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Fairfax County Police Report Two Assaults on Officers

The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

Fairfax County police have reported two incidents in which an officer was assaulted in the week leading up to Aug. 31.

The first incident occurred at 10:50 p.m. Aug. 24 in the 6000 block of Richmond Highway. Officers were responding to a trespassing call when they found the suspect, who they believe was intoxicated, at the location.

The man was arrested and taken to the magistrate’s office, where police say he kicked an officer. Sam Swinton 46, of Washington, D.C., was charged with trespassing, being drunk in public and assault on a police officer. Police also served him with an outstanding warrant for trespassing.

The second incident occurred at 1:10 a.m. Aug. 25 in the 3800 block of Manzanita Place. Officers and rescue personnel were called to the scene on a report of a possible overdose.

Police say as the man was being taking to an ambulance, he pushed away an officer and rescue workers. Victor Banega Burgos, 26, of Alexandria was charged with being drunk in public, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

In separate and unrelated incidents:

  • An unlawful entry was reported at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23 in the 2000 block of Wakefield Street. A resident reported someone entered her home on Aug. 14. When she returned, she found the side door open. Nothing was missing from the inside of the home.
  • A burglary was reported at 1 a.m. Aug. 27 in the 6200 block of Gentle Lane. A pet-sitter reported someone entered the home and stole several items, including jewelry. Forced entry was made through a rear window.
  • Cash was reported stolen from a residence in the 2600 block of Arlington Drive.
  • A laptop computer was reported stolen from the 2600 block of Arlington Drive.
  • Cash and jewelry were reported stolen from a residence in the 6600 block of Boulevard View.
  • Amplifiers and speakers were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 8000 block of Fordson Road.
  • A cell phone was reported stolen from a residence in the 8400 block of Graves Street.
  • A cell phone was reported stolen from a business in the 6200 block of North Kings Highway.
  • A radio was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1800 block of Old Richmond Highway.
  • Clothes were reported stolen from a business in the 6800 block of Richmond Highway.
  • A cell phone was reported stolen from a business in the 7300 block of Richmond Highway.
  • A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 8300 block of Richmond Highway.
  • A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 7800 block of Richmond Highway.
  • A 2005 Chevrolet Silverado was reported stolen from the 6000 block of Bangor Drive.
  • A Suzuki AN400 scooter was reported stolen from the 6000 block of Richmond Highway.
Michael Murphy September 05, 2012 at 12:57 PM
This feature would be much improved if it included a map identifying the locations of these incidents. The average resident is not familiar with the location of many of these street names. Thanks!
Rachel Leonard September 05, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Hi Michael, The locations of these streets are in the interactive map seen above. Hope that helps!
Michael Murphy September 05, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Thanks! The interactive map is only available using desktop view, and is not present on the patch Facebook/mobile view.
Rachel Leonard September 05, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Sorry about that! Hopefully, soon we'll be able to offer it on mobile view as well.

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