News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County.
COUNTY POLICE ARREST WOODBRIDGE MAN FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN TYSONS: Fairfax County police arrested a 38-year-old Woodbridge man Sept. 2 after detectives received a positive match earlier in the week from a latent fingerprint recovered from the scene of a July 21 sexual assault at a Tysons hotel.
Shortly after 5 a.m. on July 21, officers responded to a reported assault at a hotel in the 8600 block of Westwood Center Drive in Tysons. A woman told police that an unknown man had entered her room, displayed a knife and sexually assaulted her. The woman was treated for injuries that were described as non-life-threatening, police said.
Using the latent-fingerprint evidence, a composite sketch and other investigative leads, detectives arrested Patrick Michael Chaloupka at his home. Authorities have charged him with rape and abduction with intent to defile. Authorities are holding Chaloupka without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
“The meticulous work from our Cyber and Forensics Division detectives can be the difference in these significant cases,” said Maj. Ed O’Carroll, bureau chief for Major Crimes, Cyber and Forensics. “Their phenomenal efforts often go unseen in the headlines, but always prove to be pivotal in the courtroom. In this case, it brought a dangerous offender into custody.”
Detectives think the suspect could be responsible for similar crimes in the area and ask anyone who may have had contact with him to call the Major Crimes Bureau at (703) 246-7800, option 3.
Tips also can be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477).
MAN WIELDS KNIFE IN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN TYSONS: A man approached a victim in a room at a building in the 1700 block of Tysons Boulevard in Tysons on Aug. 27 at 8:27 p.m., displayed a knife and demanded money, Fairfax County police said. The man left and did not take any property, authorities said.
The victim received injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
IMPLYING HE’S ARMED, MAN ROBS OAKTON CONVENIENCE STORE: A man entered the 7-Eleven store at 9511 Blake Lane in Oakton on Aug. 29 at 12:49 a.m., implied he had a firearm and took property, Fairfax County police said.
DRIVER CHARGED WITH HIT-AND-RUN, ASSAULT AFTER ACCIDENT IN VIENNA: A vehicle being driven southbound on Glyndon Street, S.E., on Aug. 26 at 5:40 p.m. encountered a northbound vehicle and the two sideswiped each other as they passed, causing minor damage, Vienna police said.
The southbound vehicle’s driver refused to exchange information and an argument ensued, police said.
The driver left the scene, returned a short time later with a hammer and reportedly threatened the other driver.
The southbound vehicle’s driver fled the scene again before officers arrived, but police have issued summonses against that person charging hit-and-run and assault.
MARYLAND WOMAN CHARGED AFTER VEHICLE COLLISION IN VIENNA: A motorist on Aug. 28 at 6:46 p.m. was stopped at the traffic light on Park Street at Maple Avenue, E., and made a right turn onto Maple Avenue when the light turned green, Vienna police said.
Another vehicle, traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue at a high rate of speed, disregarded the red traffic signal and collided with the turning vehicle, police said. Upon the officer’s interaction with striking vehicle’s driver, he detected signs of impairment and the odor of marijuana, police said.
Rescue personnel treated the struck vehicle’s driver at the scene and transported the striking vehicle’s driver to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Vienna police went to the hospital and arrested the striking vehicle’s driver after she was discharged.
Police transported the 23-year-old Monrovia, Md., woman to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged her with driving under the influence of drugs and failing to obey a traffic signal.
AFTER SEEKING PAYMENT FOLLOWING ACCIDENT, BICYCLIST FLEES: A driver told Vienna police that she had been traveling eastbound on Tapawingo Road, S.W., on Aug. 26 at 7:25 a.m. when she began turning right onto Nutley Street, S.W., under a green traffic signal.
As she entered the intersection, she struck a bicyclist, police said.
The driver exited her vehicle and offered to call the police and make a report. The bicyclist refused to exchange information or call the police, but instead demanded money from the resident as compensation for the accident.
The bicyclist left the scene before police arrived, authorities said.
WOMAN CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL ENTRY, GIVING FALSE ID TO POLICE: A resident living in the 1000 block of Maple Avenue, E., told Vienna police on Sept. 1 at 12:57 a.m. that sensors on the rear door of his residence had alerted him to movement. The resident then observed a person in his kitchen and notified the police.
Officers located the woman outside of the home and arrested her. After searching the home, police determined that the woman apparently had not taken anything. The resident suspected the woman was a solicitor who had come to the house earlier in the week.
Police transported the 25-year-old District of Columbia woman to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged her with unlawful entry and providing false identity to a law-enforcement officer.
WOMAN BANNED FROM VIENNA STORE AFTER ALTERCATION WITH EMPLOYEE: A woman became irate with and verbally abusive to an employee at the AT&T store, 211 Maple Ave., E., after the employee advised her that she was unable to fix her phone, Vienna police said.
When the employee attempted to call 911, the woman allegedly grabbed her arm and hung up the phone, police said. The employee did not wish to pursue charges against the woman, but banned her from the store.
Police told the woman she may be arrested if she returns.
VIENNA WOMAN REPORTS JEWELRY THEFT FROM HOME: A woman living in the 500 block of Beulah Road, N.E., told Vienna police that, sometime between June 29 and Aug. 23, someone had stolen jewelry from her home.
MAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR EVALUATION AFTER INCIDENT AT VIENNA EATERY: Vienna police on Aug. 31 at 9:06 a.m. dispatched officers to Chick-fil-A, 538 Maple Ave., W., after receiving a report that a disorderly man allegedly was damaging property and chasing employees.
Police located the man in the parking garage, where he was acting erratically and did not respond to the officers’ attempts to speak with him.
The man was foaming at the mouth, appeared under the influence of an unknown narcotic and showed signs of mental instability, police said.
The officers subdued the man safely. Rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported the man to an area hospital for evaluation.
This case remains under investigation, police said.