Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending January 26, 2005

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.

SEASONAL REMINDER:

It's 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 AND your headlights and tail lights before venturing out on the roads. Your actions can prevent accidents. Also, wash off your headlight lenses after driving on roads that are treated with salt and chemicals. The spray will coat your lenses and cause diminished illumination at a time you might really need it. Thanks, and "be careful out there, people!" (The last quote was made from the late Sgt. Phil Esterhaus of the Hill St. Precinct Station, Pittsburgh, PA)

CAC:

The CAC meeting for January was cancelled because of the inclement weather. We will try again, on Wednesday evening, February 16, 2005, at the Franconia Government Center in the public meeting room. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, pre-meeting social period begins at 7:00pm. Join us, welcome and meet our new Station Commander, Captain Maggie Deboard.

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 held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. The next MODIP class will be held at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road, February 12, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional classes are scheduled for and March 12, and April 9, 2005. 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 20-26, 2005

HOMICIDE:

One teenager is dead and two others are injured in an Alexandria area shooting. On Friday, January 21, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Anthony Campos, a 14-year-old from 5623 Sheldon Drive in the Alexandria area, was standing outside of 5600 Bismach Drive with a friend, who is 15-years old. Another friend, a 13-year-old boy, was standing in the foyer inside of the apartment building. Two individuals walked up to the boys in front of the building. One pulled out a gun and began to shoot at the teenagers. All three suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital. Campos was pronounced dead at the hospital and the other victims had non-life threatening injuries to the upper body. The shooting appears to be gang related.

The shooting suspect is Hispanic, in his teens, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a ponytail, and wearing a black jacket with black pants. The second suspect is described as Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a thin build, a thin mustache, and wearing a Yankees baseball cap.

FATAL CRASH ARREST

Richmond Highway/Gunston Road: Lilian Elizabeth Gallo-Cruz, a 31-year-old woman from 6330 Gentele Court in Alexandria, was traveling northbound on Richmond Highway on January 19. She lost control of her 1996 Toyota Corolla, drove over the double yellow line, and crossed into the path of southbound traffic. She collided with a 2004 Ford F150 before a 2002 Toyota 4 Runner hit her broadside. Maria Rivas, a 50-year-old woman from 2218 Dartmouth Drive in Alexandria, was a passenger in the Corolla. Rivas was transported to Potomac Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Gallo-Cruz was arrested for no valid operators license, possession of a fictitious license, and reckless driving. She is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

LARCENIES:

Backlick Road, 6600 Block Bicycle reported stolen from residence.
Beryl Road, 6300 Block Headlights reported stolen from vehicle.
Caton Woods Court, 7000 Block Wood reported stolen from construction site.
Fairfield Woods Court, 7600 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Frontier Drive, 6700 Block Telephones reported stolen from business.
Greencastle Lane, 9500 Block DVD player reported stolen from vehicle.
Hagel Circle, 9800 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Little River Turnpike, 6600 Block Laptop computer reported stolen from business.
Loisdale Road, 7000 Block Laptop computer reported stolen from business.
Richmond Highway, 9000 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
South Van Dorn Street, 5900 Block Hood reported stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block License plates reported stolen from business.
Woodside Lane, 7500 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Essex Avenue, 7000 Block Honda Civic reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6600 Block 1996 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Terminal Road, 8200 Block 1994 GMC truck reported stolen.

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