The musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starts Friday at the Industrial Strength Theater in Herndon. The show will be put on, of course, by the Elden Street Players. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights in August at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are only $23 each.
Based on the classic 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the hilarious story of two con men plying their “trade” in the French Riviera. One is young and energetic. The other is suave and sophisticated. Both are in the business of getting money from rich women and this town isn’t big enough for the both of them. ESP welcomes WATCH Award-winning director, Michael Kharfen, to helm this new Broadway classic that will have your toes tapping and you laughing right out of your seat.
From Fairfax County Police:
Officers responded to 14441 Brookfield Tower Drive in Chantilly on Saturday, July 28, shortly at 5:30 p.m. for reports of a shot person. A 22-year-old woman was found with a gunshot wound to her ankle.
The victim was at a restaurant with friends when one of them, Christopher E. Bohn, 36, of Manassas, reloaded his handgun and accidently fired; striking the victim. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured.
Bohn was arrested and charged with willfully discharging firearms in a public place.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
From the Washington Post. See the story for a picture of the suspect:
A 52-year-old Herndon man was killed during an armed robbery in Arlington Friday afternoon, police said. The suspect, police said, is still at large.
Police said they discovered the victim dead inside a jewelry store on the 3200 block of Columbia Pike just prior to midnight on Friday after family members said he had not returned home.
From Fairfax County Police:
ROBBERY, New Dominion Parkway/Fairfax County Parkway, 7/20/12, 11 p.m. The victim reported he was riding his bicycle home when three men hit his bike causing him to fall. They began to punch and kick him until he gave them cash. They fled with the money. The victim was treated for minor injuries.
Buy local, save money and enjoy great taste. A farmers’ market is held every Thursday at Frying Pan Park. Details:
May 3-October 25; 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, in front of Frying Pan Country Store
SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program!
It’s not too late to entertain your children at the Reston Town Center tomorrow. From Fairfax County:
Coach Cotton, Williebob and Boogie Woogie Bernie are Rocknoceros, the Washington, D.C. area’s award-winning band that makes very cool music for children of all ages. Don’t miss this fun show. 10 a.m. Reston Town Square Park. Free. For information call 703-476-4500.
A woman has been charged in a recent attempted hold up of a Herndon bank. She claimed there were bombs nearby that would go off if she was not given money. Channel 9 News has details:
Ana Ruth Melendez Rodriguez of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was arrested July 27 after a police investigation into a robbery at Cambio de Cheque at 1100 Elden St, Suite F, in Herdon that took place Thursday. The female suspect entered the business, demanded cash and then handed over a note that said a bomb was located in the lobby, and another bomb was in the parking lot.
The Herndon Patch has details on the current status of bidding for phase two of the Silver Line. The good news is the project is proceeding given that recently that Loudoun County narrowly approved its participation in funding the line.
At least five groups have already begun assembling teams to bid on the $1.4 billiion to $1.5 billion “Package A” of the construction project, which includes everything except the rail yard and the five parking garages that may never go to bid. If all goes as planned, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the entity in charge of the project, hope to have select up to five bidders by Oct. 15 to move forward.
MWAA anticipates selecting the winning bid by May 2013 and estimated construction will take five years the time the winning contractor is given permission to proceed.
This Washington Post story is tragic and more than a little bit bizarre. Read the whole story:
A Chantilly woman is facing murder and child abuse charges after an 11-month-old infant in Vienna suffered fatal injuries in her care last October, the Vienna Police Department announced Tuesday.
The D.C. Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the boy and ruled his death a homicide, police said. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the upper body, but police declined to discuss its exact nature.
A Fairfax County fire marshal also declared the home where Lutsky lived uninhabitable the same day Williams died because “hoarding problem” made it unsafe, said Fairfax County spokesman Brian Worthy.