Join Club

Crime Report: Thankless Job Edition

Getting your car towed is not fun. But that doesn’t mean you have to take it out on the tow truck driver. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 09/15/10, 600 block of S. Carlin Springs Road. On September 15 at 2:20 pm, a man assaulted a tow truck driver. Jose Merida, 44, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $4,000 bond.

The rest of the report, after the jump.

ROBBERY 09/21/10, 300 block of N. Glebe Road. On September 21 at 4:30 pm, an unknown man entered an office suite and demanded money while brandishing a sharp object. The clerk surrendered a moneybag and the suspect fled. The suspect is described as a man, 5’7″ with a husky build. He was wearing dark pantyhose or stockings over his face.

LATE ROBBERY 09/19/10, 5500 block of Columbia Pike. On September 19 at 3 am, three unknown men assaulted another man and stole his wallet. The victim reported the crime at a later time. The suspects were all African American males in their mid-20’s.

ASSAULT ON POLICE-ARREST 09/17/10, 2900 block of Columbia Pike. On September 17 at 11:45 pm, an officer was assaulted while arresting a disorderly man. Stanley Terry, 47, of no fixed address, was charged with Assault on Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY 09/18/10, 1500 block of S. Fern Street. On September 18 at 9 pm, a clerk was assaulted by an unknown man after an argument over lottery tickets. The suspect is described as an African American male in his late 20’s, 5’8″ and 170 lbs. He was wearing jeans, a white t-shirt and a black baseball hat.

EXPOSURE 09/19/10, 1600 block of S. Eads Street. On September 19 at 9 am, a man standing in a stairwell exposed himself to a couple that walked by. The suspect is unknown.

BURGLARY 09/20/10, 4900 block of N. 29th Street. On September 20 at 10:45 am, a man walked into his house and found a stranger inside. When confronted the suspect fled carrying several items. The suspect was not located. He was described as an African American male in his 30’s and 6’2″ tall. He was wearing shorts, a light colored shirt, a dark jacket and a baseball cap.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 09/18/10, 1700 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 10:20 pm on September 17, and 9 am on September 18, an unknown subject broke into a school and stole a laptop computer. There are no known suspects.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY-ARREST 09/16/10, 5000 block of S. 7th Road. On September 16 at 5:50 pm, two teenage males entered a vacant apartment. When police located them, one was found in possession of marijuana. They were both detained and charges are pending.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY-ARREST 09/21/10, 1700 block of Clarendon Boulevard. On September 21 at 2 am, officers located a man living inside a vacant property. Lashonn Daniel, 37, of no fixed address, was charged with Unlawful Entry. He was held on a $1,250 bond.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY 09/20/10, 1500 block of N. Rhodes Street. Between midnight on September 17, and 2 pm on September 19, an unknown subject attempted to enter an apartment by lifting the screens on four windows. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 09/21/10, 1700 block of N. Moore Street. On September 21 between 9:30 am and 5 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least two vehicles, stealing items from each. There are no known suspects.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (SERIES) 09/18/10, 500 block of N. Pollard Street. On September 18 at 9:30 am, seven vehicles were found spray painted in the same neighborhood. There are no known suspects.

Recent Stories

Many drivers have circled around blocks in Arlington, looking for a quick parking spot to slide into and pick up a mobile food order. Or they may have skirted around…

The teen found unconscious in a Wakefield High School boys bathroom Tuesday after an apparent overdose has died. “The Arlington County Police Department is conducting a death investigation following the…

Morning Notes

Pentagon City Rotating Restaurant Reopens — “Skydome, a unique rotating restaurant, has reopened atop the DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington. The restaurant, which closed during the COVID-19…

Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Today we published articles that were read a total of 21133 times… so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles for today —…

The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.

The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.

Former participants have this to say:

_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

Learn about the new assessment of Arlington’s urban tree canopy and the many ecological and social benefits trees provide. Staff from the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) will share study results and compare canopy cover for different areas of Arlington.The webinar will include assessments of ecosystem services such as stormwater mitigation, air quality, carbon uptake, and urban heat islands. For background on Arlington trees see the “Tree Benefits: Growing Arlington’s Urban Forest” presentation at

Please register in advance to assure your place at the webinar,

About the Arlington County Civic Federation: The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a not-for-profit corporation which provides a forum for civic groups to discuss, debate, inform, advocate and provide oversight on important community issues, on a non-partisan basis. Its members include over ninety civic groups representing a broad cross-section of the community. Communications, resolutions and feedback are regularly provided to the Arlington County Government.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21,2023 at 7 pm. This meeting is open to the public and will be hybrid, in-person and virtually through Zoom. Part of the agenda will be a discussion and vote on a resolution “To Restore Public Confidence in Arlington County’s Governance”. For more information on ACCF and this meeting, go to

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

Valentine Pop-Up at George Mason University

Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village

Standup Comedy Showcase Starring Matt Ruby (Comedy Central)

Dead Horse Comedy Productions brings together top comedians from the DMV and beyond for a live standup comedy show!

Matt Ruby, Headliner

Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by


Subscribe to our mailing list