News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK, KILLED IN FALLS CHURCH-AREA INCIDENT: A 36-year-old man died following a crash that occurred April 9 at 10:12 p.m. near Arlington Boulevard and Graham Road in the Falls Church area, Fairfax County police said.
Detectives from the department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit preliminarily have determined that Ramakant Bhusal of Falls Church was crossing from the south side of Arlington Boulevard outside of the crosswalk near Graham Road. The driver of a 2012 Ford Fusion was traveling eastbound on Arlington Boulevard and struck Bhusal in the left travel lane.
The driver remained at the scene of the crash.
Rescue personnel took Bhusal to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors for the driver, police said. The investigation remains active.
This was the third pedestrian fatality in the county this year.
VIENNA POLICE ARREST MAN ON COUNTY SEXUAL-ASSAULT WARRANTS: Fairfax County police on April 8 at 11:04 a.m. requested help from Vienna police in serving warrants on a man in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E.
Police arrested the 53-year-old Vienna man at the rear of the Cedar Lane Shopping Center and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities served him with two warrants charging sexual assault on a minor.
VIENNA POLICE ARREST MAN ON DOMESTIC-ASSAULT CHARGE: Vienna police officers responded on April 6 at 2:44 a.m. to a reported domestic assault between husband and wife on Wilmar Place, N.W.
An argument between the two parties had escalated and become physical, police said. Rescue personnel responded and transported the woman to an area hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening.
Police arrested the husband, a 55-year-old Vienna man, and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with domestic assault and issued an emergency protective order against him.
POLICE ARREST WOMAN ON ILLEGAL-DUMPING CHARGE: Vienna police on April 6 arrested a 69-year-old woman living in the 200 block of Park Terrace Court, S.E., after neighbors implicated her in several illegal-dumping incidents.
A neighbor living in the same condominium complex told Vienna police on April 2 at 5:52 p.m. that the woman was piling up bags of trash, which contained human waste, in the hallway.
Police advised the complainant to contact the condominium association regarding the violation of their bylaws and consult his attorney about the living conditions.
Police notified the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board’s Mobile Crisis Unit about the incident, and requested they follow up with the woman to check on her well-being.
On April 5 at 5:30 p.m., Vienna police dispatched officers to the same location after receiving a report of an emotionally disturbed resident who reportedly had left several bags of human waste at her neighbor’s door. The woman also had been observed throwing household objects off her balcony, police said.
The Fairfax County Hazardous Materials Unit responded to check for possible hazardous material in the discarded bags and did not detect any inflammable or explosive material in the debris, police said.
Authorities obtained an emergency-custody order for the woman, but she refused to open her door for officers to serve the order.
On April 6 at 11:40 a.m., mental-health personnel requested that Vienna police officers attempt to locate the woman and serve her with the emergency-custody order. Officers located and arrested her at Chipotle, 213 Maple Ave., E.
Police transported her to a mental-health facility where staff took custody of her and held her for evaluation and treatment. Police also served the woman with a warrant charging her with illegal dumping, based on a previous incident.
FIGHTING DOGS UNLEASH BRAWL BETWEEN OWNERS AT VIENNA PARK: Vienna police responded April 7 at 5:41 p.m. to a reported fight at the Vienna Dog Park, 700 Courthouse Road, S.W.
According to police, the incident began when a woman’s dog attacked another canine at the park. The owner of the second dog pulled the attacking dog off of his, and allegedly kicked the furry assailant.
The incident then escalated with the man and woman physically assaulting each other, police said.
Police advised both parties of the warrant process should they wish to pursue assault charges against each other.
TECHNICALITY NULLIFIES BURGLARY ARREST: Vienna police responded April 7 at 9:58 p.m. to a reported suspicious event in the 1200 block of Cottage Street, S.W., and made one arrest, which did not pan out because of a technicality.
A resident reported that a man and woman in the back yard of a vacant home appeared to be arguing and breaking things.
When officers arrived, they observed a man inside the home, who came out to speak to them. The man reported that their landlord had cut off the water and gas and boarded up the home so he and his wife could not get in.
The man told police he had broken the rear sliding-glass door so he could get his possessions. Police notified the landlord, who told them the couple had moved out in March and were not permitted to be at the property.
Officers also found drug paraphernalia in the house, police said.
Police arrested the man and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, but the magistrate denied issuing a warrant charging him with burglary because the tenants had not been served with an official eviction notice through the Sheriff’s Office to vacate the house.
VIENNA POLICE REFER MAN TO TEXAS AUTHORITY REGARDING FRAUD CASE: A man living in the 700 block of Cottage Street, S.W., told Vienna police that, sometime between Dec. 28 last year and April 1, his ex-wife had used his personal information to open a utility account in his name.
The resident was not living in the town when the fraud occurred.
Police advised him to report the incident to the proper police jurisdiction in Texas.
VIENNA WOMAN SAYS SOMEONE TOOK HER CAR WHILE SHE WAS OUT OF TOWN: A woman living in the 100 block of Elm Street, S.W., told Vienna police that someone had taken her vehicle while she was out of town between March 30 and April 5.