Police Log: Traffic Stop Yields DWI Arrest

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

During a traffic stop on the 200 block of Maple Avenue West around 1 a.m. Oct. 29, an officer detected signs the driver was possibly impaired. 

After failing to complete several field sobriety tests, James Patrick O'Donnell III, 27, of Scarab Street in Vienna, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. 

O'Donnell was transported to the Vienna Police Station for a breath analysis. Upon the completion of the test, O'Donnell was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with driving while intoxicated. 

O'Donnell III was to be released when he was sober.

Other highlights from the Vienna Police Department Log, Oct. 26 to Nov. 1:

  • A resident reported someone had taken a 10-speed "High Gear" bicycle from his car port on the 500 block of Alma Street SE between 9 a.m. Oct. 23 and 9 a.m. Oct. 24.
  • The Health Department notified Animal Control Officer Barker a cat residents in town had bitten a veterinary technician during a procedure on the 500 block of Alma Street SE between 4:16 p.m. Oct. 24 and 4:16 p.m. Oct. 26. The owner of the cat was advised of the quarantine process. Barker will follow up with the case.
  • A resident reported someone had entered his residence on the 100 block of Frederick Street SW between 10 a.m. Oct. 25 and 9 a.m. Oct. 28, removing property.  The resident believed the doors and windows were locked, however, there may have been one door left unlocked. This case is being investigated.
  • A resident on the 700 block of Ware Street SW reported she and her daughter had been involved in a heated argument when her daughter got out of the vehicle and started to walk away. The incident occurred in Fairfax County around 10:40 p.m. Oct. 25. The daughter was located by calling her cell phone. The mother went to the location of her daughter and took her home.
  • An employee of 7-Eleven, 537 Maple Ave. West, reported a female individual had absconed with a $12 bottle of wine. The employee did not wish to pursue charges.
  • A resident reported that while walking his dogs on the 300 block of Glyndon Street NE another dog came out of the tennis courts at Glyndon Park and attacked his dog around 9:19 p.m. Oct. 26. The resident's dog was bitten on the ear. The owner of the dog was identified and offered to pay for any medical expenses. An officer advised the owner of the dog of the quarantine process. The owner agreed to comply with his instructions. Animal Control Officer Barker will follow up with the case.
  • An officer detected an odor of marijuana during a traffic stop on Lawyers Road and Maple Avenue West around 12:35 a.m. Oct. 27. Initially the driver denied possessing any marijuana. The officer conducted a search of the vehicle and found suspected marijuana in the front driver's area. Jason Malone Brightman, 24, of Beaver Trail Court in Reston was issued a summons for possession of marijuana. After signing the summons Brightman was released.
  • A resident reported their daughter had not returned home to the 700 block of Upham Place NW at her scheduled time. The parents made contact with the daughter who requested to spend the night at a friend's residence. When the parents denied their daughter's request, she stated her cell phone battery was going dead. Further attempts to contact her went directly to her voicemail. A sergeant located the daughter, and she was escorted to her residence where she was released to her parents. Between 11 p.m. Oct. 27 and 1:26 a.m. Oct. 28.
  • During a traffic stop on Beulah Road and Talisman Drive NE around 11:05 p.m. Oct. 27, an officer detected the odor of alcohol. The occupants, who were juveniles, stated they had been at a party and consumed alcohol. The driver had not consumed any alcohol. The parents of the remaining occupants were notified and responded to pick up their children. This case is being investigated.
  • A resident reported her mother had become ill and she suspected she needed medical treatment. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 200 block of Park Terrace Court SE around 1:02 p.m. Oct. 28 and determined the woman was not in need of medical services.
  • A realtor reported that when she arrived at a property on the 500 block of Windover Avenue NW around 1:20 p.m. Oct. 28 to show a perspective buyer, she noticed a door was unlocked and soda cans and a pizza box were found inside. Officer Tremont and PFC Ruddy entered the residence and found no one inside. The realtor also walked through the residence and determined nothing had been damaged or taken. She suspected another realtor had left the door unlocked after a previous showing.
  • A resident on the 900 block of Westwood Drive NE reported she and her husband's ex-wife had become involved in a verbal argument when the ex-wife came to pick up the children around 1:19 p.m. Oct. 29. The ex-wife had left the residence prior to the arrival of the police. The resident stated she had grown frustrated with the ex-wife's treatment toward her.
  • A resident reported his daughter had left the residence on the 600 block of Welles Street SE without his permission around 5:43 p.m. Oct. 29. The father was concerned for her safety as a result of the ensuing storm. The daughter was later found to be in the company of a friend. The father telephoned the father of the friend who was to advise the daughter to return home. The daughter still refused to return home. An officer determined the daughter to be at another location and responded there and escorted the daughter back to her home and returned her to her father.
  • An employee on the 500 block of Church Street NE reported he had discovered two individuals sleeping in a vacant office in the building around 9:41 a.m. Oct. 30. The individuals had gained entry by using a ladder to climb onto the third floor balcony and then entered the office. When the employee confronted the two individuals they retreated to the balcony and made their escape using the same ladder. Officers located the two individuals, who were positively identified by the employee as the same individuals he had found in the office. Abdel Hamid Ouardi, 20, of no fixed address and Mr. Richard Alexander Bethea, 20, of no fixed address were arrested for unlawful entry. A search subsequent to his arrest found Ouardi to be in possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Both Oardi and Bethea were transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Oardi was charged with unlawful entry and possession of marijuana and was held on a $1,000 bond. Bethea was charged with unlawful entry and held on a $500 bond.
  • A resident reported she and her daughter had been involved in a verbal argument on the 600 block of Hillcrest Drive SW between noon and 2 p.m. Oct. 30. After the argument the mother sent her daughter to her bedroom. A short time later the mother discovered the daughter's bedroom window open and her daughter was gone. The daughter is believed to be in the company of friends. This case is being investigated.
  • A citizen reported she had been approached by a juvenile who requested to stay with her for a few days as she was homeless. The juvenile was interviewed by Child Protective Services who were able to obtain the information for the parents of the juvenile. The parents came to police headquarters, 215 Center Street South, and took the juvenile home around 5:03 p.m. Oct. 31. This case is being investigated.
  • An employee of Popeye's Restaurant, 325 Maple Avenue SE, reported an individual had been in the restaurant requesting free food around 3:35 p.m. Nov. 1. The employee provided free food to the individual. The employee stated that after finishing the meal the individual became greedy and demanded more food. An officer responded and determined the individual to be intoxicated. Jose A. Hernandez, 45, of Commons Drive in Vienna was arrested for drunk in public. Hernandez was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.

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