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A man appears to be impersonating a police officer from the Herndon Police Department, police warn.

Several town residents have received a call from someone impersonating Lt. James Moore from HPD. The message requests the receiver to call back in order to discuss an urgent matter.

HPD posted a video of the impersonator online yesterday (Tuesday).

That is NOT voice of the real Lt. James Moore from the Herndon Police Department. Someone has been calling town residents representing himself as Lt. Moore and requesting a call back to discuss an “urgent matter.” If you received a call from this phone number, please disregard. If you ever receive a call from an HPD officer requesting a call back, please feel free to call our non-emergency number to verify the legitimacy of the call. 703-435-6846.

Posted by Herndon Police Department on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Residents can call the department’s non-emergency number — which is 703-435-6846 — in order to verify the legitimacy of a call.

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The Herndon Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the rape of a juvenile in mid-December.

Rey Oraa Amparado, 39, was arrested at Dulles International Airport and charged with two counts of forcible rape of a juvenile victim that he knew, according to information released by the police department earlier today.

Police believe the incident occurred on Dec. 18 last year on the 500 block of Aspen Drive.

Amparado, who has no fixed address, is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

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A Herndon resident was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his 53-year-old mother earlier today (Saturday), police said.

Police arrested Eric Turcios, 28, in connection with the shooting of Blanco Turcios. She was found with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body on the 12800 block of Lady Fairfax Circle at around 6 a.m. today. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

An investigation on the events that lead to the shooting is underway. Turcios was arrested by Prince William County Police. A firearm, which is believed to be his, was also recovered at the time of the arrest.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information about this event to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 4. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

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A Sterling man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing large amounts of heroin that led to at least two fatal overdoses, including an incident in Herndon.

Nedrick Lamont Jackson, 42, and his co-conspirators distributed, repackaged and sold narcotics in Loudoun and Fairfax counties, according to the office of U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger.

According to court documents, Johnson gave $400 of heroin to a woman in Herndon in March 2018, even though he knew she was “highly-impaired,” according to court documents. The woman — whose name was identified as L.R. — was found dead in her home two days later due to mixed drug intoxication.

Here’s more from Terwilliger:

In January 2019, Johnson distributed fentanyl to one of his co-conspirators to sell to a customer. The customer ingested these drugs, overdosed, and then drove their car into a parked vehicle in Sterling. Loudoun County deputies revived this customer through CPR and administration of Narcan.

In February 2019, Johnson distributed fentanyl to one of his co-conspirators to sell to a user. That customer, referred to as K.P., ingested the narcotics along with other drugs that he had obtained from a second source. K.P. died shortly thereafter of mixed drug intoxication.

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A man was arrested in connection with an indecent exposure incident on Tuesday (Feb. 4).

Joseph Flynn, 61, was arrested and charged with peeping, indecent exposure, and drunk in public, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police believe Flynn was watching a woman in her home on the 11600 block of Charter Oak Court at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The woman said the man was watching her while exposing himself.

FCPD did not release a photo of the suspect, which is being held at the Adult Detention Center. Information about the incident was released earlier this morning.

Photo via FCPD

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Local police are investigating an armed robbery that happened earlier today at the 7-Eleven on 2303 Soapstone Drive in Reston.

Four men wearing masks — including one with a firearm — entered the store and stole property around 4:28 a.m. today, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

“One man brandished a firearm at the clerk while another man jumped over the counter and stole property,” according to FCPD.

The race and age of the suspects are unknown, police said.

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A children’s entertainer who used to perform at Reston Town Center pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, NBC4 reported.

Steven Rossi, who used the stage name “Mr. Knick Knack,” was charged with 10 felony counts of possession of child pornography in the spring.

Prior to his arrest in April, Rossi performed regularly at Reston Town Center.

“A tip from an internet service provider led Fairfax County police to search his home in Reston. Police discovered over 50 electronic files containing illicit images of children,” NBC4 reported.

Photo via FCPD

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The Herndon Police Department announced an arrest in a 2019 sexual assault case yesterday (Tuesday).

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for sexual assault on Saturday, Jan 18. The incident happened on Oct. 17 on the 600 block of Dulles Park Court, according to authorities.

The suspect is believed to have had sexual contact with a minor that he knew.

Due to privacy restrictions for minors, no other information about the incident was made public.

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A Herndon home was shot at over the weekend, according to the Herndon Police Department.

Police believe someone shot into a home on the 11000 block of Lopez Lane on Saturday, Jan. 4.

No injuries were reported and the case is under investigation.

Local police shared information about the incident on Tuesday (Jan. 7).

The police department did not return a request for comment for further information.

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Pizza and personal belongings were taken from a pizza delivery driver yesterday (Thursday).

The incident happened after the driver found that no one at the given address (the 12800 block of Longleaf Lane) had ordered the pizza.

As the driver left the home around 10:26 p.m., a man displayed a stun gun and stole the pizza, a cellphone and other personal belongings from the driver.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s.

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A Herndon man was arrested in connection with a robbery of a home on the 1100 block of Casper Drive in Herndon earlier this month.

Police believe Jose Mendoza Banegas,  20, broke into the home and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and other items of value.

The Herndon Police Department indicated that the suspect entered the home through a basement window sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. Banegas was arrested on Dec. 12.

In a separate incident, Jose Alfredo Ardon Castillo, 47, of Herndon, was arrested in connection with the sexual battery of an individual known to him on Dec 13.

On Dec. 14, Ermes Urbano Castillo, 47, of Herndon was also arrested for the aggravated assault of a victim known to him. Both men were taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention enter where they were held without bond.

An attempted burglary was also reported at a business on the 1200 block of Old Heights Road in Herndon. No arrest was made in connection with the Dec. 11 incident.

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station also reported the following minor incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

 2100 block of Astoria Circle, cash from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from location

2500 block of Farmcrest Drive, gun from vehicle

2400 block of Masons Ferry Drive, property from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from location

12900 block of Centre Park Circle, license plates from vehicle

1500 block of Chatman Colony Court, package from front steps

1800 block of Jonathan Way, cash from residence

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, wallet from location

11700 block Sunrise Valley Drive, luggage and computers from vehicle

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

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Three Fairfax County Public School teachers — including two local residents — were charged in connection with the assaults of six children with intellectual disabilities at Freedom Hill Elementary in Vienna.

Cylmeera Gastav, 48 of Herndon, and Cecilia Maria Benavides, 59, of Alexandria, were charged with felony cruelty, injuries to children, misdemeanor assault and battery. They were placed on leave after the investigation began.

The school’s former principal, Scott Bloom, 39, of Reston, was charged with failing to report the abuse to law enforcement of child protective services, as required by law. A total of 18 counts were handed down by a jury.

Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. said described the victims as “nonverbal students with intellectual disabilities” and pledged to provide support to victims and their families as the case is prosecuted in the justice system.

The Fairfax County Police Department conducted a press briefing on the investigation, which has been ongoing since September, earlier today. A teacher tipped law enforcement about the incidents.

Marty Smith, chief operating officer for Fairfax County Public Schools, said he was deeply disturbed by the allegations.

“We are deeply saddened by this situation and resolve to do all we can to support our students, their families and others who have been impacted,” Smith said.

Photo via FCPD

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Local police are investigating after CVS Pharmacy in Herndon was robbed over the weekend.

Police believe the location at 2525 Centreville Road was robbed on Saturday, Dec. 14 at around 7:55 p.m.

The suspect implied she had a handgun and demanded cash, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

FCPD indicated the woman is around 40 years old and was wearing dark clothing. 

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A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with a robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Reston Town Center on Monday (Dec. 9).

Police believe Lawrence Purvis announced that he was robbing the bank at around 9:18 a.m. by passing a note to a teller.

Purvis escaped from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, but was later arrested near the scene, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

A spokesperson for FCPD declined to release details about the incident until the department’s daily roundup was published this afternoon.

Photo via FCPD

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