After Arrest of Juvenile, Police Search for Suspects in Robbery and Assault on Halloween

Local police arrested a juvenile in connection with a robbery and assault on Halloween and are looking for other suspects.

A victim said several males assaulted him and stole cash from his wallet when he was walking on the 2100 block of Ferguson Place at around 8 p.m.

A juvenile was arrested and charged after the incident.

Police are looking for an unidentified number of suspects involved in the incident. No description was provided by police.

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Crime Roundup: Home Burglary Reported on Charter Oak Court

Someone broke into a home on the 11600 block of Charter Oak Court on Oct. 23.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the incident happened between 11:15 a.m. and 1:38 p.m. Personal items were taken.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

600 block of Deerfield Farm Court, laptop computer from vehicle

2500 block of John Milton Drive, merchandise from business

2100 block of Reston Parkway, property from vehicle

11300 block of Sunset Hills Road, purse from vehicle

13300 block of Parcher Avenue, tools from vehicle

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, food from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, wallet from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

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Crime Roundup: No Major Incidents This Week

This week, no major incidents were reported in Reston or Herndon by local law enforcement.

However, the Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following recent incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, battery from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, pants from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, cell phones from business

10100 block of Clover Glen Drive, lights from residence

2300 block of Colts Neck Road, bicycle from location

1800 block of Discovery Street, electronic device from location

1800 block of Presidents Street, cash from location

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, construction material from location

Maleady Drive/Parcher Avenue, camera from vehicle

1800 block of Sycamore Valley Drive, wallet from location

2300 block of Cypress Cove Circle, cell phone from residence

600 block of Deerfield Farm Court, property from vehicle

11100 block of Saffold Way, property from residence

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, cell phone from residence

1800 block of Spectrum Center, credit card and sunglasses from vehicle

1800 block of Stratford Park Place, wallet and bag form vehicle

1800 block of Sycamore Valley Drive, wallet from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from location

1800 block of Jonathan Way, jewelry and jacket from residence

1000 block of Utterback Store Road, property from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

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Priest Admits to Sexual Contact with a Minor at Reston Church

A Clifton-based priest has admitted to sexual abuse of a minor at Reston church.

According to a release by the Arlington Diocese, Father Christopher Mould told the Bishop of Arlington, Michael Burbridge that he had sexual contact with a minor between 1992 and 1995 at Saint Thomas à Becket Catholic Church in Reston. Mould was a parochial vicar at the time.

The release stated Burbridge reported the incident to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Here’s more from Bishop Burbridge:

Father Mould has expressed deep contrition for his actions, and he accepts that there will be serious and severe consequences for them.  

The Diocese of Arlington is fully committed to a zero-tolerance policy related to sexual abuse of minors. Any such incident is a grave sin and a profound betrayal of trust. I express my heartfelt regret to the individual who was harmed by Father Mould’s actions. As is the case with any instance of sexual abuse of a minor, I have ensured that the counseling services of our Victim Assistance Coordinator are available to anyone who may need them.

The Diocese encourages anyone who knows of any misconduct or abuse on the part of any cleric or employee of the Diocese to report it to the Virginia Attorney General hotline (VirginiaClergyHotline.com) and local police, and also to contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at (703) 841-2530.  

I realize that this information is difficult for you to receive. While justice and a commitment to the protection of children and young people make these actions prudent and necessary, it also brings me sadness to know the impact they have on your community. 

Mould has since resigned as Pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Church and currently holds no church office. He is also barred from practicing priesthood, according to a statement by the Diocese.

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Crime Roundup: Herndon Man Arrested in Aggravated Assault Case

A Herndon man was arrested in connection with an aggravated assault of a victim, according to police.

Police believe Irving Lazarus Duncan, 33, assaulted a victim that was known to him on Oct. 6 while the victim was released.

The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Reston Hospital. Duncan was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held without bond.

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

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone and gun from location

11800 block of Barrel Cooper Court, purse from vehicle

11900 block of Barrel Cooper Court, clothing from residence

Reston Station Boulevard/Wiehle Avenue, property from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, battery from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, pants from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, cell phones from business

10100 block of Clover Glen Drive, lights from residence

2300 block of Colts Neck Road, bicycle from location

1800 block of Discovery Street, electronic device from location

2200 block of Monaghan Drive, cash from vehicle

1800 block of Presidents Street, cash from location

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, construction material from location

1700 block of Seagull Court, cell phone from location

2400 block of Southgate Square, license plate from vehicle

1800 block of Sycamore Valley Drive, wallet from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

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Crime Roundup: Reston Man Suspected of Robbery During Cell Phone Exchange

A man was robbed during an in-person exchange of a cell phone with an online seller.

Police arrested Monzir Hassan, 18, of Reston for the robbery on Oct. 3 at around 5:53 p.m., according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Authorities believe Hassan punched the victim in the face when the victim gave him money for the phone. Hassan was arrested after he attempted to escape in a black sedan, police said.

FCPD did not disclose how much cash was stolen.

In a separate incident, a home burglary was reported on Oct. 5 on the 2400 block of Old Farmhouse Road. Police believe someone broke into the home that evening and stole personal property.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following minor incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1500 block of Autumn Ridge Circle, license plates from vehicle

Carpers Farm Way/Colvin Run Road, batteries from location

11800 block Freedom Drive, camera from location

1700 block of Ivy Oak Square, book bag from car

1800 block of Sycamore Valley Drive, change from car

13300 block of Feldman Place, tools from location

11400 block of Commerce Park Drive, purses from location

2300 block of Fox Fire Court, identification from location

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, wallet from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

10700 block of Midsummer Drive, 2007 Honda Accord

Photo via FCPD

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Police Search for Man who Attempted to Rob Herndon Hotel

A man walked into a hotel in Herndon on Monday and demanded cash, police said.

The man entered Candlewood Suites (13485 Sunrise Valley Drive at around 3:42 p.m. on Sept. 30. He implied he had a gun, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police described the suspect as a white man in his 40s, 5’10” and 160 pounds.

No other information about the incident was released.

Anyone with information about any the incident should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

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Lorton Teen to Stand Trial as Adult in Killing of Reston Couple

A Lorton teenager will stand trial as an adult for allegedly shooting and killing his girlfriend’s parents before Christmas three years ago.

Nicholas Giampa, 19, will be tried as an adult after a Fairfax County juvenile court judge found there was enough evidence to move the case to a grand jury in the county’s circuit court, the Washington Post reported yesterday (Tuesday).

Police believe Giampa, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Scott Fricker, 48, and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, in their Reston home. Giampa then shot himself in the head.

The case gained national attention after Giampa’s social media accounts indicated he espoused neo-Nazi views.

During the hearing on Tuesday, detectives said they found Giampa in the daughter’s bedroom. When Scott Fricker told Giampa to get out of the house, Giamp pulled out a gun and shot both parents, the Post reports.

The daughter, who is now 17, testified at Tuesday’s hearing about the shooting.

Here’s more from the report:

Janet Kuhn has said the events were set in motion earlier that week. Kuhn-Fricker, who owned an elder-care business and had a law degree, sent the email to the principal at the Dominion School laying out her concerns about Giampa on the Sunday before the killings.

Kuhn-Fricker discovered Giampa’s Twitter account, which has since been deleted, while looking at her daughter’s phone. The account featured tweets praising Adolf Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for “white revolution,” making derogatory comments about Jews and featuring an illustration of a man hanging from a noose beneath a slur for gay people. The tweets also featured Atomwaffen, a white-nationalist group whose members have been tied to a handful of killings.

Kuhn-Fricker wrote in the email to the principal that their daughter told her over the previous summer that the boyfriend was very good at history and that her daughter asked, “Did you know that Jews are partly to blame for World War II?”

Giampa’s attorneys did not comment during the hearing.

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Crime Roundup: Police Believe Three Home Burglaries May Be Connected

Three home burglaries were reported on Sunday, Sept. 22. Police believe a burglar entered the homes the garages and stole items from vehicles parked in the garages.

The incidents happened between midnight and 7 a.m. on the 1700 block of Raleigh Hill Road, the 1700 block of Clovermeadow Drive and the 10300 block of Brittenford Drive, according to police.

A spokesperson for the Fairfax County Police Department said that the incidents — which happened in the same area and within a few hours — “may be connected.” Detectives are investigating the incidents, the spokesperson told Reston Now.

In a separate incident on Friday, Sept. 22, someone also burglarized a home on the 2500 block of Freetown Drive a few minutes before midnight.

The Fairfax County Police Department did not immediately indicate if the incidents are connected.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

2200 block of Astoria Circle, license plate from vehicle

10200 block of Brittenford Drive, cash from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, documents and cash from vehicle

11200 block of Chestnut Grove Square, wallet from location

10900 block of Clover Hunt Court, cash from vehicle

1700 block of Clover Meadow Drive, wallet from vehicle

10800 block of Crippen Vale Court, cash from vehicle

10800 block of Crippen Vale Court, knife from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, documents and cash from vehicle

1700 block of Raleigh Hill Road, laptop computer from vehicle

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, keys from location

1600 block of Sadlers Wells Drive, property from residence

11200 block of Silentwood Lane, cell phone from residence

2400 block of Southgate Square, license plate from vehicle

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

13400 block of Farm Crest Court, 2002 Yamaha R1 motorcycle

Anyone with information about any of the incidents reported by FCPD should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

Photo via FCPD

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Crime Roundup: No Major Incidents This Week

The past week was unusually quiet week for crime. The Fairfax County Police Department and the Herndon Police Department released no reports of major incidents in the area.

However, FCPD’s Reston District Station did report the following minor incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11900 block of Bowman Towne Drive, cell phone from location

2200 block of Coppersmith Square, tools from vehicle

13300 block of Glen Echo Circle, backpack and cash from vehicle

13300 block of Glen Echo Circle, backpack and cash from vehicle

12700 block of Oak Farms Drive, purses and wallet from residence

11700 block of Sunset Hills Road, beer from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

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Death Investigation Prompts Short Closure of Baron Cameron Park

Baron Cameron Park’s facilities have reopened after a death investigation last week prompted a brief closure.

Fairfax County police received a call around 1 p.m. last Tuesday (Sept. 3) about a dead body, a police spokesperson told Reston Now. Police conducted a death investigation and said that there was no threat to the public.

Judy Pedersen, a spokesperson for the Fairfax County Park Authority, told Reston Now that the park’s facilities were closed “for a short time on Friday” in connection with the police investigation.

Pedersen said as of yesterday (Monday) morning that the park’s facilities have now all reopened.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of self-harm, call 911 or the Department of Human Services’ emergency services line at 703-527-4077. 

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New Details Released on Officer-involved Shooting and Crime Spree in Downtown Herndon

Herndon Police Chief Maggie DeBoard said the two Maryland men arrested on Labor Day in connection with an armed robbery, shooting at a police officer, and a carjacking in downtown Herndon have “extensive criminal histories” and may be connected to other similar incidents in the county.

At a debriefing before the Herndon Town Council earlier this week, DeBoard released new details about the incident that happened near Locust Street. She said police officers responded quickly and effectively, even though there were only four people on duty when the incident happened at around 7:20 p.m. that day.

Edward Maul Mejia Sandoval, 22, was charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of threatening to abduct with the intent to defile. Manual Enrique Casco, 34, was charged with robbery, carjacking and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police believe the suspects were attempting to rob a business in downtown Herndon that evening. As the incident was unfolding, one of the two women assaulted by the men spotted a police cruiser parked in the store’s security camera footage. The woman alerted the police officer — who was filling out paperwork in the cruiser and happened to be near the scene at the time — about the armed robbery. The officer — whose name has not been disclosed — immediately began to chase the suspects as they fled from the business, police said.

During the foot pursuit, one of the suspects shot at the police officer. The officer responded by shooting back. No one was injured or hit during the exchange, police said.

Sandoval was arrested with the help of two off-duty police officers and an EMT from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. After a brief search, Casco was arrested nearly thirty minutes later after police received a report of a carjacking up the street near Guapos.

The Fairfax County Police Department has taken over the criminal investigation due to the town’s limited resources, DeBoard said. The officer-involved shooting was a first for all three commanders on the scene at the time, she said.

“When you have an incident of this magnitude and this high enough of a threat, it becomes extremely dangerous and challenging,” DeBoard told the council.

The Herndon Police Department is conducting an internal affairs investigation. The county’s Commonwealth Attorney will determine if the police officer’s use of a gun was justified. Thus far, the suspects have not been charged with attempted capital murder.

The incident was captured with body camera footage. DeBoard also said the Herndon Town Council’s $25,000 investment in technology to track police cruisers helped police respond to the scene by tracking the cruiser.

Details about the business robbed by the suspects, the names of the victims, and the name of the officer will not be released for privacy and safety reasons, the police chief said. The department may release the officer’s name later this week if it determines there is no threat to safety.

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Minors Targeted in Separate Indecent Exposure Incidents in Herndon

Several minors were targeted in separate indecent exposure incidents in Herndon in late August on Elden Street.

On August 29, minor victims told police that a man they knew exposed his genitals to them on the 1200 block of Elden Street.

Jabril Mohamed, 47, of Herndon, was arrested for taking indecent liberties with a child and indecent exposure, according to the Herndon Police Department.

In a separate incident also on the 1200 block of Elden Street, a minor said a man she knew was recording her in her room while she was getting dressed. The incident happened on August 29.

Salvador Arnoldo Lima Reyes, 35, of Herndon, was arrested for creating an unlawful image of a minor.

Both men were taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where they were being held without bond. The Town of Herndon released information about the incidents yesterday (September 3).

Photo via Herndon Police Department

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Months After Fatal Hit-and-run, Police Search for Driver that Killed Local Teen

Local police are still looking for the driver of a car who hit and killed Marvin Daniel Cruz Serrano, 16, of Reston in December.

Police said the vehicle was likely a sedan, according to witness accounts. The make, model and driver of the car are unknown.

The Fairfax County Police Department requests any with information to call the department’s crash reconstruction unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can be submitted anonymously by calling 1-866-411-TIPS or by text by sending “fccs” to 847411.

Seranno was killed while walking across South Lakes Drive towards Castle Rock Square on December 31.

Photo via Madison Grace Shannon/Facebook

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