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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 6/16/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 6/16/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

CRASH KILLS OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Fairfax County police responded on June 7 at 11:46 a.m. for a crash involving two vehicles and three pedestrians at Blake Lane and Five Oaks Road in Oakton. Officers responded to the intersection at 11:46 am for a crash involving two vehicles and three pedestrians.

According to detectives from the police department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit, the driver of a 1997 Toyota 4Runner was in the northbound lanes of Blake Lane attempting to turn left onto Five Oaks Road. The driver of the 4Runner was waiting for three juveniles to cross the street before completing the turn. Once the pedestrians cleared the roadway, the driver began turning left.

Detectives believe an 18-year-old Fairfax resident behind the wheel of a 2018 BMW 530i was traveling at a high rate of speed in the right lane of southbound Blake Lane.

The BMW struck the 4Runner in the intersection, continued traveling south and struck the three pedestrians on the sidewalk, police said. The BMW continued down Blake Lane and struck a utility pole, causing it to fall to the ground. The BMW came to rest a short distance down the road.

Rescue personnel took two of the pedestrians, both teenagers who attended Oakton High School, to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, but the students later died.

Rescue workers also took the third pedestrian, who also is a teenage Oakton High School student, to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, did the same for the driver of the BMW and his juvenile passenger. Rescue personnel treated the adult male driver of the Toyota 4Runner at the scene for his injuries.

Preliminarily, detectives do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Two passengers in the BMW ran from the scene, but police identified them during the investigation.

Fairfax police declined to release the names of the dead students, citing the county’s interpretation of state law. Names of the suspects will be released if charges are brought, police said.

These the ninth and 10th pedestrian-related fatalities in the county to date in 2022. Year to date in 2021, there were seven pedestrian-related fatalities.

SUSPECT ASSAULTS, TRIES TO ROB VICTIM IN TYSONS: A man approached another individual in the 7800 block of Tysons Corner Center on June 3 at 7:48 p.m., then assaulted him and tried to take his property, Fairfax County police said.

The suspect then ran away. No property was taken and no injuries were reported, police said.

ARMED ROBBERS TAKE PROPERTY FROM MAN EXITING TAXI IN TYSONS: Four men on June 8 at 2:44 a.m. approached a victim when he exited his taxi in the 1700 block of Tysons Central Street.

Two men displayed firearms, took property and fled the area in a vehicle, Fairfax County police said.

POLICE ARRESTED MAN FOR DRUNK DRIVING IN VIENNA: Vienna police dispatched officers to 138 Patrick St., S.E., on May 20 at 4:54 p.m. after receiving a report of a single-vehicle accident.

Police located the driver of the vehicle that struck a building, and during interaction with him detected signs of impairment, police said.

After the driver failed a series of field-sobriety tests, police arrested the driver for driving under the influence and had the 20-year-old Vienna man take an official breath test.

While police were performing the test, the man suffered a medical emergency and had to be taken to the hospital, police said.

Police obtained a search warrant for the driver’s blood and released him on a summons.

VIENNA POLICE ARREST MAN FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS: Vienna police officers on June 4 at 6:38 p.m. responded to reports of a person threatening patrons of restaurants in the area.

Police located the person and spoke to him. During the interaction, police noticed that the person was intoxicated and arrested him, officials said.

Police transported the 38-year-old Fairfax man to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with being drunk in public and remanded him to the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office.

FAIRFAX POLICE ARREST MAN, WOMAN ON DRUNK-IN-PUBLIC CHARGES: A local resident told Vienna police on June 5 at 9:45 p.m. that two people at Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St., N.W., appeared to be intoxicated and were attempting to enter their vehicle.

Officers responded to the area and located the two people. After speaking with them, officers determined they both were intoxicated and suggested they use alternate modes of transportation to get home.

The subjects allegedly became uncooperative and belligerent with the officers, who then arrested them.

Police took the 50-year-old Fairfax man and 39-year-old Fairfax woman to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged both with being drunk in public and remanded them to the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office.

MAN AT VIENNA DOUGHNUT SHOP SLAPS VICTIM FOR NOT GIVING MONEY: A local resident told Vienna police on June 6 at 4:45 p.m. that a person at Dunkin’ Donuts, 314 Maple Ave., W., had asked him for $150 so he could get back home to Baltimore.

When the resident refused, the suspect reportedly slapped him, police said.

VIENNA BUSINESS OWNER REPORTS FRAUD: A business owner working in the 300 block of Dominion Road, N.E., told Vienna police that sometime between Jan. 1 and June 3 someone fraudulently obtained his personal and business information.

The person who gained this information has made several fraudulent bank loans and credit-card applications, police said.

WOMAN REPORTS UNAUTHORIZED OPENING OF BANK ACCOUNT: A resident living in the 400 block of Roland Street, S.W., told Vienna police on May 23 at 8 a.m. that someone had opened an account at a local bank using her personal information without her knowledge or consent.

WOMAN’S PURSE STOLEN AT SUPERMARKET; CREDIT CARDS USED FOR LARGE PURCHASES: A local resident told Vienna police that, on May 28 between 3 and 5 p.m., someone stole her wallet from her shopping cart while shopping at Whole Foods, 143 Maple Ave., E.

The woman received alerts from some of her credit-card companies advising her of several large purchases.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER CITED FOR NOISE VIOLATION AT VIENNA SITE: A local resident on June 1 at 5:50 a.m. informed Vienna police about a noise violation at a construction site in the 200 block of Market Square, N.W.
Officers responded to the area and observed the offense taking place, police said.

Since there had been previous violations at this work site and warnings previously issued, police issued the site’s construction manager a summons for the violation.

VIENNA POLICE RESPOND TO MULTIPLE VANDALISM CASES: Vienna police in recent days have responded to multiple reports of vandalism involving paint.

• A Vienna town-government employee told police that, sometime between June 2 at 7 p.m. and June 3 at 12:13 p.m., someone had spray painted the men’s public restroom walls, doors and toilet at Meadow Lane Park, 400 Courthouse Road, S.W.

• A Vienna town-government employee reported that during that same time window above, someone had painted with a paint marker a town-owned wood chipper at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E.

• A local resident walking a dog told police about seeing someone spray painting buildings at Southside Park, 1317 Ross Drive, S.W., on June 3 around 6:40 p.m. Officers responded to the area, but the suspect already was gone.

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