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Friday, April 30, 2010

This Week in Crime: Where Do You Go For A 'Good Time'? Sterling, Apparently

best_little_whorehouse_in_texas.jpgWhere do you go when you want to kick back after a long week of earth-toned drudgery in Reston? Apparently, you go to Sterling for a "massage."

After a six-month investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's Vice-Narcotics Unit deputies shut down a Potomac Falls business that allegedly was operating an unlicensed massage parlor. The owner and eight others face criminal charges.

The business, Green Therapy in the Cascades Marketplace, was raided during the execution of search warrant Tuesday night.

[The owner] was charged with maintaining a bawdy place and allowing massages to be performed without a valid permit.
Along with various and sundry employees, two men from Reston were charged with "frequenting a bawdy place." We'd run their names (which you can see by following the link above), but we think the fact that they got caught frequenting a bawdy house in Sterling -- Sterling! -- is embarrassment enough. What, did they combine their visit with a run for 24-packs of toilet paper at Costco?

Closer to home, we have more wholesome activities -- like biking. Unfortunately, a cyclist was critically injured Thursday evening, according to police.
The man collided with a Saturn sedan on Sunrise Valley Drive at Barton Hill Road about 6 p.m., said Officer Bud Walker, a police spokesman. The bicyclist was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Walker said.

The cause of the crash was still under investigation, but speed and alcohol were not believed to be factors, Walker said.
A car crash last week claimed the life of a Sterling woman.
On Friday, April 23 around 3:40 p.m., a 74-year-old driver of a 2009 Toyota Scion was westbound on Sunset Hills Road. Prior to the Reston Parkway, the driver may have suffered a medical emergency when she ran off the roadway and onto the sidewalk. The vehicle then reentered the westbound lanes, crossed the median, crossed the eastbound lanes and ran off the roadway. The vehicle came to rest in a drainage ditch. The driver was transported to Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Saturday, April 24, Mattie S. Holder of 207 E. Charlotte Street in Sterling, Virginia, died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Meanwhile, catching up on the general Reston crime of the past few weeks, we have this charming incident.:
An officer on foot patrol in the 2200 block of Colts Neck Road was approached by a 48-year-old man on Friday, April 16 who reported that he was assaulted and the victim of an attempted robbery. It happened the day before around 3 p.m. in the same area and the victim reported the suspect was nearby. An investigation led to the arrest of [a 51-year-old resident of] Stoneview Square in Reston. He was charged with attempted robbery, simple assault and possession of marijuana.
Then there's this:
Two men have been arrested and charged with attempting to burglarize an acquaintance’s home in the 13100 block of Copper Brook Way around 3:38 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was home when the two adults and two teenage boys, ages 16 and 17, allegedly tried to gain entry; at least one of the suspects kicked the front door repeatedly. [Two Herndon men] were charged with burglary with the intent to commit robbery. The juveniles were arrested and released to their parents; charges are pending.
Awww, kids today! Maybe they should save their money and plan a road trip to Sterling to work out that teenage angst.


  1. A massage parlor is just the kind of business that Lake Anne needs. It wouldn't require a whole lot of space and, as the article demonstrates, it's a business that Restonians would frequent. Now, if we could just get a rod-and-gun club there and maybe a payday loan place, LAVC would be well on the way to recovery.

  2. Ex-Convict in WinterthurApril 30, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    It's just the kind of business we need to attract to our downtown core. We can't afford to lose more upstanding young citizens who feel they need to move downtown to meet their daily needs and urges. People like BICO, for instance.

  3. Ex-Convict? Is that like ex-gay? Once a convict, always a convict.

    I was here first. Get your own moniker.

  4. A Reston massage parlor? In the spirit of Reston, it'd have to be a co-op. All the mommies would take turns....

  5. A massage parlor in Reston? That won't have a happy ending.

  6. Wait, so a woman in seriously injured in a car accident at Sunset Hills & Reston Parkway, and they took her to Fairfax Hospital?

  7. My condolences to Mattie Holder's family, friends and associates. And my wishes for a swift recovery for the injured bicyclist.

    I'm still trying to figure out why a half-assed home invasion robbery attempt in Herndon by Herndonites is news in Reston. If they'd tried that crap here, somebody might have busted a cap in their earth-tone colored butts.

    That's why we need a shooting range at LAVC. Real gun control is being able to hit your intended target. Maybe we should invite the Appleseed Project ( to run one of their weekend seminars by the Nature House?

  8. Anon 4:08, Fairfax Hospital is the designated trauma unit for car crash injuries, among other types. She was probably MedEvac'd.

  9. Ex-Convict in StonegateMay 1, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    for the same reason a Sterling massage parlor bust is news in Reston. there just ain't much going on here.

  10. But there were Restonians involved, which means it's relevant to our neck of the woods, impostor.

  11. I keep wondering about the value of wearing a helmet, is it really helpful? Yes if your going to do some serious colliding but maybe no if you want to be more alert and avoid colliding in the first place. No one wears then in Europe (except Americans) are they beyond injury or know something we do not?

  12. One can't stress enough the importance of wearing a helmet when frequenting a bawdy place and doing some serious colliding.

  13. Searching Craigslist for 'reston' is the funnest way to spend a Saturday evening:

  14. Sweetgreen certainly has spontaneity in its genetic code. After Georgetown students Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru hatched the idea for the company during a business class they shared, they gathered a group of investors consisting of friends, family members and interested third parties, built a small menu based off locally grown produce and set up shop in Georgetown.

    Their first store turned out to be a hit, and soon grew into a local chain. Now Sweetgreen has three locations in D.C. in addition to one in Bethesda, Md. In 2009, the Sweetflow mobile truck debuted to bring Sweetgreen's nutritious products to the health-conscious around the District, and the company plans to open two more stores in the near future, one on Capitol Hill and another in Reston, Va.

    I've heard that Elevation Burger may be coming out this way as well.

  15. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO): Soon-to-Be "Amongst the 'Hoods in Colvin Woods" and Eventually "Arlington's Sexiest Simpleton (ASS)"May 2, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    I could use a good "bawdy" massage right about now. ;-)

  16. I hear there are lots of willing Latin masseuses at the corner of Elden and Alabama in Herndon. They'll give you a discount if you tell them you're with the Minutemen.

  17. Elevation burger? Uggh. The burgers were passable but they fry their french fries in olive oil. Completely disgusting.

  18. i witnessed a man get hit on reston parkway n glade dr. and there is NOTHING posted about this on here and it too happend this past thursday...? hmm


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