Saturday, September 15, 2012
The early morning fire occurred on Llewellyn Court.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire in the 10000 block of Llewellyn Court in Kings Park West early Saturday morning. An adult male was transported by ground to a burn center with 2nd degree burns to his neck, according to initial email reports from the fire department. Two patients were transported by ground for smoke inhalation. Patch will update this story as more details are available.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
McGruff visited Kings Park West to promote back-to-school driving safety.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook joined “McGruff” the Crime Dog and Officer J. T. Frey of the Fairfax County Police Department greeting Laurel Ridge Elementary students and parents Monday. The outreach initiated the Police Department’s Operation Blue Guardian, part of Supervisor Cook’s ongoing campaign to combat speeding and unsafe driving in our communities. Read the story here.
Supervisor Cook, McGruff the Crime Dog and Fairfax County Police are promoting drivers’ awareness.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook joined “McGruff” the Crime Dog and Officer J. T. Frey of the Fairfax County Police Department greeting Laurel Ridge Elementary students and parents Monday. The outreach initiated the Police Department’s Operation Blue Guardian, part of Supervisor Cook’s ongoing campaign to combat speeding and unsafe driving in our communities. “I have heard a high level of concern and anxiety from residents regarding unsafe driving through their neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Cook. “It is clearly an issue that deserves our full attention and requires especially heightened awareness now that our kids are back out walking to school.” Operation Blue Guardian focuses on enforcing the speed limits in school zones and …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The April 19 event involved an emotionally disabled pre-teen.
Fairfax County Police report they have identified a person in connection with the suspicious event that took place on Thursday, April 19, when a man reportedly chased a 13-year-old girl with a knife. The event occurred on Pierrpont Street in the Burke area. After investigation, police determined the individual doing the chasing was an emotionally disabled pre-teen who lives in the area. He was carrying a fake knife. Police handled the matter privately with the families involved and notified the community in an email. "This incident is not related to any other incident, and there is no public safety threat," said Lucy Caldwell, spokesperson for the Fairfax County Police.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Fairfax County Police respond to recent attacks with these safety tips.
With four recent assaults in the Burke area, Fairfax County Police encourage residents to be smart and take precautions when using trails, parks, paths and remote roadways. On March 14, 2012, a man used a knife to threaten and sexually assault a 24-year-old woman along Commonwealth Boulevard near Richardson Drive in the Kings Park West subdivision. Fairfax County Police described the man as white, about 5-feet 7-inches tall, wearing a sweatshirt. Police reported a 16-year-old girl was grabbed in the woods where Pickett Road ends (near Frost Middle School) while walking home from W.T. Woodson High School on March 19. Police said the suspect is 18-27 years old, 5-feet 8-inches tall, about 170 pounds, with short black hair. He was wearing a …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Captain Joe Hill and Supervisor John Cook to host community meeting April 2.
Supervisor John Cook is hosting a police information session about two recent assaults in the Braddock District. Residents will have the opportunity to voice their concerns, understand what's being done to secure the community, and hear safety advice from Fairfax County Police Captain Joe Hill, who leads the West Springfield District Police. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 at Robinson Secondary School. Fairfax neighborhoods are reeling after two local assaults. A 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the woods off Commonwealth Boulevard in Kings Park West on March 14. Less than a week later, on Monday afternoon, a 16-year-old W.T. Woodson High School student was assaulted while walking home from school near Frost Middle …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The victim was attacked along Commonwealth Boulevard.
A woman was walking along Commonwealth Boulevard near Richardson Drive Wednesday night when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown assailant and dragged into the trees. The man, described by Fairfax County Police as white, about 5-feet 7-inches tall, was wearing a sweatshirt. He used a knife to threaten the 24-year-old woman. He sexually assaulted her at around 10 p.m. The woman was able to go for help when her attacker heard a noise, got spooked and fled. Police need your help. Anyone with information about this crime can contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637. You can also call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Friday, February 24, 2012
A public hearing is scheduled for Monday on the first off-leash dog park in the Braddock District area of Fairfax County.
Burke-area dog lovers have been working for more than two years to bring an off-leash dog park to the Braddock District, and a public hearing next week could bring the idea closer to reality. “An off-leash dog area allows dogs to socialize and run without being intrusive and be a problem,” said Russ Rosen, who is a member of Braddock Dogs, a group formed to promote creating an off-leash, fenced-in dog park. “It gives them an opportunity to get some exercise and be around other dogs and let people who like dogs to meet in another area.” The Fairfax County Park Authority is hosting a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Kings Park Library to discuss the idea and take input on a draft of the Monticello Park master plan. The master …