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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 3/17/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 3/17/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

WOMAN REPORTS ASSAULT IN VIENNA; NO CHARGES FILED: A local resident reported to Vienna police on March 7 at 7:45 p.m. that she had been walking to her vehicle after work when she allegedly was assaulted by her brother’s girlfriend in a parking lot in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E.

Police advised her of the warrant process should she wish to pursue charges.

MAN REPORTS WOMAN HE MET ONLINE DEFRAUDED HIM: A man living in the 500 block of Lincoln Street, N.W., told Vienna police that between Feb. 2 and March 2 he had met a woman through an online-dating site and begun communicating with her through social media.


The woman convinced the resident to use a Website to start investing in cryptocurrencies, police said. The resident deposited a large sum of money through several transactions.

When the woman attempted to get the resident to invest more money, he refused. He later discovered all of his investments had been taken from his crypto account, police said.

VIENNA POLICE: VEHICLE STUCK ON CURB WAS STOLEN: A local resident told Vienna police on March 9 at 6:56 a.m. about a suspicious vehicle that was unattended and stuck on a curb with the engine running at 307 Maple Ave., E.

Officers determined the vehicle had been reported stolen in Fairfax County and had been abandoned when the driver got the vehicle stuck on the curb.

VIENNA WOMAN REPORTS JEWELRY THEFT FROM HER HOME: A woman living in the 200 block of Moore Avenue, S.E., told Vienna police that, between Feb. 15 and March 5, someone stole several pieces of jewelry from her home.

AFTER ATTEMPTED GIFT-CARD PURCHASES FAIL, MAN STEALS ITEMS FROM STORE: An employee at Sally Beauty, 329 Maple Ave., E., reported to Vienna police on March 3 at 6:55 p.m. that a man had tried unsuccessfully to make a purchase using two gift cards.

When the transactions did not go through, the man grabbed the items and fled the store without paying for them, police said.

BERRYVILLE WOMAN DIES AFTER GEORGETOWN PIKE CRASH: A 62-year-old Berryville woman died March 13 from injuries sustained in a crash four days earlier in McLean, Fairfax County police said.

Officers responded March 9 at 3 p.m. to the three-car crash in the 8800 block of Georgetown Pike. The driver of a 2020 Audi A5 was traveling west on Georgetown Pike. The driver of a 2005 Nissan Sentra and the driver of a 1991 Toyota MR5 were both traveling east on Georgetown Pike.

The driver of the Audi lost control of his car, crossed the double yellow line, and hit the Nissan head-on. The Audi then spun into the path of the Toyota, resulting in the Toyota’s rear-ending the Audi.

The driver of the Audi was treated for injuries at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was taken to the hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening. Rescue personnel took the driver of the Nissan, Karla Boggess, to a hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries four days later.

Detectives continue investigating whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. The investigation remains active and details of the investigation will be presented to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review.

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