Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 29, 2004

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.

CAC:

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.

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 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.

SHORTER DAYS:

Shorter days are here. The sun is going down earlier and earlier. High visability makes you less likely to meet someone driving the other way in a head-on situation. If you don't have an automatic "lights-on" system in your car, consider making a mental note to turn your headlights on at 6pm or earlier. It could save your life or prevent a costly accident.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
September 23-29, 2004

ROBBERY

Hechinger Drive, 6900 Block On Wednesday, September 22, around 1:30 p.m. a 28-year-old Springfield area woman was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim was attempting to wire some money to a Honduras when she was approached by a man who snatched her purse and threw it back at her. The suspect was also accompanied by a woman. There were no reported injuries. The robber was described as Hispanic, in his mid 30s, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a green shirt with blue jeans. The suspect’s accomplice was described as Hispanic, in her mid 30s, short with a chubby build. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with blue jeans.

Marin Woods Court, 7600 Block On Monday, September 27, around 9:45 p.m., a 17-year-old Lorton area boy was robbed of his cellular telephone and his wallet. The victim had exited his car in the 7600 block of Marin Woods Court in the Lorton area when a man with a gun approached him. The suspect announced the robbery then struck the victim on the side of his face with a handgun. After a brief struggle, the suspect fled on foot. The robber was described as black, in his late teens, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black pants. The suspect also had a green bandana covering his face.

LARCENIES

Appleford Drive, 5800 Block Purse reported stolen from vehicle.
Aspenpark Court, 9100 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Backlick Road, 6400 Block Cellular telephones reported stolen from business.
Braddock Road, 6900 Block Purse reported stolen from business.
Catlett Street, 7100 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Dinwiddie Street, 6000 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Frontier Drive, 6000 Block Chainsaw reported stolen from residence.
Industrial Road, 6700 Block Cash reported stolen from business.
Jerome Street, 6800 Block Jewelry reported stolen from residence.
Junction Boulevard, 6800 Block Purse reported stolen from business.
Manchester Lakes Drive, 6200 Block Food reported stolen from business.
Morning Meadow Drive, 6500 Block Handgun reported stolen from residence.
Morning View Court, 6600 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Overly Drive, 5700 Block Bicycle reported stolen from residence.
Richmond Highway, 9100 Block Purse reported stolen from vehicle.
Richmond Highway, 9400 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Rivanna Drive, 6100 Block Construction tools reported stolen from business.
Tower Hill Circle, 5600 Block Cash reported stolen from residence.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Cherwell Lane, 7200 Block 2000 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Edsall Road, 6200 Block 2002 Dodge van reported stolen.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block 1993 Chevy Blazer reported stolen.

ANIMAL CONTROL DIVISION

Fogle Street, 6500 Block On Friday, September 24, 2004, about 8:00 p.m., a man called police after his dog fought with a raccoon. The dog was current on its rabies vaccination. The raccoon was taken to the Fairfax County Health Department after it was euthanized. There it tested positive for the rabies virus.

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