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Reston teen shot to death

A 17-year-old Reston boy is dead after sustaining a gunshot wound on Oct. 18.

Fairfax County police said they were called to a home in the 2200 block of Marginella Drive in Reston at 10:15 a.m. for a report of a person who had been shot. Juan Carlos Godoy, 17, of Cameron Crescent Drive in Reston, was flown to a local hospital and police said they began their investigation into the shooting.

Police said detectives still are determining whether the shooting was accidental or suspicious in nature. Javier DeJesus Martinez, 26, of 2274 Marginella Drive, an acquaintance of the victim, was charged with “possession of firearm by an illegal alien,” police said. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be pending, according to police.

Armed robbery in Herndon

Herndon Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Oct. 20 at a business in a shopping center in the 1100 block of Elden Street.

According to police, three men armed with handguns entered a business and robbed employees of cash shortly after 9 p.m. Police have not released much information, including the name of the business, citing that the robbery is an ongoing investigation that is being “actively pursued.” No injuries were reported by police.

Fairfax man sentenced for resisting arrest

Jay Bonanza Briley, 52, of Fairfax, was sentenced Oct. 22 to six-and-a-half years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for “assaulting, resisting, opposing, and impeding” officers of the U.S. Park Police during attempts to arrest him, and for disorderly conduct in a federal park.

According to court records, Briley was found guilty on March 11, 2013, after a two-day jury trial. Documents state that on the afternoon of Jan. 12, 2012, Park Police officers observed Briley naked and engaging in a public sexual act in the front seat of a vehicle parked at Daingerfield Island, near the Washington Sailing Marina. Daingerfield Island is an area of federal parklands adjoining George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Mount Vernon Trail.

Court records state that Park Police officers then approached Briley, who was still in his vehicle, to arrest him for disorderly conduct. After being informed of the officers’ identities, however, Briley refused to exit his vehicle peacefully. Police said Briley assaulted one officer by kicking him in the stomach and violently resisted the other officers as they tried to remove him from the vehicle. Even after Briley was out of the vehicle, he attempted to run away, dragging two officers for several yards until they brought him to the ground.

Candle causes $250,000 damage to home

A Fairfax Center townhouse has sustained $250,000 in fire damage after an unattended candle caught the home on fire, according to fire officials.

Fairfax County firefighters said they responded to a townhouse fire at approximately 3:30 a.m. Oct. 20, in the Fairfax Center area of Fairfax County. The single-family townhouse is located in the 1100 block of Laurel Lake Square.

Firefighters said they encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor and garage area of the middle unit, three-story townhouse upon their arrival. As the fire spread to the second floor, firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. Three adults who were home when the fire broke out escaped unharmed and have been displaced, officials said. There were no injuries.

Police investigate Annandale bank robbery

Law enforcement officials are seeking the identity of a bank robber they said robbed an Annandale bank.

Fairfax County police said they responded to a report of a robbery at the M&T Bank at 7857 Heritage Drive at around 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22.

Police said a preliminary investigation determined that a man entered the bank and presented a note to a teller, demanding money and implying that he had a weapon. Police said the man then fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no injuries.

Police describe the man as black, in his 20s to 30s, approximately 6 feet tall with an athletic build. He was wearing a gray sport coat, a black fedora hat, sunglasses and white sneakers.

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

Oakton man sentenced for possession of child porn

Michael Cronin, 50, of Oakton was sentenced Oct. 18 to 88 months in prison for receipt of child pornography.

Cronin pleaded guilty on July 19, 2013. According to court documents, undercover agents discovered Cronin using a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to share child pornography images and videos.

A search warrant was executed and Cronin’s computers were found to contain over 2,000 child pornography files. A large portion of these files were images or videos of children, according to court records.

Man killed in Herndon roof fall identified

Herndon police have identified the man who accidentally fell four stories to his death while working on the roof of a building on Oct. 14.

Police said today that the man has been identified as Pablo Aquino, 38, of Hyattsville, Md.

According to police, Aquino was employed by Orndorff & Spaid Inc. and was part of a crew replacing the roof of the building located at 950 Herndon Parkway, at the time of his tragic fall.

“A joint investigation with a Compliance Safety and Health Officer from The Department of Labor and Industry and the Herndon Police Department’s Criminal Investigations section revealed Aquino lost his footing and fell off the four story building,” said Herndon police spokesman Lt. Jim Moore.

Annandale man sentenced for false tax returns

Mohammad T. Al-Suqi, 55, of Annandale was sentenced Oct. 18 to three years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for preparing and filing false tax returns and making false statements to federal agents when interviewed about the activities, according to court records.

He also was ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

According to court records, Al-Suqi was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 25, 2013, and was convicted of nineteen counts of aiding the preparation of a false income tax return, two counts of filing his own false income tax returns, and one count of making false statements to federal agents following a jury trial on July 12, 2013.

According to court records and evidence at trial, Al-Suqi owned and operated the tax preparation businesses Ideal Accounting Solution and Mass Accounting and Tax Corp., both located in Falls Church.

Court records state that for the tax years 2007 through 2010, Al-Suqi prepared and filed federal income tax returns on behalf of his taxpayer clients that contained materially false and fraudulent information, all of which resulted in large federal income tax refunds for the taxpayers and at least $4 million in losses to the IRS. For his part, Al-Suqi received fees of between $100 and $250 per return and prepared thousands of federal income tax returns during the relevant time period, court records state.

As part of the government’s investigation, Al-Suqi also prepared a fraudulent tax return in 2011 for an undercover IRS agent posing as a taxpayer, according to court records.

Court records state Al-Suqi also included false and fraudulent expenses and credits on his own 2008 and 2009 federal income tax returns. In 2013, after the IRS revoked his ability to file electronic tax returns, Al-Suqi continued to prepare and electronically file tax returns using an electronic filing number assigned to his wife, and lied to IRS agents when he was questioned about the activities.