Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending February 2, 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.

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 27-February 02, 2005

ROBBERY

Gunston Road, 9800 Block: A Mason Neck area 7-Eleven store was robbed at knifepoint. On Monday, January 31 at approximately 2:00 a.m., a man walked inside a 7-Eleven in the 9800 block of Gunston Road and approached a clerk. The suspect assaulted the clerk, a 45-year-old Woodbridge area man, and displayed a knife before leading him to the cash registers. The robber demanded money, and the victim handed over an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers. The suspect took some merchandise from the store before fleeing southbound on Route 1 in a brown compact car. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as black, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes. He was wearing a blue jacket with dark pants.

LARCENIES

Eaton Woods Place, 9600 Block Gun reported stolen from residence.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Jerome Street, 6800 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Lakota Road, 3600 Block Video camera reported stolen from residence.
Lorton Road, 9400 Block Laptop computer reported stolen from business.
Mayo Court, 6800 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7100 Block Laptop computer reported stolen from business.
Richmond Highway, 10000 Block Purse reported stolen from vehicle.
Sable Drive, 5800 Block Tools reported stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Mall, 6700 Block Cash reported stolen from business.
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block Food reported stolen from business.
Telegraph Road, 7600 Block Compact disc reported stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Curtier Drive, 6000 Block 2003 Toyota Camry reported stolen.
Edsall Road, 6200 Block 1993 Lincoln Town Car reported stolen.

ANIMAL CONTROL DIVISION

Alderman Drive 6300 Block: On Saturday, January 29 around 12:00 p.m., a 50-year-old Alexandria woman and her dog were attacked by a pit bull dog. While walking her dog near the 6300 block of Alderman Drive, a pit bull attacked the victim’s Jack Russell Terrier causing numerous puncture wounds which were treated by a veterinarian. The pit bull also bit the victim on her hand causing minor injuries. The owner of the pit bull, a 23-year-old Kingstowne area man, voluntarily relinquished custody of the dog to be euthanized and tested for rabies by the health department.

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