Crime Report: January 14, 2020

Published on January 14, 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.


MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2020-01130168, 4000 block of 5th Road N. At approximately 3:11 p.m. on January 13, police were dispatched to the report of a crash with injuries. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect attempted to exit a tow lot, without paying, as an employee was closing the gate. The suspect allegedly accelerated his vehicle and struck the employee, a dumpster and power line pole before fleeing the scene. An arriving officer located the suspect at 5th Road N. and N. Randolph Street and took him into custody without incident. The employee was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Gigssa Bekele Bengessa, 27, of Fairfax, VA was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding, Destruction of Property and Defrauding a Garagekeeper. He was held on no bond.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2020-01130152, 24th Road S. at S. Lowell Street. At approximately 2:24 p.m. on January 13, police were dispatched to the report of a recovered stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim observed her stolen vehicle allegedly occupied by multiple suspects and contacted police. Arriving officers located the vehicle and observed the juvenile suspects exit and flee on foot. A brief foot pursuit ensued and officers located all three suspects and took them into custody without incident. During the course of the investigation, two other vehicles previously reported stolen were also located in the area. Petitions for Grand Larceny: Motor Vehicle Theft (x2) were obtained for one juvenile suspect. A second suspect was released on a summons for Possession of Marijuana. Charges are pending for the third suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

TRESPASS, 2020-01130039, 900 block of N. Stuart Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2020-01130070, 900 block of N. Larrimore Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2020-01130094, 2800 block of Washington Boulevard

FRAUD, 2020-01130101, 2600 block of Military Road

LARCENY, 2020-01130108, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY, 2020-01130151, 2900 block of Columbia Pike

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2020-01130190, 2300 block of Wilson Boulevard

SHOPLIFTING, 2020-01130202, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-01130234, 3100 block of 9th Road N.

FRAUD, 2020-01130240, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street