The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from May 10 – May 16, 2019.
Fraud -- Elements Massage, 122 Maple Avenue, West
Between April 24 at 12 p.m. and April 26 at 12 p.m. An employee reported two counts of check fraud committed by one of the other employees.
Suspicious Person -- Terra Christa, 130 Church Street, NW Between May 7 at 12 p.m. and May 9 at 12 p.m. An employee reported a man who has entered the business on several occasions, walks around the store, and leaves without making a purchase. The employee advised his behavior, and statements that he has made to other people have them concerned that he may be stealing items from the store.
Residential Alarm -- 400 Block Glyndon Street, SE
May 7 11:39 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a residential alarm. The homeowners were in the upper level of their home when the alarm was activated, and requested officers respond to check the lower levels of their home for any issues. Officers searched the home, finding everything secure.
Petit Larceny -- 1200 Block Drake Street, SW
Between May 8 at 4:30 p.m. and May 9 at 8:45 a.m. A resident reported her bicycle was stolen from her carport.
Vehicle Tampering -- 1200 Block Drake Street, SW
Between May 8 at 6 p.m. and May 9 at 10:30 a.m. A resident advised that someone rummaged through her two unlocked vehicles and took change from a change jar.
Vehicle Tampering -- 1000 Block Fairway Drive, NE
Between May 8 at 7:10 p.m. and May 9 at 6:10 a.m. A resident reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and rummaged through it. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the vehicle. A neighbor reported that her home security video showed a person walk up to her vehicle in her carport. Her vehicle was locked, and the person walked away.
Petit Larceny -- 1000 Block Ware Street, SW Between May 8 at 8:30 p.m. and May 9 at 8:30 p.m. A resident reported a bicycle was taken. The bicycle had been left, unsecured, outside of the home.
Vehicle Tampering -- 1100 Fairway Drive, NE Between May 8 at 10 p.m. and May 9 at 8:45 a.m. A resident advised that someone rummaged through her unlocked vehicle. Nothing appeared to have been taken.
Petit Larceny -- 600 Block Yeonas Drive, SW, May 9 between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. A resident reported that someone rummaged through her unlocked vehicle and stole a pair of earphones and loose change.
Suspicious Person -- Maple Avenue and East Street, SE
May 9, 5:10 a.m. A citizen reported a man walking in the middle of Maple Avenue trying to flag down cars. The man advised officers that he lost his phone and was trying to flag down a driver to give him a ride home. The man agreed to take a cab home and left the area in a cab without further incident.
Found Property -- Westwood Drive and Devonshire Drive, NE May 9, 7:48 a.m. A resident reported a cargo bag with its contents discarded on the sidewalk.
Found Property -- 1100 Drake Street, SW May 9, 11:59 a.m. A citizen reported three car seats, two bags of books and two blankets left on the side of the road. The books belonged to the Fairfax County Library. The officer obtained the information on the person who checked out the books. After notifying that person, it was determined all of the property belonged to her, and it was in her vehicle that had been stolen from a residence in Fairfax County overnight. It appears that after stealing her vehicle, the unknown person drove to Drake Street, where they went through other vehicles and stole other property.
Sex Offense -- Whole Foods, 143 Maple Avenue, East,
May 9, 4:55 p.m. A citizen reported that her 9-year-old son was in a stall in the men’s restroom when a man reached over the stall with his cell phone and began to record him. The juvenile left the restroom and immediately told his mother of the encounter.
Domestic Dispute -- Nelson Drive, NE, May 9, 5 p.m. A resident advised that she is receiving threatening text messages from her estranged husband.
Found Property -- Hillside Circle and Johnson Street, SW
May 9, 5:38 p.m. A resident turned in a set of keys that were found near the intersection.
Arrest – Warrant Service -- 500 Block Stephens Circle, SW, May 9, 5:44 p.m. At the request of the Prince William County Police Department officers responded to a residence to serve one of their warrants. Ofc. Murray arrested the 31-year-old man from Stephens Circle, SW. He was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where the warrant served. The man was charged with Failure to Appear in Court on the original charge of Breaking and Entering. The man was released on an unsecured bond.
Police Service -- Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane, SW Between May 9 at 6 p.m. and May 12 at 11:59 p.m.
The principal of the school advised officers of explicit photos that a student sent to another student through social media. The incident happened in Fairfax County. The involved parties do not wish to press charges. The case was forwarded to the Fairfax County Police as the incident occurred in their jurisdiction.
Found Property -- 1100 Block Maple Avenue, East, May 9, 11 p.m. An officer was working a traffic detail in the area when a citizen handed him a wallet that he found in the area.
Open Door -- 300 Block Courthouse Road, SW, May 10, 8:50 a.m. A resident advised that she secured the doors to her home before she went to bed the previous night. In the morning, she found a door that was unlocked and ajar. Officers checked the residence and found that there did not appear to have been any forced entry and nothing appeared to have been taken.
Police Service -- 100 Block Oak Street, SW, May 10, 9:54 a.m. A resident advised that a friend was coming to pick up property from his house, which included firearms. The resident wanted an officer present during the exchange of property.
Found Property -- 500 Block Tapawingo Road, SW, May 10, 4 p.m. A resident turned in a driver’s license that was found in his driveway.
Suspicious Event -- Fairway Drive, NE, Between May 10 at 9:30 p.m. and May 11 at 11:26 a.m. A resident reported that he was concerned for his wife’s safety when he woke up to find she was not at home, and her cell phone was turned off. Later in the day, the resident received a concerning text message from his wife who advised she was in Loudoun County, that she had attempted to harm herself and needed medical assistance. Loudoun County authorities were notified and located the woman. She was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries for treatment and evaluation.
Vandalism -- Southside Park, 1317 Ross Driver, SW
May 10, 11:25 p.m. An officer found graffiti on a storage shed in the park.
Assault -- Big Chicken, 262 Cedar Lane, SE, May 11, 2:35 a.m. A citizen advised they were assaulted by an acquaintance when he refused to buy the man a beer. The citizen suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment.
Trespassing -- 1200 Block Kelley Street, SW, May 11 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A realtor found personal belongings and encountered a female at a new, vacant home that is still under construction. The woman left immediately after speaking to the realtor.
Petit Larceny -- Vienna Elementary School, 128 Center Street, South, Between May 11 at 12 p.m. and May 13 at 9 a.m. A citizen reported that his son’s bicycle was stolen from the school where it had been left locked to the bicycle rack.
Vehicle Tampering and Grand Larceny -- 400 Block Kramer Drive, SE, Between May 11 at 10 p.m. and May 12 at 10:39 p.m. A resident reported that an unknown person entered her unlocked vehicle and stole her wallet and a laptop computer.
Juvenile Case -- 400 Block Branch Road, SE, May 11 between 10 p.m. and 10:29 p.m. A resident reported that his 15-year-old daughter snuck out of the house. The resident believed she may have gone to a party. A short time later, the parents called to advise the juvenile had returned home safely.
Arrest – Assault on Police Officer -- 400 Block Echols Street, SE, May 11, 10:53 p.m. Officers were attempting to locate a juvenile and were advised that she was in the area of an address on Echols Street, SE. Officers located a teenage party taking place at a residence. While at the address, a juvenile advised officers that two people were fighting inside. Officers located the two men fighting, and one was suffering from injuries to his head. He was treated by rescue but refused to pursue charges. During the investigation, the homeowner became agitated and belligerent with officers pushing one into a wall. MPO Shaw placed the 50-year-old man under arrest. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Assault on a Police Officer and Obstruction of Justice.
Vehicle Tampering -- 200 Block Whispering Wind Court, SE, Between May 11 at 11 p.m. and May 12 at 8 a.m. A resident reported that an unknown person rummaged through his vehicle. The resident believes his vehicle was locked. However, there were no signs of forced entry. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle, but the resident found a flashlight that the person left.
Petit Larceny -- Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center Street, South May 12, 7:21 p.m. A member of the Volunteer Fire Department reported that a woman stole US currency during Bingo. They do not wish to pursue charges against the woman but want her trespassed from the building. Attempts to contact the woman were unsuccessful.
Missing Person -- 700 Block Upham Place, NW, May 12, 7:54 p.m. A resident reported that their adult son with special needs was missing from their home. The man was located by his father a short time later and returned home safely.
Assist EMS -- Amphora Restaurant, 377 Maple Avenue, West, May 12, 9:49 p.m. Officers responded to assist rescue personnel with a report of CPR in progress. A woman advised that she and her husband were sitting in the restaurant when he collapsed. Rescue transported the man to an area hospital for treatment.
Business Alarm -- New Union Baptist Church, 205 Pleasant Street, SW, May 13, 1:50 a.m. Officers responded to a report of an alarm coming from the sanctuary of the Church. All doors and windows were secure, and nothing appeared suspicious.
Natural Death -- 300 Block Charles Street, SE, Between May 13 at 7 a.m. and May 14 at 10 a.m. A citizen requested a welfare check on a resident. The citizen advised he arrived in town the previous day and had plans with the resident. However, he was unable to reach him. Officers checked the house and were unable to get the resident to answer the door. All windows and doors were secure. An officer made contact with the resident’s son, who responded with a key. The resident was located in the home, deceased from natural causes.
Police Service -- Blend, 111 Church Street, NW, #101,
May 13, 2 p.m. The owner of the restaurant advised they recently terminated an employee. They have since received text messages from the former employee that had them concerned for his welfare.
Fraud -- 200 Block Owaissa Court, SE, May 14, 1:06 p.m.
A resident advised he accessed a computer website that locked his computer. The website required a payment to unlock the computer. The resident paid the amount. A few weeks later the resident was notified by the company who continued to defraud him of additional funds.
Vandalism -- 521 Maple Avenue, West, May 14, 1:50 p.m.
Officers responded to the report of two young men spray painting the wall behind the building. The men fled the area before officers arrived.
Grand Larceny -- 400 Block Lewis Street, NW, Between May 14 at 10 p.m. and May 15 at 6 a.m. A resident reported her cooler containing alcohol was taken from her driveway.
Assist EMS -- Cedar Lane School -- 101 Cedar Lane, SW,
May 15, 12:56 p.m. School administration reported a student who was acting erratic and had admitted to taking prescription medication that she had gotten from a friend. The student was transported to an area hospital for treatment.