The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Oct. 12 – Oct. 18, 2018.
Juvenile Case -- Cedar Lane School 101 Cedar Lane, SW Between Oct. 3 at 12 p.m. and Oct. 10 at 12 p.m. The staff reported that two students made threats toward their teachers. The school administrators are following up on each of the incidents.
Arrest – Driving on Revoked License -- Center Street and John Marshall Drive, NW Oct. 10, 9:43 a.m. MPO Mangan observed a driver commit a traffic offense and initiated a traffic stop. The officer determined the driver was operating his vehicle after his license had been revoked in Virginia. The officer arrested the 30-year-old man from Center Street, North in Vienna. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Driving on Revoked Operator’s License DUI Related and held on a $1,500 secured bond.
Fraud -- 200 Block Maple Avenue, East Oct. 10 between 3:40 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. A citizen reported that he was approached by a man who advised he was stranded and needed assistance. The man stated that he had a check for a large sum of money but had no identification and was unable to cash it. The citizen agreed to deposit the check into his account and give the man money. Afterward, the citizen realized he had been defrauded.
Civil Matter -- 500 Block Lincoln Street, NW Oct. 10, 3:59 p.m. A resident reported an ongoing dispute regarding the property lines with her neighbor.
Shoplifting -- CVS 337 Maple Avenue, East Oct. 12, 1:45 a.m. An employee reported a man concealed two bottles of wine then left the store without paying for them. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the man.
Police Service -- Cedar Lane School 101 Cedar Lane, SW Oct. 12 between 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Officers were requested to assist school officials with a juvenile student who was acting out. The juvenile’s mother responded to the school and transported him home.
Vehicle Tampering -- 500 Block Glyndon Street, NE Between Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. A resident reported that someone rummaged through his unlocked vehicle. Nothing appeared to have been stolen.
Missing Adult -- Nutley Street and Kingsley Road, SW Between Oct. 12 at 7:20 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 6:28 a.m. A citizen reported his elderly father was missing. The father was following his son to a service station when he took a wrong turn. The citizen made several attempts but was unable to contact or locate his father. The man was entered into the national law enforcement database as a missing person. Several hours after the report was made the man was located by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department who returned him home safely.
Suspicious Event -- AT&T Store, 211 Maple Avenue, East Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m. Two employees advised that four weeks prior, they paid an acquaintance for the purchase of new sneakers for them. The employees have not yet received the shoes, and they want the acquaintance to refund their money. The two employees were advised of the civil process to handle the matter.
Arrest – Juvenile Case / Underage Possession of Alcohol -- 400 Block Echols Street, SE Oct. 14, 1:18 a.m. Ofc. Colligan observed a male juvenile walking down the street. The officer stopped to check on the welfare of the juvenile and, upon his interaction with the juvenile, he detected a strong odor of alcohol. The juvenile was transported to the Vienna Police Station. Ofc. Colligan notified the juvenile’s parent who responded to take custody of him. The juvenile was issued a summons charging Underage Possession of Alcohol and released to his parent.
Fire -- Marco Polo 245 Maple Avenue, West Oct. 14, 1:15 p.m. Officers responded with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for the report of a building fire. Traffic in both directions of Maple Avenue was shut down for several hours as the crews attempted to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported. The fire investigation is being handled by our investigators and the Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Open Door -- 500 Block Meadow Lane, SW Oct. 14, 6:46 p.m. A resident reported a fire alarm sounding from an unoccupied home. Officers found an unsecured door, searched the residence and found no issues. The owner was notified, and the home was secured.
Suspicious Person -- Vienna Town Hall 127 Center Street, South Oct. 15, 12:02 p.m. Officers located a woman sleeping in the bushes at Town Hall. The woman did not appear to be in need of any medical assistance. The officers transported the woman to her home.
Assist EMS -- Ware Street, SW Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m. Officers responded to assist rescue personnel with an elderly resident who had overdosed on prescription medication. The resident was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Civil Matter -- 200 Block Audreys Court, SE, Oct. 18, 10:42 a.m. Two neighbors were in a dispute over property lines after one of the neighbors began trimming branches hanging over his property.
300 Block Ayr Hill Avenue, NE -- Oct. 9, 10 a.m. Vehicle-2 (a Town of Vienna garbage truck) was traveling eastbound on Ayr Hill Avenue and legally stopped on the roadway to pick up residential garbage. Vehicle-1 was traveling in the same direction behind Vehicle-2. Driver-1 attempted to pass Vehicle-2 slowly but came too close, and sideswiped the rear corner bumper, causing minor damage.
Maple Avenue and Beulah Road, NE -- Oct. 12, 8:57 a.m. Vehicle-1 (an 18-wheeler) was traveling in the right westbound lane of Maple Avenue. Vehicle 1 turned right onto northbound Beulah Road. Driver-1 cut the corner short, drove over the curb and struck the pedestrian crosswalk sign. Driver-1 continued northbound on Beulah without stopping.
Beulah Road and Church Street, NE -- Oct.15, 7:04 a.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on Beulah Road with the green traffic light at Church Street. Vehicle-1 was traveling eastbound on Church Street and proceeded into the intersection against the red traffic light. Vehicle-2 struck the rear driver side of Vehicle-1. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal.
Locust Street and Courthouse Road, SW -- Oct. 15, 4:52 p.m. Vehicle-2 stopped for the stop sign on Locust Street at Courthouse Road. Vehicle-1 was behind Vehicle-2 and failed to stop in time, striking the rear of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
500 Block Kingsley Road, SW -- Oct. 15, 7:10 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked on Kingsley Road, SW. Vehicle-1 was traveling eastbound on Kingsley when the driver drifted to the right and struck the rear of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Reckless Driving.
300 Block Maple Avenue, East -- Oct. 16, 6:23 p.m. Four vehicles were traveling westbound in the left lane of Maple Avenue approaching Glyndon Street. Vehicle-4 came to a stop for the red traffic light with Vehicle-3 and Vehicle-2 stopping behind him. Vehicle-1 was unable to stop in time and struck the rear of Vehicle-2. Vehicle-2 then struck Vehicle-3, and Vehicle-3 struck Vehicle-4. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Nutley Street near Maple Avenue, SW -- Oct. 17, 9:35 a.m. An unknown vehicle was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue, turned right onto Nutley Street, jumped the curb and struck a utility pole. The driver continued southbound on Nutley Street without stopping.