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Business Compliance Checks in West Springfield Police District

From Fairfax County:


West Springfield Police District - Officers from the West Springfield District Station Neighborhood Patrol Unit conducted business compliance checks at several locations in the Annandale, Springfield, Burke and Lorton areas of Fairfax County on August 12.

            The sting was conducted using county police cadets dressed in plain clothing who entered stores to purchase alcohol. If asked whether the cadet was 21 years old, he or she was to respond with his true age and/or date of birth. If asked for identification, he or she was to tell the clerk that he had no identification. If the sale of alcohol took place, the plain-clothed officer would take possession of the alcohol from the cadet and make the appropriate charge(s), along with the assistance of the uniformed officer assigned to the team.

Be Cautious When Donating to Help Victims in Japan

Be Cautious When Donating to Help Victims in Japan

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

A tragic event, such as an earthquake or hurricane, often prompts an outpouring of assistance from well-meaning citizens. The FBI reminds consumers who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of a natural disaster to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to requests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization and/or good cause. Before making a donation of any kind, consumers should adhere to certain guidelines, including the following:

Commercial Robbery in the Annandale Area

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

A 30-year-old employee of the CVS Pharmacy store, located at 7859 Heritage Drive in Annandale, was robbed on Friday, March 4. The employee unlocked and entered the store around 7:35 a.m. and was surprised by a man as he attempted to relock the door. The suspect brandished a handgun and forced his way inside the store. He demanded money and the victim complied. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim did not require medical attention.

The suspect was described as black, about 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing a camouflaged, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.