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Crime Report: Failed Police Impersonation

A man who was pulled over by police in Clarendon on Saturday night allegedly thought it would help his case if it was known that he was a police officer.

The only problem? He wasn’t a police officer at all, according to this week’s Arlington County crime report.

The 38-year-old Sterling man turned out to be a medical assistant, the crime report says. He was charged with impersonating a police officer.

IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER, 04/06/13, 1000 block of N. Irving Street. At 10:38 pm on April 6, a subject claimed he was a police officer and displayed a badge during a traffic stop. Further questioning revealed he was a medical assistant in a doctor’s office. Hussein Al-Rehaief, 38, of Sterling, VA, was charged with impersonating a police officer and failure to obey a highway sign. He was released on a summons.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 04/05/13, 1700 block of N. George Mason Drive. At 5:34 pm on April 5, a suspect pulled a meat cleaver from his waistband after a verbal altercation escalated inside Virginia Hospital Center. The suspect struck a room door several times with the knife before throwing the weapon inside the room in the direction of the occupants. Hospital security detained the suspect until arrival of police. Kareem Jorif, 34, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with 5 counts of attempted malicious wounding and carrying a concealed weapon. He was held without bond.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 04/06/13, 600 block of N. Glebe Road. On April 6 at 11:41, officers responded to a large fight in progress with a stabbing victim in Glebe Road. Four subjects were taken into custody and the weapon was recovered. Davis Bhatti, 23, of Arlington, VA, Gutavito Lopez, 20, of Annandale, VA, Naveed Mughal, 23, of Arlington, VA and Heberb Amaya-Gallo, 25, of Arlington, VA were arrested and charged with malicious wounding. They were held without bond. The victim sustained at least seven stab wounds and was located on the sidewalk a short distance away. He was transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Antonius Sallis, 32, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute.

BURGLARY, 04/07/13, 1900 block of S. Hayes Street. Between 10 am and 1 pm on April 7, a victim was outside gardening when an unknown subject(s) entered the residence and stole her purse off the kitchen counter. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY (Series), 04/09/13, 4000 block of N. Wilson Street. Between 6:30 pm on April 8 and 6 am on April 9, an unknown subject entered a construction site and stole equipment from four different companies working at the site. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 04/09/13, 1400 block of N. Quinn Street. Between 7 am and 6:20 pm on April 9, a victim returned home from work to find several items missing from her apartment. Stolen items included cash, jewelry and a camera. There is no suspect(s) description.


04/04/13, NH 171851, 2002 Chrysler Town and Country, Silver, 1400 block of N. Inglewood Street

04/04/13, MD 5CSC48, 2007 Cadillac CTS, Black, 5500 block of N. Lee Highway

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