Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Arrest Made in Child Pornography Case

Detectives detained and arrested Juan Carlos Moza Moreno, 20, of 2216 Pimmit Run Lane Thursday, June 27. He was charged with possession of child pornography and use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children. The charges came following an investigation where a 16-year-old boy from McLean was allegedly provided a cell phone and coerced to transmit sexually explicit images of himself to Moza Moreno.

An investigation continues and additional charges are possible.

Moza Moreno was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Book Collections in Support of Scholarships for Women

The McLean Area American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Annual Used Book Collections are Saturday, July 20 and Aug. 10 at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., Vienna, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All kinds of books in good condition, especially children’s books and DVDs, are needed for the 44th annual Used Book Sale.

The Used Book Sale will be Sept. 20, 21, 22 at the McLean Community Center on Ingleside Avenue in McLean. Proceeds go toward scholarships and professional development for women and girls. In addition to the well-sorted hardbacks and paperbacks in the main sales rooms, there will be special children’s and “treasures” rooms at the sale for the most valuable items collected.

At last year’s September Sale there were an estimated 46,000 books on display sorted into 32 categories and AAUW members gave more than 1700 volunteer hours to generate over $36,000 in revenue. Call 703-527-4206 with any questions.

Your Dog Could Be a Lifesaver

Old Dominion Animal Health Center of McLean has partnered with Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank (BRVBB) of Purcellville as a canine blood donor host site. Beginning July 24, BRVBB will be at ODAH Center every five to seven weeks to collect blood from volunteer dogs. Only professional veterinary staff will draw the blood, taking 10-20 minutes, while providing gentle holding, hugs and treats for your pet.

Visit www.dogsdonateblood.com for details on qualifications and BRVBB’s requirements and standards for donor dogs. Please call ODAH Center at 703-356-5582 to schedule an appointment.

Literacy Council Celebrates 50 Years of Service

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) concluded its 50th year of service by hosting its Annual Recognition Ceremony on June 20. The event celebrated the accomplishments of the council’s students, community partners and volunteers.

Jeannie P. Baliles, founder and chair of the Virginia Literacy Foundation, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. Patricia Donnelly, executive director, touched upon the council’s major accomplishments of the past five decades. All L.C.N.V. students read below the fifth grade level.

L.C.N.V. presented service awards to its volunteers, including its Volunteers of the Year: Audrey Lipps, Mark Troppe, Anne Spear and Susan Kral.

First Seasonal Bear Sightings Reported

Police received the year’s first seasonal reports of bear sightings on Monday, June 24 around 8 a.m. in the Tysons Corner, Vienna area. The first dispatch call was for Jarrett Valley Drive and Edgepark Road at around 1:30 p.m. Callers reported a medium-sized black bear in a yard. Shortly afterwards, another call reported that the bear tore down a birdfeeder. Animal control officers searched the area but did not locate it.

According to animal control officers, the sight of a black bear should not cause panic, as these sightings are not unusual at this time of year. These bears typically avoid humans but encounter them during their search for food. Most often, they will keep moving through an area following failure to find any. Animal control officers do not take actions to attempt to remove bears from a neighborhood unless the animal is sick, injured or threatening to public safety.

If addressed quickly, wildlife issues caused by food attractants can be promptly resolved by observing the following precautions: trash should not be stored on porches, decks or in vehicles; birdfeeders should be removed if a bear has been sighted nearby; garbage should be taken to the curb on the morning of pickup, rather than the night before; electric fencing inexpensively and efficiently deters bears from gardens, dumpsters and other potential wildlife attractants.