Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending May 12, 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.

"EYE ON CRIME" HITS THE STREET AGAIN:

The latest electronic issue of "Eye on Crime" was issued today, May 14. If you are on the electronic distribution list for "Eye on Crime," you already have it. If you are not on the electronic distribution list, you'll get yours in your mailbox when the postal service gets it there. If YOU want to get it online, call the Crime Prevention Office at: (703) 922-8263.

FDIC WARNS OF EMAIL SCAM

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) is warning consumers not to fall for an email scam designed to trick tem into giving up personal information, including their bank account numbers. The e-mail, which purports to be from the FDIC, says that Department of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge has advised the agency to suspend all deposit insurance on the e-mail recipient's bank account because of suspected violations of the USA Patriot Act.

The fraudulent e-mail, which includes a link to a Web site set up to look like the FDIC's site, says that deposit insurance will be suspended until the consumer provides personal data, including bank account information. This scam is an example of "phishing," in which fraudulent e-mail messages that appear to come from legitimate businesses are used to gain victims' personal information for purposes of identity theft. The FDIC, which alerted its banks to the scams, says financial institutions and consumers shouldn't access the links and shouldn't release any personal information.

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. 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.

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. Chip Moncure, with Zoning Enforcement, will be our guest speaker for this month’s CAC meeting. If you have zoning questions, bring them along for Mr. Moncure .

Weekly Incident Summary Report
May 06-12, 2004

MALICIOUS WOUNDING:

Edsall Road. 6400 Block: A 16-year-old Alexandria area boy was assaulted with a machete. On May 10 about 1:00 a.m., the boy was walking in the 6400 block of Edsall Road in the Alexandria area, when he was assaulted by several individuals, one of whom had a machete. The boy suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The assault is believed to be gang related. Investigation yielded the arrest of Hayner, R. Flores, 18, of 4133 Wadsworth Court in the Annandale area, charging him with malicious wounding and participation in gang activity. He was taken to the Adult Detention Center ! where he was held without bond. The investigation is continuing and additional suspects are being sought.

LARCENIES

Backlick Road, 6500 Block Tools taken from parked vehicle.
Backlick Road, 6800 Block Digital Video Device system stolen from vehicle.
Beryl Road, 6300 Block Bike stolen from residence.
Commerce Street, 6800 Block Money pouch taken from parked vehicle.
Coverdale Way, 5900 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Dana Avenue, 6200 Block Moped stolen from residence.
Doncaster Street, 7200 Block Jewelry stolen from residence.
East Hill Way, 7900 Block Generator stolen from construction site.
Edsall Road, 6500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block Passport taken from business.
Franconia Court, 6400 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Frontier Drive, 6800 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Little River Turnpike, 7000 Block Driver’s license reported stolen.
Grovedale Drive, 6400 Block Jewelry taken from residence.
Little River Turnpike, 7100 Block Purse stolen from residence.
Loisdale Road, 6600 Block Vacuum taken from business.
Loisdale Road, 6500 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road, 6900 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Pohick Bay Drive, 6500 Block Purse stolen from parked vehicle.
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block Teddy bears stolen from parked vehicle.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Hubcap taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Mall, 6600 Block Cash stolen from business.
Wolford Way, 7600 Block Bicycle reported stolen.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Bradlick Shopping Center, 6900 Block 1999 Dodge Durango reported stolen.
Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block 2003 Ford Explorer reported

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