Crime Report: Man Crashes into Boulders, Assaults Cops

An 18-year-old Arlington resident was arrested early Tuesday morning after police say he drunkenly ran his car into two small “boulders” at Henry Clay Park, then assaulted two police officers as he was being taken him into custody.

The man faces a long list of charges, including DUI, possession of PCP and assault on a police officer. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER, 140422003, 500 block of Garfield Street. On April 22 at 1:29am, police noticed a vehicle driving erratically and honking its horn. Police followed the vehicle and witnessed it strike two boulders at Henry Clay Park and coming to a stop. The suspect assaulted officers as they took him into custody. John Taylor Herrling, 18, of Arlington, VA was arrested for two counts of assault on a police officer, possession of PCP, DUI, eluding, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and hit and run. His bond status will be determined once he is sober. 

Also in this week’s crime report, a man is accused of trying to rape a woman he met on an online dating site.

ATTEMPTED RAPE, 140420017, 1700 block of N. Troy Street. On April 20 at 6:50am, a victim reported being sexually assaulted by a subject she met through an online dating site. Following police investigation, Joseph Lamae Coles, 24, of Washington, D.C. was charged with attempted rape, abduction with the intent to defile, choking, and malicious wounding. He was held without bond.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump. All named suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

ARMED ROBBERY, 140420034, 6000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. On April 20 at 6:16pm, a victim reported that he was held at gunpoint and robbed of his wallet and cell phone in Upton Hill Park. Suspect one is described as a Hispanic male with a light complexion, tall in height, and approximately 18 to 20 years old. Suspect two is described as Hispanic male with a light complexion, shorter than suspect one, and approximately 18 to 20 years old.

ROBBERY, 140417025, 3000 block of S. Abingdon Street. Between 2 an 2:20 am on April 17, an unknown subject assaulted a 62 year-old victim and attempted to rob him. The victim was able to fight off the lone suspect and reported no stolen items. The victim suffered minor injuries and could not provide a suspect description.

ROBBERY, 140419067, 3800 block of N. 5th Street. On April 19 at 10:47pm, an unknown subject refused to pay for his taxi fare and assaulted the driver when confronted. The taxi driver sustained numerous minor injuries and had his glasses stolen while he was on the ground. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’2″, 250 pounds and in his thirties. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black jacket and had a black bookbag.

ROBBERY, 140420002, 600 block of S. 21st Street. On April 19 at 11:59pm, police responded to a report of robbery and found the victim laying in the middle of the road. He had no injuries but stated that has he was assaulted by two men that had gotten out of a white truck. One of the suspects allegedly took out a knife and held it to the victim’s throat while the suspects went through the victim’s pockets. The victim’s cell phone and wallet were reported stolen. Both suspects were wearing masks and gloves at the time of the incident. There is no further suspect information.

ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER, 140422055, 3000 block of S. Columbia Pike. On April 22 at 5:13pm, a subject was asked repeatedly to leave a restaurant. He refused and became extremely combative and assaulted police. Alfred Brown, 51, of no fixed address was arrested for assault on police. He was held without bond.

MALICIOUS BODILY INJURY TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, 140419011, 1100 block of N. Highland Street. On April 19 at approximately 1:59am, officers witnessed a SUV stop in front of Mr. Days bar and forcefully throw a water bottle out of the vehicle at other patrons. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed, struck a median and was driving recklessly before stopping at a traffic light. Foot patrol officers attempted to get the driver out of the vehicle when he accelerated forward and knocked an officer to the ground. The officer sustained minor injuries. Evan James Rowland, 27, of Alexandria, VA was arrested at his home several hours later and charged with malicious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. He was held without bail.

ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, 140419065, 5900 block of S. Columbia Pike. On April 19 at 10:35pm, an armed robbery suspect was observed driving at a high rate of speed attempting to elude Fairfax Police. The driver of the vehicle along with multiple passengers eluded Fairfax and Arlington officers down Columbia Pike and hit a car. The suspect was later apprehended in D.C. The charges obtained in Arlington were for two counts of attempted malicious wounding on law enforcement, felony eluding, felony hit and run, six counts of child endangerment, and reckless driving. The driver later identified as Marcus Stephon Woodland, 28, of Washington, D.C. will be held in Washington, D.C. pending extradition back to Arlington.

ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 140418064, 1300 block of S. George Mason Drive. On April 18 at 8:55pm, a victim reported that a suspect pulled a machete on him in Doctor’s Run Park after the victim confronted him following a dog bite by the subject’s Chihuahua. The subject fled the scene in an unknown vehicle and is described as a Hispanic male, 5’5″, with black hair and brown eyes, and approximately 150 pounds and 40 years old.

ASSAULT BY MOB, 14042009, 2900 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. On April 20 at 2:20am, two victims were assaulted by a group of Hispanic males outside of Mexicali Blues. One of the victim’s was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. There was very little suspect information provided to police.

CHILD ENDANGERMENT, 140419012, 1700 block of N. Moore Street. On April 19 at 12:18am, police responded to a report of a highly intoxicated male sitting at the entrance of a parking garage with a small child playing near the street. The 7 year-old child was placed in the custody of relatives. Oscar E. Garcia, 37, of Arlington, VA was arrested for appearing drunk in public and child endangerment. Mr. Garcia, at the time, was unable to appear for bond in front of the magistrate due to his level of intoxication.

BURGLARY, 140418019, 2300 block of N. Clarendon Boulevard. Between 4:48 pm on April 17 and 8:40 am on April 18, an unknown subject(s) entered an office and stole a laptop and projector. There were no signs of forced entry. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 140416010, 1600 block of N. 21st Street. On April 16 at 8:15am, a victim reported that his storage area in the basement of his address was broken into. The front screen had been cut and three bicycle tires taken. No other storage areas were broken into or missing anything. There are no suspects at this time.

BURGLARY, 140422065, 5500 block of S. Columbia Pike. Between 10 am and 5:30 pm on April 21, an unknown subject entered an apartment and stole an iPad. The suspect allegedly used a side door to gain entry. There is no suspect description.


04/16/14 1136OW VA Honda CRV 4D 1999 Red
3300 block of S. Wakefield Street

04/17/14, VA ZFY-9270, 1997 Dodge Caravan, Blue
2000 block of N. Adams Street

04/19/14 729040 VA, 2009 Yamaha CYL Motorcycle, Black with Gold Trim
800 block of N. Glebe Road

04/20/14 XPZ4020 VA, 2009 Honda Civic 4D, Silver
1300 block of S. 28th Street

04/22/14 98F9738 MD, Mazda CX5 SUV 2015, Red
4900 block of N. Little Falls Road

04/22/14 WY29533 VA, Mercedes Benz R350 SUV 2013, Silver
4900 block of N. Little Falls Road


ASSAULT, 140415027, 2300 block of S. Eads Street

LARCENY BY FALSE PRETENSES, 140416014, 1600 block of S. 13th Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140416017, 3100 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway

TRESPASSING, 140416020, 1800 block of N. Quinn Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140416023, 5300 block of S. 7th Road

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140416027, 800 block of N. Madison Street

LARCENY FROM VEHICLE, 140416033, 4600 block of S. 7th Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140416040, 2400 block of S. Lowell Street

PETIT LARCENY, 140416048, 4700 block of N. Lee Highway

THREATS TO HARM, 140416050, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140416051, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

PETIT LARCENY, 140416052, 2700 block of N. Clarendon Boulevard

GRAND LARCENY, 140416057, 300 block of S. Army Navy Drive


TRESPASSING, 140417004, 4200 block of N. Fairfax Drive

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140417010, 6100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140417017, 900 block of N. Pollard Street

VANDALISM TO AUTO, 140417018, 900 block of S. Columbus Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140417023, 600 block of N. Glebe Road

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140417031, 800 block of S. Florida Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140417037, 800 block of S. 22nd Street

FRAUD, 140417039, 4700 block of N. Lee Highway

GRAND LARCENY, 140417057, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

COUNTERFEIT MONEY, 140417058, 4200 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140417059, 2800 block of S. Randolph Street


IDENTITY THEFT, 140418001, westbound I-66

TRESPASSING, 140418009, 1500 block of S. Crystal Drive

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140418011, 5500 block of S. 4th Street

FRAUD, 140418024, 1800 block of N. Adams Street

HARASSMENT, 140418026, 3200 block of S. Columbia Pike

LARCENY, 140418030, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

GRAFFITI, 140418045, 3700 block of S. Arlington Boulevard

GRAND LARCENY, 140418049, 2900 block of S. Columbia Pike

CONCEALMENT, 140418053, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

FALSE ID TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, 140418063, 4800 block of S. Columbia Pike


ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140419005, 700 block of N. Albermarle Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140419033, 3800 block of N. Upland Street

PROPERTY VANDALISM, 140419036, 800 block of S. Florida Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140419045, 2100 block of S. Columbia Pike

SHOPLIFTING, 140419056, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140419063, 2000 block of S. Crystal Drive


ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140420004, 3900 block of N. Fairfax Drive

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140420010, 4900 block of S. Columbia Pike

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140420016, 2700 block of S. Glebe Road

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140420018, 1500 block of S. George Mason Drive.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140420026, 5500 block of S. 8th Street

FRAUD, 140420027, 1400 block of S. Joyce Street

USE OF A CAUSTIC SUBSTANCE, 140420035, 4000 block of N. 17th Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140420037, 2800 block of S. Potomac Avenue

TRESPASSING, 140420038, 5000 block of S. Columbia Pike

UTTERING COUNTERFEIT MONEY, 140420045, unit block of N. Glebe Road


LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140421013, unit block of S. 23rd Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140421015, 4200 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive

GRAND LARCENY, 140421020, 3200 block of N. Military Road

GRAND LARCENY, 140421023, 10 block of S. Glebe Road

GRAND LARCENY, 140421030, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140421035, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140421036, 1300 block of S. Taylor Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140421042, 3100 block of N. Nottingham Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140421043, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140421044, 3700 block of S. Columbia Pike

PETIT LARCENY, 140421046, 5200 block of N. Yorktown Boulevard

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140421053, 3100 block of S. Columbia Pike

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140403037, 1200 block of S. Joyce Street


TRESPASSING, 140422026, 2500 block of S. 9th Road

GRAND LARCENY, 140422032, 1400 block of N. Courthouse Road

CREDIT CARD THEFT, 140422037, 3000 block of N. Clarendon Boulevard

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140422045, 5600 block of S. 7th Street

LARCENY, 140422049, 1500 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

LARCENY FROM AUTO (LATE), 140422054, 1300 block of N. Wayne Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140422066, 5800 block of N. Washington Boulevard

GRAND LARCENY, 140422069, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140423001, 2100 block of S. Oakland Street

**NOTE: These are reported crimes for the week in question. This is not a definitive list of criminal activity and is subject to change upon investigation.

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