Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending February 18, 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

Edwards e-Mail:

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.


Eight police officers from Virginia were among the 148 officers nationwide killed in the line of duty last year. The Police Unity Tour was started in 1997, when an officer from New Jersey honored his fallen colleagues by riding his police-issued mountain bike from his home to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. Today, the Police Unity Tour has grown to include approximately 150 officers from across Virginia (37 from Fairfax County) and its purpose is not only to honor the lives lost, but offer financial support to the families those officers left behind and raise support for and awareness of the Memorial.

This year’s Unity Tour has four participants from the Franconia District Station, who hope to raise $5,000 for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, but they can’t do it without your help. The officers need local donations by the first week in April.

They also need the support and encouragement of everyone who values the work they do. The riders leave with a "Send-Off Ceremony" in Chesapeake, Virginia on May 9; ride 250 miles in two days; and arrive at the Memorial on May 12.

Donations can be dropped off at the Franconia District Station at any time. Checks can be made out to "Police Unity Tour."

For more information on the Police Unity Tour, please contact CPO Phil Edwards or CPO Sheri Cook at 703-922-8263. Also see for information about the national effort. Thanks.


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 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.


Mark your calendars! The next CAC meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, March 17, 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
February 12-18, 2004


Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s assistance locating Lewis Nathaniel Jennings. Jennings is currently wanted on a bench warrant for failing to appear in court on a habitual offender charge. Jennings is 40-years-old and was last known to live at 7507 Woodside Lane, number 19, in the Lorton area. Jennings is described as black, five feet ten inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lewis Nathaniel Jennings is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777 or 703-691-8888. A cash reward of $100-$1000 will be paid for information which leads to his arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court.


Richmond Highway, 9100 Block On February 13 at 8:30 p.m., two men got into an argument that resulted in one man using a pair of scissors to stab the other. The victim, a 29-year-old man of no fixed address, was medivaced to Inova Fairfax for treatment of his wounds. The suspect, Richard T. Boyer, 51, of 9140 Richmond Highway #F5 in the Woodlawn area, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.


Augusta Drive, 5900 Block Backpack and contents taken from parked vehicle.
Backlick Road, 6700 Block Money taken from purse.
Bismach Drive, 5600 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Braddock Road, 6900 Block Pain killer taken from business.
Burnett Street, 6000 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Cherokee Avenue, 5500 Block Purse reported stolen.
Dormont Street, 7200 Block Video games reported stolen.
Eaton Place, 4400 Block Cellular phone taken from parked vehicle.
Elmwood Drive, 3800 Block (Two reports) Stereo and CDs taken from parked vehicle.
Fallswood Way, 7600 Block Driver’s license and uniforms taken from parked vehicle.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block Bicycles reported stolen.
Kingstowne Boulevard, 5800 Block Purse taken from business.
Larochelle Court, 5300 Block Jewelry taken from residence.
Levtov Landing, 6300 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block (Two reports) Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Shawnee Road, 5300 Block Laptop computer taken from business.
Shepherd Hill Drive, 9500 Block Keys taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block Nail guns taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block Money reported stolen.
Trips Way, 6300 Block Cab permit taken from parked vehicle.


Apple Tree Drive, 4500 Block 2003 Hyundai Elantra reported stolen.
Backlick Road, 5700 Block 1995 Isuzu Trooper reported stolen.
Hagel Circle, 9600 Block 1997 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Rhoden Court, 7000 Block 1989 Nissan 240 reported stolen.
Springfield Boulevard, 6800 Block 2003 Chevrolet Astro van reported stolen.
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block 1993 Acura Legend reported stolen.
Telegraph Square Drive, 7200 Block 1998 Ford Ranger reported stolen.

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