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Police seek suspects in alleged sexual assault

Fairfax County Police continue to seek two men who they say abducted a Reston woman and sexually assaulted her in a van late last month.

Around 11:20 p.m. Feb. 26, a 32-year-old woman was walking from Pinecrest Road in Reston through the Laurel Glade apartments when she reported that a man grabbed her from behind and displayed a weapon, according to police. Police have not released the type of weapon.

The woman was pulled into a van, where a second man was waiting, police said.

The van was then driven to Green Range Drive near Emerald Heights Court, where the woman was sexually assaulted and then released.

“Both men reportedly participated in the assault,” said police spokesman Bud Walker.

The van was described as being similar to a Plymouth Voyager, according to the release.

“There was no color description on the van,” Walker said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Reston man charged in Sterling bank robbery

A Reston man was taken into custody March 4 for allegedly taking part in the February robbery of the Bank of America at Regal Plaza in Sterling.

Ted Morris, 21, of Reston, is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

The robbery occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Feb. 14. A teller at the Bank of America branch was handed a note by a man implying he had a weapon. The note also demanded cash and the bank robber fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

According to a prepared statement from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was identified with the assistance of “numerous tips from the public.”

Morris was taken into custody with help from the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Fairfax County Police Department.

The investigation into the bank robbery is still ongoing. Anyone with information has been asked to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475.

Dulles CBP arrests alleged child abductor

U. S. Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a woman March 2 that they say was wanted by Montgomery County, Md., police for child abduction.

Louise Klees-Wallace, 47, of Washington, D.C. arrived on a flight from London, CPB officials said. Traveling with Klees was her 6-year-old daughter. CBP officers said they determined Klees to be the subject of a Montgomery County arrest warrant for child abduction. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Klees was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition to Maryland. Officials said the child was subsequently reunited with her father.

Fairfax Fire Department to canvas local neighborhoods Saturday

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, firefighters will canvas homes in selected neighborhoods throughout Fairfax County, checking for working smoke alarms, and provide family fire escape plans for residents.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is partnering with the U.S. Fire Administration in support of the installation program.

Fire officials say more than 3,000 people die in home fires each year in the United States, most of whom are in homes without working smoke alarms. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003 and 2006, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

The smoke alarms that will be provided by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department are made available by a grant from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs to Fairfax County as recipients of the “Get Alarmed” program.