Morning Notes

The Falls Church Episcopal with cherry tree (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Fatal Shooting Reported in Mosby Woods — Mohammad Zekria, 37, of Fairfax was found dead in a vehicle on Friday (March 29) after a woman told police that her husband had shot someone and was threatening her and her family. Waisuddin Quraishi, 50, was taken into custody early Saturday morning and has been charged with second-degree murder. [FCPD]

Teens Driving Stolen Vehicle in Reston Arrested — “Three teenagers are in custody for evading police in a stolen car in Fairfax County. On March 19, just after 9 p.m., officers from the Reston Patrol Unit allegedly located a stolen car near the intersection of Centreville Road and Parcher Avenue. When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, two teens hopped out of the car and began running away.” [WUSA9]

Bailey’s Crossroads Man Indicted for Bringing Gun to Church — “A 35-year-old Falls Church man faces a possible life sentence after a federal grand jury indicted him Wednesday for threatening members of a Haymarket church and bringing a dangerous weapon to a service there last September in an attempt to kill, according to court documents.” [Patch]

Foxes Found on School Playground Killed — “Fairfax County Public Schools officials had foxes on the playground of Bucknell Elementary School trapped and killed, earning the ire of some community members who are expressing disapproval of the decision…According to an FCPS spokesman, the Office of Facilities Management followed state regulations in deciding to trap and remove foxes.” [Fairfax County Times]

Virginia Member Sought for Metro Police Oversight Board — “Through April 11 at 5 p.m., the Investigations Review Panel for Metro will be accepting multiple recommendations to the Metro Transit Police Department for a member of the public to represent Virginia on the advisory board. It is also working to identify potential members for Maryland and at-large slots, which will be vacant in October.” [WTOP]

County Library Offers Light Pollution Monitoring Kits — “The Light Pollution Monitoring Kit, also known as the Dark Skies Kit, empowers citizens to fight light pollution by providing them with the tools needed to measure and monitor light levels in their communities. Starting April 2, twenty-five Light Pollution Monitoring Kits will be available as part of FCPL’s Library of Things.” [Fairfax County Public Library]

Clothing Store Relocating to Belle View —  Top It Off, which sells women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, will mark its final day at Hollin Hall Shopping Center on April 14 after nearly a dozen years. “The store plans to hold a grand opening at its new Belle View Shopping Center location at a yet to be announced date.” [On the MoVe]

McLean Student Wins State Chess Tournament — “BASIS Independent McLean student Charles Wang finished first in the K-3 group of the 2024 Virginia Scholastic Chess Tournament, held recently in Roanoke. Charles outplayed more than 350 participants over the two-day event, coming out on top after five rounds of intense battles.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Monday — Expect showers throughout the day, with possible thunderstorms. High temperatures will be around 63, while lows will drop to 49. Rainfall may range between a tenth to a quarter of an inch. Chance of precipitation is 80% during the day and 90% at night. [NWS]

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