Crime Report: January 31, 2019

Published on January 31, 2019

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ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, 2019-01300076, 4900 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 10:18 a.m. on January 30, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male suspect entered a business, allegedly stole merchandise and fled on foot. A lookout was broadcast and the male suspect was located in the area in possession of the stolen merchandise and taken into custody. While the arresting officer attempted to search the suspect prior to transporting him to booking, the suspect was non-compliant and spit on the officer. Omar Elbasir, 26, of Falls Church, Va., was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on Police, Obstruction of Justice and Petit Larceny: 3+ Offense.

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2019-01300036, 1000 block of Arlington Boulevard.

WEAPONS VIOLATION, 2019-01300040, 1000 block of S. Walter Reed Drive

SHOPLIFTING, 2019-01300135, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard

WEAPONS VIOLATION, 2019-01300204, 2300 block of N. Pershing Drive

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2019-01300254, 3900 block of Wilson Boulevard