News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER CARJACKING SLEEPING PASSENGER’S VEHICLE: An individual was asleep in the passenger seat of his running 2021 Toyota Camry in the 8500 block of Lee Highway in Merrifield on July 10 at 8:01 p.m. when a man got in the car and drove away, Fairfax County police said.
When the victim awoke, the man implied he had a weapon and ordered the victim out of the vehicle.
The man was arrested in a neighboring jurisdiction, police said.
VIENNA POLICE ARREST MARYLAND MAN AFTER REPORTED FRAUD AT CREDIT UNION: An employee at Northwest Federal Credit Union, 231 Maple Avenue, E., on July 5 reported to Vienna police a fraud that had occurred on July 2 at 9:08 a.m.
The employee told police a man had come into the credit union and used fraudulent identification to withdraw money from a customer’s account.
On July 7, employees reported a suspicious man in the credit union whom they recognized as being the same person who allegedly committed the fraud.
The man left the bank without conducting any transactions. Employees followed the man and confronted him inside the Noodles & Co. restaurant.
Vienna police arrested the 45-year-old Annapolis man and took him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with identity fraud resulting in financial loss.
CONCERT PATRONS SENT HOME AFTER FIGHT NEARLY BREAKS OUT AT VIENNA BUSINESS: Vienna police officers on July 13 at 8:36 p.m. responded to a reported fight in progress during a concert event at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., E.
The security guard assigned to the event advised the officers that he had seen two groups of people who were about to fight, but he was able to intervene and separate the groups before there was any physical contact.
At the request of the venue’s manager, officers assisted in clearing all patrons from the event and locking the business.
SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT REPORTED AT VIENNA FIREARMS STORE: An employee at Vienna Arsenal, 386 Maple Avenue, E., told Vienna police on July 6 that someone had shoplifted a firearm from the store on June 9 between 10 and 10:30 a.m.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive also is investigating this case, Vienna police said.
VIENNA MAN REPORTS THEFT, FORGING, CASHING OF CHECK: A man living in the 400 block of Victoria Court, N.W., told Vienna police he had mailed a check from the Vienna Post Office on June 22 at 5:22 p.m.
Someone stole the check, forged it for a much larger amount and passed it, the man told police.
WOMAN USES FALSE ID TO WITHDRAW CASH: On July 5, an employee at Northwest Federal Credit Union, 231 Maple Ave., E., reported to Vienna police a fraud that occurred on June 27 at 11:43 a.m.
The employee told police a woman had come into the credit union, used fraudulent identification to obtain a cashier’s check and withdrawn cash from a customer’s account.
VIENNA MAN REPORTS THEFT OF CREDIT CARDS, CASH: A man living in the 500 block of Kingsley Road, S.W., told Vienna police that, between July 3 at 10 a.m. and July 4 at 7 p.m., someone took credit cards and U.S. currency from his home.
VIENNA SCHOOL EMPLOYEE REPORTS WINDOW SMASHED ON PARKED SCHOOL BUS: A transportation employee at Marshall Road Elementary School, 730 Marshall Road, S.W., told Vienna police that between July 6 at 5 p.m. and July 7 at 6 a.m. someone smashed a window on one of the school buses while it was parked in the school’s parking lot.
VIENNA RESIDENT DECLINES TO SEND MONEY TO PERSON THREATENING TO RELEASE COMPROMISING VIDEOS: A resident living in the 700 block of Kingsley Road, S.W., on July 9 at 2:41 p.m. received an e-mail from an unknown person who was threatening to release compromising videos if the resident did not send money to the suspect.
The resident did not send any correspondence or money to the suspect, and police determined the e-mail was a scam.
MAN MAY NEED POST-RABIES TREATMENT AFTER BEING BITTEN BY DOG IN VIENNA: On July 6, the Fairfax County Health Department reported that a man was mowing a friend’s lawn in the 900 block of Glyndon Street, S.E., when he was bitten by his friend’s dog, Vienna police said.
A Vienna police animal-control officer made several attempts to contact the dog’s owner, and the man who was bitten, in order to get further information on the animal and to quarantine the dog.
The 10-day quarantine expired and the officer was unable to verify the dog’s health status. Police advised the Health Department of the situation, and the agency will attempt to contact the man to recommend post-rabies treatment.