Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending March 17, 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.

FYI:

The Eye on Crime Newsletter is now available online. If you are able to receive your newsletter online, please contact the Crime Prevention Office via email at fracpo@fairfaxcounty.gov or give us a call at (703) 922-8263. We are hoping to send out the majority of newsletters via email in order to save money (postage and printing costs) which can be put to better uses, and the time it takes to do the copying, labeling and stamping of each issue that goes through the US Postal Service system. You will also receive the newsletter in a more timely fashion, since electrons flow faster than mail trucks drive. And if delivered in inclement weather, it will not get wet. Thanks for your assistance

MATURE OPERATOR’S DRIVER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (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 will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A subsequent seminar is also scheduled for May 8th. 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.

CAC:

Mark your calendars! The next CAC meeting will be held next Wednesday evening, April 21, 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
March 11-17, 2004

ROBBERY

Springfield area

On March 12 at 2:45 p.m., two 14-year-old boys from Russia were walking to the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station from Springfield Mall when five teenaged boys approached. One boy from the group demanded their money. The victims relinquished their cash and the suspects ran away. The incident occurred under a bridge near the mall. The suspects were described as black and in their late teens. The suspect who demanded the money was described as six feet tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was wearing a "Michael Jordan" T-shirt and jeans. The victims were in the area participating! in a basketball tournament.

LARCENIES

Ashland Woods Lane, 9100 Block Door taken from parked vehicle.
Avalon Place, 5300 Block Moped reported stolen.
Fairfield Woods Court, 7600 Block Cash reported stolen.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block (Two reports) Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Kincannon Place, 7900 Block Tools taken from business.
Little River Turnpike, 6700 Block Purse reported stolen.
Little River Turnpike, 6700 Block Hand truck taken from business.
Manchester Boulevard, 7000 Block Purse reported stolen.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Scooter taken from business.
Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block Credit cards taken from business.
Telegraph Road, 7600 Block Cellular telephone reported stolen.
Vine Street, 5600 Block Cash taken from parked vehicle.
Wimsatt Road, 7100 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Yadkin Court, 6500 Block Airbags taken from parked vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Highland Street, 6900 Block 1997 Honda Accord reported stolen.
King William Court, 4500 Block 1995 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Marin Woods Court, 7600 Block 1997 Honda Accord reported stolen.

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