News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
DOMESTIC-ASSAULT SUSPECT SERVED WITH PAPERWORK AFTER UNRELATED ARREST: Vienna officers on March 6 at 1 a.m. were dispatched to Lincoln Street, N.W., for a report of a domestic assault.
According to police, a man came home and become involved in a verbal dispute with his sister that escalated to a physical confrontation, during which the sister was assaulted.
A family member attempted to intervene, but the 35-year-old suspect then attacked him and fled before officers arrived, police said.
A responding officer obtained a misdemeanor warrant charging domestic assault and an emergency protective order in connection with the incident.
On March 20, the man was arrested on an unrelated charge, and was then served with the domestic-assault warrant.
ELDERLY DRIVER CONFUSES VEHICLES, BAGS, BUT EVERYTHING GETS SORTED OUT: On March 18 around 10:25 a.m., a resident reported to Vienna police that her work laptop had been taken from her vehicle while she was inside the Virginia ABC store at 419 Maple Ave., E.
The victim told responding officers that, when she returned to her vehicle, the laptop was missing and a bag containing unopened bottles of liquor was left on the floor.
Officers proceeded to contact the man who had purchased the liquor found in the vehicle, determining that the man (described as elderly) got into the victim’s vehicle by accident, thinking it was his own.
When he realized his mistake, the individual took the victim’s laptop bag rather than his ABC bag from the vehicle.
The laptop was returned immediately to its rightful owner, who did not wish to pursue charges.
McLEAN PHARMACY VICTIM OF BURGLARY: On March 18 at 5:38 a.m., the Care Connect Pharmacy in the 6800 block of Elm Street in McLean was burglarized.
Entry was forced, and the suspect or suspects took property, Fairfax County Police said.
PHONE IS LEFT AT REGISTER, THEN – POOF! – DISAPPEARS: On March 23 at 9:52 a.m., an individual reported to Vienna police that she had left her phone on a checkout register at the Giant Food store at 359 Maple Ave., E.
When the victim returned to retrieve the phone a few minutes later, it was gone, she told police.
AFTER COLLISION, ONE DRIVER DECLINES TO STOP: On March 23 at 12:30 p.m., a driver was exiting a parking lot in the 300 block of Maple Ave., W., and attempting to turn left to go westbound when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle.
The driver of the striking vehicle did not stop to provide information.
DRIVER OF STOLEN VEHICLE ROARS OFF AFTER ACCIDENT: On March 18 at 8:30 p.m., a driver was stopped at a red light on Tapawingo Road, S.W., at the intersection with Nutley Street when the vehicle was hit by a second vehicle.
The driver of the striking vehicle then fled in it eastbound on Tapawingo, police said.
The vehicle was later recovered in Fairfax County with front-end damage. It was determined that the vehicle had been stolen out of Fairfax County.