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Police Log: Halloween Decorations Stolen

The following arrest information was supplied by the Vienna Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Police Log: Halloween Decorations Stolen

Vienna residents at two different locations reported their Halloween decorations had been stolen in the overnight hours of Oct. 23, according to the latest Vienna Police highlights.

A resident on the 400 block of Branch Road SE reported Halloween decorations — such as hanging ghouls, a string of orange lights, a plastic fence, and more — had been taken between 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 7:37 p.m. Oct. 24, Vienna Police said.

A life-size mummy, a digital countdown clock and 10 headstones were reportedly stolen between 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 11:41 a.m. Oct. 24 on the 200 block of Glyndon Street, police said.

Other highlights from the Vienna Police Department Log, Oct. 18 to 25:

  • A resident on the 2400 block of Oakvale Court NW reported she discovered damage, made between noon Sept. 24 and noon Oct. 22, to the rear door of her residence.
  • A resident on the 500 block of Walker Street SW reported someone had taken a check from his checkbook and signature was able to cash the check between 9 a.m. Oct. 14 and 9 a.m. Oct. 16. This case is being investigated.
  • A resident on the 100 block of Battle Street SE reported that while she was reviewing her credit card statement, she discovered charges to her account that she had not made around noon Oct. 15. She canceled the credit card account. This case is being investigated.
  • A resident on the 500 block of Maple Avenue West reported she believes her wallet fell out of her backpack after getting off a Metro Bus around 6:10 p.m. Oct. 15.
  • An employee at Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane SE, reported a student had brought a flask to school around 11:51 a.m. Oct. 18. Officer Seitz spoke with the student and determined she had not consumed any of the contents of the flask. The school stated they would handle the situation internally.
  • An employee at Cedar Lane School, 101 Cedar Lane SE, reported a student had pushed her when she refused to allow him to enter her classroom around 12:10 p.m. Oct. 18.
  • A citizen reported she left a bag containing her wallet and cellular telephone unattended on a bench on the 100 block of Maple Avenue between 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Oct. 18 while she went for a run on the W&OD trail. When she returned the bag was gone.
  • A resident on the 800 block of Desale Street SW reported he and his son had become involved in a heated argument that turned physical around 4:34 p.m. Oct. 19. The father sustained injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. On Oct. 25, an officer observed the individual involved in this case and was aware of warrants for his arrest. Gary Lee Delavergen, 26, of Desale Street SW in Vienna was arrested for domestic assault and unlawful use of a telephone. Delavergen was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was held on a $1,000 bond.
  • A resident on the 100 block of Fardale Street SE reported a small brown beagle had been running into the street for several hours between 5:18 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Several attempts were made by officers to capture the dog, but he eluded them. An officer responded back to the area a short time later and discovered the beagle had returned to his owner. The officer counseled the owner on keeping the dog from running at large.
  • A resident on the 900 block of Circle Drive SE reported she and her ex-husband have joint custody of their children. The ex-husband went to the residence to pick up the children and entered the residence, which is in violation of the custody agreement, around 7:21 p.m. Oct. 19. Sgt. Elias reminded the ex-husband of the terms of the custody agreement.
  • A homeowner on the 110 block of Westbriar Court NE reported he discovered the front bay window to a vacant property he owns had been broken between noon Oct. 20 and 5 p.m. Oct. 23.
  • A resident on the 400 block of Nutley Street SW reported someone had removed a decorative fixture from the brick post in her driveway between 11 p.m. Oct. 20 and 8 a.m. Oct. 21. She stated this has happened on two other occasions, however, she did not report those incidents.
  • A citizen reported they were concerned for an individual who might be in need of medical attention on Nutley Street at Maple Avenue West around 7:21 p.m. Oct. 21. An officer located the individual who stated he did not need medical attention. His uncle arrived and took him home.
  • A resident reported they had been involved in a minor vehicle crash, on the 800 block of Creek Crossing Road NE between 12:15 and 5 p.m. Oct. 22, in which the rear bumper to her vehicle sustained a very minor dent. The resident stated when she returned to her vehicle from work the dent was gone.
  • An officer responded to the report by an alarm company that a business alarm on the 300 block of Maple Avenue West had been activated around 12:56 p.m. Oct. 22. The officer discovered the rear door to the business was unsecured. An employee responded and secured the business.
  • An employee of Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street NE, reported they found an individual sleeping in one of the staff meeting rooms around 1:46 p.m. Oct. 22. The individual was advised he was not permitted to sleep in the church. The man left without further incident.
  • A citizen reported that while attempting to load groceries into her vehicle in the lot of Whole Foods Market, 143 Maple Avenue East, the driver of another vehicle parked next to her vehicle making it impossible to load her groceries around 7:39 p.m. Oct. 23. She stated she asked the driver if he could move his vehicle, and he then began cursing at her. An officer spoke with the driver of the second vehicle, who denied cursing at the woman.
  • A resident on the 600 block of Gibson Drive SW reported an Obama campaign sign had been taken from his front yard between 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8 a.m. Oct. 24.
  • A resident reported that as he was backing out of his driveway the driver of a vehicle traveling westbound on the 100 block of Tapawingo Road began blowing the horn at him around 7 a.m. The driver of the vehicle followed the resident to the corner of Tapawingo Road and Nutley Street. The resident stopped for the red light at which time the other driver approached his vehicle and began yelling profanities at him. The resident was able to drive off when the traffic light turned green.
  • A resident on the 200 block of Kingsley Road SW reported a neighbor had a visitor who owned two dogs. One of the dogs entered her yard and urinated on her deck around 5:20 p.m. Oct. 24. Animal Control Officer Barker spoke with the owner of the dogs and informed him of the Town of Vienna Leash Law. The owner agreed to tether the dogs to prevent any further incidents.
  • A citizen reported finding a Virginia Driver's License and a credit card on the 200 block of Maple Avenue East around 9 p.m. Oct. 24. The items will be held at the Vienna Police Station until the owner can be contacted.
  • A citizen reported she was walking on the W&OD Trail, behind the Community Center, when she was approached by four to five male individuals who pushed her into the creek around 9:15 p.m. Oct. 24. She stated that after the incident the individuals laughed and then walked toward Maple Avenue. Sgt. Juelharte and Det. Elias canvassed the area but were unable to locate the individuals.
  • An employee on the Town Green, 144 Maple Avenue NE reported they had discovered graffiti spray painted on the walls of the women's restroom around 9:16 p.m. Oct. 24.


Sue Spencer Ray, 52, of Orchard Street NW in Vienna, was arrested for assault Oct. 22. Ray's arrest is in connection with an Oct. 3 report that a citizen attempted to return a laptop to her when she slammed the door on his hand.

Ray denied the accusation Oct. 3, and her accuser was informed of the process to obtain a warrant if he decided to pursue charges.

Ray was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she was released on her signature.


Tony Perks, 30, of no fixed address, was arrested by the Fairfax County Police Department on Oct. 18 for two counts of grand larceny and domestic assault.

The arrest comes more than three months after Perks' ex-girlfriend accused him of driving off with her car after a heated argument in the parking lot of Giant Food.

Perks is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

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