Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Judge sends case of Abir Ali, accused of beating Bharat Patel to death in June, to grand jury.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
- Karen Goff
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A Fairfax County Grand Jury will decide on Dec. 20 whether there is enough evidence to put Abir Ali on trial for the June murder of Bharat Patel on Winterthur Lane in Reston. Abir Ali, 20 at the time of the incident, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Bharat Patel, the 40-year-old co-owner of the Dunkin' Donuts that opened at Hunters Woods Willage Center three days before the June 9 altercation that led to Patel's death from blunt force trauma. In a preliminary hearing in Fairfax County General District Court on Tuesday, prosecuters called two witnesses who shed light on the possible motive and method in the incident. FCPD Det. Robert Bond recalled at the hearing finding Patel's body about 4:15 a.m. in the shrubs by the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Abir Ali is accused of beating Dunkin' Donuts co-owner Bharat Patel to death in June.
Abir Ali, charged with second-degree murder in the June death of Dunkin Donuts co-owner Bharat Patel, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Fairfax County General District Court on Tuesday. The hearing has had four postponements so far. Ali, 20 at the time of Patel's death, was an employee of Patel's at Dunkin' Donuts at Hunters Woods Plaza when it opened on June 6. Three days later, after a report of a fight near Patel's apartment on Winterthur Lane, Patel was found dead with upper body trauma. Ali, whose address is listed as Silver Spring, MD, was arrested in Prince George's County on June 14. Want to stay up to date with all Reston crime news? Subscribe to our free daily newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Preliminary hearing for Abir Ali, accused of killing Dunkin' Donuts Bahrat Patel, continued to Oct. 31.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Karen Goff
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The preliminary hearing for Abir Ali, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Dunkin Donuts co-owner Bharat Patel, has been continued to Oct. 31. Ali, 20, appeared in a Fairfax County General District Courtroom on Wednesday. Prosecutors asked for the continuance because they are waiting for additional autopsy results. This was the third postponement in the case. Ali was an employee of Patel's at Dunkin' Donuts at Hunters Woods Plaza when it opened on June 6. Three days later, after a report of a fight near Patel's apartment on Winterthur Lane, Patel was found dead with upper body trauma. Ali was arrested in Prince George's County, where he lived, on June 14. Patel's death is the only Reston homicide of 2012 so far. Reston had one…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Change of date for Reston Zoo director, Dunkin' Donuts employee hearings in Fairfax County General District Court .
Abir Ail, the 20-year-old charged with second-degree murder in the death of Dunkin' Donuts co-owner Bharat Patel, will have a preliminary hearing in Fairfax County General District Court on Sept. 19. Ali, who was an employee of Patel's, was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but prosecutors asked for a continuance. Patel was found dead near his home on Winterthur Lane in June. He had blunt force trauma to the upper body. Police in Prince George's County, MD later arrested Ali, an family aquaintance of Patel's who had helped him open the new Dunkin' Donuts at Hunters Woods Village Center just days earlier. Also getting a new court date: Meghan Mogensen, the Reston Zoo director charged with animal cruelty and possession of a controlled …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Abir Ali was arrested last month for the June death of Bharat Patel, co-owner of Reston's Dunkin' Donuts.
Abir Ali, the suspect in the June 9 death of Reston Dunkin' Donuts co-owner Bharat Patel, will have his first preliminary hearing in Fairfax County District Court on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Ali, 20, a resident of Prince George's County, was arrested there on June 14. He is charged with second-degree murder. Ali was an aquaintance of Patel's. He helped Patel, 40, open the new Dunkin' Donuts on June 6. Patel lived at 11913 Winterthur Ln., about a block away from Hunters Woods Village Center, where the donut shop is located. Police responded twice to the Winterthur neighborhood in the early morning hours of June 9 after receiving reports of a fight. Patel was found dead by police about 2 a.m. in the bushes on the same block as his apartment. He had …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Abir Ali of Prince George's County charged with murder after acquaintance Bharat Patel found dead last week.
Fairfax County Police have made an arrest in the death of Bharat Patel, who was found dead near his apartment in the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane on Saturday. Detectives arrested Abir Ali, 20, of Prince George’s County, MD at noon on Thursday following a search of his home. Ali is being held by the Office of the Sheriff in Prince George’s County and will be extradited to Fairfax County to face charges, said police public information officer Eddy Azcarate. Ali has been charged with murder. Patel, 40, was part-owner of the new Hunters Woods Dunkin' Donuts, which opened on June 6. Ali was a family friend of Patel's who had assisted in the opening of the store, Azcarate said. Police were called to the Winterthur Apartments near Hunters Woods…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
No injuries in apartment fire near Hunters Woods - on the same block where a suspicious death occurred on Saturday.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue evacuated an apartment building near Hunters Woods Village Center after an electrial explosion caused a fire shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The explosion occurred in the electrical supply to 11913 Winterthur Ln., a three-story apartment building in the Winterthur development. Flames shot up around the outside of the building, but did not enter the building, said incident commander Mike Deli. There were no injuries, and power went out in the 11913 building as part of the surge. Personnel from Dominion Virginia Power shut off the power to several other nearby buildings as firefighters got the flames under control. The fire was outside of the same building in which Bharat Patel, the part-owner of the new …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Hunters Woods Dunkin Donuts co-owner found dead near his apartment early Saturday.
Fairfax County Police said an autopsy will be conducted Monday to determine the exact cause of death of Bharat Patel, who was found dead on Winterthur Lane in Reston early Saturday. Patel, 40, was a part-owner of the Dunkin' Donuts that opened last week at 2280 Hunters Woods Plaza. His body was found about 2 a.m. Saturday in the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane. "Mr. Patel was found behind bushes and power box near the complex’s main office," said Fairfax County Police officer Eduardo Azcarate. "That is also the street where Mr. Patel lived." Patel was found with trauma to the upper body. Officer Azcarate said autopsy results probably would not known for several days. Meanwhile, at Dunkin' Donuts on Monday, it was business as usual. Co-…
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Bharat Patel found dead after possible fight on Saturday; Police now have a sketch of potential suspect.
Fairfax County Police detectives have released a composite sketch and Wanted Poster of a suspect in the suspicious death case of Bharat Patel, who was found dead on Winterthur Lane in Reston early on Saturday. The suspect is described as an Indian male, 25-35 years old; approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. The suspect was wearing a gray long-sleeve shirt with a thin orange stripe down the sleeves and blue jeans. Police are investigating the death of Patel, 40, who was found with trauma to his upper body about 2 a.m. on Saturday. Officers originally responded to the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane for a reported fight about 12:45 a.m. The officers did not find any fight. Approximately one hour later a missing person report …