UPDATED: Two Missing Teens Last Seen in Reston Found

Update at 9:30 a.m.: The two missing teens were found, police said.

Local police are searching for two missing teens who were last seen Wednesday morning in Reston.

Police said Renata Yearout, 15, and Damion Johnson, 16, were seen around 8 a.m. in the 1400 block of Northpoint Glen Court.

Although the Fairfax County Police Department did not establish a link between the two cases, police believe the teens are together.

The teens are considered endangered due to mental health or physical health concerns, police said.

Yearout is 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Johnson is 5-feet-11-inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white long sleeve shirt.

Photos via FCPD

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Maryland Men Arrested Following Robbery, Gunfire Exchange with Police and Carjacking in Herndon

Two Maryland men were arrested on Labor Day in connection with a robbery, officer-involved shooting and carjacking on the 700 block of Elden Street.

Edward Maul Mejia Sandoval, 22, was charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of threatening to abduct with the intent to defile. Manual Enrique Casco, 34, was charged with robbery, carjacking and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police believe the suspects attempted to rob a local business on Labor Day after assaulting two female employees. A Town of Herndon police officer chased the suspect on foot when one suspect brandished a handgun. 

After a brief exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the officer, police officers arrested Sandoval. Casco was arrested a short time later after an armed carjacking on the 1000 block of Elden Street.

No injuries were reported.

Detectives are actively investigating the incident. A handgun was recovered during the initial investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call FCPD’s major crimes bureau at 703-246-7800.

Photos via FCPD

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Tuesday Morning Notes

Local Firefighter Retires — Local fire and rescue personnel gathered over the weekend at Station 25 in Reston to celebrate the career of Captain Eric Cunningham, who retired after 28 years of service in the county. [Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department]

Furry Recruits for Fairfax County Police Department — “The department has long used dogs to search for illegal drugs or explosives or to track missing people. But Holmes and his fellow recruits, Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers, will have a far different role. Instead of helping to solve or uncover crimes, they will be tasked with helping first responders cope with the stress of the job.” [The Washington Post]

Farmers & Makers Market is Today — The market, which features local farmers and artisans, returns to Reston Town Center today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Reston Town Center

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Months After Fatal Hit-and-run, Police Search for Driver that Killed Local Teen

Local police are still looking for the driver of a car who hit and killed Marvin Daniel Cruz Serrano, 16, of Reston in December.

Police said the vehicle was likely a sedan, according to witness accounts. The make, model and driver of the car are unknown.

The Fairfax County Police Department requests any with information to call the department’s crash reconstruction unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can be submitted anonymously by calling 1-866-411-TIPS or by text by sending “fccs” to 847411.

Seranno was killed while walking across South Lakes Drive towards Castle Rock Square on December 31.

Photo via Madison Grace Shannon/Facebook

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Crime Roundup: Request for Cigarettes Turns Violent

A request for a cigarette turned violent on August 22. According to the Fairfax County Police Department, a suspect asked someone for a cigarette. When the victim did not provide a cigarette, the suspect pushed the individual and stole a purse.

The suspect is described as a black teenager with a thin built. The incident happened around 4 p.m.

In a separate incident, police believe two teenagers assaulted a victim and took personal items on August 22. The incident happened near the 2200 block of Millrace Lane at around 1:30 a.m. The suspects were described as Hispanic men. One suspect is thin and the other is heavyset, police said.

In a separate incident, a home on the 13300 block of Misty Dawn Drive was burglarized on August 21. Police believe someone broke into the home overnight and stole personal items.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11900 block of Bowman Towne Drive, wallet from location

9800 block of Georgetown Pike, merchandise from business

1700 block of Ivy Oak Square, wallet from vehicle

11900 block of Market Street, earrings from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

2000 block of Capstone Circle, 2010 Acura TL

2200 block of Double Eagle Court, 2010 Chevrolet Suburban

11600 block of Stoneview Square, 2017 Honda Civic

As we reported last week, Reston Wellness, a massage therapy business was robbed on August 20. Two men took cash from the business and ran away. The investigation is ongoing.

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Poll: Should We Bring Back a Monthly Crime Map for the Reston District Station?

In addition to a weekly crime report, Reston Now published monthly maps detailing all major crime incidents reported by the Fairfax County Police Department”s Reston District Station.

A example of a map from July 2017 is below.

We would love to know if you would like us to restart this monthly map. All reports of crime incidents are pulled from daily information provided by FCPD.

Photo via FCPD

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Armed Men Rob Massage Therapy Business at Gunpoint

Two men robbed a massage therapy business at gunpoint on Tuesday (August 20).

Police believe the armed men demanded money after displaying a handgun at Reston Wellness, a massage therapist at 11250 Roger Bacon Drive.

The incident happened around 4:55 p.m.

The suspects were described as Hispanic or Middle Eastern men in their early 20s. The employee who reported the incident police said the men took an undisclosed amount of cash and ran away.

Photo via Google Maps

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Wednesday Morning Notes

Facilities Planning Council Seeks Representative — The school board’s Facilities Planning Advisory Council is seeking a member to represent the Hunter Mill District. Howard Perlstein, the current representative for the district, is leaving the council since it was established over a decade ago. [Fairfax County Public Schools]

County Hosts Launch of Statewide Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign — State and local officials launched the annual statewide anti-drunk driving Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign. The DUI law enforcement and public education campaign continues through Labor Day weekend and will resume during Halloween and the holidays. Complementing the high visibility enforcement, Checkpoint Strikeforce is sponsoring an advertising campaign called “Act Like It.”‘ [Fairfax County Police Department]

Dog Days of Summer is Today — Enjoy a special play zone for dogs and their owners today at Reston Town Center’s pavilion from 5-7:30 p.m. The last session is on September 4. [Reston Town Center]

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Crime Roundup: Boys with Gun Take Bikes in Reston

Two juveniles — one of whom was armed with a gun — took the bicycles of two other juveniles in Reston last week.

The victims were walking near the intersection of North Shoer Drive and Wainwright Drive at around 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 when two other juveniles demanded their bicycles at gunpoint.

Police believe the suspects are boys. One was wearing a blue shirt and black shorts and the other was wearing a white shirt with black dots.

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station also reported the following minor incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

6300 block of Alderman Drive, wallet from location

1700 block of Clubhouse Road, property from business

13300 block of Fones Place, backpack from vehicle

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, cell phone from location

2500 block of John Milton Drive, liquor from business

2100 block of Whisperwood Glen Lane, wallet from location

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, bag from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

In a separate incident, a Reston woman was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusal to provide a breath test on August 17.

Alexandra Gilmore, 33, was arrested on near Hogback Mountain Drive, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Photo via FCPD

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Crime Roundup: Man Robbed on Monaghan Drive

A man was robbed by several suspects as he walked home along Monaghan Drive on Wednesday, August 7.

Police reported that the suspects covered the victim’s face and stole cash, a visa, passport and cell phone. 

The incident happened on the 2100 block of Monaghan Drive at around 9:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

In a separate incident, someone stole jewelry and a safe from a home on the 2300 block of Duke of Bedford Court in Thursday, August 8.

The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating both incidents.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following minor incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

2500 block of Centreville Road, beer from business

2300 block of Colts Brook Drive, jewelry from residence

2100 block of Centreville Road, shoes and backpacks from business

9900 block of Colvin Run Road, credit cards from vehicle

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

1900 block of Isaac Newton Square, wallet from location

9000 block of Jeffery Road, mail from residence

11500 block of Leesburg Pike, wallet from location

13100 block of Parcher Avenue, cash from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, electronic devices from business

 STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

In another case, a woman is suspected of trespassing in a home on the 13400 block of Parcher Drive.

Police said the woman, who came inside the garage, was looking for a woman who she believed lived at the house.

She was described as a white female with blonde hair and was wearing a white shirt and blue pants. Police said she was last seen running westbound on Parcher Avenue.

The incident happened on Thursday, August 8 at 10:52 a.m.

Photo via FCPD

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Monday Morning Notes

South Lakes High School to Begin Distributing Laptops — Distribution of laptops provided by the school system begins this Wednesday (August 7). Students must be present to receive the laptop, which is part of a recent initiative by the school system to give laptops to students across the county. [South Lakes High School]

Police Search for Missing Great Falls Man — Local police are looking for William “Billy Brener, an 83-year-old Great Falls Man who went missing over the weekend. Brener is roughly 150 pounds and has gray hair and brown eyes. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Silver Line Construction Prompts Closures — Access to several lanes and ramps will be limited this week due to ongoing construction, including Sunrise Valley Drive, Sunset Hills Road, and Herndon Parkway. [Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project]

Photo by Caroline Causey/Flickr

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Friday Morning Notes

Day Two of the 4-H Fair and Carnival Continues — Day two of the 71st annual 4-H fair and carnival continues today (Friday). Parking and admission is free all day. Carnival hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. [Fairfax County Government]

Swingin’ Swamis at Reston Station Plaza Tonight — Experience R&B Rock and work through dance moves tonight at Reston Station Plaza from 7-9 p.m. [Reston Station Plaza]

Hunter Mill Road Now Open — The road between Mount Sunapee Road and Hunting Crest Lane has reopened after an extended closure due to downed wires. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Meet the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Next CEO — “When Victor Hoskins was introduced as the next president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, he tossed out some revelations and showed off his trademark enthusiasm for his chosen profession.”  [Fairfax County EDA]

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Thursday Morning Notes

Frying Pan Farm Park 4-H Fair and Carnival Kicks Off — The 71st annual carnival and fair begins today (Thursday) through Sunday. More information on scheduled events is available on the event’s website. [Fairfax County Government]

Hunter Mill Road between Mt. Sunapee Road and Hunting Crest Lane Closed — The road is closed for an extended period as crews repair downed wires. It’s unclear when the road is expected to reopen. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Take a Break Concert Series at Lake Anne Plaza Tonight — IONI, a band that plays Celtic music, performs at the plaza from 7-9 p.m. today (Thursday). The concert is free and open for all ages. [Reston Community Center]

Photo by Dario Piparo

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Crime Roundup: Reston Man Arrested in Unlawful Entry Incident

A Reston man was arrested when a homeowner spotted him from his home from his security cameras on Monday (July 29).

Andre Irick, 23, was arrested near the home on the 12000 block of Fox View Way around 12:07 a.m. that day, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

The homeowner saw the man from his security camera and also heard noise coming from downstairs. Police believe Irick ran away as the homeowner shouted at him to leave his home.

Irick was charged with unlawful entry.

In an unrelated incident, a home on the 13000 block of Shea Place was ransacked sometime in mid-to-late July. FCPD released no other information about the incident.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following minor incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Business Center Drive, cell phone from business

7100 block of Capitol View Drive, tool from location

1600 block of Chimney House Road, cash from location

1300 block of Cold Harbor Court, package from residence

13400 block of Farm Crest Court, bicycle from residence

1800 block of Fountain Drive, cash from business

11400 block of Isaac Newton Square, wallet and keys from location

2200 block of Gunsmith Square, cash from vehicle

11600 block of Hunters Green Court, license plate from vehicle

13000 block of Laurel Tree Lane, wallet from vehicle

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

13300 block of Misty Dawn Drive, purse from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, merchandise from business

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, golf cart from location

12500 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, cell phone from location

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, purse and cell phone from vehicle

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, wallet from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

As we reported earlier in the week, a Reston man was charged with obstrucion of justice on Thursday (July 25).

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Local Police Seek Community Help in Hunters Woods Death Investigation

At a public meeting on Monday (July 29), local police turned to the community for help as it investigates a suspicious death that happened behind Hunters Woods Plaza in late June.

Local law enforcement and Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins met with the community Monday night to discuss the ongoing investigation.

Jose Lorenzo Guillen Mejia, 24, of Reston, was found dead near a walking trail on Sunday, June 24 near a wooded area between Hunters Woods Plaza and Breton Court. Mejia was found with trauma to his upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Remember, the information you have, regardless of how trivial it may be, could be the critical link in solving this case,” according to handouts distributed during the meeting.

Police encouraged anyone with information about the incident to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800. Tips can be submitted  by calling 1-866-311-TIPS or by texting “TIP187 plus the messages CRIMES.”

Photo via handout/FCPD

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