<sh>Police Looking for Flasher

<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for a man who exposed himself Saturday to a 13-year-old girl. The incident occurred on Oct. 28, around 2:35 p.m., near the 7-Eleven at 13830 Lee Highway in Centreville.

Police say the teen was walking along the shopping-center sidewalk when a man walking toward her pulled down his sweatpants and exposed himself.

The girl immediately told her father, who was nearby, and he confronted the man and demanded his identity. But the flasher instead fled the scene. The teen was not physically injured.

The suspect was described as white, in his mid-30s, and weighing 180-190 pounds. He's balding with short, gray hair. He wore a dark-green sweatshirt and dark-blue sweatpants. 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>'A Smoothie and Your Money'

<bt>A man with a thirst for cold cash — as well as a nice, cool drink — robbed the Smoothie King in Centreville last week. The incident occurred last Wednesday, Oct. 25, around 8 p.m. at the Smoothie King at 2451 Centreville Road.

According to Fairfax County police, the man walked into the shop, ordered a smoothie and then showed a gun to the clerk and demanded money. The clerk complied, and the man left the store on foot. The victim, a 28-year-old Herndon woman, was not injured.

The suspect is described as black, in his 30s, about 5 feet 10 inches and 180 pounds. He had short, black hair and wore a black coat, black shirt and black jeans. 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>Route 28 Traffic Crackdown

<bt>In response to community concerns about traffic and road safety, police officers from the Sully District Station will conduct a traffic-safety campaign along Route 28. The campaign will run all during November 1, day and night, with the goal of reducing motor-vehicle crashes.

Officers will be looking for traffic violations including speeding, reckless driving and aggressive driving. For more information, contact Capt. Susan Culin, commander of the Sully District Station, at 703-814-7000.

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 5-8:30 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>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, this will be the only meeting of the Park Authority board this month. For more information, call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<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

<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

<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.