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 …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Fairfax County Police are looking for a man who robbed a Herndon area bank Thursday.
Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Capital One Bank at 13344-A Franklin Farm Rd., in the Herndon area on Thursday. At about 1:37 p.m. Thursday a man entered the bank and implied that he had a weapon before demanding money from a teller. The teller complied and the man fled. No injuries were reported. The suspect was described as white, in his 40s, about 5-feet 4-inches tall to 5-feet 7-inches tall, with a medium build. He wore a black zip-up style jacket, black pants and a black hunter's style hat. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131, or Crime Solvers anonymously at 1-866-411-8477, or via the website www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Event is Oct. 20 from noon to 2 p.m.
Franklin Farm Village Center in Herndon will welcome trick-or-treaters this season on Oct. 20. The shopping center is hosting a free trick-or-treat event that will be held rain or shine from noon to 2 p.m. Children decked out in their Halloween best will be able to trick-or-treat throughout the center, get goodies from participating businesses and watch Halloween entertainers. The Franklin Farm Village Center is located at the intersection of Franklin Farm Road and Fairfax County Parkway. Participating stores include Giant and Sears. [See more Halloween events and information on our Herndon Patch Halloween topic page by clicking here.]
Monday, April 23, 2012
The take-and-bake pizza chain will offer a special event to include a ribbon cutting by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, face painting, stick-on tattoos and a prize wheel.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Papa Murphy's take-and-bake pizza shop opened at Franklin Farm Village Center in the Herndon area about a month ago and will be celebrating from April 26-29 with a grand opening event. The chain opened in 1981 and has more than 1,200 stores in 37 states, making it the fifth biggest pizza company in the country. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting with the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce on April 27. The event will include a prize wheel, stick-on tattoos for children and face painting. "Our pizza is made fresh right before your eyes, before you take it home and bake it in your oven so it's always piping hot when you want it. We're proud to offer high-quality pizzas that are unlike any other, at a value that's unsurpassable…