Vandalism and theft were reported at the Hunter Woods Garden Plots earlier this week, according to the Reston Association.
RA is encouraging residents to “be aware of your surroundings when at the plots.” Anyone who notices suspicious behavior should contact the Fairfax County Police Department’s nonemergency line at 703-691-2131.
Mike Leone, RA’s spokesperson did not detail the type of vandalism reported, noting RA’s Hunters Woods Garden Plots Coordinator noted that vandalism and theft had taken place in the past week.
In recent days, two separate incidents of vandalism were reported elsewhere in Reston. Last week, North Point Village Center was vandalized when red swastikas and the word “Lucifer” were spraypainted across sidewalks and buildings. Police also discovered a swastika drawing in a local garage this week.
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Local police discovered another swastika in Reston after several others were found in North Point Village Center roughly one week ago.
Police found the chalk drawing on a wall in the Reston Metro Plaza parking garage.
Fairfax County Police discovered the graffiti on Wednesday around 10:08 a.m. after receiving a report.
The discovery comes one week after swastikas were spray-painted on sidewalks and buildings in North Point Village Center.
Both incidents are under investigation.
Fairfax County Police have charged two adults and two youths in connection with back-to-back vandalism cases at South Lakes and Herndon High Schools in early June.
Ryan Jeffrey Wait, 18, Reston and a 17-year-old male from the Reston area have been charged with one count of defacing public property, a misdemeanor, for the vandalism at Herndon High School.
Two males are charged in the South Lakes High School vandalism, Crimesolvers said. A warrant is outstanding for an 18-year-old Reston-area man who is out of the area for the summer. A 17-year-old male from the Herndon area was also charged with one count of defacing public property.
The first incident occurred at Herndon High School early on June 1. The incident at SLHS occurred between 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, and 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, police said.
In both cases, athletic turf fields and other outdoor property were defaced with racial, sexual and other epithets and images. Police said more than $6,000 in damage was caused to both fields.
Hunter Mill officials issued a statement that racist graffiti is “intolerable in our community.”
Crimesolvers had offered a reward for information leading to an arrest. Crimesolvers said Tuesday that the charges did not come from Crimesolvers tips, however.
Photo: Vandalism at Herndon High