News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week.
VIENNA MAN ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGE: Vienna police officers responded on May 30 at 2 a.m. to a reported assault on Hillcrest Drive, S.W. They located one of the men involved in the incident a block away from the address, who was suffering from facial injuries.
Rescue personnel responded to treat the man.
A resident told police there had been a verbal dispute with her boyfriend at the house and she had asked him to leave. Her son then allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, police said.
Police arrested the son, a 20-year-old Vienna resident, and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with assault.
VIENNA WOMAN’S LICENSE PLATE TAKEN, REPLACED WITH STOLEN ONE: A woman living in the 200 block of Locust Street, S.E., told Vienna police on May 28 that the front license plate had been stolen from her vehicle and replaced with a license plate that previously had been reported stolen from the same area.
Police notified the owner of the recovered license plate.
BUILDING MATERIALS STOLEN FROM VIENNA SITE: An employee with Vienna One LLC, 377 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on May 6 that a large amount of copper wiring, conduit and electrical panels had been taken from the property.
On May 25, the employee noticed that three stormwater grates for the parking lot had been stolen, police said.
VIENNA MAN RECEIVES EARPHONES, NOT THE FURNITURE HE BOUGHT ONLINE: A resident living in the 200 block of Walnut Lane, N.W., bought furniture online on May 8, but the company delivered earphones instead of the furniture he ordered, Vienna police said.
Attempts to contact the company have been unsuccessful, police said.
MAN CITED FOR ALLEGEDLY DAMAGING VEHICLE: A girl told Vienna police on May 23 at 11:16 a.m. that as she was driving her mother’s vehicle westbound on Maple Avenue, W., she stopped at the red traffic light at Nutley Street and, without provocation, an unknown man kicked her vehicle as he was walking past, causing a dent in the passenger side door.
The man continued walking eastbound on Maple Avenue.
Officers located the man in the area and issued a summons to the 44-year-old man of no fixed address, charging him with destruction of property. Police released the man on his signature.
VIENNA POLICE RESPOND AFTER RIDING MOWER TAKEN FOR JOYRIDE: A Vienna resident on May 30 at 10:37 p.m. told town police that she thought she had heard sounds from a motorcycle on the baseball fields at Southside Park, 1317 Ross Drive, S.W.
Responding officers heard the same noise, then heard people in the park. While searching the park, officers found a riding lawn mower that recently had been run. They also found open doors to one of the sheds.
Police returned the lawn mower to the shed and secured the doors, but could not locate anyone in the area.
VIENNA HOMEOWNER REPORTS JEWELRY THEFT: A resident living in the 300 block of Mashie Drive, S.E., told Vienna police that, on June 1 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., someone had stolen jewelry from the residence.
VIENNA POLICE MEDIATE DISPUTE AT POST OFFICE: A U.S. Postal Service employee at the Vienna Post Office, 200 Lawyers Road, N.W., told Vienna police on June 2 at 1:36 p.m. that a customer in the post office had become agitated after being advised he needed an appointment for the service he was requesting and was refusing to leave.
Officers explained the process to the man and advised him that postal staff wanted him banned from the premises.
BREAK-IN REPORTED AT FALLS CHURCH RESTAURANT: Someone forced entry into Pistone’s Italian Inn, 6320 Arlington Blvd., in the Falls Church area on June 2 at 11:30 p.m., Fairfax County police said.
No property reportedly was taken, police said.
WOMAN BANNED FROM VIENNA STORE AFTER LOITERING: An employee at Wawa, 465 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on May 30 at 2:28 p.m. that a woman was loitering in the store and refusing to leave.
The woman subsequently was banned from Wawa, and police advised her that she may be charged if she returns to the store.
VIENNA POLICE EUTHANIZE AILING RACCOON: A resident living in the 900 block of Lullaby Lane, S.E., reported on May 30 at 7:46 p.m. that a sick raccoon was behind the shed in her back yard, Vienna police said.
A responding officer found the animal was in grave condition and euthanized it, police said.
Vienna police have taken similar action with several sick raccoons in recent weeks.