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Week in Springfield

Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit and Run Crash

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle that struck a pedestrian. Officers responded to the area of Gambrill Road near Vogels Way on Sunday, Oct. 27, shortly after 7:30 p.m. A 21-year-old girl was walking along the southbound side of Gambrill Road when she was struck from behind by an unidentified vehicle. The striking vehicle fled the scene and did not stop to render aide. The victim was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

If you or anyone you know witnessed this crash or has any information regarding the striking vehicle or its driver, please contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Police Arrest Serial Peeper Suspect

After a series of peepings that have occurred since 2011, police arrested a 40-year-old Woodbridge man.

Thanks to information from a citizen tip in the Kingstowne area, Michael C. McCarter was arrested and charged with peeping warrants on Friday, Oct. 25. Detectives believe he may be linked to over 200 cases in the Franconia District and approximately 50 each in the West Springfield and Sully Districts.

The suspect allegedly picked random, lone women, ranging in ages from 20’s through 50’s and watched them in their homes while he committed a sexual act. The incidents took place between 1 and 4 a.m. at ground-level apartment windows.

The suspect works as a fuel delivery truck driver.

Anyone with information or who believes that they were victimized but did not report the incident to police is asked to call the Franconia District Criminal Investigative Section at 703-922-0894.

Bike Summit at GMU

The second Fairfax Bike Summit is set for Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at GMU. Register by Oct. 31 at www.fabb-bikes.org/summit. Cost is $25, which includes snacks and lunch. Sponsored by Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB), in partnership with GMU, Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax, it’s open to everyone who wants more options for getting around their communities.

Time to Fall Back

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 a.m. So before bedtime Saturday night, set back the time on all those clocks, watches and electronic devices one hour.