News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER SERIES OF ROBBERIES AT OAKTON 7-ELEVEN: Authorities have served warrants against a 32-year-old man in connection with four recent robberies of the 7-Eleven convenience store at 9511 Blake Lane in Oakton, Fairfax County police announced Sept. 14.
Detectives from the Robbery Squad of the department’s Major Crimes Bureau have been investigating robberies at the business that occurred July 15, Aug. 22, Aug. 29 and Sept. 6. In each case, the suspect entered the store, assaulted an employee and stole merchandise and cash from the register, police said.
On Sept. 9, detectives received information from a source that the suspect – identified as Ronald Hill Jr. of no fixed address – had been involved in a trespassing incident. Detectives reviewed surveillance footage, confirmed that he was the suspect in the robberies and obtained warrants for four counts of robbery.
The Falls Church Police Department arrested Hill on Sept. 11 following a robbery in that jurisdiction. Authorities then served Hill with the four robbery warrants. The suspect currently is being held in the Arlington County Adult Detention Center.
TYSONS STORE ROBBED TWICE: Fairfax County police are investigating two recent robberies that occurred at the Nordstrom store in Tysons Corner Center.
During the first incident, which occurred Sept. 11 at 5:22 p.m., a man entered the business, took merchandise and assaulted an employee, police said.
In the second robbery, which took place Sept. 14 at 11:17 a.m., a man entered the business, took merchandise and implied a weapon as he was exiting the store, police said.
No injuries were reported during either robbery, authorities said.
AUTHORITIES CHARGE FAIRFAX MAN AFTER ROBBERY IN MERRIFIELD: A victim told Fairfax County police on Sept. 4 at 10:44 p.m. that an acquaintance reportedly had assaulted him and taken his property during an incident in the 2900 block of District Avenue in Merrifield.
Rescue personnel transported the victim to a hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening.
The suspect – Mohammad Alenezi, 28, of Fairfax – fled the scene after the alleged assault, but officers obtained arrest warrants for him and located him on Sept. 7. Authorities have charged him with robbery and malicious wounding.
VIENNA MAN CHARGED WITH DWI, FELONY HIT-AND-RUN AFTER COLLISION: A vehicle being driven northbound on Nutley Street, S.W., at a high rate of speed on Aug. 27 at 8:09 a.m. struck a second vehicle that was turning onto Tapawingo Road, S.W., Vienna police said.
The striking vehicle’s driver fled the scene of the accident and abandoned his vehicle on Hillcrest Drive. Rescue personnel transported the struck vehicle’s driver to an area hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening.
On Sept. 15, after completing their investigation, officers obtained two warrants charging the striking vehicle’s driver with felony hit-and-run and driving while intoxicated.
With the assistance of Fairfax County police, Vienna police officers went to the driver’s residence and arrested the 25-year-old Vienna man. Police transported the suspect to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities served him with the warrants.
VIENNA BUSINESS EMPLOYEE FINDS BRAKE LINES CUT: On Sept. 10, an employee at Loyal Companion, 144 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police reported that on Aug. 23 he had left his vehicle parked in the lot behind the business.
When he returned to the vehicle, he found that someone had cut his brake lines, police said.
VEHICLE-TAMPERING SUSPECT FLEES AFTER BEING SPOTTED BY VIENNA RESIDENT: A Vienna resident living in the 100 block of Saratoga Way, N.E., on Sept. 6 between 3 and 3:15 a.m. observed a man tampering with his vehicle, Vienna police said.
When the man saw the resident, he fled, dropping the items he was attempting to steal, police said.
Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the man.
FORMER COOKIE-SHOP EMPLOYEE COMES BACK FOR SECOND BITE OF TROUBLE: An employee at Crumbl Cookies, 203 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Sept. 10 at 4:38 p.m. that a former employee who had been banned from the store Sept. 7 had returned to the premises to retrieve his paycheck and personal property.
The man was intoxicated and being verbally abusive to the employees, the complainant said. The man left the store before employees notified police.
Police advised the store’s manager about the warrant process should the manager wish to pursue charges.
MAN CHARGED WITH PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS, BANNED FROM VIENNA RESTAURANT: Employees at Popeyes, 325 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Sept. 12 at 9:03 a.m. that a customer was being disorderly and belligerent in the restaurant.
Upon the interacting with the customer, the responding officer detected signs of impairment.
Police arrested the 26-year-old Alexandria man, who was banned from the restaurant and advised he may be charged with trespassing if he returns.
Police transported the man to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with being drunk in public.
CUSTOMER BANNED FROM VIENNA RESTAURANT AFTER ALTERCATION: A customer at McDonald’s, 544 Maple Ave., W., who reportedly often comes into the restaurant and makes inappropriate comments to the employees, made a comment to a female employee on Sept. 13 at 7:34 p.m. that upset her brother, who is also an employee, Vienna police said.
The customer continued to antagonize the male employee, resulting in a physical altercation in the parking lot, police said. The customer left the store before officers arrived.
At the request of the restaurant’s manager, officers went to the customer’s home, banned the man from that McDonald’s and advised him that he may be charged with trespassing if he returns to the premises.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK, INJURED BY VEHICLE IN VIENNA: A pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk crossing the driveway apron for the parking lot in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., on Sept. 16 at 8:19 a.m. when the person was struck by a vehicle exiting the parking lot, Vienna police said.
Rescue personnel transported the pedestrian to an area hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening, police said.