Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending May 19, 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 Wednesday evening, June 16, 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. In addition, we will have our third annual picnic in July, again, at the Coast Guard Communications Station on Telegraph Road. Watch this space for more details as the date grows closer.

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.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN:

This year, the annual Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics will take place on June 10. The Fairfax County Police will carry the Special Olympics Torch from the Tully Gate (Fort Belvoir) on US Route 1 (Richmond Highway) at approximately 1:15pm (1315 hours) to the Prince William County line. YOU can support this effort by: 1) Volunteering to supply water (already provided) along the route, 2) Going over to Route 1 on the day of the event and cheering on the runners, and 3) Making a contribution to the Special Olympics. Momentos of the occasion (Hats and T-Shirts are available at the Franconia District Station, each for a donation of $10. ALL proceeds go to support the Special Olympics.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
May 13-19, 2004

PLEASE NOTE: THIS REPORT IS NOT COMPLETE:

The FCPD Automated Incident Reporting System was down for two days during this reporting period to make a major software changeover. Information was not collected by the Central Information Distribution System during that period, although hard copy was, of course, saved. Next week's report will be complete. Thanks for your understanding!

GRAFFITI :

Telegraph Road, 7600 Block: On May 13 about 8:00 p.m., a school employee was mowing grass on the grounds of Hayfield Elementary School, located at 7633 Telegraph Road, when she found two swastikas painted on a tree on the south side of the school.

LARCENIES :

Backlick Road/Braddock Road Keys taken from business.
Braddock Road, 6900 Block Sandwich stolen from business.
Brookfield Plaza. 7000 Block Purse stolen from vehicle.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block Wallet taken from business.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block Patron drove off without paying for gas.

VEHICLE THEFTS:

Springfield Mall. 6500 Block 1997 Honda Civic reported stolen.

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