Youth arrested in Mt. Vernon string of burglaries

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News release from the Fairfax County Police Department

An 18-year-old is facing charges related to a series of residential burglaries that began in early November. Police arrested Davian Reyes-Reyes, of Alexandria yesterday.

Detectives said they were able to recover property in Reyes-Reyes’ home and a nearby location that belonged to victims of the burglaries, and it will be returned to them. At the time of this release, Reyes-Reyes has been charged with two counts of burglary, one count of grand larceny, one count of petit larceny, and one count of destruction of property. Additional charges are expected. Reyes-Reyes is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

Police said earlier this week that burglaries had been reported in these areas:

  • 8000 block of Ashton Street
  • 6000 block of Bangor Drive
  • 2500 block of Belleview Avenue
  • 2500 block of Belleview Avenue
  • 2400 block of Byrd Lane
  • 6600 block of Cavalier Drive
  • 6600 block of Cavalier Drive
  • 6600 block of Cavalier Drive
  • 6400 block of Cavalier Drive
  • 2600 block of Fleming Drive
  • 2300 block of Fort Drive
  • 6700 block of Oak Drive
  • 6400 block of Olmi Landrith Drive
  • 2400 block of Phillips Drive
  • 2400 block of Phillips Drive
  • 6400 block of Princeton Drive
  • 6700 block of Swarthmore Drive
  • 6700 block of Williams Drive

Police recommend these measures to prevent burglaries:

  • Keep all doors and windows closed and locked.
  • Secure sliding glass doors by placing a metal rod or a wooden dowel rod in the track.
  • Lock the door to an attached garage.
  • Make your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home, to help deter criminals.
  • Keep the perimeter of your home well lit.
  • Have a trusted neighbor collect mail and newspapers while you are away.
  • Keep landscaping trimmed away from entrances and walkways.
  • Organize or join a Neighborhood Watch program.
  • Get a free home security check from a Crime Prevention Officer.
  • Keep an inventory of your property.
  • Store ladders, tools and any other outside objects in a locked shed or garage.
  • Make sure the home’s address is visible for police, firemen and paramedics.

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