Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending October 29, 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:


The Neighborhood Watch training class scheduled for Nov 26 at the Franconia District Station has been changed to Nov 19th. The time will still be at 7pm.


Fairfax County Police would like to warn senior citizens of a telephone scam designed to siphon money from their credit cards. Several report! s have been taken from victims who said they received a phone call from a "representative" who claimed to be from their credit card company and that there is a problem with their account. Believing the story, the victims gave the caller pertinent information regarding their account, including personal identifiers.

The suspects then used the information to make unauthorized money transfers to locations in Miami, Florida. The suspect then contacted the phone company and had the victim’s phone number forwarded to their number so the money transfers could be confirmed as authorized by the suspect.

Montgomery County Police, who have over 39 cases of this nature, have made several arrests in connection with this scam. There are two reported cases of this fraud in Fairfax County. If anyone believes they have been a victim of this scam and have not reported it, please contact Fairfax County Police at (703) 691-2131. If anyone has information regarding this investigation please contact Fairfax County Crime Solvers at (703) 691-8888.

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, November 19th. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm, social period begins at 7:00 pm in the Franconia Government Center Social Room.


The Franconia Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) is looking for a few good men and women to assist in a vital mission. They desperately need your help as FVFD Administrative Members in our principal fund raising activity, BINGO. FVFD owns, operates and purchases all the fire apparatus at Fire Station 5 on Beulah Street and provides a full time fire engine and ambulance at Fire Station 37 on Telegraph Road. Fairfax County is a combination system where the volunteer fire departments support their communities with apparatus and additional trained personnel, and the County providing a full time, round the clock fire-fighting crew. Providing the Franconia and Kingstowne communities with top quality frontline firefighting equipment is extremely expensive and challenging. Only through the constant support of our membership can they continue to maintain a viable bingo fund raising program. Admin members perform a vital role in conducting all aspects of bingo administration, accounting and control. They have full membership in the Department and have opportunities to support the Fire Department in various logistical operations, administration and community relations. Members that contribute 240 hours of service per year are eligible for a free Fairfax County Car Tax Sticker for one privately owned vehicle! . Dinner is always provided. Come any Wednesday or Saturday evening 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. or call 703-922-5858. Brian Mayberry, FVFD President or Gary Gaal, Assistant Chiefs are always available to give you the grand tour. Support your local fire department and earn the proud shirt of the Franconia VFD. For more information visit their website at:, or

Weekly Incident Summary Report
October 30-November 05, 2003


Amelia Street, 5800 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Apache Street, 6200 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Axton Street, 7400 Block Surfboard and skateboard reported stolen
Brookfield Plaza, 7000 Block Money reported stolen from a business.
Brookland Road, 5500 Block Moped reported stolen.
Burdon Court, 6000 Block Suitcases taken from a vehicle.
Duddington Drive and Helmsdale Lane Stereo and clothing taken from a vehicle.
Edsall Road,6400 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment .
Edsall Road, 6500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Theft of gas from a business.
Franconia Road, 6100 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Franconia Road, 6500 Block Cellular telephone reported stolen.
General Washington Drive, 5600 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Glen Allen Street, 5500 Block A bicycle reported missing from a residence.
Gresham Street, 7400 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Hill Park Drive, 6800 Block Carburetor taken from parked vehicle.
Jayhawk Street, 7100 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Lorton Road, 8000 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Silver Lake Boulevard, 7100 Block Spoiler taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Telegraph Road, 6900 Block Beer taken from business.


Essex Avenue, 6900 Block 1995 Honda Civic reported stolen.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block 1992 Toyota Corolla reported stolen.

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