<sh>Teen Network Board Seeks Members
<bt>Arlington teens, age 14-18, who are interested in working with other county teens to help make a difference and provide a youth voice in the community are invited to apply for a position on the Teen Network Board. The 24 members of the Teen Network meet monthly to discuss teen ideas, opinions and needs and to provide input and advice to community leaders and county officials. To learn more and complete an application online, visit www.ArlingtonTeens.net. For more information call 703-241-5999 or e-mail ArlingtonTeen@yahoo.com.
<sh>Cell Phone Donations
<bt>Soroptimist International of Arlington has partnered with Shelter Alliance, a Miramar, Florida firm, to expand a community-wide campaign to collect used, unwanted cell phones as a fundraiser. Proceeds will be applied to the Women's Opportunity Award, a cash grant given each year to a woman who is the head of her household and is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in either a college/university or technical or vocational school.
Cell phone collection drop boxes are currently established at the Cingular Wireless Kiosk and the Cingular Wireless Store, both in Ballston Common Mall. Soroptimist International requests that the public bring their used, unwanted cell phones and batteries to these locations during working hours. They are also soliciting local businesses to initiate collection campaigns of all types to participate in this program. Interested businesses should call Ilse M. Williams at 703-404-8943 to arrange a pick-up of 10 phones or more. For more information visit www.siarlington.org.
<sh>Arlington Man Arrested
<bt>According to the Franconia District Police Department, Vincente L. Lopez, 20, of the 4500 block of S. 31st St., Arlington, was one of three men arrested in the Franconia area for auto theft on Saturday, April 30. Around 4:30 a.m., police officers observed three men acting suspiciously around a 1994 Honda Civic in the 5900 block of Brookview Drive. After approaching the three men, officers noticed that the ignition was missing from the Honda and that there were various car parts in the vehicle. Investigation revealed that the Honda was stolen and that the three suspects were allegedly stealing car parts. Further investigation uncovered another stolen vehicle, a 1991 Honda Accord, close by on Brookview Drive. Further investigation also revealed that a third stolen vehicle, a 1997 Honda Accord, was located at Pole Road and Old Mill Road.
Lopez was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with two counts of grand larceny and held on a $4,000 bond. Pablo A. Orellana, 20, of Leewood Drive in the Franconia area, was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and was charged with two counts of grand larceny and held on a $4,000 bond. A 17-year-old male was transported to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center and issued with juvenile petitions for grand larceny and possession of stolen property.