Crime Roundup: Arrest Made in Attempted Rape of Herndon Woman

On Thursday, the Prince William County Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with the attempted rape of a 21-year-old woman of Herndon. The suspect, Joshua Mark Testa, 39, was charged with attempted rape, abduction with intent to defile and malicious wounding.

According to police, the suspect allegedly grabbed the victim when she attempted to leave from a residence on the 13800 block of Greenwood Drive in Woodbridge earlier in the morning. The accused, an acquaintance,  grabbed the woman when she attempted to leave, knocked her to the ground and attempted to remove her clothing. As a struggle ensured, the suspect punched the victim in the face multiple times and fled the residence, police said. Minor injuries were reported.

He was arrested later in the afternoon without incident at Woodbridge hotel.

In a separate incident, a victim woke up to a man standing in his bedroom on the 1800 block of Wainwright Drive on Thursday at around 3 a.m. The suspect fled the house on foot when he was confronted, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Electronics and banking information was taken from the inside of the home. The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man between 40 and 50 years old, weighing around 200 pounds and wearing dark clothing.. The victim was not injured and the case is ongoing.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following crimes this week:


2200 block of Stirrup Iron Lane, rings from vehicle

11500 block of Rolling Green Court, bicycle and scooters from residence

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, license plate from vehicle

12500 block of Cross Country Lane, laptop computer from business

900 block of Locust Street, cell phone from school

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, property from residence

2300 block of Colts Neck Road, shoes from business


None reported.

On Monday, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Karla Severiche, a 32-year-old Reston resident in connection with a shoplifting incident on the 21200 block of Signal Hill Plaza in Sterling. Severiche was charged with grand larceny, larceny with intent to sell or distribute, possession of burglarious tools, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A juvenile involved in the incident was transported to the Loudoun County Youth Shelter, the sheriff’s office said.

The Herndon Police Department reported no major incidents this week.

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).

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