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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
NORAD to Conduct Exercises Over DC Area Tuesday Morning

NORAD to Conduct Exercises Over DC Area Tuesday Morning

Fighter jets and helicopters to test responses, systems with a variety of scenarios; flights could be delayed or cancelled due to weather.
Man Exposes Himself in Gunston Plaza Parking Lot

Man Exposes Himself in Gunston Plaza Parking Lot

Incident took place Friday morning while woman was loading items into her car.
General Killed, Silver Line, Family Murder-Suicide, Zoo Bomb Threat and McDonnell Trial Weirdness

General Killed, Silver Line, Family Murder-Suicide, Zoo Bomb Threat and McDonnell Trial Weirdness

Our top posts from the past week at Patch sites in Virginia and D.C.
Police Apprehend Teen in Alleged Lorton Garage Burglary

Police Apprehend Teen in Alleged Lorton Garage Burglary

Police pursued teen, another suspect by car and then by foot Sunday after two drove into the woods. The second suspect got away.
Police Report Fatal Crash in Lorton Area

Police Report Fatal Crash in Lorton Area

Area resident Juan Gomez, 24, died after crashing his car into a tree on Pohick Road just past Lorton Station, according to police.
Crime Solvers 5K Saturday Supports Non-Profit

Crime Solvers 5K Saturday Supports Non-Profit

Second annual event at Fairfax County Government Center.
Officials Identify Lorton Fire Victim

Officials Identify Lorton Fire Victim

Cause was discarded smoking materials, officials say. Woman was HR manager.
UPDATE: One Dead in Four-Alarm Fire in Lorton Tuesday Afternoon

UPDATE: One Dead in Four-Alarm Fire in Lorton Tuesday Afternoon

Firefighters believe the deceased is a resident of the building.
PHOTO: Flooding in Lorton Area Friday

PHOTO: Flooding in Lorton Area Friday

FCPD provides photos of flooded area streets from heavy rains.
Police Charge Fairfax County Couple in Theft of School PTO Funds

Police Charge Fairfax County Couple in Theft of School PTO Funds

Police say the amounts missing from the PTO are "in the thousands" of dollars.
Man with Ties to Fort Belvoir Allegedly Took $350,000 Cash, Bahamas Trip, Lexus from Contractors

Man with Ties to Fort Belvoir Allegedly Took $350,000 Cash, Bahamas Trip, Lexus from Contractors

Former U.S. Army contracting official allegedly steered contracts in exchange for gifts, cash, including payment for female escorts.
UPDATE: Flooded Roads as of 4 PM Wednesday in Fairfax County

UPDATE: Flooded Roads as of 4 PM Wednesday in Fairfax County

If you see a flooded road in your community, add it to the Comments box below.
Fairfax County Police: Do You Recognize This Man?

Fairfax County Police: Do You Recognize This Man?

Suspect allegedly stole a credit card from a shopping cart at the Burke Walmart.
Fairfax County Police Investigating High School 'Sexting' Ring

Fairfax County Police Investigating High School 'Sexting' Ring

More than 100 message shared through iMessage, Twitter and Snapchat, NBC-4 reports.
Police Warn: Don't Fall for 'Massive' Tax Scam

Police Warn: Don't Fall for 'Massive' Tax Scam

Scam artists are threatening with calls of arrest, deportation, police say.
Fairfax County Violent Crime Sees 3.14 Percent Drop in 2013

Fairfax County Violent Crime Sees 3.14 Percent Drop in 2013

County saw an overall drop in number of homicides and assaults in 2013 compared to 2012. Sex assaults were on the rise.
Serial Flasher in Lorton?

Serial Flasher in Lorton?

Sunday incident is second in the past week in same general area.
Police Report Indecent Exposure Incident Thursday in Lorton

Police Report Indecent Exposure Incident Thursday in Lorton

Woman was walking to her car Thursday morning.
Victim Services Section Hosts 5K Walk and Candlelight Vigil April 6

Victim Services Section Hosts 5K Walk and Candlelight Vigil April 6

Fairfax County event will feature a resource fair with over 15 vendors from local and national service providers, live jazz, rhythm & blues.
FCPD Offers User-Friendly Online Crime Reporting

FCPD Offers User-Friendly Online Crime Reporting

New system was upgraded in December for reporting of non-emergency crimes/incidents.