A credit card fraud suspect led police on an extended foot pursuit through Tysons last night — during which he tried to open the doors of cars stopped in evening rush hour traffic.
The incident happened around 6 p.m., when police responded to the Bloomingdales at Tysons Corner Center for a report of two men fraudulently using credit cards.
“When officers tried to stop the suspects, one was arrested while the other ran away, leading officers on a 30-minute foot pursuit,” Fairfax County Police said in a crime report. “During the pursuit, the suspect was trying to open doors of cars that were stopped in traffic. One of the drivers called in the man’s suspicious behavior. Officers quickly responded to the area and caught James Lambert, 24, of New York.”
“Lambert and Darren Saunders, 23, of New York, were charged with credit card fraud,” police said.
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The man, 32-year-old Vijay Lindsay of Orange, Virginia, is now facing a number of charges after police say he was driving erratically and tried to flee from a traffic stop. It’s his third DUI charge in five years, according to a crime report.
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DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED/ PURSUIT: I-495 Express Lane over Dolley Madison Boulevard, 1/1/19, 3:32 p.m. An officer observed a vehicle that was weaving and unable to maintain speed. The officer attempted a traffic stop; however, the driver disregarded the signal and kept going. The driver, Vijay Lindsay, 32, of Orange, Virginia, was eventually stopped and charged with felony eluding, felony driving while intoxicated (3rd conviction in 5 years), and refusal of blood or breath test.
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Four women were arrested this past Friday, accused of stealing items from a store at Tysons Corner Center and then leading police on a chase the ended in a multi-vehicle crash.
The incident happened around 10 p.m. on “Black Friday,” one of the biggest shopping days of the year and a time when roads around Tysons are often jammed with traffic.
Three of the women allegedly “ran out of the Zara store with bags of merchandise,” then “got into a car and sped away from the area.” A police pursued ensued, ending “when the driver hit several other cars that were stopped at a red light,” according to Fairfax County Police.
The suspects, all of whom are between the ages of 18 and 20, are alleged to be part of a theft ring that has stolen from several businesses in the area, according to an FCPD crime report, below.
GRAND LARCENY / PURSUIT: 1961 Chain Bridge Road (Zara), 11/23/2018, 10:05 p.m. Three women ran out of the Zara store with bags of merchandise. They got into a car and sped away from the area. Officers attempted to stop the car, but the driver disregarded the officers’ attempts to stop them. The pursuit ended when the driver hit several other cars that were stopped at a red light, and all occupants were arrested. No one was injured. Caprice Davis, 18, of Capitol Heights, MD, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Keva Iracks, 19, of Washington, D.C., was charged with two counts of grand larceny, larceny with intent to distribute, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Germaine Johnson, 20, of Gaithersburg, MD, was charged with obstruction of justice, providing false identification to law enforcement, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, grand larceny, and larceny with intent to distribute. Daysha Robinson, 20, of Washington, D.C., was charged with felony child endangerment, grand larceny, and felony speed to elude. The group was responsible for stealing from multiple businesses in the area.
A trio of young men from Falls Church were arrested in Tysons Sunday after allegedly leading police on a foot chase.
Fairfax County Police say the men stole items from the Macy’s department store at Tysons Corner Center mall by first stacking the merchandise by the door and then, after gathering enough stuff, running off with it. But security guards noticed the scheme in progress and called police, and officers arrived just as the men were trying to make their getaway with the stolen goods, according to FCPD.
After a foot pursuit, all three were arrested, police said. They’re being charged with grand larceny.
More from a crime report:
1961 Chain Bridge Rd (Macys), 11/11/18, 4:12 p.m. Officers were notified by Macy’s loss prevention of three men putting merchandise by the door to steal. Officers arrived at the store as the men were running out with the stolen merchandise. They were caught within minutes after a short foot pursuit. Derlin Carcamo Alvarez, 21, Jorge Melendez Gonzalez, 20, and Wilson Mondrago Ochoa, 23, all of Falls Church, were charged with Grand Larceny.
A D.C. man was arrested Wednesday morning after an altercation at the Tysons Corner Metro station and a brief police chase.
Fairfax County Police say 31-year-old Jaron Ulmer was getting off a train at the station just before 7 a.m. when he turned around and accused a man of following him. Ulmer then punched the man several times, according to police.
“Ulmer ran away but was arrested after a short foot pursuit by responding police officers,” said an FCPD crime report. “Ulmer was charged with malicious wounding, public intoxication and obstruction of justice.”
A malicious wounding charge suggests the victim’s injuries were serious enough to make the crime a felony, as opposed to a less severe assault charge.
A motorcyclist allegedly led police on a high speed, late night pursuit that ended in a crash near Falls Church.
According to Fairfax County Police, at 12:39 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, a police officer observed 24-year old Ryan Bras speeding west on Arlington Blvd. The officer activated his emergency equipment to stop Bras, but Bras accelerated, police say.
Shortly thereafter, Bras lost control of the motorcycle and the bike tipped onto its side.
Bras was uninjured and was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He was charged with reckless driving and speed to elude.
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