Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending April 6, 2005

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
Officer 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.


The April 20th meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee will not be held at the Franconia Government Center. Instead, and in order to reach a larger part of our community, we will hold our meeting at Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road (near Springfield Mall) in the cafeteria. The meeting will start at 7:00pm instead of 7:30pm. The presentation, by our own MPO Tim Thomas, will be "ARE YOU READY TO DRIVE?" addressing drivers of all ages and levels of experience on our roads. Also speaking will be John Lam, Driver Education Specialist for Fairfax County. You may find out some things you don't know (and should), even if you have been driving for 40+ years (like Franconia VIPS). Don't miss it..

If you need directions, contact us and we will try to give you directions from YOUR ADDRESS to Lee High School.


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 May 14, and June 11, 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 31-April 06, 2005


A 57-year-old Alexandria-area woman was attacked in her home. On Sunday, April 3, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a man broke into an apartment in the 5600 block of Bismach Drive. He attacked a woman and attempted to sexually assault her at knifepoint. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim was taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for minor injuries. The assailant was described as a black male in his 30’s, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall, and had a slender build. He was seen wearing a dark colored, puffy waist length jacket.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1 (866) 411- TIPS (8477) or Fairfax County Police at (703) 691-2131. Callers may remain anonymous.


Beryl Road, 6300 Block: A 19-year-old Alexandria-area woman was the victim of a peeping and attempted burglary. On Sunday, April 3, at approximately 3 a.m., a woman in the 6300 block of Beryl Road woke up after hearing a noise at her window. She looked outside and saw a man walking down the sidewalk. Approximately five minutes later, a man attempted to open the same window and fled when the victim threw a pillow at the blinds. Detectives are attempting to determine whether this incident is related to the attempted sexual assault that took place on Bismach Drive that night. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, and was seen wearing dark clothing.


Springfield Mall, 6500 Block: A man exposed himself to a woman. On Thursday, March 31 around 4 p.m., in the 6500 block of Springfield Mall, a woman was approached by a man, who told her that he noticed something wrong with her car. She got into the car in order to assist him with fixing the problem. She noticed that the suspect was behind her exposing himself. The suspect fled on foot in the direction of Franconia Road. The suspect was described as a black man, with black hair, brown eyes, beard, and a gap in his front teeth. He was approximately 35-years-old, weighing around 200 pounds, and 6 feet tall.


Ashby Lane, 7500 Block Radio stolen from vehicle.
Backlick Road, 5700 Block Compact disks stolen from vehicle. Block
Bostwick Drive, 6700 Block Stereo stolen from vehicle.
Cottingham Place, 5200 Block Items stolen from vehicle.
Donegan Court, 6700 Block Stereo equipment stolen from vehicle.
Dorothy Giles Court, 6700 Block DVDs and DVD player stolen from vehicle.
Effingham Square, 7700 Block Gear box and sunroof stolen from vehicle.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Gas stolen from gas station.
Franconia Road, 5600 Block Roller stolen from construction site.
Hagel Circle, 9800 Block Money stolen from residence.
Harvey Place, 5800 Block Video camera stolen from residence.
Highland Woods Court, 7600 Block Speaker stolen from vehicle.
Huron Plac, 5800 Block Compact disk player stolen from vehicle.
Kelsey Point Circle, 6600 Block Change stolen from vehicle.
Kincannon Place, 7900 Block Money stolen from business.
Lee Valley Drive, 6500 Block Mirror stolen from scooter.
Loisdale Road, 6500 Block Jacket, cellular phone and IPOD stolen from business.
Manchester Lakes Drive, 6200 Block Newspaper box stolen from shopping center.
Perry Penney Drive, 6700 Block Cellular phone, compact disk player, and books stolen from vehicle.
Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block Wallet stolen from business.
Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block Wallet stolen from business.
Richmond Highway, 9400 Block Beer stolen from business.
Richmond Highway, 9400 Block Beer stolen from business.
Rose Hill Drive, 6200 Block Hood ornament stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Cellular phone stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Clothing stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Purse stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Money stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6600 Block Cash stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6600 Block Money stolen from business.
South Van Dorn Street 5700 Block License plates stolen from vehicle.
Summerton Way, 6400 Block Items stolen from vehicle.
Wildwood Court, 7600 Block Stereo stolen from vehicle.


Haynes Point Way, 7700 Block 1995 Acura Integra reported stolen.
Loisdale Road, 6700 Block 1998 Ford Mustang reported stolen.
Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block Acura reported stolen.

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