The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Aug. 17 – 23, 2018.
Grand Larceny -- 200 Block Manvell Road, SE, Between Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. and July 6 at 12 p.m. A resident reported rings missing from her home.
Police Service -- 100 Block Wilmar Place, NW, Aug. 17, 6:28 p.m. A resident turned in ammunition for destruction.
Suspicious Event -- 300 Block Charles Street, SE, Aug. 19, 1:08 p.m. A resident received a suspicious letter in the mail that was regarding a former acquaintance.
Arrest – Driving After Illegally Consuming Alcohol -- 400 Block Maple Avenue, West, Aug. 19, 2:05 a.m. Sgt. Juelharte observed a vehicle commit a traffic offense and initiated a traffic stop. Upon her interaction with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle. The driver failed to complete a series of field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. The driver was also found to be in possession of cases of alcohol. Sgt. Juelharte transported the 18-year-old man from Armand Court in Falls Church to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was given the opportunity to provide a sample of his breath for analysis. The man was then charged with Driving After Illegally Consuming Alcohol Underage and Unlawful Possession of Alcohol Underage.
Fraud -- 900 Block Hillcrest Drive, SW, Aug. 20, 12 p.m. A resident reported a checkbook was missing from her home. Her bank advised her that some of the checks had been fraudulently cashed.
Vandalism -- 500 Block Highland Street, NW, Between Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 21 at 6:54 a.m. An employee reported damage to a piece of excavating equipment at a job site.
Open Door -- 400 Block Course Street, NE, Aug. 21, 10:35 a.m. Officers responding for a residential alarm found the front door was unsecured. They searched the residence and found nothing appeared to have been disturbed.
Arrest – Drunk In Public -- Wolftrap Hotel, 430 Maple Avenue, West, Aug. 21, 7:46 p.m. Officers responded to a room at the hotel to assist with a man and a woman who were having a dispute. Both parties had been drinking and agreed to stop arguing and go to sleep for the night. Officers were called back to the same room a short time later and arrangements were made for the woman to move to another room for the night. The officers responded back to the hotel a third time after the woman called another acquaintance for assistance. Ofc. Wallace located the 46-year-old woman from Pooks Hill Road in Bethesda, Md. and placed her under arrest. She was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she was charged with Drunk In Public.
Grand Larceny -- Navy Federal Credit Union, 820 Follin Lane, SE, Aug. 22 between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. A woman reported her wedding bands were missing from the locker room of the fitness center in the credit union.
Solicitor -- 1000 Block Aponi Road, SE, Aug.22, 11:12 a.m. Sgt. Sheeran observed three men in a truck soliciting for tree removal service. The men were advised they would need to obtain a permit to solicit within the Town.
Police Service -- 100 Block Center Street, North, Aug. 22 4:30 p.m. A resident advised he observed two syringes in a large garbage can in a parking lot on Center Street, North. Ofc. Sterling located the syringes and secured them at the police station for proper destruction.
Suspicious Event -- Northside Park, 600 Mill Street, NE, Aug. 23, 6:38 p.m. A citizen advised he was walking his dog through the woods of the park when he heard what he thought may have been a gunshot. A few moments later he came across a puddle of blood and a shotgun shell. Officers searched the area but were unable to find any other signs of foul play. It was noted that Fairfax County Police advised an officer had to euthanize an injured deer in the same area about the same time this call was received by our department.
Suspicious Event -- 400 Block Walker Street, SW, Aug. 23, 10:41 p.m. A resident reported ongoing issues with juveniles banging on doors and windows of his house, then running away. He believes they once attempted to gain entry into the home.
100 Block Beulah Road, NE -- Aug. 13 5:15 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked in a parking lot. Vehicle-1 struck the left rear bumper; the driver then left without providing their information. Driver-1 was later identified, and full information was provided.
100 Block Pleasant Street, NW -- Aug. 17, 11:20 a.m. Driver-1 was attempting to park in a parking space in a parking lot. Driver-1 jumped the curb, went onto the sidewalk and through the bushes and potted plants. Vehicle-1 continued down a small grade, returned to the parking lot and struck Vehicle-2, which was legally parked. There was extensive property damage, but no injuries were reported.
300 Block Maple Avenue, East -- Aug. 17, 9:07 p.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound on Maple Avenue in the left lane. Vehicle-2 was traveling westbound in the right lane. Driver-1 attempted to change lanes and was struck by Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
700 Block Tapawingo Road, SW -- Aug. 18, 3 p.m. Vehicle-1 ran off the roadway and struck a fire hydrant, knocking it off its base. The driver left the area without stopping to provide their information.
400 Block Maple Avenue, East -- Aug. 18, 4:35 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked in the parking lot. Vehicle-1 pulled into the parking lot and struck the front bumper of Vehicle-2, ripping it off. Driver-1 then left the scene without stopping to provide their information.
Echols Street and East Street, SE -- Aug. 19, 6:54 a.m. Vehicle-2 (a bicycle) was traveling eastbound on Echols Street. Vehicle-1 was stopped at the intersection of East Street, attempting to turn left onto Echols. As Driver-1 entered his turn, he struck Vehicle-2 causing the bike rider to fall off his bike. Driver-2 complained of injury. However, both parties refused rescue. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Cherry Street near Mill Street, SE -- Aug. 20, 11:20 a.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling south on Cherry Street, attempting to turn left onto Mill Street. Vehicle-2 was directly behind him. When Driver-1 realized Mill Street was a dead end, he attempted to abort the turn, and turn back onto Cherry Street. As he made the maneuver, Vehicle-1 struck the side of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Kingsley Road and Cottage Street, SW -- Aug. 20, 6:10 p.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound on Kingsley Road at the intersection of Cottage Street.
Vehicle-2 was northbound on Cottage Street with the right of way to proceed through the intersection. As Vehicle-1 entered the intersection, she struck Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons for Disregarding a Stop Sign.
Nutley Street at Tapawingo Road, SW -- Aug. 20, 7:40 p.m. Vehicle-1 was southbound on Nutley Street, waiting to turn left onto Tapawingo Road. Vehicle-2 was traveling in the right lane and Vehicle-3 in the left lane of northbound Nutley Street approaching the intersection. As the traffic light turned yellow, Driver-1 began to turn left into the path of Vehicle-2. Driver-2 took evasive action by changing into the right lane to avoid a collision with Vehicle-1 and sideswiped Vehicle-3. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Yield Right of Way.
Maple Avenue and East Street, SE -- Aug. 21, 2:33 p.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling east in the right lane of Maple Avenue approaching East Street. Vehicle-2 was northbound on East Street, SE in the left turn lane to proceed westbound on Maple. As the traffic light turned green for East Street, Vehicle-2 initiated the left turn and was struck by Vehicle-1. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
110 Church Street, NW -- Aug. 22, 12:15 p.m. Vehicle-1 (a delivery truck) was proceeding through the alleyway of a parking lot to turn left onto westbound Church Street. Vehicle-1 impacted the patio area with its rear tires causing damage to the patio ledge and railing. The driver proceeded to leave the scene without stopping.
Lawyers Road and Church Street, NW -- Aug. 23 5:43 p.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on Lawyers Road, attempting to turn left onto Church Street. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on Lawyers Road. Vehicle-3 was westbound on Church Street, stopped at the stop sign for Lawyers Road. As Driver-1 entered the turn, she struck Vehicle-2, forcing both vehicles into Vehicle-3. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Yield Right of Way. Driver-2 was issued a summons charging Driving Without a Valid Operator’s License.