Vienna Police Highlights Sept. 14 – Sept. 20, 2018

Vienna Police Highlights Sept. 14 – Sept. 20, 2018

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Sept. 14 – Sept. 20, 2018.


Vandalism -- Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane, SW Between Aug.1 at 12 p.m. and Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m. An employee reported vandalism on the roof of the school.

Petit Larceny -- 400 Block Mill Street, SE Between Sept. 13 at 12 p.m. and Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. A resident reported the front license plate was stolen from his vehicle.

Grand Larceny -- Vienna Town Green 144 Maple Avenue, East Between Sept. 14 at 12 a.m. and Sept. 19 at 4 a.m. An unknown person stole a computer switch device that belongs to the Town.

Arrest – Felony Hit & Run and Driving While Intoxicated -- 400 Block Maple Avenue, East Sept. 14, 12:35 a.m. A citizen notified the police after he witnessed a driver hit another vehicle and leave the scene driving erratically. MPO Borja located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The officer noted significant damage to the vehicle and the driver side airbag had been deployed. Upon the officer’s interaction with the driver, she detected signs of impairment. The driver failed to complete a series of field sobriety tests. MPO Borja arrested the 48-year-old man from 39th Street, NW in Washington, DC. He was transported to the Vienna Police Station where he was given the opportunity to provide a sample of his breath for analysis. He was then transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Felony Hit & Run and Driving While Intoxicated.

Suspicious Person -- Meadow Lane Park 400 Courthouse Road, SW Sept. 14, 3:06 p.m. A citizen reported a suspicious man in the park. Officers located the man sitting on the wall near the playground. He was not violating any laws. However, the officers advised the man that he was making the parents uncomfortable and requested he leave the park. The man complied and left the area without incident.

Petit Larceny -- 1200 Block Ware Street, SW Between Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. and Septe. 15 at 9 a.m. A resident reported a jogging stroller was taken from outside the front door of their residence.

Arrest – Narcotics Violation -- 200 Block Yeonas Drive, SW Sept. 14, 10:26 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a possible narcotic violation at a residence. MPO Smith located an occupied vehicle in the driveway of the residence. Upon his interaction with the driver, he found her to be in possession of marijuana and narcotic paraphernalia. MPO Smith issued a summons to the 21-year-old female from Highland Street, NW in Vienna charging Possession of Marijuana. She was released on her signature.

Domestic Dispute -- 100 Block Maple Avenue, West Sept. 15, 12 p.m. A citizen advised his estranged wife has been coming to his place of employment and harassing him. The citizen’s employer was advised of the trespass procedure if he wishes to trespass her from the premises. The citizen was advised of the procedure to obtain a protective order.

Civil Dispute / Petit Larceny -- The Wolftrap Hotel 420 Maple Avenue, West Sept. 15, 6:12 p.m. A customer who had been staying at the hotel advised he had an agreement with the management to store some of his belongings. He found a bicycle he was storing had been damaged and thrown in the dumpster. The on-duty staff did not know of the storage agreement. The customer was advised this was a civil matter he would need to discuss with the hotel management. The customer further advised that documents were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in the hotel parking lot.

Police Service -- Vienna Police Department 215 Center Street, South Sept. 15, 7:14 p.m. A resident requested assistance with a welfare check on an elderly relative who had evacuated their home in South Carolina ahead of the impending hurricane. The resident lost contact with the relative, and they were concerned for their safety. The Horry County Police Department in South Carolina was notified to follow up on the welfare check.

Police Service -- Fairway Drive, NE Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. A resident requested assistance with his juvenile son who was in need of counseling.

Suspicious Person -- 1100 Block Pekay Street, SW Sept. 15, 9:30 p.m. A resident reported an unknown man entered the backyard of their home and was looking through the kitchen window. The man was described as Hispanic, in his late 30s. The man fled, jumping over the fence when the resident noticed him.

Domestic Dispute -- Maple Avenue and Follin Lane, SE Sept. 16, 12:30 p.m. Ofc. Sterling found a vehicle partially blocking the intersection with the driver upset and standing outside of the vehicle. The driver advised she and her boyfriend had a verbal dispute while she was driving. During the argument her boyfriend yanked the key from the ignition, breaking it. Her boyfriend then walked away, leaving her with the disabled vehicle. A tow company responded and was able to restart the vehicle and open the roadway.

Assault -- Sweet Leaf 252 Maple Avenue, East Sept. 16, 2:10 p.m. An employee advised he was assaulted by a co-worker. The co-worker felt he was defending himself when their argument began to escalate. Neither employee was injured. Both parties were advised of the warrant process should they decide to pursue charges.

Civil Matter -- 100 Block Casmar Street, SE Sept. 16, 2:45 p.m. A resident reported on-going issues he is having with his ex-wife regarding a protective order. The resident was advised to speak to his attorney regarding the matter.

Domestic Dispute -- Cottage Street, SW Sept. 16, 5:15 p.m. Officers responded for a verbal dispute between husband and wife.

Arrest – Drunk In Public -- McDonald's 544 Maple Avenue, West Sept. 18, 4:52 a.m. Several citizens contacted the police department earlier in the night reporting a suspicious man who appeared to be drunk and was asking for a ride. Ofc. Williams located the man in the restaurant. After his interaction with the man, Ofc. Williams detected signs of impairment. He arrested the 23-year-old man from Hillside Road in Springfield, Va. The man was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Drunk in Public.

Grand Larceny -- 500 Block Stephen Circle, SW Sept. 18 between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. A resident reported the theft of a tool from his residence. Trespassing -- Patrick Henry Library 101 Maple Avenue, East Sept. 18, 12:51 p.m. An employee reported a woman who was causing a disturbance in the library. Officers located the woman at the bus stop. She was advised she was trespassed from the library and may be charged if she returns. Vandalism -- 200 Block Park Terrace Court, SE Between Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 at 11:20 a.m. A resident reported vandalism to his vehicle.

Suspicious Event -- 1100 Block Drake Street, SW Between Sept.18 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. A citizen advised that when they returned to the home, they found signs that someone had entered the residence.

Animal Case – Quarantine -- 600 Block Creek Crossing Road, NE Sept. 18, 8:16 p.m. An officer responded to a residential alarm. The resident was outside of his house walking his dog when the officer arrived. During a conversation with the resident, the dog bit the officer on the leg. The resident was advised of the 10-day quarantine.

Suspicious Event -- 226 Maple Avenue, West Sept. 19, 3:45 p.m. The facility manager of the building received information from a tenant regarding a suspicious incident that had happened several days prior. The tenant stated he observed a nude man bathing himself in one of the bathrooms in the building. The facility manager will request his tenants notify the police immediately if they observe any suspicious activity in the future.

Found Property -- Cunningham Park Elementary School 1001 Park Street, SE Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. A citizen brought a found bicycle to the police station. The bike had been left abandoned on the school’s playground for several days.

Found Property -- Vienna Police Department 215 Center Street, South Sept. 20, 6:41 p.m. A citizen brought a found wallet to the police station. The owner was notified, and the property was returned to her.

Suspicious Event -- 200 Block Maple Avenue, East Sept. 20, 7:02 p.m. Officers separated two men after observing them in a physical altercation in the parking lot. It was determined that one man was a pedestrian in the parking lot when he got into an altercation with the other man who was driving in the lot. The pedestrian began hitting the vehicle and cursing at the driver. The parties did not wish to pursue charges, and no further assistance was needed.


400 Block Maple Avenue, East, Sept. 14, 12:35 a.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling westbound on Maple Avenue in the right lane with Vehicle-1 traveling behind him in the same lane. Driver-2 noticed Driver-1 driving erratically and slowed down. Vehicle-1 struck the rear of Vehicle-2. Vehicle-1 then continued to strike the right curb and bushes. Driver-1 fled the scene without stopping. Driver-2 suffered injury and significant damage to his vehicle. MPO Borja observed Vehicle-1 and initiated a traffic stop at Chainbridge Road and Hibbard Street. Driver-1 was arrested on charges of Felony Hit & Run and Driving While Intoxicated.

320 Maple Avenue, West -- Sept. 14, 7:40 a.m. Vehicle-1 was entering Maple Avenue from a private lot. Vehicle-2 was traveling in the left lane of eastbound Maple Avenue. Vehicle-2 struck Vehicle-1 as she entered the roadway. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.

Kingsley Road and Nutley Street, SW -- Sept. 14, 9:15 a.m. Vehicle-1 was turning left from Kingsley Road onto southbound Nutley Street. Vehicle-2 was traveling southbound on Nutley Street when Vehicle-1 struck her. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.

200 Block Old Courthouse Road, NE -- Sept. 14, 11:45 a.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on Old Courthouse Road, NE. As the driver approached a bend in the road, he drifted off the roadway and struck a speed limit sign causing minor damage.

300 Block Niblick Drive, SE -- Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m. Vehicle-2 (a U.S. Postal Service van) was legally parked, unattended on the roadway while Driver2 was making deliveries. Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on Niblick Drive when the driver sideswiped Vehicle-2. Driver-2 observed Driver-1 get out of his vehicle to assess the damage. Driver-1 then fled the scene without providing his information.

Church Street and Park Street, NE -- Sept. 15, 5:56 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling westbound on Church Street. Vehicle-1 was directly behind Vehicle-2. As Driver-2 slowed for the stop sign, Vehicle-1 failed to stop and struck the rear of Vehicle-2 causing minor damage to both vehicles.

800 Block Park Street, SE -- Sept. 17, 3:46 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling northbound on Park Street. Vehicle-2 was stopped in traffic. Vehicle-1 (a moped) was unable to stop in time and struck the rear of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Vienna Community Center -- 120 Cherry Street, SE Sept. 18, 11:54 a.m. Vehicle-1 was traveling northbound on Park Street with the intention of turning into the Community Center parking lot. Driver-1 mistakenly turned onto the W&OD Bike Trail. Driver-1 attempted to make a U-turn and struck a barrier along the trail.