Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Police Officer Makes a Special Delivery

A new life entered the world along Braddock Road in Fairfax County yesterday, and a Fairfax police officer served as the midwife.

Police said Officer Syed Ahmed, a four-year veteran, was on patrol in the Ravensworth area, just west of the Capital Beltway, when a car flashed its headlights at him shortly before 1 p.m., Officer Eddy J. Azcarate said. Ahmed pulled over with the other car at Inverchapel Road and found Jennifer Resner, 36, ready to deliver a baby in the front seat.

Ahmed radioed for a paramedic, but the infant girl would not be delayed. She emerged moments later, with the assistance of Ahmed and her father, Chad Resner.

Mother and baby were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital and were said to be in good health, Azcarate said.

-- Tom Jackman

Safe at Restaurant Is Emptied of Cash

Three men casually strolled into a Fairfax City restaurant one night last week, opened and looted a safe in the manager's office, then escaped unnoticed while patrons ate and drank around them, police said yesterday.

The men walked into P.J. Skidoos, in the 9900 block of Fairfax Boulevard, about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sgt. Pam Nevlud said. They went down a flight of stairs to the manager's office and pried the door open, Nevlud said. One man went inside while the other two kept a lookout, video surveillance tape shows.

The man in the manager's office unlocked the safe, Nevlud said. She declined to say how much cash he took.

No weapons were visible in the surveillance video, Nevlud said.

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