Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending August 17, 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.

DEADLY STATISTICS

Through 08/12/2005:
 

FAIRFAX COUNTY Fatal crash totals:

2005:............................................................ 34

2004:............................................................ 34

2005 Virginia year to date:............................ 468

2004 Virginia total:....................................... 943

2004 (Full Year) Fairfax County total:.............. 64

2005 Fairfax County under age 21:.................... 7

2005 Fairfax County Pedestrians:..................... 3

Facts:

At least 8 of the crashes were alcohol-related and 2 were drug-related.
4 motorcyclists have been killed.
1 collision with a deer resulted in a fatality.

At the rate we are going, we might just top the 2004 figures. Don’t that happen. Drive to SURVIVE. Keep your speed to near the limit, keep VERY ALERT for those that do not; and don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve had more than one drink. It could be your last trip!

CAC:

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

Our next CAC meeting will be held at the Lee District Government Center on Franconia Road on Wednesday evening, September 21, 2005, in the big meeting room. A Social Period begins at 7pm, with the General Meeting beginning at 7:30pm.

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 September 10, 2005 and October 8, 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
August 11-17, 2005

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – POLICE OFFICER SHOT

Mockingbird Woods Court, 6700 Block:A 23-year-old Newington-area man and a Fairfax County police officer were shot during an altercation the early morning hours of August 15, 2005.Police were called to a home in the 6700 block of Mockingbird Woods Court in the Newington area around 6 a.m. for a domestic violence-related call. Investigation revealed that the suspect was assaulting his mother as officers arrived at the townhouse. The man was repeatedly ordered to stop the assault and told to get onto the ground. He refused to comply and advanced towards three officers. Efforts to take the unarmed man into custody by using pepper spray and a baton were ineffective. The suspect then charged an officer who fired his gun at the man. The two shots fired by this officer struck both the suspect and an officer. The third officer also fired his service pistol but did not strike the suspect.

The officer was shot in the lower body and the male resident was shot in the upper body.The man was medevaced by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital and the officer was transported by ambulance.  Both are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Warrants were obtained for Antonio Hill, 23, charging him with malicious wounding and abduction.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING

Lorton Road, 8000 Block:On Tuesday, August 17 around 11:15 p.m., a man drove into the Shell station located at 8015 Lorton Road in the Lorton area. Once he pumped gas into his vehicle, the clerk, a 31-year-old Woodbridge-area man, requested payment. The suspect refused to pay, pulled out a sharp weapon and cut the clerk causing minor injuries to his upper body. The suspect then drove away in a Ford Focus. The investigation is continuing. The victim was transported to Springfield Healthplex where he was treated and released.

ROBBERY

Old Pohick Way, 7300 Block:On Wednesday, August 17, police responded for a robbery in the 9000 block of Old Pohick Way in the Pohick area. Around 1 a.m. a 20-year-old Dumfries-area man provided a ride to a female friend from Old Dale City. The man and woman drove to a home on Old Pohick Way to visit acquaintances. During the visit, the man was approached by an 18-year-old man who was also at the home .The 18-year-old demanded money. When the victim refused, he was assaulted. The suspect then took personal items from the victim before fleeing from the home. The victim was transported to Potomac Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was described as black, in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, with corn rows. He was seen wearing a white T-shirt and baggy blue jeans. The police investigation is continuing.

LARCENIES

Birchleigh Circle, 6400 Block

Stereo and compact disc player stolen from vehicle.

Chicory Place, 6000 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Cimarron Street, 6700 Block

(Three incidents)Stereo stolen from vehicle

Commerce Street, 6700 Block

Money stolen from vending machine at business.

Daysailer Drive, 10500 Block

Wallet stolen from vehicle.

Daysailer Drive, 10500 Block

Money and cellular telephone stolen from vehicle.

Ferndale Street, 5300 Block

Recycling bin stolen from residence.

Gildar Street, 6500 Block

Compact disc player, XM radio and steering column stolen from vehicle.

Gilpin Drive, 5200 Block

Airbags, global positioning system and radio stolen from vehicle.

Higham Drive, 6200 Block

Stationary bicycle stolen from residence.

Hooes Road, 8800 Block

Tires and rims stolen from vehicle.

Independence Circle, 5600 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Little River Turnpike, 6600 Block

Television and alcohol stolen from business.

Lorton Road, 8000 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block

Keys stolen from person.

Old Keene Mill Road, 7300 Block

Alcohol stolen from business.

Oxpen Court, 6000 Block

Stereo stolen from vehicle.

Reservoir Road, 7200 Block

Home theater system, television and DVD player stolen from residence.

Reservoir Road, 7200 Block

Car cover stolen from vehicle.

Rockshire Street, 6300 Block

Jewelry stolen from residence.

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

Box stolen from residence.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center 6500 Block

Money stolen from business.

Terminal Road, 8200 Block

Copper wiring stolen from construction site.

Thames Street, 8500 Block

Compact disc player stolen from vehicle.

Villa Del Rey Court 6900 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Wolford Way, 7700 Block

Compact disc player, speakers and amplifier stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Apple Tree Drive, 4500 Block

1986 Pontiac Parisienne reported stolen.

Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block

1995 Chrysler reported stolen.

McWeadon Lane, 7600 Block

Moped reported stolen.

Shawnee Road, 5200 Block

1996 Nissan Sentra reported stolen.

Summerton Way, 6400 Block

1994 Ford Econoline van reported stolen.

Telegraph Road, 6700 Block

Trailer reported stolen stolen.

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