Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 22, 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 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.

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, October 15. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm, social period begins at 7:00 pm in the FCPD ROLL-CALL ROOM (the meeting room is being used for absentee balloting in the November election) of the Franconia Government Center.


The Franconia District station conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint on South Van Dorn Street on Thursday, October 23-24, between 10pm and 2am. 409 cars passed through the checkpoint, and your diligent FCPD officers made 5 arrests for persons driving under the influence of alcohol. Let's hear it for the GOOD GUYS!

Weekly Incident Summary Report
October 16-22, 2003


A 16-year-old Springfield area girl was robbed and sexually assaulted on October 17, 2003 about 10:50 P.M. In the 7200 block of Monticello Boulevard in the Springfield area. The victim was walking home from the bus stop when she was approached by a man who produced a knife and demanded money. The suspect kissed the victim and fondled her. He then fled the area with jewelry from the victim. She was not injured. He was described as white, in his 20’s, about five feet tall and weighing 145 pounds. He had brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a white T-shirt with black pants.


Cherwell Lane, 7200 Block (Three reports) License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block Beer taken from business.
Franconia Road, 6500 Block Cellular telephone taken from parked vehicle.
Gildar Street, 6400 Block Cash taken from parked vehicle.
Grayson Street, 6000 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block Shoes taken from business.
Independence Circle, 5600 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Lockport Place, 7300 Block Battery taken from parked vehicle.
Loisdale Road, 7400 Block Stereo and hood taken from parked vehicle.
Mendota Place, 7600 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Oakridge Woods Court, 7600 Block Compact discs taken from parked vehicle
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block (Two reports ) Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Oriole Avenue, 7300 Block Bicycles reported stolen.
Ridley Court, 5300 Block (Three reports) License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Ridley Court, 5300 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Richmond Highway, 9500 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Cellular telephone taken from business.
Worsley Way, 7200 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.


Cumberland Avenue, 6100 Block 2002 Dodge Intrepid reported stolen.
Ravensworth Road, 4300 Block 1994 Ford Taurus reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block 1992 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Waites Way, 8900 Block 1992 Honda Accord reported stolen.

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