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by Fatimah Waseem November 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm 3 Comments

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:

LARCENIES:

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

STOLEN VEHICLES:

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.

by Fatimah Waseem November 21, 2017 at 11:30 am 4 Comments

A man has been charged in connection with a spree of burglaries in Loudoun County where the suspect entered homes using garage door openers taken from victims’ unlocked cars, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert Williams-Dixon, 33, was arrested Monday in connection with eleven burglaries in eastern Loudoun County. Williams-Dixon, whose permanent address is not known, faces 11 county of burglary, 11 counts of grand larceny, two counts of credit card larceny and two counts of credit card fraud.

All burglaries were located in the Sterling area north of Route 7, according to police. The suspect entered homes while residents were asleep. Police believe he gained access to homes by using garage door openers from unlocked cars parked in driveways.

Neighboring jurisdictions like Fairfax County’s Police Department have reported similar crimes in the last week. Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s Office is working with detectives to determine if similar cases reported in nearby areas are related.

On Nov. 16, local police issued an advisory about four burglaries over two days. In all cases, investigators determined garage door openers were also missing from victims’ cars.

In Reston, two incidents a little over half a mile apart between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. In the first incident on the 12100 block of Abington Hall Place, a woman heard sounds from the kitchen area of her home. When she spotted a man standing in her kitchen, the man ran off. A purse and wallet were taken.

In the second incident, a resident awakened by his pets saw a man standing in his home. When confronted, the suspect dropped several items he was attempted to steal and left with the victim’s wallet. The wallet was later found by someone in the neighborhood and returned to police.

Williams-Dixon is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

File photo.

by Dave Emke October 20, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Chamber: Effort To Woo Amazon ‘Start of Something Great’ — Jim Corcoran, president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, says the partnership between Loudoun and Fairfax counties to try to bring Amazon’s new headquarters to Herndon can be “a model for our economic growth,” no matter what the company decides. [Washington Business Journal]

Metro: Fare Evasion is Serious Issue — Metro says its efforts to ensure no one gets on trains without paying has helped curb serious crime on the system by 20 percent. [Metro Transit Police/Twitter]

Early Metro Hours Sunday for Marathon — Trains will begin rolling Sunday at 6 a.m. to help participants in the 42nd annual Marine Corps Marathon. Extra trains will also be running on the Blue and Yellow lines. [WMATA]

A Look at Mixed-Use Developments in Fairfax County — Earlier this week, Bisnow took a look at several large developments in the works in the county, as it says “developers are increasingly turning the county into a walkable, mixed-use environment.” Included in the profile are several Reston developments, including Reston Station and Tall Oaks. [Bisnow]

Police Warn of Criminals Targeting Garage Door Openers — Police departments in Loudoun and Prince William counties are urging residents to keep their garage door openers out of sight as criminals are stealing them from cars and using them to gain access to homes. Police in Reston have previously warned of similar crimes. [WTOP]

by RestonNow.com October 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

Police in Loudoun County say a Reston man who drives for a ride-hailing service assaulted a customer last week.

The incident took place at about 7:20 a.m. Thursday in the 45600 block of Falke Palza in Sterling, near the Country Inn & Suites off Old Ox Road. A woman told police she got into a confrontation with the driver, identified as 45-year-old Sheikh R. Lamptey. According to the woman, Lamptey grabbed her phone from her during the altercation, and struck her in the head as well.

Lamptey was handed a simple assault charge by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Meanwhile, the Fairfax County Police Department reported the following crimes in the past week:

LARCENIES

1700 block of Ascot Way, purse from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cellphone from school

11900 block of Democracy Drive, property from vehicle

11400 block of Commerce Park Drive, property from vehicle

11400 block of Esplanade Drive, airbag from vehicle

13400 block of Farm Crest Court, tires from vehicle

1800 block of Fountain Drive, cash from residence

2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, cigarettes from business

2500 block of John Eppes Road, airbag from vehicle

900 block of Locust Street, cellphone from school

1500 block of North Point Drive, cellphone from business

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, merchandise from business

10200 block of Wendover Drive, property from residence

12100 block of Windsor Hall Way, property from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES

None reported

Two more thefts of airbags listed in the larcenies include another in the same area south of Herndon as several such reports a few weeks ago. The other, though, was in North Reston.

FCPD also reported that a man from Georgia unlawfully entered a private school on Sunrise Valley Drive twice in recent days.

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).

The Herndon Police Department also reported in its weekly crime report a pair of malicious wounding cases.

  • On Friday, a man was stabbed in the abdomen in the 1200 block of Elden Street. The victim was taken to Reston Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect in the crime, 57-year-old Pedro Quintero Gonzalez, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
  • On Sunday, a man was struck in the face with a pint glass during an altercation in the 200 block of Elden Street. The suspect, 31-year-old Bakari Kamau George, of Reston, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.

In each case, police report the victim and the suspect were acquainted.

by Dave Emke October 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm 6 Comments

Deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office had their hands full Sunday with a pair of chases involving local residents.

At 3:14 p.m., on Route 50 near Aldie, a deputy saw a vehicle speeding. When the officer turned on his lights, the driver sped off. The pursuit ended in the area of Eagles Landing Place, in the Lenah Mill community. The driver was identified as 43-year-old Rama K. Grandhi, of Herndon. He was arrested and charged with eluding police and reckless driving, 20 mph or more over the posted limit. He was later released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a secured bond.

That same day, at about 8:04 p.m., a deputy spotted a black SUV going through a stop sign at the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Ryan Road in Ashburn “at a high rate of speed and almost [causing] the deputy to crash.” The deputy turned on his lights and pursued the vehicle. According to the report:

The vehicle then ran several stop signs and stop lights before striking a parked unoccupied vehicle on Olympia Drive before turning onto Regal Wood Drive. The driver fled on foot from the vehicle in the area of Regal Wood Drive and Vickery Park Drive. After a period of time, the driver was located in the nearby area and was taken into custody without incident.

The driver was identified as 18-year-old Alexander E. Fisher, of Reston. He was charged with auto theft, felony eluding police, destruction of property, reckless driving and driving without a license. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

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

LARCENIES:

2400 block of Alsop Court, credit cards from vehicle

11000 block of Burywood Lane, phone from person

11200 block of Chestnut Grove Square, laptop computer from residence

2400 block of Clover Field Circle, airbag from vehicle

13400 block of Coppermine Road, beer from business

2500 block of Cornelia Road, airbag from vehicle

2400 block of Fieldcreek Drive, steering wheel from vehicle

1800 block of Fountain Drive, merchandise from business

1800 block of Fountain Drive, merchandise from business

13100 block of Kidwell Field Road, airbag from vehicle

13100 block of Plotner Farm Road, airbags from vehicle

1800 block of Presidents Street, cellphone from business

11800 block of Spectrum Center, liquor from business

1100 block of South Lakes Drive, liquor from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Elsewhere in the county, police have arrested a man in connection with a series of assaults on women using trails in the Fairfax area in recent weeks. Jeremiah Whitmore Tolley, 21, of Fairfax has been charged with eight counts of sexual assault. In each case, women said a man — who police say is Tolley — grabbed them from behind and groped them. Tolley is at the Adult Detention Center, being held without bond.

As we reported earlier today, a pair of Reston men were also charged in Loudoun County with vehicle tampering and an auto theft. The men, ages 21 and 19, and also suspected to be involved in a series of gunfire complaints in the area in recent weeks.

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.

Mugshot of Tolley courtesy FCPD

by Fatimah Waseem October 3, 2017 at 2:45 pm 4 Comments

A pair of Reston men are among four people charged in connection with a car theft and several larcenies last month in Loudoun County.

Police believe the suspects are also involved with a series of gunfire complaints and personal property thefts over the past several months in Loudoun and Fairfax counties, according to a Tuesday news release announcing the charges.

On Sept. 11, Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report about suspicious entry of cars in the Willowsford community of Ashburn. Police located and arrested Justin E. Rubianes, 21, of Reston, along with a juvenile after an extensive search of the area, according to the police department.

Further investigation led to the arrests a pair of 19-year-olds: Bryan Sandoval, of Reston and Onan Nunez, of Ashburn.

All suspects were charged with auto theft, receiving stolen property and personal property theft from a vehicle, according to the release.

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Fairfax County Police Department have conducted several search warrants in both counties since Sept. 11, leading to the recovery of firearms, ammunition and other items police believe were stolen from cars.

The investigation is ongoing and several other arrests have been made in Fairfax County, according to the release.

by Dave Emke September 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm 8 Comments

A resident found a strange man standing in his kitchen in the middle of the night over the weekend.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the incident took place in the 1200 block of Cobble Pond Way, off Hunter Mill Road. At about 3 a.m. Sunday, the homeowner found “an unknown man” in his kitchen. The suspect ran away after he was spotted, and the homeowner chased him while his wife called police.

Responding officers located a “suspicious van” in the area, and discovered it had been reported stolen. Two men who were inside the van were arrested:

  • David Pugnettif, 20, of Reston was allegedly the man who had been inside the house. He was charged with burglary, and he also had an outstanding warrant for carrying a concealed weapon.
  • John Kyle, 22, of Reston was charged with auto theft and driving on a revoked license.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following crimes in the past week:

LARCENIES:

11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, purse from vehicle

2500 block of Brenton Point Drive, license plates from vehicle

1700 block of Business Center Drive, license plate from vehicle

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, bicycle from residence

2400 block of Centreville Road, cellphone from residence

2400 block of Centreville Road, cellphone from business

1500 block of Cornerside Boulevard, wallet from business

1000 block of Elden Street, wallet from business

2300 block of Glade Bank Way, property from residence

12200 block of Heather Way, gift cards from vehicle

2200 block of Highland Crossing Drive, merchandise from business

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

1500 block of Reston Parkway, purse from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, merchandise from business

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, beer from residence

11800 block of Sunset Hills Road, bicycle from residence

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, bicycles from business

1900 block of Wintergreen Court, wallet from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

As we’ve already reported, FCPD also responded this past week to reports of a pizza delivery driver being robbed at gunpoint, and a 16-year-old being jumped and robbed by a group of assailants.

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).

In Loudoun County, two Herndon residents were charged after a party and fight late Friday night in Sterling. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says the incident took place at a warehouse in the 45000 block of Maries Road at about midnight. Several people who appeared to be underaged were drinking outside the building, police say, and they fled inside when officers arrived. LCSO was told that people inside were being held against their will. Once the scene was secured, “multiple individuals” were issued summonses for underage possession of alcohol. Several others faced additional charges, including:

  • Janey Carballo-Renderos, 20, of Herndon, who was charged with false identification to law enforcement and obstruction of justice.
  • Billy W. Quezada, 21, of Herndon, who was charged with public intoxication

LCSO also says a 22-year-old Herndon woman was charged with shoplifting from a Dulles Town Center store Saturday afternoon. Police say Leanna C. Saiza-Bailey was stealing items from the JC Penney store, and she was charged with grand larceny.

In addition, as we reported last week, a Herndon teen was charged by LCSO with felony burglary, misdemeanor sexual assault and misdemeanor simple assault after allegedly assaulting a girl at her Sterling home.

by Dave Emke September 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm 21 Comments

A 15-year-old boy from Herndon faces a number of charges after police say a juvenile girl was assaulted in her Sterling home.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place at about 9 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of E. Lee Road. The victim says the teen opened the window of the home’s kitchen, where the girl was, and “leaned in halfway” before he “moved further through the window.”

The teen allegedly “inappropriately touched the [girl] and threw items at her” before fleeing the scene. The girl was not injured in the incident.

The victim told police she “previously had seen the suspect in the Sterling area a few days prior to the incident.” On Saturday, LCSO released a suspect sketch and description, calling him “a black male with a heavier build, in his late teens to early twenties.”

At about noon Wednesday, LCSO reported the teen — whose name is not being released due to his age — had been arrested and charged with felony burglary, misdemeanor sexual assault and misdemeanor simple assault. He is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

Sketch courtesy Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office

by Dave Emke September 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm 18 Comments

A Lake Anne-area resident was robbed while he slept last week.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, officers responded to the 11400 block of Waterview Cluster early Sept. 5 to a report of a burglary. The victim said he went to bed at about 11 p.m. the previous night and, while he was in bed, someone entered his home and stole his car keys, wallet and two laptops before leaving in his car.

Police say the victim’s car was later recovered and searched for evidence. No suspect information is available, they say.

A pair of midday burglaries in the Great Falls area were also reported to FCPD last Thursday. Police say that between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., jewelry was stolen from a home in the 10000 block of Columbine Street while its occupants were out shopping; also, between noon and 6 p.m., jewelry, handbags and alcohol were stolen from a home in the 900 block of Redberry Court while the occupant was at work.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following crimes in the past week:

LARCENIES:

2100 block of Astoria Circle, package from residence

11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, purse from vehicle

2200 block of Centreville Road, wallet from residence

1300 block of Dasher Lane, computers from vehicle

11900 block of Democracy Drive, phone from person

12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, merchandise from business

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

11700 block of Indian Ridge Road, wallet from person

2400 block of Masons Ferry Drive, wallet from residence

11700 block of North Shore Drive, property from vehicle

9200 block of Old Dominion Drive, wallet from vehicle

1500 block of Old Eaton Lane, property from residence

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, cellphone from business

2200 block of Rock Hill Road, money from business

11400 block of South Lakes Drive, cellphone from business

11800 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business

11700 block of Stevenage Road, purse from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

As we’ve already reported, FCPD also responded this past week to reports of gunfire near the South Gate Community Center and a woman found eating pizza late at night in someone else’s house.

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).

In Herndon, HPD says a commercial burglary took place in the 1200 block of Herndon Parkway on Labor Day. An unknown suspect or suspects broke a window, entered the business, and stole a computer and cash valued at approximately $250. The case remains under investigation, HPD says.

Then, in the 400 block of Madison Forest Drive on Saturday, HPD says a caller reported a suspect was spotted stealing items from an open car. Several other vehicles, mostly unlocked, in the area were also entered. A total of more than $800 worth of property was stolen, police say, and some was recovered after the suspect fled. An FCPD helicopter and K9 unit assisted in the search for the suspect, but he was not found. HPD says the suspect “is described as possibly being a Hispanic male in his mid- 20s wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap.” This case remains under investigation as well.

In Loudoun County, police say they responded to the 43000 block of Watercrest Square in Chantilly at about 2 a.m. Sunday for a report of a man “ringing the doorbells and acting disorderly.” Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the suspect — 30-year-old Corey P. Robertson of Herndon — and they say he “resisted arrested and he did not comply with lawful commands from the deputy.” Robertson was charged with assault on law enforcement, obstruction of justice and public intoxication and was released on a personal recognizance bond.

by RestonNow.com September 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm 3 Comments

Police say a Herndon man sprayed a group of middle-schoolers with pepper spray while on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in Ashburn last week.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, 47-year-old Marcos A. Catalan sprayed the kids as he passed by them on a bicycle in the area of Gloucester Parkway at about 4:05 p.m. Thursday:

A group of middle-school aged children were in the area of the Washington and Old Dominion trail. A cyclist approached and reportedly was holding a can in his hand. As the cyclist passed, he sprayed what the juveniles believed to be pepper spray in the direction of several of the children. Deputies located the cyclist in the area of the W & OD trail and Ruritan Circle.

Two girls were taken to a local hospital and treated, according to police. Catalan was charged with two counts of malicious injury by use of caustic substance, along with one count of attempted malicious injury in the same manner.

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

LARCENIES:

2200 block of Centreville Road, wallet from residence

1400 block of Church Hill Place, property from residence

11900 block of Democracy Drive, purse from business

11500 block of Embers Court, cash from vehicle

2400 block of Fieldcreek Drive, property from vehicle

13100 block of Fox Hunt, bicycle from residence

9800 block of Georgetown Pike, wallet from business

11100 block of Glade Drive, guns from vehicle

500 block of Herndon Parkway, wallet from person

11900 block of Heathcote Court, wallet from vehicle

10800 block of Hunter Gate Way, property from vehicle

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, merchandise from business

2000 block of Lake Audubon Court, laptop computer from vehicle

11100 block of Longwood Grove Drive, property from vehicle

11500 block of Maple Ridge Road, laptop from vehicle

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

1000 block of Murphy Drive, merchandise from business

1300 block of New Bedford Lane, wallet from vehicle

1400 block of North Point Village Center, merchandise from business

1600 block of Reston Parkway, merchandise from business

11600 block of Sourwood Lane, wallet from vehicle

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, property from residence

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, property from residence

11000 block of Thrush Ridge Road, laptop computer from vehicle

2100 block of Whisperwood Glen Lane, property from residence

2300 block of White Tail, sunglasses from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

2000 block of Lake Audubon Court, 2015 Hyundai Tucson

2200 block of Lofty Heights Place, 2009 Chevy Silverado

FCPD also reports that a burglary took place in the 11400 block of Links Drive between Sunday and Monday. According to the report, a resident returning home from a trip found that someone had entered his residence and stolen a laptop.

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).

In Herndon, HPD says a robbery took place on Aug. 28 after two people provided a ride to a pair of strangers. When they arrived at the destination, in the 500 block of Florida Avenue, three suspects robbed the victims of personal property valued at about $125. The suspects are described as tall black males; one was wearing a white tank top, one was wearing a green hoodie and the third was wearing a buttoned-down shirt. The case remains under investigation.

In Loudoun County, in addition to the above W&OD Trail incident, several other recent crimes ended with arrests of men from Herndon.

On Aug. 26 at about 7:44 p.m., LCSO deputies responded to the 27000 block of Gum Spring Road in Chantilly for a report of a vehicle driving recklessly in the area and the vehicle was found on the side of the roadway with a flat tire. The driver, 26-year-old Daniel J. Lee, 26, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a concealed weapon.

On Saturday, police say a vehicle that had its keys left inside was stolen from the 46000 block of Stonehelm Court in Sterling. The vehicle was reported to have struck a parked vehicle nearby, along with several mailboxes in the neighborhood, before it was found running in a driveway. Deputies located the suspect, 18-year-old Brandon Hernandez, and charged him with public intoxication, underage possession of alcohol and hindering a police investigation.

Another Herndon 18-year-old was arrested in Loudoun County on Monday morning after it was reported that he jumped on the hood of a vehicle and smashed out the windshield. The suspect was identified as Alex J. Czernowski, who was charged with destruction of property, public intoxication, underage possession of alcohol and obstruction of justice.

by Dave Emke August 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

Two people from Ashburn were arrested in Herndon last week after a robbery in the town.

According to the Herndon Police Department, the incident took place in the 500 block of Florida Avenue on Aug. 7. The victim, who was unharmed, had his wallet, ID and about $40 in cash stolen by two suspects.

HPD officers arrested 19-year-old Taliek Nazia Foster and 20-year-old Raaheim Allah Foster and charged them with the crime. Both were charged with assault and robbery, while the 20-year-old was also charged with three counts of credit card fraud. Both were taken to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Elsewhere, a 55-year-old Herndon man was charged with driving under the influence after an incident in Sterling last week. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old Nazlie R. Dean was charged after deputies observed his vehicle going off the road in the area of Old Ox Road and Mercurie Circle. Dean was later released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond.

Meanwhile, the Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following crimes in recent days:

LARCENIES:

10300 block of Brittenford Drive, merchandise from business

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cellphone from business

11900 block of Democracy Drive, liquor from business

13300 block of Hungerford Place, property from vehicle

2300 block of Old Trail Drive, property from person

11900 block of Saint Johnsbury Court, cash from vehicle

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, property from business

1700 block of Wainwright Drive, bag and battery from vehicle

12900 block of Wood Crescent Circle, bicycle from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Police say there have been no updates yet in the search for a suspect who pulled a woman into a wooded area near Tall Oaks Village Center on Monday afternoon and attempted to remove her clothing.

“No suspect has been located,” Officer Don Gotthardt, of FCPD’s Media Relations Bureau, told Reston Now on Tuesday morning. “I have reached out to our detectives asking for any updates [and] we will post those on our news blog and Twitter.”

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s or early 30s, with brown hair and a full beard. He was wearing a gray shirt with red lettering, a red ball cap and shorts. He fled the scene in a gray or silver Hyundai with a license plate that is believed to begin with a V, police say.

Finally, as we previously reported, three men were reportedly assaulted by a “group of men” on South Lakes Drive last Wednesday. The suspects in that crime are black men in their 20s, all between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10.

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 August 8, 2017 at 11:30 am 6 Comments

A Herndon man faces charges after police in Loudoun County say he was involved in a hit-and-run crash last week.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 45000 block of Bentgrass Terrace in Sterling at about 2:20 a.m. last Monday for the reported incident. The suspect in the crash, identified as 26-year-old Jose Bonilla, was later found driving on Cascades Parkway.

Bonilla was charged with obstruction of justice and public intoxication before being taken to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Meanwhile, the Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following crimes in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cash from residence

1600 block of Cedar Hollow Way, jewelry from person

2300 block of Corporate Park Drive, computer from residence

11900 block of Freedom Drive, bicycle from residence

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, merchandise from business

1800 block of Jonathan Way, bicycles from residence

11600 block of Lake Newport Road, bag from vehicle

2100 block of Mager Drive, license plate from vehicle

13200 block of Parcher Avenue, wallet from person

11000 block of Ring Road, purse from vehicle

11800 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business

2100 block of South Bay Lane, wallet from vehicle

2200 block of Springwood Drive, purse from vehicle

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, 2014 Hyundai Elantra

Anyone with information about any of these 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 Kalina Newman July 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm 12 Comments

A Loudoun County jury this week told a Maryland man that his penchant for stealing wheels would cost him a lifetime in prison.

Jason Brooks, 37, who police have connected to multiple tire and rim thefts in the area, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 137 years behind bars. His arrest in 2016 followed two previous felony charges for grand larceny in Loudoun County with intent to sell stolen property.

Brooks’ sentence includes being found guilty of six counts of grand larceny, six counts of larceny with intent to sell, three counts of destruction of property and three counts of tampering with an automobile. Police in Fairfax County have said that Brooks has also been connected to seven different tire and rim thefts here between March and July 2016, two of which occurred in Herndon.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Brooks’ apartment and a storage unit rented in his name contained bags of lug nuts, lug nut keys and business cards for “Jay’s Deals on Wheels.”

Following the guilty verdicts, according to an official statement, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Pohlner asked the jury to hand down a sentence that told Brooks “Jay’s Deals on Wheels is hereby shutdown.”

Brooks will face his final sentence from Loudoun County in October, and he still faces his additional charges in Fairfax County and two other jurisdictions.

by Dave Emke July 14, 2017 at 9:00 am 3 Comments

Toll Road Ramp Detour Starts This Weekend — The ramp from the eastbound Dulles Toll Road to the Fairfax County Parkway will be diverted through the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride parking lot. The detour is expected to remain in place through 2017 to allow Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews to perform utility and road work on the ramp. [Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project]

Wombat Hoax Spreads on Twitter — A Twitter account posing as Roer’s Zoofari has been claiming this week that a wombat escaped from the zoo. A lot of people fell for the gag. [Reston Patch]

Trip to Pro Tennis Match Slated — Reston Association will have a group outing Tuesday night to see Martina Hingis and the Washington Kastles face the New York Empire. [Reston Association]

Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday Night — Police departments from Fairfax and Loudoun counties will be working together at a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Centreville/Chantilly area. [Fairfax County Police Department]

by Katherine Berko July 11, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

A pair of Herndon residents are facing charges after separate alcohol-related incidents in Loudoun County over the weekend.

Just before 3 a.m. Saturday, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection of Waxpool Road and Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn for a report of a disabled vehicle. When they arrived, they charged the driver — 32-year-old Alok K. Choubey — with DWI. Choubey was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond.

The next night, at about 2:16 a.m., a patrolling LCSO deputy found a 33-year-old Herndon man asleep in a common area at the One Loudoun shopping center. The man was charged with being drunk in public and taken to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, where he was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Meanwhile, the Fairfax County Police Department reported the following crimes in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1600 block of Becontree Lane, property from residence

13300 block of Feldman Place, property from vehicle

11500 block of Hearthstone Court, laptop computer from vehicle

10300 block of Lawyers Road, property from residence

1600 block of Reston Parkway, merchandise from business

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, liquor from business

1000 block of Utterback Store Road, property from vehicle

11600 block of Vantage Hill Road, wallet from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

In addition, as we reported last week, FCPD is investigating the painting of a swastika on a wall in the 11600 block of Hunters Green Court.

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).

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