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. 13 – Sept. 19, 2019.
Suspicious Event -- Versailles Gallery 510 Mill Street, NE Between April 12 at 12 p.m. and Sept. 13 at 12:35 p.m. A resident stated that he purchased furniture from the Versailles Gallery, and later noticed transactions on his credit card account that he believed were fraudulent. He also advised he had not yet received any furniture from his purchase. An officer spoke to the owner of the Versailles Gallery, who showed documentation that the resident had made the transactions on the credit account. He also advised that the resident has not received his furniture because it is made in Italy and has to be shipped to the US.
Grand Larceny -- 200 Block Glen Avenue, SW Between Aug. 15 at 1:05 a.m. and Sept. 15 at 1:05 a.m. A resident reported that her iPad was stolen sometime within the last month.
Animal Case – Quarantine -- South Paws Animal Hospital 8500 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax,Sept. 10, 12 p.m. An employee was bitten by a dog during a medical procedure. The dog resides on Adahi Road, SE. The owner was advised of the 10-day quarantine.
Animal Case – Quarantine -- 2400 Block Oak Vale Court, NW Sept. 12 between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. A resident was bitten on her wrist by her cat while she was playing with the animal. The resident was advised of the 10-day quarantine.
Animal Case – Quarantine -- 100 Block Follin Lane, SE Sept. 12, 5 p.m. A resident reported a deceased raccoon in his rear yard. The resident believed his dog may have been exposed to the raccoon. ACO Barker transported the raccoon to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for rabies testing. The dog was placed under quarantine until the test results return on the raccoon.
Vehicle Tampering -- 600 Block Beulah Road, NE Between Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. and Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. A resident reported that an unknown person entered her two unlocked vehicles and rummaged through them. Nothing appeared to have been taken.
Open Door -- 200 Block Windover Avenue, NW Sept. 13, 12:07 a.m. Officers responding to a residential alarm found an open door. The residents were at home and mistakenly went in through the door and left it open, causing the alarm to activate.
Suspicious Event -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Sept. 13, 12:55 p.m. A man who resides in Fairfax County came to the Vienna Police Station advising he was on the phone with someone claiming to be a Vienna Police Officer and they were attempting to defraud him of money. An officer attempted to speak to the caller; however, the caller hung up when the officer identified himself. The phone number the call initiated from was the Vienna Police non-emergency number. The man was advised the call was a scam and he was advised to file a report with the Fairfax County Police Department for the attempted fraud.
Consumer note; Spoofing telephone numbers is a common scam that is used in an attempt to defraud residents out of money. Our department does not make calls in an attempt to collect money.
For additional information on common scams, please refer to the FCC website; https://www.fcc.gov/scam-glossary.
Police Service -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Sept. 13, 3 p.m. A homeless woman came to the Vienna Police Station requesting assistance in finding a place to stay. An officer contacted a Fairfax County Social Worker who is assisting the woman. He also transported the woman to a safe destination to await further assistance from Social Services.
Arrest – Drunk In Public, Assault, and Destruction of Property -- 600 Block Upham Place, NW Sept. 13, 8:39 p.m. A resident reported that his daughter’s boyfriend was acting disorderly in the house by destroying property and assaulting members of the family. Officers located the man in front of the residence extremely agitated and yelling. Upon the officers’ interaction with the man, they detected signs of impairment. The resident did not wish to pursue charges for the assault or destruction of property. The resident’s two daughters were evaluated by rescue personnel for injuries, but both declined to be transported. Ofc. Farr arrested the 24-year-old man from Willow Crescent Drive in Vienna. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Drunk In Public.
Arrest – Assault and Larceny -- 7-11 537 Maple Avenue, West Sept.14, 12:53 a.m. An employee reported that he observed a man behind the counter stealing cartons of cigarettes. When the man was confronted by the employee, he pushed the employee and ran out of the store. Ofc. Farr arrested the 19-year-old man from Locust Street, SE in Vienna. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Assault and Larceny. The man was also trespassed from the 7-11.
Emotionally Disturbed Person -- Lawyers Road, NW Sept.14, 8:07 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a tenant who was suffering from mental issues. After speaking with the tenant, the officers summoned assistance from mental health workers who responded to the residence and evaluated the tenant. The tenant had moved into the residence the prior day. The real estate agent was notified in an attempt to void the rental contact.
Lost Property -- Giant Food 359 Maple Avenue, East Sept. 14, 2 p.m. A resident reported that she lost her wallet while at Giant.
Found Property -- Caboose 124 Church Street, NE Sept. 14, 2 p.m. A member of the Vienna Optimists Club advised a resident found a piece of jewelry and turned it over to them at the caboose.
Civil Dispute -- 100 Block Church Street, NE Sept. 14, 7:26 p.m. A resident stated that he saw a woman’s dog scratch his car door. An officer observed minor cosmetic scratches to the door. The dog’s owner advised she did not see her dog jump on the resident’s car. The officer assisted the two parties in exchanging information.
Police Service -- Lawyers Road, NW Sept. 14, 9:30 p.m. A resident requested assistance in removing her tenant from the home. The resident advised that both she and the tenant signed a document earlier in the day terminating the rental lease. However, the tenant was refusing to leave. After speaking to the officers, the tenant agreed to leave. The officers assisted the tenant by carrying her belongings to her vehicle. Officers were requested to respond to the house a short time later when the tenant was still sitting in the driveway, refusing to leave. When officers arrived at the home, the woman left without further incident.
Open Door -- 400 Block Glyndon Street, SE Sept. 15, 8:40 a.m. Officers were checking on the welfare of an elderly woman whose medical alert had been activated. The woman was known to frequent a residence in the area. While checking the residence officers found that no one was home. However, a door was left unsecured. Officers searched the residence, finding nothing suspicious. The woman was later located by her family and advised the medical alert was accidentally activated.
Suspicious Event -- Starbucks 362 Maple Avenue, East Sept. 15 between 1:55 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. Two juveniles rode their bicycles to the Starbucks. As they were leaving, they discovered someone tampered with one of the bicycles. A short time later they saw a group of juveniles at the Vienna Community Center whom they believed may have been responsible for the tampering. An officer spoke to all parties involved. There was no permanent damage done to the bicycle and nothing to indicate the group of teens was involved in the incident.
Suspicious Event -- 400 Block Nutley Street, NW Sept. 15, 7 p.m. A resident reported that she was walking on the sidewalk when she observed three juveniles on electric dirt bikes riding toward her. The resident yelled at the juveniles to get off the sidewalk. Two of the juveniles went around her on the grass; the third kept driving directly toward her. The woman held her arm up to brace for the collision. Her arm hit the juvenile. However, he passed her without striking her, and three juveniles continued to drive off. A short time later, the resident was approached by an unknown man yelling at her. She believed the man was the father of one of the juveniles.
Grand Larceny -- Whole Foods 143 Maple Avenue, East Sept. 15, 8 p.m. A resident advised that he rode his bicycle to Whole Foods and left it unsecured against the railing. When he returned a short time later, he found an unknown person had taken the bicycle.
Found Property -- Branch Road and Locust Street, SE Sept. 15, 8:25 p.m. A resident found a Smart Trip Metro card on the sidewalk.
Juvenile -- Courthouse Road and Nutley Street, SW Sept. 16, 8:08 p.m. Officers located a juvenile who was reported as a runaway with the Fairfax County Police Department. The juvenile was transported home and released to the custody of her mother.
Emotionally Disturbed Person -- Wolftrap Hotel 430 Maple Avenue, West Sept. 17, 1:50 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a man who was very upset after an argument with relatives. The man was making statements that made the officers concerned for his mental welfare. The man was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.
Juvenile Case -- Cedar Lane School 101 Cedar Lane, SW Sept. 17, 5:57 a.m. A resident reported a juvenile female standing in front of the school. Officers located the juvenile and determined she was the same juvenile that officers had encountered the previous night . The juvenile advised she left her home without her parents’ knowledge at 3:30 a.m. to walk to school. The juvenile’s mother was notified and responded to the school where custody was turned over to her. Officers responded to the school later in the day to transport the juvenile to an area hospital for evaluation.
Domestic Dispute -- Owaissa Road, SE Sept.17, 8:45 p.m. Officers responded to a verbal dispute between the resident and his adult daughter.
Fraud -- 100 Block Woodview Court, SW Sept. 18, 12 p.m. A resident reported that an unknown person used his credit account to make unauthorized purchases.
Petit Larceny -- 200 Block Tapawingo Road, SW Sept. 18, 4:32 p.m. A resident was alerted by a concerned resident that a man had just stolen a package from their home. The resident challenged the man riding his bicycle with the package. The man dropped the package and fled the area.
Lost Property -- McDonald’s Restaurant 280 Cedar Lane, SE Sept. 19, 7:50 a.m. A resident lost his wallet in the area of the McDonald’s.
Suspicious Event -- 1000 Block Westwood Drive, NE Sept. 19, 10:10 a.m. A credit identity watch service alerted a resident that his social security number appeared to have been used without his permission. The alert was flagged as a precaution and could have been done accidentally.
Police Service -- 200 Block Owaissa Court, SE Sept. 19, 3:45 p.m. A resident noticed that he might be missing pills from an old prescription bottle.
Petit Larceny -- Meadow Lane Park 501 Meadow Lane, SW Sept. 19, between 4:36 p.m. and 5 p.m. A resident reported that she brought her daughter and her daughter’s friend to Meadow Lane Park for softball practice. The girls left their gear in the dugout, and the resident and the two girls walked over to the playground. When they returned to the field, the girls found their bags had been rifled through. One of the girls was missing their face mask and bat from their bag.
110 Church Street, NW -- Sept. 5, 2019 An unknown driver in a large white pickup truck or sport utility vehicle struck a railing on the property, then left the scene without providing his information.
144 Church Street, NW -- Sept. 7, 2019 Vehicle-1 was left legally parked in the parking lot when it was struck by an unknown vehicle. The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene without providing their information.
Lawyers Road and Malcolm Road, NW -- Sept. 10, 5:43 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on Lawyers Road, turning left onto Malcolm Road. Vehicle-1 was on Malcolm Road, turning right onto Lawyers. Driver-1 made a wide turn, struck Vehicle-2, then fled the scene without stopping to provide their information.
800 Maple Avenue, East -- Sept. 13, 1:50 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue in the same lane of traffic. Vehicle-2 stopped in traffic. Vehicle-1 failed to stop and ran into the rear of Vehicle-2.
Center Street and Cherry Street, SE -- Sept. 14, 11:20 a.m. Vehicle-1 stopped for the stop sign at Cherry Street and Center Street. Vehicle-2 was southbound on Center Street and attempted to turn left onto Cherry Street. Vehicle-1 attempted to turn left and struck the rear quarter panel of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
1000 Block Park Street, SE -- Sept. 14, 1 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling southbound on Park Street, SE. Vehicle-2 slowed to turn into a driveway. Vehicle-1 struck the rear of Vehicle-2.
Maple Avenue and Niblick Drive, NE -- Sept. 14, 8:53 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling in the left westbound lane of Maple Avenue. Vehicle-1 was on Niblick Drive, SE attempting to turn left onto Maple Avenue. As Vehicle-1 entered the westbound lanes of Maple Avenue, he was struck by Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Obey a Stop Sign. Driver-2 was transported to an area hospital by rescue personnel with non-life-threatening injuries.
Plum Street near Elm Street, SW -- Sept. 16, 6 a.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked in the 300 block of Plum Street. Vehicle-1 was traveling eastbound on Plum Street, lost control of his vehicle, and struck Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued two summonses charging Failure to Maintain Proper Control and Driving on a Suspended License.
Park Street and Locust Street, SE -- Sept. 16, 3:55 p.m. Vehicle-2 entered the roundabout from westbound Locust Street to go southbound on Park Street. Vehicle- 1 entered the roundabout traveling southbound on Park Street. Vehicle-2 stopped for traffic and was rear- ended by Vehicle-1.
330 Dominion Road, NE -- Sept. 17, 9:10 a.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked in the parking lot. Vehicle-1 was backing into a space next to Vehicle-2, misjudged the distance and struck the fender of Vehicle-2.
Ayr Hill Avenue near Mill Street, NE -- Sept. 17, 4:48 p.m. Driver-1 was attempting to park his vehicle westbound on Ayr Hill Avenue. As Driver-1 was repositioning, he backed out into the travel lane and collided with Vehicle-2 who was traveling westbound. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Courthouse Road and Moorefield Road, SW -- Sept. 18, 7:58 a.m. Vehilce-2 was traveling eastbound on Courthouse Road approaching the intersection of Moorefield Road. Vehicle-1 was on Moorefield Road, attempting to turn left onto Courthouse Road. Vehicle-1 struck Vehicle-2 in the intersection. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Kingsley Road and Ware Street, SW Sept. 18, 9:15 a.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling eastbound on Kingsley Road entering the intersection with Ware Street. Bicyclist- 1 was traveling northbound on Ware, entering the intersection when she collided with Vehicle-1. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Park Street and Tapawingo Road, SE -- Sept.18, 9:25 a.m. Vehicle-1 was southbound on Park Street at the stop sign for Tapawingo Road. Vehicle-2 was westbound on Tapawingo at the stop sign. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.
400 Block Maple Avenue, West -- Sept. 18, 3:48 p.m. Vehicle-1 was attempting to make a left turn from the parking lot of 437 Maple Avenue, West and go eastbound on Maple. The two lanes of westbound traffic were stopped, allowing Driver-1 to exit the lot. Vehicle-2 was westbound on Maple, attempting to get into the left turn lane for Nutley Street when the two vehicles collided. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Maple Avenue near East Street, SE -- Sept. 19, 2:50 p.m. Vehicle-2 was eastbound on Maple Avenue. Vehicle-1 was exiting the parking lot of 521 Maple attempting to turn left in traffic when he collided with Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention and No Driver’s License.