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Crime & Punishment, 6/20/24 edition

Weekly roundup of public-safety news around Fairfax County

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE ARREST MARYLAND MAN, 58, IN CONNECTION WITH DUNN LORING BURGLARIES: Fairfax County police on May 24 arrested a 58-year-old Maryland man who authorities say is linked to four separate burglaries in the Dunn Loring area.

Police at 10:25 a.m. dispatched officers to the 7900 block of Tire Swing Road in Dunn Loring for a burglary of an occupied dwelling. While the victims were inside, they heard and saw the suspect breaking into the basement window, police said.

The victim challenged the suspect, who fled before officers arrived.

Officers located and arrested the suspect, William Westray, a short distance away as he attempted to get on the Metro. Police took Westray to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with burglary, two counts of burglary with the intent to commit a misdemeanor and three counts of destruction of property, and served him with two additional warrants from another jurisdiction.

Authorities initially held Westray with no bond, but he subsequently was released on a secured bond.

Preliminarily, detectives think Westray also is connected with three additional burglaries in Dunn Loring. These occurred May 20 in the 8200 block of Bucknell Drive, May 22 in the 2900 block of Beau Lane and May 23 in the 2700 block of Elsmore Street.

DETECTIVES TRYING TO IDENTIFY MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY EXPOSED HIMSELF IN TYSONS STORE: Fairfax County police detectives are seeking the community’s help in identifying a man who reportedly exposed himself to a victim May 25 at a Tysons store.

Officers responded at 2 p.m. to a reported sex offense case at TJ Maxx in the 8300 block of Leesburg Pike. While the victim was shopping, a male suspect allegedly followed her and exposed himself, police said. The suspect then fled the store before police arrived.

Officers viewed security footage, which reportedly showed the suspect following the victim and exposing himself. The suspect was described as black, in his 20s, 5’9” to 5’11”.

MOTORIST CITED AFTER STRIKING PEDESTRIAN IN VIENNA: A motorist was turning left from Branch Road, S.E., onto Maple Avenue, E., on June 2 at 6:50 p.m. when the vehicle struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

The vehicle’s driver told police the pedestrian appeared out of nowhere. Police issued the driver a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

VIENNA POLICE STOP DRIVER AFTER VEHICLE STRIKES MULTIPLE OBJECTS: A motorist was driving westbound on Maple Avenue, E., on June 12 at 3:59 a.m. when the vehicle ran off the road and struck a curb, flowers, trees and a light pole, Vienna police said.

The motorist continued driving west on Maple Ave, E., until a police officer stopped the vehicle in the 400 block of the roadway.

VIENNA POLICE ARREST MAN, 32, ON DRUNKENNESS CHARGE, OUTSTANDING WARRANT: Vienna police officers responded June 10 at 6:50 p.m. to a report of a man arguing with an employee at 7-Eleven, 311 Maple Ave., E.

The man left the store before police arrived, but officers located him at the nearby Michaels store.

Upon interacting with the man, officers noted signs of intoxication and an inability on the man’s part to attend to his well-being, police said.

Additionally, the man was wanted by another police jurisdiction, authorities said.

Vienna police arrested the 32-year-old Great Falls man for allegedly being drunk in public and having an outstanding warrant. Police turned him over to the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office

VIENNA RESIDENT REPORTS CASH STOLEN FROM UNLOCKED VEHICLE: A resident living in the 100 block of St. Andrews Drive, N.E., told Vienna police that, sometime between May 6 at 8 p.m. and May 7 at 2:09 p.m., someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole U.S. currency.

PERSON BREAKS CAR’S WINDOW IN VIENNA, BUT FAILS TO START VEHICLE: A resident living in the 500 block of Ware Street, S.W., informed Vienna police that on June 6 between midnight at 7 a.m. someone had shattered a window of the victim’s vehicle and attempted to start the car, but was unsuccessful.

Nothing was missing from the vehicle, police said.

ICE-CREAM TRUCK OUT OF COMMISSION IN VIENNA UNTIL PERMIT, REGISTRATION OBTAINED: Vienna police officers on June 6 at 3:43 p.m. stopped an ice-cream truck in the 400 block of Ayr Hill Avenue, N.E., because of a violation of the town’s noise ordinance.

Upon inspection, police discovered that the truck’s tags had expired and the driver lacked the mandatory Vienna solicitor’s permit.

The driver agreed to stop operating the truck and return it to the depot until he gets the necessary permit and updates the vehicle’s registration.

JUVENILES DETAINED AFTER ALLEGEDLY SHOPLIFTING AT VIENNA CONVENIENCE STORE: An employee at Wawa, 465 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police that on June 7 between 10:30 and 10:50 a.m. juveniles allegedly had stolen items from the store. The store employee detained the juveniles until police arrived on the scene.

PERSON BANNED FROM VIENNA RESTAURANT: An employee at Skorpio’s Maggio’s Greek Family Restaurant, 421 Maple Ave., E., on June 7 at 11:30 a.m. requested Vienna police assistance to trespass a person in the presence of police.

The person in question understood about not returning to the business and left the area without further incident, police said.

EXPENSIVE ELECTRONICS STOLEN FROM VIENNA RESIDENT’S VEHICLE: A resident living in the 100 block of St. Andrews Drive, N.E., reported to Vienna police that, between June 8 at p.m. and June 9 at 2:09 p.m., someone had gained access to her vehicle and stolen some valuable electronics.

VIENNA POLICE INVESTIGATE GRAFFITI FOUND AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Vienna police on June 9 at 10:16 a.m. dispatched officers to Marshall Road Elementary School, 730 Marshall Road, S.W., after school security found graffiti in different areas of the school.

Security personnel told police the graffiti would be cleaned up before school started the next day.

PERSON BANNED FROM VIENNA LIBRARY FOR ALLEGED DISORDERLY BEHAVIOR: An employee at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., on June 11 at 3:23 p.m. requested Vienna police assistance because a person reportedly was refusing to leave the library after being asked to do so for being disorderly.

Police arrived at the scene, located the person and advised that the person had been trespassed legally from the library. The person left without further incident.

FAST-FOOD CUSTOMER TELLS VIENNA POLICE TEENS THREW ICE AT HIM: A customer at McDonald’s, 544 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on June 13 at 3:07 p.m. that a group of teens allegedly threw ice at him.