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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 9/1/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 9/1/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY STEALING VAN FROM VIENNA-AREA BUSINESS: A 48-year-old man allegedly took a 2011 Chevrolet van that was left running outside a business in the 2900 block of Cedar Lane in the Vienna area on Aug. 19 at 4:50 a.m., Fairfax County police said.

Officers found the van nearby and arrested the driver, whom authorities have charged with grand larceny.

COUNTY POLICE ARREST 4 IN CONNECTION WITH BURGLARY OF OCCUPIED DWELLING: Fairfax County police on Aug. 24 at 4:54 p.m. responded to the reported burglary of an occupied home in the 800 block of Alvermar Ridge Drive in McLean.

Officers saw a Jeep Compass leaving the area and conducted a traffic stop.

Police arrested the Jeep’s driver, a 20-year-old man, and authorities have charged him with possession of fictitious identification, forging a public document, identity theft to avoid arrest and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police also arrested three passengers, all juveniles, whom authorities have charged with possession of fictitious identification, forging a public document and identity theft to avoid arrest. Authorities held all four suspects without bond.

The investigation remains active as detectives continue to review and collect further evidence and information in this case to see if additional charges will be forthcoming, police said.

OUT-OF-STATE VICTIM REPORTS FRAUDULENT CHECKS DEPOSITED AT LOCAL CREDIT UNION: A man living out of state reported to Vienna police that, between Aug. 1 and 23, someone wrote several fraudulent checks totaling $4,000 on his business account at Wells Fargo Bank.

The suspect deposited the fraudulent checks into an account at Navy Federal Credit Union, 820 Follin Lane, S.E., Vienna police said.

LOADING RAMP STOLEN FROM VIENNA STORE: An employee at Dollar Tree, 264 Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police that, on Aug. 21 between 12:01 a.m. and 3 p.m., someone stole a metal loading-dock ramp from the business.

MAN CATCHES ON TO GIFT-CARD SCAM BEFORE ANY DAMAGE IS DONE: A resident living on Oak Vale Court told Vienna police on Aug. 22 at 7 a.m. that someone had called him and identified himself as an employee of the resident’s bank.

The caller informed the resident of a supposedly fraudulent charge of $10,000 on his bank card, and asked him to purchase several gift cards to fix the issue.

The resident did not suffer any financial loss due to this incident, being able to cancel his bank card before any charges were made, police said.

News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY STEALING VAN FROM VIENNA-AREA BUSINESS: A 48-year-old man allegedly took a 2011 Chevrolet van that was left running outside a business in the 2900 block of Cedar Lane in the Vienna area on Aug. 19 at 4:50 a.m., Fairfax County police said.

Officers found the van nearby and arrested the driver, whom authorities have charged with grand larceny.

COUNTY POLICE ARREST 4 IN CONNECTION WITH BURGLARY OF OCCUPIED DWELLING: Fairfax County police on Aug. 24 at 4:54 p.m. responded to the reported burglary of an occupied home in the 800 block of Alvermar Ridge Drive in McLean.

Officers saw a Jeep Compass leaving the area and conducted a traffic stop.

Police arrested the Jeep’s driver, a 20-year-old man, and authorities have charged him with possession of fictitious identification, forging a public document, identity theft to avoid arrest and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police also arrested three passengers, all juveniles, whom authorities have charged with possession of fictitious identification, forging a public document and identity theft to avoid arrest. Authorities held all four suspects without bond.

The investigation remains active as detectives continue to review and collect further evidence and information in this case to see if additional charges will be forthcoming, police said.

OUT-OF-STATE VICTIM REPORTS FRAUDULENT CHECKS DEPOSITED AT LOCAL CREDIT UNION: A man living out of state reported to Vienna police that, between Aug. 1 and 23, someone wrote several fraudulent checks totaling $4,000 on his business account at Wells Fargo Bank.

The suspect deposited the fraudulent checks into an account at Navy Federal Credit Union, 820 Follin Lane, S.E., Vienna police said.

LOADING RAMP STOLEN FROM VIENNA STORE: An employee at Dollar Tree, 264 Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police that, on Aug. 21 between 12:01 a.m. and 3 p.m., someone stole a metal loading-dock ramp from the business.

MAN CATCHES ON TO GIFT-CARD SCAM BEFORE ANY DAMAGE IS DONE: A resident living on Oak Vale Court told Vienna police on Aug. 22 at 7 a.m. that someone had called him and identified himself as an employee of the resident’s bank.

The caller informed the resident of a supposedly fraudulent charge of $10,000 on his bank card, and asked him to purchase several gift cards to fix the issue.

The resident did not suffer any financial loss due to this incident, being able to cancel his bank card before any charges were made, police said.

News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY STEALING VAN FROM VIENNA-AREA BUSINESS: A 48-year-old man allegedly took a 2011 Chevrolet van that was left running outside a business in the 2900 block of Cedar Lane in the Vienna area on Aug. 19 at 4:50 a.m., Fairfax County police said.

Officers found the van nearby and arrested the driver, whom authorities have charged with grand larceny.

COUNTY POLICE ARREST 4 IN CONNECTION WITH BURGLARY OF OCCUPIED DWELLING: Fairfax County police on Aug. 24 at 4:54 p.m. responded to the reported burglary of an occupied home in the 800 block of Alvermar Ridge Drive in McLean.

Officers saw a Jeep Compass leaving the area and conducted a traffic stop.

Police arrested the Jeep’s driver, a 20-year-old man, and authorities have charged him with possession of fictitious identification, forging a public document, identity theft to avoid arrest and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police also arrested three passengers, all juveniles, whom authorities have charged with possession of fictitious identification, forging a public document and identity theft to avoid arrest. Authorities held all four suspects without bond.

The investigation remains active as detectives continue to review and collect further evidence and information in this case to see if additional charges will be forthcoming, police said.

OUT-OF-STATE VICTIM REPORTS FRAUDULENT CHECKS DEPOSITED AT LOCAL CREDIT UNION: A man living out of state reported to Vienna police that, between Aug. 1 and 23, someone wrote several fraudulent checks totaling $4,000 on his business account at Wells Fargo Bank.

The suspect deposited the fraudulent checks into an account at Navy Federal Credit Union, 820 Follin Lane, S.E., Vienna police said.

LOADING RAMP STOLEN FROM VIENNA STORE: An employee at Dollar Tree, 264 Cedar Lane, S.E., told Vienna police that, on Aug. 21 between 12:01 a.m. and 3 p.m., someone stole a metal loading-dock ramp from the business.

MAN CATCHES ON TO GIFT-CARD SCAM BEFORE ANY DAMAGE IS DONE: A resident living on Oak Vale Court told Vienna police on Aug. 22 at 7 a.m. that someone had called him and identified himself as an employee of the resident’s bank.

The caller informed the resident of a supposedly fraudulent charge of $10,000 on his bank card, and asked him to purchase several gift cards to fix the issue.

The resident did not suffer any financial loss due to this incident, being able to cancel his bank card before any charges were made, police said.

COUNTERFEIT CASH USED AT VIENNA BUSINESS: A suspect used counterfeit U.S. currency at Walgreens, 225 Maple Ave., E., on Aug. 18 at 1:40 p.m., Vienna police said.

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