The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2018.
Vehicle Tampering -- 400 Block Knoll Street, NW Between Nov.29 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. A resident reported that an unknown person entered both of her unlocked vehicles and rummaged through them. Nothing appeared to have been taken.
Vandalism -- 300 Block Tapawingo Road, SE Between Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. A resident reported damage to a small window over his garage.
Arrest – Driving While Intoxicated -- Nutley Street and Marshall Road, SW Dec. 1, 2:07 a.m. Sgt. Ruddy observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and initiated a traffic stop. Upon the officer’s interaction with the driver, she detected signs of impairment. The driver failed a series of field sobriety tests and Sgt. Ruddy placed him under arrest. Sgt. Ruddy transported the 34-year-old man from Owens Way in Prince George, Virginia to the Vienna Police Station where he was offered the opportunity to provide a sample of his breath for analysis. The driver was then transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Arrest – Narcotics Violation -- Nutley Street and Mendon Lane, SW Dec. 1, 9:46 p.m. Ofc. Nesbitt observed a vehicle with improper equipment and initiated a traffic stop. Upon the officer’s interaction with the driver, he detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The driver was found to be in possession of a measurable amount marijuana. Ofc. Nesbitt issued a summons to the driver, a 26-year-old man from Pelham Street in Alexandria, Va. charging Possession of Marijuana. He was released on his signature.
Arrest – Driving While Intoxicated -- Church Street and Lawyers Road, NW Dec. 2, 1:42 a.m. Sgt. Ruddy observed a vehicle commit a traffic offense and initiated a traffic stop. Upon the officer’s interaction with the driver, she detected signs of impairment. The driver failed a series of field sobriety tests, and he was placed under arrest. Sgt. Ruddy transported the 32-year-old man from Olympia Avenue in Beltsville, Md. to the Vienna Police Station where he was offered the opportunity to provide a sample of his breath for analysis which he refused. He was then transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal.
Suspicious Event -- 500 Block Woodland Court, NW Dec.3, 10:36 p.m. A resident received a suspicious letter from an unknown person.
Possession of Marijuana / Juvenile Case -- Cedar Lane School 101 Cedar Lane, SW Dec. 4, 9:12 a.m. School administration reported a student who was in school under the influence of marijuana. One of the school’s security officers found the juvenile to be in possession of a measurable amount of marijuana. The marijuana was turned over to the police department for destruction. The school administrators advised they would handle the disciplinary action rather than placing criminal charges.
Domestic Dispute -- Cedar Lane, SE Dec. 4, 10:35 p.m. Officers responded to a verbal dispute between a husband and wife.
Domestic Dispute -- Old Courthouse Road, NE Dec. 5, 6:26 p.m. A resident reported that she and her husband were having a verbal dispute when he began destroying property in the house. When officers arrived on the scene, the husband was preparing to leave the residence to stay with his parents for the night to allow both parties time to calm down. The wife agreed to that arrangement.
Assault -- 100 Block Patrick Street, SE Dec. 5, 10:59 p.m. A resident advised that when he told his tenant to leave the apartment the tenant became aggressive. He stated the tenant attempted to attack him with a vacuum cleaner and threw a glass at him. The tenant advised his landlord was the aggressor and that it was the landlord who attacked him with the vacuum. No injuries were sustained, and both parties were advised of the warrant process should they wish to pursue charges.
136 Maple Avenue, West -- Nov. 25 Between 12 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked in the parking lot when a Driver-1 (an unknown driver) struck Vehicle-2 and left the scene without providing their information.
300 Block Nutley Street, NW -- Nov. 30, 9:32 p.m. A vehicle was legally parked northbound on Nutley Street when an unknown driver struck the vehicle and left without providing their information.
Park Street and Cherry Street, SE -- Dec. 1, 1:10 p.m. Vehicle-2 was stopped at an angle in the northbound lane of traffic as the driver was attempting to back into a driveway. Vehicle-1 was attempting to pass Vehicle-2 on the right and was struck when Vehicle-2 began backing up.
Maple Avenue and Glyndon Street, NE -- Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m. Vehicle-2 was stopped with the red traffic signal on Maple Avenue at Park Street. Vehicle-1 was stopped behind Vehicle-2. Driver-1’s foot slipped off the brake and Vehicle-1 rolled into Vehicle-2 causing minor damage.
Church Street and Mill Street, NE -- Dec. 2, 7:12 p.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound on Church Street, stopped for the stop sign at Mill Street. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on Mill Street, stopped at the stop sign for Church Street. Both drivers entered the intersection at the same time and collided.
100 Block Park Street, NE -- Dec. 3, 3:43 p.m. A vehicle was legally parked in a parking lot when it was struck by an unknown vehicle.
Tapawingo Road and Glyndon Street, SE -- Dec. 3, 7:38 p.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling northbound on Glyndon Street approaching Tapawingo Road. Vehicle-2 was traveling eastbound on Tapawingo Road approaching Glyndon Street. Driver-1 ran the stop sign. Driver-2 attempted to turn left to avoid a collision but struck Vehicle-1. Vehicle-2 was forced into a front yard on Glyndon Street, causing minor damage to the grass. Both drivers were transported to area hospitals for minor injuries. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Obey a Stop Sign.