(Editor's note: The following information is courtesy of the Vienna Police Department.)
The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department from June 13, 2014 – June 19, 2014. Readers are reminded that an “arrest” is based upon probable cause and does not always mean that someone was physically taken into custody. Furthermore, it does not mean that an individual is automatically guilty of a crime. Judicial outcomes and post-arrest proceedings can be researched through the appropriate court’s website.
(VIENNA POLICE HIGHLIGHTS is not meant to be a listing of every incident or call handled by the Vienna Police, but merely a more substantive summary of several incidents, which may be of interest to the community. Some reports may be outside the date parameters due to extended investigations or other circumstances. Some cases are not included at all due to ongoing investigations. Please contact MPO Gary Lose for further information at email@example.com)
Lost Property 14-06584 South Side Park 1319 Ross Drive, SW April 30 6:00 p.m.
A citizen reported she may have lost her wedding ring while attending her son’s baseball game.
Grand Larceny 14-06870 100 Block Church Street, NE May 25 6:00 p.m. A vendor who was working the Viva Vienna Festival packed up his food stand and left the area not realizing he had forgotten his generator.
When he returned a short time later he discovered the generator was gone.
Suspicious Event 14-06637 400 Blair Road, NW Between June 08 at 12:00 p.m. and June 14 at 2:30 p.m. A resident reported that the storm window to a window in the rear of her home had been partially opened. She stated the interior window had not been opened and no entry had been made into her home.
The resident also stated that items under the deck had been disturbed however nothing appeared to have been taken.
Animal Case – Quarantine 14-06699 The Hope Center 140 Park Street, SE June 12 9:45 a.m.
An employee reported she was bit on the hand while attempting to treat a feline. The cat had been returned home to its’ owner in Washington D.C.
ACO Barker contacted the Washington Humane Society who will follow up with the quarantine procedures.
Vandalism 14-06684 600 Block John Marshall Drive, NW Between June 13 at 12:00 p.m. and June 15 at 4:00 p.m. A resident reported the rear window of her vehicle had been smashed out while parked in her driveway.
Vandalism 14-06626 700 Block Marshall Road, SW Between June 13 at 5:00 p.m. and June 14 at 10:00 a.m. A resident reported someone had destroyed his mailbox.
Animal Case 14-06594 200 Block Kingsley Road, SW June 13 5:54 p.m. A resident reported he had been having an ongoing problem with a neighbor’s dogs getting through their adjoining fence and attacking his dogs.
Officer Kiley responded and informed the neighbor of his responsibility to maintain control of his dogs.
ACO Barker will follow up with this case.
Domestic Dispute 14-06752 Vienna Aquatic Club 625 Block Marshall Road, SW June 13 6:30 p.m.
An employee reported that a mother had become very aggressive with her son while swimming at the pool. The employee stated the mother pulled her son out of the pool, pushed him against a fence and spoke to him in an aggressive manner.
PFC Vazquez attempted to contact the mother to obtain her explanation of the incident however his attempts were unsuccessful.
This case is being investigated.
Assault 14-06595 7-11 537 Maple Avenue, West June 13 7:42 p.m. Officer Slebonick responded to the report of two individuals involved in an argument after being involved in a vehicle crash. Upon his arrival he met with both women who stated that while attempting to exchange information both became involved in a verbal argument laced with profanity.
Officer Slebonick facilitated the exchange of information between the two ladies and then provided the information on how to obtain warrants should they wish to pursue charges.
Found Property 14-06597 Northside Park 600 Block Mill Street, NE June 13 9:01 p.m.
A resident responded to the Vienna Police Station to turn in three suitcases he had found while walking his dog in the park.
Officer Slebonick was able to identify the owner of the suitcases and they were reunited.
Trespassing 14-06601 300 Block Glyndon Street, NE June 13 9:45 p.m. Sgt. Elias was on patrol when he came upon a vehicle parked in the upper parking lot to the Glyndon Park in violation of the “No Trespassing after Dark” ordinance.
Upon his approach to the vehicle he discovered it was occupied by a male and female. Sgt. Elias counseled both individuals concerning the consequences of their actions and sent them on their way.
Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 14-06624 100 Block Patrick Street, SE Between June 13 at 11:00 p.m. and June 14 at 5:30 a.m. A resident reported his son may have taken his vehicle without his permission.
This case is being investigated.
Arrest - Alcohol Violation 14-06621 McDonald’ s 544 Maple Avenue, West June 14 2:40 a.m.
Officer Kiley was on patrol when he observed a vehicle, which appeared to be unoccupied, with the engine running in the parking lot. Upon his approach to the vehicle he discovered the driver and a rear seat passenger passed out in the vehicle.
After awakening the two individuals from their slumber he determined that the driver, a juvenile, and the rear occupant, under the age of 21, had both consumed alcohol.
Officer Kiley issued a summons to Mr. Wasim A. Ahmed, 18, of Castro Drive in Fairfax, Virginia for Underage Possession of Alcohol.
The juvenile was transported to his home and released to his mother.
This case is being investigated.
Driving While Intoxicated 14-06622 Nutley Street at Marshall Road, SW June 14 2:51 a.m. Office Slebonick was on patrol when he observed the vehicle matching the description of a vehicle from an earlier broadcast being driven in an erratic manner.
Officer Slebonick conducted a traffic stop and after his interaction with the juvenile driver he detected the signs of possible impairment. After failing to complete a series of field sobriety tests the juvenile was transported to the Vienna Police Station where he was released to his mother.
This case is being investigated.
Noise Violation 14-06629 500 Block Woodland Court, NW June 14 11:25 a.m. A resident reported that a vehicle’s alarm had been sounding for 26 hours straight.
Sgt. Farhan responded and confirmed that the alarm had been sounding. He attempted to make contact with the registered owner however there was no answer at the residence. While at the location speaking with the resident the alarm stopped.
Sgt. Farhan informed the resident that he would continue attempts to contact the owner of the vehicle.
Suspicious Event 14-06769 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE Between June 14 at 1:30 p.m. and June 16 at 5:20 p.m. A resident reported that a secret admirer had been leaving romantic gifts and cards on her front door step.
MPO Shaw responded and contacted the person who was believed to be sending the tokens of affection and informed him to cease all contact with the resident.
He agreed to comply with the wishes of the resident.
Domestic Assault 14-06638 Sharon Lane, NW June 14 2:58 p.m. A resident reported that she and her husband had been involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. After the altercation the wife responded to an area hospital for treatment and was met by Officer Tracy.
Officer Tracy spoke with the woman and based on her statements he informed her of the warrant process should she wish to pursue charges.
Officer Tracy responded back to the residence to speak with the husband however he had left the house after the altercation.
Open Door 14-06639 600 Block Hillcrest Drive, SW June 14 3:06 p.m. An alarm company reported that a residential alarm had been activated.
PFC Lyons and Officer Tracy responded and located an unsecured door to the residence. Both officers searched the residence and nothing appeared to have been disturbed.
The residence was secured.
Suspicious Event 14-06641 Noodles & Company 201 Maple Avenue, East June 14 6:38 p.m.
A citizen reported he had observed, in his opinion, inappropriate behavior between a man and a juvenile female.
Officer Kiley responded and spoke with the citizen and the two other individuals. After speaking with everyone involved he was not able to determine that anything inappropriate had occurred.
Arrest – Drunk in Public 14-06659 1000 Block Park Street, SE June 15 12:06 a.m. Sgt. Elias was on patrol when he observed a man stumbling dangerously close to the roadway while attempting to walk on the sidewalk. After his interaction with the man it became clearly evident that he was intoxicated. Sgt. Elias arrested Mr. Zachary D. Nash, 21, of Adahi Road, SE in Vienna for Drunk in Public.
Mr. Nash was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
Open Door 14-06661 600 Block Hillcrest Drive, SW June 15 12:26 a.m. An alarm company reported that a residential alarm had been activated.
Officer Slebonick responded and discovered that a door had been unsecured. Officer Slebonick along with MPO Sheeran searched the residence and found nothing appeared to be out of place.
Information was left informing the homeowner of what had occurred and the residence was secured.
Arrest – Drunk in Public 14-06686 Talahi Road at Talahi Court, SE June 15 7:12 p.m. Officer Slebonick responded to the area of the W&OD Trail in reference to the report of an individual passed out on the ground. Upon his arrival he located two individuals, one of whom was passed out on the ground.
After awakening the sleeping subject and speaking with his accomplice Officer Slebonick determined that both individuals were intoxicated. As a result of their level of intoxication he arrested Mr. Angel Vasquez, 40, No Fixed Address and Jose Vidal Guevara-Martinez, 48, No Fixed Address for Drunk in Public.
Both Mr. Vasquez and Mr. Guevara-Martinez were transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where they were to be held until they were sober.
Animal Case – Quarantine 14-06816 The Hope Center 140 Park Street, SE June 15 9:14 p.m.
ACO Barker received information that an employee of the Columbia Park Animal Hospital was attempting to perform a medical procedure on a dog when the dog bit him. ACO Barker was informed that the dog had been transferred to the Hope Center prior to the completion of the quarantine period.
ACO Barker contacted an employee of the Hope Center and was informed that the dog would be held for the duration of the quarantine period.
Trespassing 14-06695 300 Block Glyndon Street, NE June 15 10:29 p.m. Sgt. Elias was on patrol when he observed an individual sitting on a picnic table, smoking from a Hookah pipe, in violation of the No Trespassing after Dark Ordinance.
After being counseled by Sgt. Elias the juvenile left the park.
Arrest – Tobacco Violation/Narcotics Violation 14-06725 and 14-06728, 100 Block Casmar Street, SE June 16 7:22 p.m. MPO Smith responded to the area for the report of solicitors in the area. Upon his arrival he located two individuals. Upon his interaction with the individuals, both juveniles, he located tobacco products on both and a measurable amount of Marijuana on one.
The juvenile who was in possession of tobacco only was released on a summons for Underage Possession of Tobacco.
The juvenile who was in possession of Tobacco and Marijuana was transported to the Vienna Police Station and released to his mother.
This case is being investigated.
Arrest – Drunk in Public 14-06736 400 Block Maple Avenue, East July 17 12:08 a.m. Officer Herrera was on patrol when he observed an individual stumbling as he crossed the street and using a streetlight to maintain his balance once across the street. Upon his interaction with the individual he determined he was intoxicated and arrested Mr. Kevin Lee Bowman, 50, No Fixed Address, for Drunk in Public.
Mr. Bowman was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
Open Door 14-06741 500 Block Windover Avenue, NW June 17 3:07 a.m. Officer Digan was on patrol when he observed the front doors to a recently constructed home had been left open.
Officers Digan and Tremont searched the residence and determined that nothing appeared to be out of place.
Arrest – Alcohol Violation 14-06742 Center Street at Mill Street, NE June 17 3:48 a.m. Officer Herrera was on patrol on the W&OD Trail when he came upon three individuals sitting on a bench in violation of the No Trespassing after Dark Ordinance.
After his interaction with the three individuals he determined they had all consumed alcohol and were under the age of 21.
Officer Herrera issued summonses to Ms. Kellli Nicole Scott, 19, of Lewis Street, NW in Vienna, Mr. Emmanuel Seguin Hart, 18, of Oak Plank Court in Oakton, Virginia and Scott James Hammond, 20, of Merrifield, Virginia for Underage Possession of Alcohol.
All three were release after signing their respective summonses.
Telephone Case 16-06766 200 Block Ayr Hill Road, NE June 17 10:00 a.m. A resident reported that her elderly mother had received a telephone call from an individual claiming that her nephew had been arrested and was being held in a Mexican prison. The caller instructed her mother to send an undisclosed amount of money via Western Union.
MPO Shaw responded and informed the mother and her daughter that this had been an attempted scam.
This case is being investigated.
Domestic Dispute 14-06789 100 Block Melody Lane, SW June 17 5:02 p.m. PFC Vazquez responded for the report of a possible domestic dispute. After speaking with both individuals involved he determined that no physical altercation had occurred.
Suspicious Event 14-06795 Alma Street at Follin Lane, SE June 17 8:06 p.m. A citizen reported that while walking through Wildwood Park he came upon suspected illegal substances. Officer Herrera responded and collected the items, one of which tested positive for marijuana.
The items will be held at the Vienna Police Station until they can be destroyed.
Police Service 14-06835 Sun Trust Bank 515 Maple Avenue, East June 18 11:43 a.m.
A customer of the bank was returning to his legally parked vehicle when he discovered damage to the driver’s side of his vehicle.
A delivery person in the parking lot stated his delivery cart had gotten away from him and struck the vehicle.
Both the owner of the vehicle and the delivery person exchanged their information.
Vandalism 14-06879 200 Block Park Terrace Court, SE Between June 18 at 8:00 p.m. and June 19 at 4:05 p.m. A representative of the Home Owners Association reported that someone had entered the pool after hours and cut the rope to the lap lane. There were also several airplane size liquor bottles and cigarette butts left in the pool area.
Fire 14-06883 1100 Block Kings Way Court, SW June 19 8:05 p.m. Officer Holcombe responded to the report of a residential fire. Upon her arrival members of the Fairfax County Fire Department were already on the scene and extinguished what appeared to be a small electrical fire.
All the residents were able to safely evacuate the residence.
Unlawful Entry 14-06863 Mill Street at Church Street, NE June 19 4:33 a.m. Officer Slebonick and MPO Sheeran were on patrol when they discovered that the door to the Caboose was open and a light inside was on. Both officers entered the Caboose and found that no one was inside and nothing appeared to have been disturbed.
The officers did discover damage to the door and lock consistent with someone who had forced entry into the Caboose.
This case is being investigated.
Medical Case 14-06874 300 Block Roosevelt Court, NE June 19 1:30 p.m. Officer Tracy responded for the report of a resident who may have been suffering from a medical emergency. Upon his arrival Fairfax County Rescue personnel were already on the scene treating the resident, who was then transported to an area hospital for further medical evaluation.
Cottage Street near Patrick Street, SW 14-06596 June 13 7:47 p.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling south bound on Cottage Street, SW when he swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel and struck a legally parked vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
Branch Road near Maple Avenue, SE 14-06640 June 14 3:24 p.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling south bound on Branch Road attempting to enter a private parking lot.
The driver of the second vehicle was attempting to exit the parking lot and struck the first vehicle.
The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.
Maple Avenue near Follin Lane, NE 14-06705 June 16 9:24 a.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling west bound on Maple Avenue, SE in adjacent lanes of travel.
The driver of the vehicle in the left lane switched lanes to the right lane and then came to a stop for the red traffic signal and was rear ended by the second vehicle.
McDonald’s 14-06713 544 Maple Avenue, West June 16 11:24 a.m. The driver of a vehicle stated that he parked his vehicle in a parking space when he discovered that he was parked too close to the vehicle adjacent to his.
The driver of the vehicle asked his wife to stand in front of his vehicle while he attempted to reposition the vehicle in the parking space. While moving the vehicle the driver ran over the foot of his wife causing her to fall to the ground and sustain an injury to her head.
Fairfax County Rescue personnel were summoned and transported his wife to an area hospital for treatment.
Nutley Street near Maple Avenue, SW 14-06720 June 16 4:36 p.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling north bound on Nutley Street approaching Maple Avenue, SW.
The driver of the first vehicle stopped. The driver of the second vehicle stated his foot slipped off the brake pedal and depressed the gas pedal causing his vehicle to rear end the first vehicle.
The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
East Street near Maple Avenue, East 14-06775 June 17 11:19 a.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling south bound on East Street approaching Maple Avenue, East in the same lane of travel.
The driver of the first vehicle attempted to make a right turn into a parking lot and was rear ended by the second vehicle.
100 Block Battle Street, SW 14-06724 June 17 6:50 p.m. The owner of a vehicle parked his vehicle in his private driveway with the rear partially in the path of the sidewalk. When the owner returned to his vehicle he discovered damage to the rear brake light and bumper.
The driver of the striking vehicle did not stop to exchange information.
Nutley Street at Courthouse Road, SW 14-06797 June 17 8:53 p.m. The driver of a vehicle was traveling east bound on Courthouse Road approaching Nutley Street, SW.
A bicyclist was traveling north bound on Nutley Street, approaching the intersection with Courthouse Road, SW.
The driver of the vehicle and the bicyclist both stopped and motioned for the other to continue through the intersection. After motioning each other to continue confusion ensued causing both to attempt to continue at the same time and a collision occurred.
The bicyclist suffered a minor injury to his hip however he refused medical treatment.
CASE UPDATES None.
OF INTEREST/ CITIZEN NOTES Please Note: Remove all valuables from an unattended vehicle and most
importantly, lock the vehicle doors.
Please Note: Recently there have been reports of callers claiming to be relatives or representatives of a relative. The callers claim they have been arrested and in order to be released from jail the resident needs to wire a payment to an attorney or the jail. The payment is usually requested in the form of a prepaid debit card. This type of call is a scam. Never send a payment unless you have verified the validity of the caller.