Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending April 26, 2006

Police Officer Jim Nida
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 Nida's e-Mail:
james.nida@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:

Our next regular CAC meeting will be held at the Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, on Wednesday evening, May 17, 2006, in the Helen Wilson Community Room.  A Social Period begins at 7pm, and the General Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

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 normally held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. The next seminar is scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 10, 2006. THERE WILL BE NO CLASS IN MAY.  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 20-26, 2006

ROBBERIES

Richmond Highway, 8100 Block:  A man entered an area gas station and robbed the employee. On Friday, April 21 at approximately 5:44 a.m., the Crown Gas Station in the 8100 block of Richmond Highway in the Alexandria area was robbed. The gas station employee was approached by a man who brandished a gun and demanded money. The suspect grabbed money and fled the area. The victim was not injured. The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with stripes.

Richmond Highway, 8100 Block:  A local gas station was robbed a second time in three days. A 34-year-old Alexandria-area man was working inside the booth at the Crown Gas Station, located at 8158 Richmond Highway, in the Alexandria area. Around 2:15 a.m. on April 24, two men approached him to buy cigarettes. While the employee located the cigarettes, one of the suspects broke the glass window of the booth with his gun. The suspects demanded money from the victim; however, he turned and ran out of the booth. Both suspects then entered the booth and took an undisclosed amount of cash from inside. They left on foot toward Janna Lee Avenue. The victim was not injured. The suspects were described as black, in their 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds. They wore long-sleeve, black shirts and black pants. One suspect had a mustache. 

LARCENIES

Beulah Street, 7200 Block

  Wine stolen from business.

Edsall Road, 6400 Block

  Gasoline stolen from service station.

Edsall Road, 6800 Block

  Soccer bag stolen from residence.

Inlet Cove Drive, 6900 Block

  Appliances stolen from residence.

Kingstowne Village Parkway, 6000 Block

  Wallet stolen from vehicle.

Little River Turnpike, 7100 Block

  Auto parts stolen from business.

Loisdale Road, 6700 Block

  Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Pine Stand Lane, 6300 Block

  Wallet stolen from vehicle.

Pioneer Drive, 6300 Block

  Money stolen from residence.

Richmond Highway, 9100 Block

  Beer stolen from business.

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

  Toolbox and tools stolen from business.

Shawnee Road, 5200 Block

  Laptop computer stolen from business.

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Clothing stolen from business.

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block

  Wallet stolen from vehicle.

Telegraph Road, 7500 Block

  Wallet stolen from person at business.

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