From the Fairfax County Fire Department:
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Saturday, May 04, 2013, at approximately 10:35 p.m., in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. The single family home is located 412 Queens Row Street.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof and attic of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes. Two adults and three children were home when the fire broke out and self evacuated. A total of five occupants have been displaced. Red Cross is supporting the occupants.
One firefighter sustained non life threating injuries and was transported to a local hospital, treated and released.
Damage is estimated at $200,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. The fire originated on the front porch with combustibles too close to a heat source.
The woman, Janeth Ann Rowe of Herndon, may have been missing since 1997, but Herndon police haven’t closed the case file. The Washington Examiner reports:
The 50-year-old widow had been laid off from her job at Mobil eight months earlier and had taken a job at a Washington consulting company. She had was living with her daughter, Lisa Rowe, and her daughter’s boyfriend on the 12000 block of Alton Square in Herndon.
Herndon police would like to talk to anybody with information that can help solve this mystery.
Rowe would be 65 today. The last time anyone saw her was March 2, 1997, at her condominium, authorities said. Her daughter called police the next day to say she was unable to locate her mother.
From the Washington Post:
A 31-year-old Herndon woman was abducted and raped in Manassas on Thursday night, and police are looking for the suspect.
Police said the woman was walking to a residence of an acquaintance near Maplewood Drive and Peakwood Court in Manassas at about 11:15 p.m. on Thursday evening. An unknown man approached her and displayed a handgun, he then forced her into a secluded area behind a townhouse and raped her.
From Fairfax County police:
ANIMAL BITE, 1000 block of Saber Lane, 3/26/13, 1:45 p.m. An Animal Control Officer responded for a Pit Bull Terrier which slipped out of its collar and bit a 5-year-old girl. The victim was treated at the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. The owner released the dog which will be tested for rabies.
A followup on this story with how police got the man out of his house:
ASSAULT ON OFFICER, 1500 block of Youngs Point Place, 2/26/13, 00:15 a.m. Officers responded for a distraught man around 5 p.m. on 2/25/13. A concerned family member left the home and met officers. Allegedly the man pointed a gun at the officers. Non-lethal pepper gas was deployed to cause the man to exit the home. Richard Gassman, 45, of Herndon, was charged with assault on a police officer.
The Herndon Patch reports than an incident that began around 6 PM yesterday in Herndon has ended. The man who lived in a home on Youngs Point Place in the Hiddenbrook Neighborhood of Herndon was threatening harm to himself.
There were unconfirmed reports of gunshots in the house.
From Fairfax County police:
A Herndon man in his early 30’s died as a result of a crash that took place on Dranesville Road at around 3 a.m. Saturday, February 23.
The victim was a passenger in a 1997 BMW and was ejected from the car after the driver lost control, ran off of the right side of the roadway and rolled the vehicle near Butter Churn Drive. The driver attempted to continue driving after the crash but reportedly ran over the passenger who was lying in the roadway.
Both driver and passenger fled the scene but were located several hours later. The driver, Elixavier Ramirez, 23, of Herndon was located when he attempted to report that the vehicle had been stolen. Detectives charged Ramirez with felony hit and run, no operator’s license and filing a false police report.
A second passenger was located in Loudoun County after approaching a deputy and reporting that he had been in a crash. Wilson Escobar, unknown age, of Herndon was transported to Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Crash Reconstruction Detectives are continuing the investigation and additional charges may be pending.
Anyone with information is asked to call 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.
This home is behind Hutchison Elementary School. From Fairfax County police:
BURGLARY, 13300 block of Shea Place, 2/12/13, 8:30 p.m. A resident reported someone entered the home and stole jewelry. Forced entry was made through a window.