<sh>Grand Larceny Case to Grand Jury
<bt>Although two of the three charges against him have been dropped, Craig James Herberg is still in trouble with the law. That's because on Feb. 10, a grand-larceny charge against him was sent to the grand jury for possible indictment.
Believing that he allegedly tampered with the bar code on merchandise at the Fair Lakes Target store, Fairfax County police arrested him Dec. 11, charging him with two counts of grand larceny and one count of altering a price tag. Herberg, 51, lives at 4614 Tapestry Drive in Fairfax.
In a Dec. 10 affidavit for a search warrant to seek evidence in his home, police Det. Bill Baitinger wrote that Herberg was reportedly caught on the store's electronics department surveillance camera changing bar codes on Vtech 2520 portable telephones. Doing so, he wrote, enabled Herberg to purchase them from Target for $59.99 each, instead of their usual price of $179.99.
Herberg appeared Feb. 10 in General District Court; at that time, one count of grand larceny was dropped, along with the charge of altering a price tag. Judge Donald McDonough then certified Herberg's remaining charge of grand larceny to the next grand jury.
<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition
<bt>The Chantilly Community Coalition will meet Monday, March 10, 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 Westfield Community Coalition (for safe and drug-free youth) will meet Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at Stone Middle School. The coalition aims to strengthen family, community and school partnerships and help make a positive difference for youth.
It's currently working on a major community presentation called "When Push Comes to Shove — What You Should Know about Bullying and Harassment." It's tentatively scheduled for May 12. For more information about the coalition or to be on it's e-mail list, contact Ron Furgerson, coordinator, at 703-754-0107.
<sh>Fairfax County Park Authority
<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900 in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.
<sh>Sully GOP Seeks School Board Rep
<bt>The Sully District Republican Committee is seeking volunteers interested in running for the Sully District seat on the Fairfax County School Board. Contact Virginia Olander at 703-266-9531, no later than March 10. The Sully District Republican Committee will meet March 20 to decide on whom to endorse for the nomination.
<sh>Blood is Still Needed
<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is still in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They are accepted Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
To make an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or just drop in at your own convenience. According to the Inova Health System, it only takes an hour to donate blood, and each donation can save the lives of three people.