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<sh>Car Crash Kills Man

<bt>A car crash early Friday morning in Chantilly killed a 26-year-old South Riding resident. He was identified as Patrick Landin of Upper Club House Drive. He was driving a Lexus, and an off-duty, Fairfax County police officer came across the crashed vehicle, June 9 around 2:25 a.m., in the right-hand lane of Route 50 at Airline Parkway.

Police say the driver was dead at the scene, and the investigation determined that he may have driven into the back of a commercial motor vehicle which then drove away. According to police, Landin was not wearing a seatbelt.

This is the county's 28th fatal crash — resulting in 29 fatalities — this year. Anyone who might have seen the crash or who has any information about it is asked to call police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Man Robbed in Centreville

<bt>Fairfax County police are seeking information about the person who pulled a knife on a Centreville man last week, robbed him and fled. The incident occurred Friday, June 9, around 7:30 p.m. Police say the victim, 20, was walking toward a bus stop in the 6300 block of Stone Road in Centreville.

There, a man on a mountain bike stopped and introduced himself as "D" and offered the victim drugs. Then, say police, the bicyclist reached into a bookbag and pulled out a large knife. He demanded money from the victim, received some cash and fled on his bike down Route 29 toward I-66.

The suspect was described as black, about 35, 6 feet and 200 pounds. He appeared to be bald and wore a red hat. Anyone with information about the suspect or this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Skeletal Remains are Found

<bt>Two months after human skeletal remains were found in Fair Lakes, Fairfax County police are still trying to determine the person's identity. A person walking his dog in a wooded area near a homeless camp found the remains on April 6, around 6 p.m. They were in the vicinity of I-66 east and the northbound ramp to the Fairfax County Parkway.

Since then, detectives have been trying to establish the identity of the person. However, several leads which initially looked promising turned out to be fruitless. So now detectives are seeking the public's help in finding out who the person was. They're working with forensic pathologists who are still trying to determine the gender and age.

Meanwhile, say police, preliminary indicators do not reveal any signs of trauma. Anyone with information about these remains 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, Thursday, June 15, and Tuesday, June 20, from 5-9 p.m. each day, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They’ll make sure the carseat is 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 times. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>WFCCA Land-Use Meeting

<bt>The West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee is slated to meet next Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. However, because several cases are still pending and graduations are beginning, at press time, the WFCCA had nothing on its upcoming agenda. So before going, check the Web site at www.wfcca-sully.org to see if there'll be a meeting.

<sh>Meals on Wheels Needs Drivers

<bt>The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging "Meals on Wheels" program is in immediate need of drivers to deliver meals, Monday through Friday, to senior adults living in Fairfax County. Volunteers who speak Vietnamese are also needed.

The job involves picking up meals at specified sites between 10:30 a.m.-noon and delivering them to seniors by 1 p.m. Drivers may choose to deliver meals on a daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly or substitute basis. Call the Fairfax AAA Volunteer Intake Line at 703-324-5406 or e-mail melanie.mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov.

<sh>Don't Block the Box

<bt>Congestion worsens when intersections are blocked and traffic patterns become disrupted. Therefore, officers from the Sully District Station have begun a traffic initiative aimed at encouraging drivers not to “block the box.”

An electronic message board will be posted for several months at designated areas. It is intended to educate the public about their legal obligation to keep intersections clear of vehicles.

Officers will target their enforcement efforts at intersections with the most prevalent traffic violations. Police will ticket offenders at the intersections of Lee Highway and Pleasant Valley Road; New Braddock Road and Sully Road; Lee Jackson Memorial Highway and Airline Parkway Enforcement will continue for six months, primarily during morning and evening rush hours.

<sh>Role Models for Children

<bt>Volunteers are needed throughout Northern Virginia to be positive role models for children who currently have an incarcerated parent. Mentors meet with children two hours per week. Weekly meetings are supplemented by monthly group recreational activities. The only qualification required is a desire to help a child in need.

To sign up for the mentor training session at the Center for Multicultural Human Services in Falls Church, call Ellen Klene, Volunteer Program manager, at 703-533-3302, ext. 107, or see www.cmhs.org.

<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.