Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending January 28, 2004

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

Main Desk:





703.719.6436   ~ Fairfax County Police Department  ~ Virginia Crime Prevention Association

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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's STILL 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 help prevent accidents. It would also be nice if you have a sidewalk in front of your residence, to shovel off the snow. It helps the kids who walk to school. Thanks.


Many of you will probably remember when the new, Acting Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, Lieutenant Colonel Suzanne Devlin, was assigned to our Station as a Lieutenant, then again, as a Captain and Station Commander. Acting Chief Devlin has assumed Acting Command, replacing retiring Chief, Colonel J. Thomas Manger until such time as County Executive Anthony Griffin names a permanent Chief.. Lieutenant Colonel Devlin is the first woman ever to command the FCPD. We wish her success in her new position.


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.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
January 22-28, 2004


Springfield Mall, 6500 Block: On January 23, at 10:00 p.m., a Woodbridge area woman, 27, was sitting on a bench inside the mall with an acquaintance when two men walked up. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun and demanded the woman’s purse. One suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and they ran away. The suspects were described as black and in their 20’s. The armed suspect was described as five feet ten inches tall and weighed 180 pounds. He wore a black knit hat and a blue jacket. The second suspect was described as six feet tall and weighed 170 pounds. He wore a long black jacket.


Castleburg Court, 7300 Block: A man exposed himself to a 25-year-old Alexandria area woman early on January 23. About 1:45 a.m., the victim was awakened to a man knocking on the rear sliding glass door of her home. When the woman confronted him, he left. A few minutes later, she saw him again in the back yard, this time exposing himself. The man left the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as white, in his mid 20’s and five feet eight inches tall. He wore a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about these crimes 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.


Belvoir Woods Parkway, 9100 Block Golf clubs and golf bag taken from residence.
Bismach Drive/Bren Mar Drive Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Bitternut Drive 6000 Block Produce and money taken from parked vehicle.
Braddock Road,6900 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Braddock Road, 6900 Block Money taken from business.
Franconia Road/Frontier Drive Purse taken from business.
Front Royal Road, 6700 Block Tools taken from residence.
Heatherwood Drive/High Meadow Road Stereo faceplate and cologne taken from parked vehicle.
Logsdon Drive, 500 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Loisdale Court, 6500 Block Computer and printer taken from business.
Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block Purse reported stolen.
Richmond Highway, 9100 Block Wallet taken from residence.
Richmond Highway, 10000 Block Marble taken from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Money taken from business.
Tammy Drive, 6100 Block Laptop computer, coat, and tools taken from parked vehicle.


Bloomfield Drive, 5600 Block 1994 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Cheyenne Drive, 6400 Block 1997 Ford van reported stolen.
Porters Hill Lane, 7700 Block 1999 GMC Sierra reported

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