Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending April 28, 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.

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.

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.

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 22-28, 2004

SEXUAL ASSAULT UPDATE

Stagecoach Street, 6600 Block: On March 31, a 19-year-old Springfield area woman reported she had been abducted from the backyard of her home and sexually assaulted. Investigation into the incident revealed the crime never occurred. Subsequently, Yancy Flores of 6618 Stagecoach Street was charged with filing a false police report.

ROBBERY

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block: On Monday, April 26, around 4 p.m., a 25-year-old Alexandria area man was walking in a parking garage at Springfield Mall. He was approached by two men; one of them was armed with a gun. The men demanded money and fled the scene after receiving it. They were described as black males in their twenties.

LARCENIES

Blanford Court, 7500 Block Property taken from residence.
Commerce Street, 6800 Block Food taken from business.
Coverdale Way, 5900 Block Compact disc player taken from vehicle.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block Computer taken location.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block Beer taken from business.
Lockport Place, 7200 Block Sodas taken from business.
Loisdale Court, 6500 Block Cellular phone taken from location.
Lorton Road, 8000 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Netties Lane, 6600 Block Stereo and computer taken from parked vehicle.
Rock Ridge Lane, 7100 Block Stereo taken from vehicle.
Springfield Mall Crossing, 6500 Block Wallet taken from location.
Telegraph Road, 9000 Block Bedding taken from business.
Whitley Way, 7600 Block Stereo taken from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Bloomfield Drive, 5600 Block 1994 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Springfield Mall Crossing, 6600 Block 1996 Honda Accord reported

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