Monday, April 29, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Stop by for food and conversation from 6-8 p.m.
Dine with local heroes from the Fairfax County Police Sully District Police Station and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Tuesday night at Chick-fil-A in Chantilly. Come to Chick-fil-A from 6-8 p.m. and dine with your local firemen and police officers. Families will have the opportunity to walk around, meet their local heroes from Fairfax County Fire Station 15 and the Sully District Police Station. Guests will be able to see the equipment, ask questions and more. Chick-fil-A will have a tent set up with games for guests to participate in and win prizes. In the event of inclement weather, they will still host the event in the dining room with a craft activity for the kids. Ten percent of sales during that time will be donated to local police…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A look back at this week's most popular stories at Centreville Patch.
Get Centreville news each day in your inbox. Sign up for our daily newsletter! Here's a list of the top seven stories this week at Centreville Patch: Police: Centreville Woman Sexually Assaulted in Her Home. The woman woke up Sunday morning to find a man sexually assaulting her. Crime Blotter: Unlawful Entry into Home, Christmas Lights Stolen From Residence. A roundup of some of the most recent crime in the Sully District. Cell Phone Tower Poles May be Installed at Two Centreville Schools. Milestone Communications wants to improve wireless service by installing tower poles on the grounds of London Towne Elementary School and Stone Middle School. Sully District Police Issue 164 Citations, 6 DWI Charges. All officers who worked Saturday …
Plus, Iguana models, cell towers in disguise, a Ladybug exodus and two birds ask, "Who cooks for you?"
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Drivers at the Lake Ridge commuter lot near Interstate 95 saw more than the road crews and heavy machinery that have become standard commute scenery. Prince William County Police arrested a man April 19 when they found him dancing naked on the hood of his car. Without question, you should surrender to authorities when police have identified you as the suspect in a grand-larceny case. But we feel compelled to caution suspects about checking their pockets after a 27-year-old Annandale man turned himself in. Police in Falls Church say they …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The man fled before officers arrived at the home.
A Centreville woman woke up in the middle of the night to find a man exposing himself outside her window, Fairfax County Police said. The 46-year-old woman reported on Wednesday that the incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. on the 14300 block of Summer Tree Road. The suspect fled before police arrived at the scene. Police did not release a description of the suspect. Anyone with information can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.
The town hall meeting will take place Friday, May 3, in Fairfax County.
State delegates Tim Hugo, Barbara Comstock, will host a town hall meeting on May 3 with U.S. Rep Frank Wolf and a panel of local experts, federal and state officials. The event aims to educate the community about human sex trafficking in Virginia, how the commonwealth is cracking down on this crime and how Virginians can increase awareness of the threat posed in the area. The Human Trafficking Forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, Community Hall, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Hosts also include the Richmond Justice Initiative. Panelists are Comstock, Courtney Gaskins with Youth For Tomorrow, Hugo, Sara Pomeroy with the Richmond Justice Initiative, Wolf, Fairfax County police detective Bill …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A roundup of some of the most recent crime in the Sully District.
Editor's note: Readers accessing this article on a mobile phone may have difficulty seeing the map. Unlawful entry (red on map) A resident on the 5400 block of Goolsby Way reported at 5:30 p.m. Sunday that someone entered his home. Nothing was stolen. Police believe the intruder forced their way in through the front door. Sexual assault (purple on map) Around 3 a.m., a 27-year-old woman was asleep inside her home in the 13000 block of Winding Oak Circle in Centreville. She woke up to find that a man had gotten into the home and was sexually assaulting her, police said. When she challenged him, he fled on foot. Click here for additional information. Larcenies (blue on map) 4300 block of Chantilly Shopping Center, two electronic device …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
All officers who worked Saturday night focused on finding unsafe, impaired drivers.
All Fairfax County Police officers from the Sully District Station worked on Saturday night to try and curb drunk, impaired and aggressive drivers. Over 25 officers worked in the effort, which police dubbed "Operation: All Hands on Deck." Officers contacted 318 citizens, issued 146 warnings, and 164 citations. There were also six DWI charges. The Sully District has experienced a 16 percent increase in DWI-related crashes from 2011 to 2012, according to Fairfax County Police. Within the last two months, two police vehicles have been struck by drunk drivers.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The woman woke up Sunday morning to find a man sexually assaulting her.
A man broke inside a Centreville woman's home Sunday morning and sexually assaulted her, Fairfax County Police said. Around 3 a.m., the 27-year-old woman was asleep inside her home in the 13000 block of Winding Oak Circle. She woke up to find that a man had gotten into the home and was sexually assaulting her, police said. When she challenged him, he fled on foot. Electronic equipment was also stolen from the home, police said. They believe the perpetrator was able to get in through an unlocked door. The suspect was described as possibly Hispanic with a medium build, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A list of some recent incidents in the Sully District over the past week.
Editor's note: Readers accessing this article on a mobile phone may have difficulty seeing the map. The following is a list of larcenies from the Fairfax County Police Department's incident reports for the Sully District since April 12. This list is not all-inclusive. Unlawful entry (yellow on map): A resident on the 5800 block of Ridings Manor Place reported on April 9, at 3:35 p.m., that two people were seen leaving her home. There was no damage. The helicopter assisted and the suspects were located. An 18-year-old female from Bristow was charged with trespassing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A 15-year-old from Woodbridge was also present, and was returned to her mother. Narcotics/police pursuit (green on map): …