News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week:
FAIRFAX POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING OF MERRIFIELD DWELLING: A woman was lying in bed with her mother in the 2600 block of Avenir Place in Merrifield on March 2 at 1:56 a.m. when someone shot a bullet through their bedroom window, Fairfax County police said.
No injuries were reported, police said.
CASH STOLEN IN OVERNIGHT BURGLARY OF MERRIFIELD RESTAURANT: Someone stole money from Dickies BBQ Pit, 2750 Gallows Road in Merrifield, overnight on March 6, Fairfax County police said. No suspect information is available, police said.
OLAY-OLAY, OLAY-OLAY! VIENNA POLICE SEEK LOTION THIEVES: An employee at Giant Food, 359 Maple Ave., E., told Vienna police on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. that a man and woman had entered the store, concealed cases of Oil of Olay and left the store without paying for the merchandise.
MARYLAND MAN CHARGED WITH DRUNK DRIVING IN VIENNA: Vienna police officers and rescue personnel responded Feb. 28 at 11:47 p.m. to a reported accident in the parking lot of the Cedar Lane Apartments in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E.
The driver of the vehicle struck a legally parked, unoccupied vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing his vehicle to overturn, police said.
The driver, the vehicle’s only occupant, was injured in the accident. A police officer who interacted with the driver detected signs of impairment, police said. Rescue personnel transported the driver, a 22-year-old Silver Spring man, to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.
At the hospital, police issued the driver a summons charging him with driving while intoxicated.
DOOR DAMAGED DURING BREAK-IN AT VIENNA SNACK BAR: Vienna police on March 2 at 8:54 p.m. dispatched officers to Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St., N.E., after receiving a report that the door of the park’s snack bar was open.
The door appeared to have been damaged as a result of forced entry into the snack bar, police said.
WOMEN BANNED FROM VIENNA HOTEL AFTER REFUSING TO LEAVE: An employee at Vienna Wolf Trap Hotel, 430 Maple Ave., W., on March 3 at 12:28 p.m. requested that Vienna police assist with two women who were refusing to leave the hotel.
The women then were banned from the property, and police advised them they might be charged with trespassing if they returned.
MAN’S BEST FRIENDS FINDS NEIGHBOR’S PURSES: A resident living in the 600 block of Gibson Circle, S.W., told Vienna police on March 5 at 6:50 p.m. that his dog had begun digging in a pile of leaves in his back yard and uncovered three purses.
The purses’ owner appears to be a neighbor, police said.
DRIVERS ACCIDENTALLY ACCELERATE, DAMAGE VIENNA BUILDINGS: Vienna police last week investigated two accidental-acceleration cases in which vehicles damaged buildings.
The first incident occurred March 5 at 1:54 p.m. at 203 Maple Ave., W. A driver who was attempting to park in the property’s parking lot accidentally accelerated and drove into the side of the building, police said.
The second incident took place March 6 at 5:13 p.m. at Diplomat Cleaners 318 Maple Ave., W. A driver was attempting to park in the parking lot and accidentally accelerated, driving into the glass door of the business, police said.