Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending December 15, 2004

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.

CAC:

NO MEETING IN DECEMBER! We're taking the opportunity, once again this year, to provide dinners on Christmas Eve and breakfast on Christmas morning to those of your Police Department who have to work during those tmes, instead of celebrating with their families. If you'd like to donate a dessert or side dish, we'd be glad to receive it. Please call CAC chairperson, Sue Hotto, to coordinate your donation at: (703) 354-1988.

The next CAC meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, January 19, 2005, at the Franconia Government Center in the public meeting room. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, pre-meeting social period begins at 7:00pm.

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 held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. The next MODIP class will be held at the Franconia District Station located at 6121 Franconia Road, January 8, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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
December 09-15, 2004

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED:

A 17-year-old Kingstown area teenager has been arrested and charged with four counts of armed robbery. These cases are connected to the series of eight robberies that took place in the Barry Road area between September 21 and November 2 of this year.

He was arrested on December 10 and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a handgun by a minor and receiving a stolen firearm. He was transported to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. Further investigation uncovered the link between this 17-year-old and the series of robberies that occurred near the Franconia-Springfield Metro station. Further charges are pending.

The four robberies he is currently connected to included one couple on Crestleigh Way at 9:50 p.m. (a 41-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman); a 38-year-old man on Crestleigh Way at Crestleigh Circle right afterwards; and a pizza delivery man in the 6300 block of Hillary Court at 11:30 p.m.

STORK DEPARTMENT:

Police officers were in the right place at the right time and helped deliver a baby. On Tuesday, December 14, about 7:10 a.m., officers Mark Lewis and Dan Rosario were working a traffic assignment on I95 near the Fairfax County Parkway. A man and his pregnant wife stopped at the officers’ location. Believing that the wife was about to deliver her baby, officers immediately requested rescue and helped the woman into the backseat of her car. However, before rescue could arrive, the woman delivered a healthy baby girl with assistance from both officers. Officer Rosario put the baby into the mother’s arms, and both officers provided comfort until rescue arrived.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel took the mother and child to Fairfax Hospital. Both mother and baby are doing fine. Officers Rosario and Lewis are assigned to the Motorcycle Division of the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau.

For those of you who may not know, Officer Dan Rosario was the Crime Prevention Officer at Franconia District Station prior to becoming a motorcycle patrol officer. Way to go, Dan !

ALCOHOL STING:

After 30 attempts to buy alcohol by police cadets, three sales clerks were charged with selling alcohol to a minor. The Traffic Safety Services Unit, along with Franconia District Patrol officers, conducted an alcohol sting at 30 locations within the Franconia, Springfield and Lorton areas of Fairfax County on Friday, December 10. The sting is part of the ongoing youth alcohol and business compliance program and is conducted using underage Fairfax County police cadets, dressed in plain clothes, who attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. The following three locations improperly sold alcoholic beverages:

State Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), 6402 Springfield Plaza

Shoppers Food Warehouse, 7005 Manchester Boulevard

Rite Aid Pharmacy, 6100 Rose Hill Drive

Twenty-seven other businesses visited during the sting did not sell alcoholic beverages to the cadets. Each clerk who sold alcohol to a cadet was issued a summons for violation of Virginia State Code 4.1-304 (illegal sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor).

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