Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending May 14, 2003

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.

Franconia District Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

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

When to call the Police:

The Fairfax County Police Department is in tune with the needs of you, the citizens and the public at-large while in the County. However, they cannot help you unless you call them for assistance. In all matters of criminal activity, your Police Officers are your first line of defense. If you observe any actual or perceived criminal activity, please call the Police as soon as you observe ! it. If it is simply some unauthorized person in your backyard, call the Police. If you think there is a burglary going on, if you see a large, unruly crowd, call the police. It is better to have an officer respond to a "non-incident" than to have the incident go unreported, because if the person involved turns out to have criminal intent, you might become the next victim. Finally, if you are witnessing a crime in progress, CALL 911. If you are the victim of a crime that occurred more than 30 minutes before you observed the result, call 703-691-2131. Write it down. And remember...if you don't call the Police, they can't help you.

PROPERTY CRIMES

ROBBERY

Franconia Road, 6100 block:     Thurman Williams, 35, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and six counts of abduction. Williams walked into the Royal Pawn Shop to look at diamond pendants. He walked in and out of the shop several times before entering one last time, brandishing a handgun and announcing a robbery. Williams ordered two employees and three customers to the back of the store, and then ordered a third employee to give him cash and jewelry. Arriving police officers saw Williams running from the scene and took him into custody. The pawnshop is located directly across the street from the Franconia District Station. Williams was also wanted in Albany, New York for a probation violation.

LARCENIES

Backlick Road 6700 block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Blue Bird Woods Court, 8500 block Wallet reported stolen.
Bradlick Shopping Center, 6900 block Cash taken from business.
Bradlick Shopping Center, 6900 block
(Two reports)
Candles taken from business.
Commerce Street, 7200 block Cash reported stolen.
Edsall Road, 6400 block Television taken from hotel room.
Ferndale Street, 5300 block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Franconia Road! , 5100 block Light bulbs taken from business.
Franconia Road, 5500 block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Hagel Circle, 9800 block Spare tire taken from parked vehicle.
Higham Drive, 6300 block Cash taken from residence.
Hogarth Street, 7600 block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Interparcel Road/Silver Lake Boulevard Patron failed to pay cab fare.
King James Drive, 5900 block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Kingstowne Boulevard, 5700 block Clothes taken from business.
Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 block Cash reported stolen.
Little River Turnpike, 7000 block Purse reported stolen.
Loisdale Road, 6500 block Computer reported stolen.
Rose Hill Drive, 6300 block Tools taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Center Drive, 6800 block Electrical cable taken from construction site.
Wigmore Lane, 6100 block Cash taken from parked vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Edsall Road, 6200 block 2002 Toyota Camry reported stolen.
Haltwhistle Lane, 6600 block 1998 Toyota Avalon reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6500 block 1988 Toyota Camry reported stolen.

ANIMAL RELATED INCIDENTS

Rockleigh Way, 6600 block:    On May 10 at 7:00 p.m., a Franconia area woman, 53, attempted to pick up a stray white cat and the cat bit her on both hands. The woman was treated for her injuries. Notices were placed throughout the neighborhood in an attempt to locate the cat.

 

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