The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department from Jan. 10, 2020 – Jan. 16, 2020.
Lost Property -- 900 Block Frederick Street, SW Between July 1, 2019 at 12 p.m. and Dec. 30, 2019 at 12 p.m. A resident reported that they lost their passport.
Suspicious Event -- 400 Block Kingsley Road, SW Between Aug. 1, 2019 at 8:21 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 8:21 p.m. A tenant reported ongoing issues with her landlord. The landlord advised it is the tenant that is causing the problems.
Missing Person -- 200 Block Park Terrace Court, SE Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. On Jan. 11, a person reported they were concerned about their relative who had not been heard from since Dec. 15. The resident was listed as a missing person and a lookout was sent to surrounding jurisdictions. The following day, it was determined that the resident was in the custody of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department.
Fraud -- Burke & Herbert Bank 302 Maple Avenue, West Dec. 23, 3 p.m. On Jan. 10, a resident reported a fraud that happened on Dec. 23. The resident advised that his wife went to the Burke & Herbert Bank to pay their mortgage. She gave the mortgage check to a female at the bank. The resident was later informed that the payment was never received. An employee at the bank found the check had been cashed in another state and was made payable to an individual, instead of the mortgage company.
Fraud -- 1200 Block Ware Street, SW Between Jan. 8 at 12:01 a.m. and Jan. 10 at 12:01 a.m. A resident reported that an unknown person used her personal information to open a PayPal account and unsuccessfully attempted to open another line of credit.
Suspicious Event -- 400 Block MacArthur Avenue, NE Between Jan. 8 at 6:18 p.m. and Jan. 12 at 6:18 p.m. A resident advised that on two separate occasions, people have arrived at his residence to collect a puppy they have purchased. The resident is concerned that scammers may be using his address while defrauding people.
Animal Case -- 900 Block Hillcrest Drive, SW Jan. 10 9:28 a.m. A resident reported a sick fox that was in her yard. Ofc. Gucwa found the fox in grave condition and euthanized the animal.
Robbery -- Cunningham Park Elementary School 1002 Park Street, SE Jan. 10 between 2:50 p.m. and 3 p.m. A person flagged down an officer and reported that there was a child in front of the school crying, and stating that his cell phone had just been stolen. The child and his friend were last seen going into the elementary school. Ofc. Gucwa located the two boys in the school with the school’s staff. The boys advised they are students at Thoreau Middle School. One of the boys stated that a group of students at Thoreau has been bothering him for several months. As he and his friend were walking home from school, the same group of students approached him. During the incident, one of the juveniles in the group slapped the boy and the group ran off. The boy then realized his cell phone had been taken. The boy was not injured during the incident.
Found Property -- Dairy Queen 304 Maple Avenue, West Jan. 10, 9:33 p.m. A person turned in a wallet that she found in the parking lot.
Alcohol Violation -- 100 Block Tapawingo Road, SE Jan. 10, 11:16 p.m. Officers responding to a noise complaint found several people, including juveniles, in an abandoned house. The officers identified all of the individuals. Four of the juveniles were in possession of alcohol. One of them was also in possession of tobacco and provided officers with false identification. The four juveniles were transported to the Vienna Police Station where they were verbally counseled and released to their parents. The homeowner was notified and advised of the warrant process should he wish to pursue charges.
Suspicious Event -- 1000 Block Moore Place, SW Jan. 11, 11:45 a.m. A resident received a suspicious package in the mail from a foreign country. She brought the package to the Vienna Police Station. Officers inspected the package and notified the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Hazmat Unit. The Hazmat units determined the package may contain hazardous material and notified the FBI for further assistance. Units from the FBI examined the package and determined the package contained glue manufactured in the country it was shipped from. They advised that the product was not hazardous and there was no threat of harm.
Vandalism -- Branch Road Tot Lot Branch Road and Locust Street, SE Between Jan. 12 at 10 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 4:36 p.m. An unknown person spray-painted the playground equipment at the Tot Lot.
Suspicious Event -- 400 Block Marshall Road, SW Jan. 13 between 11 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. A resident received a suspicious phone call from an unknown person claiming to be a Social Security Agent. After providing the caller with some of his personal information he feared the call may be a scam. The resident was advised to notify the credit monitoring companies.
Destruction of Property -- Giant Food 359 Maple Avenue, East Jan. 13, 11:45 a.m. A person advised he was getting into his vehicle in the parking lot when a man in the van next to him yelled at him to get his car door off of his van. The person did not see any damage, got into his vehicle and yelled back at the man. The man forcefully opened his van door, slamming it into the person’s vehicle and causing damage, then drove off.
Vandalism -- Ledo’s Pizza 141 Park Street, SE Jan. 13, 12:16 p.m. A contractor working on the brick wall behind the restaurant reported vandalism to the wall.
Police Service Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Jan. 13, 8:27 p.m. A person drove her adult son to the police station advising that she was concerned for his mental health. Officers spoke to the man and determined that he did not need immediate assistance. The man reported that he would be seeing his doctor the following morning.
Suspicious Event -- 900 Block Fairway, NE Jan. 14, 2 a.m. Two residents reported that their home security systems showed suspicious men trying to gain entry into their parked vehicles. In both cases, the vehicles were secured and no entry was gained.
Found Property -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Jan. 15, 6 a.m. An officer found a person’s debit card in one of the cruisers.
100 Block Maple Avenue, West -- Jan. 10, 8:54 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling westbound on Maple Avenue in the left turn lane for Courthouse Road. Vehicle- 1 was exiting the parking lot of 136 Maple Avenue to turn left into the westbound lanes when the vehicles collided.
Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Yield Right of Way.
Nutley Street and Orchard Street -- Jan. 11, 6:26 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling westbound on Orchard Street. Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on Nutley Street. As Vehicle-2 entered the intersection he was struck by Vehicle-1. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Maple Avenue and Park Street, SE -- Jan. 15, 2:50 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue in the same lane of traffic, approaching Park Street. Vehicle-1 stopped abruptly and began backing up, striking Vehicle-2.
500 Block Nutley Street, South -- Jan. 15, 6:27 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on Nutley Street and stopped in traffic. Vehicle-1 ran into the rear of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.