Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 04, 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.

Homeland security issues have increased the responsibilities for many local police departments, who are now performing more tasks and responding to more call for service than ever before. The support of volunteers has become a critical part of meeting local homeland security threats. To that end, Fairfax County Police are seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming Auxiliary Police Officers.

Fairfax County has had an established Auxiliary Police Officer (APO) program since 1983, and has a current strength of approximately 108 volunteers. APOs are trained to perform a variety of operational support and administrative duties, which include patrol, traffic control, security of prisoners, desk assignments, communications, fingerprinting, crime prevention and special events. Auxiliary officers undergo almost as much training as regular police officers, but because they offer their services on a volunteer basis, they provide a considerable savings to County taxpayers while allowing patrol officers to handle assignments that only they can perform. The police department provides uniforms, equipment and insurance. Auxiliary officers must perform an average of 24 hours of volunteer service a month to maintain their status in the unit.

Fairfax County is planning to hold its next Auxiliary Police Academy session in spring 2007. To be considered applicants must live in Northern Virginia and be at least 21 years of age. Applicants must be in good health and without a criminal record or history of drug use, and must not presently be an applicant for police officer in any jurisdiction. To apply, obtain a brochure or additional information about the Fairfax County Auxiliary Police Unit, contact Second Lieutenant David Cox at 703-280-0576.

For more information, visit this web link:

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ps/police/Volunteers.htm

Or e-mail: auxiliarypolice@fairfaxcounty.gov

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 28-October 4, 2006

BALD EAGLE RESCUED

Parish Glebe Lane, 6500 Block:  A national treasure was rescued in Kingstowne. On Monday, September 25, around 11 a.m., a citizen reported that he saw two bald eagles on the ground near the 6500 block of Parish Glebe Lane. One of the bald eagles had flown away by the time Animal Control officers arrived. The second bald eagle was unable to fly away and was subsequently transported to a veterinary hospital for treatment. The bald eagle is reported to be in good health and remains at The Wildlife Center of Virginia in Augusta County.

ROBBERIES

Richmond Highway, 9400 Block:  Two men approached a 52-year-old Lorton-area woman who was making a night deposit drop in the 9400 block of Richmond Highway at approximately on Thursday, September 28 at about 9:40 p.m. One of the men displayed a gun and demanded money from the victim. The suspects were given an undisclosed amount of money and the victim relinquished her purse. The suspects then fled the area. The victim was not injured. The suspect who displayed the gun was described as having a medium build and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants and a black mask with a skull painted on the front. The second suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants.

Greyledge Court, 6500 Block:  A 61 year-old Kingstowne-area woman was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday, October 3 at around 9 p.m. She parked her car in the 6500 block of Greyledge Court and while getting out of her car, a man approached her. He pointed a gun at her and demanded money. She tried to comply but the suspect took her cell phone and fled. The victim was not injured. The suspect was described as a young man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and thin. The suspect wore a mask, black gloves and a black hooded sweatshirt with black pants.

Beryl Road, 6300 Block:  On Tuesday, October 3 at 2 p.m., a woman was walking in the 6300 block of Beryl Road when she was approached from behind by two men. One of the suspects attempted to grab her purse. The victim refused to relinquish her purse and the suspects threw her into a window. The suspects fled the area with the victim’s purse. The victim was not seriously injured. The suspect that assaulted the victim was described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a hood, blue jeans and sunglasses

BURGLARY – ARREST

Burwell Street, 6400 Block:  Fairfax County police officers arrested four men for burglary in the Franconia area. On Monday, October 2 at about 9 a.m., a 39 year-old woman was startled to see a man in her house in the 6400 block of Burwell Street. The man politely greeted her and then walked away. She followed him, unsure of whom he was. The man pretended to know her son but could not identify him by name. The man unsuccessfully attempted to take an X-Box before fleeing the home with another man waiting outside. The victim was not injured. A short time later, officers from the Franconia District Station spotted the suspects walking near Forestdale Elementary School. William Santis, 24, of 6475 Burwell Street in Springfield, Daniel Friedlein ,18, of no fixed address, Thomas Halsey, 18, of 3021 Ashlawn Terrace in Virginia Beach and Peter Reno, 22, of no fixed address were arrested and charged with burglary. They were taken to the Adult Detention Center.

SHOOTING

Jervis Street, 7700 Block: On Wednesday, October 4 at about 11:45 p.m., a 49-year-old Ravensworth-area man was shot. He was getting out of his car near the 7700 block of Jervis Street when he heard a gunshot. He sustained a non life-threatening injury to the upper body and was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital. He saw an unfamiliar car which had its lights turned off flee the area. There is no suspect description at this time.

LARCENIES

Broadmoor Street, 5400 Block

  Briefcase stolen from vehicle

Buckhaven Court, 5700 Block

  Navigation system stolen from vehicle

Franconia Road, 5600 Block

  Cellular phone stolen from business

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

  Bag stolen from business

Frontier Drive, 6700 Block

  Wallet stolen from bag at business

Hillmead Courtm 7200 Block

  Striping machine stolen from business

Kingstowne Towne Center , 5900 Block

  Wallet stolen from business

Richmond Highway, 9400 Block

  Alcohol stolen from business

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

  Two pump jacks stolen from business

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

  Two license plates stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Purse stolen from business

Stationhouse Court, 8200 Block

  Four tires stolen from vehicle

Sunbury Drive, 5700 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

VEHICLE THEFTS

Ashby Manor Place, 5900 Block

  2005 Lexus ES330 reported stolen

Electonic Drive, 6700 Block

  2006 Ford E250 reported stolen

Dalton Road, 5200 Block

  Honda Accord reported stolen

Grace Street, 7400 Block

  1982 Acura Integra reported stolen

Hastings Street, 7400 Block

  2002 Hyundai Elantra reported stolen

Marin Woods Court, 7600 Block

  1997 Honda Accord reported stolen

Skyles Way, 7000 Block

  1989 Mercury Marquis reported stolen

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