Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 11, 2006
Police Officer Jim Nida
Crime Prevention Unit
Fairfax County Police ~ Franconia Station
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22310-2508
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: email@example.com
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.
BE EMPOWERED BY S.A.F.E.
The Fairfax County Police Department will be hosting a Sexual Assault Free and Empowered (S.A.F.E.) class at South Lakes High School, located at 11400 South Lakes Drive in the Reston area. S.A.F.E is dedicated to empowering women with knowledge to reduce the occurrence of sexual assault crimes. The program provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their self defense and psychological well being. S.A.F.E. is a comprehensive course that begins with classroom instruction in risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies and defensive concepts followed by hands-on training in physical defense techniques. S.A.F.E. classes consist of four days of training, and students receive a certificate of completion on the last night.
October 30, November 1, 6 and 8
WHERE: South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia TIME: 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 pm.
To register for this empowering and exciting class please call 703-246-7806.
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. Featured speaker, FCPD Lt. Butch Gamble (formerly Deputy Station Commander at Franconia District Station-6), will address school security issues in the County, including how emergencies are handled. A social period (7pm-7:30pm) precedes the meeting.
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 November 11, 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
October 5-11, 2006
RAILWAY FATALITY / CRASH:
Lorton Station Boulevard, 8900 Block: Police were called to 8990 Lorton Station Boulevard on Saturday, October 7 at about 8:10 a.m., after a man was hit by a train. The Amtrak train was traveling southbound when the conductor saw a man walking down the track. The conductor blew the horn, turned on the warning lights and applied the emergency brakes but was unable to stop the train before it struck the man approximately 300 yards from the Virginia Railway Express (V.R.E.) Station. Officers found the man deceased at the scene. Nobody on the train was injured. The investigation is ongoing. Police are asking for assistance in identifying the man struck by the train. He is described as Hispanic, approximately 30 to 40 years old with a tattoo of a girl on his left bicep.
Anyone with information about the crash or identity of the man is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Springfield Boulevard, 6800 Block: An employee at the Red Roof Inn in the Springfield area was robbed by two men on Thursday, October 5. The 21-year-old Springfield woman was working at the registration desk at the Inn, located at 6868 Springfield Boulevard, when two men approached her and demanded money. One man brandished a handgun and then reached into the register and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects left the Inn on foot. The victim was not injured. The first suspect was described as a Black man about 21 years old. He was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds. He had a slim build and wore his hair in a ponytail. He wore a black jacket, shirt and pants. The second suspect was described as a Black man about 20 years old. He was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 175 pounds. He had a goatee and an afro. He wore all back clothing including a black baseball cap.
Stationhouse Court, 8200 Block: On Thursday, October 5 around 8:50 a.m., a 29-year-old Lorton woman returned to her home in 8200 block of Stationhouse Court to find a man she did not know in her backyard. The victim went to a neighbor’s house, and the neighbor called the police. The suspect had taken property from the victim’s house. With the help of residents, the police located and arrested a suspect. Richard English, 26, of no fixed address, was charged with burglary and grand larceny. He is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Backlick Road, 6100 Block
Money stolen from vehicle
Braddock Road, 6900 Block
Credit cards stolen from school
Bradlick Shopping Center, 6900 Block
License plate stolen from business
Cherokee Avenue, 5500 Block
Laptop computer stolen from business
Delia Drive, 6500 Block
License plate stolen from vehicle
Franconia Road, 3600 Block
Stereos stolen from vehicle
Giles Run Road, 10100 Block
Compact disc player stolen from vehicle
Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block
Money and soda stolen from machine at business
Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block
Wallet stolen from business
Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block
Shoes stolen from business
Kingstowne Village Parkway, 5900 Block
License plates stolen from vehicle
Layton Drive, 7400 Block
License plates stolen from vehicle
Loisdale Road, 6600 Block
Money stolen from business
Old Keene Mill Road, 7200 Block
Beer stolen from business
Piedmont Drive, 5800 Block
License plate stolen from residence
South Van Dorn Street/Kingstowne Boulevard
Clothes stolen from business
Springfield Mall, 6700 Block
Perfume stolen from business
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block
Alcohol stolen from business
Telegraph Road, 6600 Block
Pants and money stolen from park
Loisdale Road, 6700 Block
2007 Ford Mustang reported stolen
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