Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending June 11, 2003

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.

For Your Information

Burglary Cases Closed

Detectives from the West Springfield District Station and the Franconia District Station have been investigating numerous daytime burglaries occurring in their districts. Suspects were breaking into unoccupied homes and stealing property ranging from coins, jewelry, computers, stereo equipment and handguns along with many other items. The West Springfield District Station detectives were involved in an extensive investigation, following up on leads and conducting surveillance on several suspects. Search warrants were obtained for two different ! houses and approximately $15,000 worth of property was recovered, including the stolen handguns and illegal narcotics. Detectives were able to close a total of 28 cases and charges are pending against four juveniles.

Below is a list of streets in the Franconia District where some of the burglaries occurred:

  • 4700 block Upland Drive
  • 6000 block Dinwiddie Street
  • 7400 block Dickenson Street
  • 6300 block Wayles Street
  • 6700 block Kenmont Place

Notice to Residents of Mount Vernon and Lee Districts:

Supervisors Gerry Hyland and T. Dana Kauffman cordially invite you to attend a TOWN MEETING to discuss transportation issues relating to Fort Belvior, including current efforts to offset the closure of Woodlawn Road on Monday, June 23, 2003 at 7:30 (1930 hrs) in the Hayfield High School Cafeteria (7630 Telegraph Road). Congressmen Jim Moran and Tom Davis will be in attendance. Mario P. Fiori, Assistant Secretary of the Army has also been invited to particpate.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend--a big turnout might help in our favor.

Mature Operator's Driver Improvement Program (MODIP)

The Franconia District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department will be offering Virginia residents 55 and older enrollment in the Mature Operator's Driver Improvement Program (MODIP). This eight-hour class covers safe driving information for mature drivers. The course 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.

The next MODIP class is being held at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road, on Saturday, June 14, 2003, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Subsequent seminars are scheduled for July 12 and August 9, 2003. Registration is required and can be done by contacting the MODIP reservations line at (703) 924-6588. The fee for this course is $10 per person for books and materials.

The next meeting of the Franconia District Citizens Advisory Committee will be held at the Franconia District Station on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 7:30pm. The Social period begins at 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there.


Three juveniles were charged with throwing a missile at an occupied vehicle and destruction of property near the intersection of Beulah Street and Grovedale Drive in the Franconia area about 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003. A 28-year-old Dumfries area woman was driving northbound on Beulah Street when a rock hit her passenger-side window, shattering the window. The rock continued, hitting and cracking the windshield. The woman was sprayed with glass, but refused rescue. As the officer was investigating the case, another driver approached the officer and said he, too, had a rock thrown at his car, denting the passenger-side door. Three windows of a business nearby were also damaged by rocks. Investigation revealed that the rocks were thrown by two 15-year-old Alexandria area boys and one 14-year-old Alexandria area boy. The 14-year-old boy and one of the 15-year-old boys were charged with two counts of missile at an occupied vehicle and one count of destruction of property. The other 15-year-old boy was charged with one count of missile at an occupied vehicle and one count of destruction of property. Both charges are felonies.


Telegraph Road, 7600 Block   Christopher Pellot, 19, of 5816 Helmsdale Lane in the Alexandria area, was arrested after he walked into Hayfield High School, milled about the lobby for a few minutes, and then activated a fire alarm. Pellot fled the school on a red motorcycle. The school was evacuated and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to the false alarm. Investigation led to Pellot, and he was charged with falsely summoning the fire department, disorderly conduct, trespassing, driving on a revoked license, no registration and no insurance.


Beryl Road, 6300 Block Wheels taken from parked vehicle.
Brandon Avenue, 6400 Block Movies taken from business.
Brookview Drive, 5900 Block Compact discs taken from parked vehicle.
Commerce Street, 7000 Block Patron failed to pay tab at restaurant.
Ellingham Circle, 7000 Block Cash reported stolen.
Flanders Street, 6000 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block Purse reported stolen.
Landsdowne Center, 6400 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Little River Turnpike, 6600 Block Golf clubs reported stolen.
Lockport Place, 7300 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Loisdale Road, 6500 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Loisdale Road, 6500 Block Jewelry taken from residence.
Ridge View Drive, 5900 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Springfield Center Drive, 6700 Block Generator reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Cellular telephones taken from business.
Springfield Mall, 6600 Block Compact discs taken from business.
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block Beer taken from business.
Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block Vacuum cleaners taken from business.


Ardglass Drive, 7400 Block   1988 Toyota 4Runner reported stolen.
Bent Willow Drive, 5900 Block 1991 Dodge Dynasty reported stolen.
Cinder Bed Road, 7700 Block 1997 Chevrolet truck reported stolen.
Evanston Road, 7200 Block 1999 Acura Integra reported stolen.
Highdale Circle, 5900 Block 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante reported stolen.
Pine Brook Road, 3800 Block 2002 Ford Explorer reported stolen.


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