Man Charged with Soliciting
<bt>Fairfax County police have charged an Ashburn man with soliciting a minor for sex. He is Faheem Ulghani Insari, 30, of 20881 Fowlers Mill Circle.
Police say he allegedly exchanged instant messages with a detective posing online as an underage teen-ager and arranged to meet "her" for sex. He was arrested last Thursday, Feb. 2, around 6:15 p.m., when he arrived in Centreville for their supposed meeting.
Police charged Insari with use of a communications system to facilitate certain offenses involving children. He's being held without bond in the Adult Detention Center and has an April 5 court date. If convicted, he could receive as much as five years in prison.
<sh>Warren Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution
<bt>A 28-year-old Centreville woman has pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine. She is Nakasha Tionna Warren of 14486 Four Chimney Drive in the Newgate community. Fairfax County police arrested her and two others, Oct. 27, after a traffic stop of their vehicle at the Route 29/Stone Road intersection.
Detectives from the Organized Crime Division nabbed them after developing information that they were involved in distributing narcotics in that area of Centreville.
On Monday, Feb. 6, in Circuit Court, Warren pleaded guilty as charged before Judge Stanley Klein. Before accepting her plea, though, he made sure she was entering it freely and voluntarily and because she was, in fact, guilty. He then set her sentencing for April 20.
<sh>Townhouse Fire Displaces Family
<bt>A townhouse fire Tuesday afternoon in Centreville caused an estimated $120,000 in damage and displaced six people. Some 30 firefighters from both Centreville stations, 17 and 38, responded to the blaze, around 1 p.m., at 14006 Adolphus Drive. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue investigators said the fire was accidental, originating within an electrical outlet in the kitchen.
Those arriving first saw heavy smoke coming from the front of the three-level townhouse. However, firefighters conducted an aggressive attack and were able to bring the flames under control in approximately five minutes. No one was injured, but the fire displaced four adults and two children; the American Red Cross is assisting them.
<sh>Sex Charges Go Forward
<bt>The case of a 58-year-old Fair Oaks man accused of sexually abusing his 17-year-old, adopted daughter is moving forward in the legal system. (Centre View is not revealing his name to protect the girl's identity).
In a Dec. 6, 2005 search warrant to obtain corroborating evidence from the man, Fairfax County Police Det. Paul J. O'Neill of the Sex Crimes Unit explained the case against him. He wrote that, in late November, the girl reported to police that her adopted father "had engaged in sexual intercourse with her on numerous occasions at their home."
On Dec. 14, police charged him with four counts of indecent liberties with a minor. He appeared last Friday, Feb. 3, in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and, at that time, one of the charges was dropped. The other three were certified to the grand jury for possible indictment.
<sh>Free Carseat Inspections
<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5-9 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They'll make sure the seats are correct for the child’s age, height and weight, 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>Wolf Holds Town Meeting
<bt>Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) will hold a town meeting this Saturday, Feb. 11, at 9:30 a.m. at Franklin Middle School, 3300 Lees Corner Road in Chantilly. "Town meetings provide me with the opportunity to hear from constituents and to share concerns, exchange ideas and discuss any problems area residents may be having with the federal government," said Wolf. "Meeting with and listening to the people of the 10th District are among the most important parts of my job in Congress."
<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition
<bt>The next meeting of the Chantilly Community Coalition will be Monday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Chantilly Regional Library. Call Carol Hoffman at 703-378-6155.
<sh>Westfield Community Coalition
<bt>The Westfield Community Coalition will meet Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Contact Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370 or at Bennett15428@aol.com.
<sh>Residential Assistance Program
<bt>Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) is accepting applicants for the Residential Assistance Program (RAP) by close of business, March 1.
Funded by a grant for the Fannie Mae Foundation, over a nine-month period it gives families or individuals financial help, counseling and referrals to services that will steer them toward self-sufficiency. It then follows up with 2 1/2 years of counseling support.
Candidates must have been in continuous residence for at least one year in one of the following ZIP codes: 20120, 20121, 20124, 20151, 22033 and 22039. They'll be required to complete an application for submission to the RAP committee and, if approved, will be required to sign a contract with WFCM. Call Dorothy Fonow at 703-988-9656.
<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.
<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 www.wfcmva.org.