Week in Reston

Week in Reston

<sh>Incident at SLHS Ends in Arrest

<bt>A 23-year-old man was arrested at South Lakes High School last Tuesday, Nov. 23, for carrying a concealed knife and trespassing after he attempted to facilitate a gang fight between juveniles at the school.

Pedro Perez-Vasquez, of no fixed address, was arrested by Officer Dave Tipton, the school resource officer and the violence was defused before anyone was hurt, police said.

Perez-Vasquez was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with the possession of a weapon on school property, trespassing on school property, and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was held on $12,500 bond.

The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents, though more charges may be forthcoming pending investigation.

<sh>Man Held for Bank Robbery

<bt>Moments after a Herndon man allegedly robbed a Reston bank, Fairfax County police officers found him behind the building picking up dropped cash and took him to jail.

Police said Kenneth Warner, 24, robbed the BB&T bank at 2148 Centreville Road on Saturday afternoon by threatening an employee and demanding money with a note.

Warner, who had been released from jail on a larceny offense earlier that morning, was charged with robbery and held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

A police spokesperson said investigators do not believe the Centreville Road robbery is linked to another Reston bank heist that occurred the previous Tuesday, but they have not ruled out the possibility.

<sh>Lake Anne Bank Robbed

<bt>According to Fairfax County police, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, around 1 p.m., an employee of the Millennium Bank located in the 1600 block of North Washington Plaza in the Reston area was robbed. A man walked into the bank, displayed a handgun at the teller and demanded cash. He obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. Fairfax County Police K-9 unit and several other patrol officers checked the area but did not locate the suspect. There were no reported injuries during the robbery.

The suspect's race was reported as unknown, unknown age, around 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing gray sweat pants, with a black hooded jacket. The robber was also wearing a gray mask over his face. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777.

<sh>Attorney's Law License Revoked

<bt>After improperly removing $840,000 from escrow accounts, a Reston attorney's law license was revoked by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on Monday.

Richard Charles Scalise, of Reston, acknowledged he removed the money from accounts for a title insurance agency and a settlement agency. Scalise was the sole shareholder and principal of both firms.

Scalise consented to the revocation with ethics charges pending.

<sh>County Applauds RA's Efforts

<bt>Reston Association was presented the Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Award by a county environmental advisory committee. RA was selected for the award for its environmental efforts in the areas of watershed improvement, natural area management, public education and outreach, and productive partnership collaboration between county, regional and state agencies on environmental projects.

<sh>Reston Calendar

<bt>Reston Association Board Administration Committee. Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at RA Main Offices, 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.

Reston Community Center Board of Governors Meeting. Monday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. at RCC-Hunters Woods.

Reston Association Regular Board Meeting. Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at RA Main Offices, 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.