Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending August 3, 2005

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.

REPEAT OF URGENT NOTICE:

LOCK YOUR STORAGE AND GARDEN SHEDS, GARAGES AND VEHICLES!!!

The Franconia District Station Detectives Bureau has informed us that there have been 23 cases of larceny, involving items stolen from garden / storage sheds, garages and commercial vehicles since May 1, 2005. The West Springfield Station had reports of ten similar incidents on July 27, 2005 all on the same day. There are criminals who have been stealing tools and other personal items from unlocked sheds and garages, including expensive lawn mowers, pruners, chainsaws, string trimmers, bicycles, etc. If you value your property, take heed and lock up your property. The inconvenience of looking for a key is inexpensive, compared to having to replace your property.

Other tips from the Detective Bureau: If you see any suspicious persons loitering around or entering your backyard or that of a neighbor, call the police immediately! If you see a suspicious vehicle cruising your neighborhood several times in a single day, call the police immediately! The FCPD does not mind responding to what you might think is "nothing." Call the Non-Emergency Number: 703-691-2131 and report the incident. Finally, if you have any information regarding these crimes, the Franconia District Station Detectives Bureau wants to hear from you. Call 703-922-0889 (and, if you don't want to wait for the entire recorded message to play out, just hit the zero button on your phone as soon as the message starts, and you will be immediately transferred to the Front Desk). Ask to speak to a detective and you will be given priority.

CAC: 

No meeting in August. Have a safe, great summer!

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 held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. The next seminars are scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on August 13, 2005 and September 10, 2005. 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 28-August 03, 2005

HOMICIDE:

THIS JUST IN:  HAGEL CIRCLE, 9800 BLOCK:  Police have charged a 24-year-old with murder. On Thursday, August 4 around 10:00 p.m., a man was arguing with his girlfriend in front of 9614 Hagel Circle in the Lorton area. Christian Green, 30, of 9893 Hagel Circle, attempted to intervene in the argument and was stabbed in the upper body by the man. Green was transported to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man and his girlfriend fled north on Richmond Highway in a car. Police were able to intercept and quickly stop the car on Richmond Highway just south of Sacramento Drive. The driver, Jamel D. Rush, of 7571 Lindberg Drive in the Hybla Valley area, was arrested and charged with murder. Rush was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held without bond. Rush’s girlfriend was questioned and released.

WEAPONS DISCHARGE:

Commerce Street, 6800 Block:  On Friday, July 29, at approximately 2 a.m., officers heard several gunshots coming from the parking lot of a restaurant, located at 6820 Commerce Street. They responded to the scene and determined that nobody was injured. Witnesses described two men firing at each other before they each ran from the scene. Bullet holes were found in the restaurant’s wall and in the hood of a car found in the parking lot. Both suspects were described as black men, in their twenties and approximately six feet tall. One of them weighed approximately 185 pounds, had black corn rolled hair and a mustache. He was wearing a white tank top, blue shorts and a black cap. The other suspect weighed about 170 pounds and short black hair.

WEAPONS INCIDENT #2:  WEAPONS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

Franconia Road, 6500 Block:  On Friday, July 29, at approximately 11:30 a.m., an officer was notified that a student displayed a BB gun at Lee High School, located at 6540 Franconia Road in the Springfield area. The officer investigated and determined that two students had brought the guns to school with them. Joe Lopez Hernandez, 18, of 7256 Robert Lane in the Falls Church area, was arrested and charged with brandishing a weapon on school property and possessing a concealed weapon other than a firearm on school property. A petition will be obtained against a 17-year-old Falls Church-area boy for possessing a concealed weapon other than a firearm on school property. He was released to the custody of his mother. Nobody was injured at the school. This incident does not appear to be gang related.

ROBBERY-ARREST:

Apsley Court, 5800 Block:  On Friday, July 29 at approximately 2 a.m., two 19-year-old Franconia-area women and an 18-year-old Franconia-area man were sitting in a car, located in the 5800 block of Apsley House Court. A Chevrolet Trailblazer pulled up, blocked them from leaving and two teenagers got out of the Trailblazer. One displayed a gun and demanded money from one of the female victims. The second suspect took the gun and also demanded money from her. She did not, however, give them any money. A friend of the victim, an 18-year-old Huntington-area man, was parked nearby when he was alerted to the attempted robbery. One of the suspects pointed the gun at him as he drove by. The victim followed the suspects and called police. The suspects stopped their car and pointed the gun at him again. The suspects then fled but were stopped by police in the 4200 block of Franconia Road. A BB gun was found in the grass nearby. A 16-year-old and 14-year-old boy, both from the Springfield area, were arrested and taken to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center where they were served with petitions for robbery. The victims were not injured.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING:

Franconia Road, 6100 Block:  A 30-year-old Alexandria-area man was stabbed at 7-Eleven, located at 6147 Franconia Road in the Springfield area. On Monday, July 25 at approximately 5 p.m., the victim was shopping when a man began arguing with him. After further argument and discussion, one of the suspect’s friends challenged the victim to a fight. The men went outside but did not fight. The victim returned to the store to pay for his items. The first suspect entered the store and stabbed the victim in the back. All three suspects then fled the scene in a Silver Nissan Altima with temporary Maryland license plates. The victim was transported to Inova Fairfax hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The first suspect was described as a white man in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 pounds. He had a mustache and was seen wearing jeans, a maroon shirt with an emblem and a necklace. The second suspect was described as a black man in his 20s, around 5 feet 10 inches tall and 165 pounds. He had a goatee and was seen wearing a white tank top and jeans. The third suspect was described as a white man in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and 155 pounds. He was seen wearing jeans and a multi-colored shirt with a collar.

LARCENIES

Backlick Road, 6000 Block

Tools stolen from vehicle.

Backlick Road, 6200 Block

Wallet stolen from business.

Beulah Street, 7200 Block

Cigarettes stolen from business.

Bond Court, 5900 Block

Cash stolen from vehicle.

Bowie Drive, 6500 Block

Stereo stolen  from vehicle.

Brunswick Street, 5900 Block

Compact disc player and radio stolen from vehicle.

Commerce Street, 6700 Block

Fire box stolen from vehicle.

Cranford Street, 9800 Block

Cash stolen from construction site.

Edsall Road, 6400 Block

Alcohol stolen from business.

Hayfield Road, 7600 Block

Cash stolen from vehicle.

Jenerio Court, 9400 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle.

Kingstowne Village Parkway, 5900 Block

Power tools stolen from construction site.

Leewood Forest Drive, 7000 Block

Wallet and compact disc player stolen from vehicle.

Logsdon Drive, 4600 Block

Parking sticker stolen from vehicle.

Newington Road, 6700 Block

Cash stolen from residence.

Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block

Wheel and tire stolen from vehicle.

Spring Faire Court, 7200 Block

Radiator stolen from business.

Springfield Boulevard, 6800 Block

Computer stolen from business.

Versar Center, 6800 Block

Laptop computer stolen from business.

Wexford Place, 7500Block

Mailbox flag stolen from residence.

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