Crime Report: August 31, 2020

Published on August 31, 2020

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/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2020-08300215/08310015, 18th Street S. at Crystal Drive. At approximately 10:35 p.m. on August 30, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect allegedly approached the victim inside of a commercial building and requested money. The victim declined and suspect then struck the victim multiple times, implied he had a firearm and fled on foot. As the victim exited the building, he was approached by the suspect, who sprayed him with a fire extinguisher and again fled on foot. The victim was not injured. At approximately 12:53 a.m., an officer observed the suspect in the area of 18th Street S. and S. Bell Street and detained him without incident. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that at approximately 11:55 p.m., the same suspect allegedly threw a wine bottle at a window in the 1800 block of S. Bell Street, causing it to break. John Smith, 26, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Destruction of Property and Drunk in Public. The investigation into the robbery is ongoing.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2020-08300026, 1200 block of S. Arlington Ridge Road. At approximately 1:10 a.m. on August 30, police were dispatched to the report of breaking and entering in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victims were awoken by noise and observed the unknown suspect inside their residence. Arriving officers located the suspect and took him into custody without incident. Bryan Zemanski, 40, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry.

ROBBERY, 2020-08300019, 2300 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 12:36 a.m. on August 30, police were dispatched to the late report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 11:00 p.m., the male suspect approached the window counter of a business, and attempted to reach inside while the employee turned away to retrieve merchandise. The suspect stepped away from the counter, then returned and attempted to reach through the window again before completing his purchase. Approximately two minutes later, the suspect re-approached the counter and attempted to purchase additional items. As the employee turned around to retrieve merchandise, the suspect reached through the window and grabbed money that was on the counter. A brief struggle ensued, and suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash then fled on foot prior to police arrival. The victim sustained minor injuries. The suspect is described as a Black male, wearing an army green jacket, a blue surgical mask and tan baseball cap. The investigation is ongoing.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY (late), 2020-08280082, 2000 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 9:45 a.m. on August 28, police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 8:20 a.m., the victim awoke to find the unknown suspect asleep inside his residence. Upon making contact with the suspect and asking him to leave, he exited the residence and fled on foot prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as an older White male, bald, with a full gray beard and wearing jeans. The investigation is ongoing.

FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, 2020-08280037, 800 block of N. Glebe Road

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2020-08280085, 5500 block of Columbia Pike

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE,  2020-08280130, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-08280136, 800 block of N. Quincy Street

FRAUD,  2020-08280144, 500 block of S. Wayne Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2020-08280168, 1600 block of N. George Mason Drive

LARCENY, 2020-08290091, 1100 block of S. Joyce Street

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2020-08290099, 800 block of Army Navy Drive

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE), 2020-08290125, S. Woodrow Street at 31st Street S.

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-08290144, S. Park Drive at S. Columbus Street

VEHICLE TAMPERING, 2020-08290193, 2200 block of 19th Court N.

ELUDING, 2020-08300010, 25th Street S. at S. Eads Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE), 2020-08300093, 100 block of N. Bedford Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2020-08300115, 800 block of S. Frederick Street

LARCENY, 2020-08300117, 2500 block of Lee Highway

ELUDING,  2020-08300154, Washington Boulevard at Columbia Pike

STOLEN PROPERTY, 2020-08300219, 4000 block of 5th Road N.


8/28/20, VA 736805, 2003 Saab 93B, Red
2000 block of Columbia Pike

8/29/20, VA UZZ2950, 2018 Toyota Corolla, Gray
1000 block of N. Randolph Street