The Arlington County Police Department is tackling an uptick in reports of crime in Rosslyn.
The department said today that it conducted “a high-visibility criminal patrol detail” last Thursday “to address recent reports of retail theft and other quality of life issues in the Rosslyn neighborhood.”
Police are often dispatched to Rosslyn for shoplifting calls, with the Target at 1500 Wilson Blvd a frequent target of thieves.
Last week’s enforcement action netted seven arrests, mostly on theft charges, police said.
More, below, from an ACPD press release.
As part of our key initiative of Crime Prevention and Control, the Arlington County Police Department is committed to ensuring public safety through crime prevention and reduction measures, active patrols and comprehensive follow-up investigations. In support of these efforts, the Department’s Community Action Team conducted a high-visibility criminal patrol detail on July 20, 2023, to address recent reports of retail theft and other quality of life issues in the Rosslyn neighborhood. As a result of the proactive investigative efforts of officers working the detail, seven arrests were made. The Department continues to work collaboratively with the community to identify public safety concerns and deploy police resources to identify and prevent criminal activity.
Summary of Incidents
WANTED SUBJECT, 2023-07200185, 1900 block of N. Moore Street. Police observed a wanted suspect walking in the area and gave him commands to stop. The suspect ran from the scene and following a foot pursuit, was taken into custody. [The suspect], 43, of Washington D.C. was served with the outstanding warrants for Burglary with Intent to Commit Larceny and Grand Larceny.
LARCENY, 2023-07200201, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard. The suspect entered a business, allegedly concealed merchandise and exited without payment. During a search of the suspect and his property incident to arrest, suspected narcotics were recovered. [The suspect], 28, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny and Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance.
LARCENY, 2023-07200215, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard. The suspect entered a business, allegedly concealed merchandise and exited without payment. The suspect was detained and initially provided false identifying information to the officers. [The suspect], 39, of No Fixed Address was charged with Petit Larceny and Identity Theft.
LARCENY, 2023-07200220, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard. The suspect entered a business, allegedly concealed merchandise and exited without payment. While officers were attempting to take the suspect into custody, he actively resisted arrest. [The suspect], 42, of Fairfax, VA was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny and Obstruction of Justice.
SHOPLIFTING, 2023-07200224, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard. The suspect entered a business, allegedly concealed merchandise and exited without payment. A lookout was broadcast and the suspect was located and taken into custody near Wilson Boulevard and North Oak Street. [The suspect], 42, of Alexandria, VA was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny and released on a summons.
LARCENY, 2023-07200235, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard. The suspect entered a business, allegedly concealed merchandise in a bag and exited without payment. The suspect was detained and initially provided false identifying information to the officers. [The suspect], 38, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny and Identity Theft. It was also determined he was wanted out of other local jurisdictions.
NARCOTICS VIOLATION, 2023-07200247, 1700 block of N. Lynn Street. Officers observed the suspect allegedly in possession of a controlled substance in public. The suspect also displayed signs of being under the influence. [The suspect], 26, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with Drunk in Public and Possession of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance.
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This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
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