Town of Herndon police arrested a resident for allegedly assaulting someone.
Police said that a fight broke out among a group of people shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, in the 1100 block of Elden Street.
“The victim sustained lacerations to his hand when he attempted to break up the fight,” according to the police report. “He was transported to Reston Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.”
Police arrested and charged 33-year-old Jorge Daniel Cruz Martinez with aggravated assault, narcotics violation, and drunkenness.
Martinez is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following incidents in recent days:
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, bicycle from residence
12700 block of Fantasia Drive, package from residence
13300 block of Glen Echo Circle, bicycle from location
4100 block of Hummer Road, merchandise from business
1900 block of Isaac Newton Square, wallet from location
1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, cash from location
1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, wallet and cell phone from location
1800 block of Library Street, cell phone from location
3300 block of South Jefferson Street, merchandise from business
12000 block of South Lakes Drive, tools from vehicle
11700 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, electronic devices from vehicle
11700 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, laptop bag and jewelry from vehicle
12000 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, purse from vehicle
1600 block of Reston Parkway, merchandise from business
In a separate incident, Herndon police are investigating a robbery that happened on Monday, July 29, around 11 p.m. in the 12 block of Herndon Parkway.
Police said that two men robbed a man who was walking home and ran off with the victim’s wallet towards Parcher Avenue.
“The suspects are Hispanic males; one was wearing a mask, shorts, and white sneakers and the other was wearing a mask, pants, and white sneakers,” police said.
Recent pool-goers at the Pinecrest Swim and Tennis Club in Herndon might have noticed firefighters wearing their gear and uniforms for training in the water.
Units from the First Battalion on B-Shift completed various activities for self-survival and victim water rescue training, according to a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue post.
“All personnel swam two laps of the pool giving unit officers the ability to evaluate the swimming skills of each member,” according to the post. “This is valuable information to have ahead of being called to a water-related emergency as the officer now knows who their strong swimmers are and who to place in the water for victim rescue.”
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Personnel then participated in backboard training with the lifeguard staff from the pool. They learned the actions lifeguards take to secure a victim to a backboard when they are suspected of a spinal injury from a pool mishap.
Finally, personnel donned structural firefighting gear and walked off the pool’s edge into the water to feel the impact of falling into [the] water while wearing the protective clothing.
Firefighters conduct a variety of tasks inside and outside a structure while operating at a house fire and many of the residences have swimming pools. A firefighter falling into the water with gear on poses a significant safety concern due to the added weight as the gear tends to pull firefighters under the water. The training today was conducted to provide firefighters with techniques on how to react and exit a pool should they face this situation while operating on an incident scene.
Recently, units from 1st Battalion on B-Shift participated in training at @pinecrestpool. Personnel completed various activities as part of the training geared towards self-survival and victim water rescue. Learn what they did: https://t.co/KDi7OGMFVS #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty pic.twitter.com/19KiN7HIn5
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) August 6, 2019
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Virginia State Police arrested a Herndon man for allegedly trying to murder a police officer following a Clarke County shooting.
Police charged 33-year-old Timothy B. Neal with attempted capital murder of a police officer, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and shooting into an occupied vehicle, according to Virginia State Police.
Shortly before 9 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 5), a Clarke County sheriff’s deputy responded to a medical emergency call at a farmer’s market in the 4800 block of Harry Byrd Hwy (Route 7), Corinne Geller, a spokesperson for the Virginia State Police, said.
“When the Deputy and an ambulance arrived on scene, the male subject who reported being in distress had left the market on foot,” Geller said.
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The Deputy began a search of the area for the male — later identified as Neal — and located him walking in the median of Route 7. Neal was compliant with the Deputy’s request for an ID. The Deputy had returned to his patrol car and was seated inside checking the man’s information when Neal pulled a concealed weapon from his waistband and fired at and struck the Deputy’s vehicle.
The Deputy immediately took cover and returned fire. Neal was struck and was transported to the Winchester Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The Deputy was not injured in the incident.
At the request of the Clarke County Sheriff, the Police Shooting Investigation Team, out of the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office, is investigating the officer-involved shooting. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Neal is being held without bond at the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center.
The Town of Herndon has a new food store now open in Junction Square.
Marigold International Foods opened at 710 Elden Street, Suite A back in June, a company spokesperson told Reston Now.
Shoppers can find African and Caribbean groceries at Marigold.
The store is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to around 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. on Sundays.
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Parents and students looking to prepare for the new school year can do so at the annual “Back 2 School Bash” next week.
The event, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 17, at South Lakes High School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is designed to be a one-stop destination to prep for the return to school.
Local schools, government entities and non-profit provides will be on-site to provide information and resources for local community members.
The bash is co-sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, Cornerstones, Reston Community Center, YMCA Reston and Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services.
The first day of school for FCPS is on Aug. 26.
‘Share a Haircut’ at Local Hair Cuttery Locations —If you bring a child up to 18 years of age to any local Hair Cuttery through August 15, the business will donate a free haircut certificate to children in the community. [Reston Patch]
North Hills Clay Tennis Courts Renovations In Progress — The clay courts are scheduled to reopen in the spring of 2020. [Reston Association]
Farmers & Makers Market is Today — Local artisans and farmers will offer a variety of items at the weekly market, which runs through November. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reston Town Center. [Reston Town Center]
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