Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 25, 2006

Police Officer Jim Nida
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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Our next regularly-scheduled meeting will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, in the Helen Wilson Community Room at 7:30 pm in the Franconia Governmental Center. 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 19-25, 2006


Lorton Market Street, 6409 Block:  It happens every week in Fairfax County. A woman is at the grocery store; she leaves her purse in the cart. She turns away briefly to check something on a shelf or down the aisle, and when she turns back, her purse is gone. Or, a thief may have taken only her wallet and she will not notice it’s missing until she tries to pay for her groceries. In most cases, she won’t be able to provide a description of the suspect. On Wednesday, October 13 at the Shoppers Food Warehouse, located at 6409 Lorton Market Street in the Lorton area, it happened a little differently. A 45-year-old Lorton woman was shopping around 10:24 a.m. The woman was approached by a female in her 20s to 30s who attempted to take the victim’s purse from her shopping cart. Because the purse was secured to the cart with child restraint straps, she wasn’t able to grab it easily. The suspect shoved the cart into the legs of the shopper and then pulled the victim’s wallet out of the purse and ran. The victim yelled stop and started to run after the suspect. Another customer blocked the store exit until the suspect dropped the wallet, and then the suspect was allowed to leave. The suspect’s description was provided to police, and a lookout was broadcast over police radio. A Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a person matching the description and directed police officers to the location. The victim had minor bruises but did not require medical attention. Jacqueline O. Carter, 40, of 9693 Hagel Circle in Lorton, was arrested, transported to the Adult Detention Center and charged with robbery.


Commerce St, 6800 Block:  On Saturday, October 21, around 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a fight at the Dragon Sea Buffet in the 6800 block of Commerce Street. While officers were attempting to break up the fight, several gunshots were heard to the rear of the restaurant. Through investigation police were able to determine that the suspect who fired the shots had fled the scene. Another subject involved in the fight was seen with a handgun. Diallo Spann, 27, of 7201 Harrison Lane #203 in Alexandria was arrested and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with possession of a concealed weapon and drunk in public.


Aspenpark Road, 7500 Block

  Bicycles stolen from residence

Cinder Bed Road, 8100 Block

  Radiator core stolen from business

Farnum Street, 7400 Block

  Copper pipe stolen from residence

Farrington Avenue, 6200 Block

  Wallet stolen from business

General Washington Drive, 5600 Block

  Wallet stolen from business

Jane Way, 5800 Block

  Money stolen from vehicle

Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block

  Clothes stolen from business

Kingstowne Towne Center, 5900 Block

  MP3 player stolen from business

Loisdale Road, 6600 Block

  Digital cameras stolen from business

Old Brentford Court, 6100 Block

  Navigation system stolen from vehicle

Old Keene Mill Road, 7200 Block

  Beer stolen from residence

Rhoden Court, 7000 Block

  Parking permit stolen from vehicle

Sheffield Village Lane, 7600 Block

  Two license plates stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Money stolen from business

South Van Dorn Street, 5600 Block

  License plates stolen from vehicle

Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block

  Alcohol stolen from business

Telegraph Road, 6600 Block

  Wallet stolen from vehicle

Telegraph Square, 7200 Block

  Checks and Nextel phone stolen from business


Hagel Circle, 9800 Block

  1993 Dodge Caravan reported stolen

Parson Massy Place, 9600 Block

  2004 Mazda reported stolen

Rockshire Street, 6300 Block

  2002 Dodge Canvan reported stolen

Skyles Way, 7000 Block

  1995 Honda Accord reported stolen

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  1999 Chevrolet Suburban reported stolen

Springfield Mall, 6600 Block

  2006 Ford F350 reported stolen


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