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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This Week in Crime: Jersey Shore II, Plus a Hunters Woods Robbery and Catchin' Up With the Serial Hamburglar

300-jersey-shore-guys.jpegA Reston couple got into what some subliterate cretins America's most admired reality tevee stars might call a "situation" while visiting one of New Jersey's more storied shopping center parking lots.

A Reston couple found sleeping in a parked vehicle is now facing drug charges in Brick, NJ.

Douglas McIntosh, 42, and Stephanie LaFond, 40, were parked at a shopping center on Saturday when a patrolman woke them up. The officer, Joseph Frankopf, also found baggies of cocaine, several open bottles of alcohol, a large amount of cash, marijuana and pieces of drug paraphernalia.

Both were charged with one count each of: manufacturing, dispensing or distributing cocaine; possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession or use of a controlled dangerous substance; Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a vehicle; possession of open alcoholic containers in a vehicle.
Way to REPRESENT, Reston! A tip of the backwards baseball cap and a Jersey-sized fist pump to them!

Closer to home, a woman was robbed at gunpoint in Hunters Woods Plaza.
A woman was robbed at gunpoint in the 2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza around 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 30. The suspect brandished a gun, grabbed her purse and fled. He was described as black, in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall and between 150 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. The victim did not require medical attention.
Another woman was robbed in similar fashion earlier in the month:
A man robbed a 55-year-old woman of her purse around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, December 19 in the 2200 block of Stone Wheel Drive. The victim was not injured.
And to catch up on our two favorite serial robbers, suspected serial hamburglar Brad K. Edmonds was indicted last month in Montgomery County, where he was arrested in November, robble robble. And accused serial bank robber Benjamin Luzan Sebastian, of Inwood, W.Va., has been charged with robbing two banks in Reston and two others in Loudoun County in October and November, bringing his box score to six.

Before Christmas, Alfredo R. Prieto was given given two death sentences for the 1988 murders of Rachael Raver and Warren Fulton outside of Reston. Third time was the charm for Fairfax prosecutors, who had tried for the death penalty twice before.

And finally, in Falls Church an unnamed 45-year-old Reston man was arrested for "smoking in a non-designated area" of a restaurant. We should have known when the police there started driving Volvos in the 1980s that we were dealing with communists.


  1. Does anyone want to hazard a guess as to which part of our Muave Mecca that McIntosh and LaFond call home? I'm betting that they're fellow Gulagniki.

  2. The charge against those two should be "sleeping while being stupid." Sheesh.

    And robbed at gunpoint at or near HW plaza? And we wonder why the place doesn't attract a lot of business. Hmmm

  3. 2200 block of Hunters Woods Plaza? So outside a store in the strip mall at 7:45pm???

  4. 8:26, it's never to early to throw a party.

  5. Maybe the couple with the drugs resided in one of the lakeside properties.


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