Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending April 2, 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

Edwards e-Mail:

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.


FCPD has a way for citizens to assist in combating aggressive driving. If YOU observe an aggressive driving incident (or an unrestrained child in a vehicle), You can report the incident directly to FCPD. Although the driver will NOT receive a traffic citation, the registered owner of the vehicle will receive a letter informing her/him that the infraction was observed and reported. In many cases, the registered owners do not know their vehicles are being used unsafely and, upon being notified, take action to remedy the situation.

Information needed is: Tag # and State, type of vehicle, date, time, location, brief description of infraction and, if available, description of the driver.

To make a report, use the following link, which will take you directly to the online reporting form. Alternately, you can go to any FCPD district station and obtain a mailable Traffic Safety Watch form from the Crime Prevention / Community Policing Officer.

A link to this report form is also on the homepage
Neighborhood Watch - Trafic Safety Report.

Note: Sometimes, trying to write the information while driving may be dangerous to your own safety. It is better to not report the incident than to have an accident. (some citizens carry tape recorders to save the information for reporting at a later time.)



Augusta Drive 6300 Block An Illinois man, 57, pulled into the parking lot of the Bob Evans Restaurant and noticed an armed man approaching him. The man demanded the victim get out of the car. The suspect then got into the victim’s rental car and drove away. No one was injured. No date or time was provided by the FCPD PIO.



Brookfield Plaza 7000 Block Snacks taken from business.
Celtic Drive 5000 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Cinnamon Court 6100 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Commerce Street 6800 Block Moped reported stolen.
Edsall Road 6400 Block
(Two reports)
Gasoline taken from service station without payment
Edsall Road 6400 Block Purse reported stolen.
Franconia Road 5500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment
Franconia Road 6000 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Frontier Drive 6100 Block Stereo and compact discs taken from parked vehicle.
Inzer Street 7300 Block Barbecue grill cover reported stolen.
Joust Lane 6100 Block Wheels taken from parked vehicle.
Landsdowne Center 6400 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment
Leewood Drive 6100 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Manchester Boulevard 7000 Block Cash taken from business.
May Boulevard 6400 Block Tools taken from parked vehicle.
Palamino Street 6600 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Pohick Road 7400 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Queensberry Avenue 5600 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Silver Lake Boulevard 7100 Block Electric toothbrushes and printer cartridges taken from business.
Springfield Mall 6500 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Mall 6600 Block Purse reported stolen.


Farrington Avenue 6000 Block 1986 Chevrolet truck reported stolen.
Joust Lane 6100 Block 1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager reported stolen.
Springfield Mall 6500 Block 1991 Chevrolet sedan reported stolen.


No reported incidents


Previous Crime Report

RHCA Home Page