Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Fairfax County police release more details on eight-hour standoff with 45-year-old resident of Youngs Point Place. No hostages were held nor were shots fired.
The man who allegedly pointed a gun at police during a standoff Monday night in Herndon was ultimately forced out of his home using non-lethal pepper gas, Fairfax County police say, and is now being treated at a local hospital. On Tuesday, hours after the standoff ended, Fairfax County Police Department continued to release additional information on the police standoff in the 1500 block of Youngs Point Place. FCPD Spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell told Patch the standoff began when police responded to a distraught man just before 5 p.m. Monday. A concerned family member had been in the home with the man at the time of the call, but then left to meet with officers when they arrived at the home. Officers attempted to speak with the man, but he …
As of 2:43 a.m. Tuesday, Fairfax County police have taken the reportedly armed man threatening to harm himself into custody.
The Herndon man involved in a more than eight-hour standoff with Fairfax County police was taken into custody in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to county dispatchers. The man, who lives in a home on Youngs Point Place in the Hiddenbrook neighborhood, was threatening to harm himself, and police believed he was armed. The incident began around 6 p.m. Monday. Police and SWAT teams as well as fire and rescue units were on scene throughout the incident. Around midnight, FCPD spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said the situation had been contained to the home and police believed the man was alone inside. Some neighbors took to Twitter and Facebook to try to find out what was happening, while others expressed concern that they were unable…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Fairfax County police say teens allegedly created explosive devices, set them off at a neighborhood playground.
Fifteen teenagers from Herndon and Chantilly have been charged with allegedly manufacturing and using fire bombs in connection with a December incident near a Fairfax County elementary school. According to a Tuesday release from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, the explosives were reported at 9:15 p.m. Dec. 14 at a neighborhood playground in the 3200 block of Kinross Circle, near Oak Hill Elementary. Investigators from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, as well as the Fairfax County Police Department and its bomb squad, responded to the incident in the Oak Hill/Franklin Farm neighborhood. Police were able to render one of the unexploded devices safe at the scene. The device was a plastic two-liter bottle filled …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Fairfax County Police will have extra patrols on the road to deter motorists from driving under the influence.
The Fairfax County Police Department will send out extra DWI patrols to help keep the roads safe over Super Bowl weekend. In a press release, police gave the following tips to encourage people to celebrate the Super Bowl safely. For Super Bowl party hosts: Find Herndon Patch via:
Friday, February 1, 2013
Herndon Police say man allegedly held his victims at gunpoint between Jan. 22 and Jan. 30.
Herndon Police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint on at a hotel on Elden Street — and possibly two other victims in similar crimes this week elsewhere in Fairfax County. Police said Friday they arrested 27-year-old Kenan M. Ozcan of Arlington in connection with the incidents. He is being held with no bond at the Fairfax County jail, facing charges of armed robbery and use of a firearm in connection with a felony from both the Herndon and Fairfax County Police Departments. On Wednesday, a 22-year-old woman reported she was robbed inside a hotel in the 1000 block of Elden Street, where she was a guest. Ozcan allegedly produced a handgun and demanded money, then left the hotel with some of the victim's personal …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Financial Crimes Unit is aware of at least a dozen incidents that have taken place since Jan. 10.
The Fairfax County Police Department has received many reports from residents nationwide involving a phony inheritance proclamation, officers say. These types of scams usually arrive in the form of an email announcing that the recipient has a multi-million dollar inheritance but must contact an FCPD police investigator to receive the funds. Currently, the scammers are using official email, phone numbers, and street addresses to appear more legitimate and convincing to victims and identifying themselves as authentic FCPD personnel. Detectives with the Financial Crimes Unit warn residents that due to the potential international origin of this scam, there may be very little that can be done to reclaim funds that have already been wired. FCPD …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Crime news from Fairfax County Police for the week ending Dec. 14. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Fairfax County Police charged a man with assault, abduction and strangulation after a domestic incident in the 13300 block of Hungerford Place in Herndon on Dec. 6. Police said they were called to the home about 1:45 p.m. to respond to a domestic incident. Rigoberto Quinteros, 26, of Herndon was arrested. The victim did not require medical attention, police said. SEX OFFENSE, 13200 block of Poener Place, Herndon, 6:20 a.m. Dec. 17, A 41-year-old victim reported he was sexually assaulted by known individual. The case is still under investigation. LARCENY, Jeans were taken from a business in the 2100 block of Centreville Road. [Want to stay on top of news in Herndon? Sign up for our daily or breaking news emails.]
Fairfax County Police say there is no threat, it's just for reassurance in wake of Connecticut shootings.
When children return to school on Monday, families should expect to see an increased police presence, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The move is a reaction to Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, where a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren and six teachers. The gunman also killed his mother at her nearby home. The following was posted by FCPD on its Facebook page on Sunday: As children return to school tomorrow, you will see an increased police presence at and around schools in the county. We want the community to know this is being done as a reassurance for parents, teachers and students and NOT because there is any threat. It is a result of the shooting in Newtown, CT. For parents unsure …
Monday, November 26, 2012
About 64 cars had their tires slashed at Dulles Greene Apartment Complex Saturday night.
The Fairfax County Police Department and Crime Solvers are hoping the public can help them identify the suspects responsible for damaging at least 64 cars at a Herndon-area apartment complex Saturday night. Between 11 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday the suspects slashed the tires of at least 64 vehicles parked in the Dulles Greene Apartment Complex off of Rock Hill Road. All the damaged vehicles were parked on Astoria Circle. One car was parked on Rock Hill Road, near the entrance of the complex. Suveillance videos show three men entered the complex on foot that night. One was heavyset and wore light-colored clothing. The second was wearing dark-colored basketball shorts, and the third wore dark-colored clothing. Detectives have …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Floris United Methodist Church holds candlelight vigil Wednesday for four Herndon residents found dead this week.
Floris United Methodist Church was filled Wednesday evening with area students from Rachel Carson Middle School and Westfield High School as the community mourned the loss of the Peterson family. The Petersons, father and mother Albert and Kathleen and sons Matthew and Christopher, were found dead in their home Tuesday afternoon in what police have determined was a murder-suicide. “We’re here for a prayer vigil,” FUMC Rev. Tom Berlin said. “We’re not here for a memorial service. We’re not here to figure everything out.” For those who came to the vigil — many of whom were students, wearing Westfield's signature black and yellow, sports gear or clothing bearing messages like "Rest in Peace" — it was hard to make sense of what happened to a …