Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending December 03, 2003

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

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703.719.6436   ~ Fairfax County Police Department  ~ Virginia Crime Prevention Association

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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. Thanks.


The Fairfax County Police Department, in the interest of promoting a safe and sober holiday season, launched its "Safe December" program today. The purpose of the campaign, which will run through New Year’s Eve, is to educate the public to the dangers of irresponsible alcohol use and underage alcohol purchases. First, a group of officers will patrol the streets looking primarily for drunk drivers. These officers will work county-wide during the nighttime hours. Also, each district station, as well as the Traffic Division, will conduct weekly DWI checkpoints. Some weekends may have more than one checkpoint going on at the same time. Finally, police cadets will attempt to purchase alcohol from retail and restaurant establishments across the county.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
November 27-December 3, 2003


Six persons were arrested in connection with the torture and death of a cat. On Sunday, October 5, 2003, just after midnight, Animal Control Officers responded to the 9500 block of Hagel Circle in the Lorton area in reference to a group of people beating a cat with wooden sticks. A lengthy investigation revealed that a pit bull by the name of "Queeny" attacked a cat which was walking in the area. Once the cat had been maimed, the pit bull was called off and the group began to beat the cat. They dumped the cat in a wheel barrow, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire. The cat was dead upon the officer’s arrival. Irene Littlejohn, 32, of 9877 Hagel Circle was charged with owning a dangerous dog; she was released on a summons. Carlos Blanco, 18, of 9413 Cherwek Drive in the Lorton area was charged with cruelty to animals and was held on a $1,000 bond. Aaron Melendez, 18, of 9642 Eaton Woods Drive in the Lorton area was charged with cruelty to animals and maliciously setting a fire (18.2-86) and was held on a $20,000 bond. Two 14 year old boys and a 17 year old boy from the Lorton area were petitioned with cruelty to animals and maliciously setting a fire.


Ellingham Circle, 6900 Block: Two men were arrested for an attempted robbery that happened in the 6900 block of Ellingham Circle on December 3 at 9:30 pm. A 29-year-old Kingstowne area man opened his front door to what he believed was a pizza delivery man. After the victim stated he did not order a pizza, Mondell Opoku, 22, of 7506 Mullingar Court in the Springfield area, put his hand in the pizza bag to indicate he had a weapon. The victim slammed his door shut and Opoku ran to a Chevy van and sped away. The victim then ran to his own vehicle and chased the van! to Beulah Road where Opoku ran the victim off the road. A lookout was given and officers stopped Opoku on Frontier Drive near Springfield Drive. Opoku and a passenger in the van, Phuc Pham, 22, of 8335 Magic Leaf Road also in the Springfield area, were arrested and charged with attempted robbery. Both are being held without bond.

Bismach Drive, 5600 Block: On November 29, about 10:15 p.m., a 28-year-old Alexandria area man was walking when two men approached him. One suspect pulled a knife and the pair demanded his money. The victim asked the suspects not to harm him and relinquished his cash. The armed man stabbed the victim in the upper body anyway. As the victim turned to run the armed man stabbed him a second time; then the suspects pushed him to the ground and kicked him a number of times. The victim was able to get up and make good his escape. He ran in! to an apartment building in the 5600 block of Bloomfield Drive, and knocked on doors for help. The victim was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was admitted and treated for serious injuries. The suspects were only described as two Hispanic males

Oakridge Woods Court, 7600 Block: On December 1, about 10:50 p.m., a Lorton area man, 35, attempted a pizza delivery and was told no one at the residence had ordered a pizza. The driver returned to his car and a man approached and announced a robbery. The victim set the pizza down and the suspect grabbed it and ran away. The suspect was described as black, six feet tall and weighing 220 pounds. He was wearing a grey hooded coat or sweatshirt that covered most of his face and jeans.


Amherst Avenue, 6000 Block Stereo and dashboard taken from parked vehicle.
Angleton Court, 7900 Block Computers reported stolen from business.
Backlick Road, 7000 Block Portable radio reported stolen from fire station.
Beryl Road, 6300 Block Clothes taken from a parked vehicle.
Bland Street, 6800 Block Cash taken from business.
Cheyenne Knoll Place, 5400 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Dreyfuss Street, 5700 Block Two weapons taken from residence.
Edsall Road, 6200 Block Two rifles taken from warehouse.
Edsall Road, 6200 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Ellingham Circle, 7000 Block Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Fairhaven Avenue, 2500 Block Christmas lights taken from residence.
Franconia Road, 5500 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Frontier Drive, 6700 Block Bicycle reported stolen.
Gunston Road, 9800 Block Beer taken from business.
Heming Avenue, 5600 Block Wallet taken from parked vehicle.
Irwell Lane, 7000 Block Tire rims taken from parked vehicle.
Landsdown Centre, 6400 Block Gasoline taken from service station without payment.
Loisdale Court, 6500 Block Computer equipment taken from business.
Marilyn Drive, 6000 Block Power tools taken from parked vehicle.
Miller Drive, 6300 Block Wallet reported stolen.
Milva Lane - Westmore Drive Stereo taken from parked vehicle.
Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block License plates taken from parked vehicle.
Waites Way - Waldren Drive License plate taken from parked vehicle.
Zekan Lane, 6300 Block Copper was taken from residence.


Backlick Road/Braddock Road 2001 Toyota Corolla reported stolen.
Rock Cliff Lane, 6000 Block 2000 Honda Civic reported stolen.


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