Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Koi Fish Heist at Herndon-area Business Park Pond

Detectives are investigating larcenies involving approximately 400 Koi fish from a Herndon-area business park pond.

Police were alerted that the fish were stolen from the pond near 2411 Dulles Corner Park on at least four occasions in June. Employees reportedly encountered two men, claiming to be pond maintenance workers, who claimed to be checking on the health of the fish. They were reportedly removing unhealthy fish and leaving the healthy ones behind. The men were seen scooping the fish with large nets and placing them into large coolers between 1 and 4 p.m. on June 8, 9, 15 and 16.

After further investigation, employees realized that the men were not who they claimed to be and contacted police.

Suspects were described as white and wore sunglasses. One was overweight and around 5-foot-5. The men appeared to be in their 50s.

Anyone who may have seen anyone fitting this description, on these dates, in the area is asked to contact Detective S.D. Gaydos at the Fair Oaks Police District, 703-591-0966 ext. 5004 or call 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.

Town of Herndon’s Department of Public Works Advises on Hazardous Waste Reduction

Reduction and proper disposal of common hazardous materials should be a priority in all households within the Town of Herndon, advises the town’s Department of Public Works (DPW).

DPW has created a page on the town’s website, herndon-va.gov (“Town Services,” “Refuse/Recycling,” “Household Hazardous Waste”) that defines hazardous waste products—household cleaners, yard care products, paints and paint thinners, petroleum products, rodent poisons and other commonly used products—and emphasizes why proper disposal of such products is critical.

According to DPW, the safest way for town residents to dispose of household hazardous waste is to carefully package and transport materials to Fairfax County’s Household Hazardous Waste site at I-66 Transfer Station Complex, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Operating hours are Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

The town’s website lists ways residents can reduce use of hazardous products by switching to safer alternative products; by purchasing products only in quantities as needed; and by storing hazardous products appropriately.