Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending January 24, 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

(***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY FRANCONIA VIPS)

The Fairfax County Police Department is now accepting applications for its spring Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy offers Fairfax County citizens a better understanding of the Police Department and a greater awareness of the daily challenges faced by its officers.

The Citizens Police Academy is a ten-week program designed to provide members of the public a unique "glimpse behind the badge." Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about departmental resources, programs and most importantly, the men and women who comprise the Fairfax County Police Department, an organization nationally recognized as a leader in the law enforcement community.

Classes are a combination of lecture and interactive activities. Topics include SWAT and special operations, gangs, 911 communications center, patrol, crime prevention, crime scene, identity theft and a tour of the Adult Detention Center.

The spring Citizens Police Academy will be held on Thursday evenings from March 15 through May 19, 2007. Classes meet from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the exception of graduation which will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class locations will be held at various police facilities throughout the county.

The program is offered free of charge. Applicants are required to live or work in Fairfax County, be 18 years of age and provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance is subject to review of the applicant's criminal record, if any.

For more information or an application form, please e-mail or call (703)280-0713.

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 18-24, 2007

BANK ROBBERY

Backlick Road, 5400 Block:  On Wednesday, January 24 around 3:15 p.m., two men walked into the Apple Federal Credit Union and announced a robbery. Both men displayed guns while one of them demanded money. A 40-year-old teller at the credit union, located at 5417-B Backlick Road, complied with the demand and relinquished an undisclosed amount of money to the suspects. The men fled and no victims were injured. Both suspects were approximately 24-years-old and each wore two ski masks and sunglasses. The first suspect is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed approximately 160 pounds. The second suspect was 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed approximately 190 pounds. He was seen wearing a green sweater with the word "Miami" on it.

LARCENIES

Axton Street, 7500 Block

Equipment stolen from business

Brookfield Plaza, 7000 Block

Money stolen from business

Cinder Bed Road, 7800 Block

License plates stolen from vehicle

Commerce Street, 7000 Block

Malt liquor stolen from business

Edsall Road, 6400 Block

Air compressor stolen from construction site

Franconia Road. 6100 Block

License plates stolen from vehicle

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station

Frontier Drive, 6700 Block

Laptop stolen from vehicle

Indian Run Parkway, 6300 Block

Tools stolen from vehicle

Ivanhoe Lane, 4100 Block

Tools stolen from vehicle

Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block

Beer stolen from business

Lockport Place, 7200 Block

Equipment and money stolen from business

Pleasure Cove Court, 5200 Block

Tools stolen from business

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

Beer stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

Cell phone stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

Laptop stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

Jewelry stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6600 Block

Laptop stolen from business

VEHICLE THEFTS

Backlick Road, 8500 Block

2000 Mitsubishi Montero reported stolen

Brookfield Plaza, 7000 Block

Toyota Avalon reported stolen

Electronic Drive, 6700 Block

1997 Dodge Caravan reported stolen

Lewis Chapel Road, 9300 Block

2004 GMC Envoy reported stolen

Pioneer Drive, 6200 Block, 1992

Toyota Four Runner reported stolen

Springirth Terrace, 6600 Block

2000 Jeep Cherokee reported stolen

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