Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending February 11, 2004

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

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.

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY-CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

The fifth class of the FCPD Citizens Police Academy is forming. There are very few slots left, so, if any of you are interested in attending, contact the Franconia District Crime Prevention Office immediately for an application. This is a unique opportunity for citizens to get a "glimpse behind the badge" -- including visits to all major FCPD facilities, such as, helicopter operations, major crimes, forensics, tactical team, communications center, explosives ordinance unit, canine team, crash reconstruction, traffic operations, animal control and gang intervention. The first class will start on Thursday, March 11 and meet the following eight Thursday evenings from 630pm to 930 pm, with a final class at the driving and shooting range on Saturday, May 8 from 830am to 1230pm. To enhance the classes, attendees will experience a crime occurring. Course content parallels the subsequent police response as students learn about the volume of resources used to assist in preventing and solving crime. This learning format has been proven to be extremely beneficial to attendees. If you are interested in participating, act quickly. Call CPO Phil Edwards or Sheri Cooke at 703-922-8263.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH START UP AND TRAINING

Is your neighborhood safe? Do you feel it could be safer? If so, think about starting up a Neighborhood Watch in your community. It does not take a lot of time and effort to get one started and to keep it going. It will not only help reduce crime in your neighborhood but will increase awareness and communication between you and your neighbors. If you are interested in starting up a Neighborhood Watch in your community please call the Crime Prevention Office at (703) 922-8263 or email us at fracpo@fairfaxcounty.gov. We will help get you started.

There is no Neighborhood Watch training class scheduled for the month of February. Future classes will be scheduled as needed. Please call or email the Crime Prevention Office if you are interested in attending a future class or if you have any questions.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
February 05-11, 2004

HOMICIDE

A warrant charging murder has been issued for 37-year-old Alcides Reyes of 7021 Rhoden Court #203 in the Springfield area. Reyes is wanted in connection with the stabbing death of 27-year-old Juan Carlos Cruz-Raudales of Woodbridge. On February 8 about 12:30 p.m., Cruz-Raudales went to Reyes’ apartment while an acquaintance waited outside in a car. Cruz-Raudales never returned from the apartment, and his acquaintance summoned police. When officers entered the apartment, they found Cruz-Raudales dead. Reyes is described as Hispanic, five feet eight inches tall and weighing 192 pounds. He has black, thinning hair and brown eyes. Reyes may be accompanied by his girlfriend, 31-year-old Maria Turcios, also of the Rhoden Court address. Anyone with information on Reyes whereabouts is asked to call police at (703) 691-2131, or Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777.

LARCENIES

Augusta Drive, 6300 Block Money taken from business.
Beryl Road, 6300 Block Stereo and drill taken from parked vehicle.
Bismach Drive, 5600 Block Rims and tires taken from residence.
Brookfield Plaza, 7000 Block Beer taken from business.
Chrysanthemum Drive, 5800 Block Stereo and speaker taken from parked vehicle.
Floyd Avenue, 6900 Block Tires taken from parked vehicle.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Franconia Road, 6400 Block Violin, bow, and carrying case taken from school.
General Washington Drive, 5700 Block Money reported stolen.
Jayhawk Street, 7400 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block Liquor and cigarettes taken from business.
La Vista Drive, 5500 Block Water pump taken from construction site.
Landsdowne Center, 6400 Block (2 reports) Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Mallory Circle, 7300 Block Tools taken from parked vehicle.
Richmond Highway, 9800 Block Tools taken from parked vehicle.
Ridgeway Drive, 6800 Block Seat heaters taken from parked vehicle.
Stovall Court, 7800 Block Purse taken from parked vehicle.
Tower Hill Circle, 5600 Block Dishwasher taken from construction site.
Wilburdale Drive, 7100 Block Tools reported stolen.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Beryl Road, 6300 Block 1995 Buick Rollmaster reported stolen.
Dakine Court, 6300 Block 1995 Honda Accord reported

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