Centreview Roundups 8/1/12

Centreview Roundups 8/1/12

Two Arrested in Shooting

Two Arrested in Shooting

Fairfax County police arrested two brothers Sunday after a 30-year-old man was shot in the leg outside the Velocity Five Sports Restaurant & Bar in Centreville’s Trinity Centre. Officers were called to the scene July 29, at 5:50 a.m. Police say the victim met two women at a Washington, D.C. club and, at closing time, they all decided to go to a local restaurant.

The three traveled in the man’s 2011 Porsche, but he got lost and took his passengers to a different location in Centreville. The women then called Darnell L. Parker, 28, of Delaware, and Carlton N. Parker, 27, of Washington, D.C., to come get them and take them home.

When the brothers arrived, the women got inside their car. But according to police, the Parkers allegedly shot at the Porsche, striking the victim, before fleeing. He was then treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, police apprehended the brothers on I-66 and charged them with shooting at a car.

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

Woman Shot in Ankle

A 22-year-old woman was shot and a male friend of hers was arrested, following a shooting Saturday evening at Hooters in Chantilly. Fairfax County police responded to the restaurant at 14441 Brookfield Tower Drive on July 28, shortly after 5:30 p.m., for reports of a shot person. The woman had sustained a gunshot wound to her ankle.

Police say she was there with friends, when one of them, Christopher E. Bohn, 36, of Manassas, reloaded his handgun and accidentally fired, striking her. She was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and police arrested Bohn, charging him with willfully discharging a firearm in a public place.

Police spokesman Eddy Azcarate said Bohn had just come from an event where his gun was unloaded, but he reloaded it when he got to the restaurant. However, Azcarate had no further information about Bohn or the victim.

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

Help WFCM Collect Backpacks

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) is collecting backpacks for students attending 23 elementary, middle and high schools in Centreville, Chantilly and Clifton. They go to children whose parents can’t afford to buy them and, this year, the schools need 1,550 backpacks. WFCM is collecting them through Aug. 17 and is counting on local residents to help meet the huge demand.

Elementary schools have requested midsize backpacks for grades K-three, and standard 17-inch backpacks for grades four, five and six. Middle-school students need the 17-inch or larger backpacks with compartments, and high- school students need the larger 18-inch backpacks, also with compartments. Backpacks should be new and without wheels.

They may be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., at the WFCM food pantry/thrift store, 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly (near Backyard Grill and Bar). Backpack donations are tax-deductible, and WFCM will give receipts to contributors. For more information, contact Bush at jbush@wfcmva.org.

Park Authority to Meet

The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900 in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, Aug. 9, 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.

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, VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/volunteer-solutions.htm.

WFCM Seeks Food, Volunteers

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ (WFCM) food pantry urgently needs donations of oil (48 oz. or smaller); flour (2-5 lb. bag); sugar (2-5 lb. bag); rice (2 lb. bags); canned meats; salad dressing, jelly; jam; peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, Ramen Noodles, canned fruit; canned peas, beets and mixed vegetables; canned soup and baked beans; dry pasta and beans; ketchup, mustard, pancake mix and syrup; hot and cold cereal and coffee. In addition, the Food Pantry would appreciate fresh produce from local gardens.

Also needed are laundry detergent, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper and baby wipes. WFCM clients are also in great need of gasoline cards.

Bring all items to WFCM’S food pantry at 13981 Metrotech Drive (near Backyard Grill and Bar) in Chantilly. Volunteers are also needed:

Thrift store: Volunteers are needed Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to receive donations. Contact Volunteer Manager Annette Bosley at 703-988-9656.

Food pantry: Volunteers are needed Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., to bag/stock groceries. A regular, weekly volunteer is also needed on Wednesdays to pick up donations from Food Lion, from now through August.

Furniture ministry: One person is needed to help move furniture that will be given to clients in need.