News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week:
MONEY STOLEN FROM VEHICLE IN McLEAN HOME BURGLARY: Cameras on a home in the 8400 block of Portland Place in McLean on Aug. 6 at 4:15 a.m. captured an unknown person walking toward the home, Fairfax County police said.
The suspect went into the open garage and stole money from the victim's vehicle, police said.
The suspect was described as wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap, dark pants and possibly a mask.
VIENNA-AREA WOMAN SCARES OFF SUSPECTED BURGLARS: The owner of a house in the 2100 block of Amber Meadows Drive in the Vienna area on Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. heard someone knock on the door, Fairfax County police said. When the woman went to see who was there, no one answered.
A short time later, the woman heard a persistent banging around the back of the house. She went to see what was causing the noise and found two suspects attempting to force entry through the basement door. The woman dialed 911, but the suspects left before police arrived.
One of the suspects was described a black man, between 35 and 38 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing between 160 and 175 pounds.
ITEMS STOLEN IN TYSONS BUSINESS BURGLARIES: Two businesses in the 8100 block of Leesburg Pike in Tysons were broken into between the afternoon of Aug. 8 and morning of Aug. 9, Fairfax County police said. The break-ins resulted in minor damage to the businesses, and some items were taken, police said.
SALON OWNER REPORTS PAYROLL FRAUD: The owner of Arthur Christine Salon, 113 Park St., N.E., told Vienna police on Aug. 1 at 10:43 a.m. that someone had committed a fraud by false pretenses after gaining access to the salon's payroll account.
Vienna police continue to investigate the case.
MAN CHARGED WITH PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS, BANNED FROM VIENNA BUSINESS: Vienna police dispatched officers to Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., on Aug. 5 at 11:36 p.m. after receiving a report that patrons were acting disorderly. An employee told police one of the men involved had assaulted him.
Vienna police located the assault suspect in the parking lot, interacted with him and detected signs of impairment. Police arrested the 41-year-old Amissville, Va., man on the charge of being drunk in public and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
The employee did not wish to pursue charges for assault, but the suspect has been banned from Jammin Java, police said.
CHARGES MADE ON CREDIT CARD AFTER THEFT: A man living in the 1000 block of Lynn Street, S.W., told Vienna police that between Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 8 at 6:30 a.m. he had been alerted by his credit-card company that a large purchase had been made on one of his credit cards.
When the man went to retrieve his wallet from his vehicle, he discovered someone had entered his vehicle and stolen his wallet, which contained the credit card that was used, along with other credit cards, his driver's license and other forms of identification. Additional transactions also were made on his credit cards, the man told police.
Officers located the man's wallet and some of its contents while investigating some abandoned property related to another vehicle-tampering case. Vienna police continue to investigate this case.
CREDIT-CARD SKIMMERS FOUND ON PUMPS AT VIENNA GAS STATION: An employee servicing gas pumps at the Exxon station at 395 Maple Ave., E., on Aug. 9 at 11:54 a.m. found credit-card skimmers on two of the pumps, Vienna police said. Police continue to investigate this case.
AFTER OVERCORRECTING ON TURN, VEHICLE FLIPS OVER IN VIENNA: A motorist was traveling northbound on Nutley Street, S.W,, in Vienna on Aug. 8 at 7:24 p.m. when he made a right turn onto the 700 block of Kingsley Road, S.W., Vienna police said.
As the motorist made the turn while traveling at a low speed, he encountered a vehicle in the westbound lane of Kingsley Road and overcorrected his turn, causing his vehicle to strike the curb, ride up the guide wire of a utility pole and overturn onto the roadway, police said.
Police issued the motorist a summons for reckless driving.
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