Vienna Police Highlights April 24 – May 1, 2020

Vienna Police Highlights April 24 – May 1, 2020

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from April 24 – May 1, 2020.


Police Service -- 200 Block Talahi Road, SE April 11, 12:01 a.m. A citizen reported concerning issues regarding the circumstances of her elderly mother’s death.

Grand Larceny -- 200 Block Locust Street, SE Between April 15 at 8 a.m. and April 26 at 12 p.m. A resident reported that his bicycle was stolen from the laundry room of his apartment complex.

Animal Case – Quarantine -- 1100 Block Moorefield Hill Court, SW Between April 21 at 12 p.m. and April 22 at 12 p.m. A resident was bitten by her son’s dog while they were visiting the home. The dog resides in Arlington County. ACO Barker will follow up with Arlington County on the quarantine for the dog.

Destruction of Property -- 400 Block Kingsley Road, SW April 24, 1 a.m. A resident reported that someone threw an object at his house as they drove by, shattering a window to the home.

Suspicious Event -- 301 Maple Avenue, West April 24, 11:49 a.m. A doctor reported on-going issues with a former employee.

Suspicious Event -- Freedom Bank 502 Maple Avenue, West Between April 23 at 10 a.m. and April 24 at 1:30 p.m. An employee reported that one of their customers made several withdrawals from his account in a short time. Due to the customer’s behavior, the employee was concerned that he might be the victim of fraudulent activity. PFC Post notified the Fairfax County Police Department for a welfare check on the customer who resides in their jurisdiction.

Fraud -- 7-11 427 Maple Avenue, East April 24, 12 p.m. A citizen reported that someone broke into her vehicle and stole her purse in Maryland. One of her credit cards was then fraudulently used at 7-11 and the CVS Store at 337 Maple Avenue, East.

Destruction of Property -- 600 Block Yeonas Drive, SW Between April 24 at 11:30 p.m. and April 25 at 7 a.m. A resident reported that someone smashed the cable box on the telephone pole and cut his cable line.

Petit Larceny -- Herat Oriental Rugs 132 Maple Avenue, East Between April 25 at 12:01 a.m. and April 27 at 8 a.m. A campaign sign was stolen from the sidewalk area in front of the store.

Open Door -- 200 Block Tapawingo Road, SW April 25, 4:40 p.m. Officers responded to the report of an open door at a vacant residence. Officers searched the residence and found nothing suspicious.

Suspicious Event -- 100 Block Patrick Street, SE April 25, 9:22 p.m. A resident hired a carpet cleaner for a job in her apartment. The resident’s father went to the apartment to pay the carpet cleaner but first wanted to inspect the job, which led to a verbal disagreement between the two men.

Fraud -- 100 Block Roland Court, SW April 27, 12:08 p.m. A resident reported that he attempted to make a purchase on-line. After sending a money order as payment, he was advised the transaction was a scam.

Assault -- Virginia Tire & Auto Center 141 Maple Avenue, West April 27, 12:10 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a disorderly customer in the business. An employee reported that the customer was dissatisfied with the service and became irate, refusing to pay her bill. As the customer went to her vehicle, the employee followed her attempting to mitigate the situation. The customer continued to act disorderly, opened her car door, and intentionally struck the employee with the door. Officers located the customer inside the business paying her bill and discussed the matter with her. The customer was advised that she was not permitted back in the business and may be charged with trespass if she returns. The employee was advised of the warrant process should he wish to pursue charges for the assault.

Domestic Dispute -- Wolftrap Hotel 430 Maple Avenue, West April 27, 6:31 p.m. An employee reported a domestic dispute in one of the rooms. Officers spoke to the couple who both advised that no police assistance was needed.

Domestic Dispute -- Lynn Street, SW April 27, 10:15 p.m. Officers responded to a domestic dispute between husband and wife. The couple’s daughter heard the argument while she was on the phone with her parents and she was concerned for their welfare. The argument was not physical. However, rescue personnel was requested to evaluate the couple who suffer from on-going medical issues. Both parties declined transport to the hospital.

Assist EMS -- Meadow Lane, SW April 28, 10:35 a.m. Officers responded to assist rescue personnel with a resident who had overdosed on prescription medication. The resident was transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation in non-life- threatening condition.

Arrest – Noise Violation -- Starbucks 362 Maple Avenue, East April 28, 11:07 p.m. An officer responded to the report of a noise complaint at Starbucks and found a delivery driver unloading his trailer in violation of the Town’s Noise ordinance. MPO Shaw issued a summons to the 44-year-old man from Kerry Hill Court in Columbia, Md. for No Commercial Unloading After 11 p.m.. The man was released on his signature.

Arrest – Drunk In Public -- Giant Food 359 Maple Avenue, East April 29, 2:06 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a 911 hang up. They located a man in the parking lot who advised he had placed the call. Upon the officers’ interaction with the man, they detected signs of impairment. Ofc. Murray arrested the 32-year-old man from Chip Shot Lane in Upper Marlboro, Md. The man was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with Drunk In Public.

Found Property -- Lewis Street and Orchard Street, NW April 29, 10:45 a.m. A citizen found a set of keys on the sidewalk.

Open Door -- Noodles & Company 201 Maple Avenue, East April 29, 11:14 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm at the restaurant and found an unlocked door. They searched the restaurant and found that nothing appeared out of place.

Assist EMS -- 1000 Block Lynn Street, SW April 29, 1:09 p.m. A citizen called from out of town requesting a welfare check on her elderly parents. The officers spoke to the couple and requested rescue personnel to respond and evaluate the woman. The woman was transported to an area hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Fraud -- Sky Energy Therapy LLC 311 Maple Avenue, West, Suite B April 30, 11:45 a.m. A woman reported that she was selling a painting on eBay through her business account. The person who made the purchase sent a check as payment, but later advised the woman that he sent too much and requested a refund through a MoneyGram from her. After the woman sent the money gram, she was advised by the bank that the man’s check did not clear.

Suspicious Person -- Giant Food 359 Maple Avenue, East April 30, 8:22 p.m. An officer responded to the report of a woman asking customers for money outside of the store. The officer spoke to the woman and advised her of the customer complaints. The woman agreed to leave the area.

Suspicious Event -- 700 Block Kingsley Road, SW April 30, 11:48 p.m. Officers responded to a noise complaint. They found the noise was coming from a smoke detector in a vacant home that is set to be demolished. Officers searched the home and found nothing suspicious, but were unable to locate a homeowner to verify that no crime had been committed.

Arrest – Noise Violation -- Starbucks 362 Maple Avenue, East May 1, 12:24 a.m. An officer observed a delivery truck driver unloading his truck. Ofc. Farr issued a summons to the driver, a 52-year-old man from Lewisham Place in Waldorf, Md., charging No Commercial Unloading After 11 p.m. The man was released on his signature.


143 Maple Avenue, East 20-003505 April 23, 5:10 p.m. Vehicle-2 was legally parked in the parking lot when it was struck by Vehicle-1. Driver-1 fled the scene without providing their information.

1400 Block Cottage Street, SW -- April 26, 10:30 a.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling southbound on Cottage Street. Vehicle-1 was backing out of a driveway and struck the front of Vehicle-2. Rescue personnel responded to assess a passenger in Vehicle-2, but they did not transport the passenger to a medical facility. Driver-1 was issued a summons charging Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.

Cottage Street and Elm Street, SW -- April 29, 6:27 p.m. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on Cottage Street, SW. Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound on Elm Street, SW. Driver-1 proceeded into the intersection and struck Vehicle-2.

Driver-1 was issued two summonses charging Failure to Obey a Stop Sign and No Driver’s License.