Morning Notes

Vehicles on Leesburg Pike drive past the Greensboro Metro station and Tysons Central office building (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Third Arrest Made in McLean Home Burglary — Yesterday (Thursday) morning, Fairfax County police detectives arrested a 24-year-old Lorton resident in Bailey’s Crossroads, identifying him as the third suspect in an armed burglary of a house in McLean. All three men charged in the incident, which occurred in the 1300 block of Spring Hill Road on Nov. 27, are in custody. [FCPD]

Police Union to Oppose FCPD Use of A.I. — “The Fairfax chapter of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association will issue a position soon opposing Truleo, citing privacy and workload concerns, a representative said.” The Fairfax County Police Department said earlier this month that it will use Truleo’s artificial intelligence-based platform to analyze body camera footage. [Gazette Leader]

Residents Encouraged to Turn Off Lights — “LIGHTS OUT FAIRFAX! Turn off your outdoor lights this Saturday, March 23 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. and reconnect with the beauty of #DarkSkies! Help combat light pollution together and enjoy a magical night under the stars. Spread the word, invite your neighbors, friends and family for this powerful connection with the natural world!” [Fairfax County Park Authority/Facebook]

Compass Coffee Gets Approval for West Falls Church Cafe — “The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on March 19 unanimously granted Compass Coffee LLC a special exception to install a coffee shop with two drive-through lanes at a former BB&T Bank branch” in the Shops at West Falls Church. “Compass Coffee will contribute $11,587 toward future construction of a 10-foot-wide trail along Route 29, which will replace the current 4-foot-wide sidewalk.” [Gazette Leader]

Tysons and Reston Companies Named Startups to Watch — “Tysons-based Aravenda and Reston-based TruWeather Solutions placed on DC Inno’s list of ’10 Startups to Watch in Greater Washington’ — its annual list of companies that are ‘setting the pace and challenging the status quo.'” Aravenda provides resale software to businesses, while TruWeather Solutions supplies “weather data analytics and weather risk management products to federal agencies.” [Fairfax County EDA]

Governor Vetoes Criminal Justice Bills — “Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) announced vetoes on nearly two dozen criminal justice-related bills…including a measure to prohibit declaring a child under age 11 to be a juvenile delinquent and one requiring the development of standards for when it is permissible to lie to a suspect during police interrogations.” [Washington Post]

Former Apple Engineers Launch Vienna Startup — “A Vienna software startup founded by a cohort of former Apple Inc. engineers has emerged from stealth mode after landing $47 million in fresh funding…Antithesis Operations LLC, which develops a technology that can automatically find bugs in software used across companies or organizations, will use the proceeds largely to build out its team of engineers and software developers.” [DC Inno]

South Run Trail to Be Paved — Work will begin next Wednesday (March 27) “on a trail paving initiative along a 550-foot section of the South Run Stream Valley trail system. The paving will occur between the new fiberglass bridge (Preakness Bridge) and the culvert closest to Lee Chapel Road underpass. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed within approximately one week.” [FCPA]

It’s Friday — Expect sunshine and a high of 53 today. Tonight, rain will arrive mainly after 11pm, accompanied by patchy fog after 2am and a low temperature around 46. There is a 100% chance of precipitation with rainfall amounts ranging from half to three-quarters of an inch. [NWS]

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