Vienna Police Highlights June 14 – June 20, 2019

Vienna Police Highlights June 14 – June 20, 2019

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from June 14 – June 20, 2019.


Suspicious Event -- 400 Block Old Courthouse Road, NE Between May 1 at 3 a.m. and June 13 at 6 a.m. A resident reported that someone has been leaving tacks under her vehicle tires continuously for the past few months.

Animal Case -- 100 Block Melody Lane, SW May 28, 6:30 p.m. A resident reported that she was walking her dog when they came across another person who was walking his two dogs. The dogs initially approached each other normally. However, the two dogs began attacking the resident’s dog. The resident’s dog was injured and was taken to a vet for medical treatment. The incident was the first time the two dogs had ever acted aggressively. The owner is taking measures to ensure there are no further issues with their dogs’ behavior.

Found Property -- 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE June 3, 1:31 p.m. A citizen turned in a wallet that was found in the area.

Animal Case – Quarantine -- 500 Block Creek Crossing Road, NE June 7, 12 p.m. An employee at a pet resort in Sterling, Virginia, was bitten by a dog that was in their care. The dog resides in Town. ACO Barker advised the dog’s owner of the quarantine procedure.

Animal Case -- 1000 Block Cottage Street, SW June 8, 1 p.m. A resident advised that her neighbor’s dog is constantly barking. ACO Barker spoke to the neighbor who did not believe the dog was causing any issues but advised that she would bring the dog inside if it began barking.

Lost Property -- Vienna Elementary School 128 Center Street, South June 11, 8 a.m. A citizen reported that she lost her passport in the area.

Vehicle Tampering -- 200 Block Commons Drive, NW Between June 12 at 9 p.m. and June 13 at 7 a.m. A resident reported that someone entered his two unlocked vehicles and rummaged through them. Nothing appeared to have been missing.

Domestic Dispute -- The Wolftrap Hotel 430 Maple Avenue, West June 13, 11:10 a.m. Officers responded to a domestic dispute between two women. The two women agreed to separate, and the hotel management advised the two that they would need to leave the hotel.

Police Service -- 200 Block Audreys Court, SE June 13 between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. A resident reported that her daughter was receiving harassing text messages and phone calls from friends after a dispute between them.

Fraud -- 300 Block Old Courthouse Road, NE Between June 13 at 12 p.m. and June 14 at 12 p.m. A resident advertised furniture for sale on the online app, “Offer Up.” A buyer agreed to send a check to cover the payment for the furniture and the shipping charges. The resident set up electronic payment for the movers before he realized that the check he received from the buyer was fraudulent.

Suspicious Event -- Park Street, SE June 13, 1:16 p.m. A resident reported a suspicious incident involving his infant son’s nanny. The resident observed the incident on his home security camera, and it made him concerned for his son’s welfare. The mother of the child immediately responded to the home, and the nanny left without further incident. This case is being investigated.

Extortion -- 300 Block Aponi Court, SE June 13, 7:04 p.m. A resident reported that an unknown man made multiple phone calls to her threatening to charge her a significant amount if she did not renew her computer anti-virus software.

Arrest – Narcotics Violation -- 400 Block Old Courthouse Road, NE June 13, 8:52 p.m. Sgt. Elias observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and initiated a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the driver, the officer detected an odor of marijuana. Both the driver and the passenger were found to have marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Sgt. Elias issued summonses to the 19-year-old man from Weller Avenue in McLean and the 19-year-old man from Leonard Road in Falls Church, charging Possession of Marijuana and released them on their signatures.

Fight -- Jammin Java 227 Maple Avenue, East June 13, 11:05 p.m. An argument escalated into a physical altercation between two men in the parking lot. One of the men shoved the other, causing him to fall and strike his head. The man suffered a minor laceration to his head but refused medical treatment. Both men refused to prosecute.

Arrest – Warrant Service and Narcotics Violation -- The Wolftrap Hotel 430 Maple Avenue, West June 14, 12:16 a.m. Ofc. Colligan observed a man walking in the area of the Wolftrap Hotel. Upon his interaction with the man, the officer found he was wanted by Manassas City Police Department on an outstanding capias. The man was also found to be in possession of marijuana.

Ofc. Colligan arrested the 28-year-old man from June Street in Springfield. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. The capias charging Failure to Obey a Court Order on Disorderly Conduct was served and he was charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Civil Dispute -- Silva’s Patisserie 167 Glyndon Street, SE June 14, 9:35 a.m. The property manager for the shopping center reported that the owners of Silva’s Patisserie moved out of their rented space, breaking their lease. In the process, the owners took several items that the manager advised belonged to the shopping center. The property manager advised they would pursue civil action in the matter.

Suspicious Person -- 100 Block Tapawingo Road, SE June 14, 7:45 p.m. A resident was checking on her new home that is under construction when she found a woman walking around inside the house. The resident advised the woman was very confrontational with her when she asked her to leave. The resident did not wish to pursue charges at this time. Officers advised the woman to leave the property and that she may be charged with trespass if she returns.

Arrest - Driving While Intoxicated -- 500 Block Maple Avenue, West June 15. 2:15 a.m. MPO Borja observed a driver commit a traffic violation and initiated a traffic stop. Upon the officer’s interaction with the driver, she detected signs of impairment. The driver failed to complete a series of sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. The driver was transported to the Vienna Police Station, where he provided a sample of his breath for analysis.

MPO Borja transported the 35-year-old man from Remington Road in Oakton to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Lost Property -- 300 Block Moore Avenue, SE June 15 between 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. A resident reported a lost license plate from his vehicle.

Fraud -- 1000 Block Moorefield Hill Place, SW June 15, 12 p.m. A resident reported that an unknown person was using her personal identity to open accounts and a business.

Found Property -- Courthouse Road and Nutley Street, SW June 15, 7:30 p.m. A resident turned in a set of keys that he found in the area.

Vandalism -- 100 Block Carter Court, SW Between June 16 at 5 p.m. and June 17 at 8 a.m. A resident reported vandalism to his vehicle when he found a broken window. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

Suspicious Person -- 600 Block Valley Drive, SE June 16, 10:10 p.m. Officers responded to the report of 4 people entering the park after dark. The officers located the men on the bike trail and advised them of the park hours. The men agreed to leave the area.

Arrest – Trespassing -- 400 Block Pine Street, SE June 17, 11 a.m. An employee reported a man in her office who had previously been trespassed. The man advised he was a civil process server who was attempting to serve the employee. He further advised he was aware that he was trespassed from the property.

Ofc. Sterling issued a summons to the 49-year-old man from Chantilly, charging Trespassing. The man was released on his signature.

Found Property -- Patrick Street and Desale Street, SE June 18, 2:38 a.m. An officer picked up a bicycle that he found abandoned on the sidewalk.

Police Service -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South June 18 between 7:52 a.m. and 9:31 a.m. A woman came into the station advising she had been staying at a local hotel but has recently run out of money. Ofc. Nesbitt transported the woman to an area shelter for assistance.

Police Service -- 100 Block James Drive, SE June 18, 8:06 p.m. At the request of an out-of-state police agency, our officers notified a resident of the death of a family member.

Suspicious Event -- 500 Block Lincoln Street, NW June 12 between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. A resident reported a suspicious event that had happened between her and her friend. The incident may have resulted in an assault. This case is being investigated.

Arrest – Drunk In Public -- Wade Hampton Drive and Glen Avenue, SW June 19, 1:26 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a man sleeping under some trees for a couple of hours. Upon the officers’ interaction with the man, they detected signs of impairment.

MPO Finelli arrested the 56-year-old man from Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Drunk In Public.

Suspicious Event -- CVS 337p Maple Avenue, East June 19, 1:43 p.m. A resident was leaving the CVS when she noticed a note that was left on her vehicle by an unknown person who stated that he found her attractive and wanted to get to know her.


Maple Avenue near Beulah Road, NE -- June 14, 6:14 p.m. Two vehicles were in the left eastbound lane of Maple Avenue, stopped for the red traffic light at Beulah Road. As the light turned green Vehicle-1 ran into the rear of Vehicle-2.

Maple Avenue near Courthouse Road, SW -- June 14, 6:33 p.m. Two vehicles were in the westbound right lane of Maple Avenue in traffic approaching the traffic light at Courthouse Road. Vehicle-1 ran into the rear of Vehicle-2

Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.

Lawyers Road and Church Street, NW -- June 15, 11:39 a.m. Vehicle-1 was exiting the parking lot to go straight onto Church Street. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on Lawyers Road. As Vehicle-1 entered the roadway, the two vehicles sideswiped each other.

Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention

180 Maple Avenue, West -- June 15, 7:50 p.m. A witness observed a Ryder van strike a legally parked vehicle, then leave the scene without stopping to provide their information.

407 Church Street, NE -- June 18, 11 a.m. A vehicle was left legally parked in the parking lot. When the owner returned, they found their vehicle had been struck by an unknown driver.