Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending January 17, 2007

Police Officer Jim Nida
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 Nida's e-Mail:
james.nida@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.

Looking For a Few Good Volunteers

The Fairfax County Police Department is pleased to announce that its elite Auxiliary Police Program has accomplished more this past year than any previous year in its 22-year history. The Auxiliary Police Officer Program has over 100 sworn volunteers and has provided Fairfax County with over 51,177 hours of service last year.

The class for 2007 will begin soon and additional candidates to join the program are needed. After completing the comprehensive training program, which includes training in emergency vehicle operations and firearms, candidates graduate and proceed to training with a police officer. Auxiliary officers get involved with virtually every part of the police department and once completed, will participate in special events such as DWI checkpoints, Safe December, directing traffic, assisting at crime scenes, performing crime prevention surveys and many other interesting activities. The program allows working in the neighborhood with local crime prevention officers by supporting the Community Action Council and Neighborhood Watch activities.

Basic qualifications include the following: be at least 21 years of age, not employed in a position that is a conflict of interest, not an applicant for a police office position, in good health, without a criminal record or history of drug use. Applicants must also pass a background check, applicant exam and polygraph exam. To request an application please e-mail auxiliarypolice@fairfaxcounty.gov or call the Auxiliary Coordinator at 703-280-0576.

CAC:

The next regularly-scheduled CAC meeting will be held in the Helen Wilson Community Room of the Lee District Center at 7:30pm. on Wednesday, February 21, 2007. A social period (prior to the meeting) will begin at 7:pm  

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 seminar is scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.on February 10, 2007. 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 11-17, 2007

COMPOSITE SKETCH YIELDS LEADS TO ARREST OF SUSPECT

Residents in the area where two burglaries were committed were able to identify a man based on the composite sketch of the suspect. This led detectives to Wilmer A. Chavarria, 26, of no fixed address. He was arrested on Wednesday, January 10 around 1:30 p.m. He has been charged with malicious wounding, burglary at night with intent to commit robbery, burglary at night with intent to commit larceny and abduction. He was arrested in the Commerce Plaza Shopping Center located at Commerce Street and Backlick Road. After an interview, he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

The malicious wounding and burglary charges relate to the two burglaries from Christmas Eve, one of which also included a malicious wounding of a 62-year-old woman. The abduction charge is a result of an incident detectives uncovered during the course of the investigation. Chavarria is suspected of pulling a knife on a 16-year-old girl in the 6600 block of Buckskin Street in the Springfield area on December 24 just before the first burglary on Alamo Street.

THE INCIDENTS LEADING TO THE ARREST:

1. Officers and detectives have been investigating the malicious wounding on Christmas Eve. They canvassed the Springfield area as part of that investigation and uncovered a burglary that took place on December 24. Detectives learned of a man who entered a home through an unlocked front door in the 6300 block of Alamo Street. At approximately 8:30 p.m., the man entered the house and appeared to be surprised when confronted by the homeowner. The suspect told the 33-year-old victim that he was hungry and was looking for food. The suspect left a short time later and was last seen walking southbound on Alamo Street.

2. A man forced his way into a home on a street near Frontier Drive on Sunday, December 24. A 62-year-old woman was home alone when she heard a knock at the door sometime between 8 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. She answered the door and a man forced his way in. The suspect assaulted the victim as he entered, causing a puncture wound to her arm. Another family member came home and found the victim. The suspect was already gone. The victim was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The suspect was described as a man wearing white or gray clothing.

Man Robbed and Stabbed in Springfield

Floyd Avenue, 6000 Block:A 21-year-old man was robbed and stabbed Sunday, January 14 about 1:25 a.m. This occurred as the man walked in the 6000 block of Floyd Avenue.  The victim was talking on his cellular telephone when he was approached by two men. One of the suspects produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the arm.  The second suspect struck the victim knocking him to the ground. The pair took the victim's wallet and other personal items before fleeing. The victim, who lives in the Springfield-area, was taken to Inova HealthPlex at Franconia-Springfield by his friends. He was treated and released. The suspects are described as two black men in their 20s.  The first, who was armed with the knife, is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He wore a black jacket and dark jeans. The second suspect was about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He wore a baseball hat, black jacket and jeans.

Armed Robbery on Backlick Road

Backlick Road, 6200 Block: On Friday, January 12 around 7 p.m., the 7-Eleven store at 6266 Backlick Road was robbed. A man entered the store armed with a shot gun and brandished it at the 60-year-old Springfield-area clerk. The suspect went behind the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money and fled. The victim was not injured. The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s. He was 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed about 160 pounds. He wore a black coat, gray, hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black shoes and black gloves.

Anyone with information on either of these cases is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. Uou do not have to leave your name or appear in court

BURGLARY

Franconia Road, 6500  Block:A man was arrested after he allegedly entered a nursing home on Friday, January 12 and hid inside.  Police were called to the Sunrise Assisted Living, located at 6541 Franconia Road, after employees found the man inside the building.  Officers searched the rooms of the facility and located the suspect hiding in an empty room.  Haidero Aboubaco, 22, of Mitchellville, Maryland was arrested and charged with unlawful entry. 

LARCENIES

Backlick Road, 6500 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle

Bradlick Shopping Center, 6900 Block

Beer stolen from business

Cannon Lane, 5700 Block

Stereo stolen from vehicle

Charles Goff Drive, 6200 Block

Backpacks stolen from school

Cinder Bed Road, 8000 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle

Duvawn Street, 4200 Block

Stereo sound system stolen from vehicle

East Hill Drive, 9900 Block

Money stolen from business

Edsall Road, 6400 Block

Cigarettes stolen from business

Farrington Avenue, 6000 Block

Copper stolen from business

Franconia Road, 3600 Block

Work equipment stolen from vehicle

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station

Franconia Road, 6400 Block

Cell phone stolen from school

Frontier Drive, 6600 Block

Staple guns stolen from business

Gresham Street, 7400 Block

Two bicycles stolen from residence

John Marr Drive, 4400 Block

Fish tank light stolen from business

Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block

Razors stolen from business

Larrup Court, 7200 Block

Book bag stolen from vehicle

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block

Driver's license stolen from business

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle

Lorton Market Street, 9400 Block

Magazine stolen from business

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6800 Block

Money stolen from business

Richmond Highway, 9300 Block

Purse stolen from vehicle

South Quaker Lane, 5500 Block

Two guns stolen from residence

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

Money stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

Jacket stolen from business

Telegraph Road, 5700 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station

Telegraph Road, 6600 Block

Wallet stolen from business

Trailside Drive, 6000 Block

Motor scooter stolen from residence

VEHICLE THEFTS

Bradgen Court, 5200 Block

1995 Honda Accord reported stolen

Patuxent Knoll Place, 5400 Block

Yamaha WR250 motorcycle reported stolen

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

2002 Dodge Stratus reported stolen

Terminal Road, 8200 Block

1990 U-Haul trailer reported stolen

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