Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending January 31, 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

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 25-31, 2007

THESE JUST IN, AFTER THE REPORT CLOSING (but they are current news):

Serial Bank Robber Arrested

Bent Arrow Court, 8600 Block     Police arrested a serial bank robber responsible for five robberies since January 27. Police responded to three attempted bank robberies occurring within a time span of 45 minutes on Thursday, February 1. The first attempt occurred around 3:45 p.m. at the Sun Trust Bank at 5980 Kingstowne Towne Center. A man walked in the side entrance and passed a note to the teller, a 29-year-old Maryland man. The teller had just emptied the drawer so there was no money. The suspect fled and no one was injured.

About 4:05 p.m. the same suspect allegedly tried to rob the BB&T bank at 7000 Bland Street. He passed a note and again left without money. There were no injuries. Police were actively watching banks in the area for the suspect.

At 4:25 p.m., the BB&T bank at 7509 Huntsman Boulevard reported a robbery. The same suspect reportedly passed a note to a teller and again fled without money. No one was injured.

Information obtained during these investigations led police to a home at 8677 Bent Arrow Court in Springfield. An alert officer saw a man matching the suspect's description. The officer gave chase but the suspect ran into the home after assaulting the police officer.

Negotiators and members of the tactical team were successful in negotiating the man's surrender. Brian Johnson, 39, of 8677 Bent Arrow Court was arrested and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He was served with a failure to appear warrant from a prior incident, five counts of robbery and one count of assault on a police officer. Johnson has been linked to two other bank robberies that occurred in Fairfax County this year on January 27 and January 29.

Deadly Crash near Springfield Mall

Springfield Mall / Springmall Drive:  A 71-year-old woman was killed on Friday, February 2 around 8:45 a.m. when the 1995 Toyota Camry she was a passenger in was struck. Her husband, a 79-year-old man, was driving south on Loisdale Road when he attempted to make a left turn into the Springfield Mall entrance just north of Spring Mall Drive. His car was struck in the passenger side as he turned in front of a 2002 Ford Escape traveling north on Loisdale Road. The Ford was driven by a 39-year-old Woodbridge-area woman. The impact of the crash spun the Camry around until it came to rest, bumping into a Metro bus that was stopped on the entrance road. The bus was driven by a 32-year-old Maryland man.

Ok Suk Yun, of 5409 Montgomery Avenue in Springfield, was taken to Inova Healthplex where she was pronounced dead. Her husband was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash but the investigation is ongoing.

WEAPON BRANDISHING/ROAD RAGE

Greenhaven Place, 5000 Block:  On Friday, January 26 around 6:30 p.m., two men were driving on Greenhaven Place when a truck began tailgating them. The men inadvertently cut off the other driver. The pair soon realized the driver was following them. The men, a 20-year-old from the Alexandria area and an 18-year-old from Maryland, pulled off the road and the other man stopped behind them. The suspect exited his truck and pointed a gun at the two men. He ordered them down on their knees, threw their car keys into the woods and drove away. The suspect was described as white, in his 40s with red hair. He was 6 feet tall and weighed about 220 pounds. He had a gray sweater, camouflage pants and military boots. The truck was a green, 90s model Ford Ranger.

ROBBERY

Deepford Street/Wayles Street    A 13-year-old Springfield-area boy was robbed on Monday, January 29 around 2:30 p.m. as he walked home from school. He was near Deepford Street and Wayles Street when two women approached him asking for his iPod. He did not comply and one woman punched him in the face. The victim and suspect struggled briefly before a man approached from a nearby car, brandished a knife and took the iPod. The victim was not injured. The suspects fled in a green Toyota Camry. The two women suspects were both white, about 18 years old and 5 feet 2 inches tall. The both had black hair and one wore a light-green t-shirt and purple, pajama pants. The second woman wore a dark, black sweater and blue jeans. The man was white, in his 20s and 5 feet 1 inch tall. He had black, short hair, a goatee and wore a white sweater with a black hood and blue jeans.

ASSAULT BY MOB

Montgomery Street/ Dublin Avenue:  On Tuesday, January 30 about 2:30 p.m., a 15-year-old Annandale area boy was assaulted. The victim was walking down Montgomery Street towards Dublin Avenue when he was cornered by four Hispanic teenagers; two on each side of him. The suspects exchanged words with the victim and then began to kick, punch and hit him with a bat. The suspects then fled from the scene. The victim suffered non life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Detectives are trying to determine if this is a gang-related incident.

LARCENIES

Commerce Street, 6700 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle

Commerce Street, 7000 Block

Beer stolen from business

Craig Street, 6000 Block

Personal documents and check book stolen from residence

Dreyfuss Street, 5700 Block

Credit cards stolen from vehicle

Dunston Street, 7300 Block

Jewelry stolen from residence

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

Beer stolen from business

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station

Hechinger Drive, 6900 Block

Beer stolen from business

Perry Penney Drive, 6800 Block

Dash board and CD player stolen from vehicle

Silver Lake Boulevard, 7100 Block

Wallet stolen from business

Spring Village Drive, 7400 Block

Prescription drug stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

Keys and wallet stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

Tires stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

Three pairs of eye glass frames stolen from business

Sterling Grove Drive, 7200 Block

Tools stolen from residence

Telegraph Road, 7500 Block

Several video tapes stolen from vehicle

Woodside Lane, 7500 Block

GPS stolen from vehicle

VEHICLE THEFTS

Amelia Street, 5800 Block

1996 Honda Accord reported stolen

Bowie Drive, 6700 Block

1994 Nissan reported stolen

Leestone Court, 5200 Block

2004 Infinity GE5 reported stolen

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