Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Unified Prevention Coalition has partnered with the Fairfax County Police Department for an annual "medicine cabinet clean-out" which aims to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse in the county.
Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Fairfax County and a handful of local organizations are working to put a stop to what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has classified as an epidemic. Prescription drug abuse is a different problem compared to others in the county, due to its reach and rate of expansion, said Amy Reif, health sector coordinator for the Unified Prevention Coalition (UPC) of Fairfax County, who spoke with reporters Tuesday at the Mason District Governmental Center in Annandale. According to statistics from UPC, there were 51 drug/poison deaths in Fairfax County in 2011 and deaths by prescription drugs such as fentanyl, hydrocodone, methadone and oxycodone than by cocaine and heroin. In an effort to curb …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The latest incident reports from the Fairfax County Police Department.
Mason District Station Burglary An industrial sprayer was reported stolen from a home at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday on the 6400 block of Second Street in the Annandale area. Someone broke in through a window, police report. Larcenies: Franconia District Station Larcenies: West Springfield District Station Unlawful Entry A resident reported finding an unknown person in his garage at 8:15 p.m. Saturday on the 9600 block of Pemberly Lane in Fairfax Station. The person fled and nothing was stolen. Larcenies:
Saturday, May 11, 2013
It's time for this week's roundup of the region's wackiest news.
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening in at least one of them. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Weird Virginia/DC usually runs on Patch sites every Saturday. Everyone knows that Northern Virginia and DC traffic is notoriously bad. Add a sinkhole to the mix, and you've got problems. That's what happened in Reston this week when motorists on Lawyers Road near Steeplechase were detoured, as a 10-foot sinkhole showed itself. Fairfax Water and road crews patched the spot by the evening rush hour, and thankfully no one was injured by the giant hole in the road. We realize everybody hates traffic, but somebody out there also hates Mother's …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department in the most recent daily reports released May 7-10. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
The following items are from the recent daily activity reports from the Mason, West Springfield, and Franconia Police District Stations of the Fairfax County Police Department. Burglary, 4700 block of Commons Drive, 5/7/13, 10:30 p.m. Apartment entered without force. Jewelry and cash stolen. Burglary, 6400 block of Little River Turnpike, 5/9/13, 9:18 a.m. Window to business was smashed open. Computer equipment was stolen. Larcenies 4300 block of Wakefield Drive, jewelry from residence No vehicle thefts were reported.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The following incidents were reported to the West Springfield, Mason, and Franconia District Stations, which include parts of Annandale.
West Springfield District Station Assault An 11-year-old girl said that an unknown man grabbed her arm when she was throwing a ball, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The incident was reported at 3:10 p.m. Saturday on the 8100 block of Braddock Road in Annandale. Police said that the girl was not injured. Police said that none of the adults could provide more information on the incident. Burglary A resident reported that someone entered their home and stole a laptop computer, police said. The incident was reported at 12:40 a.m. on Sunday from the 7400 block of Little River Turnpike in Annandale. Larcenies: Mason District Station Unlawful Entry A resident said that someone entered their home and was scared off, according to…
Apartment employee says fire is on first floor.
Update: 11:55 a.m.: A Fairfax County Fire Public Information Officer confirmed to Patch that there was a small fire on the first floor of the Towers at Morningside Apartments. Firefighters responded to the call at 10:35 a.m. The fire was brought under control in about five minutes. There were no injuries. Residents were allowed to re-enter the building just after 11:10 a.m. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined by investigators. -- Some residents were evacuated Monday morning after a fire broke out at the Towers at Morningside Apartments, 4949 Manitoba Dr., in Fairfax County's Lincolnia area. Fire fighters from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue are on the scene Monday morning and say the fire is under control. An apartment building …
With prom and graduation fast approaching, Fairfax County officials launch campaign to raise awareness of what legal consequences await parents who let kids drink on their watch.
With high school proms and graduations right around the corner, Fairfax County has a message for parents: if you host parties and give teenagers alcohol, you will be prosecuted. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, in partnership with the Fairfax County School Board, proclaimed May 2013 Parents Who Host, Lose the Most month last week. Parents Who Host, Lose the Most is a campaign to raise public awareness for parents and other adults about the legal consequences of providing alcohol to minors. For the seventh year in a row, Fairfax County officials are taking part. Supervisor Jeff McKay stressed the importance of the campaign and its message. Prom and graduation should be a joyous time, but underage drinking can too often lead to …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Fairfax County Police Department in the most recent daily reports released May 3. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
The following items are from the recent daily activity reports from the Mason, West Springfield, and Franconia Police District Stations of the Fairfax County Police Department. Larcenies 5000 block of Chowan Avenue, cash from vehicle 6000 block of Little River Turnpike, cell phone from business 4000 block of Medford Drive, cell phone from residence Stolen Vehicles 7900 block of Brunswick Forest Pass, 2013 Chevrolet Cruze No major incidents reported.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Man was shot around 2 a.m. Friday. Suspect is still at large, although police believe it is an "isolated incident."
A 21-year-old Washington, D.C. man was shot near the Plaza at Landmark Shopping Center just outside of Annandale Friday morning, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The area, known to local residents as Alexandria, is in Fairfax County. The man was walking through a parking garage in the 6100 block of Little River Turnpike Friday around 2 a.m. when he was approached from behind. The man was then shot in the upper body and the suspect fled on foot, according to a news release from the Fairfax County Police. The man did not see the suspect, but reported hearing more than one person fleeing the scene, according to the news release. The man was transported to a local hospital where he is currently in stable condition. Police …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The following are some of the incidents reported to the Fairfax County Police Department's Mason, Franconia, and West Springfield District Stations, which includes Annandale.
The following are some of the incidents reported to the Fairfax County Police Department's Mason, Franconia, and West Springfield District Stations, which includes Annandale. Mason District Station Burglary An employee reported cash stolen from an Annandale business. The incident took place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 4200 block of John Marr Drive, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Someone had forced their way into the business through a door. Larcenies: Franconia District Station Burglary Someone forced their way into two businesses and stole cash, according to police. The incident was reported at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 4500 block of John Marr Drive in Annandale. Larcenies: West Springfield District Station …