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Falls Church Crime: Woman Arrested for Leaving Children in Car While Shopping at BJ's

More crime: ABC manager drinking while on duty; wallet stolen from grocery basket at Giant and urinating in public.

Falls Church Police; Patch file photo
Falls Church Police; Patch file photo

(Editor's note: The following information was supplied by the City of Falls Church Police. An arrest does not mean a conviction. This story was updated with the ages of the children left in the car.)

The City of Falls Church Police had their hands full last week — arresting a woman for leaving her children (ages 5 and 8) in the car while she was shopping at BJ's Wholesale Club on Wilson Boulevard, a man who manages an ABC store for drinking on the job, and a man for urinating in public.

(See guidelines here for supervising children, courtesy of Fairfax County.)

A shopper also had a wallet stolen from their basket at the Giant store, 1230 W. Broad St., in Falls Church.

Here's a rundown of the most recent crimes and the dates they took place:

  • Graffiti, 300 block Timber Ln. On Oct. 7, graffiti were found on a resident’s fence.
  • Larceny from Motor Vehicle, 500 block S. Spring St. On Oct. 7, contents from a purse were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the area.
     
  • Drinking In Public, 100 block S. Maple Ave. On Oct. 8, a 32-year-old man from Arlington was arrested and released on summons for Drinking In Public.
     
  • Child Neglect, 6607 Wilson Blvd. (BJ’s Wholesale) On Oct. 8, police responded to the area for a report of two children (ages 5 and 8) unattended in a vehicle.  A 39-year-old woman from Annandale, was arrested and released on summons for two counts of Child Neglect.
     
  • Possession of False ID, Providing False ID to Avoid Arrest, and Urinating In Public, 306 Hillwood Ave. (Lesly’s Restaurant) On Oct. 10, an officer observed an individual urinate in public.  The individual made false claims of his identity and provided a fictitious identification card.  A 29-year old man from Herndon was arrested for Possession of False ID, Providing False ID to Avoid Arrest, and Urinating In Public.
     
  • Liquor Law Violation and Smoking In a Non-Designated Area, 6795 Wilson Blvd. #21 (Hai Lua)On Oct. 10, a 28-year old man from Springfield was arrested and released on summons for Permitting Smoking In a Non-Designated Area and Drinking while On-Duty as an ABC Manager.
     
  • Shoplifting, 1212 W. Broad St. (Virginia ABC Store) On Oct. 11, police received a report of liquor stolen on Oct. 8.  The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 29 years of age, with black hair in dread locks, medium to heavy build, wearing a blue striped short sleeve shirt and blue jeans.
     
  • Larceny from Building, 1230 W. Broad St. (Giant Foods) On Oct. 11, an unknown suspect(s) stole an unattended wallet from a carriage.
     
  • Smoking In a Non-Designated Area, 6795 Wilson Blvd. #2 (Café Hoang) On Oct. 12, a 36-year-old man from Falls Church was arrested and released on summons for Permitting Smoking In a Non-Designated Area.
     
  • Larceny from Building, 140 S. Maple Ave. (Bowl AmericaOn Oct. 12, an unknown suspect(s) stole an unattended bag.
     
  • Other Arrests
  • Failure to Appear, On Oct. 8, a 28-year-old man from WashingtonDC, was for Failure to Appear in Falls Church General District Court to answer to a Failure to Return a Bailed Vehicle charge.
     
  • Failure to Appear, On Oct. 10, a 32-year old man from Sterling was arrested for Failure to Appear in Falls Church General District Court to answer to a Driving without a Valid License charge.
     
  • Failure to Appear, On Oct. 10, a 20-year-old from McLean was arrested for Failure to Appear in FallsChurch General District Court to answer to a Driving with a Suspended License charge.
     
  • Domestic Assault, Assault By Strangulation, and Impeding an Emergency Call, On Oct. 11, a 23-year-old man from the City of Falls Church, was arrested for Domestic Assault, Assault By Strangulation, and Impeding an Emergency charges stemming from a Sept. 22 investigation.

eruditi October 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Let's arrest mom. She obviously is totally negligent, going to the grocery store and all. She needs enforcement and is beyond help. She deserves scorn and shame.

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