<sh>False Police Report Charged
<bt>When someone reports a sexual assault to the police, they take it seriously and investigate. However, when the incident turns out to be bogus, police don't take kindly to it. As a result, they have charged a Chantilly teen-ager with filing a false police report. She is Kathryn Jeanette Pufall, 18, of 4417 Lees Corner Road.
Police said the teen reported that she was sexually assaulted, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m., while walking on the bike path near the pool on Pennsboro Drive in Chantilly. She allegedly told authorities that a man accosted her from behind and then attacked her.
She did not provide police with a description of the assailant and, last Friday, April 23, police issued an update. They said investigation into the alleged incident "revealed the reported sexual assault was false." Pufall met with detectives, that morning, and was charged with making a false report. She was then released on a summons.
<sh>Crash Victim Still Critical
<bt>Abdallah Toma, a 34-year-old Centreville man injured in a crash last week, is still in critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He was driving a Jeep Cherokee in Centre Ridge, Sunday, April 18, when the accident occurred.
Fairfax County police say he was turning left from southbound Bella Drive onto eastbound Field Encampment Road when a Chevrolet truck allegedly driven by Centreville resident Pablo Florian, 45, struck his vehicle broadside.
Police believe that Florian was intoxicated at the time, and they've charged him with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and DWI maiming (causing permanent and significant physical impairment). Toma sustained internal injuries and, according to hospital spokeswoman Kathleen Thomas, he was still in critical condition on Wednesday afternoon.
<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>Sully Land-Use, Traffic
<bt>The Sully District Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. The agenda includes a proposal to incorporate residential into a mixed-use project of The Peterson Cos., east of Route 28 at the Air and Space Parkway.
The panel will also learn about the planned expansion of Ox Hill Baptist Church and its request for a rezoning. And it will hear plans to add a quick-service food store to the Exxon station on Route 50 at Fair Oaks. For meeting information, call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131.
<sh>Land-Use Meeting Tuesday
<bt>The next meeting of the Springfield District-Fairfax Center Land-Use Committee is Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in rooms 4 and 5 of the Fairfax County Government Center. BJs in the Fair Lakes Shopping Center is proposing to construct a retail gas station in its parking lot. It would then sell competitively priced gasoline to its members at four, free-standing pumps. For more information about the meeting, call Marlae Schnare at 703-324-2500.
<sh>Clifton Council Mtg. Postponed
<bt>The Clifton Town Council will not meet until Tuesday, May 11. The meeting regularly scheduled for May 4 was postponed because of the town election, that day, for mayor and Town Council members.
<sh>WFCM Urgently Needs Food
<bt>Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) is in urgent need of groceries and personal items for its food pantry for local needy families. Especially needed are: Breakfast cereal, chili, spaghetti, canned meat/pasta meals such as spaghetti and ravioli, jelly, bags of rice, fruit juice, bags of beans, boxed dinners and lima beans, as well as personal-care products and paper goods such as bathroom tissue and paper towels.
Donations may be dropped off, Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Shepherd Center at 13981 Metrotech Drive in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center in Chantilly. For more information, call 703-988-9656. "WFCM greatly appreciates the support it receives from committed community members," said executive director Dorothy Fonow. "We could not serve the people in need without your help."
<sh>Poplar Tree Homes Planned
<bt>Renaissance Homes hopes to build single-family, detached homes on 25.4 acres along Poplar Tree Road in Chantilly. The site is near St. Timothy Catholic Church, and the homes are expected to sell for more than $500,000. The developer needs Fairfax County's permission to have the land rezoned from its current designation of one home per acre to a slightly higher density.
Preliminary details were presented at last Tuesday's meeting of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee. But the applicant will return again with more specifics before September.
<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.