Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 6, 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.

Start of School Enforcement Campaign

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. Be aware and watch for the yellow buses. You DON’T want to appear before a magistrate having been cited for a school bus safety violation. Everyone is taking the issue of school bus safety VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY!! You have been warned!!!

Work Zone Safety ZONE ENFORCEMENT

Officers from the West Springfield District Station are working to improve the safety of anyone who works in or passes through a work zone. This two-week campaign runs from August 29 through September 15. Officers will focus on the areas in and around construction zones throughout the district. They will target speeders and aggressive drivers as well as all other local and state traffic laws.

Many of us travel through the Springfield area at least once a week. Fines double in work zones. Be aware of the construction zones and adjust your speed and mindset accordingly. There will be NO WARNING tickets given out.

CAC: 

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 31-September 6, 2006

MISSING PERSON

William Edgar Drive, 6200 Block:  Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Kingstowne-area woman who has been missing since Saturday, August 26. She was last seen around 11:30 a.m. in her home in the 6200 block of William Edgar Drive. She may appear confused and is in need of her medication. Her family believes she may have wandered away and is concerned for her safety. Quisra Khan, 50, is a White female, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 150 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark green and black dress and a light green shawl.

LARCENIES

Backlick Road, 5500 Block

  Gasoline stolen from service station

Backlick Road, 6500 Block

  Dealer license plates stolen from business

Charlotte Street, 7400 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Frontier Drive, 6700 Block

  Purse stolen from residence

Gilbert Street, 6900 Block

  Tools stolen from residence

Hagel Circle, 9600 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Leestone Street, 7000 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Lockport Place, 7300 Block

  Briefcase stolen from business

Long Pine Drive, 7600 Block

  Amplifier, speakers, and compact discs stolen from vehicle

Loisdale Road, 8100 Block

  Cellular phone stolen from business

Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block

  Money stolen from residence

Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block

  Cellular phone stolen from vehicle

Waites Way, 8900 Block

  Mattress stolen from vehicle

Zekan Lane, 6200 Block

  Power washer stolen from residence

VEHICLE THEFTS

Archstone Way, 6000 Block

  1996 Kalasaki Motorcycle reported stolen

Burdon Court, 6000 Block

  2001 Suzuki motorcycle reported stolen

Rock Island Road, 6600 Block

  2000 Jeep Cherokee reported stolen

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