Week in Herndon
<bt>The biographical information for Herndon Town Council candidate Steven D. Mitchell in the March 17-23 edition of the Herndon Connection, should have read wife, Wanda (HHS '70); and children, Cristie (HHS '96), Nikki (HHS '98), Katie (HHS '00), and Stevie (HHS '03), under family.
<sh>Runnymede Clean Up
<cl>The annual Stream and Runnymede Park Clean Up will take place Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-noon. The entire family can take part in keeping Sugarland Run and Runnymede Park free of trash and providing a better aquatic habitat for wildlife. In addition to cleaning up the park, the "Exotic Attack Force" will be removing invasive plants. Sign in is at the Hunters Creek Clubhouse, off Queens Row Street. Bring work gloves and wear boots or old shoes for wet work.
<sh>Victims Assistance Available
<bt>The Fairfax County Police Department Victim Witness Unit provides support and assistance to Herndon residents who are emotionally, financially and physically affected as the result of crime. For more information, call 703-246-2141. For after-hours assistance, call the Herndon Police at 703-435-6846.
<sh>Delivery Man Beaten
<bt>According to Fairfax County police, a delivery driver was severely beaten and robbery might be the motive. Police report that on March 19 at 10:15 p.m., a Manassas-area man, 45, employed as a delivery driver, attempted a food delivery in the 3300 block of Kinfolk Court in the Franklin Farm area. A short time later, residents called 911 to report a man who rang several doorbells and asked for help. When police officers arrived, they found the man seated in his car. He was suffering from severe facial lacerations. The victim was medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 703-691-2131, or Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777.
<bt>Fairfax County Police are looking for a jogger who may have been the victim of an assault that occurred on McLearen Road. According to police, on Wednesday, March 17, around 4 p.m., a witness flagged down an officer and reported that a man was jogging on McLearen Road about 1/5 mile from West Ox Road, when he was struck in the head by a bottle thrown from a passing vehicle. Officers were able to locate the suspect and the bottle, however the victim had left the scene. Fairfax County Police are asking the victim to call 703-691-2131 so detectives can continue the investigation.
<bt>Burglars have targeted residences during the daylight hours in the Herndon, Fair Oaks and Fair Lakes areas, according to the Fairfax County police. It appears that townhouses near bike paths were burglarized, between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the points of entry are through rear sliding doors. Alarm systems were disabled in an unknown manner.
According to police, burglaries occurred Monday, March 8, on Quail Creek Lane in Fairfax and on Quartz Lane in Clifton. On Monday, March 15, townhouses were burglarized on Collis Oaks Court in Fairfax, Mohr Oak Court in Fairfax, and on Old Dairy Court in Herndon. Cash, jewelry, credit cards and checks were taken from unoccupied homes.
On March 8, a man and a woman were seen in the area during the time of the burglaries. They are described as black and associated with a newer dark colored car. On March 15, two men were seen behind the townhouses near the bike path. They were described as black, one in his late 30s or early 40s, the other between 19 to 25, and both with slender builds. They were casually dressed and one man was carrying a beige colored bag. These individuals could be either witnesses or suspects.
Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777 or the Fair Oaks District Station Criminal Investigations Section at 703-591-0585.