Police Log: Woman Assaults Trousseau Worker

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

A customer was banned from after she allegedly assaulted the store manager during an argument.

Police were called to Trousseau’s, 306 Maple Ave W., at 2:34 p.m. Feb. 21, after a customer began arguing with an employee about a bra alteration.

During the argument, the store manager intervened and was assaulted by the customer. The customer left the store before police arrived on scene, but was found a short distance away.

The manager declined to prosecute the customer but banned her from the store.


Other Highlights from the Log, Feb. 17 to 23:

  • A woman reported at 1:09 p.m. Jan. 18 that someone opened a Sprint account using her identity. The unpaid bills are now overdue and the complainant has been contacted by a collection agency. This case is still being investigated.
  • A woman reported that between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 17, someone stole the front license plate from her vehicle while it was parked on Moorefield Creek Road S.W.
  • A citizen reported at 4:53 p.m. Feb. 17 there were two unlicensed solicitors going door-to-door attempting to sell meat. Police located the pair and after a brief investigation issued the driver, Nicholas Lee Ruffing, 30, of Cheverly, Maryland a summons for soliciting without a license. Further investigation revealed his driver’s license was suspended in Virginia. He was then issued another summons for that violation. Mr. Ruffing was released after signing both summonses.
  • During a traffic stop at 10:53 a.m. Feb. 18 at Westbriar Drive and Old Courthouse Road NE, police detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the five people in the car, all juveniles, had been consuming alcohol the prior night, but were not intoxicated. The juveniles were all released to their parents after speaking with police.
  • A man reported while walking along the W and OD trail at 12:31 p.m. Feb. 18, he overheard an argument inside a nearby apartment. Officers were able to locate one of the involved parties and learned he was arguing with his girlfriend while speaking to her on the telephone. He then slammed his own head into an interior wall and hung up the telephone. There was no criminal incident reported.
  • Police noticed a suspicious vehicle around 9:12 p.m. Feb. 18 near , 101 Cedar Lane SW. Further investigation revealed the occupants were having an argument about how the child’s mother wanted to discipline their daughter. There was no criminal violation.
  • A tenant reported her landlord had assaulted her at 12:30 a.m. Feb. 20 after a verbal dispute on Alma Street SE. The landlord had fled from the house prior to police arrival. The landlord was contacted but refused to return to the scene to speak with officers. This case is still being investigated.
  • An adult citizen reported her father had threatened her at noon Feb. 20 after she made a flippant remark in their home on Thelma Circle. The warrant obtainment process was explained to the woman.
  • A citizen reported at 3:03 p.m. Feb. 20 he was worried his former son in law would attempt to steal his personal information. No evidence was found to support the claim at this time.
  • At 3:31 a.m. Feb. 21, a resident reported her former boyfriend was sending her threatening text messages. This case is still being investigated.
  • Police responded to a report of an unlicensed solicitor at 7:27 p.m. Feb. 21 outside of the , 537 Maple Avenue W. When police arrived the suspect reported he was having chest pains. After identifying the suspect, police learned he was wanted based upon several outstanding warrants but the issuing jurisdictions would not extradite him if arrested. The individual was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his chest pain.
  • Police responded to assist the Fairfax County Fire Department at 9:46 p.m. Feb. 21 after a woman on Yeonas Drive SW reported her roommate started a fire in the fireplace. The fire produced some smoke, which circulated in the house, and the complainant asked the roommate to extinguish the fire. This resulted in a verbal argument. Police and fire department employees discussed the issue with both parties. The roommate agreed to remove one log and push the remaining logs in a little bit to reduce the smoke production. The fireplace was found to be functioning correctly and fire officials deemed the amount of smoke inside the home acceptable.
  • At 1:46 a.m. Feb. 22, police found a 17-year-old boy on the Town Green, 144 Maple Ave E. After speaking with the boy, police learned he and his mother had been involved in an argument. The boy then left the home without telling his mother. The boy had flagged police down after realizing he made an errant decision and wished to return home. The boy was transported to Vienna Police Headquarters and reunited with his mother.
  • At 1:49 p.m. Feb. 22, a man reported his wife took his iPad and locked herself inside a room. She refused to return it to her husband. Police responded to the couple's home and spoke with both parties. The iPad was returned to the husband.
  • Fairfax County EMS asked for police assistance at 4:59 p.m. Feb. 22 for a 25-year-old man in cardiac arrest on Ware Street SW. The man was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead. There do not appear to be any signs of foul play. A detective will follow up on this case.
  • A woman reported at 5:24 p.m. Feb. 22 she observed what looked like a video camera in her neighbor's window on Roberts Drive NW. She believed the camera might be filming her. Police did not discover any violation of law during their investigation.
  • A man reported at 10:22 p.m. his girlfriend locked him out of their rented room inside a home on Lewis Street. Police spoke with the girlfriend and she did not want the complainant in the room due to his intoxicated state. The woman eventually allowed the boyfriend to enter and the situation was resolved.
  • A citizen reported hearing a vehicle alarm at 2:25 a.m. Feb. 23 on Patrick Street SW. He did not call police. Later in the day he noticed someone had attempted to break into his work van via a rear door. It did not appear as though they were successful.
  • A man reported between 2:30 a.m. and 4:27 p.m. Feb. 23, someone broke into his work van and stole some tools.
  • A woman reported at 7:46 p.m. Feb. 23, she and her father began arguing about her eating food in his basement office in their home on Thelma Circle.
  • The father took the daughter’s food and moved it upstairs which precipitated the call to police.


Police noticed a vehicle standing still in a travel lane at 1:48 a.m. Feb. 17 on Center Street. Police observed the vehicle for several minutes and then approached the driver, and detected signs of possible impairment. After attempting to complete several field sobriety tests, Stephen D., Juge, 58, of Metairie, LA was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was taken to Vienna Police Headquarters for breath analysis and then to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $1,000.00 bond.

While conducting a traffic stop at 1:40 a.m. Feb. 18 at Park and Locust Streets, police detected signs of possible driver impairment. After attempting to complete several field sobriety tests, Dawn Defrancesco, 35, of Oakton, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. She was taken to Vienna Police Headquarters for breath analysis and then to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

DD February 28, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Is it my imagination, or does the same family appear in the police blotter almost every week, sometimes multiple times in a week, for disputes that could be described as minor at best? I make no assumptions, but it just seems like the same people every week.
college bound July 15, 2012 at 05:08 AM
That family requires counseling, because the disputes are honestly ridiculous and not worth calling police over.


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