Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending April 13, 2005

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.

CAC:

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 do not know (and should), even if you have been driving for 40+ years (like FRANCONIA VIPS). DO NOT MISS IT.

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

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 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
April 07-13, 2005

BURGLARY

Franconia Road, 5800 Block: A man was charged with breaking into a high school concession stand and taking property in the Franconia area. On Sunday, April 10 around 10:30 p.m., a Fairfax County Schools security officer spotted a man inside a concession stand at Edison High School, located at 5805 Franconia Road. When the man saw the school security officer, he fled on foot. Police responded and discovered a trash bag inside the concession stand filled with property from the concession stand. Officers were able to locate the man a short distance away and a Fairfax Police K-9 officer took the man into custody. Daniel O. Walter, 22, with no fixed address, was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with burglary, possession of burglar tools, destroying public property and drunk in public. He was held on a $4,000 secured bond.

ROBBERY

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block: Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Springfield-area hotel. On Monday, April 11, the Comfort Inn Hotel located at 6560 Loisdale Court was robbed around 10 p.m. A 55-year-old Springfield-area woman working at the front desk was approached by a man who inquired about a room for the night. The man then pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk. An undisclosed amount of cash was given to the suspect who fled on foot towards the Springfield Mall. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as a black man in his mid to late 30s. He was about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 160 pounds. He was wearing a polo shirt and was seen carrying a black bag.

LARCENIES

Ashby Heights Circle, 6000 Block Generator stolen from construction site.
Backlick Road, 6600 Block Prescription drugs stolen from business.
Backlick Road, 8200 Block Cash stolen from business.
Beulah Street, 6800 Block Purse stolen from church.
Brandon Avenue, 6400 Block Cash stolen from purse at hotel.
Caton Woods Court, 7000 Block Vanity tops and cabinets stolen from construction site.
Cinder Bed Road, 8200 Block Monitors, compact discs and DVDs stolen from business.
Cornish Way, 5600 Block Stereo, amplifier, subwoofers, compact discs and backpack stolen from residence.
Franconia Court, 6400 Block Two seats stolen from vehicle.
Franconia Road, 5800 Block Cellular telephone stolen from high school.
Gildar Street, 6400 Block Stereo, compact discs and wallet stolen from vehicle.
Glenallen Street, 5500 Block Trash cans stolen from residence.
Gunston Road, 9800 Block Scratch off tickets stolen from business.
Hagel Circle, 9700 Block Radio stolen from vehicle.
Jervis Street, 7600 Block Nail gun stolen from vehicle.
Little River Turnpike, 7200 Block Gasoline stolen from gas station.
Lorton Station South Center, 9400 Block Construction tools stolen from construction site trailer.
Richmond Highway, 9400 Block Beer stolen from business.
Sheperd Hills Court, 7800 Block Bicycle stolen from residence.
Springfield Mall, 6600 Block Shirts stolen from business.
Telegraph Square Drive, 7200 Block Metal brake and tools stolen from vehicle.
Terminal Road, 8400 Block Temporary license plate stolen from vehicle.
Valley View Drive, 6100 Block Street sign stolen from street.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Celtic Drive, 5000 Block 2000 Ford reported stolen.
Edsall Road, 6200 Block 2005 Ford box truck reported stolen.
Fenton Court, 6300 Block 1996 Dodge Caravan reported stolen.
General Green Way, 6400 Block Cargo Trailer reported stolen.
Greencastle Lane, 9500 Block Moped reported stolen.
Hiddenite Court, 6600 Block 1992 Plymouth van reported stolen.
Terrapin Place, 5900 Block Motorcycle reported stolen.
Woodfield Estates Drive, 5900 Block 1994 Chrysler Town and Country van reported stolen.
Woodside Lane, 7500 Block Scooter reported stolen.

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