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FairfaxPublic-Safety Notes, 9/15/22 edition

Public-Safety Notes, 9/15/22 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.

SCHOOL-SECURITY OFFICER ASSAULTED BREAKING UP FIGHT AMONG STUDENTS: Administrators at Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane, S.W., told Vienna police on Aug. 30 at 8:30 a.m. that a school-security officer had been assaulted while trying to break up a physical altercation between two students.

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER REPORTS BEING PUNCHED BY STUDENT: On Sept. 6, a social worker at Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane, S.W., told Vienna police that she allegedly had been punched by an adult student at the school on Sept. 1 at 9:30 a.m.

Police advised the social worker of the warrant process should she wish to pursue charges.

DRIVER CITED AFTER STRIKING PEDESTRIAN IN CROSSWALK: A pedestrian was in the crosswalk on the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail on Sept. 6 at 1:02 p.m. when the person was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Church Street, Vienna police said.

Police issued the drive a summons charging failure to pay full time and attention.

VIENNA STORE EMPLOYEE REPORTS THREATS FROM CUSTOMER: An employee at Sally’s Beauty Supply, 329 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m. that a man had come into the store acting suspiciously.

He then approached the counter and told the employee to give him money and made a threatening statement, the complainant told police.

When the employee questioned the man, he left the store walking toward Giant Food.

Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the man, police said.

SUMMONS SERVED ON MAN RELATED TO THREATENING CALLS: A Vienna police officer on Sept. 5 at 12:29 p.m. went to a residence in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., to serve a summons for the Fairfax City Police Department.

Police served the summons to 55-year-old man, whom authorities have charged with making threatening or harassing telephone calls.

Police released the man on his signature.

POLICE TO SCHOOL NEIGHBOR: RECESS DOES NOT VIOLATE NOISE RULES: A school administrator at Green Hedges School, 415 Windover Ave., N.W., told Vienna police on Sept. 2 at noon that the second-grade class was having recess outside when a neighbor became upset over the noise, asked a student to get the teacher and then began yelling at the teacher about the noise.

Police advised the resident that children playing during recess is not a violation of the noise ordinance.

COPPER WIRING STOLEN FROM HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION: A man who is demolishing his old house in the 100 block of Tapawingo Road, S.W., in order to build a new one told Vienna police that, between Aug. 29 at midnight and Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m., someone forced entry into the vacant home and stole copper piping.

VIENNA RESIDENT TAKEN IN MEDICAL-EXPENSES SCAM: A resident living in the 500 block of Princess Court, S.W., informed Vienna police on Aug. 30 at 7:46 a.m. that he had received a call from a man claiming to be an agent and stating that the resident had injured a child and would be arrested unless he paid the child’s father for the medical expenses.

The resident made a payment through Venmo.

The resident suspected the call was a scam when the “father” called back the following day advising him to pay additional money, police said.

VIENNA STORE EMPLOYEE REPORTS THEFT OF WALLET: An employee at Dollar Tree, 215 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on Sept. 5 at 7:52 p.m. that someone had stolen his wallet from the top of his cash register.

VIENNA NAIL SPA BURGLARIZED: An employee at Nobel’s Nail Spa, 303 Maple Ave., W., Suite B. arrived to open the salon on Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m. and found that sometime since Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. someone had forced open the front door, Vienna police said.

Officers searched the building and found no one inside.

U.S. currency had been taken from the business, police said.

BURGLAR UNSUCCESSFUL IN TRYING TO BREAK INTO DOG-GROOMING BUSINESS: The owner of Coco Clips Dog Grooming, 301 Maple Ave., W., Suite A, found pry marks on the rear door where someone had attempted to break in between Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 6 at 8:30 a.m., Vienna police said.

The suspect was unable to gain entry into the business, police said.

SECURITY CAMERA SCARES OFF BURGLAR WHO BROKE INTO VIENNA SALON: The owner of Alya Salon & Spa, 139 Park Street, S.E., was notified by his security company on Sept. 5 at 1:35 a.m. that an alarm had been activated at the business.

The owner reviewed security cameras and observed a man force the door to gain entry into the salon.

When the man observed the security camera he left, walking toward the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail.

BURGLAR DAMAGES FRONT DOOR WHILE TRYING TO ACCESS VIENNA SALON: The owner of Lofty Salon, 370 Maple Ave., W., Suite 1, told Vienna police that someone had damaged the front door while trying to gain entry to the business on Sept. 5 at 2:36 a.m.

COUNTY’S DEER-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM KICKS OFF FOR FALL: The Fairfax County Deer Management Archery Program began Sept. 10 and will run through Feb. 18.

Under the oversight of the Fairfax County Police Department, in collaboration with the Fairfax County Park Authority, NOVA Parks and other public landholders, the archery program is conducted in parks and other locations throughout Fairfax County. Signs alerting the public are posted in archery-program areas, at park entrances and trailheads.

Begun 2010, the archery program is part of an integrated deer-management program to reduce and stabilize the white-tailed deer population in Fairfax County while minimizing safety and health hazards and other impacts related to deer overabundance.

Fairfax County conducts its deer-management program on about 100 properties. Last year, archers harvested 726 deer, accounting for 94 percent of the program’s total.

Fairfax County’s archery-program standards require that all archers meet state hunter licensing, education and safety requirements; pass qualifications to demonstrate skill and marksmanship; and carry program identification.

Since Virginia began tracking hunting injuries in 1959, no bystanders have been injured by an archer hunting deer anywhere in Virginia.

Parks remain open to the public during the archery program. Fluorescent-orange signs are posted in parks where hunting is authorized.

Hunters only may take shots at deer from elevated tree stands; hunting from the ground level is prohibited in county parks. Tree stands must not be located closer than 100 feet from property lines or closer than 50 feet from established park trails.

Archers are approved to hunt at assigned sites Mondays through Saturdays during legal hunting hours, which are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. No hunting is allowed on Sundays in county parks.

Archers are not allowed on private property without permission by the owner or tenant.

For more information, see the Website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/wildlife/deer-management-program.

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