Crime Report: January 5, 2023

Published on January 05, 2023

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 and charges may be amended during the court proceedings. For case status information, visit Virginia’s Judicial System website.


BRANDISHING, 2023-01040171, S. Harrison Street at 8th Street S. At approximately 3:38 p.m. on January 4, police were dispatched to the report of an abduction. During the course of the investigation, officers made contact with the involved parties, who are known to each other, and determined no abduction had occurred. The investigation indicates the male suspect became involved in a verbal dispute with the male victim, during which he allegedly brandished a firearm before leaving the scene in a vehicle. Responding officers located the suspect in the 1000 block of S. Edgewood Street and detained him. While the investigation was ongoing, the suspect fled from officers on foot. Officers initiated a foot pursuit and took the suspect into custody. A firearm was recovered and a search of the victim’s vehicle yielded suspected narcotics. Taurian Anderson, 18, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Brandishing, Possession of Schedule I/II, Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of Drugs and Obstruction of Justice. He was held without bond.

ROBBERY, 2023-01040143, 2800 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 1:20 p.m. on January 4, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny just occurred. Upon arrival it was determined the unknown male suspect entered the business and began concealing merchandise inside a bag. After an employee confronted the suspect, he exited the store without paying. Employees followed the suspect outside of the business, during which the suspect made statements and gestures to imply he had a weapon. The suspect then fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported. Responding officers canvassed the area for the suspect yielding negative results. The suspect is described as a thin Black male, approximately 5’5-5’10, wearing a black hoodie, black pants and carrying a black backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED DWELLING, 2023-01040139, 100 block of S. Cleveland Street. At approximately 12:38 p.m. on January 4, police were dispatched to the report of suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, it was determined the victim was in his home when he located damage to a bedroom. Responding officers recovered a bullet and located property damage to a ceiling within a bedroom. No injuries were reported. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2022-12290252, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard

LARCENY, 2023-01040079, 1100 block of N. Kensington Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-01040224, 1200 block of S. Fern Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-01040250, 4500 block of Arlington Boulevard

THREATS, 2023-01040264, 5100 block of 7th Road S.

VEHICLE TAMPERING, 2023-01050040, 2200 block of N. Madison Street


DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-01044001, 700 block of N. Highland Street

LARCENY, 2023-01044002, 700 block of 12th Street S.

FRAUD, 2023-01044003, 1400 block of S. Joyce Street

IDENTITY THEFT, 2023-01044007, 1500 block of N. Quinn Street

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-01044008, 800 block of S. Adams Street 

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