Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

Arrest Made in Armed Robbery

City of Fairfax Police have arrested a subject in connection with an armed robbery which occurred on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 10911 Maple St., 7-Eleven. Investigation revealed that a subject approached the clerk, displayed a firearm and made a demand for cash. After the clerk handed over the money, the subject fled the area on foot.

As a result of a tip received through Crime Solvers, detectives identified the subject and secured warrants for one count of robbery and another for using or displaying a firearm in the commission of a felony. A 25-year-old Herndon resident was arrested and transported to the Adult Detention Center where a bond was not issued.

Fire Sprinkler Extinguishes Building Fire

On Monday, Feb. 5, at approximately 2:16 p.m., units responded to a reported building fire in the 11300 block of Random Hills Road in the Legato section of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on scene of a five-story, commercial building with no fire or smoke showing, however, the fire alarms were audible. Crews made their way to the fourth floor and found a fire sprinkler flowing water. The sprinkler head had extinguished a fire that had started in one of the rooms.

An occupant discovered the fire when he heard a loud explosion and saw flames in an adjacent room. The building fire alarm and one fire sprinkler head activated simultaneously. The sprinkler extinguished the fire. There were 35 people in the building at the time of the fire. The fire sprinkler system prevented further property damage and possible injury to the occupants.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in one of the server rooms on the fourth floor and was accidental in nature. The cause of the fire was the ignition of an overheated lithium-ion battery that was being charged, according to Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department.

There were no reported firefighter or civilian injuries. Damage as a result of the fire was approximately $5,000.