Crime Report: March 16, 2020

Published on March 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.

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.


UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2020-03150016, 1600 block of N. Abingdon Street. At approximately 1:10 a.m. on March 15, police were dispatched to the report of trespassing. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victims were inside their residence when the unknown suspect gained entry. The victim yelled at the suspect and escorted him out of the residence. Arriving officers located the suspect outside the residence kicking the exterior in an attempt to regain entry and took him into custody without incident. William Josephson, 27, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry and Drunk in Public.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (Series), 2020-03140010, N. Rhodes Street at Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 12:45 a.m. on March 14, police were dispatched to the report of a vehicle tampering. Upon arrival, officers located a subject matching the description provided by witnesses and took him into custody without incident. The investigation determined that approximately 17 vehicles had been damaged to include removal of rear windshield wipers, broken rear windshields and a damaged side mirror. Zachary Fithian, 33, of Washington D.C. was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication and Destruction of Property. He was released on bond.

BRANDISHING, 2020-03130299, 23rd Street at Richmond Highway. At approximately 11:41 p.m. on March 13, police were dispatched to the report of a person with a gun. Upon arrival, it was determined that the a witness observed the suspect approach an occupied parked vehicle and yell profanities, while tapping on the window. The suspect then left the scene. The witness followed the suspect, confronted him in another location, at which time the suspect brandished a firearm and fled. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black ski mask. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2020-03150038, 1400 block of S. Fern Street. At approximately 3:07 a.m. on March 15, police were dispatched to the report of breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a business, causing damage, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2020-03130071, 1200 block of S. Scott Street

LARCENY, 2020-03130136, 2700 block of Wilson Boulevard

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2020-03130156, 4300 block of Old Dominion Drive

SHOPLIFTING, 2020-03130218, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-03130222, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-03130238, 900 block of S. Monroe Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-03140100, 1600 block of S. Eads Street

SHOPLIFTING, 2020-03140129, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

SHOPLIFTING, 2020-03140141, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY, 2020-03140179, 500 block of 23rd Street S.

TRESPASS, 2020-03150002, 3000 block of Columbia Pike

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE), 2020-03150009, 200 block of N. Piedmont Street

TRESPASS, 2020-03150059, 700 block of N. Glebe Road

SHOPLIFTING, 2020-03150103, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

VEHICLE TAMPERING, 2020-03150107, 400 block of S. Kensington Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-03150149, 1300 block of S. Eads Street


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