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Police Log: Stranger Demands Entry to Woman's Home

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

A man knocked on the door of a residence on the 900 block of Westwood Drive NE three times in the same night demanding to be let in, prompting Vienna Police to advise the woman to leave her home until her husband returned. 

A woman who was home alone reported a stranger knocked on her door around 4:21 p.m. Sept. 8, according to the police report. The woman told the man her husband was not home, and the man left. He later returned about five minutes later, demanding to be let in, prompting the woman to call police.

The responding officers checked the area, then left. The man again returned to her home, saying he was upset she had called the police, according to the report.

Officers advised the woman to leave her home, which she did until her husband returned.

Other highlights from the Vienna Police Department Log, Sept. 7 to 13:

  • An officer responded to the 400 block of Center Street North when a resident reported at 9:35 a.m. Sept. 10 she found an abandoned bicycle in her backyard. The bicycle was placed into property to be released once the owner is identified.
  • A resident reported around 12:26 p.m. Sept. 10 her sister was at their mother's house on the 400 block of Berry Street SE when she was not supposed to be. Sgt. Taylor investigated and found the sister was allowed to be at the house. Sgt. Taylor explained the matter to the resident.
  • A woman reported that as she was getting into her vehicle between 7 and 8 p.m. Sept. 10 at Giant, 357 Maple Avenue East, she was approached by an unknown male who grabbed her upper arm. The man let go as she turned to look at him and he walked away. Due to a delay in reporting, officers were unable to search for the man.
  • An officer responded to the parking lot of Sweet Leaf, 262 Maple Avenue East, at 1:19 p.m. Sept. 11 for a man who appeared to be intoxicated. The officer located John T. Mills, 56, of Nelson Drive in Vienna and found him to be extremely intoxicated after interacting with him. Mills was arrested for drunk in public and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held until he was sober.
  • An employee of Rexall, 150 Maple Avenue West, became suspicious of a customer's prescription for Oxycodone at 5:02 p.m. Sept. 11. The responding officer verified the prescription with the doctor's office. The prescription was found to be valid. Rexall refused to fill the prescription, and it was given back to the customer.
  • A sergeant conducting a traffic stop for speeding on Lawyers Road near Malcolm Road NW at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 11 observed signs the driver was intoxicated. The driver advised he had consumed "sushi beer." After failing to complete several sobriety tests, Charles Cox, 55, of Lincoln Street NW in Vienna, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Cox was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center for breath analysis. After providing a sample of his breath, he was formally charged. Cox was released on his signature once he was sober.
  • An officer responded to the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, for a report of a suspicious male at 4:11 p.m. Sept. 12. Upon his arrival, he made contact with the man and found him to be intoxicated. John T. Mills, 56, of Nelson Drive NE in Vienna, was arrested for being drunk in public and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he will be held until he is sober.
  • An officer responded to BB&T Bank, 260 Cedar Lane SE, for an unlocked door at 10:28 p.m. Sept. 28. Once he arrived, he found the lock had been turned, but the door was not closed. Officer Tracy checked the bank for anything unusual. The bank was secured after nothing was found.
  • An officer responded to 436 Maple Avenue East at 1:40 p.m. Sept. 13 for a report of two females stealing bottles of rum. The store manager observed them concealing a bottle. He then confronted them, and the girls gave the bottle back to him. When the manager reviewed the surveillance tapes, he saw they had stolen another bottle he did not see. The girls left the store prior to police arrival and were not located by responding officers.
  • An officer responded to the 900 block of Park Street SE at 2:20 p.m. Sept. 13 for a report of three men soliciting without Town permits. The officer located the men who admitted they were soliciting for home renovations. Idris M. Sesay, 36, of Postgate Terrace in Silver Spring, Md.; Shane D. Knott, 29, of Eastern Boulevard in Baltimore, Md.; and Matthew D. Hostetler, 25, of Silverbirch Lane in Laurel, Md., were each issued a summons for soliciting without a permit. The three men were released on their signature and left the area without incident.

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Amelie Krikorian September 20, 2012 at 10:39 AM
Why on earth would you tell a strange man knocking at your door that your husband is not home? And, gee, nice response from the police... "leave your home until your husband returns." So the guy can break in and steal, if that was his intent? So she has to worry that he's going to come back every day from now on? If he was able to see the police arriving at her house, he must have been watching her house from close by, so they hardly swept the area looking for him... and how creepy is that, that he would watch her house?

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