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Police Log: Man Leaps to Steal iPhone at Chipotle

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

A customer jumped over a railing at Chipotle to take a left-behind iPhone last week, a witness reported.

Around noon Aug. 22, a citizen reported she and her son went to Chipotle for lunch. After arriving home, she discovered she left her iPhone at the restaurant. When she returned to the restaurant on Maple Avenue to retrieve her phone, she found it had been taken. 

A witness reported a man wearing a brown shirt, blue jeans and a blue bandana jumped over the railing of the ordering line to take the phone. The suspect then left the restaurant. 

Vienna Police are investigating this case as a grand larceny.

Other highlights from the Vienna Police Department Log, Aug. 17 to Aug. 23:

  • An employee of McDonald's, at 544 Maple Ave. SW, reported they wanted to have a customer trespassed from the restaurant at 8:36 a.m. Aug. 14. The individual had been in the restaurant previously and was disruptive. Officer Lyons located the individual and advised him he was not allowed to return to that McDonald's. The individual agreed to not return.
  • An employee of Emmaus United Church of Christ reported someone had stolen copper tubing from inside the air conditioning unit between noon Aug. 16 and 11:43 a.m. Aug. 21. There were also several other parts broken and stolen from the units. This case is being investigated.
  • During Officer Tracy's interaction with the occupants of a vehicle in a traffic stop at Lawyers Road and Church Street NW at 11:54 p.m. Aug. 16, he detected the odor of alcohol. The driver and passengers admitted to consuming alcohol even though they were under 21. Tracy issued summonses to Nina Bogdon, 18, of Kearney Court; Olivia Pilar Ceppi, 19, of Grampion Place; and Eshan A. Parmehr, 18, of Glen Avenue SW for unlawful possession of alcohol. They were released after signing their summonses.
  • During Sgt. Juelhart's interaction with the driver of a vehicle at a traffic stop at Nutley Street and Windover Avenue NW at 1:49 a.m. Aug. 17, she detected signs of possible impairment. After failing to complete field sobriety tests, Miles Matthew Morley, 27, of Whistler Drive in Arlington, Texas, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Morley was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center for breath analysis, but he advised he would not be able to perform the test so a blood test was performed. Morley was held on $5,000 bond.
  • A homeowner on the 400 block of Berry Street SE reported someone had entered the home and sprayed the contents of a fire extinguisher onto the walls between noon Aug. 17 and 3:07 p.m. Aug. 20. The homeowner advised the home was due to be razed; therefore, he did not want to pursue charges. Officer Myers advised the homeowner to place "No Trespassing" signs on the home and complete a house check form at the police station to ensure extra patrols of the house.
  • A citizen reported her iPhone was stolen from her vehicle, which sje left with the top down and doors unlocked, as she shopped at Vienna Rexall Drug Center, 150 Maple Ave. West, between 12:48 and 1:48 p.m. Aug. 17.
  • An employee at 243 Church St. NW reported another employee attempted to fill two forged prescriptions 4 p.m. Aug. 17. This case is being investigated.
  • An employee of Dr. Beauty, 386 Maple Ave. East, reported someone damaged two pieces of equipment between 6 p.m. Aug. 17 and 10 a.m. Aug. 18.
  • While on patrol, MPO Burchfield observed an individual lying on a brick retaining wall at 12:27 a.m. Aug. 18 on the 200 block of Maple Ave. East. Mark Edward Tulay, 45, of Sunrise Road was arrested for drunk in public. Tulay was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held until he was sober.
  • Officer Tremont responded to the 200 block of Oak Street SW for the report of an accident. Upon the officer's arrival, the driver of the striking vehicle left the scene. Tremont located the driver, who admitted to striking the vehicle and leaving the scene, and observed signs of possible impairment. After failing several field sobriety tests, Daniel James Fowler, 19, of Oak Street SW was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Fowler was transported to the Vienna Police Station for breath analysis, after which he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and held on $2,500 bond.
  • A resident on the 700 block of Cottage Street SW reported his sister had driven by his home and began yelling obscenities at him at 12:08 p.m. Aug. 18. The resident advised he did not want to pursue charges; he just wanted his sister to stay away from him. The sister had already left the scene prior to police arrival, and the brother was advised to contact police if she came back.
  • A resident reported an elderly woman was at her house on the 400 block of Victoria Court NW and did not know where she lived at 6:29 p.m. Aug. 18. The responding officers recognized the woman from previous incidents. Officer Ruddy returned her to her home without incident.
  • Officer Ruddy observed the driver at a traffic stop at McDonald's, 544 Maple Ave. SW, at 5:31 a.m. Aug. 19 showed signs of possible impairment. After failing to complete several field sobriety tests, the driver was transported to the Vienna Police Station for breath analysis. After the analysis determined the operator was not intoxicated, he was taken to his residence. The driver said he had been awake for 24 hours, which may have contributed to the initial test results.
  • An employee of Sally's Beauty Supply, 329 Maple Ave. East, reported that at 6:11 p.m., after they had locked the doors to the business, an unknown male went to the door and stated he had something to return. The employee told the man the store was closed and he would need to come back another day. The man began banging on the door, yelling at employees to open the door. The individual left the area prior to police arrival.
  • A resident reported someone had entered both of his unlocked vehicles between 8 p.m. Aug. 19 and 6:07 a.m. Aug. 20 on the 400 block of John Marshall Drive NE. He advised the contents of the glove compartments were emptied onto the seats but nothing was taken.
  • A resident reported she was unable to find her juvenile daughter at 10:54 p.m. on the 200 block of Lewis St. NW. The mother advised she and her daughter had an argument because the daughter wanted to go see her boyfriend. The mother does not approve of the boyfriend. Officer Ruddy was able to contact the daughter who advised she was at McDonald's with friends and would return home. Once the daughter returned home, she and her mother continued to argue. Ruddy was able to arrange for the daughter to stay with a friend until things calmed down at home.
  • A resident reported at 8:13 p.m. Aug. 20 that an individual had been verbally harassing him on the 200 block of Park Terrace Court SE. The resident believes the individual lives in the same complex. He advised he has done nothing to provoke the behavior. He was advised to contact the police deparment if he sees the individual again.
  • A resident reported his wife was having a medical emergency at 1 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Wolftrap Motel, 430 Maple Ave. SW. The woman was transported to an area hospital without incident.
  • A resident reported someone had gone through his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway on the 400 block of Macarthur Avenue SW between 4:30 a.m. Aug. 21 and 7:37 Aug. 22. He advised the contents of his glove compartment and the center consold had been emptied but nothing had been taken.
  • A resident reported they found their stepfather deceased in the foyer of their home at 1:41 p.m. Aug. 22 on the 400 block of Nutley Street SW. A detective will follow up on this case, which has been classified as a natural death.
  • Sgt. Farhan responded to Maple Avenue at East Street, East, for a report of an individual staggering as he walked down Maple Avenue at 7:59 p.m. Aug. 22. After locating the subject, Farhan arrested Francisco Mejia, 35, of West 74th St. in Hialeah, Fla., for drunk in public. Mejia was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held until he was sober.
  • A resident reported at 1:54 a.m. Aug. 23. on the 300 block of East Street NE she was being harassed by a former friend. While Officer Tremont was speaking with the resident, the ex-friend telephoned again. Tremont advised the woman to cease the telephone calls and she agreed to stop calling. The resident did not wish to pursue charges.
  • A resident reported her parents were involved in a heated argument at 3:58 a.m. Aug. 23 on the 1000 block of Park Street SW. Officer Tremont arrived and spoke with the husband and wife. The husband advised he wanted Tremont to remove his wife from the residence. Tremont advised the husband he could not remove his wife from her home. The wife agreed to leave until the situation calmed down.
  • Employees of Plastic Surgery Center, 502 Maple Ave. W, reported a former patient was displeased with the results of his surgery and wanted a refund. Employees have advised him several times he will not be receiving a refund but he continues to contact the business inappropriately. The employees were advised it was a civil matter and to contact police if the patient showed up so he could be trespassed.
  • Officer Vazquez responded to the 100 block of Patrick Street SE for an injured child. Another child had thrown a brick at him after an argument about sharing a scooter. The juveniles were released to their parents.

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WForty August 29, 2012 at 02:42 PM
People of Vienna: LOCK YOUR CARS. Seriously, if you don't lock your cars, sheds, and backyards, you will have your phones and bikes stolen. If you're not willing to secure your own property, don't be surprised to lose it.
Jane B August 29, 2012 at 06:17 PM
@ WForty, it's funny that people need to be reminded of this!! I can't believe how often I read about things getting stolen from unlocked vehicles!

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