Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 15, 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

Edwards e-Mail:

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.


Police Motorcycle Safety Competition:

The Fairfax County Police Department will host the 25th annual Police Motorcycle Officer Safety Competition on Saturday, September 18th. The event will take place at the Target Store parking lot, Chantilly Crossing, corner of Lee Road and Route 50.

Police Motorcycle riders from across the region and as far away as Baton Rouge, Louisiana will test their skills in a variety of challenges. The main course will begin immediately after the opening ceremony at 0800 hours on Saturday, September 18th. You are encouraged to stop by and support FCPD's squad during the competition. This is a rain or shine event!


The Bethesda Naval Hospital continues to need assistance in providing. The hospital new white t-shirts, new elastic waist gym shorts and rechargeable phone cards that can be distributed to the wounded veterans. Toiletry items are also in short supply (toothpase, shampoo, deodorant, sanitary supplies, razors, shaving cream, and electric razors). Also if you have any new (recent) magazines, books, VHS videos or DVDs you no longer want they would also be appreciated. All of these donations can be dropped off at the Franconia District Station, in care of the CAC, which delivers them to a central distribution point. We ARE bringing some smiles to our returning heroes, and are making a difference!


The next CAC meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, October 20th, 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


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.


The Fairfax County Police Department has been adding a new tool to their workbags: IN-CRUISER VIDEO. These cameras have been installed in cruisers at other stations in the County, and now, Franconia District Station cruisers have them. These are valuable tools used as evidence in vehicle stops or as a defense in cases where an offender has attempted to charge an arresting officer with undue force. The FCPD also uses the tapes in training new officers, and in reeducating officers that might need to have their present work practices evaluatated. So, in addition to the old CB picture taking machines (aka RADAR), the cars now have video.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
September 09-15, 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.

Lorton Road, 8000 Block: Fairfax County Police are investigating an attempted carjacking that occurred on Tuesday, September 14, around 11:30 p.m., at a service station located in the 8000 block of Lorton Road. An 18-year-old North Carolina woman had stopped to get gasoline when she was approached by a man. After she got back into her car, the suspect approached the driver’s side and tried to get in. When the victim screamed, the suspect fled the scene in an older model white Lincoln Mark VII with a dark blue vinyl top. The vehicle also had a very loud exhaust system. There were no reported injuries during this incident. Fairfax County Police Helicopter and K-9 units responded but could not locate the suspect.


Aspenpark Road, 7500 Block Bicycle reported stolen from residence.
Axton Street, 7400 Block Cash reported stolen from vehicle.
Backlick Road, 6100 Block Cellular telephone reported stolen from residence.
Brookleigh Way, 6500 Block Cash reported stolen from vehicle.
Edsall Road, 6500 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Foxleigh Way, 7400 Block Cellular telephone reported stolen from vehicle.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block Computer reported stolen from business.
Hagel Circle, 9700 Block Two hubcaps reported stolen from vehicle.
Heatherwood Drive, 6000 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Highdale Circle, 5900 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Kingstowne Boulevard, 5800 Block Cash reported stolen from business.
Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block Purse reported stolen from business.
Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block Videos reported stolen from business.
Layton Drive, 7100 Block Bicycle reported stolen from residence.
Layton Drive, 7100 Block Lawn mower reported stolen from residence.
Layton Drive, 7100 Block Meat cutter reported stolen from residence.
Little River Turnpike, 6700 Block Purse reported stolen from business.
Little River Turnpike, 6700 Block Tire reported stolen from vehicle.
Loisdale Road, 6500 Block Purse and Video Camera reported stolen from business.
Lorton Road, 7700 Block Home heaters and coils reported stolen from construction site.
Piney Woods Court,. 6000 Block Concrete reported stolen from construction site.
Samuel Wallis Street, 8000 Block Air conditioning unit reported stolen from construction site.
Silver Lake Boulevard, 7100 Block Cash and clothes reported stolen from residence.
Silver Ridge Circle, 6400 Block Cash reported stolen from residence.
Telegraph Road, 9000 Block Tires reported stolen from vehicle.
Wesley Road, 7100 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Wildwood Court, 7600 Block Stereo equipment reported stolen from vehicle.
Woodway Drive, 5400 Block Compact disc player reported stolen from residence.


Ashland Woods Lane, 9200 Block 2001 Nissan Xterra reported stolen.
Bristol Way, 6100 Block 2000 Saturn SL reported stolen.
Freeport Avenue, 6400 Block 1993 Ford Ranger reported stolen.
Hydrangea Drive, 6000 Block 1990 Toyota Camry reported stolen.
Tiddle Way, 6800 Block 1993 Buick sedan reported stolen.

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