Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 13, 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.

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 October 14, 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.

LOW-COST RABIES CLINIC FOR PETS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter, located at 4500 West Ox Road in Fairfax VA, will host a low-cost rabies clinic this Sunday between 12 noon and 2 p.m. The cost for rabies shots at the clinic is $10.00. All dogs should be on leashes and all cats in carriers. There will be no vaccines for ferrets.

Fairfax County 2006 dog licenses will be sold separately at the clinic and cost $5.00 for altered dogs and $10.00 for unaltered dogs (please bring proof of your pet's spay or neuter).

The clinic is sponsored by the Fairfax County Police Department Animal Services Division and Deepwood Veterinary Hospital. For more information, please call (703) 830-1000.

For more information about the rabies clinic, visit the Fairfax County Animal Services Division Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices

Weekly Incident Summary Report
September 7-13, 2006

KINGSTOWNE-AREA WOMAN MISSING SINCE AUGUST 26:

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. If you have any information about this person, please contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

DEATH OF 21 MONTH OLD BOY RULED A HOMICIDE

Police and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a home on Tuesday, September 12 around 11 a.m. for a child who was unresponsive. The child was transported from the home in the Kingstowne area to the Springfield Healthplex where he was pronounced dead. Investigation and autopsy determined the victim, Myles Simon, 21 months, of 6359 Battlement Way in Alexandria, died of blunt force trauma to the head consistent with homicide. He had been at a babysitter’s home in the 6400 block of Silver Ridge Circle. The babysitter, a 21 year-old woman, left the home to run an errand leaving the victim, along with three other children, in the care of her husband. When she returned, about 40 minutes later, she found the child unresponsive.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Mohammad Ahmad, 24, of 6423 Silver Ridge Circle. An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for Ahmad. He is described as a White man about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 185 pounds. He has black, wavy hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

Anyone with information about this incident or this suspect is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.

STREET RACING A FACTOR IN FATAL KINGSTOWNE - AREA CRASH

On Tuesday, September 12 around 10 p.m., two vehicles were racing side-by-side traveling eastbound on Hayfield Road near Kingstowne Village Parkway at a high rate of speed. A 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse ran off the road and struck a tree. The driver, Michael S. Garcia, 23, of 7036 Darby Towne Court, Alexandria, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, Bryan Flores, 18, of 6019 Liverpool Lane, Alexandria, was charged with Reckless Driving. An investigation of this incident is continuing.

HOMICIDE

Silver Ridge Circle, 6400 Block:  *Police and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a home on Tuesday, September 12 around 11 a.m. for a child who was unresponsive. The child was transported from the home in the Kingstowne area to the Springfield Healthplex where he was pronounced dead. Investigation and autopsy determined the victim, Myles Simon, 21 months, of 6359 Battlement Way in Alexandria, died of blunt force trauma to the head consistent with homicide. He had been at a babysitter’s home in the 6400 block of Silver Ridge Circle. The babysitter, a 21 year-old woman, left the home to run an errand leaving the victim, along with three other children, in the care of her husband. When she returned, about 40 minutes later, she found the child unresponsive.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Mohammad Ahmad, 24, of 6423 Silver Ridge Circle. An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for Ahmad. He is described as a White man about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 185 pounds. He has black, wavy hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

POSSESSION OF A WEAPON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY/ TRESPASSING

Telegraph Road 7600 Block:On Thursday, September 7 around 1:50 p.m., four teenagers were found trespassing at Hayfield High School. Officers determined that two of the suspects had brought weapons onto school property. The two juveniles a 17-year-old Woodbridge-area male and a 17-year-old Lorton-area male were transported to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. The Woodbridge-area male was charged with trespassing on school property and the Lorton-area male was charged with trespassing and possession of a weapon on school property. Eric Murray, 18, of 7306 Ardglass Drive in Lorton, and Marquece Sharpe, 19, of 7601 Sheffield Village Lane in Lorton were transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Murray was charged with trespassing on school property and Sharpe was charged with trespassing and possession of a weapon on school property. The weapons found on the arrested were a stun gun and a knife.

LARCENIES

Backlick Road, 5500 Block

  Engine stolen from vehicle

Backlick Woods Court, 5400 Block

  Briefcase stolen from vehicle

Braddock Road, 6900 Block

  Money stolen from residence

Brandon Avenue, 6200 Block

  Three digital cameras stolen from business

Broadmoor Street, 5700 Block

  Change stolen from vehicle

Commerce Street, 6800 Block

  Two temporary tags stolen from vehicle

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

  Cellular phone stolen from purse

Hagel Circle, 9900 Block

  Parking permit stolen from vehicle

Highland Street, 7600 Block

  Computer stolen from residence

Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block

  Ink cartridges stolen from business

Kingstowne Commons Drive, 6300 Block

  Purse stolen from business

Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block

  Money stolen from business

Logsdon Drive, 4500 Block

  Airbag and radio stolen from vehicle

Netties Lane, 6600 Block

  ATV Quad and trailer stolen from construction site

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

  Wallet stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Purse stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  MP3 player stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block

  Videos stolen from business

Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block

  Alcohol stolen from business

Springfield Plaza, 6500 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Talbois Place, 5000 Block

  Two bicycles stolen from residence

Vine Street, 5600 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Wimsatt Road, 7100 Block

  Medallions stolen from vehicle

VEHICLE THEFTS

Archstone Court, 6000 Block

  2006 Triumph motorcycle reported stolen

Archstone Way, 6000 Block

  2003 Honda CBR 600R motorcycle reported stolen

Manchester Boulevard, 7000 Block

  2003 Mazda Protégé reported stolen

Old Colchester Road, 9900 Block

  1998 Pontiac station wagon reported stolen

Skyles Way, 7000 Block

  2005 Saturn Vue reported stolen

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