Thursday, April 11, 2013
Investigators believe man accused of similar crimes in Arlington and Fairfax counties may have victimized more people.
Police believe a man accused of sexual assault in Fairfax and Arlington counties has other victims in the greater Washington area and are asking them to come forward. Fairfax County police charged Joshua Terrell Franklin in January with two counts of robbery and two counts of rape following an incident at a Springfield-area hotel. Read: Police Nab Suspect in New Year's Rape, Robbery at Franconia Hotel Arlington police charged Franklin earlier this month with rape, robbery and forcible sodomy, according to a news release. The charges stem from a December 2012 incident in which investigators say Franklin forced a woman he hired online to perform sex acts at gunpoint. Franklin, of Woodbridge, is awaiting trial in Fairfax County on the January…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Police offer safety tips.
Police still are still on the lookout for a man who may be wanted in a string of sex assaults in and around the Springfield area. Police say the suspect grabbed a woman’s buttocks in Falls Church and did not let go until she screamed in October. The man approached the woman while she walked pushing her baby carriage near the intersection of South Maple Avenue and Gibson Street around 4 p.m. on Oct. 19. Police are looking to see if this alleged suspect is connected to five or six similar incidents that happened in Fairfax County in September. Police ask the community to be aware of your surroundings: Anyone with information about the possible suspect should call Detective Richardson at 703-248-5238.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The week that was in Fairfax County.
If you didn't have time to catch up on local news around town last week, no worries. We've compiled a round-up of our top stories here: Romney Promises Defense Spending, 12 Million Jobs GOP presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney told veterans Thursday in a campaign stop in Springfield that as president, he would reverse the military cuts set to take place in the sequestration passed by Congress. “I will stop it. I will not cut military funding,” he told an invitation-only crowd at American Legion Post 176 in Springfield. Herndon Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide The family of four found dead Tuesday inside a home on Point Rider Lane in Herndon was killed in a murder-suicide, police said Wednesday. A Fairfax County Police Department investigation …