Category Archives: Franconia Police District

Woman Arrested for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material

Franconia Police District – A 28-year-old woman from Springfield has been arrested and charged with two felonies related to the possession of child pornography. The investigation began on May 17 after detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Cyber/Child Exploitation Squad received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  NCMEC informed detectives that an individual with

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Driver Charged in Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Franconia

Franconia Police District – A 20-year-old woman has died from injuries sustained in a crash that occurred just before 12:30 this morning. Officers were called to the area of Manchester Boulevard and Beulah Street for a single-vehicle crash. Sara Flores, 20, of Lorton, was the driver of a 2005 Toyota Solara and was traveling east on Manchester Boulevard near Silver

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Undercover Operation Leads to Arrest of Two Armed Robbers 

Major Crimes Bureau – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau began investigating a robbery that occurred prior to 12 p.m. on May 7 in the parking lot of 6600 Springfield Mall. The victim arranged to meet the suspect through an online marketplace to purchase a tablet computer. When the victim arrived, the suspect entered the victim’s vehicle, displayed a firearm

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Pedestrian Dies in Springfield Crash

Franconia Police District – A 63-year-old man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a crash that occurred last week. Officers responded to the crash around 1 p.m. on March 28 at Franconia Road West and Commerce Street that involved three cars and a pedestrian. Officers determined the driver of a 2020 Hyundai Elantra was traveling on Franconia Road West. The

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$40,000 Reward for Information Leading to Murder Suspect’s Arrest

Watch today’s earlier press conference here. Franconia Police District – A $40,000 reward is now being offered through Crime Solvers for information that leads to the arrest of Joel Mosso Merino, 27, of Alexandria. The reward comes from Hannah Choi’s family and generous community donations. Detectives from our Fugitive Track and Apprehension Unit continue to investigate to determine Merino’s whereabouts.

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