Vienna Police Highlights: Nov. 6 – Nov. 12, 2020

Vienna Police Highlights: Nov. 6 – Nov. 12, 2020

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Nov. 6 – Nov. 12, 2020.


Suspicious Event -- 9000 Block Counsellor Drive, NW, Between Aug. 28, 10 a.m. and Nov. 10, 12 p.m. A resident reported that several checks he deposited inside a USPS mailbox did not make it to their destination. He was referred to the Postal Inspector’s Office for investigation.

Petit Larceny -- 1100 Block Ware Street, SW, Between Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. and Oct, 31 at 12 p.m. A resident reported that someone entered his unlocked sheds and stole three pairs of snow skis, an air compressor, a Sawzall, a shovel, and a scooter.

Fraud -- 100 Block Saint Andrews Drive, NE, Oct. 19, 12 p.m. A resident reported that a check that an insurance company had mailed him never arrived. After calling the insurance company, they advised that the check was mailed and that someone had altered the check and deposited on their bank account.

Destruction of Property -- Bonaroti, 428 Maple Avenue, East, Oct. 24, 10:40 p.m. A citizen reported that a person had purposely damaged the hood of his vehicle.

Vehicle Tampering-- 500 Block Park Street, NE, Between Oct. 26 at 12 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 12 p.m. A resident reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle, rummaged through it, and stole her wallet from her purse.

Suspicious Event -- 400 Block MacArthur Avenue, NE, Oct. 29, 12 p.m.

A citizen reported that they sent money on-line to an individual for the purchase of a dog. The citizen drove from Iowa to pick up the dog and found that they had been scammed.

Petit Larceny -- 200 Block Walnut Lane, NW, Between Oct. 31, 5 p.m. and Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. A resident reported that a political sign was taken from her yard.

Animal Case -- 1400 Block Desale Street, SW, Nov. 1, 12 p.m. A citizen was bit by a dog at a party in a house located in the Town of Vienna. The dog owner was contacted and advised of the 10 day quarantine period.

Petit Larceny -- 100 Block Casmar Street, SE Between Nov. 2, 10 p.m. and Nov. 3, 9 a.m. A resident reported that several political signs were taken from his yard.

Animal Case – 600 Block Truman Circle, SW, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. The Fairfax County Health Department reported that a woman was grooming a dog at the dog’s residence when the animal bit her. The dog’s owner was advised of the quarantine procedure.

Domestic Dispute -- Nov. 5, 9:13 a.m. A resident reported on-going issues with her estranged husband. The resident was advised of the process to obtain an Emergency Protective Order.

Domestic Dispute -- Frederick Street, SW, Nov. 5, 8:12 p.m. An officer responded to a verbal dispute between a resident and her husband.

Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle -- 100 Block Shepherdson Lane, NE, Nov. 5, 9 p.m. A resident reported that her adult son became angry, damaged property in their home, then took her vehicle without permission. There was an active warrant on file with our department for a previous incident involving her son. The resident did not wish to pursue additional charges against her son. The resident was advised to notify the police when her son returned home.

Suspicious Event -- 600 Block Upham Place, NW, Nov. 5, 10:27 p.m. A resident heard a noise outside of his neighbor’s carport. He then observed a man near the bushes lining the neighbor’s driveway. The man entered a dark-colored vehicle and left the area southbound on Lawyers Road. Officers checked the neighbor’s home and vehicles and found no signs of damage or attempted entry.

Suspicious Event -- 200 Block Cedar Lane, SE, Nov. 6, 9:15 a.m. An employee reported that on Nov. 5 he spoke to two residents regarding various issues. On Nov. 6, one of the men approached him and made suspicious comments that made him concerned for his safety.

Fraud 7-11, 427 Maple Avenue, East, Nov. 6, 11:34 a.m. A person went up to the register and stated he was buying gift cards for several hundred dollars each. While the employee counted all the money to pay for the gift cards, the person swapped the new active gift cards for used gift cards without the employee noticing. The subject then took his money back and did not buy the new gift cards. Case is active.

Assist EMS -- 100 Block Maple Avenue, West, Nov. 6, 7:10 p.m. Two officers were speaking with a man who had been involved in an accident earlier in the evening. During their conversation, the man suffered a medical emergency and collapsed. Both officers performed CPR until rescue personnel arrived and transported the man to an area hospital for treatment.

Animal Case -- 300 Block Center Street, North, Nov. 7, 9:09 a.m. A resident reported an injured cat. An officer transported the cat to the Pender Veterinary Clinic for evaluation and treatment. The officer was unable to determine the owner of the cat.

Fraud -- Burke & Herbert Bank, 302 Maple Avenue, West, Nov. 10, 1:10 p.m. An employee requested police assistance with a subject that was attempting to cash a fraudulent check. Officers arrived on scene and investigated. Ofc. Longerbeam arrested the 59-year-old man from Martin Luther King Blvd, SW in Washington, D.C. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with Uttering A Forged Check. The man was held without bond for other pending changes in a different jurisdiction.

Petit Larceny -- Vienna Rexall Drug Center, 150 Maple Avenue West, Nov. 11, 3:22 p.m. A female waiting for a prescription took several items from the store and concealed them inside her bag. An employee of the store confronted the female about the theft and the female returned the items and left the store. Employees from the store followed the female suspect outside to her vehicle in the parking lot. One of the employees attempted to block the female suspect from leaving and stood in the way of the vehicle until the police could arrive. The female suspect drove off and struck the employee with her vehicle in the process. MPO Shaver contacted The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to obtain warrants and was declined prosecution of this case.

Burglary -- Park Terrace Court, SE, Nov. 12, 3:17 a.m. A victim reported three subjects had forced entry into the basement level apartment where he was staying through a sliding glass door. The victim advised that one of the subjects was an acquaintance to him and was in possession of a handgun, demanding some items of value. A brief struggle at the doorway occurred between the victim and the known acquaintance before the suspect and two accomplices fled the area on foot. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Officer McElhattan assisted the victim in obtaining 3 warrants for the acquaintance from the magistrate, charging him with burglary with a firearm, attempted robbery, and brandishing a firearm.


Vandalism and Domestic Dispute -- 100 Block Shepherdson Lane, NE, September 14, 8:50 p.m. A felony warrant was issued in this case on Sept. 14, 2020. On Nov. 6 at approximately 3:15 a.m., the resident called to report her son had returned home. PFC Gucwa responded to the home and arrested the 24-year-old man. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where the warrant charging Destruction of Property was served.