Crime Report: December 16, 2020

Published on December 16, 2020

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ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, 2020-12150108, I-66 EB at Spout Run Parkway. At approximately 4:35 p.m. on December 15, a Motor Officer initiated a traffic stop for reckless speeding after observing a vehicle traveling 88 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. After detecting the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, the officer requested the driver exit to sign the summons. The driver initially complied but became uncooperative and attempted to enter the vehicle after commanded not to do so. A brief struggle ensued, during which the officer advised he would deploy OC Spray if the suspect continued not to comply. The officer deployed their OC Spray in an attempt to gain control of the driver, however he was still able to re-enter the vehicle. As the suspect fled the scene in the vehicle, he dragged the officer for a short distance. The officer suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene by medics. A lookout was broadcast for the vehicle, and multiple units canvased the area in an attempt to locate it with negative results. Using various investigative tools, police made contact with a family member of the driver, who convinced him to turn himself into the Magistrate's Office later in the evening. Ahmad Rahim, 33, of Chantilly, Va., was arrested and charged with Malicious/Unlawful Wounding of Law Enforcement, Eluding, Reckless Driving, and Obstruction of Justice. He was held on no bond.

LARCENY,  2020-12150093, 3500 block of N. Powhatan Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-12150099, 3600 block of S. Glebe Road

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-12150135, 2300 block of 11th Street N.

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-12150138, 24th Street S. at S. Kenmore Street

SHOPLIFTING, 2020-12150146, 4900 block of Columbia Pike

ELUDING, 2020-12150166, 23rd Street S. at Richmond Highway


LARCENY, 2020-12154009, 2900 block of 22nd Street S.

LARCENY,  2020-12154011, 900 block of N. Stuart Street

LARCENY, 2020-12154012, 500 block of 12th Street S.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2020-12154013, 2300 block of 11th Street N.

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2020-12154014, 5900 block of 1st Street N.

IDENTITY THEFT, 2020-12154015, 2100 block of Washington Boulevard

LARCENY FROM AUTO,  2020-12164001, 300 block of 23rd Street S.