Fairfax County Police: 20 Break-Ins in Herndon and Reston Could Be Connected

by Fatimah Waseem February 2, 2018 at 10:00 am 20 Comments

Fairfax County police are warning residents in Reston and Herndon about a string of robberies that happened between September and January.

Police said all 20 break-ins “appear to be similar in nature.” In each instance, robberies occurred at homes, town homes and apartments near a walking path or woods. Personal items were also taken.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

A police spokesperson said the department is not releasing any further information, including how the incidents may be connected and if suspects have been identified.

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  • OneReally

    Seen folks casing our street. We live near the Fairfax county trail.

    Growing in a very low income area I know when people are “checking out a street”.

    Oddly though if I were to call the non emergency line I am sure I would be labeled a racist.
    I am sure living so close to the trail isn’t the reason we’ve had 4 or 5 break-ins in the past two years on the street. I told one detective.

    • Local Intelligence

      Thanks for keeping the goons in the loop about your ongoing investigation.

      • Why do you bother?

        I would be beyond shocked if these punks were reading RN. I think you’re assuming intelligence not in evidence.

    • JoeInReston

      Do you really want police officers going up to random people on the street asking them what they are doing and why they are there?

      • OneReally

        Yes I would. Instead they will wait for a home to be broken into and then send 40 cops and the helicopter.

        They do sponsor the neighborhood watches after all, but if call and state what I am seeing. I am a racist, bigot, NIYBY Nelly.

        Kinda of suspect when a sedan is parked a trail head and then two people get out and walk different directions around the neighborhood. All of this happening at night.

        So yea it would be nice to see a police present of some kind.

        I understand that the DUI and other ticket revenue take priority

        • JoeInReston

          “Where are you papers” like policies…

        • Volt Lover

          Police respond to crimes, they don’t prevent them

        • Richard

          You’re the one suggesting that race is a primary reason why you suspect ill intent. So yes, that makes you racist.

          • OneReally

            Nope suspect ill intent based on folks walking the neighborhood or peeking into cars.

            Kinda of stretch to being a racist.

    • 40yearsinreston

      Give Mr speaker (with a small ‘s’) a call

      • OneReally

        Its a small something for sure. 😉

    • JoeInReston

      “Where are you papers” like policies…

    • Why do you bother?

      Labeled by whom? If you see something suspicious CALL THE POLICE.

  • vdiv

    Oh! But porch, trail, and street lights are the work of the Devil! We have a 100+ page enviro study to prove it!

  • Mike M

    ” . . . near a walking path or woods.”

    That rules out about 14% of Reston, I’m not complaining.

    This sounds like the bad habit of some undisciplined punks who are likely to mess up and get shot or badly dog bit before the cops catch them.

    • OneReally

      In 201X there was a guy who broke into our next door neighbor’s house. My dog was losing his mind about 30 minutes before the cops showed up. This being 3am. 100% sure it was my dog that convince him to chose another house.

      • Mike M

        I wonder how that would play out at my house. One of my dogs would probably sit silently until he detected by scent, sound, or sight that the intruders were unaccompanied. Then he’d move swiftly to separate the intruders from their genitals. The other one might just watch the excitement.

        • LmAO

          Seems like tour dog was trained to “separate the genitals”, what else can she do?

  • Chuck Morningwood

    We should build a big, beautiful wall to keep out the robbers, rapists and drug smugglers, although I’m sure some of them are nice people.

    • John q



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