Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending November 15, 2006

Police Officer Jim Nida
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 Nida's e-Mail:
james.nida@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.

CAC:

No meeting in December. However, we will again be serving Christmas Dinner to our District Station officers who have to work on Christmas Eve. We will also be serving breakfast to those officers who have to work on Christmas morning. Watch this space for more details.

Our next regularly-scheduled meeting will be on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, in the Helen Wilson Community Room at 7:30 pm in the Franconia Governmental Center. A social period (7pm-7:30pm) precedes the meeting.

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 seminar is scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.on December 9, 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 9-15, 2006

ASSAULT- ARREST

Braddock Road, 6800 Block:  A 17-year-old North Springfield-area girl was assaulted Thursday, November 9 around noon at the Deerlick Park. While jogging in the woods near the 6800 block of Braddock Road in the North Springfield area, she noticed a teenager walk past her and she felt uncomfortable. When she turned to look back at him, he had turned around and started walking behind her. The teenager pushed the victim from behind, knocking her to the ground and attempted to pull her pants down. The victim was struggling with the suspect and he struck her. The suspect fled with her iPod. The victim had minor injuries. The suspect was described as black, 15 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a red and black jersey, black jacket and blue jeans. An officer taking a report at the The Phillips School, a nearby private, special education school located at 7010 Braddock Road, heard the suspect description and developed a suspect. Investigation concluded with the arrest of a student of The Phillips School, a 15-year-old boy from Maryland. He was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with abduction with the intent to defile.

ARMED ROBBERY

Rivanna Drive, 6100 Block:  A 49-year-old Springfield-area man and his 15-year-old son were on the front porch of a residence on Saturday, November 11 when they were robbed. Around 3:45 a.m., a man approached the victims from the side of the house in the 6100 block of Rivanna Drive. When the victims questioned the man, he brandished a gun and demanded money. They did not comply, so the suspect grabbed a cell phone from one of the victims. The suspect fled toward Crozet Court and drove off in a small, dark sedan with a loud exhaust, eastbound on Deepford Street. The victims were not injured. The suspect was described as black, about 17 years old. He is about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, black mask, black pants and black gloves.

HOMICIDE/SUICIDE

Sky Blue Court, 6624 Block:  The bodies of two adults, one female and one male were discovered inside a townhouse at 6624 Sky Blue Court in the Kingstowne area of the County. A teenage girl returning home from school found her mother dead in an upstairs bedroom and called police about 2:30 p.m. Monday, November 13. At that point, the woman's husband was unaccounted for. Following the arrival of a search warrant for the townhouse, crime scene investigators discovered the body of a deceased male in a bathroom of the home. Further investigation has determined this was a domestic related homicide-suicide. Detectives determined that the husband fatally shot his wife and then took his own life. Autopsies conducted on Tuesday, November 14 determined the cause of death to be penetrating gunshot wounds. The wife is identified as Monica O. Telfer, 45, of 6624 Sky Blue Court and her husband is identified as 54-year-old, Samuel Appiah-Kusi. Both lived at 6624 Sky Blue Court.

ROBBERY

Lewis Chapel Road/Lorton Road:  A 13-year-old Lorton-area boy was robbed. On Thursday, November 9 around 6:45 a.m., in the area of Lewis Chapel Road and Lorton Road the boy was waiting at a bus stop when he was approached by three males wearing black ski masks. One of the suspects tried to grab the victim however he began to run. The suspects chased after the victim, caught him and began to assault him. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim and fled. The victim passed out and eventually regained consciousness at which time he called police. The victim was not seriously injured. The suspects were described as wearing black ski masks. 

UNLAWFUL ENTRY

Dubois Street, 4300 Block:  On Thursday, November 9 at 7 a.m., a 67-year-old Rose Hill-area woman was home alone when she heard a noise at her window. She went to check it out when she saw a man peeping in. She called police then saw the man go to the back deck and try to open that door. He was unsuccessful and fled. With the help of a K-9 unit and the helicopter, a person was stopped and later identified as the suspect. Patrick W. Geoghehon, 20, of 4015 Javins Drive, Alexandria, was arrested and charged with entering a property with the intent to damage. He was taken to the Adult Detention Center.

BURGLARY

Alamo Street, 6300 Block:  On Wednesday, November 8 at 11 p.m., a 40-year-old Springfield-area woman heard a noise at her kitchen window in the 6300 block of Alamo Street. She went to check the noise and observed that the window had been opened. Further investigation showed that the suspect(s) entered the kitchen window and removed various items from the house and fled the area. The victim was not injured. The investigation continues.

Independence Circle, 5700 Block:  On Wednesday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m., a home was burglarized in the 5700 block of Independence Circle. A property manager observed two black men walking from the house carrying a large bag with computer equipment. He notified police and through investigation it was found that the items had been taken from the residence. The suspects fled in a cream color Dodge Minivan. The suspects were described as black men in their 20s. They were 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 120 pounds. The first suspect wore blues jeans and a pull over type shirt. The second suspect wore blue jeans and a gray shirt. The investigation continues.

LARCENIES

Amherst Avenue, 6100 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Belvoir Woods Parkway, 9000 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle

Brookfield Plaza, 7000 Block

  Purse stolen from business

Kingstowne Boulevard, 5700 Block

  Money stolen from business

Kingstowne Boulevard, 5800 Block

  Purse stolen from business

Kingstowne Boulevard, 5800 Block

  Money stolen from business

Little River Turnpikem 7100 Block

  Radiator and mirror stolen from vehicle

Lockport Place, 7200 Block

  Car bumper and license plate stolen from vehicle

Lockport Place, 7300 Block

  Cellular telephone and wallet stolen from business

Lorton Market Street, 9400 Block

  Purse stolen from business

Midway Lane, 10500 Block

  Money stolen from vehicle

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Backpack stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  Money stolen from business

Springfield Mall, 6700 Block

  Wallet stolen from business

Wayles Street, 6300 Block

  Bag stolen from vehicle

VEHICLE THEFTS

Masy McQuire Court, 9600 Block

  1995 Ford Expedition reported stolen

Webbwood Court, 7600 Block

  Honda Civic reported stolen

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