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Friday, December 7, 2007

Not This Week in Crime: Some gang activity that happened back in May or something

An arrest has been made in a gang-related assault outside of the Hunters Woods Burger King back in May.

Believing a teenage boy was a member of a rival gang, in May, a group of males approached him outside a fast-food restaurant and beat him up. Now, a Centreville man has been arrested in connection with that crime.

The beating occurred May 12, around 7 p.m. Police say the victim was outside the Burger King at 2270 Hunters Woods Plaza in Reston when he was approached by the assailants.

"The subjects questioned the victim about his gang affiliation, asking him, 'Are you MS [Mara Salvatrucha]?'" wrote the detective. "The victim denied any gang affiliation and advised [that] he didn't want trouble. Members of the group said, 'He's MS,' and one subject — identified by a witness as 'Brian, from 18th Street' — said '18' and put up a hand sign. [He] was wearing a black bandana prominently on his head, which is consistent with the 18th Street criminal street gang."

According to the affidavit, the witness also reported that others in the group displayed the 'b' hand sign of the Bloods criminal street gang. And the detective stated that, "In the Reston/Herndon area, Bloods and 18th Street will associate loosely, and both have a dislike for MS13."
But this guy was from Centreville -- represent!

The sad truth is that gangs are now pretty much everywhere -- even in places where people get all riled up about redistricting, like... um, Centreville. Can't wait for the next great rap album: Straight Outta Langley.

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