Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending April 20, 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 next CAC meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, May 18, 2005, at the Franconia Government Center in the public meeting room. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, pre-meeting social period begins at 7:00pm.


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 14-20, 2005


Franconia Road, 5800 Block: On Wednesday, April 13, at 2 p.m., a student who attends Edison High School, located at 5801 Franconia Road, alerted a teacher about a student with a gun. The suspected student was questioned and both a BB gun and knife were found in his backpack. Two petitions are being sought for possession of weapons on school property. The student is currently suspended, and is awaiting an expulsion hearing.


Skyles Way, 7000 Block: Around 6:30 a.m., April 14, police responded to a home in the 7000 block of Skyles Way for an attempted sexual assault. A 22-year-old Annandale-area woman had been in the bedroom of her home when someone knocked on the bedroom door. When she answered the door, she found a man standing there with a knife. He attempted to assault her and then fled out the sliding glass door of her apartment, where he had broken in. She was uninjured, but was taken to Fairfax Hospital for an exam. The suspect was described as a 5 foot 4 inch tall Hispanic man with a dark complexion. He had a thin build. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.


Beryl Road, 6300 Block, Bismach Drive, 5600 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. A short time later, 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. Police arrested Daniel W. Newman, 24, of 6363 Beryl Road #4, on Thursday, April 14 at 8:30 p.m. He was charged with four felonies in connection with these two incidents. Newman was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and is being held without bond.


Commercial Drive, 6800 Block Cellular telephone stolen from business.
Essex Avenue, 7500 Block Purse stolen from vehicle.
Ferber Place, 7500 Block Cellular telephone stolen from residence.
Franconia Road, 4400 Block Purse stolen from vehicle.
Franconia Road, 6500 Block Wallet stolen from nursing home.
Greencastle Lane, 9500 Block DVD player stolen from vehicle.
Ians Way, 5900 Block License plates stolen from vehicle.
Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block Purse and money stolen from business.
Maryview Street, 6300 Block Generator, compressor and two nail guns stolen from construction site.
Pohick Road, 7500 Block Compact discs stolen from vehicle.
Pioneer Drive, 6100 Block Tire stolen from vehicle.
Prices Cove Lane, 9100 Block Basketball hoop stolen from residence.
Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block Wallet and keys stolen at business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Wallet stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Money stolen from business.
Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block Tip jar and cellular telephone stolen from business.
Springfield Village Drive, 7400 Block Jewlery stolen from residence.
Telegraph Road, 7700 Block Beer stolen from business.


Skyles Way, 7000 Block 2000 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Terrapin Place, 5900 Block 2000 Mercedes reported stolen.

Previous Crime Report

RHCA Home Page