The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from March 15 – March 21, 2019.
Animal Case – Quarantine -- 400 Block Kramer Drive, SE. March 6, 1:20 p.m. A dog became frightened while walking with its new dog walker and bit the new dog walker on the hand. The dog was placed on a 10-day quarantine.
Assault -- 800 Block Ware Street, SW, between March 13 at 7:32 p.m. and March 19 at 7:32 p.m. An employee for a group home reported that one of their residents had been assaulted in the home by another employee, causing minor injury. This case is being investigated.
Suspicious Event -- The Freeman House and Museum. 131 Church Street, NE, between March 15 at 12:01 a.m. and March 16 at 11:59 p.m. An employee reported that an unknown person took a bucket into a closet in the store and defecated in it.
Animal Case -- Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Road, SW, March 15, 8:10 a.m.Officers responded with the Animal Control Officer for the report of an injured deer. The animal appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Due to the severity of the deer’s injuries the animal was euthanized by one of the officers.
Animal Case - Quarantine -- Vienna Animal Hospital, 531 Maple Avenue, West, March 15, 10:45 a.m. A technician was bitten while performing a medical procedure on a cat. Fairfax County Animal Control will follow up with the 10-day quarantine as the cat resides in their jurisdiction.
Arrest – Narcotics Violation -- Lawyers Road and Upham Place, NW, March 15, 4:10 p.m. MPO Lose stopped a vehicle displaying expired license plates. Upon his interaction with the driver, MPO Lose detected an odor of marijuana. The driver was found to have a measurable amount of marijuana. MPO Lose issued a summons to the driver, a 20-year-old man from Wasser Terrace in Herndon, charging Possession of Marijuana.
Found Property -- Wendy’s, 411 Maple Avenue, East, March 15, 5:30 p.m. An employee found a cell phone that was left in the restaurant.
Arrest – Drunk In Public -- 300 Block Branch Road, SE. March 15, 10:15 p.m. Officers responded to the report of an intoxicated man attempting to get into his vehicle and drive. Upon the officers’ interaction with the man, they observed signs of impairment. Ofc. Farr arrested the 45-year-old man from 21st Road, North, in Arlington. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Drunk In Public.
Open Door -- Al Nakheel Café, 340 Maple Avenue, West, March 16, 5:06 a.m. Officers responding to an alarm found the rear door of the café was open. The business was searched, and nothing appeared to have been disturbed.
Animal Case – Quarantine -- 500 Block Woodland Court, NW, March 16, 12 p.m. A juvenile was bitten by a relative’s dog. The dog resides in the City of Alexandria. This case has been forwarded to the Alexandria Animal Welfare League to follow up on the quarantine.
Shoplifting -- The Dollar Tree, 215 Maple Avenue, West, March 16, 2:03 p.m. An employee reported two women in the store. One of the women was concealing merchandise and left the store without paying for the items. The employee did not wish to pursue charges for shoplifting. However, the two women were trespassed from the store. They were advised they may be charged with trespass if they return.
Arrest – Destruction of Property -- 180 Maple Avenue, West, March 16, 4:05 p.m. A citizen reported two men placing sticker posters to light posts in the shopping center. An officer observed one of the men placing a poster on a Town of Vienna utility box in the area of Nutley Street and Maple Avenue. The posters appeared to be affiliated with a political activist organization. Ofc. Wallace issued a summons to a 21-year-old man from Longleaf Lane in Herndon, charging Destruction of Property. The man was released on his signature.
Suspicious Event -- 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE, March 16, 5 p.m. Officers responded to a report of an assault. They located the man who suffered minor injuries but refused treatment from rescue personnel. The man stated he was assaulted by his friend, but he refused to pursue charges or identify the friend.
Vehicle Tampering -- 1000 Block Moorefield Hill Grove, SW, between March 16 at 9 p.m. and March 17 at 9:30 a.m. A resident reported that an unknown person entered their unlocked vehicle and stole miscellaneous coins from the console.
Vehicle Tampering -- 800 Block Hunter Court, SW, between March 16 at 11 p.m. and March 17 at 9 a.m. A resident reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and rummaged through it. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Assist Fire & Rescue -- Rain Lilly, 527 Maple Avenue, East, March 17, 3:10 a.m. Ofc. Farr heard an audible alarm coming from the building. Fire & Rescue personnel responded and found the alarm was coming from Rain Lilly where towels in the dryer had caught on fire. The fire was extinguished and the building secured.
Suspicious Event -- Cherry’s Nail Salon, 140 Maple Avenue, West, March 17, 1 p.m. A customer reported a conversation she overheard between two other women in the salon. The conversation left her concerned for the welfare of one of the women. The women left the salon before the police were notified. Ofc. Sterling located the two women later in the day. After speaking with both women, the officer determined they did not need any police assistance.
Fraud -- 800 Block Plum Street, SW, March 18, 7:25 p.m. A resident received an email from someone claiming to be a CIA employee. The email advised the resident he would be arrested if he did not provide payment to them through Bitcoin.
Found Property -- 100 Block Cherry Street, SE, March 18, 7 p.m. A citizen turned in a skateboard that had been left unattended in the area for a day.
Threats -- 100 Block Patrick Street, SE, March 18, 10:09 p.m. A resident reported that he is receiving text messages from an unknown person who is threatening to harm him and his family.
200 Block Adahi Road, SE -- March 11, 7:43 a.m. Driver-1 parked their vehicle in the driveway. The vehicle then rolled back onto Adahi Road and struck Vehicle-2 and Vehicle-3 which were both legally parked and unoccupied.
Maple Avenue near Branch Road, SE -- March 16, 12:27 p.m. Vehicle-1 and Vehicle-2 were traveling eastbound in the 300 block of Maple Avenue in adjacent lanes. Driver-1 attempted to change from the left lane to the right lane and collided with Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Unsafe Lane Change and a summons charging No Driver’s License.
Lawyers Road and Tazewell Street, NW -- March 18, 5:46 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling northbound on Lawyers Road. Vehicle-2 slowed with traffic. Vehicle-1 ran into the rear of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.