Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending November 30, 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.

Slow Down on the Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways!!!

In response to a great increase of accidents on the Parkways, the FCPD are rigorously enforcing the 50 miles per hour speed limit on the Parkways with increased patrol presence at all hours. The expression is, “50 MEANS 50!” The enforcement program is presently in effect and will extend AT LEAST until December 9. IF YOU SPEED, YOU WILL BE TICKETED. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!  

Annual “Safe December” Campaign Begins

The Fairfax County’s “Safe December” campaign began on Thursday, December 1. “Safe December” is an annual departmental initiative designed to promote a safe and sober holiday season. Select officers form a roving squad that will identify and arrest drunk drivers county-wide every night. The Safe December Squad has traditionally arrested well over 100 drunk and impaired drivers during past campaigns. 

“The Fairfax County Police Department is serious about enforcing Virginia's DUI-related laws and our officers know exactly what to look for. When we find you driving while impaired we will arrest you. No warnings, no second chance,” warns Captain Jesse Bowman, Commander of the FCPD Traffic Division.

As part of the campaign, weekly DWI checkpoints will be conducted and possibly more than one checkpoint per weekend. In addition, police cadets in plain clothing will attempt to purchase alcohol from retail and restaurant establishments across the county to thwart sales to underage drinkers. 

Bring a New Pet Home for the Holidays!

Kittens in Christmas stockings and puppies peeking out of gift boxes are recognized images of warm-hearted holiday celebrations. To unite homeless animals with families who can adopt them, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter has partnered with DC’s No More Homeless Pets for the 2005 Home 4 the Holidays Campaign. To reach a 10% increase in adoptions this holiday season the shelter will be offering special Sunday adoption hours in December prior to the holidays. Homeless animals at the shelter are not limited to puppies and kittens. The shelter has cats and dogs of all ages and sizes. They also have rabbits and guinea pigs and sometimes birds, snakes, spiders and hamsters! Let a creature stir in your home this holiday season.

To see some of the animals available for adoption, visit the Animal Shelter Web site at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/animals/. You can also see the animals on channel 16 Sundays, Mondays and Fridays at 2:30 p.m., Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

Regular Adoption Hours:

  • Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • (Closed Mondays and holidays, normally closed Sundays as well.)

  • Special Holiday Adoption Hours:

  • Sunday, December 4, noon to 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, December 11, noon to 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, December 18, noon to 4 p.m.

This nationwide Home 4 the Holidays campaign is organized to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. This year the Fairfax County Animal Shelter will join with 50 other shelters and rescue groups in Virginia and almost 2,000 shelters and rescue groups nationally to help match orphaned pets with loving, life-time families. Organizers of the event from the Helen Woodard Animal Center in San Diego and the Iams pet company hope to link more than 350,000 dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other companion pets with loving adoptive families.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter, located at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax, will have Sunday adoption hours from noon to 4 p.m. on December 4, 11 and 18 to provide more weekend visitation time for potential adopters. The adoption campaign will be supported by shelter volunteers as well as volunteers from DC Metro No More Homeless Pets. The shelter will also participate in the Santa Paws Pet Photography event at Fair Oaks Mall on December 4 from 9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. and December 11 from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.

During the Home 4 the Holidays Campaign, adopters will receive Iams Pet Gift Paks, a Pets Incredible dog training video and a chance to win one of several dog or cat accessories including a Winchester Homes Dog House. Each pet adopted during Home 4 the Holidays will have his or her picture hung as an ornament on a special tree at the shelter honoring their adoption into a loving family.

CAC:  THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN DECEMBER.

However, the CAC will again host a Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day breakfast for our police officers who are working those evening, night and morning shifts and cannot be with their families. This will be our 11th year, and if you are interested in helping out, we can always use side dishes and dessert items. The CAC take care of providing the turkey and ham dinners and the breakfast items. Contact us at this email address if you can assist us. We will also accept monetary contributions that will go toward the meals. Any overage will go into the CAC general fund for future events.

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 January 14, 2006 and February 11, 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 23-30, 2005

Malicious Wounding

An altercation between two groups of men in their late teens to early 20s led to a malicious wounding at Springfield Mall on November 28 around 8:30 p.m. A group of three men confronted a group of four men at the in the food court. During the confrontation a 19-year-old Arlington man was slashed several times in the upper body. The victim was medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening wounds. Preliminary investigation indicates this incident is gang related.

The suspects were described as Hispanic men from 18 to 20 years old. The first suspect was described as 6 feet 3 inches to 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 250 to 275 pounds. The other three suspects were described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds.  This incident has no direct relationship to the following news item:

Malicious Wounding –ARREST!

Two teenagers have been arrested on charges of malicious wounding and gang participation from an incident in October. A 15-year-old Falls Church-area boy was arrested on October 26, and a 15-year-old Warrenton boy was arrested on November 29. Both boys were taken to the Juvenile Detention Center at the time of their arrests. The incident was originally reported as follows:

On October 15 around 8:45 p.m., a 15-year-old Springfield-area male was at an entrance to the mall, located at 6500 Springfield Mall. The victim was approached by approximately ten males, and the victim was stabbed in the upper body. The group then fled in two separate cars.  The victim was medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital in serious but non-life threatening condition. Police believe this assault was the result of an earlier confrontation at the mall and that it is gang related.  All the suspects were described as Hispanic males in their teens or early 20s. One of the vehicles was described as a dark-colored Honda.

Congratulations are in order to our Franconia detectives and gang squad for a job WELL DONE!

LARCENIES

Ambassador Way, 5900 Block

Bag with documents stolen from vehicle.

Amherst Avenue, 6000 Block

Power washer stolen from residence.

Belvoir Woods Parkway, 9000 Block

Jewelry stolen from residence.

Ben Franklin Road, 6800 Block

Compact disc player stolen from vehicle.

Beulah Street, 7200 Block

Cigarettes stolen from business.

Braddock Road, 7100 Block

Purse stolen from vehicle.

Dana Avenue, 6300 Block

Jewelry stolen from residence.

Edison Drive, 6200 Block

Watch, compact discs and money stolen from vehicle.

Edsall Road, 6500 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Electronic Drive, 6700 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle.

Flat Rock Court/ China Grove Court

 Tools stolen from vehicle.

Franconia Road, 6100 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Indian Trail Court, 6600 Block

Instrument panel stolen from vehicle.

Kelsey Point Circle, 6600 Block

Ashtray stolen from vehicle.

Kincannon Place, 7900 Block

Speedometer stolen from vehicle.

Liverpool Lane, 6000 Block

Stereo and amplifier stolen from vehicle.

Loisdale Court, 6500 Block

Laptop computer stolen from person at hotel.

Long Pine Drive, 7400 Block

Package stolen from residence.

Marilyn Drive, 6100 Block

Money stolen from vehicle.

Park Terrace, 6200 Block

Garage door opener and keys stolen from vehicle.

Rock Island Road, 6600 Block

Metro pass stolen from vehicle.

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

Candy stolen from business.

Saint John Drive, 6000 Block

Money stolen from vehicle.

Sandra Marie Circle, 6900 Block

Failure to pay cab fare.

Springfield Mall Center, 6500 Block

Cellular telephone and leather jacket stolen from business.

Tipton Lane, 4600 Block

Stereo stolen from vehicle.

Upland Drive, 4800 Block

Money stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS 

Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block

1989 Toyota Camry reported stolen.

Rose Hill Drive, 6100 Block

1999 Ford Expedition reported stolen.

Split Creek Lane, 6200 Block

2004 Chrysler Concorde reported stolen.

Spring Faire Court, 7200 Block

2004 Kawasaki motorcycle reported stolen.

Springfield Mall Center, 6500 Block

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee reported stolen.

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