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UPDATED: Police Issue Amber Alert for Girl Allegedly Abducted from DCA

(Updated at 6 p.m.) Virginia State Police have issued an “Amber Alert” for a 12-year-old girl they believe was abducted from Reagan National Airport today (Thursday).

Police believe JinJing Ma is in “extreme danger” after a woman led her away from the arrivals area of the airport earlier today. Ma had just arrived from China as part of a tour group at the time of the alleged abduction.

Airport police believe the woman led Ma into a white Infiniti SUV with New York license plates. Police say a man was driving the vehicle, but otherwise don’t have any details on his description.

State police describe Ma as having black hair and brown eyes, standing 4’11” and weighing 90 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a black jacket.

The woman who led her away is described as an Asian woman with black hair, approximately 40 year old and wearing a black dress.

“[The abducted girl] received her passport just prior to checking in and left her group,” says the Amber Alert. “She met up with an unknown middle age Asian female, who assisted her in changing clothes. They then walked together to the arrivals area of the airport and disappeared out of camera view. Witness stated he may have seen same woman in NYC meet up with victim and hand her food.”

Police plan to release a video of the girl being led away later this evening.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority at 703-417-2400, or visit www.vaamberalert.com.


ACPD Releases Sketch of Attempted Abduction Suspect

Arlington County Police have released a composite sketch of a man who allegedly tried to abduct a woman in the Ballston area on April 1.

Police say a woman was walking along the 600 block of N. Oxford Street on a Sunday afternoon when a man “grabbed her from behind and attempted to pull her towards his vehicle.” The woman managed to get away and called police.

Police distributed a sketch and a description of the suspect Wednesday afternoon.

“The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 5’9″ to 6’0″ tall with shoulder-length deadlocks with red tips,” ACPD said in a press release. “He was wearing a black shirt, light gray zip up hoodie and dark gray sweatpants at the time of the incident.”

“Anyone with information on the identify of this suspect is asked to contact Detective G. Sloan at 703.228.4198 or at [email protected],” the press release added.


Police Seeking Suspect in Attempted Abduction Near Ballston

Arlington County Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a suspect in an attempted abduction on Sunday.

Police say a man tried to pull a woman into his vehicle on the 600 block of N. Oxford Street, near Ballston, on Sunday afternoon. The woman was able to break free and run away. Police were called and searched for the suspect, but were unable to find him.

ACPD is now hoping a description of the suspect and his vehicle, below, can turn up some leads.

At approximately 2:32 p.m. on April 1, police were dispatched to the report of an assault that just occurred in the 600 block of N. Oxford Street. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was walking in the area when she passed an unknown male suspect. The male suspect called out to the victim and when she didn’t respond, he grabbed her from behind and attempted to pull her towards his vehicle. The victim was able to break free from the suspect and run away, however, the suspect continued to watch the victim from his vehicle until she entered her residence. The victim did not require medical treatment. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. Arriving officers canvased the area and a lookout was broadcast with negative results.

The suspect is described as a black male, with short dreads, possibly braids, with some orange, approximately 6’0, wearing a black shirt, light gray zip up hoodie and dark gray sweatpants. The suspect’s vehicle is described as an older, possibly late 1990’s or early 2000’s, model pick-up truck that was dark blue or black in color and looked “beat-up.”

Police have increased patrols in the area. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or details surrounding this incident is asked to contact Detective G. Sloan of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at 703.228.4198 or at [email protected] To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).


Fake Kidnapping Claim Prompts Police Response

A woman withdrew money in response to what turned out to be a fake kidnapping claim over the weekend.

According to police, an unknown man called the woman, saying he had kidnapped her daughter and would harm her unless he received a payment. The woman called police, but not before withdrawing money for a potential ransom payment. Officers located the woman’s daughter and confirmed that the kidnapping claim was a scam, stopping any potential payments to the scammer.

More from an Arlington County Police Department crime report:

EXTORTION, 2017-11260099, 5200 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 12:05 p.m. on November 26, police were dispatched to a possible robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined that a female victim called the Emergency Communication Center after receiving a threatening phone call from an unknown suspect. The suspect stated that he had kidnapped the victim’s daughter and would harm her unless the victim provided the suspect with money. The arriving officer was able to contact the victim’s daughter and confirm that she was not in danger. The victim had withdrawn money, however, the suspect was unable to provide her with a method for transferring the money as officers had arrived on scene and interrupted the transaction.

Police said the incident followed a pattern seen in similar kidnapping scams that have been reported recently. ACPD offered the following tips for someone who may receive a phone call claiming to be from a kidnapper.

The ACPD wants you to stay safe and be well-informed. To avoid becoming a victim of this extortion scheme, look for the following possible indicators:

  • Calls do not come from the kidnapped victim’s phone
  • Callers go to great lengths to keep you on the phone
  • Callers prevent you from calling or locating the “kidnapped” victim
  • Ransom money is only accepted via wire transfer service

If you receive a phone call from someone who demands payment of a ransom for a kidnapped victim, contact police immediately.


Police: Man Tried to Lure Girl Into Van With Promise of Candy, Dogs

Fairfax County police car lightsArlington County Police are investigating a reported child abduction attempt in Pentagon City.

The incident happened Monday around 4 p.m., near the Costco and Best Buy parking lot. Police say a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man after being dropped off by her school bus.

“The victim described the suspect as speaking with a British accent as he offered her candy and reported to have dogs inside his van,” police said in a press release. “When the victim refused, the suspect grabbed her backpack and jacket before the victim was able to escape. The suspect fled the area by vehicle.”

From the press release:

The suspect is described as a white male, possibly in his 20’s with black hair and wearing a black shirt and possibly red pants at the time of the incident. His vehicle is described as a white van with a sliding side door.

Police have increased patrols in the area. Anyone with information on the identity of this individual or details surrounding this incident is asked to contact Detective K. Bercovicz of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at 703.228.4235 or at [email protected] To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).


ACPD Arrests Cold Case Suspect Linked to Lyon Park Sexual Assault

Justin Wingate Poe (photo courtesy ACPD)(Updated at 4 p.m.) A Woodbridge man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a Lyon Park woman last month.

The sexual assault was linked via evidence to two attempted abductions in Arlington in 2007, according to Arlington County Police. A renewed investigation into those cold cases led to the arrest of 34-year-old Justin Poe.

Poe has not yet been charged in the May sexual assault.

“We are awaiting additional evidence and additional charges are expected related to the 2016 case,” said ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage.

From an ACPD press release:

The Arlington County Police Department has arrested and charged a 34 year-old suspect with two counts of attempted abduction for his role in attacks stemming from 2007. Justin Wingate Poe, 34, of Woodbridge, VA is currently being held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility. Additional charges are expected.

At approximately 4:56 a.m. on May 15, 2016 a female victim awoke in her residence in the 700 block of N. Edgewood Street to an unknown male sexually assaulting her. Following the attack, the male suspect fled the scene and the victim was able to contact 911. DNA evidence recovered from this assault was submitted to the state laboratory for analysis. The DNA results linked this case with an unsolved 2007 attempted abduction in the 1100 block of N. Vermont Street.

At approximately 2:27 a.m. on May 28, 2007 a female victim was walking in the 1100 block of N. Vermont Street when an unknown male suspect confronted her from behind and attempted to cover her face with a plastic bag. The victim screamed and the suspect fled the area on foot. The plastic bag was processed for evidence and a latent fingerprint was recovered.

An additional attack occurred on June 7, 2007 at approximately 1:20 a.m. when a female victim inside her residence in the 2600 block of Lee Highway heard a knock on her door. When she opened the door, an unknown male subject standing against the wall just outside the door attempted to place a plastic bag over the victim’s head. The victim screamed and the suspect fled the scene on foot. The victim was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect to police and a composite sketch was released to the public.

Upon receiving the link between the 2007 and 2016 cases, Arlington County Police Department detectives began an intensive investigation including the review of cold case files, crime scene evidence and laboratory results. The review led to additional information that led detectives to identify Justin Wingate Poe as a possible suspect. Forensic evidence and thorough investigative efforts linked the suspect to the incidents in the 1100 block of N. Vermont Street and the 2600 block of Lee Highway.

Officers from the Arlington County Police Department’s Tactical Unit and the Prince William County Police Department took Poe into custody at his residence in Woodbridge, VA in the evening hours of June 17, 2016. Poe has been charged with two counts of attempted abduction. Additional charges are expected. The apprehension of Poe was the direct result of outstanding police work and the leveraging of resources from our regional law enforcement partners.

The investigation into Poe is ongoing. Anyone who has information regarding these incidents or concerning Poe is asked to call Detective Sloan at 703.228.4198 or [email protected] To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).


Police: Lobbyist Threatened to Kill Computer Technician

Arlington County police cars (file photo)(Updated at 1:45 p.m.) A lobbyist has been charged after allegedly threatening to kill a technician who was fixing his computer.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. Monday, at the suspect’s house on the 2700 block of S. Grove Street in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood, near Crystal City.

Police say 50-year-old Joseph N. Mondello “refused to let a computer technician leave the residence until his computer was fixed.” Mondello also “allegedly had a gun in his possession and threatened to kill the victim,” according to an Arlington County Police Department crime report.

Mondello, who’s a registered lobbyist, was charged with abduction by force or intimidation and use of a firearm in a felony, according to court records. The abduction charge can carry a sentence of anything from a couple of months in jail to up to 10 years in prison.

According to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck, Mondello had a previous “run in” with another computer technician, but that encounter did not escalate to the degree of this latest incident.

File photo


Woman Attacked Near Quincy Park

Police car (file photo)A woman was attacked last night near Quincy Park and Washington-Lee High School.

Police say the 23-year-old woman was walking down the 1200 block of N. Quincy Street around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man. The man tried to pull her into some nearby bushes but quickly fled the scene.

“The victim screamed out for help causing the suspect to flee,” according to Arlington County Police. “The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20-30’s, approximately 5’6″-5’8″ and weighed 130-160 lbs. He was wearing a white t-shirt, dark pants, loafer shoes, and a backpack at the time of the incident.”

Though the suspect description is similar to that of a man suspected in up to a half dozen similar attacks on women in August, police say they don’t think it’s the same person.

“It doesn’t appear that this is the same guy, but we’re not going to rule that out,” said ACPD spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

Sternbeck said there’s additional information or evidence that suggests it’s a different suspect, but so far that information is not being publicly released while investigators continue to work the case.


Woman Abducted, Robbed in Douglas Park

Arlington police carPolice are investigating a brazen daytime robbery in the Douglas Park neighborhood.

A woman told police that an SUV pulled up to her around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, on the 1300 block of S. George Mason Drive. There were two women inside the SUV, who flashed a handgun and demanded that the victim get into the vehicle.

While inside, according a crime report, the suspects robbed the victim of a handbag containing cash, a cell phone and a passport. They drove a few blocks then let the victim out of the vehicle.

From the crime report:

Both suspects were described as Hispanic females, approximately 45 years old. One suspect wore a baseball cap and grey hoodie. The second suspect had bleached blonde hair. She was wearing a hoodie with floral print, ripped blue jeans and ankle-high snow boots. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a dark color SUV, unknown make, model or tags. The investigation remains on going at this time.


Man Arrested for Attacking Woman in Courthouse

Jerome King (photo courtesy ACPD)An apartment concierge helped stop a registered sex offender from attacking a woman Tuesday morning, according to police.

The incident happened around 8:00 a.m. at the new 19Nineteen apartments, on the 1900 block of Clarendon Blvd in the Courthouse area.

Police say a man grabbed a woman as she came to the front door of the building to see if her Uber driver had arrived. He allegedly threw the woman to the ground, at which time the building concierge tackled the man and held him until police arrived.

“The victim did not sustain physical injury but was clearly shaken when interviewed by our detectives,” said Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

Washington resident Jerome King, 32, was charged with abduction with the intent to defile. He was held without bond.

Photo courtesy ACPD


Crime Report: Abduction at East Falls Church Metro

Police car lightsA man and woman were able to escape an alleged abduction on Saturday after the male suspect fell asleep in the back of their car, according to Arlington County Police.

The suspect, described as a white, Hispanic or Middle Eastern man in his mid- to late-20s, jumped into the woman’s car while she was dropping off the man at the East Falls Church Metro station at about 4:20 p.m., according to Arlington County Police Department spokesman Lt. Kip Malcolm. The victims told police the suspect said “I need a ride” and directed her to drive.

“Just drive and no one will get hurt,” the alleged abductor told the two victims, according to Malcolm. “Don’t do anything stupid, and no one has to get hurt.”

The victims pulled into the Exxon station at 400 W. Broad Street in Falls Church, Malcolm said, and were able to exit the vehicle and call police after the suspect fell asleep in the back. The suspect, described as 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11, 160-170 pounds with black hair, wearing a dark ball cap, dark blue hoodie, and blue jeans, fled the scene and avoided apprehension when he heard police sirens approaching.

From this week’s crime report:

ABDUCTION, 141122061, 1900 block of N Sycamore St, On 11/22/14 at 1620 hours, the male and female victims told police they had exited the highway and had stopped to allow the male victim to exit the vehicle when an unknown male suspect entered the rear of the vehicle demanding they continue to drive and threatening them if they called police or used their cell phones. The victim(s) continued to drive into Falls Church where the pulled into a gas station, exited the vehicle, and called police. The suspect, who was now asleep in the back, was alerted by police sirens and fled the scene. He is described as a white Hispanic or Middle Eastern male with no discernable accent, unshaven, 5’09” to 5’11”, mid to late 20s, 160-170 lbs, black hair, wearing a dark ball cap, dark blue hoodie, and blue jeans.

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

ARSON, 141120024, 6000 block of Wilson Blvd, On 11/20/14 between the hours of 1105 and 1140, officers on routine patrol observed a fire in the treeline. A witness observed 2 male subjects coming from the area of the fire. The first subject is described as a 18-20 year old Hispanic male, 5’10” 150 pounds, curly black hair shoulder length, wearing a unknown type hat, dark clothes, and carrying a skateboard. The second subject is also described as a 18-20 year old Hispanic male, similar build, wearing a light colored wind breaker type jacket.

BURGLARY, 141120036, 500 block of S Quincy St, Victim reported to police that sometime between the hours of 1200 and 1343 on 11/20/14, an unknown subject may have entered his home while he was gone and stole several small electronic items. The victim states he left the side door unlocked and it was found ajar when he returned.

BURGLARY 141121062, 600 block of 25th St S, Sometime between the hours of 0730 and 2043 on 11/21/14, an unknown subject forced entry through the rear door of the victim’s home. Thus far, only a laptop appears to have been taken. No witnesses or suspect information at this time.

STRANGULATION/IMPEDE 9-11 CALL/ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141121069, 2600 block of N Upton St., A male and female, known to one another, were involved in a physical altercation. Both parties sustained injuries and the female was later transported to the hospital. The male was arrested for the above charges.

UNLAWFUL WOUNDING, 141122004, 1100 block of N Highland St, On 11/22/14 at 0120 hours, an employee of the Clarendon Grill sustained a cut under his eye from being punched in the face while attempting to break up a disturbance at the bar. A male subject was arrested and charged.

ATTEMPT RAPE, 141122069, 4200 block of 2nd St N, On 11/22/14 at 2308 hours, officers responded to the area after another officer heard the female victim scream. The victim was located and stated the suspect, who had been observing her through a window while she was at work, attempted to rape her while she was on her way home. The suspect approached her from behind pulling her hair, covering her mouth and attempting to pull down her pants. The victim was able to free herself by biting the suspect’s hand and began to scream, alerting nearby residents. The suspect ran off but was found by other officers in the area. The suspect was arrested after the victim positively identified the suspect.

ATTEMPT ROBBERY, 141123043, 1300 block of N Hudson St, On 11/23/14 at 1935 hours, a male victim told police he was walking his dog along the 1300 block of Key Blvd when an unknown male subject approached him demanding his money. The victim punched the suspect in the face and the suspect fled the east, on foot, down Key Blvd. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, 5’06”-5’07”, 150 lbs, Olive complexion, wearing a white tshirt and dark blue jeans.

BURGLARY/GRAND LARCENY/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY/ATTEMPT BREAKING AND ENTERING (SERIES) 141124032/043/044/045, 1000 block of 22ndSt S, 800 block of 19th St S, 1300 block of 22nd St S, and 900 block of 18th St S, Sometime between the hours of 0910 and 1516 hours on 11/24/14, a subject made entry into into at least 3 homes and attempted to make entry into a 4th. Police came in contact with a subject matching a description provided by residents in the area. The subject ran, but was eventually apprehended. Items found on the suspect matched those taken from the several burglaries in the area. The male subject was arrested and charged accordingly.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 141124055, 4200 block of 11th St N, On 11/24/14 at 2122 hours, the female victim reported to police that she was assaulted by an unknown male subject who approached her, shouted unintelligible statements, then grabbed her buttocks and ran off. The victim followed the male but lost sight of him a short while later. He is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, 5’08” to 5’10”, 150 lbs, 30-35 years of age, light complexion, and slim build wearing a partially unzipped black jacket or sweatshirt with an orange shirt underneath, dark colored baggy pants and dark shoes.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, 141125026, 1100 block of 21St S, Sometime between 2000 hours on 11/24/14 and 0730 hours on 11/25/14 female victim reported to police that an unknown subject attempted to gain entry into her home by cutting the screen on her front door and pushing up the window on the door. She found her door still locked and no items appeared to be missing. There are no suspects at this time however an arrest was made the previous day for numerous burglaries in the same area.

BURGLARY/GRAND LARCENY, 141125044, 5800 block of N 25th St, On 11/25/14 between 1445 and 1500 hours, officers responded for a residential alarm and found an open window without a screen along with other indicators that entry had been made. The homeowner arrived and confirmed which windows/doors were expected to be closed and/or locked. It was determined several items had been missing. During this time, officers in the area stopped a suspicious vehicle and determined the subjects were involved in this incident. The window screen and items which were taken from the house were found in the suspect’s vehicle. All suspects were arrested and charged accordingly.

BREAKING AND ENTERING, 141125047, 4100 block of Henderson Rd, A female victim was notified by her neighbor that the front door to her apartment was found open. The victim, who is currently in the process of a divorce, stated it does not appear anything was missing from the apartment. Building maintenance confirmed they did not make entry for any reason and her estranged husband is suspected to have made entry.

BURGLARY, 141125055, 2100 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sometime between 0815 and 1700 hours on 11/25/14, an unknown subject entered the victim’s residence and stole 2 laptops. The victim states the door to their apartment remains unlocked but closed throughout the day. No maintenance was performed in the residence and there are no suspects at this time.


11/22/14, VA/14765M, 2010 CHUANL/LB50QT MOPED,141122021,
800 block of S Greenbrier St


LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141119006, 3700 block of N Oakland St
DOMESTIC ASSAULT, 141119010, 6400 block of Lee Hwy
GRAND LARCENY (BICYCLE), 141119029, 1200 block of N Garfield St
CREDIT CARD THEFT/CREDIT CARD FRAUD, 141119030, 2500 block of 9th St S
GRAND LARCENY/PETIT LARCENY, 141119035, 1200 block of S Hayes St
GRAND LARCENY, 141119038, 1100 block of S Hayes St
PETIT LARCENY/DIP, 141119050, 300 block of N Glebe Rd
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141119051, 4200 block of 2nd Rd N


POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141120003, 2300 block of S Kenmore St
GRAND LARCENY, 141120004, 1500 block of Key Blvd
ATTEMPTED LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141120021, 600 block of S Illinois St
PETIT LARCENY, 141120027, 1100 block of S Hayes St
LARCENY, 141120029, 3500 block of Fairfax Dr
ASSAULT, 141120034, 1500 block of Wilson Blvd
GRAND LARCENY, 141120037, 1000 block of S Hayes St
GRAND LARCENY, 141120038, 1700 block of N Moore St
PETIT LARCENY, 141120040, 700 block of N Glebe Rd
POSSESSION OF HEROIN, 141120041, 7200 block of I-66
GRAND LARCENY/TRESSPASS, 141120047, 1100 block of S Hayes St
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141120050, 800 block of S Florida St
PETIT LARCENY, 141120054, 2500 block of 9th St S
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141120055, 5000 block of Columbia Pike
POSSESSION OF FORGED BANK NOTES, 141120058, 1200 block of S Joyce St
FRAUD, 141120059, 900 block of S George Mason Dr
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141120062, 1200 block of S Joyce St


THREATS, 141121002, 100 block of S Irving St
POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE III DRUG, 141121004, 1500 block of Columbia Pike
UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 141121008, 1300 block of S Glebe Rd
RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (AUTO), 141121009, 2700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141121011, 900 block of S George Mason Dr
DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER, 141121019, 1200 block of S Hayes St
LARCENY, 1700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy
ATTEMPTED LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141121022, 2200 block of Crystal Dr
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141121027, 1000 block of N Randolph St
GRAND LARCENY/LARCENY W/INTENT TO SELL, 141121031, 1100 block of S Hayes St
GRAND LARCENY, 141121041, 1100 block of S Hayes St
FOUND PROPERTY, 141121042, 1600 block of N McKinley Rd
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER, 141121048, 6100 block of Wilson Blvd
GRAND LARCENY, 141121055, 700 block of N Glebe Rd
GRAND LARCENY, 141121065, 2900 block of N Glebe Rd


POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141122003, 6700 block of Little Falls Rd
LARCENY, 141122025, 1700 block of N Culpeper St
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141122028, 6300 block of 23rd Rd N
MISSING JUVENILE, 141122034, 1200 block of N Rolfe St
UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 141122035, 1400 block of S Joyce St
TRESPASSING, 141122036, 1600 block of Wilson Blvd
FRAUD, 141122037, 500 block of 23rd St S
ATTEMPTED IDENTITY THEFT, 141122041, 1400 block of N Courthouse Rd
GRAND LARCENY, 141122046, 1100 block of S Hayes St
CREDIT CARD THEFT, 141122052, 1400 block of S Hayes St
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141122053, 800 blk I-395 S
DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141122054, 800 block of S Dinwiddie St
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141122056, 4300 block of N Carlin Springs Rd
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141122058, 5700 block of 11th Rd N
PETIT LARCENY, 141122059, 1100 block of S Hayes St
DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141122063, 2000 block of S Kenmore St
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/DRIVE REVOKED, 141122066, 900 block of 17th St S
GRAND LARCENY, 141122067, 3000 block of Columbia Pike


ASSAULT, 141123002, 2900 block of Wilson Blvd
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141123010, 2000 block of N Cameron St
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141123016, 2800 block of S Glebe Rd
IDENTITY THEFT, 141123021, 5300 block of Columbia Pike
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141123022, 5000 block of 7TH St S
DOMESTIC DISPUTE, 141123023, 1200 block of N Abingdon St
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141123030, 3300 block of S Ball St
FOUND JUVENILE, 141123032, 1200 block of N Rolfe St
PETIT LARCENY, 141123033, 2300 block of Crystal Dr
GRAND LARCENY, 141123038, 1100 block of S Hayes St
STOLEN LICENSE PLATES, 141123039, 2600 block of Pershing Dr
PETIT LARCENY/TRESPASSING, 141123040, 2100 block of 15th St N
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141123044, 4100 block of Fairfax Dr
GRAND LARCENY, 141123046, 1200 block of S Courthouse Rd


POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141124004, 4300 blk Wilson Blvd
ASSAULT, 141124008, 1300 block of Lee Hwy
POSSESSION OF COCAINE, 141124011, 2900 block of S Glebe Rd
GRAND LARCENY, 141124018, 1400 block of S George Mason Dr
FRAUD, 141124033, 1700 block of S Hayes St
GRAND LARCENY, 141124034, 1000 block of S Hayes St
CREDIT CARD FRAUD, 141124035, 1100 block of Arlington Blvd
FAIL TO RETURN RENTAL VEHICLE, 141124039, 2600 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy
MISSING JUVENILE, 141124042, 500 block of N Quincy St
GRAND LARCENY, 141124051, 5200 block of Yorktown Blvd
LARCENY, 141124056, 2400 block of S Glebe Rd


ATTEMPTED ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141125002, 3500 block of N Pocomoke St
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141125005, 1900 block of Columbia Pike
PETIT LARCENY, 141125013, 1300 block of N Dinwiddie St
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141125014, 2700 block of Ft Scott Dr
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141125016, 4100 block of Vacation Lane
COUNTERFEIT TEMPORARY TAG, 141125022, 2000 block of Clarendon Blvd
ATTEMPTED ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141125027, 400 block of 12th St S
PETIT LARCENY, 141125028, 700 block of N Glebe Rd
CREDIT CARD THEFT, 141125032, 2700 block of N Randolph St
DOMESTIC DISPUTE, 141125034, 1200 block of N Quinn St
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141125037, 800 block of S Walter Reed Dr
PETIT LARCENY, 141125039, 700 block of N Glebe Rd
COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY, 141125040, 1100 block of S Hayes St
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/CARRY CONCEALED WEAPON, 141125041, 4100 block of Old Dominion Dr
EMBEZZELMENT, 141125043, 1000 block of S Hayes St
FRAUD, 141125048, 3700 block of Lee Hwy
GRAND LARCENY, 141125050, 700 block of N Glebe Rd
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141125054, 700 block of N Highland St


Police Impersonator Tries Luring Woman in Ballston

Arlington police carThe Arlington County Police Department wants residents to be on alert for a police impersonator who tried luring a woman into his car this past weekend.

Police say a 31-year-old woman was driving through the Ballston area around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday (October 4), when the suspect pulled up behind her and turned on a rotating red light on his dashboard. The victim pulled over on N. 11th Street near Quincy Park and the suspect approached her car, displaying a badge. The man reportedly told the victim to get out of her car and go with him to the police station. The woman was skeptical and stayed in her car. She told the man she was going to call the police to have an officer in uniform respond to the scene. At that point, the man took off in his car.

“This suspect had the intention of getting the victim into his vehicle,” said ACPD spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. “If something doesn’t seem right to you, trust your instincts and contact police. This woman’s actions likely kept her from being abducted.”

ACPD will confirm if a traffic stop is legitimate for any citizen who calls the police non-emergency line at 703-558-2222.

The police impersonator is described as a black man, around 6′ tall and 200 pounds. He was driving an older, dark colored car that appeared to be a Crown Victoria or a similar car resembling an unmarked police vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact ACPD Detective Conigliaro at 703-228-4193 or [email protected] To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477).


Woman Attacked Near Columbia Pike

Police car lightsA woman was attacked by two men near Columbia Pike Monday night.

The incident, described by police as an “attempted abduction,” took place at 10:35 p.m. on the 3800 block of 12th Street S. Two men allegedly ran up to and grabbed an 18-year-old woman as she was getting into her car.

The woman fought off the attackers, who took off on foot when they spotted a police car nearby, according to the Arlington County Police Department.

From the police report:

ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION, 140908058, 3800 block of S. 12th Street. At 10:35 pm on September 8, two subjects allegedly grabbed an 18 year-old female victim from behind as she was attempting to enter her vehicle. The victim tried to fight off her attackers and sustained minor injuries. The suspects fled the scene when they observed a police vehicle in the area that was responding to a separate incident. The victim flagged police down and a K9 search was unsuccessful. Suspect one is described as a Hispanic male, between 5’5″ and 6’0″ tall and had two stripes shaved into his hair near his temple. Suspect two is described as a Hispanic male, between 5’5″ and 6’0″ tall. He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.


Police Investigate Attempted Abduction of Jogger in Fairlington

Police car lights(Updated 5:25 p.m.) A jogger was nearly abducted in Fairlington Sunday morning, according to Arlington County police.

Police say a 30-year-old female jogger was running on the 3400 block of S. Utah Street at approximately 6:00 a.m. when a white, four-door sedan — driven by a white male in his 40s with brown hair and a goatee — approached her.

The man allegedly asked the victim for directions before he grabbed her and attempted to pull her into his car. She was able to break free and run home to call police.

The suspect was possible wearing a white t-shirt during the incident, police said, and drove off in the southbound direction of S. Utah Street.

The police department is asking those with information about the incident or suspect to contact Detective LeFrancois of the Special Victim’s Unit at 703-228-4095 or at [email protected]. Anonymous tips can also be provided through the Arlington County Crime Solvers Hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Rape, Abduction of Daughter

Rodolfo Hernandez-Suazo(Updated at 4:55 p.m.) An Arlington man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the January 2012 abduction and rape of his adult daughter.

Circuit Court Judge Louise M. DiMatteo imposed the jury’s sentencing for 54-year-old Rodolfo Hernandez-Suazo — which included 50 years for rape, 25 years for abduction with intent to defile and 5 years for incest — but ordered that the sentences run concurrently.

Hernandez-Suazo lured his then 22-year-old daughter to a south Arlington hotel room last year, claiming he was going to complete some maintenance work there. Once both were at the hotel, Hernandez-Suazo forced sex on his daughter.

Prosecutors say Hernandez-Suazo then told the daughter to take a shower, but she did not end up doing so. As a result, after she reported the crime to police several hours later,  investigators from the Arlington County Police Department Special Victims Unit were able to retrieve DNA evidence from her.

Hernandez-Suazo had been estranged from his daughter since leaving El Salvador about 20 years ago. They were reunited in 2009, when the daughter came to the United States to live with her mother, but she broke off contact after Hernandez-Suazo touched her inappropriately. He then re-initiated contact last year, leading to the incident in the hotel room.

“The victim held the understandable but misguided belief that she and the defendant could at last have a normal father-daughter relationship. Unfortunately he turned out to be a predator, not a parent,” said Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Lisa Tingle. “Her courage in coming forward should give others similar strength knowing that our community treats these offenses with the utmost seriousness.”


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