A Fairfax County swim coach has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery after the mother of a 7-year-old girl told police her daughter reported being inappropriately touched.
Fairfax County police said they received the complaint on July 3 from the mother, alleging that her daughter had been inappropriately touched on several occasions. Police said detectives began an investigation, and on July 15 charged Eduardo Requejo, 23, of Warwick Drive in Fairfax with two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Police said Requejo turned himself in to police at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Requejo has worked as a swimming instructor at the Oak Marr Recreation Center in Fairfax since 2005, said Fairfax County Park Authority spokeswoman Judy Pedersen.
The facility is one of several recreation centers run by the Fairfax County Park Authority.
Requejo has also worked as a swim coach throughout the Fairfax community, according to police.
“He has coached at other Fairfax County facilities, but primarily worked at the Oak Marr center,” Pedersen said.
Pedersen said Requejo is currently not scheduled to teach or coach any swim classes at any county facility in the near future, and that to her knowledge he has never had any previous complaints lodged against him as a swim coach. “We do background checks on all our prospective employees,” she added.
Police said the alleged incidents did not happen at any workplace facility, and that the 7-year-old accuser was an acquaintance, and not one of Requejo’s pupils.
Police said while detectives believe this is an isolated incident, anyone with concerns, potential questions or any further information regarding Requejo is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. No attorney information for Requejo is listed in Fairfax County court records.
Car recovered in Mt. Vernon carjacking incident
A stolen car that police said was the result of a carjacking has been recovered.
Fairfax County police said they responded to the 6300 block of South Kings Highway in Mount Vernon on July 16 shortly before 4:30 a.m. for the report of a carjacking.
Police said a 58-year-old man had parked his 1992 Honda Civic and got out to wait for a passenger.
As the man returned to his car, a woman approached him, implied that she had a gun and drove off with the victim’s car, police said.
Patrol officers assigned to the Mount Vernon District station located the stolen Honda shortly before 7 a.m. on July 17. Officers stopped the car on Richmond Highway near the intersection of Sherwood Hall Lane and arrested the driver. Nacole Diggs-McBride, 36, of the 8200 block of McClelland Place in Alexandria, was arrested and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention. Diggs-McBride was charged with carjacking and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Police said the Honda will be returned to its owner.
Commercial disc jockey from Alexandria arrested in Las Vegas for sex crimes
Fairfax County police are charging a man who worked as a private disc jockey at parties around the region with numerous sex offenses after being made aware of his whereabouts in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Joseph M. Rivera, 34, formerly of the 700 block of Four Mile Road in Alexandria, is being charged with rape, aggravated sexual battery, animate sexual object penetration and two counts of unlawful filming. Police allege that Rivera filmed several women unbeknownst to them and retained those films. Some of the victims were also allegedly sexually assaulted. Detectives have identified some of the victims; others are unknown to police.
In addition to working at parties, police say Rivera also hosted bartending competitions around the region. Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Adult Sex Crimes Unit are available to speak with victims at 703-246-7830. Incidents may go back several years.
It is believed that Rivera left Virginia in June 2013.
Fairfax County police are working with law enforcement agencies around the region on this case.
Rivera is currently being held in Las Vegas and will be extradited to Fairfax County.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Animal Control captures angry cow in Centreville
Fairfax County Animal Control Officers responded to a report of a bull running loose near a shopping center at Union Mill Road in the Centreville area. The bull turned out to be a cow from a local farm that had been loose for a few days. The cow was reportedly aggressive, pregnant, and officers were warned it may attack if cornered.
The Scottish Highland cow had reportedly escaped from a farm on Winfield Road in Fairfax on July 11 and police received several calls of sightings in the following days. Several attempts to corral the cow were unsuccessful, police said.
Two days later, officers spotted the orange and brown horned cow at around 12:15 p.m. on July 13, coming out of the woods near Union Mill Road. The cow reportedly charged the officers and fled through neighborhood yards. Officers were eventually able to tranquilize the cow. A veterinarian who had responded to assist was injured during the animal’s apprehension and was later treated for her non life-threatening wounds. The cow was not injured. Police said the investigation is continuing and possible charges against the owners are pending in this incident.
Police seek serial flasher in Landmark Plaza area
Police are seeking a man who has been reported as repeatedly flashing his genitals at women waiting at bus stops in the Landmark Plaza area.
Police said officers responded to a report of a man who exposed himself at a bus stop on July 9 at around 7 a.m. The incident reportedly took place at the stop near Little River Turnpike and Oasis Drive and police believe that this suspect has done the same thing on several other occasions in recent weeks.
Police said the man exposes his genitals and then gropes himself while he watches women at the bus stop. He was also reportedly seen in the area on Friday, July 5.
The suspect is described as black, between 35 and 45 years old, between 6 feet and 6-feet-4-inches tall, and weighs between 200-250 pounds. He has been seen wearing a dark shirt on each occasion.
Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Bank robbery in Chantilly
Fairfax County police are seeking a Chantilly bank robbery suspect.
Police said officers were called to the Bank of America at 14001 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly on July 15 shortly after 9 a.m. for a report that the bank had just been robbed.
Police said a female reportedly entered the bank, approached a 27-year-old female teller and handed her a note demanding money. An undisclosed amount of money was handed over and nobody was injured. No weapon was seen. The suspect fled on foot. The suspect was described as black, in her 20s, 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 5 inches tall, medium build. She was wearing a red, sleeveless top, a blonde wig, and sunglasses.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Red Hot & Blue robbed in Alexandria
Fairfax County police are investigating the report of an armed robbery that they say occurred at the Red Hot & Blue restaurant located at 6482 Landsdowne Center shortly before 11 p.m. on July 13.
Police said two males reportedly approached a 33-year-old, female employee in the back office shortly after the business closed, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The employee handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and was not injured. The suspects fled on foot through the kitchen area, police said. The suspects were both described as black, in their 20s, wearing dark clothing, with most of their faces covered. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Woman assaulted, robbed in Annandale
Fairfax County police are seeking a suspect in the robbery and assault of a 73-year-old Annandale woman in the 7900 block of Heritage Drive.
Police said the woman was walking from a bus stop at around 8 p.m. on July 9 when she was approached by a group of four young men. One of the individuals reportedly came up from behind her and grabbed her purse. He then threatened and struck her several times and the four suspects then fled, police said.
The woman was transported to the hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Suspects were described as two Hispanic and two black young men.
Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Food truck fire injures two in Chantilly
The driver and passenger of a food truck were injured in a Chantilly Food truck fire on July 15.
Firefighters responded to the intersection of Route 50 and Majestic Lane at approximately 7 a.m. for a fire in a food truck parked there. Fire officials said two people were injured. The driver of the La Gata food truck and a passenger were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fire fighters said the fire remains under investigation.