<sh>Man Charged with Sexual Crime
<bt>Charged Feb. 2 with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old Lorton girl, a Centreville man was charged last week with committing a similar crime against a 13-year-old Centreville girl. He is Reginald Andre Wright, 31, of 14845 Maidstone Court in the London Towne community.
Fairfax County police say the alleged incident involving the Lorton teen happened Jan. 29. They say the reported incident involving the Centreville teen-ager occurred in her home on Jan. 20. Accordingly, last Thursday, Feb. 10, they charged Wright with a second felony count of carnal knowledge involving a minor. He's being held without bond in the Adult Detention Center and has a March 25 court date.
<sh>Woman Killed in Crash
<bt>A car crash in Clifton last week killed Brenda Hinkley, 60, of Alexandria. The fatality occurred Wednesday, Feb. 9, around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Clifton Road and Sandy Manor Drive. Fairfax County police say Hinkley was driving east on Clifton Road in a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer when she lost control of her car and ran into an embankment.
She then apparently overcorrected and traveled across the road into the westbound lanes. There, her SUV was struck by two vehicles — a 2003 Ford Expedition driven by a 38-year-old Manassas woman, and a 2003 Lexus driven by a 49-year-old Clifton woman.
Hinkley died at the scene. The Manassas woman was taken to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The Clifton woman was not injured. Police say Hinkley was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash.
<sh>Woman Stabbed at Store
<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for a man who stabbed a store employee, Monday night, when she caught him trying to steal merchandise from Linens 'N Things in the Fair Lakes Promenade shopping center. The woman, 24, of Fauquier County, was treated at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident occurred around 9:20 p.m., and police say the woman interrupted his attempt to steal a vacuum cleaner. He then hit her and stabbed her in the upper body before fleeing. The suspect is described as white, in his early 20s, 6 feet 1 inch and with a thin build.
He had a dark-brown goatee that encircled his mouth, and he wore a blue knit skull cap, a dark sweatshirt with a small white emblem, dark jeans and very thick, heavy, brown work gloves. Anyone with information about him or this incident is asked to call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477.
<sh>Counterfeiting CDs is Charged
<bt>Fairfax County police recently nabbed two out-of-state men at the Dulles Expo Center and charged them with counterfeiting music CDs. They are Ikechukwu P. Okafor, 24, of 11125 Blue Ridge Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo., and Chanthan S. Khou, 24, of 824 N. Highland Ave. in Rockford, Ill.
As a result, police also confiscated 2,300 counterfeit CDs. According to police, the men had rented a space at the Expo Center and were allegedly selling the CDs there during a trade show, Feb. 4, around 9 p.m.
A patrol officer working security there suspected that their CDs were fraudulent, and an investigation reportedly confirmed his suspicions, say police. The men were then arrested and taken to the Adult Detention Center, where they were each held on $7,500 bond.
<sh>Clifton Councilwoman Buckley In General District Court
<bt>Margo Buckley, a member of the Clifton Town Council since 1999, appeared last Thursday, Feb. 10, in Fairfax County General District Court. She'd been charged with vehicle tampering in connection with a reported December 2003 offense involving a neighbor's vehicle.
In court, the charge against her was dropped, provided she agree to certain conditions stipulated by Judge Mitchell Mutnick. Buckley, 50, must undergo a mental-health evaluation and follow the doctor's recommendations, complete an anger-management course, have no communication with the particular neighbor, keep the peace and be on good behavior — with no violations of the law — for the next year.
<sh>Sub Shop Robbed; Local Clerk
<bt>A Centreville woman, 28, was on the job last Friday, Feb. 11, around 10 p.m., when the sub shop where she works was robbed. Fairfax County police say a man walked into Jerry's Subs and Pizza, in the 7300 block of Little River Turnpike in Annandale, pointed a gun at the female clerk and demanded money.
She complied, giving him cash from the register. He also told her to give him money from the store's safe but, when she was unable to do so, he fled. The suspect is described as white, 18-22, and 5 feet 10 inches with a medium build.
He wore khaki pants and coat, a black hooded sweatshirt and a black ski mask. Anyone with information about him or the incident is asked to call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477.
<sh>Child Carseat Inspections
<bt>The Sully District Police Station is offering free, child carseat inspections by certified technicians. The next dates are Thursday, Feb. 17, from 5–9 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but technicians request that parents make an effort to install their child safety seats themselves, so they may properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559. The Sully Police Station is at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
<sh>Centreville Community Coalition
<bt>The Centreville Community Coalition will meet Friday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at Colin Powell Elementary. Call Debbie Martin at 703-802-9454.
<sh>Dulles Airport Runways Draft EIS
<bt>The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the new runways at Dulles International Airport has just been released. It may be viewed at www.mwaa.com/dulles/EnvironmentalStudies/RunwaysEIS.htm. In addition, a public hearing on this document and its contents will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Stone Middle School. The public information meeting will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the public hearing at 6 p.m.
<sh>Sully District Council Mtg.
<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations will meet Wednesday, Feb. 23, 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 next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, 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>Constituent Viewpoint Hotline
<bt>The Virginia General Assembly will again provide a toll-free Constituent Viewpoint hotline. This will allow residents to express their views on issues before the General Assembly to their representatives in the Senate and the House of Delegates. The number is 1-800-889-0229. Constituent Viewpoint will receive calls from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each legislative workday through Feb. 25.
Operators will ask callers to provide their names, addresses and phone numbers for verification purposes, plus the legislative issue on which they are expressing their views. Operators will provide the names of the callers' legislators, record their messages and forward this information to the legislators.
<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.