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Police Log: Officers Charge Man with Grand Larceny in Stolen Checks Case

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

Police have charged a man who alleged tried to deposit stolen checks at a Vienna bank with grand larceny.

Timothy Pham, 44, of Chantilly, was arrested July 29 and charged with grand larceny. 

Police were called at 12:33 p.m. Dec. 20 to Navy Federal Credit Union, where an employee reported a customer had deposited some checks previously reported as stolen. 

After an investigation, police traced the deposit to Pham. Fairfax County police completed the arrest.

Other highlights from the Vienna Police Department Log, July 27 to Aug. 2:

  • A resident reported between noon and 3:01 p.m. July 13, he had been receiving harassing text messages. Police contacted the sender, who agreed to stop sending the texts.
  • A woman reported she lost her cell phone in Washington D.C. July 27, but using her iPad, tracked the phone to Glyndon Street in Vienna. Police contacted the resident at the address on Glyndon Street, who said his girlfriend found the phone. She returned the phone without issue.
  • Police responded at 11:10 a.m. July 27 to several reports of a man stumbling through . Callers said he appeared to be drunk, and had fallen several times; they feared he would fall next into traffic. When police arrived, they found the man and saw him fall into a parked vehicle.  They questioned the man, who said he had consumed between 10 to 15 alcoholic beverages that morning. Timothy Mills, 56, of Vienna was arrested for drunk in public. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded to treat Mills’ minor injuries. Police then took him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was held until he was sober.
  • Police responded to a report of a male subject walking into the woods at 5:22 p.m. July 27 near the Dominion Power Station, 397 Center Street N. They found two teen boys in the woods, who they discovered were in possession of suspected marijuana and cigarettes, respectively. The teens were released to their parents.
  • A citizen reported at 9:05 p.m. July 27 there were people jumping off the roof of , 147 Maple Ave W. The citizen asked them to leave and they did so without incident. 
  • A man came to at 1:44 p.m. July 28 to report his daughter was in a bicycle accident on the W&OD Trail near its intersection with Maple Avenue. Neither cyclist was injured, but the father said the other cyclist, a man, was hostile towards his daughter and demanded she provide him with her information. The daughter gave her information to the man, but he rode away without giving his own. Another citizen stopped the man and collected his information to give to the daughter.
  • During a traffic stop at 12:14 a.m. July 29 at Maple Avenue and Center Street, police discovered the driver was in possession of alcohol. Catie Daus, 18, of Vienna, was issued a summons for underage possession of alcohol and released.
  • A woman reported during a heated argument with her husband at 1:48 a.m. July 29 on Tapawingo Road, things became physical. Police responded and found no signs of a physical altercation. The warrant process was explained to the couple but the wife said she didn’t want to press charges.
  • A woman reported between 3 and 7:26 a.m. July 29, someone egged her vehicle on Cottage Street, and had apparently egged her neighbor’s vehicle as well.
  • Police responded to a report of a loose grey and brown terrier dog running at 7:10 a.m. July 29 around Walker and Ware Streets SW.  The dog was taken to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter pending identification of its owner.
  • Police responded to a report of a loose brown hound dog running at 1:59 p.m. July 29 around Roland and Nutley Streets SW. The dog was taken to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter pending identification of its owner.
  • A man called police at 7:25 p.m. July 29 because his daughter was emotional over a fight with her mother and had begun yelling and screaming. The father wanted police assistance to help calm her down.   There were no violations of law.
  • A group of citizens called police at 8:10 p.m. July 29 when they found a man on Orleans Circle SW, covered in grass clippings and unable to stand on his own.  The man was attempting to walk along the road. Police responded and Daniel Wilson, 48, of Vienna, for drunk in public. Wilson was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.  As Wilson exited the police vehicle at the center, he fell into another cruiser, imprinting the outline of his body on the rear quarter panel. Wilson was released after he was sober.
  • Police responded to a report of two people trying to steal a bike at 12:34 a.m. July 30 along Patrick Street SE.  They found two juveniles matching the alleged thieves descriptions. A witness confirmed they were the teens involved. Police released them to their parents.
  • A resident reported a loud noise coming from behind , 544 Maple Ave W. Police arrived and found the noise violated the town’s noise violation.  Alduvin Alvarenga Mendoza, 36, of Silver Spring, Md, was issued a summons for the violation. He was released after signing it.
  • A woman reported at 12:26 p.m. July 30 a live-in family member was abusing her elderly mother. Police responded to the residence on Pine Street SE, where the mother said she wanted to leave and stay at her daughter’s home. Police gave the daughter information about the services available to assist with the care of her mother.
  • A man reported his wife’s bike was stolen between 8 p.m. July 30 and 8:40 a.m. Aug 1 from their front lawn on Park Street. The bicycle was reportedly left unlocked on the front lawn overnight.
  • A woman reported at 9:33 a.m. July 31 her boyfriend had assaulted her on two previous occasions, and both assaults occurred in Loudoun County. Police told her to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office if she wanted to file a report for the assaults and also gave information about Victim Services.
  • During a traffic stop at 2:07 a.m. Aug. 1 at Plum and Cottage Streets, police determined one of the passengers in the vehicle possessed alcohol. Paige Emilia Ravesteijn, 19, of Vienna was issued a summons of r underage possession of alcohol and released after signing it.
  • A resident reported at 4 a.m. Aug. 1 finding a bat in the master bedroom of their home on Commons Drive NW. Police captured the bat and secured it in a shoebox. Police transported the bat to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to be tested for rabies; results have not yet returned.
  • A resident reported his neighbor was refusing to let him onto his property to take his elderly mother to a doctor’s appointment at 8:46 a.m. Aug. 1. The resident, mother and sister then began arguing about the care of the mother. The brother and sister agreed to stop arguing and take their mother to the doctor’s together.
  • A woman reported at 5:51 p.m. Aug. 1 she had discovered her juvenile daughter had been viewing a website that displayed questionable content.  The daughter told her mother she does not use her real name or address when she is on the website.  Police responded and spoke with the girl about the “possible dangers associated with websites of that nature. “
  • During a traffic stop at 1:15 a.m. Aug. 2 at Park Street and Adahi Road SE, police suspected the driver was impaired.  After attempting to complete several field sobriety tests, Sarah Elizabeth Turner, 25, of Falls Church, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Turner was taken to Vienna Police Headquarters for breath analysis, but once there, she refused the test.  Turner was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with driving while intoxicated and refusal of a breath test.  She was held on a $3,000.00 bond.
  • An employee of 232 Dominion Road NE, reported at 9:33 a.m. Aug. 2 he and another employee had a heated argument.  One of the employees was upset because his employer was refusing to pay commission on a business deal completed by the pair. The employer asked the employee to leave the property
  • A citizen reported between 9:50 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. his vehicle had been deeply scratched, apparently by a key or similar object, outside of Vienna Vintner, 233 Maple Avenue E. Police searched the area for suspects, but found none.
  • A woman reported at 9:53 a.m. Aug. 2 her uncle accidentally threw her immigration papers away while she was out of town.
  • Police witnessed a traffic violation at 4:43 p.m. Aug. 2 at Center Street and Mill Street NE. When conducting the traffic stop, police smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle; officers found a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle but determined there was not enough to support criminal charges.  

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Amelie Krikorian August 11, 2012 at 05:50 PM
This is a lot of crime for Vienna. I don't think I have ever seen a report this long. I hope this level of incidents does not continue.
Robey Station August 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM
A lot of people drunk in public. Sounds like Mayberry to me.

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