News in Brief

News in Brief



<bt>Fairfax County Police arrested Leonel Delcid, 25, and Jose Delcid-Quinteros, 23, both of Commerce Street in the Springfield area, and charged them with malicious wounding after an incident that occurred in front of the Pizza Hut, located at 7034 Commerce St. According to police, the incident occurred about 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, when Delcid and Delcid-Quinteros approached a 39-year-old man, and became involved in an argument before stabbing the victim. The victim was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital to be treated for his non life-threatening injuries. The two men were arrested at an apartment nearby, after a preliminary investigation. They were taken to the Adult Detention Center where they were held without bond.

<sh>Fatal Motorcycle Accident

<bt>Fairfax County Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred in the Fairfax area Monday, Oct. 7, at about 3 p.m. Officer Timothy Judd of the Fair Oaks District Station attempted to stop 28-year-old Chekandio Williams, of Barbados Lane in Manassas, who was speeding on a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle south on the Fairfax County Parkway approaching Burke Centre Parkway, according to police. Williams refused to stop and Judd followed him as he continued south. Williams made a U-turn heading north on the Fairfax County Parkway. Officer Kevin Turney of the motor squad was issuing a summons to a motorist that was pulled over on the shoulder of the parkway just north of Nomes Court. As Williams approached, he drove onto the shoulder, struck Turney and slammed into the back of the Ford Escape sport utility vehicle that was on the shoulder. A Fairfax County Police helicopter medevaced Turney to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was treated for serious but non life-threatening injuries. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. Speed was a factor, according to police.

<sh>Bootleg Merchandise

<bt>Fairfax County Police arrested several individuals in connection with a fraud case that occurred at Springfield Plaza in the Springfield area Saturday, Oct. 5, at about 11 a.m. According to police, Officer Stephen Szakos of the Franconia District Station was on patrol at a flea market being conducted in the parking lot, when he noticed numerous vendors who were selling compact music discs and DVD movies that appeared to have poor quality covers and packaging. Closer investigation by Szakos revealed that the discs were illegal copies. Szakos recovered a large quantity of CDs and cash, and the vendors were taken into custody. The following individuals were arrested and charged with fraud/failing to provide true manufacturer on recorded devices:

- Roberto Melendez, 34, of no fixed address, five counts, held without bond;

- Miguel Ventura, 18, of no fixed address, five counts, held without bond;

- Lan M. Do, 42, of Seward Street, S.E., Washington, D.C., four counts, released on summonses;

- Raul Mendoza, 45, of Taney Road in Manassas, five counts, held without bond;

- Tello A. Tiellacuri, 27, of Cass Brook Lane in Woodbridge, three counts, released on summonses.

<sh>Malicious Woundings

<bt> Fairfax County Police are investigating a malicious wounding that occurred in the 9500 block of Blake Lane in the Oakton area on Saturday, Oct. 5, at approximately 3:30 p.m. According to police, an altercation occurred and two Fairfax-area men, ages 20 and 21, were stabbed multiple times in the upper body. The men were taken by an acquaintance to Inova Fairfax Hospital where they were treated. Another 21-year-old Fairfax-area man was also treated for multiple stab wounds at Inova Fairfax Hospital also as a result of this altercation, according to police sources. The incident appears to be gang-related and the investigation is ongoing.

In a separate incident, Fairfax County Police are investigating a Sept. 28 incident where a Springfield-area man, 21, was leaving the Super Mart in the 7000 block of Commerce Street as a group of men drove by in a small, red car. One man stuck a gun out of one of the car's windows and shot the victim in the face. The victim was medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

<sh>Water-Quality Preservation Meeting

<bt>In honor of National Watershed Monitoring Day, a presentation will take place on Friday, Oct. 18, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., on the role of land conservation in preserving water quality. It will convene at the Clifton Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at 12748 Richards Lane in Clifton, just uphill from the Hermitage Inn parking lot on Main Street.

Speaking will be Katie Goldberg, director of land protection with the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT). Sponsoring this program are the NVCT and the Audubon Naturalist Society. For more information, visit

<sh >Correction

<bt>In the Sept. 25-26 issues of the Connection in a story on healthy breakfasts, Melanie Shisler Yumor was incorrectly identified. She is the director of Food Services and Nutrition at Inova Fair Oaks and serves the children in the child-care center at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

<sh>Community Events

<bt>Fall Festival. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Old Town area in the City of Fairfax.

Springfield Spruce Up Day Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., call Lake Accotink Park at 703-569-0285 for information.

Curbside Leaf Collection, begins Oct. 15, City of Fairfax, call 703-385-7995 for more information.

Franconia History Day, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Franconia Elementary School.

Comprehensive Plan Open Mic meeting, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Fairfax High School.