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.
ROBBERY, 2021-01050158, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 5:00 p.m. on January 5, police were dispatched to the report of a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect entered a business and was observed by loss prevention allegedly concealing merchandise inside a business. As the suspect attempted to exit the business, he was confronted by loss prevention and attempted to flee on foot. Loss prevention was able to grab the suspect’s arm, and a brief struggle ensued, during which they fell to the ground and the suspect allegedly produced a knife. Loss prevention was then able to successfully detain the suspect until police arrival. During a search incident to arrest, the suspect was found to be in possession of schedule I/II controlled substances and determined to be wanted out of Fairfax County. David Winsel, 41, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Robbery and Possession of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance (x2) and served with the outstanding warrants. He was held on no bond.
ROBBERY, 2021-01060051, 15th Street N. at N. Taft Street. At approximately 5:37 a.m. on January 6, an officer on patrol was flagged down by the victim in need of assistance. The investigation determined that the victim was walking in the area when he was approached by the suspect, who allegedly displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim declined and began walking away, however the suspect followed for a short while and continued shouting at him. Arriving officers located the suspect still in the area and took him into custody without incident. Deng Lwal Chan, 37, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Attempted Robbery.
ROBBERY, 2021-01060021, 2500 block of 9th Road S. At approximately 8:05 p.m. on January 6, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect entered a business, selected merchandise and attempted to leave without paying. The victim attempted to stop the suspect unsuccessfully by grabbing onto their shopping cart as they entered a parking garage outside the business, at which point the suspect allegedly displayed a firearm. The suspect then entered a vehicle and fled prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a Black male, wearing a black jacket, black pants, black shoes and a black mask. The vehicle is described as a Black Honda Odyssey with Maryland license plates. The investigation is ongoing.
ELUDING, 2021-01050192, S. Glebe Road at S. Meade Street
TRAFFIC OFFENSE, 2021-01050210, S. Eads Street at 18th Street S.
TRESPASS, 2021-01060037, 3600 block of Columbia Pike
VEHICLE TAMPERING, 2021-01060046, 1900 block of N. Lexington Street
LARCENY, 2021-01060119, 1100 block of S. Joyce Street
1/6/21, VA UTZ665, 2011 Dodge Caravan, Silver
100 block of N. Manchester Street
1/6/21, VA UVW8183, 2009 Infinity G37, White
2400 block of N. Upton Street
IDENTITY THEFT, 2021-01064004, 2300 block of N. Burlington Street
IDENTITY THEFT, 2021-01064007, 2300 block of Columbia Pike
VEHICLE TAMPERING, 2021-01064008, 3200 block of N. Wakefield Street
LARCENY, 2021-01064010, 1300 block of S. Fern Street
LARCENY, 2021-01064011, 900 block of S. Buchanan Street
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2021-01064012, 2600 block of John Marshall Drive
LARCENY, 2021-01064014, 500 block of 25th Street S.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2021-01064016, 4000 block of N. Glebe Road