Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 27, 2004

Police Officer Philip Edwards
Crime Prevention Unit
Fairfax County Police ~ Franconia Station
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22310-2508

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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.

Reminder: Daylight savings time ends sunday morning, october 31, at 2am. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to sleep on saturday night and get an extra hour of sleep!


The next CAC meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, November 17th, 2004 at the Franconia Government Center in the public meeting room. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, pre-meeting social period begins at 7:00pm.


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 held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. The next MODIP class is being held at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road, on November13, 2004, 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 $10.00 per person for books and materials.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
October 21-27, 2004


Belfast Lane,, 5700 Block: A man was stabbed in the leg after a dispute with an acquaintance. At midnight on Thursday, October 21, police were called to a home in the 5700 block of Belfast Lane in the Springfield area. Lesly Andrga-Yaniez, 20, stabbed the 29-year-old victim in the leg after a dispute. He was taken to Inova Alexandria Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury to his leg. Andrga-Yaniez was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. She was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she was held without bond.

It was a bad week for robberies in our district. Be aware of your surroundings and, until the perpetrator is apprehended, take extra care in the crestleigh area after dark !!!


Barry Road, 7100 Block: A 23-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on Barry Road October 21. The Kingstown area man was walking from the Franconia-Springfield metro station at 10:30 p.m. when he was approached by a man who displayed a gun and demanded money. The suspect fled the area on foot with the victim’s backpack. The robbery happened in the 7100 block of Barry Road. The victim was not injured.

Cimarron Street, 6700 Block: An 18-year-old man was robbed at knife point. On Sunday, October 24, at 9:15 p.m., the victim was walking on Cimarron Street when he was pushed to the ground from behind, by a group of suspects. They took his book bag and wallet and threatened him with a knife. After the suspects took the man’s belongings, they left the area on foot. No one was injured. No detailed descriptions are available of the suspects.

Crestleigh Way: A 38-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint while walking east on Crestleigh Way near Crestleigh Circle in the Kingstowne area. Around 10 p.m. Monday, October 25, the victim was approached from behind by a man with a gun who told him to stop. The suspect told the victim to walk to a path in the 6500 block of Brookleigh Way. The robber demanded the victim’s wallet and briefcase. Two people walking dogs came upon the robbery, and the suspect fled on foot heading south behind the townhouses. The suspect is described as black, in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing a dark down jacket, baggy, dark pants, a scarf and hat. Police are looking into the possibility that this robbery is related to others that occurred near the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station since September 21.

Hillary Court, 6300 Block: A 34-year-old, Springfield area man was robbed at gunpoint while delivering pizza. The victim was approaching the delivery location in the 6300 block of Hillary Court in the Kingstowne area when a man with a gun grabbed his arm and walked him to the back of the house. This occurred at 11:30 p.m., October 25. The robber demanded the victim’s wallet. The suspect is described as black, in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds. He wore cornrows, a white long-sleeved sweatshirt and dark colored pants. Police are looking into the possibility that this robbery is related to others that occurred near the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station since September 21.

Lee Valley Drive, 6500 Block: A 40-year-old man was robbed in the parking lot of a Springfield area apartment complex. On Monday, October 25, about 12:20 a.m., a man was walking to his home in the 6500 block of Lee Road. He was approached by a man who punched him to the ground and then began to choke him. While this was going on a second suspect took the victims wallet from his pocket. The men left the area on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries. The first suspect was described at being black, in his 20s, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds, wearing a black sweatshirt and black-colored jeans. The second suspect involved was described as white, in his 20s, standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds, wearing a brown jacket and black pants.

Rockleigh Way: On Monday, October 25, at 9:50 p.m. a 41-year-old man and his wife were walking on a path that connects Rockleigh Way and Crestleigh Way when they were approached by a man with a gun. The wife ran to a nearby location to call police, and her husband remained behind with the suspect. The suspect had grabbed the man by the jacket. The victim dropped his belongings, slipped out of his jacket, and he too, ran home. The items the victim dropped during the robbery were gone upon police arrival. The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a dark-colored pea coat and knit, multi-colored hat and tan-colored pants. Police are looking into the possibility that this robbery is related to others that occurred near the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station since September 21.

Anyone with information about ANY of these incidents or the suspects involved is asked to call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777. Callers may remain anonymous. A reward of $1000 will be awarded if the tip leads to an arrest and conviction.


Bath Street, 7400 Block Disc player, jacket, purse and cash stolen from vehicle.
Carriage Drive6500 Block Compact discs and radio stolen from vehicle.
Celtic Drive, 4900 Block License plate stolen from vehicle.
Cherokee Avenue, 5500 Block Radio stolen from a vehicle.
General Washington Drive, 5600 Block Aluminum shoring box stolen.
Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block Purse stolen from business.
Kingstowne Commons Drive, 6300 Block Cash stolen from business.
Little River Turnpike, 7200 Block Batteries stolen from business.
Manchester Way, 6300 Block Tools stolen from vehicle.
Milford Haven Court, 8900 Block Three air conditioning units stolen from business.
Richmond Highway, 1000 Block Tires, wheels, and a welding machine stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block License plates stolen from vehicle.
Telegraph Road, 6900 Block Cigarettes stolen from business.


Burdon Court, 6000 Block 2001 Suzuki motorcycle reported stolen.
Edsall Road, 6300 Block 1983 Cadillac reported stolen.
Lewis Chapel Circle, 7800 Block 2004 Chevrolet reported stolen.
Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block 2003 Infiniti reported stolen.


Lorton Station Boulevard, 8900 Block A 16-year-old girl was bitten by a dog in the Lorton area. On Wednesday, October 20, at 4 p.m. a Lorton area girl was walking in the 8900 block of Lorton Station Boulevard when a big, gray dog bit her on the right elbow. The dog was on a leash and being walked by a woman who was described as Hispanic and small in stature. The woman was also with a smaller, blond dog that was also on a leash. Although the woman claimed the dog was current on its shots, she refused to give the girl her name. The girl was taken by her parent to the doctor for treatment. Anyone with information about the woman or dogs involved in this incident is asked to call police at 703-691-2131.

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