Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 26, 2005

Police Officer Philip Edwards
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 Edwards e-Mail: philip.edwards@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.

Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks This Weekend

Daylight savings time ends at 0200 on Sunday, October 30. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

HALLOWEEN ALERT:

The mini (and not so mini)-ghosts and goblins will be on the streets on Monday night, October 31. Be on the alert for them, since sundown will begin an hour earlier, thanks to the beginning of Eastern Standard Time. If you are going out trick or treating, or accompanying children doing so, remember to take a flashlight and keep it on, to alert vehicles on the streets, and to ensure your children's (and your own safety). Some additional safety tips:

  1. Do NOT allow your small children to go out without adult supervision.

  2. Do NOT allow your children to eat any unwrapped treats, including apples, candies, and the like.

  3. If a house light is NOT ON, it usually means that nobody is home, OR, they are not providing treats. Bypass these homes to save time, AND to avoid any inconvenience to the property owner.

  4. AGAIN, Watch for approaching vehicles and use flashlights!

STATISTIC:

More people in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area have been killed in drunk-driving accidents on Halloween than on New Year's Eve. If you drink, Do not drive. Operation SOBER RIDE will be in effect again this year, providing FREE taxi rides home for those who are under the influence. The Fairfax County Police Department will be extra-vigilant on Halloween, in order to prevent accidents, and will be looking for vehicles where the operator appears to be driving under the influence. If you read this and do not heed the warning, be prepared to spend the night at the Adult Detention Center. We can attest from first-hand observation that this is not a nice place to be!

CAC: 

Our next CAC meeting will be held at the Franconia District Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, on Wednesday evening, November 16, 2005, in the big meeting room.  A Social Period begins at 7pm, with the General Meeting beginning at 7:30pm..

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 seminars are scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.on November 12, and December 10, 2005.  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 19-26, 2005

ROBBERIES

Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block:  On October 22 around 3:30 p.m., a woman approached a bank teller at the Wachovia Bank, located on 7030 Old Keene Mill Road. The woman handed the 22-year-old bank teller a box with a note attached that demanded cash. The teller handed over money and the suspect exited the bank and fled on foot in an unknown direction. Police believe this suspect to be the same as the suspect in the bank robbery in Prince William County which occurred on October 21 at 9:45 a.m. The suspect was described as a Hispanic female, 18 to 20 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, with dark curly hair. She was wearing a black sweatshirt, white pants, and sneakers.

Backlick Road, 5500 Block:  On October 26, around 8:00 p.m. two Springfield area 20 year-old men were sitting in a parked car in the 5500 block of Backlick Road when two suspects got in the car, and one of the suspects displayed a gun. The victims were forced to drive the car to another location within the same block of Backlick Road. The suspects then robbed both victims of cash and personal property, exited the victims’ car and fled in a silver Honda Civic. The first suspect was described as a black male, in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, clean shaven, and wearing khaki pants and a dark colored knit hat. The second suspect was described as a white male, 19 to 20 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with black hair and wearing blue jeans.

SEXUAL ASSAULT-ARREST

Clowser Court, 6800 Block:  The use of neighborhood canvassing and a FCPD bloodhound as investigative tools helped detectives develop a suspect and make an arrest in sexual assault case. On October 25, Javier Amilcar Velasquez, 18, of 6824 Clowser Court in Springfield was charged with rape and breaking and entering. He was held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond. This arrest came after the investigation of an incident on October 7 around 11:30 p.m. That night a woman at her home in the 6800 block of Clowser Court heard the back door open and went to investigate. She found a man in her home. He sexually assaulted her and then fled.

LARCENIES

Ataturk Way,8900 Block

Cellular telephone and compact disc player stolen from vehicle.

Bland Street, 6800 Block

Purse stolen from business.

Burnett Street, 6000 Block

Compact disc player stolen from vehicle.

Bush Hill Drive, 5700 Block

Compact discs and registration card stolen from vehicle.

Bush Hill Drive, 5900 Block

Compact disc player and county decal stolen from vehicle.

Easton Drive, 5400 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Franconia Road, 5800 Block

Purse stolen from school.

Frontier Drive, 6500 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Frontier Drive, 6600 Block

Saw stolen from vehicle.

Gravel Avenue, 6700 Block

Two pallets of tile stolen from business.

Kin cannon Place, 7900 Block

Construction equipment stolen from business.

Kingstowne Boulevard, 5800 Block

Satellite system stolen from vehicle.

Landsdowne Center, 6400 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Little River Turnpike, 7000 Block

Money stolen from person at library.

Loisdale Road, 6500 Block

Wallets stolen from hotel room.

Lorton Road/Gunston Cove Road

Stereo stolen from vehicle.

Morning View Court, 6600 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle.

Pioneer Drive, 6200 Block

Inflatable Halloween decorations stolen from residence.

Richmond Highway, 9100 Block

Firearm stolen from vehicle.

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

Cellular telephone and charger stolen from vehicle.

Rose Hill Drive, 6400 Block

Gasoline can and lawn mower stolen from residence.

Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block

Keys stolen from business.

Sterling Grove Drive, 7100 Block

Electricity stolen from business.

Tea Table Drive, 7700 Block

Wallet and cellular telephone stolen from vehicle.

Trips Way, 6300 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Versar Center, 6800 Block

Laptops stolen from business.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Aspenpark Road, 7400 Block

1994 Dodge Spirit reported stolen.

Custer Street, 6600 Block

2003 Toyota Matrix reported stolen.

Edsall Road, 6400 Block

1996 Mercedes reported stolen.

Irvin Court, 6500 Block

1995 Honda Civic reported stolen.

La Vista Drive, 5500 Block

1990 white Mazda reported stolen.

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block

1999 Dodge Caravan reported stolen.

Porters Hill Lane, 7700 Block

1998 Toyota Camry reported stolen.

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