News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
MAN CHARGED AFTER NEARLY HITTING VIENNA OFFICER: Vienna police officers on July 24 at 7:10 p.m. responded to the report of an unconscious man in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck at Lullaby Lane and Harmony Drive, S.E.
Police found the man slumped over the console with the vehicle’s engine running and doors locked. Officers repeatedly attempted to wake the man and gain entry to the vehicle to check on his well-being.
The driver abruptly woke up and ignored the officers’ commands, then allegedly accelerated sharply toward one of the officers, almost striking him, before fleeing the scene.
While fleeing, the driver struck another motorist’s vehicle and again continued to flee, police said. Rescue personnel transported the struck vehicle’s two occupants to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers went to the magistrate’s office and obtained four felony warrants for the suspect. On July 25 at 6:20 a.m., city of Fairfax police officers apprehended the suspect on unrelated charges.
Fairfax police notified Vienna officers, who served the suspect with felony warrants. Authorities have charged the 31-year-old Manassas man with assault on a police officer, hit-and-run and two counts of eluding police.
RUNAWAY JUVENILE REPORTS MAN ASSAULTED HER IN VIENNA: A juvenile told Vienna police that she had been approached July 26 at 7:45 p.m. by a man at Cedar Park Shopping Center in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E.
The suspect reportedly began speaking to her, then assaulted her by grabbing her shirt and biting her lip, police said.
After the encounter, the juvenile went into Pizza Boli’s, where the man approached her again and allegedly offered her money to come to his apartment, police said. The man left the area and walked back toward the apartments.
Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the man.
The officers determined that the juvenile had been reported as a runaway in Fairfax County. County police responded to take custody of the juvenile and transport her home.
VANDALS DAMAGE PROPERTY, GROUNDS AT VIENNA COUNTRY CLUB: An employee at Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave., E., informed Vienna police that the club’s grounds crew had found multiple areas around the golf course that were vandalized between July 22 at 11:30 p.m. and July 23 at 5 a.m.
A group of unidentified male suspects detected on surveillance video July 23 between 2 and 3 a.m. caused more than $2,000 worth of damage to the grounds and property, police said.
Police ask anyone who has information on the suspects or this incident to call Sgt. James Sheeran at (703) 255-7826 or e-mail email@example.com and reference case No. 2022-7611.
WOMAN REPORTS UNAUTHORIZED DEBIT-CARD USE AT COIN SHOP: A local resident told Vienna police that, on April 14 between noon and 8 p.m., someone used her debit card for unauthorized transactions at Cameo Coins, 444 Maple Ave., E.