Vienna Police Highlights August 7 – August 13, 2020

Vienna Police Highlights August 7 – August 13, 2020

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Aug. 7 – Aug. 13, 2020.


Vehicle Tampering -- 800 Block Cottage Street, SW Between July 13 at 12:01 a.m. and Aug. 3 at 11:59 p.m. A resident reported that an unknown person entered her unlocked vehicle and took a bag of clothes. The stolen items were recovered by another resident on Oak Street on July 14

Lost Property -- 200 Block Locust Street, SE Between July 30 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. A resident reported that her glasses were missing.

Animal Case -- 300 Block Nutley Street, SW Aug. 7, 9 a.m. A citizen reported a severely injured fawn in the area. An officer observed the fawn was in grave condition and euthanized the animal.

Suspicious Event -- 7-11 537 Maple Avenue, West Aug. 7, 8:09 p.m. A citizen reported that she was being harassed by another woman because she refused to share a cigarette with her. An officer spoke to the other woman and the two of them agreed to avoid each other in the future.

Petit Larceny 20-006340 Wawa 465 Maple Avenue, West August 8 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:13 p.m. A group of juveniles parked their bikes outside of Wawa. When they returned, one of the bikes had been stolen.

Suspicious Vehicle -- Wolftrap Hotel 430 Maple Avenue, West Aug., 8 6:55 p.m. An officer observed a vehicle with the driver’s side window broken out in the hotel parking lot. The management did not know about the damaged vehicle or if it belonged to a guest at the hotel. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle’s owner.

Assault -- 200 Block Oak Street, SW Aug. 9, 5:48 p.m. A resident reported that her roommate sprayed Lysol at her. The resident was advised of the warrant process should she wish to pursue charges.

Juvenile Case -- W&OD Bike Trail near Adahi Road, SE Aug. 10, 10:12 a.m. An officer responded to the report of a juvenile sitting alone on a bench on the trail. The juvenile advised that his father was jogging on the trail and that he was waiting for him to return. When the man returned, approximately twenty minutes later, the officer counseled him on the dangers of leaving the child alone on the trail.

Petit Larceny -- Giant Food 359 Maple Avenue, East Aug., 10 6:05 p.m. An employee reported a man concealed several bottles of champagne and left the store without paying for them. The employee reported that this was the same man who has shoplifted from the store in the past.

Hit and Run -- Beulah Road and Church Street, NE Aug. 10, 6:22 p.m. Officers were searching the area after receiving several calls regarding a reckless driver. The vehicle they were searching for was then involved in an accident and the driver fled the scene. This case is under investigation.

Suspicious Person -- Vienna Community Center 120 Cherry Street, SE Aug. 10, 7:28 p.m. Officers responded to the report of an intoxicated man near the gazebo. Officers located the man who lived in the vicinity and escorted him home.

Vehicle Tampering -- 100 Block Ayr Hill Avenue, NE Between Aug. 10 at 10:30 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 6:30 a.m. A resident reported that someone rummaged through his unlocked vehicle and stole a pair of prescription sunglasses and coins.

Suspicious Event -- 1100 Block Pekay Street, SW Aug. 11, 11:55 a.m. A resident advised that a package was delivered to his home by U.S. Mail from an unknown name and address in Massachusetts. The package was addressed to the resident’s young child. Attempts to contact the sender were unsuccessful. Due to several concerns about the package, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Hazardous Material’s Unit, a Postal Inspector, and other officials responded to inspect the package. Once the package was deemed safe, it was opened and found to contain two children’s books and a bib. A short time later, contact was made with the sender of the package and it was determined they were sending a baby gift to a family member who has the same name, but they sent it to the wrong household.

Arrest – Disorderly Conduct -- T-Mobile 216 Maple Avenue, West Aug.11, 5:06 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a disorderly woman in the store. Upon the officers’ interaction with the woman, she became more agitated, refused to leave the store, and began making calls to 911. MPO Lose arrested the 47-year-old woman from Linden Leaf Court in Fairfax, Virginia. She was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where she was charged with Obstruction of Justice, Disorderly Conduct, and Trespass.

Fraud -- Navy Federal Credit Union 820 Follin Lane, SE Aug. 11, 6:34 p.m. A citizen reported that an unknown person fraudulently cashed a distribution check from his pension fund.

Suicide -- 1100 Block Fairway Drive, NE Aug. 11, 8:55 p.m. A neighbor advised he was conducting a welfare check on the elderly resident when he found the man was deceased in the home.

Natural Death -- 300 Block Locust Street, SE Aug. 12, 12:06 a.m. Officers responded with rescue personnel with an elderly resident who suffered from medical issues. The woman was found deceased in her home.

Domestic Dispute -- Wawa 465 Maple Avenue, West Aug., 12 12:37 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a child custody dispute. The father of the teenage juvenile reported that he picked his son up at his friend’s house to spend time with him. The juvenile’s mother had a court order that noted this violated the father’s visitation agreement. The juvenile agreed to leave with his mother.

Suspicious Event -- 900 Block Frederick Street, SW Aug. 12, 8 a.m. A resident reported that someone defecated in her backyard.

Animal Case -- 400 Block Windover Avenue, NW Aug. 12, 4 p.m. A resident advised his daughters were bathing the family dog in the backyard when they were approached by a raccoon that ran towards them, chasing them into the house. The raccoon lingered at the backdoor before walking off towards the street. The resident and an officer searched the yard but were unable to locate the animal.

Open Door -- Dr. Jamal Yousefi Cosmetic Plastic Surgery 502 Maple Avenue, West Aug. 12, 6:15 p.m. Officers responding to the report of an alarm found an unlocked door to the business. Officers searched the office and found that nothing appeared suspicious.

Arrest – Drunk In Public -- 700 Block Skyline Court, SE Aug. 12, 10:24 p.m. A resident was having dinner with his friends in his backyard when they were approached by an unknown man who appeared heavily intoxicated. Upon the officer’s interaction with the man, they detected signs of impairment. PFC Murray arrested the 23-year-old man from Haynes Ford Way in Alexandria, Virginia. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with Drunk In Public.

Suspicious Event -- 600 Yeonas Drive, SW Aug. 13 between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. A resident reported that someone took down the fence edging around his flowerbed. No damage was observed.

Petit Larceny -- 4 Panera Bread 136 Maple Avenue, West Aug. 13 between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. An employee reported that a woman rushed into the vestibule area, grabbed a bag from the takeout shelf, and fled the restaurant in a vehicle. They did not realize the woman had stolen someone else’s order until the customer came to pick up their food.


Park Street and Harmony Drive, SE -- August 7, 5:03 a.m. A pedestrian was walking his dog across Park Street when a vehicle traveling northbound struck the dog and fled the scene.

500 Block Maple Avenue, West -- Aug. 8, 2 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked in the parking lot when it was struck by Vehicle-1 (an unknown vehicle). Driver-1 fled the scene without providing their information.

Beulah Road and Church Street, NE 20-006381 Aug. 10, 6:22 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling southbound on Beulah Road approaching Church Street. Vehicle-2 stopped for the red traffic light. Vehicle-1 ran into the rear of Vehicle-2. Driver-1 fled the scene.

Park Street and Elmar Drive, SE -- Aug. 11, 2:45 p.m. Vehicle-1 was northbound on Park Street near Elmar Drive. Vehicle-2 was traveling behind Vehicle-1. Vehicle-1 suffered a mechanical steering failure. As Driver-1 tried to correct the issue the two vehicles collided. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging No Driver’s License.

400 Block Mill Street, SE -- Aug. 12, 10:31 a.m. Vehicle-1 (an unknown vehicle) struck Vehicle-2, a legally parked vehicle, and struck a light pole. Driver- 1 fled the scene.

100 Block Maple Avenue, East -- Aug. 13, 7:48 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked in the Whole Foods parking lot when it was struck by Vehicle-1 (an unknown vehicle). Driver-1 fled the scene.