Three people were injured in a shooting and stabbing in Herndon around 3 a.m. today.
The incident happened in the 2400 block of Centreville Road. No arrests have made and a description of the suspect was not available, police said.
All three of the individuals are being treated for injuries that are not considering life threatening, police said.
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) November 6, 2021
A 41-year-old Herndon resident is facing an assault charge for a fight that ended in him reportedly stabbing another man.
According to a weekly crime report released yesterday (Wednesday), the Herndon Police Department has taken out a warrant for aggravated assault against Dennis Cruz Antunez for the stabbing, which occurred on Aug. 26 in the 1000 block of Elden Street.
Police say the incident started as a “verbal altercation” between the suspect and the male victim, who was transported to Reston Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Herndon police also recently arrested a 21-year-old man for a 2019 rape.
“Oscar Martinez Alarcon, 21, of Herndon, was arrested for the forcible rape of a juvenile victim whom he met via social media,” the police report says. “He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held without bond.”
According to police, the incident occurred on Feb. 12, 2019 in the 1200 block of Elden Street. Martinez Alarcon was arrested on Aug. 23.
The HPD did not return a request for comment from Reston Now on what led to the arrest and whether there might be any additional victims by publication time.
Other major incidents in the weekly crime report include three cases from Aug. 24: another verbal argument that escalated into a stabbing on Elden Street and two robberies in the 1200 block of Springtide Place.
Labeled as an aggravated assault, the stabbing occurred in the 1100 block of Elden Street. The victim was reportedly punched and stabbed. Police say they have identified the suspect, but the case remains under investigation.
In one of the robberies, the victim reported that he was assaulted and had his wallet stolen “by a subject that is known to him.” In the other, the victim was assaulted and had his wallet and “other personal property” stolen by two men.
According to the report, police have identified the subjects in both cases, which are still under investigation.
The Town of Herndon also saw 11 reportable traffic crashes during the week of Aug. 23-29, which are defined by Virginia State Police as incidents that result in injury or at least $1,500 in property damages.
NoVA Child Dies From COVID-19 — “Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that a child in the Northern Region with COVID-19 has died. VDH will disclose no further information about the child to protect privacy and out of respect for the patient’s family. This is the first reported death of a child in the Northern Region with COVID-19 in Virginia.” [VDH]
Fairfax County Task Force Returns From Haiti — Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responders who deployed to Haiti as part of the Virginia Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue team came home on Wednesday (Aug. 25). The 65-member task force landed at Dulles International Airport after 11 days of supporting the disaster response to the Aug. 14 earthquake that devastated the island nation. [WTOP]
Charges Anticipated in Herndon Stabbing — As of 5:45 p.m. yesterday (Thursday), the suspect in a stabbing that occured that morning in the 1000 block of Elden Street in Herndon had not yet been apprehended, but a police department spokesperson said they “do not believe he poses an immediate danger to our community.” Charges are expected to be filed in the case today (Friday). [Patch]
FCPS Sees Decline in Test Participation — “Fairfax County and Virginia schools as a whole saw declining participation in the spring 2021 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. At Fairfax County Public Schools, participation rates fell by an average 20 percent in reading, mathematics, and science. Around 50,000 tests were refused this year, compared to over 500 in 2018-19.” [Patch]
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(Updated at 12:05 p.m.) The Herndon Police Department is investigating a stabbing in the 1000 block of Elden Street.
A man may have a weapon, police said on Twitter just before 9:30 a.m. today (Thursday). He was initially described as 6 feet, 1 or 2 inches, but that was later revised to 5 feet, 8 or 10 inches.
He was seen wearing an olive baseball cap and a dark shirt with a grey backpack with a blue trim.
The man was last seen heading toward Alabama Drive, police said.
According to an 11 a.m. update, police said that the stabbing occurred at the end of a verbal argument between two men. The victim was transported to Reston Hospital and is now in stable condition.
Herndon Middle School, which is just down the road from where the incident took place, went into lockdown, but the measure was lifted around 11 a.m.
“Our officers have been in constant communication with all of the schools in the area from the start of this incident,” the Herndon Police Department said. “They were given appropriate instructions for lockdown.”
INCIDENT ALERT: Officers are in the 1000-blk of Elden St investigating a stabbing. Subject is described as H/M 6’1-6’2, olive baseball cap, dark shirt, grey backpack w blue trim. Subject may still be armed. FFX1 is overhead. Updates as available. #herndonpd pic.twitter.com/0mUGQCCqts
— Herndon Police (@HerndonPolice) August 26, 2021
Herndon Man Pleads Guilty in 2011 Reston Shooting — Herndon resident Saul Pacheco Mejia pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday (Thursday) for his involvement in a 2011 drug deal where his associates shot and killed one of the buyers. Mejia was indicted in 2015 and could face up to 25 years in prison when sentenced on Nov. 11. [The Washington Post]
Man Arrested for Reston Stabbing — A 23-year-old has been charged with malicious wounding for a stabbing that was reported in the 2100 block of Cartwright Place around 10:03 p.m. Wednesday night (July 14). Police say they located the suspect at 10:57 p.m. that night after an extensive search of the area involving dogs and helicopters. [Patch]
Hawk Crashes into Reston Home — A loud crash at a window of Reston resident Edward Abbott’s home last Friday (July 9) led to the discovery of “a dead chipmunk and a stunned hawk lying on the deck.” A Fairfax County Animal Control officer who responded to the call took the bird to a veterinarian for examination, but they were unable to determine whether the hawk had killed the chipmunk. [Patch]
Reston Community Center Unveils Fall Offerings — RCC’s 2021 Fall Program Guide is now online. Registration will begin on Aug. 1 for Reston residents and employees and Aug. 8 for other individuals. A print guide will be delivered soon, but it will be condensed to just key information as the center looks to reduce its use of paper and carbon footprint. [RCC]
Virginia Expected to Lift Mask Requirement in Schools — Virginia is reviewing updated federal guidance saying that in-person learning should be prioritized even if not all mitigation strategies can be adopted. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says masks should still be worn indoors by anyone not fully vaccinated, especially when social distancing isn’t possible. [Richmond Times-Dispatch/Danville Register & Bee]
Fairfax County Police Investigate Herndon Stabbing — A dispute between “three juvenile acquaintances” on July 3 in the 2000 block of Huston Place resulted in one of the individuals stabbing another in the upper body. The victim was taken to a hopsital for injuries that were not life-threatening. [FCPD]
New County Public Works Director Begins Job — Starting today (Monday), the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has a new director, as Christopher Herrington succeeds Randy Bartlett, who retired in June. Herrington’s past experience includes serving as senior environmental policy officer for the City of Austin in Texas. [Fairfax County Government]
Herndon Police Chief Appointed to State Board — Herndon Chief of Police Maggie DeBoard has been appointed to Virginia’s Forensic Science Board, one of several new appointments announced by Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday (July 9). The Department of Forensic Science provides laboratory services to law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, medical examiners, and other agencies that conduct criminal investigations. [Office of the Governor]
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Local police continue to investigate a stabbing that occurred earlier this month.
According to the Fairfax County Police Department, two men were heading to a local sporting event on Sept. 12 when a group of men stabbed them and ran away.
The victims were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.
The incident occurred around 3:44 p.m. FCPD released information about the incident on Friday.
The Herndon Police Department is investigating a robbery that happened on the 500 block of Early Fall Court earlier this month.
Four suspects approached the victim at around 4:35 p.m. on August 4 and attempted to rob the individual, police said.
The suspects fled when the victim got the attention of residents outside of their home, according to the Herndon Police Department. The incident is under investigation.
HPD is also investigating an Aug. 9 stabbing on the 200 block of Elden Street.
John Patrick Murphy, 45, of Herndon, was arrested for attempting to stab someone he knew, according to HPD. He is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.
Information about both issues was released late yesterday (Wednesday) in HPD’s weekly crime report.
Photo via Herndon Police Department
Local police are turning to the public for help after two men were stabbed in Reston late last week.
The men — one of whom had serious injuries — were stabbed on Friday around 3:41 a.m. in the 12200 block of Laurel Glade Court.
Detectives released the images above depicting “persons of interest,” according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
“No arrests have been made but detectives are continuing to process evidence and interview witnesses.”
Anyone with information should follow the instructions below:
Anyone who recognizes the persons of interest or who has any information about the incident is asked to contact our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.
Photos via Fairfax County Police Department
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:
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
Fairfax County police are investigating a stabbing that took place Friday afternoon in the Hunters Woods Plaza.
According to a Fairfax County Police Department spokesperson, a male juvenile was stabbed on Friday. Police responded to a call at 4:43 p.m. on Friday indicating someone had been stabbed.
INCIDENT ADVISORY: Officers investigating stabbing in 2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza (Reston). One victim, non-life-threatening injuries. pic.twitter.com/hAxL8f0TTK
— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) November 24, 2017
The victim was found in the 2300 block of the plaza with a non-life threatening wound to the upper body. He was taken to the hospital and is recovering, the spokesperson said.
Police do not have any updates on the investigation at this time. Anyone with information about crimes reported by FCPD should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).
Fairfax County Police have released a sketch of the suspect who stabbed a man in a fight at Clyde’s at Reston Town Center early on Sunday.
Police said a Vienna man, 24, and his 26-year-old girlfriend from Fairfax were at the bar about 1:20 a.m. when an unknown man approached and started to flirt with the girlfriend. The men began arguing, which led to a physical fight.
The unknown man then took out a knife, allegedly cut the boyfriend, and then fled.
The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives have have developed a composite sketch of the suspect in this case. He is believed to be a light skinned man, possibly of Hispanic or East Indian descent, in his late-20s to mid-30s.
The suspect was described to police as 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-8 inches tall, with an average build. He was wearing a black or dark blue jacket, blue jeans and possibly prescription glasses. He has dark hair; thinner on the sides and thicker on the top.
Detectives are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who attended the Halloween party at Clyde’s, Saturday night, into Sunday morning and who may have taken photographs during the party.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visitingwww.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 . You may also call the Major Crimes Division at 703-246-7800.
Sketch of suspect in stabbing at Clyde’s/FCPD
Fairfax County Police are looking for a suspect in the stabbing of a man Thursday morning in the 11600 block of Charter Oak Court in Reston.
Police were called to the Charter Oak Apartments a little before 11 a.m. They found a man who had been stabbed in the upper body, officers said. Fairfax County’s Fire Rescue helicopter landed on the Hidden Creek Country Club golf course nearby and took the victim to Inova Fairfax Hospital, police said.
There appeared to be no signs of forced entry in the man’s apartment, police said. They said it did not appear to be a random event and that public safety was not in danger.
Police K9 units and the helicopter were called to look for suspects. Police said they had no descriptions or leads as of 11:40 a.m.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Officers responded to a call for an injured person in the 12000 block of Waterside View Drive near Bennington Woods Road around 11 p.m. Monday.
Officers determined that the suspect and victim knew each other and had an argument. One individual was stabbed during the altercation, FCPD spokesman Lucy Caldwell said.
Both were transported to the hospital for treatment for their wounds, which were determined to be non-life threatening., said Caldwell.
“This does not appear to be a random incident as the two were acquainted with each other,” said Caldwell.
Charges may be pending against the subject, said Caldwell.