Crime Report: February 21, 2023
Published on February 21, 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.
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RECKLESS HANDLING OF A FIREARM, 2023-02180266, N. Randolph Street at Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on February 18, police were dispatched to the report of a fight. Upon arrival, it was determined the male victim had exited a business when the male suspect approached and began acting disorderly. The suspect and victim became involved in a verbal dispute, during which the suspect allegedly assaulted the victim and made threatening statements. The victim then walked away and the suspect removed a firearm from his person, placed it into a flowerbox and asked a witness to watch it before reapproaching the victim. Responding officers took the suspect into custody without incident and during a search of his person incident to arrest, located suspected narcotics. Justice Keystone, 32, of Falls Church, VA was arrested and charged with Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Concealing a Weapon, Assault & Battery, Possession of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance, Possession of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance while Possessing a Firearm, and Drunk in Public. He was held without bond.
BURGLARY, 2023-02200040/02200044/02200051, 3800 block of Fairfax Drive/4300 block of Fairfax Drive/4300 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 4:15 a.m. on February 20, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary alarm in the 3800 block of Fairfax Drive. Upon arrival, it was determined the suspect allegedly forced entry into the business and tampered with two cash registers before fleeing the scene on foot. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the suspect forced entry into businesses in the 4300 block of Fairfax Drive and the 4300 block of Wilson Boulevard, rummaged through items and tampered with safes. Officers located the suspect in the area and took him into custody without incident. Steven Pugh, 59, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Burglary (x2) and Destruction of Property (x2).
INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2023-02200027, 3400 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 2:15 a.m. on February 20, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, officers observed the male suspect standing in the hallway of the residential building exposing himself. John Smith, 29, of Arlington, Va., was issued a summons for Indecent Exposure. He was released from the scene.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02190046, 500 block of 23rd Street S. At approximately 2:25 a.m. on February 19, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary alarm. Upon arrival, it was determined that the occupants of two vehicles became involved in a verbal dispute during which witnesses reported hearing what sounded like glass breaking or a potential discharge of a firearm. The vehicles, a silver sedan and white SUV, left the scene prior to the arrival of police. Responding officers canvassed the area and did not locate evidence of a shooting. No injuries or property damage were reported. The investigation is ongoing.
ROBBERY, 2023-02190017, 1800 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 12:54 a.m. on February 19, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined the suspect entered the business, stole merchandise and exited the store. An employee followed the suspect and confronted him during which the suspect physically assaulted the employee. The suspect fled the scene on foot. The employee sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene by medics. The suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 5”9, approximately 20-30 years old wearing a black jacket and brown glasses. The investigation is ongoing.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (Series), 2023-02180143/02180153/02180157, 1200 block of S. Thomas Street/4200 block of 12th Road S./1300 block of S. Thomas Street. At approximately 1:03 p.m. on February 18, police were dispatched to the report of destruction of property. Upon arrival, it was determined between approximately 12:40 p.m. and 12:55 p.m., the suspect broke the driver’s side window of the victim’s vehicle with a rock. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered four additional vehicles in the area had similar damage. No items were reported stolen from the vehicles. The suspect is described as a Black female, heavier set, wearing black clothing. The investigation is ongoing.
ROBBERY (late), 2023-02190059, 2900 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 3:38 a.m. on February 19, police were dispatched to the late report of a robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined at approximately 1:55 a.m., the female victim attempted to enter a business as it was closing and became involved in a verbal dispute with an employee, during which Suspect One approached and physically assaulted her. During the incident, three additional unknown female suspects became involved and damaged the victim’s phone and stole her wallet. No injuries were reported. Suspect One is described as a Black female with a medium build, approximately 5”5 with a medium complexion. There are no descriptions of the three additional female suspects. The investigation is ongoing.
ROBBERY (Late), 2023-02180236, 600 block of Carlin Springs Road. At approximately 7:06 p.m. on February 18, police were dispatched to the late report of a robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined at approximately 6:15 p.m., the female victim was inside her residence when the unknown female suspect knocked on her door and stated she was conducting an inspection. The suspect then entered into the residence and stole the victim’s purse containing an undisclosed amount of cash, personal documentation and a debit card. The victim confronted the suspect, during which a brief struggle ensued before the suspect struck the victim and fled the scene on foot. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated on scene by medics. The suspect is described as a Black female with a thin build, long braided hair and wearing all black clothing. The investigation is ongoing.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02150136, 5800 block of Washington Boulevard
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02170058, 2700 block of S. Glebe Road
LARCENY, 2023-02160258, 2200 block of Crystal Drive
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02170162, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard
STOLEN PROPERTY, 2023-02170187, 500 block of N. Glebe Road
SHOPLIFTING, 2023-02170199, 1400 block of S. Hayes Street
EXTORTION, 2023-02170150, 1200 block of N. Pierce Street
EXTORTION, 2023-02170151, 900 block of S. Buchanan Street
FRAUD, 2023-02170153, 4700 block of Langston Boulevard
LARCENY, 2023-02170246, 600 block of N. Quincy Street
GRAFFITI, 2023-02180135, 2400 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02180151, 1800 block of N. Nash Street
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02180165, 1300 block of S. Taylor Street
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 2023-02180231, Clarendon Boulevard at N. Veitch Street
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02180253, 2100 block of Clarendon Boulevard
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02180266, Wilson Boulevard at N. Randolph Street
THREATS, 2023-02180299, 6100 block of Wilson Boulevard
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02190031, 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard
LARCENY, 2023-02190050, 2100 block of N. Monroe Street
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02190052, 800 block of N. Glebe Road
FRAUD, 2023-02190090, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-02190091, 3100 block of 20th Street N.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02190129, 5000 block of Columbia Pike
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02190137, 800 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive
WEAPONS VIOLATION, 2023-02190176, 5100 block of 7th Road S.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02190182, 800 block of Army Navy Drive
FRAUD, 2023-02190218, 1800 block of Wilson Boulevard
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02200015, S. Eads Street at 22nd Street S.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-02200025, 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard
GRAFFITI, 2023-02200065, 700 block of S. Highland Street
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, 2023-02200094, 2600 block of Columbia Pike
EMBEZZLEMENT, 2023-02200108, 3800 block of 9th Road S.
LARCENY, 2023-02200129, 6500 block of 29th Street N.
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-02200137, 1200 block of S. Scott Street
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-02200158, 2800 block of Potomac Avenue
SHOPLIFTING, 2023-02200178, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard
LARCENY, 2023-02200200, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard
THREATS, 2023-02210003, 4300 block of Lorcom Lane
IDENTITY THEFT, 2023-02174001, 2100 block of S. Kenmore Street
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02174002, 1400 block of S. Joyce Street
IDENTITY THEFT, 2023-02174005, 1300 block of N. Frederick Street
IDENTITY THEFT, 2023-02174006, 3000 block of S. Randolph Street
FRAUD, 2023-02174007, 2000 block of Clarendon Boulevard
FRAUD, 2023-02174009, 2800 block of Columbia Pike
FRAUD, 2023-02174012, 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02174013, 2200 block of S. Clark Street
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02174014, 1400 block of S. Pollard Street
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02174015, 1800 block of Richmond Highway
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-02174016, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street
LARCENY, 2023-02174018, 200 block of N. Glebe Road
EMBEZZLEMENT, 2023-02174019, 1700 block of N. George Mason Drive
HARASSMENT, 2023-02174020, 2100 block of Langston Boulevard
LARCENY, 2023-02174021, 3000 block of Columbia Pike
LARCENY, 2023-02174022, 900 block of N. Jackson Street
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02174023, 3400 block of Washington Boulevard
IDENTITY THEFT, 2023-02174024, 2300 block of 24th Road S.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02174025, 2000 block of N. Adams Street
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-02174026, 4300 block of 4th Street S.
LARCENY, 2023-02184003, 1000 block of N. Randolph Street
LARCENY, 2023-02184004, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02184005, 1000 block of Arlington Boulevard
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02184006, 1200 block of N. Garfield Street
FRAUD, 2023-02184009, 3200 block of Washington Boulevard
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02184010, 4000 block of Wilson Boulevard
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-02184012, 300 block of N. Piedmont Street
FRAUD, 2023-02184013, 800 block of N. Jacksonville Street
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02184014, 4900 block of Chesterfield Road
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2023-02184015, 2000 block of N. Madison Street
FRAUD, 2023-02184016, 1900 block of S. Eads Street
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02184017, 3400 block of Potomac Avenue
FRAUD, 2023-02194001, 2300 block of Clarendon Boulevard
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02194004, 4000 block of 18th Road N.
FRAUD, 2023-02194005, 2200 block of Fairfax Drive
FRAUD, 2023-02194006, 1500 block of N. Rolfe Street
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02194008, 4600 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02204003, 6100 block of 14th Street N.
FRAUD, 2023-02204004, 4300 block of N. Carlin Springs Road
IDENTITY THEFT, 2023-02204005, 6000 block of 27th Street N.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, 2023-02204006, 4000 block of Wilson Boulevard
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-02204007, 1300 block of N. Ode Street
FRAUD, 2023-02204008, 800 block of N. Randolph Street