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Crime Roundup: 7-Eleven Robbery Investigation Continues

Local police are seeking the public’s help to identify two men suspected of robbing a gas station on August 28 at 1:10 a.m.

Police believe two African American men wearing masks entered the 7-Eleven on 2303 Soapstone Drive and stole tobacco products and cash at gunpoint. The men were described as average build, between 5’10” and 6′.

The Fairfax County Police Department also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, package from residence

10000 block of Carpers Farm Court, jewelry from residence

12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, wallet from location

1800 block of Jonathan Way, watch from residence

1700 block of Wainwright Drive, clothing from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

1900 block of Villaridge Drive, 1992 Toyota Camry

Anyone with information about any 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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Balducci’s in Reston Town Center

What began as a small fruit stand in New York City just over a century ago, Balducci’s gourmet market has grown to be one of the leading stores of its kind, with locations spanning from Connecticut to Virginia.

And just a few short weeks after the opening of its newest location in Reston Town Center, locals have been eagerly exploring its aisles. Customers can engage in a host of culinary activities — from grabbing a quick takeaway dinner of fresh Aurora salmon and delicious grilled Mexican corn to experimenting at the build-your-own poke bowl bar or sampling local micro-brews at the beer crowler bar. And if they’re not shopping they might be taking a moment to meet friends at the café for a fresh, seasonal salad al fresco.

“What we’ve created here is a totally unique shopping experience — the ability to be immersed in a sensory way and to more fully engage with the people who live and breathe food — the chefs, the master butchers, the fish mongers. Online shopping is fantastic for the idea of convenience and time-saving, but something it can’t replace is the experience of a lively, interactive cooking demo or taking in the scent of your fresh-baked pizza pulled straight from the oven. Or how about sipping a glass of wine as you stock up on local produce for the week? Maybe sampling that new local cheese you’ve been wanting to try? We encourage everyone to come in and experience it all and we welcome you as our guests,” says Leonard Knight, General Store Manager at Balducci’s.

In September, customers can get a sneak peak of the eagerly-awaited Chef’s Table during the soft launch from September 4 through September 24, when it will then offer a daily rotating menu, with meal options ranging from dry-aged beef sliders to customizable mac and cheese.

Balducci’s is open seven days a week from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and is located at 1871 Fountain Drive in Reston Town Center, in Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit balduccis.com/reston.

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Body Worn Camera Pilot Program in Reston Ends

Police officers in Reston will no longer be equipped with body-worn cameras, as the pilot program ends in three Fairfax County police stations.

The program began in mid-February after the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the pilot program in November last year. Three stations – Mason, Mount Vernon and Reston – participated in the program.

Reston was added to the program in March because extra equipment was available. Police department officers also said Reston’s location near several high-rise buildings and the Silver Line provided unique data from patrol units.

A research team at American University will study the program’s effectiveness and interview trained officers and community members to determine the effect the equipment on police activity and perception of police legitimacy in the community.

The team will also analyze data about the number and type of complaints filed against officers during the time the pilot program was in effect.

A report is expected in early 2019. The program cost roughly $684,000 in fiscal year 2018.

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Heat Advisory In Effect for Reston Through Tonight

A heat advisory is in effect for Reston and nearby areas from noon to 7 p.m. today.

According to the National Weather Service, heat index values are expected to climb to around 105 degrees and dewpoints are expected to hover in the mid-70s. Heat and humidity could cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

More from the alert:

A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is
expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity
will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency – call 911.

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Tuesday Morning Notes

TSA stops Reston man with loaded guns – A Reston man was reprimanded after an X-ray machine at Dulles International Airport spotted two loaded semi-automatic handguns in his carry-on bag. According to the Transportation Security Administration, the weapons were fund when the man went through a security checkpoint on Saturday. [WTOP]

When fiction, fact and fantasy collide — Five regional artists are teaming together to present the exhibition “Building World” at the Greater Reston Arts Center. The exhibition ends on September 13. [The Connection]

Bring back jazz and blues — Roughly 400 people took part in the 12th Annual Jazz and Blues Festival at Lake Anne Plaza over the weekend. Concert-goers enjoyed seven acts of jazz, blues and soul. [Local DVM]

Survival lecture at Reston Regional Library tonight —  New York Times bestselling author Tim MacWelch dispels myths and shares facts about surviving in the wilderness. This interactive lecture is open to attendees age 10 and up. [Reston Regional Library]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

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