West Springfield District Station Weekly Information Bulletin


 Week of April 14, 2014

MPO Frey and McGruffPhone 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 property crimes.

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, May 6, 7:30 p.m. (first Tuesday of the month)

Topic/Speaker: Detective Bill Woolf, Human Trafficking Task Force.

Location: 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, Virginia 22152

Contact: wscacmailbox@gmail.com

Car Seat Checks
April 17 and 24
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. 

Burglary: 8900 block of Burke Lake Road, 4/7/14. An employee reported someone entered the business and took property.

Burglary: 5700 block of Burke Centre Parkway, 4/9/14. An employee reported someone entered the business and took property.

Larcenies:

  • 4/7: Americana Drive/Herkimer Street, electronic device from vehicle
  • 4/7: 6700 block of Barnack Drive, purse from vehicle
  • 4/7: 6800 block of Barnack Drive, bicycle from residence
  • 4/7: 5900 block of Burnside Landing Drive, items from vehicle
  • 4/7: 7600 block of Paloma Court, items from vehicle
  • 4/7: 4900 block of Schuyler Drive, sunglasses and electronic device from vehicle
  • 4/8: 8100 block of Old Keene Mill Road, clarinet from location
  • 4/10: 6400 block of Alloway Court, bicycle from residence
  • 4/10: Laurel Oak Court/Laurel Oak Drive, package from residence
  • 4/11: 6000 block of Burke Centre Parkway, medication from residence
  • 4/11: 7400 block of Forest Hunt Court, bag from location

Stolen Vehicles:

  • 4/7: 5300 block of Danbury Forest Drive, 1996 Chevrolet Silverado

 

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.

Residents who feel they may have been victimized should make a report at the Fairfax County Police Citizens Reporting System. Learn more about social security fraud.

 

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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.

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