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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 3/3/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 3/3/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

VEHICLE, BUILDING DAMAGED AFTER MAN SHOOTS FIREARM IN TYSONS: Fairfax County police dispatched officers to the 8500 block of Leesburg Pike in Tysons on Feb. 18 at 3:03 a.m. after several community members heard gunshots.

When police arrived, they found numerous cartridge casings.

A witness told police a man got out of a vehicle at the location, displayed a firearm and began shooting. No injuries were reported.


A vehicle and a building were damaged by the gunfire, police said.

POLICE ARREST JUVENILE AFTER ASSAULT BY MOB, WEAPON BRANDISHING IN TYSONS: After a dispute on Feb. 18 at 10:07 p.m., four juveniles allegedly assaulted a victim in a parking lot in the 2000 block of Chain Bridge Road in Tysons, Fairfax County police said.

One of the juveniles ran away and got into a car to leave. An officer apprehended the juvenile and police arrested him inside the car. Police recovered a firearm where the juvenile was sitting inside the car and located a second firearm on the ground in the parking lot.

Charges are pending for the juveniles, police said.

NORTH CAROLINA MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY AFTER INCIDENT IN FAIR OAKS: A 27-year-old North Carolina man approached a victim while he was seated on a bench with another person in the 11700 block of Fair Oaks Shopping Center on Feb. 20 at 6:59 p.m., Fairfax County police said.

The man allegedly took the man took the victim’s property and ran away, but the victim chased after the man and caught him nearby, police said.

The man also reportedly assaulted a second victim after she confronted him, and he then ran away. As the man fled, he threw some of the victim’s property on the ground and the property broke, police said.

Two passersby held the man on the ground until officers arrived and arrested him. Authorities have charged the man with robbery, destruction of property and obstruction of justice.

JUVENILE SAYS OTHER STUDENT ASSAULTED HIM AT VIENNA COMMUNITY CENTER: A local woman told Vienna police on Feb. 19 at 2:08 a.m. that she had taken her juvenile son to the hospital for treatment of injuries he had suffered in an assault several hours earlier.

The juvenile told police he has had ongoing issues with another student at school. The juvenile said that, on Feb. 18 at about 3:30 p.m., was playing basketball in the gym at the Vienna Community Center when the other student came in, chased him into the hallway and allegedly assaulted him.

Police are investigating this case.

POLICE ARREST MAN FOR DRUNKENNESS AFTER HE REPORTS NON-EXISTENT WOMAN TRAPPED IN VEHICLE: Vienna police officers and rescue personnel went to Owaissa Road and Lauren Lane, S.E., on Feb. 19 at 4:29 a.m. after a man called police to report that a woman was trapped in a parked vehicle.

Upon interacting with the man, police detected signs of impairment and found there was no one in need of assistance in the vehicle.

Police arrested the 38-year-old Ashburn man and took him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with being drunk in public.

VIENNA STORE EMPLOYEE REPORTS PURSE STOLEN, UNAUTHORIZED PURCHASES MADE: An employee at Dollar Tree, 215 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police that, on Feb. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., someone stole her purse from one of the secured employee lockers.

She then found that unauthorized charges were placed on her debit card at Walgreens, 225 Maple Ave., E.

VIENNA POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORTS OF VANDALIZED WINDSHIELDS: Vienna police are investigating three incidents in which vandals damaged local motorists’ windshields.

The first incident occurred in the 1300 block of Ross Drive, S.W., between Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. A resident there reported that someone had damaged the front windshield of the complainant’s vehicle.

The second incident took place in the 300 block of Branch Road, S.E., between Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 4:55 p.m. A resident there reported that someone had thrown an object, possibly a cabbage, at his vehicle, damaging its windshield.

The third case occurred in the 600 block of Echols Street, S.E., between Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 7 a.m. A resident reported that someone had smashed the rear windshield of her vehicle with a rock.

VIENNA BUILDING MANAGER WANTS TO BAN WOMEN FOUND CAMPING IN LOBBY: The manager of a building at 226 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on Feb. 22 at 1:27 p.m. that the cleaning crew had found two older women camped out in the elevator lobby of the building the previous night.

The women left the building immediately and the manager would like to ban them from the premises if they return, police said.

VIENNA RESTAURANT REPORTS SECOND FRAUD ATTEMPT INVOLVING DELIVERY: An employee at Panera Bread, 136 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police that, on Feb. 22 between 2 and 2:30 p.m., someone had placed a large order to be delivered to the same address that was used in a fraud case on Feb. 16.

The employee was able to cancel the order before the restaurant suffered any loss, police said.

VIENNA POLICE ARREST FAIRFAX WOMAN FOR DRIVING ON REVOKED LICENSE: A Vienna police officer stopped a motorist at Maple Avenue and Center Street on Feb. 23 at 12:04 a.m. and arrested the 29-year-old Fairfax woman for driving on a revoked license stemming from a previous driving-while-intoxicated charge.

Police took her to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged her with driving on a revoked license.

VIENNA POLICE REMOVE PLANT MASS FROM ROAD SO DRIVERS DON’T GET BAMBOO-ZLED: Vienna police officers responded Feb. 25 at 12:15 a.m. to the report of a large mass of bamboo blocking the southbound lane of Lawyers Road, N.W., near West Street, N.W.

The bamboo was being weighed down by ice and was thick enough to damage vehicles, police said. The bamboo’s location limited the visibility of oncoming traffic and caused safety concerns for drivers, police said.

Officers blocked the southbound lane of traffic while they cut and removed the bamboo from the roadway.

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