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Stolen Political Signs, Vehicle Hits Worker: Vienna Police Report

VIENNA, VA — Vienna Police responded to a variety of incidents in the last few weeks, according to the latest weekly crime report.

The report covers incidents reported between Nov. 6 and 12, so it includes incidents that happened before those dates. There were two reports of political signs taken from yards before the election. Other incidents included larcenies from a vehicle and sheds, instances of fraud, burglary and an attempted larceny that led to a worker being struck by a driver.

Below are the notable incidents reported to police. If you have information on a case, call the non-emergency number, 703-255-6366.

Petit Larceny 20-008408
1100 Block Ware Street, SW
Between October 16 at 12:00 p.m. and October 31 at 12:00 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.

Vehicle Tampering 20-008168

500 Block Park Street, NE
Between October 26 at 12:00 p.m. and October 28 at 12:00 p.m.
A resident reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle, rummaged through it, and stole her wallet from her purse.

Petit Larceny 20-008330

200 Block Walnut Lane, NW
Between October 31 5:00 p.m. and November 1 8:30 a.m.
A resident reported that a political sign was taken from her yard.

Petit Larceny 20-008280

100 Block Casmar Street, SE
Between November 2 10:00 p.m. and November 3 9:00 a.m.
A resident reported that several political signs were taken from his yard.

Fraud 20-008503
7-11
427 Maple Avenue, East
November 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.

Fraud 20-008449
Burke & Herbert Bank
302 Maple Avenue, West
November 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, DC. 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 20-008477

Vienna Rexall Drug Center
150 Maple Avenue West
November 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 20-008487

Park Terrace Court, SE
November 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.

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