Crime Report: December 27, 2018

Published on December 27, 2018

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.

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ROBBERY, 2018-12230139, 1600 block of Crystal Drive. At approximately 5:02 p.m. on December 23, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect entered a business and opened the cash register, taking an undisclosed amount of cash. An employee attempted to stop the suspect, but was pushed out of the way. The suspect fled on foot, prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'10"-6'0", 220-230 lbs., with short curly red or orange hair, wearing white earbuds, light colored ripped jeans, and brown and white shoes. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2018-12230212, 4700 block of Dittmar Road. At approximately 9:59 p.m. on December 23, police were dispatched to the report of a possible trespasser. Upon arrival, it was determined that friends of the victim arrived at the victim's residence while the victim was out of town and allegedly observed a large number of people inside the residence. A known suspect then exited the residence and left the scene, along with numerous other unknown subjects, prior to police arrival. Upon entry to the residence and further investigation, trash and a large mess inside were located inside, items of value were determined to be missing, numerous items were tampered with and the victim's vehicles had been removed from the garage. With the assistance of the victim, officers on scene were able to make contact with the known suspect and he later returned to the residence. One of the victim's vehicles was subsequently located nearby and a second vehicle was determined to be stolen. Devonta Corbet, 19, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Burglary, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Grand Larceny: Motor Vehicle Theft.

BURGLARY, 2018-12260012, 1300 block of S. Joyce Street. At approximately 5:30 a.m. on December 26, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 3:31 a.m. and 4:45 a.m., an unknown suspect forced entry to a business, causing damage and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

LARCENY, 2018-12240032, 3000 block of S. Abingdon Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2018-12240037, 800 block of N. Wakefield Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2018-12240051, 1500 block of S. George Mason Drive

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2018-12240082, 1200 block of S. Fern Street

LARCENY, 2018-12260073, 4300 block of 12th Road S.

FORGERY, 2018-12260090, S. Adams Street at 26th Street S.

SHOPLIFTING, 2018-12260091, 1100 block of S. Joyce Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2018-12260099, 1700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway

TRESPASS, 2018-12260100, 800 block of S. Walter Reed Drive

LARCENY, 2018-12260102, 600 block of S. Carlin Springs Road

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2018-12260174, 900 block of Army Navy Drive


12/24/18, VA VYT7230, 2005 Hyundai Elantra, Silver

800 block of S. Veitch Street

12/23/18, VA VVG2410 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman, Blue

4700 block of Dittmar Road