Police: Teen Escapes on Foot After Traffic Stop in Vienna; Charged with Drunk in Public

Also: Flowers stolen, dog on the loose, scam phone calls.

Vienna Police headquarters; Patch file photo
Vienna Police headquarters; Patch file photo
A Fairfax County teen from the Falls Church area escaped on foot from Vienna police after he was suspected of being drunk in public after a traffic stop, according to the most recent crime report from Vienna Police.

In the morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 2, at 3:01 a.m., Vienna Police MPO Sheeran conducted a traffic stop at Maple Avenue and Pleasant Street SW. After talking to the occupants, he determined one of them was intoxicated. Sheeran attempted to place the intoxicated individual, identified as a 19-year-old Fairfax County man, under arrest for Drunk in Public, when the teen resisted and a scuffle ensued.  

Another officer, MPO Simon, responded to the area to assist in the arrest but the teen ran away. 

Sheeran responded to the Fairfax County Magistrates Office and obtained warrants, charging the 19-year-old with Resisting Arrest and Drunk in Public.  

The teen became aware of the warrants and turned himself in to the Fairfax County Police Department. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Resisting Arrest and Drunk in Public. 

In other crime news...

Oct. 28
A dog bit an employee at 12:30 p.m. at the Hope Center, a local veterinarian's office, while attempting a medical procedure at the center, 140 Park St. SE. Later, on Nov. 2, an employee reported that she had been bit by a cat while attempting a medical procedure. The cat was transferred to McLean Animal Hospital.

Oct. 30 

A Vienna resident was likely seeing red recently, when a pot of yellow mums were stolen right off the front porch, on the 900 block of Country Club Drive in Vienna. The flowers were stolen the night before Halloween, according to the latest report from the Vienna Police Department.

Nov. 1
At 9:28 a.m., a resident reported seeing a medium-sized gray dog on the loose in the area of 200 block of Moore St. SE. An officer caught the dog, which was wearing a Town of Vienna dog license. After unsuccessful attempts to locate the owner, the dog was transported to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter where it will be held until the owner can be located. 

At 7:14 p.m., a resident near the 200 block of Locust St. SE, reported that her brother had received numerous telephone calls from an individual claiming to be with the IRS. The caller informed her brother that he owed the IRS an undisclosed amount of money and if payment was not made he would be arrested. The resident suspected this was a scam and informed her brother not to make any payments and to contact the police. 

Police warn citizens: If someone telephones you and requests that you wire money or requests personal or banking information, verify the authenticity of the caller before taking any action.


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