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Vienna Police Report Fraud, Narcotics Violations, Trespassing and Dogs on the Loose

Plus wandering raccoons.

This week's crime; Patch archive photo.
This week's crime; Patch archive photo.

(Editor's note: The following information is from the Vienna Police Department.)

VIENNA POLICE HIGHLIGHTS July 18, 2014

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department from July 11, 2014 – July 17, 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 glose@viennava.gov)

INCIDENTS

Fraud 14-08063 The Patrick Henry Library 101 Maple Avenue, East May 23 11:06 a.m. A citizen reported that someone had checked out several items from the library using his name without his knowledge. He stated the library was now attempting to collect the payment for the items.

This case is being investigated.

Fraud 14-07971 300 Block Maple Avenue, East June 02 12:00 a.m. A citizen reported he had mailed a check for payment of medical services. He was later informed by the company the check had never been received. After reviewing his bank account he discovered the check had been altered and then cashed at an area bank.

This case is being investigated.

Lost Property 14-08064 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE Between June 16 at 11:33 a.m. and July 17 at 11:33 a.m. A resident reported he had lost his Social Security and Permanent Resident Cards.

Arrest - Narcotics Violation/Assault on Police Officer 14-07546/14-07670 100 Block Patrick Street, SW July 06 11:54 a.m. Officer Tremont responded to the area for the report of an individual who may have been intoxicated. While in the area he observed an individual operating a moped and matching the physical description of the individual believed to be intoxicated. While observing the individual Officer Tremont determined that he was not wearing a helmet as is required by law in order to operate a moped on the roadway.

Officer Tremont attempted to conduct a traffic stop however the operator drove to his residence in the 100 Block of Patrick Street, SW and pulled up to the front door. After stepping off his moped and against the commands of Officer Tremont to stop he continued walking towards the front door.

Officer Tremont continued giving verbal commands to the individual, identified as Mr. Richard A. Fill, 45, of Patrick Street, SW in Vienna, at which point the Mr. Fill took an aggressive stance towards Officer Tremont and MPO Smith, who arrived on scene for backup.

As MPO Smith and Officer Tremont attempted to arrest Mr. Fill a scuffle ensued. During which time Officer Tremont and MPO Smith were kicked several times. After ultimately being secured Officer Tremont located a measurable amount of marijuana on his person.

During the scuffle Mr. Fill sustained an injury and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of the injury after receiving treatment he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, and two counts of Assault on a Police Officer.

Mr. Fill was held on a $17,000.00 bond.

Fraud 14-07931 Laser Plus Lasertrolysis Skincare, LLC 380 Maple Avenue, West Between July 09 at 12:01 a.m. and July 10 at 11:59 p.m. An employee reported that two charges had been made to her business account without her knowledge.

This case is being investigated.


Defrauding a Restaurant 14-07681 Sweet Ginger Restaurant 120 Branch Road, SE July 09 9:00 p .m.

An employee reported that two customers were refusing to pay for their bill despite the employee providing them with a generous discount.

MPO Shaw responded and after speaking with the employee informed the customers that they were no longer permitted in the restaurant and were not to return.

The employee did not wish to pursue charges for the failure to pay for the meal.

Police Service 14-07778 400 Block Blair Road, NW July 11 9:00 p.m. A resident reported that an acquaintance of a neighbor’s daughter, who resided in Fairfax County, may have been in need of assistance.

A request was sent to the Fairfax County Police Department to respond to the girl’s address and check her welfare.

Arrest – Drinking in Public 14-07777 Town Green Park 100 Maple Avenue, NE July 11 9:06 p.m.

Sgt. Elias was on patrol when he discovered an individual sitting in the bushes drinking a beer. The individual identified as Mr. Kevin Lee Bowman, 50, of Old Lee Highway in Fairfax, Virginia informed Sgt. Elias he was sitting in the bushes drinking a beer while resting his hip.

Mr. Bowman was issued summonses for Drinking in Public and Possession of Alcohol in a Town of Vienna park and released.

Trespassing 14-07779 Glyndon Park 300 Glyndon Street, NE July 11 10:24 p.m.

Sgt. Elias was on patrol when he discovered an occupied vehicle parked in Glyndon Park in violation of the No Trespassing after Dark Ordinance.

Sgt. Elias counseled the driver of the vehicle concerning the ordinance and then he was released.


Arrest – Driving While Intoxicated 14-07791 400 Block Ayr Hill Road, NE July 12 3:08 a.m. Officer Kiley was on patrol when he observed the operator of a vehicle commit a traffic offense. As a result of that offense he 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 Mr. Jeffrey Alan Bradley, 23, of Midlothian Court in Vienna for Driving While Intoxicated.

Mr. Bradley was transported to the Vienna Police Station where he was provided with the opportunity to submit a sample of his breath for an analysis. After the analysis he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Mr. Bradley was to be held until he was sober.

Telephone Case 14-07812 Advanced Auto Parts 311 Maple Avenue, East July 12 10:17 a.m.

An employee reported that a terminated employee had been sending him repeated harassing text messages since his termination.

Officer Slebonick contacted the ex-employee who stated he had sent the texts due to the aggravation of being terminated.

On the advice of Officer Slebonick the ex-employee agreed to cease any further contact with the employee.

Fraud 14-07967 500 Block Glyndon Street, NE Between July 12 at 12:00 p.m. and July 15 at 12:00 p.m. A resident reported he had received two telephone calls from an individual claiming to be an employee of the IRS. The caller stated there had been a problem with the resident’s previous income taxes.

The resident recognized this as a scam and did not send any money to the caller.


Trespassing 14-07828 American Legion 330 Center Street, North July 12 4:03 p.m.

An employee reported that an individual had been in the restaurant and had been asked to leave. She stated the individual exited the restaurant however his moped was still in the parking lot and she was worried he had not left the property.

Officer Slebonick and MPO Shaver responded and located the individual who stated he was unaware that he was not permitted on the property. The officers informed him of the employee’s wishes that he leave the property and not return.

He agreed to comply with those wishes.

Grand Larceny 14-07829 Vienna Dog Park 700 Courthouse Road, SW July 12 5:17 p.m.

A resident reported that her purse had been taken from her unlocked vehicle while she had been in the park.

This case is being investigated.

Please Note: Remove all valuables from an unattended vehicle and most importantly, lock the vehicle doors.

Arrest – Drunk in Public 14-07835 100 Block Patrick Street, SW July 12 8:51 p.m. Officer Holcombe responded to the area for the report of an individual knocking on neighbor’s doors and yelling at them. Upon her arrival she located an individual matching the description given by the caller.

As Officer Holcombe and other officers approached the individual he sat on the ground and attempted to conceal a beer he had been drinking. Upon her further interaction she determined that the individual was intoxicated and as a result of his intoxication she arrested Mr. Richard A. Fill, 45, of Patrick Street, SW in Vienna for Drunk in Public.

Mr. Fill was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.

Grand Larceny 14-07866 1000 Block Rachel Lane, SW Between July 12 at 9:00 p.m. and July 13 at 9:00 a.m. A resident reported that someone had entered her unlocked vehicle and had taken her purse.


Petit Larceny 14-07859 1000 Block Pickett Place, SW Between July 12 at 9:00 p.m. and July 13 at 7:47 a.m. A resident reported that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and had taken an undetermined amount of money from the center console.

Please Note: Remove all valuables from an unattended vehicle and most importantly, lock the vehicle doors.

Open Door 14-07860 Vienna Community Center 120 Cherry Street, SE July 13 8:09 a.m. An alarm company reported that an alarm had been activated at the Vienna Community Center.

Officer Slebonick responded and discovered that a side door to the center had been left unsecure. A search of the building found nothing appeared to be out of place.

The building was secured prior to leaving.

Animal Case 14-07869 The Hope Center 140 Park Street, SE July 13 10:24 a.m.

An employee reported that an unknown citizen dropped off a stray, small Yorkshire mix, dog and then left.

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

Telephone Case 14-07938 American Legion Post 180 330 Center Street, North July 13 12:00 p.m.

An employee reported he had received a threatening telephone call from an individual who had been previously trespassed from the legion property.

Officer Digan informed the employee on how to obtain a warrant should he wish to pursue charges against the individual.

Police Service 14-07876 1100 Westbriar Drive, NE July 13 1:55 p.m. Officer Tracy responded to a residence for the report an argument between a landlord and the tenant. After speaking with both individuals involved he informed them that this was a civil matter and not a matter for the police.


Animal Case 14-07934 100 Block Dogwood Street, SW July 14 3:56 p.m. A resident reported that a raccoon had been lying under a parked vehicle for the day.

PFC Vazquez responded and transported the raccoon to the Fairfax County Animal Control Shelter where it was determined it could not be saved.

Animal Case 14-07939 500 Block Princess Court, SW July 14 5:47 p.m. A resident reported that a small raccoon had been wandering in his backyard and appeared it was unable to get out due to the fence around the yard.

MPO Smith responded and was able to capture the raccoon and release it into its natural habitat.

Animal Case 14-08030 300 Block Nutley Street, SW July 16 4:07 p.m. Officer Slebonick responded to the area for the report of a dog that had been found running at large. After determining the address of the dog’s owner he transported the dog safely back home.

The owner stated she did not realize the dog had been able to get out of the back yard.

Trespassing 14-08039 Glyndon Park 300 Glyndon Street, NE July 16 between 9:28 p.m. and 11:33 p.m. MPO Sheeran was on patrol when he came across four individuals in the park in violation of the No Trespassing after Dark Ordinance.

MPO Sheeran approached the individuals, all juveniles, and counseled them on the ordinance, then contacted the mother of one of the juveniles who agreed to make sure they all returned home safely.


Arrest – Driving While Intoxicated/Narcotics Violation 14-08049 200 Block West Street, NW July 17 3:54 a.m. MPO Sheeran was on patrol when he observed the operator of a vehicle commit a traffic violation. As a result of that violation 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 MPO Sheeran arrested Mr. Alan Bruce Munro, 23, of West Street, NW in Vienna for Driving While Intoxicated. After the arrest MPO Sheeran located a measurable amount of Marijuana in Mr. Munro’s vehicle.

Mr. Munro was transported to the Vienna Police Station where he was provided the opportunity to submit 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 and Possession of Marijuana.

Mr. Munro was held on a $3,000.00 bond.

Medical Case 14-08065 Family Clinic 303 Maple Avenue, West July 17 11:45 a.m. Officer Slebonick responded after the mother of two small children had become ill and needed to be transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officer Slebonick remained at the clinic, with the children, until a relative of the children was able to arrive and care for the children.

Noise Violation 14-08066 600 Block Mill Street, NE July 17 11:45 a.m. A resident reported that a Town of Vienna vehicle had been idling and causing an excessive amount of noise.

Sgt. Farhan responded to the Town of Vienna Property Yard and spoke with an employee who stated the truck is required to idle for a period of time due to an EPA regulation concerning the emission particles displaced by the vehicle.

Sgt. Farhan spoke with the resident who appeared to be satisfied with his findings.

Petit Larceny 14-08073 100 Block Kingsley Road, SE July 17 3:36 p.m. Sgt. Farhan responded to the area for the report of an individual possibly tapping into a Town of Vienna Fire Hydrant without permission.

Upon his arrival he located the individual, a landscape company employee, who stated he thought he was tapping into a Fairfax County Hydrant and not a Town of Vienna Hydrant.

Sgt. Farhan contacted an employee for the Town of Vienna Public Works and provided the landscape employees information.

This case will be handled by the Department of Public Works.

CRASHES

Maple Avenue at Berry Street, SE 14-07713 July 10 4:20 p.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling east bound on Maple Avenue, East in the same lane of travel. The driver of the first vehicle changed lanes in attempt to turn into a parking lot.

The driver of the second vehicle also changed into the same lane and collided with the first vehicle.

300 Block Maple Avenue, East 14-07930 July 11 1:00 p.m.A citizen reported the driver of an unknown vehicle had struck her legally parked vehicle.

Park Street at Dominion Drive, SE 14-07800 July 12 7:45 a.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling north bound on Park Street and stopped at the crosswalk for the W&OD Trail.

A bicyclist was crossing Park Street in the pedestrian crosswalk when the driver of the vehicle pulled forward and struck the bicyclist.

The bicyclist did not report any injuries.

100 Block Maple Avenue, West 14-07821 July 12 12:14 p.m. The owner of a legally parked vehicle stated an unknown vehicle had struck his vehicle causing damage to the driver’s side.

Maple Avenue at Park Street, SE 14-07826 July 12 3:08 p.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling east bound on Maple Avenue, SE in the same lane of travel.

The driver of the first vehicle began to slow to make a right turn onto Park Street and was rear ended by the second vehicle.

Maple Avenue at James Madison Drive, West 14-07914 July 14 9:58 a.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling east bound on Maple Avenue, West.

The driver of the second vehicle was attempting to make a left turn onto Maple Avenue from James Madison Drive and collided with the first vehicle.

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

Navy Federal Credit Union 14-07966 820 Follin Lane, SE July 15 11:57 a.m. The owner of a legally parked vehicle reported that the driver of an unknown vehicle had struck his vehicle.

Maple Avenue near Nutley Street, SW 14-07983 July 15 4:46 p.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling east bound on Maple Avenue, SW in the same lane of travel and stopped for the red traffic signal at Nutley Street, SW.

The driver of the second vehicle stated his foot accidently came off the accelerator, causing his vehicle to rear end the first vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Following Too Close.

400 Block Mill Street, NW 14-08000 July 16 8:23 a.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling north bound on Mill Street, NW. The driver of the first vehicle stopped suddenly and was rear ended by the second vehicle.


Bank of America 14-08034 235 Maple Avenue, West July 16 7:24 p.m. A bicyclist was attempting to enter the Bank of America parking lot at the same time the driver of a vehicle was attempting to exit the parking lot to enter onto Maple Avenue, West.

The driver of the vehicle and the bicyclist collided, causing the bicyclist to almost fall into traffic.

The bicyclist stated the driver of the vehicle stopped to see if there were any injuries and when the bicyclist stated no she left the area without exchanging information.

Officer Holcombe was able to locate and speak to the driver of the vehicle who stated that after being informed by the bicyclist that he was not injured she stated he attempted to get her to pay an undisclosed amount of money to cover the damages to his bicycle.

The driver stated she did not have as much money as he was requesting and left the scene.

Maple Avenue at Nutley Street, West 14-08058 July 17 9:36 a.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling west bound on Maple Avenue. The driver of the second vehicle was traveling east bound on Maple Avenue approaching Nutley Street.

The driver of the second vehicle attempted to make a U-Turn at Maple Avenue and Nutley Street, SW and collided with the first vehicle.

The driver of the first vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.

100 Block East Street, NE 14-08057 July 17 9:41 a.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling south bound on East Street, NE in the same lane of travel.

The driver of the second vehicle attempted to pass the first vehicle and a collision occurred.

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


Citizens are reminded to PLEASE call and report suspicious activity. Even if you choose not to provide your name or other personal information, we still need your help as extra eyes and ears in the community.

See or Hear Something? Say Something! We WANT to be Bothered! Call 9-1-1.

Please contact MPO Gary Lose for further information on any of these cases at glose@viennava.gov or 703-255-6396.


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