Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending January 11, 2006

Police Officer Philip Edwards
Crime Prevention Unit
Fairfax County Police ~ Franconia Station
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22310-2508

Main Desk:

703.922.0889

Office:

703.922-8263

FAX:

703.719.6436

http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/ps/police ~ Fairfax County Police Department
http://www.vcpa.org~ Virginia Crime Prevention Association
Officer Edwards e-Mail: philip.edwards@fairfaxcounty.gov

The following information is authorized for release by the Fairfax County Police Department - Public Information Office (PIO). For questions concerning any portion of this report, please contact PIO at 703-246-2253.

342 PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING IN DECEMBER

Members of the “Safe December” campaign were tremendously successful in their effort to educate the public about the dangers of irresponsible alcohol use and underage alcohol purchases. A select group of officers formed a roving squad with the primary purpose of identifying and arresting drunk drivers. The squad made 1130 traffic stops, issued 1097 traffic summonses and 261 warning tickets. The following charges were made:

Driving While Intoxicated  

142 individuals   (27 repeat offenders)

Reckless Driving  

125 individuals

Driving on Suspended License  

79 individuals

Criminal Charges  

 28 individuals

Five sobriety checkpoints resulted in nine arrests for driving while intoxicated. The blood alcohol limit (BAC) in the state of Virginia is .08. The highest BAC detected during the Safe December campaign was .27.

In an effort to thwart alcohol sales to underage drinkers, police conducted six underage alcohol stings in which police cadets in plain clothes attempted to purchase alcohol from retail stores and restaurants. Cadets entered 173 establishments and 23 of them illegally sold alcohol.

Officers from the rest of the department made an additional 200 arrests for driving while intoxicated during December. Fairfax County police arrested 2,949 people for driving while intoxicated in 2005.

CAC:

Our next regular CAC meeting will be held at the Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, on Wednesday evening, January, 18, 2006, in the Helen Wilson Community Room. Our speaker will be 2nd Lt. Scott Durham of the Child Services Bureau.  He will be explaining the investigation of child exploitation and investigation into computer crimes. A Social Period begins at 7pm, and the General Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

MODIP: 

The Fairfax County Police Department offers residents 55 years of age and older enrollment in the Mature Operator’s Driver Improvement Program (MODIP). This eight hour course, which provides safe driving information, is sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and is presented by certified Fairfax County Auxiliary Police Officers.  Upon completion of this course, drivers are eligible for the Virginia State-mandated insurance premium reduction (check with individual insurance carriers for the amount). The classes are normally held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. The next seminars are scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on February 11, and March 11, 2006.  Registration is required and can be done by contacting the MODIP reservations line at (703) 924-6588. The fee for this course is $10.00 per person for books and materials.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
January 05-11, 2006

ROBBERIES:

Old Franconia Road and Potters Lane:  A taxi driver was robbed in the Franconia area Saturday night January 7. The driver, a 32-year-old Springfield-area man, picked up two customers at Potomac Mills around 2:37 a.m. and drove them to Old Franconia Road and Potters Lane. The driver then felt an object he thought to be a gun at the back of his head. The suspects demanded money and fled the taxi with cash and personal items. The driver was not injured. The suspects were described as black men in their early twenties. One wore a green jacket with a hood and black jeans. He was 5 feet 11 inches and 200 pounds with a goatee. The other suspect wore a black jacket with a hood and black jeans. He was described as 5 feet 11 inches and 200 pounds.

Gildar Street, 6400 Block:  A 43-year-old Alexandria-area man was robbed on January 6. Around 9:05 p.m. the man, who was employed as a pizza delivery person, had just delivered a pizza to a home in the 6400 block of Gildar Street in the Franconia area.  Two young males approached him as he returned to his car. They brandished a handgun and demanded money.  The victim began to walk to a nearby home when he heard what he believed to be gunshots. The victim turned and saw both suspects running east on Gildar Street toward Beulah Street.  No one was injured during the incident. Both suspects were described as black and in their late teens.  The first suspect was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 170 pounds. The second suspect was 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 180 pounds. Both suspects were dressed in blue sweatshirts, dark-colored pants and black ski masks. 

Barry Road, 7100 Block:  On Saturday, January 7 a 29-year-old Alexandria-area man was robbed at gunpoint. At approximately 1 a.m., the victim walked past two men sitting on a curb in the 7100 block of Barry Road. The men ran up to the victim from behind. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim relinquished an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects fled the scene in a dark colored vehicle. The suspects were described as black males between 16 and 25-years-old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds. They were both wearing dark clothing and ski masks. 

LARCENIES

Ashby Lane, 7500 Block

Passport and social security card stolen from residence.

Ashley Place, 6100 Block

Trash can stolen from residence.

Backlick Road, 6300 Block

License plates stolen from vehicle.

Bostwick Drive, 6700 Block

Trash can stolen from residence.

Braddock Road, 6900 Block

Mugs stolen from business.

Brookfield Plaza, 7000 Block

Failure to pay for meal at business.

Cherokee Avenue, 5500 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from health club.

Franconia Road, 6400 Block

Trampoline stolen from residence.

Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from person at business.

Harley Road, 10800 Block

Refrigerator stolen from construction site.

High Valley Lane, 6600 Block

Wheels stolen from vehicle.

King Edward Court, 4500 Block

Paint spray machine stolen from construction site.

Kingstowne Boulevard, 5700 Block

Clothes stolen from business.

Lewis Chapel Circle, 7800 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle.

Lorton Road, 8000 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Manchester Boulevard/ Beulah Street

Cellular telephone charger stolen from vehicle.

Old Keene Mill Road, 7200 Block

Alcohol stolen from business.

Patience Court, 6400 Block

Stereo stolen from vehicle.

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

Printer supplies stolen from business.

Silver Ridge Circle, 6300 Block

Stereo equipment stolen from vehicle.

South Van Dorn Street, 6600 Block

Food stolen from business.

Telegraph Road, 7600 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from person at school.

Tunlaw Court, 6600 Block

Handgun stolen from residence.

Yadkin Court, 6500 Block

Stereo and documents stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Exeter Street, 4700 Block

1999 Cadillac reported stolen.

Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block

Honda Civic reported stolen.

Lockport Place, 7200 Block

1984 freight truck reported stolen.

Springfield Mall,  6500 Block

1992 Toyota Camry reported.

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