<sh>Indecent Liberties is Charged

<bt>Fairfax County police have charged a Leesburg man with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor. He is Henri de Carlo, 40, of 2814 Fort Evans N.E. Road.

Police say de Carlo was an employee of a residential youth house for girls in western Fairfax County when the alleged incidents took place. De Carlo is accused of sexually abusing three girls, ages 14 to 17 years old, during their stay at the facility between June and August 2004.

He was employed as a support-service worker there for two years. According to police, "The investigation is continuing, in an effort to determine if other victims exist."

Police declined to release the name of the facility because it's where the alleged victims were residing. De Carlo turned himself in to police last Thursday, Sept. 9. Following his arrest, he was released from the Adult Detention Center on $30,000 bond.

<sh>Malicious Wounding is Charged

<bt>A Penderbrook woman is facing a possible 23 years in prison after being arrested and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. She is Carrie Harris, 23, of the 12100 block of Penderview Lane in Fairfax.

City of Fairfax police charged her in connection with a shooting that occurred on Aug. 19. They say the victim, a 16-year-old boy, was assaulted while at the Turnpike Shopping Center in the 9500 block of Main Street in Fairfax.

City police initiated an investigation after the boy — who was treated at a hospital for his injury and then released — reported the incident to police. A warrant was then obtained for Harris on the basis of evidence gathered by a Criminal Investigations Division detective.

Police took her into custody on Monday, Sept. 13, and she's being held without bond at the Adult Detention Center, awaiting her Oct. 12 court date. If convicted, she could receive as much as 20 years in prison for malicious wounding, plus three years for the firearm charge.

<sh>Teens Charged: Setting Fire

<bt>Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department investigators on Saturday charged two Centreville boys, ages 13 and 14, with carelessly damaging property by fire. Authorities believe that, last Friday, Sept. 10, around 8:30 p.m., the pair started a small fire at a residence in the 15000 block of Greymont Drive in Centreville's Country Club Manor community.

The fire caused minimal damage to the home's carport; no one was injured. The charge is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of a $250 fine. The boys — who live in that community — were released into the custody of their parents, pending a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

<sh>Case Goes to Grand Jury

<bt>One of the cases against a Centreville man is moving forward in the legal system. Fairfax County police believed that Billy Richardson, 32, of Rockymount Court in the Rocky Run community, allegedly swiped his landlord's credit cards and then went on a shopping spree for himself. So on July 28, they charged him with three counts of identity theft.

They also charged Richardson with possession of a weapon. But Monday in General District Court, that charge and two of the identity-theft charges were dropped. The other identity-theft charge was reduced to larceny of a bank note, and then Judge William J. Minor Jr. certified this case to the next grand jury for possible indictment.

<sh>Man's Charge Is Dropped

<bt>On April 30, Fairfax County police charged Harry Inman Martin III, 25, of Chantilly, with malicious wounding in connection with an incident outside The Shark Club in Merrifield. However, Monday afternoon in General District Court, before Judge Robert Smith, the charge against him was dropped.

<sh>Sully Democrats Meet Monday

<bt>The Sully District Democratic Committee will meet Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Contact Pete Contostavlos at

<sh>Sully Citizens' Advisory Committee

<bt>The Sully District Citizens' Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. The focus will be on traffic safety, and attendees will be able to try out the county Police Department's "seatbelt convincer" apparatus for themselves. The meeting is open to anyone who lives or works in the Sully District.

<sh>Sully District Council Meeting

<bt>The next meeting of the Sully District Council of Citizens Associations will be Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Mark McConn at 703-818-9124.

<sh>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, Sept. 22, 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>Youthful Driver Improvement

<bt>Fairfax County police will hold a one-day, hands-on driving course geared to youth, ages 16-18. The FCPD Youthful Driver Improvement Program provides advanced driver-training techniques to young motorists. Students drive a four-door sedan as they attempt to master proper braking techniques, crash avoidance, skid control, steering-wheel management and off-road recovery techniques.

The next class is on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's at the Emergency Vehicle Operations Center at 3725 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly — a secured facility just off Route 50. The track is a 1.1-mile circuit completed in 1994 and is one of only a handful in the country built specifically for law-enforcement driver training.

Interested students may pick up applications from their high-school resource officers. For more information, call Officer David Kuhar at 703-818-1924, ext. 204.

<sh>Westfield Community Coalition

<bt>The next meeting of the Westfield Community Coalition is Monday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370.

<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 personal-care products, diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), toilet paper, juices, single-size boxes of cereal, canned fruit, chick peas, black beans and tomato products. Items may be brought to WFCM's Shepherd Center in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly.

<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.