Week in Review: Police Seek Larceny Suspect, Dela Rosa Appeal Denied
A look back at the top stories in McLean from Aug. 6 to 12
In case you weren't checking into McLean Patch every day (and if you didn't, you should start by signing up for our daily email newsletter), here is a round-up of what happened around the neighborhood this week.
- Former McLean Patch Editor Bobbi Bowman retires. New Editor Lauren Sausser steps in. (It's been a busy week! I owe a big thank you to so many of you for making me feel welcome!)
- It's been a quiet hurricane season so far, but if you want updates on all the minutiae - and the big alerts - sign up for the American Red Cross' hurricane app.
- A larceny suspect was spotted by a police officer near Total Wine, but he was never caught, even though several patrol cars and a police helicopter were dispatched to the area.
- Ethel Kennedy insists she had nothing to do with setting up country music superstar Taylor Swift, 22, with her grandson Conor, 18.
- Colin Powell travels to Jamaica at the request of President Obama.
- Patch is launching a new website to cover Tysons Corner news.
- A hotel in Tysons Corner has carved out space in its parking garage for guests to re-charge electric cars overnight.
- After months of considering a sale of the water utility, the City of Falls Church decides to retain the system, which also serves McLean.
- We launched a new column of McLean restaurant inspection reports. There are a lot of violations out there.
- Police on Long Island, N.Y. are still investigating an East Hampton crash that killed a McLean last week.
- Stephanie Lynn Schwab, known across the area as the "Blond Bandit," was sentenced to 11 years in prison Thursday for a series of crimes in Virginia, including a carjacking in McLean.
- Carmela dela Rosa, a Fairfax woman who was convicted of murdering her granddaughter at Tysons Corner Center, was denied an appeal by a Virginia Court of Appeal judge last week.
- The American Kennel Club reports pet theft is increasing across the nation, but it's not a problem in McLean or Fairfax County.