Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending March 19, 2003

Police Officer Philip Edwards
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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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.

Mature Operator's Driver Improvement Program (MODIP)

The Franconia District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department will be offering Virginia residents 55 and older enrollment in the Mature Operator's Driver Improvement Program (MODIP).This eight-hour class covers safe driving information for mature drivers. The course 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.

The next MODIP class is being held at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road, on Saturday, April 12, 2003, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A subsequent seminar is scheduled for May 10, 2003. Registration is required and can be done by contacting the MODIP reservations line at (703) 924-6588. The fee for this course is $10 per person for books and materials.

Need a home or business security check? Contact the CPO office at the Franconiia District Station for details.



General Washington Drive 5700:  A Bealton man, 41, was working in his office when a man entered, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The victim relinquished his cash then began struggling with the suspect. The suspect struck the victim in the head with the gun during the struggle. The victim was able to get away and call for help. The suspect fled in a light-colored camper, which later was found to have been stolen from another nearby business. </SPA! NThe victim was treated at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital for a head laceration. (Note that no date was provided by the Public Information Office for this incident).

Lewis Chapel Circle 7800:  On March 17th at 11:40 p.m., a Fairfax area man, 29, parked his truck and a man opened the passenger's side door and pointed a handgun at him. The armed man announced a robbery and took the victim's cash and cellular telephone. The suspect was described as black, in his 20's, five feet ten inches tall and weighed 160 pounds. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.

Ridge View Drive 5900: On March 18th at 11:55 p.m., an Alexandria area man, 39, got out of his car and was walking to his house when two men ran at him from some bushes at the side of his home. One man pointed a sawed-off shotgun at the victim and demanded the bags he was carrying. The suspect grabbed the bags from the victim and struck him in the head with the weapon. Both suspects then fled the area in a white Nissan Maxima. The victim refused rescue for a cut on his head. The armed suspect was described as black, in his late 20's, five feet nine inches tall and weig! hed 170 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt and jeans. There is no description of the second suspect.



Ballycastle Circle 5200 Bicycle reported stolen.
Belvoir Woods Parkway 9100 Jewelry taken from residence.
Easton Drive 5200 Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Franconia Road 5500 Gasoline taken from service station without payment being made.
Franconia Road 6100 Telephone calling cards taken from business.
General Green Way 6400 Computer reported stolen.
General Washington Drive 5600 Tools taken from business.
Gunston Road/Richmond Highway Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Harvey Lane 5500 Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Heatherwood Court 5900 Wheel taken from parked vehicle.
Kestner Circle 6000 Wristwatch taken from residence.
Lemon Thyme Drive 6100 Briefcase and jacket taken from parked vehicle.
Loisdale Court 6500 Four computer monitors taken from business.
Metropolitan Center Drive 6700 Purse reported stolen.
Old Keene Mill Road 7000
(Two reports)
Gasoline taken from service station without payment being made.
Old Keene Mill Road 7200 Cigarettes taken from business.
Old Pohick Court 8100 Wheel taken from parked vehicle.
Richmond Highway 10700 Purse reported stolen.
Rockshire Court 6400 Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Rose Hill Court 6200 Jewelry taken from residence.
Telegraph Road 5700 Gasoline taken from service station without payment being made.



Dalton Road 5200 1993 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Kestner Circle 6000 2000 Toyota van reported stolen.
Mayhew Court 8900 1996 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Metropolitan Center Drive 6700 1999 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Telegraph Road 7600 1999 Honda Accord reported stolen.


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