Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending November 29, 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 23-29, 2006

SAFE DECEMBER

The Fairfax County Police Department is preparing is promoting a safe and sober holiday season. The “Safe December” program, running from December 1 through December 31, will target educating the public about the dangers of irresponsible alcohol use and underage alcohol purchases.

A select group of officers has been chosen to form a team to identify and arrest drunk drivers. These officers will saturate specific areas of the county every night. Weekly DWI checkpoints will be conducted and possibly more than one checkpoint per weekend during the “Safe December” campaign. In addition, police cadets in plain clothes will attempt to purchase alcohol from retail and restaurant establishments across the county to thwart sales to underage drinkers.

The media were invited to help kickoff the 2006 Safe December program on November 29 at 10 a.m. The event was held at the Operations Support Bureau, located at 3911 Woodburn Road in Annandale. Captain Jesse Bowman, Commander of the Traffic Division, and Michael Green, executive director of the Northern Virginia Chapter of MADD, spoke with reporters.

Captain Bowman said, “Alcohol-related crashes killed 322 people and injured 7,512 in Virginia last year.  In Fairfax County, 23 people were killed and 759 injured in alcohol-related crashes. If you plan to drink during the holidays, plan ahead and don't make the mistake of driving impaired. Your life, your future and the lives of others depend on your decision to not drive under the influence.”

LARCENIES

Brandon Avenue, 6200 Block

  License plate stickers stolen from vehicle

Inter Parcel Road, 6200 Block

  Money stolen from business

Janelle Street, 5500 Block

  Tools stolen from residence

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block

  License plate stolen from vehicle

Loisdale Road, 6500 Block

  Televisions stolen from business

Loisdale Road, 6600 Block

  Cameras stolen from business

Lorton Market Street, 9400 Block

  Cigarettes stolen from business

Richmond Highway, 9400 Block

  Cigarettes stolen from business

Silver Ridge Circle, 6300 Block

  Four tires and rims stolen from vehicle

Springfield Boulevard, 6800 Block

  Money stolen from business

Springfield Plaza, 6400 Block

  Money deposits stolen from business

Virginia Hills Avenue, 6500 Block

  Stereo stolen from vehicle

Wiley Drive, 7600 Block

  One license plate stolen from vehicle

VEHICLE THEFTS

Duddington Drive, 7400 Block

  1994 Nissan reported stolen

Goethals Road, 6000 Block

  2006 Dodge Charger reported stolen

Kingstowne Center, 5800 Block

  2002 Toyota Camry reported stolen

Springfield Mall, 6500 Block

  1996 Chevrolet Suburban reported stolen

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