Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending November 02, 2005

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
Officer Edwards e-Mail:

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.


Learn to minimize the risk of becoming a victim and bolster your confidence by learning self defense.  To help women defend themselves, the Fairfax County Police Department offers a free, comprehensive self defense program called Sexual Assault Free & Empowered (SAFE).

The SAFE Program provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being. The course begins with classroom instruction in risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies and defensive concepts followed by hands-on training in physical defense techniques.  SAFE is not a martial arts program. Physical defense techniques are taught, easily learned, applied and retained for all age and skill levels. Students have the opportunity to test their new self defense skills in a simulated and controlled, yet realistic environment.

SAFE is offered to females 12 years of age and older. A female guardian must accompany females between the ages of 12 and 18. No men other than SAFE instructors are permitted to be present during a class. Children, husbands and boyfriends are not allowed to attend or observe the program.

The next series of classes will be held on November 7, 9, 14 & 16, from 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The classes will be held at Stenwood Elementary School, located at 2620 Gallows Road in the Merrifield area. To sign up for this program, please call 703-246-7806.

If you cannot attend this session of classes, you can sign up for future classes by calling the same telephone number, 703-246-7806.


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.


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 27-November 2, 2005


Palladium Court, 6000 Block:  On October 29 Joseph Oliver, 56, of 6055 Palladium Court #102 in Alexandria was charged with two counts of attempted capital murder and two counts of the use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Oliver is still hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. 

A 46-year-old male police officer was shot in the Kingstowne area. On Saturday, October 29 around 1:58 p.m., police were dispatched to the 6000 block of Palladium Court where they encountered a man with a handgun. Officers tried extensively to diffuse the situation and persuade the man to put down his weapon. The incident concluded when the Fairfax County police officer was shot in the leg and the suspect was shot in the upper body. Both the officer and the suspect were medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The nature of the suspect’s injuries is not known at this time. The FCPD officer was treated at a local hospital for a non-life-threating gunshot wound and is presently recovering well at home. The FCPD wishes to thank all those concerned citizens who called to enquire about the condition of the officer.

Criminal and administrative investigations are proceeding to determine the circumstances of the shooting. The officer involved in this shooting has been with the police department since 1981.


Hanover Avenue:  Gang members were arrested after leading police on a pursuit. On Sunday, October 30 at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Springfield man reported that teenagers had broken out the windows of his home and cars. The incident occurred in the 6100 block of Hanover Avenue. Several people ran from the house, entered a car, hit another vehicle and fled as police were arriving. The car did not pull over when police turned on their emergency lights and siren. An officer used the Precision Immobilization Technique to stop the fleeing car, which was stolen. The 6 teenagers were arrested on the I-95 south ramp near Old Keene Mill Road. Nobody was injured. The incident appears to be gang related. One of the passengers, a 15-year-old Alexandria girl, was wanted by the Alexandria City Police Department. She was reported as a runaway juvenile and was turned over to the Alexandria City Police Department. Three teenage boys from Springfield and Manassas were released to their parents. Petitions are pending against the trio. Adriana Diaz  Romero, 18, of 375 South Reynolds Street #216 in Alexandria, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, hit and run, speed to elude and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Daniel Alves, 19, of 5300 Fillmore Avenue in Alexandria, was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, participation in a street gang, vehicle tampering and missile into an occupied dwelling. Ms. Romero and Mr. Alves were transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and held without bond.


Barry Road, 7100 Block:  On Monday, October 31 at approximately 9:45 p.m., a 54-year-old Monticello, Arizona man left the Franconia-Springfield Metro station and was followed by a man. The man approached the victim in the 7100 block of Barry Road, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim ran away and called police from a nearby home. The suspect fled eastbound on Barry Road. The suspect did not get any property and the victim was not injured. The suspect was described as black, between 24 and 30 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a yellow parka and yellow boots.


Backlick Road, 6100 Block:  On Wednesday, October 3 around 10:20 p.m., a jewelry store was burglarized in the Springfield area. The store in the 6100 block of Backlick Road was entered from the roof. It appears that no items were taken from the store.


Amherst Avenue, 6500 Block

License plate stolen from business.

Backlick Road, 6300 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from business.

Braddock Road, 6500 Block

Purse stolen from vehicle.

Braddock Road, 6500 Block

Purse stolen from vehicle.

Bush Hill Drive, 5700 Block

Camera, cash, and cellular telephone stolen from vehicle.

Commerce Street, 7200 Block

Purse stolen from library.

Commerce Street/ Old Keene Mill Road

Fail to pay cab fare.

Edsall Road, 6400 Block

Jacket stolen from residence.

Edsall road, 6400 Block

Money stolen from business.

Franconia Road, 5800 Block

Wallets and cellular telephones stolen from lockers at school.

Franconia Road, 5800 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from school.           

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Franconia Road, 6400 Block

Purse stolen from vehicle.

Frontier Drive, 6500 Block

Sony Playstation stolen from jacket pocket at business.

Frontier Drive, 6600 Block

Saws and drills stolen from business.

Glenallen Street, 5500 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Heming Avenue, 5600 Block

Halloween decorations stolen from residence.

Highland Woods Court, 7600 Block

Bicycle stolen from residence.

Little River Turnpike, 7200 Block

Beer stolen from business.

Manchester Boulevard , 7000 Block

Money stolen from business.

Poyntz Place, 5900 Block

MP3 player, ashtray and cash stolen from vehicle.

Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block

Laptop computer stolen from vehicle.

Upland Drive, 4600 Block

Wallet stolen from vehicle.

Vine Street, 5600 Block

Fail to pay tow bill.

Westchester Street, 5700 Block

Laptop computer stolen from vehicle.

Westchester Street, 5700 Block

Money stolen from vehicle.

Westchester Street, 5700 Block

Wallet stolen from vehicle.


Banchory Court, 6900 Block

1970 Ford Mustang reported stolen.

Bath Street, 7200 Block

Honda Civic reported stolen.

Beverly Lane, 7000 Block

Dodge Caravan reported stolen.

Neuman Street, 7300 Block

1988 GMC van reported stolen.

Logsdon Drive, 4500 Block

1991 Honda reported stolen.

Montell Drive, 5900 Block

2005 Dodge Caravan reported stolen.

Perry Penney Drive, 6700 Block

1989 Toyota Supra reported stolen.

Rhondda Drive, 7300 Block

1999 Dodge Intrepid reported stolen.

Shepherd Hills Court, 7800 Block

Moped stolen from residence.

Sterling Grove Drive, 7100 Block

1985 Toyota Cressida reported stolen.

Wolford Way, 7700 Block

1994 Ford F150 reported stolen. 

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