Crime: A Look at the May Incident Reports from FCPD’s Reston District Station

by Dave Emke June 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm 11 Comments

Crime reports provided by Fairfax County Police Department in the month of May, plotted in the interactive map above, show a wide variety of incidents through the Reston District Station. Use the icon in the top left corner of the map to toggle the types of crimes displayed.

In total, FCPD’s May reports included the following breakdown of criminal incidents in the area:

  • 49 larcenies
  • 3 armed robberies
  • 3 burglary investigations
  • 2 shoplifting arrests
  • 2 commercial robberies
  • 1 indecent exposure report
  • 1 stolen vehicle

The three armed robberies took place in Reston within an hour and a half, between 12:23 and 1:50 a.m., on May 30. The two commercial robberies were part of a string of three (the other was in Loudoun County) in the early-morning hours of May 25.

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

The Reston District Station of FCPD covers Reston, Great Falls and portions of Herndon and Vienna.

Fairfax County’s police reports are not comprehensive lists of every police event in the stated time frame. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations, unless otherwise noted. This data was compiled using the reports released by police between May 1 and May 31, meaning some of the incidents occurred in late April.

  • Guest

    Florida Man has a new challenger! Reston Man, robbing your local GNC in his slim fit khakis for Sick Gains.

  • JoeInReston

    Nice map. Interactive crime maps are easier to digest than free form text.

    Is this a RestonNow created map or is this a map embedded from another site? If its the latter, may I ask which site provides this info?

    • Reston Now

      Thank you for the feedback! This map was created by Reston Now using the information provided in the daily crime recaps from the Fairfax County Police Department.

      • Tom

        I agree with Joe, this is very helpful. Can you do the same with real estate sales?

        • Reston Now

          We can try to do that moving forward, yes.

  • Don’t be a hater

    The map clearly points out the misconception that there is more crime in south Reston. Unfortunately facts won’t change the rampant bigotry associated with south Reston crime report comments.

    • Facts not hate.

      Well, North Reston has section 8 housing too, so some crime is to be expected. Usually though, if you follow up on these stories, you’ll find that most of the “North Reston” crimes were committed by “South Reston” residents that wandered north of the Toll Road.

      • Facts just twist the truth

        Exactly, and this why we need to build a wall at the toll road and enact a “travel ban” from south reston to north reston (for certain types only of course).

        I followed up all the stories and the usually is not so usual.

      • Tom

        How about some concrete examples then, rather than generalized speculation?

        • concrete

          “5/30/17 around 12:23 a.m. A man and woman were sitting in a car when
          they were approached by two men. One suspect displayed a gun and
          demanded money. The victims handed over their cell phones and other
          personal belongings and the suspects fled. The suspects were both
          described as black, with their faces covered and wearing gloves. One
          suspect was wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt and the other was wearing a
          gray sweatshirt. Detectives are looking into the possibility this
          robbery is related to two others that occurred in the area.”

    • Guest

      Shook bigots gleefully continue attributing crime to the tenacious grasp of Those Neighborhoods, while some fashionable fella in slim fit khakis robs a Herndon GNC for sick gains.


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