Police dispersed a large group of kids apparently engaged in a "fight club" last week in the 100 block of Park Street SE.
While looking for a missing juvenile at 3:58 p.m. Jan 13, police found a large group of juveniles behind a shopping center. The kids were watching two other kids fighting. When police approached the group, the kids scattered, but one of the fighters was detained. The boy told police the fight was prearranged and mutually agreed upon. He further reported it was part of a “fight club” which involves juveniles fighting at prearranged times.
Police contacted the boy's father and released the child to the care of a responsible adult.
A woman reported she and her 16-year-old sister were eating at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at when three Hispanic males began smiling at the younger sister, making her feel uncomfortable.
The sisters then drove to another store and the trio followed them. The women then drove to a 7-11 store and the men continued to follow them.
The men made gestures in an attempt to tell the young girl how beautiful she was and they wanted her to call them. One of the men exited their vehicle and walked up to the younger sister’s window and began tapping on it. The older sister yelled at the man and called police. After calling the men left the area in a construction truck with “KCI General Contractors” on the door and several ladders on the top of it.
Police are still investigating the case.
More highlights from the Vienna Police Department, Jan. 12 to Jan. 18
- An employee of , 369 Maple Avenue E, reported a customer rented a limousine Nov. 20, 2011, but when their credit card payment was processed a day later it was declined. The company hasn't been able to reach the customer; police are investigating the case.
- A man reported between 6:01 p.m. Jan. 12 and 10:15 a.m. Jan. 13, someone slashed four tires on his vehicle, parked on Church Street NW.
- A mother reported her son threatened her between 8 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. Jan. 13 because she took away his cell phone. Police explained what options the mother had available to her.
- The owner of Anita’s Restaurant, 521 Maple Avenue E, reported between Jan. 13 and 18 he sent two checks to a merchant in Florida. Someone other than the recipient had apparently cashed the checks using electronic means. Police are still being investigated.
- A man reported Jan. 17 that at 5:02 p.m. Jan. 13, he saw a suspicious male in a car on Jan. 13, watching young children at play near Plum Street and Meadow Lane SW. He appeared to be suspicious, the citizen said.
- A bill collector reported at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 13, a customer on Echols Street SE had threatened to shoot himself while the two were talking on the phone. Police contacted the customer to investigate. The customer told police the bills “were killing him” and the company might as well come shoot him because he can’t pay the bills. There were no actual threats to harm himself, the customer said.
- A resident reported two cars were parked near each other around 9:18 p.m. Jan. 13 on Beulah Road NE, each with several kids inside making loud noises. Police found the cars and saw several teens walking behind a house near the area. Upon investigating, police revealed a number of teens were attending a party at which there were alcoholic beverages, and, there was a 30-year-old adult male on the premises. The adult’s younger siblings appeared to be having the party. The adult, Marcus Mitchell, 30, of Vienna was issued a summons for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was released after signing the summons. The parents of the attending teens were contacted and responded to retrieve their children.
- A husband reported at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 14 his wife had not come home to the family's house on Park Street SE the night before. Shortly afterward, the wife contacted their daughter and reported she would be home shortly. The wife did not return as stated and a police report was filed. On Jan. 16 the wife contacted police to say she was at work and was fine.
- A man reported at 7:02 p.m. Jan. 14 his ex-wife was inside his home on Orchard Street NW but he didn't want her there. After investigating, officers weren't able to determine if the ex-wife was on the deed to the house or not. Police counseled the pair about their legal options.
- A citizen reported finding a handgun underneath a tree at 8:35 a.m. Jan. 15 on Meadow Lane SW. Police found the gun and determined it was a BB gun.
- An employee of Palm Beach Tan, 105 Center Street N, reported a customer came back after using a tanning bed at 7:20 p.m. Jan 15 and said it didn't work correctly. Because of this, he said, he wanted a discount on subsequent tans. The customer then left the store for a brief period before returning and making inappropriate statements to the employee and some customers. Police responded and told the customer to leave. He was then banned from the store.
- A woman reported at 11:58 p.m. Jan. 15 her husband was accusing her of cheating on him. The two argued and then the husband left. No violation of law was reported.
- A woman reported at 8:40 a.m. Jan. 16 her husband called her at work and threatened to damage her vehicle. Officers responded to the woman's home and found her windshield had been severely damaged. Further investigation revealed the husband had damaged the windshield, but also that he had actually purchased the car and his wife drove it. Both parties were counseled about the incident; no violation of law was reported.
- A father reported while having an argument with his daughter at 3:43 p.m. Jan. 16 she threatened to harm herself. After police responded and spoke with all parties, the father transported the daughter to an area medical facility for evaluation. The man then reported at 8:23 p.m. his ex-wife was enroute to his house to pick up their daughter. The wife was angry and the father requested a police presence during the meeting. Police responded and the meeting took place without incident.
- While conducting a traffic stop at 11:47 p.m. Jan. 16 near Church and Mill Streets NE, police began to suspect there was marijuana inside the vehicle. Further investigation yielded the marijuana. Police issued the driver, David Oster, 19, of Vienna, a summons for possession of marijuana. He was released after signing the summons.
- Police heard what sounded like a vehicle traveling at a high speed at 3:10 a.m. Jan. 17 on Maple Avenue SE. They then saw a vehicle on Maple Avenue travelling well above the posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. After verifying the vehicle’s speed at 95 miles per hour, police stopped the car. Police issued the driver, Nawaf Alnuwaif, 30, of Rockville, Md, a summons for reckless driving. He was released after signing the summons.
- A citizen renting a room in a home on Glyndon Street SE reported another renter was banging on her door at 5:31 a.m. Jan. 17 and using profanity. Police spoke with all involved parties and counseled them regarding their behavior.
- A resident reported a woman was making statements about harming herself at 6:46 p.m. Jan. 17 at , 133 Park Street NE. Police spoke with the woman and determined that she was not in need of services. She returned to her home without incident.
- Police saw a trash collection vehicle servicing a dumpster at 6 a.m. Jan. 18 on Pine Street SE, a violation of the Town of Vienna noise ordinance. Police issued the driver, Roger Dasher, 65, of Remington, Va., a summons for the violation. He was released after signing it.
- A woman reported at 2:17 p.m. Jan. 18 her vehicle had been stolen from her driveway on Berry Street SE. Shortly afterward, police located the vehicle at the . After investigating, police determined the woman had driven the vehicle to the store in the morning and had walked home after shopping there, forgetting she had driven to the store and not walked.
- A woman reported while driving along Maple Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18, a man driving an SUV pulled next to her to tell her she was driving too fast. The woman gestured back towards the man. A short time later the two vehicles came to a stop and the man in the SUV approached the woman’s window, banged on it, and made a disparaging remark about her.
- Police attempted to serve a Fairfax County warrant on a man at an area business at 4:38 p.m. Jan. 18. Officers were unsuccessful, but contacted the individual named on the warrant. Shortly afterward, Kevin Kaminski, 40, of Fairfax responded to Vienna Police Headquarters and took service of the warrant. The warrant, a releasable summons, charged Kaminski with shoplifting. He signed the summons and was released.
- At 6:10 p.m. Jan. 18, a man returned to his home on Ross Drive SW and found his brother had passed away. There did not appear to be any signs of foul play. A detective will follow up on this case.
- A woman reported at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 18 a telephone solicitor from a club called “Great Fun!” called her and wanted her to join the club. She declined. A short time later the same man called again, saying he would enroll her and already had her credit card information. The woman contacted her bank to ensure that this was not true and took the necessary precautions to protect her account.
After an investigation, police secured a warrant for a man who discharged a gun inside a home on Cottage Street. At 10:27 p.m. Jan 13, the man, Carlos Gutierrez, 34, of Vienna, reported to Vienna Police Headquarters, where he was arrested and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
A New Jersey police department asked Vienna officers at 10:34 a.m. Jan. 15 to check on the well being of a man they believed to be staying in town on Battle Street SW. They said the man had threatened to harm himself. Police contacted the man, who appeared to be in good physical health but agreed to go to a medical facility for evaluation and potential care. While at the medical facility, police learned an outstanding warrant was on file for the man in New Jersey, charging him with violating a restraining order. Police secured a warrant of arrest for Anthony Smith, 44, of North Millwood, N.J., for being a fugitive from justice and arrested him at 3 p.m. When police took Smith to the Vienna Police Headquarters, he began to complain of chest pains and said he had ingested a large amount of medication prior to his police encounter. Fairfax County EMS responded and transported Mr. Smith to an area hospital. The arrest warrant was served on him at the hospital as well as a commitment order.