West Springfield District Station Weekly Information Bulletin
Week of May 13, 2013
- West Springfield District Station Crime Prevention
- Next Citizen's Advisory Committee meeting: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
- Upcoming Events and Trainings
- Weekly Activity Report
- Crime Prevention Tips: Latest Phone Scam Targets Older Adults
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Phone number: 703-644-5026, TTY 711
Address: 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152
About your Crime Prevention Officer
MPO J.T. Frey is completing his 24th year with the police department.
J.T. has been assigned to the West Springfield District Station for his
entire career. For 14 years, J.T. was assigned to the Criminal
Investigations Section and his primary focus was the investigation of
Under J.T.’s direction, the Crime Prevention Section at the West Springfield District Station is focused on Neighborhood Watch training and community education.
The West Springfield District Crime Prevention Office also thanks you in advance for your patience during the budget woes. With the reduction of the Crime Prevention Staff and the elimination of the School Education Officer, we cannot continue to provide presentations and / or public appearances like we have in the past and all elementary and middle school related events, whether public or private have been put on hold . We will continue to focus on our Neighborhood Watch Communities, our liaisons with other homeowners groups and associations, and our partnership with the Citizens Advisory Council. Requests for others activities will be handled on a case by case basis and we will continue to do our best to deliver our services in a timely manner.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. (first Tuesday of the month)
Topic: Jeffrey James, Special Agent, United States Secret Service, Liaison to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Location: 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, Virginia 22152
Car Seat Checks
May 23, June 13 and 20, 2013
5 - 9 p.m. at the West Springfield Station
By appointment only!
To schedule an appointment, please call 703-644-7377, TTY 711 and press 0 at the recording.
Assault: 8100 block of Braddock Road, 5/4/13, 3:10 p.m. An 11-year-old reported an unknown man grabbed her arm as she was throwing a ball. The victim was not injured. Due to a time lapse in reporting none of the adults in the area could provide any further information.
Burglary: 7400 block of Little River Turnpike, 5/5/13, 12:40 a.m. A resident reported someone entered the home and stole a laptop computer. Entry was made through an unlocked door.
Burglary: 8400 block of Falling Leaf Road, 5/7/13, 11:28 a.m. Entry gained through unlocked front door. Jewelry stolen.
Burglary: 4700 block of Commons Drive, 5/7/13, 10:30 p.m. Apartment entered without force. Jewelry and cash stolen.
Burglary: 9000 block of Octavia Court, 5/8/13, 11:27 p.m. Forced entry gained through rear sliding glass door. Jewelry and electronics stolen.
- 5/6: 3300 block of Gallows Road, ring from hospital
- 5/6: 7900 block John Adams Court, handgun from residence
- 5/6: Lake Braddock Drive/Castlebury Court, tools from vehicle
- 5/6: 5300 block of Queensberry Avenue, tools from vehicle
- 5/7: Burke/Guinea Road, two saws from vehicle
- 5/9: 6700 block of Doane Avenue, package from residence
- 5/9: 5500 block of Guinea Road, wallet from vehicle
- 5/10: 8300 block of Bluebird Way, electronic device from business
- 5/10: 6000 block of Burke Centre Parkway, purse from vehicle
- 5/10: 9000 block of Elm Ridge Road, cell phone from school
- 5/10: 7600 block of Fullerton Road, spools of copper wiring from business
- 5/7: 8100 block of McCauley Way, Ford van
Dozens of seniors have been victimized by telephone scammers in recent weeks and police are urging residents not to give out, or verify, financial information over the phone.
In the latest scam, victims are receiving calls from someone pretending to be from a utility company, delivery service or sweepstakes. Residents are told their service will be discontinued unless they pay by phone immediately. Frightened at the thought of no heat, power, or phone, for example, victimized seniors provide their account numbers and payment information over the phone.
Additionally, many of the calls are made under the pretense that the information is required to send out important documents such as new health insurance or social security cards.
Typically, these calls arrive during the weekdays. Callers are both male and female; they may speak quickly or with an accent so that it may be difficult to understand what is said. Often, callers know basic information about the victim, including name, age and address. Some potential victims have challenged the callers and the callers became frustrated and hung up.
Police remind residents, particularly older adults and their caregivers, never to provide personal or financial information over the phone. Verify legitimacy of companies requesting funds using phone valid, official phone numbers.
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If you have any questions, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-644-5026, TTY 711. Please share this information with family, friends and community members.