Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending August 31, 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.

SCHOOL REOPENS NEXT WEEK; THE DAYS ARE GETTING SHORTER.
Drive like your child's life depends on your driving skills.

The Fairfax County Police Department, in the interest of promoting a safe school year, will launch its “Start of School” enforcement campaign. Additional officers will be used to enforce all traffic laws including speeding in school zones, passing stopped school buses and failing to yield to pedestrians. Officers may ride on school buses to identify and summons motorists who break the law. They will be driving both marked and unmarked police cruisers and alternative vehicles. The purpose of the campaign, which will run through the end of September, is to educate the public about the increased danger of irresponsible driving during the school year. All violators will be ticketed as police continue to promote the safety and welfare of both children and adults.

CAC:

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 normally held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. However, there will be no class on Saturday, September 10. 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 October 8, and November 12, 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 25-31, 2005

ROBBERY

Lewis Chapel Road, 9300 Block:  On Sunday, August 28 at approximately 11 p.m., a 24-year-old Lorton-area man was robbed at gunpoint. The victim was approached by two men in an apartment building staircase located in the 9300 block of Lewis Chapel Road in the Lorton area. The victim became trapped between the two men on the stairs. Each of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money. The men took cash from the victim’s pocket and hit him with the gun. The suspects then fled the scene. The victim suffered minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital. The suspects were described as young Hispanic men. One of them wore a black shirt, blue jeans and a sweat rag on his head. The second suspect wore a black baseball cap.

Indecent Exposure

Kingstowne Boulevard, 5800 Block:  On Friday, August 19, a mother and her two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, were shopping at the Wal Mart store in the 5800 block of Kingstowne Boulevard in the Kingstowne area. They were in the shoe department around 6:30 p.m. when they noticed a man staring at them. When the children looked at him, he lifted his shirt exposing himself through the see-through pajama-type pants he was wearing. He began to touch himself. The family left the shoe department but the children saw the man again later at a different location in the store. Once the children notified their mother, the suspect fled the area.  The suspect is described as a white male in his early 40s. He’s about 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds. He had black hair and blue eyes. He had curly, medium length hair and was wearing a gray T-shirt with a large logo and light blue pants with several logos.

CARJACKING ARREST

Richmond Highway

On Wednesday, August 24 at approximately 9 p.m., the victim was driving on Beverly Park Road near Hooes Road in the Springfield area when a man entered his car through the passenger door. The suspect demanded to be driven home. The victim stopped the car and attempted to flee but the suspect began to assault him. The suspect took personal property from the man before the victim ran from the car and called police. The suspect was last seen driving westbound on Hooes Road towards Rolling Road. The victim suffered minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital. On Thursday, August 25 around 10:45 p.m., an officer on patrol spotted the stolen Lincoln on Richmond Highway. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested Andre R. Murray, 29, of 2768 Francisco Way in the Hybla Valley area. Murray was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with robbery, possession of stolen property, felony habitual offender and driving under the influence. Murray was held without bond.

LARCENIES

Beryl Road, 6300 Block

  Laptop computer stolen from school.

Campbell Drive, 3300 Block

  Radio stolen from vehicle.

Dinwiddie Street, 6000 Block

  Tools stolen from vehicle.

Edgerton Lane, 6900 Block

  Spoiler and speakers stolen from vehicle.

Essex House Square, 6000 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

Garner Street, 5200 Block

  Tools stolen from vehicle.

Gildar Street, 6400 Block

  Purse and clothes stolen from vehicle.

Hechinger Drive, 6900 Block

  Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Husky Lane, 7300 Block

  Sunglasses stolen from vehicle.

Kingsbury Road, 7600 Block

  Wallet stolen from business.

Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block

  Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Loisdale Road, 6600 Block

  PDA and telephone stolen from business.

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block

  Television stolen from vehicle.

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block

  Bicycle stolen from residence.

Picot Road, 4500 Block

  Money stolen from vehicle.

Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block

  Wallet stolen from business.

Ridgeway Drive, 6800 Block

  Money stolen from vehicle.

Rockshire Street, 6400 Block

  Bicycle stolen from residence.

Summer Leaf Lane, 5400 Block

  Bicycles stolen from residence.

Westridge Court, 5900 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Cinder Bed Road, 8200 Block

  2005 Peterbuilt tractor

Havelock Street, 7500 Block

  1993 Toyota Previa reported stolen.

Lackawanna Drive, 7200 Block

  1990 Kawasaki motorcycle reported stolen.

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block

  2003 Suzuki motorcycle

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6800 Block

  1992 Dodge Caravan reported stolen.

Old Colchester Road, 10200 Block

  2001 Ford Excursion reported stolen.

Beryl Road, 6300 Block

  Ambulance reported stolen.

Larkspur Drive, 6200 Block

  1994 Honda Civic reported stolen.

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