Teen Indicted for Burglary
<bt>A Fairfax County grand jury has indicted a Centreville teen for burglary. Accused of breaking into a Sully Station home last fall is Tavares Winston, 19, of 14711 Wycombe St. in London Towne.
Besides burglary, police initially charged him, Sept. 26, 2003, with the Sept. 8 grand larceny of a $3,000 laptop computer and five T-shirts from the home. But this charge was later dropped. Meanwhile, the burglary offense went to the grand jury and, on March 15, Winston was indicted.
He pleaded guilty, last Wednesday March 31, in Circuit Court. Judge Michael McWeeny then set his sentencing for June 4. At that time, Winston could receive as much as five years in prison.
<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition
<bt>The Chantilly Community Coalition will meet Monday, April 12, 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 will be Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Call Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370 for location and further information.
<sh>Park Authority to Meet
<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, April 14, 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>Westfields Interchange Groundbreaking
<bt>Groundbreaking for the Westfields Interchange will be held Thursday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. The location is the intersection of Westfields Boulevard and Route 28 in Chantilly.
The full-cloverleaf interchange is one of six interchanges being constructed along Route 28 via a public/private partnership agreement between Shirley Contracting Corp. and The Clark Construction Group and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
Planned is a four-lane bridge to carry Westfields Boulevard traffic across Route 28, plus two auxiliary lanes, with a trail on one side and a sidewalk on the other. The project is designed to accommodate 10 lanes total, in case they're someday approved.
Work will begin with construction of a detour interchange, which should take four or five months, weather depending, and be completed by fall. Then the bridge will be built, with completion estimated for fall 2005.
<sh>Regional, County Park Needs
<b>The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority, will meet with the public to discuss regional and county park needs for 2005 through 2009 in a series of public hearings in Fairfax County's nine magisterial districts.
Citizens are invited to comment, share ideas and consider the Regional Authority's proposed five-year Capital Improvement Program. The local meeting is Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
<sh>Clifton Candidates Forum Set
<bt>A candidates forum for next month's Town of Clifton elections is slated for Sunday, April 18, at 7 p.m., at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall. It's at 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton, and the event is sponsored by the Clifton Betterment Association (CBA).
Candidates for mayor are incumbent Jim Chesley and challengers Wayne Nickum and Judy McNamara. Town Council candidates are incumbents Mac Arnold and Margo Buckley, plus challengers Brant Baber, Lev Buller, Deb Dillard, Trisha Robertson and Bill Watts.
<bt>Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public's assistance identifying the person responsible for severely beating a man in the 3300 block of Kinfolk Court, in the Franklin Farms area. On Friday, March 19, at approximately 10:17 p.m., a 45-year-old Manassas area man, employed as a food delivery driver, was attempting to deliver a food order. A short time later, residents called 911 to report a man who rang several doorbells asking for help. When police officers arrived, they found the man seated in his car. He had been beaten. The victim was medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Anyone with information on this malicious wounding or the person involved is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777 or 703-691-8888. A $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information which leads to an arrest and indictment. As always, callers never give their names or appear in court.
<sh>Blood Is Urgently Needed
<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They're accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in at your own convenience.