The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department from Feb. 5 – Feb. 11, 2021.
Suspicious Event -- 100 Block Patrick Street, SE, Feb. 1, 9:46 p.m.
A resident stated that he communicated with a woman over the internet and gave her his phone number. A short time later, he began receiving text messages wanting money from him.
Stolen Vehicle - Wawa, 465 Maple Avenue, West, Feb. 4, 12:35 a.m.
A citizen, a DoorDash driver, reported that he left his vehicle running in the parking lot while picking up a food order. The citizen stated someone stole his vehicle while he was in the store. The citizen waited several minutes before calling the police to report the incident. Shortly after a lookout for the vehicle was given to surrounding jurisdictions, Fairfax County Police officers located the vehicle unoccupied and running at Chain Bridge Road and Glengyle Drive. The citizen reported that a Playstation 4, a keyboard, and marijuana were missing from the vehicle. The citizen did not wish to pursue charges and did not wish further investigation on the incident.
Assist EMS -- 1000 Block Lynn Street, SW, Feb. 5, 12:47 a.m.
Officers responded to assist rescue personnel with a man suffering a drug overdose. The man was transported to an area hospital in non-life-threatening condition.
Petit Larceny, 7-11, 537 Maple Avenue, West, Feb. 6, 4:48 a.m.
An employee reported that a man stole three cases of beer.
Suspicious Person, 500 Block Stephen Circle, SW, Feb. 7 between 4 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
At 9:40 a.m., a resident reported that her security camera captured a suspicious person at her home earlier in the morning. A vehicle pulled into the driveway, and the female driver approached the resident’s front door several times, talking to herself. The woman moved her vehicle to another driveway, then back to the resident’s home. Nothing appeared to have been disturbed.
Domestic Dispute, Nutley Street, SW, Feb. 8, 11:13 p.m.
Officers responded to a verbal dispute between a husband and wife.
Business Alarm -- CVS, 264 Cedar Lane, SE, Feb. 9, 9:23 p.m.
Officers responded to the report of an alarm at the store. The alarm company advised that someone could be seen inside the store on the surveillance cameras. When officers searched the store, they did not find anyone inside, and nothing appeared suspicious. From the surveillance video, it appeared that the last employee closed and secured the store without realizing there was a customer inside. The customer, who was observed on the camera, approached the register to make their purchase, realized there were no employees in the store, left the items they were going to purchase, and left the store.
Natural Death -- Elaine Circle, SE, Feb. 10, 9:37 a.m.
Officers responded to assisting rescue personnel with an elderly resident who suffered from medical issues and was deceased in his home.
Arrest - Narcotics Violation -- Nutley Street, SW / Tapawingo Road, SW, Feb. 11, 7:04 p.m.
During a routine traffic stop for expired registration, Sgt Tracy detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A bag of marijuana and other paraphernalia was located inside the vehicle. Sgt Tracy cited the 33-year-old man from Cedar Lane, SE, Vienna. The driver was charged with expired registration as well as possession of marijuana. He was released on his signature.
Maple Avenue and Niblick Drive, SE, Feb. 5, 8:06 a.m.
Vehicle-1 was stopped at the stop sign on Niblick Drive, turning left onto Maple Avenue. Vehicle 2 was traveling eastbound in the left lane of Maple Avenue. As Vehicle-1 entered the intersection, it was struck by Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Maple Avenue West / Nutley Street, SW, Feb. 5, 1:36 p.m.
Vehicle-2 was stopped at a red light in the right turn lane of Nutley Street, SW, at Maple Avenue West. Vehicle-1 was traveling behind Vehicle-2. Vehicle-1 failed to stop and rear-ended Vehicle-2. Vehicle-2 proceeded to make a right turn onto Maple Avenue West then pulled into a parking lot. Vehicle-1 also made a right turn onto Maple Avenue West but continued Eastbound, not stopping with Vehicle-2. The driver of Vehicle-1 was later located, and insurance information was exchanged. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
300 Block Maple Avenue, West -- Feb. 8, 6:40 p.m.
Vehicle-2 was legally parked in a parking lot. Vehicle-1 backed out of a parking space, struck Vehicle-2, and the driver fled the scene without providing their information.