Three Suspects Arrested; Charged in Serial Burglaries

Fairfax County Police Department
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News Release:2013-1230145/BW/DG/(3)
May 15, 2013


Three Suspects Arrested; Charged in Serial Burglaries

            McLean Police District – On Monday, May 13, detectives identified and arrested three suspects believed to be responsible for a recent series of residential burglaries in Fairfax County, the Town of Vienna, and in the City of Falls Church.

            Working with information provided by the Prince George’s County Police Department in Maryland, Fairfax County Detectives along with detectives from the Town of Vienna Police Department and the City of Falls Church Police Department, developed potential suspects in the series of burglaries.

            While responding to four reports of burglaries in the McLean area on Monday, May 13, detectives spotted the suspect vehicle, a 2006, silver, Ford Explorer, unoccupied. Surveillance was set up on that vehicle and when the suspects returned to it, they were apprehended.

            Craig Hopta, 29, Michael Lewis, 29 and Diana Seaborn, 34, all from Maryland, were arrested and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and they were each charged with four counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny, two counts of larceny for resale, and possession of burglarious tools.

            The burglaries on Monday, May 13 took place on Daleview Drive, Laurelwood Drive, Virginia Lane, and on Alvord Street.

            Detectives have linked these suspects to a larger series of burglaries within Fairfax County including, cases reported in the May 4 news release below, as well as cases in the Town of Vienna and in the City of Falls Church. Other cases are also being evaluated to determine if they are connected.

            Items stolen during the burglaries included jewelry, electronics, handbags, silverware and cash. Detectives have recovered some of the stolen property and will attempt to reunite it with its rightful owners.

            The investigation continues and additional charges are anticipated.

            Fairfax County Police would like to thank the police departments in Prince George’s County, Maryland,  the Town of Vienna and in the City of Falls Church for their great effort and cooperation in this serial burglary case.

Craig Hopta    Michael Lewis    Diana Seaborn

Images of arrestees appear in the order mentioned in the news release.



Serial Burglaries in McLean Area

(Release Date 05/04/13)

                McLean Police District - Police are investigating a series of burglaries that occurred Friday, May 3.  Sometime between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., ten residences were broken into and jewelry, cash and electronics taken. Forced entry was used in all cases. The streets where these burglaries occurred were Strata Street, Sawyer Place (2), Barbee Street, Powhatan Street, Wise Street, Poole Lane, Dalmation Drive (2), and Mulroy Street.

            Suspects are described as a white man and white woman, 30s, driving a pickup truck or El Camino body style vehicle.

Police are looking into the possibility that these may be related to other burglaries in the area. The investigation continues. Residents are urged to call police if they witness anything suspicious in their neighborhood.

            Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.







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