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Crime Report: Woman Groped on Mt. Vernon Trail

A man ran up to a jogger on the Mt. Vernon Trail and groped her, according to this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report.

The incident happened around lunchtime last Wednesday, on the trail near Rosslyn.

Police searched for the suspect but were unable to locate him.

More from the ACPD crime report:

SEXUAL BATTERY, 2017-09130162, Mount Vernon Trail. At approximately 2:07 p.m. on September 13, police were dispatched to the intersection of Lynn Street at Lee Highway for the late report of a sexual battery. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 13, a female victim was running on the Mount Vernon Trail when an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and inappropriately touched her. Once the victim called out for help, the suspect fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic male, 30 – 40 years old, approximately 180 – 220 lbs with an average to medium build. The suspect is clean shaven with short black hair. He was wearing a light blue long-sleeved shirt, tan khaki pants and brown sneakers at the time of the incident. Officers canvassed the area with negative results. The investigation is ongoing.

The rest of this past week’s crime report highlights, including some that we’ve already reported, after the jump.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 2017-09190018, S. Lynn Street at 18th Street S. At approximately 2:16 a.m. on September 19 police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person looking into cars. Upon arrival, officers canvasing the area located and detained a suspect matching the description provided by the witness. During the course of the investigation, multiple vehicles were located with signs of tampering and items of value missing. Rodre Holloway, 19, of Washington, D.C. was arrested and charged with two counts of grand larceny, one count of petit larceny and three counts of tampering with a vehicle. He was held on $3000 secured bond.

CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT GRAND LARCENY AUTO, 2017-09190037, 1400 block of S. Joyce Street. At approximately 4:40 a.m. on September 19, an officer on patrol observed suspicious activity inside a parked vehicle. As the officer approached the vehicle to investigate, two occupants fled the area on foot. A perimeter was established and a search of the area was conducted with negative results. Two additional suspects were located in a vehicle nearby. Kenneth Pollard, 30, of Washington D.C. was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny Auto. A warrant for Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny Auto was secured for the second suspect.

BRANDISHING, 2017-09180007, 3100 block of 19th Street S. At approximately 12:22 a.m. on September 18, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny of a cell phone. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect had left his cell phone in a cab earlier in the evening. After the driver responded to the location to return the property, the suspect allegedly accused him of stealing his phone and brandished a firearm. The victim was not injured. Jason Yoon, 72, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with Brandishing a Firearm. He was held on no bond.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2017-09180026, 300 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 3:00 a.m. on September 18, police were dispatched to the report of an assault. Upon arrival, it was determined that a suspect approached a male victim from behind and stabbed him multiple times. The victim was transported to G. W. Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as an adult Hispanic male. The investigation is ongoing.

INDECENT EXPOSURE (late), 2017-09150111, 6100 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 9:24 a.m. on September 15, police were dispatched to the report of a late indecent exposure. Upon arrival it was determined that between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on September 13, a juvenile male suspect exposed himself to a female victim inside the laundry room of a residential building. The suspect is described as a black male in his teens, about 5’10, wearing a black t-shirt and black shorts. The investigation is ongoing.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2017-09160088, 2900 block of 13th Street S. At approximately 8:13 a.m. on September 16, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival it was determined that a female victim inside a residence observed a male suspect masturbating in the bushes. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30-40 years old, approximately 5’6-5’7, medium build, with black short hair, a thick black mustache, wearing blue jeans. The area was canvased with negative results. The investigation is ongoing.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2017-09130224, 2200 block of Crystal Drive. At approximately 5:24 p.m. on September 13, police were dispatched to the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male suspect entered a restaurant, approached a female victim, placed his arm around her neck and threatened her with a pair of scissors. Witnesses came to the aide of the female victim, intervened and detained the suspect until police arrived. Neal Jesspace, 49, of Jamestown, IN was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding. He was held on no bond.

ROBBERY, 2017-09130163, S. Four Mile Run Drive at Columbia Pike. At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 13, police were dispatched to the report of an assault with injury that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male victim was approached by a known male suspect who asked him for a beer. When the victim refused, the suspect assaulted the victim and stole the victim’s cash. The victim was transported to Virginia Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 35 – 40 years of age, approximately 5’2″ to 5’4″ in height with a heavy build. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-09130220, 6400 block of 16th Street N. Between 3:00 p.m. on September 12 and 4:57 p.m. on September 13, an unknown suspect forced entry into a residence. It was unclear if any items were stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-09130129, 6700 block of 25th Street N. Between 10:30 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. on September 13, an unknown suspect forced entry into a residence and stole numerous items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-09120068, 2300 block of 6th Street S. At approximately 8:29 a.m. on September 12, police responded to the report of a burglary which had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that a female victim was awoken by an unknown noise and upon investigating, she discovered a known suspect inside the residence. The suspect let the scene without any items. Warrants for burglary were obtained.

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