Police Log: Break-ins On Pleasant Street Investigated

The following arrest information was supplied by the Vienna Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction

Highlights from the Vienna Police Department, April 20 to 26:

  • A man reported between 3 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. March 28, he received a suspicious letter from a woman he didn't know. The letter stated the man knew the sender but he reported he does not know her. After a couple days the woman came to the house and asked to speak with the man. The
    woman was provided with the man's cell phone number, and called the man. Several weeks later the complainant received a note in his mailbox telling him to bring a large amount of cash to a location or there would be "consequences." Further investigation has revealed the woman is suffering from some medical issues, is under a doctor’s care, and her husband is aware of the situation.
  • A man reported at noon April 16 his neighbor walks his dog on Moorefield Hill Place SW but does not pick up its waste. The man provided photographic evidence supporting the complaint. The town's animal control officer contacted the offending dog’s owners and they stated that they would begin to clean up after their animal.
  • Between 7 p.m. April 19 and 7:25 a.m. April 23, someone broke out some windows in a commercial building on the 100 block of Pleasant Street NW and unlawfully entered the building. Several valuable items were found to be missing. This case is still being investigated.
  • A woman reported while in her basement around 11:20 a.m. April 20 she heard footsteps above her on the next level. While investigating the noises the woman observed a man, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build wearing a black shirt and small black backpack, inside her Dogwood Street home. The woman asked the subject what he was doing in her home and he told her he was looking for a friend. The subject then turned and ran away. The woman believes the subject may have gotten into a white van after fleeing from her home.
  • Between 4 p.m. April 20 and 11:10 a.m. April 21, someone broke out several windows in an office building on Pleasant Street SW. Police are still investigating this case. 
  • A woman reported as she was getting out of her vehicle around 5:35 p.m. April 20 in the parking lot of , another person exited their vehicle and banged a door into her car. The woman asked for some identification and the individual and vehicle fled. Police were able to identify the other involved party and the two individuals exchanged information.
  • An employee reported two windows were broken out at AJ's Sport Shop, 255 Maple Ave W, between 6:30 p.m. April 20 and 11:05 a.m. April 21. Police are still investigating this case.
  • A tractor trailer driver reported at 11:08 p.m. April 20 that someone had stopped his vehicle at Nutley Street and Marshall Road SW, climbed up to the truck cab and opened the driver's door. The subject then told the driver to get out of the truck. The driver became concerned that he was going to be hijacked and drove away. The individual that had approached the truck driver and his vehicle were located a short time later. Further investigation revealed that the subject believed the truck had struck his vehicle near Tysons Corner and he was trying to get the driver of the truck to stop. No damage was observed.
  • A woman reported when she returned home April 21, she noticed one of the doors to her home on Orrin Street had been damaged. It appeared as though someone tried to pry the door open but was unsuccessful. The door's deadbolt lock prevented the door from being opened.
  • A contractor reported between 10 a.m. April 23 and 5:30 p.m. April 24, someone stole a construction trailer from Moore Avenue SW, along with the supplies in it. This case is still being investigated.
  • Officers responded with Fairfax County EMS at 4:04 p.m. April 23 for a report of a young girl who reported she had taken some medication in an attempt to harm herself on Creek Crossing Road. The girl was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to fully recover.
  • A citizen reported at 5:57 p.m. April 23 a construction truck had damaged a roadway on Orrin Street SE after picking up a dumpster. Police investigated and determined the roadway was most probably damaged due to normal wear and tear and not by the truck.
  • Police responded at 12:58 p.m. April 24 for a report of a suspicious male sleeping in his vehicle on Church Street with a handgun on his lap. Police interacted with the man, who said he was simply tired and fell asleep with the weapon on his lap. There was no violation of law.
  • A citizen reported between 2 p.m. April 25 and 4 p.m. April 26, someone had changed her personal information on an iTunes account and made some fraudulent purchases. This case is still being investigated.
  • An employee of an automotive repair shop reported at 1 p.m. April 26 his former employer came to his current shop on Mill Street and asked for some equipment to be returned. The man stated the equipment belongs to him and not the former employer.
  • A citizen turned in some unwanted ammunition at 3:15 p.m. April 26 at Vienna Police Headquarters, 215 Center Street S. The ammunition will be destroyed.


Police responded to a call about two suspicious people who had been dropped off at 5:54 a.m. April 21 at McDonald's Restaurant, 544 Maple Avenue West.
After receiving identification from the two men he learned one of the subjects was wanted based upon an outstanding warrant from Fairfax County. The warrant charged Neris Alejandro Gomez, 20, of Falls Church with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Gomez was arrested and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held in lieu of $1,500.00 bail.

Police found a group grilling in at 2:55 p.m. April 21. They were also consuming alcoholic beverages. After a brief investigation police issued Fredis Ramos, 39, of Fairfax, a summons for the violation. He was released after signing the summons.

Police responded to a report of a man stumbling in and out of traffic at 7:51 p.m. April 24 at Beulah Road and Maple Avenue. After a brief investigation, Enrique Chilin Palma, 65, of Centreville, was arrested for being drunk in public. He was then taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

During a traffic stop at 10:20 a.m. April 25 at Nutley Street and Courthouse Road SW, a driver provided false information about her identity. Further investigation revealed the woman’s privilege to drive was revoked in Virginia. Dory Lara-Gonzales, 55, of Annandale was arrested and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. There, she was formally charged with both offenses and held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

During a traffic stop at 12:33 a.m. April 26 on Maple Ave W, police detected the driver might be impaired. After trying to complete several field sobriety tests, Timothy Gelner, 23, of Fairfax, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to Vienna Police Headquarters for breath analysis. After the analysis Gelner was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Amelie Krikorian May 01, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Why wasn't the person whose dog has been defecating on other peoples' lawns fined? According to the Fairfax County link about cleaning up after dogs, it is not legal to allow your dog to defecate on other peoples' property and not clean up http://www.stratfordlanding.org/images/Your_Pets_and_the_Law.pdf. And yet, according to the Fairfax County website, although they can be fined up to $250 not a single person has been fined since 1999. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/newsletter/dogwalker.htm I don't blame the dogs but I do surely blame their negligent owners. I had to bathe my sons a number of times when they were little because they had crawled in feces in our own yard. It's really repulsive.
Amelie Krikorian May 02, 2012 at 01:53 AM
If you don't think local concerns are important, don't read Patch.
Person May 02, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Local concerns are very important,. However dogs deficating on lawns does not rank in my top 10 things of importance. I am a dog owner and pick up after my dog always. I would much rather our Vienna Police department focus on the safety of our community, and not be called to go fine someone. Probably no one has been fined since 1999 because there are more relavent important things to spend our tax payers money on.


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