Home Security Reminders After Numerous Burglaries in Mt. Vernon Police District

Mount Vernon District – Detectives are asking for your help in identifying the individuals responsible for at least 18 residential burglaries in the Jefferson Manor and Bucknell Manor communities.  Detectives say the below burglaries have occurred in the last month:

  • 8000 block of Ashton Street
  • 6000 block of Bangor Drive
  • 2500 block of Belleview Avenue
  • 2500 block of Belleview Avenue
  • 2400 block of Byrd Lane
  • 6600 block of Cavalier Drive
  • 6600 block of Cavalier Drive
  • 6600 block of Cavalier Drive
  • 6400 block of Cavalier Drive
  • 2600 block of Fleming Drive
  • 2300 block of Fort Drive
  • 6700 block of Oak Drive
  • 6400 block of Olmi Landrith Drive
  • 2400 block of Phillips Drive
  • 2400 block of Phillips Drive
  • 6400 block of Princeton Drive
  • 6700 block of Swarthmore Drive
  • 6700 block of Williams Drive

The burglaries have primarily been during the early afternoon and evening hours. Detectives are investigating whether all of these incidents are connected. Please be on the lookout for suspicious people, cars and noises. Do not hesitate to call our non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, to report suspicious activity or 911 for an emergency.

The following are crime prevention tips that we recommend:

  • Keep all doors and windows closed and locked.
  • Secure sliding glass doors by placing a metal rod or a wooden dowel rod in the track.
  • Lock the door to an attached garage.
  • Make your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home, to help deter criminals.
  • Keep the perimeter of your home well lit.
  • Have a trusted neighbor collect mail and newspapers while you are away.
  • Keep landscaping trimmed away from entrances and walkways.
  • Organize or join a Neighborhood Watch program.
  • Get a free home security check from a Crime Prevention Officer.
  • Keep an inventory of your property.
  • Store ladders, tools and any other outside objects in a locked shed or garage.
  • Make sure the home’s address is visible for police, firemen and paramedics.

Anyone with information regarding this recent string of incidents is asked to call the Mount Vernon District Station at 703-360-8400. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.

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