The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Jan. 13 – Jan. 18, 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.
Telephone Case, Pitchers Edge. 516 Mill Street, NE Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. An employee received a threatening text from a former acquaintance regarding a financial dispute.
Lost Property, Whole Foods, 143 Maple Avenue, East, Jan. 13, 8:45 a.m. A resident reported losing her iPhone while at the store.
Juvenile Case, Cedar Lane School 101 Cedar Lane, SW Jan. 13, 12:40 p.m. School staff reported a juvenile student who was acting disorderly. The student’s mother responded to the school and took him home.
Arrest – Noise Violation, The Bey Lounge 303 Mill Street, NE January 14 12:17 a.m. A resident reported loud music coming from The Bey Lounge. Ofc. Post arrived and observed The Bey Lounge to be in violation of the Town noise ordinance. Ofc. Post issued a summons to an employee, a 23-year-old man from Greensboro Drive in McLean, for violation of the Town of Vienna Noise ordinance. He was released on his signature.
ABC Violation. Maple Avenue at Follin Lane, SE Jan. 14 1:52 a.m. Sgt. Kiley observed a vehicle with defective equipment and initiated a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the driver and the two passengers he found they were all juveniles and had alcohol in their possession. The parents of each of the juveniles responded to the scene and took custody of the juveniles who were all released on warnings for being in possession of the alcohol underage.
Suspicious Person, Starbucks, 207 Maple Avenue, East, Jan. 14 9:19 a.m. An employee reported a man in the business who was acting disorderly and refusing to leave. The man left the area after PFC Tremont spoke to him.
Arrest – Hit & Run, 100 Block Park Street, SE Jan. 14, 7:20 p.m. A security guard witnessed the driver of a vehicle accelerate out of a parking space and crash. This action caused damage to three parked cars. The vehicle fled the scene and was involved in a subsequent crash where the driver was arrested by an officer of the Fairfax County Police Department. Ofc. Post met with the arresting County officer at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she obtained three warrants charging Hit & Run for the 40-year-old man from Fairfax Boulevard in Fairfax and released him to the custody of the Sheriff’s Department.
Arrest – Defrauding a Taxi Cab Driver and Drunk In Public, 300 Block Maple Avenue, East, Jan. 15, 6:56 a.m. A cab driver reported a passenger was refusing to pay his taxi fare. Upon his interaction with the passenger, PFC Tremont detected signs of possible intoxication. PFC Tremont arrested the 18-year-old man with no fixed address, charging him with Defrauding a Taxi Cab Driver and Drunk In Public. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where a $1000 secure bond was set.
Police Service, Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South, Jan. 15, 9:33 a.m. A resident came to the police station to discuss on-going issues she is having with her 16-year-old daughter.
Found Property, 100 Block Church Street, NW, Jan. 15, 9:47 p.m. A citizen brought a wallet to the police station that was found on Church Street, NW.
Assault, Patrick Street, SE Between Jan. 15 at 11:37 p.m. and Jan. 17 at 10:08 p.m. A resident requested a welfare check on his neighbor after observing injuries to her face. Officers spoke to the neighbor who advised she had been assaulted by her roommate after a verbal dispute escalated. The officers observed minor injuries to the woman however she refused to pursue charges.
Noise Complaint, The Bey Lounge 303 Mill Street, NE Jan. 15 11:59 p.m. A resident reported loud noise coming from The Bey Lounge. Officers checked the area but found no violation. Police Service, Wolftrap Hotel, 430 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 17, 11:04 a.m. Officers responded to the hotel at the request of Mobile Crisis to assist them with a man who was in need of medical evaluation. Due to the man’s mental state a Temporary Mental Detention Order was issued and MPO Lose transported him to an area hospital for further evaluation.
Counterfeit Money, Social Burger 350 Maple Avenue, West, Jan. 17, 2:38 p.m. An employee received payment with a $100 bill that was later determined to be counterfeit. This case is being investigated.
Arrest – ABC Violation, Patrick Street, SE Jan. 18, 3:33 a.m. Ofc. Reedy observed a vehicle with defective equipment and initiated a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the driver it was determined that he was driving after his license had been revoked. He was issued as summons and released on his signature. The two female passengers, one a juvenile, both appeared to be intoxicated. The juvenile was released to the custody of a relative with a warning for Underage Possession of Alcohol. Ofc. Reedy issued a summons to the second passenger, an 18-year-old female from Hilltop Road in Vienna charging Underage Possession of Alcohol and released her on her signature.
Domestic Assault, Owaissa Road, SE Jan. 18, 10:20 p.m. A resident reported having an argument with his adult daughter which escalated when she hit him in the chest. There were no visible signs of injury and the resident did not wish to pursue charges. The daughter agreed to stay at a friend’s house for the night.
Narcotics Violation, 200 Block Moore Avenue, SE Jan. 18, 11:14 p.m. Sgt. Kiley observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and initiated a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the driver he detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver gave the officer a container from the vehicle that contained a very small amount of marijuana. The container was confiscated to be destroyed. No charges were placed.
Cottage Street at Kingsley Road, SW, Jan. 13, 6:35 a.m. Vehicle-1 was eastbound on Kingsley Road at the intersection of Cottage Street. Vehicle-2 was southbound on Cottage Street. After stopping for the stop sign Vehicle-2 proceeded into the intersection and was struck by Vehicle-1. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention. 500 Block Maple Avenue, East, January 13 5:44 p.m. Vehicle-1 was turning left from a parking lot to go westbound on Maple Avenue. Vehicle-2 was traveling westbound on Maple Avenue in the left turn lane to turn onto Berry Street, SE. As Vehicle-1 made the turn he struck the driver’s side door of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Yield the Right of Way.
300 Block John Marshall Drive, NE, Jan. 16, 12:13 p.m. Vehicle-1 was making a right turn from Glyndon Street on to John Marshall Drive, NE when the driver lost control and struck Vehicle-2 which was legally parked. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
300 Block Ayr Hill Avenue, NE, Jan. 17 5:45 p.m. A driver was attempting to turn around out of a driveway. She did not have enough room in the roadway to complete the turn, ran off the road and into a ditch. The vehicle sustained only minor damage but had to be removed from the ditch by a tow truck.
100 Block Battle Street, SE, Jan. 18, 7:56 a.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling westbound on Battle Street approaching the stop sign for Center Street. Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on Center Street, turning left onto Battle Street. A vehicle was parked along the south side of Battle Street. Vehicle-1 went too far left to avoid the parked vehicle and struck Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
400 Block Maple Avenue, East, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. An unknown driver in the shopping center parking lot struck the pedestrian crosswalk sign, knocking it down. The sign is located on the south side of the traffic light (entrance to shopping center) at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Beulah Road.
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