Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending February 23, 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.

POLICE UNITY TOUR

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.

Donations may be dropped off at the Crime Prevention Office of the Franconia District Station (Lee District Government Center), marked, "For Bethesda Naval Hospital."

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.

CAC:

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."

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 (March 12th) is full, so we can't accommodate any more people. However, subsequent seminars are scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 9 and May 14, 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 17-23, 2005

CRIME SOLVERS NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE:

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s assistance locating 38-year-old Bre Elle Stevens. Stevens is wanted in Fairfax County on outstanding warrants for unauthorized use of a vehicle, larceny by false pretense and failing to appear in court on charges of defrauding an innkeeper and writing a worthless check. Stevens also has outstanding warrants in the City of Alexandria and Loudoun County. She is aware of these outstanding warrants but has not turned herself in. Bre Stevens has been seen driving a black, four-door 2005 Audi A6. The vehicle had a temporary Virginia license plate Z665195, but that tag is now expired. The vehicle is entered as a stolen vehicle.

Stevens is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 200 pounds. She has blonde hair and brown eyes and has no known address.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of $100-$1,000 will be paid for information which leads to her arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court.

WEAPONS CHARGE

Frontier Drive, 6800 Block: Two men were arrested on gun charges in the Springfield area. On Wednesday, February 23 at approximately 1:10 a.m., a citizen reported that men were shooting guns near the 6800 block of Frontier Drive. Officers stopped four men and one juvenile near the scene. All of them were intoxicated, and two of them had handguns. Alex Buruca, 22, of 212 Tennessee Avenue in Alexandria, was arrested for concealed weapon by a felon, discharge of a firearm in a public place, reckless handling of a firearm and drunk in public. Santos Iglesias Gonzalez, 21, of 8119 Lakepark Drive in the Alexandria area was arrested for possession of stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon, discharge of a firearm in public and drunk in public.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT/SHOTS FIRED

Commerce Street, 6800 Block: On Friday, February 18 at approximately 2:12 a.m., officers responded to the parking lot of the Dragon Sea Buffet restaurant for a disorderly group of people in the parking lot. Officers arrested 26-year-old Carlston Busch, 5821 Saint Gregorys Lane, Alexandria, for drunk in public. As officers continued their investigation an unknown person fired two gunshots. No one was injured, and the suspect was not located.

LARCENIES

Bath Street, 7200 Block Air compressor reported stolen from vehicle.
Conwell Drive, 4500 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Ellingham Circle, 6900 Block Tires reported stolen from business.
Ellingham Circle, 6900 Block Portion of dashboard reported stolen from vehicle.
Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block Shoes reported stolen from business.
Kingstowne Village Parkway, 5900 Block Pipe machine reported stolen from construction site.
Little River Turnpike; 7200 Block Medication reported stolen from business.
Loisdale Road, 6700 Block Rearview mirror reported stolen from vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Piney Woods Court, 6000 Block Construction materials reported stolen from business.
Ridge View Drive, 5900 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Mall Crossroads, 6500 Block Cellular telephone reported stolen from business.
Springfield Mall Crossroads, 6600 Block Jewelry reported stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block Wallet reported stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block Purse reported stolen from business.
Walker Lane, 6300 Block Wallet reported stolen from business.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Gloucester Avenue, 5900 Block 1999 Lexus SUV reported stolen.
Terminal Road, 8200 Block 1989 Toyota Truck reported stolen.

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