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by RestonNow.com — April 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm 7 Comments

Police say a 31-year-old Herndon man crashed into two HPD vehicles, injuring one officer, as he attempted to avoid arrest last Wednesday.

According to a police report, Trevor John Herasingh Jr. is accused of assaulting a woman in the 600 block of Center Street. The woman, who knew Herasingh, suffered minor abrasions and bruising, but declined medical attention.

That’s when, police say:

“Officers located Mr. Herasingh in the parking lot, and ordered him to stop. He refused to comply, walked away, and entered his vehicle. He then backed his vehicle up, and side-swiped a police vehicle as he fled. A short pursuit ensued that ended when he drove head-on into another police vehicle stopped in the parking lot. Herasingh then exited his vehicle, and continued to act in an aggressive manner towards officers until he was subdued by the officers and taken into custody.”

Herasingh and an HPD officer both suffered minor injuries in the collision, according to the report.

Herasingh was charged with assault, strangulation, reckless driving, and two counts each of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and destruction of property. He was taken to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and held without bond.

by Dave Emke — April 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm 24 Comments

The last time North Point residents addressed Bozzuto about the developer’s proposed St. Johns Wood redevelopment, the catchphrase was “size matters.”

At Monday night’s meeting of the Reston Planning & Zoning Committee meeting, the message was tweaked — with a nod to Johnnie Cochran.

“In order for the developer to pack in the desired density, to squeeze in nearly double the current number of units and who knows how many residents, the developer again proposes a design that simply does not fit,” said Linda Platt, one of several members of Reclaim Reston who spoke in succession in a coordinated effort to fight the latest proposal. “And if it does not fit, they must quit.”

That rhyming phrase was repeated throughout Platt’s statement and was invoked by other speakers as well as community members had the chance to speak in response to Bozzuto during the latest informational meeting on the proposal. Bozzuto was presenting to the Planning & Zoning Committee for the sixth time since the project was first proposed in 2014; tonight, the proposal goes before Reston’s Design Review Board for the sixth time as well.

Brian Winterhalter of Cooley LLP, the commercial real-estate attorney presenting the plan on behalf of Bozzuto, told the committee Monday that the proposal to put 481 mid-rise multifamily units within two buildings is suitable for a property that was originally marked in the Reston Master Plan for high-density development.

There are currently 250 multifamily units on the 14.3-acre property.

The redevelopment proposal features 33.6 units per acre, which classifies it as medium-density. Winterhalter said the proposal is for about 60 percent one-bedroom units, with a third of the units having two-bedrooms and only about 5 percent with three bedrooms.

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by Eve Thompson — April 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

Just Sold

This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Here are some Reston homes that changed hands recently:

12007 Aintree Lane, 4 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $860,000.

2407 Alsop Court, 3 BR, 3BA. Sale Price: $391,000.

2126 Cartwright Place, 2 BR, 1.5 BA. Sale Price: $290,000.

11107 Chessington Place, 5 BR, 5 BA. Sale Price: $1,060,000.

10710 Cross School Road, 4 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $718,500.

11909 Escalante Court, 3 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $439,501.

2350 Generation Drive, 3 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $404,000.

1781 Jonathan Way, 1 BR, 1 BA. Sale Price: $195,000.

1163 Markell Court, 4 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $1,000,000.

11990 Market Street, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $795,000.

1443 Northgate Square, 2BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $220,000.

11460 Orchard Lane, 4 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $650,000.

1651 Poplar Grove Drive, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $365,000.

11008 Raccoon Ridge Court, 4 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $875,000.

1310 Stable Farm Court, 5 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price $770,000.

2388 Southgate Square, 3 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $285,000.

11613 Sourwood Lane, 4 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $700,000.

11760 Sunrise Valley Drive, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $318,000.

12311 Tigers Eye Court, 3 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $379,000.

1946 Upper Lake Drive, 3 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $985,000.

2081 Whisperwood Glen Lane, 3 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $340,000.

by Dave Emke — April 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments

Police say a 17-year-old from Herndon was driving under the influence when she was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Loudoun County last week.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says the teenage girl left the scene of a collision that took place just before 11 p.m. last Monday in Sterling. When police found her a short time later in the area of Atlantic Boulevard and Magnolia Road, she was issued a charge of underaged DUI. Further charges were pending as of the time the police report was disseminated.

The Fairfax County Police Department reports the following larcenies from the Reston District in the past week:

1700 block of Business Center Drive, belongings from business

11900 block of Democracy Drive, cellphone from residence

2000 block of Headlands Circle, wallet from business

2200 block of Lovedale Lane, wallet from business

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, copper from construction site

700 block of Walker Road, jewelry from business

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, beer from business

FCPD in the past week also handled the apparent intentional killing of a Fairfax pedestrian by a Reston man, a man attacking employees at a Fox Mill Center restaurant with a chain, an indecent exposure case on a walkway, and a sexual abuse report from a Herndon day care. Click the links to view any of those stories on Reston Now.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents reported by FCPD should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

by RestonNow.com — April 18, 2017 at 11:00 am 5 Comments

The South Lakes Seahawks will be well-represented at the conference championship next month after performances in recent days.

At the Northern Virginia Invitational, April 7-8, the following team members hit qualifying marks for postseason competition:

  • 400 meters: John Eggeman (junior)
  • 3,200 meters: Marissa Banga (freshman), Sean Casey (junior), Isabelle Gulgert (sophomore) and Peter Sepulveda (senior)
  • 300-meter hurdles: Abby Wickman (senior)
  • discus: Jamie Richard (junior)
  • pole vault: Megan Allison (junior) and Abby Wickman (senior)
  • shot put: Madie Evans (junior) and Jessica Rice (senior)

Participating at the Arcadia Invitational in California, the sprint medley relay team — Hannah Waller (freshman), Cara Hutson (sophomore), Olivia Beckner (junior) and Devyn Jones (senior) — set a school-record time of 4 minutes, 6.84 seconds. Jones also hit state-qualifying times in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Waller did so in 100 and 200 meters.

Also in California, Timiebi Ogobri (senior) ran a state-qualifying time in the 100 meters; while Sophie Halkett (sophomore) and Alex Loukili (junior) both qualified in the 800 meters.

At their final event during spring break, last Thursday, more SLHS athletes qualified at the Leslie Sherman Memorial Invitational.

  • 200 meters: Timiebi Ogobri (senior)
  • 400 meters: Timiebi Ogobri (senior)
  • 800 meters: Olivia Beckner (junior) and Alex Loukili (junior)
  • 4×100-meter relay: Devyn Jones (senior), Hannah Waller (freshman), Danielle Spears (sophomore) and Rhema Konadu (freshman)
  • 4×800-meter relay: Peter Sepulveda (senior), Sean Casey (junior), Alex Loukili (junior) and Jack Watkins (senior)
  • discus: Jamie Richards (junior)
  • shot put: Ronak Cuthill (junior)

The Seahawks next compete in a conference meet Wednesday at Langley High School, followed by the Hall of Fame Invitational at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke on Friday and Saturday.

Image of Devyn Jones, Hannah Waller, Cara Hutson and Olivia Beckner at Arcadia Invitational, courtesy South Lakes High School track and field

by RestonNow.com Sponsor — April 18, 2017 at 10:00 am 0

Washington Boulevard will transform into an art-lover’s paradise on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 during the fifth annual Arlington Festival of the Arts.

One hundred and fifty national and international artists are set to display their fine works from across the nation in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one of a kind paintings; exquisitely crafted glasswork or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event.

Clarendon offers some of Arlington’s hottest restaurants, nightlife, shopping and lifestyle storefronts which lends itself to the high-quality artists’ showcase. Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), the fifth annual Arlington Festival of the Arts represents original, hand-crafted artwork selected by an independent panel of expert judges. Hundreds of applicants apply for the Festival of Arts each year, vying for the chance to showcase their creations to the distinguished and discriminating community of Arlington. HAE’s careful vetting process ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges are always offered during the festival.

Unlike other art festivals, the Arlington Festival of the Arts are produced free of charge to the public in “pop-up gallery” fashion. Instead of gallery assistants or managers, each artist’s booth is overseen by the artist him or herself. This hallmark of HAE’s shows allow all visitors and appreciators to meet the creator behind each work of art, and to discover the inspirations and processes that go in to each creation.

The all-ages Arlington Festival of the Arts invites everyone to enjoy a beautiful stroll amongst inspired and inspiring, handmade-in-the-USA creations. Ample parking is available and pets on leashes are always welcome. The free outdoor event is located at 3003 Washington Blvd.

Participating artists and more information can be found by visiting www.artfestival.com.

Photos courtesy Howard Alan Events

by Dave Emke — April 18, 2017 at 9:00 am 3 Comments

Local Resident Part of Climate Reality Leadership Corps — Christina Blocksom, of Reston, is one of several area citizens who recently participated in Climate Reality Training in Denver. Former Vice President Al Gore founded the project. [Inside NOVA]

Red’s Table Has New Seasonal Cocktails — Rhubarb purée is a special ingredient in one of the spring drinks at the restaurant, located at the South Lakes Village Center. [DC Eater]

comScore Working With Facebook to Improve Digital Ads — The Reston-based company is introducing new demographic metrics to help provide advertisers with “transparent, uniform measurement across all platforms and devices.” [Yahoo! Finance]

‘Guys and Dolls’ Coming to Herndon HS Stage — The theater department at Herndon High School will present the musical comedy this weekend. There will be shows Friday and Saturday night, and a Sunday matinee. Tickets are $15. [Fairfax Times]

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