News Briefs

News Briefs

<sh>Man Charged in Shooting

<bt>Fairfax County Police charged Shane Patrick Spahr, 23, with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

According to a police release, officers were called to a home in the 8000 block of Chanute Place in the Merrifield area on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 6:23 a.m. Police say that Spahr shot a man in the arm after a dispute with his roommate over finances. The 34-year-old victim was taken by ambulance to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was treated for a serious, but non-life-threatening injury to his arm.

After Spahr was arrested, he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he is being held without bond.

<sh>Area Man Charged in Robbery

<bt>Fairfax County Police arrested two alleged burglars, one from the Dunn Loring, after a business owner confronted them in the Fullerton area. On Thursday, Oct. 14, around 3 a.m., the owner entered Underground Audio, located at 7708 Backlick Road, to find a man inside attempting to steal property. The owner was armed with a handgun and confronted the intruder. During the confrontation, the owner fired two shots, but no one was injured.

Once police arrived, the suspect inside the business fled with an accomplice who was outside. The Fairfax County Police helicopter was able to locate the two suspects hiding nearby, and both were apprehended by patrol officers and a K-9 officer. Investigation revealed that the two suspects were also in possession of a stolen car.

Officers arrested Pharaoh Lewis, 20, of the 700 block of Farragut St., N.W., Washington, D.C., and Anthony D. Anderson III, 21, of the 2300 block of Morgan Lane, Dunn Loring. Both were charged with burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglarious tools. Both were taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where Anderson was held on $6,000 bond and Lewis was held on $7,500 bond.

<sh>Fake Officer Suspect Caught

<bt>Fairfax County Police arrested a man that they believe impersonated a police officer and stole money from a man. Jesus Sossa-Vivancos, 35, of the 13800 block of Montoclair Lane in Woodbridge, has been charged with obtaining goods under false pretense (felony), credit card theft (felony), petit larceny (misdemeanor) and impersonating a police officer (misdemeanor) after an incident that took place in the Pimmit Hills area on Sunday, Oct. 3.

About 1:30 p.m., a 46-year-old man, who lived nearby, was at a bus stop when a vehicle pulled up to him, and the driver, Sossa-Vivancos, identified himself as a police officer. Under the guise of conducting an investigation, the suspect asked for the victim's wallet and ATM PIN number. Sossa-Vivancos dropped the victim off at Leesburg Pike and Patrick Henry Drive and returned the wallet without the ATM card. The suspect used the card to retrieve money from the victim's bank account. An investigation into this incident led to Sossa-Vivancos' arrest. Sossa-Vivancos is suspected in similar cases throughout the Northern Virginia area. He is currently being detained at the Adult Detention Center.

<sh>Help Plan 2007 Celebration

<bt>Vienna's "Virginia 2007 Community Committee," a group created to plan local activities in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown in 1607, meets on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at Marco Polo Restaurant, 245 Maple Ave., W., Vienna. All interested residents, businesses and community organizations are invited. The committee is also looking for old photos of Vienna. For more information, call 703-560-6631.

<sh>A Ride Home on Halloween

<bt>Washington Regional Alcohol Program sponsors the Halloween SoberRide program on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Northern Virginia residents who are 21 years old or older and plan to celebrate Halloween with alcohol should call 1-800-200-TAXI for a safe ride home. For more information on the program, call

<sh>Space Available at Festival

<bt>The Vienna Woman's Club has space for 10 more crafters or vendors at its fall festival and craft show. The festival is Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. Call 703-938-7716 for information and an application.