ACPD: Intoxicated woman damages convenience store, assaults police

7-Eleven store on Fairfax Drive in Ballston (staff photo)

A 40-year-old Fredericksburg woman is facing multiple charges after police say she damaged a local store and kicked a police officer.

The incident happened around 10:45 p.m. Monday at the 7-Eleven store across from the Ballston Metro station.

According to an Arlington County police crime report, the woman “entered the business and allegedly began eating food items when an employee confronted her.” She then proceeded to throw items at the employee, go behind the counter and threaten them, and then shatter the front glass door, police say.

The initial police dispatch said the woman was “destroying the store,” according to scanner traffic.

Police detained the woman nearby, but she was combative and kicked an officer, according to ACPD. She has been charged with assault, destruction of property, shoplifting, and public intoxication, among other crimes.

More, below, from ACPD.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2024-04150251, 4200 block of Fairfax Drive. At approximately 10:44 p.m. on April 15, police were dispatched to the report of disorderly conduct. Upon arrival, it was determined the female suspect entered the business and allegedly began eating food items when an employee confronted her. A verbal dispute ensued and the suspect threw merchandise at the employee, striking them, before briefly leaving the store. The suspect then returned, went behind the counter and made threatening statements towards the employee and subsequently exited the business. The suspect then struck the glass door to the business, causing it to shatter, before fleeing the scene on foot. Responding officers located the suspect in the area of Fairfax Drive and N. Stuart Street and detained her. While in custody, the suspect was non-compliant and kicked an officer. Medics evaluated the suspect on scene. [The suspect], 40, of Fredericksburg, Va. was arrested and charged with Assault on Police, Assault and Battery, Destruction of Property (x2), Shoplifting, Obstruction of Justice and Public Intoxication. She was held without bond.