Crime Report: July 16, 2020

Published on July 16, 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.

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MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2020-07160019, 1900 block of N. Edison Street. At approximately 3:14 a.m. on July 16, police were dispatched to the report of a stabbing just occurred. Arriving officers located two victims outside of a residence and immediately began to render aid. Both victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation determined that the victims were returning to their residence when the known suspect approached them from behind and began pulling on one victim's backpack. As they turned around, the suspect allegedly produced a knife and stabbed both victims before fleeing on foot with the backpack prior to police arrival. Officers canvased the area and located the suspect in the area of Washington Boulevard and N. Stafford Street, where she was taken into custody without incident. Zulma Franco Lopez, 23, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding (x2) and held on no bond.

BURGLARY, 2020-07150030, 5100 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 3:54 a.m. on July 15, police were dispatched to the report of an alarm. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect forced entry to a business and a secure space inside the business. Nothing was determined to be missing from the business. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2020-07150042, 4400 block of 31st Street S.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE),  2020-07150060, 4000 block of 5th Road N.

SHOPLIFTING, 2020-07150116, 2500 block of Lee Highway

LARCENY, 2020-07150120, 1000 block of S. Quebec Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-07150136, 1900 block of Fort Myer Drive