Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending March 7, 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
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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 April 14, 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.

Fairfax County Police Host Career Fair

The Personnel Resources Division of the Fairfax County Police Department in partnership with the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy will be hosting an Open House and Career Fair at the Academy, located at 14601 Lee Road in Chantilly, on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interested candidates will be able to test for the position of Police Officer and Police Cadet for Fairfax County at 1 p.m. The test is a video based exam consisting of mainly scenarios that law enforcement officers encounter every day.

Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Criminal Justice Academy, view displays from our specialty units and interact with officers from Fairfax County Police, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Vienna Police Department, Herndon Police Department, Fairfax County Animal Control and personnel from the Department of Public Safety Communications. There will be on-site translators in Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese. Recruiting detectives will discuss immediate career opportunities from all participating agencies and conduct a panel discussion on women's public safety careers.

Animal Shelter Hosts Low-Cost Rabies Clinic for Pets

Sunday, March 11, 2007, 12 noon - 2 p.m.

Fairfax County Animal Shelter
4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22043

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will host its next low-cost rabies clinic on Sunday, March 11 for dogs, cats and ferrets. The cost for rabies shots at the clinic is $10. All dogs should be on leashes and all cats in carriers.

Fairfax County 2006 dog licenses will be sold separately at the clinic and cost $5 for altered dogs and $10 for unaltered dogs (please bring proof of your pet's spay or neuter).

The clinic is sponsored by the Fairfax County Police Department Animal Services Division and Deepwood Veterinary Hospital. For more information, please call (703) 830-1100. Cash or checks only-no credit cards-will be accepted for payment at the clinic.

Additional 2007 rabies clinics will be held on the following dates:

Sunday, May 20
Sunday, July 15
Sunday, Sep. 16
Sunday, Nov. 18

Weekly Incident Summary Report 
March 1-7, 2007

Armed Robbery in Springfield Area

Backlick Road, 6200 Block:  A 22-year old Springfield man was robbed at knifepoint on Thursday, March 1 around 4 p.m. The victim had withdrawn money from an ATM located in the 6200 block of Backlick Road. As he walked down the street, he was approached by two Hispanic men. One suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim's money. The victim relinquished the money. The suspects then fled on foot. The victim was not injured. One suspect is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, with black hair, wearing a white jacket, white shirt and blue pants. The second suspect is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 190 pounds, with black hair, wearing a black shirt and black pants.

School Employee Arrested

Franconia Road, 4700 Block:  A Fairfax County Public School employee was arrested Wednesday, February 28 at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center for allegedly stealing an LCD projector from Mark Twain Middle School, at 4700 Franconia Road in Springfield. The projector was reported stolen on Tuesday, February 20. Through the course of the investigation, it was learned that Alexander John Czajkowski, 39, of 6711 Reynard Drive in Springfield, was a suspect and later charged with grand larceny.

Burglary in Newington Area

Stationhouse Court, 8200 Block:  A 43-year-old man found an intruder in his home in the 8200 block of Stationhouse Court on Monday, March 5 around 9 a.m. The victim was alerted by his barking dog. The homeowner went to investigate and saw the back door open and a man exiting his backyard through a fence. Preliminary investigation indicates the suspect entered through an unlocked front door and fled with the victim's wallet, keys and money. The suspect was described only as being 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and weighed between 170 and 180 pounds. He had short black hair and wore a white T-shirt.

Robbery Near Franconia/Springfield Metro Station

Frontier Drive, 6700 Block:  A man was robbed while walking near the Franconia/Springfield Metro Station in the 6700 block of Frontier Drive in Springfield on Saturday, March 3 at 7:15 a.m. The man was attacked from behind as he walked on a pathway near the metro station. The suspect, who was armed with a knife, demanded the victim's wallet. Following a brief struggle the suspect ran away with the victim's wallet and cell phone. The victim, a 57-year-old man from Oregon suffered minor injuries. The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s. He was approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing black sneakers, light colored pants and a dark coat. Detectives have obtained photos of a person using the victims ATM card.

Man Arrested After Pursuit In The Springfield Area

Backlick Road, 4500 Block:  A wanted man led police officers on a brief car pursuit which ended with a crash. On Wednesday, March 7, about 3:35 a.m., residents from a home in the 4500 block of Backlick Road called police. The information received by officers was that a man, possibly armed with a handgun, was coming to the home in a stolen vehicle. Officers were further informed the man was currently wanted.  The man had two outstanding warrants charging him with assault and battery, from an incident stemming with the Officers responding to the 4500 block of Backlick Road located the silver-colored, 1996 Chevrolet Caprice and stopped it on Backlick Road near Cabin John Road.

As officers approached the car, the driver sped away a high rate of speed. Two officers gave chase and lost sight of the car which was last seen traveling northbound on Backlick Road approaching Braddock Road. The officers continued looking for the car on Backlick Road and found it.

The driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed over to the opposing traffic lanes and struck a light pole causing it roll through the front lawn and driveway of a home located at 5012 Backlick Road. The stolen car struck a parked car and motorcycle which were on the driveway before landing upside down between 5012 and 5008 Backlick Road.

The driver, Jerome Waddell, 24, of 2017 Savannah Terrace, in Southeast Washington DC, was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. While at the hospital, Waddell was served with warrants charging him with unauthorized use of a vehicle, speed to elude, no operator's license, driving while intoxicated and two previous warrants for assault.


Dunston Street, 7500 Block:  On Saturday, March 3 around 10 p.m., a man was shot as he stood inside his home in the 7500 block of Dunston Street in North Springfield. The 23-year-old man was sitting on the porch when he saw a car drive by slowly. The man went inside and looked out the window. The car had turned around and again drove by, this time a passenger fired several rounds into the house. The victim was struck in the arm and transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Investigation revealed the victim and suspect were acquaintances. Warrants for maliciously shooting to kill, maliciously discharging a firearm at an occupied building, malicious wounding and possession of marijuana have been obtained for Dwayne Selman Neville, 20, of 7080 Leestone Street in Springfield.


Wescott Hills Way, 5500 Block:  A resident of a Kingstowne-area home, located in the 5900 block of Wescott Hills Way, encountered an intruder. The 36-year-old resident was asleep in bed around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, when he heard a loud noise which caused his dog to begin barking.  The man walked down to the basement and discovered his glass door shattered. A police investigation determined that entry was made into the basement; however, nothing appeared to have been taken.  The resident was not injured.


Aspenpark Road, 7400 Block

  Gun stolen from residence

Braddock Road, 6500 Block

  Cellular telephone stolen from school

Braddock Road, 6900 Block

  Beer stolen from business

Cherwek Drive, 9400 Block

  Tools stolen from vehicle

Edsall Road, 6200 Block

  Backpack stolen from vehicle

Floyd Avenue, 6900 Block

  Stereo equipment stolen from vehicle

Floyd Avenue, 6900 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Forepond Court, 6700 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle

Frontier Drive, 6500 Block

  Cell phone stolen from business

Grovedale Drive, 6400 Block

  Laptop computer stolen from business

Leisure Court, 5500 Block

  Cellular telephone stolen from school

Miller Drive, 6300 Block

  License plates stolen from vehicle

Old Carriage Drive, 6500 Block

  Tool box and golf clubs stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Two cellular telephones stolen from business

Telegraph Road, 7500 Block

  Money stolen from business

Westmore Drive, 7300 Block

  GPS unit stolen from vehicle


Hagel Circle, 9800 Block

  Toyota Celica reported stolen

Skyles Way, 7000 Block

  1999 Toyota Camry reported stolen

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