Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending March 15, 2006

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.

IRS eMail Scam:

The following email has been circulating on the internet. It is a scam, designed to get control of your personal information and is probably an attempt at Identity Theft:

----------------------Bogus Message Follows-------------------------

To:  (your name or just “sir or madam”)
From: Regional Director (name) Internal Revenue Service (or similar)

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80 (or another sum). Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here.

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

----------------------------End of Bogus Message--------------------

As everyone is well aware, tax time is here. There is a new email scam floating around on the internet. The email has an internal link for an unsuspecting person to click on because the email states he or she is due a refund of a portion of paid federal taxes. DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK! Not only is it an attempt to get your personal information but if it redirects you to the operator of the website who may attempt to hack into your computer. The official word from the IRS this morning was  "Disregard all emails from any entity that looks like the IRS. We do not communicate by email."

The internet is an amazing tool that thieves are using to steal your money. DO NOT respond to any email that says your bank account has been compromised, your eBay account has been compromised, your PayPal account has been compromised, etc. even if you have accounts at these websites. Instead, forward the message to: spoof@(your bank’s name, eBay, PayPal, credit union’s name.com and ask if they sent the message. Usually you will get a message back telling you that it is a scam or a “phishing” expedition. It is the vehicle that thieves use to get your personal information, after which they will clean out your account. Be Aware and beware.

CAC:

Our next regular CAC meeting will be held at the Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, on Wednesday evening, April 19, 2006, in the Helen Wilson Community Room.  A Social Period begins at 7pm, and the General Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

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 normally held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. The next 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 8, 2006 and May 13, 2006.  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 09-15, 2006

UPDATE: (see last week's Malicious Wounding report):

Arrest Made in Shooting

Fairfax County police have charged 33-year-old Denis Edgardo Ulloa, of 7320 Bath Street in Springfield, with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Officers from the Nassau County Police Department arrested Ulloa in Westbury, New York, on Wednesday, March 8. He is currently being held in Nassau County, New York, pending extradition. Investigation has revealed that the victim, a 27-year-old Springfield-area man, and the rest of the participants do not appear to be affiliated with any gangs.

Malicious Wounding (repeat from last week) 

Dana Avenue, 6300 Block:  On Sunday, March 5 at approximately 12:20 a.m., four suspected gang members arrived at a party in the 6300 block of Dana Avenue. The men got into a dispute with a person at the party who is not believed to be a gang member. The group ended up outside of the home where the dispute turned into a physical fight. The person with whom the gang members argued produced a handgun and shot one of them several times in the midsection. The shooter fled and the victim was flown by the police helicopter unit to Inova Fairfax Hospital with serious injuries. Detectives from the Criminal Investigative Bureau assisted by detectives from the gang unit continue to investigate this case. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, between 31 and 33 years old, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and had a thin build. He was last seen wearing a blue and white cowboy shirt, white pants, a black cowboy hat and yellow cowboy boots.

LARCENIES

Ashmeadow Court, 9100 Block

  Compact disc player stolen from vehicle.

Bath Street, 7300 Block

  Global positioning system stolen from vehicle.

Climbhill Road, 6200 Block

  Tools stolen from carport.

Franconia Road, 5500 Block

  Gasoline stolen from service station.

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

  Gasoline stolen from service station.

Frontier Drive, 6500 Block

  Fail to pay for repair service.

Giles Run Road, 10100 Block

  Copper wire stolen from residence.

Industrial Road, 6900 Block

  Stereo and speakers stolen from vehicle.

Joust Lane, 6000 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Lagrange Street, 8600 Block

  CD player stolen from vehicle.

Larrlyn Drive, 7000 Block

  Marble tile stolen from construction site.

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block

  Money stolen from purse at business.

Loisdale Road, 7400 Block

  Propane tank stolen from residence.

Mahoney Drive, 7600 Block

  Checkbook stolen from vehicle.

Saddle Tree Drive, 6300 Block

  Tool box and tools stolen from vehicle.

Telegraph Road, 7500 Block

  Wallet stolen from shopping cart at business.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Ambassador Way, 5900 Block

  1984 Buick La Saber reported stolen.

Leesville Boulevard, 7000 Block

  1997 Honda Civic reported stolen.

Oakwood Road, 5400 Block

  1993 Toyota 4Runner reported stolen.

Patuxent Knoll Place, 5400 Block

  1994 Dodge Caravan reported stolen.

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