Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending February 21, 2007

Police Officer Jim Nida
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
Officer Nida's e-Mail:


Our next regularly-scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in the Helen Wilson Community Room at 7:30 pm in the Franconia Governmental Center. A social period (7pm-7:30pm) precedes the meeting.


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 March 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
February 15-21, 2007


Highland Woods Court, 7600 Block:  On Wednesday, February 21 around 2 p.m., a 32-year-old Woodbridge man was attempting to make a food delivery in the 7600 block of Highland Woods Court. He was held at gunpoint inside an apartment building by two men. One of the suspects hit the victim on the head with a gun before fleeing with a cell phone, wallet and keys. The victim's injuries were non life-threatening. The suspects were described as black, in their early 20s. They were both around 5 feet 11 inches tall with thin builds. One wore a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a black mask. The second suspect wore a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a black mask.


Blue Bird Woods Court, 8500 Block: Sometime between 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 17 and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 the doors to a shed in the 8500 block of Blue Bird Woods Court were vandalized. The shed was painted with racially biased words.


Brookfield Plaza, 7000 Block

  Cell phone stolen from business

Cinder Bed Road, 8200 Block

  Tools stolen from vehicle

Cottonwood Drive, 6300 Block

  Paint sprayer stolen from vehicle

Franconia Roadm 6100 Block

  Beer stolen from business

Frontier Drive, 6600 Block

  Tools stolen from business

Victoria Drive, 6900 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Phone stolen from business


Amherst Avenue, 6100 Block

  1999 Nissan Maxima reported stolen

Graysons Mill Lane, 7600 Block

  2003 Audi reported stolen

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