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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 5/12/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 5/12/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

VIENNA POLICE FIND NUMEROUS CARS RUMMAGED THROUGH: A Vienna police officer on April 29 at 1:48 a.m. found several vehicles parked on Locust Street, S.E., between Glyndon Street and Branch Road that appeared to have been rummaged through.

The vehicles’ interior lights were on and contents of the vehicles’ gloveboxes were scatted about the floor of the vehicles.

Police attempted to notify the owner of each vehicle. Nothing of value appeared to have been taken, police said.


VIENNA MAN DEFRAUDED IN GIFT-CARD SCAM: A resident living in the 400 block of Blair Road, N.W., told Vienna police that, on April 29 between 4 and 11:47 a.m., he had clicked on a link through a social-media account and been taken to a page that advised him his bank account had been hacked and money had been transferred from the account.

The resident called the phone number provided and believed he was speaking to a representative who would assist him in resolving the matter. The representative instructed the resident to purchase a large sum of gift cards.

Once the resident purchased the cards and provided the representative with the cards’ numbers, he realized it was a scam.

WOMAN REPORTS WALLET STOLEN AT GROCERY STORE: A local resident told Vienna police that on April 30 between 3:44 and 4:20 p.m. someone had stolen her wallet from her purse while she was shopping at Giant Food, 359 Maple Ave., E.

VIENNA WOMAN REPORTS UNAUTHORIZED PURCHASES MADE ON ONLINE ACCOUNT: A resident living in the 300 block of Park Street, N.E., told Vienna police on May 2 at 5:02 p.m. that someone had used her credit account to make purchases through Amazon.

The purchases were delivered to the resident’s home and addressed to someone she did not know, police said.

WIND BLOWS PARKING LOT’S GATE INTO PASSING CAR’S WINDSHIELD: A motorist was traveling east on Cherry Street, S.E., and passing the parking lot of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St., S., on April 29 at 3:45 p.m. when a gate from the lot swung open in the wind and struck the front side of the vehicle’s windshield.

DUMP TRUCK STRIKES ELECTRICAL LINES, CAUSES FIRE: A dump truck with the roll-over bar extended backed out of a construction site in the 200 block of Elm Street, S.W., on May 2 at 3:32 p.m., and as it began to drive away, the bar snagged electrical lines, Vienna police said.

The lines severed the utility pole and the electrical wire fell to the ground, causing a fire on a lawn. The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department and Dominion Energy immediately responded, police said.

Police issued the dump truck’s driver a summons charging improper backing.

VIENNA POLICE COLLECT 364 POUNDS OF EXPIRED, UNNEEDED MEDICATIONS: The Vienna Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), on April 30 participated in the 22nd National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative.

Vienna police that day collected and safely disposed of 364 pounds of expired or no-longer-needed medications from area residents.

The April initiative collected about 21,564 pounds of medications statewide. Vienna police plan to continue their participation with the DEA in future Drug Take-Back events.

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