Local police now armed with Narcan — In order to tackle the growing opioid epidemic, local police are now equipped with protective equipment that could reverse overdoses, including the popular use of Narcan. [Fairfax County Police Department]
If you’re a tennis fan — Reston Association is organizing a trip to the U.S. Open tennis championships on August 30. The trip is $190 for RA members and $200 for all others. [Reston Association]
Confession letter surfaces in the murder of Reston couple — “The alleged neo-Nazi teen accused of killing a Reston couple inside their home wrote a confession letter, ABC7 has learned. In new documents obtained in the case, the search warrant says the teenager “devolved in detail his actions on the night of this murder. Detectives believe the letter was mailed during the spring to a classmate at the Dominion School, which is now called the Kellar School.” [WJLA]
Photo submitted by Mike James
Site on Fairfax-Loudoun Line Part of Pitch for Amazon’s Second Headquarters — Fairfax County officials are pitching a site on the border of Fairfax and Loudoun counties as part of their pitch to lure Amazon’s second headquarters. Northern Virginia was listed among 20 locations selected by Amazon as the company decides where to locate new offices. [WTOP]
Teen music.ly Star from Reston Featured in The Washington Post — Jacob Sartorius, a 15-year-old Reston native, went from stardom on a social media platform to launching a music career. The “Sweatshirt” singer was featured by the Washington Post Express ahead of a show on Thursday. [The Washington Post]
Weekend Work on All Metro Lines Scheduled — Metro track work and other service disruptions on all lanes are planned for this weekend as large crowds are expected in the District. [WTOP]
Lorton Teen Accused of Murder of Reston Couple Remains in Critical Condition — The 17-year-old teenager who is suspected of murdering his girlfriend’s parents, who were reportedly concerned about his neo-Nazi views, remains in critical condition. Charges have not yet been served. [Patch]
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On Saturday, a memorial service will be held for Scott Fricker, 48, and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, the Reston couple who were shot and killed in their own home last week.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. at Herndon’s Trinity Presbyterian Church.
The couple was shot in their home on Friday, Dec. 22. Police believe a 17-year-old Lorton boy, whose identity has not been released, shot the couple and turned the gun on himself. He remains in the hospital with life threatening injuries.
One family member believes the teenage boyfriend of the couple’s daughter killed them after they learned of his Nazi views and encouraged their daughter to break up with him. The shooting took place on the 2600 block of Black Fir Court.
Fricker had a Ph.D from the University of Maryland and worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Kuhn-Fricker specialized in estate planning and elder law.
Police are investigating the suspect’s alleged Neo-Nazi connections.
The murder of a Reston couple on Friday rocked the local community and sent nationwide reverberations. Other crime reports continued to come in over the holiday weekend.
A 21-year-old was charged with driving under the influence around 1:20 a.m. today. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Billan Waberi, a Herndon resident, along Route 28 in Sterling after receiving a report of a driver losing control of a car and striking a highway barrier.
FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following crimes in recent days:
12900 block of Centre Park Circle, package from front door
11200 block of Chestnut Grove Square, cell phone from vehicle
11200 block of Chestnut Grove Square, property from vehicle
2200 block of Gunsmith Square, coat from vehicle
12300 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, copper from business
12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, purse from vehicle
12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, purse from business
11900 block of Market Street, cell phones from business
11900 block of Market Street, cell phones from business
11400 block of Washington Plaza West, cash from business
2300 block of Woodland Crossing Drive, purse from vehicle
Herndon’s police department did not report any major incidents in recent days.
Anyone with information about any of these crimes should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).
Neighbors in a Lorton community discovered a 40-feet wide swastika that was moved into the grass of a community field two months ago. Tire marks from a mower ran up to the home of a troubled teen, according to neighbors.
After a protracted discussion, residents opted to talk to the teen’s family directly about the incident two months ago. Now, after reports that the 17-year-old allegedly shot and killed the parents of his 16-year-old girlfriend in their Reston home make nationwide headlines, some neighbors regret not filing a report with local police.
The incident, reported by The Washington Post, is part of a narrative surfacing as more details about the Reston murder on Friday become known.
According to the Post, Scott Fricker, 48, and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, forbade their daughter from seeing the teen after discovering a Twitter account they thought was linked to the teen included tweets praising Hitler, calling for white revolution and an image of a man hanging from a noose.
Janet Kuhn, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker’s mother, told FOX 5 that the family believes the parents attempts to break up the daughter and her boyfriend led him to commit the crime in their home on the 2600 block of Black Fir Court. Police are investigating the boy’s alleged Neo-Nazi connection.
The teen, whose identity has not been revealed by police, has been charged with two counts of murder. He remains in critical condition. Four other family members who were home at the time of the shooting were not hurt.