Reston, VA

Thursday Morning Notes

Reston Association Steps Up Cleaning Efforts — “To deter the spread of the virus, our building management service has implemented new cleaning guidelines that include regularly wiping down high touchpoints such as door handles, water fountain buttons and elevator panels.” [Reston Association]

Deadline for Fairfax Parks Poetry Contest Extended — Students in elementary through middle school have until Tuesday, March 17 to submit entries for the contest. [Fairfax County Parks]

Herndon Police Department Cancels Fingerprinting Event — In an effort to protect volunteers, the department canceled Friday’s fingerprinting services until further notice. HPD wrote that the cancellation is “strictly a precautionary measure.” [Herndon Police Department]

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A man appears to be impersonating a police officer from the Herndon Police Department, police warn.

Several town residents have received a call from someone impersonating Lt. James Moore from HPD. The message requests the receiver to call back in order to discuss an urgent matter.

HPD posted a video of the impersonator online yesterday (Tuesday).

That is NOT voice of the real Lt. James Moore from the Herndon Police Department. Someone has been calling town residents representing himself as Lt. Moore and requesting a call back to discuss an “urgent matter.” If you received a call from this phone number, please disregard. If you ever receive a call from an HPD officer requesting a call back, please feel free to call our non-emergency number to verify the legitimacy of the call. 703-435-6846.

Posted by Herndon Police Department on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Residents can call the department’s non-emergency number — which is 703-435-6846 — in order to verify the legitimacy of a call.

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The Herndon Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the rape of a juvenile in mid-December.

Rey Oraa Amparado, 39, was arrested at Dulles International Airport and charged with two counts of forcible rape of a juvenile victim that he knew, according to information released by the police department earlier today.

Police believe the incident occurred on Dec. 18 last year on the 500 block of Aspen Drive.

Amparado, who has no fixed address, is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

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The Herndon Police Department announced an arrest in a 2019 sexual assault case yesterday (Tuesday).

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for sexual assault on Saturday, Jan 18. The incident happened on Oct. 17 on the 600 block of Dulles Park Court, according to authorities.

The suspect is believed to have had sexual contact with a minor that he knew.

Due to privacy restrictions for minors, no other information about the incident was made public.

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A Herndon home was shot at over the weekend, according to the Herndon Police Department.

Police believe someone shot into a home on the 11000 block of Lopez Lane on Saturday, Jan. 4.

No injuries were reported and the case is under investigation.

Local police shared information about the incident on Tuesday (Jan. 7).

The police department did not return a request for comment for further information.

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Wednesday Morning Notes

Herndon Police Department Offers Safe Trade Zone — If residents are planning to buy or sell online or need a safe place to meet for the exchange of payment and goods, the police department offers a place to do so at 387 Herndon Parkway. [Herndon Police Department]

Design Review Board Training — Reston Association’s Design Review Board met yesterday (Tuesday) at the organization’s headquarters to receive training on responsibilities, objectives of design covenants, and design guidelines. [Reston Association]

Be Wary of Black Ice This Morning — State transportation officials remind residents to drive safely due to possible slushy areas and black ice after last night’s rain. [Virginia Department of Transportation]

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Businesses at the intersection of Herndon Parkway and Elden Street have been evacuated after a gas leak was reported around noon today (Thursday).

According to the Herndon Police Department, eastbound Herndon Parkway between Elden Street and Campbell Way is closed to a break in a gas line.

Repair crews are on the scene. It is unclear when the road will reopen. Residents should use an alternate route and avoid the area.

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A Herndon man was arrested in connection with an aggravated assault of a victim, according to police.

Police believe Irving Lazarus Duncan, 33, assaulted a victim that was known to him on Oct. 6 while the victim was released.

The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Reston Hospital. Duncan was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held without bond.

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

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone and gun from location

11800 block of Barrel Cooper Court, purse from vehicle

11900 block of Barrel Cooper Court, clothing from residence

Reston Station Boulevard/Wiehle Avenue, property from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, battery from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, pants from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, cell phones from business

10100 block of Clover Glen Drive, lights from residence

2300 block of Colts Neck Road, bicycle from location

1800 block of Discovery Street, electronic device from location

2200 block of Monaghan Drive, cash from vehicle

1800 block of Presidents Street, cash from location

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, construction material from location

1700 block of Seagull Court, cell phone from location

2400 block of Southgate Square, license plate from vehicle

1800 block of Sycamore Valley Drive, wallet from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

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In honor of National Coffee with a Cop Day tomorrow (Wednesday),  police officers from the Herndon Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop.

The event is a national program that is designed to help officers interact more successfully with citizens they serve. Police meet up with members of the public for casual, one-on-one conversations between residents and district station officers.

The Herndon event will take place from 8-10 a.m. tomorrow at Starbucks, which is located at 1140 Elden Street.

Members of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office are also expected o be present at the event tomorrow.

Coffee with a Cop launched in Hawthorne, California as the Hawthorne Police Department sought to effectively engaged with local residents. Since its launch in 2011, the program has been hosted nationwide as part of the framework of community policing, a strategy that aims to establish trust between the community and police.

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Several minors were targeted in separate indecent exposure incidents in Herndon in late August on Elden Street.

On August 29, minor victims told police that a man they knew exposed his genitals to them on the 1200 block of Elden Street.

Jabril Mohamed, 47, of Herndon, was arrested for taking indecent liberties with a child and indecent exposure, according to the Herndon Police Department.

In a separate incident also on the 1200 block of Elden Street, a minor said a man she knew was recording her in her room while she was getting dressed. The incident happened on August 29.

Salvador Arnoldo Lima Reyes, 35, of Herndon, was arrested for creating an unlawful image of a minor.

Both men were taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where they were being held without bond. The Town of Herndon released information about the incidents yesterday (September 3).

Photo via Herndon Police Department

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Town of Herndon police arrested a resident for allegedly assaulting someone.

Police said that a fight broke out among a group of people shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, in the 1100 block of Elden Street.

“The victim sustained lacerations to his hand when he attempted to break up the fight,” according to the police report. “He was transported to Reston Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.”

Police arrested and charged 33-year-old Jorge Daniel Cruz Martinez with aggravated assault, narcotics violation, and drunkenness.

Martinez is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

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

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, bicycle from residence

12700 block of Fantasia Drive, package from residence

13300 block of Glen Echo Circle, bicycle from location

4100 block of Hummer Road, merchandise from business

1900 block of Isaac Newton Square, wallet from location

1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, cash from location

1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, wallet and cell phone from location

1800 block of Library Street, cell phone from location

3300 block of South Jefferson Street, merchandise from business

12000 block of South Lakes Drive, tools from vehicle

11700 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, electronic devices from vehicle

11700 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, laptop bag and jewelry from vehicle

12000 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, purse from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

In a separate incident, Herndon police are investigating a robbery that happened on Monday, July 29, around 11 p.m. in the 12 block of Herndon Parkway.

Police said that two men robbed a man who was walking home and ran off with the victim’s wallet towards Parcher Avenue.

“The suspects are Hispanic males; one was wearing a mask, shorts, and white sneakers and the other was wearing a mask, pants, and white sneakers,” police said.

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Local police are investigating an indecent exposure incident that happened this month in Herndon.

According to the Herndon Police Department, a woman said a driver approached her while she was walking down Vine Street toward Ferndale Avenue on Friday, June 14.

When the woman declined to accept his offer for a ride, the man exposed himself to her.

Police described the suspect as a white male, between 40 and 50 years old, and of medium build.

The case is under investigation.

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Monday Morning Notes

Reston Developer Focuses on Affordable Housing in Campaign for Board Chair — Timothy Chapman, one of four Democrats running to succeed Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova, says expanding affordable housing is a key component of his campaign platform. Chapman grappled with homelessness growing up and is the co-founder of BrunoClay Management, a construction contractor based in Vienna. [Fairfax County Times]

Herndon Police Department Says Goodbye to K9 Leon — Leon was medically retired in February after losing a battle to cancer on Thursday.  [Herndon Police Department]

Review: Another Reason to See ‘Annie’ by Reston Community Players — “There’s an old adage in performance that you should never work with children or animals since they tend to steal the show. Reston Community Players do not shy away from this challenge with their excellent production of the musical ‘Annie,’ now playing at the Reston Community Center through May 18.” [Reston Community Players]

 Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

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Update (11:22 p.m.): Delays have cleared, according to the Herndon Police Department. No information about the crash was released.

Earlier:

If you’re headed down the southbound lanes of Elden Street, be on the alert.

The Herndon Police Department said to expect significant delays on the 1200 block of the street due to an accident.

No other information was immediately available.

This story has been updated.

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Tuesday Morning Notes

Bollywood Dance Fitness Tonight — Local instructor Aparna Rao offers a new Bollywood dance fitness program specifically for adults and teens at Reston Regional Library. The class runs from 6:30-8 p.m. [Reston Regional Library]

A Primer on Reston Association — RA is out with new video with details on what the organization is about. The video is centered around the theme “Together we make Reston great.” [Reston Association]

Shoutout: High Honors for Cpl. Sullivan — Devin Sullivan of the Herndon Police Department recently returned from Air Force Basic Training in San Antonio, TX. He finished in the top ten percent of his class and now heads to technical training school. [Herndon Police Department]

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

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