Crime Report: March 24, 2023

Published on March 24, 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, 2023-03230252, 4200 block of Fairfax Drive. At approximately 7:44 p.m. on March 23, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined the suspect entered the business, concealed merchandise and attempted to leave without paying when he was confronted by a store employee. A verbal dispute ensued, during which the suspect struck the employee with his fist. A witness attempted to intervene and the suspect physically assaulted him. The employee then deployed pepper spray and sprayed the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment and the victims were evaluated by medics on scene. Josue Sierra Lopez, 35, of Arlington, Va. was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery (x2) and Robbery. He was held without bond.

SHOPLIFTING, 2023-03220303, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 2023-03230165, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

EXTORTION, 2023-03230265, 2600 block of Arlington Boulevard

FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, 2023-03240003, 1800 block of N. Lynn Street

VEHICLE TAMPERING, 2023-03240036, 3000 block of John Marshall Drive


03/23/23, VA WMC3793, 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL550, White
800 block of N. Glebe Road


IDENTITY THEFT, 2023-03244001, 1300 block of N. Stafford Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 2023-03244002, 5200 block of Yorktown Boulevard

LARCENY, 2023-03244004, 3100 block of 10th Street N.

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