Fatal Crash in Union Mill
<bt>A 63-year-old Falls Church man was killed Saturday, April 28, when his motorcycle collided with a Cadillac at the Union Mill/Braddock roads intersection near Little Rocky Run.
According to Fairfax County police, the victim, Phillip L. Goode, was driving a 1998 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Union Mill Road, around noon, approaching Braddock Road in the left lane. At the same time, a 75-year-old Clifton woman was driving a 1999 Cadillac northbound on Union Mill.
Police say she tried to make a left turn onto Braddock Road, turning in front of the motorcycle and colliding with it. When the motorcycle struck the car, Goode was ejected onto the pavement in the intersection.
He was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The woman was not injured. The case is still under investigation, and police say charges are pending.
<sh>London Towne Home Invasion
<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for the people responsible for a home invasion early Wednesday morning in Centreville. Police say three people were asleep at home in the 6000 block of Regents Park Road, in the London Towne community, when two masked gunmen unlawfully entered and assaulted two of them.
The incident occurred around 4 a.m., and police say the two male victims were sleeping on a couch and awoke to find the two suspects in the residence, both brandishing firearms. One intruder struck the first victim in the head with a gun. That victim was then able to escape from the home.
The second victim was also struck in the head, but remained there. The third victim heard the struggle and went to investigate, and the suspects fled from the home without harming that person.
They took an undisclosed amount of cash, and police say investigation revealed that the suspects may be known to the victims. The first suspect was described as black, about 23, and 5 feet 10 inches, weighing 190 pounds. He wore black pants, a white T-shirt and a blue bandana covering his face.
The second suspect was described as light-skinned, in his 20’s, 6 feet tall and 190 pounds. He wore gray sweatpants, a black T-shirt and a red bandana covering his face. Anyone with information about this incident or these suspects is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or police at 703-691-2131.
<sh>Woman Is Sexually Assaulted; Police Are Seeking Suspect
<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for the man who grabbed and sexually assaulted a 23-year-old Fairfax woman, Sunday, April 29, in Fair Lakes. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. as the woman was walking on the upper-level parking deck of the Hermitage apartment complex in the 4200 block of Hunt Club Circle.
As she approached the stairwell, a man grabbed her from behind, touched her inappropriately and tried to force her into the stairwell. They struggled briefly, and the woman was able to break free and run. But the man chased her a short distance and grabbed her a second time.
He again sexually assaulted her and she screamed. He then released her and fled. The woman didn't have any apparent injuries requiring medical attention.
The suspect was described as black, in his 30s, and 5 feet 10 inches. He weighed 155-160 pounds and had a slender build. His teeth were noticeably crooked, and he wore black jeans, a black Starter jacket and a red baseball cap. 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>Chantilly Community Coalition Mtg.
<bt>The Chantilly Community Coalition will meet Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the media center of Chantilly High. Call Carol Hoffman at 703-378-6155.
<sh>Park Authority to Meet
<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, May 9, 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>HOV Exemption for Hybrids
<bt>Hybrid vehicles with the required, clean-fuel license plates will continue to be able to use the I-95/395, I-66 and Dulles Toll Road HOV lanes until June 30, 2008, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The Virginia General Assembly approved a one-year extension which was signed into law last month by Gov. Tim Kaine.
To be able to use Virginia’s HOV lanes during the morning and afternoon rush hours, a hybrid vehicle must have a special, clean-fuel plate issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
<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.