Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 07, 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 is open; Drive Carefully

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
September 1-7, 2005

HURRICANE KATRINA SCAMS

There are a great number of low-life individuals who are trying to capitalize on the plight of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. They are sending emails and making phone calls, pretending to be legitimate relief agencies and asking people to donate over the phone or on-line, giving their credit card numbers. Do not be taken in! Legitimate relief organizations will not call or email to solicit funds. They ask that you, the donor, go to their website or call them directly to make donations, over secure lines. The American Red Cross is the primary agency and is coordinating efforts in the Gulf Coast region (www.redcross.org) that's dot ORG, not dot com. Other organizations are local church groups; the Salvation Army; Project Hope, local area supermarkets, radio and TV stations, etc. Check with the local news channels for more information and addresses where you can make a donation. Your donation to the Katrina relief effort is greatly appreciated. However, if you make a donation to the scam artists, you will have grief for a long time to come. Beware and be aware!

And, for the record, four such scam artists were arrested in the Reston District this past week, and are being held at the Adult Detention Facility!

BURGLARY / ASSAULT

Abbottsbury Row, 6200 Block:Police arrested a 16-year-old boy from the Kingstowne area for assault and burglary. On Monday, September 5 at around 5:30 p.m., police responded to the 6200 block of Abbottsbury Row in the Kingstowne area for a burglary and found two victims, an 18-year old female from the Kingstowne area and 20-year-old female from the Lorton area. Allegedly, two juvenile males entered the residence, stole property and assaulted them. The suspects then ran away in an unknown direction.Both victims received minor injuries. One of the juveniles was known and later arrested by police. He was taken to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center where he was charged with simple assault and burglary.The investigation is continuing.

LARCENY

Gunston Cove Road, 9700 Block:Four hundred gallons of gasoline were stolen from a construction site in the Lorton area. The diesel fuel was taken from a battery-operated fuel pump and storage tank in the 9700 block of Gunston Cove Road between September 1 and September 6. Several other cases of gasoline siphoning have occurred in the county this week. If you have information on this or any other crime, call 703-691-2131. Your efforts will be appreciated and you may be eligible for a reward!

LARCENIES

Backlick Road,5500 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Commerce Street, 6700 Block

Briefcase stolen from hotel.

Crozet Court, 6100 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Edsall Road, 6400 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Edsall Road, 6500 Block (Two incidents)

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Franconia Road, 5200 Block

Gasoline stolen from vehicle.

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Frontier Drive, 6500 Block

Money stolen from person at business.

Furnace Road, 10500 Block

Electrical wiring stolen from construction site.

Gunston Cove Road, 9700 Block

Gasoline stolen from vehicle.

Joust Lane, 6100 Block

Seats and stereo stolen from vehicle.

Landsdowne Center, 6400 Block

Diapers stolen from business.

Manchester Boulevard, 7000 Block

DVDs stolen from business.

Rhoden Court, 7000 Block

Hat stolen from person.

River Drive, 5900 Block

Jewelry stolen from residence.

Shepherd Hills Drive, 9500 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from vehicle.

Silver Lake Boulevard, 7100 Block

Hair product and cologne stolen from business.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block

Jewelry stolen from business.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block

Purse stolen from business.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block

Stereo stolen from vehicle.

Springfield Mall Shoping Center, 6600 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle.

Whitsell Way, 8900 Block

Cellular telephone, charger and paperwork stolen from vehicle.

Zekan Lane, 6200 Block

Purse stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Ashland Woods Lane, 9200 Block

2005 Honda CBR1000 motorcycle reported stolen.

Cumberland Avenue, , 6100 Block

2001 Jeep Cherokee reported stolen.

Flag Run Drive, 5600 Block

1991 Ford Truck reported stolen.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block

1997 Toyota Camry reported stolen.

Spring Garden Drive, 7000 Block

1994 Mercury reported stolen.

Whitsell Way, 8900 Block

1998 Toyota Corolla reported stolen.

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