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Police: Teens Robbed, Assaulted Pedestrian on Path

by Karen Goff July 16, 2015 at 9:00 am 3,088 19 Comments

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police have apprehended two teenagers suspected of being part of a group that robbed and assaulted a man on a trail in south Reston on Tuesday.

Police said the victim was walking near the 11000 block of Winterthur Lane about 5:38 p.m. when he came upon a group of eight teenagers.

The man said the group began assaulting him and took his cell phone and cash. When police were called, they located the group running away and two of the suspects were apprehended.

A 16-year-old from Sterling, and 17-year-old from Reston, were detained pending investigation.

In other police news from FCPD’s Reston District Station:


Green Range Drive near Cloudcroft Court, July 14, 5:14 a.m. A woman was walking on the sidewalk when a man exposed himself from inside a vehicle.  The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s.


11900 block of Market Street, phone from residence.

13200 block of Parcher Avenue, property from vehicle.

11400 block of Sunset Hills Road, wheels from vehicle.

11400 block of Washington Plaza, parts from vehicle.

1500 block of Deer Point Way, phone from residence.

2800 block of Reign Street, property from vehicle.

11200 block of Silentwood Lane, cash from vehicle.

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, bicycles from residence.

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, phone from business.

1800 block of Fountain Drive, merchandise from business.

11700 block of Olde English Drive, property from residence.


11800 block of Barrel Cooper Court, 2003 Honda Civic.

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, Honda CBR 1000.

  • Ming the Merciless

    So, let’s see, when it’s a white pervert the race of the perp is relevant, but when it a group of “teens” assault someone, it is not.

    • Thomas Kiley

      I don’t think the police need to release a description of the group of teens b/c they caught two of them already and expect to get the names of the other ones from either them/ their parents/ cellphone/ social media, etc.

      • Emmanuel Goldstein

        So I shouldn’t know who to be on the lookout for? I’d like to be safe in my neighborhood….

        • Thomas Kiley

          Fairfax PD should inform the public if this was gang related, 8 teens waiting to mug someone on a path sounds like an initiation for MS13 or some other gang.

          • Emmanuel Goldstein

            Well you’ve just contradicted yourself. First you said the police don’t need to release a description but now you say that this many “youths” could be gang related.

            So do you want the description released or not?

          • qwerty

            or just bored in summertime + no place to be = up to no good



          If you want to be safe, and you live in that area, get a gun. Or move.

          • Emmanuel Goldstein

            Front door double locked at all times, back door has the bar on it and it’s locked. No valuables kept in the car. What a sad state of affairs.

    • CE

      He was just trying to show off his fully developed frontal lobe if you know what I’m saying.

      • Emmanuel Goldstein

        These “youths” are under the age of full frontal lobe development

    • Name

      Let’s just stop all this division. They already caught two of those teenagers, so to release their race is irrelevant. The perv perp needs to have his identifying info described, because he’s not been caught yet. You assumed something that wasn’t accurate. They identify race, any race, when identifiers are needed.

    • Flash

      So do you know that the police released identifying information and the writer withheld that information on purpose? Might you be reacting to a situation that didn’t occur?

      • Karen Goff

        Police did not release the info. What you see in the post is what they gave me.

  • Emmanuel Goldstein

    I wish the moderators here had the courage to give us the race of the perps, although I’m sure if that happened Ken Plum would be here to tell us it’s just the fault of the confederate flag

  • Mookie Taylor

    Last year I was confronted by a group of boys on a near there, where the path goes under Reston Pkwy. One boy said to the others “Don’t get out the way!” and one pretended he was going to punch me. I was on my bike and just kept going. It seemed like they were just fooling around and trying to act tough.

    • Mike M

      I’m not sure, but I think last year the Fairfax County spokesperson Lucy Caldwell was quoted in Reston Now saying there was not significant crime in this area. Maybe it’s just getting reported more now.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Just too bad the victim wasn’t armed.

    • Darryl

      Agreed, I’d have shot at least seven of those teenagers.

  • taffytoo

    sad state of affairs…I always have doors locked..I go out the front the back is locked visa versa…garage likewise..it’s the way it is…car doors are locked.as soon as I get i my car…as far as the trails ..I never use them…public garages also…yes as I read this I am paranoid I guess…


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