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Week in Reston

Two Arrested for Theft

After attempting to purchase items with a stolen credit card at Foot Locker in Herndon, two suspects were arrested and charged last week with credit card fraud and credit card forgery.

Jimmie M. McCray, 21, of Reston and another suspect, a 17-year-old male with no fixed address, tried to buy merchandise at the store on Tuesday, Nov. 22, around 7:46 p.m., according to a police report. “They were in the store a week before and when they came back [the store employees] called the police,” said Sgt. Darcy Burns, a Herndon police spokesperson.

When Herndon Police arrived on the scene, the suspects’ vehicle was still in the parking lot, according to Burns.

Due to stolen property located in the vehicle, other jurisdictions continue to investigate McCray and the 17-year-old.

McCray, who was also charged with identity theft, was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and is being held without bond. He was also served with felony warrants out of Fairfax County for robbery, malicious wounding and grand larceny.

In addition to the fraud and forgery charges, the 17-year-old suspect was charged with grand larceny. He is being held at Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center.

Holiday Celebration at Lake Anne

Lake Anne Merchants Association will present their annual Holiday Celebration with music, activities and fun for the whole family on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center. The event will include a petting zoo, bell ringers and horns heralding the festive season. In honor of Lake Anne’s 40th Anniversary, Reston Historic Trust will present a re-dedication at 12 p.m. Then, in traditional Lake Anne style, Santa will arrive by barge at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and is scheduled rain or shine. For more information, call small change consignments & crafts at 703-437-7730 or visit www.lakeanneplaza.com.

Submit a Transportation Improvement Idea

Residents with transportation ideas to improve traffic flow or pedestrian safety or otherwise make things work better in Reston intersections or on roadways now have a place to send it: the Reston Transportation Implementation Committee (RTIC). The committee wants to hear ideas to help develop a priority list. Created at the urging of joint resolutions of the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate, the committee consists of state legislators and transportation officials, the Hunter Mill supervisor and Fairfax County transportation staff and representatives of community organizations. The committee identifies priority transportation needs in the Reston area with the help of residents and seeks to focus state and county agencies on addressing the priorities.

Residents with a suggestion for a low-cost improvement, follow the directions below:

1. Provide a brief description of the problem. 2. State the exact location of the improvement. 3. Provide a precise and concise description of the proposed improvement. 4. State the benefit that is expected. 5. Leave name and telephone number in case further information is needed.

Send the suggestion to: RTIC, 11437 Washington Plaza West, Reston, VA 20190.

RA Sets District Meeting Dates

To support an outreach effort, the Reston Association is having four district meetings on the revised governing documents in the coming weeks. The meetings, which will be hosted by the RA board representative of the district, are designed to help answer any questions regarding the documents. The meeting times and dates are as follows:

* Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Meeting, Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, hosted by Director Robin Smyers.

* South Lakes District Meeting, Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Sunrise Elementary, 10824 Cross School Road, hosted by Director Joe Leighton.

* Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m., at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, hosted by Director Barbara Aaron.

* North Point District Meeting, Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 to 9 p.m., at Browns Chapel, 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue, hosted by Director Doug Bushée.

Businesses Help RCC Food Drive

By contributing to the Reston Community Center’s Thanksgiving Food Drive, local businesses helped ensure that local needy families received food this holiday season

On the morning before Thanksgiving, the food drive received a truck full of non-perishable foods donated by staff of the Reston corporate headquarters of Tandberg, a provider of visual communication products and services. Everything from canned vegetables and soups, cereal, and Bisquick, to diapers, soap and baby wipes, were donated. Dollar contributions were used to purchase bulk food items at Costco. The final tally reached 3,372 items, roughly 30 items per employee.

Last year, the RCC’s food drive was recognized as one of the nation's top volunteer programs by the National Association of Counties' 2004 Acts of Caring Awards Program. In that year, Reston residents, organizations and businesses donated a record 20,000 pounds of foodstuffs to the Food Drive. On Thanksgiving Day, 130 Reston volunteers gathered at the Reston Community Center to sort and pack the collection of food for delivery to the Reston Interfaith

food pantry.

The Thanksgiving Food Drive is co-sponsored by Reston Interfaith, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, and the Reston Community Center.

Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Reston Association Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Meeting at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.

Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Reston Association Board Administration Meeting, Isaac Newton Square.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Reston Community Reinvestment Corporation Meeting at the Professional Building, 11484 Washington Plaza West.