Vienna Police were on the scene investigating a number of crimes that took place recently including possible marijuana use on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, an impaired moped driver, stolen jewelry after a home break-in, domestic assault at the Vienna Wolf Trap Hotel, identity theft and more.
Highlights from the Vienna Police Department Log, Oct. 11 to Oct. 17:
- Between Sept. 1 at 12 noon and Oct. 14, a resident at the 600 block of Longview Court NE reported that an unknown person had purchased a computer on the Internet, using his identity without his knowledge. Police are investigating it as a fraud case.
- Between Sept. 17 and Oct. 16, an employee at Moto-Photo, 136-D Maple Ave., West reported a check written by a customer was returned for insufficient funds and the customer has not paid the bill as promised. This case is being investigated.
- A resident at the 200 block of Locust Street SE reported he sold a computer on eBay. He stated he packaged the computer and placed it in the hallway of his apartment between Sept. 29-Sept. 30 in his building to be picked up by the mail carrier. He assumed it had been picked up when he returned home and the package was gone. The resident later received a telephone call from the buyer informing him that the computer had not been delivered. This case is being investigated.
- A resident reported that someone had punctured a tire on his vehicle between Oct. 10-Oct. 11, at 100 block Saint Andrews Drive NE.
- On Oct. 11 at 4:19 p.m., a Town of Vienna employee reported he had found items, in a clearing by the W&OD Trail, which may have been used by someone to illegally consume marijuana.
- On Oct. 11 at 11:34 p.m., a motel guest at the Vienna Wolf Trap Hotel reported that she and her husband became embroiled in a heated argument that turned physical. Officer Holcombe responded and after speaking with both the husband and wife she determined that the husband had assaulted his wife. The husband was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Domestic Assault.
- On Oct. 12, at 2:14 a.m., a resident on Tapawingo Road SW reported that an individual was attempting to enter her residence. Officer Holcombe responded and located the individual, who stated he was the ex-husband of the resident and had left his cellular telephone in the house. After Officer Holcombe’s interaction with the man she determined that he was intoxicated. Officer Holcombe made several attempts to persuade him to leave the residence however he refused, leaving her no alternative but to arrest him for Drunk in Public. The intoxicated individual was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
- On Oct. 12 at 10:08 p.m., at the 500 block of Maple Avenue West, PFC Ruddy conducted a traffic stop after observing the driver of a moped having difficulty maintaining his balance while stopped at a red traffic signal. Upon her interaction with the driver she detected the signs of possible impairment. After failing to complete several field sobriety tests PFC Ruddy arrested a Vienna man for Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to the Vienna Police Station for an analysis of his breath. After the analysis he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He was held on a $2,000.00 bond.
- On Oct. 13 at 2:16 a.m., at Maple Avenue and Beulah Road NE, Officer Tremont conducted a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the driver he detected the signs of possible impairment. After failing to complete several field sobriety tests he arrested a Vienna man for Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to the Vienna Police Station for an analysis of his breath. After the analysis he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He was to be held until he was sober.
- On Oct. 13 at 3:50 p.m., at the 400 block of West Street NW, a resident reported that a group of individuals were outside his residence acting disorderly. Officer Reedy responded and located the individuals who stated the resident had taken money from them in exchange for property that he did not give them. Due to the discrepancies of the incident by all the individuals involved Officer Reedy was unable to determine if a violation of the law had occurred.
- On Oct. 13 at 7:37 p.m., on the 600 block of Gibson Circle SW, a resident reported that her ex-husband had failed to return their children at the appointed time. The ex-husband stated the children had fallen asleep and he was unable to contact his ex-wife. Officer Holcombe responded and informed both parents that this was a civil matter and not a matter for the police.
- Between Oct. 13-Oct. 14, at the Maplewood Grill, 132 Branch Road SE, an employee reported that a front window to the business had been cracked by an unknown object.
- On Oct. 14 between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the 100 block of Wilmar Place NW, a resident reported that she returned home and discovered that someone had broken out a window and entered her home. She stated that several pieces of jewelry had been taken. This case is being investigated.
- On Oct. 14-Oct. 15, at 300 block of Maple Avenue, West, a citizen reported that she had lost her wallet.
Stolen vehicle discovered
- On Oct. 15 at 10 p.m., at the 300 block of Maple Avenue, West, MPO Shaw was on patrol when he discovered a suspicious vehicle. Upon his further investigation he discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen from Fairfax County. The vehicle was towed at the request of the Fairfax County Police and the owner was contacted.
- On Oct. 15 at 10:21 p.m., at Locust Street and Cottage Street SW, a citizen reported that a vehicle had stopped in the middle of the roadway and the driver appeared to be intoxicated. Officer Kiley responded and located the driver and determined she had been suffering from a medical emergency. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded and treated the woman after which she was able to continue safely on her way.