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by Fatimah Waseem December 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

A Herndon man pleaded guilty this week to attempted capital murder, among other charges, in connection with an incident in January where a police officer was shot at during a traffic stop in the Great Falls Area.

In a release, the Fairfax County Police Department said Brian Neftali Landaverde,  21,  shot at the police officer on Jan. 22. The officer was not injured during the shooting and Landaverde sped away from the scene, police said. He was arrested the next day when he was found by Herndon Police Department on unrelated charges.

Landaverde will receive his sentence on March 9. He pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and speed to elude.

According to police, three people, including two juveniles, were in Landaverde’s car prior to the shooting on Rossmore Court.

Photo via FCPD

by RestonNow.com December 11, 2017 at 11:05 am 7 Comments

A Herndon man was arrested Friday night after fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Abdullah Anwar, 23, was stopped in the parking lot of Waterview Plaza after he was observed driving over the posted speed limit along Route 7 in Sterling, police said. During the investigation, police found the car was stolen from Herndon.

Anwar was charged with felony speed to elude, auto theft, driving under the influence, refusal to submit to a breath test, reckless driving by speed and driving on a suspended driver’s license. He was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a secured bond.

by RestonNow.com December 8, 2017 at 1:50 pm 38 Comments

The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery on the 2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza Thursday afternoon.

At around 2:30 p.m., an individual pointed a gun at a man when he refused to provide money. The victim ran away and was not injured, police said.

Police believe the suspect left the area in a car. He was described as a black man in his 30s. Detectives are investigating the incident.

by Fatimah Waseem December 7, 2017 at 11:30 am 6 Comments

A preliminary investigation by the Fairfax County Police Department found that a pedestrian hit by a car on Tuesday night crossed the street against the walk signal.

The pedestrian was hit by a car at the intersection of Reston Parkway and South Lakes Drive shortly before 7 p.m.

The pedestrian, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. In a statement released today, a spokesperson for the police department said the pedestrian is expected to survive.

Police shut down northbound Reston Parkway as officers conducted an investigation.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.

by Fatimah Waseem December 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

On Thursday, the Prince William County Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with the attempted rape of a 21-year-old woman of Herndon. The suspect, Joshua Mark Testa, 39, was charged with attempted rape, abduction with intent to defile and malicious wounding.

According to police, the suspect allegedly grabbed the victim when she attempted to leave from a residence on the 13800 block of Greenwood Drive in Woodbridge earlier in the morning. The accused, an acquaintance,  grabbed the woman when she attempted to leave, knocked her to the ground and attempted to remove her clothing. As a struggle ensured, the suspect punched the victim in the face multiple times and fled the residence, police said. Minor injuries were reported.

He was arrested later in the afternoon without incident at Woodbridge hotel.

In a separate incident, a victim woke up to a man standing in his bedroom on the 1800 block of Wainwright Drive on Thursday at around 3 a.m. The suspect fled the house on foot when he was confronted, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Electronics and banking information was taken from the inside of the home. The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man between 40 and 50 years old, weighing around 200 pounds and wearing dark clothing.. The victim was not injured and the case is ongoing.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following crimes this week:

LARCENIES

2200 block of Stirrup Iron Lane, rings from vehicle

11500 block of Rolling Green Court, bicycle and scooters from residence

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, license plate from vehicle

12500 block of Cross Country Lane, laptop computer from business

900 block of Locust Street, cell phone from school

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, property from residence

2300 block of Colts Neck Road, shoes from business

STOLEN VEHICLES

None reported.

On Monday, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Karla Severiche, a 32-year-old Reston resident in connection with a shoplifting incident on the 21200 block of Signal Hill Plaza in Sterling. Severiche was charged with grand larceny, larceny with intent to sell or distribute, possession of burglarious tools, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A juvenile involved in the incident was transported to the Loudoun County Youth Shelter, the sheriff’s office said.

The Herndon Police Department reported no major incidents this week.

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 December 4, 2017 at 11:30 am 5 Comments

Sabino Vasquez-Murcia, a 29-year-old Herndon resident, was killed on Saturday when a car struck a parked vehicle he was sitting in on Saturday night. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office identified him as the victim of the crash today.

The driver, Julio Rivera, 39-year-old Herndon resident, lost control of his car and hit the parked car and a townhouse on the 700 block of Colonial Avenue in Sterling, the sheriff’s office said. The crash happened around 10:45 p.m.

Vasquez-Murcia was taken to Reston Hospital where he later passed away. The townhouse sustained minor damages and no one was injured inside, according to the report.

Rivera has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, DUI and driving on a suspended license. He is currently being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond, the sheriff’s office said.

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by RestonNow.com November 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm 5 Comments

Waiting for a Cyber Monday order? The Fairfax County Police Department has issued several tips to protect delivered orders from “package pirates.”

“Those packages from Cyber Monday sales are starting to show up on doorsteps and we want to ensure the Grinch doesn’t steal your gifts. Unfortunately, this type of crime does happen in our community and we are offering these tips to ensure package safety this holiday season,” according to the police department.

The department suggested the following tips:

  1. Sign up for delivery alerts to know when the items are delivered.
  2. Don’t leave delivered packages unattended.  Ask a neighbor to keep an eye out for the packages and offer the same in return.
  3. Require a signature delivery for packages you ship to friends and family.
  4. Set up alternative delivery options.  Check your delivery service’s website for details.
  5. Many retailers allow you to purchase items online and pick up in store or at a locker, where they’ll be safe until you can pick them up.
  6. See if it’s possible to have packages delivered to your workplace for the holiday season.
  7. Going out of town? Hold your mail and packages.
  8. Keep an eye out for suspicious people and vehicles in your neighborhood.  Don’t be afraid to call the non-emergency number!
  9. Package theft is not just an issue around the holidays, it occurs throughout the year.  Consider investing in an exterior security system.

FCPD encourages individuals to call  the police department on its non-emergency number at 703-691-2131 to provide any information about suspicious people or vehicles.

by RestonNow.com November 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm 6 Comments

On Friday at around 8:18 a.m., the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report about an ongoing larceny at a store on the 46200 block of Potomac Run Plaza.

Cristian Hernandez-Mejia, a 32-year-old resident of Herndon, was charged with grand larceny after police caught him as he attempted to flee by foot to a nearby hotel. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

On Wednesday, Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station also reported a burglary on the 12900 block of Park Crescent Circle. Someone entered the residence at around 8:30 a.m. and stole electronics, according to the report.

Meanwhile, in Fairfax County, FCPD’s Reston District Station reported the following crimes in the past week:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from vehicle

1500 block of Church Hill Place, documents from residence

11800 block of Freedom Drive, cell phone from building

9800 block of Georgetown Pike, liquor from business

1700 block of Port Plaza, parts from vehicle

11800 block of Sunset Hills Road, wallet from vehicle

12700 block of Thunder Chase Drive, purse from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, property from business

900 block of Walker Road, property from construction site

11900 block of Winterthur Lane, purse from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported.

As we reported earlier in the day, Fairfax County Police are investigating the stabbing of a male juvenile on Friday in the Hunters Woods Plaza. The victim is recovering from the non-life threatening injury.

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).

Herndon Police Department’s weekly press report has not yet been released. This story will be updated. 

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by Fatimah Waseem November 28, 2017 at 10:00 am 15 Comments

Fairfax County police are investigating a stabbing that took place Friday afternoon in the Hunters Woods Plaza.

According to a Fairfax County Police Department spokesperson, a male juvenile was stabbed on Friday. Police responded to a call at 4:43 p.m. on Friday indicating someone had been stabbed.

The victim was found in the 2300 block of the plaza with a non-life threatening wound to the upper body. He was taken to the hospital and is recovering, the spokesperson said.

Police do not have any updates on the investigation at this time. Anyone with information about 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 November 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm 3 Comments

The Fairfax County Police Department reported that jewelry and electronics were stolen from a home on the 11900 block of Winstead Lane on Friday at around 8:30 a.m.

An investigation on a spree of garage door opener burglaries also continues in the area. Although a suspect has been arrested in connection with Loudoun County robberies, it is unclear if the cases are linked to four robberies in Fairfax County, law enforcement officials said.

FCPD’s Reston District Station reported the following crimes in the past week:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, property from residence

2400 block of Centreville Road, purse from business

1800 block of Fountain Drive, cash from residence

1400 block of Kingsvale Circle, bicycles from residence

13000 block of Laurel Tree Lane, gun from residence

11500 block of Leesburg Pike, beer from business

11400 block of North Shore Drive, cash from business

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, wallet from business

10200 block of Wendover Drive, property from residence

1400 block of Wiehle Avenue, bag from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

11700 block of Dry River Court, 1998 Honda NT650 motorcycle

In another incident, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a 32-year-old man with public intoxication on Nov. 18.

Jonathan Erazo, a Reston resident, was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond.

Herndon’s police department reported no major crimes in its weekly press report.

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).

No major incidents were listed in the Herndon Police Department’s weekly press report.

by Fatimah Waseem November 21, 2017 at 11:30 am 4 Comments

A man has been charged in connection with a spree of burglaries in Loudoun County where the suspect entered homes using garage door openers taken from victims’ unlocked cars, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert Williams-Dixon, 33, was arrested Monday in connection with eleven burglaries in eastern Loudoun County. Williams-Dixon, whose permanent address is not known, faces 11 county of burglary, 11 counts of grand larceny, two counts of credit card larceny and two counts of credit card fraud.

All burglaries were located in the Sterling area north of Route 7, according to police. The suspect entered homes while residents were asleep. Police believe he gained access to homes by using garage door openers from unlocked cars parked in driveways.

Neighboring jurisdictions like Fairfax County’s Police Department have reported similar crimes in the last week. Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s Office is working with detectives to determine if similar cases reported in nearby areas are related.

On Nov. 16, local police issued an advisory about four burglaries over two days. In all cases, investigators determined garage door openers were also missing from victims’ cars.

In Reston, two incidents a little over half a mile apart between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. In the first incident on the 12100 block of Abington Hall Place, a woman heard sounds from the kitchen area of her home. When she spotted a man standing in her kitchen, the man ran off. A purse and wallet were taken.

In the second incident, a resident awakened by his pets saw a man standing in his home. When confronted, the suspect dropped several items he was attempted to steal and left with the victim’s wallet. The wallet was later found by someone in the neighborhood and returned to police.

Williams-Dixon is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

File photo.

by Fatimah Waseem November 15, 2017 at 11:30 am 0

Fairfax County Police arrested Oveston Cox, a 40-year-old resident of Sterling, on Thursday night after a car chase.

An officer attempted to stop Cox’s vehicle for driving in a reckless manner around 9:45 p.m., according to police. When the driver did not stop, police pursued the car.

Several miles later, the driver stopped and police arrested and charged him with driving while intoxicated, driving on a revoked license, misdemeanor speed to elude and reckless driving, police said.

The incident took place near the Fairfax County Parkway and Stringfellow Court.

The department’s Reston District Police Station also reported the following incidents in its daily crime report:

LARCENIES

2300 block of Antiqua Court, tools from vehicle

2100 block of Astoria Circle, gun from vehicle

11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, purse from vehicle

12900 block of Centre Park Circle, suitcase from residence

11300 block of Fairway Court, license plate from vehicle

2300 block of Glade Bank Way, bag from residence

12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, liquor from business

12200 block of Laurel Glade Court, packages from residence

13100 block of Marcey Creek Road, jewelry from residence

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

11900 block of Market Street, cash from business

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, merchandise from business

11500 block of Pine Cone Court, wallet from business

2600 block of William Short Circle, license plates from vehicle

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).

Herndon’s Police Department reported one major crime on Friday.

Photo courtesy of FCPD.

by Fatimah Waseem November 14, 2017 at 11:20 am 5 Comments

Herndon police are searching for a suspect in connection with a robbery at the Burger King (598 Elden St.) on Friday.

Just as the store opened around 6:15 a.m., the suspect confronted staff with a gun and demanded money. Staff filled a bag the suspect gave them with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police, according to police. The suspect then left by foot. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Jeffrey Lange at  703-435-6881, extension 2304 or via email at [email protected] Individuals can also call the police department’s non-emergency number at 703-435-6846.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Images courtesy of Herndon Police.

 

by RestonNow.com November 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm 3 Comments

Reston District police were unable to track down a man who was reported exposing himself to passers-by on Sunday night.

According to the police report, Fairfax County police were called around 9:30 p.m. to report a man who was allegedly exposing himself to others in a stairwell in the 13200 block of Overcup Court off of Sunrise Valley Drive. Officers responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect. A description of the man has not been released.

In a separate incident, a Reston man was arrested Sunday evening after Loudoun County sheriff’s deputies witnessed him make an illegal U-turn and strike another vehicle at Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn, according to the report. The man, identified as Alistair H. Temple, 30, was arrested for driving under the influence and refusing a breath test.

Another Reston man was arrested late Saturday night after Loudoun deputies reported he attempted to break into a home in Aldie while he was intoxicated. Deputies received the call just after midnight from residents of the home, located in the 25000 block of Green Mountain Terrace. When deputies arrived on the scene they located the man, identified as 43-year-old Lucio H. Cabrera-Sanchez, and arrested him for public intoxication and unlawful entry.

In other crime news from the FCPD’s Reston District Station over the past week:

LARCENIES:

1500 block of Browns Chapel Road, property from business

2400 block of Centreville Road, beer from business

11500 block of Drop Forge Lane, bicycle from residence

11500 block of Leesburg Pike, cell phone from business

11900 block of Market Street, bracelets from business

9800 block of Mill Run Drive, cell phone from residence

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, cell phone from business

2000 block of Post Road, jewelry from residence

12300 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, wire from residence

2200 block of Sanibel Drive, cash from vehicle

2200 block of Sanibel Drive, wallet from residence

12000 block of Town Square, beer from business

13200 block of Woodland Park Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

13300 block of Coppermine Road, 1999 Honda Civic

Editor’s note: A list of incidents recorded by the Herndon Police Department was not immediately available by early Tuesday afternoon. This post may be updated. 

by RestonNow.com November 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm 43 Comments

A man was beaten and robbed by men he encountered at a Reston laundromat this week, police reported Wednesday.

According to a statement from the Reston District, the male victim was doing his laundry at a laundromat in Hunters Woods Plaza around 11 p.m. on Sunday. Police said 10 other man were in the laundromat at the time.

The victim told police one of the men approached him and challenged him to “some type of physical game.” The victim agreed and left the laundromat with the 10 men. The group reportedly went to a nearby wooded area.

While in the woods, all 10 men reportedly assaulted the victim, beating him, and then took his wallet and other personal items he had on him.

Police said an investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

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