Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending November 26, 2003

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

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Mark your calendars! The next CAC meeting will be on Wednesday, January 21, 2004. However, we will be hosting Christmas Dinner for the men and women who are out there on the streets, working to protect us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If any of you would like to contribute time during the serving periods, or desserts, or funds, please let us know at this email address. We would love to hear from you.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
November 20-26, 2003


A man identified himself as a police officer to get a lower rate on a hotel room and was subsequently arrested. The incident occurred at the Red Roof Inn, located at 6868 Springfield Boulevard in the Springfield area. Mohamed A. Awl, 24, walked into the hotel about 3:20 a.m., on Saturday, November 22, and showed a gold badge to the front desk clerk. Awl claimed to be a Fairfax County Police Officer, working on a narcotics investigation in the area, and requested the lowest hotel rate he could get. After paying cash, Awl went to the room he was given and the desk clerk called police to verify Awl’s identity. Officers determined Awl was not a police officer and he was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer and larceny by false pretense. He was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond.


A man exposed himself to a 28-year-old Alexandria woman. About 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, in the 5900 block of Coverdale Way, the victim was in her house watching television when she heard a knock on her window. When she looked outside, she saw a man masturbating. She ran to another part of the house and called police. Police conducted a search of the area but were unable to find the suspect. The suspect, who was only seen from the waist down, was described as having a thin build and wearing a light blue sweat suit.


Oakridge Woods Court, 7600 Block: On November 22 at about 1:15 p.m., a 23-year-old Lorton man was getting out of his car when a man approached and demanded money. Two other men got out of a grey, late 90’s, Honda Accord parked nearby. One was armed with a knife and the second a handgun. The suspects all demanded money and the victim turned and ran to his apartment. The suspects fled in the Honda. The suspects were described as Hispanic and in their early 20’s.


Augusta Drive, 6300 Block Cash reported stolen.
Birch Lane, 4900 Block (Two reports) Stereos taken from parked vehicles.
Cindy Lane, 7000 Block Radios taken from parked vehicles.
Commercial Drive, 6800 Block Purse reported stolen.
Conell Court, 7900 Block Cellular telephone taken from business.
Franconia Road. 5500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Heather Ridge Court, 9200 Block Moped reported stolen.
Iron Place, 6600 Block License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Manchester Boulevard, 7000 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block Meat taken from business.
Victoria Drive, 6900 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.


Bren Mar Drive, 6200 Block 1994 BMW 318i reported stolen.
Hagel Circle, 9500 Block 2003 Yamaha motorcycle reported stolen.
Hagel Circle, 9900 Block 1992 Dodge van reported stolen.
Hollyford Lane, 7300 Block 1994 Toyota Camry reported stolen.
Rock Ridge Lane, 7100 Block 2000 Yamaha YZS600R motorcycle reported stolen.
Springfield Plaza, 6500 Block 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis reported stolen.

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