Friday, May 17, 2013
The eight FCPD positions have not been cut to four in county budget cuts.
The station logistic technician (SLT) position has not been cut in FCPD county budget cuts. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved fully funding all eight positions instead of eliminating four of the positions, said Captain Randy Joyce — commander of the Mount Vernon District Police Station — at the recent Citizen Advisory Committee meeting. One SLT is assigned to each of the eight district police stations. Because of budget cuts, the county was considering cutting it down to four SLTs for Fairfax County. SLTs are responsible for equipment and supplies inventory, maintaining police cruisers (average of 16 cars per week taken to and from the county garage for maintenance and repairs) and other duties around the district …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
FCPD provided information about the new police cruisers during the recent CAC meeting at Franconia District Police Station.
Fairfax County police officers are saying farewell to their old cruisers as the department purchases 127 Ford Police Interceptor sedans and utility vehicles in FY2013. Retired Lieutenant Chalrie Bond — who is now the director of the logistics and property division for the department — conducted a presentation during Wednesday night's Citizen Advisory Committee meeting. Bond said Ford Motor Vehicles recently discontinued the Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. The 2007 model was the last of its kind. FCPD has 1,500 vehicles — 762 which are assigned to eight stations, and Franconia District Police Station has 109 of those vehicles alone, Bond said. The current cruisers are large four-door vehicles with a V8 engine and upgraded brakes and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police received the call shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.
Fairfax County police were called to the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center on Telegraph Road after reports of shots fired Monday morning, responding by saturating the area with officers, K-9 units and by searching overhead with a helicopter. According to the FCPD Public Information Office, the call came in shortly after 8 a.m. Monday. Hunting is permitted in an area near the location, so at the moment the police are trying to verify if there is any danger to residents. John Torre with Fairfax County Public Schools said neither nearby Hayfield Secondary nor Hayfield Elementary schools are on lockdown at this time. --- UPDATE (2:25 p.m.): PFC Don Gotthardt has confirmed that FCPD has officially closed the case for this morning's report of …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The station finally won the award away from the Sully District which has won the award every year since 2006.
Captain Jim Baumstark and First Lieutenant William Jacoby announced during Wednesday's CAC meeting that the Franconia District Police Station recently won the Chief's Challenge award. The title is awarded to one of the eight stations in Fairfax County every year for police initiatives regarding traffic issues in the district. Jacoby said the Franconia District is known for dealing with a lot of crime that keeps the police at the station very busy. However, officers also managed to make time to participate in traffic initiatives such as car seat checks, bike and pedestrian safety and DUI checkpoints. This is the first time the Sully District Police Station has not won the award since 2006. Keep up with Kingstowne news and events by signing …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The 24 incidents are currently classified as simple assaults.
After giving a General Assembly update to the Springfield Civic Association last month, Del. Vivian Watts (D-39th) listened to a discussion at the meeting about the serial groper. Upon hearing that police are classifying the incidents as simple assaults and not sexual assaults, she is now asking questions. Watts has written a letter to Franconia District Police Station commander, Captain Jim Baumstark, after hearing him speak at the meeting about the string of 24 Springfield assaults, which date from September to late March. Baumstark referred to the series of incidents as "simple assaults," as he and other police have mentioned previously. At the community meeting in March, Baumstark said after getting clarification with the state, they …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department in the most recent daily reports released April 1. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
On the above map, the addresses are block numbers, not specific home or business addresses. The following items are from the recent daily activity report from the Franconia Police District of the Fairfax County Police Department. Graffiti (purple on map), 12:40 p.m., March 31, Kingstowne Village Parkway/Summer Ridge Road, A resident reported images painted on a power box. The owner was notified to remove the graffiti. In separate and unrelated incidents: Larcenies (red on map): Vehicle Thefts (green on map):
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A woman reportedly was grabbed Thursday afternoon in Kingstowne Towne Center. Police suspect the incident to be connected to previous serial groper incidents.
Fairfax County Police responded to a possible 24th report in the series of Springfield assaults around 3 p.m. Thursday, after a 31-year-old woman was assaulted by a man in the 5900 block of Kingstowne Towne Center. According to Public Information Officer Lucy Caldwell, the victim said she was followed by the man into the Home Goods store, which Caldwell said is distinctly different from the 23 incidents reported in the past six months where the victim were approached from behind on a public street. The man grabbed the victim then fled, according to police. Other shoppers attempted to help, but the man still got away from the area, Caldwell said Thursday afternoon. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s. At the time of the …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at The Thompson Center in Kingstowne.
The monthly Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thompson Center in Kingstowne. The Franconia District Police Station CAC meets every third Wednesday of each month. Each month, station police provide a presentation or class on a specific topic starting at 6:30 p.m. and the actual meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The topic for Wednesday's presentation is "Neighborhood Crime Prevention and Safety" and it will be presented by the station's Crime Prevention Officr Jim Reid. All residents are welcome to attend CAC meetings each month. No RSVP or membership is needed. Recently, station commander Captain Jim Baumstark led a community meeting at Crestwood Elementary School in Springfield to discuss the…
Friday, March 15, 2013
A sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for the West Springfield Police District.
In preparation for residents celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Fairfax County Police plan to include additional patrol units throughout the weekend for safety purposes, said PIO Lucy Caldwell. As a precaution, FCPD also has a sobriety checkpoint scheduled in the West Springfield Police District. Caldwell said FCPD is urging motorists to designate a non-drinking driver if they plan to consume alcoholic beverages this weekend. Motorists are asked to call 9-1-1 if they witness an impaired driver on the roads and provide dispatch with an exact location and the direction of travel to better assist FCPD. St. Patrick's Day is Sunday and many Kingstowne restaurants and bars have planned food and drink specials throughout the weekend. Keep up with …
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department in the most recent daily reports released March 12-14. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
On the above map, the addresses are block numbers, not specific home or business addresses. The following items are from the recent daily activity report from the Franconia Police District of the Fairfax County Police Department. Graffiti (blue on map), 3:35 p.m., March 11, 7000 block of Backlick Road, A citizen reported spray painted words on a sidewalk. The owner was notified and asked to remove the graffiti. Larcenies (red on map): Vehicle Thefts (green on map):