Tysons, VA

Plant stands, a large pot and word search books are among the list of items reported stolen to the Vienna Police Department so far this month.

On Tuesday, June 2, a woman who lives in the 400 block of East Street NE said that someone opened an Amazon package that was on her front porch, swiping three word search books, police said.

Then, the police department received two reports of plant containers getting swiped.

In the first incident, a woman who lives in the 100 block of Lewis Street NW said that a large pot and plant stand disappeared from her front porch. The incident happened sometime between late Sunday night and Monday afternoon.

A resident in the 800 block of Cottage Street SW said a man parked his vehicle in front of her house around 10 p.m. on Sunday before taking off with two planter vases on her front porch, police said.

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A Vienna resident told police that someone stomped on the American flags she put along the sidewalk in front of her house.

The incident happened sometime in the morning on Memorial Day (May 25) in the 1000 block of Hillcrest Drive SW, according to Vienna police.

“The resident placed a small section of fencing around the flags to protect them,” police said. “However, the person then broke the fence and pushed over the flag.”

In a separate incident, police said a woman’s two bicycles were reported stolen from outside of the side entrance to Bazin’s On Church (111 Church Street NW) sometime between May 18-24.

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Security at Tysons Galleria reported that a group of men tried to break into Paul Bakery at the mall, Fairfax County police say.

The incident happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. today (Wednesday).

“The suspects ran when officers arrived but were taken into custody,” according to Fairfax County police. Charges are pending for the men.

In separate incidents, several businesses in the Tysons area have been burglarized early yesterday morning: McLean Pharmacy in McLean and Lost Dog Cafe and Nouvelle Nails and Spa in Tysons.

For the two in Tysons, police said someone broke in and stole property. The pharmacy was burglarized by a group of people who escaped in multiple cars.

Mindy Hoang of the nail spa posted a photo on Facebook yesterday showing a shattered glass door.

“We were robbed last night,” according to the post. “Broke the glass on our door and [took] half of my nails equipment. I [guess] they try to save [money by] doing their own nails!”

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Beyer Rebukes Trump’s “Naked Authoritarianism” — “U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, issued a sharp rebuke of President Trump’s actions and words on Monday.” [Falls Church News-Press]

Bike Buddies — “The Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB)  has established a bike-adviser program to encourage people to try bicycling during the shutdown of Silver Line and Orange Line Metro stations over the summer.” [Inside NoVa]

Crime Time — “Homicides spiked 9.5 percent in Virginia last year, while motor-vehicle thefts, burglaries and drug arrests declined, according to Virginia State Police statistics released May 29.” [Inside NoVa]

More Options for Outdoor Seating — “Vienna Town Council adopted a temporary emergency ordinance [Monday night] that allows Town of Vienna businesses to take advantage of outdoor commercial activities that currently are permitted under Phase One of the Forward Virginia business reopening plan.” [Town of Vienna]

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(Updated 3 p.m.) Fairfax County police arrested a 51-year-old D.C. man and charged him with aggravated malicious wounding for allegedly stabbing a man.

Police tweeted that they responded to the stabbing in the 2700 block of Dorr Avenue, which is near the Prosperity Flats Apartments and the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro station, last night (Tuesday) around 9 p.m.

“Two men known to each other were arguing in a parking lot when one man stabbed the other man,” police said.

The victim was taken the hospital with life-threatening injuries,” police said.

“There is no threat to public safety,” police tweeted.

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Fairfax County police said they arrested a man for outstanding warrants after he allegedly tried to steal his ex-girlfriend’s car near the Fairview Park office complex.

Police said that the 33-year-old Reston man was seen acting disorderly and trying to steal the car around 9:30 p.m. yesterday (Thursday).

“Officers arrived and the man walked into an apartment and refused to come out,” police said. “He was taken into custody while trying to escape out the rear of the apartment.”

Police said they arrested him on two outstanding warrants for burglary and grand larceny.

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Detectives with the Fairfax County Police Department are seeking the public’s help to solve a sexual assault case from 1995 in Merrifield.

“This case is about seeking justice for the victim,” Major Ed O’Carroll of the Major Crimes Bureau said. “Victims of horrendous attacks like this one, no matter how long ago, should not and will not be forgotten.”

Police provided this summary of the incident:

In August of 1995, a 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the 8100 block of Prescott Drive in Merrifield. The suspect entered her apartment while she was sleeping, produced a weapon and sexually assaulted her. During the assault, a struggle ensued, and blood evidence collected revealed that the suspect likely sustained an injury to his upper body. The suspect was last seen fleeing out the patio door.

Evidence and DNA had been collected and previously submitted to a state forensics lab. During that process, DNA was isolated from a blood sample from the victim and from the DNA left at the scene. A DNA profile identified as belonging to the suspect was searched against the Virginia DNA Data Bank. There was no identified DNA match and the suspect’s identity remains unknown.

To engage the public in cracking the case, the police department released a composite sketch of the suspect that was done in 1995, a digital enhancement of the sketch and a third image showing an age progression for what the suspect would likely look like today between the ages of 45-55.

“The original release described the suspect as a black male, however a more accurate description would have been a man with a medium complexion,” police said.

“Working on solving these types of cold cases takes tremendous teamwork,” O’Carroll said. “I have great admiration for our detectives, victim advocates and extremely thankful for our strong partnership with experts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for getting us to this point.”

Anyone with information on this case can contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 8 or submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.

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People reported 10 vehicular crimes in Vienna throughout the week, according to police.

Four grand larcenies, four petit larcenies and two tampering incidents involving vehicles were reported between April 17-24, according to police reports.

Vehicular Issues on Elm Street

The 100 block of Elm Street SW, which is near the police station, had the most reported incidents.

One resident claimed that gift cards and sunglasses were stolen from their vehicle some time between April 17-18.

In a separate incident, a person said that their two unlocked vehicles were rummaged through early in the morning on Saturday (April 18) and that paper prescriptions were missing from one of them.

In a third report, a person said an unknown person had “rummaged through” the vehicle and had taken U.S. money some time between April 17-18.

Other Car Crimes

At School of Rock (111 Center Street S.), an employee said that he “saw his vehicle was moving in the rear parking lot” around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday (April 18), police said.

“The employee ran out to the lot and confronted a man who was in his vehicle,” police said. “The man got out of the vehicle and fled on foot southbound on Center Street.”

Here are the rest of the recent vehicle crimes:

  • vehicle stolen from 1100 block of Lakewood Drive SW
  • vehicle stolen from 700 block of Hillcrest Drive SW
  • vehicle “rummaged through” in 100 block of Hickory Circle SW
  • gift cards stolen from vehicle in 900 block of Moorefield Hill Grove SW
  • U.S. currency stolen from vehicle in 200 block of Elm Street SW
  • U.S. currency stolen from vehicle in 200 block of Tapawingo Road SE

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Fairfax County police are investigating a burglary at a local market along Lee Highway in the Falls Church area.

Police said that the burglary happened shortly before 2 a.m. on Tuesday (April 7) at E-Z Stop & Go Food Mart (7600 Lee Hwy). The roadside market sells groceries and wine and has a deli, according to signs.

Three men broke into the business, according to the police report. Sgt. Greg Bedor told Tysons Reporter that tobacco products were stolen.

“The suspects were described as men in their 20’s wearing dark clothing,” the report said.

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Tysons is no stranger to people jumping off of its tall buildings. Now, a building under construction at Capital One’s campus seems to be the latest spot for parachuters.

Two videos posted by Reddit users on Sunday (April 5) each appear to show a person parachuting off of the building that will include a Wegmans store, rooftop park, residential units and parking.

One dash cam video recorded at the intersection of Colshire Drive and Dolley Madison Blvd appears to show a parachuter float down from near the future Wegmans building and land in the middle of Scotts Crossing Road.

The user who posted the video said that the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The second video, which was taken in The Gates of McLean development, appears to show a parachuter jump off the building.

“Two people jumped,” the user who posted the second video said in the comments. “I saw the first jump out of the corner of my eye and was able to catch the second on my phone.”

Fairfax County police received a report of two people jumping from a building near Capital One Drive and Scotts Crossing Road around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sgt. Greg Bedor told Tysons Reporter.

Police checked the area around the building, but weren’t able to find the jumpers, Bedor said.

“We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with local authorities,” a Capital One spokesperson said when Tysons Reporter asked about the Reddit posts.

On Monday (April 6), police took a report of a trespassing complaint in the 1600 block of Capital One Drive that happened on Sunday, Bedor said.

“Officers are actively investigating to determine if the trespassing complaint is related to the event described on [April 5],” he said.

People have jumped off of Tysons buildings seemingly for fun in the past. Previously, police investigated a series of BASE jumping incidents at the 32-story Lumen building.

“Dangerous and illegal activities such as this, particularly during a time when emergency medical services are already operating under pressure, are irresponsible and put unnecessary strain on limited community resources,” the Capital One spokesperson said.

BASE Jumper in Tysons this evening from nova

Idiots Parachuting in Tysons from nova

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