Peeping: Two Days Jail
<bt>A Fair Lakes man received two days in jail, last week, for peeping in his own neighborhood. He is Gregory Clark Catarious, 43, of 4726-E Quiet Woods Lane in Fair Lakes' Autumn Woods community.
Because of peepings reported in the area, police officers conducted a stakeout, the night of Sept. 15, in the 4700 block of Quiet Woods Lane. Around 9 p.m., police observed a man — later identified as Catarious — looking into a window of an occupied apartment within this block.
They took him into custody and charged him with three counts of peeping into an occupied building. He appeared last Wednesday, Oct. 20, in General District Court. Two of the counts were dropped, but he was found guilty of the other one.
Judge Stewart Davis then sentenced Catarious to 90 days in jail, with 88 suspended, and placed him on 12 months of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay court costs of $102.
<sh>Man Charged with Peeping
<bt>Fairfax County police have charged a man with peeping into a home in his own neighborhood. He is Paul Edward Buttner, 31, of 7107 Woodmere Drive in Centreville's Sully Station community.
According to police, last Thursday, Oct. 21, a 38-year-old woman was walking her dog, around 6:30 a.m., when she saw a man looking into the sliding-glass door of a lower-level apartment on Woodmere Drive. The woman immediately knocked on the door of the home of the 27-year-old victim and alerted her to the situation.
Police were called and an investigation was begun. As a result, on Monday, Oct. 25, officers from the Sully District Station charged Buttner with peeping into an occupied dwelling. He was released from jail, that same day, on $1,000 bond and has a Dec. 15 court date. Police are now investigating to see if he might have been involved in any similar cases.
<sh>Homeowner Foils Burglary
<bt>A gun-wielding homeowner foiled a would-be burglar, early Wednesday morning, in his Fair Oaks Home in the 3900 block of Collis Oak Court. Fairfax County police say the resident was in the lower level of his home, around 1:50 a.m., when he heard noise coming from upstairs.
He then grabbed his handgun and confronted the intruder, who was wearing a black ski mask and gloves. He held the youth — a 17-year-old Fair Oaks boy — at gunpoint and ordered him to call police. After officers arrived, the teen was released to his parent's custody, pending charges. No one was injured.
<sh>Set Clocks Back, Change Smoke-Alarm Batteries
<bt>It's time to turn back the clocks one hour, this Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2 a.m., to return to daylight saving time. That includes watches, VCRs, microwaves, etc. And remember to change the batteries in those smoke alarms.
<sh>Sully Land-Use, Transportation
<bt>The Sully District Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Members will hear a presentation about rezoning nearly 20 acres to redevelop the remaining homes on Lowe Street between Chantilly Green and Armfield Farms.
They'll also hear about a proposal to increase the building height of a hotel on the north side of Route 50 in Chantilly, between Route 50 and the Route 28 exit and Thunderbolt Place. Committee members will also review the Sully District Area Plan Review Task Force actions.
<sh>Clifton Town Council Mtg.
<bt>The next meeting of the Clifton Town Council will be Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. It's in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton.
<sh>See Design Plans For Kate Hanley Family Shelter
<bt>The public may review the conceptual design plans for the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in conference rooms 9 and 10 of the Fairfax County Government Center. The shelter will be about 17,000 square feet on a 5.7-acre parcel at the intersection of Lee Highway and Hampton Forest Drive.
Design consultants and members of the county's Public Works department will present information, answer questions and gather community feedback about the building's design. Call Carey Needham at 703-324-5800.
<sh>Occoquan Watershed Coalition
<bt>The Occoquan Watershed Coalition will meet Sunday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Elementary School cafeteria. Earl Hodnett, Fairfax County wildlife biologist, will speak about the issue of the deer population in the down-zoned area and across the county.
<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 are all canned meats (chicken, turkey, ham, Spam, fish, etc.), Chef Boyardee style meals (16 oz), kidney beans, peanut butter, jelly, Baby Wipes, diapers size 4, 5, and 6, macaroni and cheese, and dry pasta. Items may be brought to WFCM's Shepherd Center in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly.