News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
POLICE: WOMAN ASSAULTED, ROBBED IN TYSONS RESTROOM: A 41-year-old woman followed a victim into the restroom of a building in the 8500 block of Leesburg Pike in Tysons on June 10 at 5:33 p.m., Fairfax County police said. The suspect allegedly assaulted the victim, took personal property and ran away.
Officers quickly found the suspect nearby and arrested her. Authorities have charged her with robbery.
JUVENILE ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT, VEHICLE PURSUIT: A male juvenile verbally threatened a victim in the 1500 block of Cornerside Boulevard in Tysons on June 12 at 8 p.m., Fairfax County police said.
Officers found the juvenile nearby. The juvenile ran from the scene, got into a vehicle and attempted to drive away, police said. While driving, the juvenile struck two vehicles.
An officer successfully conducted a precision immobilization technique on the juvenile’s vehicle and police arrested the suspect.
Two community members were treated for injuries not considered life-threatening. Police took the juvenile to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center, where authorities obtained petitions.
VIENNA WOMAN REPORTS TEXTED THREATS, ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION: A resident living in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police on May 31 at 8:24 a.m. about receiving threats via text messages towards her family.
The resident also reported that a stranger approached her in the parking lot area of her residence, grabbed her hand and attempted to get her inside a vehicle before she broke free and escaped.
She described the suspect as a white man, 6 feet tall, wearing a red-striped shirt and black pants and driving a small, four-door, gray sedan.
As of now, there is no evidence that these incidents are connected, Vienna police said, but the department’s Criminal Investigations Section still is investigating this case.
MANAGER AT VIENNA CONSTRUCTION SITE CITED FOR EARLY WORK: A Vienna resident reported a noise violation at a construction site in the 200 block of Market Square, N.W., on June 1 at 5:50 a.m. Vienna police officers responded to the area and observed the offense taking place.
Since there had been previous violations at this work site and police had issued warnings, police gave the site’s construction manager a summons for the violation.
ELECTRONICS STOLEN FROM OFFICE AT CONVENIENCE STORE: An employee at the 7-Eleven store at 537 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police that on June 10 between 5:30 and 5:35 a.m. a person had entered the store’s employee office and stole electronics.
PORCH-SLEEPER BANNED FROM PROPERTY: The owner of a house under construction in the 100 block of Ayr Hill Avenue, N.W., on June 11 at 7:49 a.m. requested Vienna police assistance with a stranger she found sleeping on her porch.
Police banned individual, described as emotionally disturbed, from the property.
SHOPLIFTERS DISTRACT, MAKE OFF WITH EXPENSIVE ITEMS AT TOBACCO SHOP: An employee at Tobacco Hut & Vape, 354 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police that on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. a group of five people entered the store.
While two subjects were distracting the employee, the others stole several high-value items from the store, the complainant said.
VIENNA MAN REPORTS LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY STOLEN FROM APARTMENT: A resident living in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police that on June 13 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., while he was away from his home, someone forced entry into his apartment and stole a large amount of money.
VIENNA POLICE ARREST FAIRFAX WOMAN FOR DRIVING ON REVOKED LICENSE: During a routine traffic stop on June 14 at 11:28 p.m. near Branch Road, S.E., and Maple Avenue, E., Vienna police officers learned the motorist was driving on a revoked driver’s license and arrested her.
Police took the 23-year-old Fairfax woman to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities served her with an arrest warrant for driving on a revoked license and released her on no bond.
RAP ARTIST SOUGHT FOR SHOOTING AT TYSONS CORNER CENTER: Fairfax County police are looking for a Washington, D.C., rap artist who allegedly fired several shots from a handgun inside Tysons Corner Center on June 18.
According to a police media briefing, the shooting occurred at 2:47 p.m. on a publicly accessible walkway area outside the mall near Macy’s.
The suspect, whom police identified as District of Columbia resident Noah Settles, allegedly had gotten into a fight with another group when he displayed a firearm and fired multiple rounds, police said. Both groups consisted of at least three people, authorities said.
Settles, who goes by the stage name “No Savage,” reportedly fled in a black Cadillac with D.C. registration GK0174, authorities said.
“We are not at a who-dunnit phase in this investigation,” said Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis. “We already have names.”
The incident resulted in the mall’s evacuation and closure until 11 a.m. the next day. More than 20 people stayed on the scene to provide testimony to police, said Executive Deputy Police Chief Brian Reilly.
No one suffered gunshot wounds during the incident, but rescue personnel transported three people to a hospital for treatment of injuries they incurred while fleeing the shopping center, Reilly said.
Police recovered shell casings at the scene, which likely indicates the shooter used a semiautomatic weapon. Spent casings from revolvers must be removed manually.
Officers combed the entire mall looking for people who may have been injured in the incident and also those involved who might be hiding, “which is pretty normal for a situation like this,” Reilly said.
Police consider Settles to be armed and dangerous. Authorities are seeking Settles on charges of attempted malicious wounding, using a firearm in the commission of a felony and three counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied building.
A photo of Settles shows he is black and has a tattoo spanning the entire front portion of his neck, the visible part of which reads “Savage.”
Police ask anyone with information about this case to call (703) 691-2131, 911 or (anonymously) to Crime Solvers at 1 (866) 411-8477.