Vienna Crime Roundup

Stolen bikes, stolen ice

There are crime reports, and then there are crime reports from Vienna, Va.

Few municipalities release the kind of clearinghouse of recent criminal activity that the Vienna Police Department does. The town puts out a "Vienna Police Highlights" report every Friday that's a rundown of "various incidents of general interest."

We'll say.

We'll be sharing the highlights (and lowlights) of the report each week.  Here's a sampling from this week's report:

Grand Larceny 12-09691
300 Block Branch Road, SE
Between June 22 at 12:00 p.m. and July at 01 10:00 a.m.
A resident reported that someone had stolen an unsecured grey Trek bicycle from her backyard.

Found Property 12-09693
300 Block Branch Road, SE
Between June 22 at 12:00 p.m. and July 01 at 10:00 a.m.
A resident reported that when she discovered a bicycle had been taken from her backyard (See above Case: 12-09691), a “Giant” men’s bicycle had been found left in its place.

Petit Larceny 12-09494
400 Block Orleans Circle, SW
June 28 11:07 p.m.
A cab driver reported that on June 24 he dropped off a fare in the 400 Block of Orleans Circle.
The customer told the cab driver he would return with the payment. He did not return.

On this date the same cab driver picked up the same customer in the 1000 of Hillcrest Drive, SW. While en route to the new destination the cab driver stopped the cab and confronted the customer about the previous flight without payment. When the customer became aware that the driver remembered him he fled for a second time without paying for the fare.

The cab driver is unable to provide an address for the customer.

Destruction of Property 12-09515
Adahi Road at Nicholas Circle, SE
June 29 10:15 a.m.
A citizen was driving his car when he and another driver became involved in a road rage incident. As the first driver was trying to leave the second driver struck the first driver’s trunk lid with his fist causing a dent.

The second driver telephoned the police station and reported the same incident.

Both of the drivers were advised on the warrant process.

Petit Larceny 12-09573
Exxon Station
395 Maple Avenue, East
June 30 1:05 a.m.
While patrolling the businesses without power MPO Evans observed a subject putting bags of ice into the back of his truck. MPO Evans confronted the individual who stated he would sometimes take items from the store and then pay later. The individual was told he would have to put the ice back until his story could be confirmed with store employees.

MPO Evans spoke with employees of the store who reported the subject returned and paid for the ice, and they did not wish to pursue charges.

Vandalism 12-09772
600 Block Manor Drive, NE
July 04 between 12:01 a.m. and 10:55 a.m.
A resident reported that sometime after midnight someone had thrown an egg at her front door.

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