This report is published every weekday, except County holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some incidents may appear a day or two after the occurrence.
This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in Arlington County in the stated time frame. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific addresses. For more information on crime in your area, visit our online crime mapping tool.
Note: Information contained in the Daily Crime Report is generally based on initial reports made to the Police Department. Follow-up investigations may reveal different or additional information.
ROBBERY, 2019-04210144, 2600 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 5:13 p.m. on April 21, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery that just occurred. A male suspect allegedly entered a business, brandished a firearm, stole an undisclosed amount of cash and personal property from the victims before fleeing the scene. A responding officer observed the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on I-395 North at Boundary Channel. Once the officer exited his vehicle, the suspect fled the scene and a vehicle pursuit was initiated onto northbound George Washington Parkway. While on the George Washington Parkway, officers observed the suspect vehicle drive on the pedestrian path, turn around and begin driving southbound in the northbound lanes. At that time, the vehicle pursuit was terminated by police. The suspect continued to drive towards the Potomac River, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot. As the vehicle careened into the Potomac River, the suspect entered the water and attempted to swim but was subsequently taken into police custody. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Freddie Lee McRae, 33, of Temple Hills, MD, was arrested and charged with Robbery, Felony Eluding, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2019-04180286, 500 block of 12th Street S. At approximately 11:17 p.m. on April 18, police were dispatched to the report of an assault by mob just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was walking in the area when a group of six to eight males began following him. The group confronted the victim, knocked him to the ground and assaulted him, resulting in a laceration. The suspects fled on foot prior to police arrival. The victim was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The suspects are described as a group of six to eight black males, all approximately 16-18 years old with thin builds. The investigation is ongoing.
BURGLARY, 2019-04200282, 600 block of N. Irving Street. At approximately 11:48 p.m. on April 20, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the property manager was alerted to the presence of a known male suspect who had gained entry to a church. Arriving officers located the suspect exiting the building in possession of items allegedly stolen from inside. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect had entered the building unlawfully on multiple prior occasions. William Barker, 56, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Burglary (x2) and Trespassing (x2).
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY (late), 2019-04210110, 2500 block of S. Walter Reed Drive. At approximately 2:02 p.m. on April 21, police were dispatched to the late report of an attempted burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that between approximately 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., an unknown suspect attempted to gain entry to a residence unsuccessfully. Nothing was reported stolen from the residence. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.
LARCENY, 2019-04180114, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street
ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2019-04180141, 3000 block of N. Pershing Drive
HARASSMENT, 2019-04180159, 1100 of block S. Hayes Street
LARCENY, 2019-04180181, 1200 block of S. Fern Street
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE), 2019-04180225, 4500 block of Arlington Boulevard
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, 2019-04180238, 2700 block of 16th Street S.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2019-04190054, Unit block of N. Bedford Street
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, 2019-04190070, 13th Street N. at N. Troy Street
SHOPLIFTING, 2019-04190123, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, 2019-04190191, I-395 NB at Boundary Channel Drive
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2019-04190226, 1200 block of S. Fern Street
TRAFFIC OFFENSE, 2019-04190243, 17th Street N. at N. Jackson Street
TRESPASS, 2019-04200052, 600 block of N. Irving Street
ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2019-04200054, 900 block of N. Stuart Street
LARCENY, 2019-04200119, 900 block of N. Garfield Street
LARCENY, 2019-04200131, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2019-04200149, 3400 block of Arlington Boulevard
LARCENY, 2019-04200182, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 2019-04210019, N. Hudson Street at Wilson Boulevard
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2019-04210099, 300 block of Long Bridge Drive
ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2019-04210164, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, 2019-04210201, Columbia Pike at S. Walter Reed Drive
4/19/19, VA VXM5014, 2008 Ford F350, Black
800 block of N. Buchanan Street