<sh>Man Found Dead in Hotel
<bt>A 34-year-old man was found dead Tuesday in a Chantilly hotel. He was identified as Dwayne D. Thompson, 34, and police say preliminary investigation revealed no immediate signs of foul play. Thompson lived at the Homestead Suites hotel at 4504 Brookfield Corporate Drive, where a hotel employee found him dead in a room.
Fairfax County police were notified around 10:40 a.m. and, when they arrived, local firefighters were already on the scene, extinguishing a fire that was confined to the stove in that room. Police said the man had been cooking food on top of the stove. Police do not believe the fire played a role in his death, but an autopsy will be performed and the investigation is continuing.
<sh>Fair Lakes Man Arrested
<bt>A Fair Lakes man was arrested and charged last week with two counts of peeping — into a neighbor's home. Charged was Abel Santiago-Perez, 26, of 12315 Oak Creek Lane. Fairfax County police say that, on Oct. 6 and again on April 8, a 19-year-old woman reported a man peeping into her home in the 12300 block of Oak Creek Lane.
In the latter incident, she told police she heard a noise outside and went to her front door to check. When she looked outside, she saw a man peeping into her window. When the man realized he had been seen he ran away.
Police say subsequent investigation into both incidents led them to issue arrest warrants for Santiago-Perez. They carried them out last Thursday, April 15. He was then placed into the supervised-release program, pending his June 2 court date.
<sh>Man Charged as Phony Cop
<bt>Fairfax County police on Monday charged a South Riding man with impersonating a police officer. He is Robert E. Wilson, 36, of 43018 Beachall St. According to police, a Winchester girl, 18, was driving in Chantilly last Tuesday, April 13, when the alleged incident occurred.
While driving on Route 50 east, near the intersection of Route 28, police say she became involved in a "traffic altercation" with the man (although they didn't specify what type). However, police say the man — who was not in a uniform — allegedly displayed a badge, told her he was a police officer and ordered her to pull to the side of the road and stop.
Instead, she and her passenger (another girl) drove to the Fair Oaks District Station and told police there what happened. Based on information the girls provided, the man was reportedly identified as Wilson. Following his arrest on Monday, April 19, he was released on $3,000 bond.
<sh>WFCCA Land-Use Election
<bt>Centre Ridge resident Jim Katcham was re-elected chairman Monday night of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee. Elected as primary members of the committee were: Mary Coyle (At-Large), Carol Hawn (At-Large), Kathleen Hill (Centre Ridge Owners), Chris Terpak-Malm (At-Large) and Ted Troscianecki (Virginia Run).
Alternates are: Judy Heisinger (Bull Run Civic Association), Terry Spence (Rocky Run), Russ Wanek (Heritage Forest), Rick Duncan (Deerfield Ridge) and Georgette Kohler (Rock Hill Civic Association). Committee chairs are as follows: Transportation, Heisinger; Parks, Recreation, Social Services, Terpak-Malm; Housing, Hill; Environment, Wanek; and Education, Mark McConn.
<sh>Centreville Community Foundation
<bt>The Centreville Day Committee of the Centreville Community Foundation (CCF) will meet Tuesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Sully District Governmental Center. It's at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Sandy Shapiro at 703-266-3653.
<sh>Sully District Council Mtg.
<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations will meet Wednesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Mark McConn at 703-818-9124.
<sh>Teen Drinking and the Law
<bt>For those who missed the Westfield Community Coalition's Teenage Drinking and Virginia Law program last fall, mark your calendars for an encore program, Wednesday, April 28, from 7-9 p.m. at the Westfield High cafeteria. Sponsored by the Westfield, Chantilly and Centreville community coalitions, it will inform people about current teen-drinking issues in the community, teen-drinking laws and the consequences of teen drinking.
Speakers will include Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Gayle Carr; Capt. William Gulsby, commander of the Sully District Police Station; Det. Beth Dohn and Master Police Officer Bob Barton. The program is free and open to the public, and students are urged to ask their teachers if they may receive extra credit for attending this program. For more information, call Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370.
<sh>Park Authority to Meet
<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority is Wednesday, April 28, 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>Village Green Town Meeting
<bt>The Centreville Community Foundation (CCF) and St. John's Episcopal Church will hold a town meeting, Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. It will be at St. John's, on Mount Gilead Road, (off Route 29 and Braddock Road) in Centreville. The purpose is to review a plan for the county-owned portion of Centreville's Historic District and to learn about Centreville's heritage and a proposal to create a historic village green on that property. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. For more information, call 703-802-9075.
<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.