<sh>Suh Pleads Guilty to Burglaries
<bt>Chantilly resident Hyeong (AKA Billy) Suh is facing some serious prison time when he returns to court in November for sentencing. Suh, 19, of 3505 Nodding Pine Court, was one of three people police arrested as suspects in a rash of residential burglaries between March 5 and April 16.
Four of the crimes were in his own community of Franklin Glen. The burglars broke into the homes and helped themselves to whatever appealed to them while the residents were either at work or out of town.
Slated for a jury trial, last Monday, Aug. 18, in Fairfax County Circuit Court, Suh instead pleaded guilty to three counts of breaking and entering, plus one count of eluding police. Judge Marcus Williams then set his sentencing for Nov. 14. At that time, Suh could receive as much as 15 years in prison.
<sh>Guirguis' Charge is Dropped
<bt>Reportedly caught in a police sting operation to catch online sexual predators, on April 8, Fairfax County police arrested and charged a Gainesville man with the use of electronic means to solicit a minor.
Police said the man, Tamer E. Guirguis, clamed to be in his 20s and believed he was corresponding online with a 13-year-old Centreville girl with whom he allegedly wanted to have a sexual relationship. But when the case came to General District Court on Aug. 5, the charge against him was dropped.
<sh>Church Seeks Special Permit
<bt>Ox Hill Baptist Church of Chantilly is seeking a special permit together with the Fairfax County Office of Partnerships. The permit will allow the church to provide facilities that this county organization may use for a computer training lab.
Church member John McKenney explained the proposal, Aug. 19, to the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee. He said the computer lab will be available to local school children. Actually, the program is already in place there, but the special permit is still needed. The WFCCA approved the proposal, and it goes next to the county Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on Sept. 9.
<sh>Clifton Town Council Meeting
<bt>The next meeting of the Clifton Town Council will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton.
<sh>WFCM Needs Volunteers
<bt>Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) is moving to a new building next Tuesday, Sept. 2. Its Shepherd Center and business office will consolidate at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly, next to Midas Muffler. Volunteers are needed to help pack up and move both locations to their new home.
WFCM provides food and services to local residents needing help. Accordingly, it's also seeking volunteers to work in its food pantry and resale clothing shop. Helpers are greatly needed between 10 a.m.-noon and 12-2 p.m.; call 703-988-9656.
Said WFCM executive director Dorothy Fonow: "This is a great opportunity for moms whose children are back in school, for retirees and/or anyone looking to socialize with others and give something back [to the community]."
<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition
<bt>The next meeting of the Chantilly Community Coalition is Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library. It will focus on this year's planned activities and some back-to-school night recruiting plans. The group will also be working more closely with the Westfield and Centreville coalitions. For more information, see http://www.fcps.edu/news/backtoschool/btsclusterVII.htm. Or call coordinator John Hanyok at 703-262-2475.