Fairfax Police Discover Guns Used in Robberies, 450 THC Vape Pens in Herndon Man’s House

Fairfax County police recently arrested a Herndon man and charged him with seven larcenies in connection with a stash of guns and drug paraphernalia.

Two weeks ago, an officer smelled marijuana coming from a car, which had been sitting in the 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road for awhile, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

After speaking with the driver, Brandon Hernandez, 19, of Herndon, officers searched the car and discovered more than a pound of marijuana along with a handgun, ammunition, THC cartridges and cash, police say.

Police arrested Hernandez and the two passengers in the car — Kevin Fernandez, 20, of Herndon and Guillermo Alfaro, 20, of Reston.

FCPD then teamed up with the Herndon Police Department to obtain a search warrant for Hernandez’s home. Police say they ended up seizing seven loaded weapons, which have been linked to several burglaries and armed robberies in the area, and more than 450 THC vape pens.

Hernandez is currently being held without bond, and more charges are pending as detectives continue to investigate, according to police.

Images via FCPD/Facebook

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Crime Roundup: Herndon Woman Arrested in Connection with Husband’s Death

Herndon police arrested a Herndon woman in connection with a domestic assault that caused her husband’s death, according to the Herndon Police Department.

Thuan Tran, 79, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries last Tuesday (Feb. 19) after he was assaulted in his home in the 400 block of Patrick Lane, police say.

Police took his wife, 77-year-old Nhan Pham, into custody at the scene and charged her with malicious wounding.

Tran died on Friday (Feb. 22) “as a result of the injuries sustained during this incident,” according to the report.

Pham is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Herndon police detectives are working with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to amend the charges, according to the report.

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

LARCENIES:

11900 block of Bowman Towne Drive, cash and document from location

2400 block of Centreville Road, merchandise from business

9800 block of Georgetown Pike, merchandise from business

10800 block of Hunter Gate Way, wallet from vehicle

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, wallet from residence

12200 block of Laurel Glade Court, property from residence

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

11500 block of Maple Ridge Road, license plate from vehicle

1800 block of Michael Faraday Drive, laptop computer from business

1500 block of Northgate Square, package from residence

Olde Georgetown Court/Georgetown Pike, documents from vehicle

11400 block of Orchard Lane, license plate from vehicle

11100 block of South Lakes Drive, cell phone from location

12000 block of Starboard Drive, license plate from vehicle

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

1800 block of Town Center Parkway, cell phone from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Fairfax County police arrested a man who was living in a vacant Reston apartment.

The property manager for the apartment in the 1800 block of Oracle Way alerted police about the man on Friday, Feb. 15. Police found the man and confirmed he was not a resident, according to the report.

Police arrested and charged 23-year-old Michael Spruill of no fixed address with unlawful entry and destruction of property.

Sheriff’s deputies found a stolen gray car without license plates in Herndon. The car was stolen last Tuesday (Feb. 19) in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The case stolen auto case is still under investigation.

Herndon police are investigating their own stolen auto case. A 2008 Grey Pontiac Vibe was reportedly stolen between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. last Tuesday (Feb. 19) after it was parked in the 1000 block of Knight Lane, and the key was left inside the unlocked car.

Herndon police are investigating an armed robbery that happened in the 1100 block of Elden Street last Monday (Feb. 18). A man demanded personal property from a victim and then ran away when the victim tried to call the police, according to police. The victim’s personal property was recovered.

“The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between 19-21 years of age wearing a black blue hoodie/jacket with the hood up and black pants,” according to the report.

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Police Searching for Suspects in Reston-Area Robberies on Saturday

Police are looking for three women and one man in connection with two separate robberies that occurred on Saturday night (Dec. 22).

Around 7:30 p.m., a store manager at the Victoria’s Secret store in Reston Town Center (11929 Market Street) confronted three women who were seen shoplifting, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

One suspect pepper-sprayed the manager and a security guard as they attempted to intervene, before all three suspects drove off in a dark-colored Nissan Altima, according to the report.

The report gave the following description for the women:

They were described as black women in their 20s. The first suspect had a thin build, long black hair, a pink jacket with strips, and white sneakers. The second suspect had red hair, a blue jacket, a black shirt, and white and black sneakers. The third suspect had a black jacket, black pants, a white hat, and white and black sneakers.

A second robbery took place at 8:05 p.m. at the intersection of Monroe Street and Sunrise Valley Drive in Hunter Mill.

Police say a man with a gun approached a victim walking down the street and demanded money. The man then fled in a black sedan after taking money from the victim. The amount of money taken was not included in the police report.

“The man was described as black, with a deep voice, around 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a white coat,” according to the report.

Police say the victim was not injured.

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Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Suspect in M&T Bank Robbery

The Herndon Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify an armed man suspected of robbing M&T Bank at 1025 Herndon Parkway earlier this month. Photos of the incident were released by the department today (Sept. 20).

On Friday, Sept. 14 at around 5:05 p.m., the suspect entered the bank, presented a handgun, and handed the teller a note demanding cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

The man fled on foot, eastbound down Herndon Parkway. Anyone with information about the incident should call the police department at 703-435-6846.

Photos via Herndon Police Department

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Police: Armed Robbery at South Lakes Drive Sunoco

Fairfax County Police A man armed with a gun robbed the Sunoco gas station at 11190 South Lakes Dr. last night, Fairfax County Police said.

The robbery happened around 8 p.m. yesterday. A man entered the gas station displayed a gun to an employee and took an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. The employee was not injured during the robbery.

Authorities dispatched a police helicopter and several squad cars to look for the suspect, who is described as a black man, about six feet tall and 200 pounds, wearing a dark hooded jacket, a scarf and white gloves.

Several readers wrote to us to report hearing or seeing the helicopter. One reader told us they saw four police cars speeding toward the gas station.

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Armed Robber Steals Woman’s Purse at South Lakes and Soapstone

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police said a woman was robbed of her purse at knifepoint on Saturday afternoon on South Lakes Drive in Reston.

Police said the woman was walking down South Lakes near Soapstone about 4:30 p.m. when a man attempted to grab her purse.

The suspect displayed a small knife and a struggle ensued, but the victim was not stabbed.

The suspect fled on foot and was described as Hispanic, about 25 years-old, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and 250 pounds, with a mustache and short hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts.

In other weekend crime news:

BURGLARY: 11700 block of Karbon Hill Court, Reston, Sunday, 12:50 a.m. A resident reported that she awakened to a man entering her home through a window. The suspect fled in an unknown direction and was described as white, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

TRESPASSING: 11000 block of Caris Glenne Drive, Herndon, July 22, 9:30 p.m. A resident reported someone entered their residence and shut off their power. No property was taken.

LARCENIES:

Moorings Drive/Chatham Colony Court, license plate from vehicle

1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, phone from residence

11100 block of North Shore Drive, food from business

8700 block of Potomac Hills Street, purse from vehicle

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Police: Armed Robbery Early Saturday in Reston

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place early Saturday morning in Reston.

Police said a 24-year-old man reported her was walking on Glade Drive near Freetown Court about 5:30 a.m. when a gray SUV pulled up next to him.

A male passenger got out of the SUV, pushed the victim to the ground, produced a handgun and demanded money, police said. The victim handed over his wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash and credit cards. The suspect got back into the SUV which then fled west on Glade Drive.

The victim was not injured. The suspect was described as a black male, 30 to 35 years old, wearing dark clothing.

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