Several crimes in the Mason Police District were reported in the Aug. 19 Fairfax County Police Blotter.
There was an attempted robbery on Knollwood Drive, across the street from the Woodrow Wilson Library in Bailey’s Crossroads, at about 11:06 p.m. on Aug. 17. Two juveniles approached a man, demanded money, and displayed what appeared to be a gun.
Earlier on the same evening, Osvin Manuel Asencio Cortez, 26, of Falls Church, was charged with robbery. He had approached a man in the 6000 block of Belleview Drive, also in the Culmore area of Bailey’s Crossroads, displayed a knife and demanded money. The victim did not comply and fled. The suspect was located with assistance from local residents and was arrested.
On Aug. 16, officers responded to a call about a man looking into the window of a residence in the 3400 block of Lake Street in the Culmore area at about 11:20 p.m. Officers located the man exposing himself in public and arrested him. Fredy O. Palma Garcia, 36, of Falls Church, was charged with indecent exposure.
There was an “assault on law enforcement” incident at about 9:40 a.m. on Aug. 18 in Annandale. Officers were called to the Woodburn Crisis Center at 3300 Woodburn Road about an aggressive patient who was threatening staff and other patients. When the officers verbally engaged the patient, he physically assaulted and spit on them. After a brief struggle, the man was placed in restraints but continued to spit on staff as they attempted to calm him down. He was taken into custody under an emergency custody order and transferred to a local hospital for evaluation. No criminal charges were placed against the man.