Vandal Damages Windows of Council Chamber Building

Vandal Damages Windows of Council Chamber Building

Police arrived at the Herndon Town Council Chamber building Friday night, Jan. 17, to find that several large windows around the outside of the building had been smashed.

Witnesses reported seeing a tall black male throw an object at the Council Chamber building in downtown Herndon at 10:45 p.m. before taking off running toward Grace Street.

Despite assistance from a Fairfax County Police helicopter, authorities were unable to spot and capture the suspect.

The suspect smashed three panes of glass near the front doors of the chamber building, as well as another around the back close to the bike trail.

No one has come forward yet with any information on the suspect, but police are hoping that witnesses will start to come forward this week.

“The Herndon Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subject,” said Lt. Jim Moore in a statement Saturday.

Anyone who observed anything related to this incident can call the police department’s main number at 703-435-6846 or contact Sgt. Thompson at 703-435-6881 x 2332 or by email at

— Ethan McLeod