Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 14, 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.

VOLUNTEEERS WANTED / NEEDED:

Homeland security issues have increased the responsibilities for many local police departments, who are now performing more tasks and responding to more call for service than ever before. The support of volunteers has become a critical part of meeting local homeland security threats. To that end, Fairfax County Police are seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming Auxiliary Police Officers.

Fairfax County has had an established Auxiliary Police Officer (APO) program since 1983, and has a current strength of approximately 85 volunteers. APOs are trained to perform a variety of operational support and administrative duties, which include patrol, traffic control; security of prisoners; communications; desk assignments; fingerprinting; crime prevention and special events. Auxiliary officers undergo almost as much training as regular police officers but, because they offer their services on a volunteer basis, they provide a considerable savings to County taxpayers while allowing patrol officers to handle assignments that only they can perform. The police department provides uniforms, equipment and insurance. Auxiliary officers must perform an average of 24 hours of volunteer service a month to maintain their status in the unit.

Fairfax County is planning to hold its next Auxiliary Police Academy session in early 2006. To be considered applicants must live in Northern Virginia and be at least 21 years of age. Applicants must be in good health and without a criminal record or history of drug use, and not be an applicant for police officer in any jurisdiction. To apply, obtain a brochure or additional information about the Fairfax County Auxiliary Police Unit, contact Second Lieutenant Ed O’Carroll at 703-280-0701.

For more information, visit this web link:

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ps/police/Volunteers.htm

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. This will be an "OPEN" meeting, with Command Staff on hand to hear your concerns. Bring your questions and concerns for a lively give and take session. 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. 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 8-14, 2005

BURGLARY:

Willowood Lane, 6300 Block:On Thursday, September 15, between the hours of 8:00am and Noon, a house in the 6300 block of Willowood Lane in the Rose Hill subdivision was burglarized. Cash, weapons and other valuables were taken. If anyone has any information regarding this felony, she/he is urged to call the Franconia District Station (703-922-8263) Crime Prevention Office, or the FCPD non-emergency number: 703-691-2131.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY / ARREST:

Ashland Woods Lane, 9200 Block:A 43-year-old Washington D.C. man was arrested for attempted robbery. On Friday, September 16 at approximately 1 a.m., a 50-year-old Lorton-area woman was pushed to the ground from behind in the 9200 block of Ashland Woods Lane in the Lorton area. The man attempted to take her purse but she was able to hold onto it. The suspect fled and the victim suffered minor injuries. Police arrested Robert Aundry Geter of 3516 A Street SE and charged him with robbery. He was held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

HIT AND RUN:

The public’s help is requested in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured an Alexandria man. The 30-year-old driver of a 1998 Nissan Frontier truck parked his disabled vehicle on Franconia Road near Governors Pond Circle at about 8:10 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2005.  He and his passenger, also of Alexandria, were walking away from the parked vehicle when the driver remembered he had left personal property in the truck. He apparently ran into Franconia Road to return to the truck and was struck by an unknown vehicle. The striking driver did not stop. The victim was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life threatening injuries. Descriptions of the striking vehicle are very sketchy. Police believe it is a Dodge, possibly a truck or van. It has square headlights and damage to the right-front, especially the headlight. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.HIT AND RUN

LARCENIES

Ashby Lane, 7500 Block

Compact disc player stolen from vehicle.

Backlick Road, 6100 Block

Money stolen from business.

Belvoir Woods Parkway, 9100 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle.

Edsall Road, 6500 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Essex Avenue, 7000 Block

Jewelry stolen from residence.

Frontier Drive, 6600 Block

Air gun stolen from vehicle.

Frontier Drive, 6800 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Hagel Circle, 9500 Block

License plates stolen from vehicle.

Heatherway Court, 6800 Block

Bowl stolen from residence.

Hibbling Avenue, 6200 Block

Power tools stolen from residence.

Kerr Drive, 7100 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block

Wallet stolen from business.

Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Lamoyne Court, 7500 Block

Gas mask stolen from vehicle.

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block

Money, documents, camera, credit cards and passport stolen from hotel room.

Lorton Road, 8000 Block

Gasoline stolen from business.

Meteor Place, 6800 Block

Watch stolen from person.

Newington Road, 6600 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Old Brentford Court, 6100 Block

Grill stolen from residence.

Saluda Court, 9500 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from residence.

Samuel Wallis Street, 8000 Block

License plates stolen from vehicle.

South Van Doren Street, 5700 Block

Purse stolen from restaurant.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6700 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block

Wallet stolen from business.

Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block

Bowl stolen from business.

Victoria Drive, 6900 Block

Tires stolen from vehicle.

Winstead Manor Lane, 8000 Block

Compact discs stolen from vehicle.

Winstead Manor Lane, 8000 Block

Laptop computer stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Cinder Bed Road, 7700 Block

1995 Chevy Cavalier reported stolen.

Cottonwood Drive, 6300 Block

1999 Lexus LS400 reported stolen.

General Washington Drive, 5600 Block

1997 Ford F450 dump truck reported stolen.

Hanover Avenue, 5800 Block

2000 Ford Explorer reported stolen.

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