Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 01, 2003

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.

For Your Information:

Mature Operators Driver Improvement Program (MODIP)

The Franconia District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department will be offering Virginia residents 55 and older enrollment in the Mature Operator's Driver Improvement Program (MODIP). This eight-hour class covers safe driving information for mature drivers. The course 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.

The next MODIP class is being held at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road, on Saturday, October 11, 2003, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A subsequent seminar is scheduled for November 8, 2003. Registration is required and can be done by contacting the MODIP reservations line at (703) 924-6588. The fee for this course is $10 per person for books and materials.


Mark your calendars! The next CAC meeting will be on Wednesday, October 15. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm, social period begins at 7:00 pm in the FCPD Roll-Call Room (the meeting room is being used for absentee balloting in the November election) of the Franconia Government Center.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
September 25 -October 1, 2003


A 71-year-old Alexandria area man is still missing and police are asking for help finding him. At approximately 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 22, Holland Edmunds walked away from his Fordson Road residence and has not been seen since. Edmunds suffers from dementia and has symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Edmunds also suffers from diabetes and Parkinson’s disease and requires medication for both. He frequents the Gum Springs area of Alexandria and may be heading toward Halifax, Virginia. In the past, Edmunds has been found walking south along Richmond Highway. Edmunds is described as black, five feet five inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with salt and pepper hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing dark blue coveralls. Anyone who has seen Edmunds is asked to call police at (703) 691-2131.


A letter of suspicious nature was delivered to Hayfield Secondary School, located at 7630 Telegraph Road, on Wednesday September 24. The letter contained racially motivated statements; however, it did not threaten the school, its students or faculty.


Archstone Court, 6000 Block Jewelry taken from residence.
Ashby Lane, 7500 Block Wheels taken from parked vehicle.
Braddock Road, 6900 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Celtic Drive, 4900 Block License plate and compact discs taken from parked vehicle.
Celtic Drive, 4900 Block Compact discs taken from parked vehicle.
Chieftan Circle/Patuxent Vista Drive Cash taken from parked vehicle.
Craft Road, 5900 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Edsall Road, 6500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Franconia Road, 3700 Block Computer reported stolen.
Franconia Road, 5800 Block Cellular telephone reported stolen.
Gresham Street, 7600 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Gresham Street, 7600 Block Cash taken from parked vehicle.
Lauralin Place, 7500 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7200 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Ridgeway Drive, 6600 Block Lawn equipment reported stolen.
Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Telegraph Road, 7600 Block Soccer equipment reported stolen.
Telegraph Road, 7600 Block LCD projector reported stolen.
Thackwell Way, 6600 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Wigmore Lane, 6100 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.


Springfield Mall, 6500 Block 1997 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Wigmore Lane, 6100 Block 1999 Honda Civic reported stolen.

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