Sexual Battery is Alleged

<bt>Fairfax County police have charged a Chantilly man with one count of assault and two counts of sexual battery. He is Syed Muhammad Naqui, 50, of 13291 Leafcrest Lane, No. 202-A, in the Shenandoah Crossing community.

Police say a 20-year-old Centreville woman, who was taking driving lessons in Chantilly between Aug. 6-Sept. 8, said she was allegedly inappropriately touched by her instructor, Naqui. Following an investigation, police arrested him on Sept. 21.

Indecent Exposure Is Charged

A 29-year-old man from Joplin, Mo., was arrested last week at Fair Oaks Mall and charged with exposing himself to a woman and her two young sons. He is Steven Dale Troy Yokel of 304 W. 17th St., Joplin, Mo. Police say the alleged incident occurred Tuesday, Sept. 20, around 6 p.m.

At the time, the woman, 36, of Fairfax, and her sons, ages 5 and 3, were shopping in the mall's Hallmark store. A witness immediately reported the alleged exposure to a mall security officer who called police and also responded to the store.

The security officer stopped the suspect inside the mall but, after being approached by a second witness, police say the suspect ran. However, a county police officer and an off-duty Metro Washington Airport police officer chased the man into the mall parking area where he was arrested.

Police charged Yokel with two counts of indecent liberties with a minor child (which are felony charges) and one count of indecent exposure. He's being held without bond at the Adult Detention Center and has an Oct. 28 court date.

<sh>Gaby Better, Needs Rehabilitation

<bt>According to her father, Centreville's Gaby Saavedra, 8 1/2, of London Towne, is doing well and seems to be improving. Since July, she's been in Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., for treatment of a rare illness that causes her to have severe seizures. However, Edwin Saavedra said he expects his daughter to be moved to a rehabilitation facility, possibly this week.

<sh>Who's That Strange Man?

<bt>One minute, 37-year-old Centreville woman was asleep in her bed in the Heritage Estates community, and the next, she awoke to discover an unknown man in her bedroom. The woman screamed, and the man fled the home; she was uninjured.

The incident occurred Monday, Sept. 26, around 3:30 a.m. in the 14000 block of Darkwood Circle. The suspect is described as 20-30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches, 150-180 pounds and having dark hair. Anyone with information about him or this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Police Seek Peeping Tom

<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for a Peeping Tom. They say that Sunday, Sept. 25, just after midnight, a man was seen peeping into a home in the 11600 block of Fairfax Meadow Circle in Fair Lakes.

The police helicopter and patrol units responded and searched the area. A patrol officer spotted and pursued the suspect, but then lost him in the vicinity of Monument Drive.

The suspect was described as a black male, in his late 20s, about 6 feet and 170-190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Shots Fired into Home

<bt>It's not yet known why someone would want to fire a gun at a home in Centreville's Belle Pond Farms community, but Fairfax County police say that's what happened, Sunday, Sept. 25, around 7:30 a.m. Two boys, 17 and 18, were in the house in the 5400 block of Tree Line Drive at the time.

Police say a resident of the home awoke to the sound of gunshots, and several bullet holes were found in the structure of the house. No one was injured, and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident or anyone possibly involve in it is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, this Friday, Sept. 30, from 1-3 p.m., at Babies R Us on Metrotech Drive in Chantilly. They'll make sure the seats are correct for the child’s age and height, the child is securely placed in the seat and the seat is properly installed in the vehicle.

No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves, so the technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call the Sully District Child Seat Information line (703-814-7000, ext. 5140) to confirm dates and time. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>Cub Run Stream Clean-Up

<bt>The next semi-annual clean up of Cub Run stream will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone who can donate some time is encouraged to meet at the pool at 4347 Cub Run Road at 9 a.m. Supplies will be made available and a safety briefing will be given before starting work. The Fairfax County Park Authority will haul away the trash bags when the work is completed.

Bring a partner or two, since volunteers will be working in groups of at least two or more. Children's groups require one adult for every six minors. The stream is very muddy in places, so appropriate clothes are suggested. Those planning to participate should contact Scott Miller at 703-307-1494 or at

<sh>Sully Land-Use, Transportation

<bt>The Sully District Council Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131.

<sh>Clifton Town Council Mtg.

<bt>The next meeting of the Clifton Town Council will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton.

<sh>School Boundary Mtg. Planned

<bt>The first boundary meeting for the new western Fairfax Elementary school will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m., at Rocky Run Middle School, 4400 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. It's currently under construction on Dixie Hill Road, near the Fairfax County Government Center and Route 29.

The $16 million school will have 36 classrooms and is earmarked to relieve Colin Powell Elementary. However, some students may also be shifted to the new school from Greenbriar East and West elementaries, as well as Poplar Tree, Brookfield, Willow Springs and Fairfax Villa.

<sh>Drivers Charged with DWI

<bt>Fairfax County police officers from the Sully District Station charged two people with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and another with driving without a valid license, during a weekend sobriety checkpoint. Officers conducted the effort from Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 p.m. to Saturday, Sept. 24, at 1 a.m.

Some 1,052 vehicles passed through the checkpoint on Route 29 south at Stone Road in Centreville. All motorists were stopped, and drivers were checked to assure their abilities to drive had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs.

<sh>WFCM Needs Donations to Help Local Needy Families

<bt>Each month, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) provides food, personal-hygiene and cleaning items to some 300, low-income, working families of all races and religions in western Fairfax County. Its food pantry and clothes closet are at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly, and it's in great need of donations from the community.

The 10 most-needed items are: Cooking oil (22-34-ounce bottles), flour, (2-5-pound sizes), complete pancake mixes and syrup, juices (preferably concentrate), spaghetti sauce, feminine-hygiene products, deodorant and laundry detergent. Food and personal-product donations are accepted Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at WFCM's back door.

WFCM's thrift shop is open to the public, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing, household items, miscellaneous donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the back door. Call 703-988-9656 with questions or to volunteer, or see

<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.