Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending July 26, 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.

DRUNK DRIVERS TARGETED IN JULY:

The Fairfax County Police Department, in the interest of promoting safe and sober driving, has launched its “Safe and Sober Summer” program. The purpose of the campaign, which runs from July 1 through August 4, is to continually educate the public about the dangers of irresponsible drinking and driving. During the last campaign, well over 100 drunk and impaired drivers were arrested.

The “Safe and Sober Summer” program consists of 12 select officers from a variety of stations and the motorcycle unit. They have formed a roving squad with the primary purpose of identifying and arresting drunk drivers. The squad has made 76 arrests to date. These officers work both weekdays and weekends throughout the evening hours. DWI checkpoints are also conducted as part of the strategic plan to combat impaired driving. The third component of the plan involves alcohol stings whereby underage cadets attempt to purchase alcohol from a variety of establishments.

Captain Jesse Bowman, Commander of the Traffic Division, said that “drunk and impaired drivers caused 16,694 alcohol-related fatalities in 2004. The Fairfax County Police Department is serious about enforcing Virginia's DWI related laws and our officers know exactly what to look for. When we find you driving while impaired we will arrest you. No warnings, no second chance. Your life, your future and the lives of others depend on your decision to not drive under the influence.”

CAC:

No meetings in July and August. Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, in the Helen Wilson Community Room at 7:30 pm in the Franconia Governmental Center. A social period (7pm-7:30pm) precedes the meeting.

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 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
July 20-26, 2006

MALICIOUS WOUNDING

Grayson Street, 6000 Block:  Police responded to a stabbing in the 6000 block of Grayson Street on Monday, July 24 around 9:30 p.m. Two roommates were having an argument, and one roommate stabbed the other roommate in the upper body with a knife and then fled the residence. The suspect, a man, is believed to be 25-27 years old. The victim, a 19-year-old man, was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police continue to search for the suspect.

LARCENIES

Abilene Street, 6200 Block

  Tires and rims stolen from residence

Backlick Road, 6600 Block

  Temporary license plates stolen from business

Campbell Drive, 3300 Block

  Registration sticker stolen from license plate on vehicle

Fallswood Way, 7600 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Frontier Drive, 6500 Block

  Laptop computer stolen from person at business

Gunston Cove Road, 9400 Block

  Equipment stolen from business

Halwis Street, 5500 Block

  Radio and purse stolen from vehicle

Jesmond Street, 5300 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block

  Money stolen from business

Silver Ridge Circle, 6400 Block

  Bicycles stolen from residence

Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block

  Cellular telephone stolen from business

Spring Village Drive, 7400 Block

  Two watches stolen from business

Victoria Drive, 6900 Block

  MP3 player stolen from person

Winter Lane, 6800 Block

  Painting contracts stolen from residence

VEHICLE THEFTS

Franconia Road, 5800 Block

  Moped reported stolen.

Meteor Place, 6800 Block

  1995 Honda reported stolen

Wolford Way, 7700 Block

  2006 Ford Ranger

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  1996 Jeep Cherokee

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