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Police Log: Mailbox Vandalism Spree Near Country Club

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

An officer found several mailboxes near the Westwood Country Club knocked from their posts last week, according to the Vienna Police Department.

A resident reported his mailbox on the 100 block of Fairway Drive NE had been knocked off its post between 11:50 p.m. Oct. 13 and 12:10 a.m. Oct. 14, police said. 

While searching the area for further acts of vandalism, an officer discovered two mailboxes in the 900 and 1000 blocks of Westwood Drive NE had also been knocked off their posts, according to the report.

The officer notified the owners of the Westwood Drive vandalisms, police said.

Other highlights from the Vienna Police Department Log, Oct. 12 to 18:

  • A citizen reported someone had entered a home on the 100 block of Branch Road SE that is under construction between 2 p.m. Oct. 2 and noon Oct. 9 and took two gas generators. This case is being investigated.
  • A resident on the 1200 block of Ware Street SW reported she had taken multiple bottles of pain medication and combined them into one bottle. She stated she was having plumbing problems and her property manager called a plumber to look into the problem. Once at the residence one of the plumbers stated he needed to check out the upstairs bathroom. The resident advised his visit — around 10 a.m. Oct. 12 — was the only time the medication could have been taken. This case is being investigated.
  • A citizen reported he and another driver became involve in an exchange of words after a near collision around 3:20 p.m. Oct. 12 on Church Street at Park Street NW.
  • A citizen reported her daughter was upset and might be in need of medical services around 3:57 p.m. Oct. 12 on the 100 block of Wade Hampton Drive SW. Officer Vazquez spoke with the daughter who stated she was fine and did not need medical attention.
  • An employee of BB&T Bank, 415 Maple Ave. West, reported an individual attempted to open an account with an incorrect social security number around 5:07 p.m. Oct. 12. Officer Lyons spoke with the individual, who stated he had been the victim of identity fraud and was issued a new social security number. The bank was able to verify the individual's new social security number. The individual's new account was then opened.
  • An employee of Magruder's Shopping Center, 180 Maple Ave. West, reported a female entered the store and placed about $25 worth of beer and wine in a white bag then left the store without paying for the items around 9:01 p.m. Oct. 12. The employee stated he attempted to stop her but she ran away. He stated he did not wish to pursue charges.
  • An employee of Caribou Coffee, 332 Maple Ave. East, reported a female had been hanging around the business for several days and had been making customers feel uncomfortable around 3:15 p.m. Oct. 14. The female was asked to leave the business and not return. She agreed to leave without further incident.
  • A resident reported the front license plate from her vehicle had been taken on the 600 block of Tazewell Road NW around 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14.
  • Around 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14, a resident reported to the Vienna Police Department, 215 Center St. South, she and her ex-husband have a custody agreement involving their two children. She stated the ex-husband was to exchange the children with her at an agreed upon time and place, however he was several hours late. She telephoned her ex-husband and he stated he would "get there when he gets there." The children were eventually dropped off without further incident.

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