Solicitation Case to Grand Jury
<bt>An electronic solicitation case is heading for the grand jury. It involves a Laurel, Md., man, Peter Borreggine, 42, of 9617 Norfolk Ave. In August, Fairfax County police charged him with using a communication device to solicit a minor.
According to police, he was communicating online with someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl. Police said Borreggine allegedly made arrangements to meet the teen, Aug. 29, around 1 p.m., in Centreville.
But the person with whom he was reportedly communicating via computer was actually an undercover police detective. So when Borreggine arrived in Centreville for the meeting, police were ready and waiting and Borreggine was busted. On Nov. 3 in General District Court, Judge Michael Cassidy certified the charge against him to the next grand jury for possible indictment.
<sh>Theft, Bias Crimes Investigated
<bt>Fairfax County police are investigating a larceny that occurred Saturday, Nov. 8, in the 5300 block of Kimanna Drive in Centreville's Country Club Manor community. A Centreville woman, 37, noticed four teen-age boys standing near her truck, and one appeared to be touching one of the tires.
She yelled at the boys to move away from her truck, and they left on bicycles. But as they did, say police, one of them yelled a derogatory name at her. The victim then discovered an accessory from her car was missing.
The boys are described as white and riding mountain bikes. Anyone with information about them or this case is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 703-691-8888. Police recognize the potential harm that bias crimes and incidents can have in a community and encourage people to report them. All bias crimes and incidents are investigated thoroughly.
<sh>Local Groups Help the Needy
<bt>Groups or individuals wanting to adopt a family to help at Thanksgiving or Christmas should call Western Fairfax Christian Ministries' (WFCM) business office at 703-988-9656. In addition, donations to WFCM may be made by designating No. 8234 in the United Way Combined Federal Campaign.
<sh>Help Update Transportation
<bt>This Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at Oakton High, citizens and officials can tell the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) which essential rail, public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian and highway projects should be included in the FY 2005-2010 Six-Year Improvement program.
They can also learn how their transportation dollars are distributed and what commitments have been made in their areas for ongoing transportation projects. Whit Clement, CTB secretary, and Karen Rae, Virginia director of Rail and Public Safety, will make a brief presentation at 7 p.m. Citizens may also speak, for three minutes each, but must first sign up at the door.
<sh>Remember the Food Drive
<bt>This Saturday, Nov. 15, local Boy Scout troops will be collecting bags of food at homes throughout the community to restock the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries' (WFCM) food pantry. Remember to put your food bags outside your front door. The WFCM is also in great need of volunteers to help sort the food and put it on the pantry's shelves. The place to be is 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly, next to Midas Muffler.
<sh>Westfield Community Coalition
<bt>The Westfield Community Coalition will meet Monday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 a.m. at Stone Middle School. Current and new members will discuss teen-age drinking and the upcoming Parent Pledge for middle- and high-school families. They'll also review proposals for grant funding. Call Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370 with any questions or to receive e-mail updates about current issues.
The coalition's mission is to develop partnerships in the community to enable students to effectively deal with today's environment; to support programs that foster an atmosphere where all youth can grow up in a safe environment free of violence, prejudice, and substance abuse; to strengthen family, community and school partnerships and to work to make a positive difference for youth. Membership is free and new members are welcome.
<sh>Public Hearing on Stoplight
<bt>The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing regarding land acquisition for the stoplight at Route 29 and Bull Run Post Office Road in Centreville. The hearing is slated for Monday, Nov. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the county Government Center.
<sh>Frey at Sully Dist. Council
<bt>Newly reelected Sully District Supervisor Michael Frey will address the next meeting of the Sully District Council of Citizens Associations. It will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Frey will review the past year and discuss the upcoming one. He'll also talk about the next General Assembly session and the FY 2005 budget. Call Mark McConn at 703-818-9124.
<sh>Centreville Community Coalition
<bt>The Centreville Community Coalition will meet Friday, Nov. 21,
at 10 a.m. Call Debbie Martin at 703-802-9454 for meeting location and further information.
<sh>Police Charge Five Drivers
<bt>Fairfax County police conducted a sobriety checkpoint between Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 a.m. Some 814 vehicles passed through the site at New Braddock Road and Montierro Drive in Centreville. Police made two DWI arrests and charged three other motorists with miscellaneous traffic offenses.
<bt>Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-37th) actually did win his home precinct, Old Mill, in last week's election. Vote totals shown on the county Election Board's Web site were incomplete when the Nov. 6 Centre View article was written. Cuccinelli received 264 votes in that precinct to challenger Jim Mitchell's 205.
<bt>A smoke-free dining guide for Centreville and Chantilly is available free. It lists restaurants in Centreville and Chantilly offering a 100-percent, smoke-free dining experience. To obtain a copy, visit the Chantilly Regional Library or the Centreville Regional Library or call 703-591-4131. It's published by the Northern Virginia Alliance on Smoking OR Health.