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Vienna Police Report: Grass Mowing Sparks Argument, Car Wash Crash, Underage Drinking and Driving

The latest crime news, from the Vienna Police Department; Patch file photo
The latest crime news, from the Vienna Police Department; Patch file photo

The following are highlights of recent crime incidents as well as car crashes in the Town of Vienna, information courtesy of the Vienna Police Department.

April 25, 2014 – May 1, 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.

Incidents 

  • Found Property 14-04646, 1300 Block Cottage Street, SW; between March 25 at 12:00 p.m. and April 25 at 12:00 p.m. A resident reported that she found a ladies “Mongoose” brand bicycle on the W&OD Trail near the 1300 block of Cottage Street, SW. The bicycle will be held at the Vienna Police Station until the owner can be identified.
  • Grand Larceny 14-04789, Louise Archer Elementary Street, 324 Nutley Street, NW; April 24 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. A resident reported his daughter had placed her violin in the hallway at the school and when she returned to get it she discovered it had been taken.
  • Animal Case – Quarantine 14-04639, Vienna Police Station, 215 Center Street, South; April 24 4:05 p.m. ACO Barker was informed by an employee at Inova Urgent Care that they treated an individual for a dog bite to his hand. An attempt to contact the individual was conducted however the information provided by the individual had been incomplete. ACO Barker contacted the owner of the dog who informed him he was at Pet Smart in Tysons Corner when his dog broke free from his control. He stated the individual who was bit attempted to catch the dog, but startled him instead, which is when his dog bit him. ACO Barker contacted Fairfax County Animal Control who will follow up with this case as the actual bite took place in Fairfax County. 
  • Burglary 14-04636, Law Offices of Sloan & Swedish, 107 Block Pleasant Street, NW; between April 24 at 6:00 p.m. and April 25 at 7:00 a.m. An employee reported that when she arrived at work she discovered someone had forced entry into  the  office. She stated  several  of the  offices had  been rifled  through however nothing appeared to have been taken. This case is being investigated.
  • Arrest – Drunk in Public 14-04630, 100 Block Branch Road, SE April 25 2:36 a.m.; MPO Sheeran was on patrol when he observed a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle involved in a hit and run earlier in the day (See Crash Case Number: 14-04628 below). Officer Kiley arrived and after waking the occupant in the rear seat he determined he was intoxicated. Upon further interaction with the occupant he determined he had also been the driver involved in the hit and run. Officer Kiley arrested a 49-year old man of Gallows Road in Dunn Loring for Drunk in Public. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Drunk in Public and Hit and Run. The man was held on a $1,000.00 bond.
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery 14-04638, 100 Block Lovers Lane, NW; April 25 between 3:00 a.m. and 9:31 a.m. A resident reported he had discovered his fiancé’s vehicle, which had reported stolen to the Fairfax County Police, parked on the street in the area of the 100 Block of Lovers Lane, NW. PFC Myers contacted the Fairfax County Police Department who confirmed the vehicle had been reported as stolen. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and made arrangements to pick up her vehicle. This case is being investigated.
  • Open Door 14-04657, Advanced Pediatrics, 100 East Street, SE April 25 8:58 p.m.; an alarm company reported a business alarm had been activated. Officer Herrera responded and  located  an  unsecured door leading into  the  office. Officers Herrera and Digan searched the office and determined nothing appeared to be out of place. Information was left for the owners of the business informing them of the incident and the doors were secured.
  • Arrest – Narcotics Violation 14-04689, 300 Block Maple Avenue, East; April 26 3:48 a.m. Officer Tremont was on patrol when he  observed a  vehicle being operated with  defective equipment. As  a  result  of  that  defective  equipment he  conducted  a traffic stop. Upon his interaction with the driver and the occupants he determined two occupants had consumed alcohol and were under the age of 21. Officer Tremont counseled  the  juveniles  on  the  risks  and  consequences  of the underage consumption of alcohol and then released them to their father. This case is being investigated.
  • Fraud 14-04700, Tequila Grande, 444 Maple Avenue, West; April 26 12:15 p.m. An employee reported she received a telephone call  from an individual claiming to be an employee  of  Dominion  Power.  The  caller  stated  the  electric  service was going to be disconnected. The caller provided a number for the employee to call back to prevent the power from being disconnected however he did not state how much was owed. The employee did not place the return call.
  • Animal Case – Quarantine 14-04704, 100 Block Park Street, SE April 26 1:47 p.m. An employee stated she was treating a dog when it bit her on the chin. The owner of the dog was contacted and informed of the quarantine process. ACO Barker will follow up on this case.
  • Suspicious Event 14-04712, 300 Block Tapawingo Road, SW April 26 7:54 p.m. A resident reported his neighbor had approached him in an aggressive manner and began to yell at him. Officer Herrera responded and spoke with the neighbor who  stated he was upset that his neighbor was cutting his grass and interfering with his ability to relax. Officer Herrera suggested that both neighbors refrain from going on the other’s property.
  • Arrest – Drunk in Public 14-04725, 400 Block John Marshall Drive, NE April 27 1:04 a.m. Officer Tremont responded to assist Fairfax County Emergency Medical Services personnel with an individual who was believed to be intoxicated. Upon his arrival he confirmed the individual was intoxicated and arrested a 56-year old man from John Marshall Drive, NE in Vienna for Drunk in Public. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
  • Arrest – Driving While Intoxicated 14-04726, Nutley Street at Maple Avenue, SW April 27 1:41 a.m. Sgt. Juelharte was on patrol when she observed the operator of a vehicle commit a traffic offense. As a result of that offense she conducted a traffic stop. Upon her interaction with the driver she detected the signs of possible impairment. After failing to complete a series of field sobriety tests she arrested a 27-year-old man, of Gosnell Road 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 an analysis. 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 $2,500.00 bond.
  • Domestic Dispute 14-04728, 100 Block Patrick Street, SE April 27 2:20 a.m. A resident reported he and his wife had been involved in a verbal argument after she refused to go back into the house. Officer Herrera responded and spoke with the wife who stated she was staying outside to allow for a cooling off period but would return inside and cease the arguing.
  • Animal Case – Quarantine 14-04766, The Hope Center, 140 Park Street, SE April 27 6:35 a.m. An employee reported she was bitten by Espresso, the cat, while attempting to perform a medical procedure. She stated Espresso would be held at the Hope Center during the quarantine period. ACO Barker will follow up with this case.
  • Arrest – Drunk in Public 14-04729, The Wolf Trap Motel, 430 Maple Avenue, West; April 27 8:00 a.m. A motel guest reported her roommate had been taking her prescription medications. MPO Evans responded and after his interaction with all the individuals in the room he was unable to determine who had taken the medication. The complaining guest stated she did not wish to pursue charges however since her roommate was not paying for the room she requested she be instructed to leave. While speaking with the roommate MPO Evans determined she was extremely intoxicated and due to her having no alternative accommodations he arrested the 39-year-old woman of Fairview Drive in Fairfax, Virginia for Drunk in Public. She was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she was to be held until she was sober.
  • Lost Property 14-04760, Whole Foods, 143 Maple Avenue, East; between April 27 at 9:00 a.m. and April 28 at 12:28 p.m. A citizen reported that she either lost her wallet or it had been stolen while she was shopping at Whole Foods Supermarket. Officer Holcombe informed her to cancel her credit cards and if the wallet was turned into the police department she would notify her.
  • Found Property 14-04733, 500 Block Maple Avenue, West, April 27 12:31 p.m. A citizen approached PFC Myers in reference to a wallet he found in the area. The wallet will be held at the Vienna Police Station until the owner can arrange to pick it up.
  • Medical Case 14-04734, 400 Block John Marshall Road, NE April 27 3:35 p.m. A resident requested the police respond in reference to a friend who she felt was in need of medical attention. PFC Myers responded and after speaking with the friend he was able to convince him to be transported to an area hospital.
  • Juvenile Case 14-04739, Maple Avenue at Niblick Drive, SE April 27 7:15 p.m. A citizen reported while driving in the area two juveniles had thrown a rock at his vehicle. Officer Herrera responded and was met by the juveniles and their parents. The parents provided their information to ensure the damages would be repaired. He also counseled the juveniles of the dangers of throwing objects at moving vehicles.
  • Arrest - Domestic Assault, 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE; April 27 9:14 p.m. A resident reported she and her mother had been involved in a heated argument which escalated when the mother struck her in the face causing a laceration to her lip. Officer Tremont responded and spoke with the mother and daughter. After speaking with the mother Officer Tremont determined an assault had occurred and arrested the mother. She was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she was released on an unsecured $2,500.00 bond.
  • Animal Case - Quarantine 14-04758, The Hope Center, 140 Park Street, SE April 27 10:50 p.m. An employee reported that while attempting to perform a medical procedure she was bitten by Pete the cat. ACO Barker informed the employee that Pete would need to be quarantined. She agreed to hold him at the Hope Center for the quarantine period. ACO Barker will follow up with this case.
  • Suspicious Event 14-04742, 100 Block Kingsley Road, SE April 27 10:52 p.m. A resident requested extra patrols, after his daughter’s estranged husband informed him that he was going to his home to retrieve a vehicle by any means necessary. The vehicle belongs to the resident and his daughter. MPO Simon responded and informed the resident to contact the police department if the son-in- law shows up at the home and causes a disturbance. He was also informed the matter concerning the ownership of the vehicle was a civil matter and not a matter for the police.
  • Fraud 14-04802, 500 Block Gibson Drive, SW; April 28 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. A citizen reported that her elderly mother had been the victim of a tree cutting scam. She stated an individual arrived at her mother’s home unannounced and informed her that her that a tree on her property was in need of trimming and the roof was in need of repair. The daughter stated her mother wrote a check to the individual, who then trimmed a few dead limbs from a tree in the rear of the house but had not performed any work on the roof. The roof had been replaced approximately a year ago according to the daughter. This case is being investigated.

Note to Citizens – When approached by workers who are soliciting repairs or landscape work at your residence verify that the work is needed, request a written contract and proof that the company possess a  valid  Town of  Vienna solicitors permit. In most cases the  unsolicited workers are not reputable and will attempt to scam residents using intimidation.

  • Arrest – Drunk in Public 14-04745, The Wolf Trap Motel, 430 Maple Avenue, West; April 28 3:46 a.m. A guest at the motel reported that his cigarettes and beer had been stolen. Officer Herrera determined the guest was extremely intoxicated, and informed him to stay in his room or he would be arrested for Drunk in Public. The guest, a 56-year-old man of John Marshall Drive, NE in Vienna decided not to heed the warning given by Officer Herrera and was later arrested for Drunk in Public. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
  • Medical Case 14-04773, 400 Block John Marshall Drive, NE April 29 12:41 a.m. Sgt. Farhan responded to the area for the report of two residents possibly suffering from Carbon Dioxide Poisoning. Upon his arrival he was met by a resident of the home who stated his mother and father were in the house and in need of medical attention. Sgt. Farhan along with members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department entered the home, while the son remained outside, and determined the mother and father were fine and that no Carbon Monoxide was detected. Sgt. Farhan returned outside to speak with the son who then fell off a bench, struck his head, requiring that he be transported to an area hospital for treatment of the injury.
  • Arrest – Drunk in Public 14-04778, 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE April 29 7:43 a.m. An employee of the Cedar Lane School reported a student had walked away from the school, heading towards the Cedar Lane Shopping Center, and was possibly intoxicated. Officer Kiley responded and located an individual matching the description of the student given by the employee and determined he was intoxicated. Officer Kiley arrested an 18-year-old man, of Dulles Park Court in Herndon, Virginia for Drunk in Public. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was to be held until he was sober.
  • Disorderly Conduct 14-04782, 600 Block Hillcrest Drive, SW April 29 11:00 a.m. A resident responded to the Vienna Police Station to report she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend. MPO Sheeran responded and determined the assault had taken place outside the jurisdiction of The Town of Vienna. The resident also stated the ex-boyfriend had shown up at her home and had been banging on the door causing a disturbance. MPO Sheeran informed her to file a report with the Fairfax County Police Department for the assault and to contact the Vienna Police Department if the ex-boyfriend returned to her home.
  • Fraud 14-04788, Caribbean Tan, 424 Maple Avenue, East; April 29 3:00 p.m. An employee reported she had received a telephone call from an individual claiming to be an employee of Pepco Electric. The caller informed the employee that the electric bill for the business was overdue and if not paid immediately the electric service would be disconnected. She was informed to purchase a prepaid debit card to pay for the delinquent bill. The employee attempted to purchase the debit card at a CVS and was informed she had been the victim of a scam and should report the incident to the Vienna Police Department. This case is being investigated.
  • Suspicious Event 14-04804, Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane, SW; April 30 2:00 p.m. An employee reported that a student had walked off school grounds and when he returned he had the odor of marijuana on his person. The employee stated the school would handle the discipline.
  • Suspicious Event 14-04805, 600 Block Truman Circle, SW April 30 2:26 p.m. A resident reported that she and her brother had been involved in a heated argument after the brother stated his wife had used her position of employment to view their father’s financial information without his knowledge. The resident attempted to contact the sister-in-law’s employer however they would not confirm she was employed with them. PFC Vazquez informed the resident this was a civil matter and not a matter for the police. 
  • Medical Case 14-04808, 300 Block Talahi Road, SE April 30 5:48 p.m. Officer Herrera responded in reference to an elderly female who was in medical distress. Upon his arrival Fairfax County Rescue personnel were already on the scene and tending to the female. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
  • Open Door 14-04844, The Virginia Cardiovascular Office, 415 Church Street, NE May 01 5:33 p.m. An alarm company reported that a business alarm had been activated. PFC Vazquez responded and located an open door. After searching the office he determined that nothing appeared to be out of place. The business was secured.

CRASHES

  • Maple Avenue near Lewis Street, NW 14-04623; April 24 6:17 p.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling west bound on Maple Avenue and stopped for traffic. The driver of the second vehicle was traveling west bound on Maple Avenue, in the same lane of travel. He stated he looked down, to retrieve his water bottle, and when he looked up he was unable to stop in time and rear ended the first vehicle.
  • Branch Road near Echols Street, SE 14-04628; April 25 12:17 a.m. The driver of a vehicle was traveling west bound on Echols Street, SE and appeared to lose control running up over the curb and striking a legally parked vehicle. The driver then fled the scene however he was located a short time later in the 100 block of Branch Road, SE. Officer Kiley arrested a 49-year old man of Gallows Road in Dunn Loring, Virginia for Hit and Run and Drunk in Public (See Incident Number 14-04628 above). He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held on a $1,000.00 bond.
  • Windover Avenue near Lawyers Road, NW 14-04701; April 26 12:56 p.m. A resident reported that her mailbox had been struck by an unknown vehicle.
  • West Street near Lawyers Road, NW 14-04710; April 26 12:56 p.m. A resident reported that her mailbox had been struck by an unknown vehicle.
  • Maple Avenue near Berry Street, East 14-04705; April 26 2:03 p.m. The drivers of two vehicles were traveling westbound on Maple Avenue, in the same lane of travel. The driver of the first vehicle stopped due to traffic. The driver of the second vehicle attempted to switch lanes and did not realize the vehicle had stopped and a collision occurred. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
  • Maple Avenue at Follin Lane, SE 14-04711; April 26 6:55 p.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling west bound on Maple Avenue approaching the intersection with Follin Lane, SE. The driver of the second vehicle was traveling north bound on Follin Lane and attempted to make a left turn to travel west bound on Maple Avenue when he was struck by the driver of the first vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
  • Arrest – Felony Hit and Run/Reckless Driving 14-04731; Maple Avenue near James Madison Drive, West; April 27 9:56 a.m. The driver of the first vehicle, an employee of Flagship Cars Wash, was attempting to exit the wash tunnel in a customer’s vehicle when he stated the vehicle accelerated unexpectedly. It traveled over the curb, entering Maple Avenue, ran over the median, entering the west bound lanes of Maple Avenue and collided with a second vehicle. After striking the second vehicle the vehicle continued across the west bound lanes of Maple Avenue, entered onto the James Madison Shell Station parking lot and collided with a third vehicle. The collision with the third vehicle occurred with such force that vehicle completely took out a gas pump.

The driver of the second vehicle became trapped in his vehicle which required the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department to cut the driver’s door off the vehicle in order to extricate the driver. The driver was then transported to an area hospital for injuries suffered in the collision.

The employee fled the scene prior to the arrival of the police however he was located a short time later at the rear of the James Madison Shell. PFC Vazquez arrested a 53-year-old man of Glengyle Drive in Vienna for Felony Hit and Run.

He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Felony Hit and Run and Reckless Driving. He was held on a $2,500.00 bond.

 

  • Nutley Street at Maple Avenue, NW 14-04798; April 30 10:02 a.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling northbound on Nutley Street, NW and stopped for the red traffic signal. The driver of the second vehicle was traveling north bound on Nutley Street, NW and attempted to make a right turn to go east bound on Maple Avenue when the trailer portion of his tractor- trailer struck the first vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
  • Mill Street near Church Street, NE 14-04803; April 30 1:30 p.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling north bound on Mill Street, NE. The driver of the second vehicle was exiting a parking lot and collided with the first vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.

 

  • Branch Road near Maple Avenue, SE 14-04807; April 30 4:01 p.m. The driver of the first vehicle was traveling north bound on Branch Road, SE approaching the intersection with Maple Avenue, SE. The driver of the second vehicle was exiting the parking lot of the Giant Food Store attempting to go straight across Branch Road, SE to enter the Danor Plaza parking lot and collided with the first vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a summons for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
(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.)

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