Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon


<bt>The last name of Carla Boeker, daughter of Vi Bateman, was incorrect in the story about the senior center groundbreaking at Harbor House in the Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2003 edition of the Herndon Connection.

<sh>Five Arrested in

July 4 Assault

<bt>Loudoun County Sheriff's Investigators arrested five juveniles last Friday on charges stemming from an assault of a Sterling teen-ager at a July 4 party.

All five of the subjects have been charged with aggravated malicious wounding and assault by mob. The juveniles — two of which are from Sterling, two from Reston and one from Herndon — are all currently being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center. Further arrests are pending in this case.

According to Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson in a statement released Nov. 1: "This investigation was initially hampered by misinformation and rumors that were circulating in the early stages of the investigation. As I stated from the beginning of this investigation, the reason I did not say officially that this was gang-related was because we had conflicting stories and needed time to conduct a thorough investigation. As the investigation has revealed not only was it not MS-13 gang-related, the suspects were not even Hispanic."

The arrests stem from an investigation into the assault of a 16-year-old who was attending a party at a residence in the 800 block of North York Road in Sterling. According to police, the victim and several other juveniles walked outside of the residence. A group of subjects reportedly was seen walking towards the juveniles and some of the subjects began smashing the windows of a vehicle that was parked in the area. The 16-year-old victim was then assaulted by a group of males carrying what appeared to be baseball bats or clubs.

As the juveniles attempted to flee the area the victim was struck multiple times with an unknown blunt object.

Several of the subjects had also vandalized a second car driven by the victim. The damage to the first vehicle resulted in $3,000 in damages. The victim's vehicle had $1,800 in damage.

After the incident the teen-ager was taken to Loudoun Hospital where it was determined he was suffering from serious injuries and he was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>* Saturday, Nov. 8

International Town Planning Day.

* Monday, Nov. 10-Friday, Nov. 14

Leaf collection, south of bike trail.

* Tuesday, Nov. 11

Veteran's Day, town offices closed, Community Center open.

* Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council regular session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

* Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

ARB/HPRB work session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

* Saturday, Nov. 15

Display deadline for 2004 vehicle