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by Fatimah Waseem December 20, 2017 at 10:15 am 1 Comment

Selected police officers from the Reston District Station will begin wearing body cameras in March as part of the Fairfax County Police Department’s pilot program that was approved by the county’s Board of Supervisors last month.

The station was added to the program, which originally would have outfitted all patrol officers in the Mount Vernon and Mason district stations, because extra equipment is available, police said.

Researchers from American University who are studying the program determined it was more appropriate to outfit half of the patrol officers in each district in order to create a control group that would allow researchers to compare data between officers who do and do not have body cameras and work in the same area of the county.

“The Reston area was chosen because it differs from the two police districts already included in the program. The patrol areas within the Reston District include a number of high-rise buildings as well as stops along Metro’s Silver Line. Additionally, our Reston District Police Station is the newest building among our stations, and already has the physical infrastructure in place to accommodate the technical needs of the program,” the police department said in a statement.

The pilot program includes 230 cameras, which will be worn on the outside of the officer’s uniform or vest on a full-time basis. The addition of the Reston District Station is not projected to increase the cost of the three-month program, which will cost roughly $684,000 in fiscal year 2018. The department has the option of extending the program from three to six months.

In an Oct. 2015 report, the county’s Ad Hoc Police Review Commission recommended the program in order to increase community trust, improve evidence collection, decrease the number of complains against police officers and drive a “civilizing effect.”

“Statistics have clearly shown a decrease in use of force encounters, and in the resultant number of complaints by civilians against the local police departments once those departments employ [body cameras]. The reduction in complaints and the level of violence from both law enforcement officers and civilians with whom they interact daily perhaps serves as the greatest motivation for FCPD to begin using the cameras,” according to the report.

Cameras will record during any encounter of law enforcement and the pubic related to a call for service, a law enforcement action, subject stop, traffic stop, search or police service. Police officers are also expected to activate the devises in a private resident so long as officers have the legal authority to be in that location.

The devices are from Axon, a law enforcement technology giant formerly known as Taser International.

by RestonNow.com November 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm 6 Comments

On Friday at around 8:18 a.m., the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report about an ongoing larceny at a store on the 46200 block of Potomac Run Plaza.

Cristian Hernandez-Mejia, a 32-year-old resident of Herndon, was charged with grand larceny after police caught him as he attempted to flee by foot to a nearby hotel. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

On Wednesday, Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station also reported a burglary on the 12900 block of Park Crescent Circle. Someone entered the residence at around 8:30 a.m. and stole electronics, according to the report.

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

LARCENIES:

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, wallet from vehicle

1500 block of Church Hill Place, documents from residence

11800 block of Freedom Drive, cell phone from building

9800 block of Georgetown Pike, liquor from business

1700 block of Port Plaza, parts from vehicle

11800 block of Sunset Hills Road, wallet from vehicle

12700 block of Thunder Chase Drive, purse from vehicle

1600 block of Reston Parkway, property from business

900 block of Walker Road, property from construction site

11900 block of Winterthur Lane, purse from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported.

As we reported earlier in the day, Fairfax County Police are investigating the stabbing of a male juvenile on Friday in the Hunters Woods Plaza. The victim is recovering from the non-life threatening injury.

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).

Herndon Police Department’s weekly press report has not yet been released. This story will be updated. 

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by RestonNow.com November 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm 3 Comments

Reston District police were unable to track down a man who was reported exposing himself to passers-by on Sunday night.

According to the police report, Fairfax County police were called around 9:30 p.m. to report a man who was allegedly exposing himself to others in a stairwell in the 13200 block of Overcup Court off of Sunrise Valley Drive. Officers responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect. A description of the man has not been released.

In a separate incident, a Reston man was arrested Sunday evening after Loudoun County sheriff’s deputies witnessed him make an illegal U-turn and strike another vehicle at Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn, according to the report. The man, identified as Alistair H. Temple, 30, was arrested for driving under the influence and refusing a breath test.

Another Reston man was arrested late Saturday night after Loudoun deputies reported he attempted to break into a home in Aldie while he was intoxicated. Deputies received the call just after midnight from residents of the home, located in the 25000 block of Green Mountain Terrace. When deputies arrived on the scene they located the man, identified as 43-year-old Lucio H. Cabrera-Sanchez, and arrested him for public intoxication and unlawful entry.

In other crime news from the FCPD’s Reston District Station over the past week:

LARCENIES:

1500 block of Browns Chapel Road, property from business

2400 block of Centreville Road, beer from business

11500 block of Drop Forge Lane, bicycle from residence

11500 block of Leesburg Pike, cell phone from business

11900 block of Market Street, bracelets from business

9800 block of Mill Run Drive, cell phone from residence

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, cell phone from business

2000 block of Post Road, jewelry from residence

12300 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, wire from residence

2200 block of Sanibel Drive, cash from vehicle

2200 block of Sanibel Drive, wallet from residence

12000 block of Town Square, beer from business

13200 block of Woodland Park Road, merchandise from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

13300 block of Coppermine Road, 1999 Honda Civic

Editor’s note: A list of incidents recorded by the Herndon Police Department was not immediately available by early Tuesday afternoon. This post may be updated. 

by RestonNow.com November 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm 43 Comments

A man was beaten and robbed by men he encountered at a Reston laundromat this week, police reported Wednesday.

According to a statement from the Reston District, the male victim was doing his laundry at a laundromat in Hunters Woods Plaza around 11 p.m. on Sunday. Police said 10 other man were in the laundromat at the time.

The victim told police one of the men approached him and challenged him to “some type of physical game.” The victim agreed and left the laundromat with the 10 men. The group reportedly went to a nearby wooded area.

While in the woods, all 10 men reportedly assaulted the victim, beating him, and then took his wallet and other personal items he had on him.

Police said an investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

by RestonNow.com May 9, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

Reston District police arrested an 18-year-old Herndon man for breaking into a home in the middle of the night last week.

According to police, a resident of the 1400 block of Kingstream Drive in Herndon woke around 2 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 to the sound of a crash. The woman found a man in her kitchen rummaging through the refrigerator. He reportedly fled on foot when she approached him.

Responding officers located a man matching the suspect’s description going through the trunk of a car nearby. The man took off running but officers were able to catch up with him and apprehend him. Officers confirmed he was the same man who broke into the resident’s home earlier.

The man has been charged with burglary, petit larceny, vehicular trespassing and being drunk in public.

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

LARCENIES:

11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, purse from vehicle

11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, wallet from vehicle

10300 block of Brittenford Drive, property from vehicle

2200 block of Cocquina Drive, clothing from residence

12000 block of Glade Drive, merchandise from business

1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, wallet and electronic device from vehicle

13100 block of Parcher Avenue, beer from business

2100 block of San Moritz Circle, wallet from business

11500 block of Seneca Farm, wallet from vehicle

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).

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by RestonNow.com May 2, 2017 at 10:15 am 1 Comment

Reston District police are investigating an incident of indecent exposure that reportedly took place around 1:30 p.m. at Reston Town Center on Saturday.

According to Fairfax County police reports, a man saw a car blocking traffic near 11900 Market St. The man said he got out of his car to approach the car that was sitting in the through lane, and saw that the driver was exposing himself and touching himself inappropriately.

“He looked toward the driver’s line of sight and saw a group of young girls,” police wrote in the report.

The witness yelled at the man, who then drove away quickly.

In other crime news, police reports from the past week also indicated that firearms were stolen from a home in the 11100 block of Forest Edge Drive on Friday evening.

The residents of the home contacted police just before 8:30 that evening to report that sometime that day, an unknown burglar had entered the home through a basement window and had stolen firearms.

Police are investigating the alleged burglary.

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by Ryan Moore November 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm 6 Comments

111816mugshotrobertkaodailyA North Carolina man was arrested in the Reston Town Center area yesterday afternoon after Fairfax County police said he flashed a gun at security workers who confronted him for trespassing.

Police responded to a report of a man who had gone on private property without permission on the 12000 block of Bluemont Way about 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

Before cops arrived, security workers confronted the man who then showed a gun, according to authorities. But when security workers challenged the man, he complied.

Police arrested 35-year-old Robert S. Kao of Charlotte, N.C., on charges of brandishing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and trespassing.

No injuries were reported.

 FCPD’s Reston Station this week also received reports of:

 LARCENIES:

  • 12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, liquor from business on Thursday.
  • 11400 block of Isaac Newton Square, purse from residence on Wednesday.

BURGLARY:

  • 1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza between about 7 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators found that someone broke into a business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

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by Jennifer van der Kleut November 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm 19 Comments

Fairfax County Police Two men abducted a woman in Sterling and drove her to Reston Sunday evening, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

A man assaulted his estranged wife and forced her into a vehicle in Sterling just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, a witness told deputies. A male accomplice then drove the kidnapper and the victim to Reston.

Authorities arrested 39-year-old Alex Munguia and his accomplice, 45-year-old Marlen Almendarez-Juarez, in connection with the abduction. The two men are being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.  (more…)

by Ryan Moore November 10, 2016 at 2:45 pm 17 Comments

Fairfax County Police Two women stole a pack of syringes from a pharmacy at a Reston supermarket yesterday evening, injuring an employee who tried to stop them, according to Fairfax County police.

The incident happened at the Harris Teeter on the 12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the women attempted to buy syringes from the pharmacy worker, but they didn’t have authorization to make the purchase, according to authorities. One of the women then hopped over the counter, snatched a pack of syringes and fled with the other woman.

The pharmacy employee attempted to stop the thieves, but was pushed away and received a minor injury.

Police said they’re looking for:

One suspect [who] was described as white or Hispanic. She weighed approximately 110 pounds and was wearing dark leggings. The second suspect was described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds.

FCPD’s Reston Station yesterday also received reports of:

LARCENIES:

  • 1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, gun and cash from residence
  • 11900 block of Democracy Drive, cash from business
  • 2300 block of Woodland Crossing Drive, bicycle from business
  • 10500 block of Wynfield Woods Drive, wallet from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

  • 13000 block of Elm Tree Drive, 2006 Volkswagen GTI

by Ryan Moore November 7, 2016 at 2:50 pm 0

Fairfax County Police Here are the crimes reported to Fairfax County Police’s Reston District Station between Nov. 4 and Nov. 6:

BURGLARY:

  • 1700 block of Clubhouse Road, 11/05/16, 3:30 a.m. An employee reported someone entered the business. No property was taken. 

LARCENIES: 

  • 1800 block of Cranberry Lane, wallet from vehicle
  • 1600 block of Reston Parkway, license plates from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLE:

  • 1500 block of Stuart Road, 2014 Honda Pilot

by Ryan Moore November 4, 2016 at 2:50 pm 0

Fairfax County Police

Here is what was reported stolen to Fairfax County Police’s Reston District Station between Oct. 31 and Nov. 3:

Oct. 31

LARCENIES: 

  • 12100 block of Chancery Station Circle, medication from residence
  • 2100 block of Lirio Court, gun from vehicle
  • 11900 block of Market Street, clothing from business
  • 1600 block of Reston Parkway, purse from vehicle
  • 11100 block of South Lakes Drive, liquor from business
  • 900 block of Towlston Road, purse from vehicle
  • 12000 block of Town Square, bicycles from business
  • 1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, bicycle from residence
  • 1500 block of Wood Crest Drive, hunting bow from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLE:

  • 1500 block of Elk Point Drive, 2008 Honda Accord

Nov. 1

LARCENIES: 

  • 1500 block of Bal Harbor Court, property from business
  • 11100 block of Long Wood Grove Drive, property from vehicles
  • 11500 block of Maple Ridge Road, passport and credit cards from vehicle
  • 13200 block of Rolling Plains Court, cell phone and purse from vehicle
  • 1000 block of White Chimney Court, lights from residence

Nov. 2

LARCENY:

  • 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, laptop computer from business

Nov. 3

LARCENIES:

  •  1300 block of April Way, cell phone from residence
  • 1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, purse from vehicle

by Ryan Moore November 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

Fairfax County Police A man tried to steal another man’s bicycle outside his Reston home over the weekend, prompting a fight, Fairfax County police said.

The incident happened near the intersection of Ascot Way and Chesterfield Court about 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

The 59-year-old victim confronted the would-be thief when he saw him walking away with the bike, according to authorities. The two men started to fight, but the would-be robber fled without the bike when a passerby noticed the scuffle.

Police described the suspect as a 6-foot-1, 150-to-180-pound black man, wearing a green or olive-toned jacket and blue jeans.

The man was seen with a 5-foot-9 black woman in her early 20s, wearing a black skirt and shirt, with her hair parted and pulled up in two buns.

The victim refused medical attention.

In other weekend crime news from FCPD’s Reston Station:

LARCENIES:

  • 12100 block of Chancery Station Circle, medication from residence
  • 2100 block of Lirio Court, gun from vehicle
  • 11900 block of Market Street, clothing from business
  • 1600 block of Reston Parkway, purse from vehicle
  • 11100 block of South Lakes Drive, liquor from business
  • 900 block of Towlston Road, purse from vehicle
  • 12000 block of Town Square, bicycles from business
  • 1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, bicycle from residence
  • 1500 block of Wood Crest Drive, hunting bow from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

  • 1500 block of Elk Point Drive, 2008 Honda Accord

by Jennifer van der Kleut October 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm 0

Fairfax County Police Police scared off a man who had unlawfully entered a home in Great Falls on Tuesday evening.

Officers from Fairfax County’s Reston District responded to the home, located in the 11000 block of Georgetown Pike, just before 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 after receiving a report of a man in the home. Police located the man inside the home and confronted him. The man then fled the home.

The suspect was described as a black man, around 45 years old, with an athletic build.

Nothing was reported missing from the home.

In other news from FCPD’s Reston District Station this week:  

ROBBERY – A 30-year-old woman was the victim of a robbery in the Reston District at Thomas Jefferson Way and McNair Farms Drive in the county area of Herndon on Friday evening, Oct. 21.

According to Fairfax County police, the woman was walking along the roadway just after 8 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and attempted to take her purse. They struggled briefly, but the suspect fled with her purse. The victim did not require medical attention.

The suspect was described as a black man around 30 years old wearing blue jeans, a long-sleeved black shirt and a black knit cap.

STOLEN VEHICLES:

  • Saunders Drive/Hungerford Place, 1993 Honda Accord

LARCENIES:

  • 2100 block of Centreville Road, merchandise from business
  • 1700 block of Clubhouse Road, keys from vehicle
  • 9800 block of Georgetown Pike, merchandise from business
  • 10300 block of Hunt Country Lane, necklace and ring from residence
  • 1800 block of Michael Faraday, cell phone from business
  • 13100 block of Parcher Avenue, dog from business
  • 12000 block of Starboard Drive, bicycle from residence
  • 9100 block of Sterling Montague Drive, laptop computer from vehicle
  • 9200 block of Sterling Montague Drive, laptop computer from vehicle
  • 11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, beer from business
  • 1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, bicycles merchandise from business
  • 11500 block of Links Drive, property from residence
  • 6100 block of Rose Hill Drive, groceries from business
  • 6100 block of Rose Hill Drive, liquor from business
  • 1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, bicycle from business
  • 1600 block of Reston Parkway, wallet from business
  • 12000 block of Town Square, bicycle from business

by Karen Goff February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am 2 Comments

New North County Government Center

After years of construction and a move-in delay of several months, the offices of Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and the Fairfax County Police’s Reston District Station are slated to to move into the new North County Government Center Feb. 23 and 24.

The new building, at 1801 Cameron Glen Dr., has been under construction for more than two years. The current building, constructed in 1985, will be torn down to make way for a parking lot after the moves are complete.

A 2006 bond referendum provided the $18 million funding for the new building.

The new building will be approximate 35,000 square feet, which is nearly double the size of the current building.

The supervisor’s section of the building will include a larger community room. The project will be seeking a LEED Silver certification by incorporating high-efficiency plumbing and HVAC systems, water efficient landscaping, a “cool roof” with high reflectivity, use of recycled components and low-emitting materials and construction waste management practices.

There are also plans to include a public art work on the east side of the building.

County offices may be hard to reach as phones are disconnected on moving day, but after that all phone numbers will remain the same, county officials said.

The building is the first new construction in the “Town Center North” area, which may eventually include a new library, replacement of the Embry Rucker Community Center, a new community center and other mixed-use amenities.

There will be grand opening event for the facility later this year.

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