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Oct. 8-14: 'Bath Bomb' Shuts Down Roads, Poses No Threat

Vienna resident charged with reckless driving after running his car into a house, gas line

After an investigation into a suspicious item shut down Center Street South and other nearby streets, police determined the item — a bath ball with the word 'BOMB' written on top — poses no threat to the community, police said.

David Wei, 65, of Echols Street, was charged with reckless driving after he lost control of his vehicle while driving down his street, hitting a house and gas line, temporarily closing the street to traffic.

A fuel leak caused a fire while a man worked on a restored vehicle in his garage on the 1700 block of Prelude Drive on Oct. 8, fire officials said.

Three 16-year-old girls were arrested in Springfield for allegedly being in possession of marijuana at an off-campus event. The teenagers were arrested at Waterford Receptions, an event venue that was hosting a regional high school leadership conference at the time of their arrests.

The Fairfax County School Board hosted a public hearing on the Fairfax Leadership Academy, with proponents touting it as an opportunity to close the achievement gap and opponents worrying it would take away resources from other schools and duplicate current services.

The school board unanimously appointed 40 members Thursday to a newly-created committee tasked with reviewing the system's student rights and responsibilities handbook, putting the body in place to begin its work by the end of October.

The deadline for Fairfax County's online transportation survey has been pushed to 4:30 p.m. today. The survey, which asks the public how they think a $3 billion transportation shortfall should be fixed, was originally scheduled to close Friday. 

Officer Jeffrey Randall "Randy" Burchfield, a former Officer of the Year ended his career with the Vienna Police Department last week, retired after 27 years of service.

Firefighters with the Vienna Volunteer Station wore pink shirts last week, joining firefighters across the nation in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen answered questions posed by Patch's Northern Virginia readers.

Vienna Police Log: Good Samaritan stops alleged assault; 

Fairfax County Police Log: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

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