Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending May 31, 2006

Police Officer Jim Nida
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 Nida's e-Mail:
james.nida@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:

Our next regular Citizens Advisory Committee meeting will be held at the Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, on Wednesday evening, June 21, 2006, in the Helen Wilson Community Room.  A Social Period begins at 7pm, and the General Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

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 normally held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. The next seminar is scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 10, 2006. THERE WILL BE NO CLASS IN MAY.  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.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
May 25-31, 2006

CRIMESOLVERS STILL NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is still seeking the public’s assistance identifying the driver who struck and killed a woman in the westbound lanes of Lee Highway near Mainstone Drive in the Fairfax-area. On Wednesday, April 5 around 1:15 p.m., A 76-year-old woman, Anastasia Spiliotopoulos, was found in the roadway. She had several injuries consistent with a car crash. She was wearing a brown sweater, a floral tank top, a black skirt and glasses.  Detectives believe she was walking westbound on the sidewalk and for an unknown reason fell into the roadway prior to the crash.

Detectives have not yet determined the vehicle involved but know that a gold-colored compact car, possibly a Toyota Camry, was seen a short distance west of the crash. 

Anyone with information on this fatal hit and run or the driver of the vehicle is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  A $100 to $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information which leads to an arrest.  As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court.  

Malicious Wounding

Edison Drive, 5500 Block:  On Thursday, June 1 around 4 a.m., a cab driver was dropping off a passenger in the 5500 block of Edison Drive when he was approached by a man with a bat. The cab driver and the suspect began to fight. The victim was struck several times in the upper body. The victim was able to take the bat from the suspect, who fled with the taxi cab passenger in a black sports car. The victim suffered minor injuries; however, he refused medical treatment. The suspects were described as black men, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 170 pounds. One suspect was wearing a black shirt and pants, and the other was wearing jeans and walking with crutches.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Springfield Boulevard, 6800 Block:  On Thursday, June 1 around 3 a.m., a man entered the Red Roof Inn located at 6868 Springfield Boulevard. He walked up to the front desk and demanded money. The victim went to call the police and the suspect fled. The suspect was described as a black man, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans and a black mask.

FATAL CRASH

Gunston Road/Harley Road

On Monday, May 29 around 2 a.m., a 19-year-old man died in a single vehicle crash. The deceased was identified as Andre Harris of 7859 Dogue Indian Circle in Lorton. He was driving a Honda Passport in the southbound lane of Gunston Road near Harley Road. Harris lost control of the vehicle, struck an embankment which caused his vehicle to roll. Harris died at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates that speed was a factor.

ROBBERY

Old Keene Mill Road, 7200 Block:  On Sunday, May 28 at approximately 2 a.m., an employee was working at a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 7200 block of Old Keene Mill Road. The employee was approached by a man who brandished a gun and demanded money. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area. No one was injured. The suspect was described as a man, approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, a mask and gloves. 

LARCENIES

Amherst Avenue, 6500 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Atteentee Road, 5900 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Backlick Road, 8200 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Beulah Street, 7200 Block

  Wine stolen from business.

Cliff Drive, 6000 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Comet Circle, 6600 Block

  Bicycles stolen from shed at apartment complex.

Elgar Street, 7700 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Franconia Road, 5800 Block

  Wallet stolen from vehicle.

Glenmullen Place, 5700 Block

  Purse stolen from vehicle.

John Thomas Drive, 6500 Block

  Bicycles stolen from garage at residence.

Joust Lane, 6000 Block

  Golf cart stolen from business.

King Edward Court, 4500 Block

  Stereo, speakers and money stolen from vehicle.

Lee Valley Drive, 6500 Block

  Bobcat stolen from construction site.

Mendota Place, 7600 Block

  Purse stolen from person.

Perry Penney Drive, 6800 Block

  Wheel and tire stolen from vehicle.

Rhondda Drive, 7300 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Richmond Highway, 10000 Block

  Truck parts stolen from business.

Richmond Highway, 10200 Block

  Wheels stolen from business.

Ridgeway Drive, 6900 Block

  Wallet stolen from vehicle.

Walker Lane, 6300 Block

  Purse and money stolen from person at hospital.

Walkers Croft Way, 6200 Block

  Traps stolen from yard at residence.

Wigmore Lane, 6100 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Comet Circle, 6600 Block

  1996 Mitsubishi Montero

Edsall Road, 6400 Block

  2006 Toyota Corolla

Jayhawk Street, 7400 Block

  1999 Chrysler Sebring

Old Colchester Road, 9900 Block

  Ford F350 pickup truck

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