Final Update to Red Truck Incidents in Franconia


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 03/01/12
Contact: Brooke Wright / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Final Update to Red Truck Incidents

Final Update to Red Truck Incidents in Franconia


            Detectives at the Franconia District Station are pleased to announce that the investigation into the red truck observed around area schools is complete.   No crime was reported or found to have occurred.  Through multiple community tips, a red truck was identified to have been driving through the neighborhoods in the morning hours, with a valid explanation for its presence.  After an extensive interview with the cooperative owner of the vehicle, he is not believed to have had any criminal intent or involvement in any criminal activity.  As a result of the investigation, some statements previously made by children at the locations in question have been retracted.

            Though alarming, the lessons learned from this case cannot be underestimated in their value.  Schools, neighborhoods, and police came together to share information, work cohesively, and ensure the safety of children.  Many parents reviewed personal safety information with their children.  The number of calls and tips provided by residents regarding suspicious vehicles and persons in the area was extremely helpful in bringing this case to conclusion.  We hope that you remain vigilant about your neighborhood and always remember to call police immediately at 703-691-2131 when suspicious activity is taking place.

            If you would like further tips about personal, home, or child safety, check the Franconia District Station website  Please view all materials in the Franconia Information Flyers section.  Any questions regarding security advice or to schedule a free home security survey contact our Crime Prevention Officer, MPO Jim Reid at     




To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 711






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