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Monday, January 11, 2010

This Week in Crime: Peeping Toms, Moorings Robbery and Hammer Time

The first week of the new decade in Reston crime pretty much picked up where the last one left off, with your usual arrests for peeping, theft and hitting people on the head with a hammer. Wait, what?

A 26-year-old man was struck with a hammer on Tuesday, December 29 while attending a party in the 2200 block of Cocquina Drive. Around 1:30 a.m., a woman at the party allegedly noticed money missing from her purse. Two men, who were acquaintances with the woman, walked outside and returned holding a hammer and a cutting tool. They demanded that everyone empty their pockets. The victim refused and one suspect struck him multiple times with the hammer; both suspects fled. The victim was transported to the Reston Hospital Center with non life- threatening injuries. Officers have obtained warrants for aggravated malicious wounding, abduction for pecuniary benefit, and robbery.
We'll skip the obvious "hammer time" reference and go with something a bit nerdier more obscure:

After that, we're almost embarrassed to report something as boring as a peeping tom incident, but here you go:
Police charged a man with peeping on Tuesday, December 29. A 13-year-old girl was inside an apartment in the 2300 block of Freetown Court. She passed by a window around 1:24 a.m. and noticed a man standing on the outside peering in. She told a 63-year-old woman who was in the apartment with her and the woman confronted the suspect, who turned and walked away. Officers located the suspect nearby and a brief investigation led to his arrest.
And finally, someone was robbed in the parking area of Reston's most selfish cluster:
A woman was robbed in the 1500 block of Moorings Drive on Tuesday, January 5 as she exited her car. The 35-year-old victim parked her car around 12:30 a.m. and as she got out, someone struck her in the face and she fell to the ground. The suspect took her wallet and fled. The victim did not require medical treatment. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Also, someone stole a 2007 Audi from Breton Court, and police are asking people countywide to be aware of an uptick in thefts of catalytic converters, these things that hang off your muffler and make your car belch slightly fewer pollutants into the sky. We'd check to see what Al Gore's been up to lately, but that's just us.


  1. The Convict in the GulagJanuary 11, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    They may not have found the money, but they might have a future as CIA interrogators.

    Life is good here in the Gulag.

  2. Did you notice the party that ended with someone being hammered was on the same street as the short sale below? Hmm...Coquina Drive....Hmmmm

    How do they know those people weren't just showing the property...anytime.

  3. Also that Lakeview Condo robbery is right next to Lake Anne plaza. They probably can't wait till they get the high-rise section 8 towers across the street to replace Cameron Crescent.

  4. I would've chosen the sketch How To Protect Yourself In Case You're Attacked With Fresh Fruit.

  5. Pretty Scary. I routinely jog through that neighborhood, though not at night. Damn criminals. I hope they catch that bastard.

  6. Anon 6:09pm:

    Really? Didn't dig the Getting Hit on the Head Lessons reference?

    Clearly, this blog needs nerdier commenters.

  7. Hey folks...Ken Plum is the local politico to whom you can address your complaints regarding Moorings crime! I donated $400 to his campaign and he still won't return my voicemails or acknowledge my tweets. WTFO? My Moorings VP Carol Brooks can help with your doggy fitness. Thanks very much - Moorings President and former Moorings Playground Coordinator -Erik Landberg.


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