The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department from January 17, 2020 – January 23, 2020. Readers are reminded that an “arrest” is based upon probable cause and does not always mean that someone was physically taken into custody. Furthermore, it does not mean that an individual is automatically guilty of a crime. Judicial outcomes and post-arrest proceedings can be researched through the appropriate court’s website.
(VIENNA POLICE HIGHLIGHTS is not meant to be a listing of every incident or call handled by the Vienna Police, but merely a more substantive summary of several incidents, which may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations. Please contact Ruth Rohr for further information at Ruth.Rohr@viennava.gov)
Fraud 20-000547 600 Block Truman Circle, SW January 16 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. A resident reported that an unknown person hacked his Snapchat account and used his identity to solicit money from one of his friends.
Grand Larceny 20-000594 Burke & Herbert Bank 302 Maple Avenue, West January 17 2:23 p.m. At 2:23 p.m., a woman entered the bank, cashed a check, and left without incident. At 3:45 p.m., the bank’s corporate security office notified the bank manager that the transaction was a fraud.
Noise Violation 20-000612 200 Block Audreys Court, SE January 17 8:27 p.m. A resident reported that a generator was running at a house that was under construction. Officers were unable to contact the builder of the home. Officers turned off the generator and left a note for the builders advising them of the Town Noise Ordinance involving this type of equipment.
Arrest – Hit & Run 20-000640 500 Block Hillcrest Drive, SW January 18 10:24 p.m. A vehicle was traveling northbound on Hillcrest Drive when the driver ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The pole collapsed on top of the vehicle, causing the power lines to come down. The three occupants fled the scene before officers arrived. The power company responded immediately to shut off the power and make repairs. Officers searched the area for an hour before the driver was located.
MPO Tremont issued a summons to the driver, a 21-year-old man from Greenkeepers Court in Reston, Virginia charging Hit & Run. The driver was released on his signature.
Arrest – Drunk In Public 20-000641 600 Block Hillcrest Drive, SW January 19 12:30 a.m. While officers were investigating Incident 20-000640 a man began disrupting the officers. Upon the officers’ interaction with the man, they detected signs of impairment.
MPO Smith arrested the 23-year-old man from Stephney Lane in Chantilly, Virginia. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Drunk In Public.
Lost Property 20-000649 and 20-000650 400 Block Kingsley Road, SW January 19 12:42 p.m. Officers responded to an on-going landlord/tenant dispute. The landlord reported that a digital camera was missing from the house. The tenant reported her iPhone was missing.
Grand Larceny 20-000676 500 Block Nutley Street, SW January 20 3:00 a.m. A resident reported that a generator was stolen from in front of his garage door. His security video showed individuals, who were wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandanas over their faces, enter the yard and take the generator.
Suspicious Event 20-000756 300 Block Tapawingo Road, SE January 22 6:42 p.m. A resident reported damage to window screens near the back deck of his home. The damage appears to have been caused by a small animal scratching at the screens.
Correction to an incident from the January 10, 2020 Highlights; Fraud 20-000332 PNC Bank 353 Maple Avenue, East December 23 3:00 p.m. On January 10, a resident reported a fraud that happened on December 23. The resident advised that his wife went to the PNC Bank to pay their mortgage with a check from their Burke & Herbert Bank account. She gave the check to a female at the bank. The resident was later informed that the payment was never received. An employee with Burke & Herbert found the check had been cashed in another state and was made payable to an individual, instead of the mortgage company.
200 Maple Avenue, East 20-000462 January 14 4:58 p.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound in the center turn lane. Pedestrian-1 was crossing the roadway between vehicles that were stopped in traffic. Pedestrian-1 was not in a crosswalk or intersection when he walked into the path of Vehicle-1 and was struck. Pedestrian-1 was transported by rescue personnel to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Courthouse Road, SW near Maple Avenue West 20-000512 January 15 8:02 p.m. Vehicle-1 was making a left from the parking lot of 180 Maple Avenue, West onto Courthouse Road. Vehicle-2 was northbound on Courthouse Road. Driver-2 stopped to allow the vehicle in front of Vehicle- 1 to exit the lot, then continued forward. Driver-1 thought Driver-2 was also waving her out when she pulled onto the roadway and the two vehicles collided causing minor damage to both.
300 Block Maple Avenue, East 20-000546 January 16 4:15 p.m. Two vehicles were in the same lane of westbound traffic, stopped for the red traffic signal. As the light turned green Driver-1 accelerated, causing Vehicle-1 to run into the rear of Vehicle-2.
Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
400 Block Maple Avenue, East 20-000596 January 17 4:17 p.m. Vehicle-1 was turning left onto westbound Maple Avenue from northbound Berry Street. Vehicle-2 was traveling westbound on Maple Avenue. Vehicle-1 turned too widely and struck Vehicle-2.
540 Maple Avenue, West 20-000784 January 23 11:30 a.m. Vehicle-1, a Town of Vienna truck, was entering the parking garage when the vehicle’s roof hit the Chick- Fil-A sign causing minor damage to the vehicle and the sign.