News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week:
BOYS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH RESTAURANT ARSON: Fairfax County and town of Vienna police on Nov. 28 arrested two boys in connection with the Oct. 14 arson that destroyed the former Marco Polo restaurant at 245 Maple Ave., W.
Authorities have charged a 14-year-old Vienna-area boy and 13-year-old Reston boy with several felony and misdemeanor crimes, including arson and destruction of property.
The juveniles, who were arrested around noon, are being held at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. The arrests resulted from a cooperative investigation conducted by the Vienna Police Department, Fairfax County Police Department and Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office.
The charges also relate to the Sept. 9 vandalism of several buses in the rear parking lot of the vacant Marco Polo restaurant.
Authorities on Nov. 28 also filed charges against the boys in connection with the Nov. 4 vandalism of two historic government buildings near Lahey Lost Valley Park north of Vienna, which caused several thousand dollars’ worth of damage.
Authorities also are conducting an investigation into related bomb threats in McLean and Reston, Vienna police said.
County and Vienna police credited local residents who came forward to provide information about these cases and thanked the public for its patience during this investigation.
Vienna police ask anyone who has additional information concerning these cases to contact Master Police Officer Juan Vazquez by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (703) 255-7845.
POLICE ARREST FOUR WOMEN AFTER THEFT, VEHICLE PURSUIT IN TYSONS: Fairfax County police arrested four women Nov. 23 after they allegedly stole goods from a store at Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, and crashed while fleeing police in a vehicle.
The incident occurred at 10:05 p.m. when the suspects reportedly ran out of the Zara store with bags of merchandise, got into a car and sped away from the area. Officers attempted to stop the car, but the driver disregarded the officers’ attempts to stop them, police said.
The pursuit ended when the driver hit several other cars that were stopped at a red light. Police arrested all the fleeing vehicle’s occupants and no one was injured during the incident, authorities said.
Authorities charged Caprice Davis, 18, of Capital Heights, Md., with contributing to the delinquency of a minor; Keva Iracks, 19, of Washington, D.C., with two counts of grand larceny, larceny with intent to distribute and contributing to the delinquency of a minor; Germaine Johnson, 20, of Gaithersburg, Md., with obstruction of justice, providing false identification to law enforcement, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, grand larceny and larceny with intent to distribute; and Daysha Robinson, 20, of Washington, D.C., with felony child endangerment, grand larceny and felony speeding to elude.
The group was responsible for stealing from multiple businesses in the area, police said.
OAKTON WOMAN CITED AFTER POLICE PURSUIT: Fairfax County police cited an Oakton woman Nov. 23 after she reportedly fled following a traffic stop.
The incident began at 9:51 p.m. after an officer saw the motorist disregard a stop sign at Sutton and County Creek roads in Oakton. The officer turned on his vehicle’s emergency lights and stopped the motorist, who gave the officer her license.
While the officer was walking back to his police cruiser, the motorist then pulled away and began driving south on Sutton Road, police said. The officer activated his vehicle’s full emergency equipment (including siren and lights) and followed the motorist to a nearby apartment complex, where the driver pulled into a spot and subsequently was detained by police.
Police cited Alla Nikitina, 57, of Oakton, for disregarding a stop sign and misdemeanor speeding to elude.
RESTAURANT WORKER ARRESTED FOR DRUNKENNESS, OUTSTANDING WARRANT: Vienna police on Nov. 20 at 3:01 a.m. dispatched officers to Amphora Restaurant, 377 Maple Ave., W., after receiving at report that an employee, who appeared to be intoxicated, was yelling at customers.
An officer spoke to the employee and, during the interaction, detected signs of impairment, police said. Police found during a records check that Fairfax County police had an active warrant on the employee.
Police arrested the 41-year-old Vienna man and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with being drunk in public and served him with the warrant charging the man with failure to appear in court for a driving-while-intoxicated charge.
18-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Vienna police officers went to a residence on Locust Street, S.E., on Nov. 28 at 11:28 p.m. after receiving a report about a domestic assault between a brother and sister. The dispute began when the brother was playing his music too loudly and escalated when the sister took the radio from him and attempted to damage it, police said.
The brother allegedly struck his sister and a fight ensued. As the sister grabbed her phone to summon police, the brother reportedly took the phone and smashed it to prevent the 911 call. The sister suffered injuries to her face, but refused medical treatment, police said.
Police arrested the 18-year-old Vienna man and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with domestic assault, preventing someone from calling police and destruction of property.
Authorities also issued a protective order against the man and released him on a $3,000 unsecured bond.
MAN GETS INTO TROUBLE AT TWO VIENNA RESTAURANTS: Employees at Viet Aroma Restaurant, 165 Glyndon St., S.E., requested assistance from Vienna police Nov. 29 at 1:55 p.m. regarding a man who was causing a disturbance in the restaurant. Police told the man to leave the restaurant and advised he might be charged with trespassing if he returned.
Soon after this incident, the same man entered the Chipotle restaurant at 213 Maple Ave., E., and began causing another disturbance, police said. Police again advised the man to leave the restaurant, and he complied.
VIENNA LOUNGE EMPLOYEE CITED FOR NOISE VIOLATION: Vienna police officers responded Nov. 29 at 10:50 p.m. to a complaint of loud music emanating from Bey Lounge, 303 Mil St., N.E. Police determined the music was coming from the lounge and cited an employee for permitting excessive noise at night.
Police released the 48-year-old Falls Church woman on a summons.