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by RestonNow.com June 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment

Local police continue to search for a man suspected of robbing a purse a woman and her five-year-old son as they walked home along a wooded path on June 11. The suspect was described as a 35-year-old black man with a mustache.

In a separate incident, a break-in was reported in a business on the 13200 block of Woodland Park Drive on June 14. An employee reported that someone entered the business through a window, but nothing was reported missing.

On the 45000 block of Dulles Eastern Plaza in Sterling on June 14, two Herndon residents were arrested for stealing items from a store. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Jacquiline M. Genato Hermano, 29, and Romeo Petilla Jr., 38, were arrested.

Hermano was arrested and charged with grand larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. Petilla was arrested and charged with grand larceny, embezzlement and conspiracy to commit larceny. Both were released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

The Fairfax County Police Department also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

2200 block of Astoria Circle, money and credit card from car

12900 block of Highland Crossing Road, merchandise from business

1200 block of Hunter Mill Road, purse from car

11600 block of Lake Newport Road, purse from car

11200 block of Roger Bacon Drive, wallet from car

11800 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business

1500 block of Cameron Crescent Drive, registration stickers from car

1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, wallet from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

by RestonNow.com June 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm 6 Comments

Loudoun County’s sheriff’s deputies spotted a man relieving himself on a parked car in the 1700 block of Bridge View Court on Saturday (June 10) around 7:16 p.m.

Deputies arrested and charged Richard Quaye, 35, of Reston with driving under the influence and refusal of a breath test. Quaye was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a secured bond.

The Fairfax County Police Department reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, gun from vehicle

1800 block of Explorer Street, credit and debit cards from business

12300 block of Fan Shell Court, wallet from vehicle

9900 block of Georgetown Pike, merchandise from business

1800 block of Jonathan Way, laptop computer from residence

11300 block of Reston Station Boulevard, bicycles from business

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, sunglasses from business

12500 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, property from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

10300 block of Eclipse Lane, 2007 Jeep Wrangler

Local police have not yet provided an update the investigation of a fatal pedestrian accident that happened in late May.

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by RestonNow.com June 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm 11 Comments

A 20-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with a stabbing on May 31.

Fairfax County police charged Herndon resident Denis Alexander Castillo Hernandez with aggravated malicious assault. The victim was taken to Reston Hospital in life-threatening condition. The incident occurred on the 1300 block of Parcher Avenue, police said.

In a separate incident, Anthony Devine, 27, of Reston, was charged with driving under the influence, refusal to take a breath test and obstruction of justice. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Devine was driving over the speed limit near Route 28 and Nokes Boulevard on June 2 around 2:41 a.m. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

FCPD reported the following incidents in the past week, including the theft of a sword from a home on the 2600 block of Barnside Court in Herndon:

LARCENIES:

13400 block of Coppermine Road, jewelry from residence

11800 block of Freedom Drive, jewelry from residence

11800 block of Freedom Drive, necklace from residence

1800 block of Jonathan Way, laptop computer from residence

12400 block of Marstan Moor Lane, bag and cash from vehicle

1400 block of Northgate Square, license plate from vehicle

2500 block of Polly Jefferson Way, property from residence

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, license plate from vehicle

11600 block of Stoneview Square, license plate from vehicle

2700 block of Viking Drive, property from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported.

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by RestonNow.com May 14, 2018 at 9:00 am 6 Comments

Good news for Caps fans — “On the Silver Line, the last train will leave Metro Center at 12:27 a.m. heading to Largo Town Center and at 12:21 a.m. heading to Wiehle-Reston East… Game 3 starts at 8 p.m. and Metro’s regular closing time is 11:30 p.m., but Metro’s CEO Paul Wiedefeld announced that Metrorail will remain open for an additional hour thanks to Exelon and Pepco.” [WTOP]

Police investigate double homicide near Town of Herndon —  “The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double homicide at a café in Sterling near the Loudoun County and the Town of Herndon line. Around 1:45 a.m. Monday Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Pharaoh Café located in the 46000 block of Old Ox Road for a report of a shooting. Two victims lost their lives at the scene. A person of interest attempting to leave the area was detained by deputies responding to the scene.” [Loudoun County Sherriff’s Office]

Absorbing Amazon headquarters in an area with gridlock and high housing costs —  “Northern Virginia, the District and Montgomery County are among the 20 finalists. Amazon may narrow the list further in coming months and is expected to decide by the end of the year… But many residents fear that winning the prize would actually exacerbate all the things they hate about living in the region: horrendous traffic, expensive housing, crowded schools and gentrification.” [The Washington Post]

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by RestonNow.com April 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm 3 Comments

Police believe three Herndon teenagers were involved in a robbery on the 1100 block of Crestview Drive in Herndon on Wednesday, April 11.

A minor said he gave money to trio so they could buy him age-restricted nicotine products. But police said the teenagers took the money and threatened the minor with violence if he did not leave.

Kevin Alexander Fernandez, 19, of Herndon, was arrested for robbery. Warrants are outstanding for Olivia Rose Lovgren Paulson and Brandon Leonel Hernandez, both 19, of Herndon.

In a separate incident, a man was found lying down on the ground at the 20000 block of East Hampton Plaza in Ashburn on Saturday (April 21) at around 1:30 a.m..

Police arrested and charged the man, Marvin Ayala, 27, of Herndon, with public intoxication. He was released from Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

The Fairfax County Police Department also reported the following incidents this week:

Larcenies: 

2400 block of Centreville Road, bicycles and electronic devices from business

11700 block of Decade Court, laptop computer from business

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, merchandise from business

2400 block of Misty Dawn Court, cash from vehicle

1800 block of Presidents Street, cell phone charger from business

2600 block of Puritan Court, cash and jewelry from residence

2300 block of Stone Fence Lane, sunglasses and phone cord from vehicle

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, beer from business

Stolen Vehicles: 

11600 block of Vantage Hill Road, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

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 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 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).

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by Fatimah Waseem February 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm 15 Comments

A Herndon man was charged yesterday for having inappropriate sexual relations with a juvenile, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Marvin Ramirez-Ayala, 20, was charged with three counts of sending sexually explicit messages over social media and two counts of sexual assault. The relationship began last summer and only came to light this week, police said.

“There is no indication the suspect was involved with any other juveniles,” according to a statement from the office.

Ramirez-Ayala is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

Photo via Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office

by Fatimah Waseem January 23, 2018 at 1:30 pm 5 Comments

The 17-year-old Lorton teenager charged with murdering a Reston couple in late December is now being held at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center.

The unidentified suspect remained in the hospital after the Dec. 22 shooting, during which he shot and killed Scott Fricker and his wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker in their home on Black Fir Court. The teenager then turned the gun on himself, police said.

Over the last week, three burglaries at three homes kept local law enforcement busy.

The Fairfax County Police Department responded to a report about two home burglaries on Sunday. At around 5:30 p.m., several items were stolen from a house on the 12400 block of Margaret Thomas Lane.

A few hours later that same day, a burglary was reported on the 13200 block of Rolling Plains Court between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Money and property were taken, police said.

In a separate incident, police said someone entered a house on the 11700 Stratford House Place on Tuesday and stole a grey 2006 Honda Accord and other items. Police are investigating the incident, which took place between 7 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.

One robbery case was laid to rest by the Loudoun County’s Sheriff Office. In an announcement late last week, the office announced it arrested two teenagers  in connection with a robbery and attempted robbery in Sterling last month.

As we reported last week, Jordan McNally, 18, of Herndon, and an unidentified juvenile from Centreville were charged in connection with the incident.

LARCENIES:

2300 block of Bally Cairne Court, guitar from residence

1800 block of Fountain Drive, merchandise from business

11900 block of Freedom Drive, watch from vehicle

2500 block of John Milton Drive, merchandise from business

11700 block of Karbon Hill Court, bag from vehicle

1800 block of Oracle Way, copper wiring from building

13100 block of Parcher Avenue, beer from business

11200 block of Roger Bacon Drive, cash from business

11800 block of Spectrum Center, beer from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

12000 block of Trossack Road, 1969 MG MP

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 January 18, 2018 at 11:45 am 17 Comments

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a robbery and attempted robbery in Sterling last month, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Jordan McNally, 18, of Herndon, and a minor from Centreville were charged with robbery and attempted robbery on Friday. McNally was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of the minor.

Deputies believe the teens were involved in two incidents near the 22300 block of S. Sterling Boulevard on Dec. 23.

According to a Dec. 27 report about the incident, two suspects demanded cash from a man and his son as they walked a business in the area. One suspect appeared to brandish a box cutter during the incident.

That same day, the suspects approached a teenager in the same shopping center. One suspect demanded cash while showing a possible firearm in his waistband. A small but undisclosed amount of cash was taken by the suspects, according to the report.

McNally is being held on no bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and the juvenile is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

Booking photo of Jordan McNally via Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office

by Fatimah Waseem December 19, 2017 at 11:30 am 1 Comment

Animal protection police officers are looking for the owner of an abused dog found last week in the area of Chatham Colony Court and Moorings Drive.

Police said the dog was “barely recognizable” and had nearly two pounds of matted hair covering is face and body. One of the dog’s eyes was visible and the other was infected and may not be functional. Anyone who recognizes this dog or knows where its owner lives is asked to contact the Animal Services Division at 703-691-2131.

Local law enforcement also arrested a man who refused to leave a restaurant on the 46000 block of Community Plaza on Saturday. Deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Fabian Gutierrez-Rodriguez, a 28-year-old Reston resident with public intoxication, police said.

On Sunday, sheriff’s deputies arrested Cristopher Duarte-Alvarado, a 21-year-old Herndon resident, in connection with an incident involving property damage. Duarte-Alvarado was located by the Town of Herndon Police Department on Old Ox Road and was transported to a local hospital. He was then charged with driving under the influence, driving on a suspended driver’s license, and hit and run. He was released on a summons for the charges.

The same day, sheriff’s deputies arrested Ekoue Doe-Bruce, a 43-year-old Herndon resident. He was charged with driving under the influence and is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Other reports from the Reston District over the past week included:

LARCENIES:

12000 block of Cheviot Drive, package from residence

11400 block of Cypress Point Court, tools from vehicle

1800 block of Explorer Street, bag from business

11900 block of Freedom Drive, coat from business

12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, liquor from business

11500 block of Leesburg Pike, beer from business

2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, merchandise from business

11600 block of Stoneview Square, cell phone from school

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, property from residence

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, equipment from construction site

11900 block of Winter Thur Lane, cell phone from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES: 

None reported.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents 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 December 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

Local police responded to two incidents involving stolen cars in the past week.

On Saturday, the Herndon Police Department responded to a report that a suspect drove off in a car after its owner briefly entered a business on Elden Street. The suspect was later arrested in Loudoun County.

In a separate incident the same day, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Abdullah Anwar, a 23-year-old Herndon resident after police stopped the vehicle as it travelled over the posted speed limit on Route 7. The car, which police believe was stolen from Herndon, was stopped in Waterview Plaza. Anwar was charged with felony speed to elude, auto theft, driving under the influence, refusal to submit to a breath test, reckless driving by speed and driving on a suspended driver’s license.

The sheriff office’s also arrested Ali Samir, a 31-year-old Reston resident, on Friday on the 44600 block of Wellfleet Drive in Ashburn. Deputies responded to a report that a male subject was engaged in disorderly conduct and was involved in a fight, police said. Samir was charged with possessional of a controlled substance.

As we reported earlier in the week, a man pointed a gun at a victim at the 2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza on Thursday around 2:30 p.m. and demanded money. The victim fled by foot. No injuries were reported, police said.

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

LARCENIES:

1300 block of Butter Churn Drive, cash from residence

11900 block of Killingsworth Avenue, wallet from business

1500 block of Northgate Square, bag from business

11100 block of Saffold Way, package from residence

11100 block of South Lakes Drive, liquor from business

13400 block of Coppermine Road, merchandise from business

11700 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

11900 block of Grey Squirrel Lane, package from residence

11900 block of Market Street, copper from business

2300 block of Rosedown Drive, package from residence

2100 block of Westglade Court, laptop computer from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

In addition, FCPD is investigating a burglary that took place on Thursday between 11:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Police said someone entered a home on the 12220 block of Turkey Wing Court and stole property.

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 December 11, 2017 at 11:05 am 7 Comments

A Herndon man was arrested Friday night after fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Abdullah Anwar, 23, was stopped in the parking lot of Waterview Plaza after he was observed driving over the posted speed limit along Route 7 in Sterling, police said. During the investigation, police found the car was stolen from Herndon.

Anwar was charged with felony speed to elude, auto theft, driving under the influence, refusal to submit to a breath test, reckless driving by speed and driving on a suspended driver’s license. He was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a secured bond.

by Fatimah Waseem December 4, 2017 at 11:30 am 5 Comments

Sabino Vasquez-Murcia, a 29-year-old Herndon resident, was killed on Saturday when a car struck a parked vehicle he was sitting in on Saturday night. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office identified him as the victim of the crash today.

The driver, Julio Rivera, 39-year-old Herndon resident, lost control of his car and hit the parked car and a townhouse on the 700 block of Colonial Avenue in Sterling, the sheriff’s office said. The crash happened around 10:45 p.m.

Vasquez-Murcia was taken to Reston Hospital where he later passed away. The townhouse sustained minor damages and no one was injured inside, according to the report.

Rivera has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, DUI and driving on a suspended license. He is currently being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond, the sheriff’s office said.

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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.

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