Police Releases -- This Week
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2009

October 22, 2009
Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030 703-246-2253. TTY
703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
News Release: 09/CSN
October 22, 2009
Trick or Treat Safe on the Streets 
Halloween is quickly approaching and many youngsters will be out and about during dark hours crossing the streets. Many cars frequently use residential streets as a cut-through during high volume traffic hours. Fairfax County Police will be enforcing violations involving stop signs, speeding, and pedestrian cross walks.
For the past two weeks, message boards in the Sully police district were announcing the upcoming campaign and reminding motorists to drive safely. Officers from the motor squad and Sully district station will be aggressively enforcing traffic laws the last two weeks of October. In the West Springfield district, crossing guards, crime prevention officers, neighborhood patrol units, and auxiliary officers will be educating the public by distributing safety flyers and handing out treat bags for children. DWI directed patrols will be occurring in the Franconia district. All other district stations will also have officers out in numbers to make sure trick-or-treaters have a safe Halloween night.
Here are a few safety tips to remember when walking along streets
during nighttime hours:
  • Always use crosswalks and sidewalks
  • Carry a flashlight
  • Wear reflective stickers on costumes
  • Use face paint rather than full-face masks that block your view
  • Only trick-or-treat at houses you know
  • Travel in groups with an adult
  •  Notify police about any suspicious person or activity
  •  Inspect candy before children eat it
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
To request this information in an alternate format, call the Public
Information Office at 703.246.2253. TTY 703-204-2264
Subject: Franconia District Weekly Incident Summary Report-Oct. 8-14. 2009
October 16, 2009
SALT: The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council for the Franconia District Station meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in the in an available space of the Lee District Building at 6121 Franconia Road. The next meeting is on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Our council is geared to those 50 and over. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE DETAILS.
CAC: The Citizens'Advisory Committee for the Franconia District Station meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 (the 3rd Wednesday of the month), at 7:30pm in the Helen Wilson Community Room in of the Lee District Building at 6121 Franconia Road. A social period beginning at 7:00pm will precede 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 November 14,2009. Registration is required and can be done by contacting the MODIP reservations line at (703) 924-6588.
OCT 8-14, 2009
Larcenies from Vehicles are the first issue to be addressed by Fairfax County Police Department Crime Prevention Officers during Crime Prevention Month. Officers encourage the public to be part of their "Write to Fight!" campaign and record the make, model and serial numbers of their electronics and valuables. If those items are stolen, police will be more likely to track the items, arrest the culprits and return the property to owners. Throughout October, officers will highlight a series of issues that need greater public awareness in Fairfax County and each week and will focus their efforts and attention on those issues. Following Larcenies, the second week will address Personal and Senior Safety. The third week will focus on Home Security, and the final week, Pedestrian and Halloween Safety.
In 1984, October was designated as Crime Prevention Month by the National Crime Prevention council. The month-long commemoration urges citizens to get involved and reminds them that they play a vital role in helping to keep communities safe. Crime Prevention Officers will lead a series of community activities that highlight prevention information and reach out to educate and empower communities across Fairfax County. Highlights for Crime Prevention Month include:
  • October 27, a Crime Prevention Awareness Event at LynBrook Elementary School, 5801 Backlick Road, Springfield aimed at individuals who speak primarily Spanish (as all events and activities will be in Spanish).
  • On Halloween night, October 31, school crossing guards in the West Springfield Police District will be deployed to busy intersections and to assist costumed trick-or-treaters cross Fairfax County roadways.
Residents are welcome to contact their local Crime Prevention Officer; at any time to request a personal home security check or for information about crime in their neighborhood. Crime Prevention Month will culminate in a countywide event November 6th, featuring an opportunity for the public to have VIN-etching applied to their vehicles. Forthcoming details will be posted on
Fairfax County Police have seen an increase in jewelry thefts in the Sully, Reston, and Fair Oaks Districts over the last few months . Overall burglaries in those areas have dropped by 21%; however, the increase is found in the type of property being stolen particularly jewelry. Detectives are attributing these thefts to the recent increase in value of all precious metals, including gold, silver, and platinum. Below are some tips to keep your gems safe:
  • Always call police if you see people going door to door acting suspicious
  • Keep all valuables out of sight
  • Keep jewelry in a secure location
  • Keep items made of precious metals secure
  • Be mindful when discussing your valuables
  • Document valuables with photos and serial numbers
  • Always keep home and business entryways locked
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
There was a 55% increase in burglaries involving stolen jewelry in those districts over the last year. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411- TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Tysons Corner, Falls Church, Mount Vernon: Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit of the Fairfax County Police Organized Crime and Narcotics Division along with several female undercover officers arrested 23 men for soliciting prostitution during a prostitution sting on Thursday, October 1. The operation took place at 3 various locations in the Tysons Corner, Falls Church and Mount Vernon areas of the county. Female officers, posing as escorts, were solicited online and made arrangements with a suspect to meet at a hotel. Other officers were approached directly outside hotels by men soliciting sex. All of the suspects were released on summonses for solicitation of prostitution. "Prostitution can attract more serious and potentially violent crimes to include narcotics violations, robberies and sexual assaults," states Sergeant Scott Delcore of the Street Crimes Unit. The following suspects were charged with one count of soliciting prostitution:
  • Robert Hall, 39, of 315 Hillside Terrace, Landover, MD
  • Francisco Gomez Flores, 31, of 10008 Portsmouth Road, Manassas
  • James Lenandowski, 47, of 9028 Armendown Drive, Springfield
  • Erick Gutierrez-Osorio, 20, of 3813 Burlingame Place, Alexandria
  • Israel Casco Grandes, 33, of 5700 Norto Road, Alexandria
  • Jose Contreras Castro, 47, of 4413 31st Street, Arlington
  • Milton Santos Gonzales, 35, of 5626 Fargo Ave, Oxon Hill, MD
  • Bonifacio Lemus Mendoza, 32, of 240 Cedar Lane #121, Vienna
  • Erick Castellon, 24, of 6300 Stonefence Court, Clinton, MD
  • Ellsworth Johnson, 40, of 7012 Lawnwood Court,Fort Belvoir
  • Ryan Hill, 20, of 619 S. Henry Street, Alexandria
  • David Peter, 42, of 5841 Robeys Meadow Lane, Fairfax
  • Patrick Colliton, 56, of 6528 Heather Brook Court in Mclean
  • Ki Wong Nam, 47, of 6572 Kiernan Court in Alexandria
These suspects were charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution:
  • Keith Cunningham, 39, of 5756 Village Green Drive, Alexandria
  • Scott Richardson, 53, of 8610 Arley Drive, Springfield
  • Alex Gray, 20, of 13290 Holly Meadow Lane, Herndon
  • Ernest Grotsky, 62, of 301 Fairidge Road, Jamestown, NC
  • Hristo Stoyanov, 35, of 1700 Harvard Street, Washington D.C.
  • Kevin Gilmartin, 26, of 2330 Dulles Station Boulevard #2422, Herndon
  • Thidbesa Vongxay, 31, of 9506 Unity Lane, Lorton
  • Mohamad Mohamed, 28, of 6129 Leesburg Pike #819, Falls Church
  • John Termini, 40, of 8916 Royal Astor Way, Fairfax
Beulah Street, 6800 Block: Banner stolen from church
Beverly Park, Drive, 7300 Block: Tires stolen from vehicle
Cannon Lane/Towanda Road: License plate stolen from vehicle
Cardinal Woods Court, 6700 Block: License plate stolen from vehicle
Curtier Drive, 6000 block: Tools stolen from vehicle
Franconia Road/Telegraph Road: Purse stolen from vehicle
Frontier Drive, 6800 Block: Flashlight stolen from vehicle
Highdale Circle, 5900 Block: Wallet stolen from residence
Julian Street, 6400 Block: Tools stolen from vehicle
Loisdale Road, 6700 Block: Television stolen from business
Norton Road, 5600 Block: Pistol stolen from residence
Perry Penney Drive, 6700 Block: Hatch stolen from vehicle
Franconia Road, 6100 Block 1992 Honda
Lockport Place, 7200 Block: 1977 Honda
Rock Ridge Lane, 7100 Block: Toyota Corolla
Woodside Lane, 7500 Block: Toyota RAV4
Franconia VIPS
MPO Alice Eggers
PFC Julia Elliott
(703) 922-8263
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