Crime Report: November 16, 2017

Published on November 16, 2017

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.

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MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED DWELLING, 2017-11140030, 800 block of N. Barton Street. At approximately 3:50 p.m. on November 14, police were dispatched to the report of an object being thrown through the window of a residence. Upon arrival, it was determined that the resident was awoken by loud noise and upon investigation located a broken window and an ashtray on the floor. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 2017-11150256, 2700 block of N. Wyoming Street. At approximately 10:02 p.m. on November 15, police were dispatched to the report of a possible attempted robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that while the victim was riding home on his bike, he was approached by a known male suspect in a vehicle requesting money. The victim refused and kept traveling in the direction of his residence. When the victim arrived home, the suspect approached the victim on foot, continued to demand money and attempted to remove the victim's jacket. The suspect then brandished a knife and allegedly slashed the victim's jacket before fleeing the scene in his vehicle. The victim was uninjured and nothing was reported stolen. Police developed a suspect description and located the suspect at his residence where he was taken into custody. Joseph Atkin, 20, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Attempted Robbery and Attempted Malicious Wounding. He was held on no bond.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11150145, 2100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 2:35 p.m. on November 15, police were dispatched to a disorderly subject inside a Government office. Upon arrival, it was determined that the subject was in a dispute about his employment status and was refusing to leave the building. The subject refused to comply with the lawful commands of the arriving officer. As the officer was attempting to secure the subject in handcuffs, he allegedly became combative, and struck the officer. Vincent Moody, 52, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery on Police, Trespassing and Obstruction of Justice.

OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE (Significant), 2017-11150064, N. Lynn Street at Lee Highway. At approximately 9:19 a.m. on November 15, an officer on routine patrol observed a subject believed to be involved in an attempted robbery on October 31. When the officer attempted to identify the subject, he refused to comply and fled the area on foot. A foot pursuit was initiated and a Taser was unsuccessfully deployed. A perimeter was established and officers canvased the area with negative results. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5'7 to 5'10 tall and weighing approximately 150 to 160 pounds. The investigation is ongoing.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2017-11140157, 1400 block of 12th Street N.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2017-11140237, 1500 block of Fairfax Drive

LARCENY, 2017-11150076, 2400 block of N. Sycamore Street

LARCENY, 2017-11150081, 1800 block of S. Bell Street

LARCENY, 2017-11150087, 1700 block of Crystal Drive

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2017-11150117, 3500 block of 23rd Street S.

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2017-11150145, 2100 block of Clarendon Boulevard

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2017-11150160, S. Fern Street at 18th Street S.

LARCENY, 2017-11150183, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

COUNTERFEIT, 2017-11150204, 1400 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2017-11150206, N. Glebe Road at N. Pershing Drive

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE), 2017-11150259, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road