Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 05, 2005

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
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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 CAC meeting will be held at the Lee District Government Center on Franconia Road on Wednesday evening, October 19, 2005, in the big meeting room.  A Social Period begins at 7pm, with the General Meeting beginning at 7:30pm


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 seminars are scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 12, and December 10, 2005.  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 29 - October 5, 2005


Edsall Road, 6400 Block:A gas station clerk was robbed at gunpoint in the Alexandria area. On Wednesday, October 5 at about 2:40 a.m., a man entered the Mobil gas station, located at 6451 Edsall Road, and approached the clerk from behind. The man pressed a handgun against the clerk’s body and demanded money. The clerk, a 57-year-old Alexandria-area man, opened the register and the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect ordered the victim to lie down on the floor before fleeing. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as a black man, with a mustache, between 40 and 45-years-old, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 145 pounds. He was last seen wearing a beige short sleeve T-shirt, black pants and tennis shoes.


Axton Street, 7500 Block

Tools stolen from vehicle.

Backlick Road, 5500 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Backlick Road, 6600 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Bren Mar Drive, 6200 Block

 Gasoline stolen from vehicle.

Ellingham Circle, 6900 Block

Laptop computer, compact disc player, compact discs and glasses stolen from vehicle.

Frontier Drive, 6700 Block

Failure to pay bill at business.

Gainesville Road, 5400 Block

Tools stolen from vehicle.

Gypsy Court, 4300 Block

Urns stolen from residence.

Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block

Computer, cellular telephone and wallet stolen from hotel.

Loisdale Road, 6600 Block

Money stolen from person.

Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Pohick Bay Drive, 6500 Block

Sway bar and pins stolen from vehicle.

Pohick River Drive, 7700 Block

Air compressor stolen from construction site.

Ravensworth Road, 5300 Block

Tool stolen from vehicle.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center

 Purse stolen from person.

Wolford Way, 7700 Block

Tools stolen from vehicle.


Amherst Avenue, 6100 Block

1994 Dodge Caravan

Cumberland Avenue, 6100 Block

1993 Geo Prism

Darleon Place, 6100 Block

1998 Ford Windstar

Springfield Mall Shopping Center

 1999 Toyota RAV4


Pohick Bay Drive, 6500 Block: On Sunday, October 2 at approximately 10 a.m., an animal control officer responded to the 6500 block of Pohick Bay Drive in Pohick Bay Regional Park for a cat that was acting strangely. The cat appeared to be suffering from tremors and had lost control of its back legs. The cat, whose owner could not be located, was euthanized and tested positive for rabies.

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