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Monday, November 15, 2010

This Week in Crime: (Non-Serial) Buglaries and a (Very) High-Speed Chase

robble.jpegThree Reston area burglaries between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9 have not been linked to the serial Fairfax County Hamburglar -- at least not yet.

The first incident took place in the 900 block of Towlston Road off Rt. 7 near Wolf Trap, between 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 and 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5. A purse was stolen after someone entered an unlocked door, which does seem to match the M.O. of someone -- robble robble.

The second involved several businesses in the 11400 block of Washington Plaza on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 7, which are the buildings along the western side of the lake. Police say some damage occurred during the burglaries, which doesn't seem to match our robbling friend's style.

The final incident was at around 2:30 a.m. last Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the 2200 block of Golf Course Drive. The suspect was described as white, about 6 feet tall, 150 pounds and had short, brown hair. He wore a jean jacket and brown pants, but apparently not the striped shirt we've come to expect.

Police have not updated their fancy list of all 100-plus incidents officially linked to the serial burglar since Nov. 2, so it's possible the two residential burglaries could be added to the list. Or not.

Meanwhile, a hilarious Cops-style high-speed chase that began on the Toll Road the night of Nov. 4 ended at the intersection of South Lakes Drive and Soapstone Drive after the driver jumped out of the car and tried to run. They always try to run.

Officers stopped a vehicle on traffic charges in the area of the Dulles Toll Road and Wiehle Avenue on Thursday, November 4 around 2:15 a.m. A brief pursuit took place and near the intersection of South Lakes Drive and Soapstone Drive the driver and single passenger of the vehicle bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The passenger was apprehended and charged with possession of marijuana. Warrants for felony speed to elude and driving on a revoked license were obtained on the driver.
Marijuana? Talk about a high-speed chase.

Finally, police are still investigating a Friday crash that critically injured a 17-year-old Herndon High School student from Reston.
A 17-year-old Herndon High student was badly injured on Friday when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Baron Cameron Avenue and Reston Parkway.

Fairfax County Police said [name redacted] of Reston was going south on Reston Parkway about 3:30 p.m. when he was struck by a car heading east on Baron Cameron.

[He] was flown by helicopter to Fairfax Hospital with head injuries. He remains in critical condition.

Police Lt. Thomas Rogers says accident investigators are still working on the details and no charges have been filed. The driver's name has not been released.
Since the student is a minor, we're not running his name, though it's included in the story linked above.


  1. The young man died of his injuries.

  2. ...pull my finger.

  3. I guess it's still being investigated whether the driver ran the red light and whether the kid was "going" on the skateboard or walking on the pedestrian crosswalk.

  4. He is still in critical condition.

  5. There seems to be accidents on Baron Cameron/Reston Pkwy with unfortunate frequency.

    I hope the kid pulls through.