Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending November 16, 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.

THEY'RE BAAAAAACK!

The traveling criminals that prey on homeowners are reported to be back in our area. These scam-artists prey on senior citizens (mostly), telling them of faults around their homes. They offer chimney repairs, tree-trimming, driveway repairs, etc, but have no real skills in doing the work, They are ONLY interested in your MONEY. They try to sell, but sometimes they also try to intimidate people into paying (up-front) for their services. If you have contact with any of these people, refuse their service, try to record their license tag number(s) and the type of vehicle they are driving, including what kind of signage, if any, is written on the vehicle. Then, call (703) 691-2131 and report the incident. There may be some delay, but INSIST that an officer come to your home to take the report. Be aware and beware. It can save you hundreds of dollars.

CAC:

THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN DECEMBER. Our next CAC meeting will be held at the Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, on Wednesday evening, January, 18, 2006, 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 December 10, 2005 and January 14, 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
November 10-16, 2005

ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

Pickett Oaks Road, 14500 Block:  Candice Rose Martinez was arrested early this morning and taken into custody by the Fairfax County Police. The arrest occurred around 3:35 a.m. at 14514 Pickett Oaks Road. She is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on two counts of robbery, one from Fairfax County and one from Loudoun County. Federal charges are anticipated. Martinez, 19, of 4001 Spring Pond Place in Chantilly was identified as the woman apparently talking on a cellular telephone during robberies at four area banks between October 12 and November 4, 2005. Working together, investigators from the Fairfax County Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Prince William County Police Department, town of Vienna Police Department and the FBI followed up on tips and information provided to authorities after extensive local and national media exposure of the series of bank robberies.

ROBBERY

Richmond Highway, 9800 Block:  On Sunday, November 13 around 8 p.m., a man wearing a mask walked into the Shell Gas Station in the Lorton area. The man approached the 68-year-old clerk and demanded that he open the cash register. The victim opened the cash register and the suspect removed the money. The suspect fled in the direction of Gunston Road. The suspect was described as approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing around 140 pounds. He had green eyes and was wearing a grey jersey with 20 on it and jeans.

Comet Circle, 6600 Block:  On Saturday, November 12 around 6:30 p.m., a 22-year-old Woodbridge-area woman was walking in the Franconia area. Two men ran up to her, assaulted her and took her purse. The suspects ran toward Frontier Drive. The suspects were described as black men in their 20s with black hair and brown eyes. The first suspect was approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, wearing dark baggie clothing. The second suspect was approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a goatee and braids. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

LARCENIES

Alderman Drive, 6300 Block

Wallet stolen from vehicle.

Apple Tree Drive, 4500 Block

  Radio stolen from vehicle.

Braddock Road, 7100 Block

Suitcase stolen from residence.

Brunswick Street, 5800 Block

Radio stolen from vehicle.

Byeforde Court, 7300 Block

Compact disc player stolen from vehicle.

Climbhill Road, 6300 Block

Tools stolen from vehicle.

Cockspur Drive, 6200 Block

Briefcase stolen from vehicle.

Columbia Road, 5000 Block

Projector stolen from residence.

Commercial Drive, 6800 Block

Purse stolen from business.

Edsall Road, 6400 Block

Beverage stolen from business.

Franconia Station Lane, 6100 Block

Laptop computer stolen from vehicle.

Franconia Station Lane, 6100 Block

Purse, camcorder and money stolen from vehicle.

Frontier Drive, 6500 Block

Money stolen from business.

Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block

Printer cartridge stolen from business.

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block

Purse stolen from residence.

Old Keene Mill Road, 7000 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

Alcohol stolen from business.

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

Wallet stolen from person at business.

Saddle Tree Drive, 6300 Block

Bag stolen from vehicle.

Shawnee Road, 5300 Block

Wallet stolen from business.

Shawnee Road, 5300 Block

Office supplies stolen from business.

Skyles Way, 7000 Block

Truck box stolen from vehicle.

Spring Village Drive, 7400 Block

Jewelry stolen from residence.

Spring Village Drive, 7400 Block

Ceramic lighthouse stolen from residence.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6500 Block

Money stolen from business.

Telegraph Road, 7700 Block

Alcohol stolen from business.

Walkers Croft Way, 6200 Block

Trash can stolen from residence.

Woodside Lane, 7500 Block

Stereo and sunglasses stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Cinder Bed Road, 8100 Block

1993 Honda Civic reported stolen.

Elan Place, 4400 Block

1993 Honda Civic reported stolen.

Little River Turnpike, 7000 Block

1992 Toyota Celica reported stolen.

Lone Star Road, 7400 Block

1996 Honda Odyssey reported stolen.

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6800 Block

1999 Mazda Millenia reported stolen.

Skyles Way, 7000 Block

1995 Acura Integra reported stolen.

Stationhouse Court, 8300 Block

2005 Honda Civic reported stolen.

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