Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending August 09, 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.

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 September 9, 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
August 3-9, 2006

ACADEMY GRADUATION

The Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy will graduate 47 recruits on Wednesday, August 16.  Thirty-six of the graduates will work for the Fairfax County Police Department, nine will work for the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, one will work for the Town of Herndon Police Department and one will work for the Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office. 

The Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, located at 14601 Lee Road in the Chantilly area, trains approximately 140 to 150 new law enforcement officers a year.  The Criminal Justice Academy is the current training center for all law enforcement officers from the Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and the town police departments of Herndon and Vienna.  Animal wardens and fire marshals are also trained here. 

The six month basic recruit session is a non-residential training program.  Recruits commute to the facility Monday through Friday for an eight-hour day, varying between day and evening hours.  The curriculum includes Virginia law, report writing, criminal and accident investigation, warrant service, crime prevention, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations, first aid and firearms skills.  

MISSING PERSON

Burdon Court, 6000 Block: Dionysius Richerson, 90, of the 6000 block of Burdon Court in the Kingstown area, went for a walk and didn’t return home. Richerdson left his home around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2 for a walk, possibly to the local Safeway. When he hadn’t returned by 8:30 p.m., the family became concerned and called the police.

Fairfax County Police have initiated a search and rescue operation in the neighborhood and around the Kingstown Safeway. Richerson is black, about 6 feet tall and 145 pounds. He is bald. He was last seen wearing dark blue dress pants and blue and white striped long-sleeved shirt. He has a scar on his chin. Due to his physical condition and the hot weather the family and police are concerned for his welfare.

Dionysius Richerson was found Friday morning, August 4. He apparently took a bus from Springfield on Wednesday afternoon, August 2 and spent most of his time at the bus station in Philadelphia. A woman noticed him in front of her house Friday morning around 6:30 a.m. When he was still there at 9 a.m., she called the police. He was in good health when he was found, but transported to a local hospital so he could be examined. A detective in Philadelphia notified Fairfax County Police when Mr. Richerson told him where he lived. Thanks go to the public and the media for their assistance in trying to locate Mr. Richerson.

ROBBERY

Richmond Highway and Pohick Road:  Four teens were robbed early Sunday morning, August 6, as they sat in a car. The four Springfield-area teens, 16, 18, 18 and 19-years-old, drove to an apartment complex in the area of Richmond Highway and Pohick Road around 1 a.m. to meet an acquaintance. They pulled into a parking spot and the acquaintance entered their car. The suspect brandished a handgun and demanded property from all four victims. They complied with his demands as a second suspect stood by outside the victims’ car. Both suspects fled in a car toward Richmond Highway. No one was injured. Both suspects were described as black males, 16 to 17-years-old and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. The first suspect was 180 pounds and wore a black shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and a black skull cap. The second suspect wore a white shirt, blue jeans, white shoes and a white ball cap.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Route 1/Lorton Road

On Saturday August 5 around 12:30 a.m., a man was walking down the street in the area of Route 1 and Lorton Road. He walked past a group of seven to eight males and one of the males asked for money and to use the man’s cellular phone. The man walked away and was struck in the back of the head by the suspect and then punched several times by the rest of the suspects. The victim sustained minor injuries. The suspects were only described as black males.

LARCENIES

Axton Street, 7500 Block

  Tools stolen from vehicle

Backlick Road, 5500 Block

  Gun stolen from vehicle

Birchleigh Way, 6600 Block

  Bicycle stolen from residence

Bradlick Shopping Center, 6900 Bcock

  Cigarettes stolen from business

Briarleigh Way, 6600 Block

  iPod stolen from vehicle

Franconia Road, 5300 Block

  Yard ornament stolen from yard

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

  Gasoline stolen from service station

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

  Tire stolen from vehicle

Frontier Drive, 6600 Block

  Two temporary tags stolen from vehicle

Heather Ridge Court, 9200 Block

  Money stolen from individual

Inverary Court, 9600 Block

  Pool stolen from yard of residence

Kingstowne Boulevard, 5700 Block

  Jewelry stolen from business

Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block

  Wallet stolen from purse

Mims Street, 8000 Block

  Gasoline stolen from vehicle

Minor Lane, 4600 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

Old Keene Mill Road, 6900 Block

  Videos stolen from business

Spring Faire Court, 7200 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Wallet stolen from purse

VEHICLE THEFTS

Backlick Road, 8200 Block

  2006 GMC

Bloomfield Drive, 5600 Block

  1996 Ford

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