Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending January 21, 2004

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.

For Your Information:

It is c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-cold out there! Remember to clear all of your car windows completely, and brush the snow off the tops of your vehicles before venturing out on the roads. Your actions can prevent accidents.

WE NEED YOUR HELP DEPARTMENT

Many, if not all of the recipients of this Report, receive the FCPD Franconia District Station's "EYE ON CRIME" monthly newsletter in the mail. These are times of budgetary crunches everywhere, and the FCPD is no exception. Therefore, if you would be willing to forego receiving the US Postal Service-delivered "EYE ON CRIME" newsletter, and instead, receive it online (as you do this report), please call the Crime Prevention Office at (703) 922-8263 or send an e-mail to fracpo@fairfaxcounty.gov and tell them you're willing to get the newsletter online INSTEAD of in the mail. You will still continue to receive this report weekly by email. If only 500 people sign on (and the mailing list is much greater than that) the amount saved on postage alone will be almost $2000. And then, there are the paper and printing costs..... Thanks in advance for your help.  (So far, we have about 70 takers. That! 's a good start. Anybody else interested? Thanks.)

CAC:

Mark your calendars! The next CAC meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, February 18, 2004 in the Community Meeting room at the Franconia Governmental Center. Social period begins at 7pm, meeting begins at 7:30 pm. We hope to see you there.

LOOKING FOR THE BAD GUYS (CRIME SOLVERS):

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s assistance locating the following individuals:

1. Paul Michael Romero. Romero is wanted for failing to appear in court on a driving while intoxicated charge involving a felony hit and run accident. He is described as Hispanic, five feet eight inches tall, weighing about 148 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and is 25 years old. Romero has a tattoo of a spider web on his right shoulder blade on his back. He was last known to live at 8497 Madge Lane, in the Alexandria area.

2. Jean C. Rosenmund. Rosenmund is wanted on a probation violation for the original charge of statutory burglary. She is described as white, five feet two inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds. She has brown hair, green eyes and is 39 years old. Rosenmund has no fixed address.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either or both of these individuals is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777. A cash reward of $100-$1000 will be paid for information which leads to an arrest. As always, callers do not have to give their names or go to court.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
January 15-21, 2004

ASSAULT BY MOB

Cindy Lane, 7000 Block: Three young teenaged boys were arrested and charged with assault by mob and being an associate member of a criminal street gang. The incident occurred on January 20 at 11:45 a.m., at Poe Middle School, located at 7000 Cindy Lane in the Annandale area. On January 22, the victim, age 12, reported to police that he and a friend, also 12 years old, were walking by a boys’ bathroom near the cafeteria. They noticed the door was propped open. Another boy who was already in the bathroom motioned for them to come in. Fearing for their safety, they went in the bathroom where the three teenaged boys confronted them and threatened the first victim. One suspect punched the first victim and all three showed their gang affiliation. The victims were able to get away. One suspect threatened the first victim a second time at the end of the day. The victim did not report the incident until two days later because he feared for his life. The three suspects, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, all from the Annandale area, were arrested on January 22 at a school office at the completion of the school day. All three were held at the Juvenile Detention Center. The investigation is continuing and further charges are possible.

ROBBERY

Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block: On January 15, just before 8:00 p.m., two masked men entered the Virginia ABC Store. One man brandished a handgun, ordered two employees to the floor and announced a robbery. One victim clerk, a 39-year-old Springfield area man, opened a register and gave the suspects cash before the suspects fled. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of two 16-year-old Woodbridge area boys, who were found hiding in a nearby apartment in the 7800 block of Lewis Chapel Circle. Both boys were charged with robbery, abduction and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. They were held at the Juvenile Detention Center. Note: This crime was brought to a swift conclusion by the observant actions of one of our own, Franconia District Station, police officers.

LARCENIES

Conwell Drive/Little River Turnpike Tools taken from parked vehicle.
Craig Street, 6000 Block Money taken form residence.
Dinwiddie Street, 6100 Block Saw taken from parked vehicle.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block Cigarettes taken from business.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Frontier Drive, 6700 Block Bicycle taken from business.
Gillingham Row, 7400 Block Money taken from parked vehicle.
Inlet Cove Drive, 6900 Block Two gas furnaces taken from construction site.
Jenerio Court, 9400 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Julian Street, 6400 Block Go cart taken from residence.
Landsdowne Centre, 6400 Block (Two reports) Gasoline taken from business without payment.
Manchester Way, 6300 Block Tools taken from parked vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Skyles Way, 7000 Block CD player taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Computer parts taken from business.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Kincannon Place, 7900 Block 2000 Dodge Neon reported stolen.
Lewis Chapel Court, 7800 Block 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis reported stolen.
Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block 1995 Honda two-door reported stolen.
Supreme Court, 6800 Block 1989 Honda Civic reported stolen.

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