Week In Great Falls

Week In Great Falls

Shooting Suspect Sought

<bt>Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 21-year-old Ahmed Izzelden Osman. Osman is currently wanted on two outstanding felony warrants for a shooting that occurred in the Merrifield area on May 24. Around 7:15 p.m. a group of people was standing in the 2700 block of Hollywood Road. A car drove near them and the passenger in the car shot one round into the group of people. An 18-year-old Falls Church-area man was shot in the upper body and was transported to the Inova Fairfax Hospital. The victim was treated for his non life-threatening injuries. An investigation led police to charge Osman in the shooting. Currently, he has outstanding felony warrants for aggravated malicious wounding and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The weapon used in the shooting has not been recovered and Osman should be considered armed and dangerous. Osman is known to frequent the Falls Church area and Washington, D.C. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the shooting or the whereabouts of Ahmed Izzelden Osman is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477. A $100 to $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information which leads to an arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court.

<sh>VDOT Employees Robbed in the Tysons Corner Area

<bt>According to Fairfax County Police, two Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) employees were transporting a large sum of cash on Saturday, June 3 at approximately 8:40 p.m. They drove eastbound on the Dulles Toll Road and exited onto Spring Hill Road where they passed through the toll booth and stopped at a red light. A man approached the driver's side door, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The passenger relinquished the cash and the suspect fled. The suspect was described as black, 20 to 25-years-old, approximately 6 feet tall, and about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and shorts. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or the police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.

<sh>New MCC Board Meets

<bt>Members of the incoming McLean Community Center Governing Board met for the first time on Wednesday, May 24, and elected officers for FY 2006-2007. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

Sean A. Dunn was elected chairman of the board and Jan Auerbach was elected vice-chair. David Sanders was elected treasurer and Nyka Jasper Feldman was elected secretary. The new Governing Board Chairman appointed the following committee chairs: Jan Auerbach, Capital Facilities Committee; Charisse McElroy, Elections Committee; Charisse McElroy, Communications/Marketing Committee; Nyka Jasper Feldman, Program Committee; and David Sanders, Finance Committee. Katherine Armstrong will serve as the board liaison to the Friends of the McLean Community Center.

<sh>McLean Police Issue Summer Security Alert

<bt>Fairfax County Police Officer Tom Black, of the Crime Prevention Unit of the McLean District Station, issued the following security alert to local residents: With the arrival of summer, crimes of convenience have already begun. Please remember to lock your doors and windows whenever you leave home. Please shut your garage door at night and lock all your vehicles either on the street or driveway. There have recently been a number of burglaries where criminals have stolen items from garages at night when the door was left open. Criminals have also checked the door from the garage into the home and when found unlocked have actually entered the home to steal personal items readily accessible. The door from the garage to the home should be secured with a bolt lock. It is also recommend any windows in your garage –– including garage door windows –– have curtains to prevent criminals from looking in your garage for items of

interest. No car in the garage indicates no one is home. For any home security questions please contact the crime prevention office at 703-556-7750.

<sh>'Shut It Down?'

<bt>Fairfax County Police now have a special telephone line in operation, as part of the 'Shut It Down?' campaign. The line allows anyone to anonymously leave messages detailing student events where underage drinking is expected to occur. The Fairfax County Police Traffic Division is providing this powerful tool to teenagers to help prevent underage drinking and driving. The goal behind the program is to provide concerned students and others a method to anonymously let law enforcement know about underage alcohol parties so that steps can be taken to save lives. This program, which will run through the prom and graduation season, was originally created last year in response to feedback from students about what can be done to prevent teenage driving fatalities. Several phone calls were taken during its original use and may have both stopped underage drinking and saved lives. The phone number, 703-246-2333, will be checked daily by traffic division staff. Messages should include the date, location and time of the events. This telephone voice mail system is not meant to take place of citizens calling the emergency dispatch center to report events that are taking place or need immediate police response. This program is for reporting information about these events prior to the event occurring.