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Local Elementary Teacher Arrested for Cruelty to Students

Centreville’s Deer Park Elementary School teacher, Jennah Christine Billeter, has been arrested for physically assaulting and mistreating two young boys, ages 4 and 5. Billeter is a special education teacher and the two young boys were assigned to her class. The incidents occurred during the school day sometime between May and July.

Billeter was arrested and charged with one account of misdemeanor simple assault as well as two counts of felony cruelty to the boys. This past Sunday, Billeter turned herself into the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Va. Men Arrested In Delaware On Drug Charges

CHRISTIANA, Del. (AP) -- Delaware State Police said they seized about two pounds of marijuana from two Virginia men during a traffic stop on Interstate 95.

Police say 18-year-old Christopher Harley of Centreville, Va., and 23-year-old Christopher Lancaster of Manassas, Va., were each charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and other offenses.

Both men were taken to Young Correctional Institution. Harley is being held on $4,501 secured bail, and Lancaster was being held on $4,500 secured bail.

Police Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said Harley was the driver of the car that was stopped for speeding. He said Harley told the trooper that the car had been rented by his girlfriend.

While searching for the rental agreement, Hale said the trooper found bags of marijuana in the glove box, rear floorboard and trunk of the car.

It’s Almost Back to School Time

It’s almost time for Centreville students to head back to school! The Centreville High School Back to School Festival will be held on Wednesday, September 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the CVHS bus loop.

CVHS parking permits for the 2010-2011 school year will go on sale starting August 31 for those senior students planning on driving to campus. Students can pick up their permits from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the CVHS Wildcat Parkapalooza 2010, a BBQ cookout hosted at CVHS. If students are unable to attend the BBQ, they will be able to pick up their parking permits on Wednesday, September 1 at 9:00 a.m. in the school atrium.

Going back to school also means time for falls sports. On Monday, August 16, CVHS is hosting a “Meet the Fall Sports Coach” meeting for students in the theatre from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss out if you want to meet your future coach!

Smart Markets to Continue Through October 29

Smart Markets Inc., founded in early 2008 by Jean Janssen, is the newest group of farmer’s markets to the Northern Virginia area. Janssen herself has been a resident of Northern Virginia for 25 years. These markets serve Centreville, Fairfax Corner, Gainesville, Herndon, Oakton and Reston and provide guaranteed producer-only farmers’ markets.

Some vendors at the Centreville Market include Angelic Beef, Bonjour La Parisienne, Jose’s Produce, Tommy V’s Fresh Salsa, and many more. For a full list of vendors visit http://smartmarkets.org/our-markets.html.

Come check out the Centreville Market any Friday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at 5875 Trinity Center now through October 29th!

Investigation Continues with Dog Poisoning Case

In Leesburg, VA, Harley, an 8-year-old beagle mix suddenly got violently ill last Thursday. The canine was rushed to Leesburg Veterinary Hospital after vomiting all over the house and not being able to stand up. Harley started to have seizures on Friday, and was not showing any signs of recovery. The beagle mix was put down that day as suggested by the veterinarian.

Harley’s owner found a 12 X 12 aluminum pan in his backyard which had an unidentifable yellow liquid inside it. An investigation was opened by Leesburg Police and Loudoun County Animal Care and Control. From initial tests conducted by the vet clinic, it was determined that the substance was likely a mix of antifreeze and some type of meat product. The pan is also being tested for fingerprints.

Once someone is convicted they could face up to five years in prison because in Virginia poisoning a dog can lead to charges of a Class Six Felony.