Two larcenies, one stolen vehicle within blocks of each other in Oak Hill

This pattern suggests there is a neighborhood thief near Centreville Roads and Coppermine Roads taking valuables from vehicles and stealing cars as well. Three incidents within blocks of each other near Centreville and McNair Farms roads were reported to Fairfax County police yesterday:


2500 block of Peter Jefferson Lane, cash from vehicle

12100 block of Pine Crest Road, wallet from business


2500 block of Farm Crest Drive, 2003 Nissan Altima


Combined burglary and larceny in Oak Hill

Oak Hill does not get much crime, but a lot of what we do get is near residences at the intersections of Centreville and Coppermine Roads. This victim got struck twice, likely by the same culprit:

BURGLARY/LARCENY, 13500 block of Avonmore Drive, 4/14/14. A resident reported someone entered a vehicle and took property. The suspect also entered the residence but did not take any property.

Plenty of open houses to choose from this weekend

The real estate website has twenty houses having open houses today in Oak Hill, with something for just about everyone. The least expensive asking price is $364,900 for a townhouse on Dew Meadow Court. For those with deep pockets, there are two houses with asking prices exceeding a million dollars, the most expensive of which is listing for $1,275,000 at 3509 Commodore Court. It has six bedrooms, five and a half baths, 6056 square feet and au pair/in-law suite. How suite it is!

Female teen charged with causing $30,000 damage in Reston car fires

This is a bit outside our normal territory, but the scope of this crime is unusual, as well as the gender of the suspect. From Fairfax County police:

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged a female teen with setting fire to three vehicles Thursday, April 10, 2014, in the 11600 block of North Shore Drive, Reston.

The 17 year-old was charged with Virginia Fire Code, 18.2-86, setting a fire capable of spreading; and 18.2-81, intentionally burning personal property with a value greater than $200.

Damage is estimated at $30,000.

Two Easter Egg hunt opportunities locally

Get out your easter baskets. If you want you can participate in easter egg hunts both days this weekend. On Saturday:

Easter Egg Hunt at Sully Historic Site: Bring your baskets and hunt for Easter eggs. Participate in an egg roll, visit baby animals and make an Easter craft. From 1 to 3 p.m. with hunts starting at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Rain date is April13. Ages 2 to 7. $5/child. Wagon rides also available; $5/person. Reservations required. For information and to register, call 703-437-1794.

On Sunday:

Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Fairfax Park: Hunt for eggs filled with treats and treasures during a 45-minute hunt in age-specific time slots. From noon to 3 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park. $6/person. Register for time slots online. For information call 703-471-5415.