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Thursday, August 19, 2010

This Week in Crime: Fairfax Police Come Up With Awesome Name to Combat Reston Car Break-Ins

Unknown.jpegWhether it's a military expedition in a sandy country or police officers looking for people trying to boost iPods from parked cars, we love a good, testosterone-fueled name. And the Reston district station came up with an awesome one for its recent efforts to stem a spate of car break-ins: Operation Night Prowler. Sweet!

From June 19 to July 14, officers from the Reston District Station conducted "Operation Night Prowler" in order to identify and arrest offenders responsible for vehicle tamperings and larcenies from vehicles. This operation was implemented to combat the increase in vehicle tamperings and larcenies from vehicles that occurred during the spring. Reston officers were deployed in an undercover capacity and their efforts were directed in hot spots where these types of crime appeared to be most concentrated.

From April 1 to may 31, there were 87 larcenies from vehicles and 48 vehicle tampering cases reported to the police. More than half of these particular crimes occurred in May alone. (50 larcenies from vehicles and 25 vehicle tamperings).

During "Operation Night Prowler", we saw a 38% reduction in larcenies from vehicles and a 48% reduction in vehicle tampering cases. (31 larcenies from vehicles and 13 vehicle tamperings).
Police say they arrested 13 people during the operation, including several for "quality of life crimes," which we assume are more serious than painting the exterior trim of a house the wrong shade of tan.


  1. I have a great solution for you. Remove house subsidies.

    See how simple it is? And you save a lot of money in the process.

    Regarding "quality of life crimes" - what is it, littering and smoking? Surely it is simpler than fighting all the subsidized criminals who supposedly provide "vitality" and "vibrancy" (sheesh, two more words will soon lose its original good meaning, right behind "diversity" - thank you PC).

  2. Someone needs to move to a gated community.

  3. There is enough of the subsidized housing for the burglars. It is called a prison. All "affordable" housing we need.

  4. Somewhere a clock strikes midnight
    And there's a full moon in the sky
    You hear a dog bark in the distance
    You hear someone's baby cry
    A rat runs down the alley
    And a chill runs down your spine
    And Someone walks across your grave
    And you wish the sun would shine
    Cause No one's gonna warn you
    And no one's gonna yell 'Attack'
    And you don't feel the steel
    Till it's hanging out your back
    I'm your Night Prowler, asleep in the day
    I'm your Night Prowler, get out of my way
    Look out for the Night Prowler, watch you tonight
    I'm the Night Prowler, when you turn out the light ...
    Too scared to turn your light out
    'Cos there's something on your mind
    Was that a noise outside your window?
    What's that shadow on the blind?
    As you lie there naked
    Like a body in a tomb
    Suspended animation
    As I slip into your room

    I'm your Night Prowler, break down your door
    I'm your Night Prowler, crawling 'cross your floor
    I'm your Night Prowler, make a mess of you, yes I will
    Night Prowler, and I am telling this to you
    There ain't nothing you can do


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