Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending April 21, 2004

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.

POLICE WEEK:

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as "Police Week." Every year since, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world come to Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The first official memorial service took place on May 15, 1982. On that date, approximately 125 people gathered in Senate Park to honor 91 law enforcement officers. Over the past 22 years we have honored over 3,000 law enforcement officers from around our nation. Today, National Peace Officers' Memorial Service has become one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which will be held at the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial in Washington DC (METRO Red Line to Judiciary Square station--parking is almost non-existent in the area). The Police Unity Tour, to which many of you have already contributed support, is scheduled to arrive from Richmond at 2pm on May 12. For further information about ALL the events taking place during Police Week, visit their website: www.policeweek.org Thanks.

CAC:

Mark your calendars! The next CAC meeting will be held next Wednesday evening, May 19, 2004, in the Community Meeting room at the Franconia Governmental Center. Social period begins at 7pm; meeting begins at 7:30 pm. We hope to see you there.

MATURE OPERATOR’S DRIVER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (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 course is scheduled for May 8th. 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 15-21, 2004

ROBBERY

Villa Park Road, 6900 Block: About 3:45 a.m. on April 18, 2004, a 39-year-old man was walking on Villa Park Road when he was struck on the back of the head. Several men continued to assault the victim while he was on the ground. The men demanded money and the victim relinquished his wallet. The suspects got inside a dark colored Lexus and they drove away.

LARCENIES

Amherst Avenue, 5900 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Aspen Park Court, 9100 Block Speakers and radio stolen from vehicle.
Backlick Road, 6400 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Eaton Woods Place, 9600 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Frontier Drive, 6500 Block Cellular telephone and stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Haynes Point Way, 7700 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Kingstowne Boulevard, 5800 Block Purse reported stolen.
Meteor Place, 6800 Block Tools stolen from residence.
Monroe Drive, 5200 Block Tire rims taken from parked vehicle.
Newington Road, 7000 Block Cash stolen from business.
Old Keene Mill Road, 6900 Block Purse stolen from business.
Ridley Court, 5300 Block Two bicycles reported stolen.
Rock Ridge Lane, 7100 Block Jewelry reported stolen.
Springfield Boulevard, 6800 Block Purse stolen from a business.
Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block Patron failed to pay tab at restaurant.
South Van Dorn, 5700 Block Purse reported stolen.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Bloomfield Drive, 5600 Block 1993 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Leesville Boulevard, 7000 Block 1996 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Lee Valley Drive, 6500 Block 1997 Ford Explorer reported stolen.

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