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Police Log: Man Flees During Arrest, Turns Himself In

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

After a man fled from police as his friend was being arrested at the Vienna Town Green, he returned to Vienna Police Headquarters to turn himself in, officials said. 

Benjamin Thomas Burns, 20, of Creek Crossing Road NE in Vienna, was charged with resisting arrest, possession of alcohol under age and trespassing Sept. 30, according to the Vienna Police Department.

Officers, in the area around 2 a.m. Sept. 30 to check on a business alarm, found Burns and Adam Nicholas Leinweber, 20, in possession of a 24-pack of Bud Light beer. Both appeared to be intoxicated, police said.

VPD's Officer Lyons instructed Burns to clean up the empty beer cans and not to leave the area while he put Leinweber into the police cruiser. Instead, Burns fled. 

Leinweber, of Denvonshire Drive NE in Vienna, was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged with drunk in public.

Around noon, Burns went to the Vienna Police Station to turn himself in. An officer arrested him based on the warrants Lyons filed after the incident.

Burns was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on $1,000 bond.

Other highlights from the Vienna Police Department Log, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4:

  • A resident reported his home on the 800 block of Cottage Street SW had been entered and several items had been stolen between 6 p.m. Sept. 30 and 8:45 a.m. Oct. 1. This case is being investigated.
  • A resident reported someone had tampered with the door to a shed in her backyard on the 100 block of Courthouse Road SW between 12:01 and 6 a.m. Oct. 1. She stated nothing appeared to be missing.
  • A resident reported she and her mother became involved in a heated argument that turned physical on the 600 block of Thelma Circle SW around 11:13 a.m. Oct. 1. The mother had left the residence before officers arrived. The daughter was advised on how to obtain a warrant for assault. She stated she did not wish to pursue charges.
  • A citizen reported that while walking across the parking lot of the Whole Foods Market, 143 Maple Ave. SE, the driver of a vehicle swerved and almost struck him around 12:28 p.m. Oct. 1. The citizen stated he approached the driver who began yelling obscenities at him. The driver of the vehicle had left the parking lot before officers arrived.
  • An employee of The Hope Center, 140 Park St. SE, advised she was bitten on the thumb as she was trying to examine a dog’s mouth around noon Oct. 2. Animal Control Officer Barker will follow up with the case.
  • A resident on the 100 block of Melody Lane reported she found her adult son deceased in the basement around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2. A detective will follow up on the case.
  • A resident on the 600 block of Thelma Circle SW reported her daughter was in need of medical services around 4:32 p.m. Oct. 2. An officer responded and assisted Fairfax County Fire and Rescue with the individual. She was transported to an area hospital without incident.
  • A citizen reported they found a set of keys in the parking lot of the Post Office, 200 Lawyers Road NW. The keys will be held at the Vienna Police station until the owner can be identified.
  • A citizen reported she received a text from a friend who might be in need of medical treatment on the 200 block of Locust St. NE around 12:09 a.m. Oct. 3. The friend was located and found to be in good health and was transported back to his residence and released to his parents.
  • An employee of Wolftrap Hotel, 430 Maple Ave. SW, reported there was an individual in the parking lot who was refusing to leave around 6:25 p.m. Oct. 3. An officer spoke with the individual who agreed to leave and not return.
  • A citizen reported he was attempting to return a laptop computer to a resident on the 500 block of Orchard Street NW when the resident slammed the door on his hand around 9:44 p.m. Oct. 3. An officer spoke with the resident who stated she did not slam the door on the individual's hand. The individual declined medical treatment and was informed of the process to obtain a warrant for assault if he wished to pursue charges.

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