Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 6, 2004

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 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.


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 class 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.


Our FCPD friends from the West Springfield District Station are conducting a ZERO-TOLERANCE ENFORCEMENT along their portion of the Fairfax County Parkway. They have signs along the Parkway informing drivers of that fact. One of the signs says, "50 MEANS 50!" That means, you are liable to be stopped for speeding if you exceed the speed limit by only two miles per hour. It is unknown how long this strict enforcement will continue, however, it concerns all of us because speed is a major factor in traffic deaths and injuries. Being forewarned is being forearmed. Save your life and save a lot of money!

Weekly Incident Summary Report
September 30-October 06, 2004


Essex Avenue/Ashley Place A 21-year-old Virginia Beach area man was assaulted and shot at on Sunday morning. On October 3, around 4:30 a.m., the victim was driving to meet a friend in the Springfield area. The victim saw his friend being confronted by several men at the intersection of Essex Avenue and Ashley Place and got out of his vehicle to help. The victim was then assaulted by the men and received non-life-threatening injuries to the upper body. During the assault, one of the suspects produced a firearm and shot several rounds at the victim, but the victim was not struck. The suspects then left the area. The victim transported himself to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.


Barry Road, 7100 Block On Thursday, September 30, around 10:30 p.m., a 34-year-old Alexandria area woman was robbed in the 7100 block of Barry Road, also in the Alexandria area. The victim was walking home from the Springfield Metro Station when a man approached her from behind and demanded cash. The suspect displayed a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim. There were no reported injuries. The robber was described as white, in his 20s, about 5 feet and 3 inches tall, weighing around 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans and tan construction boots.


Bennington Boulevard. 8800 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Berwick Court, 7500 Block Video screen reported stolen from vehicle.
Bold Lion Lane, 7800 Block Cellular telephone reported stolen from vehicle.
Bradlick Shopping Center, 6900 Block Cigarettes reported stolen from business.
Brampton Court, 6300 Block Stereo system reported stolen from vehicle.
Bush Hill Drive, 5800 Block Wallet reported stolen from vehicle
Bush Hill Drive, 5900 Block Cash reported stolen from vehicle.
Chesley Search Way, 7700 Block Cash reported stolen from vehicle.
Commerce Street , 7200 Block Cash reported stolen from vehicle.
Commerce Street , 7200 Block Compact discs and DVDs reported stolen from residence.
Coverdale Way, 5900 Block Airbag reported stolen from vehicle.
Curtier Drive, 6000 Block Tires reported stolen from vehicle.
Dogue Indian Circle, 7800 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block Beer reported stolen from business.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Franconia Road, 5000 Block Boots reported stolen from residence.
Glenwood Drive, 5600 Block Cash reported stolen from vehicle.
Hagel Circle, 9600 Block Compact discs reported stolen from residence.
Hillary Street, 7200 Block Guitar and compact discs reported stolen from vehicle.
Hillmead Court, 7200 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Indian Run Parkway, 6300 Block Taillight reported stolen from vehicle.
Kingstowne Boulevard , 5800 Block Purse and radio reported stolen from vehicle.
Loisdale Road, 6500 Block Laptop computer reported stolen from business.
Norton Road, 5500 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Norton Road, 5600 Block Video camera reported stolen from vehicle.
Old Carriage Lane, 6500 Block Police hat and traffic vest reported stolen from vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Overly Drive, 5700 Block Keys reported stolen from vehicle.
Poplar Drive, 4900 Block Cash reported stolen form vehicle
Richmond Highway, 9100 Block Tools reported stolen from residence.
Richmond Highway, 9100 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Telegraph Square Drive, 7200 Block Soldering iron kit reported stolen from business.
Upland Drive, 4800 Block Bicycle reported stolen from residence.
Wolford Way, 7700 Block Shotgun reported stolen from vehicle.
Wolford Way, 7700 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.


Dove Drive, 5900 Block 2003 Ford Explorer reported stolen.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block 2000 Dodge Neon reported stolen.
Gunston Plaza , 7700 Block 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage reported stolen.
Queensberry Avenue, 5600 Block 1992 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block 1992 Honda Civic reported stolen.


Easton Drive, 5200 Block On Friday, October 1, at 7:00 a.m. a man called to report a raccoon had licked his leg. Fairfax County Police animal control officers arrived on the scene and euthanized the animal. The carcass was taken to the Fairfax County Health department where it tested positive for the rabies virus.

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