Youths Charged in Car Theft Incidents

Youths Charged in Car Theft Incidents

In a failed plot to steal a car, a driver is lured out of his car.

Police arrested three Reston suspects while driving a stolen car Sept. 13 around 12:30 a.m. in the area of South Lakes Drive and Castle Rock Square.

The oldest suspect, Kuentin Garret, 19, of Laurel Glade Court in Reston, and a 15-year-old Reston boy were charged with grand larceny for stealing the car. The third suspect, a 16-year-old Reston boy, was not charged.

During the police investigation, however, the two younger suspects were linked to an attempted car theft on Sept. 11.

The two suspects plotted a scheme to lure a driver out of his car by pretending to be injured and then stealing the car, according to the police.

“The one guy laid down on the ground and acted like it was some medical emergency,” said Officer Beth Funston, a police spokesperson.

The driver, a 29-year-old Arlington-area man, was driving in the 2000 block of Colts Neck Road around 10 p.m. when he stopped his car to help one of the suspects lying on the ground feigning injury, said the police report. As the driver went to help the suspect on the ground, the other suspect got into the vehicle and tried to leave. At the same time, the suspect lying on the ground “got up and went toward the vehicle,” said the report.

The driver realized what was happening and ran back toward his car, which caused the two suspects to flee the scene on foot, said the report.

“We only know of this one incident like this,” said Funston.

In relation to the incident, the 15-year-old and the 16-year-old suspects were charged with attempted grand larceny.

Garret is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on a $2,500 bond. Both juveniles were taken to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center where they were held pending a hearing.