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Man Arrested After Jumping on Hood of Car at Red Light in Ballston

A man is facing a battery of charges after police say he jumped on the hood of a stopped car and then assaulted officers.

The incident started around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, at the intersection of N. Glebe Road and N. Quincy Street in the Ballston area.

From Monday’s Arlington County Police Department crime report:

ASSAULT & BATTERY ON POLICE,¬†2021-05220227, N. Glebe Road at N. Quincy Street. At approximately 7:46 p.m. on May 22, police were dispatched to the report of a destruction of property. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was inside his vehicle at a red light when two individuals ran into the intersection. The suspect then allegedly jumped onto the hood of the victim’s vehicle and smashed the windshield. The suspect fled the scene on foot and was located by responding officers at N. Glebe Road and Carlin Springs. As officers attempted to detain the suspect, he became physically combative and spat at them. Following a brief struggle, he was taken into custody. An officer was transported to an area hospital for a minor injury sustained during the struggle. At booking, the suspect complained of a previous injury and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. While at the hospital, the suspect kicked, scratched and threatened officers. Wade Westmoreland, 37, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with Assault on Police (x4), Obstruction of Justice (x2) and Destruction of Property. He was held without bond.

Today’s crime report also includes several items involving thefts of or from vehicles in various parts of North Arlington, including Ballston, Donaldson Run, Williamsburg and Riverwood.

From ACPD:

GRAND LARCENY AUTO / VEHICLE TAMPERING / LARCENY FROM AUTO / BURGLARY (series), 2021-05230071 / 05230079 / 05230084 / 05230089 / 05230109 / 05230121, 4300 block of 31st Street N., 3500 block of 25th Street N., 4000 block of 25th Street N., 2700 block of N. Randolph Street, 6400 block of 29th Street N., 3200 block of N. Ohio Street. At approximately 6:02 a.m. on May 23, police were dispatched to the report of vehicle tampering in the 4300 block of 31st Street N. Upon arrival, it was determined that a witness observed two vehicles occupied by four suspects approach the victim’s residence. Two suspects exited and tried the door handles to the vehicles parked in the driveway before fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the two involved vehicles, a 2018 Ford Expedition bearing VA tags UNX8251 and a 2018 Honda Accord bearing VA tags JDM4288, had previously been stolen from the 3500 block of 25th Street N. and the 4000 block of 25th Street N. While investigating this incident, officers identified six additional vehicles that had been tampered with and rummaged through, but no items were reported stolen. During one of the tamperings, the suspects unsuccessfully attempted to use a key located inside a vehicle to enter the victim’s residence in the 3200 block of N. Ohio Street. Suspect One is described as a Black male with a skinny build, wearing a bright orange reflective vest, a green hoodie, red skinny pants, white shoes, black socks, purple latex gloves and a dark colored mask. Suspect Two is described as a Black male with an athletic build, wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans, black shoes and blue latex gloves. There are no descriptions for Suspect Three and Four. The investigation is ongoing.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (series), 2021-05230164 / 05230178 / 05230184, 3000 block of N. Oakland Street. At approximately 4:47 p.m. on May 23, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny from auto. Upon arrival, it was determined that a bicycle was stolen from the trunk of the victim’s unlocked car. During the investigation, two additional vehicles were identified that had been rummaged through. No items were reported stolen. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation into these incidents is ongoing.

GRAND LARCENY AUTO, 2021-05210139, 700 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 3:45 p.m. on May 21, police were dispatched to the report of an attempted grand larceny auto. Upon arrival, it was determined that the two female suspects entered the business and began engaging with an employee, when Suspect One stepped away for a short time and Suspect Two continued to engage with the employee. When she returned, the two suspects left the business and the employee noticed the keys to his company vehicle were missing. The employee went to check the vehicle and allegedly observed the two suspects inside attempting to drive-off, but was able to step in front of the vehicle and prevent them from leaving. The two suspects exited the vehicle and began to walk away, while the employee called dispatch and began following Suspect Two. Arriving officers located Suspect Two in the 4200 block of Fairfax Drive, while Suspect One remained and was located at the business entering a second vehicle. As officers attempted to detain Suspect One, she provided what was later determined to be a false identity. Suspect One, Janell Campbell, 53, of Washington, DC was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, and False ID to Law Enforcement. Suspect Two, Chappel Monroe, 49, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. She was also served with outstanding warrants out of Fairfax County.

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