<sh>27 Chantilly Vehicles Damaged

<bt>Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking the public's help in identifying the person(s) responsible for damaging vehicles in Chantilly's Highland Oaks community. Between Saturday, March 5, at 11 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, at 7 a.m., the rear windows of 27 vehicles were smashed out on Royal Lytham, Pinehurst Green and Highland Oaks drives.

Some windows were shot out with a BB gun or pellet pistol. Police believe all the vandalism was done by the same person(s). No one was injured, but vehicle damage is estimated at $8,100. Anyone with information about any of these incidents or the person(s) involved is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of $100-$1,000 will be paid for information leading to an arrest.

<sh>Children's Car-Seat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child car-seat inspections to make sure seats are properly installed and are the correct seats for children's ages and weights.

Upcoming inspection dates and times are: Thursday, March 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Thursday, March 31, 5-9 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The Sully District Station is at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. For additional inspection times, call 703-280-0559.

<sh>CentrevilleDogs Mtg. March 24

<bt>CentrevilleDogs, a group of more than 150 Centreville residents, are seeking to establish an off-leash dog park. It's proposed for Quinn Farm Park, at Braddock and Old Lee Roads in Centreville.

To learn more about the organization or to get involved, attend CentrevilleDogs' next meeting, Thursday, March 24, from 7-8 p.m., at the Sully Station II Community Center, 5501 Sully Park Drive in Centreville. Those who can't attend, but want to get involved may e-mail and type "new member." Or see

<sh>Free Self-Defense Course

<bt>Master Police Officer Dave Patton of the Sully District Police Station will conduct a free, self-defense class Monday, March 28, from 7-9 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.

It's a precursor to the upcoming Jujitsu martial arts classes that Patton will be teaching this spring at the new Cub Run Recreation Center near Westfield High. The class is open to both males and females, with no one younger than 13 accepted.

It's limited to 30 people and will be filled on a first-reply basis only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To register, contact Patton at

<sh>Democratic Candidates Forum

<bt>The Democratic Women of Clifton have invited the Democratic candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general to a Candidates Forum, Sunday, April 3, from 2-4 p.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall.

Democratic women living in the Clifton precinct or within the Clifton Elementary School boundaries are invited to attend. E-mail and add “Candidates Forum” in the subject line, or call Kathy Kinter at 703-988-9565.

<sh>Sully Democratic Women Meet

<bt>The Sully Democratic Women's Group will hold its first meeting Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. All interested women in the Sully District are welcome to attend. Contact Stephanie Hando at 703-467-3090.

<sh>Lawyer's License Suspended

<bt>The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board last week suspended the license of an attorney who lives in Chantilly. She is Cara Lynn Romanzo of Chambers Drive. On Feb. 23, the Board suspended her license to practice law for 30 days, effective retroactively to Feb. 2.

During late 2003 and early 2004, Romanzo practiced law while her license was administratively suspended. According to the Virginia State Bar, "This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges against Romanzo."

<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.