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Police seek man wanted for robbery

Fairfax County police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Delano Antonio Jorge Leaf.

Police said Leaf has an outstanding warrant for strong-arm robbery, stemming from an incident on Oct. 25. According to police, at around 6:15 a.m. a 15-year-old boy was waiting at a bus stop, located in the 9500 block of Richmond Highway. A man reportedly approached and assaulted the teen, took two cellphones and fled. An investigation led officers to obtain warrants for Leaf.

Leaf is described by police as black, 21 years old, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and 182 pounds.

Police say Leaf is known to frequent the Hagel Circle area, the Woods of Fairfax and the Gunston Shopping Center. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Leaf is asked to contact police.

Tractor-trailer fuel spill closes I-95 lanes for four hours

A tractor-trailer crash caused a fuel spill on Interstate 95 on Wednesday.

At 5:24 a.m., Virginia State Police Trooper C.A. Snyder said he was called to a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of I-95 just south of Exit 169 in Springfield.

State police said a tractor-trailer struck a traffic barrel. Police said the impact of the truck hitting the barrel ruptured one of the tractor-trailer’s fuel tanks, spilling fuel across the roadway. The driver, David S. Westbrooks of Richmond, was not injured in the crash, police said. Snyder charged Westbrooks with failure to obey highway markings. The Fairfax County Fire Marshal also gave Westbrooks a summons indicating that he and his company were responsible for cleaning up the fuel spill, according to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. State police said all lanes were cleared by 9:12 a.m.

Police warn motorists of deer season hazards

Fairfax County police are warning motorists that deer breeding season is here, which means residents and drivers may expect to see increased numbers of the animals on the roadways.

Police said deer movements and behaviors may be unpredictable and deer-vehicle collisions are a serious public safety concern. November and December statistically have the highest number of crashes involving deer in Fairfax County and police warn residents to be vigilant.

According to police, in 2012, there were 27 crashes involving deer in the month of November, and a total of 140 deer-related crashes over the entire year. In 2013, there have been 118 deer-vehicle crashes so far. Fairfax County wildlife biologist Vickie Monroe and police urge motorists to be alert, drive with caution and remember these five safety tips:

• Watch for shining eyes along roadsides. Deer travel in herds, so if you see one, others may be near. Use high beams when traffic permits to spot them at a greater distance. Deer are most active between 6 and 9 p.m. Deer crossing signs mark areas of high deer travel. Immediately begin to slow your vehicle if you spot a deer.

• If a deer jumps in your vehicle’s path, continue to reduce speed and grasp steering wheel firmly with both hands.

• If a deer is stopped in the roadway, reduce speed and flash your headlights. Deer can become mesmerized or blinded by bright steady lights.

• If a collision seems inevitable, attempting to swerve out of the way could cause loss of control and increase the chance of a more serious injury. This applies to all smaller animals, too.

• Never depend on hood whistles, car horns, or other devices to scare deer out of your path. Several studies have shown that these methods do not always work.

If a deer is injured or killed, contact Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131.