Area Roundups

Area Roundups

Motorcyclist Dies in Clifton Crash

Thomas V. Bowers, 25, of Burke, died Tuesday, July 2, from injuries he sustained in a June 16 crash. The accident occurred at Clifton Road and Maple Branch Road.

Fairfax County police officers were called to the scene that day around 2 p.m. A subsequent investigation determined that Bowers was driving his 2002 Suzuki motorcycle south on Clifton Road, just before Maple Branch Road. Meanwhile, a 28-year-old woman was driving a 2008 Scion north on Clifton Road.

According to police, the Scion turned left onto Maple Branch and into the motorcycle’s path, and the motorcycle crashed into the vehicle. Police charged the Scion’s driver, Randi Christine Thompson, of 2661 Avalon Court in Alexandria, with failing to yield the right of way.

Crime Solvers 5K Fundraiser

In partnership with Capital Area Runners, Fairfax County Crime Solvers is hosting its first 5K run fundraiser and needs the community’s support. Residents are encouraged to sign up now to participate in this family-friendly event; everyone is welcome.

It’s slated for Sunday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m., on Grand Commons Avenue at the Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, off Monument Drive in Fair Oaks. Register at

A nonprofit, Fairfax County Crime Solvers provides an anonymous phone tip line, plus texting and e-mail capabilities to the public, to report criminal information. It pays cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 for tips leading to an arrest and indictment, and the reward money comes through fundraisers such as this 5K.