Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending April 30, 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

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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, May 10, 2003, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m 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.

Franconia District Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Mark your calendars! The next meeting of the Franconia District Citizens Advisory Committee will be held at the Franconia District Station on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 7:30pm. Social period begins at 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Traffic Safety Services Unit, along with the Franconia District Community Policing Unit, conducted an alcohol sting at 53 locations within the Franconia District on Thursday, April 24. The sting is part of the Youth Alcohol Initiative and was conducted using under-age Fairfax County Police Cadets, dressed in plain clothing, who attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. The following locations improperly sold alcoholic beverages:

Chipotle 5955 Kingstown Village
Quik Shop 9308 Gunston Cove Road
Rite-Aid Pharmacy 6100 Rose Hill Drive
Saham Oh Jang Restaurant 7048 Spring Garden Drive
7-Eleven 9402 Richmond Highway
7-Eleven 8904 Gunston Road
7-Eleven 6147 Franconia Road

Forty-six other locations did not sell alcoholic beverages to the cadets. Seven arrests were made in the seven establishments where alcohol was sold to the cadets. One additional arrest was made on an individual who sold alcohol to the cadets from his vehicle in the parking lot of Hayfield Shopping Center.



Brunswick Street 6000 block    On April 28 just before midnight, a man approached a Springfield area woman, 57, as she was getting out of her car. The man grabbed the woman’s purse and a struggle ensued until the strap broke. The suspect got into a car and fled with the purse. The suspect was described as white, 35 years old, five feet eight inches tall and weighing 140 pounds.

Julian Street/Gary Street    On April 27 at 12:45 a.m., two teenaged boys, 15 and 16, were walking when a white, customized Chevrolet Suburban drove by them and parked. Three black males got out of the Suburban and announced a robbery. The suspects took a wallet from one of the boys, then got back into the vehicle and drove away. The first suspect was described as five feet ten inches tall and was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. The second suspect was described as five feet eleven inches tall and was wearing a baseball hat, baseball jersey and jeans. The third suspect was described as five feet ten inches tall and was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt and jeans. All three suspects were wearing black bandanas across their faces.

Loisdale Road 6400 block    On April 25 at 10:13 p.m., an Alexandria area woman, 28, parked in front of the night deposit drop box at the Bank of America. As she approached the drop box, a man grabbed her from behind and took the night deposit bag she was carrying. The suspect was last seen running eastbound toward the Silver Diner. The suspect was described as black, in his early 20’s, five feet seven inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was wearing a black stocking cap, black sweater and khaki-colored pants.



Backlick Road 6600 block (Two reports) Gasoline taken from service station without payment
Brookfield Plaza 7000 block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Castletown Way 6100 block Bicycle reported stolen.
Edsall Road 6200 block Tools taken from business.
Franconia Road 5800 block (Two reports) Cellular telephones reported stolen.
Franconia Road 6500 block Cash taken from residence.
Kingstowne Center 5800 block Purse reported stolen.
Kingstowne Village Parkway 5900 block Purse reported stolen.
Oakridge Woods Court 7600 block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road 7000 block Gasoline taken from service station without payment
Springfield Mall 6500 block Cash taken from business.
Springfield Mall 6600 block Cash and credit cards taken from purse.
Telegraph Road 5600 block Beer taken from business.
Telegraph Road 7700 block Viola taken from residence.


Edsall Road 6400 block 1996 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Essex Avenue 7300 block 1999 Chevrolet Suburban reported stolen.


No reported incidents


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