Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 20, 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, October 18, 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.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
September 14-20, 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.

FRANCONIA DISTRICT DWI CHECKPOINT RESULTS

Fairfax County Police Officers from the Franconia District Station conducted a sobriety checkpoint from 11 p.m. Saturday, September 16, to 2 a.m. Sunday, September 17. All motorists were stopped, and the drivers were checked to assure their abilities to drive had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Approximately 650 cars passed through the checkpoint conducted in the 7600 block of Backlick Road. Eight motorists were cited for traffic violations; however no arrests were made for driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

UPDATE – Mohammad Ahmad in Custody

Deputies from the United States Marshals took Fugitive Mohammad Ahmad into custody on Friday, September 15, 2006, around 1:30 p.m. He was located at the Westway Motor Inn outside LaGuardia airport in New York. The Marshals, as part of the Capital Area Fugitive Task Force and the Fairfax County Fugitive Squad, cooperated during the week to locate Ahmad. Ahmad is facing a murder charge in Fairfax County. Extradition procedures will be initiated.

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.

WEAPON BRANDISHING

Beryl Lane, 6300 Block:  On Wednesday, September 20 at around 8:50 a.m., police responded to Bren Mar Park Elementary School for a weapon brandishing that occurred the day before. A 10-year-old boy from the Alexandria-area brought a BB gun to school and showed it to another boy.  After school, one of the boys allegedly pointed and possibly fired the BB gun at a 10-year-old Alexandria-area girl.  The girl was not injured.  The BB gun was found in one of the boys backpacks.  Investigation continues.

LARCENIES

Brighouse Court, 7400 Block

  Two license plates stolen from vehicle

Brindle Heath Way, 6800 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

Catlett Street, 7200 Block

  Purse stolen from residence

Clifton Street, 5200 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

Enochs Drive, 8500 Block

  Radio stolen from vehicle

Fleet Drive, 6500 Block

  Beverage stolen from vehicle

Franconia Road, 5500 Block

  Money stolen from vehicle

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block

  Two temporary tags stolen from vehicle

Norton Road, 5600 Block

  Gun stolen from vehicle

Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block

  Tire stolen from vehicle

Rhonda Drive, 7400 Block

  Cell phone stolen from residence

Richmond Highway, 10200 Block

  Tools stolen from vehicle

Rose Hill Court, 6200 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Money stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Wallet stolen from business

Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block

  Food stolen from business

Telegraph Road, 7500 Block

  Charity box stolen from business

VEHICLE THEFTS

Ashland Woods Lane, 9200 Block

  1999 Yamaha Motorcycle reported stolen       

Commerce Street, 6800 Block

  1997 Ford Explorer reported stolen

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  1999 International Dump Truck reported stolen

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