<sh>Man Robbed at Gunpoint

<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for the four people who robbed a Centreville man at gunpoint, two weeks ago, in The Meadows community in Centreville. Police say the victim delayed reporting the incident because of his language barrier.

The robbery occurred March 30, at 10:30 p.m., in the 14300 block of Saguaro Place. Police say the man was walking behind his home there when he observed four men standing at the end of the townhouses.

As he walked by, three of the men displayed guns and demanded the victim's wallet, while the fourth man pulled out a knife. One of the robbers removed the victim's wallet and keys from his pocket and then all four suspects fled. The Centreville man was not injured.

The suspects are each described as 6 feet tall and about 170 pounds. They wore bandanas over their faces, baggy blue jeans and dark-colored jackets. Two of the four suspects were described as black. Anyone with information about this incident or any of the suspects is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Children's Car-Seat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child car-seat inspections, Thursday, April 14, from 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m.-noon, to make sure seats are properly installed and are the correct seats for children's ages and weights. No appointment is necessary; just come to the Sully District Station at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. For additional inspection times, call 703-280-0559.

<sh>Sully Historic Site Master Plan Revision

<bt>A public hearing on the Master Plan revision for Sully Historic Site will be held Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at Lee's Corner Elementary, 13500 Hollinger Ave. (It's off Route 50 west in Chantilly).

The Fairfax County Park Authority's draft master plan proposes a new visitor center associated with the relocated entrance road and parking. Other recommendations focus on resource preservation — including a cultural landscape interpretation area, barn lot and slave-quarters reconstruction based on archaeological evidence — plus a natural resource protection area.

To speak at the public hearing or for more information, call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662 or e-mail her at

Public comment period closes May 12. Send written comments to Lynn S. Tadlock, Director of Planning & Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 421, Fairfax, VA 22035. Or e-mail comments to:

<sh>National Crime Victims Rights Week

<bt>The 25th anniversary of National Crime Victims Rights Week is April 10-16, and the theme is "Justice Isn't Served Until Victims Are." The highlight of the week is the Annual Candlelight Vigil of Courage, Hope and Remembrance, which features victims and those who serve them.

It will be Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. The keynote address will be given by Karen Tandy, administrator for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. In addition, the 2005 Champion of Justice Awards will be given to individuals distinguishing themselves as outstanding victim advocates.

<sh>Connolly to Speak at WFCCA Quarterly Meeting

<bt>Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly will address the quarterly meeting of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA). It's slated for Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. The WFCCA's Land-Use Committee will also hold its annual elections that night. Call Carol Hawn at 703-266-6872.

<sh>Sully Citizens Advisory Committee

<bt>The next meeting of the Sully District Citizens Advisory Committee is Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Members will meet at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly, prior to taking a trip to Fairfax County's Dispatch Center.

<sh>West Ox Construction Meeting

<bt>A citizen information meeting is planned regarding the temporary closing of the West Ox Road and Ox Trail intersection. It will be held Wednesday, April 20, from 7-9 p.m. in the Navy Elementary cafeteria, 3500 West Ox Road in Fairfax.

VDOT is widening West Ox from two to four lanes between Lawyers Road and Ox Trail. To do so, it will need to temporarily close the West Ox/Ox Trail intersection in the Fair Oaks area, detour traffic and reroute it at Meadow Hunt Drive.

<sh>Centreville Community Coalition

<bt>The next meeting of the Centreville Community Coalition will be Friday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at Centre Ridge Elementary. Call Debbie Martin at 703-802-9454.

<sh>Sully Police Station To Hold Open House

<bt>The Sully District Police Station will hold an open house for the whole family, Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled day of moonbounces and slides, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, sno cones, police cruisers and motorcycles, K-9 dogs, child fingerprinting and more.

<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.