Police in Loudoun County say a Reston man who drives for a ride-hailing service assaulted a customer last week.
The incident took place at about 7:20 a.m. Thursday in the 45600 block of Falke Palza in Sterling, near the Country Inn & Suites off Old Ox Road. A woman told police she got into a confrontation with the driver, identified as 45-year-old Sheikh R. Lamptey. According to the woman, Lamptey grabbed her phone from her during the altercation, and struck her in the head as well.
Lamptey was handed a simple assault charge by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Meanwhile, the Fairfax County Police Department reported the following crimes in the past week:
1700 block of Ascot Way, purse from vehicle
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cellphone from school
11900 block of Democracy Drive, property from vehicle
11400 block of Commerce Park Drive, property from vehicle
11400 block of Esplanade Drive, airbag from vehicle
13400 block of Farm Crest Court, tires from vehicle
1800 block of Fountain Drive, cash from residence
2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, cigarettes from business
2500 block of John Eppes Road, airbag from vehicle
900 block of Locust Street, cellphone from school
1500 block of North Point Drive, cellphone from business
11600 block of Plaza America Drive, merchandise from business
10200 block of Wendover Drive, property from residence
12100 block of Windsor Hall Way, property from vehicle
Two more thefts of airbags listed in the larcenies include another in the same area south of Herndon as several such reports a few weeks ago. The other, though, was in North Reston.
FCPD also reported that a man from Georgia unlawfully entered a private school on Sunrise Valley Drive twice in recent days.
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).
The Herndon Police Department also reported in its weekly crime report a pair of malicious wounding cases.
- On Friday, a man was stabbed in the abdomen in the 1200 block of Elden Street. The victim was taken to Reston Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect in the crime, 57-year-old Pedro Quintero Gonzalez, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
- On Sunday, a man was struck in the face with a pint glass during an altercation in the 200 block of Elden Street. The suspect, 31-year-old Bakari Kamau George, of Reston, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
In each case, police report the victim and the suspect were acquainted.
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