FCPD: Suspect Impersonating Police Officer Near Hechinger Drive
Franconia Police District commanders gave a brief crime update during Wednesday's CAC meeting.
A man has reportedly been impersonating a police officer near Hechinger Drive, according to Fairfax County Police.
That was one of the more unique crime reports that came out of a Wednesday night meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee. Police are investigating the incident.
The main crime news: Robberies in the Franconia District are down, Captain Jim Baumstark said during the meeting.
Baumstark and First Lieutenant William Jacoby said they've dealt with a few burglaries in the past few weeks where victims of these crimes left doors and/or windows of their homes unlocked. The district commanders reminded those in attendance Wednesday night to lock their homes and vehicles and avoid leaving garage door openers in plain sight.
A few residents at the meeting also asked about the serial groper. Baumstark said they're still investigating, but the suspect hasn't struck in three weeks.
"We've had a pretty quiet holiday season," Baumstark said.
PFC Julia M. Elliott also gave a presentation during the meeting, giving residents information on how FCPD collects evidence during various incidents. Elliott said one of the most common incidents the Franconia Police District handles is vehicle tampering.
"When we get one, we get 10," Elliott said. "They'll go in and take loose change. If they see a laptop bag in the vehicle, they'll take the chance. We advise people to take the loose change out of your car and if you have GPS and even the GPS stand, take that out of your car to avoid this."
Baumstark said they are also currently investigating incidents involving the theft of airbags from Hondas and Nissans near Highdale Court.
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