Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending February 25, 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.

POLICE UNITY TOUR:

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 03-922-8263. Also see www.policeunitytour.org for information about the national effort. Thanks.

CAC

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 19-25, 2004

ROBBERY

Backlick Road near Villa Park Road: February 20 at 1:00 a.m., a Springfield area man, 31, was walking when two men and a woman approached him. One man asked for a cigarette, and as he looked in his pocket, the man punched him, knocking him to the ground. The suspects rummaged through his pockets and took his money. The suspects were last seen running south on Backlick Road. The victim was treated at the scene for bruises and abrasions. The suspects were described as Hispanic and wearing dark clothing.

LARCENIES

Braddock Road, 7100 Block Purse reported stolen.
Carpenters Hall Drive, 8800 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Cinder Bed Road/Newington Road Cable boxes taken from parked vehicle.
Frontier Drive, 6500 Block Purse reported stolen.
Frontier Drive, 6800 Block Wallet taken from residence.
Gunston Cove Road, 9400 Block Welding machine taken from parked vehicle.
Heatherway Court, 6800 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Hiddenite Court, 6600 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Highland Woods Court, 7600 Block Speaker box taken from residence.
Lewis Chapel Circle, 7800 Block CD player, book bags and contents taken from vehicle.
Loisdale Road, 8100 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Oakridge Woods Court, 7600 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Shawnee Road, 5200 Block Tools taken from parked vehicle.
Silver Ridge Circle, 6400 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Mall , 6500 Block Cellular telephone reported stolen.
Springfield Mall , 6500 Block Money taken from business.
Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block:(2 reports) Cellular telephone reported stolen.
Telegraph Road, 7700 Block Candy and sodas taken from business.
Whernside Street, 7400 Block Scooter taken from residence.
Wolford Way, 7700 Block Wallet taken from business.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Bennington Boulevard, 8800 Block 1993 Ford F-150 reported stolen.
Edgemar Woods Court, 9200 Block 1986 Buick LeSabre reported stolen.
Hibbling Avenue, 6000 Block 1999 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Lone Star Court, 9000 Block 1996 Acura Integra reported stolen.
Springfield Mall , 6500 Block 1995 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Springfield Mall , 6500 Block 1994 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Terminal Road, , 8300 Block 1989 Ford truck reported stolen.

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