Where 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.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?
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.
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.A car crash last week claimed the life of a Sterling woman.
The cause of the crash was still under investigation, but speed and alcohol were not believed to be factors, Walker said.
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.Meanwhile, catching up on the general Reston crime of the past few weeks, we have this charming incident.:
On Saturday, April 24, Mattie S. Holder of 207 E. Charlotte Street in Sterling, Virginia, died from injuries sustained in the crash.
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.