Crime Report: May 15, 2020

Published on May 15, 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, 2020-05140004, 4300 block of N. Pershing Drive. At approximately 12:35 a.m. on May 14, police were dispatched to the report of a fight. Upon arrival, it was determined that a verbal dispute between known individuals escalated to a physical altercation, during which the suspect allegedly struck the victim with a pocket knife, causing a laceration. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arrival. Officers developed a possible suspect description, located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Melvin Farmer, 49, of Alexandria, VA, was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding, DUI, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (x4) and Operating a Vehicle Without a License. He was held on no bond.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (Significant), 2020-05140079. 800 block of N. Wakefield Street. At approximately 2:45 p.m. on May 14, police were dispatched to the report of vandalism. Upon police arrival, the suspect entered his residence and allegedly began throwing items, including a dumbbell, from a broken window. Officers gained entry to the residence and took the suspect into custody. The investigation determined the suspect damaged four vehicles in the area. No injuries were reported. Darrel Pearce, 62, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Misdemeanor Destruction of Property (x4), Felony Destruction of Property and Felony Unlawful Wounding.

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-05140041, 2000 block of N. Cleveland Street

LARCENY, 2020-05140047, 1200 block of S. Fern Street

GRAFFITI, 2020-05140049, 5200 block of Yorktown Boulevard

IDENTITY THEFT, 2020-05140069, 900 block of N. Randolph Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-05140074, 26th Street S. at S. Eads Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2020-05140121, 2100 block of 18th Street N.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2020-05140156, 5200 block of Yorktown Boulevard