Crime Report: July 9, 2018

Published on July 09, 2018

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.


FELONY HIT & RUN (Significant), 2018-07080071, I-66 at N. Scott Street. At approximately 4:41 a.m. on July 8, Arlington County Police responded to an accident with injury on eastbound I-66 near the Key BridgeUpon arrival, it was determined the suspect failed to yield to a Secret Service officer, entered the eastbound lanes of I-66 traveling westbound and struck another vehicle head-on.  The driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene on foot.  A perimeter was established and Fairfax County Police Helicopter conducted an aerial search for the suspect with negative results. Due to the crash, the passenger of the suspect vehicle was unable to exit the vehicle. Upon seeing flames originating from the vehicle, arriving Arlington County officers pulled the passenger from the vehicle to safety. He was transported to George Washington University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the victim vehicle was transported to Virginia Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. Warrants were issued for Victor Ebai, 28, of Springfield, VA for Felony Hit and Run and Felony Eluding.

ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, 2018-07050205, 1100 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 6:32 p.m. on July 5, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny in progress. An arriving officer identified the suspect, who was allegedly in possession of stolen goods that were visible in his backpack, based upon a lookout and attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect ignored the officer's commands and fled the area on foot. A brief foot pursuit ensued and the suspect eventually stopped running. The officer issued lawful commands to the suspect, to which he did not comply and continued to challenge the officer. The officer then attempted to deploy his taser unsuccessfully, however, the suspect complied and got on one knee on the ground. When the officer attempted to handcuff him, the suspect continued to struggle with the officer, knocked the handcuffs away and fled on foot again. A second foot pursuit ensued and the officer was able to take the suspect to the ground. The suspect resisted the officer's attempts to control him and repeatedly pulled the officer's hand away from his radio and interfered with his microphone, preventing him from communicating his location to dispatch. The suspect continued to be combative, attempting to strike the officer with a closed fist multiple times. Despite the suspect grabbing the officer's hand as he attempted to use his O.C. spray, the officer was able to successfully deploy the spray, preventing the suspect from further resisting arrest. With the assistance of an additional arriving officer, the suspect was then taken into custody. The officer sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. Lamont Witherspoon, 41, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny: 3+ Offense, Possession of Burglarous Tools, Assault on Law Enforcement, Attempting to Disarm a Law Enforcement Officer of a Chemical or Impact Weapon, Obstruction of Justice (x2), Preventing an Emergency Call, and served with an outstanding warrant for Grand Larceny. He was held on no bond.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 2018-07080036, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 1:53 a.m. on July 8, police were dispatched to the report of an assault. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was inside a business when an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect is described as a black male in his 30's, approximately 5'4", slightly overweight, with a round face and dark brown shoulder length hair. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2018-07060049, 2700 block of N. Pershing Drive. At approximately 6:00 a.m. on July 6, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 3:45 a.m., two unknown suspects forced entry to a business and stole items of value. There are no suspect descriptions. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2018-07080198, 1200 block of S. Scott Street. At approximately 6:38 p.m. on July 8 police responded to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 9:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2018-07060022, Arlington Mill Drive

LARCENY, 2018-07060046, 600 block of N. Glebe Road

TRESPASS, 2018-07060052, 2300 block of 2nd Street S.

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2018-07060060, 2200 block of Arlington Boulevard

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2018-07060095, 12th Road S. at S. George Mason Drive

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE), 2018-07060142. S. Florida Street at 8th Road S.

FRAUD, 2018-07070005, 1400 block of N. Courthouse Road

ELUDING, 2018-07070075, 200 block of S. Filmore Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2018-07070084, 1800 block of N. Rhodes Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2018-07070100, 1600 block of S. Eads Street

STALKING, 2018-07070131, 5800 block of 16th Street N.

LARCENY, 2018-07070134, 4000 block of Campbell Avenue

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2017-07080011, 2800 block of S. Wakefield Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE), 2018-07080060, 2900 block of 6th Street S.

THREATS, 2018-07081197, 3600 block of Columbia Pike

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2018-07080204, 1600 block of S. Eads Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2018-07080209, 300 block of N. Glebe Road