The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Jan. 11 – 17, 2019.
Suspicious Event -- 100 Block Roland Court, SW Between Nov 30, 2018, at 12 a.m. and Jan. 7, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. A resident reported that she has received suspicious messages over social media from a man she does not know. The man then sent a package to her in the mail.
Lost Property -- Ameriprise Financial 112 Block Pleasant Street, NW Between Dec. 29, 2018 at 12 a.m. and Jan. 5, 2019 at 12 a.m. An employee reported that he lost his green card.
Suspicious Event -- 400 Block Mill Street, SE Between Jan. 3 at 8. a.m. and Jan. 10 at 4:18 p.m. A resident reported damage to a screen on one of the windows at his home.
Found Property -- Patrick Henry Library 101 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 9, 4:49 p.m. A bicycle was left abandoned near the bus stop at the library.
Assist EMS -- Baby, Toddler & Preschool Land 1101 Park Street, SE Jan. 10, 11:53 a.m. Officers responded to assist rescue personnel with a two-year-old child who suffered a seizure. The child was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Arrest – Underage Possession of Alcohol -- Nutley Street and Marshall Road, SW Jan. 10, 11:57 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a fight at the McDonald’s Restaurant, 544 Maple Avenue, West. MPO Smith observed one of the vehicles seen leaving the restaurant traveling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the occupants, the officer detected the odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle. The four passengers in the vehicle were all found to be in possession of alcohol and had been drinking. The driver had not been drinking. MPO Smith issued summonses to the four passengers; a 19-year-old man from Centerboro Drive, Vienna, a 19-year-old man from Lee Oaks Place in Falls Church, a 19-year old man from Gordon Avenue in Falls Church, and a 19-year-old man from Smoot Drive in McLean. All four men were charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol and released on their signatures.
Police Service -- The Shepherd’s Center 541 Marshall Road, SW Jan. 11, 1 p.m. An employee with The Shepherd’s Center requested an officer’s presence while they terminated the employment of one of their workers. The former employee left the building without issue.
Stalking -- 900 Block Echols Street, SE Jan. 11, 6 p.m. A resident began corresponding with a man over social media. After the two met in person, the man expressed interest in the resident and began continuously harassing her when she declined his advances. On Jan. 11 the woman found an envelope in her mailbox that contained innocent photos of her taken from social media along with sexually explicit photos of an unknown person.
Suspicious Person -- Whole Foods 143 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m. A juvenile advised that she and her friend were in Whole Foods when they observed a man acting suspicious and pacing behind them. They recognized the man as being the same individual they had a suspicious encounter several weeks ago with at Dairy Queen, 304 Maple Avenue, West.
Noise Complaint -- The Bey Lounge 303 Mill Street, NE Jan. 12, 12:35 a.m. A resident on Park Street, NE reported loud music coming from The Bey Lounge. An officer responded to the residence and The Bey Lounge but did not observe any violation of the noise ordinance.
Grand Larceny -- Louise Archer Elementary School 324 Nutley Street, NW Jan. 12, 4:45 p.m. A citizen reported her cell phone was taken while she attended a basketball game at the school.
Suspicious Event -- 200 Block Ayr Hill Avenue, NE Jan. 12, 6 p.m. A citizen reported that a man entered his property, looked in the back door, then walked away. The area was searched, but no one matching the description of the man was found.
Trespassing -- Clarity Restaurant 442 Maple Avenue, East Jan.12, 6:55 p.m. Employees requested assistance in trespassing a man from the restaurant.
500 Block Valley Drive, SE Jan. 12, 8:17 p.m. A man entered the screened porch, then opened a sliding door to the residence. He advised the resident that his car had broken down and asked if he could use their phone. The resident requested the man come around to the front of the home, she then called for help. The area was searched, but officers did not locate the man.
Fraud -- Chipotle 213 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 14, 2:10 p.m. A citizen reported that their credit card was used to make an unauthorized purchase at Chipotle.
Domestic Assault -- Polly Street, SE Jan. 13, 10 p.m. A resident reported a domestic dispute she had with her father that escalated when her father grabbed her hair. The resident was not injured and did not wish to pursue charges. The resident was advised of the resources available should she decide to seek further assistance.
Animal Case -- Vienna Animal Hospital 531 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 14, 3:26 p.m. A citizen found a dog on Tapawingo Road and brought it to the Vienna Animal Hospital. Attempts to locate the dog’s owner were unsuccessful, and the animal was transported to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
Fraud -- Wolf Trap Hotel 430 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 14, between 8 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. A cab driver was defrauded by a customer that he picked up at the Wolf Trap Hotel. After transporting the customer to various locations the man fled without paying his fare.
Arrest – Narcotics Violation -- 100 Block Maple Avenue, East Jan. 15, 1:55 p.m. Ofc. Nesbitt was investigating an accident. During his interview with one of the drivers, the officer detected the odor of marijuana. The driver was found to be in possession of a measurable amount of marijuana. Ofc. Nesbitt issued a summons to the driver, a 33-year-old man from Renate Drive in Woodbridge, Va. charging Possession of Marijuana. The driver was released on his signature.
Suspicious Event -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Jan. 15, 2 p.m. A citizen came to the police station to report possible gang-related activity in Fairfax County. The information was forwarded to the Fairfax County Police Department for investigation.
Found Property -- Northside Park 600 Mill Street, NE Jan. 15, 5:18 p.m. A citizen found a box containing money on a trail at Northside Park.
Police Service -- 500 Block Stephen Circle, SW Jan. 15, 5:26 p.m. A citizen requested a welfare check on a resident who had made statements that were concerning. Officers spoke to the resident and his family who advised he was upset but was not in need of any assistance.
Trespassing -- Suntrust Bank 501 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 16, 10:08 a.m. An employee advised that the bank has received complaints from customers regarding a homeless man who has been sleeping in their vestibule. The employee requested assistance in trespassing the man from the property. Ofc. Wallace spoke to the man and offered him services that are available to him. However, the man refused any assistance. He was advised that he was no longer permitted on the property and may be charged with trespass if he returns.
300 Block Locust Street, SE -- Jan. 5, 9:10 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked on Locust Street when an unknown driver struck the vehicle and left the area without stopping.
200 Block Maple Avenue, West -- Jan. 10, 4:05 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling westbound in the left lane of traffic on Maple Avenue. Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound in the right lane, attempting to move into the left lane. Vehicle-2 struck Vehicle-1 as it entered the left lane. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Improper Lane Change.
200 Block Maple Avenue, West -- Jan. 10, 4:21 p.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound in the left lane of traffic on Maple Avenue. In an attempt to avoid a collision with a bus in front of her, Driver-1 changed lanes into the right lane. Vehicle-2 was traveling in the right westbound lane of traffic and was struck by Vehicle-1 as the driver changed lanes. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Improper Lane Change.
359 Block Maple Avenue, East -- Jan. 13, 6:50 a.m. Vehicle-1 (a pickup truck with a snow plow) was plowing the parking lot. Pedestrian-1 was walking across the parking lot and was struck by Vehicle-1 as he was backing up. Pedestrian-1 suffered minor injuries.
Maple Avenue and Glyndon Street, SE -- Jan. 13, 3:07 p.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue approaching a red traffic signal at Glyndon Street. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on Glyndon Street approaching Maple Avenue. Driver-1 attempted to stop but slid through the intersection, striking Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Johnson Street and Hillside Circle, SW -- Jan. 13, 11 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked unattended on Johnson Street, SW. Vehicle-1 (a Town snowplow) was southbound on Hillside Circle when the rear leg of the sand spreader punctured the driver side door of Vehicle-2.
Park Street and Tapawingo Road, SE -- Jan. 15, 9:23 a.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on Park Street approaching the intersection of Tapawingo Road. Vehicle-2 was traveling eastbound on Tapawingo Road, with the right of way to turn left onto Park Street. As Vehicle-2 entered the intersection, he was struck by Vehicle-1. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Obey a Highway Sign. Driver-1 was transported to an area hospital by rescue personnel with non-life-threatening injuries.
100 Block Maple Avenue, East -- Jan. 15, 1:09 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue. Driver-1 was in the right lane and observed the lane was closed due to construction. As he attempted to merge into the left lane, he came to a stop and was struck by Vehicle-2.
300 Block Maple Avenue, East -- Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. Two vehicles were in the left westbound lane of traffic, stopped for the red traffic signal at Branch Road. As the traffic signal turned green Vehicle-1 ran into the rear of Vehicle-2. A juvenile passenger in Vehicle1 and Driver-2 were treated by rescue personnel at the scene for minor injuries, but neither party was transported for further treatment. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Maple Avenue near Follin Lane, SE -- Jan. 15, 5 a.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue in the right lane of traffic. Vehicle-1 was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue in the left lane of traffic. As Vehicle-1 began to merge into the right lane, she struck the rear of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.