Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending March 28, 2007

Police Officer Jim Nida
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 Nida's e-Mail:
james.nida@fairfaxcounty.gov

CAC: 

Our next regularly-scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2007, (232 years to the day when Paul Revere made his famous ride) in the Helen Wilson Community Room at 7:30 pm in the Franconia Governmental Center. A social period (7pm-7:30pm)  precedes the meeting.

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 seminar is scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.on April 14, 2007. 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 22-28, 2007

GANG RECRUITMENT AND PARTICIPATION

Telegraph Road, 7600 Block:  A gang initiation was discovered and stopped at Hayfield High School at 7630 Telegraph Road on Thursday, March 22. A member of the school faculty found and detained several students in one of the bathrooms. School Security and the School Resource Officer responded immediately to investigate. Gang Unit detectives responded and investigation has revealed that the total of four female students, ages 15 to 17 , and four male students, also ages 15 to 17 had voluntarily undergone a gang initiation. These initiations had occurred over several days. The students conducting the initiation were two 17-year-old males, a 16-year-old male and a 16-year-old female. These four teenagers are being charged with;

  1. Gang recruitment on school grounds (felony)

  2. Gang participation  (felony)

  3. Hazing (misdemeanor)

All the teenagers involved in this incident are students of Hayfield High School.  There are no middle school students involved. None of the students involved in the initiations sustained serious injuries and no weapons were used. Preliminary investigation reveals this was an isolated incident by a small group of students wanting to increase membership of a gang.  School faculty and security detected the incident and summoned police immediately. Gang prevention, intervention and suppression continues to be a coordinated priority in Fairfax County. 

ROBBERY/ABDUCTION

Brandon Avenue, 6400Block:  On Wednesday, March 21 around 11:30 p.m., a 39-year-old woman was robbed. She agreed to meet a man she met online at the Holiday Inn at 6401 Brandon Avenue. Once there, the man signed a contract for escort services and gave the woman an undisclosed amount of money. The man decided he did not receive the services he wanted. The 39-year-old Vienna-area woman tried to leave but the man grabbed her and demanded the money. A struggle began and the man ripped the money from her. The victim was not injured. The suspect attempted to leave in his car but was stopped by police. William Kolbe, 55, of 9 Bowers Place in New Jersey, was arrested and charged with robbery and abduction. He was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

BURGLARY

Exmore Street,  7400Block:  On Wednesday, March 28 around noon, officers responded to the 7400 block of Exmore Street for a report of a burglary. An investigation revealed that a safe in the home had been accessed. An odor in the home caused the officers and a citizen to feel ill. They were treated and released from Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Kingstowne Town Center, 5900 Block:  The Radio Shack at 5965 Kingstowne Town Center was burglarized on Wednesday, March 28 around 5:15 a.m. Officers responded to a burglar alarm and observed a front glass window was broken. Upon inspecting the business, one flat panel TV appeared to be stolen.

LARCENIES

Bloomfield Drive, 5600 Block

  Radio stolen from vehicle

Craig Street, 5900 Block

  Money stolen from vehicle

Edsall Road, 6300 Block

  Money stolen from residence

Franconia Road, 3600 Block

  Toolbox and portable radio stolen from residence

Springfield Center Drive, 6600 Block

  Beer keg and beer stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Purse stolen from business

Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block

  Purse stolen from business

Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block

  Movies stolen from business

VEHICLE THEFTS

Farrington Avenue, 6200 Block

  1999 Nissan Sentra reported stolen

South Van Dorn Street/Chrysanthemum Drive

  1999 Dodge reported stolen

Previous Crime Report

RHCA Home Page