Police continue to investigate a shoplifting incident at Target earlier this month that resulted in a multi-car police pursuit. Officers responded to Target on Sept. 17 at around 8 p.m. after an employee noticed a man was stealing merchandise. Police cars pursued the car, but the man was not found.
In a separate incident, police are investigating a home burglary on the 2200 block of Castle Rock Square. Sometime between Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, someone broke into the apartment and took electronic equipment, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
The Herndon Police Department also continues to search for a man who they believe robbed M&T Bank in Herndon on Sept. 14. Police issued photos from a security camera but have not found the suspect yet.
FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from location
12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, medication from residence
1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, wallet from location
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from vehicle
11900 block of Democracy Drive, cell phone from business
11800 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business
5900 block of Kingstowne Towne Center, luggage from business
12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, liquor from business
On Sept. 16 just before 7 a.m., Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded found a disabled car parked in the middle of the road on Waxpool Road in Ashburn. The driver and passenger were found attempting to get into another vehicle.
Maria Alevromagiros, 34, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of narcotics and driving on a suspended driver’s license, according to LCSO.
A hot police pursuit in the parking lot of Target earlier this week raised some questions from Reston Now readers this week.
According to newly released information from the Fairfax County Police Department, the incident involved a man suspected of stealing merchandise from the store at 12197 Sunset Hills Road.
Officers responded to the scene on Monday (Sept. 17) at around 7:59 p.m. in response to a Target employee’s report that a man was stealing from the store. The man was found changing his clothes inside a car.
When officers approached the car, the driver ignored them and sped away. After pursuing the car in the parking lot, officers lost sight of it. The car was later found abandoned in a nearby parking lot, according to the police department.
The incident is under investigation and no other information was immediately available. The monetary value of the stolen merchandise was not released.
Target stores nationwide have long had red balls (or “fanciful bollards,” as our friends at Restonian call them) marking the entrances serving and, ideally, a foil for cars to smash into the store in a robbery.
A Reston now reader did a double take this week when she noticed some of the red spheres outside the Reston Target were painted to look like Pokeballs.
Pokemon, the Japanese media company, is having a resurgence these days with the innovation of Pokemon Go, the phone-based GPS game that is being played seemingly everywhere this summer.
Comicbook.com reports that 400 Target stores across the country are getting the Poke-treatment in prep for a promotion between Target and the Pokemon Company.
A company spokesman says the the Pokeballs’ iconic button/clasp will be added to the ball once painting is complete.
In Reston, the two Pokeballs still had “wet paint” signs on them early Thursday.
Hundreds of Reston homes got a piece of direct mail last week that piqued curiosity.
Safeway announced on the card that it is offering incentives for transferring prescriptions to its store at 12197 Sunset Hills Rd. in Reston.
There is no Safeway at that address. That’s the address of Target.
That was a cause of concern for some residents, several of whom contacted Reston Now.
“Is Target doing OK?” one asked.
Target is doing fine. The Reston Target is not on the list of a handful of U.S. stores that are slated to be closed by the company. There are Safeway locations at South Lakes Village Center and Hunter Woods Village Center, as well as on Elden Street in Herndon, with no immediate plans for new ones, Safeway spokesman Craig Muckle said.
Muckle said the Safeway flyer contained a printing error.