Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending August 02, 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.


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.


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.

Recently Enacted Foster Care Program Aids More than 100 Animals as
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Implements Life-Saving Program

A foster care program implemented at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter earlier this year has helped the shelter provide assistance for more than 100 special needs animals who required additional care and attention until they could be placed for adoption.

The shelter’s foster care program, which has been serving homeless animals since April, was established mainly to provide assistance with sick or nursing cats and orphaned kittens who are too young for adoption. The program has increased the shelter’s ability to respond to the influx of cats and kittens the shelter receives during the spring and summer months—a time of the year typically referred to as “kitten season.”

Several shelter staff members have helped foster special needs animals, with the majority of foster care providers being volunteers who donate their time by opening their home to an animal in need. The shelter has employed 23 different foster homes thus far to help animals and is actively seeking additional foster homes for this program.

“The foster care program dramatically increases our ability to care for animals by providing additional space beyond the walls of the shelter,” says Dr. Karen Diviney, shelter director. “It provides the resources we need today to help the many special needs animals in Fairfax County while we work to develop additional programs that address companion animal overpopulation in our county so fewer homeless animals enter our doors in the future.”

The shelter conducted a pilot foster care program in 2005 in which 60 animals were placed in temporary care. Based on this pilot, a permanent foster care program was launched this spring.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
July 27-August 02, 2006


Backlick Road/Leesville Boulevard

On Tuesday, August 1 around 9:15 p.m., a man was approached by three men as he walked from a bus stop located at Backlick Road and Leesville Road. One of the men struck the victim in the face knocking him unconscious. The suspects then fled the area. The victim reported the incident to police after regaining consciousness. The victim while making the report noticed that the suspects took an undisclosed amount of money from him. The victim was transported to Inova Springfield Healthplex where he was treated and released. The victim could not provide a description of the suspects.


Ardglass Drive, 7300 Block

  Bicycle stolen from yard

Backlick Road, 5500 Block

  Gasoline stolen from service station

Backlick Road, 6400 Block

  Gasoline stolen from service station

Blarney Stone Drive, 9100 Block

  Car battery stolen from vehicle

Bloomfield Drive, 5600 Block

  Compact Disc player and tools stolen from vehicle

Brentleigh Court, 4600 Block

  Airbag stolen from vehicle

Campbell Drive, 3300 Block

  Tools stolen from storage shed

Campbell Drive, 3400 Block

  Projector stolen from school

Dobbin Court, 6200 Block

  Computer stolen from vehicle

Elmwood Drive, 3800 Block

  Work trailer stolen from residence

Franconia Road, 6400 Block

  Copper wire stolen from school

Gunston Cove Road, 9300 Block

  Gasoline stolen from service station

Hackberry Street, 6800 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Highland Street, 7100 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

Industrial Road, 6800 Block

  Computer stolen from business

Joust Lane, 6100 Block

  Jewelry stolen from residence

Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block

  Hair clippers stolen from business

Leebard Street, 7000 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Lone Star Court, 9000 Block

  Tire stolen from vehicle

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block

  Credit card stolen from service station

Old Brentford Court, 6100 Block

  Bicycle stolen from school

Richmond Highway, 9100 Block

  Gasoline stolen from vehicle

Richmond Highway, 9100 Block

  T-shirt stolen from business

Richmond Highway, 10000 Block

  Beer stolen from residence

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Scooter stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Cellular phone stolen from vehicle

Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block

  Wallet stolen from business

Spring Summit Road, 7400 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

Terminal Road, 8300 Block

  Gasoline stolen from business

Tower Hill Circle, 5600 Block

  Cellular phone stolen from vehicle


Exmore Street, 7400 Block

  1995 Jeep Cherokee

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  1998 Dodge Caravan

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