Police Announce Arrests in Stolen Pride Flag Series

Published on February 02, 2024


ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit is announcing two arrests following an investigation into a series of stolen Pride flags.

Between September 2023 and January 2024, the Arlington County Police Department received five online reports for larcenies in the 200 block of S. Courthouse Road. In each incident, a male suspect approached the property during the early morning hours and stole a Pride flag from outside the residence before leaving the scene. During the course of the investigation, detectives reviewed evidence and conducted witness interviews which led to the identification of the suspects.

Matthew Henshaw, 20, of Fort Myer, VA was arrested and charged with three counts of Virginia Code § 18.2-121 Unlawful Entry – Bias Motivated and three counts of Virginia Code § 18.2-96 Petit Larceny for incidents occurring on September 16, September 30 and January 27. He was released on a secured bond.

Joseph Digregorio, 23, of Bay Shore, NY was charged with one count of Virginia Code § 18.2-96 Petit Larceny for an incident occurring in January 21. He was released on a summons.

This remains an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Tip Line at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Booking Photograph of Matthew Henshaw
Booking photograph of Matthew Henshaw

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