Nine Displaced by Herndon Townhouse Fire — Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to a fire in the 2100 block of Monaghan Drive at 5:46 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 22). Investigators determined it was ignited by a malfunctioning electrical circuit above the second-floor bathroom. There were no reported injuries, but the fire displaced nine people and caused about $70,000 in damages. [FCFRD]
Courthouse Road Lane Closed in Vienna — “The southbound traveling lane of Courthouse Road SW (south of Maple Ave and north of Nutley Street SW) will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the preparation of storm, sanitary, and waterline tie-ins. Please use caution when in the area.” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]
Governor Criticizes County for Police Shortage — Gov. Glenn Youngkin says Fairfax County “better get it together soon when it comes to supporting law enforcement,” attributing a personnel shortage to officers being “demoralized.” Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay said the shortage is a concern but hasn’t undermined public safety, while Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano expressed disappointment “that the governor would come and lie about the work we are doing.” [ABC7]
DMV to Build New Center in Fairfax Area — “Linda Ford, acting commissioner of the Virginia DMV, informed Fairfax County government officials that a contract was awarded for construction of [the] DMV’s Braddock Road Customer Service Center, according to Braddock District Supervisor James Walkinshaw. The facility will be located on state-owned property at 9911 Braddock Road, east of Erickson Senior Living’s new Woodleigh Chase community.” [Patch]
Woman Reports Attack in Herndon — Herndon police are investigating an attempted abduction of a woman outside her home on Aug. 16, according to the weekly crime report. The victim told police that, around 11 p.m, a man walked up behind her and attempted to pull her behind some bushes. She was able to escape, and the suspect ran away. [Patch]
Falls Church Seeks Suspects in Motorcycle Burglaries — “Suspects are wanted for an overnight burglary of Coleman Power Sports (435 S. Washington Street). At about 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, two Polaris Slingshot 3-wheeled motorcycles were stolen: a 2022 blue Polaris Slingshot valued at $33,600 and a 2020 blue and black Polaris Slingshot valued at $40,000.” [City of Falls Church]
Vienna Open for Halloween Float Applications — “Vienna’s Halloween parade will be here before you know it, but what’s a parade without the floats!? Vienna Parks and Recreation is accepting float applications for the parade until Friday, Sept. 16.” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]
McLean Church Plans Middle Eastern Food Festival — “Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church will host its 29th annual Middle Eastern Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4…The festival will feature authentic Middle Eastern food including kibbee, shish kebab, roast lamb, falafel, fattoush, hummus and stuffed grape leaves, along with Arabic pastries and coffee.” [Sun Gazette]
It’s Wednesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 86 and low of 68. Sunrise at 6:32 am and sunset at 7:53 pm. [Weather.gov]
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Fairfax County police have arrested two men who allegedly broke into a house in the McLean area earlier this week and robbed and assaulted its residents at gunpoint.
Kilmer Middle School in Tysons has stepped up the presence of its security team today (Friday) in response to an alleged threat of gun violence heard during a fight.
In a message sent to parents at 3:10 p.m. yesterday (Thursday), principal Steven McFarlane said the school had been “made aware of an alleged threat of gun violence that was overheard by students during a fight” that afternoon.
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