The Night Note: 1/4/11

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    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    POLICE HUNT FOR LAKE RIDGE BURGLARY SUSPECT
    Inside NoVA: "Police on Tuesday afternoon surrounded a house on Colby Drive in Lake Ridge after a burglary-in-progress call -- just one day after four break-ins were reported nearby.

    In Tuesday's case, witnesses reported seeing two white males in a boxy, tan-colored older vehicle breaking into a house on Colby Drive around 4 p.m. Officers flooded the area but did not capture the culprits, said Prince William County police spokesman Jonathan Perok."

    DC OFFICE VACANCY DECLINES
    Washington Business Journal: "The D.C. office vacancy rate saw the second-biggest decline in the nation in 2010, falling more than 2 percent from a five-year high of 12 percent at the beginning of the year to just 9.8 percent at year’s end, according to data from CB Richard Ellis.

    Only Manhattan saw a bigger decline in office vacancies.

    The D.C. market also saw record net absorption of 4.3 million square feet in 2010."

    EX-AOL EXEC GETS JAIL FOR NUDE FILMING
    Washington Post: "A former executive and founding employee of America Online, facing a trial in circuit court Tuesday for secretly filming teenagers undressing in his house, quietly admitted his guilt last month and served five days in the Fairfax County jail.

    Craig D. Dykstra, 52, of Centreville, was arrested on June 7, two days after hosting a pool party for Westfield High School graduates after their prom. On June 5, according to a Fairfax police affidavit, a teenage boy and girl who were changing in a room inside Dykstra's house found a small digital video camera hanging on a pair of shorts, actively recording them. The boy removed the camera and took it to his parents."

    THE LONG WAIT FOR THE INTERCOUNTY CONNECTOR
    Washington Examiner: "Eager drivers ready to cruise on fresh asphalt will still have to wait a while for the InterCounty Connector to open – but how long isn’t exactly clear.

    The highway that will eventually connect Interstate 270 in Montgomery County and Interstate 95 in Prince George's County is still a work in progress.

    Originally the first  six-mile segment connecting I-370 in Shady Grove to Georgia Avenue in Olney was slated to open in fall 2010, then late 2010, then... “We realized we had more work to do than days left to do it,” said spokesman Ray Feldmann."