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Developing: Man Hit With Possible BB Pellet While Walking Dog

Local police are investigating an incident during which a man was hit by a possible BB pellet while walking his dog earlier this morning in the area of Soapstone Drive and South Lakes Drive.

The man suffered a minor injury, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. He was hit in the chest by the object.

The incident remains under investigation. No further information was immediately available.

This story will be updated.

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Five Men Involved in Attempted Robbery at Hunters Woods Village Center

The Fairfax County Police Department has released new information about an attempted robbery on Tuesday at the 2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza.

At around 5:15 a.m., a resident told police that several young men attempted to rob him at gunpoint. When one of the men implied he had a gun, the resident ran away. Two gunshots were fired and the group dispersed.

The man described the group as five Hispanic men who were at least 18 years old. Multiple shell casings were found on the scene and one bullet entered another resident’s home.

No one was harmed and nothing was taken. The incident remains under investigation. A helicopter-assisted search following the incident was unsuccessful in tracking the suspects.

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Updated: Body of Missing Man, 81, Found at Runnymede Park in Herndon

An 81-year-old missing man was found dead this morning in Runnymede Park (195 Herndon Parkway), according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Xuanfang Zhou was originally reported missing by his family after he went for a walk yesterday morning and didn’t return home. Patrol units and a K9 team were dispatched but were unable to find him.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, which is leading the investigation, there is no indication of criminal activity.

No further information was immediately available. The Herndon Police Department is also investigating the incident.

This story has been updated.

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Crime Roundup: Reston Man Arrested Twice in One Day

On July 28, a Reston resident was arrested in connection with a burglary on the 1400 block of Beaumeadow Court in Centreville. Chase Koon, 21, was arrested after police saw him attempt to enter the home through the front door.

Police responded to the scene when a resident called saying that someone was outside the home and was going to hurt their son. The suspect tried to get into the house by breaking windows and forcing the door open, according to Fairfax County Police Department. The homeowner was hit by the door when the man pushed it open, but was not injured.

Koon was arrested and charged with assault and battery, burglary with intent to assault, destruction of property, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.

Immediately after being released, police said Koon called police from a business on the 14000 block of Penrose Plaza and said he was going to harm employees there. Koon was arrested again and charged with disorderly conduct. He was then held without bond.

In other news, cash and items were taken during two separate incidents this week. A masked man came into the Sunoco on the 13000 block of Coppermine and demanded cash while holding a knife on July 24 at around 1:30 a.m. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Police described the suspect as a white man, between 25 and 30 years old and roughly six feet tall.

In a separate incident that happened sometime between July 20 and 23, someone entered a home on the 2500 block of Logan Wood Drive when the residents were out of town and took multiple electronic devices.

FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Bowman Towne Court, property from residence

10700 block of Leesburg Pike, cigarettes from business

11200 block of Leesburg Pike, merchandise from business

2100 block of Mager Drive, checks from residence

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, cash from business

11100 block of South Lakes Drive, cigarettes from business

11100 block of South Lakes Drive, property from residence

11600 block of Stoneview Square, documents from residence

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, bicycle from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

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Crime Roundup: Burglaries Reported at Two Businesses Over the Weekend

Cash was taken from two businesses over the weekend. On Saturday (July 14), an employee entered Ariake Restaurant (12184 State Route 4721) around 11:39 p.m. and discovered the door was unlocked and the cash register was missing.

At around 12:07 a.m. the next day, officers discovered a broke window on the storefront of Kung Fu Tea in Hunters Woods Plaza. The owner confirmed an undisclosed amount of cash was taken, along with a small cash box.

The Fairfax County Police Department also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

13300 block of Apgar Place, cell phone and sunglasses from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, cell phone from business

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, liquor from business

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, liquor from business

11900 block of Democracy Drive, wallet from business

12000 block of Market Street, purse from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Meanwhile. a bank robbery at BB&T in Herndon remains under investigation. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

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Developing: Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Herndon

The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that happened at  BB&T Bank on 2130 Centreville Road in Herndon.

Officers are searching for the suspect, who was initially described as a 5’9″ black male, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing jeans, a black baseball hat and jacket.

No further information about the incident was immediately available. This story will be updated.

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Herndon Man Charged In Connection with Prostitution Ring Operating in Sterling Home

A Herndon man was arrested in connection with a suspected prostitution ring operating out of a Sterling home.

According to a release by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies office, Luis Bonilla-Hernandez, 32, of Sterling, and Eliazar Duran-Mota, 22, of Herndon, were charged on July 6 with two counts of felony receiving money from earnings of a female prostitute and two misdemeanor counts of using vehicles to promote prostitution.

The arrests came after a nearly yearlong investigation. Sheriff’s deputies received reports of a suspected prostitution ring operating in a home on the 600 block of W. Nettle Road in August 2017. Search warrants were obtained on Friday for the Sterling home and a home on Framingham Court in Herndon.

Local law enforcement officials believe adult females traveled from other states to meet Bonilla-Hernandez and Duran-Mota in Maryland. The men then took the women to different locations in Loudoun County, according to the release.

Both men were released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a $7,500 secured bond.

The investigation was conducted by the LCSO, the Fairfax County Police Department and the FBI’s child exploitation and human trafficking task force.

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Crime Roundup: Police Say Herndon Man Followed Girl into Public Bathroom

Local law enforcement officials believe a man followed a young girl into a women’s bathroom at a restaurant and attempted to kiss her.

Edward Nieves-Castro, 25, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with assault and battery. Sheriff’s deputies believe the incident occurred on around 11:30 p.m. on July 7 in the 200 block of Free Court in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The girl ran around the suspect and went to her table. Her mother filed a report about the incident.

The Fairfax Police Department also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

 2400 block of Founders Way, hard drive from residence

1800 block of Fountain Drive, wallet from business

11500 block of Hearthstone Court, cat from residence

 STOLEN VEHICLES:

 None reported

In a separate incident, Loudoun County sheriff’s deputies spotted a driver slumped over the steering wheel of a car near Tolbert Lane and Sycolin Road in Leesburg.

Anthry Milla Jr., 24, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

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Gas Station Clerk Killed in Herndon Sunoco

A gas station clerk was killed in a possible robbery attempt in Herndon on Wednesday (July 4).

According to Fairfax County Police, Resham Bajgain, 40, of Herndon, was killed inside the Sunoco where he worked in the Franklin Farms Shopping Center (13348 Franklin Farm Road).

Police responded to the scene within three minutes of receiving the report at 1:15 a.m. Officers spotted a person matching the description of the suspect in the parking lot. Mohamed Abdullahi, 19, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with murder.

Police are seeking information about the incident, especially about the driver of a Pontiac GTO that was near the gas station around the time of the murder.

Abdullahi is being held at the adult detention center without bond.

Anyone with information should call the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800 or text “TIP187” plus your message to 274637.

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Crime Roundup: Arrests Made After Driver Hits Parked Car

Local law enforcement officials arrested three individuals, including a Reston resident, on June 29 after receiving a report that the car they were in hit another car in a parking lot.

The incident occurred on the 600 block of West Church Road in Sterling. Neema Rezaee, 22, of Reston, Kara Donaldson, 21, of Sterling, and James Dunford, 34, of Sterling were arrested, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The three occupants in the car were charged with public intoxication and Rezaee and Dunford were released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on unsecured bonds. It is unclear who was driving the car.

Donaldson was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released on a summons.

LARCENIES:

1400 block of Cellar Creek Way, credit card from residence

2400 block of Centreville Road, purse from business

12300 block of Coleraine Court, tools from vehicle

11100 block of Georgetown Pike, property from business

11700 block of Great Owl Circle, jewelry from residence

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beverage from business

1300 block of Pellow Circle Trail, bicycle from residence

8700 block of Potomac Hills Street, wallet from vehicle

11800 block of Shaker Meadows Court, package from residence

2200 block of White Cornus Lane, tools from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

11000 block of Sunset Hills Road, 2001 Toyota Corolla

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Crime Roundup: Minor Larcenies Reported This Week

No major crime incidents were reported this week. The Fairfax County Police Department issued information about the following incidents:

LARCENIES:

11800 block of Barrel Cooper Court, purse from vehicle

700 block of Bennett Street, wallet from vehicle

1500 block of Cameron Crescent Drive, cash from residence

2500 block of Centreville Road, merchandise from business

10600 block of Chamberlain Drive, cash from vehicle

1700 block of Saddle Ridge Court, property from vehicle

10700 block of Riverscape Run, sunglasses from vehicle

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, bicycle from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

11900 block of Freedom Dr, 2015 Ford Mustang

As we reported in recent days, Tavarias Lee, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

In a separate incident, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged a 45-year-old man from Herndon on June 24 with public intoxication. Wilfredo Madrid-Garcia was arrested after a deputy saw that he was unable to maintain his balance on the 21000 block of Towncenter Plaza in Sterling.

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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Local Police Arrest Reston Man with Bag of Marijuana

A 20-year-old Reston man was arrested on Wednesday (June 20) in connection with a narcotics violation.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, Tavarius Lee, 20, of Reston was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

The incident occurred on the 12000 block of Glade Drive at around 6:35 p.m.

Bike team officers saw what an individual they described as “a known drug dealer.” Lee ran away as officers attempted to approach him. When he was caught by police, they uncovered nearly two ounces of marijuana and a “significant” amount of cash. Police did not disclose the amount.

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Crime Roundup: Man Caught Relieving Himself On Car

Loudoun County’s sheriff’s deputies spotted a man relieving himself on a parked car in the 1700 block of Bridge View Court on Saturday (June 10) around 7:16 p.m.

Deputies arrested and charged Richard Quaye, 35, of Reston with driving under the influence and refusal of a breath test. Quaye was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a secured bond.

The Fairfax County Police Department reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, gun from vehicle

1800 block of Explorer Street, credit and debit cards from business

12300 block of Fan Shell Court, wallet from vehicle

9900 block of Georgetown Pike, merchandise from business

1800 block of Jonathan Way, laptop computer from residence

11300 block of Reston Station Boulevard, bicycles from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, sunglasses from business

12500 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, property from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

10300 block of Eclipse Lane, 2007 Jeep Wrangler

Local police have not yet provided an update the investigation of a fatal pedestrian accident that happened in late May.

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Crime Roundup: Herndon Man Arrested In Connection with Stabbing

A 20-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with a stabbing on May 31.

Fairfax County police charged Herndon resident Denis Alexander Castillo Hernandez with aggravated malicious assault. The victim was taken to Reston Hospital in life-threatening condition. The incident occurred on the 1300 block of Parcher Avenue, police said.

In a separate incident, Anthony Devine, 27, of Reston, was charged with driving under the influence, refusal to take a breath test and obstruction of justice. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Devine was driving over the speed limit near Route 28 and Nokes Boulevard on June 2 around 2:41 a.m. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

FCPD reported the following incidents in the past week, including the theft of a sword from a home on the 2600 block of Barnside Court in Herndon:

LARCENIES:

13400 block of Coppermine Road, jewelry from residence

11800 block of Freedom Drive, jewelry from residence

11800 block of Freedom Drive, necklace from residence

1800 block of Jonathan Way, laptop computer from residence

12400 block of Marstan Moor Lane, bag and cash from vehicle

1400 block of Northgate Square, license plate from vehicle

2500 block of Polly Jefferson Way, property from residence

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, license plate from vehicle

11600 block of Stoneview Square, license plate from vehicle

2700 block of Viking Drive, property from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported.

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Crime Roundup: Police Investigate Homicide in Herndon

The Herndon Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened at the 400 block of Patrick Lane on Saturday (May 26).

Alexandro Alfaro Castillo, 40, of Herndon, was pronounced dead at the scene when police arrived around 10:15 a.m.

Police said Castillo sustained trauma to the upper body. Autopsy results will determine the exact cause of death, police said.

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

Larcenies:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, earrings from residence

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, license plate from vehicle

2200 block of Centreville Road, credit card from vehicle

2300 block of Glade Bank Way, keys from residence

9800 block of Georgetown Pike, beer from business

1300 block of Shallow Ford Road, cash from vehicle

1300 block of Shallow Ford Road, wallet from vehicle

2300 block of Southgate Square, license plate from vehicle

12000 block of Town Square Street, merchandise from business

Stolen Vehicles: 

None

As we reported late last week, police arrested and charged Carlos Cherry, 38, for shooting what appeared to be a BB gun at the Reston District Station building. Cherry was previously arrested for punching a police officer earlier this year.

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