Vienna Police Highlights Feb. 14 – 20, 2020

Vienna Police Highlights Feb. 14 – 20, 2020

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. 14 – Feb. 20, 2020.


Fraud -- 600 Block Blackstone Terrace, NW Between Dec. 15 at 12 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. An unknown person posing as an Apple technician advised a resident via telephone that he discovered malware on her computer and she would need to pay him through gift cards to fix the issue. The resident continued paying the man until her son discovered the fraud.

Prescription Fraud -- Vienna Drug Center 150 Maple Avenue, West Dec. 17, 4:54 p.m. While investigating another case of prescription fraud, Ofc. Williams was advised that the same man, in that case, had previously passed another fraudulent prescription at the pharmacy.

Fraud -- 200 Block Ross Drive, SW Between Jan. 17 at 12:01 a.m. and Feb. 17 at 12:01 a.m. A resident was contacted by a man through an on-line website requesting the resident to provide music lessons to the man’s son. The man sent a check to the resident as payment. After the resident deposited the check into his account, the man requested a refund. The resident repaid the man the full amount, then was later informed by the bank that the check the man sent was fraudulent.

Vandalism -- Giant Food 359 Maple Avenue, East Between Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. An employee reported that an unknown person vandalized the columns and walls outside of the store.

Fraud -- Vienna Drug Center 150 Maple Avenue, West Between Feb. 10 at 12:25 p.m. and Feb. 14 at 10:17 a.m. An employee reported that a man obtained drugs with a prescription that they later determined was fraudulent.

Arrest – Drunk In Public -- Mod Pizza 168 Maple Avenue, West, Feb. 11, 5:15 p.m. Employees advised that a co-worker was terminated from his employment earlier in the day. The employees were concerned because the man was still in the parking lot. When officers arrived, they found that two of the man’s friends were at the scene and offered to drive him home. A short time after leaving the area, the two friends returned, advising officers that the man jumped from their vehicle and was running down Courthouse Road from Nutley Street. PFC Sterling located the man in the area of Courthouse Road and Courthouse Circle, SW. Upon the officer’s interaction with the man, he detected signs of impairment. PFC Sterling arrested the 26-year-old man from Cherokee Avenue in Alexandria. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with Drunk In Public.

Petit Larceny -- Navy Federal Credit Union 820 Follin Lane, SE Feb. 14 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. An employee reported that someone entered her office and stole US currency from her purse.

Animal Case -- 500 Block Church Street, NE Feb. 14, 10:40 a.m. A citizen reported a sick fox near the entrance to a building. Officers located the animal and, after determining the animal was in grave condition, euthanized the fox.

Assist EMS -- Fairway Drive, NE Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m. A citizen requested a welfare check after their friend texted some concerning statements. Family members also responded to the home and found the resident in need of medical services. The resident was transported to an area medical facility in a non-life-threatening condition.

Suspicious Event -- 100 Block Tapawingo Road, SE Feb. 14, 4:42 p.m. An elderly resident wanted to discuss a civil matter regarding an eviction notice.

Suspicious Event -- 800 Block Plum Street, SW Feb. 15, 4:45 a.m. A resident advised that his elderly neighbor came to his home requesting assistance and that he feared his wife was in danger. When officers arrived, the elderly man requested officers to check inside his home and determine if there were any issues. The officers quickly located the caregiver and the man’s wife in the home and found that there were no physical concerns. A relative responded to the home to assist with her elderly parents. No further police assistance was needed.

Emotionally Disturbed Person -- Nutley Street, SW Feb. 15, 3:27 p.m. A resident requested assistance with her teenage daughter, who was making concerning statements. PFC Williams transported the juvenile to an area hospital for evaluation.

Vehicle Tampering -- 100 Block Roland Court, SW Between Feb. 15 at 8:30 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. A resident reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and rummaged through it. Nothing appeared to have been taken.

Petit Larceny -- 100 Block Roland Court, SW Between Feb. 15 at 8:30 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 12 p.m. A resident reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a small amount of U.S. currency.

Animal Case -- 300 Block Sherwood Drive, NE Feb. 16, 8:16 a.m. An officer responded to the report of a deer that was injured after becoming stuck in a fence. The officer found the deer was in grave condition and euthanized the animal.

Suspicious Event -- Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South Feb. 16, 12:02 p.m. A woman called the police station reporting a custody issue with her ex-husband, who brought their children from Ireland and were living in Vienna. An officer spoke to the ex-husband and determined that he and the children do not reside in Vienna. The woman did not provide documentation to support a custody issue or violation of any court order.

Suspicious Event -- CVS 337 Maple Avenue, East Feb. 16, 12:20 p.m. A citizen reported that he was at the CVS Pharmacy counter when a man shoved him. An officer spoke to the man who advised that it was the citizen who was becoming aggressive with the pharmacist, so he placed his hand on his shoulder and asked him to calm down. The pharmacist confirmed the man’s account. However, the citizen wanted to pursue charges for assault. The officer advised the citizen of the warrant process if he wished to pursue the matter.

Civil -- 500 Block Stephen Circle, SW Feb. 16, 1:29 p.m. Residents reported ongoing issues with a tenant. An officer advised the residents of the eviction process to remove the tenant from the home.

Assist EMS -- Ware Street, SW Feb. 16, 4:24 p.m. A citizen was visiting his mother’s home when he found her unresponsive. It was determined that the woman was in need of medical attention. Rescue personnel transported the woman to an area hospital in critical condition.

Exposure -- 100 Block Center Street North Feb. 16, 7:21 p.m. A woman reported that she was in her vehicle in the parking lot of 106 Center Street, North when she observed a man on the sidewalk near the building. The man exposed himself to the woman and began walking toward her vehicle. The woman immediately left the area and called the police. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the man.

Suspicious Event -- McDonald’s 544 Maple Avenue, West Feb. 16, 9:26 p.m. A citizen reported that she was in McDonald’s with a group of high school girls when they were approached by a man who began yelling at them and spitting in their direction. Officers located the man, determined that no crime was committed, and the man agreed to leave the area.

Civil -- 500 Block Orrin Street, SE Feb. 17, 10:53 a.m. Officers responded to a civil dispute between a landlord and her tenant.

Petit Larceny -- 100 Block Church Street, NW Feb. 17, 12:39 p.m. A man working at a construction site reported that his cell phone was stolen.

Arrest – Narcotics Violation -- Maple Avenue and East Street, SE Feb. ,2:36 a.m. An officer observed a driver commit a traffic offense and initiated a traffic stop. Upon the officer’s interaction with the driver, he detected an odor of marijuana. The driver was found to be in possession of a measurable amount of marijuana. Ofc. Murray issued a summons to the driver, a 26-year-old man from Lorring Drive in District Heights, Md., charging Possession of Marijuana. The man was released on his signature.

Arrest – Prescription Fraud -- Vienna Drug Center 150 Maple Avenue, West Feb. 18, 6:50 p.m. An employee reported that a man in the pharmacy was attempting to obtain drugs with a fraudulent doctor’s order. Ofc. McElhattan arrested the 25-year-old man from Oglethorpe Street in Washington, D.C. The man was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with Prescription Fraud.

Assist EMS -- 400 Block Nutley Street, NW Feb. 18, 11:20 p.m. Officers responded to assist rescue personnel with a resident who was suffering a medical emergency. The resident was transported to an area hospital by rescue personnel.

Open Door -- Papa John’s Pizza 112 Lawyers Road, NW Feb. 19, 4:19 a.m. An officer found an unsecured door to the business. Officers checked the business, determined that nothing appeared out of place and secured the door.

Emotionally Disturbed Person -- Fairway Drive, NE Feb. 19, 9:15 p.m. A resident reported that their adult son was making concerning statements. After speaking with officers, the son agreed to go to an area medical facility for evaluation. Ofc. Farr transported the son to the facility where he was held on an Emergency Custody Order.

Domestic Dispute 20-001819 Johnson Street, SW Feb. 20, 9:41 p.m. Officers responded to the residence after receiving multiple 911 calls for a domestic dispute in progress. It was determined that the resident’s juvenile son was making repeated 911 calls because he was upset and got into a verbal dispute with his mother.


100 Block Maple Avenue, West Feb. 11, 5:37 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling westbound in the same lane of traffic. Vehicle-1 ran into the rear of Vehicle- 2 in heavy traffic, causing minor damage to both vehicles.

226 Maple Avenue, West -- Feb. 14, 11:47 a.m. Vehicle-1 was exiting the parking lot to turn left onto Maple Avenue. Eastbound traffic in the two travel lanes stopped to allow Vehicle-1 through. Vehicle-2 was traveling eastbound in the turn lane, preparing to turn into 225 Maple Avenue. As Vehicle-1 entered the roadway, the two vehicles collided. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.

200 Block Dominion Road, NE Feb. 13, 4 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked when it was struck by an unknown vehicle.

Locust Street near Glyndon Street, SE Feb. 16, 1 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked on Glyndon Street when it was struck by an unknown vehicle.

300 Block Maple Avenue, East Feb. 19,11:30 a.m. Two vehicles were eastbound on Maple Avenue in adjacent lanes, approaching Branch Road. Vehicle-1 slightly drifted from the left lane into the right lane and struck Vehicle-2’s driver side mirror, causing minor damage. Driver-1 left the area without stopping to provide their information.

200 Block Cedar Lane, SE -- Feb. 20, 3 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked in the parking lot when it was struck by an unknown driver.