<sh>Boy, 3, Drowns in Pool
<bt>A 3-year-old boy drowned Sunday in a pool in the backyard of his home in Chantilly's Brookfield community. According to Fairfax County police, the child, Brandon Buttner, had been playing in the above-ground pool, earlier, while adults were with him, but later made his way back to the pool alone, unbeknownst to anyone.
Family members found him floating in the pool, around 7 p.m., and immediately performed CPR on him, but to no avail. They called 911 and Fire Department personnel rushed to the scene and continued trying to revive him on the way to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
<sh>Teen-ager Killed in Crash
<bt>A 16-year-old Manassas Park boy was killed, Monday afternoon, in a car crash on Compton Road in Centreville. Thomas Erskine Jr., who was the passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene. Fairfax County police say another Manassas Park boy, 17, was driving a Mitsubishi Eagle Talon "at a high rate of speed," around 2 p.m., when the tragedy occurred.
The car was traveling east on Compton, near the I-66 overpass, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it crossed the westbound lane, striking a tree on the passenger side. The driver was taken to Prince William Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Both teens were wearing seatbelts. Police say charges are pending.
<sh>Police Seek Centreville Flasher
<bt>Fairfax County police are asking the public's assistance in identifying a man who exposed himself last week in Centreville. The incident occurred last Friday, Aug. 1, in The Meadows community. Shortly after midnight, a 45-year-old Centreville woman saw a man exposing himself and masturbating in the 14400 block of Turin Lane.
He is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, and about 6 feet tall. He wore a dark blue baseball cap, an orange-and-red shirt and jeans. Anyone with information about him is asked to call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 703-691-8888.
<sh>WFCM Moves to New Building
<bt>Western Faifax Christian Ministries (WFCM) will be moving to a new building on Sept. 2. WFCM's Shepherd Center and business office will be consolidating in one location, 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly, next to Midas Muffler. Volunteers are needed to help pack up and move both locations to their new home; call 703-988-9656.
<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition
<bt>The Chantilly Community Coalition will meet Monday, Aug. 11, at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Chantilly Regional Library. Call John Hanyok at 703-262-2475.
<sh>Westfield Community Coalition
<bt>The next meeting of the Westfield Community Coalition is Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Call Ron Furgerson at 703-754-0107 for location and further information.
<sh>Park Authority to Meet
<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.
<sh>Transportation Summit is Set
<bt>A Northern Virginia Transportation Summit will be held Monday, Aug. 18, from 6:15-9:30 p.m., at George Mason University's Johnson Center. Co-hosts are Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-37th) and GMU professor Roger Stough, director of the National Center for Intelligent Transportation Deployment Research.
Topics will include HOT (high-occupancy toll lanes) and Dulles Rail, and the focus will be on specific alternatives to address Northern Virginia's transportation problems. Also participating will be Sen. Marty Williams, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee; Maryland Secretary of Transportation Robert L. Flanagan and Ken Orski, co-author of the preeminent study of HOT lanes, to date.