News in Brief

News in Brief


<bt>In the Dec. 5-11 Burke and Springfield Connection, one person quoted in the story "Thanksgiving Fuels Football Tradition" identified himself with a name that is the same as a Lake Braddock alumnus who was killed in an automobile accident in 1995. The Connection was unaware of this at the time of publication.

In the Nov. 14-20 Springfield Connection, the photo on page three identified townhouses in the Island Creek Community. The townhouses pictured are located in the Hawthorne Community, which is located behind Island Creek and is not associated with the Island Creek Community. No construction is taking place in the Island Creek Community and none is planned for the future.

<sh>Malicious Wounding

<bt>On Nov. 29, at 3:15 p.m., police officers responded to a report of a woman verbally abusing another woman. The first woman then allegedly pushed the second woman to the ground and began kicking her. Investigation revealed the altercation stemmed from a dispute over parking spaces in the mall parking lot, according to police. Natasha C. McKenna, 24, of 5305 Tessie Terrace in the Alexandria area was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. The victim, a Lorton area woman, 48, was transported to Inova Springfield Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

<sh>Attempted Bike Theft

<bt>On Nov. 27, at about 4:45 p.m., a Lorton area boy, 14, was riding his bicycle, waiting at the intersection for traffic to clear when a man approached and demanded his bicycle. The boy refused and the suspect assaulted the boy according to police. The boy fought back and retained possession of his bicycle as the suspect ran southbound on the bike path that parallels Richmond Highway. The boy's glasses broke during the altercation, but he was not seriously injured. The suspect was described as black, in his 30s, six feet tall and skinny with a deep, raspy voice.

<sh>Alcohol Sting

<bt>The Traffic Safety Unit, along with the West Springfield District Station Bike Unit, conducted an alcohol sting at 25 locations within the West Springfield district on Dec. 6. The sting was part of the Youth Alcohol Campaign and was conducted using under age Fairfax County Police Cadets dressed in plain clothing who attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. The locations where alcoholic beverages were sold to Cadets, according to police, were:

*Rite Aid Pharmacy, 9579 Braddock Road in the Fairfax area

*Safeway, 9525 Braddock Road in the Fairfax area

*Safeway, 5204 Port Royal Road in the Springfield area

*Giant Food, 7885 Heritage Drive in the Annandale area

*Safeway, 5727 Burke Centre Parkway in the Burke area

*Safeway, 9596 Old Keene Mill Road in the Springfield area

*Texaco, 6054 Burke Commons Road in the Burke area

*7-Eleven, 7907 Rolling Road in the Springfield area

*Whole Foods, 8402 Old Keene Mill Road in the Burke area

*CVS Pharmacy, 8330 Old Keene Mill Road in the Burke area

Fifteen other locations did not sell alcoholic beverages to the Cadets, according to police. Twelve arrests were made in the 10 establishments where alcohol was sold illegally to the Cadets.