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by Dave Emke — March 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm 6 Comments

DWI enforcement police vehicle (Photo via Fairfax County Police Department)Police in both Fairfax and Loudoun counties say a group of teens was shooting pellets at vehicles on Leesburg Pike (Va. Route 7) overnight.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, officers from the Reston District Station reported at about 4 a.m. to the area of Middleton Ridge Road after a report of a car being fired upon by a BB gun. Police checked the area and found a car matching provided suspect information. Police say five teenage boys inside the car allegedly were involved.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, meanwhile, reports a related incident in the area of Dranesville Road. They say a vehicle in that area suffered minor damage.

The FCPD officers apprehended the teens. According to LCSO, they were released to the custody of their parents.

No one was injured in either of the incidents. Charges and juvenile petitions are pending.

by Dave Emke — March 21, 2017 at 10:15 am 2 Comments

Police linePolice say a Reston man was caught in the act of assaulting a woman in Sterling last week.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reports that 26-year-old Fredy F. Alfaro was observed by deputies to be assaulting a woman in a car in the 46000 block of Community Plaza at about 7 p.m. Wednesday. He was arrested and charged with assault. Alfaro was also charged with distribution of narcotics and public intoxication, and he was transferred to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Meanwhile, the Reston District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department reported the following crimes in the past week:

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Beaver Court, tire inflator from residence

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cellphone from business

2200 block of Castle Rock Square, license plate from vehicle

2500 block of Centreville Road, wallet from vehicle

11400 block of Commerce Park Drive, electronic device from residence

2300 block of Freetown Court, documents from business

2300 block of Freetown Court, medication from residence

9900 block of Georgetown Pike, beer from business

1700 block of Port Place, jewelry boxes from residence

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, beer from business

11700 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, license plate from vehicle

12000 block of Town Square, purse and cellphone from residence

13000 block of Weeping Cherry Walk, license plate from vehicle

2200 block of Wheelwright Court, jacket from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Anyone with information about any of the incidents reported by FCPD should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

by Dave Emke — March 21, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Lake Fairfax Park soccer field

Lieutenant Governor in Reston Tonight — Ralph Northam, Virginia’s lieutenant governor and a Democratic candidate for governor in the 2017 election, will be a guest speaker tonight at a meeting of Herndon-Reston Indivisible. Other speakers will be Del. Ken Plum (D-Fairfax) and Del. Jennifer Boysko (D-Fairfax/Loudoun). The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Hills Montessori School (11180 Ridge Heights Road). [Herndon-Reston Indivisible]

Bulova: ‘Painful Cuts’ in Proposed Federal Budget — The chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors says she is hopeful the local congressional delegation will address what she sees as a number of problems with the Trump administration’s budget proposal, unveiled last week. [Sharon Bulova/Facebook]

Arrests Made in Chantilly Gun Store Heist — Two 23-year-old men and a 19-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the theft of 35 guns from a Chantilly store earlier this month. The men are also charged in the theft of firearms from two shops in Fredericksburg. They each face up to 10 years in prison. [U.S. Department of Justice]

Digital Marketing Agency Opens New Office — Baltimore-based Jellyfish has opened a new office at RTC West (12120 Sunset Hills Road). The office will house more than 20 employees and serves as the development and technology hub for the agency. Five job openings are available. [Jellyfish]

by Dave Emke — March 15, 2017 at 10:15 am 7 Comments

Police line

A D.C. woman stabbed a man in the arm last week in Herndon, police say.

The incident took place Friday in the 600 block of Elden Street, according to the Herndon Police Department’s weekly report. Police say 24-year-old Ronice Pannell stabbed the man after arguing with him. The victim was transported to the hospital, treated and released. Pannell was charged with malicious wounding and held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

In a separate incident, a 34-year-old Herndon man faces multiple charges including possession with intent to distribute PCP. Those charges were filed after the man, Lefonte Hogan, fled from an officer who attempted to initiate a traffic stop Thursday near the intersection of Elden Street and Alabama Drive.

Police say Hogan drove down Parcher Avenue and stopped in a wooded area at the end of the street before fleeing on foot. He was apprehended and charged with eluding, resisting arrest, destruction of property and driving on a revoked license, in addition to the drug charge. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and held without bond.

Meanwhile, the Reston District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department reported the following crimes in the past week:

LARCENIES:

1600 block of Becontree Lane, cell phone from residence

11900 block of Bowman Towne Drive, cash from residence

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

2500 block of John Milton Drive, liquor from business

Soapstone Drive/Stoneview Square, cash from vehicle

2000 block of Twin Branches Road, wallet from vehicle

2000 block of Wethersfield Court, license plate from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Anyone with information about any of the incidents reported by FCPD should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

by Dave Emke — March 14, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

VDOT Traffic Cam - Wiehle Ave./Reston Station

Accident Reported on Dulles Access Road — An accident was reported at about 8:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Access Road, in the area of Hunter Mill Road.

Reston Hospital Center Using New Breast Cancer Technology — A new device is being used by surgeons at the hospital to precisely localize small tumors and direct their removal during surgery. RHC is the first medical center in the area to use the SAVI SCOUT radar localization technology. [Reston Hospital Center]

Dozens of Guns Stolen from Chantilly Store — Three suspects were caught on video surveillance stealing 35 guns from 50 West Armory on Metrotech Drive on Saturday. Fairfax County Police are trying to track them down and is asking for any help the community can provide. [Fairfax County Police Department]

SLHS Alum to Play in NCAA Basketball Tournament — Princess Aghayere, a 2015 South Lakes High School graduate, will play with the University of Pennsylvania Quakers women’s basketball team in the NCAA Division I basketball tournament. The Quakers’ first-round game against Texas A&M will air on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. Saturday. [NCAA]

VDOT traffic cam image from Wiehle Avenue at Reston Station

by Dave Emke — March 13, 2017 at 9:00 am 4 Comments

Morning Notes

More Speak Out Against Paid Parking — The owner of Obi Sushi says sales are down about a third since Boston Properties initiated paid parking at Reston Town Center. Meanwhile, the president of the Reston Citizens Association says it’s just one more sore spot to a community battling an increasing cost of living. [Washington Post]

Retired Detective’s Story Gains AttentionAs we reported, retired Fairfax County Police Department detective Bruce Wiley took care of a 17-year-old intruder at his Beaver Circle home last week using no more than a flashlight and a baton. Since, he has shared further details about the incident with Washington television stations. “I was lucky that he didn’t have a gun,” he told one. [Fox 5 DC/WJLA]

Nominations Still Open for Reston Volunteer Awards — Candidates for Reston Association’s Volunteer Service Awards can still be nominated until Friday. The awards recognize individuals, families, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to the community through volunteer service. [Reston Association]

SLHS Baseball Star Continues His Success — Jared Abelson, a 2015 South Lakes High School graduate, picked up two hits for Macalester College in a game over the weekend against Marian University in the Tucson Invitational. The sophomore is batting .478 through six games this season. [Macalester College Athletics]

by Dave Emke — March 10, 2017 at 10:15 am 18 Comments

Retired detective Bruce Wiley/FCPD(This story was updated at 12:15 p.m. after more information was released by the Fairfax County Police Department.)

A retired Fairfax County Police Department detective had crime come into his Reston home earlier this week.

According to FCPD, retired detective Bruce Wiley was awakened at about 3 a.m. Wednesday by “suspicious noises in his house” in the 1700 block of Beaver Circle. From the police release:

“He grabbed a flashlight and a collapsible baton and went to investigate. He found the intruder, who was wearing a full black mask over his face, in the process of stealing items from the home. Wiley pointed the flashlight at the suspect and told him to get on the ground. The suspect did not comply with Wiley’s commands, as he repeated his commands, Wiley closed in on the suspect, struck him once with the baton and took him to the ground. Meanwhile, Wiley’s wife called police.”

Officers responded took the 17-year-old suspect into custody.

Police say Wiley was a detective on the force for 28 years before retiring in 2010.

“During his tour of duty, Wiley responded to every type of call for service imaginable, from a cat stuck in a tree to a murder scene. He dealt with crime victims with sensitivity and compassion, and investigated crimes with tenacity and dogged determination, but he never thought that he would someday be a crime victim himself.”

Police say Wiley has used his “extensive job knowledge, training and experience to train other law enforcement officers in use-of-force situations.”

Another break-in at the home had been reported to have happened last week between 11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. Small electronic items were stolen in that case, police reported. A Fairfax County Police Department spokesperson said police “have reason to believe the same suspect might be involved.”

Picture of Wiley courtesy Fairfax County Police Department

by RestonNow.com — March 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm 6 Comments

Herndon Police

(This post was edited at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday to correct the date of the incident. Due to an error in the Herndon Police Department report, these arrests were originally reported to have happened Feb. 3.)

A 19-year-old from Reston was jailed after Herndon Police Department officers say he ran from a traffic stop.

According to police, Tyquan Quantae Johnson was pulled over on March 2 in the 800 block of Alabama Drive. As soon as the vehicle stopped, according to the report, Johnson got out and fled on foot.

The Fairfax County Police Department helicopter was involved in the search for Johnson, police say, and he was located in the 400 block of Pickett Lane.

From the report:

“[Johnson] was arrested for driving while suspended, possession of marijuana, eluding on foot and displaying a fictitious license plate. He was transported to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on bond.”

Police say four occupants of the vehicle were also cited for possession of marijuana.

by RestonNow.com — March 7, 2017 at 10:15 am 1 Comment

New Police Car Logos/Credit: Fairfax County PoliceA home in Reston was victim of a nighttime burglary after police say the suspect took a garage door opener from an unlocked vehicle.

Police say the incident took place sometime between 3 and 3:20 a.m. Friday at a residence in the 12100 block of Tryton Way. A purse and wallet were reported missing from the home.

A second burglary was also reported over the weekend on the 1700 block of Beaver Circle. The Fairfax County Police Department says the thief entered the home through a door sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. Small electronic items were reported missing.

Other incidents reported by the FCPD’s Reston District Station in the past week include:

LARCENIES:

9700 block of Locust Hill Drive, sunglasses from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, merchandise from business

2100 block of Wilkes Court, cellphone from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from business

13100 block of Parcher Avenue, merchandise from business

11900 block of Fallen Holly Court, cellphone from school

2500 block of James Madison Circle, wallet from residence

1600 block of Oak Spring Way, pressure washer from residence

2200 block of Wheelwright Court, license plates from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Anyone with information about any of these incidents should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

by Dave Emke — March 6, 2017 at 9:00 am 7 Comments

Morning Notes - Lake Anne trail sign

Police: Bodies Found in County Park Linked to Gang Activity — Two sets of human remains were located Friday in a park near Falls Church. These are just the latest apparent victims of gang activity in Fairfax County, Police Chief Edwin Roessler said. [WTOP]

Registration for SLHS Summer Sports Camps Underway — Signups are now available for youths looking to participate in summer camps for basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse and volleyball. [South Lakes High School]

Another Round of Metro SafeTrack Work in State — Work on the Blue and Yellow lines in Northern Virginia began over the weekend and will last into April. This is expected to be the final round of the work. County supervisors Sharon Bulova and Cathy Hudgins are urging patience from commuters. [Washington Post]

Feds: Herndon Man Previously Jailed for Bank Robberies Strikes Again — Bruce Wayne Higgins Jr. served four years in prison after robbing banks in D.C. and Arlington in 2009. Now law enforcement says he committed heists at five more banks in December in Baltimore, Ocean City and Atlantic City. [NJ.com]

by RestonNow.com — March 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm 7 Comments

Nelson Urbina-Zelaya/Loudoun County Sheriff's OfficeThe Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 40-year-old Herndon man on Thursday after they say he stabbed three people in Sterling.

Police say Nelson Urbina-Zalaya is charged with three counts of malicious wounding and is being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. The charges stem from an altercation shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 46900 block of Community Plaza.

According to the report, two adult male victims were stabbed during the parking-lot altercation, while a third was hurt when he intervened. All three were taken to the hospital with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The circumstances that led to the assault remain under investigation, police say.

by Dave Emke — March 2, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Morning Notes

No Increase to Property Tax Rate — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to advertise a property tax rate for FY2018 that is equal to the FY2017 rate. [Washington Post]

‘Epiphany’ Returning to NextStop — Herndon native and South Lakes High School graduate Derek Jasper is a magician, mentalist and deception expert. His show, “Epiphany,” returns to NextStop Theatre in Herndon (269 Sunset Park Drive) next weekend. [Connection Newspapers]

Herndon Police Led on High-Speed Chase — A traffic stop Sunday near the intersection of Crestview Drive and Herndon Parkway turned into chase when the driver fled. Herndon Police later found the vehicle, but not the driver. [Herndon Patch]

FCPD Gang Unit Involved in Search for Remains — Acting on recently received information, Fairfax County Police Department homicide, gang unit and crime scene detectives have been looking for human remains in Holmes Run Park and Lemon Road Park, near Falls Church. This follows an earlier investigation in which 10 people (including a Reston woman) were charged with gang activity in connection with the killing of a 15-year-old whose body was found near Lake Accotink Park in Springfield. [Fairfax County Police Department/WTOP]

by Dave Emke — February 28, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

Police lineA home in the 1000 block of Harriman Street in Great Falls was burglarized last week.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the report was made at 5:20 p.m. Friday. A resident reported that someone had entered the home and taken property.

Other incidents reported by the FCPD’s Reston District Station in the past week include:

LARCENIES:

12000 block of Edgemere Circle, coat and sunglasses from vehicle

1800 block of Jonathan Way, medication from residence

13600 block of McLearen Road, cell phone from school

11800 block of Triple Crown Road, wallet from residence

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, alcohol from business

1100 block of Walker Road, credit cards from business

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, bicycle from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Anyone with information about any of these incidents should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

by Dave Emke — February 27, 2017 at 9:00 am 10 Comments

Morning Notes - Winter

Officer’s Name to Be Made Public — The Fairfax County Police Department has been informed by the FBI that there is no credible threat to the officer who shot and killed a Herndon man Jan. 16, ending a chaotic barricade/hostage situation. Police Chief Edwin Roessler says the officer’s name will be released. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Community Council on Land Use Meets Tonight — The group, chaired by former county planning commissioner Walter Alcorn, aims to produce a set of recommendations that would improve Fairfax County’s public outreach and community engagement in the land use and development process. It plans to meet every other Monday at 7:30 p.m., through April 24, at the Fairfax County Government Center. [Fairfax County]

Robin McGreer/FCPDPolice Say Man Bites Another’s Face in ‘Bias-Related’ Attack — Robin McGreer (pictured), 35, of McLean, faces a charge of maliciously causing bodily injury after police say he used racial slurs while threatening a man before biting him, resulting in a “significant facial wound.” The incident took place in a Tysons Corner Center parking lot. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Australian Company Takes Full Ownership of Greenway — Macquarie Atlas Roads last week became full owner of the Dulles Greenway. The company’s chief executive said he hopes to boost revenues by improving entry and exit points. [Australian Financial Review]

Reston Native Working to Defend Against Cyber Threats — Cmdr. Nick Shur is serving in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a member of Space and Warfare Systems Command, which works to improve cyber war-fighting capability and enhances technology on surface ships, aircraft and submarines. [Fairfax Times]

Herndon High Grad Is a Diamond Star — Ky Parrott, of the Herndon High School Class of 2013, has been named to the preseason first-team all-conference baseball team in the Colonial Athletic Association. A senior at James Madison University, Parrott has started the season strong as well. [JMU Breeze]

by Dave Emke — February 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

New Police Car Logos/Credit: Fairfax County Police

The Fairfax County Police Department says an iPad was stolen from a home Friday.

According to police, the device went missing “between 1:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.” from the home in the 11100 block of Glade Road. They say there were no signs of forced entry.

Other incidents reported from the Reston District Station in the past week:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cash from business

2100 block of Green Watch Way, wallet from business

11200 block of Roger Bacon Drive, glasses from business

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from vehicle

2300 block of Colts Neck Road, clothing from business

12700 block of Fantasia Drive, wallet from vehicle

12800 block of Fantasia Drive, wallet from vehicle

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

900 block of Leigh Mill Road, tools from residence

11100 block of South Lakes Drive, bicycle from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Anyone with information about any of these incidents should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

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