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Friday, September 12, 2008

This Week in Crime: Lake Fairfax Park: Come for the Water Mine, Stay for the Fistfights and Smashed-Up Cars

Low-grade embezzlement isn't the only thing keeping the folks at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston busy these days. First, there was a fun, low-key family reunion that left them in stitches -- literally:

Two women were cut with a knife and two women were arrested after a fight broke out at a family reunion at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston on Aug. 30. Officers were called to the scene at 6:30 p.m. and they learned that a group of people were attending a family reunion when an argument broke out between several women. A 28-year-old Alexandria woman was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries. A 23-year-old Reston woman had minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene. A 25-year-old Washington, D.C., woman was taken to the Fairfax County jail and charged with drunk in public. A 19-year-old Dale City woman was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from a neighboring jurisdiction. Police are still investigating the incident.
But other than that, did you enjoy the potato salad? Just the day a month before, someone used the park as a place to dispose of a joyridden vehicle.
On July 29 at 6:38 a.m., police were called to Lake Fairfax Park, located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston, for a hit and run vehicle. An investigation determined the vehicle, a 2002 Lexus ES300, was stolen from the 1600 block of Dunterry Place in McLean during the night. The suspect or suspects drove the car over a hillside and through a metal fence at the Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole. He or she intentionally keyed the car, smashed the windows, and crushed the hood and roof by jumping on top. Damage to the fence was estimated at about $6,500.
Police ask anyone with information about the latter crime to contact Crime Solvers. Anyone involved in the former crime is welcome to contact the Jerry Springer Show.

1 comment:

  1. The date of the joyride is listed in the county PIO news release as July 29.


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