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by Fatimah Waseem May 25, 2018 at 10:15 am 8 Comments

(Updated at 10:25 a.m. to include information about Cherry’s previous arrest) Carlos Cherry, 38, was arrested and charged with shooting a missile at an occupied building on Wednesday.

Members of a neighborhood patrol unit saw Cherry, who has a pending warrant for failing to appear in court for a felony offense, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

When they approached him, he stood up and pointed a firearm at the Reston District Station (1801 Cameron Glen Drive). The move was followed by three to four ‘pops,’ police said.

Cherry was taken into custody. The weapon was “a realistic looking BB gun,” according to police.

On March 22, Cherry was arrested after police said he hit a police officer with his fist, police said. He was arrested and charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, brandishing a firearm and intoxication in public.

Information about the most recent incident was released late Thursday.

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by Fatimah Waseem May 24, 2018 at 10:15 am 2 Comments

Police in Howard County, Md. have charged a 32-year-old man from Reston with sexually abused a 13-year-old boy in Ellicott City, Md.

Joseph Coffinberger of Royal Fern Court was charged with rape and sexual solicitation of a minor.

Investigators were made aware of the issue when the boy told a parent that Coffinberger drove from Virginia to have sex with him at least once a week since January.

The boy said Coffinberger would pick him up near his home and take him to a motel, police said. When Coffinberger arrived on May 22 to meet the teen, officers waited to arrest him.

Coffinberger met the teen through a live-streaming video app. He is being held without bond.

In a statement, Howard County police said they were concerned Coffinberger may have victimized other children in Maryland or Virginia.

Anyone with information is urged to call 410-313-2630 or email [email protected].

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by RestonNow.com May 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0

Several major crime incidents surfaced over the last week. As we reported over the weekend, a Reston doctor was arrested on May 19 for assaulting an adult male patient during two separate visits. Police believe there may be other victims, but no new information has been provided.

Yesterday, a 71-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car as she crossed at the intersection of Reston Parkway and Bluemont Way. The crash remains under investigation.

One week ago, a former Langston Hughes Middle School teacher was charged with indecent acts with a child. Although the teacher was arrested last year,  police only recently released details of the incident after a report by the Washington Post.

The Fairfax County Police Department also reported the following incidents:

Larcenies:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, laptop computer from vehicle

1700 block of Clubhouse Road, cell phone from vehicle

2200 block of Colts Neck Road, cash and property from business

11400 block of Isaac Newton Square, purse from vehicle

12000 block of Kinsley Place, wallet from business

1800 block of Michael Faraday Drive, plumbing material from construction site

11100 block of South Lakes Drive, merchandise from business

11100 block of South Lakes Drive, merchandise from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, purse from business

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, beer from business

Stolen Vehicles:

None reported

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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by RestonNow.com May 15, 2018 at 10:15 am 4 Comments

A Fairfax County firefighter was assaulted in the emergency room of Reston Hospital Center (1850 Town Center Parkway) on Saturday at 9:40 p.m.

Thomas Feeley, 25, of Reston, was charged with assault on a firefighter. Emergency personnel brought Feeley to the hospital because he was bleeding and stumbling around Reston Town Center.

Once he arrived at the hospital, police said he began fighting hospital staff and emergency personnel. He was charged after being released from the hospital, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

FCPD also reported the following incidents:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cash and electronic devices from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, bicycle from residence

12900 block of Centre Park Circle, tires from vehicle

12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, laptop computer from vehicle

13100 block of Parcher Avenue, keys from vehicle

11600 block of Stoneview Square, jewelry from residence

1800 block of Town Center Parkway, cell phone from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

A 23-year-old Reston resident was caught sleeping in a stranger’s front yard on the 800 block of North Sterling Boulevard on Saturday around 1:14 a.m. Loudoun County sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged Julio Cabrera-Mercado with public intoxication.

On Friday, a 21-year-old Herndon resident was also arrested and charged with public intoxication. Police believe the man, Erick Portillo-Guevara, refused to leave a restaurant on the 2000 block of Minot Drive in Ashburn.

File photo via FCPD

by RestonNow.com May 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

It’s been another relatively quiet week around Reston, with no arrests or stolen vehicles reported.

Police reported the following thefts around Reston between Tuesday, May 1 and Monday, May 7:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from business

2000 block of Capstone Circle, license plate from vehicle

500 block of Nalls Dairy Court, bag from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, leaf blower from vehicle

800 block of Seneca Road, wallet from residence

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, wallet from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, cell phone from business

10500 block of Leesburg Pike, cell phone from business

2300 block of Colts Neck Road, property from business

11800 block of Spectrum Center, liquor from business

 

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).

by RestonNow.com May 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm 6 Comments

The past week has been particularly quiet around the Reston area, with no major crimes or arrests reported.

Police in the Reston District reported the following minor incidents:

 

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, laptop computer from vehicle

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, wallet from business

1800 block of Sycamore Valley Drive, wallet from vehicle

11000 block of Becontree Lake Drive, laptop computer and purse from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

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).

by RestonNow.com April 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm 3 Comments

Police believe three Herndon teenagers were involved in a robbery on the 1100 block of Crestview Drive in Herndon on Wednesday, April 11.

A minor said he gave money to trio so they could buy him age-restricted nicotine products. But police said the teenagers took the money and threatened the minor with violence if he did not leave.

Kevin Alexander Fernandez, 19, of Herndon, was arrested for robbery. Warrants are outstanding for Olivia Rose Lovgren Paulson and Brandon Leonel Hernandez, both 19, of Herndon.

In a separate incident, a man was found lying down on the ground at the 20000 block of East Hampton Plaza in Ashburn on Saturday (April 21) at around 1:30 a.m..

Police arrested and charged the man, Marvin Ayala, 27, of Herndon, with public intoxication. He was released from Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

The Fairfax County Police Department also reported the following incidents this week:

Larcenies: 

2400 block of Centreville Road, bicycles and electronic devices from business

11700 block of Decade Court, laptop computer from business

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, merchandise from business

2400 block of Misty Dawn Court, cash from vehicle

1800 block of Presidents Street, cell phone charger from business

2600 block of Puritan Court, cash and jewelry from residence

2300 block of Stone Fence Lane, sunglasses and phone cord from vehicle

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, beer from business

Stolen Vehicles: 

11600 block of Vantage Hill Road, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

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).

by RestonNow.com April 19, 2018 at 10:40 am 3 Comments

Local police have identified a man found dead in Fairfax Station on Wednesday as Michael Cooker, 30, of Herndon.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, Cooker was found on the 6500 block of Colchester Road around 6:49 a.m. on Wednesday. A passerby saw a man laying on the side of the road and alerted police.

Police are investigating the incident as a homicide. Cooker sustained upper body trauma. No weapons were found on the scene.

An autopsy, which will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, will determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800 or via text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637), by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 703-691-2131.

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by RestonNow.com April 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

Few crime incidents occurred over the last week, according to a pool of crime reports in the Herndon and Reston area.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested on April 3 in connection with a carjacking on the 400 block of Woodgrove Court.

According to the Herndon Police Department, Victoria Ann Johnson was arrested for failure to report an accident and stolen automobile, two counts of felony carjacking and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

In a separate incident, local police continue to search for a suspect in connection with a robbery and abduction on April 2 at Paisano’s Pizza (12056 North Shore Drive).

The Fairfax County Police Department said a man forced a store employee to walk across a parking lot at gun-point around 9 a.m. that day. Once they reached the store, the suspect demanded cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

Police said the suspect was a black man in his late teens to early 20s, about six feet tall. He was wearing dark clothing and a black mask during the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

FCPD also reported the following incidents:

Larcenies:

1300 block of Deep Run Lane, property from residence

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, merchandise from business

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

11700 block of Stratford House Place, key from vehicle

11600 block of Stoneview Square, ring from residence

Stolen Vehicles:

None reported

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

by RestonNow.com April 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm 25 Comments

Overall crime in Fairfax County decreased 1.6 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to data released by the Fairfax County Police Department this week.

In a statement, Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. said community engagement was critical to the reduction in crime.

“Community engagement, information sharing, accountability and public trust energize our partnerships that keep Fairfax County the safest jurisdiction of its size in the United States,” he said.

Crimes against persons rose three-point-eight percent in the county, compared to a four-point-six percent increase investigated by the Reston Police District Station. The county operates eight district stations.

Crimes against property, which include extortion, robbery, burglary and larcenies, decreased overall in every police district except McLean and Reston, where crimes against property increased from 2,292 to 2,429 incidents.

Overall in the county, crimes against society, which include offenses related to drugs, gambling, pornography and prostitution, rose by 9.6 percent. Reston saw a 4.2 percent decrease.

Two homicides — the murders of Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker days before Christmas — occurred in Reston in 2017.

A complete breakdown of data in Reston for 2016 and 2017 is below.

by RestonNow.com April 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm 3 Comments

The Fairfax County Police Department is seeking the public’s help to find a Herndon man wanted for two counts of abduction and the use of a firearm.

Police believe Osman Osman, 37, of Herndon, assaulted and temporarily abducted his wife and child on March 24 in Chantilly.

In a release, police said Osman is likely armed and dangerous. He is wanted for two counts of assault on a family member, a protective order violation and transporting a firearm while subject to a protective order.

FCPD said Osman is 5 feet and 11 inches tall, around 200 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.  

Anyone with information should call 703-246-5393. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 if the information received leads to an arrest.

FCPD also reported the following incidents this week:

LARCENIES:

2400 block of Centreville Road, cell phone from business

11000 block of Democracy Drive, property from business

9800 block of Georgetown Pike, cash from business

11600 block of Gilman Lane, mail from residence

11400 block of Great Meadow Drive, credit card from residence

1900 block of Sagewood Lane, property from residence

Library Street/Bluemont Way, cash from vehicle

11900 block of Market Street, property from business

13000 block of Monterey Estates Drive, property from residence

North Shore Drive/Jonathan Way, airbags from vehicles

11700 block of Stratford House Place, airbags from vehicles

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, merchandise from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

1800 block of Town Center Parkway, property from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Just before midnight on Saturday (March 31), Joaquin Ventura, 45, of Reston, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license.

During foot patrol, deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ventura after determining he was driving a suspicious vehicle parked on the 22000 block of Enterprise Street in Sterling.

Ventura was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

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

by Fatimah Waseem March 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm 6 Comments

An armed man was arrested on Thursday (March 22) after hitting  a police officer with his fist and spitting on him, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police arrested Carlos Cherry, 37, at the intersection of Elm Tree Drive and Sycamore View Lane in the Herndon area around 4:15 p.m.. Police said Cherry appeared to be intoxicated. He was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, brandishing a firearm and intoxication in public.

In a separate incident on Friday (March 23) around noon, a resident found a window broken and items from inside a home on the 12000 block of Laurel Glade Court.

On Sunday, police pursued a wanted individual from Hampton on the 13100 block of Worldgate Drive. After a chase, the suspect, Warren Wendell Maxwell, 25, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.

In a separate incident on Sunday, Ricardo Sanchez was charged with strangulation and attempted sexual assault. The incident occurred on the 1200 block of Bicksler Court, according to the Herndon Police Department.

FCPD also reported the following incidents:

Larcenies:

12900 block of Centre Park Circle, airbags from vehicles

2400 block of Centreville Road, cash from business

1800 block of Fountain Drive, cash from residence

12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, license plate from vehicle

2100 block of Mager Drive, license plate from vehicle

9300 block of Monalaine Court, property from residence

11800 block of Spectrum Center, beer from business.

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

1800 block of Town Center Parkway, bag from business

Stolen vehicles:

13000 block of Park Crescent Circle, 1998 Honda Civic

Yesterday, we also reported that a Maryland man was killed over the weekend when he lost control over his car on Baron Cameron Avenue and hit a traffic signal pole. The cause of the incident remains under investigation. Alcohol was not a factor, police said.

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).

Photo via FCPD

by RestonNow.com March 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm 4 Comments

Fairfax County police apprehended two boys during a pursuit on Baron Cameron Avenue and Cameron Health Drive just before midnight on Sunday (March 18). 

Police believe the driver ran a traffic light at around 11:40 p.m. A pursuit followed when the officer tried to stop the vehicle. Officers then chased and caught the two boys as they exited the car and ran away.

Petitions for felony speed to elude, unauthorized use, disregarding a traffic signal, and no license will be sought, police said.

In a separate incident, 25-year-old Reston man was arrested and charged with drinking in public on Friday at around 8:37 p.m. Police said Raheel Aijaz and Amber Hartzell, 23, of Springfield, were sitting in a car in a parking lot. Police officers approached the car after receiving a report of a suspected drunk driver.

The driver, Hartzell, drove off, forcing police to pursue the car. She was charged for driving while intoxicated.

As we reported earlier this week, a 61-year-old Reston man arrested for shooting his dog and dumping the body near a Fairfax County park.

FCPD also reported the following incidents:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, laptop computer from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, property from business

11900 block of Market Street, coat from business

2200 block of Monaghan Drive, license plate from vehicle

10500 block of Leesburg Pike, cash from business

2500 block of Woodrow Wilson Drive, license plates from vehicle

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, food from business.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

by Fatimah Waseem March 16, 2018 at 2:55 pm 5 Comments

A 61-year-old Reston man was arrested and charged with shooting his dog in the head and leaving the body at an archery range near Fountainhead Regional Park.

Animal Protection Police charged Mark Cochrane, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, with torture of an animal causing death, discharging a fire arm in a prohibited area and littering.

Police tracked Cochrane by executing several warrants. Evidence uncovered during searches connected the Reston resident to the incident, which occurred on July 15, 2017.

The dog, a shepherd mix, was found at the Northern Virginia Archers Club Range.

by RestonNow.com March 16, 2018 at 2:35 pm 18 Comments

A 21-year-old Herndon man was killed by an acquaintance inside Vapology101, a vape store on the 10100 block of Colvin Run Road Thursday night.

Bao Hung Van was found dead at the scene around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

The suspect, Manvinder Aulakh, 22, of McLean, was at the business when police arrived and was arrested without incident, police said.

Aulakh was charged with murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held at the adult detention center without bond.

Photo via FCPD

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