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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 1/13/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 1/13/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

MARYLAND MAN CHARGED AFTER RAMMING POLICE CRUISER IN STOLEN VEHICLE: A Fairfax County police officer patrolling near Interstate 495 and Leesburg Pike in Tysons on Dec. 31 at 9:36 p.m. saw a 2014 BMW X1 that had been reported stolen from a nearby jurisdiction.

When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, the driver, a 21-year-old Maryland man, allegedly attempted to elude officers by striking a cruiser with his vehicle.

Authorities have charged the man with grand larceny and assault on a law-enforcement officer.


WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER TRAFFIC STOP: A Fairfax County police officer on patrol near Interstate 495 and Arlington Boulevard in the Falls Church area on Dec. 30 at 7:55 p.m. saw a 2019 Honda Accord that had been reported stolen from a nearby jurisdiction.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and took a 37-year-old Maryland woman. Authorities have charged her with failure to return bailment property and possession of Schedule I or II narcotics.

RESTON MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN VIENNA: A Vienna police officer on Dec. 26 at 8:42 a.m. observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the 900 block of Maple Avenue, E., and initiated a traffic stop. Police arrested the driver, a 38-year-old Reston man, who allegedly was in possession of various narcotics.

Police took the suspect to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with two counts of possession of a Schedule I or II substance and one count of possession of a Schedule IV substance.

VICTIM DECLINES PROSECUTION AFTER JUVENILES THROW DETERGENT PODS AT VEHICLE: A woman told Vienna police on Dec. 19 at 7:57 p.m. that she had noticed a vehicle occupied by juveniles follow her as she left a 7-Eleven parking lot.

While she was on Maple Avenue, E., at the traffic light for Beulah Road, N.E., the juveniles allegedly threw Tide pods at her vehicle, police said.

Officers responded to the vehicle owner’s residence and found it was the owner’s sons and one of his friends who were in the vehicle throwing the pods.

The woman did not wish to pursue charges, police said.

PETITIONS PENDING AFTER JUVENILES DRIVE ON, DAMAGE FIELD: A local resident told Vienna police on Dec. 19 at 11:16 p.m. that a vehicle was being driven recklessly and causing damage on Waters Field, 130 Cherry St., S.E.

An officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle was occupied by two juveniles, whom police took into custody and transported to Vienna Police Headquarters.

Police released one juvenile to the custody of his step-father and the other to his adult sister. Petitions are pending, police said.

SUSPECT DRIVES THROUGH YARD AFTER BEING SEEN STEALING TREE IN VIENNA: A woman living in the 300 block of Beulah Road, N.E., told Vienna police on Dec. 21 at 9:45 a.m. that she had noticed a vehicle in the driveway of her home, which is under construction, and observed a woman trying to enter the locked front door.

When the suspect saw the resident, she ran to the car, placed a tree that was sitting in the driveway into the vehicle and attempted to leave, police said.

The resident had parked her vehicle behind the suspect, who then drove through the yard to leave the area, police said.

AUTHORITIES CHARGE D.C. MAN IN CONNECTION WITH THEFTS FROM VEHICLES: A Vienna police officer went to a residence in the 1400 block of Cottage Street, S.W., during the early morning hours of Dec. 24 to meet with a Fairfax County police officer regarding a larceny report.

The county officer advised that Fairfax County police had taken two men into custody after the suspects allegedly stole from a vehicle in their jurisdiction. One of the men was in possession of property that he allegedly had stolen from a vehicle in Vienna.

The owner of the vehicle on Cottage Street reported that someone had entered her and her husband’s unlocked vehicles and stolen her wallet. A neighbor later found the wallet, but the woman’s credit cards were missing.

The Vienna officer obtained two warrants and served them on the suspect, a 25-year-old District of Columbia man, whom authorities have charged with vehicle tampering and credit-card theft.

MAN CHARGED WITH DRUNKENNESS AFTER FLAGGING DOWN VIENNA OFFICER: A man flagged down a Vienna police officer on Dec. 26 at 12:34 a.m. near Park Street and Tapawingo Road, S.E., and requested a ride home.

Upon interacting with the man, police detected signs of impairment.
The man could not provide an address or directions to his home and was found to be in possession of narcotics, police said.

Police arrested the 30-year-old man and took him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with possession of a controlled substance and being drunk in public.

JUVENILES ENTER VIENNA BUSINESSES, STEAL KARATE BELTS: An employee at Capital Energy Equipment, 232 Dominion Road, N.E., told Vienna police on Dec. 26 at 2 a.m. that he had noticed an open window when he arrived at work.

After reviewing the security cameras, he observed that two boys had entered the business from the side window.

The intruders damaged some of the ceiling tiles, but did not appear to have taken anything, police said.

The two boys climbed to the second floor, where they gained entry to Kaizen MMA, 228 Dominion Road, N.E. An employee of that business reported that the suspects stole two karate belts.

VIENNA WOMAN REPORTS IMPROPER DEBIT-CARD PURCHASE: A resident living in the 400 block of Old Courthouse Road, N.E., in Vienna reported on Dec. 23 at 3 a.m. that her vehicle had been repossessed by her bank.

The tow-truck driver later removed her personal property from the vehicle. All of the property was returned to the resident except her debit card, police said.

The resident found that an unauthorized purchase had been charged to the debit card after the vehicle was repossessed, police said.

CONTRACTOR REPORTS MISSING MATERIALS AT VIENNA BUILDING SITE: A contractor told Vienna police that, sometime between Dec. 30 and Jan. 4, someone stole Freon lines and copper tubing from homes that are under construction in the 100 block of Pleasant Street, N.W.

IPHONE PACKAGE STOLEN FROM PORCH: A resident living in the 500 block of Druid Hill Road, N.E., reported that, between Dec. 23 and 30, someone stole a package containing an iPhone from his porch, Vienna police said.

PROPERTY STOLEN DURING BURGLARY AT OAKTON RESTAURANT: Someone forced entry into Santini’s New York Style Deli, 2975 Chain Bridge Road in Oakton, on Jan. 1 at 11:53 a.m. and took property, Fairfax County police said.

RADIO MISSING FROM VIENNA FIRE STATION: A firefighter at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St., S., reported on Jan. 3 at 7:31 p.m. that one of the department’s radios was missing from the firehouse, Vienna police said.

AUDIOBIBLIOPHILE TAKES ITEMS FROM VEHICLE: A man living in the 1400 block of Patrick Circle, S.W., reported that, sometime between Dec. 23 and 26, someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stolen five audiobooks, Vienna police said.

TOWN EMPLOYEE DISCOVERS DAMAGED UTILITY BOXES AT VIENNA PARK: An employee of the Vienna town government told Vienna police that sometime between Dec. 17 and 21 someone had damaged the Dominion Energy boxes on the restroom building at Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St., N.E.

MAN CHARGED WITH DRUNKENNESS AFTER LOCKING SELF IN RESTAURANT’S BATHROOM: An employee at Panera, 136 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on Dec. 31 at 4:40 p.m. that a man had locked himself in the restroom and was refusing to come out.

When officers escorted the man out, they detected signs of impairment, police said.

Police arrested the 49-year-old man from Crewe, Va., and took him to the Fairfax County Adult Center, where authorities charged him with being drunk in public.

WHEEL COMES OFF VEHICLE IN VIENNA, HITS ANOTHER VEHICLE: A motorist was driving northbound in the 1400 block of Cottage Street, S.W., on Dec. 31 at 2:29 p.m. when the left-front tire came off the vehicle, bounced off the roadway and struck a vehicle parked in a private driveway, Vienna police said.

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