News of crime and punishment across Fairfax County this week:
DISTRICT MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING METRO CUSTOMER: Two men who had ridden a Metrorail Silver Line train to the Tysons Corner Station, 1945 Chain Bridge Road, were getting off the train on Oct. 31 at 6:54 a.m. when one turned around, accused the other of following him and punched the victim several times, Fairfax County police said.
The suspect ran away, but responding police officers arrested him after a short foot pursuit, police said. Authorities have charged Jaron Ulmer, 31, of Washington, D.C., with malicious wounding, public intoxication and obstruction of justice.
MARYLAND MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO HIS POLICE AT McLEAN PARTY: Fairfax County police officers responded Oct. 27 at 12:20 a.m. to a complaint about a party at a house in the 6800 block of Dillon Avenue in McLean.
When officers walked toward the back yard, a man allegedly became belligerent and tried to hit an officer. When officers searched him, they found alcohol.
Police arrested Michael Wade, 20, of Maryland and authorities have charged him with attempted assault on a law-enforcement officer and underage possession of alcohol.
MARYLAND MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH TYSONS DRUGSTORE ROBBERY: A man walked into the CVS drugstore at 8117 Leesburg Pike in Tysons on Oct. 28 at 2:54 p.m., went behind the counter and told an employee he was there to rob him, Fairfax County police said.
Officers arrived and arrested Mark Connor, 34, of Maryland. Authorities have charged him with robbery, providing false identification to law enforcement and felony possession of narcotics.
ARRAY OF LAWN EQUIPMENT STOLEN FROM VIENNA HOME: A resident living in the 500 block of Orchard Street, N.W., told Vienna police that sometime between Oct. 22 at noon and Nov. 1 at 5:10 p.m. someone had broken into the house’s shed and stolen a weed trimmer, leaf blower and chain saw.
DRUG TAKEBACK NETS MORE THAN A TON OF MEDICATIONS: Fairfax County police wish to thank everyone who made the department’s Drug Take-Back Initiative a huge success again this year. County residents on Oct. 27 turned in literally a ton of medications to the department’s stations.
County police collected 2,274 pounds of drugs during the event. Here is a breakdown of collections at the eight district stations, ranked in descending order:
• West Springfield District Station: 473 pounds.
• McLean District Station: 351 pounds.
• Fair Oaks District Station: 297 pounds.
• Mason District Station: 279 pounds.
• Mount Vernon District Station: 247 pounds.
• Franconia District Station: 223 pounds.
• Reston District Station: 221 pounds.
• Sully District Station: 183 pounds
Residents who missed the chance to participate in the event still may dispose of their unneeded medication at the drop box in the lobby of the West Springfield District Station, 6140 Rolling Road in Springfield.
The station is open 24 hours per day and any unused prescriptions can be dropped off anonymously. The station will accept only pills or liquids; no pressurized canisters or needles are allowed.