UPDATE: Man Charged After Abduction and Burglary

Fair Oaks Police District – A 29-year-old man is facing charges following multiple crimes in the Herndon area. Wednesday just after 8 a.m., officers from our Fair Oaks District Station and detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau responded to a suspicious person call and later a reported luring, both near Sunrise Valley Drive in Herndon. Detectives remained in the area throughout the day searching for the suspect as his description and suspicious activity in Wednesday’s incidents matched that of the previous reported assault on Nov. 27.

Shortly before 8 p.m. a community member reported a man attempting to break into a home in the 13900 block of Mansarde Avenue in Herndon. A suspect description was provided that matched the man detectives were searching for. Fair Oaks District patrol officers and the Neighborhood Patrol Unit, the Reston District Neighborhood Patrol Unit, K9 unit and detectives surrounded the area and conducted a hours long search. Just before midnight, officers found the man, Gerald Brevard III attempting to hide in the common area of a nearby apartment complex.

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Brevard was arrested and charged with burglary and possession of burglarious tools. Additionally, he was charged with abduction in relation to the Nov. 27 case detectives were investigating, additional charges are pending. Detectives continue to investigate the Dec. 3 robbery and sex assault. Brevard is being held at the adult detention center without bond.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victims are receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about these events to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Please provide your contact information in the tip if you would like to be contacted by a detective. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD

(Original release date December 11, 2020)

Detectives Continue to Investigate Series of Recent Assaults

Reston and Fair Oaks Police Districts – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are investigating three reported assaults that have occurred over the past two weeks. Detectives are exploring commonalities in all three cases to determine if they are related and are asking for public assistance in identifying a suspect(s). The suspect in each of the cases is described as a light skinned black or Hispanic male, between 5’10’’ and 6’0’’, in his 20s to early 30s.

  • A woman was in the hallway of a hotel at the 13400 block of Sunrise Valley Drive on Nov. 27 around 7:30 a.m. when a man grabbed her from behind. The man covered her mouth, pushed her against a wall and assaulted her. She was able to yell for help and the man ran away. The victim suffered minor injuries.

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  • A woman entered the common area of an apartment complex in the 13500 block of Virginia Randolph Avenue on Dec. 3 around 8:50 p.m. A man approached her, implied he had a gun and demanded her personal property. The man took the property and ran away. The woman was not injured.
  • A woman was walking near the intersection of Centreville Road and Woodland Park Road on Dec. 3 at 11:45 p.m. A man hit her with an object, moved her away from the sidewalk and sexually assaulted her. Personal property was taken before the man walked away from the area. The woman was taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life threatening.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victims are receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about these events or who may be able to provide suspect information to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Please provide your contact information in the tip if you would like to be contacted by a detective. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD