Articles by: Sam Tabachnik

Annandale Man Arrested for Hate Graffiti at Religious Institutions

April 13, 2017 5:01 PM0 comments

Fairfax County Police arrested an Annandale man Wednesday night in connection with three hate-motivated crimes in the Northern Virginia area, police said. Dylan M. Mahone, 20, was taken to the Adult Detention Center in Fairfax and charged with two counts each of felony destruction of property, placing a swastika on […]

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Falls Church’s Newest K9 Officer Hits the Streets

1:46 PM0 comments

Officer Matthew Parker opens the back door of his police cruiser to let out his trusted partner, the newest addition to the Falls Church Police Department. Fitz, a 21-month-old German Shepherd, bounds out excitedly, tongue wagging, breathing hard, anticipating some long-awaited action.

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Falls Church at Top of Virginia Health Rankings Again

April 7, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

The 2017 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps released last week shows the City of Falls Church, as well as several Northern Virginia counties, once again near the top of the state in both health factors and outcome.

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Missing Elderly Man Found; Returned Home

April 5, 2017 1:07 PM0 comments

UPDATE: The missing endangered 81-year-old man was located in Fairfax City around 8 p.m. tonight (April 5). He was in good health and has been reunited with family at home. Fairfax County Police are searching for an elderly McLean man who was reported missing last night, police said Wednesday. James […]

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New Charges for Man Arrested for Impersonating Police in Falls Church

April 4, 2017 3:04 PM0 comments

The FBI filed new charges Monday against Itai Ozderman, the former Washington Post employee arrested last month for impersonating an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in Falls Church. The additional charges, filed in Arlington County Circuit Court, include two counts of impersonating a law enforcement officer and one count of […]

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Clare & Don’s Brother-Sister Team Donate Time, Meals to Those in Need

March 27, 2017 8:07 AM0 comments

David and Rebecca Tax, owners of Clare and Don’s Beach Shack and Mike’s Deli in Falls Church, understand the importance of a good meal.
After all, the sibling duo has filled the bellies of hungry locals for over a decade.

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3 Men Caught Stealing Credit Card Info from Gas Station in Bailey’s Crossroads

March 17, 2017 3:22 PM0 comments

Three men were arrested for fraudulently obtaining credit card numbers at a gas station in Bailey’s Crossroads, Fairfax County Police said. Osvaldo Bello Villanueva, 40, Enrique F. Franco, 76, and Abrahan Noa, 47, all of Miami, Fl., have been charged with various counts of credit card forgery, credit card theft […]

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Gaithersburg Man Charged With Impersonating Police in Falls Church

March 15, 2017 9:12 PM0 comments

A Maryland man, charged with impersonating a law enforcement agent, gained access to a City of Falls Church Police department office and conducted surveillance at the Eden Center with the help of a Falls Church police detective last September, according to reports and court records released last week.

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Leaders Show Solidarity With Victims of Hate & Prejudice

March 9, 2017 2:12 PM0 comments

In the past month, threats and attacks against minority communities have sprung up across Northern Virginia, mirroring a nationwide rise in hate crimes and ICE raids that have stoked fear and anxiety with religious minorities and undocumented immigrants throughout the country.

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Beyer Speaks Out Against House Republican Health Care Bill

March 7, 2017 2:38 PM0 comments

U.S. Rep. Donald Beyer Jr. who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, issued a strongly worded rebuke of the recently unveiled House Republican health care bill, saying in a statement Tuesday that the proposal “strips health coverage from millions of Americans, and weakens […]

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