The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2017. Readers are reminded that an “arrest” is based upon probable cause and does not always mean that someone was physically taken into custody. Furthermore, it does not mean that an individual is automatically guilty of a crime. Judicial outcomes and post-arrest proceedings can be researched through the appropriate court’s website.
Suspicious Event, 300 Block Maple Avenue, East Between Nov. 1, 2016 at 12 a.m. and Jan. 30 at 7:27 p.m. An employee reported a continuous problem with an unknown person entering the building during the nights and weekends. The person has left litter and caused some damage.
Vandalism, 1000 Block Cottage Street, SW Between Dec. 5, 2016 at 12 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. A resident reported an ongoing problem with someone leaving dog feces on the front of the residence.
Suspicious Event, 900 Block Frederick Street, SW Between Dec. 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. A resident reported suspicious telephone calls she has been receiving that she feels may be a scam.
Domestic Assault, Cedar Lane, SE Jan. 22 11 p.m. A resident reported she and her juvenile son were assaulted by the child’s father. No injuries were observed and the resident was advised of the warrant process.
Fraud, 300 Block Lewis Street, NW Between Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 10:28 a.m. A resident received a telephone call from someone claiming to be with a police department advising their grandson had been arrested. To bail the grandson out of jail the resident was instructed to purchase Target gift cards. The caller later called the resident back to get the numbers to the gift cards. He then advised the resident he would have to purchase additional cards to cover the grandson’s bail. This case is being investigated.
Voyeurism, Giant Food, 359 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 25 6:30 p.m. An employee was in a restroom stall when she noticed someone was holding a cell phone underneath the stall beside her. This case is being investigated.
Juvenile Case, Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane, SW Jan. 26 2:30 p.m. School officials advised of an incident between students that left one student feeling threatened. The school is following up on this case.
Arrest - Juvenile Case, Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane, SW Jan. 27 9:02 a.m. Officers responded to assist security with a student who walked away from the school. The student was located and returned to the school. He was found to be in possession of a knife. The juvenile’s mother responded and he was released to her custody. Ofc. Post later obtained and served a petition on the juvenile charging Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds.
Fraud, Sandy Springs Bank, 414 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 27 11:50 a.m. An employee reported that a man entered the bank and attempted to cash a fraudulent check. The man did not receive any funds and left the bank. During the officer’s interview with the employee the bank received information from another branch that the same man was attempting to cash another fraudulent check in Fairfax County. Fairfax County Police responded and positively identified the man as the same person in this case. This case is being investigated by our department.
Arrest, Warrant Service, 800 Block DeSale Street, SW Jan. 27 1:40 p.m. Arlington County Police had an active warrant for a man and requested our officers attempt to locate him at his residence. Ofc. Post arrested the 35 year old man for Failure to Comply With a Court Order and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where the warrant was served and he was held on a $1500 bond.
Arrest, Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal, Courthouse Road and Locust Street, SW Jan. 27 10:24 p.m. MPO Borja observed a driver commit several traffic violations and initiated a traffic stop. Upon her interaction with the driver she detected signs of possible impairment. After failing to complete a series of field sobriety tests she arrested the 60-year-old female from Beau Lane in Fairfax for Driving While Intoxicated. The driver was transported to the Vienna Police Station where she was given the opportunity to provide a sample of her breath for analysis, which she refused. She was then transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she was charged with 2nd Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Refusal and held on a $6000 secured bond. Police Service, Old Courthouse Road, NE January 28 6:11 a.m. A resident requested assistance with her elderly husband who suffers from various medical conditions and had walked away from home. Our officers and officers from Fairfax County Police located the man and requested rescue personnel respond to evaluate him. The man was transported by rescue to an area hospital for further treatment.
Domestic Dispute, Park Street, NE January 28 2:11 p.m. Officers responded to assist with two couples who were having a verbal domestic dispute.
Firearm Violation, 600 Block Valley Drive, SE Jan. 28 11:48 p.m. A resident was cleaning his guns when he accidently shot himself in the hand. Rescue personnel transported the man to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. This case is being investigated.
Arrest – Drunk In Public / Narcotics Violation / Domestic Dispute, Wolftrap Hotel 430 Maple Avenue, West, Jan. 29 12:44 a.m. Officers responded to a dispute between a man and woman in their hotel room. Officers arrived on scene and determined that the man was intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. PFC Tremont arrested the 21 year old man from Piney Grove Court in Fairfax for Drunk In Public and Possession of Marijuana and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
Animal Case – Quarantine, The Hope Center 140 Park Street, SE Jan. 29 4 a.m. An employee was bitten by a cat during a medical procedure. The cat was returned home with its owner in Great Falls. Fairfax County Animal Control will follow up with the quarantine.
Arrest – Driving on Revoked License. Center Street, South at Maple Avenue, East Jan. 30 10:59 p.m. MPO Smith observed a vehicle with expired registration and initiated a traffic stop. The driver was found to be driving on a revoked license. MPO Smith arrested the 22-year-old man with no fixed address for Driving on Revoked and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Domestic Dispute, Locust Street, SE Jan. 31 11:14 p.m. Officers responded to a domestic dispute between a resident and her adult son.
Domestic Dispute, Patrick Street, SE Feb. 1, 8:44 p.m. Officers responded to the area for a domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The boyfriend agreed to leave for the night.
100 Block Maple Avenue, West, Jan. 27, 1:38 p.m. Vehicle 2 was stopped on the service road behind a shopping center in the 100 block of Maple Avenue, West waiting to make a right turn onto Courthouse Road. Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on Courthouse Road making a left onto the service road. As Vehicle-1 made the turn he sideswiped Vehicle-2.
400 Block Maple Avenue, East, Jan. 27, 5:34 p.m. Four vehicles were traveling westbound in the left lane on Maple Avenue. Vehicles-2, 3, and 4 were stopped in traffic. Vehicle-1 failed to stop in time and struck the rear of Vehicle-2, pushing it into the rear of Vehicle-3, which was pushed into the rear of Vehicle-4. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Nutley Street and Courthouse Road, SW, Jan. 28 2:32 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling southbound on Nutley Street approaching the intersection of Courthouse Road. Vehicle-1 was traveling northbound on Nutley Street, attempting to make a left onto Courthouse Road. Vehicle-1 turned in front of Vehicle-2 causing both vehicles to collide head-on. Both drivers were injured and were evaluated by rescue personnel; however both drivers refused transport to the hospital. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Fail to Yield Right of Way.
359 Maple Avenue, East, Jan. 28 3:45 p.m. A driver left their vehicle legally parked in the parking lot of Giant Food. When they returned to the vehicle they found it had been struck by an unknown vehicle.
100 Block Patrick Street, SE, Jan. 29 11:46 a.m. Vehicle-2, a moped, was traveling westbound on Patrick Street, SE. Vehicle-1 was pulling out of a parking lot to go eastbound on Patrick Street. Driver-1’s vision was obscured by vehicles parked on the roadway. Driver-1 pulled out in front of Vehicle-2 causing the moped to strike the side of Vehicle-1 and Driver-2 to fall off the moped. Driver-2 was evaluated by rescue personnel but refused transport to the hospital. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Yield Right of Way.
200 Block Maple Avenue, East, Feb. 1 9:22 a.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound in the right lane of Maple Avenue. Vehicle-2 was in the left lane of westbound traffic. A bus stopped in the right lane at the bus stop. Vehicle-1 attempted to go into the left lane to get around the bus and sideswiped Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Unsafe Lane Change.
100 Block Maple Avenue, West, Feb. 1 3:30 p.m. Three vehicles were traveling westbound in the right lane of traffic on Maple Avenue just beyond Center Street. Vehicle-1 struck the rear of Vehicle-2 which was pushed into the rear of Vehicle-3.
- Interested in becoming a Vienna police officer? Consider joining one of the premier law enforcement agencies in Northern Virginia. The Town of Vienna Police Department offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. For application information call 703-255-6350 or visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vienna/default.cfm