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Crime Report: Man’s Ear Severed in Fight

Arlington County Police Department badgeA man lost part of his ear in a fight last week.

The incident happened Friday afternoon at a residence in the Alcova Heights neighborhood. The upper portion of man’s ear was severed, but he was “very uncooperative” and wouldn’t tell police what happened, according to Arlington County Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

Police do not have any suspects in the case.

From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 3600 block of S. 3rd Street. At 2:00 pm on November 29, an intoxicated male subject’s ear was severed in a fight. An investigation is ongoing.

Earlier this week, someone lit a field marker flag on fire at Long Bridge Park, causing minor damage.

ARSON, 400 block of S. Long Bridge Drive. Between 3:00 pm on December 2 and 7:00 am on December 3, an unknown subject lit one of the field markers on a soccer field on fire. No suspect description is available.

Police are also investigating a report of a woman being sexually assaulted after leaving a bar in the Courthouse neighborhood last Sunday night.

The woman was intoxicated at the time, can’t remember details of the alleged incident and reported it three days later, according to Sternbeck. There are no suspects in the case.

“The investigation is ongoing,” Sternbeck said.

SEXUAL ASSAULT, 1400 block of N. Courthouse Road. Between 10:30 pm on November 24 to 12:07 am on November 25, a female victim reported she was allegedly sexually assaulted after leaving a bar. An investigation is ongoing.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump. All named suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Note that ACPD is now including case numbers and basic details of minor incidents in its crime report.

ROBBERY, 131203037, 200 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 1:50 pm and 2:05 pm on December 3, a female victim had her purse forcefully taken from her by a known suspect. The suspect left her purse and took her wallet. An investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 131203068, 1600 block of S. Joyce Street. At 10:10 pm on December 3, a female victim was pushed down to the ground from behind as an unknown suspect grabbed her purse and fled the scene. An investigation is still ongoing.

ROBBERY, 131203069, 1200 block of S. Eads Street. At 10:54 pm on December 3, a female victim was robbed by two subjects. The items stolen were later recovered and returned to the victim. The victim described the suspects as two black males in their late teens or early 20s, about 5’7″ and with a small build. The suspects were wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident. An investigation is ongoing.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 131129047, 3600 block of S. 3rd Street. At 2:00 pm on November 29, an intoxicated male subject’s ear was severed in a fight. An investigation is ongoing.

UNLAWFUL WOUNDING, 131202022, 3500 block of S. 16th Street.  At approximately 11:36 am on December 2, the victim was struck and injured with a baseball bat during a dispute.  Michael Knight, 53, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Wounding.  He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 131201047, 4300 block of N. Pershing Drive. Between 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm on December 1, victims returned to their house to find their front door ajar and electronics missing from inside. It appeared that the suspect forced open a rear window to gain entry. A witness’ description of a possible suspect is a Hispanic male in his early 30s with short brown or black hair and about 5’10” with a medium build. The suspect was wearing a blue short sleeve t-shirt at the time of the incident.

BURGLARY, 131127023, 5100 block of N. Lee Highway. At approximately 3:40 am on November 27, an unknown suspect entered a store by smashing a door and window and stole items. The suspect is described as an Asian male in his 20’s. He was wearing a dark hoodie jacket and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

BURGLARY, 131202024, 1200 block of N. Stafford Street.  Between 8:00 am and 11:48 am on December 2, officers responded for a burglary alarm and found a residence had been entered by an unknown suspect(s) through a broken window.  It is unknown if anything was taken and the investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 131202039, 1000 block of N. Stafford Street.  Between 10:00 am and 4:23 pm on December 2, an unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a broken window and stole electronics and jewelry.  The investigation is ongoing.

FELONY ELUDING, 131129031, 600 block of N. 395 Interstate. Between 2:21 pm and 2:30 pm on November 29, a vehicle matching a robbery description traveled North on 395 and eluded police. Eventually the car stopped in Southeast D.C. and all three suspects bailed out of the vehicle. Suspects were shortly found and apprehended.


11/30/13, DC DN-4352, 2006 Hyundai Tucson, Silver                                                                                      
800 block of S. Army Navy Drive

12/02/13, VA RJSIII, 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan                                                                                    
4600 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive


LARCENY FROM AUTO, 131127013, 3000 block of S. Wakefield Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 131127020, 2000 block of N. Tuckahoe Street

ASSAULT, 131127021, 900 block of S. Orme Street

LARCENY FROM BUILDING, 131127026, 900 block of N. Stuart Street

LARCENY, 131127029, 100 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT, 131127030, 900 block of S. Buchannan Street

ASSAULT, 131127036, 1000 block of S. Frederick Street

LARCENY, 131127037, 2700 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive

LARCENY, 131127041, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 131127044, 5100 block of S. 8th Road

FRAUD, 131127045, 1400 block of N. Utah Street

EMBEZZLEMENT, 131127050, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

ATTEMPTED LARCENY, 131127059, 1500 block of S. Columbus Street

ASSAULT, 131127066, 1200 N. Pierre Street


POSSESSION OF FALSE ID, 131128006, 3000 N. Wilson Boulevard

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 131128007, 1200 block of N. Garfield Street

ASSAULT, 131128015, 2500 block of S. Adams Street

DISORDERLY, 131128018, 2100 block of N. 15th Street

RESISTING ARREST, 131128039, 1200 S. Scott Street


CREDIT CARD THEFT, 131129006, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 131129012, 1000 block of N. Stafford Street

STOLEN FIREARM, 131129013, 1400 block of N. Meade Street

LARCENY, 131129017, 900 block of S. Army Navy Drive

ASSAULT, 131129021, 500 block of S. 15th Street

FRAUD, 131129025, 700 block of S. Jefferson Street

ELUDING, 131129029, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY, 131129040, 1100 block of S. Joyce Street

ASSAULT, 131129051, 2000 block of N. 15th Street

STALKING, 131129053, 6000 block of N. 21st Street

LARCENY, 131129055, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY, 131129058, 1000 block of S. Wallace Road

LARCENY, 131129067, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

NOISE COMPLAINT, 131129076, 1100 block of N. Highland Street


NOISE COMPLAINT, 131130004, 3000 block of N. Washington Boulevard

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 131130022, 6000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

LARCENY, 131130024, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY, 131130028, 3000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

LARCENY, 131130031, 100 block of S. Glebe Road

ASSAULT, 131130035, 4000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

LARCENY, 131130037, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY, 131130039, 2000 block of S. Glebe Street

LARCENY, 131130040, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

POSSESSION OF FALSE ID, 131130043, 4000 block of N. Arlington Boulevard

FRAUD, 131130046, 4000 block of S. 28th Road

LARCENY, 131130050, 1200 block of S. Fern Street

HIT AND RUN, 131130061, 400 block of N. George Mason Drive

WEAPONS VIOLATION, 131130069, 800 block of S. I-395


WEAPONS VIOLATION, 131201004, 2000 block of S. Washington Boulevard

ELUDING, 131201006, 1700 block of S. Washington Boulevard

ASSAULT, 131201007, 900 block of N. Jackson Street

ASSAULT ON A POLICE OFFICER, 131201008, 300 S. Carlin Springs Road

ASSAULT, 131201013, 3000 block of N. Washington Boulevard

LARCENY, 131201020, 5000 block of S. Columbia Pike

LARCENY, 131201021, 800 block of S. Greenbrier Street

LARCENY, 131201025, 4000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

FRAUD, 131201043, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY, 131201046, 1400 block of N. Scott Street

ATTEMPTED BREAKING AND ENTERING, 131201053, 1500 block of N. Rolfe Street


DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 131202008, 4000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

GRAFFITI, 131202017, 2400 block of N. Wakefield Street

LARCENY, 131202037, 1800 block of S. Crystal Drive

LARCENY, 131202041, 1700 block of S. Hayes Street

FORGERY, 131202052, 5500 block of N. Columbia Pike

LARCENY, 131202055, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY, 131202056, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street


POSSESSION OF WEAPON, 131203018, 500 block of N. Yorktown Boulevard

TRESPASS, 131203026, 2800 block of N. Lorcom Lane

LARCENY, 131203033, 900 block of S. George Mason Drive

LARCENY, 131203050, 4200 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

LARCENY, 131203052, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

LARCENY, 131203057, 700 block of N. Glebe Road

ASSAULT, 131203060, 1100 block of S. Columbus Street

ABDUCTION, 131204003, 3600 block of S. Glebe Road

POSSESSION OF WEAPON, 131204003, 4700 block of Lee Highway

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