Crime Report: December 18, 2020

Published on December 18, 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.


ASSAULT & BATTERY (significant), 2020-12170026, 900 block of S. Orme Street. At approximately 7:45 a.m. on December 17, police were dispatched to the report of a dispute between known individuals, during which the suspect threatened the victim with a knife. The victim advised the suspect was allegedly intoxicated and in an enraged state. While officers responded to the scene, the victim and other occupants were able to safely exit the residence. A warrant for the suspect was obtained from the Magistrate's Office. Officers made multiple audible attempts to make contact with the suspect on scene and negotiators attempted to contact him by phone unsuccessfully. As officers prepared to terminate command at the scene to further de-escalate the incident, a family member arrived and was able to convince the suspect to exit the residence. He was subsequently taken into custody without incident. Adam Cerna, 28, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery.

DISPUTE (significant), 2020-12170139, 700 block of 15th Street S. At approximately 5:23 p.m. on December 17, police were dispatched to the report of a dispute between known individuals. While en route, dispatch advised that the suspect had threatened the victim. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the suspect and he was peacefully detained without incident. Officers on scene worked in collaboration with the Department of Human Services, and it was determined that he would be deferred to social services.

BRANDISHING, 2020-12170052, Route 110 NB at Richmond Highway. At approximately 10:41 a.m. on December 17, police were dispatched to the report of a brandishing. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victims were in their vehicle when they became engaged in a dispute with another motorist, during which Suspect One, a passenger in the suspect vehicle, allegedly displayed a firearm. When the victim indicated they were contacting police, Suspect Two, the driver of the vehicle, changed directions and fled the area. Suspect One is described as a Black male, with a large build and tall in stature. Suspect Two is described as a Black male, with a smaller build, curly hair or possibly dreadlocks that extended below the shoulders. The suspect vehicle is described as a red sedan. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-12170049, 4800 block of Arlington Boulevard

TRESPASS, 2020-12170052, 2400 block of S. Glebe Road

BOMB THREAT, 2020-12170118, 1200 block of S. Clark Street


VEHICLE TAMPERING, 2020-12174003, 5400 block of 36th Street N.

VEHICLE TAMPERING, 2020-12174004, 800 block of N. Kentucky Street

FRAUD, 2020-12174007 1200 block of S. Fern Street

FRAUD, 2020-12174009, 400 block of 15th Street S.

VEHICLE TAMPERING, 12174010, 1600 block of N. Greenbrier Street