Saturday, March 23, 2013
After hearing about serial groper incidents, C&J Security Corporation offered its services through Fairfax County Police Department free of charge.
A class of about 12 local women gathered at Crestwood Elementary School Saturday morning in Springfield to take a women's self defense class. In light of the series of unsolved assaults that have been occurring in the Springfield area since September, Frank Cresswell — president of C&J Security Corp. and a retired FCPD police officer — said he thought it was important to conduct a class in the Franconia District. FCPD Public Information Officer Lucy Caldwell confirmed that the Fairfax County Police Department didn't pay C&J Security and the class was offered free of charge to the community. Caldwell said Cresswell wanted to offer the class specifically in the Franconia District because of the series of reported assaults. "I heard about the…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Police: Latest possible incident took place Thursday around 3 p.m. on Bauer Road near Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield.
Four hours before a town hall-style gathering Thursday night in Springfield where more than 200 concerned residents packed a meeting to hear from police and other officials about the so-called "serial groper," it appears the suspect may have struck again. The serial groper has been attacking women mainly in the Springfield area since September. Thursday would be the 23rd such incident. It took place about three-and-a-half miles from the meeting place. Police are now investigating that incident and say it may be related to the series of assaults that have taken place in the Springfield area over the past several months, according to a news release from Fairfax County Police. In the latest incident, a 26-year-old woman was walking on Bauer …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Fairfax County Police initially thought the incident was the work of a copycat.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Fairfax County Police say groping incident may be the work of a copycat.
UPDATE (Jan. 14, 10:33 a.m.) According to FCPD, detectives investigating the series of assault believe the recent incident is the same suspect involved in 14 assaults previously reported in the Springfield area. --- A groping incident that occurred around 5:45 p.m. Thursday may be the work of a copycat, according to the Public Information Office. According to FCPD, a 30-year-old woman was jogging in the 3300 block of Briarwood Court when a man grabbed her, reported WUSA. She screamed and the man ran away. The suspect is described as either a white or Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 30 years old and about 5'7". At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a green jacket, dark pants and dark shoes. Police believe because of …