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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 7/14/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 7/14/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

MEN SET OFF CAR ALARM IN FAIR OAKS; ONE FIRES WEAPON: A Fair Oaks resident living in the 12000 block of Thompson Road was awakened when the person’s car alarm went off July 5 at 3:18 a.m., Fairfax County police said.

The victim turned on exterior lights, exited the residence and saw two men in all-black clothing. The men ran, and one of them fired a handgun into the air before they both entered a waiting sedan, police said.

No injuries or property damage were reported.

MOTORIST IN VIENNA REPORTS DRIVER BRANDISHED FIREARM DURING DISPUTE: A local resident told Vienna police that as he was driving northbound on Nutley Street, S.W., and approaching Courthouse Road, S.W., on July 3 at 6:35 p.m. he observed another vehicle approaching from behind at high speed.

After both vehicles stopped for the red traffic light, the complainant yelled at the other driver to slow down, and the other motorist allegedly brandished a firearm.

The other driver then reportedly placed the firearm in his lap and verbally threatened the complainant before making a left turn and continued westbound on Courthouse Road.

Officers searched the area, but did not locate the driver, police said.

SUSPECT TOSSES STOLEN WALLET FROM VEHICLE AS VICTIM FOLLOWS: A local resident told Vienna police that, on July 1 at 5:50 p.m., while he was inside Popeyes restaurant, 325 Maple Ave., E., and picking up food, he observed a person near his vehicle in the parking lot.

When the man returned to his car, he found that his wallet and AirPods had been stolen.

The man then saw the suspect drive past in another vehicle. He began to follow him, and the driver threw his wallet out the window before exiting the parking lot onto Branch Road.

The complainant stated that nothing appeared to be missing from the wallet, said police, who still are investigating this case.

MAN, MOTORISTS OFFER DIFFERING ACCOUNTS OF SPAT IN VIENNA: A local resident was walking eastbound on George Street, S.W., toward Cottage Street, S.W., on July 1 at 10:05 p.m. when a woman in a sport-utility vehicle began driving too close to him and his family, Vienna police said.

The man told police that after the driver ignored his requests to be more careful, he stopped in front of her vehicle to slow her down. The man stated the vehicle’s bumper made contact with his back, but he was not injured, police said.

Officers spoke to the driver, who advised that the complaining citizen was causing the issue, stopping in front of her vehicle and sitting down on her bumper, refusing to move.

Police explained the warrant process to both parties should they decide to pursue charges.

VIENNA RESIDENT CALLS POLICE AFTER SPOTTING APPARITION: A resident living in the 1200 block of Cottage Street, S.W., told Vienna police that, on July 4 at 12:02 a.m., a person dressed as a ghost and wearing sunglasses was standing right outside her bedroom window for approximately five minutes.

Once the resident saw the peeping tom, she ran out of her bedroom to alert her parents, police said.

The parents attempted to find the person, but had no luck, authorities said.

VIENNA POLICE DECIDE ROOMMATE TUSSLE WAS ‘MUTUAL COMBAT’: Vienna police officers on July 4 between 1:07 and 1:48 p.m. responded to an altercation between two roommates in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E.

Officers interviewed both roommates and determined that what had occurred was mutual combat. Police advised both parties of the warrant process if they wished to pursue charges.

MOTORIST REPORTS VEHICLE DENTED BY OBJECT THROWN FROM OTHER VEHICLE: A motorist told Vienna police that while driving near 540 Maple Ave., W., on July 5 at 8:40 p.m., someone in a passing vehicle threw a solid object at his vehicle, which left a dent.

VIENNA POLICE ARREST WANTED RESTON MAN DURING TRAFFIC STOP: While on routine patrol on July 5 at 11:58 p.m., a Vienna police officer located a wanted person near Windover Avenue, N.W., and James Madison Drive.

After stopping the vehicle, the officer arrested the wanted man from Reston and took him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities held him on a $1,600 secured bond and remanded him to the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office.

VIENNA WOMAN REPORTS MORTGAGE CHECK STOLEN, FORGED, CASHED FOR LARGER AMOUNT: A woman living in the 400 block of Johnson Street, N.W., informed Vienna police that on June 30 at 6:09 p.m. she had mailed a check for her mortgage payment at one of the Vienna Post Office’s mailboxes.

Someone stole the check, forged it for a larger amount and then cashed it, the complainant said.

EMPLOYEE AT VIENNA STORE REPORTS UNAUTHORIZED PURCHASES ON STOLEN CREDIT CARDS: An employee at Terra Christa, 130 Church St., N.W., told Vienna police that, on July 3 between 1 and 2 p.m., someone stole her wallet from the back-office area of the store.

The wallet contained various credit cards, gift cards, currency and identification. The credit cards subsequently were used to make fraudulent purchases, police said.

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