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Police: Assault By Mob on South Lakes Drive

by Karen Goff October 12, 2016 at 10:20 am 26 Comments

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police said two men were allegedly assaulted by a large group of people on South Lakes Drive on Sunday afternoon.

Police said the attack took place about 4:45 p.m. in the 11800 block of South Lakes, near the South Lakes Drive Park.

Police responded and the suspects fled the area. Both victims received non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

In other weekend crime news from the FCPD’s Reston District Station:


11800 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, beer from business

11000 block of Becontree Lake Drive, property from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, bag from business

12000 block of Grey Wing Square, wallet and credit cards from vehicle

2600 block of Litchfield Drive, gun from vehicle

12600 block of Terry Mill Drive, cash and credit cards from vehicle

12000 block of North Shore Drive, cell phone from vehicle

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, cell phone from business

2300 block of Rolling Fork Circle, groceries from business

11100 block of South Lakes Drive, champagne from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, property from business


Fountain Drive/Freedom Drive, 2012 Mazda 3


Officers in the Reston District conducted a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening at the intersection of the Fairfax County Parkway and North Walnut Branch road.

They screened 536 cars, made two DWI arrests, and issued four summonses.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    What? No description of the perpetrators of the assault?

    • Ming the Merciless

      Lack of description will make it difficult when you call 911 and explain you see a large, angry, violent mob but you’re not sure it’s the same one mentioned in the police report.

    • just saying…

      How often are the vague descriptions provided in these reports actually helpful other than to give people an excuse to racially profile? “The suspect is described as a black male, between 5’10”-6’4″, medium build, wearing a hoodie” – welp that narrows things down…..

      • Mike M

        We should know the truth, rather than bury our heads or suppress it. Your argument is all too common among your faction these days. “The little people mustn’t know the truth. They don’t know how to use it.”

  • susie

    Why not provide a description of this mob of suspects so we can help apprehend them?

    • Mike M

      Let’s just say the non-natives are restless.

  • One Really

    I really thought maybe BGEMD9406 and his one ally in the pro tax vote were preaching about the pros of the increase. 🙂

  • Reston’s Good Samaritan

    I am sure they came from ShadowHood

    • Terpitude

      Please remove “Good” from your screen name.

    • Greg

      Is it really that bad there?

      • Pedestrian

        I used to walk by there an a daily afternoon walk along the Reston trails. Guys used to play pick-up soccer there almost every day , father/son type family activity – typically 15+ guys per side; I enjoyed stopping by for a rest and to watch. Then the county put up signs requiring a special permit if more than 10 or 12 people were going to use the park field at the same time; after the county signs there were no more pick-up games played and the field was typically empty. It seems that a lot of the people who used to play there now just hang out on the benches and paths in the wooded area.

        I no longer walk through there.

    • Mike M

      I am thinking the location of the crime has more to do with the fact that a certain ethnicity of young men tend to hang about there. They have all but adopted this park as their own. I’m not sure that Shadow Wood has anything to do with it.

  • Mike M

    Why fear the truth? Why bury the truth?

    • just saying…

      if a more specific description were available that would actually be helpful then sure, provide it. but, from what i have seen, vague descriptions such as the example i provided above provide no such use.

      unless you are trying to say that there is truth to racial profiling?

      • Mike M

        There is truth in everything about the actual perpetrator. Truth is not profiling. See JS, we have to deal with truth and work our way through issues. Not hide it nor hide from it. How can we ever improve our realities by hiding the truth? You should get beyond trying to suppress what doesn’t fit your mater party’s narrative. That narrative is BS, JS. It does not square with the truth.

        • just saying…

          the initial comment was “provide a description so we can help apprehend them.” providing a vague description does not help apprehend a suspect. if you want to know more about who could have perpetrated the crime “just cause i’m interested” then sure. “there is truth in everything about the actual perpetrator.” however, when information is used to make unfounded claims or generalizations the impacts can have a negative impact of creating a class of “others” who are viewed as a threat to society. this then can create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

          and there is no need to make any assumptions nor judgments on my political affiliation or perspective just as i make none on yours. i do believe that a discussion can be had where people listen to one another without making it personal.

          • Mike M

            Does the truth profile?
            Shall you and your ilk hide the truth from the little people lest they misuse it?

          • just saying…

            “does the truth profile?” what does that even mean?

            “little people” lol – you really shouldn’t think so poorly of yourself 🙂 good day to you, sir.

          • susie

            just saying – even a vague description is better than none. I can just see detectives interviewing witnesses and discarding their accounts because “black male, between 5’10”-6’4″, medium build, wearing a hoodie” is just too vague.

            You can’t make this stuff up.

          • Mike M

            From what I hear Kathy Hudgins has encouraged just such behavior.

          • susie

            Yeah – I read about her.

      • Mike M

        Does reality profile? Is the TRUTH guilty? Shall we lock it away?

        Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?

  • johnson

    yup. seems to be the same description over and over…that’s profiling alright… then someone wearing a hoody that matches the description will be offended. oh my.

    • Why do you bother?

      Perhaps you failed to notice that the description you reference was a tongue-in-cheek example to poke at some of the blatantly racist posters here…The description does not appear in Karen’s article.

      • susie

        “Racist” is passe – we are now “deplorable”.

        • Why do you bother?

          This AMERICA! You can be both.


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