The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Oct. 19 – Oct. 25, 2018.
Suspicious Event -- 7-Eleven 537 Maple Avenue, West between Oct. 12 at 11 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 7 a.m. A citizen reported that someone struck his parked vehicle.
Animal Case -- 1300 Block Cottage Street, SW Oct. 14, 4 p.m. A resident reported that she was bitten by her ten-month-old dog. The owner of the dog decided to surrender the animal. The dog was transported to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter where he will complete the quarantine process.
Animal Case -- 215 Center Street, South Oct. 15, 3 p.m. A citizen brought an injured bird that her dog had gotten a hold of and mangled. The bird had to be euthanized.
Animal Case -- 600 Block Tazewell Road, NW Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. A resident was bitten by her pig. The pig was placed on a 10-day quarantine.
Arrest – Narcotic Violation -- Kingsley Road and Ware Street, SW Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m. Sgt. Tracy observed a driver commit a traffic violation and initiated a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the driver, the officer detected the odor of marijuana. The driver was found to be in possession of a measurable amount of marijuana and paraphernalia. Sgt. Tracy issued a summons to the 19-year-old man from Glengyle Drive in Vienna, charging Possession of Marijuana. The man was released on his signature.
Emotionally Disturbed Person -- 300 Block Church Street, NE Oct. 20, 8:40 p.m. A citizen requested a welfare check on a resident. Officers responded and spoke with the resident and provided the necessary assistance to the emotionally disturbed person.
Trespassing -- Freeman Store & Museum 131 Church Street, NE Oct. 21, 2:24 a.m. While on routine patrol a police officer encountered an individual that appeared to be homeless, sleeping behind the Freeman Store & Museum. The individual was advised that he was trespassing and he left the scene without further incident.
Animal Case -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Oct. 21, 12:21 p.m. A citizen found two dogs running at large and brought them to the Vienna Police Station. The dogs were transported to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
Arrest - Noise Violation -- Anita’s 521 Maple Avenue, East Oct. 22, 6:26 a.m. While on routine patrol Sgt. Ruddy observed a trash truck emptying dumpsters prior to 7 a.m. Sgt. Ruddy made contact with the driver and issued a summons to the 49-year-old man from Dartford Place in Bristow, Va. charging Noise Violation. The man was released on his signature.
Assault -- Money & King Funeral Home 171 Maple Avenue, West Oct. 22 between 9:35 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. An employee advised that he got into a verbal argument with a person in their parking lot and that during the argument, the person got inside their vehicle and inched forward brushing the employee’s leg. The person denied the incident had taken place. The employee did not wish to prosecute the driver. The driver left without further incident.
Grand Larceny -- Vienna Community Center 120 Cherry Street, SE Oct. 22 between 4:40 p.m. and 5:53 p.m. A teen left his bicycle unsecured near the front door of the community center. When he finished playing inside the community center and went to get his bicycle, he noticed it was missing.
Petit Larceny -- Meadow Lane Park 400 Courthouse Road, SW Oct. 23 between 4:50 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. A resident reported that while she was at the park, someone broke a window of her vehicle and stole some property from her back seat.
Alarm -- 500 Block Nelson Drive, NE Oct. 23, 7:05 p.m. Officers responded to an alarm call and found an unsecured window. Officers searched the residence and did not find anyone inside.
Arrest – Warrant Service -- USPS 200 Lawyers Road, NW Oct. 24, between 10:38 a.m. and 12 p.m. Officer Nesbitt was dispatched to the USPS to serve an outstanding warrant. Once on scene officers made contact with the wanted subject. The wanted subject cooperated with police and was arrested without any incident Officer Nesbitt arrested a 41-year-old man from Fieldstone Court in Silver Spring, Md. charging Fugitive from justice. The man was remanded to the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff Office.
Petit Larceny -- Giant, 359 Maple Avenue, East Oct. 24, 4:29 p.m. An employee requested police assistance with a shoplifter. Police arrived on scene and interviewed all the parties involved in the incident. It was determined that a larceny had taken place however the victim did not wish to prosecute. The suspect was officially trespassed from the store.
Trespassing -- 115 Park Street, SE Oct. 25, 1:58 a.m. While performing a routine business check on an office building, a police officer located a man sleeping on the lower level parking garage. The man was advised that he was trespassing on private property. The man left without any further incident.
Police Service -- Vienna Police Department 215 Center Street, South Oct. 25, 10:41 a.m. A resident came into the Vienna Police Station and turned in some unwanted ammunition for destruction.
Follin Lane and Echols Street, SE -- Oct 19, 2:29 p.m. Vehicle #1 was traveling Eastbound on Echols Street, SE. Vehicle #2 was traveling Northbound on Follin Ln, SE. Vehicle #2 was entering the intersection of Follin Lane, SE and Echols Street SE with a green light. Vehicle #1 was entering the intersection of Echols Street SE and Follin Lane SE with a red light. Vehicle #2 struck Vehicle #1 on the passenger side. Driver #2 advised Driver #1 did not slow down at the red light. Driver #1 was issued a summons for disregarding a red signal/ traffic light.
440 Maple Avenue, East -- Oct. 21, 9:58 a.m. Vehicle 1 & 2 were traveling westbound on the 400 Block of Maple Avenue East. Vehicle 1 was traveling directly behind Vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 stopped for a car in front without striking the vehicle. Vehicle 1 was not able to stop before rear-ending Vehicle 2. Driver 1 advised he was looking down prior to the crash. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
102 Maple Avenue, West -- Oct. 22, 3 p.m. Both Vehicle #1 and Vehicle #2 were in the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station. Driver #1 was backing up away from the gas pumps as driver #2 was stopped within the lot awaiting movement. Driver #1 slowly backed into vehicle #2's rear bumper. There were no injuries, only very minor damage. Driver #1 at fault - improper backing. No summons issued - private property.
123 Battle Street, SW -- Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. Vehicle 1 was backing out of 123 Battle Street, SW. Vehicle 2 was traveling East on Battle Street, SW. Driver 1 failed to see Vehicle 2 due to vehicle blind spots and Vehicle 1 struck Vehicle 2.
1001 Park Street, SE -- October 23, 3:37 p.m. Vehicle # 2 was traveling southbound on the 1000 block of Park Street, SE when Vehicle # 1 pulled out in front of Vehicle # 2 from a parking lot driveway located at 1001 Park Street, SE. Vehicle # 1 was attempting to make a left turn onto park street to travel northbound. Vehicle # 2's front bumper struck Vehicle # 1's rear driver side quarter panel and bumper.
354 Maple Avenue, West -- Oct. 23, 5:42 p.m. Vehicle #1 was attempting to make a right turn out of the parking lot of 354 Maple Ave West onto Maple Avenue Eastbound, when Driver #1 struck Vehicle #2 who was traveling in the left lane going eastbound on Maple Avenue. Driver #1 is at fault for this accident and was issued a citation for failure to yield prior to entering a highway. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue engine and medic 2 responded and transported Driver #2 to Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Maple Avenue, East and Church Street, NE -- Oct. 24, 8:22 a.m. Vehicle #1 was traveling westbound on Maple Ave East approaching the intersection of Maple Avenue East and Park Street NE. Vehicle #1 had a red light at the intersection. Vehicle #2 had a green arrow and was attempting to make a left turn from Park Street SE onto Maple Avenue East. Vehicle #1 did not stop or slow down for the red light. Vehicle #1 struck Vehicle #2 in the front right side, then struck a bush on Town Property. Vehicle #1 proceeded to jump the curb and struck a brick wall belonging to the church. Driver #1 was issued a summons for disregarding a red light.
Lawyers Road, NW and West Street, NW -- Oct. 24, 7:04 p.m. Vehicle #1 was traveling West on Ayr Hill Ave NW at the intersection with Lawyers Road NW. Vehicle #1 was stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded through the intersection toward West Street NW and struck Vehicle #2 which was traveling South on Lawyers Road NW.
300 Maple Avenue, NW -- Oct. 19, 7:24 p.m. Vehicle #1 and Vehicle #2 were traveling Westbound in the 300 Block of Maple Avenue, West. Vehicle #1 was attempting to change lanes when it sideswiped Vehicle #2, that was already occupying it.