Crime Report: December 22, 2023

Published on December 22, 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.


ROBBERY, 2023-12210129, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 12:38 p.m. on December 21, police were dispatched to the report of a fight. Upon arrival, it was determined the male suspect entered the business, concealed merchandise and allegedly passed all points of sale without payment during which an employee confronted him. The suspect then assaulted the employee, discarded the stolen items and fled the scene on foot. Responding officers located the suspect in the area, who attempted to flee, and resisted officers as he was taken into custody. During a search of the suspect incident to arrest, a burglarious tool was recovered. The suspect sustained minor injuries and did not require medical attention. Todd Lawson, 55, of Alexandria, Va. was arrested and charged with Robbery, Obstruction of Justice and Possession of Burglarious Tools. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY (late),2023-12210033, 1500 block of S. Fern Street. At approximately 4:59 a.m. on December 21, police were dispatched to the late report of a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined at approximately 3:00 a.m., the unknown male suspect forced entry into the business, tampered with an ATM and stole two cash registers and cigarettes before leaving the scene. The suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 25-30 years old, 5’7”-5’11”, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and a black hat. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2023-12210039, 2000 block of S. Bell Street. At approximately 6:31 a.m. on December 21, police were dispatched to the late report of a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined during the overnight hours from December 20 to December 21, two unknown male suspects entered a construction area, forced entry into a secured office space and two storage units and stole tools and electronics before leaving the scene. Suspect One is described as Black male wearing a navy jacket, grey sweatpants, a black backpack and ski mask. Suspect Two is described as an unknown race male wearing all black clothing. The investigation is ongoing. 

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12140199, 5800 block of Washington Boulevard

SHOPLIFTING, 2023-12210082, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

SHOPLIFTING, 2023-12210089, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12210108, 2000 block of Richmond Highway

LARCENY, 2023-12210112, 2000 block of 14th Street N.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12210119, 800 block of Army Navy Drive

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12210148, 1600 block of S. Eads Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12210171, 1900 block of Fort Myer Drive

SHOPLIFTING, 2023-12210183, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

SHOPLIFTING, 2023-12210187, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

SHOPLIFTING, 2023-12210205, 2900 block of Columbia Pike

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-12210215, 500 block of 12th Street S.


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900 block of Mckinley Road


DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12214010, 500 block of 12th Road S.

LARCENY, 2023-12214013, 700 block of N. Glebe Road

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12214015, 2200 block of N. Sycamore Street

FRAUD, 2023-12214017, 5700 block of 6th Street N.

IDENTITY THEFT, 2023-12214019, 900 block of Army Navy Drive

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-12214021, 2300 block of 24th Road S.

LARCENY, 2023-12214022, 1100 block of N. Randolph Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12214023, 6900 block of Little Falls Road

FRAUD, 2023-12214024, 2100 block of N. Rolfe Street

LARCENY, 2023-12214026, 1400 block of N. Edgewood Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12214027, 1300 block of S. Eads Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12214028, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12214029, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road

FRAUD, 2023-12214030, 1100 block of N. Vernon Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12214031, 2400 block of 24th Road S.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12214032, 1100 block of 28th Street S.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12214033, 1600 block of Arlington Boulevard

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12214034, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road

LARCENY, 2023-12214035, 1900 block of Clarendon Boulevard

LARCENY, 2023-12214036, 2600 block of N. Marcey Road

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-12214037, 100 block of N. Fillmore Street

IDENTITY THEFT, 2023-12214038, 4400 block of 36th Street S.

LARCENY, 2023-12214039, 900 block of N. Nelson Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12214040, 1200 block of S. Courthouse Road 

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12214042, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12214043, 800 block of Army Navy Drive

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12214044, Unit block of S. Edison Street

LARCENY, 2023-12214045, 1800 block of N. Quinn Street

LARCENY, 2023-12214046, 600 block of N. Glebe Road

FRAUD, 2023-12214047, 200 block of 20th Street S.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-12214048, 300 block of S. Harrison Street

LARCENY, 2023-12214050, 300 block of 23rd Street S.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-12214051, 1400 block of S. Joyce Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12214052, 2000 block of 15th Street N.

FRAUD, 2023-12214053, 1200 block of S. Ross Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-12214054, 900 block of N. Nottingham Street

LARCENY, 2023-12214055, 4500 block of 31st Street S.

LARCENY, 2023-12214056, 900 block of S. Wakefield Street

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-12214057, 1100 block of S. Highland Street

HARASSMENT, 2023-12214058, 1800 block of Richmond Highway

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