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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. 

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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.

by Fatimah Waseem November 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm 16 Comments


Fairfax County police plan to reschedule a sobriety checkpoint soon. A checkpoint planned for late Friday was cancelled due to freezing temperatures and a high wind chill. The checkpoint was scheduled to run from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

FCPD regularly holds checkpoints in various parts of the county in order to monitor for intoxicated drivers. The 56-mile Reston District covers Reston, Great Falls, and parts of Vienna, Oak Hill and Herndon.

Along with publicity and awareness, checkpoints have proven to be effective in the fight against drunk driving, police say.

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by Fatimah Waseem November 13, 2017 at 10:00 am 9 Comments

A man in serious condition at Reston Hospital was identified this morning after Fairfax County Police issued an announcement asking for the public’s help to identify the patient Saturday afternoon.

Family members have been contacted, according to a statement by the police department.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue found the unconscious man on Saturday at 12:42 p.m. on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. He had no identification. He was taken to Reston Hospital Center.

Police issued the following description on Saturday:

The man, a white man in his 30s, weighing around 180 to 200 pounds, was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black running pants, a black skull cap, and white and blue Asics running shoes. He had an iPod and a smartwatch with him.

 

by Fatimah Waseem November 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm 12 Comments

Drive carefully tomorrow as Fairfax County Police will be holding a sobriety checkpoint in the Reston District on Friday.

According to police spokeswoman, the checkpoint will take place from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Police did not give advance notice of the exact checkpoint location.

FCPD regularly holds checkpoints in various parts of the county in order to monitor for intoxicated drivers.

The 56-mile Reston District covers Reston, Great Falls, and parts of Vienna, Oak Hill and Herndon.

Along with publicity and awareness, checkpoints have proven to be effective in the fight against drunk driving, police say.

Image courtesy of FCPD

by Fatimah Waseem November 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm 3 Comments

Herndon Police have found Donald Higgins, a 65-year-old Reston resident who went missing on Monday. Higgins, who suffers from dementia, was found after an extended search, according to the police department. He was last seen at 10:30 p.m on Sunday. when he left his home on Tyler Street in Herndon.

Earlier today, a Fairfax County Police Department helicopter cleared the area after searching for Higgins Tuesday morning near the Loudoun County line, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department.

by RestonNow.com November 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm 3 Comments

Reston District police were unable to track down a man who was reported exposing himself to passers-by on Sunday night.

According to the police report, Fairfax County police were called around 9:30 p.m. to report a man who was allegedly exposing himself to others in a stairwell in the 13200 block of Overcup Court off of Sunrise Valley Drive. Officers responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect. A description of the man has not been released.

In a separate incident, a Reston man was arrested Sunday evening after Loudoun County sheriff’s deputies witnessed him make an illegal U-turn and strike another vehicle at Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn, according to the report. The man, identified as Alistair H. Temple, 30, was arrested for driving under the influence and refusing a breath test.

Another Reston man was arrested late Saturday night after Loudoun deputies reported he attempted to break into a home in Aldie while he was intoxicated. Deputies received the call just after midnight from residents of the home, located in the 25000 block of Green Mountain Terrace. When deputies arrived on the scene they located the man, identified as 43-year-old Lucio H. Cabrera-Sanchez, and arrested him for public intoxication and unlawful entry.

In other crime news from the FCPD’s Reston District Station over the past week:

LARCENIES:

1500 block of Browns Chapel Road, property from business

2400 block of Centreville Road, beer from business

11500 block of Drop Forge Lane, bicycle from residence

11500 block of Leesburg Pike, cell phone from business

11900 block of Market Street, bracelets from business

9800 block of Mill Run Drive, cell phone from residence

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, cell phone from business

2000 block of Post Road, jewelry from residence

12300 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, wire from residence

2200 block of Sanibel Drive, cash from vehicle

2200 block of Sanibel Drive, wallet from residence

12000 block of Town Square, beer from business

13200 block of Woodland Park Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

13300 block of Coppermine Road, 1999 Honda Civic

Editor’s note: A list of incidents recorded by the Herndon Police Department was not immediately available by early Tuesday afternoon. This post may be updated. 

by Fatimah Waseem November 7, 2017 at 9:30 am 1 Comment

Herndon Police are searching for Donald Higgins, a 65-year-old Herndon resident who went missing on Monday. Higgins, who suffers from dementia, was last seen at 10:30 p.m. when he left his home on Tyler Street in Herndon.

He was last seen wearing gray jogging shorts, a dark gray or blue black jacket, black loafers and a yellow Redskins jersey, according to the police department. He was also carrying a pair of blue Dockers pants and a dark plaid shirt. Higgins has a tattoo on his right forearm and wears reading glasses.

Fairfax County Police Department helicopter cleared the area after searching for Higgins Tuesday morning near the Loudoun County line, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department.

If you have any information, contact the police department at 703-435-6846. Information can also be directed to Detective Jeffrey Lange at 703-435-6881, ext. 2304 or by email at [email protected]ov.

by RestonNow.com November 3, 2017 at 8:00 am 0

RCC Offers Day Camps On Student Holidays Next Week — Reston Community Center is hosting “Fun Fusion Days” on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 6 and 7, when Fairfax County Public Schools are not in session. RCC staff will lead children ages 7 to 11 in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, sports, games, movies and cooking, aiming to keep children happy and engaged. Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. The fee is $45 per day for residents or $68 per day for nonresidents. Register online through WebTrac. [Reston Community Center]

Beware of Local Solar Scams — Fairfax County Government is warning residents of a scam involving solar companies. In an online statement, officials said local residents have reported being contacted and given a sales pitch by companies claiming to be part of a county-wide program called “Solarize Fairfax.” While in the past the county has partnered with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), which negotiated rates for county residents with two specific companies, county officials said that program is no longer active, and the county has never endorsed any specific solar companies. [Fairfax County Government]

Reston Woman Named One of 2017’s ‘Women Who Mean Business’ — Reston resident Lynn Dugle has been named one of Washington Business Journal’s 2017 “Women Who Mean Business,” which “honors the region’s most influential businesswomen.” Dugle is the CEO of Engility Corporation and has more than quadrupled the firm’s business during her short tenure. Most recently, she helped the company land a lucrative, $200-million contract with the Federal Aviation Administration to help modernize the country’s air traffic control systems. In her spare time, Dugle is on a mission to visit at least 100 different countries during her lifetime–and she’s already 80 percent of the way there. [Washington Business Journal]

Fairfax County Police Stop Child Exploitation Ring — Fairfax County police officers received a tip over the weekend that underage girls were being held against their will at a Springfield hotel. Officers responded to the TownPlace Suites on Brandon Avenue in Springfield and found one young victim in the lobby, and another two in one of the hotel’s rooms. Officers also located the suspect holding the victims hostage and took him into custody. A 22-year-old Fredericksburg, Virginia man is charged with commercial sex trafficking, abduction with a firearm, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. [Fairfax County Police]

by RestonNow.com November 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm 43 Comments

A man was beaten and robbed by men he encountered at a Reston laundromat this week, police reported Wednesday.

According to a statement from the Reston District, the male victim was doing his laundry at a laundromat in Hunters Woods Plaza around 11 p.m. on Sunday. Police said 10 other man were in the laundromat at the time.

The victim told police one of the men approached him and challenged him to “some type of physical game.” The victim agreed and left the laundromat with the 10 men. The group reportedly went to a nearby wooded area.

While in the woods, all 10 men reportedly assaulted the victim, beating him, and then took his wallet and other personal items he had on him.

Police said an investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

by RestonNow.com November 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm 7 Comments

Police from the Reston District are seeking to file charges of unlawful entry for two teens who were caught breaking into Herndon High School over the weekend.

According to the police report, two students were caught inside the school at 2:40 a.m. on Sunday morning. Police said there appears to have been no property stolen or damaged in the incident.

In other local news, it appears to have been a relatively quiet Halloween in the Reston area. No major incidents have been reported; only a few larcenies, and no stolen vehicles.

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Business Center Drive, purse from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, bicycle from business

10299 block of Colvin Run Road, property from residence

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 October 31, 2017 at 10:04 pm 5 Comments

Fairfax County police detectives, together with officers from Ocala, Florida, have arrested a man on suspicion of committing sexual assaults against four women in Reston 22 years ago.

In a statement issued Monday, Fairfax County police said DNA evidence uncovered on Aug. 25th of this year confirmed a lead they had previously been pursuing in a cold case involving the sexual assault of four women in an apartment in the 11000 block of Olde Tiverton Circle in Reston back on June 6, 1995. That lead pointed them to 49-year-old Jude Joseph David Lovchik.

Police said that up until September of this year, Lovchik had been living in the 7200 block of Linden Tree Lane in Springfield, Virginia. After that, he reportedly moved to Ocala, Florida. Police reportedly tracked him there and arrested him during a traffic stop at an intersection near his home.

Lovchik is now being held in a Marion County jail in Florida while authorities await extradition orders to Fairfax County.

Lovchik is facing charges of being a fugitive from justice, armed burglary, abduction with intent to defile, and sodomy, and authorities said further charges may be filed once he is extradited back to the area.

Local officials said they are also working with the four female victims in this case, to provide them with needed moral support given this latest update in the case.

Further updates will be released if additional charges are filed.

 

by RestonNow.com October 30, 2017 at 10:23 pm 8 Comments

A man has died from his injuries after police say he fell from a parking garage at Reston Town Center Friday evening.

Officers from the Reston Police District issued a statement Monday evening indicating that the incident is under investigation.

Police said officers responded to the 11900 block of Freedom Drive Friday evening after it was reported that an 18-year-old man had accidentally fallen off a parking structure where he was hanging out with a friend.

The man, identified as Robin Buritica Carvajal of Woodbridge, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later died from those injuries on Sunday.

 

by RestonNow.com October 30, 2017 at 1:22 pm 32 Comments

A 45-year-old man has been charged with drunk driving following a fatal crash that took place in Reston on Sunday.

Fairfax Police issued a statement indicating the department is still investigating the crash, which took place at the intersection of Baron Cameron Avenue and Lake Fairfax Drive around 2:30 p.m.

“A preliminary investigation revealed a 1987 Toyota MR2 was traveling south on Baron Cameron Avenue, approaching Lake Fairfax Drive, when it crossed the center median and struck a 2008 Porsche traveling northbound,” police said in the statement.

The driver, 45-year-old Jose Jimenez-Yapura, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was arrested, as police said alcohol appears to have been a factor in the crash. He has been charged with driving while intoxicated. His passenger, however, later identified as 42-year-old Miguel Jiminez of Falls Church, was taken to the hospital, but later died of his injuries.

The driver of the Porsche, a 16-year-old, was not injured in the crash.

Police are still investigating, and said they are unsure if speed may have also been a factor in the crash.

 

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