<sh>Crash Kills Local Man
<bt>Eric Jones, 23, of Franklin Farm was killed last week in a car crash. The incident occurred Friday, July 13, around 5:15 p.m. Fairfax County police say he was driving a 2001 Chrysler Sebring south on Monroe Street and made a wide right turn onto westbound West Ox Road.
Jones lost control of the vehicle during the turn and crossed into the eastbound lanes. An oncoming 2002 Yukon Denali, driven by a 56-year-old Herndon man, swerved to miss the Sebring. The two vehicles made minimal contact.
However, the Sebring continued out of control, went into the grass and struck a tree near Point Rider Lane. Jones, of Sasscers Hill Court, was pronounced dead at Reston Hospital Center.
Police say it didn't appear that Jones was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol was not involved but, say police, "Speed is possibly a factor." The driver of the Denali was not injured, and no one was charged.
<sh>Police Are Seeking Flasher
<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for a man who walked out from behind a row of bushes and exposed himself to a 26-year-old Fairfax woman walking her dog. The incident occurred last Saturday, July 14, just before 3 a.m., at a dog park near the intersection of Fair Stone Drive and Autumn Woods Way in Fair Lakes.
Police say the man laughed as he exposed himself, then ran away, never approaching the victim. The suspect is described as having brown skin, being 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He wore a red, hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information about him or this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS847 or police at 703-691-2131.
<sh>Robbery Claim Leads to Embezzlement Arrest
<bt>A man who told police he was robbed ended up being the person behind bars, instead, charged with embezzlement. Fairfax County police say the incident occurred at the Greenbriar Town Center, Thursday, July 5, around 2 p.m.
According to police, Hilmar K. Ferguson, 26, of 4116 Tyson Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., was delivering furniture for World Imports Inc. and parked his truck at the shopping center. Upon returning to his vehicle, he claimed he was robbed, possibly at gunpoint.
However, say police, officers and detectives learned through investigation that a robbery did not occur. Instead, they say, police recovered an undisclosed amount of cash reportedly hidden in Ferguson's possession. As a result, they arrested him and charged him with embezzlement.
<sh>Sully District Council Meeting
<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations and its Land-Use Committee will meet Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. (Call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131). The members will hear about a proposal for an indoor, baseball/softball training facility planned for 4080 Walney Road.
<sh>Park Authority to Meet
<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.
<sh>Free Carseat Inspections
<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, July 26, and Tuesday, July 31, 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>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>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>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 firstname.lastname@example.org.