Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending March 16, 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.

GONE 'PHISHIN' ON THE INTERNET:

If you are receiving messages from banks or other organizations over the Internet that are asking for any personal information, including (but not limited to) your email passwords, your bank account number, your social security number, your drivers' license number or any other account or personal information, do not respond. There are a number of criminals that are actively trying to get your information, in order to defraud you or steal your identity. Many of these messages sound legitimate, and the bank or store or credit card company logos look real (and indeed, they are real--they've been stolen from the real companies), but they are a hoax - a scam - so just delete these messages from your account, or report them to the legitimate company or bank. To report them, all you have to do is forward the message to the institution, using the following address:

spoof@(put in the name of the institution here).com

for example: spoof@wachovia.com or spoof@mnba.com or spoof@paypal.com, or spooof@citibank.com, etc etc

You should receive a reply from the organization.

If an institution sent you a real message, it would have your full name in the "Dear"... line. And if they catch the criminal fraudulently using their name(s), they will prosecute her/him. No legitimate institution will ever call you and ask for your password or social security number or account number. If YOU call your bank, they will ask for the numbers to verify you are who you say you are. But they will never initiate the call.

Beware and Be Aware. The bad guys are out there. Do not become a victim. If you become one, it you will get old before you climb out of the mess !!!

CAC:

The next CAC meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, April 20, 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.

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 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 10-16, 2005

LARCENIES

Backlick Road, 6500 Block Alcohol reported stolen from business.
Backlick Road, 6800 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Bellington Court, 7700 Block Tools reported stolen from vehicle.
Blanche Drive, 6700 Block Money reported stolen from vehicle.
Brandon Avenue, 6100 Block Wallets reported stolen from business.
Brandon Avenue, 6100 Block Beer reported stolen from business.
Commerce Street, 6800 Block Purse reported stolen from business.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Front Royal Road, 6800 Block Skate board jump ramp reported stolen from business.
Frontier Drive, 6700 Block Ink cartridges reported stolen from business.
General Washington Drive, 5600 Block Tools reported stolen from business.
Highland Street, 7300 Block Computer servers, camera and checkbook stolen from business.
Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block Wallet reported stolen from business.
Latour Court, 7100 Block Tires reported stolen from vehicle.
Loisdale Road, 7800 Block Tires reported stolen from residence.
Manchester Boulevard, 7000 Block Jacket, wallet and car keys reported stolen from business.
Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block Wallet reported stolen from business.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7200 Block Beer reported stolen from business.
Shirley Woods Court, 8500 Block CD player reported stolen from vehicle.
Split Rock Road, 4700 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Wallet reported stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Wallet reported stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Money reported stolen from business.

 

VEHICLE THEFTS

Belinger Court, 7200 Block 2005 Toyota Camry reported stolen.
Manigold Court, 7500 Block 1995 Honda Accord reported stolen.

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