Residents in Mason District were warned to look out for suspicious emails and phone calls from scammers posing as utility companies. Police received reports from residents who said the emails or the person on the phone asked for payment in order to prevent phone/Internet service from being shut off.
In the weekly crime report for the week of Aug. 21, three men were reportedly assaulted while standing near their vehicle. The men were approached by two men, who assaulted the three victims and then fled.
Fairfax County police officers in the West Springfield District Station made three arrests during an undercover ABC business compliance operation in late August. Officers checked a total of 15 stores as part of the operation. Three locations were caught selling alcohol to minors.
In early August, Fairfax County police warned residents about scammers who approached victims in parking lots of shopping centers. Two reported incidents occurred in Merrifield and in Seven Corners on Aug. 6 and Aug. 5, respectively.