News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
OFFICER ASSAULTED BY INDIVIDUAL AT HOSPITAL: After serving an emergency custody order at a residence in the 100 block of Patrick Street, S.E., and taking the individual to an area hospital for evaluation, the person “became increasingly agitated” at the hospital, assaulting an officer, Vienna police said.
After the hospital staff completed an evaluation, a temporary detention order was issued, and the officers transported the man to another medial facility for treatment.
MISCREANT ABSCONDS WITH VEHICLE’S BRAKES, ROTORS: On Sept. 2 around 2 p.m., an employee of a nearby business parked her vehicle in a parking lot in the 100 block of Maple Ave., W.
When the woman returned around 5 p.m., she found the vehicle was malfunctioning. It was determined that someone had stolen the rear brakes and rotors.
CATALYTIC CONVERTER STOLEN FROM LAWN-SERVICE VEHICLE: A lawn-service operator in the 300 block of Mill St., N.E., reported to Vienna police that, sometime between Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 2 at 7 a.m., someone had cut the chain to gain entry to a parking area where work vehicles were stored, and removed a catalytic converter from one of the vehicles.
RESTAURANT TRESPASSER DEPARTS UPON POLICE ARRIVAL: Vienna police were dispatched to Pazzo Pomodoro restaurant at 118 Branch Road, S.E., on Sept. 4 at 8:51 p.m. for a report of a man who was trespassing and bothering patrons.
The restaurant did not wish to pursue trespassing charges, but wanted the man to leave the restaurant.
Officers spoke to the man, who left without further incident.
OFFICER OFFERS WARNING THE FIRST TIME, ISSUES CITATION THE SECOND: On Sept. 4 at 7:25 a.m., a Vienna police officers responded to a complaint of noise coming from a home under construction in the 100 block of Tapawingo Road, S.E.,
The officer advised the construction worker of the town’s noise ordinance, which states that construction could not begin before 9 a.m.
At 8:45 a.m., an officer responded to a second complaint about construction noise, this time issuing a summons to a 30-year-old Manassas woman.
The woman was released on her signature.
YOUTHS NABBED AFTER ALCOHOL THEFT: On Sept. 6 at 12:05 a.m., Vienna officers responded to an alarm at the 7-Eleven at 537 Maple Ave., W.
According to police, they were advised by an employee who reported that two juvenile girls took alcohol from the store and fled the area in a vehicle.
Officers located the vehicle, spoke to the owner and determined that the owner’s daughter and a friend were involved.
The juveniles returned to the store with their parents and made restitution for the theft. They were verbally counseled by an officer and left in the custody of their parents.
HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES: FORMER EMPLOYEE BANNED FROM SHOP: On Sept. 7 at 12:11 p.m., Vienna police responded to Crumbl Cookies at 203 Maple Ave., E., for a report of a former employee trespassing.
The man was not in the store when officers arrived, but the manager called him in the presence of officers and advised him he was no longer permitted in the store, and that charges would be pursued if he returned.
An officer also spoke to the former employee, advising him he could be arrested if he returned.
SOLICITOR PROVES A PEST TO LOCAL HOMEOWNER: On Sept. 6 at 2 p.m., a resident of Charles Circle, S.W., reported to police that he had been approached at his home by a man soliciting for pest control.
The resident reported that he told the man he was not interested, but the solicitor was persistent, and eventually the homeowner provided contact information for the company to send him an estimate.
After the solicitor left, the resident received an e-mail showing that he had committed to a contract with the company.
After calling the company to cancel the contract, the homeowner was called by the solicitor, who was verbally abusive, he told police.
EMPLOYEE FALLS FOR GIFT-CARD SCAM: On Sept. 7, an employee of Viva Sol Juice Co. at 124 Maple Ave., W., received a phone call at work instructing her to purchase gift cards and provide the caller with their information.
After removing money from the bank and purchasing the gift cards, the victim provided the information before realizing it was a scam.