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<sh>Man Charged with Abduction

<bt>A Centreville man is facing a possible 20 years to life in prison after being arrested and charged, last weekend, with abduction with intent to defile. He is Rasoul Ahmadi, 43, of 14506 Chelsey Place in the Crofton Commons community.

Ahmadi is a driver for the Red Top Cap Co. and, on Saturday, Oct. 11, around 5:30 a.m., he picked up a 19-year-old Centreville woman from a residence in the 11600 block of Leehigh Drive in Fairfax. According to Fairfax County police, as he was driving her to her home on Gringsby Court in Centreville, he allegedly stopped his cab on the shoulder of Aubrey Patent Drive, locked the car doors and fondled her.

He then drove her home and she called the police. Ahmadi was arrested, later that day, and taken to the Adult Detention Center where he is being held without bond. He has a Dec. 8 court date.

<sh>Racially Biased Graffiti Found

<bt>The property manager of the Fairfax Towne Center recently discovered derogatory graffiti spray-painted on a wall inside the parking garage there at 12100 West Ox Road in Fairfax. Police will not reveal the nature of the graffiti or at what group it was targeted, but they say "racially biased words" were written sometime between Oct. 3-6.

Anyone with information about the graffiti is asked to call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 703-691-8888. Recognizing the potential harm that bias crimes and incidents can do in a community, Fairfax County police encourage people to report them. All such incidents are investigated thoroughly.

<sh>Need Food for the Holidays?

<bt>The Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) is now interviewing people who are in need of food for Thanksgiving and Christmas and want to receive food baskets for these holidays from the WFCM. Interviews will be conducted Oct. 16, 20, 21, 23, 28 and 30, from 6-8 p.m.

Potential recipients must bring with them proof of address (recent utility bill), identification for all family members and proof of income (three pay stubs or unemployment-benefit statements). To make an appointment, call the holiday gift-basket line at 703-766-8175 and leave your name and phone number so someone may return the call. Deadline to call is Friday, Oct. 24.

<sh>Centreville Community Coalition

<bt>The Centreville Community Coalition is now meeting on the third Friday of each month. The next meeting is Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. Call Debbie Martin at 703-802-9454 for location and other information.

<sh>Capt. Gulsby at WFCCA Meeting

<bt>Capt. Bill Gulsby, commander of the Sully District Police Station, will address the quarterly meeting of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA). It will be held Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.

<sh>WFCCA Land-Use, Oct. 21

<bt>The West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee will meet Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 a.m. in the conference room of the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Items on tap include an update of proposed changes in Trinity Centre — plus plans for the outdoor area, and a review of the county zoning-ordinance amendments.

Tentative items are a rezoning of 13.4 acres on the south side of Old Mill Road, adjoining Centre Ridge, and a proposal by New Life Christian Church to build a church at the corner of Cedar Spring Road and Route 29.

<sh>Sully District Council Mtg.

<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations will meet Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Mark McConn at 703-818-9124.

<sh>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.