Updated February 6, 2017: The press release has been updated with additional subject information for each reported incident.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is making the public aware of two instances of suspicious subject(s) appearing to follow students in the vicinity of Washington-Lee High School. At this time, no crime has occurred. The police department is investigating these incidents and would like to identify and speak with the subject(s) involved.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on January 31, an 11-year-old female was walking in the area of 15th Street N. at N. Stafford Street when she noticed a red minivan keeping pace with her. As she picked up her speed, the vehicle accelerated to match her pace. The juvenile ran to a friend’s house and the subject proceeded to drive off in an unknown direction. The subject is described as a white male with a short beard wearing a plaid shirt and an Irish Snap Cap.
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on February 2, two middle school-aged male juveniles were walking in the area of 13th Street N. at N. Nelson Street when they noticed a newer black sedan appearing to follow them. As they continued walking, the vehicle made a sharp turn and pulled into a driveway, blocking their path. The juveniles ran home and the subject proceeded to drive off in an unknown direction. The subject is described as a white male, approximately 35 years old, and had a short black beard.
The Arlington County Police Department is increasing patrols in the area. If anyone has information on the identity of the subject(s), please contact the non-emergency number at 703.558.2222. In the case of an emergency, call 911. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).