Vienna Police Highlights: Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2019

Vienna Police Highlights: Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2019

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department from Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2019.


Fraud -- 100 Block East Street, NE Between March 25 at 12 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 12p.m. A resident reported that an unknown person used two of her credit accounts to make unauthorized purchases.

Grand Larceny -- Anita’s Restaurant 521 Maple Avenue, East Between Sept. 24 at 12 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. An employee reported US currency missing from a cashbox in the office of the restaurant.

Fraud -- 800 Block Meadow Lane, SW Sept. 25, 12 p.m. A resident was notified by the bank of a fraudulent check that someone attempted to cash on her account.

Assault -- Battle Street and Cottage Street, SW Sept. 26 between 6:53 a.m. and 7 a.m. On Sept. 29, residents reported that their juvenile son was assaulted on Sept. 26 by other juveniles while riding the bus to school.

Suspicious Person -- Caffé Amouri Sept. 26 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. On Sept. 27, a resident reported an incident that she observed the prior day while she was in Caffé Amouri. The resident advised a man was in the cafe taking pictures of women in and around the establishment. The man would hide the camera if anyone seemed to notice him. The resident reported the man to employees. The owner of the café was alerted to the man’s behavior; he watched the man and confirmed the resident’s account. The owner approached the man and advised him he could not be taking pictures inside the café. The man left the area without incident.

Destruction of Property -- 200 Block Park Terrace Court, SE Sept. 26 between 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. A resident reported that an unknown person forced entry into her storage unit in the basement of her condominium. Nothing appeared to have been taken.

Vienna Caboose -- 520 Mill Street, NE Sept. 27, 11:06 a.m. A resident turned in a set of keys that was found on the bike trail near the Caboose.

Narcotics Violation -- 600 Block Kearney Court, SW Sept. 27, 3 p.m. A resident observed two juveniles in a black Mercedes SUV smoking from a drug paraphernalia device.

Juvenile Case -- Meadow Lane Park 400 Courthouse Road, SW Sept. 27, 4:18 p.m. A teenage juvenile ran from her mother at the Vienna Dog Park, 700 Courthouse Road, SW. The juvenile went to Meadow Lane Park and requested to speak to an officer. The juvenile is in treatment for emotional issues. The juvenile agreed to go home with her mother. A short time later, the juvenile called the police from the Walgreens, 225 Maple Avenue, West. The juvenile advised that while she and her mother were on their way home, she exited the vehicle at a stoplight. The mother responded to the Walgreens to pick up her daughter.

Natural Death -- 100 Block Wilmar Place, NW Sept. 27 5:36 p.m. Officers responded to assist rescue personnel with a medical emergency after a relative found the elderly resident unresponsive. It was determined that the elderly woman was deceased from natural causes.

Suspicious Event -- Cottage Street and Moore Avenue, SW Between Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 6:58 a.m. A resident reported a moped lying in the roadway close to the curb. Officers contacted the owner who advised they had parked the moped in their driveway in the 100 block Moore Avenue, SW and were unaware the vehicle had been moved.

Petit Larceny -- Subway 222 Maple Avenue, West Sept. 27, 9:20 p.m. On Sept. 28, the manager reported that on the previous day, three men entered the restaurant, distracted the employee, and took US currency.

Animal Case -- 700 Block Nutley Street, SW Sept. 27, 9:22 p.m. A resident reported an injured deer that had fallen into the drainage ditch in his yard. It appeared the deer had been struck by a vehicle and was gravely injured. Due to the extent of injury, an officer euthanized the deer.

Arrest – Assault -- 100 Block Wilmar Place, NW Sept. 28, 2:28 a.m. A resident reported that her adult son was intoxicated and acting irate. The son fled the home before officers arrived. Officers searched the area for the man but were unable to locate him.

At 4:17 a.m., officers responded to the area of Cottage Street and Plum Street for the report of a man lying in the roadway. Officers found the man in the 700 block of Cottage Street, crouched behind a vehicle and acting very agitated. Upon the officers’ interaction with the man, they detected signs of impairment. The man was acting both belligerent and combative with the officers. As officers were placing the man under arrest, he assaulted one of them. Ofc. Colligan arrested the 30-year-old man from Wilmar Place, NW, Vienna, and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged with Assault on a Police Officer and Drunk In Public and held without bond.

Arrest – Destruction of Property -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Sept. 28 between 3:31 a.m. and 3:40 a.m. An officer was leaving work when he found that his personal vehicle had been damaged. It was determined that the same man officers had arrested during their shift, had entered the police station parking lot during the night, and vandalized the officer’s personal vehicle.

On Sept. 30, Ofc. Colligan obtained a felony warrant for the 30-year-old man charging Destruction of Property. The warrant was served on the man at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was still being held on the previous charges.

Arrest – Trespassing Drunk In Public -- Vienna Inn 120 Maple Avenue, East Sept. 28, 10:05 a.m. Officers responded to the complaint of a customer who was acting disorderly and refusing to leave the restaurant. An employee advised the man in front of the officers to leave the establishment; however, he still refused and became uncooperative with the officers. Sgt. Sheeran arrested the 60-year-old man from Park Street, NE, in Vienna. The man was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged with Trespassing and Drunk In Public. A Vienna Inn employee advised the man that he was not permitted to return to the property.

Police Service -- 100 Block Kingsley Road, SW Sept. 28, 11:43 a.m. A resident brought in a firearm and box of ammunition for destruction.

Telephone Case 19-010107 DeSale Street, SW Sept. 28, 1 p.m. A resident reported that her ex-boyfriend is sending compromising photos of her over social media.

Trespassing -- Giant Food 359 Maple Avenue, East Sept. 28, 1:08 p.m. An employee requested assistance with a solicitor. Officers located a man who was standing in the parking lot median with his son while playing the accordion. The man had a sign posted requesting donations. The employee had spoken to the man earlier in the week and advised him he could play his accordion only if he stayed on the sidewalk. Several customers began complaining, advising they were in fear he may get struck by a vehicle in the parking lot. After officers spoke to the man, he agreed to leave and not return to the property.

Arrest – Domestic Assault -- Carole Court, SE Sept. 28, 8:58 p.m. A resident reported that earlier in the day, she and her husband had a verbal dispute that escalated when her husband assaulted her. The two had another physical altercation that night, prompting the resident to call the police. Ofc. Farr arrested the 55-year-old man from Carole Court, SE. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged with Domestic Assault and released on an unsecured bond.

Grand Larceny -- 100 Block Maple Avenue, West Sept. 29, 3:35 p.m. A juvenile advertised items of clothing for sale through an online application. The juvenile was meeting a buyer at the backside of the shopping center for the sales transaction. The juvenile was approached by three 15-16-year-old juveniles who grabbed the items of clothing and fled the area. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the juveniles.

Destruction of Property -- 500 Block Center Street, South Between Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 6 a.m. A resident reported that an unknown person damaged his vehicle while it was parked on the road in front of his home.

Juvenile Case -- 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE Sept. 30, 2:42 p.m. A parent was notified by Cedar Lane School officials to come to the school to pick up her daughter. After the juvenile was released to her mother’s custody, she ran away from her mother. Officers and security personnel from the school located the juvenile in the shopping center and convinced her to go home with her mother.

Juvenile Case -- Cedar Lane School 101 Cedar Lane, SW Sept. 30 between 2:45 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. Officers responded to the school for a student who was upset and banging on the school doors. The student advised he brought a bat to school and hid beyond school grounds. After school, he found the bat had been confiscated by school officials, and he wanted it returned to him. School Security advised they had reports of a fight that was to occur after school. They located the bat and took it for safety reasons. Security personnel advised the student that he needed to leave the school property, and the bat will be returned to his parent at a later time.

Open Door -- 200 Block Glyndon Street, SE Sept. 30, 4:29 p.m. A resident was observing her home security camera when she saw someone enter and leave her garage. Officers found the garage door was open, and a door leading into the home was unlocked. The officers searched the home, finding that nothing appeared out of place.

Assault -- Jud Tile 204 Mill Street, NE Sept. 30, 4:57 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a physical altercation between two co-workers. Both parties were advised of the warrant process should they wish to pursue charges.

Police Service -- Ware Street, SW Oct. 1, 7:16 a.m. An officer responded to the report of a resident who needed an evaluation. The officer transported the woman to an area medical facility for evaluation and treatment.

Suspicious Event -- 200 Block Windover Avenue, West, Oct.1 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. A resident advised that he has observed various vehicles occupied by juveniles in the area the past few days. When the vehicles leave, he has detected an odor of marijuana. Trash has also been left in his yard.

Suspicious Person -- Marshall Road Elementary School 730 Marshall Road, SW Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a suspicious man in the area of the school. Officers spoke to the man who stated he was trying to get to the Metro. It was concluded that the man was not actually on school property. He was given directions to the Metro, and he left the area.

Police Service -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Oct. 3, 1:56 p.m. A resident turned in a firearm for destruction.