The 10th annual Northern Virginia Walk like MADD and MADD DASH is set for October 13 at the Herndon Police Department from 9 a.m. to noon.
Thousands are expected to rally together in over 90 cities across the country in order to increase awareness about drunk driving. Registration for the Herndon event, which is open online, will also take place on site from 8-9 a.m.
The police department is also accepting donations of used sneakers to donate to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate drunk driving, prevents underage drinking and advocates for stricter impaired driving policies.
Donated items should not have any holes. Donations will be accepted at the race and at the Herndon Police Department (397 Herndon Parkway).
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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:
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
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.
The Washington Regional Alcohol Program is covering taxi fares up to $30 as part of its annual holiday SoberRide campaign. The free cabs will run from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day until Jan. 1.
“Last December, nearly 1,500 (1,456) Greater Washington residents did the right thing and availed themselves of this lifesaving service rather than possibly driving home impaired,” WRAP president Kurt Gregory Erickson said in a statement. “For SoberRide’s hours of operation during just last New Year’s Eve, alone, such ridership (580) translated into the removal of a would-be drunk driver from our shared roadways every 49-seconds.”
To get a complimentary ride, call 800-200-8294.
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A Reston man was charged with a Felony DUI — at least his fifth offense in the last five years — on Tuesday after he crashed his car into a creek and walked away from the scene, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says.
Deputies were called to the scene at Algonkian Parkway and
Rutherford Circle in Sterling close to midnight.
A witness told officials male driver exited the vehicle andwalked away from the scene towards a footpath.
The driver was later located and identified as Marc A. Dixon, 31, of Reston.
Dixon was arrested and charged with misdemeanor hit and run and Felony DUI. Dixon has been charged with multiple DUI in the last five years, according to LCSO. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.
In 2014, Dixon was arrested for driving his car backwards down Rugby Road in Fairfax. During that arrest, Dixon provided false information as well as kicked the door and window of the police vehicle he was in, Fairfax County Police said.
In that incident, Dixon was charged with DUI (fourth offense), refusing breath test, fraudulent information to police, destruction of county property, driving while suspended (DUI related) and improper backing on the highway.