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Herndon Week

Aug. 7, 2002

<sh>Correction

<bt>In the 2002 Herndon Newcomers guide, the hours of operation for Dranesville Elementary School for the 2002-3 school year were incorrect. The correct hours are 9:15 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.

<sh>Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

<bt>A Fairfax County police officer arrested Carlos Alexis Ayala, 25, of Fairfax on July 30 in connection with the July 21 shooting at Chandon Park in Herndon that injured two people. Officer Brian Takagi took Ayala into custody in front of his home on the 3300 block of Willow Crescent Drive in Fairfax. He is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Detention Center on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony.

"At this point Ayala has been identified as the shooter by witnesses,” said Det. Mario Colorado of the Herndon Police Department. According to police, Ayala is known as a member of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang. The investigation is ongoing and police said they are looking for one more suspect.

<sh>Drunk Drivers Nabbed

<bt>Four individuals were arrested for driving while intoxicated by the Herndon Police Department and the Fairfax County Police Department during an Aug. 2 crackdown on drunk driving, authorities said. Officers from both departments, in cooperation with the Fairfax Detoxification Center, conducted a sobriety checkpoint and sobriety patrol.

<sh>Child Safety Check

<bt>More than 85 child safety seats were installed or checked for proper installation during an inspection at 102 Elden St. on Sunday, Aug. 3, police reported. The checkpoint at the Nationwide Insurance Company was conducted by Herndon Police, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Herndon Police Citizens Support Team and members of Reston Inter-Faith.