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Thursday, August 21, 2008

This Week in Crime: More peeping and creeping, plus the most ill-timed break-in since Watergate

More tomfoolery and general creepy lurking-about business this week:

Police arrested a Reston man after they found him peeping through the window of an apartment in the 2000 block of Royal Fern Court at about 10 p.m. Saturday. A 53-year-old Reston woman reportedly saw the man outside her window and called police. Officers located the man, who fled the scene but was later found. He was taken to the Fairfax County jail and charged with peeping.
We didn't realize "peeping" was the official name of a criminal charge, but maybe we don't watch enough late-night premium cable.

Another Reston native got slapped with a more troubling criminal charge.
An assistant principal at Freedom High School in South Riding was arrested yesterday and charged with possession of child pornography.
Apparently, this stems back to an earlier brouhaha with a confiscated student cellphone photo, and there seems to be considerable sentiment among commenters on the Post Web site that he was railroaded. (Bonus points, by the way, Washington Post, for pretending to let people post anonymously and then running their usernames right next to the word "anonymous." Well played!)

But the attorney's name seems... strangely familiar. Oh, right!

And finally, three teenagers rather ineptly attempted to break into Hidden Creek Country Club, only to be caught by police shortly afterwards.
Three teens were apprehended after they reportedly broke into the Hidden Creek Country Club, located at 1711 Clubhouse Rd., at about 3 a.m. Aug. 13. Police responded to an alarm that went off in the building and found that someone had entered the building. A vehicle was seen leaving the club shortly after. Police stopped the vehicle and determined the three teenage boys inside were responsible for breaking into the club. Police also located alcohol in the car. Two 17-year-old Herndon-area boys were charged with underage possession of alcohol and released to their parents. Petitions for burglary will be obtained on each of them. A 16-year-old boy from Hempstead, N.Y., was transported and held at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center where a petition for burglary was obtained. Nothing was taken from the club.
That's why they stop asking kids to write the "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" essays somewhere around middle school.

1 comment:

  1. First the 17 year old burglar, and now a peeping Tom. That 2000 block of Royal Fern Ct sure must be a crime-ridden hell hole.

    Oh wait, I live in the 2000 block of Royal Fern Ct. Great.


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