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Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Two Men Charged For Illegal Iron Possession

Two Men Charged For Illegal Iron Possession

The following information was sent to us by the Stafford County Sherrif's Office:


The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of William Williams III, age 24, of 141 MacGregor Ridge Road, Stafford and Timothy Hackett, age 37, of 72 Red Oak Lane, Hague, Virginia.  Both men have been charged with 1 Count of Possession of Pig Iron, while acting as agents of Northern Virginia Metal Recyclers.  The possession, sale or purchase of pig iron is a Class 6 Felony. 

Abduction/Attempted Sexual Assault in Chantilly

From Fairfax County Police Department:

Sully Police District – Police are investigating an abduction and attempted sexual assault that occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 29. A 37-year-old woman was grabbed by a man as she walked toward her home in the 4100 block of Elmwood Street. The suspect displayed a weapon, moved the victim a short distance and attempted to sexually assault her. The suspect fled on foot. The victim did not require medical attention.

            The suspect was described as being white and tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a dark colored jacket, dark colored pants, and he concealed his face from the victim.

December DWI Arrests Up 12 Percent

From Fairfax County Police Department:

  Fairfax County Police officers arrested 358 drunk drivers as part of their Safe December 2011 efforts. Of those arrested the vast majority (150) were young adults between the ages of 21 and 29. Further analysis shows that 28 were between 15 and 20 years old, 82 were 30-39, 55 were 40-49 and 43 were 50 or older.

 “Despite all our Safe December education and enforcement efforts, hundreds of drivers chose to drink and drive in Fairfax County, presenting an unacceptable safety risk to us all. Clearly, impaired driving remains a threat and our officers will continue to aggressively pursue violators,” said Captain Susan Culin, Commander of the Fairfax County Traffic Division.

Police Target Alcohol Violations for a Safe December 2011 

One-Year Anniversary of Yun Homicide; Police Still Searching for Information

From Fairfax County Police Department:

Investigating for over a year, Homicide detectives are still seeking leads in the murder of Yong Suk Yun, 61, owner of Dr. Wash in Chantilly. He was killed on October 7, 2010, in his Fairfax Station home at 5781 Ladues End Court. Detectives have determined Yun’s murder stemmed from a robbery.

Over the past year, police have interviewed over 80 people, watched over 100 hours of video and exhausted numerous leads surrounding this homicide. However, they are still missing the critical information they need to close this case. Detectives ask for the public’s assistance in reporting any information to the police, no matter how insignificant it seems.

“We are committed to solving this murder and continue our plea to the community for information,” said lead detective Connie Morris.