Police Log: Officers Arrest Pair Passed Out in Road

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

A man and woman found lying on Tapawingo Road next to their car were arrested for drunk in public.

The man was also summonsed for possession of marijuana.

Police responded to a report of two unconscious people found lying next to a vehicle at 5:55 a.m. July 16 on Tapawingo Road SW.

When officers arrived, they found a man and woman incoherent, unable to explain what had happened and how they arrived on the ground next to a car.

Police arrested Billy John Palaez, 23, of Falls Church, and Kathryn Elizabeth Tomlin-Mathews, 24, of Vienna, for drunk in public.

While police were preparing the pair’s vehicle for towing, they found a smoking device and suspected marijuana. Police issued a summons to Palaez for possession of marijuana. He signed it and afterward was taken with Tomlin-Matthews to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where they were held until they were sober.

Other Highlights from the Vienna Police Log, July 13 to 19:

  • An employee of Vienna Paints, 230 Maple Ave NW, reported between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. June 13 he left his keys on a counter. At the end of the day, the keys were gone, he said.
  • At noon June 19, an employee of Metro Eyes, 260 Maple Avenue E, reported when she tried to cash a check given to her as payment for two pairs of glasses, she was told it had been written on a closed account. Police are investigating the case.
  • A man reported leaving his landscaping tools in an alley between 7 a.m. July 9 and 7:50 a.m. July 16 behind the , 505 Maple Avenue W. The equipment was gone when he returned to pick it up. Police are investigating the case.
  • During a patrol at 3:56 p.m. July 13, officers encountered two juveniles pushing a shopping cart outside , 225 Maple Avenue E. The cart struck a parked car. Police found the vehicle's owner, who chose not to press charges. The juveniles were spoken to about their actions and released to their parents.
  • Police responded at 8:11 p.m. July 13 to , 456 Maple Ave W, where a citizen was having a medical emergency. The person was taken to a local hospital.
  • Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute between an adult pair of siblings at 8:58 a.m. July 14 on Orchard Street NW. Police calmed the brother and sister, who agreed to end the argument.
  • A Nutley Street resident reported between 2 and 11 p.m. July 14 the resident's mailbox had been stolen.
  • A man came to police headquarters at 2:25 p.m. July 14 to hand over two firearms for police destruction.
  • A woman reported at 11:49 p.m. July 14 that she and her juvenile son had a heated argument and her son left their Tapawingo Road home. Police provided the mother with treatment options for her son, and when he returned home at 2:30 a.m. July 15, police counseled him on his behavior.
  • A woman reported that between 2:33 and 6 a.m. July 15 her ex-boyfriend had come to her house on Harmony Drive, though he had previously been banned from the home. When police arrived and spoke with the man, they arrested Bradford G. Dutton, 24, of Vienna, for drunk in public. While searching Dutton, police found methamphetamine and what appeared to be cocaine. Dutton was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, trespassing and drunk in public. He was held on a $7,500 bond for the drug charges and a $1,500.00 bond for the trespassing.
  • Police responded to a report of a fight in progress at 3:32 a.m. July 15 on Lawyers Road NW. Police found a group of men who said they were having an argument, which eventually escalated into a "scuffle." Police determined the men were intoxicated and arrested William Carter Ross, 22, Brandon Richard Lomax, 22, and Christopher Garrison Yeates, 22, all of Vienna, for drunk in public. They were taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and held until they were sober.
  • While on patrol at 8:22 a.m. July 15 on Cottage Street, police found an elderly man who seemed disoriented. Police approached the man, who said he was lost. After contacting other local authorities to check missing person reports, police drove the man to the W&OD trail, where he said his walk started. On the trail, police encountered a woman who said she was looking for her uncle. The woman came to the police car and identified the man in the backseat as her uncle.
  • A woman reported at 1:53 p.m. July 15 the mailbox in front of her and her mother's homes on Courthouse Road had been knocked over.
  • Police responded at 5:28 p.m. July 15 to a report of a heated discussion between a man and woman that had a small child with them at 545 Madison Ave W. When police located the pair, they said they were having a custody argument over the child. After discussing proper procedures for child custody issues, the group decided the child would be best cared for at the moment if she left with her mother.
  • At 1:25 a.m. July 16, police saw a suspicious man stumbling along the sidewalk on Maple Avenue W. After interacting with the man, police arrested Kevin Cory Bean, 53, of Vienna, for drunk in public. He was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and held until he was sober.
  • At 12:21 p.m. July 16, four people entered the at 436 Maple Ave. E. An employee reported while two individuals distracted the employee, one member of the group made off with a bottle of vodka. Police are investigating the case.
  • After finding a male Rottweiler at 1:45 p.m. July 16, a citizen took the dog to the , 140 Park Street SE, where an employee called the town's animal control officer. The dog was then taken to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. It will be released once the owners are identified.
  • A woman reported losing her wallet at 4:19 p.m. July 16 at Giant Food Store, 359 Maple Avenue SE
  • Residents reported between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. July 17, someone had entered their home on Walnut Lane NW and stolen several pieces of jewelry. Police are investigating the case.
  • At noon July 17, a resident on Fairway Drive NE told police that their neighbors' yard, which was unkempt, had started to give off a strong owner. Police responded to the house, where the owner said she owned two dogs that stayed mostly indoors. The woman couldn't provide the dogs' licenses, but told police she would contact them when they were located.
  • At 5:20 p.m. July 17, an employee of Beirut Butcher & Grocery, 407 Maple W, reported that when he refused to allow a customer to take items and pay for them at a later date, the customer became combative. The customer then struck the employee as he was being escorted out of the store. The employee told police they did not want to press charges in the matter.
  • A man reported while taking a walk with his wife at 9:05 p.m. July 17 near Old Courthouse Road and Fairway Drive NE, the passengers of a vehicle driving by threw what looked like a cup of water at the couple and shouted obscenities. The man, who recorded the license plate number, told police he wouldn't press charges if the occupants apologized. Police found those responsible, who agreed to the apology.
  • A citizen reported a man was soliciting for home remodeling services between 1:50 ad 2:03 p.m. on Macarthur Avenue NE. Police found the man, who agreed to stop soliciting until he acquired a town permit to solicit.
  • At 4:10 p.m. July 19, an employee of , 800 Maple Ave. NE, reported a man was sitting in a black vehicle near the pool exit. When approached about why he was idling there, the man said he was waiting to pick someone up, but left the area at a high rate of speed when pressed on whom he was picking up. Police asked the employee to call police if the man returned.


On Oct. 28, 2011, a volunteer at the reported he'd been given a check tied to a closed account at the department's weekly Bingo game. On July 10, 2012, Vienna Police say the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested Elizabeth M. Smith, 30, of Springfield for bad check.


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