<sh>Three Arrests at Sobriety Checkpoint
<bt>Fairfax County Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the Reston District on Thursday, Aug. 19. Between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., approximately 323 cars passed through the checkpoint conducted in the eastbound and westbound lanes of South Lakes Drive at South Lakes Park. Three motorists were arrested for driving while intoxicated. Four arrests were made for criminal violations and one summons was issued for an equipment violation.
<sh>Man Robbed at Knife Point
<bt>On Sunday, Aug. 29, around 10:30 p.m., a 29-year-old Manassas area man was robbed at knife point by two men outside of a fast food restaurant located in the 11000 block of Sunrise Valley Drive in the Reston area, according to Fairfax County Police. The victim was walking near the restaurant when the two suspects allegedly approached him and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim's pocket and his cell phone. No one was hurt during the incident. The suspects were described as black, in their early 20s. One suspect was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with a bald head and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. The second suspect was about 6 feet tall, weighing 160 pounds, with a bald head and clean shaven. He also was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777.
<sh>Couple Robbed at Gun Point
<bt>A couple was robbed at gun point Tuesday, Aug. 31, about 3:20 a.m., at South Lakes and Pinecrest drives in the Reston area, according to Fairfax County Police. A man and a woman, ages 36 and 31, were getting out of a parked car when they were approached by three to four males who appeared to be in their late teens to early 20s. One of the men allegedly pointed a firearm at the couple while others were armed with baseball bats. The group took the victim's wallet and purse. During the course of the robbery the suspects asked the victims if they were members of a gang. The victims were not. No one was injured during the incident.
Most of the suspects involved wore blue-colored bandannas covering their faces. After the robbery the men got into a gray-colored Ford Mustang with tinted windows. The suspect wielding the gun was described as an Hispanic teen, about 5 feet 3 to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 155 pounds, with dark-colored hair and a mustache.
Investigation is ongoing and will seek to determine if this incident is gang related. Anyone with information about this incident or the suspects involved is asked to call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777.
<sh>Office Building Breaks Ground
<bt>Tetra Partnerships, a Reston-based commercial real estate developer, broke ground Tuesday for a new four-story, 3,300 square foot office and condominium building in Reston. The building, which will be located at Isaac Newton Square, will overlook the Hidden Creek Golf Course and is positioned close to the Wiehle Avenue commuter lot and future Metrorail stop.
<sh>YMCA Serves Drinks for Charity
<bt>Staff members of the YMCA Reston tended bar at American Tap Room on Sunday night, raising a total of $620 for its Building Bridges Campaign. During the event, all tips given to YMCA staff members went toward the campaign and the restaurant matched those funds at the end of the evening. The Building Bridges Campaign provides scholarships and financial assistance for YMCA programs that include child care, camp, memberships, swimming lessons and other services. Last year, the campaign raised $125,000 to help fund services for low-income families.
<sh>Reminder: Don't Jump in Lakes
<bt>Reston Association officials again reminded the public this week that it is illegal to swim in Reston's lakes. Violators can be ticketed for trespassing, which carries a fine and a required court appearance. Swimmers have been a headache for RA in recent months because athletes have used the lakes to practice for the upcoming Reston Triathlon and others have jumped in to cool off on hot summer days. RA said it is dangerous to swim in the lakes because of health concerns and because there are no on-duty lifeguards.
<lst>Reston Community Center Board of Governors Regular Meeting. Monday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods.
Community Meeting with Del. Ken Plum. Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.
Reston Association Board Administration Committee. Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at RA offices at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.