Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 15, 2003

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.

For Your Information:

Mature Operators Driver Improvement Program (MODIP):

The Franconia District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department will be offering Virginia residents 55 and older enrollment in the Mature Operator's Driver Improvement Program (MODIP). This eight hour class covers safe driving information for mature drivers. The course is sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and is presented b! y 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.

The next MODIP class is being held at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road, on Saturday, November 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required and can be done by contacting the MODIP reservations line at (703)924-6588. The fee for this course is $10 per person for books and materials.


Mark your calendars! The next CAC meeting will be on Wednesday, November 19. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm, social period begins at 7:00 pm in the meeting room at the Franconia Government Center. See you there.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
October 9-15, 2003


A 36-year-old Pennsylvania man is dead after a crash that occurred in the Lorton area early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2003. About 12:30 a.m., 21-year-old Brent Saville of Spring City, Pennsylvania, was eastbound on Pohick Road near Lorton Station Boulevard in a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. Saville, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a left curve and lost control. Saville ran off the roadway and struck a tree head-on. He was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with severe but non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, Jack Ashworth, of Warminster, was taken to Access of Springfield Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Neither Saville nor Ashworth was wearing a seatbelt. Saville was charged with driving while intoxicated. Further charges are pending.


Racially biased fliers were distributed on several Fairfax County neighborhood streets. On October 11, 2003 several people discovered these fliers on cars and in mailboxes on Ivor Street and Forsythia Street in the Springfield area and Wigmore Lane in the Alexandria area. The Fairfax County Police Department recognizes the potential harm that bias crimes and incidents can have in a community, and consequently encourages people to report them. All bias crimes and incidents are investigated thoroughly.


Police are warning the public of a "police-packaged" vehicle discovered stolen from the Franconia area this morning. The vehicle, a black 1993 Chevrolet Impala with Virginia registration YCN-3509, was parked in a residential area near the intersection of South Van Dorn Street and Oakwood Road. Inside the vehicle was a Falls Church City police jacket, as well as other police equipment. There were no weapons in the Impala. The Impala is a "police-pack! aged" vehicle with emergency lights. It is a privately-owned, demonstrator vehicle.

Anyone with information about ANY of these crimes is asked to call Fairfax County Police at (703) 691-2131, Fairfax County Crime Solvers at (703) 691-8888, or their local police department if outside of Fairfax County.


Ashby Lane, 7500 Block Wheels taken from parked vehicle.
Ben Franklin Road/Villa Park Road Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Clearbrook Drive, 6100 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Commerce Street, 7000 Block Purse reported stolen.
Curtier Drive/Manchester Lakes Boulevard Cash and compact discs taken from parked vehicle.
Edsall Road, 6200 Block Jewelry taken from residence.
Farrington Avenue, 6000 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Frontier Drive, 6700 Block Purse reported stolen.
Landsdowne Center, 6400 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Lee Valley Drive, 6500 Block Toolbox taken from parked vehicle.
Lee Valley Drive/Old Keene Mill Road Construction equipment taken from parked vehicle.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block Tools taken from parked vehicle.
Rock Ridge Lane, 7100 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Sheffield Village Lane, 7600 Block Cash taken from residence.
Silver Lake Boulevard, 7100 Block Cash reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Cellular telephone and cash taken from parked vehicle.
Terminal Road, 8500 Block Computer reported stolen.
Tiddle Way, 6700 Block Guns taken from residence.


Augusta Drive, 5900 Block:    1983 Chevrolet van reported stolen.
Deer Ridge Trail, 6000 Block 1990 Honda Accord reported stolen.
Edgerton Lane, 6900 Block 1992 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Farrington Avenue, 6000 Block 1993 Mack truck reported stolen.
Hogarth Street, 7600 Block 1995 Acura Integra reported stolen.
Silver Ridge Circle, 6400 Block 1990 Toyota Camry reported stolen.
Woodfield Estates Drive, 5800 Block 1996 Jeep truck reported stolen

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