Four teenage boys robbed a man in Herndon walking home from a local restaurant on Friday night (Dec. 28).
The teens approached the man around 3 a.m. at the 2500 block of John Eppes Road and asked him for a cigarette. Then, one of the boys kicked the man in the leg, which caused him to fall to the ground, and the teens got away with his wallet, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
The man was taken a local hospital. One of the boys, a 17-year-old, was found, and a petition was obtained for robbery.
In a separate incident, a man struck several trees in Reston after driving off of the road at the 11000 block of Glade Drive around 5:20 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 29).
The trapped 35-year-old driver, Luke Gullekson of Herndon, was eventually removed by the fire department and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police gave Gullekson a summons for driving while intoxicated, according to the report.
The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following incidents in recent days:
11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, merchandise from vehicle
2100 block of Centreville Road, merchandise from business
13400 block of Coppermine Road, jewelry from residence
1800 block of Cranberry Lane, property from vehicle
800 block of Crews Road, decorations from residence
2000 block of Hunter Mill Road, appliances from residence
2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, groceries from business
11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business
2500 block of Oakhampton Plaza, packages and mail from residence
10700 block of Oldfield Drive, wallet from vehicle
1700 block of Port Place, merchandise from residence
1900 block of Sagewood Lane, wallet from residence
11100 block of South Lakes Drive, liquor from business
12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business
1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, merchandise from business
2100 block of Astoria Circle, 2003 Toyota Camry
12000 block of Greywing Square, 2003 Toyota 4Runner
10800 block of Winter Corn Lane, 2010 Ford Goldline F150XLT
Last Friday, a woman assaulted a police officer shortly before 3 a.m. at Reston Hospital after she became irate while police investigated whether or not she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of a car crash. Fairfax County police arrested and charged Elizabeth Wendt, 27, of Ashburn with assault on a law enforcement officer and driving while intoxicated, according to FCPD.
On Sunday (Dec. 30), police responded at 9:40 p.m. to residents’ reports of hearing multiple gunshots at the 2200 block of Castle Rock Square. Police searched the area and found shell casings on the ground. They are still investigating, according to the report.
Meanwhile, three commercial burglaries hit Herndon last week.
Employees at a business in the 1100 block of Elden Street noticed shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday (Dec. 26) that an undisclosed amount of cash was taken and that an entry appeared to have been forced through the back door. Herndon police are investigating that burglary along with one that occurred on Nov. 30.
After a different burglary, employees noticed an undisclosed amount of cash missing from the office safe around 9 a.m. last Friday in the 13000 block of Worldgate Drive. There was no sign of forced entry, according to police.
In a separate incident, employees noticed after 6 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 29) that there was a forced entry into the business in the 1100 block of Elden Street. Police said that nothing was taken.