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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 2/24/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 2/24/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

MOTORIST CHASES VIENNA RESIDENT WITH HATCHET FOLLOWING DISPUTE: A resident who lives in the 1400 block of Desale Street, S.W., told Vienna police on Feb. 9 at 6:45 a.m. that as he was on the sidewalk with his dog, waiting for a vehicle to pass so he could cross the street, the vehicle’s driver became agitated and began yelling at the resident, then drove away.

A few minutes later, the vehicle returned, the resident told police. The driver parked in front of the resident’s home and continued to act aggressively, police said.

The driver reportedly grabbed a hatchet from the trunk of his vehicle and began chasing the resident.


When family members came out of the home, the driver got back into his vehicle and drove away, police said.

Police advised the resident about the warrant process should he wish to pursue charges against the man.

VIENNA RESIDENT OBTAINS PROTECTIVE ORDER AGAINST BOYFRIEND AFTER ALLEGED ASSAULT: A resident living on Patrick Street, S.E., told Vienna police on Feb. 17 at 8:49 a.m. that her boyfriend allegedly had assaulted her and threatened to kill her.

The boyfriend left the home before the officers arrived.

Police escorted the complainant to the Fairfax County Magistrate’s Office, which granted her a protective order against her boyfriend. She did not wish to pursue criminal charges against her boyfriend for now, but police advised her of the process should she later decide to obtain the warrants.

Later that day, the boyfriend returned home and officers served him with the protective order.

VIENNA RESIDENT SUSPECTS HE WAS TAKEN IN COMPUTER-VIRUS SCAM: A resident living in the 900 block of Dale Court, S.E., told Vienna police that on Sept. 14 last year he received an online notification that his computer had a virus.

The notification listed a phone number to call for assistance, and the resident spoke to a representative, whom he allowed remote access to his computer. The representative then advised the resident to mail a check for the services rendered.

The resident now is receiving correspondence stating that the company never received the check and requesting he send them more money, Vienna police said.

VIENNA MOTHER SAYS DAUGHTER WAS ASSAULTED ON SCHOOL BUS: A woman living on the 100 block of Patrick Street, S.E., told Vienna police that, on Feb. 10 between 2 and 2:30 p.m., another student allegedly assaulted her juvenile daughter on the school bus.

VIENNA POLICE ARREST DISORDERLY MAN ON PUBLIC-DRUNKENNESS CHARGE: Vienna police officers on Feb. 11 at 5:37 p.m. responded to the report of a man acting disorderly at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave., E. Police located the man on the nearby Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail and, upon interacting with him, detected signs of impairment.

Police arrested the 60-year-old Annandale man and took him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged with him with being drunk in public.

DISORDERLY CUSTOMER BOUNCED FROM VIENNA BANK: Vienna police officers on Feb. 15 at 11:11 a.m. responded to the report of a disorderly customer at Capital One Bank, 246 Maple Ave., E.

The male customer then was banned from the premises and advised he might be arrested if he returned.

RESTAURANT CUSTOMER FLEES AFTER THREATENING EMPLOYEE: An employee at Hunan Delight, 267 Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police on Feb. 16 at 9:08 p.m. that an irate customer allegedly had threatened him. The man left the area before officers arrived, police said.

CREDIT-CARD FRAUD SUSPECTED IN RESTAURANT PURCHASE: An employee at Panera Bread, 136 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police that, in the early afternoon of Feb. 16, someone used a credit card to put in two separate orders for delivery.

A short time later, the credit card’s owner called the restaurant from another state and said someone had used his card without authorization to make the purchase.

VIENNA RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE REPORTS VEHICLE BREAK-IN, PURSE THEFT: An employee at Taco Bamba in the 100 block of Maple Avenue, W., parked her vehicle in the parking lot behind the restaurant on Feb. 13. When she returned to the vehicle sometime between 3 and 3:15 p.m., she found that someone had smashed its rear window and stolen her purse.

POLICE INVESTIGATE BIAS INCIDENT INVOLVING FLIERS: Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau are investigating a bias incident that occurred Feb. 20.

Police dispatched officers to 1400 block of Laurel Hill Road in the Wolf Trap area north of Vienna after a community member found a sealed plastic bag containing an anti-Semitic flier weighted with corn kernels on his property.

Before officers arrived, the resident found an additional 70 to 80 fliers throughout the neighborhood, police said. Officers collected several of the fliers for evidentiary processing. Detectives are working to determine the origin of these fliers, and police have increased patrols as a precaution.

County police are working with the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington to ensure the community is aware of the fliers.

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