<sh>Police Seek Carjacker
<bt>Not only did an unknown assailant steal a 79-year-old Centreville woman's car at knife point, but he shoved her out of it with his foot. The incident occurred last Thursday, June 24, around 4:30 p.m., in the parking lot of the George Mason Library in Annandale.
Fairfax County police say the woman was sitting on the passenger side of a silver, 2003 Honda Accord, waiting for her husband to return from the library. All of a sudden, a man entered the car from the driver's side, displayed a knife and ousted her.
She was later treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as possibly Hispanic or Middle Eastern and in his early 20s. The car's has Virginia license tags JGJ-6208. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspect is asked to call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 800-673-2777.
<sh>Police Nab Suspected Carjacker
<bt>Quick action by the victim's son and two employees of Ruby Tuesday's foiled a carjacking attempt, last week in Centreville. The incident occurred last Thursday, June 24, around 5:51 p.m., in the parking lot of the Ruby Tuesday's in the Centreville Square Shopping Center.
According to Fairfax County police, the victim was a 55-year-old Woodbridge woman who'd gone to the restaurant to meet her adult son for dinner. But after she got out of her car, a man approached her and tried to steal her purse. "She didn't release her purse right away, and the man began to punch her in the face," say police. "Her screams drew her son and two employees of Ruby Tuesday's to her assistance."
While the trio detained the man, another witness called police, and the would-be thief was soon in custody. Police allegedly identified the man as Gregory S. McMillion, 40, of 321 N. Commerce Ave. in Waynesboro, Va. Police charged him with one count each of carjacking and robbery.
He was taken to the Adult Detention Center and held without bond, and the woman was transported to Prince William Hospital in Manassas for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Carjacking is punishable by 15 years in prison, and robbery carries a penalty of five years to life behind bars.
<sh>Clifton Town Council Mtgs.
<bt>The Clifton Town Council will hold a special meeting, this Thursday, July 1, to adopt the town budget of $324,181. The Town Council's regular meeting will be Tuesday, July 6. Both meetings are at 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton.
<sh>Help Plan Centreville Day
<bt>The Centreville Community Foundation (CCF) will hold a Centreville Day planning meeting, Wednesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and help plan this fun-filled, annual, Centreville celebration. Volunteers are needed.
<sh>Kathy Smith's Open Forum
<bt>Kathy Smith, chairman of and Sully District representative to the Fairfax County School Board, is holding an open forum and discussion. It's scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, from 7-9 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
<sh>WFCM Urgently Needs Food
<bt>Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) is in urgent need of canned goods and groceries for its food pantry for local needy families. Especially needed is food for children, including: Breakfast cereal; peanut butter; jelly; macaroni and cheese; canned fruit and fruit juices; canned meats such as tuna, salmon, corned beef and Spam; spaghetti sauce; canned pasta meals; and baby formula.
Items may be brought to WFCM's Shepherd Center in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center. It's at 13981 Metrotech Drive, next to Midas Muffler and near Backyard Grill & Bar and Blockbuster Video.
<sh>Blood Donations are Sought
<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.