Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending July 23, 2003

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.

For Your Information

National Night Out

National Night Out is a recurring annual event whereby the citizens of the USA take back the night from the criminal element. Endorsed by the Crime Prevention Association, it is a time for a show of hands, illuminating the volunteer spirit of community Neighborhood Watch units and other crime-fighting efforts.

The next National Night Out is August 5th. Any community that is planning to have a gathering or event should contact CPO Phil Edwards at the Franconia District Station, so the Police can stop by and participate. You can contact CPO Edwards directly at 703-922-8263, or by email at philip.edwards@fairfaxcounty.gov

CAC

No meeting in August. Have a great summer! The next CAC meeting will be on September 17.

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, August 9, 2003, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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.

NOTICE TO SENIOR CITIZENS:  FLIM-FLAM AND FRAUD OFFENSE

If you know anything about the following incident, please call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 703-691-8888:

Fairfax County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in catching two men who stole a large amount of money from an unsuspecting woman in a flim-flam scheme. On April 30, three men approached a 76-year-old Alexandria area woman in the parking lot of the Hybla Valley Wal-Mart, located at 7910 Richmond Highway. The men told the woman they could clean her car for her. The woman allowed the men to follow her home and clean her car.

After cleaning her car, the men told her there was something wrong with her car and that they could fix it. After the repair, the men asked for payment. She paid them and the men left. The woman determined later the men had lied about the damage to her car. After an in-depth investigation, detectives arrested Coty Jace, 18, of 2720 South Veach Street in Arlington, and charged him with larceny by false pretense. Jace was released on $1000 bond. Two other suspects have not been caught. Both men were described as white and in their early 20’s. One man is five feet 11 inches tall with a medium build and slightly protruding front teeth. The other man was described as very slender.

This type of scam has occurred in other areas of Northern Virginia. Fairfax County Police encourage the public, especially senior citizens, to be wary of offers to repair automobiles by individuals who approach them in a parking lot or any other public setting. Never allow anyone to do work for you UNLESS YOU HAVE SPECIFICALLY INITIATED THE REQUEST.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
July 17-23, 2003

ROBBERY

Reported by FCPD PIO on July 18 2003. No date or time of the felony was provided.

Kingstowne Boulevard, 5800 Block Detectives obtained warrants for a teenager who stole a 78-year-old woman’s purse right from her shoulder. The Alexandria area woman was getting into her car after shopping in the Wal-Mart, located at 5885 Kingstowne Boulevard in the Kingstowne area, when two teenagers approached her. The older of the two grabbed the woman’s purse from her. A lookout was given but the suspects were not immediately located; however, Stafford County Deputies caught the pair the next day and arrested them for two other robberies in their jurisdiction. 19-year-old Jerrell Williams, of 4519 West Braddock Road in the Alexandria area, now faces robbery charges in Fairfax County. Petitions for his 16-year-old accomplice were also obtained.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A fatal crash that took the life of a 20-year-old Franconia area man on Wednesday, July 23 2003, is under investigation. Timothy Augeri of 4439 Flintstone Road was driving a motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Netties Lane about 4:30 p.m. when he lost control, flipped the bike and was thrown off of it. When Augeri landed, his head hit the corner of a home in the 6600 block of Netties Lane. Augeri was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he later died.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Loisdale Road, 8100 Block On July 26 at about 8pm, an Annandale area woman, 50, was on a date with a man she met through a newspaper dating ad. The man complained he was not feeling well and rented a room at the Hunter Motel. The woman went into the room with the man and was sexually assaulted. A warrant charging rape was outstanding for Duc Thanh Vo, 39, of 1000 Quebec Terrace #201 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING

Commerce Street, 7200 Block On July 20 at 6:45 p.m., two Springfield area men were walking when a green Honda Civic pulled up next to them. Two men, one armed with a handgun and the other a knife, got out of the car and began struggling with one man. During the struggle, the man, 24, was stabbed in the cheek. The suspects then got back into the car and drove away. The investigation was continuing into the circumstances surrounding the stabbing.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

Sheffield Green Way/Sheffield Village Lane A woman, 42, was walking her dog when a man grabbed her groin and her buttocks. The man then exposed himself to her and began fondling himself. The victim picked up a stick to defend herself and fled.

BURGLARY

Heming Court 7600 Block On July 22 at about 7:10 p.m., three boys were arrested after investigation revealed they entered a trailer classroom at North Springfield Elementary School. The boys ransacked the interior and took small items, such as drumsticks, pencils and a whistle. Juvenile petitions were pending for three Alexandria area boys, two aged 14 and one aged 16.

LARCENIES

Bradford Drive 5100 Block Barbecue grill taken from yard.
Essex Avenue 6900 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Founders Hill Drive, 5900 Block
(Two reports)
Compact discs taken from parked vehicles.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment being made.
Franconia Road, 5800 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Frontier Drive, 6800 Block Hubcaps taken from parked vehicle.
Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block Groceries taken from business.
La Vista Drive, 5600 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Latour Court, 7100 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Lensfield Court, 7200 Block Fishing equipment taken from parked vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7100 Block Purse reported stolen.
Peverill Drive, 5900 Block Go cart taken from residence.
Rhoden Court, 7000 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Spring Faire Court, 7200 Block Parking permit taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block Beer and laundry detergent taken from business.
Wayles Street, 6200 Block Bicycle reported stolen.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Bren Mar Drive, 6200 Block 1998 Honda Prelude reported stolen.
Dinwiddie Street, 6000 Block 1997 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Franconia Road, 5900 Block 1994 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Hamilton Road, 6800 Block 1992 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Highdale Circle, 5900 Block 1999 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Old Beech Court, 9200 Block 1996 Dodge van reported stolen.
Rose Hill Drive; 6200 Block 1998 Yamaha motorcycle reported stolen.
Skyles Way, 7000 Block 1994 Ford Mustang reported stolen.

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