Local crime report for July 21, 2014

In Oak Hill:

  • BURGLARY, 2400 block of Clover Field Circle, near Frying Pan Road and Fox Mill Road, 7/19/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.
  • In Fox Mill Estates, these are probably the burglaries alluded to yesterday:
    • BURGLARY, 12800 block of Kettering Drive, 7/20/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.
    • BURGLARY, 2700 block of Viking Drive, 7/20/14. A resident reported someone entered the garage and took property.
  • Same block, near Monroe Street and West Ox Road:
    • 13300 block of Point Rider Lane, cash reported stolen from vehicle
    • 3300 block of Point Rider Lane, money reported stolen from vehicle

In Chantilly:

  • 4900 block of Westone Plaza, money reported stolen from business
  • 3800 block of Lightfoot Street, Sully Plaza area near the Comfort Suites, property reported stolen from residence

In Reston:

  • BURGLARY, 1700 block of Ascot Way, northeast of Reston Town Center. A resident reported someone entered the apartment and took property.
  • Two similar crimes near Extra Space Storage:
    • 11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, catalytic converter reported stolen from vehicle
    • 11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, exhaust system reported stolen from vehicle

Spray painting vandalism, break in reported in Fox Mill Estates

From the Fox Mill Estates web site:

We have received numerous reports of spray painting vandalism, break ins to cars and also a garage. Earrings, iPods, money and a garage door opener have been taken. The stolen garage door opener was used to break into a garage. To the best of my knowledge, all the cars that were broken into were unlocked. The Reston Police have been notified and are investigating.
Be sure to LOCK the doors to your home and your cars.
Be vigilant and PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE to call the police if you notice anything suspicious. Consider removing any garage openers and EZ pass clickers from your car when parked outside. Any additional information regarding your experiences or any concerns that need to be reported for the benefit of the safety of our community can be directed to:
Brooke at: neig...@fmeha.org

Local crime report, weekend of July 18-20, 2014

In Oak Hill:

  • 2500 block of John Eppes Road, near McNair Farms Drive and Centreville Road, purse reported stolen from vehicle
  • 3200 block of Kinross Circle, bicycles reported stolen from “business”. Kinross Circle is off Centreville Road between McLearen Road and West Ox Road. Umm, no business here, just houses.

In Chantilly:

  • If you read these regularly you know what comes next. Here we go again: 4300 block of Chantilly Shopping Center, merchandise reported stolen from business.
  • 14200 block of Sullyfield Circle, property reported stolen from business
  • 12100 block of Monument Drive, near intersection with West Ox Road, documents and cash reported stolen from residence
  • 12000 block of Ridge Knoll Drive, near Penderbrook Drive, purse reported stolen from vehicle

In Herndon:

  • 13300 block of Apgar Place, near Hutchison Elementary School, license plate reported stolen from vehicle
  • 2200 block of Astoria Circle, off Innovation Drive, Yamaha YZSR6 motorcycle reported stolen

In Reston:

  • 2400 block of Green Range Drive, Dogwood area, clothing from “business”. Business? No businesses here, just homes.
  • 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, near intersection with Town Center Parkway, money reported stolen from business
  • 2100 block of Westglade Court, near Sunrise Valley and Glade Drive, license plates reported stolen from vehicle


House fire reported in Fox Mill area

From our fire department. The house is located near Lawyers Road and McLearen Road.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 1:50 a.m., in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 12432 Wendell Holmes Road.

Firefighters encountered smoke coming from the attic area of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in a second floor bathroom. Three adults have been displaced. Red Cross is supporting one of the occupants. There were no injuries.

Damage is to be determined.

The accidental fire was caused by a bathroom ventilation fan.

Fairfax Connector routes change on July 26 to accommodate Silver Line

See the news release:

Connector bus passengers should be advised that current Fairfax Connector bus routes taking North County riders to West Falls Church Metro Station on the Orange Line will now terminate at the new Wiehle-Reston East station. The resources saved from traveling up and down the Dulles Toll Road will be reallocated back into the system, allowing greater service frequency and increased midday, evening and weekend service.

Connector passengers who are currently parking at the Sunset Hills Interim Park and Ride lot should be advised that the lot closes permanently at midnight, July 25. The 600-space lot, located at the intersection of Sunset Hills Road and Town Center Parkway, offered temporary parking while the Wiehle station was under construction. For more information about commuter parking facilities, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/parkandrides.

You can see a list of all the bus changes here.

Public invited to tour new Wiehle Silver Line station on Saturday

From a news release:

One week before trains travel down the tracks on Metro’s Silver Line, Fairfax County will host a ceremony and open house for the new Wiehle-Reston East transportation center.

The public is invited to celebrate and explore this multi-modal facility on Saturday July 19 at 10 a.m. On the 19th, the garage at Wiehle-Reston East, which is located at 11389 Reston Station Boulevard, will be open for free parking if attending the ceremony, starting at 9 a.m. Enter from Wiehle Avenue to Reston Station Boulevard.

Following the ceremony, visitors may tour the facility and talk to representatives from Fairfax Connector, Metro, Dulles Rail Project, Loudoun County Transit, and others. The open house runs until 3 p.m.

Local crime report for July 17, 2014

In Chantllly:

  • They’re baaack. You would think the police would be staking out the Chantilly Shopping Center, because another day, another larceny. 4300 block of Chantilly Shopping Center, cell phones reported stolen from business.
  • This is just off Airline Drive, just like yesterday. Probably the same thief. 14600 block of Lufthansa Circle, medication reported stolen from residence.
  • 12900 block of Point Pleasant Drive, 7/17/14, 7 p.m. A woman reported that while she was jogging on a path, a man on a bicycle assaulted her. He was described as Hispanic, 20-26, and about 5 feet 9 inches tall. This was likely on Rocky Run Trail. Point Pleasant Drive is just south and west of the intersection of the Fairfax County Parkway and Lee Jackson Highway.
  • INDECENT EXPOSURE. Not too smart a place to expose yourself, as this is right near the Fair Oak Police Precinct. Fair Ridge Drive/Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, 7/17/14, 12:30 p.m. A woman was walking when a man exposed himself.  The suspect was described as white or Hispanic, 20-39, with an average build.
  • 4300 block of Fair Lakes Court, money reported stolen from business

In Reston:

  • 12000 block of Bowman Towne Drive, just north and east of the Reston Town Center across Reston Parkway, tools reported stolen from vehicle
  • 2300 block of Soapstone Drive, near South Lakes Drive and Soapstone Drive, same neighborhood as a recent larceny on Stoneview Square, cell phone reported stolen from business
  • 13800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, Sunset Business Park area, laptop computer reported stolen from business

Local crime report for July 16, 2014

In Oak Hill:

  • BURGLARY, 13000 block of Birch Bark Court, just south of the Franklin Farm shopping area, 7/16/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

In Reston:

  • ROBBERY, 11700 block of Sunset Hills Road, Plaza America area, 7/16/14, 12:20 a.m. The victim was walking when two suspects approached him. The suspects assaulted the victim and took property from him. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both suspects were described as black males, 17-22 and about 5 feet 6 inches tall.
  • 1800 block of Presidents Street, Reston Town Center area, wallet reported stolen from business
  • 11600 block of Stoneview Square, near South Lakes Drive and Soapstone Drive, property reported stolen from residence

In Chantilly:

  • Here we go again with what is becoming a daily feature: 4300 block of Chantilly Shopping Center, merchandise reported stolen from business
  • 3900 block of Avion Park Court (south of Dulles Airport near Lee Jackson Highway), license plate reported stolen from vehicle