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Police Log: Rexall Employee Detains Shoplifter

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

A Rexall Drug Store employee stopped a woman attempting to shoplift, detaining her until Vienna Police could respond.

The employee reported a female entered the store, at 150 Maple Avenue SW, and absconded with a shopping bag containing groceries around 4:40 p.m. Nov. 8.

The employee approached the woman and told her she would need to pay for the groceries, according to the police report. At that time, the woman fled the store with the employee in close pursuit. After a brief chase the employee was able to stop and hold the woman until police arrived.

While detaining the woman, the employee was kicked several times, according to the report. An officer responded and issued summonses to Shahpar Ghaemmaghami, 62, of Firenze Court in Herndon for petit larceny and simple assault. After signing the summonses Ghaemmaghami was released.

Other highlights from the Vienna Police Department Log, Nov. 9 to Nov. 15:

  • A resident on the 1000 block of Delilah Drive SW reported he had concerns about his children's Internet activity between 1 and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 26.
  • A citizen on the 100 block of Patrick Street SE reported he was concerned about several cars that had been driving through the parking lot around 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5.
  • A resident on the 400 block of Roland Street SW reported someone had fraudulently accessed his computer and was sending emails using his account between noon Nov. 6 and 4:32 p.m. Nov. 8.
  • A resident on the 200 block of Locust Street SE reported someone had entered the locked storage area of his building and took his bicycle between 6 p.m. Nov. 6 and 2:37 p.m. Nov. 11.
  • A citizen reported she had lost her wallet while at the Papa Johns Restaurant, 112 Lawyers Road NW around 5:25 p.m. Nov. 7.
  • A resident on the 600 block of Alma Street SE reported someone had taken his leaf blower and an extension cord from his open car port between midnight Nov. 8 and 1 p.m. Nov. 11.
  • A citizen at Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Drive SW, reported someone had entered the snack shop and vandalized the walls. This case is being investigated.
  • A citizen on the 100 block of Cherry Street SE reported he has been having ongoing problems with his ex-wife concerning the custody agreement for their children around 6:35 p.m. Nov. 8. Officer Tracy informed him it was a civil matter and suggested he contact his attorney.
  • A citizen reported they had seen an individual in the area who appeared to be intoxicated at Rexall Drug Store, 150 Maple Avenue SW around 8:32 p.m. Nov. 8. An officer responded and located the individual. After his interaction with the individual, the officer arrested Jose E. Gomez, 30, address unknown, for drunk in public. Gomez was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
  • While on patrol, a sergeant discovered a male individual lying in the grass on the 1100 block of Maple Avenue East around 10:20 p.m. Nov. 8. The sergeant made contact with the individual and determined he was intoxicated. The individual became ill and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
  • A citizen on the 100 block of Park Street SE reported he was approached by a female individual who wanted to make a video recording of him around 11:52 a.m. Nov. 9. When the man refused the female became angry and cursed at him. The female left the area in a green vehicle prior to the arrival of the police
  • An employee of Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane, reported he discovered a student had been smoking marijuana in the restroom around 11:56 a.m. Nov. 9. An officer responded and spoke with the juvenile, who admitted he had been smoking marijuana. This case is being investigated.
  • A citizen reported a resident may have been neglecting their animals on the 100 block of Wilmar Place NW. Animal Control Officer Barker is investigating this case.
  • A resident on Nutley Street at Courthouse Road reported she and a friend had become involved in a heated argument that turned physical around 3:25 p.m. Nov. 9. An officer spoke with both individuals involved who stated they did not wish to pursue charges. Both individuals agreed they would refrain from any further contact with each other.
  • A citizen on the 400 block of Pine Street SE reported when she returned to her vehicle after work she discovered a bottle of wine had been placed in one of the cup holders. She stated the wine was not in her vehicle when she arrived at work. An officer located a business card attached to the bottle of wine and made contact with the person, whose name was on the business card. He stated the bottle of wine had been given away as a door prize. The officer contacted the winner of the wine who stated she thought she was getting into her vehicle when she realized she was in the wrong vehicle. When she realized her mistake she left the wine in the cup holder and exited the vehicle. She stated she did not want the wine returned.
  • A resident reported he had found a deceased fox in his backyard on the 300 block of Johnson Street SW around 7 p.m. Nov. 9. He stated his son's dog may have come in contact with the fox. Animal Control Officer Barker responded and transported the fox to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for rabies testing. The son was contacted and advised he would need to quarantine his dog until the results of the rabies test were completed. Barker was advised by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter the fox did not have rabies. The owner of the dog was informed he no longer needed to quarantine his dog.
  • A citizen reported the locks to the doors of the Vienna Little League building in Yoenas Park, 1319 Ross Drive SW, had been removed and the building had been entered and several items taken from the snack bar. This case is being investigated.
  • During a traffic stop on the 100 block of Park Street SE around 3:48 a.m. Nov. 10, an officer detected signs the driver was possibly impaired. After failing to complete several field sobriety tests, Bryan Daniel Corts, 25, of Cy Court in Vienna was arrested for driving while intoxicated. While conducting an inventory of his vehicle, a weapon was discovered in the driver's side door storage area. Corts was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center for an breath analysis. After arriving at the Detention Center, Corts became argumentative and refused to provide a sample of his breath for the analysis. Corts was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath test and possession of a concealed weapon. Corts was held on a $5,000 bond.
  • A resident on the 600 block of Hillcrest Drive SW reported her daughter might be in need of medical treatment around 2:55 p.m. Nov. 10. An officer responded and, after speaking with the mother and daughter, they agreed to go to an area hospital for treatment.
  • A resident on the 400 block of Niblick Drive NE reported a neighbor's door had been left open and they were unable to contact the homeowner around 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Two officers responded to secure the residence.
  • A resident on the 1100 block of Walker Circle SW reported he and his wife were inside the residence when they heard a loud noise around 11:48 p.m. Nov. 10. The residents looked outside and observed what appeared to be two individuals, possibly teenagers, running from the house. There were no signs of damage or that they had attempted to enter the residence.
  • During a traffic stop on Maple Avenue at Pleasant Street around 2:53 a.m. Nov. 11, an officer detected signs the driver was possibly impaired. After failing to complete several field sobriety tests, Sean Patrick Morgan, 22, of Plaza Lane in Fairfax was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Morgan was transported to Vienna Police Headquarters for a breath analysis. After the analysis, he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with driving while intoxicated. Morgan was to be held until he was sober.
  • An officer was on patrol when he discovered two male individuals urinating near a trash bin on the 200 block of Cedar Lane SE around 3:38 a.m. Nov. 11. After speaking with the individuals he determined one of the men was extremely intoxicated. The second individual appeared to be sober and was released. Ramon Ramirez Franco, 37, no fixed address, was arrested for drunk in public. Franco was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
  • A resident on the 600 block of Frederick Street SW reported she and her daughter had been involved in a verbal argument the prior day around noon Nov. 11. The daughter stated the mother is pitting her son against her. The situation had been defused by the time the officers arrived.
  • A resident reported that while her son was inside Noodles and Company, 201 Maple Avenue SE, around 1 p.m. Nov. 11, someone had taken his bicycle.
  • A resident on the 1100 block of Hillcrest Drive SW reported that her husband had intentionally shut the car door on her arm when she was attempting to leave her residence around 2 p.m. Nov. 11. An officer located the husband who was arrested for domestic assault. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held on a $1,000 bond.
  • A citizen reported that while he was grocery shopping at Magruder's, 180 Maple Avenue SW, around 4 p.m. Nov. 11, someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and had taken two prescription bottles.
  • A resident on the 200 block of Moore Avenue SE reported that while he was walking his dog, two pit bulls ran from a yard and approached his dog in an aggressive manner around 4:11 p.m. Nov. 11. The owner of the pit bulls was located and stated she has an electric fence; however, it appears to be malfunctioning. Animal Control Officer Barker will be following up on this case.
  • An employee at Chipotle, 213 Maple Avenue SE, reported he had found a wallet in the restaurant around 9:37 p.m. Nov. 11. The wallet will be held at police headquarters until the owner can be located.
  • A citizen on the 100 block of Fardale Street SE reported a construction trailer had been broken into and a generator and a coring machine had been taken between 8 a.m. Nov. 12 and 8:11 a.m. Nov. 14. This case is being investigated.
  • A citizen reported he had found what appeared to be possible drug paraphernalia in the area of the Meadow Lane Park on Meadow Lane and Courthouse Road SW around 2:35 p.m. Nov. 12. The citizen was requesting extra patrols in that area.
  • A resident on the 100 block of Sharon Lane NW reported he had sub-contracted with a painter to paint a house. He stated he was dissatisfied with the job and an argument ensued between 7 a.m. Nov. 13 and 7 a.m. Nov. 15. The sub-contractor then posted a bad review on a website. An officer contacted the sub-contractor and advised him the resident wanted no further contact with him. The sub-contractor stated he would comply with his wishes.
  • A citizen on the 500 block of Plum Street SW reported he was concerned for the welfare of his ex-girlfriend around 4:31 a.m. Nov. 14. A sergeant responded to the ex-girlfriend’s residence and determined she was not in need of medical treatment.
  • A citizen on the 100 block of Beulah Road NE reported they had encountered a male individual who appeared to be intoxicated around 11:45 a.m. Nov. 14. An officer responded and located the individual. Daniel Andrew Wilson, 48, of Hillcrest Drive in Vienna, was arrested for drunk in public. Wilson was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
  • A resident on the 400 block of Marshall Road SW reported a white pick-up truck drove by her residence and took pictures of her residence and vehicles around noon Nov. 14. The vehicle was gone when the officers arrived.
  • A resident on the 300 block of Holmes Drive NW reported she had previously allowed her husband to use her credit card to pay for business expenses around 10:50 p.m. Nov. 14. She stated she no longer wants her husband to use the card, however, she suspects he is still using the card. An officer advised her it was a civil matter and not a criminal matter.
  • An officer responded to Niblick Drive and Maple Avenue in reference to a crash that had occurred around 1:54 a.m. Nov. 15. Upon his arrival he located the driver, who stated she swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel, at which time her vehicle left the roadway where it struck a highway sign, a tree stump and a tree. Upon further contact with the driver, signs of possible impairment were detected. After failing to successfully complete several field sobriety tests, Sherrie Michelle Gabriel, 32, of International Drive in Mclean was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Gabriel was transported to the Vienna Police Department for a breath analysis. Once at the police station Gabriel was unable to complete the analysis. Gabriel was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she was charged with driving while intoxicated, second or subsequent time, and refusal to submit to a breath test. Gabriel was held on a $2,000 bond.
  • An employee of Cedar Lake Apartments, 212 Cedar Lane SE, reported they had evicted a tenant who was at the apartment to retrieve her personal belongings around 10:03 a.m. Nov. 15. The employee was allowing the tenant to retrieve the items; however, the employee wanted to inform the tenant they would not be permitted to return to the property after they completed the move. The tenant agreed not to return to the property.
  • A citizen on the 1100 block of Park Street SE reported a deer had been severely injured and was lying in a yard unable to stand up around 5:18 p.m. Nov. 15. An officer responded and determined the deer would not be able to be saved.

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Valerie Willcox November 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM
I am sorry that law enforcement has to deal with so many things that could possibly be handled another way.

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