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Police Report Man in Maroon Work Van Approached Juvenile

Also in latest weekly crime report: An argument over parking, dogs running loose, missing persons (found) and copper downspouts missing from church.

Each week, the Vienna Police Department issues a report on the latest crime in the area.
Each week, the Vienna Police Department issues a report on the latest crime in the area.

The following are recent crimes reported by the Vienna Police Department:

Grand Larceny: 200 Block Moore Avenue, SE Between March 6 at 12 p.m. and March 12 at 4 p.m. A resident reported someone had taken his “Specialized” brand Rock Hopper Bicycle from his garage.

Missing Person: 500 Block Beulah Road, NE March 13 8 p.m. A resident reported her elderly mother had taken a trip to Atlantic City, N.J. and had not returned home at her expected time.

The mother’s information along with her vehicle description were entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) at which time a notification was made from the Laurel Maryland Police Department. An officer reported he had come in contact with the missing female who stated she was having problems with her GPS. The officer assisted her with the GPS and provided directions back onto Interstate 95.

Case Update: At approximately 8:02 a.m. Officer Herrera received a report that an elderly female had been in the McDonalds at 544 Maple Avenue, West and appeared to be confused.

Officer Herrera responded and located the female and determined she had been the missing elderly mother. She was transported to the Vienna Police Department and reunited with her family.

Arrest – Drunk in Public: Vienna Drug Center, 150 Maple Ave. West, March 13 8:25 p.m. An employee reported a customer had been in the pharmacy demanding prescription medications without a prescription and appeared to be intoxicated.

PFC Lyons responded and determined the customer was in fact intoxicated and subsequently arrested a 53-year old woman of Ashburton Avenue in Oak Hill for Drunk in Public. She was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she was to be held until she was sober.

Fraud: 100 Block Elmar Drive, SE; March 14, 6:15 p.m. A resident reported she received a letter which appeared to be from the IRS. The letter stated the IRS was investigating her tax returns filed in 2013. She stated that was not possible as she had not yet filed her taxes for 2013. This case is being investigated.

Note to Citizens –Never send a payment unless you have verified the validity of the caller and NEVER agree to meet with the caller under any circumstances.

Police Service: Vienna Police Station 215 Center Street, South; March 15, 10:31 a.m. A resident responded to the Vienna Police Station to turn in a rifle for destruction.

Suspicious Event: Andy’s Barber Shop, 431 Maple Ave., West; March 15, 5:02 p.m. A citizen reported he was returning to his vehicle, in the shopping center, when he was approached by a man who was upset with where he had parked his vehicle.

The citizen stated the man became so upset that he lunged at him in what appeared to be an attempt to remove him from his vehicle. He stated an employee prevented the man from being able to reach the citizen and no physical contact was made.

Animal Case – Quarantine: The Hope Center 140 Park St., SE; March 16, 10:40 a.m. An employee reported that while attempting to perform a medical procedure, on a cat, she had been bitten. The cat was unable to be saved and was transported to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to be tested for Rabies. ACO Barker will follow up with this case.

Missing Adult: 300 Block Westview Court, NE; March 16, 12 noon A resident reported that her elderly mother had left home in her vehicle and had not returned when expected. The daughter stated she drove around the area for several hours trying to find her mother but was unsuccessful. A Silver Alert with the mother’s information was issued and sent to the surrounding jurisdictions.

Case Update: At approximately 11 p.m. PFC Vazquez received information from the Charles County, Md. Sheriff’s Office informing him a Deputy had found the missing adult. The daughter was notified and reunited with her mother.

Animal Case, 500 Block Woodland Ct., NW; March 16, 2:02 p.m. A resident found a dog that had been wandering in the neighborhood. She believed the dog belonged to a neighbor however the neighbor could not be located. Officer Digan transported the dog to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter where it will be held until the owner can be identified.

Lost Property: Giant Food Store, 359 Maple Ave. East; March 16, between 3-5 p.m. A citizen reported he had lost his wallet in either the Giant Food Shopping Center or Fresh Market parking lots.

Open Door:  Vienna Valet Dry Cleaners, 103 Beulah Road, NE; March 17, 1:20 a.m. An alarm company reported that a business alarm had been activated.

PFC Vazquez and MPO Shaw responded and located an open second story door. The officers were able to determine that no other portions of the business could be accessed by entering the open door and the business was secure.

Suspicious Event: 1100 Block Lakewood Drive, SW; March 17, 5 p.m. A juvenile reported he was playing in his front yard when the driver of a maroon colored work van stopped across the street from his home. He stated the driver exited the van and began to walk towards him. Although the man did not speak to the juvenile he became scared and rushed to tell his mother. The driver left the area prior to the arrival of the police officers.

Arrest Driving While Intoxicated: 300 Block Lawyers Road, NW; March 17, 11:02 p.m. Officer Kiley was on patrol when he observed the driver of a vehicle commit a traffic offense. As a result of the traffic offense he conducted a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the operator he detected the signs of possible impairment.

After failing to complete a series of field sobriety tests Officer Kiley arrested a 63-year-old man of Pennington Place in Vienna for Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to the Vienna Police Station where he was given the opportunity to provide a sample of his breath for analysis. 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.

Grand Larceny: Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road, NE. Between March 18 at 6 p.m. and March 19 at 6 a.m. An employee reported someone had taken several feet of copper downspouts from the exterior of the church.

Disorderly Conduct: 400 Block Maple Avenue, East; March 18, 7 p.m. A citizen reported a man had been in the shopping center panhandling, cursing at customers and may have been intoxicated.

MPO Sheeran responded and located an individual matching the description given by the citizen. After speaking with the individual MPO Sheeran determined he was not intoxicated. The man stated he had not been panhandling or cursing at anyone. He left the area without incident.

Domestic Dispute: 600 Block Yeonas Drive, SW; March 18, 11:44 p.m. A resident reported that a man and woman had been arguing very loudly in the street. MPO Sheeran and Officer Reedy responded and spoke with both individuals who stated they were staying with a friend in the area. They stated they were having a disagreement and decided to argue outside so as not to upset their gracious host. MPO Sheeran informed them that they were causing a disturbance. They agreed to cease arguing.

Fraud: 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE; March 19, 4:34 p.m. A resident reported she had received a telephone call from an individual demanding an undisclosed amount of money or they would physically harm her son. The resident contacted her son who stated he was not in any danger. This case is being investigated.

Note to Citizens –Never send a payment unless you have verified the validity of the caller and NEVER agree to meet with the caller under any circumstances.

Fraud: 500 Block Walker St., SW; March 19, 5:09 p.m. A resident reported she had been receiving telephone calls from an individual stating the resident had missed a court date and if she did not purchase prepaid green dot cards and deliver them to the individual she would be arrested.

Officer Herrera was speaking with the resident when she received another telephone call from the individual. When Officer Herrera identified himself as a police officer to the caller the caller hung up. This case is being investigated.

Note to Citizens –Never send a payment unless you have verified the validity of the caller and NEVER agree to meet with the caller under any circumstances.

Natural Death: 1200 Block Ware Street, SW. March 19, 6:01 p.m. A resident reported she had found her father-in-law deceased in the bathroom. A detective will follow up on this case.

Animal Case: W&OD and Maple Avenue, NE March 19 7:50 p.m. A resident reported that as she was walking her dog in the area of the Town Green she encountered a white bulldog with black spots. The bulldog was able to break free from its leash and charged her dog, biting it on the front right leg.

The resident stated the bulldog’s owner refused to provide his contact information however he informed her, the dog’s name was Mike. He also stated he normally takes Mike to The Vienna Animal Hospital for treatment.

The resident stated she sustained an injury to her hand at some point while trying to separate the dogs. Her dog was treated at The Hope Center for non-life threatening injuries and she went to Inova Medical Center to seek treatment for the injury to her hand. An employee at Inova informed her that she would need to determine the status of the bulldog’s rabies vaccination in order to prevent her from requiring treatment for rabies. ACO Barker will follow up with this case.

Animal Case: 500 Block Stephen Circle, SW; March 20, 11:55 a.m. ACO Barker responded to the area for the report of a dog running at large. He was able catch the dog but unable to identify the owner.

The dog was transported to the Fairfax County Animal Control Shelter where it will be held until the owner can be identified.

Open Door: 500 Block Windover Avenue, NW March 20 12:42 p.m. A resident reported a dog had been running loose in the neighborhood. The resident attempted to catch the dog however it ran up onto a porch. She attempted to notify the homeowner when she discovered the front door was unlocked. Officers Digan and Herrera responded and searched the residence determining nothing appeared out of place. Officer Digan secured the front door and left information for the homeowner to contact him.

CRASHES

  • Maple Avenue at Center Street, NE 14-02890 March 13 12:01 p.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling south bound on Center Street attempting to make a left turn onto Maple Avenue, NE.

The driver of the second vehicle was traveling west bound on Maple Avenue and disregarded the red traffic signal at Center Street, NE and collided with the first vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Fail to Obey a Traffic Signal and Driving Outside the Provision of a Learners Permit.

  • Park Street near Maple Avenue, SE 14-03168 March 20 7:35 a.m. The driver of two vehicles were traveling north bound on Park Street, in the same lane of travel and stopped for the red traffic signal.

The driver of the second vehicle stated he was taking a drink and when he redirected his attention to the roadway the first vehicle had stopped at which time he rear ended the first vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.

  • Park Street near Maple Avenue, NE 14-03171 March 20 8:23 a.m. The drivers of two vehicles were was traveling south bound on Park Street and stopped for the red traffic signal at Maple Avenue, NE.

The driver of the first vehicle stated the driver of the second vehicle was talking on her phone and did not realize the traffic signal had turned green.

The driver of the second vehicle stated she was texting on her telephone and when she looked up a collision occurred with the first vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.

  • Center Street at Maple Avenue, NE 14-03175 March 20 10:47 a.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling south bound, in the same lane of travel, on Center Street and stopped for the red traffic signal at Maple Avenue, NE.

The driver of the second vehicle stated she started to pull forward and rear ended the first vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Following Too Close.

  • Church Street near Mill Street, NE 14-03176 March 20 11:18 a.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling west bound on Church Street, in the same lane of travel. The driver of the first vehicle stopped for the stop sign at Mill Street, NE.

The driver of the second vehicle stated she was taking a bite of her apple and was unable to stop in time and rear ended the first vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention and Driving on a Revoked or Suspended Driver’s License.

  • 900 Block Glyndon Street, SE 14-03183 March 20 1:17 p.m. The operator of a truck was attempting to back up and drove up onto the sidewalk, striking a fire hydrant. The driver was issued a summons for Driving on a Sidewalk.

OF INTEREST/ CITIZEN NOTES

Note to Citizens – Recently there have been reports of callers claiming to be employees of government agencies. The callers claim the resident has outstanding warrant. The resident is informed to purchase a green dot card or send money via Western Union or the resident will be arrested. This type of call is a scam. Never send a payment unless you have verified the validity of the caller and NEVER agree to meet with the caller under any circumstances.


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