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Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending March 09, 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.

The Police Unity Tour: A Mission of Honor

Officer Patrick Montuore of the Florham Park, New Jersey, Police Department founded the Police Unity Tour in 1997. In the beginning, the concept was simple. Pat wanted to honor his fallen colleagues by riding his police-issued mountain bike to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (NLEOM) in Washington D.C. Soon, several of New Jersey’s finest had committed to the cause and began collecting contributions made by supportive family, friends, co-workers, and other members of the community. 14 officers left New Jersey that year on the 300+ mile bicycle mission of honor, carrying an $18,000 check for the NLEOM Fund.

Since 1997, the Memorial bicycle ride has grown into an annual event and the Police Unity Tour has developed into a national organization. Proudly, Police Unity Tour members have delivered almost a million dollars to the NLEOMF, making it the largest private and/or corporate sponsor of the Memorial!

The Police Unity Tour currently has nine organized chapters nationwide. The organization is growing substantially each year, and hopes to someday have chapters in all fifty states!

Virginia, Chapter IV

33 police officers from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake began Chapter IV's inaugural ride to Washington D.C. on May 11, 2001. The two-day trip covered nearly 250 miles and culminated when Chapter IV converged with Chapters I, II, and III at the Lincoln Memorial. Together, as a unified group of approximately 175 law enforcement officers on bikes, they completed the ride to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

The Virginia Chapter’s route now begins each year on May 10th in Chesapeake, Virginia at Virginia State Police Division V Headquarters. The bicyclists pedal through southeastern Virginia. Day One ends just outside of downtown Richmond. Day Two begins with a steep climb up to the State Capitol. It is here that the Virginia contingency pauses to specifically recognize and reflect upon the more than 310 Virginia officers who were killed in the line of duty since 1830. The riders continue north on US 1 from Richmond, through Fredericksburg to Quantico. An overnight stay in Quantico leaves the riders with approximately 50 miles remaining to the Memorial grounds. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers nationwide, travel to Virginia to take part in the annual event. Last year, approximately $250,000 was raised by the Virginia Chapter alone. They hope to surpass that mark this year.

The Police Unity Tour:

  • Raises monetary support for and awareness of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
  • Honors the Service and Sacrifice of America’s Law Enforcement Officers.
  • Provides assistance and support to family members "survivors" of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
  • Encourages and increases physical fitness levels of participating law enforcement officers.
  • Increases communication amongst law enforcement professionals.
  • Provides for the education and training of others in the community as it pertains to bicycle safety and use.

Each participating officer must raise a total of at least $1250 to make the ride. The business community makes a substantial contribution, but the Citizens make up the vast majority of the funds raised for the event.

This year, the Franconia District Station will increase its participants from four to five, with Captain Deboard making the fifth member of the team. Contributions will be accepted at the Franconia District Station for as little or as much as one can afford.

Checks should be made out to "Police Unity Tour," and can be dropped off at the front desk. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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 cannot 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
March 03-09, 2005

MALICIOUS WOUNDING:

An Annandale area man was assaulted with a beer bottle. On Sunday, March 6, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a party ended in the 5700 block of Ash Drive in the Springfield area. A fight broke out among several individuals as they left the scene. One man struck the 23-year-old victim in the head with a beer bottle and a second man kicked him while he was on the ground. The victim sustained a laceration to his head and was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The first suspect was identified as a black male, approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall, 185 pounds, with brown hair, and wearing a white T-shirt with dark pants. The second suspect was a male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair, and wearing a white T-shirt with jeans.

ASSAULT:

Fairfax County Parkway/Richmond Highway, On Saturday, March 5, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a cab driver was waiting at Fairfax County Parkway and Richmond Highway for the light to turn green. The back seat passenger, 64-year-old Yong Kim from the Springfield area, pulled off the man’s turban and assaulted him. Police responded to the scene and arrested Kim for drunk in public.

SEX OFFENSE:

An 88-year-old Reston man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. An investigation began after an allegation by the victim that a family acquaintance had inappropriately touched her on different occasions over the course of several months. These incidents occurred in her house. On Thursday, March 3, Fairfax County detectives arrested Kenneth Bayer, of 2308 Rosedown Drive and charged him with two counts of aggravated sexual battery, a felony, and one felony count of indecent exposure. He was taken into custody after meeting with detectives at the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Bayer is being held at the Adult Detention Center without bond. Additional charges are pending.

LARCENIES

Ashland Woods Lane, 9100 Block Stereo stolen from vehicle.
Ashland Woods Lane, 9200 Block Stereo stolen from vehicle.
Backlick Road, 6200 Block Cigarettes and briefcase stolen from vehicle.
Backlick Road, 6700 Block Sign stolen from business.
Benfield Drive, 5900 Block Loose change stolen from vehicle.
Blanford Court, 7500 Block Boat and trailer stolen from street intersection.
Bradlick Shopping Center, 6900 Block Beer stolen from business.
Byron Avenue, 6500 Block Stereo stolen from vehicle.
Cannes Court, 5200 Block Stereo stolen from vehicle.
Cherokee Avenue, 5500 Block Purse stolen from vehicle.
Commerce Street, 7200 Block Purse stolen from business.
Dove Cottage Court, 8100 Block Construction materials stolen from construction site.
Ewing Place, 5900 Block Satellite radio system stolen from vehicle.
Floyd Avenue, 7100 Block Tools stolen from vehicle.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block (2 reports) Gasoline stolen from service station.
Franconia Forest Lane, 6100 Block Stereo stolen from vehicle.
Front Royal Road, 6800 Block Stereo stolen from vehicle.
Frontier Drive, 6600 Block Faucets stolen from business.
Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block Video games stolen from business.
Harbor Court Drive, 5300 Block Stereo and compact discs stolen from vehicle.
Leeward Lane, 5200 Block Book bag and compact discs stolen from vehicle.
Loisdale Court, 6500 Block License plate stolen from vehicle.
Loisdale Road, 6500 Block Paycheck and drivers license stolen from vehicle.
Loisdale Road, 6700 Block Fake hairpiece stolen from business.
Lorraine Carol Way, 9700 Block Purse stolen from business.
Saint Genevieve Place, 5200 Block Stereo stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Mall, , 6500 Block Perfume stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Wallet and checkbook stolen from business.
Telegraph Road, 7600 Block Cellular phone stolen from high school.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Burdon Court, 6000 Block 2004 Yamaha motorcycle stolen.
Burdon Court, 6000 Block 1996 Honda CBR stolen.
Lewis Chapel Road, 9300 Block 2003 Toyota Corolla stolen.
Loisdale Road, 6700 Block 2005 Econoline 350 Truck stolen.
Manchester Boulevard, 7000 Block 1994 Honda Civic stolen.
Picot Road, 4500 Block 1985 Ford Crown Victoria stolen.
Victoria Drive, 6900 Block 1997 Toyota RAV4 stolen

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