Police charged three juveniles with grand larceny among other offenses last week after they allegedly escaped from a local detention facility, stole a vehicle and then ran from police officers as they tried to pull them over.
Around 3:50 a.m. Jan. 29, police attempted to stop a vehicle in the 300 block of East Street SE. As the vehicle started to slow down, police saw several occupants exit the car and flee. The vehicle continued before being stopped by a utility pole guide wire.
Four officers apprehended the three juveniles who fled the vehicle a short distance away.
While investigating, police discovered the three juveniles had recently stolen the vehicle from an address on Rambling Road in Vienna just outside town limits.
All three were taken to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with grand larceny. Police also charged one of the occupants, found to be in possession of alcohol while underage, with that offense as well.
While there, Vienna officers discovered the trio was also wanted for walking away from a detention facility; detention orders were then served on the juveniles.
Other highlights from the log Jan. 27 to Feb. 2:
- A man reported while he was away on vacation between Dec. 27 and Jan. 27, someone slashed all four of his vehicle's tires. It was parked at the end of his driveway on Kingsley Road SE.
- A vehicle was turning right from southbound Lawyers Road onto westbound Maple Avenue at 1:51 p.m. Jan 24 when it struck a pedestrian. Police found the westbound pedestrian was jogging on the Maple Avenue Sidewalk and entered Lawyers Road crossing against the warning signal and was struck.
- A citizen reported a delivery truck was unloading supplies around 1 a.m. Jan. 26 on Locust Street in violation of the Town of Vienna noise ordinance. The truck was gone by the time police got to the scene.
- A resident reported on Jan. 27 her wallet and its contents had been stolen between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Jan. 26 while she shopped at , 143 Maple Ave SE. The woman said she left her bag unattended while it was sitting in her shopping cart. When she notified her credit card companies, the woman was told her cards had already been used fraudulently. Police are still investigating the case.
- A resident reported someone stole his license plate from the front bumper of his car between 4 and 4:15 p.m. while it was parked at , 143 Maple Ave E.
- While conducting a traffic stop at 1:02 a.m. Jan. 27 at Mill and Church Streets, police detected the presence of suspected marijuana inside the vehicle. Further investigation yielded the suspected marijuana. Police issued the driver, Peter Dolton, 19, of Vienna, a summons for the violation. He was released after signing it.
- A woman reported at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 she received a phone call from a man who said he was her grandson. He told her he'd been in a crash and needed money to be wired to an address in Mexico City, Mexico. The woman went to a Western Union location and attempted to wire the money to the caller, but she was unable to complete the transaction because she only had one form of identification. She then contacted her actual grandson and discovered that the caller was a criminal attempting to get her to wire him money.
Police note to citizens- This is a very common scam. If someone calls and asks you to wire them money or asks for any personal information, verify the authenticity of the call before taking any action.
- An employee of the Cricket Store at 266 Cedar Lane SE reported at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 she was having an argument with another employee when he assaulted her. The woman secured a warrant charging Moeen Chaudhary, 30, of Sterling, Va. with assault. Chaudhary responded to Vienna Police Headquarters to discuss the case and he was subsequently arrested based upon the warrant. He was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
- A man reported around 9 p.m. Jan. 27 he parked his vehicle in the lot of 101 Cedar Lane SW, and then went inside to play basketball. When he returned to his car he noticed that a passenger window had been broken out. A visible laptop and backpack were stolen from the interior of the vehicle. This case is still being investigated.
- A citizen reported workers were doing tree work at 8:51 a.m. Jan. 29 on Audrey Court SE in violation of the Town of Vienna noise ordinance. Police located the workers and advised them of the noise ordinance; the men complied with the officer’s request to stop working.
- A citizen reported workers using chainsaws were doing tree work at 8:51 a.m. Jan. 29 on Park Street SE in violation of the Town of Vienna noise ordinance. Police located the workers and advised them of the noise ordinance; the men complied with the officer’s request to stop working.
- Police responded at 11:29 p.m. Jan. 30 to a report of a loud party with a bonfire at Aponi and Ayito Roads SE. Police found there had been a party involving young adults, but the party was breaking up because the host's mother discovered some uninvited guests had brought alcohol into the home.
- Police were called at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 1 to assist Fairfax County EMS with a man on Tapawingo Road SW, who had become ill after consuming brownies laced with marijuana. Further investigation yielded additional quantities of marijuana at the home. The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment. After the man returned home, police served a summons to Nicholas Pacuilla, 71, of Vienna, charging him with possession of marijuana. He was released upon signing it.
- Police responded at 11:51 p.m. Feb. 1 to a report of an apparently intoxicated man that had fallen down in the 200 block of Maple Avenue SE. They found a man lying on the ground who appeared to be intoxicated and could not stand up. Fairfax County EMS responded and treated the subject for a head wound apparently resulting from a fall. He was then transported to an area hospital for further treatment.
- A resident reported at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 2 several items were stolen from her home on Berry Street while she had been in the hospital. Police are still investigating the case.
- A man told police he found a wallet with several items inside of it around 6:21 p.m. Feb. 2 on the ground in Cedar Lane Shopping Center, 200 block Cedar Lane SE. The wallet was placed into storage pending retrieval by its owner.
While conducting a traffic stop at 12:46 a.m. Jan. 27 at Niblick Drive and Maple Ave SE, police suspected the driver was impaired. After attempting to complete several field sobriety tests, Renata Kang, 25, of Centreville was arrest for driving while intoxicated, second offense within five years. Kang was taken to Vienna Police Headquarters for breath analysis and then to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
While conducting a traffic stop at 1:32 a.m. Jan. 29 on Maple Ave E, police suspected the driver of the vehicle was impaired. After several attempted field sobriety attempts, Caleb Starkey, 21, of Berryville, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to Vienna Police Headquarters for breath analysis. After the analysis he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.