Vienna Police Highlights Jan. 12 – Jan. 24, 2019

Vienna Police Highlights Jan. 12 – Jan. 24, 2019

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Jan. 12 – Jan. 24, 2019.


Violation of a Protective Order -- Clarity 442 Maple Avenue, East Oct. 17, 2018 12 p.m. On Jan. 20 a citizen came to the Vienna Police Station to report a Violation of a Protective Order that occurred on Oct. 17, 2018. The citizen advised she was at the restaurant with her children when her husband came into the restaurant. At that time there was a preliminary protective order barring her husband from having any contact with her or her children. The order has since expired. The citizen was advised of the warrant process should she decide to pursue charges.

Lost Property -- Michel Rene Hair for Hair 165 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 12 between 3. and 4 p.m. An employee lost his watch while working at the salon.

Assault -- Panera 136 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 14 between 8:16 and 9:16 p.m. An employee reported that he was assaulted by a co-worker at the restaurant when the co-worker pushed him with the refrigerator door. The two employees agreed to apologize to each other and requested no further police assistance.

Suspicious Event -- 900 Block Olympian Circle, SW Between Jan. 15 at 11 p.m. and Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. A resident found footprints in the snow where an unknown person had walked around the house, approaching each window and door.

Suspicious Event -- 900 Block Westbriar Drive, NE Jan. 17 between 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. A resident reported a possible fraud attempt when he listed a vehicle for sale online.

Grand Larceny -- Sushi Yoshi 101 Church Street, NW Jan. 17 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. A citizen parked their vehicle in the rear parking lot. When he returned to the vehicle, he found that an unknown person forced entry into the car and took his wallet that he had left in the center console.

Petit Larceny -- Magnolia Dessert Bar and Coffee 431 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 17, 8:50 p.m. An employee reported his coat was stolen from the coat rack in the restaurant.

Shoplifting -- CVS 337 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 18, 12:50 a.m. A woman entered the store, filled a basket with unknown merchandise, then left the store without paying for the merchandise.

Arrest – Drunk In Public -- McDonalds Restaurant 544 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 18, 8:17 a.m. An employee reported a man who was acting disorderly in the restaurant. Ofc. Nesbitt located the man at one of the tables and, upon his interaction with the man, detected signs of impairment. The 44-year-old man from Eric Court in Chesapeake, Va. was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Drunk In Public.

Arrest – Trespassing -- Suntrust Bank 501 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 18, 9:02 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a suspicious person inside the bank vestibule. The man had been trespassed from the bank two days before. PFC Post arrested the 39-year-old man with no fixed address. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Trespassing.

Civil Matter -- Oakton Vienna Animal Hospital 320 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 18, 10 a.m. Employees advised they received two harassing telephone calls regarding a dog that had been treated at the facility.

Computer Trespass -- 400 Block East Street, NE Jan. 18, 12 p.m. A resident reported that she was the victim of computer trespass when she went to a link online and an unknown person obtained access to her computer, froze the computer and demanded a cash payment to unlock the computer. The resident was able to secure all of her personal and financial information and did not suffer any financial loss.

Grand Larceny -- Giant Food 359 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 18 between 4 and 6:45 p.m. A customer reported that her purse was stolen.

Narcotics Violation -- Windover Avenue, NW and James Madison Drive Jan. 18, 11:24 p.m. Ofc. Colligan observed a vehicle with improper equipment and initiated a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the driver, he detected the odor of marijuana. The man was found to be in possession of two smoking devices that had marijuana residue on them. The officer confiscated the smoking devices for destruction.

Assault -- The Bey Lounge 303 Mill Street, NE Jan. 19, 12:58 a.m. A citizen advised he was at The Bey Lounge when he got into an argument with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. The argument escalated when the man punched the citizen in the face, injuring him. The citizen was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The man had left the area before officers arrived. This case is under investigation.

Arrest – Trespassing -- Outback Steakhouse 315 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 19, 10:10 a.m. Ofc. Nesbitt observed a man, who had previously been trespassed from the restaurant, on the front porch of the business. The officer arrested the 46-year-old man with no fixed address. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Trespassing.

Fraud -- CVS 337 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 19 between 12. and 1:15 p.m. A citizen went to the CVS to purchase Green Dot money cards after she received a call at her business from someone claiming to be with Dominion Power and threatening to cut off their electricity unless the employee obtained the Green Dot cards. An employee at CVS recognized the scam and intervened.

Animal Case – Quarantine -- 1200 Block Kelley Street, SE Jan. 19, 12 p.m. A two-year-old child was bitten by a dog while visiting the residence. The dog’s owner was advised of the 10-day quarantine.

Suspicious Event -- Mayberry Dental 112 Pleasant Street, NW Jan. 19, 3:53 p.m. An anonymous letter was left inside the mail slot of the dental office.

Vehicle Tampering -- 1100 Block Moorefield Creek Road, SW Jan. 20 between 3 and 6 a.m. A resident reported that someone entered two of his vehicles. Loose change was the only thing that was noticed to be missing.

Vehicle Tampering -- 1100 Block Moorefield Creek Road, SW Jan. 20 between 3 and 6:00 a.m. While investigating another vehicle tampering, PFC Post noticed that other vehicles appeared to have have been tampered with. The owners of these vehicles were notified. It appears that only loose change was taken from both vehicles.

Robbery -- 400 Block Maple Avenue, West Jan. 20 between 3:30 a.m. and 4:38 a.m. A woman was walking eastbound on the north side of Maple Avenue when she was attacked by a man who took her cell phone and purse. The man knocked the woman to the ground and kicked her in the face multiple times. The woman suffered facial injuries and was transported by rescue personnel to an area hospital. This case is being investigated.

Arrest – Runaway and Obstruction of Justice -- 7-11 527 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 20, 6:40 a.m. An employee reported a juvenile in the store who matched the description of the person wanted for questioning in the robbery. Officers ran a check on the juvenile’s identity and found he was reported as a runaway from Prince George’s County, Md. The juvenile stated he had entered vehicles and stolen property. Ofc. Nesbitt was attempting to fingerprint the juvenile. However, the juvenile refused to cooperate and physically resisted the officers. The juvenile was transported to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center as a runaway. Petitions are pending for other violations.

Police Service -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Jan. 20, 1 p.m. A citizen brought firearms and ammunition to the station for destruction.

Arrest – Domestic Assault -- Park Street, NE Jan. 20, 9:13 p.m. Officers responded for a domestic dispute between husband and wife. Upon their arrival, they observed the wife on the front porch with clothing and other items scattered across the front yard. The officers detected an odor of alcohol on the woman’s breath. The husband and wife had been in an argument that escalated when the wife repeatedly struck her husband in the face with her hand, causing minor injuries. Ofc. Farr placed the 60-year-old woman under arrest and transported her to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. While at the detention center the woman appeared to be in need of medical assistance. Rescue personnel responded and transported the woman and the officer to an area hospital. During transport, the woman refused to allow rescue personnel to evaluate her. After being evaluated by hospital personnel, the woman was medically cleared to return to the jail. Ofc. Farr transported her back to the detention center where she was charged with Domestic Assault, and an Emergency Protective Order was issued.

Suspicious Event -- 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE Jan. 22, 3:47 p.m. A resident received a call from a man claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. The caller advised the resident that there was an issue with his Social Security number. The resident provided the caller with some of his personal information before he realized the call was suspicious. The resident was advised by the officer to monitor his credit for any suspicious activity.

Suspicious Event -- West Street, NW Jan. 22, 5 p.m. A resident reported that someone gained access to one of their social media accounts and downloaded personal information.

Domestic Assault -- Holmes Drive, NW Jan. 22, 6:40 p.m. On Jan. 23 a resident reported that on the previous evening her ex-boyfriend came to her residence and an argument between the two of them escalated when he slapped her. The resident was advised of the warrant process should she wish to pursue charges.

Domestic Dispute -- Elaine Circle, SE Jan. 22, 9:15 p.m. A resident reported an ongoing domestic dispute she has been having with her boyfriend and his family.

Arrest – Narcotics Violation -- Maple Avenue and Niblick Drive, SE Jan. 23, 11:17 p.m. Ofc. Colligan observed a vehicle with defective equipment and initiated a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the driver, the officer detected an odor of marijuana. The driver was found to be in possession of a measurable amount of marijuana. Ofc. Colligan issued a summons to the 23-year-old man from Roland Street, SW in Vienna, charging Possession of Marijuana. The man was released on his signature.

Noise Violation -- Maple Avenue and Park Street, SE Jan. 24, 6:10 a.m. An officer observed the driver of a trash collection truck emptying dumpsters behind the businesses in the 100 Block of Maple Avenue, East, in violation of the Town’s Noise Ordinance. The officer spoke to the driver, who was unaware of the ordinance, and advised him that the ordinance does not permit for trash pickup until after 7 a.m.

Assist Fire & Rescue -- Pennywise Thrift Shop 144 Church Street, NE Jan. 24, 12:27 p.m. Officers responded to assist the fire department with a building fire. Several intersections in the area were shut down to traffic, allowing multiple fire vehicles to respond. No injuries were reported, and the fire was quickly extinguished.


200 Block Church Street, NW -- Jan. 12, 7 p.m. A vehicle was legally parked on Church Street, NW when it was struck by an unknown vehicle. The driver left the scene without leaving their information.

John Marshall Drive and Glyndon Street, NE -- Jan. 18, 4:10 p.m. Vehicle-1 (a tractor trailer) was traveling westbound on John Marshall Drive, turning right onto Glyndon Street, NE. The trailer ran off the right side of the roadway, running over several street signs and disabling the trailer. The driver was issued a summons charging Improper Turn.

Courthouse Road, SW near Maple Avenue, West -- Jan. 21, 12:54 p.m. Vehicle-1 was in the left lane of northbound Courthouse Road, stopped for the traffic light at Maple Avenue. Vehicle-2 was in the right lane of Courthouse Road attempting to turn right into a parking lot. Driver-1 made an improper right turn from the left lane and collided with Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Improper Turn.

Overlook Drive near Westwood Drive, NE -- Jan. 22, 12:08 p.m. Driver-2 advised that Vehicle-1 struck left rear area of his vehicle. Driver-1 stated his vehicle did not impact Vehicle-2. There was no damage noted to Vehicle-1. Minor damage was found on Vehicle-2, but the officer was unable to determine if that was pre-existing damage.

Lawyers Road at Upham Place, NW -- Jan. 22, 2:37 p.m. Vehicle-2 was stopped at the stop sign on southbound Lawyers Road at Upham Place. Vehicle-1 ran into the rear of Vehicle-2.

500 Block Windover Avenue, NW -- Jan. 23, 8:16 a.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling eastbound on Windover Avenue. Vehicle-1 was backing out of a driveway. Driver-1 did not see vehicle-2 and the two vehicles collided.