vehicle.
7300 block of Fairchild Drive. Tools stolen from vehicle.
3100 block of Furman Lane. Four tires stolen from vehicle.
6100 block of Houston Court. Generator and tools stolen from vehicle.
2300 block of Huntington Ave. Two bags of peanuts stolen from business.
8000 block of Lynnfield Drive. Wallet stolen from business.
7400 block of Northrop Road. Tools stolen from vehicle.
Old Mount Vernon Road/Robertson Blvd. Two bicycles stolen from school.
2500 block of Parkers Lane. Two rings stolen from business.
7700 block of Richmond Highway. Wallet stolen from business.
7800 block of Richmond Highway. Power tools stolen from residence.
7900 block of Richmond Highway. Cash stolen from business.
7900 block of Richmond Highway. Wallet stolen from business.
3700 block of Rolling Hills Ave. Purse stolen from vehicle.
8700 block of Sacramento Drive. Money stolen from vehicle.
6700 block of West Wakefield Drive. Pennsylvania license plate stolen from vehicle.
7400 block of Richmond Highway. 2010 Honda Pilot.