News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
MEN GRAB EMPLOYEE, ROB VIENNA CONVENIENCE STORE: Two men entered the 7-Eleven store at 537 Maple Ave., W., on Dec. 9 at 1:01 a.m., grabbed the employee and walked him to the cash register, where they stole cash and lottery tickets, Vienna police said.
MAN REPORTS THEFT OF VEHICLE’S CATALYTIC CONVERTER: A resident living in the 400 block of Roland Street, S.W., told Vienna police that, sometime between Nov. 10 and 20, someone stole the catalytic converter from his vehicle while it was parked on the roadway.
MOTORIST, UTILITY WORKERS GIVE DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS OF WINDSHIELD-SMASHING INCIDENT: A driver told Vienna police that he had been traveling southbound on Park Street, S.E., near the traffic circle at Locust Street, S.E., on Dec. 3 at 10:08 a.m. when Verizon workers allegedly threw a cable in the air and it smashed into his windshield.
The Verizon workers told police they had been directing traffic in the circle and had stopped both lanes of travel on Park Street. They said the driver allegedly ignored their commands to stop and proceeded southbound into the northbound lane of traffic when the cable made contact with his windshield, police said.
POLICE NOTIFY JUVENILES’ PARENTS AFTER ROOFTOP ESCAPADE AT SCHOOL: A Vienna police officer on Dec. 4 at 4:44 p.m. responded to a report that three juveniles were cavorting on the roof at Vienna Elementary School, 128 Center St., S.
The juveniles came down from the roof and the officer notified their parents.
VIENNA MAN CITED FOR DRUNK DRIVING, REFUSING BREATH TEST: A Vienna police officer on Dec. 5 at 12:58 a.m. observed a motorist commit a traffic offense near Park Street and Moore Avenue, S.E., and initiated a traffic stop, police said.
Upon interacting with the driver, the officer detected signs of impairment. The driver refused to provide a sample of his breath for analysis, police said.
Police arrested the 51-year-old Vienna man and took him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with driving while intoxicated and refusal to provide a breath sample.
MAN ROBS OAKTON CONVENIENCE STORE: A man entered the 7-Eleven store at 9511 Blake Lane in Oakton on Dec. 6 at 11:48 p.m., threatened the clerk and took property, Fairfax County police said. No injuries were reported.
BURGLARS STEAL ITEMS, LEAVE GRAFFITI AT TYSONS FLOWER SHOP: Someone forced entry into Tysons Florist, 8201 Leesburg Pike, on Dec. 8 at 10:14 a.m., painted the walls with graffiti and took property, Fairfax County police said.
McLEAN SERVICE STATION BURGLARIZED: Someone forced entry into the Shell station at 1350 Chain Bridge Road in McLean on Dec. 9 at 1:16 a.m. and took property, Fairfax County police said.
ITEMS TAKEN IN BURGLARY OF McLEAN DRY-CLEANING STORE: Someone forced entry into Sun Cleaners, 1300 Old Chain Bridge Road in McLean, on Dec. 9 at 8:15 a.m. and took property, Fairfax County police said.
PROPERTY STOLEN IN BURGLARY OF GREAT FALLS RESTAURANT: Someone entered BRX American Bistro, 1025 Seneca Road in Great Falls, on Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m. and took property, Fairfax County police said.
VIENNA DOG NEEDS BOOSTER AFTER RACCOON IT KILLED TESTS POSITIVE FOR RABIES: A resident living in the 400 block of Adahi Road, S.E., told Vienna police on Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. that her dog had killed a raccoon.
An animal-control officer transported the raccoon to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for rabies testing and the resident’s dog was confined pending the test’s results.
Health Department officials on Dec. 3 notified the animal-control officer that the test on the raccoon had come back positive for rabies. Police informed the dog’s owner was advised and the dog was placed on a 45-day quarantine.
The owner also took the dog to a veterinarian for a rabies booster shot.
OFFICER LAUDED IN FIGHT AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING: Fairfax County Police Department Master Police Officer Steve Faett was among 17 public-safety personnel from across the region honored Dec. 10 at the 24th annual Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired-Driving Prevention.
The awards program is sponsored by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program; honors were bestowed at a ceremony at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Tysons.
“This year’s awardees represent the front lines in [the local area’s] continuing fight against drunk driving,” organization president Kurt Erickson said. “Their collective effort to annually arrest and remove over 14,000 drunk drivers from Washington-area roadways has undoubtedly saved lives.”
For information on the awards presentation and more about the organization, see the Website at www.wrap.org.