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. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC (SIGNIFICANT), 2020-08180160, 3100 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 8:52 p.m. on August 18, police were dispatched to the report of an exposure after the Emergency Communications Center received numerous calls about a naked male shouting in and around a business in the 3300 block of Lee Highway. Responding officers located the subject, who was carrying a knife and walking in the roadway in the 3100 block of Lee Highway. The officers made contact with the subject and provided lawful commands to drop the weapon and get on the ground. The subject dropped the knife but remained confrontational and failed to comply with the officer’s commands. An officer deployed his taser which was ineffective. A second taser was deployed, allowing the subject to be taken into custody without further incident. The subject was transported by medics to an area hospital for evaluation. A summons for Drunk in Public was issued.
INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2020-08180172, 3400 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 9:57 p.m. on August 18, police were dispatched to the report of an exposure. As the officer arrived on scene, they observed the male suspect outside of a business with his pants down, exposing himself, and took him into custody without incident. Samuel Wood, 68, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Indecent Exposure.
UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2020-08180072, 6600 block of Little Falls Road. At approximately 10:49 a.m. on August 18, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the unknown suspect was observed entering a vacant residence. Arriving officers attempted to make contact with the suspect as he exited the residence, however, he fled on foot. A canvas of the area yielded negative results. The suspect is described as a white male, 30-40 years old, wearing a white hat, blue jean shorts and a white or black t-shirt. The investigation is ongoing.
PEEPING, 2020-08180180, 2700 block of S. Veitch Street. At approximately 10:40 p.m. on August 18, police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim observed the male suspect outside the door to her residence from a gated balcony area. As she opened the door, the suspect fled on foot prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 6’0”, with an athletic build, 180-200 lbs., wearing a white and orange hoodie with the hood up. The investigation is ongoing.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE), 2020-08180044, 1500 block of 28th Street S.
TRESPASS, 2020-08180074, 300 block of 23rd Street S.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2020-08180168, 1200 block of S. Taylor Street