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Seeking Suspect(s) in Residential Burglary

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) who burglarized a home in the 6400 block of Jefferson Place in McLean. An investigation determined that between noon and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, someone forced entry into the home by smashing out a window in the sunroom. Sterling silver utensils, jewelry and electronics were stolen.

In addition to the $100 to $1,000 cash reward being offered by Crime Solvers, a private reward of $5,000 is also being offered for information that leads to an arrest if tipsters provide their information through Crime Solvers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), online at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court.

Disabilities Board to Meet in Mclean Library

The Fairfax Area Disabilities Services Board will hold their January meeting at the Dolly Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14, and will start at 7:30 p.m. All residents of McLean and the surrounding areas with and/or without physical or sensory challenges are encouraged to attend to observe and/or share their ideas and needs.

The FADSB includes committees for housing, employment, voting and emergency preparedness that look into issues of concern to people with sensory or physical challenges.

The FADSB are volunteers who have been appointed by elected officials of Fairfax County, Falls Church and the City of Fairfax to represent and advocate for Fairfax County area residents with disabilities and bring issues to the attention of a variety of government agencies and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors when necessary.

For more information please call the FADSB at 703-324-5421, TTY 703-449-1186 or see the Fairfax Area Disabilities Services Board website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/dspd/fa_dsb.htm.

New McLean Community Center Refund Policy

Effective with the start date of the Summer 2013 session, the McLean Community Center (MCC) will have a new refund policy. This change affects fees paid to MCC for classes, trips, summer camps and other center activities. As it does currently, the center will issue a full refund when a class, camp or trip program is cancelled by the center.

For class/activity fee refunds, patrons who submit refund requests 14 days or more before the start date of a class or activity, will be granted a refund, minus a $25 processing fee. Refunds requested less than 14 days before the start date of the class or activity will not be granted.

For trips and tours, patrons who submit refund requests 14 days or more before the date of the trip or tour will receive a full refund. Refunds will not be granted to patrons who submit requests less than 14 days before trip or tour date due to the costs associated with meal reservations, tickets and chartered transportation.

For summer camp programs, the change will affect registrations for summer camp programs. Camp registration will begin on Monday, Feb. 4. A full refund will be issued for cancellations received before May 1, 2013. For cancellations received after May 1, and 14 or more days before the camp’s start date, a $100 processing fee will be deducted from the amount paid and the remaining amount will be refunded to the patron. If a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to the camp’s start date, a $100 processing fee will be deducted from the amount paid. If a replacement can be found to fill the space vacated, the remaining amount will be refunded to the patron. However, if a replacement cannot be found, a refund will not be granted.

Once a class, camp or activity is in session, refunds may be granted only for medical reasons or for extenuating circumstances as determined by the General Programs director and registrar. Medical requests must be accompanied by a doctor’s note.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing to registrar@mcleancenter.org. Refund checks will be issued by Fairfax County within four to six weeks after the request has been received.