Join the Annual K9 Krawl 5K
Registration is now open for the 16th Annual K9 Krawl 5K. It’s slated for this Saturday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m., at the Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters 12099 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.
It’s free, and participants may walk or run with their furry friends. Activities also include a dog costume contest, police K9 Unit demonstration, raffles, facepainting, deejay music, pup selfies and resource tables.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this event is sponsored by the county Police Department’s Victim Services Division. The goal is to increase awareness of the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. Register at https://bit.ly/2023k9krawl.
Fall into Family Fun in Chantilly
The Field at Commonwealth shopping center presents a free, fall-themed event for the whole family. Called “Fall into Fun,” it’ll happen Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1-4 p.m., on the patio beside Mellow Mushroom, 14335 Newbrook Drive in Chantilly. Planned are music, crafts, vendors, sweet treats and children’s activities.
Collecting Gloves for Children in Need
Every day, many local, young children on their way to school have to brave the chilly mornings without gloves. So to keep them warm, Sully District police are collecting brand-new gloves and mittens for these children in need.
Just drop them off or ship them (c/o PFC Meg Hawkins) to the Sully District Police Station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA 20151. They should be for children ages 5-12. A large, labeled, black collection bin is in the station’s lobby – which is always open. Donations for this “Li’l Hands Glove Drive” will be accepted until Oct. 30.
Sully District Police Station Update
During the Oct. 11 Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, Capt. Dan Spital, commander of the Sully District Police Station, gave a crime update to those attending. To deter thefts from vehicles, he said all residents should be sure to lock their cars. “Teens are trying car doors at night to find any that are unlocked,” he said. “They’re then stealing valuables, such as phones, keys, iPads and even guns. So remove your valuables, lock your car doors and take your keys with you.”
Spital also praised his patrol officers for their efforts to keep the roads safe. “Our officers are targeting speeding, and reckless and aggressive driving,” he said. “They’ve already issued over 10,000 traffic citations this year, and made 140 DWI arrests – which is up 15 percent from last year at this time.”