Crime Report: Police Cruiser Vandalized

Someone smashed a police cruiser’s windshield in the Columbia Heights neighborhood last Thursday.

The incident happened around lunchtime. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

VANDALISM, 10/24/13, 1000 block of S. Cleveland Street. Between 12:40 pm on October 24 to 1:00 pm October 24, a police cruiser’s windshield was shattered with a piece of concrete while parked on S. Cleveland Street. The investigation is ongoing.

Early this morning, a man with “bulging eyes” was seen masturbating in front of a Virginia Square apartment building.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 10/31/13, 900 block of N. Pollard Street. On October 31 at 3:03am, a man was seen masturbating in front of an apartment building by the concierge. When police arrived, the man was gone.  Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a black or possibly Middle Eastern male in his 20’s – 30’s, “bulging eyes”, who was bald and possibly had facial hair. At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a black coat.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump.

BURGLARY10/23/13, unit block of N. Glebe Road. Between 9 pm on October 22 and 6:15 am on October 23, an unknown subject(s) entered a vehicle service station through a window and stole various items to include cash, iPhones and cigarettes. There is no suspect(s) description.

ASSAULT ON A POLICE OFFICER, 10/26/13, 3100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 1:45 am on October 26, an intoxicated male suspect became angry that he could not enter the bar and hit the glass door with his hand. As the security staff from the bar confronted the subject, he became aggressive and was taken to the ground. An officer intervened and attempted to move the crowd back, when an intoxicated female assaulted the officer by pushing him back. Sarah Ashley Offenbacher, 23, of Greenbelt Maryland was arrested and charged with Assault on a Police Officer and Drunk in Public.  She was held on no bond.

FRAUD, 10/26/13, 4200 block of N. Wilson Blvd. On October 26 at 8:30am, nine victims approached an officer claiming they had been falsely promised work by a subject. The subject had the victims pay him $55 and a $12 transfer fee in addition to providing him with their ID’s and social security numbers. The subject asked the victims to meet him at the Ballston Mall for work orientation, but never showed.  The subject is described as a Hispanic male, 5’0″-5’2″ tall, 140-160 pounds, and bald with a thin mustache.

ARMED ROBBERY, 10/28/13, 4000 block of S. Walter Reed Drive. Between 12:00 am and 12:06 am on October 28, two suspects implied that they had a firearm during the incident and took money from the cash registers and two bottles of beer from the gas station. Suspect #1 is described as a black male, thin build, in his mid to late 20’s, wearing a navy blue track jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, blue jeans, and a grey skull cap. Suspect #2 is described as a black male, medium build, in his mid to late 20’s, wearing a black sweater with red and white stripes on the sleeves, black jeans, and a black skull cap at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

GRAND LARCENY, 10/28/13, 3600 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 9:40 pm on October 28, two suspects were arrested for stealing a bicycle form the Virginia Square Metro. One of the suspects had a set of wire cutters in a backpack. John Wiley, 20, of Washington, D.C., and a juvenile were arrested and charged with Grand Larceny and Possession of Burglarious Tools.

BURGLARY, 10/28/13, 6800 block of N. Lee Highway. Between October 27 at 3:00 pm and October 28 at 10:00 am, the victim opened up his café and noticed that money was missing from envelopes in the safe. The rear door was found unlocked with no evidence of damage or signs of forced entry.  The investigation is ongoing.

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 10/28/13, 300 block of N. Garfield Street. Between 8:00 pm on October 27 to 6:00 am on October 28, an unknown suspect(s) entered four unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood and took cash and various items.

BREAKING AND ENTERING, 10/30/13, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. Between 10:22 pm on October 29 to 9:00 am on October 30, a store was broken into and merchandise was stolen. There are currently no suspect(s). The investigation is ongoing.


10/24/13 – 10/25/13, VA WZB-3144, 2010 Honda Odyssey, Gray
3200 block of S. 2nd Street

10/30/13, VA XNA4891, 2006 BMW 330xi
1200 block of S. Fern Street

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