Police Make Arrest in Harris Teeter Abduction Case

Local police have made an arrest in connection with the report of a sexual assault near Harris Teeter in the Spectrum.

Steven Edwards, 62, was arrested and charged with abduction with the intent to defile for the incident on June 11, police said. The Fairfax County Police Department made the arrest around 1:30 p.m. in Fairfax today (Wednesday).

Edwards is a registered sex offender, according to police. Police believe that he was involved with the abduction of a 49-year-old woman he briefly spoke with at Harris Teeter that day, according to court records.

Police found the woman near Reston Parkway and Baron Cameron Avenue around 11 p.m. She said she was hit from behind and sexually assaulted. She was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

According to FCPD, a sketch produced by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office helped local police find the suspect.

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Crime Roundup: Georgia Man Arrested for Prescription Fraud in Herndon

A Georgia resident was arrested for pretending to be a doctor and prescription fraud late last week.

Xavier Knowles, 22, was arrested on Friday, July 12 at a local Giant (2551 John Milton Drive). Police said he tried to pass a fraudulent prescription was stopped by officers as he left the store.

Knowles was charged with three counts of assuming the title of doctor and selling or distributing a schedule-V narcotic, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

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

LARCENIES:

11900 block of Barrel Cooper Court, cell phone from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, property from vehicle2500 block of Centreville Road, wallet from location

12000 block of Edgemere Circle, license plate from vehicle

2300 block of Glen Echo Road, charger from vehicle

11600 block of Hunters Green Court, keys from vehicle

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, groceries from business

2500 block of John Milton Drive, beer from business

1400 block of Powells Tavern Place, necklace from residence

11800 block of Spectrum Center, beer from business

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, keys from location

700 block of Walker Road, wallet from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

1900 block of Weybridge Lane, 2017 Toyota Prius

In an unrelated incident, someone entered a garage on the 1100 block of Round Pebble Lane on Saturday, July 13 at around 9 a.m.

A bicycle was taken. The individual also entered a car parked in the driveway, but nothing was taken from the car.

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Herndon HS Teacher Charged with Unlawful Filming Released on Bond

A former Herndon High School teacher who faces 20 felony counts of possession of child pornography and one felony count of unlawful filming was released on bond.

Raphael Schklowsky, 36, was released on a $25,000 secured bond.

Under the terms of his release, the Reston resident cannot have contact with any victims, visit any schools, or use the internet or camera devices.

WJLA reported that Schklowsky is entering the Keystone Center Extended Care Unit in Chester, Pa. — a treatment center for sexually compulsive behavior.

Police uncovered 3,500 videos from his home. He was first accused of unlawfully filming his au pair, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

After a further investigation, police said they found evidence that he recorded girls undressing inside HHS during school hours. Police also identified 10 victims in the images and videos.

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Crime Roundup: Police Say Reston Teen Assaults Police

A 19-year-old Reston resident was arrested on July 6 at around 8:30 p.m. for assaulting police.

Local police found Mario Rodriguez unconscious near a bus stop. When medical staff tried to help him, Rodriguez assaulted an officer during the arrest.

He was charged with two counts of assault on law enforcement, possession of marijuana and drunk in public.

Rodriguez is being held without bond.

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

LARCENIES:

2100 block of Astoria Circle cash from residence

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, package from residence

1800 block of Fountain Drive, backpack from business

2000 block of Durand Drive, laptop computer from vehicle

12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, tip jar from business

1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, cash and property from business

11900 block of Market Street, wallet from location

1400 block of West Ox Road, cell phone from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None

In other news, three golf carts were taken from Hidden Creek Country Club on July 1 just a few minutes after midnight. The carts were found on a nearby street a short while later.

In a separate incident, police also charged Brian Baker, 47, for assault and disorderly conduct on July 2. Police believe Baker threatened staff at Reston Hospital Center.

On July 6, a burglary was reported at Frying Pan Farm Park. Police responded to an alarm and found that the building had been broken into. Nothing was taken.

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Local Police Arrest Six in Connection with Series of 7-Eleven Robberies

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station has released new information about a recent robbery at a local 7-Eleven.

Police believe three men and three juveniles were involved in a series of robberies at four local 7-Eleven stores. The suspects were arrested Monday morning after they attempted to rob a store on 10508 Leesburg Pike at around 2:30 a.m. Police tracked a getaway car they believe was used by the suspects.

Michael Ackah, 20, of Alexandria was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Amon Headley and Victor Obinim, both 18 and from Alexandria, were charged with robbery. Three additional juvenile boys were arrested and charged with robbery. 

Other robberies followed a similar pattern, according to police. A group of suspects entered the store, displayed a firearm and demanded cash at the following locations:

  • 6820 Old Dominion Drive (June 21, 1:54 a.m.)
  • 2501 Centreville Road (June 22, 3:37 a.m.)
  • 6910 Bradlick Shopping Center (June 29, 2:58 a.m.)

Additional charges related to the other robberies are pending.

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Crime Roundup: Police Arrest Four Suspects in 7-Eleven Robbery

Local police have arrested four suspects in connection with a robbery at 7-Eleven (10508 Leesburg Pike).

Police believe four people entered the store, displayed a handgun and stole cash from the registers on Monday, July 1 at 2:38 a.m.

After the suspects left in a car, a lookout was broadcasted to neighboring jurisdictions. Deputies from the Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s Office arrested the suspects.

The Reston District Police Station also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

2200 block of Astoria Circle, wallet from vehicle

11900 block of Bowman Towne Drive, cell phone from location

1500 block of Cameron Crescent Drive, property from residence

1800 block of Discovery Street, property from vehicle

9600 block of Farmside Place, jewelry from residence

2200 block of Herman Court, electronic device from vehicle

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, wallet from vehicle

1800 block of Library Street, liquor from business

2200 block of Monaghan Drive, cash and purse from vehicle

11400 block of Isaac Newton Square, purse from vehicle

11300 block of Reston Station Boulevard, tip jar from business

2200 block of Rock Hill Road, laptop computers from business

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, golf cart from location

11100 block of Saffold Way, cell phone from location

12000 block of Town Square Street, merchandise from business

11700 block of Summer Chase Circle, package from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

10900 block of Thrush Ridge Road, 2019 Subaru Forrester

In a separative incident, a Realtor entered a home on the 11300 block of Geddys Court to discover a man sleeping in one of the bedrooms.

The man, who police described as white and in his 20s, ran off before officers arrived.

A burglary was also reported on the 9600 block of Perkins Farm Lane on June 27 at around 7 p.m. Cash and jewelry was taken from the home.

Another home burglary was reported on the 1600 block of Admirals Hills Court on June 22 at around 5:30 p.m. It’s unclear if anything was taken from the home.

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Police Search for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman Near Harris Teeter

Local police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a 49-year-old woman on June 11.

The woman told investigators she was attacked by a man she briefly spoke with at Harris Teeter in the Spectrum Center at around 11 p.m.. The woman said the man hit her from the back as she walked along a path away from the grocery store.

The woman was treated for her injuries at a local hospital. Local police were unable to locate the victim’s cellphone and belongings, which were left in the area, according to court documents.

The suspect is described as a white male who is between 50 and 60-years old. He has a skinny build, gray wavy hair, light colored eyes, a wrinkled face and possibly wears glasses.

Anyone with information should contact FCPD’S Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800.

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Body Found Near Hunters Woods Shopping Plaza

Police are investigating a suspicious death after a man’s body was found near the Hunters Woods Shopping Plaza.

Fairfax County Police found the body after responding to a call about shots fired around 1:45 am. on Sunday.

The body was found in the woods near a walking trail. No other information was immediately available.

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After Hot Pursuit, State Police Arrest Carjacking Suspect

Virginia State Police arrested a Caroline County Man and a juvenile in connection with a carjacking that started in Reston on Wednesday (June 19).

Police believe Jaquan McNeil, 21, of Ruther Glen, and a juvenile suspect, assaulted a man as he was leaving his car on the 11400 block of Isaac Newtown Square at around 5 a.m.

The suspects then stole the BMW X5 and sped down I-95 when state police spotted them, according to police.

An officer spotted the car traveling south near a line marker in Prince William County and called more troopers to help. As police approached, the car swerved suddenly to the right shoulder and sped away from approaching law enforcement.

The pursuit continued for some time until the car crashed into a curve on the exit ramp and struck the guardrail.

McNeil fled the scene on foot, but was arrested a short while later. He was charged with one felony count of eluding police, one count of driving on a suspended license, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of reckless driving. McNeil is being held at the Stafford County Jail. 

The 15-year-old passenger was taken into custody without incident. Both suspects declined medical assistance for injuries that happened during the crash.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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Police: Former Herndon HS Teacher Recorded Illicit Videos of Students in School

A former Herndon High School teacher recorded dozens of illicit videos of students with hidden cameras around the school for more than a year, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

During a news conference on Wednesday (June 19), police said Raphael Schklowsky, 36, of Reston will face additional charges in connection with filming multiple students. Schklowsky is currently in jail due to previous charges for unlawful filming and possessing child pornography.

Maj. Ed. O’Carroll, commander of FCPD’s Major Crimes Bureau, said that FCPD has not determined the new charges yet. He says female students were filmed while undressing.

“The case remains active. Detectives have been working diligently on this case and our other important cases to bring justice and closure,” he said.

So far, police contacted nine people after identifying them from photos of videos taken by the former drama teacher. Videos were taken between May 2017 and June 2018, according to O’Carroll.

Some photos were taken outside the area, including New York, O’Carroll said. Authorities in other jurisdictions are conducting their own investigations.

Charges against Schklowsky have slowly built up as police discover new details about the investigation. Previously, police discovered over 3,500 videos on various devices.

At a hearing in May, he was charged with 20 felony counts of possession of child pornography and one felony charge of unlawful filming.

He has been on leave since his arrest, according to a spokesperson for Fairfax County Public Schools. His next court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 6.

Any individual who think they may have been recorded by Schklowsky should call the police at 703-246-7800.

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Local Police Identify Juvenile Victims Unlawfully Recorded by Former Herndon HS Teacher

Local police have new leads on a pornography and unlawful recording case involving a former drama teacher at Herndon High School.

The Fairfax County Police Department is holding a press conference at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) after they identified juvenile victims unlawfully recorded by Raphael Schklowsky.

Schklowsky, who already had earlier charges related to unlawful filming, is facing 20 felony charges of possession of child pornography and one felony charge of unlawful filming. 

Detectives discovered more than 3,500 videos on multiple electronic devices, police said. Schklowsky, 36, was originally charged with four misdemeanor counts of unlawful filming on April 8. 

Schklowsky has been on leave since his April 8 arrest. He was initially charged in early April when a woman told police she found a hidden camera inside an air conditioning vent in a home where she was working. Detectives found evidence of unlawful filming and arrested Schklowsky.

No other information was immediately available.

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Crime Roundup: Incident Involving Wanted Man Prompted Newport Road Closure

The Fairfax County Police Department has released new details about a domestic situation that prompted the temporary closure of Lake Newport Road on Friday.

Police said that Carl Robinson, 52, of Reston, refused to leave a home on the 11700 block of Summerchase Circle at around 8:50 a.m. that day.

Robinson, who has multiple warrants from a previous incident, retreated to his home and “refused to exit” after an officer tried to approach him, police said.

The incident prompted local police to close a portion of the road.

Officers from FCPD’s special operations division arrested Robinson on two counts of assault and a violation of a protection order.

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

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Business Center Drive, purse from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from location

2400 block of Centreville Road, cell phone from business

2400 block of Centreville Road, cell phone from location

2200 block of Chamblee Place, backpack from vehicle

2500 block of Farmcrest Drive, bicycle from vehicle

10100 block of Georgetown Pike, cash from business

12100 block of Holly Knoll Circle, property from residence

1400 block of Hunter View Farms, firearm from vehicle 

2100 block of Monaghan Drive, cash and property from vehicle

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, cell phone from location

2100 block of Seaman Court, tires from vehicle

12500 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, tools from construction site

400 block of Walker Road, shoes from business

1600 block of Wiehle Avenue, property from location

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES: 

None reported

In a separate incident, a burglary was reported in a home on the 11900 block of Holly Spring Drive on Tuesday, June 11.

An alarm sounded around 3:15 a.m., prompting the suspect to run away.

Photo via FCPD

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Crime Roundup: Local Police Investigate Motorcycle Crash

Local police are investigating a crash involving two motorcycles that happened in late May.

A driver was turning left at the intersection of Reston Parkway and Lawyers Road on May 25 when another motorcyclist collided into his bike.

Donald Collins was arrested for a DWI and was taken to Reston Hospital Center for treatment, according to an affidavit filed on June 5.

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

LARCENIES:

1600 block of Bentana Way, property from residence

1200 block of Browns Mill Court, document from vehicle

12400 block of Cliff Edge Drive, documents from residence

1700 block of Club House Road, property from business

Frying Pan Road/Thomas Jefferson Drive, wheels from vehicle

1400 block of Kingsvale Circle, cash from vehicle

1800 block of Michael Faraday Drive, purse from location

12200 block of Parkstream Terrace, keys from vehicle

1800 block of Presidents Street, wallet from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

1400 block of Kingsvale Circle, 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

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Crime Roundup: Herndon Man Arrested for Strangulation, Abduction

A 19-year-old man from Herndon was arrested in connection with an abduction in Sterling Thursday night, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

When Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic incident, the female victim said that she had been with friends when two people she knew arrived and forcibly pulled her into a vehicle against her will, according to the police report. One of the two people had previously assaulted the victim, police said.

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Thursday (May 30) in the 400 block of Bailey Court.

Deputies arrested and charged Carlos Diaz of Herndon with strangulation and abduction and Maudillio Tuche, 41, of Sterling with abduction.

Both are being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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

LARCENIES:

11900 block of Bowman Towne Drive, Social Security card from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, license plate from vehicle

2200 block of Castle Rock Square, bicycle from location

2100 block of Centreville Road, merchandise from business

1300 block of Cold Harbor Court, gift cards from vehicle

12100 block of Glade Drive, cash from vehicle

13300 block of Glen Echo Circle, bicycle from location

2000 block of Golf Course Drive, laptop computer from vehicle

2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, ring from location

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, merchandise from business

2500 block of John Milton Drive, liquor from business

11700 block of Leesburg Pike, license plates from vehicle

12600 block of Mill Bank Way, license plate from vehicle

12000 block of North Shore Drive, credit card from location

13300 block of Parcher Avenue, bicycle from location

1700 block of Random Stone Court, bicycle from residence

1500 block of Scandia Circle, documents from residence

1500 block of Scandia Circle, property from residence

11800 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business

11800 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business

12000 block of Town Square Street, credit cards from location

11000 block of Warwickshire Drive, radio from vehicle

1600 block of Washington Plaza, keys from location

1200 block of Weatherstone Court, bicycle from residence

1300 block of Yellow Tavern Court, electronic device from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

2400 block of Quick Street, 2012 BMW S1000RR motorcycle

In a separate incident, an 18-year-old Herndon man was arrested and charged on Wednesday, May 29, with statutory rape against a person he knows, according to the Herndon Police Department.

Carlos Josue Castillo was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he is being held without bond.

Fairfax County police arrested a Reston woman and a D.C. man in connection with credit card theft and larceny after the man was found in someone else’s car.

The incident occurred on Friday (May 31) shortly before 4:30 a.m. at Camberly Avenue and Highland Street in Springfield.

While checking the area for a suspicious person, police found and arrested a man inside a car that didn’t to belong to him. The police also arrested a Reston woman associated with the man who was found nearby, according to the police report.

“The investigation led to the recovery of a stolen car, a stolen firearm, and found the man and the woman had entered several cars in the area,” according to the report.

The 28-year-old man was charged with three counts of credit card theft, auto theft, larceny of a firearm, possession of a schedule I/II drug and petit larceny. The 26-year-old woman was charged with three counts of credit card theft and one count of petit larceny.

In a separate incident, a Herndon homeowner reported on Saturday, May 25, that someone entered their garage overnight and stole personal property in the 13000 block of Monterey Estates Drive, according to FCPD.

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Fairfax County Police Investigating Mob Assault in Reston

Fairfax County police are investigating a mob assault in a residential Reston neighborhood by the Hidden Creek Country Club.

The incident occurred around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday (June 1) in the 1700 block of Torrey Pines Court.

Police said the victim heard loud knocks on the front door and saw a group of 15 men running away from the house. “The victim ran after the group when they turned around [and] assaulted the victim,” according to police.

“The group of men were described as black with white shirts and dark pants,” according to the police report.

The victim received minor injuries, police said.

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