Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending July 19, 2006

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

Main Desk:





703.719.6436 ~ Fairfax County Police Department Virginia Crime Prevention Association
Officer Nida's e-Mail:

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.


No meetings in July and August.


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 August 12, 2006 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
July 13-19, 2006


A 19-year-old man died when the vehicle he was riding in crashed into another vehicle. Police were called to the intersection of Backlick Road and Cindy Lane in the Annandale area around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 15 for a car crash. An investigation determined that 23-year-old Yup Yoo Sang was driving a 2006 Lexus LS 350 northbound on Backlick Road with three acquaintances. A 24-year-old Annandale-area woman, driving a 2004 Honda Pilot, was making a left turn from Cindy Lane onto southbound Backlick Road. Sang collided with the other vehicle in the intersection. The Lexus rotated clockwise, traveled off the roadway and rolled onto its roof. The Honda spun clockwise and came to rest in the intersection.  Yo Han Baek, who was sitting in the right rear passenger seat of the Lexus, was pronounced dead at the scene. Sang and a 21-year-old Centreville-area man sitting in the left rear seat, were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. The male in Sang’s front passenger seat and the driver of the Honda refused medical treatment. Yup Yoo Sang, of 8107 Falstaff Road in the McLean area, was charged with driving while intoxicated.  Speed and alcohol were factors. The investigation continues.  


Fairfax County police officers from the Franconia District Station conducted a sobriety checkpoint between 8:15 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Friday, July 14. All motorists were stopped, and the drivers were checked to assure their abilities to drive had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Approximately 377 cars passed through the checkpoint conducted in the eastbound and westbound lanes of Gunston Road at Gunston Elementary School. No motorists were cited or arrested during the checkpoint.


Alderman Drive, 6300 Block

Mountain bicycles stolen from residence

Amherst Avenue, 6500 Block

Two temporary tags stolen from vehicle

Belinger Court, 7200 Block

Refrigerator and dresser stolen from residence

Edsall Road, 6200 Block

Cellular telephone stolen from residence

Frontier Drive, 6700 Block

Money stolen from business

Healy Drive, 7100 Block

License plate stolen from vehicle

Jowett Court, 5500 Block 

Stereo stolen from vehicle

Kingstowne Boulevard, 5800 Block

Purse stolen from business

Shannons Landing Way, 8200 Block

Jet skis and trailer stolen from residence

Stonegarden Drive, 9100 Block

Purse stolen from business


Ashmeadow Court, 9100 Block

  1998 Plymouth Breeze

Celtic Drive, 4900 Block

  2005 Dodge

Backlick Road, 6700 Block

  Nissan 300zx

Loisdale Road, 6700 Block

  1997 Dodge Caravan

Loisdale Road, 6700 Block

  2004 Chrysler Sebring


West Ox Road, 4500 Block:   (Animal Services Division)

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will host a star-studded event as cats Angelina and Brad and kittens Maddox, Zahara and Shiloh are made available for adoption at the shelter’s ExtravaCATza! event—a special month-long cat and kitten adoption being held at the shelter.

Mamma cat, Angelina, has been recuperating in a Fairfax County foster home since giving birth about eight weeks ago. Angelina had five kittens total. Her two other kittens Jolie and Nouvel will also be at the shelter. Since giving birth, rumors about Angelina and Brad having another child have flooded media coverage, but the couple has denied this in a statement saying, “Meow,” which translated means: “After this litter, we’re getting spayed and neutered. There are enough cats and kittens who need good homes, so if we have another child, we’re planning to adopt.” The couple is encouraging others to adopt a cat or kitten from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter this month as well. The first 100 cats or kittens adopted from the Fairfax County shelter in July will be spayed or neutered free of charge as part of the ExtravaCATza!

The shelter will be open for adoptions this Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, July 23 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., in addition to weekday ExtravaCATza! adoption hours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Two rescue groups—Fancy Cats and AdvoCATs—will also be at the shelter featuring their cats and kittens available for adoption. On Sunday, July 30, Friends of Homeless Animals and the Humane Society of Fairfax County will visit the shelter with their cats and kittens available for adoption. Adoption fees and processes vary by group. The shelter is located at 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030. For more information, contact the shelter at (703) 830-1100 or visit The ExtravaCATza! is being co-hosted by DC Metro No More Homeless Pets, a local non-profit animal welfare organization.

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