Two Burglaries on Pinecrest End in Arrest

by Karen Goff May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am 2,113 7 Comments

Fairfax County Police Two burglaries on Pinecrest Road near Fox Mill early Saturday ended with the arrest of a teenager.

Residents of a home in the 12800 block of Pinecrest Road told Fairfax County Police they were awakened by noises coming from the lower level of their house about 3:29 a.m.

One of the residents yelled, causing the suspect to flee. The victims did not require medical attention, police said.

About 10 minutes later, a resident in the 12900 block of Pinecrest Road told police they heard noises from the basement of the home and called police.

After a search, officers located the suspect and arrested him in a car nearby, said police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell. The 17-year-old boy was charged with burglary, and police said they believe he is responsible for both incidents. The victims did not require medical attention, police said.

Last week, a couple on Triple Crown Road, less than a mile away, were also surprised by a burglary while they were home. The burglar got away with cash and other household items. It is not known if last week’s incident was related to the Saturday incidents.

  • meh

    too bad FCPS didn’t educate this kid on the difference between breaking into an unoccupied dwelling vs an occupied one.

    • Ming the Merciless

      An armed citizen will have to administer that lesson.

    • Chuck Morningwood

      Well, that’s okay, Meh. Maybe college will teach him otherwise. A B&E doesn’t preclude getting student loans. Now, if he’d been caught selling some doobage, that might be a different story.

  • WhoIsJohnGalt

    This poor child is under the age of 25 so his mind isn’t fully developed. He must have mistaken the home for church

  • Ricky Spanish


  • Mike M

    Is it just increased reporting or are the burglarizing natives truly getting more restless ?
    How common is burglary when the owners are home? Seems daft! This kid is playing Russian roulette, and for what? Is it heroine addiction driving the desperate behavior? I am baffled.


      I thought “russian roulette” was a banned phrase on this site?


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