Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending April 16, 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.)



Lee Wood Forest Drive 7000 Block:

A 54-year-old Springfield area woman was walking to the front door of her house, when she was approached by a man who demanded money. The suspect implied he had a weapon but one was not seen. The victim relinquished an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect walked away. The victim was not injured. The suspect was described as five feet four inches tall weighing approximately 130 pounds, wearing dark clothing. No date or time was provided by the FCPD PIO.



Backlick Road 5500 Block Phone cards taken from parked vehicle.
Cinder Bed Road 7700 Block Four license plates taken from parked vehicle.
Commerce Street 7000 Block Patron failed to pay bill at restaurant.
Commerce Street 7000 Block Cigars taken from business.
Commerce Street 7200 Block Gauges, airfilter and computer chip taken from parked vehicle.
Eaton Place 4500 Block Stereo and speakers taken from parked vehicle.
Elmwood Drive 3100 Block Cash taken from residence.
Franconia Road 5500 Block
(Two reports.)
Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Hagel Circle 9600 Block Cellular telephone taken from parked vehicle.
Kingstowne Boulevard 5700 Block Credit card taken from purse.
Kingstowne Center 5800 Block Cellular telephone taken from parked vehicle.
Landsdowne Center 6400 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Pioneer Drive 6100 Block Audio equipment taken from parked vehicle.
Rockshire Court 6400 Block Tires and rims taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Boulevard 6800 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Telegraph Road 5600 Block Cash taken from business.
Utica Street 7000 Block Basketball hoop taken from residence.
Woodside Lane 7500 Block Stereo and military gear taken from parked vehicle.


Adonis Court 6900 Block 1986 Oldsmobile reported stolen.
Clames Drive 5900 Block 1996 Ford Explorer reported stolen.
Cumberland Avenue 6100 Block 1999 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Springfield Mall 6600 Block 2000 Honda Civic reported stolen


No reported incidents


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