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Crime Roundup: Suspect Still Sought in Last Week’s Attempted Sexual Assault

by Dave Emke — August 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

Police are still seeking the suspect in last week’s attempted sexual assault on North Shore Drive near Tall Oaks Village Center.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the suspect is a Hispanic male in his late 20s or early 30s, with a stocky build, brown hair and a full beard. He was wearing a gray shirt with red lettering, a red ball cap (shown in a police sketch as a Washington Nationals cap) and shorts.

The suspect fled the scene in a gray or silver four-door Hyundai with a license plate that is believed to begin with a V, police say.

Police say that at about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, the suspect came out of a wooded area near the Tall Oaks Village Center, approached a 22-year-old woman from behind and pulled her off the sidewalk into the woods before attempting to remove her clothes. He apparently fled before any sexual assault took place.

The FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following crimes in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1300 block of Dasher Lane, property from vehicle

13000 block of Elm Tree Drive, bag from vehicle

10800 block of Hunter Gate Way, flashlight from vehicle

2500 block of Monroe Street, property from residence

10800 block of Murray Downs Court, cash from vehicle

10800 block of Murray Downs Court, property from vehicle

11700 block of Olde English Drive, package from residence

12800 block of Pinecrest Road, purse and cash from vehicle

12800 block of Pinecrest Road, purse from vehicle

13100 block of Plotner Farm Road, GPS from vehicle

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, cigarettes from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, electronics from business

11600 block of Vantage Hill Road, laptop computer from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

2500 block of Centreville Road, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C240

2000 block of Gunnell Farms Drive, 2015 Jeep Wrangler

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

Police in Herndon reported several major incidents in their weekly press report.

  • On Thursday, officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 500 block of Florida Avenue. The victim reported that an unknown suspect tried to gain access to the dwelling, doing approximately $1,000 worth of damage to a rear door. The FCPD helicopter and K-9 unit were used in an attempt to locate the suspect, to no avail.
  • Also on Thursday, officers responded to a robbery on in the 1000 block of Elden Street. The victim reported that his backpack, containing identification and a cellphone valued around $500, was stolen by two suspects. The suspects were described as black males, with no further description.
  • At about 1 a.m. Friday, officers observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 1000 block of Elden Street. The suspect attempted to evade police before getting crashing his vehicle behind a business in the block. The driver, 25-year-old Elmer Luis Matamoros Aguirre, of Herndon, was charged with felony eluding, driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to breath test and no operator’s license. He was transported to the Fairfax Adult Detention Center, where he was held without bond.
  • Friday afternoon, as we previously reported, police responded to an apparent armed robbery of a check-cashing business in the 1100 block of Elden Street. Four suspects fled the scene on foot.

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