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.

Photo via FCPD

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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.

Photo via FCPD

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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.

Photo via FCPD

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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: Maryland Teen Arrested in Carjacking on Sunrise Valley Drive

A 17-year-old from Maryland was arrested in connection with a carjacking on Sunrise Valley Drive last week.

On Monday, May 13, police say that a masked suspect pointed a shotgun at a man who was putting air into his car’s tires and demanded the keys.

The suspect drove away in the stolen car, but police caught up with him a short while later.

The teen was caught with the help of the police’s K9 team, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. He was charged with carjacking and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

In a separate incident, a man entered a home on the 2600 block of New Concorde Court on Wednesday, May 15 at around 3:50 a.m.

Residents discovered the man in their garage after they heard the garage door open. The man ran away when one resident confronted him.

Nothing was reported missing, police said.

FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11300 block of Chestnut Grove Square, documents from vehicle

2200 block of Quartermaster Lane, bicycle from residence

2600 block of William Short Circle, bicycle from residence

11600 block of Windbluff Court, license plates from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

2500 block of Brenton Point Drive, 2015 Vespa motorcycle

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Crime Roundup: Police Investigate Report of Gunshot

No major crime incidents were reported this week in Herndon and Reston, continuing another week of lull on the crime front.

Local police did investigate a report of a gunshot on April 30.

One round was shot into the ground on the 1500 block of Cameron Crescent Drive, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

No one was injured. FCPD also reported other minor incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11400 block of Gate Hill Place, personal items from vehicle

13100 block of Kidwell Field Road, bicycle from residence

11900 block of Market Street, phone from business

11200 block of Silentwood Lane, package from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Countywide, FCPD is reminding residents to take safety precautions when they go outside after two women were assaulted on Centreville walking trails last month:

  • Run, jog or walk in areas that are familiar to you.
  • If you are walking in an unfamiliar location, bring a friend along with you.
  • Avoid running, jogging or walking in a poorly lit or secluded area or after dark.
  • Tell someone where you’ll be and share your GPS location with them.
  • Do not wear headphones or earbuds.
  • Switch up your route and pattern so your actions aren’t predictable.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.

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FCPD Reports Dip in Violent Crime in 2018

Fairfax County’s violent crime rate dipped slightly this year over last year, according to data compiled by the police department.

FCPD’s annual report finds that violence crime rates decreased between 2017 and 2018 for homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

The data, which were released Friday, show that homicide decreased from 201to 13, rape decreased from 98 to 92, and robbery decreased from 428 to 354. Aggravated assault also dipped from 283 to 260. Of FCPD’s eight police districts, the Reston District stations fell on the lower end for the number of driving while intoxicated arrests for last year.

Movement is also expected on a body worn camera pilot program that had a test run in Reston last year. FCPD Chief Edwin Roessler plans to share findings about the program — compiled in partnership with American University researchers —  with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisor this year.

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Crime Roundup: Police Believe String of Larcenies Not Connected

This week, the Fairfax County Police Department did not report any major incidents. However, a string of larcenies involving items taken from cars over a three-day period caught our attention.

According to FCPD, the incidents are not connected.

“We do not believe these incidents are connected, based on locality and the items that were taken,” a spokesperson for FCPD told Reston now.

The following minor incidents were reported by FCPD over the last week:

LARCENIES:

2100 block of Centreville Road, merchandise from business

11400 block of Cypress Point Court, registration stickers from vehicle

1300 block of Deep Run Lane, license plate from vehicle

12600 block of Fantasia Drive, license plate from vehicle

11900 block of Freedom Drive, merchandise from business

2500 block of Farmcrest Drive, bicycle from residence

11500 block of Links Drive, electronic device from vehicle

2500 block of Peter Jefferson Lane, laptop computer from vehicle

11100 block of South Lake Drive, food from business

12000 block of Town Square Street, cell phone from vehicle

1400 block of North Point Village Center, merchandise from business

1100 block of Walker Road, sign from property

11000 block of Villaridge Court, purse from location

STOLEN VEHICLES

None reported

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Crime Roundup: Police Investigate Home Burglary at Cypress Point Court

A burglar broke into a home and took off with valuables, police said.

The burglary was reported in a home on the 11500 block of Cypress Point Court at around 7:42 p.m. on April 19 (Friday), according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police believe someone entered the home and stole personal items. The investigation is ongoing.

FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11400 block of North Shore Drive, document from residence

400 block of River Bend Road, purse from residence

12100 block of Sunset Hill Road, purse from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, document from vehicle

11900 block of Democracy Drive, credit cards from location

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, bicycle from location

2400 block of Centreville Road, bike from shopping center

STOLEN VEHICLES:

12900 block of Lyme Bay Drive, 2015 Ford Explorer

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Crime Roundup: Parking Dispute Draws Police Presence

A parking dispute turned violent in Reston last week, police said.

Two people got into an argument in the parking lot of McDonalds at 11265 Roger Bacon Drive on April 11 at around 9:37 a.m., according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

“The victim got out of their car and tried to block the other car from leaving by standing in front of it.  The driver allegedly struck the victim in the leg with his car and left the scene,” FCPD said.

No injuries were reported and the police are treating the incident as an assault. It’s unclear if the driver was charged.

In other news, the Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

2200 block of Centreville Road, purse from location

2200 block of Centreville Road, purse from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, property from vehicle

9800 block of Faust Drive, license plate from vehicle

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

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Crime Roundup: Arrests Made for Public Intoxication

(Updated at 2:33 p.m.) Loudoun County recently had a pair of arrests of Herndon residents for public intoxication.

Loudoun County police were called to Ashburn on Saturday (Nov. 17) around 8:35 a.m. for a report of a man walking in the roadway at the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Waxpool Road.

Juan V. Berrueta-Clement, 43, of Herndon was arrested and charged with public intoxication, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. He has since been released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

In a separate incident, another Herndon resident was arrested on Nov. 10 and charged with public intoxication. Police responded to a report of Isaias Serano, 30, acting confrontational with security officers at Town Center Plaza in Sterling. Serano was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

Over in Fairfax County, a dozen larcenies occurred last week.

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

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Business Center Drive, cash from location

1500 block of Cameron Crescent Drive, mail from residence

2100 block of Centreville Road, beer from residence

2400 block of Centreville Road, liquor from business

11100 block of Harbor Court, jewelry from residence

2300 block of Horseferrry Court, property from business

11400 block of Isaac Newton Square, credit cards and wallet from location

900 block of Locust Street, cash from school

11900 block of Market Street, cell phone from business

2100 block of Monaghan Drive, cell phone from residence

11700 block of Putting Green Court, jewelry from residence

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, wallet from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

This story has been updated

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Crime Roundup: Discovery of Body Remains Under Investigation

The discovery of a body on the 1500 block of Browns Chapel Road remains under investigation.

The Fairfax County Police Department has not released any additional details about the incident. The body was found the morning of Nov. 2. No information about the nature of the investigation was available as of today (Tuesday).

Major crime incidents were minimal this week, but FCPD did report the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11200 block of Chestnut Grove Square, cash from location

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, watch from residence

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, electronic devices from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

As we reported last week, four men were arrested after a high-speed police pursuit Wednesday night.

Photo via FCPD

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Crime Roundup: Parking Lot Fight Ends in Arrest of Herndon Man

A fight between two men in a parking lot on the 45000 block of Waterview Plaza in Sterling resulted in an arrest on Oct. 27, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael, Nguyen, 43, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. Law enforcement officials said Nguyen was fighting with another man in the area at around 9:30 p.m. When a sheriff’s deputy tried to stop the fight, Nguyen struggled with the deputy and continue to try to hit the victim again.

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

In a separate incident, a drunk man was found lying on a dirt path near the 2000 block of Parkside Circle in Sterling on Oct. 27 at around 3:41 p.m., according to the LCSO.

Nicholas Meekins, 35, of Reston, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

Meanwhile, the Fairfax County Police Department reported the following minor incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, purse from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, clothing, shoes and speaker from residence

2400 block of Centreville Road, license plates from vehicles

1800 block of Fountain Drive, wallet from business

Old Centerville Road/Acorn Hunt Place, tires from vehicle

11800 block of Spectrum Center, cell phone from location

2700 block of West Ox Road, purse and bag from vehicle

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

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Crime Roundup: Sterling Residents Arrested in Target Shoplifting

Two Sterling residents were arrested Saturday night in connection with a shoplifting incident at Target (12197 Sunset Hills Road).

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, Naim Arrak, 21, ran away from police after he left the store with stolen goods. Officers quickly caught up with Arrak and found a woman, Ashley Loza, 18, waiting for him in a nearby car.

Loza was charged with grand larceny and Arrak was charged with grand larceny, larceny with intent to sell, possession of schedule two narcotics and possession of schedule four narcotics.

In a separate incident, a woman receiving medical care in an ambulance allegedly assaulted a firefighter on Oct. 17. at around 4:16 p.m.

Linda Klotz, 59, of Centreville, pulled a firefighter down onto the gurney and caused several minor injuries. She was charged with assault on a firefighter, according to police.

FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

11600 block of Stoneview Square, dog from residence

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

13300 block of Hungerford Place, 2012 Mercedes C350

Photos via FCPD

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