Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending May 26, 2004

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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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.


We are sad to announce the passing of long-time CAC and Graffiti Abatement Program member, Bud Hyland, after a courageous fight with cancer. A retired US Navy SEAL, Bud was also a former FCPD Auxiliary Officer and a volunteer member of a statewide wilderness search and rescue team. He will be missed by all of us. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife, Pat, who is a past-Chairperson of the CAC, and to his children and grandchildren.

A "Celebration of Life" and Visitation will be held at DeMaine's Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA.


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. Our guest speaker will be Diane Beatty, President of ChildSafeNet, Inc. This organization is working on the P'CASO (Protecting Children Against Sex Offenders) project online and in the community. 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.


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 MODIP class is being held at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road, on Saturday, June 12, 2004, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Subsequent seminars are scheduled for July 10 and August 14, 2004, and will be at the same time and location. 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.


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 (For! t 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 20-26, 2004


Edsall Road, 6400 Block: Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Mobil gas station located at 6451 Edsall Road in the Alexandria area. On Friday May 21 around 2:00 a.m., a man entered the gas station armed with a stun gun and a handgun. He demanded the store employee, a 24-year-old Alexandria man, to open a cash drawer and put money into a bag. The clerk complied and released an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk was forced to a back room and told to lay on the floor. The robber left the gas station through the front door and fled in an unknown direction. Several police officers and a Fairfax County Police K-9 team were called to the scene; however the man was not located. No one was injured during this incident. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately five feet ten inches tall, and weighing around 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt, white pants and a ball cap.


Telegraph Road, 7600 Block: A 34-year-old Arlington County man was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor. On April 28 around 3:00 p.m., a teacher at Hayfield High School, located at 7633 Telegraph Road in the Hayfield area, invited a student into his classroom to talk. Once the student was in the classroom the teacher, Bradley Norton, of 2617 South Arlington Ridge Road, inappropriately touched the 16-year-old boy. An investigation was conducted and a warrant was issued charging Norton with one count of custodial indecent liberties. Norton turned himself in to police on Monday, May 24, and is being held on a $10,000 bond.


Backlick Road, 5500 Block Laptop stolen from business.
Belvoir Woods Parkway, 9100 Block Persian rugs stolen from storage unit.
Beulah Street, 6500 Block Wallet stolen from vehicle.
Crown Royal Circle, 6000 Block Stereo equipment stolen from vehicle.
Dickenson Street, 7300 Block License plates stolen from vehicle.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Patron drove off without paying for gas.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block Cigarettes stolen from business.
Franconia Road, 6400 Block Stereo, parking sticker stolen from vehicle.
General Green Way, 6400 Block Toolbag stolen from vehicle.
Keble Drive, 6000 Block Cash stolen from vehicle.
Richmond Highway, 10700 Block Ladder stolen from business.
Schoonmaker Court, 7000 Block Scooter stolen from residence.
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block Wallet stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Cell phones stolen from business.
Springvale Road, 700 Block Checkbook, cards, stolen from business.
Talavera Court, 6000 Block Cash stolen from vehicle.
Thurlton Drive, 6600 Block Cash stolen from vehicle.


Industrial Drive, 5500 Block 2000 Harley Davidson Motorcycle reported stolen.
Loisdale Court, 6500 Block 2001 Mercedes S500 reported stolen.

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