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by RestonNow.com May 9, 2018 at 4:14 pm 55 Comments

Fairfax County police are investigating what caused a crash between a cyclist and a van near the W&OD Trail at Sunrise Valley Road Tuesday evening around 6:30 p.m.

Police said it is not yet clear whether the cyclist or the driver of the van was at fault in the accident, which caused damage to the van and sent the cyclist to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who may have seen the collision is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637).

by RestonNow.com May 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

It’s been another relatively quiet week around Reston, with no arrests or stolen vehicles reported.

Police reported the following thefts around Reston between Tuesday, May 1 and Monday, May 7:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from business

2000 block of Capstone Circle, license plate from vehicle

500 block of Nalls Dairy Court, bag from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, leaf blower from vehicle

800 block of Seneca Road, wallet from residence

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, wallet from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, cell phone from business

10500 block of Leesburg Pike, cell phone from business

2300 block of Colts Neck Road, property from business

11800 block of Spectrum Center, liquor from business

 

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).

by RestonNow.com April 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0

Fairfax County is participating in Operation Medicine Cabinet Clean-out, a program by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative, on Saturday (April 28).

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents are encouraged to drop off unused or expired medications at any Fairfax County Police district station. Only pills or liquids are allowed. No pressurized canisters or needles will be accepted.

Organizers say the disposal is free, confidential and safe. The program is intended to prevent accidental poisoning and drug abuse. Reston’s District Station is located at 12000 Bowman Towne Drive.

The initiative is part of a partnership between county departments, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and local businesses.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

by RestonNow.com April 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

County government entities are partnering to present a workshop on how to prepare for active violence in the workplace. The event will be held on Monday (April 23) at Reston Association’s conference center (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive).

The program is intended to provide an explanation about active violence, view past incidents in U.S. history, and discuss ways to response to violence.

Two other workshops will take place on Tuesday (April 24) at Immanuel Baptist Church in Springfield and on April 30 at the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway).

The initiative is presented by the Fairfax County Police Department, the Office of Emergency Management, the Fairfax County OEM Volunteer Corps, and the Fairfax County Community Collaboration for Disaster Resiliency.

Online registration is required.

by RestonNow.com April 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm 4 Comments

A 21-year-old Herndon resident was caught yelling racial slurs in front of a home on the 1500 block of Poplar Grove Drive Friday night.

Carrick Shannon was charged with destruction of property, disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice.

Local police responded to a report that a suspicious man was attempting to enter a home in the area around 9:57 p.m. on Friday.

When officers arrived, they saw Shannon standing outside the home. He was arrested after a foot pursuit in woods nearby the home.

Police said they also found security footage of Shannon yelling racial slurs in the security camera and damaging the camera.

In a separate incident, a burglary was reported at House of Mandarin (2303 Soapstone Drive) around 12:40 a.m. on Saturday. Staff of a neighboring business heard glass breaking next door.

A burglary was also reported at a local Exxon (12080 Glade Drive) on Thursday around 2:20 a.m.. Police believe someone broke into the business and stole cash.

The Fairfax County Police Department also reported the following incidents:

Larcenies:

1300 block of Blairstone Drive, packages from residence

1300 block of Browns Mill Court, laptop computer from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, airbag from vehicle

11900 block of Market Street, wallet from business

1000 block of Pensive Lane, wallet from business

12000 block of Town Square Street, bicycles from business

1800 block of Town Center Parkway, wallet from business

1600 block of Waters Edge Lane, purse from vehicle

Stolen Vehicles:

2200 block of Chamblee Place, 2000 Toyota Corolla

Photo via FCPD

by RestonNow.com April 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

Few crime incidents occurred over the last week, according to a pool of crime reports in the Herndon and Reston area.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested on April 3 in connection with a carjacking on the 400 block of Woodgrove Court.

According to the Herndon Police Department, Victoria Ann Johnson was arrested for failure to report an accident and stolen automobile, two counts of felony carjacking and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

In a separate incident, local police continue to search for a suspect in connection with a robbery and abduction on April 2 at Paisano’s Pizza (12056 North Shore Drive).

The Fairfax County Police Department said a man forced a store employee to walk across a parking lot at gun-point around 9 a.m. that day. Once they reached the store, the suspect demanded cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

Police said the suspect was a black man in his late teens to early 20s, about six feet tall. He was wearing dark clothing and a black mask during the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

FCPD also reported the following incidents:

Larcenies:

1300 block of Deep Run Lane, property from residence

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, merchandise from business

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

11700 block of Stratford House Place, key from vehicle

11600 block of Stoneview Square, ring from residence

Stolen Vehicles:

None reported

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).

by RestonNow.com April 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm 25 Comments

Overall crime in Fairfax County decreased 1.6 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to data released by the Fairfax County Police Department this week.

In a statement, Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. said community engagement was critical to the reduction in crime.

“Community engagement, information sharing, accountability and public trust energize our partnerships that keep Fairfax County the safest jurisdiction of its size in the United States,” he said.

Crimes against persons rose three-point-eight percent in the county, compared to a four-point-six percent increase investigated by the Reston Police District Station. The county operates eight district stations.

Crimes against property, which include extortion, robbery, burglary and larcenies, decreased overall in every police district except McLean and Reston, where crimes against property increased from 2,292 to 2,429 incidents.

Overall in the county, crimes against society, which include offenses related to drugs, gambling, pornography and prostitution, rose by 9.6 percent. Reston saw a 4.2 percent decrease.

Two homicides — the murders of Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker days before Christmas — occurred in Reston in 2017.

A complete breakdown of data in Reston for 2016 and 2017 is below.

by RestonNow.com April 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm 3 Comments

The Fairfax County Police Department is seeking the public’s help to find a Herndon man wanted for two counts of abduction and the use of a firearm.

Police believe Osman Osman, 37, of Herndon, assaulted and temporarily abducted his wife and child on March 24 in Chantilly.

In a release, police said Osman is likely armed and dangerous. He is wanted for two counts of assault on a family member, a protective order violation and transporting a firearm while subject to a protective order.

FCPD said Osman is 5 feet and 11 inches tall, around 200 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.  

Anyone with information should call 703-246-5393. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 if the information received leads to an arrest.

FCPD also reported the following incidents this week:

LARCENIES:

2400 block of Centreville Road, cell phone from business

11000 block of Democracy Drive, property from business

9800 block of Georgetown Pike, cash from business

11600 block of Gilman Lane, mail from residence

11400 block of Great Meadow Drive, credit card from residence

1900 block of Sagewood Lane, property from residence

Library Street/Bluemont Way, cash from vehicle

11900 block of Market Street, property from business

13000 block of Monterey Estates Drive, property from residence

North Shore Drive/Jonathan Way, airbags from vehicles

11700 block of Stratford House Place, airbags from vehicles

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, merchandise from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

1800 block of Town Center Parkway, property from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Just before midnight on Saturday (March 31), Joaquin Ventura, 45, of Reston, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license.

During foot patrol, deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ventura after determining he was driving a suspicious vehicle parked on the 22000 block of Enterprise Street in Sterling.

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

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).

by Fatimah Waseem March 2, 2018 at 9:00 am 1 Comment

Refunds for Metro users — Roughly 17,000 customers will get refunds for trips that took 15 minutes longer than expected on the Orange and Silver lines. Now that’s a silver lining.  [Reston Patch]

Expect delays on all Metro lines — The Rush Hour Promise won’t be in effect today due to the wind storm sweeping the region. Metrorail is running every 12 minutes per line with reduced speeds above ground for safety. [Washington Metropolitan Area Authority]

Deadline for assessments extended — Reston Association members now have until March 8 to pay annual assessments. The deadline was pushed after a power outage yesterday. [Reston Association]

Focusing on body cameras — In the coming weeks, you’ll see more Fairfax County police with the special gear. The county breaks down what the program will look like. [Fairfax County Government]

Flickr pool photo via vantagehill

by RestonNow.com February 27, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

A Fairfax County juvenile court judge blocked the public from a hearing of a 17-year-old Lorton boy charged with killing a Reston couple.

According to the Washington Post, a Fairfax County juvenile court judge barred the public from a hearing earlier this week because it featured “sensitive” information about the suspect, who is charged with killing Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, in their home before Christmas last year.

In a separate incident, Lexi Palma, 19, of Reston, and a juvenile were arrested on Monday at around 3:43 a.m. on charges of driving under the influence, grand larceny and possession of alcohol under 21, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Palma after receiving a report about a woman stealing e-cigarettes from a convenience store on the 25000 block of Poland Road. Palma and her underage passenger were arrested after a traffic stop, according to the report.

She was released from the Loudoun County Adult Center Center on a secured bond. The juvenile female was also released and charges are pending.

The Fairfax County Police Department also reported the following incidents:

LARCENIES:

12300 block of Brown Fox Way, gun from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, purses from vehicle

2500 block of Farmcrest Drive, purse from vehicle

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, merchandise from business

7600 block of Walker Road, purse from vehicle

Fox Mill Road/Reston Parkway, tools from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

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).

File photo.

by Fatimah Waseem February 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm 14 Comments

Car parts were stolen from more than a dozen vehicles within a half-mile radius in the Herndon area late last week, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

The police department told Reston Now it’s unclear if the incidents, which happened between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, are connected.

“These incidents are still under investigation so we are unable to confirm or deny if they are connected,” a spokesperson for the police department wrote in a statement.

Police reported eight separate incidents where parts were taken from vehicles on the 13100 block of Fox Hunt Lane. On the 2300 block of Rolling Fork Circle, car parts were taken from another eight vehicles. One incident occurred on the 1200 block of Rolling Fork Circle.

Other larcenies from vehicles over the same time period include:

2300 block of Cavesson Court, wallet from vehicle.

11500 block of Embers Court, wallet from vehicle.

12500 block of Fox View Way, laptop from vehicle.

2200 block of Halter Lane, personal items from a vehicle.

12600 block of Noble Victory Lane, wallet from vehicle.

No other information was immediately available.

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).

File photo.

by Fatimah Waseem December 28, 2017 at 9:20 am 14 Comments

(Editor’s Note: This post was updated at 3 p.m. to include new information).

A man allegedly assaulted a child, carjacked a pick-up truck and led police on a chase that culminated with a car crash that sent eight people to the hospital late Wednesday night. The suspect, a woman and five children remain in the hospital.

Brendan Stefon Vinson, 28, of Adelphi, faces multiple charges, including carjacking, speed to elude, two assaults on police officers and receiving stolen property. Police were called for back-up at the hospital as the suspect attempted to wrestle out of his handcuffs.

The incident began when the Fairfax County Police Department  responded to a report about a child being assaulted on the 6100 block of Early Autumn Drive at around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday. They learned a man randomly knocked on the door of a home and hit a young child who was at the door, police said. The suspect fled the area in a stolen car that police believe was taken from Hyattsville around 6 p.m.

A flurry of events continued as the suspect crashed into a pick-up truck at Stone Road and Lee Highway and carjacked the driver.  Police believe he then stole a trailer and attached it to the pick-up truck. When police began chasing the vehicle, the suspect ran a red light at the intersection of Centreville Road and Frying Pan Road. He then rammed into a mini van in the intersection, sending five children and a woman to the hospital. One child was ejected from the car and flown to the hospital. The child remains in critical condition.

The suspect attempted to escape by foot at the intersection. As police caught the man, he injured two police officers in an attempt to ward off police. Both victims who were assaulted by the suspect also sustained minor injuries.

Police said they are still investigating multiple scenes relating to this incident. Police officers injured in the incident are recovering and expected to return to work, police said.

 

Photos via FCPD

by RestonNow.com December 6, 2017 at 9:00 am 1 Comment

Fairfax County Planning Commission to Decide On Proposal for Assisted Living Facility — The body will review a proposal by Kensington Senior Development LLC to bring a 70-unit assisted living facility to 11501 Sunrise Valley Drive. The proposal drew opposition from nearby residents at a public hearing last week. The commission will vote on the project at its 8:15 p.m. meeting today in the Fairfax County Government Center board auditorium. An online stream is on the county’s website. [Fairfax County Planning Commission]

FCPD: Keep Your Faith-based Organization Safe — The Fairfax County Police Department is hosting two worship watch seminars in the coming weeks. During seminars, officers share crime prevention tips and training specific to protecting congregants’ place of worship. The first seminar is on Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield. The second is on Jan. 3 at the county’s new Public Safety Headquarters in Fairfax from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration is required. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Hook Road Working Groups Meet This Week — The group will meet tomorrow from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to discuss the Hook Road Recreation Area project at Reston Association headquarters (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive). [Reston Association]

by RestonNow.com November 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm 6 Comments

On Friday at around 8:18 a.m., the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report about an ongoing larceny at a store on the 46200 block of Potomac Run Plaza.

Cristian Hernandez-Mejia, a 32-year-old resident of Herndon, was charged with grand larceny after police caught him as he attempted to flee by foot to a nearby hotel. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

On Wednesday, Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station also reported a burglary on the 12900 block of Park Crescent Circle. Someone entered the residence at around 8:30 a.m. and stole electronics, according to the report.

Meanwhile, in Fairfax County, FCPD’s Reston District Station reported the following crimes in the past week:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from vehicle

1500 block of Church Hill Place, documents from residence

11800 block of Freedom Drive, cell phone from building

9800 block of Georgetown Pike, liquor from business

1700 block of Port Plaza, parts from vehicle

11800 block of Sunset Hills Road, wallet from vehicle

12700 block of Thunder Chase Drive, purse from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, property from business

900 block of Walker Road, property from construction site

11900 block of Winterthur Lane, purse from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported.

As we reported earlier in the day, Fairfax County Police are investigating the stabbing of a male juvenile on Friday in the Hunters Woods Plaza. The victim is recovering from the non-life threatening injury.

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).

Herndon Police Department’s weekly press report has not yet been released. This story will be updated. 

File photo

by Fatimah Waseem November 15, 2017 at 11:30 am 0

Fairfax County Police arrested Oveston Cox, a 40-year-old resident of Sterling, on Thursday night after a car chase.

An officer attempted to stop Cox’s vehicle for driving in a reckless manner around 9:45 p.m., according to police. When the driver did not stop, police pursued the car.

Several miles later, the driver stopped and police arrested and charged him with driving while intoxicated, driving on a revoked license, misdemeanor speed to elude and reckless driving, police said.

The incident took place near the Fairfax County Parkway and Stringfellow Court.

The department’s Reston District Police Station also reported the following incidents in its daily crime report:

LARCENIES

2300 block of Antiqua Court, tools from vehicle

2100 block of Astoria Circle, gun from vehicle

11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, purse from vehicle

12900 block of Centre Park Circle, suitcase from residence

11300 block of Fairway Court, license plate from vehicle

2300 block of Glade Bank Way, bag from residence

12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, liquor from business

12200 block of Laurel Glade Court, packages from residence

13100 block of Marcey Creek Road, jewelry from residence

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

11900 block of Market Street, cash from business

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, merchandise from business

11500 block of Pine Cone Court, wallet from business

2600 block of William Short Circle, license plates from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES

None reported.

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).

Herndon’s Police Department reported one major crime on Friday.

Photo courtesy of FCPD.

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