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

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.

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.

WHEN:   

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.

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. 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.

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 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.

ROBBERY

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.

BURGLAR ARRESTED

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.

LARCENIES

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

VEHICLE THEFTS

Loisdale Road, 6700 Block

  2007 Ford Mustang reported stolen

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