Week in Springfield

Week in Springfield

Police Chief Releases Video of Deadly Collision

The crash investigation is still continuing into the April 2, 2016 fatal collision between a Fairfax County Police cruiser and 26-year-old Jeffrey Ponce Aguilar of Alexandria.

While the investigation is ongoing, Chief Edwin Roessler on July 1 released a video clip from the dashboard-mounted camera of the marked cruiser that struck the pedestrian.

The collision took place around 11 p.m. on a rainy Saturday night.

The patrol officer was driving northbound on Beulah Street when Aguilar stepped in front of them in the intersection at Old Beulah Street,

The car’s windshield wipers can be seen going back and forth quickly to clear the heavy precipitation.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh concluded his investigation June 17. Morrogh’s legal opinion was no criminal wrongdoing in the incident.

<1b>--Tim Peterson

Dollar Tree to Open in Springfield

Dollar Tree plans to open a new store in Springfield.

“Dollar Tree continues to grow,” said Chelle Davis, Dollar Tree spokesperson. “We are proud to be part of the Springfield community and are looking forward to our July 14 grand opening.”

The Springfield store is 6,953 square feet and will be located at 7045 Brookfield Plaza.

10U Firebirds Announce Tryouts

The 10U Firebirds -- a competitive fastpitch softball organization dedicated to teaching softball, teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship to young ladies of above-average, athletic ability -- have announced open tryouts for the 2016-2017 season. The organization focuses on creating a competitive team of girls having fun while playing the game they love. The team practices year-round in Fairfax County and aims to compete at the “B” level and above.

Recent accomplishments of the team include winning the tournament championship at both the Potomac River Clash and Crown Trophy NIT, while taking home third place in the Open Division at the NSA Virginia State Tournament in Williamsburg. The team is currently practicing and preparing for a July trip to Buffalo, New York to compete in the NSA Eastern World Series.

For the 2016-2017 season, the team is looking to add experienced players with 2006 birth years, but all players will be considered. Register for tryouts and join mailing list to be informed of the latest tryout information and start times: http://tinyurl.com/firebirds2016

For questions, see the team website: http://nvgsafirebirds06.shutterfly.com, or contact Coach Ericka Burrini at: ecapra29@yahoo.com

Open practice: July 30, Tryouts: Aug. 6, both held at Wakefield Forest Elementary School, 4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax.