Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 27, 2006

Police Officer Jim Nida
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 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.


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.


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 21-27, 2006


Richmond Highway/Armistead Street:  Just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, the driver of a 1999 Buick heading north on Richmond Highway attempted to make a U-turn into the southbound lanes. A 2004 Toyota traveling northbound on Richmond Highway hit the driver’s side of the turning car. Earl Brockenbough, 72, of Brockton, Massachusetts, was critically injured in the collision and was dead on arrival at INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital. A passenger in his car was not seriously injured. Detectives say speed appears to have been a factor in this crash. An investigation is underway to determine which of the three people in the striking vehicle was driving when the crash occurred. No charges have been filed pending completion of the investigation.


Conwell Drive, 4200 Block:  On Friday, September 22, at about 11:25p.m., a man delivering a pizza was approached and grabbed around the neck by a suspect in the 4200 block of Conwell Drive. The suspect demanded money. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.


Atlee Place, 5500 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Backlick Road, 6100 Block

  Laptop stolen from vehicle

Banchory Court, 6900 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

Belmont Boulevard, 10900 Block

  Credit cards stolen from residence

Commerce Street, 7000 Block

  Money stolen from business

Floyd Avenue. 7200 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

Iron Place, 6600 Block

  Tools stolen from business

Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block

  Cell phone stolen from vehicle

Lakota Road, 3600 Block

  Hand gun stolen from vehicle

Lark Lane, 4500 Block

  Lawn mower stolen from residence

Little River Turnpike, 7200 Block

  Alcohol stolen from business

Morning Ride Circle, 6700 Block

  Compact discs stolen from vehicle

Old Keene Mill Road, 7100 Block

  Cell phone stolen from busines

Peaceful Terrace, 5400 Block

  Two license plates stolen from vehicle

Rose Hill Drive, 6200 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Kiosk stolen from business

Tiros Drive, 5700 Block

  Tools stolen from business

Spring Garden Drive, 7000 Block

  Tools stolen from residence

Springfield Boulevard, 6800 Block

  Laptop stolen from business

York Road, 5200 Block

  Jewelry stolen from business


Augusta Drive, 6300 Block

  2005 Ford F-250 reported stolen

Brichleigh Way, 6500 Block

  2000 Lincoln Navigator reported stolen

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  2003 Ford F250 reported stolen


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