Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending June 7, 2006

Police Officer Jim Nida
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
Officer Nida's e-Mail:

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.


Police have a special telephone line in operation, as part of the “Shut it Down” campaign, for anyone to anonymously leave messages detailing student events where underage drinking is expected to occur.

The Fairfax County Police Traffic Division is providing this powerful tool to teenagers to help prevent underage drinking and driving. The goal behind the program is to provide concerned students and others a method to anonymously let law enforcement know about underage alcohol parties so that steps can be taken to save lives, by stopping the usage before it begins.

This program, which will run through the prom and graduation season, was originally created last year in response to feedback from students about what can be done to prevent teenage driving fatalities. Several phone calls were taken during its original use and may have both stopped underage drinking and saved lives.

The phone number, 703-246-2333, will be checked daily by Traffic Division staff.  Messages should include the date, location and time of the events. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME !

NOTE: This telephone voice mail system is NOT meant to take place of citizens calling the emergency dispatch center to report events that are taking place or need immediate police response. This program is for reporting information about these events prior to the event occurring.


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.


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 July 8 and August 12, 2006. 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
June 1-7, 2006


Old Keene Mill Road and Byron Avenue:  The driver of a 2004 Ford Sedan, a 79-year-old Alexandria-area woman, was attempting to make a left turn onto Old Keene Mill Road from Byron Avenue when she apparently drove into the path of a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle. This occurred on Wednesday, May 31 at approximately 7:45 p.m. The driver of the motorcycle, John Roland McGee, 51, of Arlington, was medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died of his injuries on June 1. A 14-year-old passenger on the motorcycle and the driver of the Sedan were also transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, but the injuries did not appear life-threatening. Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.


Byeforde Court, 7303 Block:  Police have arrested Margarito Jimenez, 26, of 7303 Byeforde Court in Springfield for a break-in and attempted sexual assault that occurred on April 14, 2005. He has been charged with rape, abduction with intent to defile and burglary with intent to commit rape. DNA from the scene was a match to the suspect.  He was arrested at his home on May 31, 2006.

History: A break-in and attempted sexual assault occurred in the Springfield area this morning [April 14, 2005]. Around 6:30 a.m. police responded to a home in the 7000 block of Skyles Way for an attempted sexual assault. A 22-year-old Annandale-area woman had been in the bedroom of her home when someone knocked on the bedroom door. When she answered the door, she found a man standing there with a knife. He attempted to assault her and then fled out the sliding glass door of her apartment, where he had broken in. She was uninjured, but was taken to Fairfax Hospital for an exam.


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.


Backlick Road, 5500 Block

  Gasoline stolen from service station.

Backlick Road, 6200 Block

  Beer stolen from business.

Bennington Boulevard, 8800 Block

  iPod stolen from business.

Bloomfield Drive, 5600 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle.

Braddock Road, 6900 Block

  Beer stolen from business.

Braddock Road, 6900 Block

  Cellular telephone stolen from vehicle.

Cottonwood Place, 4600 Block

  License plates stolen from vehicle.

Franconia Road, 5500 Block

  Gasoline stolen from business.

Franconia Road, 5500 Block

  Compact discs stolen from vehicle.

Franconia Road, 5600 Block

  License plates stolen from vehicle. 

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

  Gasoline stolen from business.

Frontier Drive, 6500 Block

  Television receiver stolen from business.

Grace Street, 7400 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Hibbling Avenue, 6300 Block

  License plates stolen from vehicle.

Hinton Street, 5500 Block

  Tire and wheel stolen from residence.

Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block

  DVD player stolen from residence.

Lillian Drive, 4600 Block

  Credit card stole from residence.

Lois Drive, 6800 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Lorton Market Street, 9400 Block

  Wallet stolen form vehicle.

Morning View Lane, 7800 Block

  Picnic table stolen from school.

Red Bird Woods Court, 6700 Block

  Fishing box stolen from vehicle.

Ridgeway Drive, 7000 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle.

Spring Village Drive, 7400 Block

  Cash stolen from residence.

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle.

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Jewelry stolen from business.

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Cellular telephone stolen from vehicle.

Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block

  Purse stolen from business.

Telegraph Road, 8900 Block

  Ammunition stolen from vehicle.

Waites Way, 8900 Block

  Trash can lid stolen from residence.


Ashby Lane, 7500 Block

  1996 Acura

Backlick Road, 5700 Block

  2006 Ford sedan

Frontier Drive, 6700 Block

  2002 Honda Accord

Rhoden Court, 7000 Block

  2002 Green Toyota

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  1995 Chevy Suburban

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  1994 Jeep Wrangler


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