Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash
<bt>A 35-year-old man was driving westbound on Georgetown Pike (Route 193) around 7:10 a.m., Monday, July 10, when he lost control of his truck. According to Fairfax County Police, he swerved across the double yellow lines, overcorrected and then swerved back across the westbound lane and into a tree on the right side of the road. This occurred near Welham Green Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was the only occupant of the vehicle, a Chevy C550 with a dump truck bed attached. Speed may have been a factor in the crash. The driver has been identified as Francisco Umana, 35, of Greenbelt, Maryland.
<sh>Street Name Change Approved
<bt>On Monday, July 10, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a street name change in the Official Street Names and Property Numbering Atlas and the Master Addressing Repository for a portion of Route 6220, known as Holly Knoll Drive to Algonkian Parkway, from the intersection of Lee Highway (Route 7) to the intersection with Algonkian Parkway in a northern direction at the Fairfax and Loudoun County line on Tax Map #6-1. The Virginia Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and the office of Dranesville District Supervisor Joan DuBois, requested that the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services process a change of the street name of the north portion of Holly Knoll Drive (Route 6220) to Algonkian Parkway to avert motorist confusion, and to avoid delays in emergency service response.
<sh>Man Stabbed on Pimmit Drive
<bt>A 22-year-old Falls Church-area-man was stabbed while talking on his cellular telephone on Pimmit Drive near Los Pueblos Lane. The incident occurred on Monday, July 10 at approximately 1:10 a.m. The suspect walked up to the victim from behind and stabbed him in the chest. The suspect fled and the victim was able to summon police. The victim was then transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male. No further description is available at this time. Anyone with information about this incident or this suspect is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.
<sh>Raising Money for 'Best Buddies'
<bt>McLean-based Best Buddies has been designated as the charity recipient for the Liberty Festival, celebrating Bastille Day, July 4-14 at Brasserie Les Halles Restaurant, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington D.C. A special menu has been created and for every item ordered from the Liberty Festival menu during this period, a contribution will be made to Best Buddies Virginia.
The festival will culminate with the annual Waiter and Waitress Race on Bastille Day from noon-4 p.m. Among the participants of the Waiter's Race will be Best Buddies Virginia Advisory Board Members Steve Mutty and Gerry Counihan. They will attempt to raise over $10,000 in sponsorships for Best Buddies Virginia to benefit the expansion of programs designed to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through one-to-one friendships at middle schools, high schools and colleges. To volunteer for the event as a participant or a helper, call Best Buddies Virginia at 703-734-6425. Visit www.bestbuddiesvirginia.org.
<sh>Ice Cream Vendor Robbed
<bt>The operator of an ice cream truck was assaulted and robbed about 9:15 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006. The victim, a 58-year-old Vienna resident, was parked in the 12200 block of Laurel Glade Court in the Reston area when a teenager showed a knife and demanded the victim's money. As the first suspect yelled demands for the victimís money, a second suspect jumped inside the truck through the driver's side door. While the second suspect was assaulting the victim, the suspect armed with the knife also climbed inside the truck. The two assailants left after taking money and the victim's cellular telephone. The victim chased the two suspects on foot, but lost them in nearby woods. He refused medical treatment. The suspects are described as black males approximately 15 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 150 pounds, both wearing dark shirts, pants and baseball caps. They both wore dark bandannas pulled up over their mouths. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.