News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
SHOPLIFTER DISPLAYS KNIFE, FLEES FROM HARDWARE STORE: A man took merchandise without paying at Home Depot, 2815 Merrilee Drive in Merrifield, on May 24 at 11:36 a.m., Fairfax County police said.
When confronted by store employees, he displayed a knife and left the store.
No injuries were reported, police said.
VIENNA POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORTED PEEPING-TOM INCIDENT: A girl living in the 100 block of Patrick Street, S.E., told Vienna police on May 20 at 11:25 p.m. that a man had been looking in her window while she was getting ready to undress.
The girl alerted her family to the incident, and they went outside to look for the man. Family members located a person they believed was the suspect and detained him until officers arrived.
The man told officers he had been trying to go to his friend’s apartment and was not looking in windows. Police advised the residents of the warrant procedure should they wish to pursue charges.
VIENNA MAN IN HOT WATER AFTER DOG-WALKER WITNESSES NAKED DIP: A local resident told Vienna police that while walking his dog on the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail on May 23 at 11 a.m., he saw a man without clothes get inside a hot tub in the 400 block of Fellini Court, S.E.
Officers went to the residence where the hot tub was located and spoke to the homeowner about the incident.
CALLER TRIES TO ROPE VIENNA WOMAN INTO HOME-INSPECTION SCAM: A woman living in the 400 block of Windover Avenue, N.W., told Vienna police on May 23 at 1:09 p.m. that a person had contacted her via e-mail and claimed to work for the resident’s homeowner-insurance company.
The caller claimed the need to do a home inspection.
After scheduling the inspection, the resident got suspicious and contacted her homeowner-insurance company directly. The company advised her the call was a scam, because they do not require such home inspections.
OAKTON WOMAN CITED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING: Officers from the Vienna and Fairfax County police departments went to a residence on Oakton Manor Court on May 24 at 7:43 p.m. to serve a magistrate’s summons.
Police arrested a 30-year-old woman who lives at the residence and executed the magistrate’s summons for reckless driving, specifically failure to maintain proper control of vehicle. Authorities released the woman on her signature.
AUTHORITIES SERVE VIENNA WOMAN WITH WARRANT, CITE HER ON DRIVING VIOLATION: Between May 22 at 11:57 p.m. and May 23 at 12:20 a.m., Vienna police officers went to a residence on Pekay Street, S.W., to serve two arrest warrants to a 31-year-old woman living there.
Police located and arrested the woman without incident and took her to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities served her with the arrest warrants.
Authorities also obtained an additional warrant against the woman for possession of a Schedule I and II controlled substance and issued her a summons for driving on a suspended operator’s license.
Authorities released the woman on an unsecured $2,000 bond, and Vienna police transported her back to her residence.
VIENNA RESIDENT REPORTS SMASHING OF VEHICLE’S WINDOW: A resident living in the 400 block of Windover Avenue, N.W., told Vienna police that, on May 18 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., someone smashed the passenger-side window of his vehicle.
VIENNA POLICE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE BOMB THREAT AT CREDIT UNION: A local resident told Vienna police on May 26 at 10:20 a.m. that he had overheard two people inside a public-transportation vehicle talking about a bomb left at Navy Federal Credit Union, 820 Follin Lane, S.E.
Officers went to the credit union and alerted its security team.
Authorities later determined the facility was safe, police said.