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Abduction/Assault on W&OD Trail in Reston

A 31-year-old woman reported to police that she was attacked while walking along the W&OD Trail on Tuesday, Jan. 29, around 7 p.m. She entered the trail off of Reston Avenue and was near the overpass for Herndon Parkway when she noticed a man following her. Near Sunset Hills Road, the woman was dragged off of the path, into a wooded area. The victim struggled with her attacker and he eventually fled north onto a gravel horse trail. The victim did not require medical attention.

The suspect was described as heavy set, about 25 years old. He was clean-shaven and he had short, black hair. He was wearing glasses, a dark jacket and dark jeans.

Police urge anyone planning to walk along more secluded trails, away from common view, to consider walking with a friend. Do not wear ear buds or earphones, be aware of your surroundings, and tell someone where you are going before you leave.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Self Defense Training for Women

The Fairfax County Law Enforcement (FCLE) Foundation has announced that Reston-based Triple Canopy, a global provider of mission support, security and training services, has underwritten several women’s self-defense training sessions in 2012.

“The Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation believes that Fairfax County is the best place to live, work and raise a family. We further believe that it is through partnerships between the police department and local businesses that keep the community safe,” says FCLE Chairman Fred Sanborn.

The foundation partners with the Fairfax County Police Department to offer the Women’s Self Defense Training programs. Females 13 years of age and older who live or work in Fairfax County are eligible to register for this training.

Contact the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation via email at info@fairfaxfoundation.org or online at www.fairfaxfoundation.org.

Fusion Dental Earns Esteemed Angie’s List Award

The Reston office of Fusion Dental has earned the 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

“Angie’s List is the gold standard for online community recommendations, and winning the award for the second year is testimony to how our patients appreciate and recommend the high level of service we provide them,” said Scott Synnott, DDS, Reston office.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.