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Monday, August 16, 2010

This Week in Crime: A Mob Melee and a Seriously Bad Fare

Nothing like a mob assault to kick off the week in crime:

A 16-year-old teenage boy was assaulted and robbed on his way home from work around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10. The boy was riding his bike in the area of Fox Mill Road and Sunrise Valley Drive when four other teenage boys came out of the woods; the victim recognized three of them. One suspect reportedly pushed the victim off his bicycle and another suspect kicked and assaulted him. They took his cell phone and fled. The two other teens did not participate in the robbery. The victim returned home and called police. He did not require medical treatment at that time. Officers located the suspects in the area. The two teenage suspects were transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with assault by mob and robbery.
Prince William County police are looking for a man who stabbed a cab driver in Manassas after being picked up in Reston:
Police responded to the 10800 block of Campaign Court for an armed robbery at 10:41p.m. The investigation revealed that the victim, a cab driver, picked up a man in Reston and dropped him off in the area.

The victim was cut across the throat by the man and subsequently struck a parked car. The victim was transported to an area hospital for a superficial wound.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, between 18 and 25 years of age. He's approximately 5-foot-7 and weighs 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green shirt and jeans.
Both of those stories are kind of bummers, so please to be enjoying, courtesy of the Connection, this heartwarming tale about a pet salon where dogs can get pampered. They think they're people!


  1. I frequently ride my bike in the area of Fox Mill Road and Sunrise Valley Drive. Oh, wait a second. Fox Mill Road and Sunrise Valley Drive don't meet in Reston.

  2. Yeah, I wondered about that...but hey, it's a police report so it MUST be correct, right?

  3. I too was plagued by a South Reston viewpoint until I googled the location. The area is in the anti-Reston area near Clocktower.

  4. That area -- though technically a Herndon zip code -- belongs in the jurisdiction of the Reston district station officers, which is why it shows up in their report.

  5. See, that place is so scary that even Herndon cops fear to tread there.


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