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Reston Police Blotter

Man charged with after fight at party; dog owner punched at dog park.

A man was charged with malicious wounding after he hit an acquaintance at a party on Dec. 22, Fairfax County Police said.

The man, Jordan Medina, 20, of Arlington was also charged with underage possession of alcohol.

Police said the victim and suspect were at a party in the 12000 block of Greywing Square about 1:55 a.m. on Dec. 22 when the suspect allegedly hit the victim following a misunderstanding.

In other crime news for the week ending Dec. 28:

ROBBERY, North Shore Drive/Sunder Court, 7:10 p.m. Dec. 22. A 21-year-old victim told police he was walking home and heard two people following him. They caught up to him and demanded his wallet. They struck him several times with a chain, took his cell phone, and fled. The victim was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

ASSAULT, 1500 block of Browns Chapel Road, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23. A victim reported she was walking her dog when she came across another dog not on a leash. She walked the dog by the collar to his owner when the suspect hit her in the arm. The suspect walked away and the victim was not injured.

BURGLARY, 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, 7:20 a.m. Dec. 26. An employee reported someone entered the business and stole cash. Forced entry was made through a side door.

LARCENIES

A crossbow was taken from a residence in the 12000 block of Greywing Square. 

Cash was taken from a residence in the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane.

Information provided by Fairfax County Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

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Richard Holmquist December 30, 2012 at 05:20 PM
If only more people in Reston were armed, we could stop this scourge of petty thefts and slap-fights.
DGeorge December 30, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Cute Richard.
DGeorge December 30, 2012 at 06:05 PM
" If only more people in Reston were armed, we could stop this scourge of petty thefts and slap-fights. " Richard the same thing could have been said, I have no doubt, in Newtown Conn. Do you have a fire extinguisher in your house? Why? Few people ever need them. Not much need here in Reston.
Laura Ramon December 30, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Let me start by saying I know that nothing I have to say will change any gun advocates mind but, with Richard. There is something so disproportionate about guns in response to the vast majority crimes. What about the Tryvon Martin situations, where an armed person feels threatened and shoots. Study after study have shown that even gun owners that are great marksmen are ill prepared to properly handle a gun in an emergency situation where fear and adrenalin will make even the steadiest person over reactive.
Laura Ramon December 30, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Meant to say - I agree with Richard.
DGeorge December 30, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Laura, and you skip right over this. ""Recent studies find that every year hundreds of thousands (some even claim 2 or 3 million) people use guns to save their lives, the lives of their family and friends, and to safeguard their property! It's interesting to note that you never hear this information from the main stream media or those that would strip citizens of their right to be armed. " Now you say study after study etc. Please name these studies.
DGeorge December 30, 2012 at 07:59 PM
This is a good op ed about Sandy Hook. http://www.thereporter.com/opinion/ci_22249674/responding-sandy-hook-massacre-were-our-own-when
Laura Ramon December 30, 2012 at 09:12 PM
http://www.saf.org/lawreviews/hemenway1.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjZY3WiO9s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLN6_s66wTg As I said I don't expect to change yours' or anyone's mind - but just watching a few of these videos and reading a few videos, Travony Martin all these things convince me that more arms are not what we need.
Chipperson December 30, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Travon Martin was a thug. A known drug dealer and delinquent. The evidence points to him starting the altercation with Zimmerman.
Laura Ramon December 30, 2012 at 09:49 PM
And so he deserved to die? He was not armed, the shooter was hardly in danger, he had a gun and was up against a skinny teenager with a box of Skittles. That shooting is a perfect example- the guy with the gun was the police, judge and jury, but wow- death seems like a bit much for possibly being an antagonistic and even thuggish teenager. Thanks for making my point.
Karen Goff December 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Just stepping in to ask everyone to keep the comments on here on topic. The topic is reported crime in Reston last week, not gun control or Trayvon Martin. Thanks.
DGeorge December 31, 2012 at 04:17 AM
And Karen the police report states that a person was robbed and whipped with a chain. Does that not suggest that some type of protection might have been appropriate? Perhaps if a firearm had been visible to these muggers they might have rethought what they were about? This is what happens in most of the situations that a crime is prevented. The muggee is lucky not to have been more seriously injured, he could have easily lost an eye or worse.
Karen Goff December 31, 2012 at 04:32 AM
That's a fine point but we do not need to bring sandy hook or trayvon Martin into it.
Uncle Smartypants December 31, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Scenario 1: ASSAULT. A woman reported she was walking her dog when she came across another dog not on a leash. She walked the dog by the collar to his owner who then brushed her arm while reaching to put its leash back on. Feeling threatened, the woman pulled out a gun and killed the him. Scenario 2: ROBBERY. A 21-year-old told police he was walking home and heard two people following him. They caught up to him and demanded his wallet. He pulled out a gun and shot and killed both of them. Or maybe they asked him if he knew what time it was. I guess we'll have to take his word for it.
Uncle Smartypants December 31, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Okay, I'll bite. Who conducted these studies and what was their methodology? Those numbers seem very high to me.
DGeorge December 31, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Scenario 3: An elderly man and his wife are out for a walk after dinner in their Ashburn Virginia neighborhood when a white van stops at the curb. Three men jump out and beat the man to death with their fists and feet. They also beat the mans wife to the point that she spends weeks in coma and nearly dies. When these men are apprehended we find that it was a gang initiation. It is easy, when you have not faced evil, to pooh, pooh the danger. You have a responsibility to those you have sworn to protect, your family.
DGeorge December 31, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Uncle Smarty, the study was done by Dr Kleck at the U of Florida.
DGeorge December 31, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Here Unk. http://www.pulpless.com/gunclock/kleck2.html
DGeorge December 31, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Laura, http://www.pulpless.com/gunclock/kleck2.html
Uncle Smartypants December 31, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Laughable - Lots of self reporting surveys, absolutely zero statistical science. Starts with foregone conclusions and supports them with ... polls? Really? That is a "study"? He asks gun owners how often they have "saved the day" with their gun and he mutiplys that by the number of guns in the country. Absolutely laughable.
Uncle Smartypants December 31, 2012 at 06:28 PM
I'm not pooh poohing danger, the world is full of all kinds of danger. I am mocking the assertion that if everyone carried a weapon, we would all be safer. And what is good and evil? Who gets to define that? I think anyone who wants to carry a concealed handgun around is evil, but I realize not everyone would agree with me. I recently read the CWP application and they didn't ask or care if I was evil. They didn't even care if I was insane; as long as I haven't been insane in the last five years.
DGeorge December 31, 2012 at 06:53 PM
First of all, I don't believe you read the article, but that is to be expected. You said; " And what is good and evil? " In order to answer that one have a moral center. By that I mean one must have a set of values to which one adheres. For example, I do not rob people and whip them with chains and I will not allow someone to do that to me. Distinguishing Good from Evil within my experience is a relatively easy task. Perhaps it is not so easy from your perspective, and I respect that. I feel I have a responsibility, within my capabilities, to protect my family from evil. For example, I will not, within my capabilities, allow my wife to be abused by anyone, that goes equally for my children and my friends. I do not believe that the police can protect me or my family. Now Uncle lets give another scenario of the mugging. Lets say you were walking with your wife when the two thugs began chain whipping the two of you as they robbed you. Would you just allow them to whip your wife? Would you take some sort of action? What would that action be? Not a far fetched situation considering what else has happened in the area.
Uncle Smartypants December 31, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I really completely agree with this comment. The definition of good and evil must be based on a person's values. It begets two questions: Are your values the same as mine? Are your values better than mine? I ask hypothetically, of course, we probably have almost identical values and, more or less, define evil the same. As to your questions, the answer is obvious. I am capable of inflicting great violence when threatened. I just don't need a gun to do it. And I did plod through the article. Ignorance is no basis for valid criticism. Have a good day.
DGeorge December 31, 2012 at 07:45 PM
" I am capable of inflicting great violence when threatened. I just don't need a gun to do it. " Ah, so you would deny those less physically capable of defending themselves the right to do so. I wrestled in college and did some martial arts training but now I am 72 years old and no match for these young muggers. You would deny me the right to defend myself if need be? Not only that, you would consider me evil for, for what? How about if I have a knife in my pocket, is that evil? How about a heavy cane, is that evil ? You are capable of great violence. Is that evil in itself? Capable of killing with your bare hands? How does that differ from killing with a firearm?
DGeorge December 31, 2012 at 08:06 PM
By the way the example I used of the elderly man in Ashburn being beat to death and his wife crippled is a true story. It happened only a couple of years ago.
Laura Ramon December 31, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Does there come a time when like driving one should give up their firearm?
Richard Holmquist December 31, 2012 at 08:15 PM
What are the odds that the "misunderstanding" mentioned in item 1 of the police report would have ended up far differently if one or both drunks had been armed?
DGeorge December 31, 2012 at 08:36 PM
" Does there come a time when like driving one should give up their firearm? " Laura if at ANY age if you lose your eyesight, your mental facilities become impaired or some other malady causes you to be impaired you must reassess your life situation. " What are the odds " I don't know Richard and neither do you. People that carry firearms do not get drunk. If they do they should face a penalty.
Laura Ramon December 31, 2012 at 09:36 PM
"People that carry firearms do not get drunk." http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/16/news/la-heb-guns-alcohol-gunowners-risk-taking-20110615 There is a huge body of evidence that says quite the opposite.
DGeorge January 02, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Uncle Smartypants, have you just run away?

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