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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 7/28/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 7/28/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

VIENNA POLICE SERVE RESIDENT’S BOYFRIEND WITH PROTECTIVE ORDER: A resident living in the 500 block of Cottage Street, S.W., told Vienna police that six days earlier on July 9 between 4 and 6 p.m. her boyfriend allegedly had become jealous, come to her house, threatened her and begun to assault her.

The resident did not wish to pursue criminal charges but requested assistance in obtaining a protective order.

An officer transported the complainant to the courthouse, where authorities issued a preliminary protective order. When the boyfriend came to the home later in the day to retrieve his property, officers served the protective order on him.

MAN FACES MULTITUDE OF CHARGES AFTER ALLEGED FRAUD AT CAR DEALER: An individual was notified by his bank on July 18 at 4:48 p.m. that a man was using his identity to make a fraudulent purchase at Maserati of Tysons, 8448 Leesburg Pike.

When Fairfax County police arrived, the 26-year-old man fled on foot and officers arrested him nearby. No injuries were reported during the incident, police said.

Authorities have charged the suspect with obtaining money by false pretense, uttering, possessing a fictitious driver’s license, preventing a law-enforcement officer from making an arrest, three counts of credit-card theft and six counts of forgery.

COUNTRY CLUB REPORTS THEFT OF CATALYTIC CONVERTER: An employee at Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave., E., reported to Vienna police that, sometime between July 10 at 12:01 a.m. and July 20 at noon, someone had stolen the catalytic converter from his vehicle while it was parked in the club’s lower parking lot.

DELIVERY DRIVER BANNED FROM RESTAURANT AFTER PICKUP DISPUTE: An employee at Chick-fil-A, 538 Maple Ave., W., on July 15 at 11:04 p.m. had a disagreement with an Uber Eats driver, Vienna police said.

The driver was upset because he had been told he could not pick up his order from the drive-through window, but would have to go into the restaurant to get it, police said.

At the request of the store manager, police banned the driver from the restaurant.

VIENNA RESIDENT TAKEN IN GIFT-CARD SCAM: A resident living in the 300 block of Branch Road, S.E., on July 16 at 7:17 p.m. received a phone call from someone who claimed to be from his bank and said there was no money in his account.

To prevent the account from going into the negative, the caller instructed to purchase gift cards and provide the caller with the numbers, police said.

After the resident purchased the cards and provided the information to the caller, he realized that he had been scammed.

VIENNA RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE REPORTS ILLEGAL TRASH DUMPING: An employee at Hunan Delight, 276 Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police that, on July 17 between 1 and a.m., the company that disposes of the shopping center’s trash illegally had been dumping trash into the restaurant’s dumpster.

VIENNA POLICE BAN MAN FROM RESIDENT’S HOUSE AFTER DISAGREEMENT: A resident living in the 100 block of Ayr Hill Avenue, N.W., told Vienna police that, in the past, the resident had allowed a family friend to stay at the home until complainant began having issues and was asked to leave.

On July 17 at 7:03 p.m., the man came to the house to retrieve his belongings. A short time after the man left, the resident found him hiding in the basement, police said. The man left the home before officers arrived, but police located him on Church Street.

At the resident’s request, police banned the man from the home and advised that he would be arrested if he returns to the property.

WOMAN REPORTS CAR BREAK-IN, COMPUTER THEFT: A local woman told Vienna police that she had parked her vehicle in the parking lot at 105 Center Street, N., on July 19 between 3:30 and 4 p.m.

When she returned to the vehicle, she found someone had smashed the rear passenger window and stolen a new computer, police said.

VIENNA POLICE ARREST 72-YEAR-OLD ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT: A woman living in the 900 block of Fairway Drive, N.E., told Vienna police on July 20 at 3:45 p.m. that her son was having a mental-health crisis and requested that he be transported to a medical facility for evaluation.

The woman also reported that she was having medical issues with injuries she suffered a few months before, and she also wanted to be transported to a hospital for treatment. Rescue personnel responded, and both residents were transported.

During the call, officers found that there was an active warrant for the woman in Greene County, Va.

Police went to the hospital with the resident and after she was medically cleared, arrested the 72-year-old woman and took her to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities served her with the warrant charging her with failure to appear in court on a charge of endangering a child.

COUNTY POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF INMATE: Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Major Crimes Bureau are investigating the death of Falls Church resident Glenn Allen Myer, 63, who was an inmate at the Adult Detention Center.

Rescue personnel on July 15 transported Myer to Inova Fairfax Hospital for a medical emergency. While in the intensive-care unit on July 18, Myer died, police said.

Myer had been suffering from a terminal illness and preliminarily there are no signs of foul play, authorities said. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact manner and cause of his death.

Myer was charged on Dec. 19, 2020, with aggravated malicious wounding. He had been in the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office since his arrest. His arrest stemmed from

Authorities had been holding Myer at the Adult Detention Center following his arrest after a Dec. 17, 2020, incident in which he shot a teenage boy in his apartment in the 2000 block of Peach Orchard Drive.

When officers arrived, Myer continued his acts of violence by shooting at the responding officers, police said. The officers discharged their firearms, striking Myer and ending the threat.

Rescue personnel transported Myer to Inova Fairfax Hospital immediately after the event. Upon his release from the hospital, he was taken to the Adult Detention Center and charged with aggravated malicious wounding. He had remained in the custody of the Sheriff’s Office since his arrest.
Authorities also had charged Myer with two counts of attempted capital murder of a law-enforcement officer, attempted first degree murder, and four counts of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony related to the Dec. 17, 2020, incident.

By policy, county police investigate all Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office in-custody deaths.

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