Fatal Crash on Route 28

Fairfax County police are investigating a fatal crash early Monday morning that took the life of George Tabash, 27, of Centreville. It happened Dec. 31, around 1:45 a.m., on Route 28 on the I-66 overpass. Police say Tabash was driving a 2007 Chevy Avalanche pickup truck that struck the rear of a tractor trailer lawfully stopped at a red light on Route 28.

The pickup truck erupted into flames and Tabash died at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer, a 44-year-old Pennsylvania man, was not injured. Detectives have not yet determined whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash, and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail, text “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.

Car Crash Kills Local Man, 72

A local man was killed Monday, Dec. 17, around 7 p.m. after a car crash in Centreville. The victim was Charles V. McCormick, 72, of the 5700 block of Ottawa Road in Centreville’s Country Club Manor community.

Fairfax County police say a 70-year-old Leesburg man was driving a 1999 Mercedes SL500 north on Centreville Road approaching Compton Road. Meanwhile, McCormick was driving a 1984 Oldsmobile two-door south on Centreville Road approaching the Compton intersection.

According to police, McCormick tried turning left onto Compton Road and turned into the path of the oncoming Mercedes, causing the Mercedes to strike the Oldsmobile’s passenger side. McCormick was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital. Police say speed and alcohol don’t appear to be factors in the crash; both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Town Hall Meeting Jan. 3

The 2013 Virginia General Assembly Session begins Jan. 9 and, before it does, Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67) and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34) want to hear what issues are important to their constituents. So they’re holding a town hall meeting this Thursday, Jan. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly, to listen to residents’ ideas and priorities and share their own views on the issues.

EQAC Environmental Hearing

The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) will hold its annual public hearing on the environment on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The hearing will be in the county Government Center auditorium, and citizens are invited to attend, share their views and identify environmental issues applicable to the county.

Environmental issues considered by EQAC include water quality, air quality, noise, hazardous materials, solid waste, stream valley protection, wildlife management, light pollution, visual pollution, energy, climate change response and adaptation, land use, transportation and the use and preservation of ecological resources.

Local Defense against Terrorism

The next meeting of the Sully District Citizens Advisory Committee is Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. The topic will be how local residents and their communities are the police department’s most valuable partners in helping to fight terrorism.

Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, Jan. 10, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves so technicians may properly inspect and adjust them, as needed.

However, because of time constraints, only the first 35 vehicles arriving on each date will be inspected. That way, inspectors may have enough time to properly instruct the caregiver on the correct use of the child seat. Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140, to confirm dates and times.

Alliance Holding Auditions for ‘Grease’

The Alliance Theatre will hold auditions for the musical, “Grease,” on Jan 4, 5 and 7. This version will be directed by Jen Farmer. To register to audition, go to

Actors will be asked to prepare a song and a monologue and be ready to dance. The auditions on Friday, Jan 4, and Monday, Jan 7, will be from 6-9 p.m. at Mountain View High School in Centreville. The Saturday, Jan 5, audition will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. Snow dates are Jan 6, 8 and 9.

Rehearsals will begin in May and the performance dates are July 13-28 at Chantilly High. For more information, visit, call 703-220-8101 or e-mail Alliance is also on twitter @TAT_NorthernVA. Anyone unable to make these audition dates/times should contact Alliance as soon as possible to make different arrangements.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

Fairfax County needs Meals on Wheels drivers in Chantilly and group Meals on Wheels coordinators in both Chantilly and Fairfax. Contact Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 711, or visit

Women's Self Defense Program

The Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation is partnering with the Fairfax County Police Department to offer the Women's Self Defense Training program. It’s based on the SAFE program formerly provided by the Police Department, but now being taught by C&J Security Corp.

The program is a two-day class that will meet on consecutive Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15-9:30 p.m. It’s currently offered free and all class materials are included. Program funding is provided through the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation.

The course is offered to females, age 13 and older. A female guardian must accompany girls 13-18. No men other than the instructors are permitted to be present during a class. For more information, call 703-246-7806, e-mail or go to