Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 08, 2004

Police Officer Philip Edwards
Crime Prevention Unit
Fairfax County Police ~ Franconia Station
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22310-2508

Main Desk:





703.719.6436   ~ Fairfax County Police Department  ~ Virginia Crime Prevention Association

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The next CAC meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, September 15, at the Franconia Government Center in the public meeting room. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, pre-meeting social period begins at 7:00pm. We hope to have a demonstration of the new Fairfax County Voting Machine in addition to the regular program.


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 MODIP class is being held at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road, on October 9, 2004, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An additional classe will meet on November13, 2004. 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 02-08, 2004


Hechinger Drive, 6900 Block A 19-year-old Alexandria area man was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday, September 8. About 8:30 p.m., the victim was walking to his parked car in the 6900 block of Hechinger Drive, in the Springfield area, when he was confronted by a man who displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim started fighting with the armed robber, and a second suspect joined the fight and also started assaulting the victim. The suspects took several personal items from the man. As the suspects got away in an older model gray Oldsmobile, the victim was run over by the car’s passenger side rear tire. The victim was able to drive himself to the hospital and seek treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.

The first suspect is described as a black man about six feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He wore a black hat, black windbreaker and faded blue jeans. The second suspect was described as a black man who wore a black hat, gray and black windbreaker and dark jeans.

Franconia Road, 6100 Block On Sunday, September 5 around 7 p.m., a masked gunman robbed a service station in the 6100 block of Franconia Road in the Alexandria area. The suspect approached the victim inside the service station, displayed a handgun and demanded money. After stealing an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were no reported injuries. The suspect was described as black, in his mid-20s, about six feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He also had a black bandana wrapped around his face and was wearing black pants and a long sleeve gray shirt.

Frontier Drive, 6699 Block The Dunkin’ Donuts shop, located at 6699 Frontier Drive in the Springfield area, was robbed on Tuesday. Around 8:30 pm on. September 7, a man walked into the Dunkin Donuts and approached the clerk. He displayed a weapon tucked into his pants and demanded cash. The clerk, a 47-year-old Fairfax City area woman, complied with the request. The robber then demanded she lay on the floor as he fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a black male about 20-25 years old, six feet tall, 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a white T-shirt and gray sweat pants. He wore a black nylon cap.


Highland Street, 7200 Block A 16-year-old Lorton area youth was injured by a stray bullet. On Sunday, September 5 about 12:45 a.m., a group of men and boys were standing in front of a home in the 7200 block of Highland Street in the Springfield area. A four-door car occupied by an unknown number of people drove by and shot at the group. The victim realized one of the bullets had injured his foot. His friends took him to Inova Health-Plex in Springfield where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives are investigating the incident as a gang-related shooting.


Clowser Court, 6800 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Dunman Way, 6300 Block Jewelry reported stolen from residence.
Declaration Square, 6100 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Fallswood Way, 7600 Block Keys reported stolen from vehicle.
Fleet Drive, 6700 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Frontier Drive, 6500 Block Cologne reported stolen from business.
Gunston Cove Road, 9400 Block CB radio reported stolen from vehicle.
Kingstowne Court, 5800 Block Electric scooter reported stolen from business.
Kingstowne Court, 5900 Block MP3 player reported stolen from business.
Lambkin Court, 7800 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Lewis Chapel Circle, 7800 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Lewis Chapel Road, 9300 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Little River Turnpike, 7000 Block Wallet reported stolen from business.
Pioneer Drive, 6300 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block Bicycle reported stolen from residence.
Rock Ridge Lane, 7100 Block Telephone reported stolen from business.
Springfield Boulevard, 6800 Block Watch reported stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6600 Block Cash reported stolen from business.
Tower Hill Circle, 5600 Block Drywall reported stolen from construction site.


Bostwick Drive, 6700 Block 1996 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Catlett Street, 7100 Block 1994 Chevy Truck reported stolen.
Norham Drive, 5800 Block 1998 Acura Intergra reported stolen.

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