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Police Report Illegal Smoking, Trespassing, Shoplifting + More in Recent Crimes

Most recent crimes in Falls Church from Dec. 23 to Saturday.

Falls Church Police; Patch archive photo
Falls Church Police; Patch archive photo
It's been quite a week for crime in Falls Church, with a shooting Saturday morning in the Taco Bell parking lot and an armed robbery early Wednesday morning at The State Theatre.

The following is a roundup of some of the other most recent crimes — from Dec. 23 to Saturday — in the City of Falls Church. NOTE from police: This report is not a definitive list of all criminal activity and is subject to change upon investigation. Please contact Falls Church Police at (703) 241-5050 if you have any information regarding any of these crimes.

  • Shoplifting, 167 Hillwood Ave. (Virginia ABC) On Dec. 16, an unknown suspect stole a vodka bottle.  The suspect is described as a medium built Hispanic male, 5’4" to 5’6" tall with a mustache and was wearing a Green jacket, baseball cap and blue jeans.
  • Larceny from Building, 100 Hillwood Ave. (Aalans Service) On Dec. 16, an unknown suspect pumped gasoline into a vehicle without paying.
  • Larceny from Building, 450 W. Broad St. (Chi Wellness SU Massage Therapy) On Dec. 16, an unknown suspect stole an unattended purse.
  • Fraud, 1000 block Spruce St. On Dec. 17, police received a report that a resident was scammed by a phone caller claiming to be the City of Falls Church Clerk of the Court.  Threats of arrest warrants were made if payment to from a bad debt was not resolved by credit card or wire transfer.
  • Shoplifting, 167 Hillwood Ave. (Virginia ABC) On Dec. 17, an unknown suspect stole a vodka bottle.  The suspect is same suspect from the Dec. 16 Shoplifting case at 167 Hillwood Ave.
  • Domestic Assault, 1200 block W. Broad St. On Dec. 17, a 33 year old woman, of the City of Falls Church, was arrested for Assaulting a Family Member.
  • Public Drunkenness, 200 block W. Broad St. On Dec. 18, a 29-year old man of Falls Church, was arrested for Public Drunkenness.
  • Larceny from Building, 6795 Wilson Blvd. #31 (Café Trung Nguyen) On Dec. 19, an unknown suspect stole unattended personal items.
  • Driving Under the Influence, 6600 block Wilson Blvd. On Dec. 21, a 35-year-old man, of Falls Church, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
  • Larceny from Vehicle, 100 block S. Lee St. On Dec. 21, an unknown suspect stole petty cash from an unlocked vehicle sometime overnight.
  • Larceny from Vehicle, 100 block S Virginia Ave. On Dec. 21, an unknown suspect stole a laptop computer from a vehicle sometime overnight.
  • Driving Under the Influence and Disorderly Conduct, 500 block E. Columbia St. On Dec. 22, a 71-year old man of the City of Falls Church, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Disorderly Conduct.
  • Trespass, 513 E. Broad St. (Dulin Methodist Church) On Dec. 23, a 20-year old woman of the City of Falls Church; a 21-year old man of Falls Church; and a 21-year old man of Chevy Chase, MD, were arrested and released on summons for Trespassing.
  • Larceny from Vehicle, 200 block Tyson Dr. On Dec. 23, police received a report that a purse was stolen from an unlocked car sometime on Dec. 3.
  • Smoking In a Non Designated Area, 6795 Wilson Blvd. #52 (Café Dang) On Dec. 23, a 28-year old man of Silver Spring, Md., was arrested and released on summons for Permitting Smoking In a Non Designated Area. A 45-year-old man of Fairfax, was arrested and released on summons for Smoking In a Non Designated Area.
  • Driving Under the Influence, 7100 block Gordon Rd. On Dec. 25, a 50-year-old man of Falls Church, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
  • Assault and Battery and Narcotics Violation, 450 W. Broad St. (Spectrum Commercial Building) On Dec. 25, police responded to the area for a report of an assault that had recently occurred.  After an investigation, police arrested a 61 year old man, of no fixed address.
  • Shoplifting, 804 S. Washington St.  (7-Eleven) On Dec. 25, an unknown suspect stole beer from the store.
  • Aggravated Assault, 200 block Kent St. On Dec. 26, a group of approximately 4 – 5 individuals assaulted the victim.
  • Trespass, 700 W. Broad St. (Burger King) On Dec. 28, a 29-year old man of Burke, was arrested for Trespassing.
  • Possession of a False ID, 6619 Wilson Blvd. (New Moon Restaurant) On Dec. 29, 23 year old man of Manassas, was arrested and released on summons for Possession of False ID.
  • Liquor Law Violations and Smoking In a Non-Designated Area, 6795 Wilson Blvd. #19 (Hai Lua) On Dec. 29, an employee from Sterling, was arrested and released on summons for Failing to have an ABC Manager Present while Alcohol is Served and Permitting Smoking In a Non-Designated Area.
  • Tampering With Auto, 1100 block Ellison Sq. On Dec. 29, two vehicles were rummaged.  No signs of theft were present.

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