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A Vienna resident angrily cursed out a town employee in a confrontation over a running fire hydrant Wednesday.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. on the 300 block of Windover Avenue, NW, according to the latest Vienna Police Department crime report.

“A Town of Vienna employee was running a fire hydrant to clear the water when a resident became angry and confronted the employee using profanity,” the crime report said. “The neighbor advised he was upset because the water was flooding his yard.”

Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash


Morning Notes

Arconic Scraps Plan to Move to Tysons — “New York City-based Arconic Inc. has decided not to relocate its corporate headquarters to Tysons, following announcements this week of a new chief executive and plans to split into two companies.” [Washington Business Journal, Wall Street Journal]

Crash Closes Road in McLean — Georgetown Pike was closed in both directions at Tebbs Lane in McLean by a multi-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. [Twitter]

Beyer and Wexton on ‘Face the Nation’ — “Democratic Virginia Reps. Don Beyer and Jennifer Wexton renewed their calls for Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax to step down over their respective controversies” on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday morning. [CBS News]

Academic Competition for Local Students — A 10th grade BASIS Independent McLean student won first place in the 2019 Northern Virginia History Bowl Junior Varsity Division, an eighth-grader won The Langley School’s 2019 National Geographic Bee, and the Oakcrest School in Vienna sent three teams to compete at the regional Science Olympiad earlier this month. [McLean Connection, InsideNova, Fairfax Times]

Screen capture via @DildineWTOP


(Updated at 4:50 p.m.) The westbound lanes of W. Broad Street in the City of Falls Church were closed Wednesday afternoon due to a crash.

Both westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of W. Broad Street were closed between Oak and Spring streets, according to the city. The lanes reopened prior to 3:30 p.m.

The crash involved two vehicles, one of which flipped on its side. One female vehicle occupant was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, we’re told.


A woman was robbed of her purse and cell phone along Maple Avenue in Vienna this past weekend.

The robbery happened around 4 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 20) along the 400 block of Maple Avenue W., as the victim walked down the sidewalk on the north side of the street.

“The man knocked the woman to the ground and kicked her in the face multiple times,” Vienna police said in the town’s weekly crime report. “The woman suffered facial injuries and was transported by rescue personnel to an area hospital. This case is being investigated.”

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A drunk man allegedly touched a 15-year-old girl inappropriately and then “became belligerent” with police at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna.

The incident happened around 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, January 5.

“A citizen reported that his 15-year-old daughter was attending a party when she was touched inappropriately by a man,” Vienna police said in a crime report. “Officers located that man, and upon their interaction with him detected signs of impairment. The man would not follow the officers’ directions and became belligerent with them when he was placed under arrest.”

The man, a 21-year-old Stafford resident, was jailed and charged with Simple Assault and Drunk in Public.

Map via Google Maps


A 24-year-old Fairfax man is facing a litany of charges, including assault on law enforcement, after an incident in the Falls Church area over the weekend.

Police say Victor Vanegas was “causing a disturbance and breaking items” at an address near George Mason High School when police responded and an officer attempted to place him under arrest.

Vanegas “then assaulted the officer and tried to run away,” but was soon thereafter caught and taken into custody.

More from Fairfax County Police:

ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER/DRUNK IN PUBLIC/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: 7100 block of Shreve Road, 01/12/19, 11:50 p.m. An officer responded to a man causing a disturbance and breaking items. The officer located the suspect and attempted to place him under arrest. The suspect then assaulted the officer and tried to run away.  He was then caught and placed under arrest. Victor Vanegas, 24, of Fairfax was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, drunk in public, destruction of property and possession of schedule 1 narcotics.

Map via Google Maps


A new ramen restaurant is coming to Maple Avenue in Vienna.

Signs are up for Shin Se Kai Ramen at 234 Maple Avenue E. in the former Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Center space. In addition to presumably serving ramen noodle soup, the restaurant has applied for a permit to serve wine and beer on premises.

Neither a website nor social media accounts for the restaurant could not be located. A man who answered a phone number associated with restaurant said he was busy and referred Tysons Reporter to the phone number of a manager, who did not answer the phone.

Shinsekai is a neighborhood of Osaka, Japan noted for its low-cost restaurants. The name translates to “New World” in English.


To every single person seeing this — thank you for being among the first readers of Tysons Reporter.

In case you just tuned in this week, following our official launch on Tuesday, here are the top 10 articles (in chronological order) you might have missed in the prior weeks.

  1. Oktoberfest at Tysons Biergarten is running through Oct. 20
  2. Honeygrow is now open in Tysons
  3. FCPD investigates racially-charged road rage incident
  4. Injured and starving dog rescued in Tysons
  5. Major congestion relief project nears partial opening
  6. Facebook deleted 1,400 Tysons Reporter email subscribers
  7. Dramatic rescue via crane from Tysons construction site
  8. Towers Crescent offers maps and new amenities for bike commuters
  9. VDOT proposal: improve local traffic by closing Beltway access
  10. Olive oil store in Tysons mall closes permanently

Also, in case you missed it, we published a trio of article taking a look at the past, present and future of Tysons:


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