Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending February 16, 2005

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.

Bethesda National Naval Medical Center update:

The returning wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan are still in need of assistance. Many of you may have read in the local press that Walter Reed Army Hospital is overflowing with donated aid and has suspended requests for the public's assistance. That may be true, but the wounded Marines and Naval personnel are sent to Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, which does not enjoy the "overflow" problem (and the overflow from Walter Reed does not flow to Bethesda).

So, we are again publicizing the need for donated supplies for the wounded vets at Bethesda. Again, the items most needed are: clean unused tee shirts and boxer shorts (briefs are difficult to pull up over leg wounds), loose-fitting gym shorts, prepaid phone cards, booklets of stamps, tapes and DVDs, current editions of magazines, new, unused toiletry supplies (tubes of toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, hair brushes, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo, etc). Not needed at this time are old National Geographics, books, and feminine sanitary supplies. As always, you are receiving the thanks and blessings of a grateful bunch of great women and men who are undergoing a difficult time of it right now.


The next CAC meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, March 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. Our new Station Commander, Captain Maggie Deboard hopes to be with us for a "meet and greet."


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, on March 12,from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An additional class is scheduled for 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
February 10-16, 2005


Loisdale Road, 6500 Block: A 44-year-old Springfield-area woman is dead after falling down an elevator shaft. It happened at about 11:30 a.m., Sunday, February 13, 2005, at the Hilton Hotel, located at 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield. Santa Lucia Mendieta, of 6305 Dana Avenue in Springfield, was a housekeeper at the hotel. She was in the service elevator when it stopped between the fourth and fifth floors and would not move. She used the telephone in the service elevator to call for help. A hotel maintenance man pushed back the elevator door on the fourth floor and was attempting to help Ms. Mendieta when she fell to the bottom of the elevator shaft. Ms. Mendieta was determined dead at the scene.


Perry Penney Drive, 6800 Block: On Sunday a 24-year-old Annandale-area man was shot and killed by his roommate. On February 13, around 9:15 p.m., police responded to 6818 Perry Penney Drive in the Annandale area, for a report of a shot person. Police found that Michael Kenagy had been shot in the upper body inside his residence. Kenagy had been shot with a handgun through a door by 22-year-old Wayne Grimm of the same address. Kenagy was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Detectives continue to investigate why the shooting occurred. Grimm was arrested and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged with manslaughter and held without bond.


Franconia Road, 4900 Block: On February 15, 2005 an employee of the Bush Hill Church found graffiti drawn on playground equipment on church property with a crayon. The graffiti contained racial epithets. The incident occurred sometime between February 11-15, 2005. The graffiti has been removed and there is no suspect information at this time.


Little River Turnpike, 7300 Block: A Jerry’s Subs and Pizza was robbed on Friday. Around 10:00 p.m. Friday, February 11, a man walked into the store in the 7300 block of Little River Turnpike in the Annandale area. He pointed a gun at a female clerk, 28, from the Centreville area and demanded money. She gave him money from the register. He sent the clerk to the back for additional money from the safe, but the clerk was not able to comply, and the suspect fled the store. The robber was described as white, between 18 and 22 years old and 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing khaki-colored pants and coat, a black, hooded sweatshirt and a black ski mask.


Aspenpark Court, 9000 Block Compact disc player reported stolen from vehicle.
Backlick Road, 5500 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Caton Woods Court, 6000 Block Air condition reported stolen from construction site.
Dijohn Court, 7000 Block Radio equipment reported stolen from residence.
Franconia Road, 6000 Block Electronic equipment reported stolen from business.
Frontier Road, 6000 Block Automatic leveler reported stolen from business.
Gary Street, 7400 Block Purse reported stolen from residence.
Harrover Place, 9000 Block Stereo and compact discs reported stolen from vehicle.
Industrial Drive, 5000 Block Laptop computer reported stolen from vehicle.
Juliet Street, 5000 Block Miscellaneous items reported stolen from vehicle.
Lewis Chapel Circle, 7800 Block Bicycle reported stolen from residence.
Loisdale Court, 6500 Block Luggage reported stolen from business.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7200 Block Beer reported stolen from business.
Ridge View Drive, 5700 Block Computer reported stolen from vehicle.
Rose Hill Court, 6000 Block Golf clubs reported stolen from apartment.
Stana Court, 7000 Block Electronic equipment reported stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Mall Crossing, 6000 Block Purse reported stolen from business.
Stoddard Court, 6000 Block License plate reported stolen from vehicle.
Walker Lane, 6000 Block Wallet reported stolen from business.


Bellwhether Court, 7800 Block 1994 Honda Accord reported stolen.


Special Note:

Due to a surge in owner surrenders of healthy, adult cats to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter recently, all 28 cat cages at the shelter are currently full. Anyone interested in adopting a cat, or other animal, is encouraged to visit the shelter. The shelter is open to the public Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter is located at 4500 West Ox Road in Fairfax, Virginia, 22030.

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