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Tuesday Morning Notes

Sharing common ground — Fairfax County officials have launched a new newsletter to keep the interfaith community informed of events and opportunities in the area. [Fairfax County Government]

Missing man found — Hassan Sultan, a 48-year-old missing endangered adult, was found today. He was last seen in the 2000 block of Maleady Drive in Herndon. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Problems with Alexandria’s Potomac Yard station — As the Silver Line makes its way into Virginia, there are some lessons to be learned about the need for well-designed entrances and information displays. [Washingtonian]

A hitchhiker on a Lake Anne boat (Photo by Beth Allgaier).

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Updated: Missing Endangered Adult Found

Local police have found a missing endangered adult, according to a statement released by the Fairfax County Police Department released Friday afternoon. 

Earlier:

Susan Carstens, 51, was last seen in Reston Wednesday night. 

The Fairfax County Police Department issued the following description of Carstens, who is considered an endangered due to possible mental and/or physical health concerns:

5’7″,185 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. Tattoos on both legs. Bronze 2013 Hyundai Tucson VA tags VXK8791.

Anyone with information should call FCPD at 703-691-2131.

Photo via FCPD

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Herndon Police Search for Critical Missing Adult with Autism

Police are searching for a critical missing adult. Joshua Bowman, 25, went missing after he left his home on Monday (June 25) at 2:30 p.m.

According to the Herndon Police Department, Bowman is autistic and non-verbal. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and possibly carrying a back of CDs.

Anyone with information is urged to call the police department at 703-435-6846.

Photo via Herndon Police Department

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Helicopter-Assisted Search Underway for Missing Adult with Dementia in Herndon

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.

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Police Seek Woman in Reston Area in Connection With Case of Missing Teen

UPDATE: Mirella Anaya Aguilar was reported by Takoma Park Police to have been found safe May 12. Mariissa Pineda was “cooperative and very helpful to police” in helping to locate the girl, they say.

Police in Takoma Park, Maryland, say a missing 13-year-old girl may be in the Reston area.

Mirella Anaya Aguilar, 13, was last seen by her mother in the Montgomery County city on May 2. The girl is 5 foot 3 inches tall, 140 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. She is Hispanic, with a light complexion.

In an update to the case released Thursday afternoon, TPPD says their investigation shows the girl may be in the company of a 20-year-old, Mariissa Pineda, in the Reston area. Pineda and the girl are believed to have been frequenting the Tysons Corner Center and using the Metro from Tysons.

The Fairfax County Police Department is assisting in the investigation.

Anyone who has seen either Pineda or the 13-year-old is asked to contact Takoma Park Police at 301-270-1100, referring to Case No. 170505618.

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Officials: Body Found in Potomac is Woman Missing from Great Falls

Becky McCleskey/US Park Police(Edited 2:35 p.m. to clarify McCleskey was from Arlington)

The United States Park Police says a body recovered Friday in the Potomac River is that of a woman who went missing three weeks ago in Great Falls.

Becky McCleskey, 56, was reported missing Feb. 6. Her vehicle was found in the parking lot at Great Falls National Park. An extensive air, land and water search was conducted by the United States Park Police and the Montgomery County fire and police departments.

The body was discovered at about 5:50 p.m. Friday in the water near Old Angler’s Inn in Potomac, Maryland.

ARLnow reports McCleskey lived in Arlington and had a high school-aged son.

Officials say there is no indication of foul play.

Photo courtesy U.S. Park Police

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Thursday Morning Notes

Lake Anne Plaza -- Jan. 10, 2017

Metro to Operate on Saturday Schedule for MLK Day — Trains and buses will be moving at different times than usual Monday as the federal holiday is observed. [WMATA]

Traffic Management Solutions Firm Sets Up in Herndon — All Traffic Solutions plans to add 25 employees and create up to 86 new jobs over the next three years, and invest more than $100,000 in its new headquarters at Worldgate Centre. [Fairfax County EDA]

Nominations Open for Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards — The deadline to submit applications to honor outstanding volunteers in any organization, club, school, library or neighborhood is Feb. 3. [Volunteer Fairfax]

Catherine HemleppSilver Alert Issued for Woman Last Seen in Fairfax County — Police are looking for 80-year-old Catherine Hemlepp, pictured here. She is believed to be in a maroon 2017 Ford Escape, with Pennsylvania license plate WR9679P. She was last seen wearing an orange vest, flowered pants and a white hat. She and her husband were traveling from Pennsylvania to South Carolina when they became separated Tuesday. [Virginia State Police/Twitter]

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Family Asks for Help in Locating Missing Teen

Alejandra Herndandez/Family photoUpdate, Thursday 5:30 p.m.: Alejandra has been safely found.

Original story: The family of a 14-year-old Herndon girl is asking for the public’s help in locating the missing teen.

Alejandra Hernandez has been missing since last Friday, June 24, a family friend said. She was last seen on Wexford Court in Herndon about 7 p.m.

If you have seen Alejandra, please contact Herndon Police at (703) 435-6846.

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FCPD Looking for Missing, Possibly Armed, Man

Kenneth Hirsch/FCPDFairfax County Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.

On Wednesday, June 22, Kenneth R. Hirsch was reported missing. He voluntarily left a residence in the 1400 block of Kingstream Drive in Herndon on Tuesday, June 21 around 4:45 pm with his dog.

Hirsch may be experiencing emotional distress and be in possession of a firearm; he should not be approached.

Anyone with information pertaining to the whereabouts of Kenneth Hirsch is asked to contact Detective Connie Morris at 703-856-8543 or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

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Police Looking for Missing Reston Woman

Alice Smith/Credit: FCPDFairfax County Police are asking for assistance in locating a Reston woman suffering from dementia who has been missing since Thursday.

Alice L. Smith, 70, was reported missing on Thursday, police said.

She was last seen driving her 2000 blue Ford Escort on Fairfax Boulevard in Fairfax City on Jan. 19.

Smith suffers from dementia and may be in need of medical attention. She is known to frequent the Reston, Seven Corners and Merrifield areas to include churches, shelters and The Lamb Center on Lee Highway.

Smith was last seen wearing a purple coat, maroon long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a blue and white scarf. She is 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Connie Morris at 703-856-8543 or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www. fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Photo: Alice Smith/Credit: FCPD

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