Twelve-Year-Old Escapes Assault

The West Springfield District of the Fairfax County Police Department supplied the following information. Arrests mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

report the following incidents in the Burke area for the week ending May 2, 2012.

Assault: On April 28 at 8:30 p.m. at Keene Drive/Sydenstricker Road, a 12-year-old victim reported someone attempted to grab him. He hit the suspect, yelled “let me go”, and was able to run away. The suspect was described as black, approximately 5’8” and in his 20s.

Burglary: On April 26 at 4:30 p.m. a homeowner reported someone broke-in and stole jewelry. Forced entry was made through a rear door of the home in the 7500 block of South Valley Drive.

Indecent Exposure:  The victim reported indecent exposure by a man in a vehicle in the 4300 block of Americana Drive. He was described as black, about 30 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes.  The incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on April 27.

Burglary: The homeowner reported someone entered a property under construction in the 9200 block of Hall Drive at 3:15 p.m. on April 27.  New windows and a computer were stolen. It is unclear how entry was made.

Burglary: A homeowner in the 5000 block of Harford Lane reported someone entered through a rear, basement door. Cash and a laptop computer were taken.  The incident occurred on May 1 at 1:08 a.m.

Burglary: On May 2 at 2:40 p.m. a homeowner in the 7800 block of Greeley Boulevard reported someone entered the residence through unknown means. Tools were taken.

Larcenies (Numbers shown indicate blocks and not specific locations):

  • Braddock Road (8100): Back pack from business
  • Burke Commons Road (6000): BB gun from business
  • Carmelo Drive (4300): Electronic tablet/iPad from residence
  • Harland Drive (8300): Checkbook from residence
  • Hunters Branch Road (2900): Medications from vehicle
  • Lindsay Street (5200): Wallet from vehicle
  • Long Shadows Drive (8100): Jewelry from residence
  • Spring Tree Drive (7400): Tools from a vehicle
  • Lake Meadow Drive (6400): A license plate from a vehicle

Vehicle Thefts:

  • 5th Place (9500): 2012 Dodge Challenger
  • Alberta Street (6300): Harley Davidson Fatboy
  • Westport Lane (9600): 2002 Toyota 4Runner

County-Wide Arrests for Selected Charges

Domestic violence-related charges: 31
DWI-related charges: 77
Illegal drug-related charges: 80

If you have questions about the information in these police reports, contact Burke Patch Editor Susan Larson at susan.larson@patch.com.

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