Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending December 22, 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.

Many thanks to all of you who have donated to our ongoing drive at Franconia District Station in support of our returning wounded veterans. All the men and women at Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed Army Hospital who are recipients of our largess have conveyed their love and thanks via the CAC at the station. We very definitely are making a difference in their lives. Click on the following link to read their letter of appreciation to the RHCA

Letter of Appreciation from the United States Marine Corps National Naval Medical Center

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 16-22, 2004

HYPOTHERMIA DEATHS:

Two homeless men died in Fairfax County of hypothermia. George "Budd" Dodd, 56, had been living in an abandoned house in the 7200 block of Beulah Street in the Alexandria area. A concerned resident realized he had not seen Mr. Dodd for two days and on December 21 went to Mr. Dodd’s shelter to check on his welfare. He called for rescue and Mr. Dodd was in cardiac arrest when the ambulance arrived but was pronounced dead at the hospital. On December 15 Benito Miranda, 44, was found dead at Backlick Road and Route 236. The medical examiner’s office determined cause of death as hypothermia.

If you see anyone who you think might be at risk for hypothermia or freezing during this cold season, you are asked to call the non-emergency number (703-691-2131) and report the location of the individual to the FCPD. This applies to homeless persons and other individuals who are impaired in any way and unable to get shelter from the cold, especially when temperatures fall below the freezing mark As a rule, if the roads are icy, these people are in danger of freezing to death.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY

Hayfield Road, 7800 Block: A 35-year-old woman was arrested after the unlawful entry into a vacant home. On Sunday, December 12 about 9:45 a.m. Elizabeth Mavrommatis of no fixed address was arrested and charged with three counts of unlawful entry. She was found in an unoccupied home in the 7800 block of Hayfield Road. Mavrommatis had been frequenting this address in recent days. She was taken to the Adult Detention Center where she was held without bond.

LARCENIES

Backlick Road, 4700 Block Stereo reported stolen from vehicle.
Backlick Road, 5500 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Ballycastle Circle, 5100 Block Credit cards and cash reported stolen from vehicle.
Brampton Court, 6300 Block Cellular telephone reported stolen from vehicle.
Cindy Lane, 7000 Block Laptop computer reported stolen from business.
Evanston Road, 7200 Block Cash reported stolen from business.
Hill Park Drive, 6800 Block Hand trucks reported stolen from business.
Hereford Court, 5600 Block Gym bag reported stolen from business.
Jandell Road, 8900 Block Christmas decorations reported stolen from business.
Little River Turnpike, 6700 Block Gasoline reported stolen from service station.
Little River Turnpike. 7200 Block Phone cards reported stolen from business.
Paris Street, 8300 Block Money order reported stolen from business.
Richmond Highway, 10000 Block Wheels reported stolen from vehicle.
Silver Ridge Circle, 6300 Block License plates reported stolen from vehicle.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Purse reported stolen from business.
Springfield Mall, 6500 Block Stamps reported stolen from business.
Telegraph Road, 6900 Block Alcohol reported stolen from business.
Terminal Road, 8000 Block Cash reported stolen from business.
Walker Lane, 6300 Block Christmas decorations reported stolen from residence.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Cabin John Road, 6800 Block 2001 Toyota 4Runner reported stolen.
Edsall Road, 6400 Block 2004 Toyota Corolla reported stolen.
Grovedale Drive, 6300 Block 1995 Toyota Camry reported stolen.
Meteor Place, 6800 Block 1995 Honda Prelude reported stolen.
Samuel Wallis Street, 8000 Block 1995 Honda Accord reported stolen.

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