Vienna Police Highlights: Dec. 5 – Dec. 10, 2020

Vienna Police Highlights: Dec. 5 – Dec. 10, 2020

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Dec. 5 – Dec.10, 2020.


Grand Larceny -- Lawyers Road and Church Street, NW, Nov. 21, 12 p.m.

A citizen reported that a check he mailed from the mailbox at Church Street and Lawyers Road was stolen, forged, and cashed.

Grand Larceny -- Whole Foods, 143 Maple Avenue, East, Nov. 21 between 2 and 2:30 p.m. On Dec. 9, a citizen reported that on Nov. 21, her elderly mother’s wallet was stolen while she was shopping at Whole Foods. Her credit card was then used to make unauthorized purchases.

Petit Larceny - 200 Block Lawyers Road, NW, Nov. 22, 4 p.m. A resident reported that a gift card she mailed to a relative from the mailbox at Lawyers Road and Church Street was stolen during recent thefts at that mailbox.

Animal Case -- 400 Block Knoll Street, NW, Nov. 25, 12 p.m. ACO Barker was notified by the Louisa County Sheriff’s Department of a dog bite case that they investigated. The two dogs who were involved were returning to their home in Vienna where they would complete their quarantine. On Dec. 5, ACO Barker spoke to the dogs’ owner and found the dogs completed their quarantine with no issues.

Fraud -- Lawyers Road and Church Street, NW, Nov. 27, 12 p.m. A citizen reported that a check he mailed from the mailbox at Church Street and Lawyers Road was stolen, forged, and cashed.

Fraud -- 300 Block Johnson Street, SW, Between Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. An elderly resident received a telephone call from a man claiming to be his grandson, stating he had been arrested in another state and needed his grandfather to send money for him to be released from jail. After the resident sent the initial money, he began receiving several other requests for money regarding the same incident with his grandson, resulting in the resident’s loss of several thousand dollars.

Vandalism -- 800 Block Ninovan Road, SE, Between Dec. 3 at 12 a.m. and Dec. 5 at 12 a.m. A resident reported that someone egged his vehicle.

Destruction of Property -- Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Drive, SW, Between Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Someone damaged the metal door to a shed that belongs to the Vienna Little League.

Arrest – Driving While Intoxicated -- Maple Avenue and Beulah Road, NE

Dec. 4, 6:57 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling westbound in the right lane of Maple Avenue. Vehicle-2 stopped in traffic at the red light. Vehicle-1 struck the rear of Vehicle-2 twice before coming to a complete stop. While the two drivers were attempting to move their vehicles out of traffic and into a parking lot, Vehicle-1 struck Vehicle-2 a third time. Rescue responded and treated Driver-2 at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. Upon the officer’s interaction with Driver-1, he detected signs of impairment. Driver-1 refused to perform a series of sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Ofc. McElhattan transported the 65-year-old man from SW 97th Street in Miami, Fla. to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where a technician drew blood for analysis. The man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Maintain Proper Control.

Stolen Vehicle -- 1200 Block Cottage Street, SW, Between Dec. 4 at 9:15 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 7:00 a.m. A resident reported that both of his vehicles were stolen from his home. The vehicles had been left unlocked with the keys inside. With the assistance of the tracking system on one of the vehicles, both vehicles were located later in the day by the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department.

Suspicious Event -- Sunoco, 102 Maple Avenue, West, Dec. 6, 11:27 a.m.

An officer responded to a dispute between an employee and a customer. The customer left the area after being advised he was no longer permitted on the property.

Suspicious Event -- 1100 Moorefield Creek Road, SW, Dec. 6, 8:55 p.m.

A resident reported that a relative left the house in a depressed state and that she was concerned for his safety. The resident was provided with information for resources available to the relative.

Arrest - Emotionally Disturbed Person -- Glen Avenue, SW, Dec. 6, 10:32 p.m. An officer responded to the report of a man destroying his parent’s house. Officers observed a broken window in the home, damage throughout the kitchen area, and blood where the man injured himself before fleeing the home. Officers located the man a short time later and rescue personnel responded to assist the man. MPO Smith transported the man to an area facility for a mental health evaluation, and the clinician issued a Temporary Detention Order. The man was then transported to an area hospital for further evaluation.

Suspicious Person -- Just Tires, 352 Maple Avenue, East, Dec. 7, 12:33 p.m. An employee reported a disorderly customer. The customer left the area before officers arrived.

Animal Case -- 900 Block Shady Drive, SE, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. A resident was walking her dog along a path when a dog from Shady Drive escaped from its yard and attacked her dog. Her dog was not injured during the incident. The resident was able to notify the dog’s owner of the incident and repairs are being made to prevent the dog from escaping the yard again.

Police Service -- 200 Block Locust Street, SE, Dec. 8, 6:55 a.m. Officers responded to a residence and served two Emergency Protective Orders on a man.

Fraud -- 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE Dec. 8, 12 p.m. A resident was notified that his personal information was used in an attempt to rent an apartment.

Domestic Dispute -- Center Street, South, Dec. 8, 7:45 p.m. Officers responded to a domestic dispute between adult siblings. Both accused the other of assault. Neither sibling showed signs of injury. They were both advised of the warrant process should they wish to pursue charges. The brother agreed to stay with another relative for the night.

Fraud -- Parcel Plus, 333 Maple Avenue, East, Between Dec. 9 at 12 a.m. and Dec. 10 at 11:33 a.m. The owner of the company reported that an unauthorized purchase was made on the business's credit card. Investigation revealed the purchase was made in Florida and would need to be investigated in the jurisdiction where it occurred.

Vandalism -- 1000 Block Tapawingo Road, SW, Between Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 7 a.m. A resident reported that someone broke the tail light on her vehicle while it was parked in her driveway.

Civil Dispute -- 100 Block Center Street, South, Dec. 9, 7:56 p.m. A resident reported that she wanted her adult daughter out of her home. The resident was advised that she would need to contact the Sheriff’s Department to begin the eviction process.

Assault -- 200 Block Locust Street, SE, Dec. 9. 9:20 p.m. A resident reported that she was injured after being assaulted by her roommate. Officers did not observe any sign of injury. Rescue personnel responded and transported the resident to an area hospital for evaluation. The resident was advised of the warrant process should she wish to pursue charges.


300 Block Locust Street, SE Dec. 4. 10:54 a.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked on the roadway when it was struck by Vehicle-1. Driver-1 fled the scene without providing their information.

300 Block Maple Avenue, West -- Dec. 6, 2:16 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling eastbound in the right lane of Maple Avenue in heavy traffic. Vehicle-1 ran into the rear of Vehicle-2 causing minor damage to both vehicles.

Tapawingo Road and Nutley Street, SW -- Dec. 8, 5:34 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on Nutley Street. Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound on Tapawingo Road, turning right onto northbound Nutley when it struck Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.